An Introduction to Hand Saws

Steve Hoefer offers another tutorial in basic skills that everyone should know.

Intro to measuring tools

As Steve Hoefer's uncle would say, "I cut it twice and it's still too short."

How to stay safe in the workshop

Steve Hoefer still has all his fingers.

A beginner's guide to drills and bits

Steve Hoefer returns with another guide to some of the things that make civilized life possible.

A beginner's guide to hammers

Steve Hoefer can't stop you smashing your thumb, but he can help ensure you pick the right tool to smash it with.

Make your own: Hardback Reading Light

Not sure what to do with that hardbound copy of Atlas Shrugged your crazy uncle gave you? Steve Hoefer has a great idea for what to do with it.