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Checking out the 2016 National Hardware Show

Checking out the 2016 National Hardware Show

Fine Homebuilding tools editor Patrick McCombe is walking the National Hardware Show looking for cool tools.

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The Foxfire Book

The Foxfire Book

A discussion of the Foxfire Book and empowering kids.

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Old Tools, Old Friends

Old Tools, Old Friends

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A reminisence on a 30 year anniversary

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New Paslode Framing Fuel

New Paslode Framing Fuel

New all-weather formulation of Paslode fuel works in temperatures down to 18 deg. F.

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The Ultimate Tool Chest

The Ultimate Tool Chest

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This mechanic's tool chest has everything. It even drives.

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House Doctors to Build Accessibility Ramps for Those in Need

House Doctors to Build Accessibility Ramps for Those in Need

As a Boy Scout--well, adult Scouter now--I love the idea of doing a good turn daily. The House Dcotors company seems to agree. The company is donating its handyman services to those need of an...

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New Clip Promises Crisp Vinyl Clapboard

New Clip Promises Crisp Vinyl Clapboard

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New vinyl siding hardware promises to eliminate buckling and warping by allowing vinyl siding to move along rails, rather jamb on overtightened nails.

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Curing Cracks in Drywall

Curing Cracks in Drywall

While there are plaster pros and gypsum gurus who think nothing of it, most people consider working with drywall a neccessary evil that's heavy on the evil. It's not surprising that drywall is one of...

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Staying Cool

Staying Cool

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While summer might be coming to a close--the last day of summer is September 22--we all know we can still be subjected to some seriously hot days. Check out these articles that show how you can keep...

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Small Houses are a Big Deal

Small Houses are a Big Deal

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While there are plenty of really big houses being built (do 2.54 people really need five bedrooms and over 3,000 sq. ft.?), there's no missing that small houses are a popular topic. Tiny dwellings...

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A Great Idea

A Great Idea

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WD-40's new EZ-reach flexible straw can be contorted into nearly any position for spraying around obstacles.

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Ultra-Compact Framing Nailer

Ultra-Compact Framing Nailer

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Paslode's new framing nailer specializes in small spaces.

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Brake Problems on Ford F150s

Brake Problems on Ford F150s

The federal government is looking into problems with the power brake system on 250,000 F150s built in 2011 and 2012.

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Off the Grid Living and the Law

Off the Grid Living and the Law

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The idea of living off the grid might not be for everyone, but we can all relate to or at least see the appeal

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Insights Into the New York Jail Break

Insights Into the New York Jail Break

The New York Times has a boilermaker test various methods the escapees could have used to cut into a 24-in. steel pipe.

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