Cordless Drill Storage Station

By Robert Robillard

How To Make A Cordless Drill Storage Rack I like my shop neat and orderly.   When I need a tool I expect it to be in a certain spot.   In my shop I use a few small cordless drills and impact drivers.   Keeping track of them was difficult until I decided to make a cordless drill…

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How To Make A Sanding Block

By Robert Robillard

Custom Sanding Block Using Standard 3″ x 21″ Sanding Belts A sanding block is used to provide a solid and often flat support for sandpaper. This article will show you how to make a sanding block using a 3″ x 21″ belt sander sand paper belt. How To Make A Sanding Block Typically I use a scrap…

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Table Saw Cut Off Sled

By Robert Robillard

Make Multiple, Accurate, Cross Cuts: Safely! Trying to crosscut large pieces of wood with a small, wobbly miter gauge is never accurate and just plain DANGEROUS! Many woodworkers build a double runner, Table Saw Cut Off Sled for their shop.   They do this because it has excellent zero tolerance cutting and is a safer way to cross cut larger…

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Which Finish Nailer To Buy?

By Robert Robillard

Looking To Buy a Finish Nailer? Dear ConcordCarpenter: I’m pretty new to the carpentry business, I’m 22 and I started working for a carpenter about six months ago. I’ve gotten really good at trim work, and my boss wants’ to start sending me on my own to do it.  Which finish nailer To Buy is…

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Hanging Curtain Rods Dust Free

By Robert Robillard

Collect Dust When Installing Curtain Rods: The most time consuming part of hanging curtain is the measuring.  The second most time consuming part is cleaning up the plaster or drywall dust after drilling holes in the wall. Hanging Curtain Rods Dust Free Here’s a super easy, super fast tip for hanging curtain rods dust free,…

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Removing Table Saw Rust

By Robert Robillard

Cleaning Rust Off Delta Table Saw   DEAR CONCORD CARPENTER, I bought and Delta contractor saw at a yard sale.  It has all of its parts and accessories and runs  great.  My only problem is the table is covered with rust.  What is the best way to clean it up? thanks, Scott DEAR SCOTT, As long…

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Pipe Clamp Extensions

By Robert Robillard

Clamping Large Items: Using Pipe Clamps I often find myself needing to clamp large items such as face frames of bookcase counter edge nosings.  Unless your Norm Abrams and you have a plethora of various size pipe clamps and a ton of space to store them you often find the need to improvise.  That’s why…

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Eagle America Spline Jig

By Robert Robillard

Eagle America recently came out with a Spline Jig. What is a spline jig? A spline jig is a strong and decorative joint used in woodworking and repair operations.  A spline aligns as well as adds strength to a joint by running across the joint, not parallel to it. Adding splines to narrow miter joints adds strength to the miter joint…

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