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Blow Torch BBQ: the Maker-Cue

It’s the Fourth of July, so that means it’s time for some grilling. (It’s time even if it’s not the 4th.) But …

Are You a Maker?

I’m a maker. Are you? If you are, or if you’d like to be, or if you just like to watch things …

My Vanity Was Way Too Big

The sink in the master bathroom takes up too much space, so I’m building a pedestal sink out of welded steel and …

Can’t Resist the ReStore

200 miles from my house I haven’t even moved into yet. Still can’t resist going to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

Swag

A weekend of building and making at the Craftsman MAKEcation means you’ve got a lot of stuff to bring home. They shipped …

Maker Faire Morning

On my weekend with the Craftsman Tools MAKEcation in Brooklyn, we made an excursion to Queens for the amazing Maker Faire. Among the …

Problem Solving a Sink

On the road as the Itinerant DIYer, I’m at Ted Lyde’s house replacing a faucet. But what do you do when your …

More Things

Still no place to put them, but I got this lamp and this case with a secret project inside.

My 10 Rules for the ReStore

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is an excellent DIYer and Maker resource for tools and materials at a good price – and for …

Will This Blow My Hand Off?

Found this cool, vintage Craftsman drill at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. I’m gonna plug it in and see if it electrocutes …

Repurposed Blockbuster Card

Moving out? Spackle job to do? Tools packed? Time for the last useful act of your Blockbuster card. Do I look tired …

Profiles in Storage

Glowing bar, heavy bag, welder, saddle, assorted tools, golden bordello couch… Cramming all your stuff into a storage container sorta tends to …

Backseat Go-Bag

“As long as you’re here, do you think you can look at this switch that’s flickering?” or, “…lose baseboard?” or, “…thing with …