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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 …

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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 the big orange box store we go. While comparing the few electronic stud finders that the store actually carried, something off to the side …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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