The New Dremel Lite Cordless Rotary Tool

We LOVE our Dremel tools. Seriously, we use them on just about every imaginable project where full-sized sanders, grinders, etc. are just too much. These little rotary tools can actually help turn people on to creating, even if they’ve never done so before. Not that we’re really “creators” but we do use-n-abuse our Dremel tools. … Read more

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

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

How to Replace Brake Pads and Rotors

For the aspiring shade tree mechanic, turning wrenches anywhere near brakes can be scary. But really, vehicle brake systems are actually quite simple, and replacing your own brake pads and rotors can save you hundreds of dollars in labor costs alone. One of our favorite YouTubers, Chris Fix, walks us through the process in this … Read more

Watch One Guy Build a Three-Car, Four-Story Garage in Four Months

Adam Hadlock is a web developer, outdoor enthusiast, and father of two. He’s also an extraordinary doer—a designer, carpenter, welder, fabricator, photographer, videographer and, of course, car guy. Adam lives in Vermont and wanted to build a garage on his property. And build it he did! Having never tackled anything like it before, Adam set … 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 Garage Floor Epoxy

Epoxy coating is just one of several popular methods of refinishing a garage floor. It’s affordable and looks great when preparation and application are done correctly. There are lots of write-ups and videos from pros showing us how they apply epoxy onto garage floors, but we also love sharing projects our own like-minded community tackles—average Joe’s … Read more