June 1, 2018
When one person reels in their chalkline, it also brings in the hook from the other line, loading it with chalk on the way.
July 27, 2017
This kitchen's central design feature is an argument for reuse and repurpose.
July 2, 2014
Have you ever started to wind your stringline onto its spool, only to end up with 100 ft. of tangled mess due to the braided nature of the string? I…
December 28, 2012
This slimmed-down chalk reel measures 4 in. long and 2 in. wide, and it’s 2 in. thick at its widest point (the handle)
January 19, 2012
For new carpenters, choosing a tool belt is the first step in being job-site ready. The next step is more difficult: choosing the tools to outfit the belt. In this…
Our crew really likes the Tajima chalk boxes, but at $20 to $30 apiece, they’re pretty pricey. When it comes right down to it, however, what we really like about…
June 6, 2011
Don't let your chalkline slip. Here's a tip for snapping diagonal lines on panels.
November 6, 2009
Learn time-saving techniques for the cutting and layout of joists.
January 14, 2009
Kudos to Bob Carli for his clever device for snapping angled chalklines (FHB #192, p. 34). Here’s the way I do it. I replace the line’s hook with a 2-in.-long nail…
November 30, 2007
The Rocket Anchor is designed to capture the metal clip at the end of a chalkline
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