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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How To Apply Thin Veneer Edge Banding

By Robert Robillard

Applying Thin Wood Veneer Edge Tape This article will address how to apply thin veneer edge banding in the form of iron on veneer tape. Veneer tape is a pre-sanded, ultra thin layer of wood or other material that is attached to the edge of plywood in order to make it look like a solid…

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Tool Storage Systems

By Robert Robillard

Mobile Tool Storage and Customization In the residential remodeling and construction world that I live in job sites are busy, hectic arenas, with tools and equipment everywhere. Oftentimes contractors simply overlook the “tools that protect the tools.”  They are just too darn busy to consider properly organizing and securing their valuable tools and equipment.  But…

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Is Your Job Site SAFE

By Robert Robillard

Job Site Safety In the photo above you see caution tape restricting access on and off deck steps. This article will hopefully prompt you to ask he simple question, Is Your Job Site SAFE? We will detail a few, simple job site measures that you can deploy tomorrow!   Remodeling Occupied Homes When remodeling a…

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COAST Rechargeable Flashlights

By Robert Robillard

COAST LED Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Flashlights I’ve carried a flashlight of some sort everyday for twenty years and I know what I like and what works. I’ve been a COAST flashlight user for a few years now ever since I found the HP7 flashlight. I appreciate that they make feature-rich, dependable lights that are used across…

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Tongue And Dado Joint

By Robert Robillard

Tongue And Dado Cabinet Joint When building built in cabinets and bookcases I was taught to use a tongue and dado joint for the frames. A tongue and dado joint, pictured above, is a strong, sturdy  and simple joint to make on a table saw with a dado blade. Tongue And Dado Drawer Joints The…

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Workshop Safety

By Robert Robillard

Workshop Safety Rules Woodworking can be a fun and enjoyable hobby, IF you follow some very basic and simple rules.   All workshop safety rules are based on common-sense, but failing to follow these rules will greatly increase the chance of injury when working with your tools. Stay safe!!! 1) Think Before You Cut The most…

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