Thermite Welding Railroad Track

Unlike conventional welding methods, this makes use of a readily ignited aluminum-based powder. More

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JLC July Letters

Roofing with asphalt shingles, bias against vocational education, working with caulk guns. More

The Ultimate Dump Trailer

This manufactured trailer has all the bells and whistles and appears to do everything except load itself. More

Three Scary Table Saws

A tool company lawyer’s nightmare: crank-start gasoline engines, exposed belts and... More

The Coolest Outfeed Table Ever

A hydraulic lift cart makes a great outfeed table—especially one that is cleverly modified with bicycle parts. More

DumperDogg Polymer Truck Inserts

DumperDogg's polymer truck bed inserts turns your pickup truck into a dump truck... More

Moving a Building Using Muscle Power Alone

How many people does it take to move a house or a barn? It depends on the size of... More

Hydraulic Pipe Benders Explained – Well, Sort Of

These tools fall into the category of “bet you didn’t know such a thing existed.” More

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US Mega-Builders Hold Mineral Rights Under New Homes

A Reuters special report says production builders in dozens of states are “hoarding” the rights to oil, gas, and other mineral resources in the ground under the new homes they sell — often without the knowledge of home buyers. More

What Not to Put in Your Nailer

If your nail gun goes “Fssst” when you squeeze the trigger, it could mean you are treating it wrong. More

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