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How to Sharpen a Skew Chisel

Start by wearing your safety glasses when sharpening a skew chisel. Now turn on the grinder and let it come to speed. At this point, you can put the tool on the grinding wheel, and there is no need to apply any pressure.  Let the wheel do the rest of the work. The powerful grinding…

How to Chisel Door Latch Plate

Start by marking the location of the latch on the door jamb to locate the string plate. Use a chisel to route out the marked outline. Remove excess material and drill holes for the handle. Steps Start by installing the lock or lockset onto the door before you start following the instructions. Make sure the…

What Size Dust Collector Do I Need

What Does a Dust Collector Do? The dust collection system reduces and removes unwanted particles and fumes that are a possible danger to your health. These particles are removed from gases that come during the manufacturing process and the surroundings.  The dust collecting system purifies and filters dust released into the work environment and the…

How Does a Dust Collector Work?

A dust collector is a system that removes dust and debris from the air in any workspace. The system cleans the air by forcing it through many airtight filters. When the air cleans, it is expelled outside or recirculated. That is after the system has achieved the proper emission standards. Production operation creates many contaminants,…

13 Beginner Woodworking Hand Tools You Should Have

If a beginner woodworker wants to get into the craft, the first step is getting some basic hand tools. While there are lots of fun woodworking projects you can make with basic tools, the true joy of this hobby is learning how to use them in new ways. Once you’ve got a small set of…

How to Build a Cyclone Dust Collector

Making a cyclone dust collector with clamps makes emptying the bucket fast and easy. Adding a led light system increases visibility as you run the project, and it allows you to see when the bucket is full with ease. Making a vertical collector occupies less space in your workshop. The material you are going to…

How to make Straight Cuts with a Circular Saw

If you want to make straight cuts with a circular saw, use a cutting guide, rip-cut sled, Kreg Accu-Cut, or a cutting guide.  As much as you put your effort as you try to keep the blade going, it wanders away from the pencil line. It binds up, and you end up wasting plywood. However,…

How to Make a Dust Collector from a Shop Vac

Gather the necessary materials, such as a shop vacuum. Make sure of a bucket and a lid as you connect the two using screws and hot glue. Connect to a coupler. Attach a 45-DegreePVC to the hose and run a test. Minimal materials are required when making a dust collector from a shop vac. The…