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Earn More Remodeling Without Spending on Marketing

By Tim Clark Posted: 05/19/2015 8:57AM

Home Improvement companies have to assess different leads. It is crucial for a business to determine which lead to pursue because they must develop a relationship with the homeowner. Gaining the homeowners trust means they are more willing to to agree to higher quality materials or larger projects.

How To Make a Profile Sanding Pad for a Power Sander

By Bill Esler Posted: 05/08/2015 1:19AM

Here's a step by step for making a sanding block to match a profile. This is for the snap-on blocks that fit the Festool sander, with air holes to allow sawdust to be vacuumed into a dust collector as you work.

Legal Lottery? Time to Vacate Occupied Construction

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 05/07/2015 4:33PM

Restoration work on occupied buildings is becoming increasingly more challenging for the construction team often resulting in legal battles and exorbitant costs to accommodate those occupants.

How To Build a Sanding Jig for Odd Shaped Work Pieces

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 05/07/2015 4:18PM

I struggled sanding these tapered wood fixtures. They crawled along table as I apply a random orbital sander, until I learned about this jig. Here's how to do it.

When You Need a Hickory Buckboard, Who You Gonna Call?

By Bill Esler Posted: 05/07/2015 12:35AM

Though wooden coach building was supposed to go the way of the buggy whip, J. Wilson Stage Coaches has a healthy business building hickory buckboards, Roman chariots, stagecoaches, with clientele that includes Wells Fargo Bank and director Quentin Tarantino.

Who Invented the First Wood Piano?

By Michaelle Bradford Posted: 05/06/2015 4:36PM

Early pianos were often crafted with cypress, spruce or pine for the soundboard and hardwoods like hickory, beech and maple for pins and bridges. Piano inventor Bartolomeo Cristofori likely used these materials when he created the first piano in 1720.

Which Wood? How to Select the Right Lumber for Your Needs

By Jon Buck Posted: 05/04/2015 2:17PM

When it comes to selecting lumber there are a few key criteria, such as color and grain, cost, purpose, and environment, that your customers should bear in mind. Here’s our quick stop guide.

Welterweight Boxers Spar on 36 Plywood Panels from Everlast

By Bill Esler Posted: 05/02/2015 5:09PM

Tonight, two welterweight boxers step onto a rope-ringed canvas covering 36 plywood panels and foam for a $300 million purse. Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s bout is the 20th on the boxing ring, made by Everlast.

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