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Keeping chickens isn't only for farms! The yard fowl revolution has coops shooting up in neighborhoods far and wide. Home-raised chickens offer a superb resource of stronger, natural eggs which are as shut as your yard. Chickens additionally make solid pets and supply unfastened fertilizer—and plenty of enjoyable. Backyard Chickens Guide bargains plans and photographs for sixteen customized coops outfitted by way of genuine chook proprietors, (including 3 transportable designs referred to as tractors). learn their tales and research from their reviews, then head out to the yard to begin your personal flock.
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The only heavy-duty tool I used was a 3-hp tablesaw. Ripping lots of 8/4 maple puts a strain on even a large saw, so use a clean, sharp blade. Components of the essential workbench Avid woodworkers themselves, the Fine Woodworking editors regularly visit shops across the country, and they see a wide array of workbench configurations. Like all woodworkers, they know what they like and don’t like. In the end we all compromised a bit, but we reached a solid consensus—a durable workbench requires beefy parts.
Finally, I added a sliding stop at the left end. It can be set high or low and is useful for planing panels, thin drawer bottoms, tabletops, or multiple parts. a wor k benc h t h i rt y y e a r s i n t h e m a k i ng 29 Section through top Dog apron 3 in. 25⁄ 8 in. 3⁄4 -in. -thick boards. This design is very stable so it will stay flat, and it’s an economical way to use materials. I used hard maple, yellow birch, and beech, dedicating the best of the maple to the top layer and the breadboard ends, and using narrower and somewhat lower-quality material for the middle and bottom layers.
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