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…
November 1, 1983
Stairways can be minimal or very elaborate, but they're all based on simple geometry and accurate finish work.
September 1, 1983
Laying out a spiral stringer with a little help from the trig tables.
July 1, 1983
While we were restoring a large Victorian building in San Francisco, we had to bend a lot of redwood trim around 4-ft. and 12-ft. diameter framed partitions and enclosures. Steam-bending…
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