Tool Storage Systems

By Robert Robillard

Mobile Tool Storage and Customization In the residential remodeling and construction world 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 they should! Why Tool…

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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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How To Control Dust During A Renovation

By Robert Robillard

Image: rd.com Controlling Remodeling and Sanding Dust How to control dust during a renovation can be approached a number of ways. Simple and effective way to remove fumes, dust and odors from a confined area is to create negative pressure in a room and draw the contaminants out of the room.  Any environment can be…

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Stanley Utility Mat

By Robert Robillard

Stanley Anti-Fatigue Floor Mats  I have a love hate relationship with my workshop.   While I love using my hands to make bookcases, mantles and other built-ins I had what the long hours of standing do to my legs, joints and lower back. My shop floor is concrete and when standing in the shop working for…

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How to Make a Crown Molding Jig

By Robert Robillard

How To Cut Crown Molding Recently I was installing crown molding and was having trouble holding the crown molding which was affecting the accuracy of my cuts.To make this job easier I constructed a crown molding jig for my miter saw. This allowed me to place the crown molding in the jig snug, which allowed…

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