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Tool Trivia

What did the Apollo 8 astronauts use to fasten down tools during weightlessness on their 1968 moon-orbiting voyage? Answer in the comments section below. Hint,

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Buck Knives Introduces New Folding Filet

Do you remember the first real knife you ever had? I mean a knife that didn’t come from a gumball machine or a discount store and was made in Pakistan. It was probably a Schrade, Boker, Gerber or a Buck. Well mine was a Buck 110 and I will never forget how different it was from my other pretend knives. The blade stayed sharp and it didn’t rust at the first sign of humidity. I kept up with that knife through college, which is amazing since I lost sunglasses at a rate that kept many offshore sweat-shop mini factories in business. I discovered Ray-Bans in college, the aviator glasses I was told were a good way to attract girls. I still have Ray-Bans from college. I think there is an innate desire in us to hold onto items we perceive to have quality. So the extra money spent on such items, I came to see as an investment.

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Before I did this…

It is springtime in Alabama. Forsythia is already blooming, jonquils and crocus are beginning to drop their blooms, but the nights are still cool and

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ShopBot Jamboree

ShopBot is bringing its annual Jamboree back to Durham this spring. The ShopBot Jamboree celebrates industrial design and digital fabrication by demonstrating how CNC machines

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Trends in Tools

I was talking with my good friend Doug Mahoney yesterday. Doug is editor of ToolSnob, and writes the tool columns for Popular Science and Popular

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Extreme Log Home

Well, I must admit I am a sucker for log homes and log homes that stretch the boundaries of affordability I can’t resist.  When I

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Hot Product

Armstrong Clark wood stain
Armstrong-Clark Wood Stains

Armstrong-Clark’s deck and siding wood stain has nondrying conditioning oils that separate from the drying side of the formula. These oils penetrate deep into the deck or siding wood fiber where the wood’s natural oils used to be. This process rejuvenates the wood. The drying oils stay at the surface, lock in the conditioning oils […]

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