Keeping A Tourniquet On The Job Site

By Robert Robillard

Job Site Safety – Keeping a Tourniquet Handy As a contractor who works with tools are you prepared for a job site catastrophic injury? I know a lot of us have first aid kits but do you carry a tourniquet? Is it in the truck or in your tool belt?  Keeping a tourniquet on the job site…

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Warmup DCM-PRO Membrane and Heating Cable

By Robert Robillard

Warmup DCM-PRO Uncoupling Mat and Heating Cable As a remodeling contractor I’m always looking for more efficient, better ways to do our projects. Recently I came across the Warmup DCM-PRO Membrane and Heating Cable.  The mat is an uncoupling membrane, and the combination of the two gives me a faster way to install radiant heat…

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Hitachi A5 Series Framing Nailer

By Will Endicott

Hitachi NR83AA5 Paper-Collated Pneumatic Framing Nailer Review Within the last decade or so, tool companies have stepped up their game to push the boundaries of cordless technology, safety features, and user experience with their tool lineups. While this has been fantastic for us tool user’s, sometimes a step back is necessary. The old adage “If…

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Creating an Outdoor Living Space

By Robert Robillard

Planning An Outdoor Living Space When entertaining the favorite hangout in my home always seemed to be the kitchen. There seems to be a magnetic pull to the kitchen. This is especially true when my wife is in there entertaining the crowd with her culinary skills and sense of humor.  A sense of humor, I…

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The 3-4-5 Method For Squaring Corners

By Robert Robillard

3-4-5 Triangle Method Carpentry is not an exact science; it is a pragmatic approach to problem solving, building, and repairing. My experience has taught me that a few basic principles guide us on what will or will not work. Plumb, Level, and Square is some of those principles. 3-4-5 Rule To Ensure Square Layouts Carpenters…

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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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