January 1, 1986
Work carefully, and save the wood filler for the nail holes.
September 1, 1985
An adjustable mortising jig simplifies the construction of an open-riser stairway.
March 1, 1985
When I need long runs of 1x baseboard, I don't splice my boards with 45° scarf joints. Instead I cut the boards square, letting the breaks fall where they may…
November 1, 1984
We think Byron Papa's technique for filling nail holes is noteworthy, but we like our method better. We don't worry about filling nail holes -- we eliminate them. Before driving…
July 1, 1984
Whenever 1 trim out a door or a window, I first attach the head casing, cut to the finished length. Then I make the miter cut on each leg (side…
May 1, 1984
I've got a system for filling nail holes that I've used for years. It takes a bit of time, but on your best work, it's worth it. I start with…
A primer on these touchstones of Neo-Classical architecture.
March 1, 1984
When I plug screw holes in places where there isn't room for my sander, I presand the plugs. First I drill some holes in a piece of plywood and I…
Traditional results with table saw and router.
January 1, 1984
I have clients who collect fancy plates, and they needed more room to display them. Plate rails were the obvious answer, but the only available walls for the rails were…
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