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  • Jobsite Generators

    My two partners and I have three lifetimes of carpentry and building experience between us. Our company, Ace Carpentry, frames and trims new homes in Northern Virginia. Our framers tilt up about 600 houses, and our trim crews finish close to 2,000 houses a year.

  • 14-Inch Band Saws

    Before I went into woodworking and custom boat building, I built and remodeled houses. Oddly, some of my earliest band saw work came framing a cloverleaf-shaped custom home. We spent days pushing 2x12s through the boss's rickety band saw, making miles of curved plates and parts for a funky mansard...

  • Trim Routers

    When you're working with historic buildings, there's one thing you can depend on: You can't depend on anything. Over the last 150 years, changes in hardware, trim details, and other product introductions and evolutions (weather stripping for example) have led to the need for a versatile tool like a...

  • 3-HP Cabinet Saws

    The undisputed king of the woodshop is the 10-inch cabinet saw. Along with a good workbench, a well-tuned and -outfitted cabinet saw with a good blade and a proper out-feed is the beating heart of the shop. As such, choosing which saw to buy is a big decision. A good machine will prove both...