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January | February 1998

an american craftsman

door maker

FEATURES

horse logging in Maine

FEATURES

FIRE SPRINKLERS FOR YOUR HOME

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an american craftsman

door maker

PETER GOOD’S PURSUIT OF THE PERFECT PORTAL

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FEATURES

horse logging in Maine

Jim Carville harnesses the muscle power of Belgian Percherons as big as bulldozers to harvest trees more than a century old

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FEATURES

FIRE SPRINKLERS FOR YOUR HOME

THEY SAVE LIVES AND PROPERTY BUT COST A FORTUNE. HERE’S HOW TO GET MOST OF THE BENEFITS—FOR A FRACTION OF THE PRICE.

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FEATURES

AMERICA'S first houses

TO IMAGINE WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO LIVE HERE 300 YEARS AGO, TRY TO FORGET EVERYTHING YOU TAKE FOR GRANTED

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MATERIALS

GLUED FOR GOOD

What if you never, ever want it to come apart?

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yankee ingenuity

Modern ideas for fixing up an old house

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TECHNIQUE

MEASURE FIRST, CUT TWICE

Secrets of a great tile job

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POWER TOOL

NO BATTERIES

Corded drills go harder, faster, longer and stronger

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PLUS

ASK NORM

SHARP BITS I assume you use carbide bits for your router. Any advice about how to maintain and sharpen them? THOM STRUNK, Eugene, Ore. Sharpening carbide bits is not something an amateur should try. There are little diamond stones that you can use to touch them up; basically you just want to hit the back (flat) side of the blade.
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HAND TOOL

ANGLE IRONS

Precision or speed? That is the question.

November | December1997 MARCH/APRIL1998