POTW – Hole Saws

Heavy duty standard depth, bi-metal, variable-pitch hole saw with variable pitch teeth.
Arbor: Can be used with either ITM-AR0001 or ITM-AR0003
Cutting Depth: 1-1/8″






Dia: 2-1/2″
UOM: EACH Original Price: $18.55 Sales Price: $12.95

Dia: 2-3/8″
UOM: EACH Original Price: $17.60 Sales Price: $12.95

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5 Critical Steps to Planning a Successful Home Remodeling Project

Nothing stirs the imagination like the prospect of a substantial home remodeling project. However, while home remodeling ventures do provide excitement, they can also create anxiety and stress. If you’re planning to invest in a home remodeling project for your house, there are a few steps you can take early in the planning process that will help ensure that your venture is a successful one.

Create an Amateur Blue Print

Prior to a consultation with a designer or architect, you should outline your thoughts and conceive some ideas for your newly remodeled home. If you’re expanding or creating a new room, imagine exactly how the area might be utilized and how the alterations might impact traffic patterns. You should also study how fresh construction might alter the context and layout of your house. A large addition might overpower your home or congest a small-scale lot. An inexpensive home decorating software computer program may help you envision your plans a little easier.

Utilize Online Resources

By analyzing the experiences of other homeowners, you can avoid your own errors and acquire some helpful inspiration. A large amount of Internet sites provide online accounts of home improvement projects. These web sites often provide response forms, discussion forums, and chatrooms that allow you ask for specific advice and get feedback on some of your ideas.

Peek Into the Future

You might be daydreaming about a roomy fresh addition, however, this sort of undertaking might not make a whole lot of sense if you are planning to place your house on the market in a few years. A lavish kitchen or bathroom may price your home beyond the average housing rates in your area. Other projects like vinyl siding could even decrease the overall value of your house. Furthermore, you and your family’s needs might be quite different in a couple of years. You need to make sure your immediate plans will still make sense years into the future.

Set a Realistic Budget

No matter how good you are at planning your home remodeling project, the odds are, it will probably cost a bit more than you can anticipate. Before you fall in love with that expensive ceramic tiling, you need to find out just how much money you can afford to invest. When it comes to remodeling your home, you need to ensure that you have a buffer against unexpected costs. If vital necessities are hacking a chunk out of your savings, try to secure a home improvement loan or explore alternate forms of financing.

Make Sure Everything Is Legal

In most states, a specific permit must be obtained prior to making any structural alterations to your house. A construction permit ensures that the remodeling project adheres to strict local construction codes and safety requirements. Although, most general contractors tend to attend to the usual paperwork, many amateur workers do not. If you are working with small-time professionals, it will probably be up to you to secure the necessary paperwork.

POTW – Pinch Dogs

Pinch Dogs

Pinch Dogs

Quickly and easily join boards. As the two hardened steel wedge shaped legs are pounded in, they firmly draw the two parts together. Use for glue-ups, dry assembly or even alignment while other clamps are applied. Strong hand forged and will not bend.







Size: 2″
Original Price: $10.08
Sales Price: $6.95

Size: 3″
Original Price: $10.95
Sales Price: $7.50

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Winner of $250 Gift Certificate

Contest Winner Wetbar

Contest Winner Wetbar

.With 37 votes, Don Zunner is the winner of the $250 gift certificate for his beaded faceframe wetbar entry. Congratulations!!!




His woodwork was featured in the Cabinet Maker’s Supply newsletter viewable here: July Newsletter.

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Product of the Week Sale – 5900 Series Classic Arm™

Fully articulated keyboard arm with both independent height and tilt adjustment, allowing users to adjust keyboard in a variety of comfortable positions during the work day. Features a star knob control for 6″ height adjustment, low profile design and smooth plastic glide action for out-of-the-way storage on a 17″ baseframe. Easy pull latch activates the adjustable 25° tilt feature, (up position: 10° backslope, 15° forward) (storage position: 20° backslope, 5° forward). Riveted and bolted construction for extra strength and durability. Exceeds BIFMA standards.
Finish: Black

Original Price$146.71
Sales Price:$89.95

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Facebook Woodworking Photo Contest

Cabinet Maker’s Supply Facebook Contest

The contest is simple. Upload a single photo to the CMS facebook fan page. Please include a description of the photo in the post. Be as creative as you want with it because the facebook fans will be judging on the best photo! Once posted to the wall, I will add it to the contest photo album. Every contestant will receive a coupon for $5 off their next purchase of $25 or more and the winner will win a $250 gift certificate for woodworking supplies on the Cabinet Maker’s Supply website and be featured in our July newsletter. No purchase necessary. All rules are posted on our website.

