tools

DIY Magnetic Tool Hanger Keeps Your Tools Secure And Within Reach

If you’re short on space for your DIY projects, this magnetic tool rack gives you a place to store small hand tools and other light metal objects where they won’t get lost. All you need is some metal and magnets.


Choose The Right Shovel For Any Job

If you’re going to be digging around in the backyard, you’ll want to make sure you’re using the right shovel for the job. Digging isn’t an easy task and depending on what you’re digging up and working with, the right shovel can help you do a lot less work.


Build A Dremel Drill Press Out Of PVC Pipe

Drill presses can come in handy for a lot of DIY projects, but if you won’t use one all the time, it can be tough to justify the immense cost. If you’re not afraid to build one yourself, it’s possible with PVC pipe.


Build A Bike-Sized Toolkit Out Of Water Bottles

If your bike ever breaks down and needs minor repairs on the side of the road, would you have what you needed to fix it? Building a small toolkit to hold a few odds and ends can greatly improve your chances, and you don’t need much more than an old water bottle to construct one.


How To Build The Essential Toolbox For Every Level Of DIY

A well-equipped toolbox is essential for completing jobs around the home — everything from hanging a picture frame to putting together furniture or doing major renovations. Here are the tools everyone should own, from the most minimalist toolbox to a kit for the experienced DIYer.


Five Best Multi-Tools

If you carry around a multi-tool in your bag or pocket for quick fixes, you’re in good company. This week we’re taking a look at some of the best available — the ones that pack useful tools, are still portable, and offer great value. Here are five of the best, based on your nominations.


Make A Custom Bit Holder With Foam Rubber And A Piece Of Wood

Drill bits are incredibly easy to lose. Even if you have a case built specifically for bits you’re still bound to lose one now and again. Over on Instructables, user bobzjr shows you how to build a simple, at-a-glance style bit holder using a piece of foam rubber floor tile.


Use A Putty Knife As A Spatula

Sure, you can buy any number of kitchen utensils in your favourite home furnishings store, but a better place to shop might be the hardware store. A cheap putty knife, for example, makes for a better spatula and scraper than your garden-variety kitchen tool.


This DIY Toolshed Keeps Your Tools Organised In A Tiny Space

If you live in a small space but need room to organise your tools, look no further than the back of a cupboard door. A few magnetic racks, some desk organisers, and a fold-down shelf are all it takes to turn transform unused space into a neatly-organised toolshed.


Organise Your Messy Workbench With These 10 Tips

I’ve set up workshops in many different places and for many different applications. The process of organising your workshop [or workbench] is both personal and organic. Setups vary wildly depending on one’s specialty, while organisation and workflow are often an organic process that can take months or years to fine-tune.