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You don’t need a lot of gear to build this elastic tool holder. A piece of scrap wood, some elastic stretch cord and some heavy string. That’s about it. It’s simple, effective, and works great with a pegboard system for organisation and accessibility.
When you’re labouring away on a woodworking project you’ll likely need multiple types of sandpaper, from a course grit for rough surfaces to a finer grit as you finish. But sandpaper is available in a wide spectrum of grit, so how do you know which to buy? Here are the only three types you’ll really need.
Video: If you do any work with Styrofoam or other similar materials, you know it can be tricky to cut and shape pieces how you want them. This DIY setup will cut any Styrofoam safely and precisely, and can be easily stored when not in use.
Video: If you find yourself with an uninvited mouse guest and want a humane solution to catch the critter, you can easily make a non-lethal trap with just a soft drink bottle mounted on a pivot.
If you’ve ever gotten into electronics hacking, you’ve probably had the illusion of most gadgets ruined for you. For example, 9V batteries are basically just six AAAA batteries taped together.
If you’re an outdoors adventurer, DIY-er, PC builder, or just like to be prepared for anything, you need a good multitool. The Leatherman Wave and SOG PowerLock are both reliable, sturdy, well-built and popular choices, but if you could only have one, let’s decide which deserves to live in your carry-all.
If there’s one thing I love about the possibility of wearables, it’s swapping in new watch faces. While many companies either prevent users from making custom watch faces or require some decent coding skills, Android Wear has a few workarounds — and they’re awesome. If you want to make your very own, custom watch face that nobody else has, read on. Even iOS users can do it!
Carrying a note to help you remember your PIN, password or lock combination can be risky, especially if thieves get a hold of it. This DIY fake business card will only reveal your secret note when you give it a little heat.