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Rockwell, we need to talk…

I have to preface what I’m about to write by saying that given the number of tools I own, how often I use them, and…

November 29, 2012 | 17 Comments | Read the Full Article

Screwy Things

I’m pretty confident in saying that in the last eight years of blogging, this is the first time that I’ve posted two “organization” related posts…

Tool Time: Must-Have Tools for Basic Electrical Work

I’m just going to admit right now that there has been more than one time in my life that I straightened out a bobby pin…

December 15, 2011 | 20 Comments | Read the Full Article

Tool Time: Must-Have Tools For Interior Painting

The one fun thing about moving all of my tools thirty miles up the road to a new place was the fact that I found…

December 1, 2011 | 7 Comments | Read the Full Article

I Mopped Something & Hell Has Not, In Fact, Frozen Over

Maybe I’ve mentioned once or twice that cleaning isn’t on the list of things I excel at. Also absent from that list: closing cabinet doors,…

August 24, 2011 | 21 Comments | Read the Full Article

Joinery 101: Using a Kreg Jig

Interior work brings with it the joy of figuring out how to attach two pieces of wood in a slightly more elegant manner than banging…

Declaring My Independence (From the Air Compressor)

I have a long history of hauling the hundred-and-fifty pound air compressor around behind me as I try to hang window trim, door trim, and…

Fixing My Mistakes (Bye Bye Ugly Maroon Beams)

For those of you who don’t know the backstory here, back in August (this is MysteryMan’s favorite part) I made a mistake. Somehow I worked…

November 4, 2010 | 8 Comments | Read the Full Article

Gimme a Brake

No, that’s not a bad homonym (somewhere, my fifth-grade English teacher sheds a tear of pride) after this weekend I really do want a brake….

September 13, 2010 | 3 Comments | Read the Full Article

Country Weeds

Okay, let’s talk about weeds. Here’s the thing about living in the city… you get weeds. Like two or three stray plants that pop up…

ToolTime: Tool Bags, Pouches & Feeding The Addiction

Maybe I’ve mentioned this a time or two before, but I’ve got a small compulsion when it comes to buying tools. I spot a biscuit…

Things I Learned About Myself While Cleaning My Workshop

We have potential buyers coming in to look at the house, all the way from my old stomping grounds in Florida. Next week. Maybe I…

Loves Tools, Needs Life

I’m not one-hundred-percent sure, but I think that the fact that I get a warm-fuzzy feeling when I take pictures of rusty metal objects makes…

December 21, 2009 | 7 Comments | Read the Full Article

For Your DIYdiva: Holiday gift ideas for the badass woman in your life.

Even though I’ve done everything short of tattooing the word “GRINCH” on my forehead to make it clear that the holidays aren’t coming to my…

December 1, 2009 | 7 Comments | Read the Full Article

What’s in YOUR Toolbox?

Does anyone actually carry a tool box anymore? Usually my tools are at either one house or the other, but recently I’ve been running simultaneous…

November 17, 2009 | 6 Comments | Read the Full Article