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The American Rotary & Pine Hill Farm Holiday Fundraiser

The season of gratitude and giving is upon us. All of us at American Rotary are reminded of how much we have to be thankful for. . . Our families, our team and all of you, our valued customers.  As we reflect on the season, we also want to give back. In that spirit, we […]

12 Tips and Tricks For Beginner Machinists From an Old Pro

The rumble of mills and lathes. The clanging of metal materials. The gleam of newly polished workpieces. Metal machining is so metal! Without a doubt, it’s a fun, fulfilling, and useful pastime. But it’s not the easiest thing to pick up. So if you’re interested in getting into machining as a DIY hobby or perhaps […]

9 Milling Machine Projects to Expand Your Toolset and Skillset

For the DIY enthusiast, metal machining can be an incredibly useful hobby. Whether you’re already into woodworking, 3d printing, or just making in general, once you get some basic skills down, you can machine a huge variety of metal parts and tools—practical stuff you can use in your shop or all kinds of machines, vehicles, […]

15 Fun Wood Lathe Projects You’ll Have a Blast With

Woodturning with a lathe is a woodworking process that’s as unique as it is satisfying. When your wood lathe spins a workpiece at high speed, there’s just something so gratifying and mesmerizing about steadily and evenly shaping wood. So, what can you make with a wood lathe? A wide variety of beautiful—and often practical—pieces. And […]

Rotary Phase Converter Vs. VFD: Which Do You Need?

What’s the best way to power three-phase equipment in your workshop? VFDs and rotary phase converters are two key options, each with its own strengths and limitations.  VFDs are an efficient way to power individual machines, while rotary phase converters are ideal for powering multiple pieces of equipment. The right answer for you depends on […]

10 Woodworking Projects for the Advanced Woodworker

How’s your woodworking hobby coming along? If you’re a DIY carpenter who now has some experience under your toolbelt, it may be time to ramp up the challenge. Think bigger. Think more complex. Stop thinking about bird houses. And to add to the fun, maybe some more powerful woodworking tools, too! Once you get the […]

10 Simple Woodworking Projects to Make you Love Carpentry

Woodworking is a wonderful hobby for anyone who loves working with their hands. Nothing beats the satisfaction of admiring and using a piece you’ve created. And getting started isn’t as hard as you might think. In this article, we’ll discuss 10 simple woodworking projects that are ideal for beginners.  What follows are some starter ideas. […]

The 13 Best Woodworking Tools You Definitely Want to Buy

Ready to move up in the wonderful world of woodworking and take on some more challenging projects? You may want to level up your tools, too. But there are hundreds of equipment possibilities. So we decided to curate a quick rundown of the 13 best tools for your woodworking shop: Pocket Hole Jig Miter Saw […]

April 2022 Women’s Feature

Everyone might know this star from MythBusters but, today we are going to share her story on what she did to get to where she is today. Everyone say hello to Tamara Robertson! Her story started in her family’s garage being Daddy’s little helper. He could tell she had a knack for things that were […]

March 2022 Women’s Feature

Theresa Contreras is a skilled designer and custom automotive painter based out of Johnson Valley, California. With creative skills spanning from graphic design, custom paint, automotive design and marketing, to name a few, Theresa has made her mark in both the creative and automotive industries. Theresa got her start in her family business, LGE-CTS Motorsports, […]