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Robert Robillard

Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor / Writer / Video Talent

Robert Robillard is a general contractor, carpenter and operates a remodeling company located in Concord, MA. He is the editor of ConcordCarpenter.com and ToolBoxBuzz, and a has a weekly column in the Sunday Boston Globe. Rob is a recognized leader in tool and how-to information for building professionals, he hosts the Concord Carpenter Cable TV Show, offering advice on home repairs and maintenance. On his website, Rob uses his knowledge and experience to help and educate on best practices in the remodeling industry. His motto: “Well done is better than well said!”. Contact Rob at: info@aconcordcarpenter.com

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Gilmour Flexogen Hose

By Robert Robillard

Gilmour Flexogen Premium Duty Hose  How many of you reading this have leaking garden hoses or worse yet watering nozzles that have been on your hose so long they’ve fused to the coupling? Come on, you know who you are; I bet there’s a ton of you. You’re Only As Good As Your Weak Link…

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Zero Tolerance 0450 Folding Knife

By Robert Robillard

Zero Tolerance 0450 Sinkevich Titanium Knife The Zero Tolerance 0450 folding knife is a version of an award-winning collaboration between ZT and custom knife designer Dmitry Sinkevich. It is a version of the 0454 knife, which was a very limited edition.  If you don’t have the 0454 knife, I think the Zero Tolerance 0450 is the next best thing!  …

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Rockler T-Track Tabletop

By Robert Robillard

  Rockler T-Track Tabletop (item 46654) Review The Rockler T-Track Tabletop is an excellent foundation for many woodworking and construction jigs.   I have been intrigued with the flexibility of T-Tracks and have long thought that I should be getting more use out of them.   This Tabletop from Rockler makes it easy to build those jigs.…

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Winter Moth Caterpillar Infestation

By Robert Robillard

  Tree Insect Control – Winter Moth Caterpillar Infestation If you live along Northeastern Seaboard chances are you have or will have tree damaged by a small, green caterpillar called the winter moth (Operophtera brumata), a member of the Geometridae family. Winter Moth Caterpillar The Winter moth is an insect pest that was introduced to…

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Festool MFT/3 Multifunction Table

By Robert Robillard

Festool MFT/3 Multifunction Table – Review A stable workbench is critical to most, if not all, cutting operations, assembly work and much more. It’s often the corner stone to a projects precision, quality and efficiency. Every work shop, including most job sites, have a workbench for these tasks.  Work benches range from crude sawhorses and plywood…

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Paint One Side of Your House, Once a Year

By Robert Robillard

Paint One Side of Your House a Year – Save Time and Money Painting your house yourself can be a daunting task, not to mention it’s a big commitment of time.  It can also be rewarding and if you have the time, it can certainly save you money.  Once you get past the time is…

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How to Make A Custom Slate Chalkboard

By Robert Robillard

Custom Slate Chalkboard In this article we will show you how we cut a 100 year-old authentic schoolhouse chalkboard and created a custom frame in which to hang it. A client of ours came across some an old slate blackboard that was salvaged from an old Massachusetts boarding school. This blackboard was originally installed in…

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Hard to Reach House Repairs

By Robert Robillard

Working at Heights On Residential Homes As carpenters we often have to perform repairs at heights.  On many homes these repairs are quick and typically done off ladders, roof jack or ladder jacks. The problem with these methods is they can be dangerous, do not provide a work surface, or tool set up area. When you stop…

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