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New “Mobile” Garage Cabinets from NewAge

We’ve owned and worked with/in garages with all kinds of storage solutions. From fancy wall-to-wall steel cabinetry to repurposed kitchen cabinets and an old homemade workbench. Most of the time, the cabinets are mounted securely to the wall and it’s the tool chests that we’re rolling around the garage. NewAge Products …

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Milwaukee M12 Underhood LED Light

Working under the hood almost always requires good light. There are all kinds of work lights available on the market today—from old-school drop-lights to fancy LED lights that twist and turn in all sorts of directions. The best light is clean, consistent overhead light that doesn’t get in your way …

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Spray Painting Your Yard… Kinda

When we were getting ready to sell our last house about a year ago, I replaced all of the mulch in our flower beds, but only because it looked bad after a year of baking in the hot Florida sun. I’d done the same thing a few years in a …

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Buy It or Build It: The Fidget Spinner

If you don’t know what a fidget spinner is, you’re… well… like almost every other old guy. But this old guy does know and the new craze that is the fidget spinner a great way to exude nervous energy. For whatever reason, we all think we have ADHD these days. We don’t. We just …

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Retro Tool Boxes

As I struggle to revive my own personal residential garage buildout project (which was put on hold due to other home renovations taking far longer than expected), I’m 85.573% sure I’m gonna go retro. I have very fond memories growing up in and around my grandfather’s Texaco station in SW …

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How Garage Doors Are Made

I’m going to either replace or restore the 16-year-old metal garage door at our new-to-us home pretty soon. And in doing so, I set out to do some research around polishing vs. painting, metal vs. wood, and so forth. Garage doors aren’t cheap, so I’m leaning towards a restoration job. …

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Hang it Up

There are a gazillion cell phone and sunglasses mounts/clips/hangers for your car or truck. Some of them use sticky tape to attach to the dash, others clip onto visors and air vents. Few are versatile, as they’re generally made for a single purpose, and few are all that affordable. That’s …

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A 24/7 Security Camera for Your Car

Back in my day (say that in an old man’s voice), car alarms weren’t OEM accessories. Aftermarket alarms and installations were big business, and hearing an alarm in a parking lot was something most people actually paid attention to. Today, we call the driver an idiot when his or her alarm …

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