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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 get into 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: Every one of these cool tools presents a new opportunity […]

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, […]

9 Most Essential Woodworking Tools For Beginners

Does the smell of sawdust inspire you? Maybe it’s time you try to tackle some DIY woodworking projects. What are the most important tools you should have in your shop if you’re a beginning woodworker? Read on for a quick rundown. Woodworking is one of the world’s most satisfying hobbies. It’s practical and versatile, too. […]

February 2022 Women’s Feature

Meet Ashley Yates of Yates Precision Manufacturing. Ashley has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with a concentration in Finance. Founded in June of 2017 and owned and operated by Ashley and her husband, Jake, Yates Precision began as a contract manufacturing shop, manufacturing safety razors for themselves, friends and family members. After their customer […]

January 2022 Women’s Feature

This year American Rotary wants to shine light on women that have been working hard to be where they are in male dominated industries. This month we are featuring Barbie the Welder! Getting her start in the welding industry in 2007, Barbie the Welder’s interest was sparked in welding after seeing an angel wing sculpture […]