A splice of NM cable made outside of a junction box.

Can You Spot the Electrical Code Violations?

Can you spot even more electrical code violations in this video? Back in the 1980’s my 1860’s house was retrofitted into a dental office.  The walls and ceilings were originally finished with plaster and lathe, but during the remodel some of them were covered with ½” drywall and some were just covered in wallpaper.  The […]

Smashing Pumpkins

Staying Positive In The Face of Garden Vandalism

Living in town definitely poses some gardening challenges.  You run into space constraints.  You have to get creative about doing it in a way that doesn’t annoy the neighbors and of course, you’ll have to deal with pests of the upright hominid variety. In the past week someone stole and smashed all but one of the […]

Gary Katz Introduces the Festool CT Wings

When you’re working solo on a construction or remodeling project you’re bound to run into situations that would benefit from a second set of hands.  This problem has probably existed since the day the first cave woman hinted that the stalactites hanging from the cave ceiling would look better a little to the left and […]

A bunch of fence pickets that I offered on Freecycle.

Giving Your Trash a Second Chance

Those of you that follow my website and my YouTube channel know I’m all about reuse: I save the scraps from my big woodworking projects to make little woodworking projects. I use my sawdust to mulch my garden and as bedding for my worm farm. I feed table scraps to my worms or throw them […]