September 1, 2008
Portable tablesaws are great when it’s time to set up a job-site shop, then break it down again for transport. The problem is that they’re not so great in between…
A small amount of water can go a long way toward reducing dust if you have to cut concrete with a circular saw and a diamond blade. For dust control…
I hate installing fiberglass insulation, especially overhead. Faced with this task, I reach for the forklike tool shown in the drawings below. Made of 2x2s screwed and glued at their intersection…
July 23, 2008
Here's a fast way to keep those little levels safe, and found
July 17, 2008
There's a Better Way: Use this tool to spear unfaced fiberglass batts at floor level and hoist them into position between floor joists.
If you have two old doors, you have a new outfeed table
June 25, 2008
These compact tools are handy for small routing tasks, but most have room for improvement.
A simple layout tool aligns siding with window and door trim, and helps you to finish where you started.
May 14, 2008
Ledger brackets, flexible flashing, and a joist-hanger jig are a few field-tested tricks for overcoming construction challenges.
When a train station's 120-year-old roof brackets decay, a carpenter braces the roof and constructs a detailed template to guide the restoration
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