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Ben Carmichael

Ben Carmichael

Writer / ACC Photographer / Videographer / Fly fisherman / DIY Fanatic

Ben Carmichael is a communications and marketing professional, with experience in content strategy, video production and marketing, social media and email marketing, digital photography, and SEO, to name a few. He is also the proud owner of an historic home in Concord, Massachusetts. Built in 1860, the home keeps him busy: there’s plenty of projects — from painting and insulation, to a bathroom remodeling project — to be done. For A Concord Carpenter, Ben compliments the site's construction expertise with the perspective of an avid home DIY’er. Ben is also an avid fly fishermen, and has had his articles and photography published by fly fishing magazines. His website, New England on the Fly, is devoted to fly fishing in New England.

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Masterbuilt Bluetooth Electric Smoker

By Ben Carmichael

Masterbuilt Bluetooth Electric Smoker Review What is good food — and I mean really good food — meant to do: nourish or entertain? Is it meant to be simply good for your body, or also good for your soul? My feeling: why choose? Life is too short. Enjoy every part of it, while you can,…

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Milwaukee 30” Tool Chest and Rolling Cabinet Set

By Ben Carmichael

  Milwaukee 30” Tool Chest and Rolling Cabinet Set Review If you own a home and like to work on it — or, are simply determined to do the work yourself — then one thing will be true: you will need tools. When you begin, you’ll need only a few, but once you grow in…

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Ryobi ONE+ 18-Volt Bluetooth Stereo

By Ben Carmichael

Ryobi ONE+ 18-Volt Bluetooth Stereo Review When I’m working on my house — be in the shop, in the basement, or even out on the roof, as I spent a fair amount of time this fall — I like to stay occupied by listening to something. I’ve found my smartphone isn’t a good fit for…

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How to Install a Weathervane

By Ben Carmichael

Sometimes, people rise out of your past and surprise you in the most wonderful ways. That happened to me recently. Growing up, I had the privilege of going to a world famous fly fishing river called the Grand Cascapedia with my dad on the Gape peninsula in Quebec. While there, we used to stop in…

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Ridgid WD1450 14 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum

By Ben Carmichael

Ridgid WD1450 14-Gallon 6-Horsepower Wet/Dry Vacuum Review Of all the tools I consider essential, there is one that that people don’t often think of: the wet/dry vacuum. Why is it so essential? Quite simple: it keep things clean and it helps keep you efficient. In order to build things, you have to cut things. I…

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Moen Kitchen Pot Filler

By Ben Carmichael

  Moen Kitchen Pot Filler Classic Stainless Steel Review Our kitchen — it’s where we spend most of our time when at home. We love to cook, and to entertain friends and family. And so when we began remodeling, we decided to invest a significant amount of time, care, and money right here in our…

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RIDGID 10 Inch Portable Table Saw with Stand R45101

By Ben Carmichael

RIDGID 10 Inch Portable Table Saw with Stand R45101 – Tool Review Note: This is a review for the R45101 table saw, not the R4513 saw, which look nearly identical and are often confused for each other. For more clarity on the differences between them, please see this Ridgid forum discussion. As anyone who works…

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Luma Comfort AP400W HEPA Air Purifier

By Ben Carmichael

Luma Comfort  HEPA Air Purifier Review We often think of air pollution as something we experience outside, not inside, our homes. Increasingly, however, we understand this isn’t the case: the quality of the air inside your home can be just as bad as the quality of the air outside of it. For us, the concern…

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