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Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor

Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob If you have a building or remodeling question you can have rob respond to your answer via video. Click here for more information. https://jointruly.com/robillard Invite code: x22r2

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Festool MFT/3 Multifunction Table

By Robert Robillard

Festool MFT/3 Multifunction Table – Review A stable workbench is critical to most, if not all, cutting operations, assembly work and much more. It’s often the corner stone to a projects precision, quality and efficiency. Every work shop, including most job sites, have a workbench for these tasks.  Work benches range from crude sawhorses and plywood…

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Paint One Side of Your House, Once a Year

By Robert Robillard

Paint One Side of Your House a Year – Save Time and Money Painting your house yourself can be a daunting task, not to mention it’s a big commitment of time.  It can also be rewarding and if you have the time, it can certainly save you money.  Once you get past the time is…

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How to Make A Custom Slate Chalkboard

By Robert Robillard

Custom Slate Chalkboard In this article we will show you how we cut a 100 year-old authentic schoolhouse chalkboard and created a custom frame in which to hang it. A client of ours came across some an old slate blackboard that was salvaged from an old Massachusetts boarding school. This blackboard was originally installed in…

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Working From Heights

By Robert Robillard

Working at Heights On Residential Homes As carpenters, we often have to perform repairs at heights.  On many homes, these repairs are quick and typically done off ladders, roof jack or ladder jacks. Working from heights can be dangerous, this article will address some considerations to stay safe. The problem with these methods is they can be…

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Clean Remodeling

By Robert Robillard

Be the Contractor (or Carpenter) Who Cares When you’re dealing with prospective clients, it’s all about preparation and communication. We all want to improve our business and be the best in the industry. Your old-school binder with past before and after photos shows off your craftsmanship but how do you really get homeowners’ attention? Be…

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Wilton All Terrain Vise

By Robert Robillard

Wilton Road Ready All Terrain Vise 10010 Review When you work in the trades, repair business or in remote locations you need to bring everything you need with you. We recently took a look at the Wilton All Terrain Vise which easily slides and mounts into 2-inch trailer hitches.  Once secured in the hitch the vise becomes a secure, instant clamping and workstation.…

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Big Ass Garage Light SHL 135

By Robert Robillard

The BIG ASS LED Light Review No one does great work in the dark, unless your a Navy Seal!   If your garage ore workshop is not well lit you need to correct that in order to achieve great results. We recently reviewed the Big Ass Garage Light SHL 135 and were impressed with its durability, light output…

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Dust Right Universal Small Port Hose Kit

By Robert Robillard

Rockler Universal Small Port Hose Kit connects to wide range of small power tools On of my biggest pet peeves when working ins my shop is the lack of proper interface between my HEPA vacuums and my tools.  At Concord Carpenter, are a huge advocate of collecting dust at the source, but tool-makers don’t make that…

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