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Quick Folding Chop-Saw Stand Quick Folding Chop-Saw Stand

I hate it when I go to a job site and see some carpenter trying to cut a long molding while his $800 miter saw is balanced on a piece of drywall set on a plastic trash can. Read more

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Installing an Over-the-Post Handrail - Part II Installing an Over-the-Post Handrail - Part II

Loose-fitting dowels and five-minute epoxy allow fine adjustments in the assembly. Read more

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Installing an Over-the-Post Handrail - Part One Installing an Over-the-Post Handrail - Part One

Simple-to-make railing stands allow accurate assembly right in position. Read more

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Foolproof Layout For Winding Stairs Foolproof Layout For Winding Stairs

While new stair codes have made winders more complicated to build, full-scale layout eliminates the guesswork. Read more

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Trimming out Stairs Trimming out Stairs

Site-built staircases are an important part of many medium-budget projects. In this step-by-step guide, a stair specialist describes how to lay out, cut and install treads, risers, and elegant post-to-post stair railings using stock parts. Read more

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