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Practical Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Practical Father’s Day Gift Ideas

With Father’s Day 2022 almost here, there’s no better time to think about gifts for dear old Dad. Our friends at Everyday Carry have rounded up 32 great ideas for gifts that Father will use on a regular basis, including watches, battery packs, Bluetooth speakers, multitools, and fitness gear.

nCamp Camping Stove

nCamp Camping Stove
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Weighing in at less than 2 lb., this stainless steel and aluminum stove collapses down to just 1.5″ thick for easy transport, then sets up as a sturdy stove for cooking and warmth in seconds. Its cooking chamber burns either wood/biomass or solid/liquid fuels.

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The Iliad Playing Cards

The Iliad Playing Cards
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Kings Wild Project presents another fantastic deck illustrated by Jackson Robinson. These cards feature intricate illustrations inspired by the 10-year battles of the gods in Homer’s epic 15,693-line poem, The Iliad. Available in Standard, Limited, and Gilded editions, along with uncut sheets for framing.

Shredded Cash Brick

Shredded Cash Brick

Patrick Adair usually makes really cool custom rings. But in this video, he uses his skills to create something totally different. Starting out with a bag of shredded currency from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, he cast the former cash in resin to create a unique conversation piece.

Forging a Crankshaft

Forging a Crankshaft

Charged with moving the pistons in and out, a crankshaft is like the beating heart of an engine. While crankshafts need to be finished by machining, they start by forging and stamping steel, then twisting the molten metal to form the journals and counterweights that comprise this critical car part.

NECA x The Thing Poster Figure

NECA x The Thing Poster Figure

Collectible toy maker NECA presents a very special action figure based on Drew Struzan’s poster for John Carpenter’s The Thing. The 7″ tall figure has a bright LED light in its head and interchangeable faceplates which replicate the poster’s iconic burst of light. Look for it exclusively on the 2022 convention circuit.

Playing Sepak Takraw

Playing Sepak Takraw

Originating from Southeast Asia, Sepak Takraw is a unique variant of volleyball where players use their feet instead of hands and head to send a small ball over the net. This brief slow-motion footage shows just how flexible, acrobatic, and agile its players must be.

Walewale Bike Multitool

Walewale Bike Multitool
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This 16-in-1 tool is a great addition to any bike bag, and is good for quick repairs on the go. It packs hex-head wrenches, a spoke wrench, rulers, and more. It’s also got a bit driver and comes with hex, flat, and Phillips driver bits. It’s made from chromium vanadium steel for durability and strength.

EDCfans Keychain Multitool Box Cutter

EDCfans Keychain Multitool Box Cutter
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EDCfans’ stainless steel keychain tool combines a retractable box cutter/utility knife with a bottle opener, multi-wrench, slotted and Phillips screwdrivers, a carbide glass breaker, and an imperial/metric mini-ruler. It takes standard utility blades and comes with a detachable skull design belt/pocket clip.

ROKR Solar System Orrery

ROKR Solar System Orrery

Build your own desktop solar system with this wooden model kit from Robotime. As you crank its handle, eight tiny worlds spin around a glowing sun, simulating the relative speeds of each planet’s rotation. The 316-piece, 13.78″ tall model is best for advanced builders and takes about 7 hours to assemble.

Nitecore T4K Ultrabright Flashlight

Nitecore T4K Ultrabright Flashlight

Measuring just 3.24″ long, Nitecore’s T4K flashlight is small enough to put in the palm of your hand, but it can blast out a blinding 4000-lumen beam in short bursts. It has four CREE XP-L2 V6 LEDs, and can cast a beam up to 685 feet. Its 1000mAh Li-on battery can power a 200-lumen beam for 2 hr 45 min or a 65-lumen beam for 7 hr.

Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe

Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe

Mike Judge returns to some well-fertilized comedy ground as America’s dumbest duo returns for an all-new adventure. After being forced to enter Space Camp back in 1998, Beavis and Butt-Head end up flying a space shuttle and encounter alien life, unicorns, and their future selves. Drops 6.23.22 on Paramount+.

Benchmade Mini Bugout Knife

Benchmade Mini Bugout Knife
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The cute-as-a-bug Mini Bugout is an everyday carry pocket knife small enough to pack inside an Altoids tin. Scaled down to a closed length of 3.7” and weighing in at just 1.5 ounces, Benchmade’s baby is made of CPM-S30V blade steel with a Grivory handle, making it tough enough for adventures big and small.

