Thursday, February 9, 2012

Festool Domino XL First Impressions

I know, I know, Its been a while now since my last post. I primarily have been posting on out fB page for some time now. But we have exciting news! We got selected to be one of the 25 testers for the New Festool Domino XL before its official release.  There were hundreds of qualifed carpenters that applied and we feel very fortunate to have made the selection process.
Here is a Video of my first impressions while unboxing the machine. Sorry I'm a bit awe struck! More to come, stay tuned...

Friday, March 25, 2011

We are on Facebook!....finally

Ok now that I have had some time....I will be uploading daily jobsite pictures of current projects that we are on. Check it out on our Facebook page!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Crown Molding on the FLAT Flip Over way

Here is a quick video showing a great trick on cutting crown molding on the flat. Most guys argue that cutting on that flat is a waste of time, and not fast enough. Cutting crown on the flat using the "Flip over" technique is by far the fastest way to cut crown, that I have used.

The only problem with this technique is that it doesn't always work with every crown molding. Most crown moldings are parallel and can cut with the face down. But there are some that pivot or rock to much when face down. Try it with your next install and see if it works with your molding. When it does work it will really speed up your installs.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tour a Greene & Greene-style Masterpiece - Fine Homebuilding

Tour a Greene & Greene-style Masterpiece - Fine Homebuilding

OK for you Greene and Greene fans this is a video that you must watch. This house is the CLOSEST thing to a real contemporary Greene and Greene. I have seen 2 Greene and Greene modern revivals and this one is by far the most accurate. I would love to find out what joinery technique was used for all this wood work. With modern equipment, Mortise and tenon joinery work is made a lot easier...But Pocket screws and or Festool Dominoes would probably be the way I would go about it...That would be a great conversation.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Doric Order Install update 9-22-2010

We finally get it ON THE WALL! Yeah! There is still a bunch more work to do...Stay tuned!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A little known architectural fact, Part 1

I stumbled on this video on youtube. This is Basic architecture 101 however this video is GREAT! Its a must watch as well as Part 2 about the orders.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Doric Order Colonnade Build Highlights 9-19-2010

Here is a Highlight video of our progress on the Doric Build. Look for more progress in the up coming week! We will be installing the Modillion blocks that we made (as seen in the video) and we will be installing the rest of our molding on the entablature. We are Almost ready to set the entablature on the columns. I know both Rob and I are anxious to see it up on the wall. Its just right around the corner! We will be installing this using a "French Cleat" method. Ill have more on that after we get it installed.
So exciting! This project is really consuming not only my time..but my thoughts as well. I just hope that some day I can build this again for a customer....
More later...