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Jeff Williams

Writer / Carpenter / Woodworker

Jeff Williams comes from a long line of contractors. His parents started a commercial General Contracting firm many years ago and it has afforded him life-long, hands-on learning opportunities from rough and fine carpentry all the way to structural steel and concrete. He formalized his training by completing a Construction Management degree. Currently he's a carpenter for a commercial General Contracting company specializing in concrete, steel, and wood buildings. For him, nothing beats the thrill of being able to coordinate and successfully manage large projects all the way through to completion. Inspired by the difficulties sometimes encountered to complete punch lists his motto is, "Work hard until the job is done."

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Belt Sander Jig HowTo Build

By Jeff Williams

Belt Sander Jig HowTo Build A few years ago, RIDGID sent us a couple sanders to review. One of them was the outstanding RIDGID Oscillating Edge/Belt Spindle Sander Model # EB4424. At the time we also received their 3″ Heavy Duty Variable Speed Belt Sander Model #R2740. I liked using the oscillating sander in the shop…

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Cleaning Stone Masonry

By Jeff Williams

Cleaning Stone Masonry Stone is a building material as old as man himself. It was used as the some of the first tools as well. It is a very durable and attractive material. I works very well to construct building facades. It is attractive by itself or when used as an accent in a brick…

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Replacing an Outdoor Light Fixture

By Jeff Williams

Replacing an Outdoor Light Fixture A few months ago, my family and I move into a new house. Well, a new to us house but pretty new as well. It was built in 2010-11 so it has all modern wiring, plumbing, and ventilation. Our last house was a complete fixer-upper but now that we have…

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Choosing a Workboot

By Jeff Williams

Choosing a Workboot In today’s marketplace, more workboots are available than ever before. The sheer number of choices can be overwhelming. In this article we’ll give you some helpful tips and advice to help you narrow down the field when choosing a workboot. Recently we attended a media event with KEEN Utility and saw their…

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How To Inspect A Fall Arrest Harness

By Jeff Williams

How To Inspect A Fall Arrest Harness Early in the spring, our masonry construction company held its annual safety day. It’s a day where the whole company comes together to review safety protocols and procedures to ensure that everyone gets home safe at the end of every day. The foreman put on a number of breakout…

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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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Software On The Job Site

By Jeff Williams

 Job Site Efficiency Most of us use computers and software on a daily basis, from our laptops and tablets to even our automobiles and heavy equipment. It is everywhere in society and it has been making some serious inroads to the construction industry the last few years. Computers and software have been in the construction office…

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RIDGID Pro Pack Wet/Dry Vacuum Review

By Jeff Williams

RIDGID Pro Pack Wet/Dry Vacuum Review A clean and tidy job site goes a long way to show customers that you are a professional. Beyond that, a clean job site is a more efficient and safer site as well. A clean, safe, and efficient job site is a goal every contractor should strive for and a…

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