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Build A Classic Adirondack Chair And Enjoy Lounging The Rest Of Summer

When the Adirondack chairs hit the lawn, you know summer has officially started. These classic beauties can be expensive to buy, but are actually easier to build than you think.

The Best Way To Clean A Paint Brush With The Least Amount Of Thinner

Video: They say painting is all about the prep, and maintaining a clean paint brush will ensure your next paint job starts out right. The meticulous approach shown here uses the least amount of paint thinner and maximizes it’s effectiveness.

What Is Your Best Affordable Gift Idea?

Buying gifts can wreak havoc on your holiday budget, but having a list of inexpensive present ideas stops you from overspending. What are your best affordable gift ideas?

The Difference Between A Woodworking Jointer And Thicknesser

As your woodworking skills expand, you’ll want to consider adding a jointer and a thicknesser to your repertoire of tools. They both treat rough lumber in similar ways, but they aren’t the same tool.

Create Miniature Interactive Art With A Raspberry Pi And A Touch Screen

Video: Processing is a programming language that allows people to make visual art (amongst other things) using programming and recently it released a version that works on the Raspberry Pi. Adafruit put together a guide for getting it on the Pi and working with their touch screen.

This DIY Wireless Keylogger Fits Anywhere, Looks Like A Wall Charger

The “KeySweeper” is a tiny, Arduino-powered wireless sniffer that captures data sent by your wireless keyboard to its receiver. That’s right — it’s a keylogger, and it doesn’t have to be plugged into your computer to work.

Transform Old Pallets Into A Cheap, Sturdy Bike Rack

Having a dedicated rack to store your bike is great, but they can be pretty expensive. Instead, make one yourself with a few free wooden pallets, the right tools, and an afternoon of work.

Build A Device That Can Crack Master Combination Locks In Under 30 Seconds

We’ve shown you a calculator that can help you crack a master combination lock before, but this device will do all the work for you in under 30 seconds.

Use An Awl To Punch Holes In Plasterboard And Forget The Dust

Video: Drilling holes in plasterboard leaves dust and fragments on your floor and skirting boards. Instead of using a power tool for this job, pick up a scratch awl and a hammer to make your hole.

How To Pick A Lock Using Nothing But Hairpins

You can learn the basics of lock picking from a GIF, but for a more nuanced look at the techniques required to actually get a lock open without the key, check out NightHawkInLight’s latest tutorial where he uses nothing but a pair of strategically bent hairpins in the process.

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