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Shop Journal #1: Shop Safety Outside of the Shop.

09-08-2010 07:16 AM by Brian Havens | 3 comments »

I do not really care for home improvement projects. Well, perhaps that is a little harsh. I should say that I do not enjoy them nearly as much as designing and building fine furniture. The other part of home improvement that I do not like is that I seem to be much more prone to injury doing home improvement projects. more....

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Cupolas improve curb appeal? Ok. Anyone know about home value?

05-25-2010 09:37 PM by Johnny B | 2 comments »

After spending a few weeks looking over our long list of home improvement projects we’d like to get done, my wife and I have finally narrowed our list down into two categories: “to do” and “wish we could do.” Don’t all of your home improvement lists go through a scrubbing like that at some point? LOL. Anyway, one of the projects we’ve decided we are definitely going to do this summer is adding a cupola to the roof of our home. With our country l...

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Fein removes tub surround

07-06-2009 07:54 PM by EricWrights | 4 comments »

I had been holding off buying this tool for several years. Recently one of my customers in whose house I had installed a fiberglass tub surround had a crack appear in the soap dish of the unit. The company sent someone out to fix the crack as the surround was still within the twenty year guarantee period. The repair failed within a year and the company at its option decided to replace the complete surround. When I install these surrounds I use twice the amount of adhesive that is supplied by ...

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Let them think you're a little crazy!

11-29-2007 12:51 AM by Popintraining | 8 comments »

This is Pops’ advice That pain in arse customers can be a downer! I know first hand. I’ve been working for them for the last 25 years. Sometimes you just can’t tell until it’s too late, Other times you know there going to be a pain and you need the money so you just have to grin and bare it. Not all have been bad though, I’ve worked for some very good people too. Love everything you do and money on the spot, but I have a dozen or so stories from some of these ...

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Hats off to the creators of this site!

11-29-2007 12:14 AM by Popintraining | 14 comments »

What a fantastic idea and first class all the way! It’s so amazing to me what technology and the internet has enabled us to do.I’ve always enjoyed reading magazine articles about other craftsman and seeing the different things they created. (This is so much better)It blows my mind that Tony over there in Finland is checking out our bar or if I ever felt the urge too make a guitar or something I have no clue about, I know where to go! (what a trip!)Looking forward to having some fun! P....

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Bar Tops

11-26-2007 04:39 AM by Popintraining | 6 comments »

I’m finding out the hard way, that in order to become a good finisher I need to be an even better refinisher!This has been a long road. I started out using a brush-on spar varnish and quickly realized that there had to be a better way. Now, there is nothing wrong with a brush-on finish except that a bar top is highly visible area and can show a lot of imperfections. Spray-on finishes are always going to give you the best finish. I’ve recently purchased a kremlin sprayer and love i...

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