Is it important to put your tools properly in a tool bag?

I have some different saws, a planner, hammers, trowels and all sorts. Should the saws be placed separately so they aren’t blunted? Should i buy a special tool bag? At the moment all I have an open bag with everything thrown in.

There’s no right answer to this question because everyone and every type of work is different. I work with some people who would have a heart attack if any of their tools were out of place or not properly stored and some who put (not throw) everything in the bag because they don’t want to spend all their time organizing their tools instead of working.

I’m somewhere in between, and as the others have noted, it’s probably a good idea to protect your edged tools if only to keep from stabbing yourself. A plastic sleeve for the saw and even a piece of masking or duct tape on the ends of chisels is usually good enough. I have a colleague that keeps his in a canvas roll to protect them. Hand planes are supposed to be precise instruments and should be properly cared for. I carry mine in a little zippered bag, though a pocket in the tool bag/box is okay, too. Files should also be in a tool roll to keep them from getting dull.

It sounds like you’re doing framing or rough carpentry, so you have a wide variety of tools and each job is very different, so you have to carry a lot of stuff because you don’t know what you need. I prefer to spend my time working and not organizing my tools, but it’s different for everyone. Most things aren’t hurt by banging around in a tool bag, but it’s a matter of personal preference. I try to buy the best quality tools I can afford and they usually take more abuse than the cheap stuff. A lot of it depends on the type of work you’re doing, your bosses, and the environment you’re in. When I built museum exhibits or installed kitchen cabinets, I put on a much more professional appearance than I normally would because you always want to make a good impression.

By the way, whenever I’ve been in a shop where we’ve hired a new craftsperson, the first thing a lot of us do is to look at their tool bag/box. The new person doesn’t have to have brass and rosewood handled squares and chisels, but what they have should be clean and well cared for because it shows professionalism and concern for their trade. I don’t particularly care how their stuff is organized, but if their tools are covered in construction adhesive and rust it shows that they may not care about doing quality work. I’ve always said that I can teach someone how to be a better, safer, faster woodworker, but I can’t teach them to care about their work because that has to come from within. Your tools can say a lot about you whether you know it or not.

Ceramic tile – using a Dremel tool for making a small hole?

I have a few small (4" square), decorative tiles which I would like to have a small hole drilled into (for hanging/mounting). Would a Dremel tool work for this purpose? If so, any tips/suggestions on the type of bit to use for this?


My dremmel came with a ceramic tile bit and a masonary bit in the kit. I’ve used them both to drill holes in ceramic tile that I have painted on and made hanging trivets with. A couple of hints. First make a strip of masking tape with a mark on it where you want the hole on the front and another piece of tape on the back where the drill will come through. I’ve had the drill slide and scratch the tile while trying to make the hole. Second, wear safety glasses because there will be flying ceramic dust which is nasty when it gets in your eyes. Third, be careful how much pressure you use, let the drill do the work. It is tedious and takes quite a while to get through the tile and go straight down. Somehow I’ve managed to get some of my holes that are at somewhat of an angle. Finally, make certain that your hole isn’t too close to the edge of the tile. I’ve broken the tile by making the hole too close to the edge and I’ve had tiles crack because the weight of the tile hanging off of the hole was more than what could be supported.

Repairing Grandfather Clocks with Jauch Movement Preview

Many clock companies like Howard Miller, Ridgeway, Emperor used the Jauch 77 574 Westminster Movement in their Grandfather and Grandmother Clocks. This DVD Repair Video will guide you step by step, learning the theory of operation, learning to use Special Tools, setup, alignment and testing of the repaired movement

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Basic Ice Fishing Safety Tools

Due to the great number of people who fall through the ice every year, I felt compelled to make this short video. I hope create awareness of the safety hazards involved when walking on the ice. If this just helps one person, then this video will be time well spent.

Duration : 0:1:29

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What tools are required to remove seats from car?

I have a 2007 Jeep Wrangler 4dr and I was trying to remove the carpet, which requires the removal of the seats. They have nuts and bolts holding them down, but was hoping to see if there was a tool that was electric that could unscrew them for me, because they are tight. Thanks

They are torqued down due to the fact they are part of the safety system of the car. It will take an air driven ratchet to remove them. And should be put back in at the same torque level to restore the same safety level.

