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  • Tile Board Drawing Pad

    by Tom Caspar     Sunday, February 22, 2009
    While working on a project, I used to draw sketches, keep notes and record shopping lists on writing pads. Unfortunately, they always got lost. Then I discovered tile board at my local home center. Designed for bath and shower enclosures, the 1/8-in....
  • Surefire Marking Gauge

    by Tom Caspar     Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    Screwing plywood pieces with drywall-type screws is quick and easy, but drilling holes in a straight line can be tricky. That's why I made this handy little marking gauge that allows me to quickly and accurately mark a line on my plywood for drilling...