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Build a Simple Shingle-Cutting Bench from Scrap Wood

Build a Simple Shingle-Cutting Bench from Scrap Wood

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If you need to cut some starter strips for asphalt shingles, you could drop to your knees and just cut them right there on the ground out of the bundle, but there's a better way.       If you need to cut some starter strips for asphalt shingles, you could drop to your knees and just cut them right there on the ground out of the bundle, but there's a better way.

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Make a Quick Job-Site Clamp for Small Pieces

Make a Quick Job-Site Clamp for Small Pieces

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If you need to drill holes in small workpieces, you could hold them in your hand, but there's a better way.

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Make a Perfect Pipe-Outfeed Support in a Pinch

Make a Perfect Pipe-Outfeed Support in a Pinch

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If you have some plastic pipe or thin moldings to cut with you chop saw, you could hunt around the job site for scraps of wood to prop them up, but there's a better way

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Install Hinges Easily Without a Door Buck

Install Hinges Easily Without a Door Buck

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If you have to work on a door and you don't have any door bucks, you could straddle it and hold it steady with your legs, but there's a better way

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How to Build a Door Buck With Scrap Materials

How to Build a Door Buck With Scrap Materials

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If you need to work on a door while it's on edge, you could look around for a third hand, but there's a better way

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Portable Folding Mitre Bench

Portable Folding Mitre Bench

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Hello, First let me tell everyone in the building community that it is my pleasure to have this opportunity to communicate and share one of my creations.    I have been a carpenter for 30 years...

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Plane Doors More Easily With a Shopmade Jig

Plane Doors More Easily With a Shopmade Jig

Scott Gibson shares a tip to keep doors and other big workpieces secure and level.

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Download the SketchUp Model of the Ultimate Miter-Saw Stand

Download the SketchUp Model of the Ultimate Miter-Saw Stand

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Our readers helped design it, senior editor Justin Fink built it. See if this job-site saw stand is right for you, and find out how to build your own.

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Miter saw challenge

Miter saw challenge

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Recently I purhased a Festool mitre saw and vacuum.  From that i designed a combination router table and mitre saw stand.  The design was done with Visio.  The project was built using...

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Build This Simple Router Jig and Mill Your Own Molding On-Site

Build This Simple Router Jig and Mill Your Own Molding On-Site

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Don't bother bringing your router table to the job-site. All you need is this home-made jig and a couple of clamps to mill perfect molding on the fly.

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Portable Miter Saw Stand

Portable Miter Saw Stand

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I don't have room to store my tools anywhere except my truck, so I needed a table that could collapse down and fit into my full-length pickup truck.  It started out as stand that I bought at the...

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How to Stop The Ladder on Your Truck From Whistling

How to Stop The Ladder on Your Truck From Whistling

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Does your extension ladder howl when you're driving down the road? Our latest 'Truck Tips' video has a quick fix for that. Plus, see an easy way to load ladders without breaking your back.

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ORIENTAL GARDEN PERGOLA

ORIENTAL GARDEN PERGOLA

Fascinated by the oriental architecture I decided to design my own pergola. Using the curves and fan shapes so commonly seen in China I designed and constructed this challenging projectnbsp...

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Rockwell JawHorse Ruined by Infomercial?

Rockwell JawHorse Ruined by Infomercial?

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As seen on TV? Does the infomercial for the JawHorse make you want to run out and buy the tool, or just laugh out loud?

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A final roundup from IBS 2009

A final roundup from IBS 2009

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Yesterday I was in Las Vegas. Today I’m back home at my desk, looking out on a snowy landscape and unsure what day it is. If I never again hear the cloying ping of a slot machine, it'll...

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