Understand the technology that led to the Industrial Revolution and why?

All I have is: that Britain invented machinery involved in textile production. There were interchangeable parts (what effect did it have?), factory and living conditions were bad, cities were more populated, and technology saved time and money.

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To understand the industrial revolution, you need to understand not only the realtively
simple technology involved, but the social and demographic changes it caused.
Steam power, and centralized manufacturing areas both concentrated populations,
and created specialists.
Before the revolution the average worker lived in small communities, was a ‘generalist’
who could turn his hand to most things that needed to be done, and had many choices
about how to feed himself. If one employment failed, there was likely another quite near by.
The worker that was drawn to the city by industry became a ‘specialist’, doing one thing
to earn hs keep, and was dependent on others to be useful and for his sustanence.
He lived in crowded far less healthy conditions an had none of the options for seeking
food in ‘bad times’ available to his ‘country cousins’.
Any disturbance in the industrial ‘chain’ could put him out of work with no prospects.

What is the proper tool to use to turn a thread cleaning tap?

The kind with a square end. Is there a special tool made for this? Or do I just use an open end wrench?

this link includes a pic of the tool you are asking about

What does a dentist do, how much do they get paid and the tools they use?

Tools that a dentist use, the patients they deal with, how much they get paid?

U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
Career Guide to Industries

Dentists diagnose, prevent, and treat problems with teeth or mouth tissue. They remove decay, fill cavities, examine x rays, place protective plastic sealants on children’s teeth, straighten teeth, and repair fractured teeth. They also perform corrective surgery on gums and supporting bones to treat gum diseases. Dentists extract teeth and make models and measurements for dentures to replace missing teeth. They provide instruction on diet, brushing, flossing, the use of fluorides, and other aspects of dental care. They also administer anesthetics and write prescriptions for antibiotics and other medications.

Dentists use a variety of equipment, including x-ray machines; drills; and instruments such as mouth mirrors, probes, forceps, brushes, and scalpels. They wear masks, gloves, and safety glasses to protect themselves and their patients from infectious diseases.


Median annual earnings of salaried dentists were $129,920 in May 2004. Earnings vary according to number of years in practice, location, hours worked, and specialty.

Self-employed dentists in private practice tend to earn more than do salaried dentists, and a relatively large proportion of dentists is self-employed. Like other business owners, these dentists must provide their own health insurance, life insurance, and retirement benefits.

Nature of the work:

Most dentists are general practitioners, handling a variety of dental needs. Other dentists practice in any of nine specialty areas. Orthodontists, the largest group of specialists, straighten teeth by applying pressure to the teeth with braces or retainers. The next largest group, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, operates on the mouth and jaws. The remainder may specialize as pediatric dentists (focusing on dentistry for children); periodontists (treating gums and bone supporting the teeth); prosthodontists (replacing missing teeth with permanent fixtures, such as crowns and bridges, or with removable fixtures such as dentures); endodontists (performing root canal therapy); public health dentists (promoting good dental health and preventing dental diseases within the community); oral pathologists (studying oral diseases); or oral and maxillofacial radiologists (diagnosing diseases in the head and neck through the use of imaging technologies).

Working Conditions

Most dentists work 4 or 5 days a week. Some work evenings and weekends to meet their patients’ needs. Most full-time dentists work between 35 and 40 hours a week, but others work more. Initially, dentists may work more hours as they establish their practice. Experienced dentists often work fewer hours. Many continue in part-time practice well beyond the usual retirement age.

Most dentists are solo practitioners, meaning that they own their own businesses and work alone or with a small staff. Some dentists have partners, and a few work for other dentists as associate dentists.

Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement

All 50 States and the District of Columbia require dentists to be licensed. To qualify for a license in most States, candidates must graduate from 1 of the 56 dental schools accredited by the American Dental Association’s (ADA’s) Commission on Dental Accreditation in 2004, and then must pass written and practical examinations. Candidates may fulfill the written part of the State licensing requirements by passing the National Board Dental Examinations. Individual States or regional testing agencies administer the written or practical examinations.

