Job Site Sawhorses

By Robert Robillard

Job Site Saw Horses In my small world of residential remodeling and carpentry I always find myself in need or a pair, or more accurately, several pairs of job site sawhorses.   As I get older I find myself becoming a sawhorse snob. I want my sawhorses to be strong, but not too heavy, super portable,…

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Fast Rabbet Cuts

By Robert Robillard

Fast Rabbet Cuts In the woodworking and finish carpentry world a rabbet joint is a recess, channel or groove cut into the edge of a piece of wood. A rabbet is a simple joint to make, and increases gluing surfaces for a strong glue joint.  Rabbets also assist with alignment for adjoining boards and provide…

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How To Install Wood Plugs

By Robert Robillard

How to install wood plugs in railings When I see a project where the carpenter took the time and effort to install wood plugs I automatically thing “quality.” This article will show you how to install wood plugs in railings and anything else for that matter. Wood Railings and Plugs As a carpenter I’ve seen…

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Job Site Power Station

By Robert Robillard

Making A Power Station Out Of Re-cycled Materials The photo below is an electrical power strip box . It was taken out of a trash pile after it was removed from an office cubicle work station during a recent remodel. I couldn’t help but think that these perfectly good units could be reused in my…

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How To Make A Pipe Clamp Storage Rack

By Robert Robillard

Pipe Clamp Storage Rack Workshop Tip I’m a neat freak and hate when my shop is a mess.  Part of being neat is being organized. You can never have enough clamps so recently I decided that I needed a better way to store my pipe clamps.  My clamps range from 24 inches to 60 inches. …

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Auto Adjust Clamps: Safer Woodworking And Cabinet Making

By Robert Robillard

Bessey Auto Adjust Toggle Clamp When it comes to efficiently and productivity in the shop, or on a job site, nothing beats tools and jigs that free your hands up and make your work safer and more accurate. In most cases great jigs involve some sort of clamping device. Many times when working in the…

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Wood Hand Screw Clamps

By Robert Robillard

Using Wood Clamps As A Vise Hand screw clamps are indispensable to many remodeling and DIY projects or when you need a quick job site vise. Hand screw clamps to act as an extra hand in the workshop or job site. They are excellent for holding materials steady while planing or cutting and also excellent…

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How To Build A Workbench

By Robert Robillard

“The Perfect Work Bench” Okay that was misleading;  please don’t make me go sit in the truck for the rest of the day! There is no such thing as a perfect workbench I can say this because I’ve built and rebuilt my work bench at least five times in twenty years and I’m now considering…

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