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Other stories by Dave Frane

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    Keep fasteners handy with these sturdy and portable containers.

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  • Solar Cargo Trailer

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  • Q&A: Making a Dutch Door

    Q. I'm trying to find plans for cutting a solid door slab and making a Dutch door. Any help would be appreciated.