Tool Talk Radio: 9.17.2022: Live from the Cooper-Young Festival

Joe and Allan are joined by Brandon Olmstead from Geek Tank Radio and Jay Hill from Big M Roofing for the annual Cooper-Young Festival. The great weather brings out huge crowds while the guys talk about the bad, the ugly, and then the good of the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. Jay weighs in aboutContinue reading “Tool Talk Radio: 9.17.2022: Live from the Cooper-Young Festival”

Tool Talk Radio: 9.10.2022: The Burj Khalifa

Joe and Allan kick off the show with a few questions from listeners. Primer and its uses start off the conversation. They finish up with when to get a permit for those big jobs to make sure everything is done right. Joe is curious about how well to we have lightning under control in modernContinue reading “Tool Talk Radio: 9.10.2022: The Burj Khalifa”

Tool Talk Radio: 9.03.2022: From Hummingbird Day to the Brooklyn Bridge

Joe and Allan start the day off with a quick salute to Hummingbird Day. Then the guys tackle a couple of questions from listeners. What is the wax ring and why is it important? Allan and Joe launch into why mounting the toilet properly is so important. The second question leads to lots of informationContinue reading “Tool Talk Radio: 9.03.2022: From Hummingbird Day to the Brooklyn Bridge”

Tool Talk Radio: 8.27.2022: The Sidney Opera House

Joe and Allan are on the road at the Bartlett Animal Shelter for the Dog Days of Summer. They get started with hints and tips about installing and maintaining fences. Then, they get to chat with Loren Love from E&L Gourmet Hotdogs about just what does take to be gourmet. Joe has discovered floating flooringContinue reading “Tool Talk Radio: 8.27.2022: The Sidney Opera House”

Tool Talk Radio: 8.20.2022: Picking the Right Contractor and Lessons from Viking Ships

Joe and Allan tackle the topic of hiring the right contractor for your job by asking the right questions. Next, they get into the new heat reflective paints coming on the market. Max leads them through the origins of the expression, “It’s raining cats and dogs.” Joe is fascinated by the lessons to be learnedContinue reading “Tool Talk Radio: 8.20.2022: Picking the Right Contractor and Lessons from Viking Ships”

Tool Talk Radio: 8.13.2022: Talking about the Arch

Joe and Allan kick things off by exploring the eccentric buildings known as Marina City (Marina Towers) in Chicago. Joe has also discovered the popularity of repurposing pallets and other stuff, plus send a few tools along to school with your college students. Allan salutes the arch from its ancient past to how we areContinue reading “Tool Talk Radio: 8.13.2022: Talking about the Arch”

Tool Talk Radio: 8.06.2022: From Glass to Pagodas

Joe and Allan start the show with a salute to glass, from history to future. Next, Joe wants to know why there are so many dead limbs falling this season. The must have item is a new LED utility flashlight. Max leads the guys in the building lessons of ancient pagodas. This leads to theContinue reading “Tool Talk Radio: 8.06.2022: From Glass to Pagodas”

Tool Talk Radio: 7.23.2022: The Construction of the Statue of Liberty

Joe and Allan start off with the construction of the Statue of Liberty. A lot of the lessons learned then are still in use today. Joe has a new must have tool, a metric tape measure. Allan talks about the advancements in mycelium-based leather now being used for furniture, hats, and clothing. That’s right, aContinue reading “Tool Talk Radio: 7.23.2022: The Construction of the Statue of Liberty”

Tool Talk Radio: 7.16.2022: The Leaning Tower of Pisa

Joe and Allan start off the show with a salute to pliers complete with lots of historical speculation. Jay Hill from Big M Roofing and Remodeling drops in to answer questions about your roof in the Summer heat. The guys take a quick salute to the humble washer then head over to The Leaning TowerContinue reading “Tool Talk Radio: 7.16.2022: The Leaning Tower of Pisa”

Tool Talk Radio: 7.09.2022: How Hammers Are Made

Joe and Allan start off with a salute to the front porch and front porch culture. Next, they hand out some painting tips for working in the Summer heat. Then, Allan goes on a short rant about misinformation about electricity. Joe leads a discussion about the effect of Gothic architecture on cities and entertainment. TheContinue reading “Tool Talk Radio: 7.09.2022: How Hammers Are Made”