The Carpentry Tip That Can Replace An Entire Employee: Shop Build #13

The Carpentry Tip That Can Replace An Entire Employee: Shop Build #13

The key to building by yourself lies in understanding all of the ways to use a nail.
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Two Tramps in Mud-Time by Robert Frost:

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  1. Ron Humble on July 4, 2023 at 1:58 pm

    You rock my friend!

  2. justtisha on July 4, 2023 at 2:01 pm

    Another phenomenal video. So many lessons learned! What I would give to get to be your hand on a jobsite!

  3. Rob Yarrow on July 4, 2023 at 2:01 pm

    You NEVER want to redrive a nail that you just set into the concrete. There are two major issues with doing that. First the nail could shear off on the concrete and you would loose all holding value. The second thing is that the nail and concrete are held together by a keying effect. When you redrive the fastener the concrete will spall and you will loose most if not all the holding value.

    The correct way to rectify this is to drive a new mail outside your of the spall cone with a stronger shot.

    Having been a Hilti rep for years this was the single largest issue with PAT nail failure.

  4. CatOway on July 4, 2023 at 2:01 pm

    Love the Old school ways. I always say “I can replace you with a nail “😂😂

  5. Manuel Lopez on July 4, 2023 at 2:01 pm

    Sir you have my respect all the knowledge and experience you have.
    May God Blessed you and your channel continues to Blessed all of us trying to learn this skills

  6. Draw Sawyer on July 4, 2023 at 2:03 pm

    Heck I have never thought to hit the concrete nail with another charge. Thanks

  7. C U on July 4, 2023 at 2:03 pm

    God bless you keep up the good Work and fight 💪 the Good fight ✝️🙂

  8. notrut on July 4, 2023 at 2:04 pm

    Between a ‘Shop floor and a Trampoline’ … HeHeHe, say no more.

  9. Joel Correa on July 4, 2023 at 2:06 pm

    You just did is cheap. You could always hire help not the world to have a helper white kill yourself, special age.

  10. Allen Martin on July 4, 2023 at 2:08 pm

    And with all the people who don’t wanna work it makes sense to think outside the box to help yourself save money. Plus a 2×4 isn’t going to call in sick. 😂

  11. Louis EVAD on July 4, 2023 at 2:08 pm

    16” is money well spent IMHO

  12. Kyle Boutilier on July 4, 2023 at 2:09 pm

    That was saucy! 👍

  13. Levi Graber on July 4, 2023 at 2:09 pm

    I am working alone. Now I just sit back and watch the structure build itself!

  14. Joe Truth on July 4, 2023 at 2:12 pm

    Newbie question here- is it just as strong to toe nail in those second floor joists as using joist hangers? I’m building a little two story shed and would like to save money by not using joist hangers there.

  15. GunClingingPalin on July 4, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    Tell ya what.. around here it’s like pullin teeth on a Badger to get any help, so I have devised many a trick like this to go solo & get er done. I was building a garage out of 2×6 walls 10 ft high & had to get them up on a foundation that was 2+ ft off the ground.. could have used 2 extra hands to get er done.. but no no.. damn badgers anyhow. I finished it solo with my rigging & bragged for days to the badgers & played the little red hen for a couple months on top of that.. & it was worth it all around. I must have gained 10 lbs from eating all those delicious pastries & pizza the red hen(me) made. heh. & Imma carnivore to boot.. lol.

  16. Hector Medina on July 4, 2023 at 2:14 pm

    It is rare that I watch a Youtuber once and immediately subscribe!

  17. Gregg McLaughlin on July 4, 2023 at 2:14 pm

    Acknowledge your skills but OSB subfloor is garbage. One good rainfall and it’s integrity is diminished.

  18. george gaskell on July 4, 2023 at 2:16 pm

    wonderful commentary, and work tips and tricks to last a lifetime !!! Thanks !!!

  19. :keith Camic on July 4, 2023 at 2:20 pm

    Great video, thanks

  20. jude graham on July 4, 2023 at 2:22 pm

    Haven’t viewed your videos for a little while but back into educating myself ; as much as I’m capable at least. So just want to say thanks for posting your knowledge as I wouldn’t be able to forfeit my ambitions in fixing up an old shack into something I’ve always dreamed of. Which isn’t that grand by the way but it is to me. Thanks again.

