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By Xavier Roberts

This booklet presents a primary path in Carpentry.

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Which side of you is the door on? o A left-handed interior doorknob. If the door is on your left hand side, it is a left handed door. o A right-handed interior doorknob. If the door is on your right side, it is a right handed door. 3. Doors that swing outward are an exception. This is a right-handed doorknob. Check for exceptions. If your door swings outward, this rule will be reversed. Most exterior doors, such as patio doors, swing outward. If the door to an interior room swings out into a hallway, you might also need to reverse the rule.

6. Place the hinges. Determine in which direction the door will open. The door should open in to the room and hinge placement should be such that the light switch is accessible on the side opposite the hinges. If, as you enter the room, the light switch is inside on the wall to your right, then the hinges should be on the left, so that as you push the door open to enter the room, the switch is immediately accessible on the knob side of the door. o Place the door on its side with the hinge side upwards.

That is, when you are sawing in the normal position, the blade guard is between your face and the saw blade. If you are a left hander be aware that any chips of sawdust, etc. are flying out on your side. Don't forget your safety gear. They do make saws for lefty's. Safety glasses or goggles are OK but a full face visor is better. Don't use dangerous power tools when there's nobody else there with you. They don't have to be right there next to you, just somewhere in the area. You want to make sure that, in case that you injure yourself, there is someone there who can call 911 for you.

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