Hey, ManMade Readers: Can You Please Help Me Pick a New Remote Control?

Hi, all. Chris here. I spent a bunch of time trying to research something last night, and I’m still not sure I’m any more informed than I was before I started. So, I thought I might solicit the very smart and helpful ManMade audience, and let the experts weigh in. My household needs a new… Continue reading Hey, ManMade Readers: Can You Please Help Me Pick a New Remote Control?

Black & Decker BDCCS20B: A cordless circular saw worth the money?

Black and Decker tools have come a long way in the last 20 years or so, and are no longer regarded as strictly “homeowner only” tools but are instead finding themselves used more and more prominently in workshops and on job sites in the professional realm. The Black & Decker BDCCS20B cordless circular saw is… Continue reading Black & Decker BDCCS20B: A cordless circular saw worth the money?

Seriously…This the Single Best Gift You Can Give to any DIYer, Maker, or Woodworker This Holiday

There are lots of ways to give gifts for the holidays. You can give in a way that simply checks a person off the list; acknowledges that it’s expected and therefore here’s your Amazon giftcard… (Not recommended.) You can can give gifts that are… Continue reading on ManMadeDIY.com Source: http://www.manmadediy.com/users/chris/posts/4516-seriously-this-the-single-best-gift-you-can-give-to-any-diyer-maker-or-woodworker-this-holiday

How to Prevent Tearout and Splintering When Cutting Plywood, Once and For All

  Plywood is awesome. It’s affordable, easy to work, and, when used properly, looks great.  Plywood also brings its share of headaches, specifically, tearout: the rough, jagged edges that result from cutting through the thin veneers. It’s frustrating, and it looks absolutely terrible. Any woodworker who’s ever used it can speak its woes, which can ruin an otherwise high-quality project. But… Continue reading How to Prevent Tearout and Splintering When Cutting Plywood, Once and For All