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Most carpenters still carry a hammer on their toolbelt. But even those who pound a nail the old way once in a while would probably admit, if pressed, that hammers are beginning to seem sort of, well, last century.
Buy the right tools, make sure material's there when you need it, and break the job down into simple tasks.
The work goes faster if you use a laser, install anchor straps instead of anchor bolts, and measure as little as possible.
Full-scale layout using actual rafters is fast and accurate
With this method, all you need to calculate is the length of the hip and the run of a common.
Q. When I install prehung and precased doors, I use shims to plumb both the hinge and strike jambs before nailing off the casing. But I've been on jobs where the carpenters plumb the hinge side of the door and then nail the prehung casing solid to the stu
Metabo KGS 305 miter saw; extension cords; finish carpentry
To simplify the layout, think in terms of a hip roof.
Truss-rolling; cheap clamps; easy bullnose corner
Post-tension cables; fire damage; wrong railing test; skilled workers; radiant and geothermal; more
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