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Temporary Job Site Power Box - Plans to build your own

Temporary Job Site Power Box - Plans to build your own

Have you ever been frustrated by a lack of power available at your job sites? Look no further than this custom designed Temp Power Box to handle all your needs. Including a parts list to build your own!

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CNC-Manufactured Framing Replaces Site-Built Custom Dormers

CNC-Manufactured Framing Replaces Site-Built Custom Dormers

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Question: What do each of these carpentry disciplines have in common; millwork, windows, cabinets, doors and stairs? Answer: In the not-to-distant past, each of these tasks was performed on-site by highly skilled carpenters. New applications of digital capabilities assure more change is inevitable as shown here with CNC fabrication of complex roof-framing assemblies.

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Truss Bracing?  We Dont Need No Stinking Truss Bracing!!!

Truss Bracing? We Don't Need No Stinking Truss Bracing!!!

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Truss Failure Recipe: Take one truss package, and install hastily on Friday; add one weekend, and whip with high winds; Serve up to builder's risk insurance company

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They knew how to build back in the old days

They knew how to build back in the old days

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A personal re-discovery of a funny story about building a house

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Titanium hammers up for grabs. Want one?

Titanium hammers up for grabs. Want one?

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Do you swing a titanium or a steel hammer? Which do you think performs best and why? Join the debate and you'll be eligible to win one of four titanium hammers that I'm giving away.

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Video Tip: Insulation T-lift

Video Tip: Insulation T-lift

Rick Nelson of Alameda, California, created a handy tool to help with installing unfaced fiberglass insulation overhead.

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