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  • Filling a floor gap after removing a wall.

    So you have taken out a wall where there were hardwood floors on either side. You know you have to fill the gap with something, but what?The first realisation is that even if both sides are floored with the same wood installed at the same time, the boards on one side will never line up with the ...
  • Getting tight mitre joints in molding.

    When you are working on getting trim to fit tightly around a window, be sure to perfect the mitre corners first, and then cut the square length last. That way, if you have to adjust the mitre, you still have enough length to the wood to fit the other end.One way to assure a perfect fit is to rou...
  • Sharpening saw teeth.

    Want to sharpen you own hand saws? You do need a few special tools to do a good job.First you need something to hold a smooth flat file perpendicular to the saw. You can buy a commercial jig for this, or make one out of a simple piece of wood as shown in the first photo. You must start every f...
  • Set-up tips for your Radial Arm Saw.

    Although sliding mitre saws have largely replaced the Radial Arm Saw in many wood working shops, and few people ever even use the radial arm saw for precision work even if they have one, the Radial Arm Saw can do everything that a table saw can do, with even more precision.The primary advantage o...
  • The new swivel head recriprocating saw.

    OK. Porter Cable blew me away again with a new reciprocating saw that will be available in the Spring of 2002.The first photo shows a regular reciprocating saw cutting right through four nails, which is why we call it the demolition saw.The second photo shows a cordless recrip saw, which I am no...
  • Tip -- Ironing Board as a saw support

    Do you need an adjustable support table for the boards hanging off the edge of your miter saw?How about an old ironing board.It is totally adjustable in height and easy to store away.Click here for a lot more about "wings for your miter saw".
  • The new Dual Bevel Mitre Saw

    Mitre Bevel saws are designed to make the compound mitre/bevel cuts necessary for crown molding. But they are really not simple to use. For details for the cuts and the angles see "Cutting crown moldings with a mitre saw".One of the complications in making the cuts is that the bevel on standard...
  • Jig Saws -- from basic to professional

    This segment from my TV show was a hands on review of the vary basic jig saw, with a comparison to a professional model. Of particular interest was the new DVR or Dynamic Vibration Reduction feature, which considerably reduces hand fatigue.Note on the picture, good jig saws have a wheel that bac...
  • Reciprocating Saw

    The reciprocating saw is the grand-daddy of the jig saws. It is generally used during renovations or even demolitions, primarily because it can cut right through a wall. There are a wide variety of blades available for it, allowing it to cut most materials, notably wood, plastic pipe and even m...
  • Cutting corners on Crown Molding

    Brad from Surry, B.C. has strange angles to his walls, and he wants to put crown molding around the top. How to cut the angles?Don't even try with your compound angle power miter box. Build a simple jig. A piece of plywood for the base, which represents the ceiling. (The molding is always ...