Router Table Upgrades and Tips

By Robert Robillard

Rockler Pro Router Lift, and Router Table Fence On the job site we often rig up make-shift router tables with plywood to perform basic routing tasks like cutting dados, grooves, and window sill round overs. In the workshop, a good router table set up should be versatile, accurate sand capture dust at the source. Like…

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Stair Makeover – Curb Appeal Alert

By Scott Arnold

Replacing Exterior Masonry Stone Stairs With Wood Is it time to change the look of your old outdated stairs? Recently a long-time client asked us our thoughts on changing out their old brick and mortar stairways for newer modern-looking entryways.  They have two sets that are close to each other so they were not sure…

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Mudroom Makeover

By Robert Robillard

Mudroom Cubby and Drawer Builtin | Design | Decor We recently were hired to do a mudroom makeover. The project scope required us to build a 3-drawer unit underneath an existing Mudroom cabinet and Oak bench. Mudroom Drawer Unit Design The client currently had an upper cubby and cabinet unit with an Oak seat that…

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Milwaukee PACKOUT Charging Station

By Scott Arnold

Milwaukee PACKOUT Charging Station Being able to charge your batteries either on the job site or en route to the job site is important. We recognized after writing a recent article about the need for a 12v tool set and mobile storage that we wanted to try to build a mobile battery charging station so we…

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Milwaukee PACKOUT M12 Service Kit

By Scott Arnold

Setting Up A PACKOUT 12 Volt Tool Set As a remodeling contractor, it is safe to say there are times for me when heavy-duty tools need to take the back burner and smaller voltage tools are needed. Punch list items, smaller projects call for small tools that don’t pack as much of a punch. This…

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How To Plan A Workshop

By Robert Robillard

Designing and Managing a Small Workshop A small workshop to me means that you must be ruthlessly efficient in how you design, your shop, as well as organize and store your tools. A well-organized shop is the hallmark of professionalism, especially if you have clients visit or just want to be more productive. Planning, executing,…

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Miter Saw Stop Blocks

By Robert Robillard

How To Make and Use A Miter Saw Stop Block For many years when I needed to make repetitive cuts on my miter saw, I’d use a stop block.  A stop block allows you to make accurate, receptive cuts without having to deal with graduated errors that result from using your tape measure and pencil.…

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Energy Guardian Attic Access Cover

By Robert Robillard

Energy Guardian pull-down R-38 ladder Cover PS1-38-11A The attic entrance has been and commonly remains the most overlooked source of energy loss in many homes. ESS Energy Products is a family-owned and operated company whose founder and CEO is is an Army veteran who proudly served our country. ESS has a goal to provide cost-effective…

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