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Finish carpenter Kit Camp (www.northparkwoodworks.com) started his career building wooden sailboats, studied cabinetmaking with the renowned James Krenov, and taught hand-tool woodworking to gradeschoolers. He lives in San Diego with his wife and three daughters, and promised his wife that he would finish their “new” kitchen cabinets by the end of summer (only a year overdue).
Model-specific tool cases may be facing extinction thanks to a new breed of stackable, customizable boxes.
For fastening small, stain-grade moldings, nothing works better than glue and a few headless pins
Not every door is prehung, so we evaluated nine single-hinge and full-length-hinge router templates to choose the best
Three testers, three sets of tools, one common task: Evaluate the flagship drill from each major too brand.
When all you need is a few feet of millwork to match existing trim, look to the tablesaw, a block plane, and some sanding blocks
Get double duty when you combine an interchangeable motor with both fixed and plunge bases
12-in. sliding compound-miter saw (6955-20) by Milwaukee
Handheld laser measuring tools are more affordable than ever, but are they accurate enough to replace a tape measure?
They’re big and expensive, but versatile enough for framing, trim, siding, and cabinetry work
A carpenter reviews six of these big chopsaws and reveals the positive and negative attributes of each
A pro points out the positive and negative attributes of the newest Makita model
Compact belt sander, model 371K
Fitting complex joints in trim and paneling can be easier than it looks if you have a few simple tools.
A pencil and a scrap of wood are all the tools you need to mark molding before cutting it to fit flush with an uneven surface.
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