Arcade

Learn skills specific to arcades!

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...

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 glue to buy. The truth is, most of the glues on t...

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...

Router Table Safety Tips

The Router is one of the most used tools in my shop.  There are so many uses for it.  It's an extremely versatile tool with a plethora of bits and accessories that can be added to extend its uses throughout the...

How to use a Tape Measure (The Right Way)

A tape measure is one of the most important tools a shop can have. It's also one that surprisingly enough gets the least attention when it comes to learning and skill building. OK, but which tape measure do I need? An accurate tape measure is of course the mos...

How to use an Orbital Sander

A random orbital sander is a staple of every shop, or if it is not, it should be!  This is a very versatile tool for getting an incredibly smooth and scratch free finish onto your projects, whether woodworking,...

Why Your Jigsaw isn’t Cutting Straight

A jigsaw is one of the most fundamental tools of every workshop.  Yes. I meant to use the word workshop, rather than wood shop.  A jigsaw belongs in every shop.  Whether you work with wood, metals, plastics, or...

Handheld Router Safety Tips

I think most woodworkers would claim that a router is an indispensable tool.  Some may even consider it to be one of their most useful tools.  I know it is in my shop!  There's incredible versatility, attachment and bit options. The router itself comes in m...