Welcome back to Coptool! This week we get serious with the Sparky Channel, we take our best shot at a mortise and tenon and we bury 150 staples into a piece of scrap in only 3 seconds! Those stories and more, coming up next. THIS is your Coptool Week In Review!
It’s been a while since we checked in with the Sparky Channel, and this week he rolled out the blue towel to give us a closer look at the new 1000 volt Insulated Fluke Hand Tools. These tools have been making the rounds lately, but Bill goes out of his way to look at each one, and he convinced me personally to get my own set. You can get a closer look at Sparky Channel on Youtube.
Speaking of serious, our perpetual search for the very best tool reviews once again landed us in the Tool Review Zone. This week Clint is fed up with boring videos, and decides to kick it up a notch by driving 22 framing nails into a 2×6, and then running through them with Diablo’s new wood and metal blade. I won’t spoil the surprise, but there’s a hidden secret around the 2-minute mark. Be sure to check it out at Tool Review Zone on Youtube.
Most Woodworkers know that if you’re gonna make a mortise and tenon joint, you need to make 42 easy payments on a Festool Domino. But for those commoners who can’t afford it, The Wood Whisperer decided it was time to help you out with an alternate method… using a $600 Festool router. Don’t worry, he said you can use a cheap one too. So if you have Domino Dreams but a Ryobi Router budget, The Spagnuolo has you covered, at the wood whisperer on youtube.
Just a couple days ago, the team of pros at ToolBoxBuzz shared a great video giving us a first-hand look at the Build America. This remarkable program trains 22 college students to properly use a wide variety of woodworking tools, and then sends them on a 6-week tour of camps, where they use their new skills to build accessible recreational projects for kids with disabilities. This is a great program that deserves your attention. You can watch it yourself at ToolBoxBuzz on Youtube.
Ever since we saw Clark Grizwald dance with a Werner ladder, we’ve simply assumed they were the best in the world. This week, Mark only confirmed our suspicions by featuring a new Podium Ladder with an extra large platform, from Warner. Besides providing a far more secure elevated position, Mark found other uses as well. You can find the full review at Mark Thomas Builder on Youtube.
For my Project Of The Week we head over to a community of Welders who help BUILD each other up, sharing techniques, challenges, projects, and tips and tricks of the trade! Miller Welders posted a project this week with Josh Welton from Brown Dog Welding where he talks you through step by step how to weld a little planter. Using stainless steel, copper and multiple tools Josh welds a simple planter that will add life to wherever you use it! Be sure to check out Miller Welders on Youtube and Josh Welton at Brown Dog Welding dot com.
If you have a project or find a project you think I should feature on the show, please send it to me in an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
? ???today was just one of those good days. Why not share the same feeling as cutting a bag of insulation and watching it expand ?? • Today I finished up a base building project on my end. Just waiting on final sign offs from the architect and engineers. • Next project coming up is the gas station rebuild??got the drawings and getting geared up. Although I probably won’t see this job right to the finish( baby will arrive) I’m excited to show you as much as I can. • • • ❓WHAT WAS THE BEST THING TO HAPPEN TO YOU ON SITE THESE PAST FEW WEEKS ❓
A post shared by CHRIS M. | CARPENTER (@modernmilt) on Jun 25, 2019 at 6:26pm PDT
This is pretty wild! • @fascoamerica sent some of their pneumatic tools for us to try and the F1b A11 Auto fire long magazine was one of them • This auto fire tool has 2 modes in one trigger which has a universal patent • Half squeeze will give you a single shot and full squeeze will give you complete auto fire mode (no buttons or plungers to fiddle with to switch modes) • It takes T50 staples just like a hammer tacker • Available from Fasco distributors and I believe Amazon
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It’s finally here! Our BIGGEST giveaway of the year. Enter to win LEVELS FOR LIFE. It’s your chance to have all your layout and measuring needs covered. ? ?Simply fill out official entry form and submit a photo of Empire tools helping you on the job. Contest open through July 8. Enter now > Link in bio. . . What projects would you take on if you won? #Levels4Life #EmpireLevel #yOUR100
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Can-O-Worms. Somebody grab me a gas can. I’ve got an idea. This is what happens to your roof sheathing when moisture gets to it for extended periods of time. Here, prior leaking and a shower exhaust fan venting into an attic space have wreaked havoc. Especially not good when that space is simply 2×6 joist bays with insulation on a low pitched roof. #roofrepair #newroof #demolition #remodel #renovation #renovate #dammit #dewalttough #sweatequity
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