Bridges and Culverts

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Giant Steps

What do you get when you combine gray and yellow? Graylo? How about when you add a... More

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Hall of Fame 2005

Marshall Burns may be one of the last bridges still spanning the historic past and... More

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Feature: The New Nailers

Eight new framing nailers are all about power, safety, and versatility. More

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3x21-Inch Belt Sanders

Beads of sweat collect on my brow whenever I hand out belt sanders during the boat building classes I teach. In the wrong hands these powerful tools can easily do more damage?like sanding through the hull of a boat in seconds?than good. The same is true for belt sanders on the jobsite. A racing abrasive belt under a rookie's guidance might spell disaster for those built-ins, stair parts, or custom oak doors. After years of using these tools for installing finish work and building boats, I've learned that getting a good, flat finish is about control, and control comes from skill, experience, and good tool design. More

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15-Gauge Finish Nailers

When I started in the trades 20 years ago, there were only a few pneumatic finish... More


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