Blake McFarland is no stranger to making sculptures of animals. He was recently commissioned to build his largest work yet, a life-size bison for the Henry Vilas Zoo. He started by welding the beast’s horns from stainless steel, then used a foam taxidermy form, spray foam, and fiberglass as the structure for its bike tire “fur.”
When is a belt not a belt? The BeltBro answers that question by holding pants up in an unconventional way. Rather than wrapping around your entire beltline, it straps between two belt loops and cinches pants around your waist. It won’t dig into your gut as a regular belt can. Comes in three lengths for different loop spacing.
This compact tool packs 10 fold-out bits, including hex, torx, flat, and phillips drivers. Its removable outer clip adds wrenches, a tire lever, spoke wrenches, a bottle opener. It measures just 2.2″ x 1.3″ x 0.4″, so it’s easy to carry in any pocket. Fix also makes a belt that can hold the tool in its buckle.
Your local deli can slice cheese for you, but it’s done one slice at a time. This industrial machine from TEXTOR is designed to cut entire bricks of cheese in seconds. It uses a conveyor belt to push cheese through a rapidly-spinning circular blade. Here’s another one of their machines making quick work of pepperoni and bacon.
Rumpl, maker of awesome blankets for camping and bedrooms turned their textile skills to something entirely different this time, with the creation of a soft and insulating beer koozie that packs up small enough to carry it on your belt loop. Available in 12oz and 40oz sizes.