The Value of Working with Your Hands

By Robert Robillard

The following article was written by my blogger friend Debbie Bier, you can find her very excellent blog at ConcordMA.com Working With Your Hands Working with your hands: in many traditions, this is an time-honored and revered way to make one’s living. The inventiveness, the pride, the usefulness, beauty and economy of an experienced worker…

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Is Your Well Water Safe?

By Robert Robillard

Photo: www.friendsofwater.com Safe Drinking Water when was the last time you tested your w3ell water?  do you really know if your well water is safe to drink? Drinking water for roughly one-sixth of U.S. households comes from private wells, of which there is little enforced regulation. With proper care, well water is extremely safe. Well…

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Rebuilding A Mahogany Deck

By Robert Robillard

Rebuilding A Mahogany Deck: For those of you that have been following the progress on my recent rebuilding a mahogany deck project, at Henry David Thoreau’s “last house before he died.  The deck was sanded and stained this week.  Looks nice!! The clapboards, railings, trim and lattice will be painted by the homeowner. We used a…

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What You Should Do If You find A Lost Child

By Robert Robillard

Lost Child Advice The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children encourages people to be alert and report suspicious situations regarding missing and exploited children.  this article is to give you advice on What Should You Do If You find A Lost Child NCMEC teaches children to seek out low risk adults if they become…

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Nail Pulling Tools

By Robert Robillard

Nail Pullers I recently was sent a pair of nail pulling tools from a fellow blogger: Axxeman. His blog is called, “The Nail Jack Family of Nail Pulling Tools.” The two tools he sent me to try out are called the “Nail Jack’ and the “Nail Hunter,” both from Nail Jack Tools. The two tools…

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Building A Glazed Pottery Fountain Part 1

By Robert Robillard

Part 1 of 2 posts…. A great friend of ours bought my wife and I a beautiful blue, glazed pot for our wedding anniversary. The blue glaze matches the blue tiles surrounding our pool. My wife has wanted a water feature by the pool for awhile now and asked me to make this glazed pot…

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Building A Glazed Pottery Fountain Part 1 of 2

By Robert Robillard

Part 1 of 2 posts How to Build A Hidden Water Fountain A great friend of ours bought my wife and I a beautiful blue, glazed pot for our wedding anniversary. The blue glaze matches the blue tiles surrounding our pool. My wife has wanted a water feature by the pool for awhile now and…

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Ironing Board Storage Tip

By Robert Robillard

This post will show your our ironing board storage tip that can be deployed almost anywhere. FROM THIS: stuffing it in a corner.    Turn Unused Space Into An Iron board storage Rack TO THIS: mounted on the door and out of the way. In this small laundry closet the ironing board was stuffed to…

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