Shovel Choices 101 - Which One To Use QUESTION: Mr. Tim, this past week I wasted all sorts of time and got frustrated trying to dig a simple hole in my yard. A neighbor looked over the fence and suggested I change shovels. Anyway, I figured you’ve used lots of shovels in your career and Read More »
Restoring Rusty Paraphernalia QUESTION #1: What can you tell me about painting rusty metal? I want a fast and easy method to repaint an assortment of things in my garage and shed. Do you have to remove all the rust before you paint? Are there secret non-toxic chemicals that will remove rust? What paint would Read More »
Handy Hand Tools QUESTION 1#: Tim, I’m sure you get to see new tools all the time. I’m curious if certain ones become your favorite or if you see vast improvements over older models. I want to create a set of simple hand tools for both my daughter and son who now live in their Read More »
"The first thing you need to get an accurate price for your new home is a good set of plans and specifications. You need these to be able to get individual cost estimates for the different aspects of your home." A New Home Cost Calculator Works You want to build a new home, but you Read More »
Please take the short survey, that was mentioned in Tim's April 13, 2018 Newsletter. You'll benefit and help the world by doing this. Thanks! Tim Carter - Founder / www.AsktheBuilder.com P.S. After taking the survey, WATCH the video below to see one way to fix your gas can if you're unhappy. Loading...
How to Use a Spade Bit Video A spade bit is an affordable drill accessory you'll come to love. These paddle bits, their old name from years ago, can devour wood in seconds. Screw Tips and Teeth I've used spade bits for decades. The old one just had a pointed tip like an arrow and Read More »
How to Use a Drill Driver Video A cordless drill driver is a magnificent tool that will save you time. This two-in-one power tool will also prevent lots of frustration. Drill Driver Saves Your Wrist My drill driver does a great job of preventing fatigue. Decades ago you had to turn screws by hand or Read More »
Confused on how to cut crown molding? Should you use a compound miter saw or a sliding compound miter saw? Miter saws are wonderful tools, but a compound miter saw is not mission-critical when it comes time to cut crown molding. Discover the way I cut crown molding without using a compound miter saw.
Drilling steel or metal is a quick way to dull your drill bits if you do it the wrong way. This AsktheBuilder.com video shows you how to drill holes using the correct drill bits and oil to drill through steel and sheet metal. A variable speed drill is the best drill to use.