Stan Durlacher

Stan has been a project manager in the Boston commercial real estate and construction market since 1978. He is currently a Project Executive for a major Boston Construction Manager, building High Rise apartment and office buildings. Two of his current projects are Air Right Developments over the Mass Turnpike in downtown Boston. One of the hallmarks of his career has been innovative problem solving. As Assistant Secretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Stan was instrumental in bringing the hydromill slurry wall machinery and technology to Boston in the 1990’s for use on the Central Artery Third Harbor Tunnel Project. Stan has been an avid woodworker since college and brings an innovative point of view to this field. He owns an 1886 farmhouse near Concord, Mass and his skills and time are never idle for long. His barn and attached spaces serve as his ever-expanding workshop. Stan is a self-avowed tool hound. In 2013, Stan decided to design and build his own CNC router. This machine has become a centerpiece of his woodworking and his craft focus Stan will share many of the ways that this innovative technology has solved many current problems and how CNC will begin to impact the woodworking and home renovation businesses.

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Milwaukee M18 Packout Radio And Charger

Milwaukee M18 Packout Radio And Charger Model 2950-20 Mr. Bojangles Never Sounded So Good! I knew a man, Bojangles and he danced for you In worn-out shoes Silver hair, a ragged shirt, and baggy pants The old soft shoe… I love spending time in my shop, making things. And part of what I like is […]

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Makita XLS01Z Cordless Drywall Sander

Makita XLS01T 18V LXT  Cordless 9″ Drywall Sander Kit, AWS Capable (5.0Ah) Review Installing and finishing drywall is one of the tasks I least like to do in construction. In the whole drywall process, the final steps to mud, tape and sand joints are the worst part for me. I know that some tradespeople breeze […]

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RIDGID Tool Gift Guide

2019 RIDGID Tool Holiday Gift Guide The Holiday Season is here and I’ll bet you are looking for the perfect gift for your favorite contractor, handyman, or DIY’ers this Holiday season? Do not waste time wandering around the aisles of the big box stores or searching the endless pages of confusing stock lists of the […]

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DEWALT DCN680 18 Gauge Brad Nailer Review

DEWALT 18 Gauge Cordless Brad Nailer Review The TBB crew recently tested and reviewed the DEWALT DCN680 18 Gauge Brad Nailer in our recent Best 18 Gauge Brad Nailer Head-to-Head testing. The DEWALT Brad Nailer is equipped with brushless motor technology and powered by a 2.0Ah Lithium Ion battery. It weighs 5lbs 2 oz. (w/o battery) and utilizes […]

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Bosch GKT 13-225L Track Saw Review

Bosch GKT 13-225L Plunge Saw    I have owned a Triton track saw for three plus years. At the time I bought it, it was a great addition to my shop. Since owning a track saw, I have abandoned using my table saw for breaking down sheet goods. For me, the track saw is more […]

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Ridgid 15 Gallon 200 psi Compressor Review 

Ridgid OF150200A – 15 Gallon 200 psi Compressor Larger air compressors make many operations go smoothly on the construction job site and in the workshop.  They improve overall production performance and operation versatility. High capacity compressors are useful for a multitude of applications including finish and trim carpentry, framing, roofing, flooring, siding, decking, and all […]

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KB2407-ECO Heater is Heating Things Up

King Electrical Is Heating Things Up – KB2407-ECO Heater In August of last year, the TBB crew worked on converting my old screened in porch to a new workshop space. The crew finished the exterior framing, sheathing, windows, and clapboards in two weekends. Rob, Mike D. and I worked to insulate and drywall the interiors […]

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Keen Utility Detroit XT Work Boots

KEEN Utility Detroit XT Work Boots – Built for Comfort and Safety The very first day I wore my new KEEN Utility Detroit XT work boots to work, I had two different workmen stop me and ask me about my boots. I  never knew I was a trend or fashion setter! In addition, they took […]

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Milwaukee 2155-AC Temporary LED Site Light

Milwaukee 2155-AC RADIUS Temporary LED Light Review In the commercial construction world, temporary site lighting is an interesting trade-off between functionality, convenience, energy consumption and cost. We were very interested to see how Milwaukee 2155-AC Temporary LED Light would perform on our project site. We installed four Milwaukee 2155-AC Temporary LED Lights  at Local 537 Pipefitters […]

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S31 CAT Construction Phone Review

CAT S31 Rugged Smartphone Not too long ago, when I went to work at commercial constructions sites, one of the first things I put on with my high visibility vest was a job site two-way radio. These communication systems were job specific with a set of crystals that enabled all of the radios to communicate […]

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