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10 Different Types of Work Benches

  Not having the right space to work on intricate projects can be frustrating, especially when limited space or the wrong kind of space negatively impacts the outcome of your project. For woodworkers, finding the right type of workbench is essential. Not only can the proper workbench give you room to spread out, but it …

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Paint Brush Roller vs Spray: What’s Best? When to Use One Over the Others?

Painting your home on your own can be a major undertaking. Not only do you have to decide what kind of colors make sense for the space, but you also have to decide on what equipment to use.  While paint sprayers are better for those looking to cover difficult surfaces like crown molding or brick …

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The Evolution of Paint: Colours, Durability, Chemical Make-up

Paint, a common and natural part of interior spaces, probably seems like the least interesting aspect of your home. If, however, you explore the rich and interesting history, you’ll discover that there’s a lot more to it than you think! Paint, as a form, was invented thousands of years ago. The Laas Geel cave paintings …

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The Many Different Types of Yarn for Crochet (Lots of Choices)

Crocheting has now become a profitable business that many hobbyists have started their own small businesses to earn extra. And with the popularity of such ventures to people, it’s no wonder many are interested in needlework, especially crocheting. But to start, you will need to learn more about the craft. Sure, watching a couple or …

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10 of the Best Allen Wrench Sets

Some variation of the Allen wrench existed since the late 1800s, but not until 1909 did construction and engineering settle on an essential design. In the more than 100 years since its invention, the hexagonal-shaped wrench conceived by William G. Allen has undergone many improvements and enhancements. It still remains the go-to wrench for do-it-yourselfers …

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How to Remove Rust from an Allen Wrench?

One of the most frustrating aspects of upkeeping your tools is the seemingly endless battle against rust. Unlike a rusted screw, Allen bolt, or drill bit you can simply replace, your hand tools are worth much more. Due to their size, Allen wrenches often can be that overlooked or misplaced tool that is left outside …

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Ball Driver vs Allen Wrench (What is the Difference?)

Most people don’t know the difference between a ball driver and an Allen wrench (Hex key)—and many don’t even know what on earth I’m talking about. Well, this is the thing, the idea of an Allen wrench is not a new concept at all. The concept can be traced back to the 1900s when Allen wrenches were …

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How to Use an Allen Wrench with a Drill?

Are you a mechanical enthusiast? You must have come around Allen wrenches. Get to comprehend some facts about the hex fasteners and how to use an Allen wrench with a drill. Allen wrench is also termed to refer to hex-key wrenches. Allen wrench is a simple tool that integrates usefulness in experienced hands. Despite being …

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Allen Wrenches vs. Torx Wrenches (What is the Difference and How are They Used?)

Many people are unfamiliar with the terms Allen wrench (also called hex keys) or Torx keys, but chances are you have some of these tools in your toolbox. Allen wrenches will often be part of an Allen wrench or hey key set, that is found on a ring, keeping them in the same place. Torx …

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30 of the Best Online Stationery Stores

It’s nice having stationery despite being in the digital age. Sure, we certainly don’t use as many envelopes, handwritten invitations, letterhead and thank you notes like we did 30 years ago, but that actually makes it a good reason to have a nice set of the usual stationery complements on hand. Why? Because receiving a …

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50 Woodworking Projects that Sell (Start a Great Side Hustle Doing Something You Love)

What are woodworking projects that sell? They are anything you can create out of wood that you stand a reasonable chance of selling either locally or beyond.  It can be a one-off creation or something you plan to replicate and turn into a full-fledged business.  For example, if come up with a great chair design …

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11 Different Types of Sculpting Clay (Plus 4 Sculpting Techniques)

What is sculpting clay? Clay is a form of earth that is a soft, plastic-like consistency that can be fire-hardened to very hard/sturdy objects. While in the soft form it can be shaped using many tools, including wire brushes, knives, and fingers. Using other materials such as metal wire, various salts and minerals can be …

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Knitting Needle Sizes (Illustrated Guide)

Knitting has been a favorite pastime for generations. While in the past it was thought of as something that an older individual did, it has grown in popularity and people in all age groups and interests. Knitting once had a stigma associated with it that has faded away over time. Knitting can be as simple …

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Crochet Hook Sizes (Detailed Chart)

Crocheting is a fun activity that is perfect for people of all ages. It allows you to work with your hands, participate in a craft, and make some beautiful pieces once completed. Different from knitting, crocheting is a practiced art that can turn simple yarn and wool into blankets, clothing, hats, and scarfs. If you …

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