How to Clean Paint Brushes: Paint like a PRO!

By Phil Benevides

How to Clean Paint Brushes: Paint like a PRO! When I first learned to snowboard, lesson one was how to stop. With that idea in mind before we go any farther with this ACC How to Paint like a PRO series, lets learn How to Clean Paint Brushes, before we even get them loaded with…

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VETO Pro Pac Tech Pac LT Giveaway

By Scott Arnold

Veto Pro Pac – Tech Pac LT Here at Concord Carpenter we are all about tool storage and organization. We like the phrase “work smarter, not harder.” The Veto Pro Pac allow us to easily carry the tools we need to and from the job without having to carry around multiple bags, our tool belt,…

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New DESIGNRAIL Colors: “Express Yourself By Feeney”

By Phil Benevides

New DESIGNRAIL Colors: “Express Yourself By Feeney” DESIGNRAIL Feeney DESIGNRAIL is a complete railing system for residential and light commercial spaces that make a bold statement. Sleek, modern, and functional; Feeney DESIGNRAIL is the perfect choice for contractors, designers, and homeowners who want to make a bold statement. And making a bold statement just got…

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How to Make Plinth Blocks

By Robert Robillard

How to Make Plinth Blocks I love using Plinth Blocks in finish carpentry especially when the door casings are ornate. Plinth blocks act as a decorative base for door trim, pilaster or columns and are often seen in higher end trim work and older homes where the trim and baseboard intersection do not visually meet…

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DEWALT 16 Gauge Pneumatic Finish Nailer DWFP71917

By Robert Robillard

DEWALT Pneumatic Finish Nailer DWFP71917 Review DEWALT just released a new line of pneumatic finish nailers. Borrowing from their little brother Bostitch, which utilizes Smart Point® technology, these nailers feature what DEWALT is calling Precision Point™ Technology.  Both technologies are basically the same and offer precision, accuracy and a much easier nail placement through a smaller nose footprint.…

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Build America 2015 Tool Safety and Construction Training

By Scott Arnold

Fraternity Brothers to the Rescue! If I started a sentence with the following; twenty fraternity brothers from Pi Kappa Phi got together for the whole summer to . . . The majority of people would assume, party hard, cause trouble or worse. This past week, Rob Robillard, the Concord Carpenter crew, editors from Tool Box Buzz, Concord Lumber Corporation employees and…

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Common Mortar Joint Profiles

By Jeff Williams

Common Mortar Joint Profiles Next time you’re out and about take a look at the masonry buildings near where you work and live. Do the mortar joints disappear into the brick and stone or do they contribute to the look of the facade? Are they recessed from the surface or are they proud of the…

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How To Replace A Broken Granite Post

By Robert Robillard

I live just outside of Boston and just about everywhere you look, new and antique, granite is used in hard scapes. Everything from century old granite posts, reclaimed curbing, foundation / seawall block, trestle and bridge support block, steps, gates, post, borders and support walls. This article will address how I replaced two 6″ x 6″…

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