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Don't dismiss the HSS saw blade, though, as so many do, it may come in handy. It's a good standby. You can always sharpen it yourself, unlike TCT which has to be sent away. The HSS blade will be a lot thinner than a TCT one. If you have your saw set up in a bench and are ripping thin pieces out of a wide board or sheet, the thinner blade means less waste. Warnings • • • • • • • Be aware of the location of any power cords when operating a saw, keeping them behind the path of the cut at all times.

This is an advanced do-it-yourself project. Do not undertake any major projects or renovations if you are renting, unless you get prior approval from your landlord. Always take proper safety precautions when working with welding equipment and sharp tools. Make sure you are not violating any building codes by hiding the entrance to a room. Many building codes require, for example, that the entrance to a utility room with a furnace or gas line be clearly visible, in case of emergency. Things You'll Need • • Carpentry skills and equipment Welding skills and equipment • • • • • • Steel 2x2 box tubing (recommend 2"X 2"X 3/16" as less than 3/16" wouldn't support the weight, 1/4" gets pretty heavy to work with) cut to length with miters 3/4" bolts 3/4 inch brass flange bearings Plumb bob Medium density fibre board and particle board Wooden door stop Chapter- 5 How to Hang a Door Hanging a wooden door in a door frame seems like a simple enough task, but doing it incorrectly can result in uneven gaps in the spaces around the door or worse, a door that won't even latch.

Tips • • Exact measurements will vary depending on the area in which you're building the bookshelves, as well as the size of the door you're hiding. This particular project can be completed for approximately under US$500, plus labor. Of course, if you're doing it yourself, the labor cost is zilch, but supplies may be in duplicate. Warnings • • • • Do not attempt this project if you are a welding or carpentry amateur. This is an advanced do-it-yourself project. Do not undertake any major projects or renovations if you are renting, unless you get prior approval from your landlord.

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