David Frane is the Editor of Tools of the Trade. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Neal Bahrman built his own storage drawers and topped them with a diamond plate aluminum platform. Be sure to view the photos, which include shots that were not included in the original article and cannot be seen in the video.
Jesse Wright is a finish carpenter and architectural woodworker for Architectural Molding in Concord, Calif. He learned the trade from his father and has spent the last few years studying historical architectural details and design.
A few weeks back I saw an interesting blog post by Tim Uhler (Framer's Daily Carry) and it got me to thinking about the tools that come with me to every job – not the big ones, but the smaller items that live in my tool carrier.
Michael Springer has worked as a high-end remodeling contractor and is the former Executive Editor of Tools of the Trade.
This summer I visited the Channellock factory in Meadville, Pennsylvania and got a close up look at good old fashioned American tool manufacturing. They allowed me take photos so I'm sharing them here ...
Tim Uhler is a lead framer for Pioneer Builders in Port Orchard, Washington, and a Tools of the Trade contributing editor. He has been framing since his teens and has authored numerous technical articles and tool reviews for JLC and Tools of the Trade.
It’s not easy to earn a place in my tool bags. Here are 11 tools that make the cut. There’s nothing exotic about them; they’re the kind of tools most framers own. But all of them are special because they help me earn a living at a trade I love.
Greg DiBernardo is a contractor in Bergen County, NJ, and a contributing editor to Tools of the Trade. He owns and manages a pair of construction companies, Bergen Decks and Fine Home Improvements of Waldwick. In his spare time he's volunteer firefighter and tinkerer extraordinaire.
Several years back I was at the JLC LIVE trade show and an exhibitor was selling Scandinavian-designed work pants that had built-in sleeves for holding knee pads, waist-level pouches, and all kinds of specialized pockets.
Michael Davis owns Framing Square Construction in Conifer, Colorado, and is a contributing editor to Tools of the Trade. He has been a framing contractor for more than 30 years and has worked on projects throughout the Western United States and Canada.
I've been testing tools for years and am on a lot of mailing lists, so new tools frequently arrive on my doorstep unannounced. Most of these tools end up gathering dust in my shop but a recent arrival from the Swanson Tool Company has earned a coveted spot in my tool belt...
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