January 19, 2012
For new carpenters, choosing a tool belt is the first step in being job-site ready. The next step is more difficult: choosing the tools to outfit the belt. In this…
Our crew really likes the Tajima chalk boxes, but at $20 to $30 apiece, they’re pretty pricey. When it comes right down to it, however, what we really like about…
June 6, 2011
Don't let your chalkline slip. Here's a tip for snapping diagonal lines on panels.
June 3, 2011
See how a quick snip out of a cracked measuring tape stops the split from spreading.
March 10, 2011
The little gadget shown in the drawing is a device I learned about many years ago when I was doing production door hanging. None of its dimensions are critical. I…
March 7, 2011
Aline-Sets are great gauge blocks for any straightening and aligning process that involves stretching a string.
January 24, 2011
An affordable laser that covers 360°
November 11, 2010
I like the idea of using story poles (or sticks) when I’m building face frames, trimming windows, and making other tedious cuts that require exact dimensions. But the sticks can…
July 15, 2010
Tape-measure blades always seem to break near the blade hook. The flexing and bending at this weak point fatigues the thin metal blade, and it begins to tear along one…
January 18, 2010
This laser measuring device has a continuous measurement utility, which is similar to hooking a tape measure on something and pulling it out to mark a series of lengths
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