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Stan Durlacher

Stan has been a project manager in the Boston commercial real estate and construction market since 1978. He is currently a Project Executive for a major Boston Construction Manager, building High Rise apartment and office buildings. Two of his current projects are Air Right Developments over the Mass Turnpike in downtown Boston. One of the hallmarks of his career has been innovative problem solving. As Assistant Secretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Stan was instrumental in bringing the hydromill slurry wall machinery and technology to Boston in the 1990’s for use on the Central Artery Third Harbor Tunnel Project. Stan has been an avid woodworker since college and brings an innovative point of view to this field. He owns an 1886 farmhouse near Concord, Mass and his skills and time are never idle for long. His barn and attached spaces serve as his ever-expanding workshop. Stan is a self-avowed tool hound. In 2013, Stan decided to design and build his own CNC router. This machine has become a centerpiece of his woodworking and his craft focus Stan will share many of the ways that this innovative technology has solved many current problems and how CNC will begin to impact the woodworking and home renovation businesses.

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Fluke a3001 FC Wireless iFlex AC Current Clamp Kit

By Stan Durlacher

Monitoring AC Current Draws Over Time with the FLUKE A3001 FC Current Module In the construction business, having accurate and relevant information can be an important key to success. In the electrical field, knowing accurate information can literally be a life saver. Is the voltage in this circuit correct? Do I have the right sized…

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Hardie Siding and Trim Products

By Stan Durlacher

James Hardie Product Review I recently dropped by Rob Robillard’s current project in Concord MA. to see it in person because I liked what I saw on social media. The large addition had been recently sided and painted. I asked Rob about the material because it looked fabulous. Rob told me it was sided with…

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How to Check Your Table Saw Accuracy

By Stan Durlacher

Table Saw Accuracy – Does It Need A Tune Up? Why take the time to measure the as-built accuracy of a table saw? Is table saw accuracy important to you? Many of these saws will be opened up in the field, assembled, plugged in and start to be used for construction work. If this is the…

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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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Milwaukee M12 1/4″ Ratchet 2556-20

By Stan Durlacher

Milwaukee M12 1/4″ Ratchet Review This is a story of how the Milwaukee M12 1/4″ Ratchet 2556-20, made my life easier. So it is past time to tear down an old BMW engine I have in the workshop. The first major milestone in this endeavor is to remove the cylinder head. And that entails removing almost 100…

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Silica The NEW Asbestos

By Stan Durlacher

Silica and Compliant Dust Control What do the “Largest Construction Tragedy in US History” and “The New Asbestos” Have In Common? Worst Construction Tragedy in US History – The Hawks Nest Tunnel In 1931, a project was started in Gauley Bridge, WV to create a tunnel under Gauley Mountain to divert the New River to…

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Building A Wedding Chest

By Stan Durlacher

The Wedding Chest When she was a kid, Maggie wanted a wedding chest…. The idea of the chest had its genesis when my daughter Maggie was a young girl and liked the wedding chest that my wife had handed down from her mother. It was a fairly non-descript wooden box – rabbeted corners and a…

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Oblique Angle Clamping Jig

By Stan Durlacher

Clamping Jig for Oblique and Odd Angle Joints I nicknamed my Oblique Angle Clamping Jig, ‘lollipops.’ for their unique shape and for want of a better name. This type of jig is not something I claim to have thought up or created. In fact, I have seen similar metal ones in catalogs and in high-priced woodworker stores…

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