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Insane Japanese Carpentry

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Innovative Tool Carriers

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Over the past decade or so, a revolution of sorts has been occurring within the... More

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Tools from the Remodeling Show

In mid-October I attended the Remodeling Show in Chicago. Among the exhibitors were a number of tool companies and I shot video of some of their tools being demonstrated. More

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Porter-Cable 371 Compact Belt Sander

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