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Drill A Straighter Hole With Some Scrap Wood

It can be difficult to get a straight hole when using a hand drill. Some drills come with a level mounted on the back, but Popular Mechanics shares a few other tips for drilling straight.


All The Tools You Need For Building A Computer From Scratch

Building your own PC is a fun, rewarding experience, but after you acquire all the parts you need, you still need the right tools to put everything together. Linus at NCIX Tech Tips runs through the most important tools.


Choose The Best Saw For Your Project

There are many different types of saws out there, and it can be difficult to determine the best one to use unless you’ve seen them all in action. This video from Do It Best gives a good overview of common types of power saws and saw blades, and the applications they are designed for.


Organise All Your Drill Bits With A Stylish, Modular Wooden Rack

There are not many methods of organising drill bits that could legitimately be described as sexy, but this Instructables project falls into that category. If you’re handy with wood, this is a great weekend project to help tidy up your workshop.


The Easiest Way To Remove A Broken Construction Nail

When you’re building something or doing repairs, you might come across a broken nail that needs to be removed. There’s an easy way to do it, and all you need is a pair of vice grips and a hammer.


Make Your Own Tool Roll For Easy Storage And Transportation

Not everyone needs to carry around a big toolbox. If you need something a bit simpler, Instructables user nomuse shows off how to make your own roll that’s easy to carry everywhere.


The Tool Pen Will Solve All Your Screwdriver Needs

Multi-tools, such as the screwdriver “pen”, are certainly not a new invention, but finding a high-quality one that meets most, if not all, of your needs can prove a challenge. A recent Kickstarter project for the “Tool Pen” could provide you with the piece of kit you need, especially if you find yourself constantly loosening and tightening an array of different nuts and screws.


This DIY Under-Desk Organiser Is Easy To Build, Even In Small Spaces

Getting your DIY on in a small space isn’t easy. This under-desk storage drawer gives you a place to keep your tools neatly organised, doesn’t take up a lot of space and is easy to build. It’s the perfect companion for your apartment or tiny garage workbench.


Transform A Power Drill Into A Miniature Wood Lathe

If you want to turn wood to make spindles or decorative chair legs, you’re going to need a lathe. Rather than spending a fortune on expensive hardware, you can put an old drill to good use instead.


Learn To Drill Steel Like A Pro For Better DIY Projects

If you need to drill holes into steel or other metals, you run the risk of damaging your drill bits or work material. Ask The Builder has some tips to help you get it right.