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About TiC

THISisCarpentry (TiC) is an interactive, multimedia e-magazine written BY carpenters, FOR carpenters.

TiC offers detailed, well-illustrated articles about construction techniques, new tools of the trade, improving carpentry skills . . . and much more.

Our goal is to create a community magazine, a place where craftsmen can contribute to their field and support other carpenters, builders, and contractors. We promote active dialogue by making it easy for readers to post comments about articles, and for authors to respond to comments.

Your ideas and opinions are important to us! Please contribute to the magazine by posting your questions and comments directly below the articles (or, better yet, write an article for us!). You are welcome to upload images that support your comments and posts. Your contributions—both questions and critiques—will augment every story and help develop a comprehensive learning resource for us all.

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Staff:

publisher: Gary M. Katz

managing editor: Tristan M. Katz

art director: Wm. Todd Murdock

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A note on the publisher:

For more than two decades Gary M. Katz has been a frequent contributor to Fine Homebuilding, the Journal of Light Construction, Fine Woodworking, and other leading trade magazines, in addition to moderating JLC’s online finish carpentry forum. Gary’s books include The Doorhanger’s Handbook (Taunton), Finish Carpentry: Efficient Techniques for Custom Interiors (JLC/Craftsman), and Trim Made Simple (Taunton 2009). His DVD series, Mastering Finish Carpentry, sets the standard for professional video instruction in the construction trades. In 2003, Gary founded the Katz Roadshow, a strategic partnership of leading manufacturers and installation specialists, providing hands-on training clinics for professionals at lumberyards across America.

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What readers are saying about TiC:

I am a recent subscriber having come across one of your articles purely by chance. I would like to echo what no doubt many others have said to you before. Your articles are absolutely fantastic. I am amazed at the depth that your contributors put into an article and how free they are with their expertise that we should learn and understand from their knowledge. It’s not the frequency of the articles that is important it is the quality of the contribution and the improvement to my understanding that I value so much. I thank you all from the southern tip of Africa.
—Peter Jones, Johannesburg, South Africa

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When you were publishing an article almost every Sunday, I was wondering how you would be able to keep up such a daunting pace. You were (probably unintentionally) setting the bar of expectation very high. Since subscription is free, you should be free from readership pressure and publishing only when the time and subject is right for you. Keep up the great work!
—William “Sonny” Wiehe Jr., Vice Versa Builders, Fairfax, Virginia

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I am very happy with the publications I get online from you. Keep up the good work.
—Wayne Theiss, Wise Owl Odd Jobs, Dutchess County, NY

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Even if you printed an article every six months, it’s still some of the best stuff out there. Speaking for myself, (and I hope others ) if I get only one tip to make my life easier, I’m grateful. You set the standard for all of us. Keep on giving back and we will keep coming to your seminars and reading your articles.
—Skip

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I would like to thank you for spending your personal time to offer such great articles to so many. In today’s times someone willing to share their skills free of charge is rare and greatly appreciated. Thank you, to you and all that help make this happen.
—Joseph Pagano

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As a subscriber, I wanted to let all of you at TiC know that your publication is spectacular.  I look forward to every issue.  I appreciate the free issues, but would be willing to pay for a subscription if that allowed you to maintain the publication as you see fit.  Just one reader’s thoughts.
—Bob DeMaio, Jr., DeMaio Jr Construction Services, LLC

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This is by far THEE BEST site. Keep up the good work.
—James Bunch

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I have thoroughly enjoyed every TiC article. Thank you for your work. Thank you for keeping it free.
—Jeff Ewer

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Your articles are a great learning tool for the trade and are often a step up in quality/content from what a typical monthly trade magazine has to offer. Articles geared toward the professional end-user are much appreciated. Keep on with the publications.
—Tim Barnard

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I just wanted to let you know I think the content is excellent and enjoyable no matter what schedule it’s published to, and I love it when it arrives. Keep up the great work.
Eli Golub

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Who can complain when the content is free? You (and your contributors) are doing an amazing job! Thank you SO much.
—Ed Burt, Burt Handyman, LLC, New London, NH

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As everyone in this trade knows, some kitchens take two weeks, some take two months. Nobody cares how often the articles come out. Of far greater importance is the quality.
—David Alexander

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I always look forward to the articles which I believe are second to none!…I understand and appreciate all the hard work and time you guys (and gals) put into it. Someday if I ever get enough free time I hope to contribute something to the cause. Thanks for the great magazine.
—Bob Scott