January 1, 1984
How to do a custom job with ordinary shop tools and a router
I have clients who collect fancy plates, and they needed more room to display them. Plate rails were the obvious answer, but the only available walls for the rails were…
Whenever I need a scaffold of modest height, I use the jacks shown in the drawing. They're easy to construct, don't cost much and they've never failed me. The jacks…
November 1, 1983
Here's a trick an old carpenter showed me after watching me drive 16d galvanized casing nails, overhead, into 2x6 vertical-grain fir. I had just missed the nailhead, producing a deep…
In response to Eric Rekdahl's method for cutting curves in thick timber with a Sawzall (see Cutting curves in big beams), I have an alternate method to suggest. It was…
March 1, 1983
How to lay out and install it
January 1, 1983
With only a few rules to follow, putting on a wood roof can be relaxing work with pleasant materials
September 1, 1982
With this easily made accessory, you can mill your own boards and beams
March 1, 1982
Building a solid door from common lumber.
A 4x8 sheet of drywall, pegboard, or plywood can be a nuisance to carry. With my device, one person can easily maneuver these bulky panels. I fabricated the metal hook…
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