Tool Talk Radio: 6.25.2022: Batteries – Past, Present, and Future

Joe and Allan start off with a salute to the battery, past, present, and future. They cover topics from the storage of mechanical energy to the future of nuclear diamonds. Next, they explore 30 Years of Stupid with a fence system built out of raw (untreated) wood. Joe triggers Allan with a news article about people replacing their lawns with astro-turf. They wrap up by talking about the 1983 World’s Fair in Chicago and its lasting effect present today.

Tool Talk Radio: 6.18.2022: Live from The Mid-South Air Show

Allan and Brandon are recorded live broadcasting from the Mid-South Air Show in Millington, TN. They are joined by Ditch from The Morning Show for a chat about the heat, keeping the AC working properly, and other tips for staying cool. In Critter Wars, they give the advice of leave those baby birds alone and no matter how cute, that wild bunny does not want to live with you. Summer is a great time for landscaping upgrades. just make sure you keep the grade of the yard correct.

Tool Talk Radio: 6.11.2022: Live From Anime Blues

Recorded live at the Anime Blues Con in Memphis, TN. Joe and Allan start out with a salute to bricks, from ancient times to the materials of the future. Max introduces us to the Japanese house spirits and the guys tie them into modern tools, projects, and gardens. Joe brings up the peril’s of vines and their potential downsides. Chickens make it into the Critter Wars as our feathered friends keep moving into new territories. They wrap up with this week’s must have item of the week, a portable fan.

Tool Talk Radio: 6.04.2022: Live From The Italian Festival

Joe and Allan broadcast live from the Italian Festival in Memphis, Tn. They start out with a salute to aluminum and its history from being more valuable than gold to making soda cans. Next, they are joined by Scott Manes from Team Mama Biondini, the defending champs, to talk about what it takes to cook for competition. Max throws in a history lesson about a few devices from D-Day. Cindy Williams from Shelf Genie joins the crew to talk about how organization can change your whole house. They wrap up with a Critter Wars as Joe gets amazed at how easily a small garden snake cleaned off spilt concrete primer.

Tool Talk Radio: 5.28.2022: How the House Breathes

Joe and Allan give a salute to Memorial Day then get into a discussion about the soffit vent and move into how the house breathes. Next, Allan leads us into the evolution of storage techniques and materials over the last fifty years. Joe tackles this week’s confession about why you should not paint your garage floor. They wrap up with the advice to just go do those little tasks like changing out the flapper, installing a new showerhead, or tightening those handles and knobs. Get it over with and enjoy.

Tool Talk Radio: 5.21.2022: The Framing Square

Joe and Allan salute the framing square, a simple tool that does so much and makes projects more stable. The guys tackle the late spring temperature swings with advice about caulking, windows, and gardens. Larry Brown from Brown Refrigeration joins the show with a talk about Just In Time (JIT) manufacturing and logistics and how it is impacting the supply chain.

Tool Talk Radio: 5.14.2022: On Location at the Rabies and Vaccination Extravaganza

Joe and Allan are on location at Bartlett Animal Services for their Rabies and Vaccination Extravaganza. The guys start out with a salute to the fence. Do good fences make for better neighbors? Just what are you trying to keep in and what are you trying to keep out? Then, the Casita by Boxabl is an energy-efficient, low maintenance 375-square-foot prefab house promoted by Elon Musk. It is delivered on the back of a semi-truck and craned in place. The roughly 20×20-foot cube is move-in ready within hours. Would you live in one? Joe and Allan have a few cautionary tales about overheating electrically powered tools. Jay the Dog Catcher jumps in with the guys and fills them in on the event. They wrap up with the evolution of cutting, from saws to cnc machines.