Caution: Hard Hat Area

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Oceanfront Apartment Building to Become Part of Ocean

Oceanfront Apartment Building to Become Part of Ocean

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Eroding cliffs along the California coastline near the sleepy town of Pacifica forces tenants to evacuate. Who's the wiseguy who thought this was a good place to build an apartment building anyway?

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2009 In Review: 5 Most Dangerous Home Building Videos

2009 In Review: 5 Most Dangerous Home Building Videos

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Don't try this at home. Catch the five most nail-biting home building videos from the year past.

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The Mysterious Case of the Exploding Shellac Can

The Mysterious Case of the Exploding Shellac Can

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Here's the reason you should always check the date of manufacture when purchasing shellac.

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How Do You Handle Customers Who Dont Pay?

How Do You Handle Customers Who Don't Pay?

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What should you do if a paying customer becomes a non-paying customer? We wouldn't recommend the method one builder used in this YouTube video, but we can offer some (legal) advice.

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SawStop Inventor Walks the Walk

SawStop Inventor Walks the Walk

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Working around any tool demands a certain level of safety. However, when it comes to table saws the bar is set a bit higher. These tools have the capacity to do a lot of damage. Luckily, Steve Gass invented the SawStop. Watch as he demonstrates how the saw works by sacrificing his own finger.

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That Cant Be Safe! A Visit to the Shingle Mill

That Can't Be Safe! A Visit to the Shingle Mill

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Dangerous work conditions are on the decline. But once in a while I still see something that startles me.

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Craziest Shingle Tear-Off Method Ever?

Craziest Shingle Tear-Off Method Ever?

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I don’t care how skilled the operator is, or how much time this crew saves, I’d never let anyone scrape shingles off my roof using this method we found on YouTube.

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Man coughs up nail after 30 years

Man coughs up nail after 30 years

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Now, I've never been one to repost other people's content, but since this is home building related, I thought the above would be of interest to our readers. And, since Fine Woodworking's readers responded highly to a GlueTube blog post featuring a YouTube video on "Tablesaw techniques that (editor Matthew Kenney) wouldn't recommend," I thought I'd give it a try.

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