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Building Two Saws: Part 1

This week, I began building two saws, each with a different story behind it.  First, the stories. Story #1 A few months ago, my next-door neighbor was cleaning out her shed and threw out a lot of junk.  My oldest … Continue reading

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Spalt!

It all began back in 2009 when a neighbor was having a pecan tree taken down.  I came over to watch the arborist at work, and I asked if I could have part of the trunk.  He kindly dropped a … Continue reading

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Timber Framed Bunk Beds, part 3: Visible Progress

When timber framing, all of the joints must be cut before the whole structure is assembled.  That’s because the structure is usually too big for assembly to be done in stages.  Another reason is that it’s hard to lay out … 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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