How to Pick the Right Tools for Resin Casting

resin casting toolsWorking with resin can be an undoubtedly rewarding experience, especially considering how many choices the caster has to mold their creations. Much like choosing the right tool kit for home use, it helps to at least study the tools available to determine which ones you are likely to use the most.

Too few tools, and a caster may feel limited. Too many tools, and the caster may end up wasting money on items they never use. Here are just a few tips to keep in mind before heading out to the store.

Picking the Right Resin

There are two major types of resin available: polyester or resin. Read more How to Pick the Right Tools for Resin Casting

How to Find the Right Drill for Your Home Improvement Project

Choose the best drill

Whether doing handyman jobs around the home or picking up a new hobby, a person needs to find the right electric or power drill to meet their needs. And the right drill becomes an important part of a complete home tool kit.

But with the many available options (both in-store and online), it’s easy to buy one that over- or undershoots the actual scope of the project. Keep these tips in mind before making a final decision on the right drill for you.

Cordless Drills

As one might suspect, cordless drills are highly recommended for those who need full mobility while they work. Read more How to Find the Right Drill for Your Home Improvement Project

How to Personalize Tool Boxes for Different Family Members

Personalize tool box

Personalized home tool boxes are stocked with a variety of safe, easy-to-use power tools as well as some basics tools. Basic tools like a tape measure and a set of allen wrenches that are a great help around the house.

Keeping the tools organized and in one place—either in a bucket or a portable, compartmented tool box; the proper equipment will always be available for those small tasks that just shouldn’t wait!

Tools for Simple Jobs

Even simple hammers and screwdrivers come in a variety of sizes and shapes, but a home tool kit need not include one of each. For most home repairs and simple DIY tasks, simple is best. Read more How to Personalize Tool Boxes for Different Family Members

Beyond Plastic – The Coolest Up and Coming 3-D Printing Materials

3D Printer Materials

Plastics such as polylactic acid (PLA) and materials such as acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) continue to be the most commonly utilized 3-D printing materials. This material is used for hobbyists, nylon and lay wood and are quickly becoming more commonplace.

With the growing trend of 3-D printing at home as a hobby, prices are dropping. This while the capabilities of the machines are rising.

There is a growing number of materials that 3-D printers can work with. Many materials one may never have imagined possible. Here are some cool 3-D printing materials hobbyists can consider now and in the future. Read more Beyond Plastic – The Coolest Up and Coming 3-D Printing Materials

Tips for Choosing the Best 3-D Printers for Hobbyists

3d printer buying tips

Making a 3-D printer purchase can be a serious decision for home hobbyist. There are models ranging in price for those the budget minded and go up in scale into the thousands of dollars. Unlike the best small home tool kits, 3 d printers can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars.

There are simple beginner and hobbyist models such as doodler pens that can create 3-D accents onto existing objects. However, serious enthusiasts may seek full-fledged 3-D printers for full start to finish creative freedom.

However, depending on what it will be used for, who will be using it, compatibility features and the budget in mind, these questions can help potential buyers choose just the right product. Read more Tips for Choosing the Best 3-D Printers for Hobbyists