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Why I Use Filler Primer

Filler Primer is one of those things that once you learn about it you'll wonder why you never used it before! Filler primer is a thicker primer that fills in scratches and uneven surfaces before painting. It's ...

Wiring the Coin Mech

Most coin mechanisms operate on the same principles as the buttons and the joysticks. Once the coin passes through the mechanism successfully, the coin triggers a micro-switch as it exits the coin mech and fall...

Connecting Arcade Controls to the Pi

To connect the arcade controls to the Pi (or your PC) you're going to need a USB encoder.  These encoders convert the presses of the buttons into keystrokes on an keyboard that MAME and other emulators can unde...

Reverse Sanwa LED Operation

Some prefer their arcade buttons to light on press, while other prefer them to be always on. Reversing the LED operation on the Sanwa Arcade buttons is relatively simple. Watch the LED Reversal Preview Vid...

Setting Up a Miter Saw

Most workshops have a miter saw. A miter saw is one of the go to tools for many operations. They can be used for cutting wood, plastic, PVC, and even non-ferrous metals like aluminum and brass. If your new to m...

Circular Saw Basics

Everyone should know their circular saw basics.  Circular saws are incredibly handy shop tools. In many workshops, the circular is used more than any other tool, and they are generally the go-to tool for cuttin...

4 Glues Every Workshop Should Have

Glues are used in just about every workshop. Let's talk about 4 glues every workshop should have! A visit to the local home improvement center will send you on your way with madness being unable to decide which...

Planing Boards that are Wider than your Planer

The planer is one of the most used tools in a woodworking shop. It's almost indispensable really. Unfortunately they can also be very expensive tools, and the bigger ones are generally out of most people's budg...

How to use Digital Calipers (The Right Way)

A set of digital calipers are just about mandatory for any workshop.  Even a small shop or just someone who is a tinkerer is going to want a set.  Digital calipers can be had in several variations, but the most...
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Which Dust Mask for Woodworking?

Dust collection for your shop is extremely important and shouldn't be an afterthought.  But even the best dust collection systems are not enough.  You need protection for the loose dust that will inevitably mak...