TODAY | March 13, 2014
>>> well, if you're like me you've got a long punch list of handyman projects due this weekend and not much of a clue about how to do them.
>> good thing we have home improvements experts shane duffy here. good to see you.
>> how are you?
>> i'm great.
>> talk to me about what i'm wearing right now.
>> it looks good.
>> our producer wanted me to wear it but there's no buckle.
>> if you don't have a buckle, that's a great way to do it.
>> this is great. i love this because it's super easy and convenient. let's say you're missing a glove or one of them wore out.
>> it happens.
>> you can make it into a makeshift tool belt. you got your hammer here, flashlight.
>> you're like mcgyver.
>> let me show you how to quickly do this. instead of wearing a big tool belt just wear this little thing. cut a little slit here, cut a little slit right there, beautiful, drop the hammer. cut it right here for the belt loop. let me put a disclaimer about this. you might get laughed off the job site.
>> not going to happen.
>> what are we doing with soap and nails here?
>> this is a clever tricky learned, passed down from generation to generation. instead of nailing in or screwing in, put it through so and it gives you a little film and you can hammer it in much more smoothly and it's less friction.
>> does that help the wood from stopping splitting?
>> it helps it from stopping splitting because there's less friction on there.
>> i use this tip more for when you buy furniture that's already prefabricated. sometimes the holes aren't as big as the screws so you run a little so on it.
>> you have a ladder.
>> let's say you're up here, you got your hammer and you don't want to hold your hammer. grab a c-clamp, drop it in.
>> willie, how many c-clamps do you have at home?
>> i can't even count them.
>> not an a-clamp, a c-clamp.
>> this is great.
>> you always get those anti-slip rug pads.
>> take acrylic latex caulk, flip your rug over, go down a straight line.
>> that's a lot of caulk there. you don't want too much. you want to be generous but --
>> you like that?
>> so you want to let this dry for 24 hours before you put it down.
>> you put it down and then it's glued down to the floor.
>> this one here, there's an example. now it doesn't twist.
>> so it dries in 24 hours --
>> make sure it's acrylic latex.
>> how do you keep a mess from happening when you drill into the wall?
>> is this you, by the way? you have framed photos of yourself in your home?
>> somebody set me up for that.
>> if i looked like you, i'd have a picture of myself.
>> nobody likes to clean up when they're on a job site. a quick fix, i call it the envelope trick. you take an envelope, run some painters tape. use painters tape so it doesn't take off any paint. so let's say you're drilling a hole right here. take this -- look at that. it goes right in there.
>> shane duffy, we have a lovely parting gift for you. thank you so much.
>> that's me. i got a couple extra tricks, though.
>> you save those tricks.
>> i'm sure somebody will take you up on that.