Home-Made and Modified Tools

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An Ingenious Use of a Motorcycle Lift Table

Another one of Brian Way's clever ways to improve efficiency on the job and in the shop More

Two Essential Saw Stands for Finish Carpentry
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Two Essential Saw Stands for Finish Carpentry

Build them yourself for optimal portability and function More

Modular and Customizable Tool-Pouch Rig
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Modular and Customizable Tool-Pouch Rig

Lead carpenter Ryan Labrenz explains the virtues of the Iron Dog tool pouch system. More

A Cabinet Becomes a Door
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A Cabinet Becomes a Door

The correct hinge and clever carpentry make a closet door disappear into the... More

A Shop-Built Bay Window
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A Shop-Built Bay Window

A template simplifies the math for the hybrid frame. More

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Fastening and Finishing PVC Trim

The best ways to get the most out of this popular material. More

Organized Living FreedomRail Modular Storage
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Organized Living FreedomRail Modular Storage

Uprights support up to 150 pounds per square foot. More

Drone Building Inspections
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Drone Building Inspections

The future is now: Inspectors turn to small, flying robots to scope out buildings. More

A Craftsman-Style Newel and Railing
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A Craftsman-Style Newel and Railing

This unique newel and railing system was custom built on site from stock parts. More

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Framing a Curved Staircase

Tim Uhler frames a curved freestanding stair and finds that it isn't as difficult as he anticipated. More

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