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Aaron Thomas Butt  Carpenter & Macneille | Architects and Builders ➖➖ Brand Ambassador @finehomebuilding ➖➖ Contributor to @miter_masters

It’s deck season...

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, framing a can be a beautiful and inspiring thing all by itself. The guys I work with really killed it with this radius.

How would you lay this out? I’m sure there are a bunch of way and I’m happy to learn a new method today. Hit me up in the comments.

Happy #saturday folks. Hope you enjoy the weekend...


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A plumber I work with did me the favor of putting the Big Dawg carbide hole saw from @milwaukeetool to work in his Hole Hawg since I don’t own one.

Very little pressure, smooth action and fast. •
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Swipe left...

Working in an old house can be quite a challenge. I needed to core 3 1/2”...yes...3 1/2” holes throughout the home for high velocity duct work to supply the new A/C.

There were a few particularly difficult holes and this was among the hardest. 7 inches. Marble. Mortar. Sub mortar. Two layers of floor and two layers of subfloor.

7 solid inches. Fortunately @boschtoolsna makes a 3 1/2” diamond tooth hole saw and it worked magnificently and held up beautifully to the work.

I nearly broke my wrists a few times, but it’s done...my @dewalttough brushless is cranked with power.

Happy #friday folks...


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Since I’m demoing in a basement I though I’d cheer myself up with this #throwbackthursday

I little cope on a chop saw. Not typical...in fact I rarely do it. Bit occasionally it has worked for@me and I learned it from Mar.

Building a culture of Craftsmanship

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I’ve been spending the last few days in a basement cutting access and chases for a new AC system in a very old house with a mostly finished basement.

If you’ve done this, you know how difficult and time consuming this can be. If you haven’t, believe me. It can be a pain.

Another added challenge is making the new additions look to some degree like they belong. That includes what I am doing here. This 10” return duct passes through an access panel and I felt it important to cut a precise and tight fit around the new ductwork.

For those of you that see it as overkill, i would argue that on its face this shows you care about the final outcome and not just your part of the project.

Contractors show up before and after you to do their work. Be a carpenter who thinks about all the phases and how you can positively affect the final outcome.

#wednesday is just another day to perform excellently.

I’ve learned this the hard way...recently


Building a culture of Craftsmanship

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#saturday morning should be like this....

Teach you kids to work with their hands. Even if they end up university professors they will be better and more wholly developed with broad skill sets.

This pic is from a little bit back and I’m sure some of that glue ended up on his shoe...


Building a culture of Craftsmanship

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I’ve been initiated...

I’ve been running an Occidental set of bags for about 15 years now. I can honestly say they have done wonderful job for me. But the times they are a’ changing and these @diamondback.toolbelts bags arrived at the perfect time. They are so light I can’t even believe it. They have so much capacity I’m overwhelmed. I cannot weight ;) to start wearing these things to see how they feel in the real workplace.

My deepest and most humble gratitude goes out to you, Connor. Your work is amazing and your energy is tireless to better the products available to us in the construction field. You create truly professional tools for the true professional craftsman.

If you haven’t, go check out @diamondback.toolbelts and what they are doing. Pretty cool stuff and worth a follow.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t shout out @dannerboots for these lovely and comfy and wearable south rim boots.

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The exterior is so sharp looking with the black window on white trim...such a classic New England look.

Custom windows and custom moldings. Did I mention Jesse windows look out at the Atlantic Ocean?

Well deserved #friday I’d say...


Building a culture of Craftsmanship

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#craftsman #carpentry #builder #generalcontractor #mitermasters #craftsmanship #houzz #woodworking #remodeler #interiordesign #design #homeimprovement

What a way to end a week...

Coming back to the sunroom project fully painted and looking fine.

I know I had nothing to do with the brick work, but it’s looking pretty sweet as well.

Happy #friday folks...have a cold one...


Building a culture of Craftsmanship

#finehomebuilding #keepcraftalive #education

#craftsman #carpentry #builder #generalcontractor #mitermasters #craftsmanship #houzz #woodworking #remodeler #interiordesign #design #homeimprovement

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