Carpentry Accident Leads to Toe for Thumb

by DIY Maven

Man Loses Thumb Has Replaced With Big Toe

Why-oh-why is this story on the pages of Curbly? Because it's a reminder to all who work with power tools what can happen in a split second if we're not careful. 

Last year carpenter James Byrne had an accident at work. He cut his thumb off with a chop saw. Doctors tried re-attaching it several times to no avail. His surgeon then suggested they use one of his big toes instead. James, whose thumbs are vital for his work, was...

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Testing Elmer's Glue, Curbly Style

by DIY Maven

created at: 01/18/2011

A few weeks back the folks from Elmer's offered to send out some glue to sample and as I'm a fan of glue, I was more than happy to accept the offer. The glue under consideration was their Carpenter's WoodGlue Max, Carpenter's WoodGlue, Multi-purpose Glue-All and All-Purpose Glue-All Max. The first three have been recently reformulated, so testing was in order.

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Build a Tetris Bookshelf

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Tetris

Odecom5 gets my vote for Dad of the Year. It sounds like he was able to 'help' his son with this school project and end up with their relationship intact after this complicated  build; not a small feat. His son even had a broken arm during the project which may have worked out better for both of them.

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How To Build a Platform Bed, Deck, or Poolside Lounger for Under $30

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

platformbed

Aeray is a professional carpenter, furniture maker, designer and builder and he's frustrated with the overbuilding and over-engineering done on simple DIY projects. His goal for his tutorial on Instructables is to illustrate how to simply and inexpensively build a multipurpose platform deck that can be used for a queen sized bed, a futon mattress, or a waterproofed, cushioned poolside lounger (as suggested by one commenter).

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How to Set Up Your Air Compressor for Power Tools

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

 

created at: 2009-05-20

If you're a bonafide Do-It-Yourselfer you can't go one more day without, at the very least, a mini air compressor. Once you experience the ease of pneumatic tools, life as you know it will never be the same.  It's too complicated, you say? Ha! Not after you see step by step how easy it is to rig up for interchangable pneumatic tools. I'm partial to the stapler for upholstery purposes.

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