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 […]
Keep a Chip Brush in Your Blasting Cabinet
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 […]
Milwaukee M12 Cordless Drill a Solid Performer
Steve from over at the ShopNGarage blog & forum recently reviewed Milwaukee’s M12 cordless drill and driver. The review was overwhelmingly positive, confirming our expectation that the M12 3/8″ drill is a very solid performer. As we also noticed in our own review of Milwaukee’s similarly featured 3/8″ right angle drill, Steve mentions that the drill’s chuck felt […]
How to Use a Ridgid Flaring Tool
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.
Shop Tip: 5 Gallon Bucket DIY Fine Dust Collection Trap
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.
Shop Tip: Wire Stripper Loop Holes & How to Use Them
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!
Shop Tip: Altoid Tin for Holding Small Parts in Washer
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.