Triming Door Bottoms

By Robert Robillard

Triming doors With A Circular Saw Rip Guide Making a straight cut with a circular saw usually requires a careful hand. A better way is to measure and set up a strip of wood guide, use a rip guide or a track saw.   Having a straight cut is important especially when trimming door bottoms. Rip…

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Repairing Loose Door Hinges

By Robert Robillard

Repairing Door Hinges Recently a client in Wellesley, Massachusetts asked us to change out her bathroom door with a new door slab. When I removed the hinges to install the new hinges I found that someone had previously had screw hole problems and drilled out the holes larger and inserted plastic drywall anchors into the…

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Wood Shop Upgrades

By Robert Robillard

Improving Your Work Shop Space Recently I spent some time cleaning out and updating my basement workshop and making some much needed wood shop upgrades.. The wall in the photo below has always bothered me because the clamps on the right [ next to the large red one] take up so much wall space and…

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Making And Using A Door Buck

By Robert Robillard

Using A Door Buck To Fit a Door When working installing hinges on doors one of the challenges is how to hold the door firmly on edge, the answer is a door buck. What is a Door Buck? A door buck is a simple site made jig that many carpenters use to hold doors securely…

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Maintaining A Block Plane

By Robert Robillard

How to Maintain A Block Plane I recently reviewed a low angle block plane for Stanley Tools. The addition of this new plane to my shop motivated me to take stock in my other shop hand planes and to sharpen the blades. Let’s face it, a dull hand plane is a useless hunk of metal…

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Cleanstream HEPA Filter

By Robert Robillard

Cleanstream HEPA Filter For Workshop Vacuum  I recently decided to make a serious effort to improve the dust collection in my shop. My approach was to focus on improving how I create dust as well as capture it in my workshop. One tactic was to purchase a Cleanstream Hepa Filter for my Rigid Shop vacuum.…

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Tip for installing Door Casing

By Robert Robillard

Installing Door and Window Trim One common problem when trimming a window or door is the jamb of the door or window does not come out flush with the interior wall. This causes the trim to rock.  Below is a simple tip for installing door casing. In many of these cases it is necessary to…

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Circular Saw Straight Rip Guide

By Robert Robillard

Ripping With A Circular Saw A circular saw straight rip guide is useful for cutting long sheets of plywood when there is no table saw available or when cross cutting. The best way to do this is with a track saw [Read Track Saw Comparisons] but if your starting out you may not be able to…

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