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Carrying plywood by yourself is a pain.

Carrying plywood by yourself is a pain. Here’s a helper that allows you to roll it around instead. Just clamp this caddy to the board’s edge, tip the sheet down onto the wheels and off you go. The caddy will fit plywood that’s 1/2″ to 3/4″ thick. Its sides aren’t glued together—they just slide on bolts. I put 7″ lawn mower wheels on my caddy so I can roll it over an uneven driveway or my yard when I’m unloading plywood from my truck. Large wheels are ideal for a shop floor, too, because they roll easier than small wheels. Of course, you can use wheels of almost any size. To make the caddy, temporarily nail together its three parts,...

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52 Boxes In 52 Weeks

SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2018 Review: 52 Boxes In 52 Weeks, By Matt Kenney 52 Boxes In 52 Weeks, The Taunton Press, $24.95, 224pp, May, 2018Full disclosure: I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for review.This is a wonderful design book by Fine Woodworking senior editor Matt Kenney. It's the result of a challenge he set for himself to practice his design skills: design and build a small box every week for a year.The boxes are largely simple in construction, using a limited set of techniques, since the construction process was not the main point of the exercise. Instead, he explores a wide range of shape, proportion, materials, and decoration.The idea is that like any other skill,...

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Modern types of pens

The main modern types of pens can be categorized by the kind of writing tip or point on the pen: An inexpensive Bic Cristal ballpoint pen A ballpoint pen dispenses an oil-based ink by rolling a small hard sphere, usually 0.5–1.2 mm and made of brass, steel, or tungsten carbide.[3] The ink dries almost immediately on contact with paper. The ballpoint pen is usually reliable and comes in both inexpensive and expensive types. It has replaced the fountain pen as the most common tool for everyday writing. (There are certain ballpoint pens combining multiple colours in a single barrel; the writer or artist may depress the tip with the desired colour.) A luxury ballpoint pen A rollerball pen dispenses a water-based...

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