  • Contestant Rules
    • Must be signed up as a fan of Cabinet Maker’s Supply’s Facebook Page
    • Can only submit one photo via wall post
    • It must be a woodworking project that you created or helped create
    • Submission of photos end July 6th
    • Valid for US residents only
    • Void where prohibited
    • The prize is not redeemable in cash and must be accepted as awarded
    • The decision of the fans are final – no substitutions will be available
    • This contest is subject to all federal, provincial and state laws.
  • Voting Rules
    • You must be a fan of Cabinet Maker’s Supply to vote
    • Anyone can vote (including yourself) as long as they are a fan
    • Each Fan can only vote for one photo via commenting under the photo by having the word “vote” as part of the comment
    • Voting starts July 7thst and ends July 14th

Click here to download a printable flyer for the contest.

Must Have Tools for the Workshop

Although his home may be his castle, a man’s workshop is worth his weight in gold- provided he has stocked it properly.  Certain tools should be in every workshop in order to make every task possible without a trip to the store to purchase a specific tool. 

Basic hand tools are essential simply because many repair jobs require them.  Power tools are necessary for projects that are more involved.  Clean up tools are essential to the proper running of the workshop.  Too much mess means less space to work.  Handy lists of the most important tools to have in your workshop are included below.

Ideally, you have a workbench or a workstation of some sort.  At the very least, invest in a couple of simple benches to use for your projects.

Hand Tools

 

  • Assorted screwdrivers- different sizes
  • Claw hammer
  • Assorted screws and nails
  • Utility knife- several spare blades
  • Wood chisel
  • Tape measure
  • Marking pencils
  • Circuit tester
  • Locking and needle-nose pliers
  • Torpedo level
  • Hand plane
  • Trowel
  • Wire stripper
  • Wire cutter
  • Clamps

Power Tools

  • Electric drill:  An electric drill can create holes in metal, wood, and tile.  Select a model that has both reversible and variable speeds.
  • Drill press:  If you plan on making vertical holes, nothing can beat a drill press.  Purchase either a tabletop model or a floor standing model according to your personal preference.
  • Power miter box:  This tool is handy if you are cutting molding and prefer accuracy.  It is capable of cutting boards that have more width as well as bevels.
  • Circular saw:  Circular saws can shorten the time needed to complete almost any task that involves wood.  This type of saw is handy for creating crosscuts and angled cuts.
  • Angle grinder:  This tool only comes in handy if you are working with metal.  It is great at smoothing and cutting metal, however, if you only work with wood, then you don’t need it.
  • Orbital sander:  An orbital sander can smooth out the roughness of wood with relative ease and in a short time.  This type of saw finishes wood with relative ease.  Moreover, they are less likely to gouge the wood than a belt sander, which is a heavier sander.
  • Belt sander:  Belt sanders are essential if you plan on using extremely rough wood.  It works more quickly than an orbital sander, but it is also more expensive.
  • Contour sander:  The contour sander is a handy tool for smoothing and shaping pieces with relative ease.
  • Table top scroll saw:  A good scroll saw is an excellent tool for cutting curves particularly on smaller pieces.
  • Band saw:  This type of saw is a bit more expensive than a scroll saw, but you don’t need both.  Buy either the scroll saw or the band saw, not both.
  • Jigsaw:  A jigsaw adds a bit of flexibility to your work since it can be handheld.
  • Table saw:  This is one tool that you won’t want to replace frequently.  Therefore, select a good model.  A table saw can do a lot of important work, so you’ll reap the benefits as you use it.
  • Combination miter saw:  This particular type of saw can create cleaner cuts that are more precisely angled.
  • Router:  The router is an excellent tool to have if you are into decorative cuts and edges.  If you can afford it, the addition of a router table makes it even easier to use.

 

Clean Up Tools

  • Shop vacuum:  A clean workshop is simply nicer and safer to work in.  Additionally, it can motivate you to replace your tools in their proper location so that you can find them.
  • Rags:  Keep these easily accessible and well stocked. 

 

Proper Care of Your Tools

Once you have your workshop properly equipped, take the time to maintain it.  Properly maintained tools will perform better and make your job easier.

Clean your tools after each use.  Never allow the tools to sit with moisture on them as this can damage the functionality of the tool.  Sharpen the blades on a periodic basis, infrequently if the tools are rarely used, and more frequently if they are used quite a bit.  Properly lubricate any tools that necessitate it.

Product of the Week Sale – 100 lbs. 32mm System Drawer Slide

32mm System Drawer Slide

Use whenever a medium duty full extension drawer slide is required. Not for lateral file drawer applications. Use for side mount only. Features: Drawer member cam action vertcal adjustment, steel ball bearings, lever disconnect, easy reinsertion guide block, direct access mounting holes, patented ball retainer retention device, and mounting holes located at 32mm increments. Slide is silenced open and closed and is unhanded.

Slide length: 19.69″
Travel: 20″
Finish: Zinc
Packaging: Bulk
UOM: PAIR
Sales Price: $8.99
Original Price: $13.38

Slide length: 21.65″
Travel: 22″
Finish: Zinc
Packaging: Bulk
UOM: PAIR
Sales Price: $9.49
Original Price: $14.36

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Monthly Newsletters

Monthly Newsletters

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