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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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Dewalt DW708 Compound Miter Saw Upgrade Modification

Dewalt DW708 Compound Miter Saw Upgrade Modification

    DeWalt 708 Sliding Compound miter Saw modification   Many of you jobbers have seen the newer versions of this saw and liked the added touches of the light and laser line, and have also viewed...

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How to Make Precision Cuts With Your Chop Saw

How to Make Precision Cuts With Your Chop Saw

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If you've got to make a really accurate cut with your sliding compound saw, you could sneak up on that cut to get exactly where you want to be, but there's a better way.

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Miter saw multi-cut jig

Miter saw multi-cut jig

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Here is a quick jig that I used on my dads miter saw. I needed to cut some one by twos to 24 inches. Since the saw was just on saw horses and I wanted to make sure all the parts were equal. My dad...

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First Look: DeWalts New 12-in. Sliding Compound Miter Saw

First Look: DeWalt's New 12-in. Sliding Compound Miter Saw

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From Black & Decker University, Towson, MD – Yesterday DeWalt launched their new 12-in. sliding compound miter saw. The new tool, model DWS780, is a replacement for the DW718 we reviewed as...

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Use SketchUp to Figure Crown Moulding Compound Miter Angles

Use SketchUp to Figure Crown Moulding Compound Miter Angles

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In Quick and Slick: Crown Moulding with SketchUp I mentioned showing how to use SketchUp to figure in-depth information for specific crown moulding profiles. This session of The Digital Jobsite shows just that: import your crown profile with the Photo Match feature, extrude it (using methods from the Quick and Slick blog post) then calculate compound miter settings for any corner angle. Note: This is a rather complex, in-depth process, not for the faint of heart...

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Cheat Sheet for SketchUp: a Quick-Start Guide for 3D Modeling

Cheat Sheet for SketchUp: a Quick-Start Guide for 3D Modeling

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At first blush a digital 3D model can be intimidating and seem useless. With a little insight, however, a digital format offers some clear advantages over the tried and true models many of us have created over the years with nothing more than cardboard, tape and a utility knife. Watch the two video tutorials below for some insight into the advantages SketchUp has to offer...

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Coffered Ceiling

Coffered Ceiling

This was a project that would have been more difficult if it were not for the article in Fine Homebuilding on "Coffered Ceilings".  Made of poplar crown, baseboard, finger jointed trim boards...

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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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UPDATE: Ultimate Miter-Saw Stand -- And the Winner is...

UPDATE: Ultimate Miter-Saw Stand -- And the Winner is...

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Fine Homebuilding is on a mission to design and build the perfect miter saw rig There’s no shortage of collapsible, portable job site miter saw stands on the market. Some are costeffective...

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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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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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Miter Saw Stand

Miter Saw Stand

This is my miter saw stand. It uses a Rockler shop stand (18" x 24" which is 1/8" thick steel and very heavy duty) which I then modified as you see. The wings fold up/down for easy storing or for...

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Herringbone in Rosewood

Herringbone in Rosewood

This Job was demo the old hardwood, replace the 1x sub-floor with Plywood, And in the living room i replaced most all the floor joists, due to dry rot. The floor was originally going to be only in...

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Video: Bosch Axial-Glide Miter Saw

Video: Bosch Axial-Glide Miter Saw

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You've heard us talk about the new Bosch Axial-Glide Miter Saw, and you will find a full review of the saw in our most recent issue of FHB. Now you can watch Bosch's 4 minute video tour of the tool.

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4 Season Porch Conversion

4 Season Porch Conversion

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Conversion of screened porch into 4 season room with radiant heat. Framing, electric and plumbing by certified contractors. All finish work done by myself, including all cabinets, trim, desktop and...

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Bosch redefines sliding miter saw category with new glider system

Bosch redefines sliding miter saw category with new "glider" system

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I give 'em credit. Bosch had what was arguably the best sliding compound miter saw in the industry. They came out in the top spot in many head-to-head reviews, and were responsible for innovations...

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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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Big, Old and Beautiful.

Big, Old and Beautiful.

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Old iron makes a tool junkie’s heart beat faster.

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Makita makes it easier to say goodbye to NiCad batteries

Makita makes it easier to say goodbye to NiCad batteries

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Makita is now offering free tools as an incentive to help tool buyers make the switch to Li-ion cordless power tools.

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