What is worse than a bearing breaking on a flush trim router bit? Having that broken bit travel into the project panel and gouging a hole that is not suppose to be there. This little video talks about that incident and a solution for fixing it, so that we can continue with building this race car bed.
There are probably several simple ways to draw arches in the workshop. For this children’s bed that I am building, I used what I had near me to get the task done quickly.
I always look for ways to maximize the use of materials. It might explain why I have so much scrap wood in my workshop 🙂 While doing the layouts for this race car bed project, I notice some savings by simply rearranging some of the parts.
A beam compass is one of the easier tools to make up in the workshop. A scrap piece of wood, a screw and pencil are the basics. You can also use a clamp or rubber band to add some tension to keep the pencil in place.
Its always a good idea to review a woodworking plan and double check the measurements. Then as you proceed through the measuring of the parts, take your time and double check again. Today I found an error in this plan. Its no big deal, an easy fix at this stage. Continue reading
MDF, like most materials, can be unforgiving when drilling all the way through. This little video shows what can happen and some steps you can take to reduce blow out.
One way people promote themselves or product is to follow you and other popular social media accounts. Here’s the quick way to block someone you do not want following you. Visit their page and perform the steps outlined in the picture above.
One way a person promotes themselves on Tumblr is to follow your account. Its no different than any other social media platform. People will often visit your follower list to see if there are any other interesting blogs.
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Sometimes you don’t want certain people to follow you on Instagram or to contact you on that social media platform. The picture above shows the simple 2 step process.
Did you get a new tool? Be sure to engrave your name and/or phone number somewhere in case it is lost or stolen! You should also keep an inventory of all of your tools and what you paid for them in case of theft, explosion, fire or other event that destroys your shop. Pictures are especially helpful for any insurance claims! (The value of this tip was proven to me when someone told me a story of a carpenter whose radial arm saw was stolen from his truck, was later told by a friend that his missing saw was for sale at a local second-hand store. He was thinking of buying it and while inspecting it saw the neighbor’s name and phone number engraved under the table). You may also want to check to see if your homeowners insurance covers the cost of all your tools or if you have to add a rider to cover the actual amount. Some homeowner or apartment policies will cover $250 or $500 of tools (especially if you also use them for work) so you may want to add a bit more!