Several times a year, home improvement editors and trade magazine editors travel to see new products, tools and etc. Now some of the time we spend traveling together to meals and activities, and this gives us a chance to talk shop. (This is what we tell our employers anyway.) Actually we talk about the things […]
A few years ago, Matt Weber and I did a review of demolition tools. I don’t know that any other category of tools gets our testosterone pumping like this one. Well, maybe chainsaws and log splitters, but other than those this is true electronic machismo. The Bosch Brute is the big boy of the group […]
PEX plumbing is being used more frequently in today’s construction, tell us about your experience with it. Have you used it in existing construction or new construction and does its advantages outweigh copper pipe? From a cost perspective, which is less expensive. I have used it in vacation homes that have experienced freezing problems in the past. And yes […]
I was talking to Kyle Carpenter at Solidsurface.com a few weeks ago about working with Corian™ and some of the other materials used in solid surface countertops. I asked him to send me a scrap piece or a drop end for me to practice some cuts, seaming and edge build-ups that I could form into a […]
We all know Bosch makes top quality tools and the 26618 drill/driver is no exception. With 1500 inch pounds of torque, the impactor leads its class, and the additional two modes allow one tool to perform drilling and fastening tasks. I attached a Jacobs chuck to the unit and tested it with round shank bits […]
Well, I must admit I am a sucker for log homes and log homes that stretch the boundaries of affordability I can’t resist. When I saw the square footage of this behemoth, I had visions of a log home that was larger than some hotels I have stayed in. Besides, 18,000 plus square feet for […]
We are putting the finishing touches on a step-by-step installation guide for solid surface countertops for the DIY homeowner. Would you consider installing this material yourself or would you think it’s better left to the professional? If you are concerned about installation problems, ask us so we can better address those in the article. If […]
Extreme How-To and Punch! Software bring you Weekend Projects. Punch! supplied the design software and Extreme How-To brought the “How-To” to Punch!’s latest software edition. Punch! worked with Extreme How-To as the exclusive supplier of “How-To” for weekend projects. You design your project using Punch’s easy-to-use templates, and build it using Extreme How-To’s step-by-step tutorials.
March 2010 Extreme How-To
Extreme How-To Blog is reborn.