The World’s Simplest Stud Finder

While hanging shelves in our garage last weekend, BOTH of our electronic stud finders died. While sad, we kinda knew it was time. So, off to online searching we go fro a good replacement. While comparing the few electronic stud finders that were on the search resulta, something off to the side caught my attention. … Read more

DIY Mechanic’s Creeper

Unless you’ve got a pit in your garage, a hydraulic lift, or perhaps a lifted truck, you’ve probably got a  for getting underneath your car. But if you’re in the market for a new one and you’re not afraid of a bit of DIY and sawdust, making your own creeper could be a fun little half-day … Read more

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 like to fidget. And that’s … Read more

A Metal Carport Build

If you’re unfamiliar with April Wilkerson, she’s a super-talented YouTuber with zero tolerance for fear. April is a self-taught woodworker and, more recently, welder/fabricator. Back in 2013, April had never really used a power tool. Today, she’s building—instead of buying—super-useful stuff that she or her family wants or needs, including this heavy-duty steel two-vehicle carport. … Read more

Building a Better Birdhouse

I say it a lot, but the wife and I moved from the city into the [somewhat] sticks. We’ve got a lot of trees on our new property and we want birdies to come pay us a visit. We visited the local bird supply store and spent a whopping $150 on bird stuff—it was easy … Read more

DIY Powder Coating

I’ve had some smaller parts on the Jeep that I’ve wanted powder coated for a while now—accessory brackets and such—but just haven’t been able to justify the cost of paying someone else to do it. I do know a guy that does powder coating professionally, but I’d still want to pay him to do the … Read more

Make This Sweet Stealth Shelf

If you’re looking for a cool weekend woodworking project that you can knock out in a few hours and for about $50 in materials, check out this super-cool stealth shelf, complete with secret, magnetically-triggered locks. Not only does it make for great home decor, but you can hide your stuff in it, too. Thanks to one … Read more

DIY Sandblaster

Having access to an abrasive media blaster of some kind is great if you’re restoring a car, truck, or working with other types of metals that need to be completely clean and free of any contaminants. There are several kinds of media blasters available for both the workshop and mobile applications. Prices vary, but typical consumer-style portable … Read more

DIY Air Hockey

I grew up playing a ton of air hockey, so this video from one of our Favorite YouTube channels, I Like to Make Stuff, showing us how to make our own air hockey table was just something I thought I’d share as a short post. Good stuff.

Upcycling Old Car Parts

If you’re looking to decorate the garage or man cave and have some old car parts lying around, here’s some inspiration… Reclaimed Car Seat Chair This drool-worthy reclaimed Jaguar XJ40 Sport seat in Doe skin with solid black walnut poles was created by Dave Clark Designs. Called the Morsetto, this chair sells for around $600, but can … Read more