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

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

Rockwell’s Updated 5″ Random Orbit Palm Sander

There are a bunch of out there that are, for the most part, pretty much the same. Oftentimes referred to as palm sanders because their design allows them to be operated single-handedly using the palm of one’s hand to control the machine, random orbit sanders and woodworkers are very close friends, indeed. One popular model … Read more

Touring Nick Offerman’s Woodshop

My wife and I started to watch Parks and Rec on TV years ago and didn’t get into it. About the middle of the series, I binge-watched it all on Netflix and caught up. I finally convinced the wife to give it a second chance and, together, we binge-watched while recording the newer episodes. We … 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

The DEWALT 20V Brushless Planer

When you need to remove cupping, bows or twists from boards for your woodworking project and don’t have access to a table jointer, planer or both—or perhaps you want to create a reference face for your benchtop planer—a good option might be a handheld power planer. The new is getting lots of buzz online and, from … Read more

SpotCheck #36

There’s a lot of stuff that comes across the workbench or inbox here at GarageSpot each week. And while much of it is pretty cool, there’s either not enough to make a full story of it (yet), or we just don’t have time but do want to share. That’s what this post is about each … 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

SpotCheck #35

There’s a lot of stuff that comes across the workbench or inbox here at GarageSpot each week. And while much of it is pretty cool, there’s either not enough to make a full story of it (yet), or we just don’t have time but do want to share. That’s what this post is about each … Read more