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Using Pneumatic Tools For DIY

Pneumatic power tools are used around the world for their convenience and ability to speed up DIY project. Here in South Africa we still have to discover the practicality of using pneumatic power tools. While there isn’t a large variety of pneumatic tools available, there are pneumatic nail guns priced… Read more

Make A Hanging Pot Rack

Keep cooking utensils within reach by building a lattice pot rack to hang them from the ceiling. Small lattice trellis (in the garden section) 3 metres of rope 30mm wood screws Drill/Driver and asstd drill and screw bits 180-grit sandpaper Semi-gloss enamel paint Paintbrushes Mineral turps for clean up 2… Read more

Best Drill Bits To Buy For DIY

Home-Dzine.co.za – I am often asked for my advice on the best drill bits to buy, and actually discuss this as part of our DIY Divas workshops. For me, it makes sense to buy a quality brand that not only makes any job easier but also lasts longer – and… Read more

How To Use A Countersink Bit

If you’re making a project and you don’t want the screw heads to be visible, you will need to use a countersink bit. And since PG Bison SupaWood is harder than pine, if you don’t countersink the screw heads will be visible. WHAT IS A COUNTERSINK BIT? A countersink bit… Read more

How To Build A Box Pelmet

We’ve previously discussed adding architectural detail to a home using crown moulding, cornice and moulding and trim. A box pelmet is one of those quick and easy do-it-yourself projects that adds instant impact to any room. PG Bison 16mm Supawood* is the best board to use for this project, as… Read more

The Bosch PSB Combi Drill/Driver

The Bosch PSB Combi Drill/Driver

If you are shopping for new power tools, or looking to upgrade your old tools, don’t forget to check out the Bosch PSB Combi Drill/Driver. Small enough to use as a standard Drill/Driver, yet powerful enough to use as an Impact Drill the Bosch PSB 18 LI-2 is designed to… Read more

A Jigsaw – Must-Have Power Tool For Cutting

A Jigsaw - Must-Have Power Tool For Cutting

While there are a few power tools that every DIYer should consider adding to their workshop, a jigsaw is probably the most essential. Not only for basic cutting, you can use a jigsaw for fine woodworking and furniture making. Two things that makes a jigsaw so versatile are: – There… Read more

How To Cut Angled Corners

When making picture frames, installing cornice or crown moulding, fitting skirting, dado or chair rails, you need to be able to cut angled corners for a professional finish. There are various methods of doing this. Compound mitre joint For compound mitre joints, such as those used for fitting cornice, crown… Read more

Make A Storage Coffee Table

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Make a storage coffee table This coffee table is designed for more than one purpose. It’s also sturdy enough to use as a TV stand and has plenty of storage space inside for CDs, DVDs, books or magazines and it’s affordable to make out of laminated pine that you will… Read more

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