Make Your Own Lampshades

Written by Dean Novosat


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To begin making your new lampshade, you will needrepparttar measurements ofrepparttar 151120 current shade. If possible, takerepparttar 151121 old shade apart by carefully cutting it along itís seams. You can then use this as a template for your new lampshade. However, donít be stifled byrepparttar 151122 old shade! You can easily create an entirely new look with a piece of rigid wire, bending it into a new shape for a new shade. In this case, making a new cover may be a little trickier, butrepparttar 151123 process isrepparttar 151124 same. Simply coverrepparttar 151125 lampshade frame with your material. For fabric you can sewrepparttar 151126 seams or glue it. The same is true for other materials. Ifrepparttar 151127 glue is far enough away fromrepparttar 151128 light bulb, you can even use hot melt glue.

The best part of making your own lampshades is that if you donít like your creation, or you redecorate your room, you can quickly and inexpensively make a new lampshade.

Dean Novosat holds a degree in Scenery and Lighting Design from Frankling & Marshall College and he uses his knowledge and experience with theatrical lighting in the home. He feels the home is just a blank canvas or stage that we choose to live in! He is the webmaster of http://www.only-lamp-shades.com and he enjoys using light in unique and different ways in the home.


What to Look For in a Drill Press

Written by Kaitlin Carruth


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Mass

If you have two drill presses that are equal in every aspect except for mass, always go forrepparttar heavier one. As with most stationary shop tools there is an advantage with weight. The weight absorbsrepparttar 150991 vibration fromrepparttar 150992 drill press allowingrepparttar 150993 machine to run more smoothly.

Useful Accessories

There are some accessories and attachments that can improverepparttar 150994 use of your drill press. Something to look for is a drill press clamp. This keeps your material firmly in place while you are working. You should always avoid holdingrepparttar 150995 project by hand when you are working with a drill press. Fences are also useful attachments that help keeprepparttar 150996 project in position during drilling.

A drill press can be used for a lot more than drilling if you haverepparttar 150997 right attachments and accessories. These extra uses include sanding, grooving, and mortising. Mortise attachments are very popular, allowing you to drill precise mortises with your drill press.

Ability to Be Serviced

As with all major power tools that are purchased, one should make sure thatrepparttar 150998 tool can be upgraded and serviced. Are there repair parts readily available? It is important that your drill press can be easily serviced when needed.

When making an investment in a drill press, you want to purchase a tool that is suitable for your needs. Do your research and find out what products are available what they have to offerand selectrepparttar 150999 proper drill bits as well. Make sure to look atrepparttar 151000 above features of a drill press in order to select one that is right for you.



Kaitlin Carruth is a client account specialist with 10x Marketing - More Visitors. More Buyers. More Revenue. To learn more about drill presses, please visit Tool America.


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