Twelve years ago Frank Marlow, a retired registered professional engineer and current president of Metal Arts Press, Huntington Beach, Calif., was looking for a book that did more than just rehash welding theory.Read more
As a custom luthier I'm frequently called upon to fabricate metal parts for nonstandard guitars and other stringed instruments. I'm primarily a woodworker, but my sputter box and brazing torch don't gather a lot of dust.Read more
I wasn't successful the first time I made an attempt at welding, mainly due to the fact that I was simply handed the equipment and told to see what I could do.Read more
Welding Know-How: The Tips and Techniques of Master Welders, by Frank Marlow, contains years of welding knowledge all in one easy-to-understand book. Fi11ed with insights you won't find anywhere e1se, Welding Know-How has step-by-step instructions for dozens of projects, plans for welding jigs and fixtures, and ideas to modify existing tools so they rea11y work.Read more
Now that my husband and I have survided drywal refinishing, we know why people went crazy in the Dust Bowl. Our project seemed so simple: Scrape the lumpy-textured stuff off the accoustical ceiling in our living room,Read more
My husband is an addict. His drug of choice: tools. Yes, I'm married to a tool junkie, and no amount of interventions will reform him. When he sees a new tool catalog, his eyes glaze over and his hands shake, a condition that lasts until UPS delivers his latest fix. Each new tool charges him, re-energizes his system like the purest smack.Read more
Never one to underutilize my handy husband, I told him I'd like an electrical outlet beside the fireplace so that at Christmas, I could put a string of twinking lights on the mantel.Read more
This story is true. The names have been changed because I want to remain married.
There aren't too many running arguments in our house aside from the usual "It's your turn to clean the cat box", but my husband and I can not agree on this one thing.