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  • Tool Girl Pinup Calendars

    We wanted to take a quick break from our normal programming and show you which tool manufacturers are still producing tool girl pinup calendars. Tool girl calendars have been a staple…

  • Make Your Mark With Moss Graffiti

    If you’re looking for a unique way to liven up a boring cement slab, decorate a retaining wall, or just leave your mark without leaving a chemical footprint, then we have…

  • Shopping For Tool Bargains

    In this economy (and don’t even get us started on gas prices!), saving money is becoming increasingly important–and besides, who doesn’t love a bargain? Finding discounted tools can be a great…

  • Create Your Own Stencil Word Art

    Looking around at all the design and decor mags in the past few years, we couldn’t help but notice a prevalence of stenciled word art pieces adorning people’s homes. From simple…

  • An Artist’s Tips For Cleaning Paintbrushes

    It’s amazing the places you can pick up DIY tips from. If you pay attention, you can learn all sorts of tricks and hacks from seemingly unrelated places. Take for instance,…

  • Ryobi TEK4 Batteries and Chargers

    Ryobi is banking on their lineup of consumer focused TEK4 tools and the batteries that power them. They’ve diverged from the typical uses of power tool batteries and have branched out…

  • The Difference Between Barbecuing and Grilling

    We tend to use the term barbecuing and grilling and interchangeably but the Economist sets us straight. In reality, most people these days grill rather than barbecue–and the difference between the…

  • How to Buy a Great Home Safe

    At last weeks National Hardware Show there were plenty of home security exhibitors and quite a few safe companies. From the smaller fire safes that hold documents to the larger home…

  • Designer Tool Jewelry: Cufflinks

    These hammer and saw cufflinks from designer Debbie Howe will add a little DIY flair to your finest shirt and suit. Hand-made in New York of sterling silver and real wood.…

  • The Gun Issue

    To be honest one of the reasons I wanted to expand Charles & Hudson into covering home security was to have an opportunity to discuss the issue of firearms as a…

  • Top Tool Blogs

    We’ve been blogging for a few years but new on the tool blog scene. We wanted to give a shout out to some of our favorite tool blogs that we’ve always…

  • Searching for Hard-to-Find Tools

    There are times when your local big box or hardware store may not have the exact tool you are looking for. Whether the tools been discontinued or it’s a hard to…

  • Bad Dog Tools is Everywhere

    We saw Bad Dog Tools at CES they will be at the Builders’ Show next week. Their booth was packed with spectators while two reps demonstrated their line of drill bits.…

  • Self-Cleaning Paintbrush

    Stop wasting time trying to rescue paint brushes that have become useless because they were never cleaned properly. The EZ Clean Paintbrush debuted at the 2006 National Hardware Show and operates…