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Sharpie Ultimate Collection

Sharpie Ultimate Collection
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We had no idea that Sharpie permanent markers came in so many colors. This Ultimate Collection comes with a whopping 115 markers, including a mix of fine, ultra-fine, neo, metallic, twin tip, and chisel tip markers. It’s also available in a 72-pen set.

Restoring an Antique Violin

Restoring an Antique Violin

Masters of Craft walks us through the painstaking process of restoring a 19th-century violin that came to them in a distressed and unplayable condition. The vintage Stradavari replica required heaping helpings of TLC, but the result is impressive.

Barbox Bartending Kit

Barbox Bartending Kit
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The Barbox makes a great gift for drink lovers, offering a complete home bar kit in a wall-mountable wood storage case. It comes with a 17-piece bartending kit, including commonly used steel bar tools, a portable bar stand, and a bar mat. It’s got a glass hanging rack on the bottom, and its front door doubles as a picture frame.

Sketching with Fire

Sketching with Fire

Chinese artist 超哥的烧火棍 aka “Super Brother’s Fire Stick” shows how he creates a mural using a flaming stick of wood as his medium. We’re assuming he moves quickly and frenetically so as not to burn himself. Be sure to watch until the end for the reveal.

Filorosso Fire Belts

Filorosso Fire Belts
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Filorosso’s belts are handmade from reclaimed FDNY or LAFD fire hoses, with buckles and other hardware are made from bright-finish American steel. They make a great gift for first responders or anyone who wants to tribute our firefighters with a portion of proceeds going to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

LEGO Mangle Rack Clock

LEGO Mangle Rack Clock

A while back, LEGO expert Akiyuki showed off a series of mechanisms called mangle racks. Now they’re back with a much more complicated build based on the same principles. This fascinating clock uses a mangle rack to gradually spin its hands around the dial. A time-lapse at the end shows how remarkably accurate it is.

Stand Steady Joy Standing Desk

Stand Steady Joy Standing Desk
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Standing desks are great, but most of them provide no storage space. The Joy Desk not only puts your work surface at an ergonomic height, but has three cubbies and a built-in monitor riser. Its top is made from laminated composite wood, and it has sturdy metal legs with angle bracing. Available in maple or white finishes.

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DIY Chain-Link Fence Machine

DIY Chain-Link Fence Machine

We’ve seen how industrial machines are used to make large sections of chain-link fencing quickly. The Q built a tabletop version of such a device, but his machine is hand-cranked and makes only one zig-zag of wire at a time, so we imagine fencing in his whole backyard this way could take some time.

Little Vader Interviews Hayden Christensen

Little Vader Interviews Hayden Christensen

During the press junket for the Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi, actor Hayden Christiansen was interviewed by an unlikely journalist. A young boy named Inati stopped by dressed in full Darth Vader garb to ask the fallen Jedi some pointed questions. This kid has a serious career ahead of him. (Thanks, Rob!)

30 Feet Up, 30 Feet Down

30 Feet Up, 30 Feet Down

Freestyle scooter and BMX rider Ryan Williams shows off his balls of steel by riding a scooter downhill, up a ramp onto a 30-foot-tall scissor lift, and then dropping off the opposite side onto another ramp. He hopes to perform the same stunt on the 2022 Nitro Circus tour.

Rusty Drill Bit into Golden Kunai

Rusty Drill Bit into Golden Kunai

Random Hands pulled off one of the most dramatic transformations of an object that we’ve seen. They started off with a rusty old industrial drill bit, heated it up in a forge, and reworked it into a pointy Japanese kunai. It took a whole lot of work to get it into the right shape, then they polished and finished it with a 24K gold plating.

High Camp Firelight 750 Flask

High Camp Firelight 750 Flask
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When is a flask not just a flask? When it’s a three-piece bar set, so you can share drinks with a friend. High Camp’s Firelight 750 consists of a vacuum-insulated flask and a pair of 6 oz. “six-shooter” steel tumblers. The flask holds up to 750ml, a full bottle of wine, or other spirits. Comes in stainless, copper, or gunmetal finishes.

30° Ruler Brass Edition

30° Ruler Brass Edition

The 30° Ruler now comes in solid brass. Like its aluminum brother, it offers a sloped shape for easy reading and laser-accurate tick marks. Each one comes with inch and centimeter marks on opposite sides. Available in three sizes: 6 in/15 cm, 8 in/20 cm, and 12 in/30 cm.

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