Our fellow Cornell Architecture grad Ben Uyeda started HomeMade Modern and can guide you in making DIY (like the Blocktagons above) stuff that doesn’t involve crochet work, doilies, or pictures of cats. Check out more videos to get started.
These Revolights are getting a lot of press lately, not to mention exceeding their Kickstarer campaign by almost 6x. They probably wouldn’t last long locked up to a bike rack here in the city, but if you keep your bike in the garage, these would be awesome.
We just came back from alligator country and I saw the USN Catcherman on the Spyderco site and had to post it because it reminded me of the gator shapes. The ‘toxic green’ color on the handle with the black blade is a great combination.
I spend a decent amount of my time on job sites and am always interested in the tools the different crews use. So far, the most interesting tools are the spinning laser levels that the carpenters use. Today, a brochure of the Simpson Quik Drive System came into the office. Watch the video and you’ll see how fast this tool hangs panels of all kinds and lays flooring. Looks like fun to me.
I spend a lot of time at job sites checking up on things. When the super isn’t around, the crews are usually listening to music on a little radio with its knobs busted off and all sorts of things wrong with it. The Bosch Powerbox Advanced is the most high tech job radio I have ever seen. It’s designed to withstand a 10′ drop, has integrated battery chargers, GFI outlets, and plays mp3′s. If I had a mobile shop, I would want this in my truck. Except that it would certainly walk off a job site after a day or two.