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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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Open Seams In Hardwood Flooring

By Robert Robillard

Oak Floor Installed Parallel with Plank Subfloor – Results In Seams I recently looked at a house for sale with Oak floors. The second I walked into the house I noticed multiple open seams in the hardwood flooring. The weird part was that these seams were evenly spaced approximately every 7 to 8 inches. The reason…

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KEEN Utility Men’s Atlanta Cool II ESD Soft Toe Work Shoe

By Robert Robillard

KEEN Utility Atlanta Cool II Work Shoe The older I get the more I prioritize comfort.  The work’s hard enough as it is without enduring uncomfortable tools…including uncomfortable shoes or boots.  I can put up with a jacket that binds a little, or with a tool that doesn’t quite fit my hand perfectly.  But if…

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Saving Tool Manuals

By Robert Robillard

2 compelling Reasons To Save Tool Manuals I’ve been working with tools for over 30 years and have acquired a lot of tools over the years. Saving tool manuals was a thing I’ve always done for future repairs and part orders. I still do this today. Tool Manuals Identify Parts – Schematics While many manuals can…

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Using Labels On Tools

By Robert Robillard

Increase Efficiency and Organization by Labeling Tools Being organized is a way of life for me – it helps me navigate life’s chaos! Imagine a workshop where you can find every tool, jig, and board almost without looking. The secret is using labels on tools. One aspect that I’ve incorporated into my tool organization is…

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90 Degree Clamping Jig – Shop Tip

By Robert Robillard

Woodworking Clamp Blocks – Shop Tip One thing I always notice when clamping wood is you never have enough clamps and you can always use a third hand. To solve my third-hand problem I use a 90 Degree Clamping Jig – shop tip to help me align casework, assist with dry fitting and glue-ups. Using The 90…

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Keep Couch Off Baseboard Heater

By Robert Robillard

Save Heating Costs and Shorten Warm Up Times With A Couch Stand-Off Jig Here’s a jig you can make to keep couch off baseboard heater and increase baseboard heating efficiency in your house. Pushing a couch up against a wall with a baseboard heater can restrict airflow, which causes the heater to function inefficiently, take longer…

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How To Silence A Smoke Detector False Alarm

By Robert Robillard

What to Do If You Have a Nuisance or Smoke Detector False Alarm Activation The other day my daughter called me to tell me the smoke alarms in our house were going off. She told me she had been cooking but there was nothing smoking so she was confused and felt it was a false…

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RYOBI 40 Volt Leaf Blower

By Robert Robillard

RYOBI 550CFM/125MPH Leaf Blower RY40407VNM Review By Ralf Mroz It’s hard to say which battery-operated tool has made the biggest difference on the Jobsite, in landscaping, or just home maintenance, but certainly, the blower is welcome and well-used.  On the Jobsite it’s used for general clean-up, to blow sawdust out of table saws, to move…

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