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43 Trade School Jobs Among the Highest Paying Trades

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A recent article lists various high-paying trade jobs. Of the 43 highest paying jobs, 23 of them are considered skilled trades.

You can see the whole list here: https://www.trade-schools.net/articles/trade-school-jobs.asp

How To: Poor Man’s Carpenter Bench

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This this video on Poor Man’s Carpenter’s Bench they cut the final tenons for the bench legs.

More on this bench here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PptWUQ-p-jE

Housing Permits Down In San Diego by 37%

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Housing construction collapses in San Diego County

The San Diego Union Tribune just posted a video about the recent sudden drop in permits being issues (37% in San Diego!) We aren’t seeing a slowdown, are you?

Entire article: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/real-estate/sd-fi-san-diego-construction-report-20170605-story.html

Starting Out? Tutorial On How To Read Plans Like A Pro

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This is part of  a FREE series of 4 videos (this being the 2nd) showing you how to read construction drawings like a pro. Learning how to read plans is a skill that is within your reach and this series of 4 free videos will show you how, step by step. You could know how to read house plans in less than an hour after watching all 4 of the videos.

Courtesy of http://beyourowncontractortraining.com/

It Isn’t Easy Being A Woman in Trades

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“….Women represent just 4 percent of the workforce in natural resources, construction and maintenance, according to the U.S. Department of Labor….”

 

A very relevant article that talks about why women have been slow to join the trades.

Women in trades make good money, but getting in can be tough

How To: Stairs Without Stringers? Can It Be Done?

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The short answer; yes! Check out the Samurai Carpenter’s video and support his YouTube channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC06fO6LNH_AUgjbmqaZRV5Q

 

How To: Calculating Hourly Rates for a Contractor or Small Business

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Are you just starting out in your business? If you need a simple way to come up with an hourly rate for a contractor or small business owner watch this video.

[(hourly rate) + (direct expenses) + indirect expenses)] / Profit

Do you work with rebar?

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Learn how to set up rebar for a mat foundation, column or a footing. this video shows you step by step the names and different types of rebar members placed on a concrete column and a footing slab.