Adding a Charging Station to My Tool Trailer

By Robert Robillard

Trailer Charging Wall I’ve been using cordless tools for some time now and am probably close to being 95% cordless. That means that I have a lot of cordless batteries to deal with. On most jobs I start my work with my cordless tool and have a charger working getting the next battery up to…

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Hidden Water Basin

By Robert Robillard

Building a Disappearing Fountain Basin In part 1 of Building a disappearing water fountain, I detailed the steps in Building a Hidden Water Basin with a glazed pot that was a gift from a friend.  Learn how How To Build A Disappearing Water Fountain with this step by step guide. We chose the spot, shown below, for…

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Kershaw Method Folding Knife

By Josh Bordenca

Kershaw Anso Method Liner Lock Knife 1170  Review I’ve owned several Kershaw knives over the years and recently came across the Kershaw Method 1170 knife to add to my various collection of knives I already own.  Kershaw kept to their standards and the Kershaw Method folding knife is sharp and well designed. It’s become a…

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Making a Carpentry Template

By Robert Robillard

Making and Using Carpentry Patterns and Templates Making and using carpentry patterns and templates help to make woodworking and construction projects efficient, repeatable and accurate. Templates are usually low cost to build, and an accurate way to transfer spatial measurements to any sheet material or flat surface. Once made, a template can be used, over…

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Comparing the Bosch Colt Router GKF125CE to the Older PR20EVS

By Stan Durlacher

Bosch Colt Router Comparison GCK125CE vs. the PR20EVS – “A Look-Back” Trim Routers play a key role in my workshop. I have a Bosch Colt Router  PR20EVS along with two others and I use them for round-overs, final pattern clean up and chamfers. I have each trim router setup with specific bits to do repeat…

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Streamlight Dualie 2AA Flashlight

By Scott Arnold

Streamlight Dualie 2AA Flashlight Review For over 40 years Streamlight has been a leader in the lighting industry. Streamlight takes lighting to the next level by putting their employees through the same scenarios that we, the end users, are putting the lights through. From sending employees through Firefighter’s and Police Officer’s training to hunting, fishing and outdoors…

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Kapro Levels with Optivision Vials

By Robert Robillard

Kapro Levels with Optivision Vials- Review Levels are arguably one of the most important tools to be found in the tool box of anyone from the homeowner to those working in the building trades daily. From the foundation of any home or building to the final finishes you will most always find a level involved…

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Fireplace Mantle Makeover

By Scott Arnold

Fireplace Mantle Makeover The fireplace is often the most dominant element in any room it’s in. Replacing a fireplace is definitely a cosmetic choice but besides pleasing your eye, an updated fireplace can also add resale value. When the cold winter weather months arrive we welcome interior work with open arms. This December we moved…

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