• Dowel Jig – The Anatomy of a Failed Project

    I made a custom dowel jig using copper pipe as a guide bushing and it completely failed. This video explains what went wrong.

  • DIY Wood Fidget Spinner

    My son and his friend wanted fidget spinners and were willing to do the work to make them. So in this episode of granworks, I help them do just that!

  • Clean and Rustproof Garden Tools

    Garden tools (shovels, hoes, spades, etc) tend to rust if left out or left with soil on them. One time honored method of cleaning and then protecting them involves a bucket of oil-impregnated sand. Does it work? In this episode of granworks, I examine that idea and create one such bucket to test.

  • Three Drywall Patch Methods

    A drywall patch can be commonly done with a patch kit; a “California” patch; or a patch with a support board. I test all three methods.

  • Building a Custom Media Wall

    I built a custom media wall with fully custom wiring, cabling, and ports

  • Creating a Custom Floating Media Console

    I built a custom floating media console to hold all of my AV and gaming components in our family room.

  • Installing Reclaimed Saltillo Tile

    I installed reclaimed Saltillo tile in front of my theater. The tile needed to have old mortar ground off and then was soaked, installed, grouted, and sealed. Saltillo presents its own unique challenges!

  • Creating a Temporary “Sauna Bench” Style Equipment Rack

    This post is all about a temporary equipment rack even though the next major task in my Phoenix theater build log is, believe it or

Which Panel Carrier Is Best?

Which Panel Carrier is Best?

Do you find yourself carrying heavy (up to 85 lbs for sheets of MDF!) and cumbersome sheet goods and panels? A panel carrier is essential in that case. In this review, we compare the strengths and weaknesses of the Stanley Panel Carry, Gorilla Gripper, and Panel Pal to discover which panel carrier is best and which works out the best for you.

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