Bulb syringes are inexpensive medical accessories that can be useful in the home and workshop!
If you’ve ever been confused by “made in the USA”, “Fabrique aux E.U.” and “Hecho en EE. UU.” appearing on the same package, here’s a brief breakdown of what they mean.
Here is a neat trick for improved wood-sawing accuracy.
If you use tools that lock in bits and burs with collets, make sure you know how to insert the bits properly!
A recent post by One Project Closer reminded us that table saw safety is a very serious topic that’s worth bringing up every now and then. Check out these safety tips to avoid personal injury or worse!
This is one of those how-tos that’s worth reading if even just for future reference.
Looking to make your own dust collection separator? Check out this excellent tutorial.
Right now my work area is in a state of extreme disarray, but I tend to be very particular about how I organize and store my tools. A tool that I cannot find is a tool I may as well not even own. To help get myself reorganized, I’ve come up with a logical 5-step […]
Over at the ShopNGarage forum, Steve posted a project log and tutorial on how to build a blast cabinet dust separator. The separator is designed to prolong the life of a shop vacuum and increase its efficiency by filtering out fine abrasive dust that can damage the motor. Steve’s design is built with a 2 gallon bucket, PVC […]
Over at the ShopNGarage, Steve posted about a nifty tip pulled from his forum’s Shop Tips thread. Always keep a chip brush in your blasting cabinet to clean abrasive off of parts and the inside of the cabinet door. Such a simple practice can really help keep cleanup time and effort at a minimum. Check out the […]
Need to brush up on your sheet metal hole-making skills ? Check out my how-to over at Popular Mechanics!
How do you use a Ridgid tube flaring tool? Check out Steve’s detailed HowTo over at the ShopNGarage Forum to find out! Update: The Shop N Garage forum is defunct, so the broken links have been removed. Sorry about that, this was done without warning and is out of our control.
Goodfellow posted an excellent how-to over at the ShopNGarage forum showing how to build a dust collection separator and water trap using a 5 gallon bucket and a few PVC pipes and fittings.
I came across a rather enlightening shop tip over at the ShopNGarage forum, that demonstrates the use of a wire stripper’s loop holes. Most of my wire strippers have similar holes, but they’re all unlabeled and I never stopped to think about what they could be used for. Well, now I know!
Opening lots of key rings? Split ring pliers will save your fingernails.
Over at the new ShopNGarage forum, J.A.F.E. offered a great tip for keeping small parts secure in a parts washer or cleaner bath. J.A.F.E.’s tip calls for placing small parts into a perforated Altoids tin, as this will allow the parts to soak in cleaner while ensuring that they don’t get lost or separated.
If your home is not yet winterized, then you had better get started since December is here and winter is on the way! A great place to start is by caulking and sealing windows and other common leaky areas where cold air can seep in. There are of course many other ways that you can increase your home’s energy […]
In our recent review of C.H. Hanson’s Precision Ball Level, we mention that the level can measure angles in degrees or in pitch. Well, following is the definition of pitch for those that are unfamiliar with the term as used in this context. Pitch as measured by the ball level, refers to the slope of a […]
With Father’s Day on approach, everyone is asking themselves and others “what to buy?” Well, how about something useful. These five items are less than $10 each and are affordable enough to throw in with larger gifts. Bucket Boss Mug Boss Paired with a spare 10-12oz mug, the Mug Boss provides for nifty desktop organization […]
We decided to do some winter cleaning today, and only after we got started did we realize how abysmal we let our working conditions become. So, we took a break from the agonizing process to share a few quick tips that we should have been following all along, and will try to adhere to for next time.