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Less than a month ago, I was in Mexico City training a huge group of contractors, installers and floor company owners. Back here at home I just experienced (again) one aspect of our trade that I...
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Back to that complicated engineered job from last time… Some areas called for border work, so we started out with the layout. There are the tools I use for layout on concrete where it is hard to...
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One hundred and ninety-six… One hundred and ninety-six… One hundred and ninety-six… Holy cow!!! Did he just say that?! The look my fellow regional instructor Jon Namba had in his eyes...
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Trying to keep up with myself is hard at times, out and about and back again. As you’ve read from me before, we spend a lot of time dealing with crawl space concerns. It seems like every summer I...
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If you recall from my last post, I needed to help James re-sand a maple floor I messed up. We worked last week together; both of us got together and came up with the plan. The plan? We will not step...
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Most people would refer to the house we are working on as “high-end.” Why? I don’t know. It’s just big and expensive. Nothing is solid, square, flat or parallel. Oh, and the entire house has...
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Auto dealers work hard at it, resorts and hotel chains do it well, and cruise lines do it VERY well. What are we talking about? I'm speaking of "the customer experience.” So much time can be...
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Out and out and out is what it seems like; it’s been fun and challenging. Lets start with the fun parts first, then hit the bad notes as we move forward. I left the house on April 26 for the...
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I could not be more thankful that I always use a moisture meter for every wood order, in particular because of this most recent experience. I went to see a complaint on warping planks for a job I...
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If you have ever had a tough time setting up a stop block at "just the right place", then this technique is for you. In this photos I'm cutting pieces for this custom parquet, and the pieces need to...
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