Dust collection is a big topic in the shop these days, and so it should be. But some tools do not play well with a dust collector, and the lathe is on the top of that list with all those pesky shavings flying this way and that. So I came up with a solution that […]
An air blower gun paired with a compressor in your shop is a great way to remove dust and debris, be it from a workpiece or a workbench. But while the looped hoses that are available offer some advantages, mostly in terms of reach, tidyness is not one of them. Fix that with a simple […]
There are many reasons to have rolls of loop-backed sanding paper in the shop, and cutting your own orbital sanding discs to the specs of your tool is only one of them. In this video I show you how easy it can be! Enjoy, and remember to be Inspired!
I am working on the promised video about my first Whirligig build, and this came out as a by-product, based on Adam Roman’s video about his bandsaw dust extraction. Enjoy, and remember to be inspired!
Yet another Quick & Dirty project, this one is meant to solve one problem that I have been fighting in my shop since the very start – falling objects. I had my personal safety equipment on hooks, and it kept falling down onto my overcrowded desk, tossing other stuff down on the ground or outright destroying more […]
Repurpose the paper tray of an old printer to make a cheap center finder for your drill press. It does not take much – apart from the paper tray, of course – to turn this into a simple center finding jig for your drill press. Combined with a piece of scrap wood or a sufficiently […]