Category: Tools and Reviews

  • A Quest for a Box Newel Post

    A Quest for a Box Newel Post

    When I have a design idea in my mind, I tend to get stuck on that as an only option. Especially if it is an economical one that will save me quite a bit of time. I went to the Horizons Home Show and found a newel post that I really liked (pictured below).  I…

  • Use an inexpensive tile cutter rather than a tile saw

    Use an inexpensive tile cutter rather than a tile saw

    Every once in a while, common sense slips in. When working on a tile job, you don’t always need the high priced, high powered tool.  Put away your inner Tim “The Toolman” Taylor and consider a manual tile cutter for your straight cuts.  A tile cutter that scores and snaps can save you a lot…

  • Inexpensive Rotary Laser Level

    Just picked up a rotary laser level to help with a couple of ceiling jobs on our latest fixer house.  One of the rooms was formerly a porch and the ceiling has a drop off of about 2″ from one end to the next.  The other ceiling has about a 1″ variation due issues with…

  • Milwaukee Drill Driver Combo Kit – Incredible Price

    Milwaukee Drill Driver Combo Kit – Incredible Price

    I just picked up this 18v Milwaukee Drill Driver combo kit.  The reviews were terrific and I was in desperate need of a new driver.  Home depot carries the same kit/product for $199 and I picked mine up there. You can pick it up at Amazon as well, and it qualifies for free shipping.  Pretty…

  • Lancaster NY Assessments Through the Roof!

    The Lancaster, NY assessment his in 2010 is huge for many. The increases are staggering in many cases and will force us to push for change in the Lancaster NY government.

  • Blank Rental Application

    Blank Rental Application

    A couple of people have asked if I had a blank rental application that they could use for residential / apartments.  I do have a very simple form that can be used to gather information.  There are a number of rental applications that will include a number of items that aren’t of importance at this…