The Drill Press – An important tool for every craftsman

If you’re into wood work, either as a hobby or as a profession then you need a drill press. What exactly do I mean when I say woodwork? Well, it means a lot of different things to different people. To some it’s a creative and artistic pursuit, which enables them to set their imagination free crafting out of wood whatever enters their mind. For others it means repeating drilling tasks over and over again to get your job done. Whichever one you are, you will be well served by owning a high quality drill press.
As the name suggests a drill press is a type of drill. It differs from the hand drill in that it is actually mounted in a frame. This allows a higher degree of accuracy, and precision. It also makes for a much easier job when you have a lot of work to do!

We will go over the key points that you need to consider, to get the best drill press.

Accuracy:

The beauty of a machine like the drill press is that they’re extremely precise. Once you have the measurement settings adjusted to your needs you can reduce a task to simply pulling a lever. And you should get perfectly read more

Best Hand Saw For Wood Working

When people need to saw through a wooden object, their first instinct is usually to reach for a power tool like the chain saw. If not a chain saw, then something similar that has a powerful motor. In my opinion this is a mistake as you’re missing out on the beauty of the hand saw if you do this! There are plenty of times when a hand saw is more useful than a power tool. This is because they are nimble rather than bulky and hard to cart around. The best hand saw for wood is easily more efficient than a chainsaw at doing small and accurate cuts. That being said, picking the best hand saw is not an easy task. this is because there are simply so many different options available. They offer different levels of quality for varying prices. After reading this article you should be better equipped to deal with finding the best hand saw for your task of choice.

Hand saws are not particularly difficult to use, but only if you have the right one for the job at hand. Once you find the perfect hand saw everything will become a breeze. When people hear about hand saws they generally read more

Choosing a Bench Vise for your Work Shop

The bench vise is found in just about every household across the world because you need a good bench vise for lot’s of different purposes. Whether you’re sawing or grinding, you need a tool to hold your work piece in place. That’s where vises and clamps come into play. The bench vise is actually quite affordable, but there is some variation in terms of quality and features depending on what price range you’re looking at. So, which is the best bench vise in your case will depend on what features you need, and how much money you’re willing to spend. In this article we will go over some of the key points that you should be aware of when you make your purchase. We hope after reading this guide you’re well informed, and able to go shopping to get the best value for your money.

Top Factors to Keep in mind

The Jaws of the vise – The most structurally important part of any vise is the jaws. The jaws are the metal (or sometimes wooden) bits that clamp your work piece in place. You can clamp them in and out using a winding bolt-like mechanism on a handle, read more

Top Websites: DIY, Tools and Crafts information

I thought I would share some of my favorite wood-work and DIY blogs I’ve discovered while browsing  recently, since I know if you’re interested in my blog you must be reading about craftsmanship etc. Some of these websites produce quality tool reviews, while some others offer how-to style guides to do with wood working.

family handy man

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The Family Handy man publishes a lot of fantastic content. It’s the perfect place to go and check out how to guides for all sorts of household and DIY tasks. The Family Handyman magazine is one of the oldest DIY publications about, so you can be sure they have knowledge and experience in this area.

Drill Press Pro

Their articles cover a wide array of subjects, but mostly are focused around the drill press. They take a deep dive into the subject of drill presses and go through the various different types, benchtop models, floor standing models, and the small drill press. They also read more

Simple Valentine’s Day Heart Light Craft Project

This simple Valentine’s Day heart light decorating craft project is a super popular one with Sunday school classes and even Girl Scout troops. It is really unique and somewhat of a retro craft project. I am not too sure how many kids still get to make this awesome Valentine’s Day heart light craft.
I think this is really a great Valentine’s Day craft for any kid out there though. They can even hang it in their bedroom on Valentine’s Day for a fun holiday night light! Or you could use it to decorate your office!

To Make This Simple Valentine’s Day heart light Craft Project You Will Need:

  • 2 string of wire heart shaped garland in any color
  • Baby food jars and their lids
  • String of mini Christmas tree lights red if you can find them
  • Red or pink spray paint
  • Glue Stick
  • Glue Gun
  • Wire clippers or scissors
  • Box cutter

Now, this is one of those holiday craft projects that you may want to be around while the kids are making it to ensure their safety.

The first step is to have the kids lay some newspaper out in the yard. They should spread out all of the baby food jar lids out and paint them with the spray paint. I like to use red or pink spray paint, but you can choose whatever color paint you want.

Now, let them dry completely.

Now, use the box cutters to out a small V in the middle of each read more

Girls Guide to Setting Up a Home Office

Here are a few tips for women to consider when setting up a home office. With a little work, you can set up a nice, clean workspace just for yourself.

1. Choose a room with windows and a phone jack if possible.

When choosing a spare room in your home (if you are fortunate to have one) in which to create your home office, choose one, if possible, with windows and a phone jack. The window will allow you as much natural light as possible and will help keep you from being bored. If you set your desk up near the window, it will help elevate your mood while you work.

You need a phone jack to connect your fax machine, and possibly your telephone. For example, if you are planning on having a dedicated phone line for your office, you may wish to purchase a phone with an answering machine as well. However, if you already have a phone system in your home that includes satellite receivers that simply need to be plugged into the wall, that one phone jack can simply be used for your fax machine.

2. Set ground rules regarding your office with your family.

If you have small children, this step is a must. You want to ensure that there are no misinterpretations regarding your expectations for your new office. For instance, read more