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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

What Happens in Vegas?

SPAX and The International Builders' Show (IBS 2016), that's what happens!

We're excited to once again be a part of the NAHB International Builders' Show during Design & Construction Week in Las Vegas from January 19-21. With 50,000 visitors from more than 100 different countries and 500,000 square feet of the latest, greatest and coolest products/services in the industry - needless to say we're stoked!

Monday, December 14, 2015

It's not too late...Christmas gifts, DIY style!

 By contributing partner and guest blogger, Sandra Powell - Sawdust Girl

This cute wood book holder is super easy to build and would be a great DIY gift that you can
build in an afternoon. It can be used to hold an iPad or a traditional book and finished any way
you can imagine. Use wood scraps from around the shop and this becomes the most
inexpensive project possible —free!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Pocket Protector


By contributing partner and guest blogger, Mark Clement - MyFixItUpLife

So I was gonna write something fairly expected about pocket holes…until I found out that pocket-hole joinery was used by the Egyptians!!!! The Pyramid Egyptians. And then I had to spend time freaking out a little. 

How the Egyptians did things, large and small, of such lasting ingenuity and beauty always stops me in my tracks…If I don’t send an email for a day or two the world forgets I’m here. They’ve got a 5000+ year history. 

But back to reality. I’m a huge pocket hole fan too. And while they’re typically the stuff of woodworking and sometimes trim work these days—along with various clamps and jigs and the resulting super-tight joints—I take a different approach and use them in rough carpentry all the time.

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