Taking construction tools and techniques on the road
#KeepCraftAlive and Fine Homebuilding have always aimed to inspire and inform. That’s why we’ve joined forces with the Festool Roadshow in 2019.
The focus of this year’s roadshow is centered on empowering the next generation of tradesmen and women with the tools and skills necessary to pursue careers in construction. The tour is in direct alignment with our #KeepCraftAlive initiative, a program that celebrates the legacy of craftsmanship in North America and that’s igniting a passion for the trades coast to coast. Through our #KeepCraftAlive efforts we’re not only celebrating the value of construction work, and the deeply rewarding experiences of working with your hands, but we’re also funding scholarships to provide those with a passion for trade work with the financial means to continue their training and education.
You can learn more about the #KeepCraftAlive scholarship, in partnership with SkillsUSA, by visiting theSkillsUSA scholarship page.
And you can help support the next generation of skilled craftsman and women by making a direct donation to the scholarship fund.
Upcoming Festool Roadshow dates:
Williamson College of the Trades
May 2, 2019
J M Wright Technical High School
May 14, 2019
Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
June 13, 2019
The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Apprentices and Training Program
July 25, 2019
Fine Homebuilding’s long-standing commitment to advancing construction skills
For over 35 years, Fine Homebuilding has uniquely sourced its content from the job sites and design offices of the most qualified and talented builders and designers in the industry to empower its readers and subscribers with the knowledge and skills to build the best homes possible.
Our content is developed for pros by pros and is available in any format you prefer, from print and digital articles to videos and podcasts.
Here is just a small sampling of the resources that exist within our extensive how-to archive:
|How to Frame Walls Plumb and Straight – When carpenters use consistent and efficient methods for framing a house, it makes the entire build go much more smoothly.|
|Connect PEX With Crimp Fittings and Crimp Rings – There’s more than one way to connect crimp fittings, but this is the original.|
|Built-in Cabinet Effortlessly Converts from Desk to Bed – This custom Murphy Bed built by trim carpenter Nathan Rinne allows a spare bedroom to conveniently double as an office.|
|Guide to Deck Framing – If you want your deck to last, you need to start with a solid foundation and a sturdy frame. Here we’ve collected 11 of our best resources to help you get your dream deck off to a good start.|
|How to Wire an Instagram-Worthy Electrical Subpanel – Neatness counts, both for impressing clients and for future service.|