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More progress on the #mailmankitchen project. Everything is up minus a cabinet that needed rebuilt and the range hood. After that all that is left is crown and base. We are getting there. @ronnieandrex #woodworker #woodworking #woodshop #craftsmen #carpenter #carpentry #cabinetry #cabinetshop #cabinets #custom #trim #trimwork #furniture #furniturebuilder #builder #indiana #fortwayne #fortwaynebuilder #indianabuilder #keepthecraftalive #tgwpfindme #kitchen #kitchendesign #kitchenremodel


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Truly the only way to rip full sheets of ply. Safer, less mess and less stress 😎
#makita #tracksaw #cabinets #portlandmakers #keepthecraftalive


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These three products make a beautiful combination. Fiberon Cinnabar Decking, Intex Liberty Railings, and Versatex cellular pvc. We use Intex for their build and quality: they are a cellular Pvc product that surrounds a ridgid aluminum core. Other companies don’t compare. •

#builder #building #remodel #remodeling #architecture #carpenter #carpentry #contractorsofinsta #design #designer #kwmuntisbuilds #boston #massachusetts #craftsman #renovate #renovation #home #homedesign #realtor #construction #thisoldhouse #buildersofinsta #realestate #contractor #keepthecraftalive #finehomebuilding #deck @intexmillwork @fiberondecking @versatex_trimboard @versatex_northeast


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AUTHENTIC • Each of our bags & accessories are handmade with love | The #DMacKPouch in camo leather is stamped with our signature 83 triangles in silver foil | #madeinUSA #madewithlove #MacKenzie83


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Finished putting this floor down for my buddy Peter. Has a cool look to it there are 3 different Lengths in a box so it took a few min to get that figured out but all in all it turned out. #lifeproofflooring #makitatools #milwaukeetools #dewalttools #huskytools #benchmarktools#feintools #ryobination funny how many tools you use to install a floor #carpenter #carpenterlife #keepthecraftalive


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Breaking all kinds of IG rules today and don’t even care! We’re at the end of this building journey and over-gramming is the name of my game!! These cut-out handles...I mean...can’t even “handle” it!! (Pun intended...again!) I’m such a dork🤓😂!! Vanity by: @grayson_ferguson_woodworking Tile from: @rockfabkitchenandbath .
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#virginiafarmhouseproject #graysonfergusonwoodworking #modernfarmhouse #scandinavianfarmhouse #carpentry #keepthecraftalive #carpentryskills #bathroomsofinstagram


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1st of seven mirrors hung!! 🙌🏻 In this bathroom, I wanted an oval mirror to juxtapose all of the straight lines! Choosing mirrors was AS DIFFICULT as choosing lights.🤪So I’m feeling relieved (so far) that my first mirror is a success!💯
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#virginiafarmhouseproject #graysonfergusonwoodworking #mybuildingjourneyvanities #midcenturymodern #myeclecticmix #rockfabkitchenandbath #scandinavianfarmhouse


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We wanted to do something fun with the back wall but still keep the design simple. So we picked this porcelain calacatta tile that also was available wavy. Didn’t think at the time that it will give this much depth to the design. I’m super excited the way it came out. @codeman_00 and I crushed it again 😉👌🏻☺️


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I made an instant rusting solution to begin blending the new welds and new steel with the old.
This is 8oz of hydrogen peroxide
2oz of white vinegar
1/2 TBSP of salt
Stir it up and spray it on.
As you can see it works REALLY well.




#custom #quality #craftsman #craftsmanship #keepthecraftalive #carpenter #carpentry #woodworking #welding #welder #fabrication #frabricating #steel #rust #rusting #aging #antiquing #patina #tips #tricks #office #desk #nashville #tennessee #remodeling #renovation #restoration #merrilltn


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Just finished up a saw holder for the tool wall. #medicinehat #keepthecraftalive#woodworkers#workwithyourhands#toolorganizer


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@laticrete have my beautiful daughter helping me out today #bringyourdaughtertoworkday #nextgeneration #keepthecraftalive #shessopretty #tile #prep


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Finish test complete (for now)! I wanted to give my @gracopaintsprayers X5 a run for its money. I used radiate pine, MDF, and poplar. Sanded all to 180 followed by slight wood filler in pine (used this piece on purpose). Once that was dried and sanded I applied Shellac to all three. I sanded that with 240 I believe. Here is the kicker...I was not sure if I should of cleaned the dust or left it in any microscopic convex areas. Then finally I sprayed with latex semi gloss..twice. I was pretty satisfied with my results and the pictures make it look slightly smoother than it is. Next time around I’m curious to use Shellac twice in process. I did not apply any finish to this 😁 #painting #paintsprayer #gracosprayer #poplar #pine #keepthecraftalive #finishcarpenter #testpiece #trialanderror #dontknowtillyoutry #knowledge #paintgrade #sidehustle #mfpbeautyshot #mfpbehindthescenes


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This is what success looks like!!! This bolt head started out slightly rounded off, I got an open end wrench to bite on the flats then when I tried to remove it, it decided to snap right off, I then had a moment of cussing, once i was done with that, i started thinking about what to do. My decision was to use an extractor. I drilled the bolt, hammered the extractor in and then slowly twisted it out, and wouldn't you know it..... it worked. I was so happy.

