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  • Compared to Dave Kloke’s Hobby, Your Hobby is Lame

    Would you have the tools and know-how to build an1860s locomotive from scratch?

  • History In Hand

    Peter Liebhold must have a million tools. As the curator of the Division of Work and Industry at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., he weaves them into stories that illuminate our growth as a country.

  • Chris Holmgren, Dickerson, Md.

    The U.S. Forest Service says 3.8 billion board feet of good timber–felled from storms, construction, disease, or every-day tree removal–is trashed each year. That really bothered Chris Holmgren. The proprietor of Seneca Creek Joinery in Dickerson, Md., about 30 miles north of Washington, D.C....

  • Table Saw Savvy

    Two experts share their tips on how to get the most out of table saws.

  • Low-Angle Block Planes

  • Raising a 25-Ton Stone

  • Joe Youcha

  • Habitat Heroes

  • David Marcelli and Barney

    Seek.' That's the only command mold investigator David Marcelli of Westminster, Md., has to give his two best inspectors to set them off in search of mold. That's right, his best searchers are dogs.

  • Hoseless Nailers

    As a builder in the Washington, D.C., area, I spend a lot of time with a nailer in my hand and, of course, a lot of time dragging an air hose around the jobsite. It was an eye-opening experience for me to try out the current generation of hoseless (a.k.a. cordless) nail guns, both framing and...