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Tips for Setting Up a Cutting Station for Wall Framing

Tips for Setting Up a Cutting Station for Wall Framing

A comfortable cutting bench for your miter saw and a solid, flat work surface for stacking and assembling headers and rough openings are essential for framing walls accurately, safely, and efficiently

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Build a Foolproof Jig For Cutting Laminate Countertops

Build a Foolproof Jig For Cutting Laminate Countertops

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If you're cutting a postform laminate countertop in the field, you could try freehanding the awkward cuts and hope you don't screw it up, but there's a better way.  

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IBS 2014: MyFixItUpLife Interviews Fine Homebuildings Justin Fink

IBS 2014: MyFixItUpLife Interviews Fine Homebuilding's Justin Fink

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Justin talks with Mark and Theresa Clement about upcoming Project House videos, quick tips, and more

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Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom

Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom

This remolded / updated bathroom started with the claw foot tub that my friend gave me. The claw foot tub was bigger than the old tub, so I had to redsign the bathroom (this is my house) in order to...

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Use a Common Job-Site Tool as a Quick Rip Guide

Use a Common Job-Site Tool as a Quick Rip Guide

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If you need to make a quick rip on a piece of lumber, you could hunt around for your tablesaw, but there's a better way.

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Circular Saws: Sidewinder vs Worm-Drive

Circular Saws: Sidewinder vs Worm-Drive

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East Coast vs. West Coast and lefty vs. righty are not the only factors here. Which type of circular saw do you use on the job site and why?

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How To Make a Reciprocating-Saw Blade Guide Block

How To Make a Reciprocating-Saw Blade Guide Block

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This simple tip will help you cut studs more-accurately when making new rough openings in existing walls.

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How to Stop Sawdust from Binding Up a Holesaw

How to Stop Sawdust from Binding Up a Holesaw

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Chuck Miller shares a tip on how to evacuate sawdust from a holesaw without pulling the saw in and out of the cut.

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Make A Custom Hole Saw To Remove Stripped Screws

Make A Custom Hole Saw To Remove Stripped Screws

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Tired of scrapping good wood when a stripped screw won't budge? Chuck Miller shares a tip for using, of all things, an old golf club to painlessly pull stubborn screws.

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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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AX-Cat

AX-Cat

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Bowser clears huricane damage in a day

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How To Form Small Concrete Projects The Easy Way

How To Form Small Concrete Projects The Easy Way

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You may be surprised at the tool Chuck Miller uses to make sure his concrete pour goes as smoothly as possible.

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Hitachi Announces Lifetime Warranty

Hitachi Announces Lifetime Warranty

The basics: Yesterday Hitachi Power Tools announced their new Lifetime Lithium Ion tool warranty, which protects the original purchaser of HXP Lithium Ion cordless tools against possible defects in...

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My New Favorite Power Tool

My New Favorite Power Tool

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After struggling with a consumer-grade chainsaw for years, I finally bucked up for the real deal.

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BUILDING SKILLS: How to Scribe Beadboard Wainscot Around Window Trim

BUILDING SKILLS: How to Scribe Beadboard Wainscot Around Window Trim

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Fitting complex joints in trim and paneling can be easier than it looks if you have a few simple tools.

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BUILDING SKILLS: How to Scribe Trim to Fit Against a Wall

BUILDING SKILLS: How to Scribe Trim to Fit Against a Wall

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A pencil and a scrap of wood are all the tools you need to mark molding before cutting it to fit flush with an uneven surface.

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Barbeque Island and Firepit with Seating area (in the Southwest this is called a Banco)

Barbeque Island and Firepit with Seating area (in the Southwest this is called a Banco)

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My wife and I designed this backyard project.  The back of the island and the Banco are designed to reflect the southwestern character of our Santa Fe style home. I built the...

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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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Reciprocating Blade Test is Officially Underway!

Reciprocating Blade Test is Officially Underway!

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You all helped weigh in on the types of blades that we should test, and some ideas on how to test them. Now, the test is underway...

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