When a set of wrenches isn't available, substitute with the right pliers

Welded steel ribbons may be the worst gift wrapping ever. This is simplest method to create acceptable bends.

A reminder about the dangers in using unfamiliar materials

An electrically and mechanically sturdy fixturing example, albeit slight thermally

Select the right tool for material removal

The price of frugal safety is eternal vigilance in making silver sparkle dust of fun

Tips and a modification in drilling a centerline through any round stock.

What to watch for on the thing what spins all crazy-like

Drill press vise shield version 2 benefits from leverage and a sturdy vise

Get steel at steal prices. And here is an example of how a plate fixture allows for easy welding

Weld parts together with accuracy and consistency by using this tool

First-order tool retrieval made mobile.

Bend solid metal stock with cheap trailer parts.

A trailer hitch can free up real estate.

It is no great revelation, but office and closet organizers can find a home in the shop

Another bite at the sheet metal apple

Avoid fatigue with a simple technique when pulling a long line

Caveman discover wonder in shiny object. He fancies himself rocket surgeon now.

Keep points centered & angles consistent with this simple gauge.

Here are some ramblings about their features. Also, use bi-metallic blades because they outlast the cheaper carbon ones.

Relocating a light with recessed shelving standards illuminates an erector-set oasis in this crazy, mixed-up, Lego underfoot world.

More material-handling excitement than a mere mortal, handle.

What hand tools would you bring to the other side of the world? Please leave your thoughts.

Lessons learned in crafting the vise shield

Protect screw threads and ways with a simple concoction of angle and sheet


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