Anyone who's knocked together a set of stairs for a deck from pressure-treated pine will appreciate the extraordinary care and craftsmanship these two Japanese builders show in constructing a set of winders. Tools of the Trade's David Frane annotates this video as the pair lay out the stairs precisely on a full-size plywood template, cut the dadoes for the housed treads and risers by hand with chisels, and then plane pieces by hand. It may not be possible to work this way on a U.S. jobsite (especially the part about working in your socks to protect the delicate wood surfaces), but it's impossible not to admire the precision of the finished product. Read More