  21. JasonSullivanBigBass on July 4, 2023 at 2:22 pm

    I build houses to we been drilling the tapcon in interior walls plate but I like the 22 gun lot faster I can tell you know your stuff man thanks we see you buddy

  22. laurenldc chase on July 4, 2023 at 2:26 pm

    In my past lifetime I was a journeyman carpenter. I do not agree one person putting up the joist. All it takes is a little rain, frost , mud etc. You may want to take the risk but PLEASE do not drive fellow framers to take an un necessary risk. Be well you are very talented. I am 71 now and have been in the construction business from age 17. I worked my up running crews , foreman , general foreman, superintendent, const manager, vp of const then migrating to my us national firm. I moved from the trades to management in my 30’s. As management I do not like the risk you are putting yourself in. You are "key" personal and should not risk !!!!

  23. Richard Semen on July 4, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Teaxh that boy how to use a shovel god damn his back mustve hurt

  24. Coleen West on July 4, 2023 at 2:29 pm

    Why are you not using LVLs since they are so strong, straight and overall perfect compared to lumber. I am starting not to like lumber at all. Just such an inferior product.

  25. Yilmaz Ayten on July 4, 2023 at 2:29 pm

    Gross efficiency to the point where we’re all unemployed.

  26. B30pt87 on July 4, 2023 at 2:29 pm

    This was the first video of yours I’ve seen. I subscribed.

  27. David Hodges on July 4, 2023 at 2:30 pm

    I would argue that two guys, both with nail guns means the joists go up twice as fast. Or with one nail gun, the first guy nails. Then he passes the nail gun and goes to grab the next board while the second guy nails. Job gets done much faster. I use shelves even when I have another guy. It saves having to hold the board steady while on a ladder and nailing it all at the same time. Let the shelf do the holding. It’s a great tip. I work alone most of the time so i love these type of hacks. And it definitely helps if you are alone. But i don’t think it replaces a second skilled laborer. Unskilled helper… sure. Thanks for video!

  28. omgnowairly on July 4, 2023 at 2:31 pm

    Found it hard to watch after noticing that garage door only has 2 jack studs instead of the required 3.

  29. Saved By Jesus on July 4, 2023 at 2:32 pm

    If you were to die today are you 100% sure you would go to heaven? The Bible says that we can know where we are going when we die:

    1 John 5:13
    King James Version
    "13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God."

    So then, "how do I know that I’m going to heaven?" you might ask, well the answer is simple as ABC: Admit your a sinner, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ to save you and then Confess your faith to God

    A: Admit that you are a sinner going to hell and you cannot do anything to save yourself, and that you need a saviour.

    Revelation 21:8
    King James Version
    "8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake wich burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."

    Romans 3:10-12
    "10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
    11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
    12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one."

    Romans 3:23
    "23 for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"

    Isaiah 64:6
    "6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away."

    B: Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ to save you from your sin. Trust Him to save you, not your own good deeds. Jesus Christ came into the world as God’s only begotten Son and lived a perfect life without sinning at all, He willingly died on the cross to pay for your sins by shedding His precious blood. He was buried and then on the third day He conquered death when God the Father ressurected Him from the dead, and now He freely offers eternal life to all.

    Ephesians 2:8-9
    King James Version
    "8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
    9 Not of works, lest any man should boast."

    Acts 16:30-33
    "30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
    31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house."

    Romans 5:8-9
    "8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
    9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him."

    Colossians 1:14
    "14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins"

    1 Peter 3:18
    "18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:"

    1 John 5:11
    "11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son."

    John 5:24
    "25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life."

    Romans 6:23
    "23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

    John 3:16
    "16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

    C Confess to God that you are now trusting the Lord Jesus Christ to save you from your sin, not your own good deeds or anything else

    Romans 10:10,13
    "10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

    13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."

    What is your decision?
    Option 1: I choose to trust Jesus as my Saviour by faith
    Romans 5:1

    "5 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:"

    John 3:18
    "18 He that believeth on him is not condemned"

    Option 2 I choose to reject Jesus and keep my way
    … "but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God"

    Isaiah 65:13-14
    "13 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed:

    14 Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit."

    Revelation 20:15
    "15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire"

  30. RUSSIAN SPY INCORPERATED on July 4, 2023 at 2:32 pm

    " Even if it is just subconsciously spongey " lol if that is not a line that allows me to quickly download an idea of what you are like about certain things, I don’t know what does.

  31. Richard Obryan on July 4, 2023 at 2:34 pm

    19.2 is a joke, first it complicates layout, second the 3/16ths is a best a guess, you save…..1-4 joist or rafters or trusses on an overall average project and after years have passed and the project completed, future remodelers are gonna cuss you.

  32. Suzie Hartwright on July 4, 2023 at 2:36 pm

    Thanks! 😉 👍
    My Daddy always told me to work smarter not harder. He would have loved your video. Loved the last minute too.

  33. ashayVosher on July 4, 2023 at 2:36 pm

    You have beautiful hands

  34. Fuzz Zeballs on July 4, 2023 at 2:37 pm

    why do you say 19.2inchmixing metric and imperial?

