Self Healing Concrete

By Robert Robillard

According to an article in New Scientist , concrete will soon be able to heal hairline fractures. “Like living bone, concrete could soon be healing its own hairline fractures – with bacteria in the role of osteoblast cells. Worked into the concrete from the beginning, these water-activated bacteria would munch food provided in the mix…

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Bosch OIS Multitool Blades

By Robert Robillard

Bosch Introduces OIS™ Standard Since my brother , a plumber, bought me my oscillating multi-tool I’ve looked back and said, “how did I ever get by without this? I use my multi tool for everything but mostly for cutting. We jokingly call it our tool for “surgical cuts.” The most common complaint for remodelers about…

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Fiberon Horizon Decking

By Robert Robillard

Fiberon Horizon Decking Expands Fiberon®, a leading manufacturer of composite and PVC decking, railing and fencing products, is ramping up production of its game changer Fiberon Horizon Decking product line. Fiberon Horizon Due to the overwhelming demand for Horizon™ decking with patent-pending PermaTech™ innovation, Fiberon is adding manufacturing capabilities at both its facilities in New London,…

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Cutting Acute Angles

By Robert Robillard

Acute Angle Jig – Accessory fence There are many times that I find I need cut trim or molding at an angle greater than my miter saw was designed for.  Most miter saws cut to 45 degrees or slightly larger, usually 50 degrees.   But what if you need to cut 55 degrees or a…

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