Go to How Not to Build an Addition Index! This page includes notes on the circular saw.

THE ATTACK CIRCULAR SAW

My wife, when she has the courage to watch me work with wood, has a habit of following me around and unplugging every power tool as I finish using it. She says she is concerned with my safety. I think she has read too many Stephen King novels. Every time I pull the trigger on the power drill or fire up the radial arm saw, I see a twinge of fear in her eyes. She is not afraid of me. She is afraid of the machine, as if it might have a life of its own. Fed by raw electricity and uncontrolled by the human hand, she believes it has the potential to go berserk - chasing young women, her included, and making every effort to relieve them of a digit or a limb.

I have a gentler view of power tools. I think, if one ever came to life, it would have a helpful personality and a strong work ethic. It would thrust itself into my hands and help me cut enough lumber to finish the entire addition.

Next Page

Framing:
Theme Song
Lumber Quality
Pain
Circular Saw
Frame Construction
Sub Floor
Secret Passages
Ceilings and Roofs
Good Carpenters

See below to order the book!


Introduction | Decision Making | Design | Permits | Buying Materials | Demolition | Digging | Masonry | Framing | Electricity | Plumbing | Inspections | Roofing | Sheathing / Siding | Soffits | Insurance | Insulation | Fat Fireman Rule | Drywall | Finish Carpentry | Tile | Painting | Carpet | Done

About the Author:
W.J. Rayment built an addition on his house, and in the course of the project learned from his many mistakes. This on-line compendium is his effort to help you learn from his experience. The advice and stories are often humorous, sometimes silly, but always informative. for yourself or as a gift for family or friends.

Contact Us | Privacy Statement