A simple cap with two LEDs turns a 9-volt battery into a tiny flashlight.
Drawing an Ellipse
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Making Sense of Markup
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DeWalt High-Speed Chalk-Line Reel
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Two Cutting-Edge Cordless Circular Saws From Makita and Milwaukee
These two new cordless circular saws claim to wed corded performance with cordless...
Four Common Delusions Among Contractors
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What I Like: Clear Estimates Software
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JLC June Letters
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Helical Pile Foundations
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Readers Comment on Decks, Joist Spans, and Faux Stone
Reader comments and author replies on "Strong, Safe Decks (Sep/13), continuous joists (Q&A, Oct/13), and stone veneer (Sep/13).