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How to Fasten Furring Strips to Concrete

How to Fasten Furring Strips to Concrete

Workshop Tip:  Applying Plywood To Concrete, Brick or Block Wall Adding a wall finish to a concrete wall can be more that applying paint.   There are many situations where one would want to cover over a brick, concrete, or block walls.  This article will discuss how to fasten furring strips to concrete, brick or block […]

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How to Fasten Furring Strips to Concrete

How to Fasten Furring Strips to Concrete

Workshop Tip:  Applying Plywood To Concrete, Brick or Block Wall Adding a wall finish to a concrete wall can be more that applying paint.   There are many situations where one would want to cover over a brick, concrete, or block walls.  This article will discuss how to fasten furring strips to concrete, brick or block […]

Bosch JS572EL Jig Saw

Bosch JS572EL Jig Saw

What’s blue, measures 6 x 14 inches, weighs only 6 pounds and can cut almost anything accurately and easily? It you guessed a Bosch JS572EL Jig Saw your right. History of Jig Saw The jigsaw design started in 1946 when a Bosch employee installed a blade on his wife’s sewing machine.  The very first portable […]

Senco XtremePro 3¼ Framing Nailer 325XP

Senco XtremePro 3¼ Framing Nailer 325XP

Senco FramePRO Framing Nailer 325XP My very first frame and finish nailers were Senco brand pneumatics.   I  bought them as a package deal at a pawn shop. I still think back to how amazing the 325+ framing nailer was, it was super compact, reliable and powerful.   I had those two nailers for almost […]

Securing Partition Walls To Concrete

Securing Partition Walls To Concrete

Using Large Diameter Tapcon Screws to Secure A Partition Pool House Wall As a residential contractor I used Tapcon screws, a brand well known, for their excellent masonry holding power.    Tapcons are simple to use and have quickly become a go-to masonry fastener when securing partition walls to concrete. When used properly, Tapcon masonry fasteners […]

Werner Podium Ladder

Werner Podium Ladder

Werner PD6200 Series Podium Ladder – Type IA 300 lb. Load Capacity When I first heard about the Werner Podium Ladder I immediately thought of a raised platform surrounding the arena of an ancient Roman amphitheater with seats for privileged spectators.  Well that’s not exactly true.   I pictured a lectern or booth, as one […]

Festool Carvex PSB 420 EBQ Jigsaw

Festool Carvex PSB 420 EBQ Jigsaw

Festool 561608 – PSB 300 EQ Jigsaw Review My first experience with the Festool Carvex PS 420 EBQ Jigsaw [561 608] was a recent review on the barrel grip PSC 420 EBQ cordless jigsaw. The Festool Carvex jigsaw line has some meticulous innovation that we feel has pushed the envelope in sawing precision, ergonomic and dust […]

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Hitachi C8FSE Sliding Compound Miter Saw

The Hitachi C8FSE 8-1/2″ Sliding Compound Miter Saw on the ACC Job-site I’ve been hauling around a massive 12-inch compound miter saw, which has been taking up some serious real estate in the back of my SUV, (also known as my work vehicle) for WAY too long. I’ve used plenty of Hitachi saws on various […]

Bessey Auto Adjust Toggle Clamp

Auto Adjust Clamps: Safer Woodworking And Cabinet Making

Bessey Auto Adjust Toggle Clamp When it comes to efficiently and productivity in the shop, or on a job site, nothing beats tools and jigs that free your hands up and make your work safer and more accurate. In most cases great jigs involve some sort of clamping device. Many times when working in the […]

How To Build Rustic Cabinet Doors

How To Build Rustic Cabinet Doors

Cope and Stick Rough Sawn Cabinet Doors In this article I will discuss how to build rustic cabinet doors. We recently had a remodeling project where we were asked to trim out a timber framed pool house. The project required us to work with rough sawn, ship-lap pine boards and to build two changing rooms, […]

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Ryobi Cordless 18 Gauge Brad nailer P320

Ryobi One+ 18V Cordless Air Strike Brad Nailer Review When we set out to buy a house, we wanted to buy something that was or looked old. We didn’t have a huge budget, though, and saw house after house that attempted to look old. None of them felt right. And then we found our house: […]

How To Build Exterior Shutters

How To Build Exterior Shutters

Building Exterior Shutters Written by Justin Prewitt This article discusses how to build exterior shutters. In my neck of the wood most of the homes have shutters as part of their aesthetic design.   The overall elevation of a house is the first thing folks see when they approach a home and is a major part […]

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Makita 18V LXT Lithium Ion 10oz Caulking Gun

The Makita 18V  10oz Caulking Gun on the ACC Job-Site The caulking gun is the Rodney Dangerfield of tools on the job-site, it “don’t get no respect”. From frame to finish you will always find yourself reaching for a caulking gun for many various, but critical applications. Whether you are applying construction adhesive or caulking trim […]

Wood Floors Improve Indoor Air Quality

Wood Floors Improve Indoor Air Quality

Photo: by Concord Carpenter – Cherry floor installation at Balls Hill Rd. Concord, Massachusetts Wood Floors Better For Folks With Allergies A analysis of wood flooring conducted by the University of Wisconsin supports that wood floors improve indoor air quality. The study compared five different floor coverings in regard to four substances considered to be […]