Two years ago, it seemed as if there would never be another job where I would ever make as much money as a I did in manufacturing because I didn't have skills relevant to any other line of work. I'm still not convinced that I can make "manufacturing money" anywhere else. But the truth is … Continue reading Manufacturing Skills That Are Transferable
You've been online searching for days, through Lowes, Home Depot and Amazon for a gift that your crafty family member, spouse, or friend will enjoy. It seems like an impossible task, because you might not be too certain what you're looking at, or what is "good". Narrowing down their needs will help you decide, depending … Continue reading Holiday Gifts for the Handy Person in Your Life
Back in High School, you may have taken an introduction to wood shop. I'll be willing to bet there was a lathe in that classroom, even if it was rarely used (if it was used at all). We didn't know what we were doing, so all my classmates and I ever made on those things … Continue reading What is a lathe?
If you think that welding may just seem like really hot glue (if the glue was molten metal), then you're on the right track, but it goes deeper than the surface [literally]. I'm not going to drop into the entire history of welding, but basically welding is the heating of two metals to fuse them … Continue reading Thinking about being a welder?