September 1, 2001
When carpenters have to do the rare tape-and-mud job, it can seem that more mud ends up on jeans and floors than on walls and ceilings. Consequently, the mud pan…
May 1, 1998
A molding head on a radial-arm saw shapes the coves, and plywood forms support the moldings.
September 1, 1991
Four custom rigs for moving the tools of the trade.
March 1, 1990
My radial-arm saw came with a rickety bolted-together sheet-metal base. Whenever I moved the saw to a new job site, the base racked and twisted enough to throw the saw…
July 1, 1988
There's a guy in my neighborhood who builds wooden mason's trestles similar to the sawhorses featured in Tom Law's article Sawhorse. To speed up the cutting of the gains that…
March 1, 1987
After my last run-in with my radial-arm saw (finger remains, but with ugly scar), I decided that I needed a graphic reminder to use special care when my fingers get close…
November 1, 1983
I cut miters on my radial-arm saw with the jigs shown in the drawing. In the plan view, the path of the sawblade should bisect the miter fences -- a…
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