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More stories about Carpentry

  • On the Job

    Site-made arched window trim; clean blades cut better

  • Lee Valley Tools Veritas DX60 Low-Angle Block Plane

    Lee Valley's Veritas DX60 Low-Angle Block Plane has innovative features like a sliding mouth-adjustment plate fully enclosed within the tool's sole and tiny set screws to lock in the mouth adjustment and cutter alignment.

  • Letters

    Framing tip; trigger-happy carpenters; defense of recessed lights; broken compact fluorescents; more

  • 21st-Century Greek Revival

    Use PVC trim to create a durable version of this classic cornice.

  • In the News

    Austin passes modest accessibility requirement for new houses; study finds pneumatic-nailer triggering has little effect on speed; builders fined for runoff; more

  • Framing Flaws

    These common errors could lead to expensive callbacks later on.

  • Dremel Multi-Max

    I've never met a carpenter who didn't like his Fein MultiMaster, but I've met plenty who think Fein's prices — especially for accessories — are a little steep.

  • Pacific Laser Systems PLS180 Laser

    As a remodeler, not a day goes by that I don't have to do some kind of plumb or level layout.

  • L.S. Starrett ProSite Protractor

    When the original ProSite protractor was introduced several years ago, finish carpenters were delighted to discover a simple-to-use tool for measuring angles and determining miter-saw settings.

  • Hidden Hinge Options

    Q: We have a client who would like interior door hinges that are totally hidden when the door is closed. Are there any hidden hinges available that are relatively easy to install and have some adjustability?