Over the years, there have been numerous attempts to make motorized shop tools out of LEGO. Now, the guy behind the LEGO 3D milling machine is back with a new creation – a lathe that can create custom forms by tracing a simple outline.
Now you know you can run down to the local Home Depot and pick up a scroll saw for under 100 bucks, right? Well that didn’t stop one enterprising DIYer from building his own. Instead of using metal, this guy built his out of wood.
I have always believed that scissors are overlooked as weapons and as survival tools. The Leatherman Raptor is a versatile pair of scissors fit for surviving World War Z. While they might come in handy during zombie attacks, the Raptor was actually developed for medics.
This scissor-like multi-tool features stainless shears, a strap cutter, a carbide glass breaker, a ring cutter, a ruler, and an oxygen tank wrench.
Unfortunately, they aren’t available yet – and won’t be until May 2013.
A few weeks back I was replacing a valve cover gasket on a race car and accidentally rounded off a bolt that was in a hard-to-reach spot. I was working on that bolt in the garage and it took me hours of cursing and trips to the hardware store to get the damaged bolt out and a new one in.
If you’re the sort that watches The Walking Dead regularly you know the zombie apocalypse could come at any second. You may go to sleep tonight only to wake up in the morning and find the undead are swarming your neighborhood and want nothing more than to feast on your entrails.
Most of us already have enough screwdrivers and multi-tools to fill an entire toolbox or utility drawer. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have just one more, right? Especially one that looks like a tiny tank.
There are seemingly thousands of different multitools on the market, but I can never decide which one I should buy. Now, my decision might have just gotten easier, thanks to Gerber’s Steady Tool, which adds a handy tripod to their latest pocket-sized tool.
You might have noticed that there have been an increasing number of attacks on company servers and databases in recent times. Some groups hack for the fun of it all, although I don’t really see where the fun in causing such damage is, though.
While George Lucas would like us all to forget Han Solo did shoot first when confronted by Greedo, at least we have a memento to remember it by. I only wish that when I needed to solder some electronic parts together, I had a soldering gun this cool.
You know how it is, sometimes you are just walking through the forest and you get the sudden urge to chop down a tree, but sadly you didn’t bring a saw with you. Well, now you can carry one with you at all times, in a little tin.
I admit that I have a bunch of tools around the house and I can only find half of them. Every time I need a tool, it’s generally the basic screwdriver or hammer that I am on the hunt for and just can’t find.
It’s a drag to be at some formal event and have those darned colors go flip and flop all over the place. Not only will earn you reprimanding looks from the older people (hint: grandmothers and great grand aunts who always have a snarky comment ready to throw at you), it also looks, well, tacky.