Friday, January 10, 2014

At the Paint store

AFTER NEARLY AN HOUR of "just a little more white, two squirts of blue, a dash of black, perhaps a tad more white," the paint-store clerk got my gallon to the exact shade I wanted.

 With a sigh of relief, he pounded the lid on.

 Now what do I do if I need more paint, I asked. 

Don't come back here, he begged.

Like a fool I asked , What if my wife does not like the color?

He looked me in the eye and smiled and said , there is a paint store down the street.

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Make your Saw Horse more versitile

Here is a great Idea to use in your shop to add use to your Saw Horse.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Home Renovation, Now ??

As yesterday's ugly fourth-quarter results from Lowe's demonstrated, the housing slump is only beginning to leave its steel-toed boot marks on the bottom lines of Corporate America. Lowe's, the second-biggest home improvement retailer behind Home Depot, cited the “unprecedented” housing downturn in posting a 33-per-cent drop in profit.

And it warned there's more pain on the way.

True, Lowe's stock rallied on the results, but that was only because the per share numbers, although awful, were a few pennies less awful than some analysts expected. It's hard to see how anyone can put a positive spin on a quarter in which same-store sales plunged 7.6 per cent. For fiscal 2008, Lowe's expects same-store sales to tumble by 5 to 6 per cent.

So now May be the time to plan for the renovations to your home as the prices for materials come down.

There will be a lot of good deals on just about any tools and hardware.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Buying the New Latest Tool

Need a new Tool, be aware

Generally, it is only one person in a relationship that likes to buy tools.

If you are that person, you need to realize that the other person in your relationship may not understand if you come home with a new tool every week.

The best way to stay out of trouble is to put together a tool budget as part of your annual household expenses.

That way, you can get the tools you want-I mean, need-and not break the bank or your other half's temper.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Cordless Drill Battery Packs

Portable power packs that snap into various cordless tools, ranging in voltages from 3.6V to 36V.

Home repair cordless power tools should use 12V to 18V cordless battery packs.

Cordless battery packs are powered by numerous single batteries of 1.2 volts each.

Older battery packs used cadmium batteries which is both a heavy metal and toxic.

Look for battery packs that use Nickel Metal Hydride for better performance and environmental responsibility.

Take care and dispose of them properly