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Essential Tools (to Me), part 1: The Stair Saw

A few years ago, I realized I had stopped acquiring tools. Well, more or less. There are always one or two additional tools on my wish-list, and I pick up a new tool (or replace an inadequate one) every so … Continue reading

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Timber Framed Bunk Beds, part 5: A Ladder

A good bunk bed needs a good ladder. I’ve never made a proper ladder, but I’ve read up on wooden ladder construction.  Many traditional wooden ladders had threaded rod under top and bottom rungs to make sure everything didn’t come … Continue reading

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How to Use a Stair Saw

Stair saws, as the name implies, were originally designed to cut dado joints for stairs, but they are useful for dado joints of all sizes.  I got to use my new stair saw a lot recently when I build a … Continue reading

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