  35. Matt Miller on July 4, 2023 at 2:37 pm

    I love seeing the youngins get after it

  36. theyuha on July 4, 2023 at 2:39 pm

    I would put the shelf board with screws.

  37. Kyle Burney on July 4, 2023 at 2:40 pm

    A carpenter who recites Robert Frost poems! Man I get so much out of watching your YouTube videos it’s really changed my attitude towards working and being a man and how to treat other people …. it’s such a blessing I really appreciate what you do and Sharing your thoughts and your wisdom with the rest of us buddy….God bless you

  38. astrid wong on July 4, 2023 at 2:42 pm

    I am a beginner to woodwork, the main test I have with this bundle is that I think that its hard to settle on a choice of the plan and outline to use as there are a large portion of them there. Nonetheless, I like the simple stride to step directions laid out there.

  39. happyuk06 on July 4, 2023 at 2:43 pm

    I couldn’t live in a house made of chipboard…

  40. JessTV on July 4, 2023 at 2:44 pm

    Thank you for verry useful advice,☝️

  41. Ron Wood on July 4, 2023 at 2:46 pm

    Oh my goodness,loved it. I’ve been a carpenter for a long time I use a lot of tricks to work efficiently alone and still learned a few things watching you. I love your calmness and your zenness as you move along. I operate in the same manner but you take it to another level . I find myself now taking more precautions to fight against dust and noise to protect myself .keep up the good work my friend.

  42. Dre TheDREAM on July 4, 2023 at 2:47 pm

    This brother reminds me of the man that I was working on a Habitat for Humanity house with. 💪

  43. Patrick Doyle on July 4, 2023 at 2:47 pm

    I just read Frost’s "Two Tramps in Mud Time."

    By pure coincidence: Spring of 2021 I bought a gas powered hydraulic log splitter. Now we live in Florida, so the "need" for split firewood is pretty much nill. But we like to sit around the fire cool nights, family and friends, neighbors. So I bought the damn thing. $800 barely used. I split a shitload of wood over summer. Now, I first swung an axe at around the age of 12. My godfather gave me & my older cousin the 101 whilst camping. I remember he worked with us for about 2 hours and then backed off and kept close watch. I instantly took to it and I’ve loved splitting firewood ever since. I sold that log splitter at the end of summer 2022. ($730) I needed the money and was loathe to sell it at the time. However just a few weeks ago (late winter -Florida, like late spring early summer for most of you readers comparatively) I busted out the old splitting maul and went to work on some freshly cut Live Oak. I’ll tell you, I started thinking I would work a few pieces over, maybe 15-20 minutes of splitting but I found a rythem and I split nearly the whole damned pile of logs. That afternoon tired and sore, hands swollen and fresly callused I was glad to have sold the log splitter. I found that I felt the splitter had made my life long hobby into a chore. And the fact that it IS a chore for so many of you readers living in more wintry climates is not lost on me, surely the log splitter has its place. But it is not at my place

    Anyway, if you made it here, thanks for reading. And EC! It’s my new favorite poem. Thank you for everything my friend, you have a place around my fire ring anytime!

  44. Ian at Waterside Landscaping on July 4, 2023 at 2:48 pm

    Once again this is poetry ive been a contractor in the US and the UK but if there is one thing I had to pick you up on is, I wish you’d use the metric system.🙂. Keep the education coming it’s an absolute delight listening to you.

  45. Findley Roofing & Building on July 4, 2023 at 2:49 pm

    Use longer screws
    Save all the drilling 🤷🏼‍♂️

  46. Rodney Caupp on July 4, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    My first thought about the Powder actuated nail gun, is the deafness that can be achieved by not wearing hearing protection throughout life. My hearing departed with the Twin 5" guns on that Destroyer. You gotta nail your targets at Sea too…

  47. adam baca on July 4, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    Man I sure wish I could work for you! Best person to learn from on youtube.

  48. Shane on July 4, 2023 at 2:52 pm

    My first foreman was similar to this guy, learned something every time he would talk or just observing how he did things. Forever grateful for what he taught me.

  49. Eric Giles on July 4, 2023 at 2:52 pm

    I’ve spent 23 years now in the electrical trades. Owned my business now for 13 years now, man how the years have flown by. I’ve always been one to notice and point out good craftsmanship when I see it it is deserved. This craftsman takes the cake. I still get a great deal of enjoyment out of the construction industry and even when those days/years are rough on me, I know I’m in the right industry. Watching these videos makes me want to further my skills and become a GC.

  50. david friesen on July 4, 2023 at 2:54 pm

    I love the way you look at it.