Tools & Techniques

How to Cut Compound Miters and Miter Joints Using a Combination Protractor

How to Cut Compound Miters and Miter Joints Using a Combination Protractor

Step-by-step demonstration of how to set up a miter saw to cut accurate compound angles for crown molding

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How New Power Tools are Designed

How New Power Tools are Designed

Learn how new power tools are developed; watch a video interview with an industry professional about the many stages of tool development.

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How to Make a Dowel Organizer

How to Make a Dowel Organizer

Learn how to build a dowel organizer for your shop; watch a video that shows how to use scraps of PVC pipe to make a nifty organizer.

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Most Used Power Tools

Most Used Power Tools

Learn how to use portable power tools including a pneumatic nailer, circular saw, saber saw, power miter saw and driver/drill.

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How to Make Custom Sanding Blocks

How to Make Custom Sanding Blocks

Learn how to make custom sanding blocks to fit a variety of moldings; details include working with and shaping foam insulation.

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Restoration Techniques Used by Biltmore Estate

Restoration Techniques Used by Biltmore Estate

Learn restoration techniques used at the Biltmore Estate: includes details on maintaining screens, window glazing and natural woodwork.

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How to Sharpen Tools

How to Sharpen Tools

Learn how to sharpen tools; includes details on grinding, shaping and honing kitchen knives, plane blades and chisels.

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How to Make a Scarf Joint

How to Make a Scarf Joint

Learn how to make a scarf joint; details include using this special joint for making repairs to furniture or trim.

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How an Energy Audit Can Honestly Save You Money

How an Energy Audit Can Honestly Save You Money

Free or Low Cost Energy Audits Can Save a Bundle on Heating and Cooling Costs

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