Beginners Guide to choosing a new Drill Press

If you’ve just recently started getting into building or carving in your spare time, the drill press will certainly be one of the first tools you’ll consider buying for your pursuits. It’s great because it’s extremely versatile, and can be used for many different things.

However, since you might be just at the starting-out level, you might not want to invest in an expensive machine just yet. That can wait until you’re sure that it’s something you want to spend your time pursuing. Also, the size of the workplace (how much room you have) will be something you’ll need to take into consideration. If you have a massive workshop, then it won’t really matter as you’ll have plenty of space for your new drill press.

Keep in Mind:

Types of Drill Press
As far as the type of drill press you decide to purchase goes, there are mainly just two different designs to choose from – benchtop and floor standing.… Read More

Best miniature drill press for jewelry making

Most of you have heard of the drill press, and you probably know that it’s a great tool for general DIY and wood work. What you may not know, however, is that you can get a special miniature type of drill press which has uses in certain fields like jewelry making. This is known as the mini drill press, as the name implies it’s size is very compact, so you won’t get much wood working done on these tiny machines!

But you will be able to work with small bits and pieces with these fantastic smaller styled machines. The whole purpose of these is to be able to carry out delicate and precise work with very little work pieces. So for jewelers they’re the obvious choice. Another one of the reasons many people choose to purchase this tool is because they’re convenient to lug around. This is because the design of them means they’re light weight and very portable.

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Bottle Cap St. Patrick’s Day Crafts Ideas

Bottle caps are plentiful, and many people throw them away without batting an eye, but there are many fun crafts you can do with bottle caps. This article will provide you with detailed instruction on several St, Patrick’s Day bottle cap crafts for kids.

Shamrock Pin

Shamrocks are the perfect symbol of St. Patrick’s Day, and you can make a lovely shamrock pin using bottle caps with your kids. For this craft you will need green paint, 3 bottle caps, glue(we recommend), a safety pin, scissors, a pencil, and green foam.

Start this craft by helping kids paint the bottle caps green; while the paint is drying trace a shamrock shape onto the foam, and help kids cut the shape out. Next glue the bottle caps to the leaves of the shamrock, and allow them to dry. When the bottle caps have dried you can glue the safety pin to the back of the foam, and you St.… Read More

Best Angle Grinder – Guide to choosing the top one

For most people that do a lot of work with metal in their garage, an angle grinder is a vital part of their tool line up. Whether you use it to smooth out your material after welding, or just for something like removing rust – you will be well served with one of these great tools in your possession.  Fortunately there is no shortage of good angle grinders to choose from. In this guide we will briefly take a look at the most important considerations you must make when buying one.

What are the top things to consider when you’re shopping for an angle grinder?

is it well made, and built to last?

It’s imperative that you buy a high quality machine. Buying a tool like the angle grinder can be thought of as an investment. So it makes sense to spend a bit more to ensure that what you’re buying is high quality and you get a lot of use out of it.

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Make Your Own Candle Holders – ideas for valentines crafts

Valentine’s Day is certainly one of the most romantic days of the year. Although there are some who dread the day, there are millions who look forward to this Valentine’s Day every year. Since Valentine’s Day is all about love and romance, candles are usually incorporated into the Valentine decor. A great way to customize your candles for Valentine’s Day is to use a glass votive and decorate in a Valentine’s Day theme yourself. It is actually very simple to do, it’s also a fun DIY project to do in your spare time. For this craft project you won’t need too many tools, the most important thing is the bench vise to hold your work in. The other materials needed are listed below.

Materials

  • glass votive
  • acrylic paint (red, white, and pink)
  • paintbrush
  • candle for the votive
  • stickers (optional)
  • tissue paper
  • white glue
  • pencil
  • scissors

Instructions

1. The first step to creating your own Valentine’s Day candle is figuring out what you want to paint on it.… Read More

Five Tools Every Handy-Man Needs

Scroll Saw

The scroll saw is a handy tool to have in your shed. It’s an electrically powered saw that’s fantastic for when you need to make high precision cuts in wood. Or, for when you’re working on a project that demands attention to details. Some even use the scroll saw for arts and crafts, so it’s not only great for wood workers.

Circular Saw

Another must have saw, which is perfect for when you have a job that the handsaw can’t handle. The circular saw makes the job of cutting wood so much easier, as well as more efficient. The Circular saw is essentially a circle shaped blade which spins at high speed enabling it to easily and accurately slice through wood. It’s very similar in design to a table saw, however unlike the table saw it is quite portable and easy to lug around with you.

Hand drill

You probably already have a good idea about what you need a hand drill for.… Read More

Ideas for Creating Flower Crafts

Flowers are truly relaxing and enjoyable to work with. If you want to practice your hand with crafts, flowers can be a good starting point. Flowers are beautiful and simple, so creating arts and crafts with them shouldn’t be so complicated. Flower crafts are also fulfilling because you can see your creation around your home and as part of special events.
If you want flowers to be a part of your life, and not just products of your garden, here are some flower crafts that are easy and fun to do. Some crafts that you can do when using real flowers are flower pots, pressed flower candles, and flower baskets.

flower pots crafting

For flower pots

Flower pot crafts for kids are great project you can do with all your family. You can use old flower pots and use freshly pressed flowers placed with craft glue and place them on the sides of the old flower pot.… Read More