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Wall Slots with the Craftsman Twin Saw

By Duane Sellman (reprinted from fall 2009 newsletter) The “Twinsaw” from Craftsman can be a very useful tool. It has 2 circle saw blades that rotate in opposite directions minimizing the kickback tendency as the blades make contact with the … Continue reading

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Work Safe, Work Easy: Crown Locator

By Robert L. Gifford (reprinted from fall 2008 newsletter) Using the right tool can make a job easy, enjoyable, and safe especially if you have a tool that is designed for the task at hand. In our line of work, … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Rid of Your Metal Scrap Piles

By Frank Vanderveur (reprinted from spring 2010 newsletter) Some of us have piles of “materials” laying in our back yards, materials such as scrap steel – long pieces, short pieces, pieces of all kind. These piles sit around our places, … Continue reading

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Scarf Saddle Boards

By Ronn Hann (reprinted from spring 2006 newsletter) Using this layout, tool uniform scarfs are marked on the wall logs when rough scribing. The log is then brought down from the wall and all notching and scarfing is done on … Continue reading

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Angle Iron Jig for Cutting Window Openings

By Ronn Hann (reprinted from spring 2010 newsletter) I use steel angle iron for a guide when cutting window and door openings. I buy two 20′ lengths and have them sheared or cut into one 12′, one 8′, one 10′, … Continue reading

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Bandsaw Chainsaw Chopsaw

By Ronn Hann (reprinted from spring 2010 newsletter) My sawmill adaptation makes a “bandsaw chainsaw chopsaw.” I bolted a chainsaw guide onto the cube frame of my sawmill to enable me to cut the ends of a post perfectly parallel … Continue reading

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