Dental schools require a minimum of 2 years of college-level predental education, regardless of the major chosen. However, most dental students have at least a bachelor’s degree. Predental education emphasizes coursework in science, and many applicants to dental school major in a science such as biology or chemistry, while other applicants major in another subject and take many science courses as well. A few applicants are accepted to dental school after 2 or 3 years of college and complete their bachelor’s degree while attending dental school.

All dental schools require applicants to take the Dental Admissions Test (DAT). When selecting students, schools consider scores earned on the DAT, applicants’ grade point averages, and information gathered through recommendations and interviews. Competition for admission to dental school is keen.

Dental school usually lasts 4 academic years. Studies begin with classroom instruction and laboratory work in basic sciences, including anatomy, microbiology, biochemistry, and physiology. Beginning courses in clinical sciences, including laboratory techniques, also are provided at this time. During the last 2 years, students treat patients, usually in dental clinics, under the supervision of licensed dentists. Most dental schools award the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). The rest award an equivalent degree, Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD).

Some dental school graduates work for established dentists as associates for 1 to 2 years to gain experience and save money to equip an office of their own. Most dental school graduates, however, purchase an established practice or open a new one immediately after graduation.

In 2004, 17 States licensed or certified dentists who intended to practice in a specialty area. Requirements include 2 to 4 years of postgraduate education and, in some cases, the completion of a special State examination. Most State licenses permit dentists to engage in both general and specialized practice. Dentists who want to teach or conduct research usually spend an additional 2 to 5 years in advanced dental training, in programs operated by dental schools or hospitals. According to the ADA, each year about 12 percent of new graduates enroll in postgraduate training programs to prepare for a dental specialty.

Dentistry requires diagnostic ability and manual skills. Dentists should have good visual memory, excellent judgment regarding space and shape, a high degree of manual dexterity, and scientific ability. Good business sense, self-discipline, and good communication skills are helpful for success in private practice. High school and college students who want to become dentists should take courses in biology, chemistry, physics, health, and mathematics.


Dentists held about 150,000 jobs in 2004. Employment was distributed among general practitioners and specialists as follows:

Dentists, general 128,000
Orthodontists 10,000
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons 6,000
Prosthodontists 1,000
Dentists, all other specialists 5,000

About one third of dentists were self-employed and not incorporated. Almost all dentists work in private practice. According to ADA, 78 percent of dentists in private practice are sole proprietors, and 14 percent belong to a partnership. A few salaried dentists work in hospitals and offices of physicians.

Job Outlook

Employment of dentists is projected to grow about as fast as average for all occupations through 2014. Although employment growth will provide some job opportunities, most jobs will result from the need to replace the large number of dentists expected to retire. Job prospects should be good as new dentists take over established practices or start their own.

Demand for dental care should grow substantially through 2014. As members of the baby-boom generation advance into middle age, a large number will need complicated dental work, such as bridges. In addition, elderly people are more likely to retain their teeth than were their predecessors, so they will require much more care than in the past. The younger generation will continue to need preventive checkups despite treatments such as fluoridation of the water supply, which decreases the incidence of tooth decay. However, employment of dentists is not expected to grow as rapidly as the demand for dental services. As their practices expand, dentists are likely to hire more dental hygienists and dental assistants to handle routine services.

Dentists will increasingly provide care and instruction aimed at preventing the loss of teeth, rather than simply providing treatments such as fillings. Improvements in dental technology also will allow dentists to offer more effective and less painful treatment to their patients.

How to make button/plate double doors

In this video I show how to build a great double door system for the outer doors of your buildings. It’s easy to use, easy to build, and it keeps the creepers out.

If you want to download a world containing these doors you can download TaviRider’s World of Redstone from

The double doors don’t require any Special Tools or mods. But while making this video, I used: Tyken’s Test World, Single Player Commands, TooManyItems, MCEdit, Fraps, and Windows Live Movie Maker.

Duration : 0:8:18

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