#mechanic #automotivetechnician #snapon #snapontools #mactools #matco #matcotools #dirtyhandscleanmoney #keepthecraftalive #bluecollar


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We love getting photos from clients with their spaces decorated to their liking.. this was a unqiue project for us. It was a cedar kit home that we added a master bedroom suite to. Rough Sawn trusses, vmatch ceiling, exterior roof insulation, and 14' vaulted ceilings! Love how this job came out.
#qualityoverquantity #medomakconstruction #medcon #keepthecraftalive #moderncraftsman #waterfronthomes #oceanfrontproperty #huberwood #zipsystem


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We hung these doors a couple of weeks ago. Our client called us to install some reclaimed barn board ceiling detail. We think it turned out pretty great. #craftsman #finishcarpentry #finishcarpenters #keepthecraftalive #reclaimed #love #arizona #mesaarizona


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The stain is dry on this section of butcher block so time for a clear coat.
I have a #freetipfriday for you when it comes to finishing your latest project.
Check it out! 👇

One very important thing to look for in choosing a clear coat is the base.

If you go with an oil base, it will turn yellow but holds up extremely well.
Using a water base drys crystal clear but will have to be reapplied over time.

I went with this triple thick water based from @varathane it goes on milky but drys clear.




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@beelinenine will be creating a version of Weathergrams for the 12 days of Christmas lettering challenge on behalf of WCS.

Weathergrams are like the Japanese tradition of prayer slips tied to trees and were first designed by Lloyd Reynolds of Reed College in Portland Oregon.
“Based loosely on the ideas of Japanese haiku, Reynolds’ weathergrams now have a permanent place in the Pacific Northwest calligraphy history. He defined the weathergram text as a sudden insight, so brevity—10 words or less—was essential. The subject matter should be seasonal, and the resulting vertical flag, preferably made of brown paper grocery bags, should be hung on a tree branch in "the garden, at a campsite, or along a mountain trail" and left outdoors between solstice and equinox, or equinox and solstice. The three-month weathering of these written statements was essential to the weathergram, a "weather-writing," as it started its journey back to nature.” At the end of this challenge, a photo will be posted of the finished set tied to a tree or shrub to show the full effect. Here’s day one/Dec 14.
#12dayswithvlc @vancouverletteringcommunity #calligraphy #letteringchallenge #brushlettering #whitegouache #kraftpaper #fudenosuke #brushpen #handmade #keepthecraftalive #handwriting #weathergram #letteringcommunity #createsomething #merryandbright #seasonal #mindfulness #yvr


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After seeing someone else’s door buck in use and thinking it was genius, I built one myself. This was years ago. After using it once again yesterday as I cut mortises in this old door I once again realized the value of this simple jig every finish carpenter should have (eventually). I had no recollection of how I designed it, until a quick web search just showed me @finehomebuilding ‘s plans in Issue 180 are a dead ringer for the design I used. #keepcraftalive #carpentry #keepthecraftalive #finishcarpentry #carpenter #falmouthmaine #woodshop


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Timberline Ultra HD shingles by @gafroofing come with patent-pending StainGuard Plus Time-Release Technology that fights ugly blue-green algae.

Our client, Rhonda, opted to have them installed in Barkwood, along with @englertleafguard in Musket Brown.

At the conclusion of her project, she left us an A review on Angie’s List with the following remarks, “Brandon and all the other people I worked with, including crews, were very helpful and efficient. I was glad to get things done so quickly.” #roof #roofingcontractor #roofing #masterelite #gaf #keepthecraftalive #curbappeal #gutters #homeimprovement #minneapolis #house


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Remember that 1on1 class I had a few weeks ago? Well here is the table all finished up ready to be a Christmas gift. That walnut crotch grain really pops with the wipe on poly. And the legs were spray painted black which goes nicely with the walnut. @urbanspecialtywoods

If you see a project in a magazine or on social media and don't know where to start? Then contact me through email or phone and we can meet to go over a schedule and the process of making your project in a 1on1 class.
#ctwoodwork #woodwork #wood #diy #carpentry #design #hgtv #custom #walnut #beauty #table #interiordesign #longisland #patchogue #handmade #woodshop #education #makers #coffeetable #makersspace #craftsmanship #keepthecraftalive #homedecor #hamptons #Huntington


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Every step in the remodeling process involves prep work. If you ignore this step then you will affect the quality and outcome of next step whatever it might be. It’s sort of like a puzzle. Pieces only fit together one way. You can make them fit but it won’t look right☺️
•Here my co worker @codeman_00 is planing down the bowed studs so our drywall can be flat and our paint will go on the walls nice without fighting bumps. Drywall will follow the contour of the studs, so if they’re bowed or out of alignment, you’ll end up with a wavy wall!


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Popped in to the #manorbuild to see how the painters were making out and the stairwells ready for wall colours 🔨🎨 #keepthecraftalive #trimcarpentry #finishcarpentry #finehomebuilding


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