Carpentry & Home Renovations

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Recommended Resources    

Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual, by Reader’s Digest   

Canadian Wood-Frame House Construction, by Canada Mortage and Housing Corportation

Finishes & Finishing Techniques, by Taunton Press 

 Woodsmith Magazine (Clearly presented project plans and techniques.)  

How To Sharpen Anything, by Popular Mechanics, c.1970, now out of print.  Try or to find a copy.  More practical for home owners than books aimed at perfectionist woodworkers.  Read also Dee Griffin’s excellent article on Sharpening a Knife

Color Shades and Hexadecimal Codes

The Steel Square:  Theories, Practical Use, Fully Illustrated
H. H. Siegele (1957 and more recent editions.)
Out of print.  A great gift for your favourite Carpenter.
ISBN:  0-8069-8854-1  (Previously ISBN:  0-87749-0019-9)
Lathers’ Craft Problems and Reference Book
Hands On Mathematics, as it should be taught from K – 12.
Published 1929 or 1930.  Out of print.  Well worth finding.
National Lathing Industry’s Joint Apprenticeship Program
The Wood, Wire & Metal Lathers International Union


Reference Standard Tools 

Ladders for The Ones I Love

Tove Wrecking Bar   Worth every penny.

Cordless Drill:  Milwaukee M18 High Performance 1/2″  2610-24.   Note to the Frugal:  Cheap batteries will NOT last.

Jig Saw:  Milwaukee Orbital 6268-219  (Zero-plus s.p.m.)

Router:  Milwaukee 1-3/4 Max HP Multi-Base Kit 5615-24.   Alternate:  Porter-Cable 693LRPK.  (The best total system.)    

Table Saw: Delta 36-981 Contractor’s Saw with 30” Unifence.    Alternate:   Ridgid Portable Table Saw R4510   (IMHO, the best fence and overall value for a portable table saw as of August, 2011.)

Miter Saw:  Milwaukee 12″ Dual-Bevel Sliding Compound 6955-20.    Alternate:  Makita 10” Dual-Bevel Sliding Compound LS1016.   Note:  10” blades can be used interchangeably with a table saw.

“A small tool used judiciously can serve as well as a big tool.”


Building Design and Construction & HVAC 



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