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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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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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Making a Stair Saw, and a Split-Nut Driver

As a self-professed bibliophile, one of my recurring projects is the bookshelf. My bookshelves are usually designed around a simple dado joint, which joins the shelves to the uprights.  For some time, I struggled to cut dado joints with a … Continue reading

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