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Handy little nailset

Handy little nailset

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This review was emailed to me by a long-time Fine Homebuilding tipster Don Mathis: Any old fool can drive nails under good conditions, but in hard to reach places (like hardwood tongue & groove...

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Use SketchUp to create a 3D framing model

Use SketchUp to create a 3D framing model

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These short video clips show how you can quickly create a 3D model of a simple framed structure. See how to use some basic SketchUp functions and features to plan a project.

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Make a Kinked Tape Measure Last Longer

Make a Kinked Tape Measure Last Longer

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See how a quick snip out of a cracked measuring tape stops the split from spreading.

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BUILDING SKILLS: Wall Framing Layout

BUILDING SKILLS: Wall Framing Layout

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Remodeler and Fine Homebuilding editor Justin Fink shows us a straightforward way to measure and mark your plates before framing a wall.

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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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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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Accurate marks on any material

Accurate marks on any material

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On some materials - glass, tile, metal, and PVC for instance - a carpenters pencil just won't cut it. Here are your options for leaving a mark on those hard-to-write surfaces

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Postcard from Providence

Postcard from Providence

Notes from the 2010 JLC Live show in Providence, Rhode Island

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Clapboard Market by Stanley Pat. July 6. 1886 aka bacon saver

Clapboard Market by Stanley Pat. July 6. 1886 aka "bacon saver"

This favorite simple but precise tool by Stanley was patented over a century ago. Simply extend the clapboard in place beyond the corner trim, wack the wood handle and a precise length is provided by...

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Teach an Old low end Table saw, New life in high end use.

Teach an Old low end Table saw, New life in high end use.

For those that have the old Table lower end Table Saw, make it work for you again. I got this Hand-me-down ruff construction Table Saw from my father-in-law, he had just spent almost $2000 on a new...

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Border French Necaise Woodworking & Carpentry

Border French Necaise Woodworking & Carpentry

Border French Necaise Woodworking & Carpentry was founded upon the dreams and experience of do it yourself home Craftmans, creating, designing. building their own kitchen and bathroom...

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Kitchen Rennovations in Memphis, TN

Kitchen Rennovations in Memphis, TN

Complete Kitchen Rennovation - Cottage Look

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Extreme Shower Makeover

Extreme Shower Makeover

This bathroom started off as a dated tile shower in need of a new face.  This was the only bathroom in the house that could handle this type of shower.  The bathroom was only 6x8nbsp...

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Stud finder on a Chain

Stud finder on a Chain

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Rare-earth magnet is a better stud finder

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