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Folding Trick Makes Sandpaper Last Longer

Folding Trick Makes Sandpaper Last Longer

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Learn an old carpenter's trick for getting a sheet of sandpaper to last. All it takes is two folds and a quick slice with a knife.

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Gazebo, beachside and hurricane proof

Gazebo, beachside and hurricane proof

This is a six sided gazebo I singlehandedly designed and built learning as I'd go. The 18 foot pilings are 12 feet above ground and 6 feet below. Since it's beachfront all hardware is stainless. The...

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DOOR ROUTING JIG

DOOR ROUTING JIG

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HERE IS MY DESIGN OF A DOOR ROUTING JIG WICH I HAVE USED FOR MANY YEARS . THE JIG HAS MANY ADVANTAGES OVER COMMON DOOR JIGS! DOOR AND JAMB ARE ROUTED AT THE SAME TIME IN ONE OPERATION ! SET UP IS...

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Victorian (Queen Ann) Style Curved Porch {Mangaris}

Victorian (Queen Ann) Style Curved Porch {Mangaris}

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Hi. My name is Cliff Audet and I wanted to enter this porch that my crew and I built for my own house. The old porch was rotten beyond repair, so when we replaced it using the same details, we added...

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BUILDING SKILLS: Cutting a Door

BUILDING SKILLS: Cutting a Door

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Building Skills: Seasoned builder Mike Guertin shows a simple way to make a clean, straight cut when trimming a door to height.

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Mahogany deck

Mahogany deck

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Sunroom additiion w/ mohogany deck. Hopkinton, Ma.

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Bookcase for a Not So Big Office

Bookcase for a Not So Big Office

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For a very small office, I installed a horizontal bookcase at the top of the wall to provide more usable space.

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Restorer to the rescue

Restorer to the rescue

Cabinetmaker's renovation brings a kitchen back better than it ever was.

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Premium-priced finish nailer makes the grade

Premium-priced finish nailer makes the grade

The FN1664 is definitely at the high end of the 16-ga. price scale

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Clam Clamp for Perfect Miters

Clam Clamp for Perfect Miters

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It doesn't taste as good as shellfish but it makes better miters

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Built in hutch

Built in hutch

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This was a built in project I did for a client, my design to her specs.  The "hutch" replaces a fairly useless closet. She wanted bookcases on top and open storage underneith.  The 3...

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Dewalt Hammer Drill Disassembled

Dewalt Hammer Drill Disassembled

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We completely dissect a hammer drill to discover what makes a hammer drill …well, hammer

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Super Glue on Steroids

Super Glue on Steroids

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Ever since I tried my first sample, of 2p-10 adhesive I’ve been hooked, or stuck rather

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Cherry trim job

Cherry trim job

Custom Cherry Trim

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A Winning Wood Floor

A Winning Wood Floor

A behind the scenes look at what photographer Randy O'Rourke went through to get the perfect shot of Charles Peterson and his award-winning wood floor. Talk about "above" and beyond!

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Classic Coffered Ceiling

Classic Coffered Ceiling

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This is a simple coffered ceiling that added a fair amount of detail to this dining room. 

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SawGear: Automatic Length Measuring for Your Miter Saw

SawGear: Automatic Length Measuring for Your Miter Saw

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The SawGear is an aftermarket addition to your chop saw that allows you to make precisely measured cuts with a keypad instead of a tape measure.

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Seattle Rambler Master BR Re-do

Seattle Rambler Master BR Re-do

As usual, a simple project turns into, "If you're going to do it at all, do it right."  This window in the "Master Bedroom" is 7' long and exposed to the brunt of the NW weather.  Former...

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Summer lounge in Sardinia

Summer lounge in Sardinia

I'm an Italian architect and this is a Summer lounge I did design and built for my house in southern Sardinia, Mediterreanea sea......it is so nice to sit outside, but in the shade, with a glass of...

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Recycled

Recycled

What was once drywalled wasted space becomes his and hers curio cabinets, even had enough space left in the "wedge" to squeeze in a closet for the vacuum and dust mop. Materials are recycled redwood...

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