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Engineer DR-07 Twin Wrench Driver

Engineer DR-07 Twin Wrench Driver
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This handy compact driver from Japanese tool company Engineer is great for getting into tight spaces. It has both straight and 90º bit holders and includes an assortment of 10 metric bits. It doesn’t ratchet though. For that, check out the DR-55.

Cracked Glass Portrait

Cracked Glass Portrait

Artist and filmmakers Niall Shukla shows off Orion – an incredible portrait he created by cracking a single sheet glass. It took a lot of practice to perfect the technique, eventually tapping the glass over a thousand times to produce the 4.5-foot square portrait. He since sold it with an accompanying animated NFT.

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Munich in Miniature

Munich in Miniature

Photographer Joerg Daiber takes us on a trip to Munich for an aerial, tilt-shifted view of the third-largest city in Germany. Along the way, you’ll see some of the city’s parks, beaches, waterways, cafés, and industry, along with a look at a miniaturized Oktoberfest celebration.

1949 Protractor Desk

1949 Protractor Desk
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Kardiel’s desk will make you feel like a boss with its mid-century modern flying wing design. It’s built from walnut or oak veneer with a tempered glass top. Its tower has five smooth-glide drawers, while a cantilevered module has a drawer with a glass top. It measures a room-dominating 98.4″ w x 35.4″ d x 28.7″ h.

Making a Cardboard Parts Organizer

Making a Cardboard Parts Organizer

Carpenter John Heisz of I Build It typically makes things out of wood. But given the ridiculously high price of lumber these days, he decided to use cardboard boxes for his latest build. We appreciate the attention to detail he put into crafting this multi-drawer parts storage unit.

Gerber Flatiron Pocket Comb

Gerber Flatiron Pocket Comb
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Gerber took its popular Flatiron pocket knife design and turned it into a folding pocket comb. Like the knife, is has machined aluminum handle scales, a frame lock mechanism, and a thumb hole for easy deployment. A built-in clip keeps it from falling to the bottom of your pocket.

True Facts About Sea Cucumbers

True Facts About Sea Cucumbers

The Holothuroidea, aka sea cucumber, is one of the many strange-looking creatures that dwell at the bottom of the ocean. ZeFrank explains the unusual way these spiny, slug-like things reproduce, develop, and thrive – along with just how diverse their species can be. Expect Frank’s usual mix of information and innuendo.

Painting “Transparent” Graffitti

Painting “Transparent” Graffitti

Inspired by the work of VILE/a>, Slovakian street artist DOKE took on a fun and difficult spray paint challenge. The goal? Create a photorealistic scene that makes it look like holes are cut through a wall so you can see the building, grass, and trees behind it. Of course, the illusion requires the light and viewing angle to be just right.

Hardell Cordless Rotary Tool

Hardell Cordless Rotary Tool
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This cordless rotary tool is an inexpensive addition to any toolkit. It offers five speeds from 5000 to 15000 RPM for sanding, carving, grinding, polishing, and cutting. Its rechargeable 3.7V battery can spin its motor for up to 200 minutes. The 55-piece kit includes tool bits, cutting discs, grinders, polishers, and sanding bands.

Ultimate Halloween Light Show 2022

Ultimate Halloween Light Show 2022

We’ve been following Tom BetGeorge’s Halloween light shows for more than a decade. Now that he’s moved to a new neighborhood, he’s got room for an even bigger spectacle. His 2022 show tops them all with new lighting effects and an army of illuminated drones displaying colorful images over his house.

Conversing with Aliens in Star Wars

Conversing with Aliens in Star Wars

(PG-13: Language) Conversations between humans and aliens date back to the very first Star Wars movie. This hilarious comedy sketch from Wizards with Guns pokes fun at the trope by imagining what might happen if one of those creatures spoke a language nobody could understand without reading the subtitles.

Wendell & Wild (Trailer)

Wendell & Wild (Trailer)

This stop-motion film from Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas) and Jordan Peele (Get Out, Nope) is the perfect addition to your Halloween watch list. It follows a teen (Lyric Ross) who is duped into releasing two demons into the world of the living – and those demons are Key and Peele. Drops 10.28.22 on Netflix.

Deal: Sam’s Club Membership

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A membership at Sam’s Club gets you great prices on household items, groceries, electronics, and furniture. This special offer gets you a 1-year Sam’s Club membership for just $25 – a savings of $20 off the regular price. You’ll also get discounts on hotels, rental car, live events, attractions, movies, and more.

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Freezing Time in Movies

Freezing Time in Movies

Ever since The Matrix came out, visual effects that play with time have become more common. Insider explains how effects artists have slowed down and frozen time on screen in movies like X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Worst Person in the World using practical effects, high-speed photography, and CGI.

Build Dice

Build Dice
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Makers Simone Giertz and Laura Kampf were looking for inspiration for projects and came up with Build Dice. This set of aluminum dice helps set parameters for creative projects. The first cube has objects, the second has materials, and the third one has properties. They come in a handsome walnut display box.

Back to the Future A Cappella

Back to the Future A Cappella

Instruments? Where we’re going, we don’t need instruments! The members of the Korean a cappella group MayTree hit 88 MPH with with another great performance, taking on the most recognizable part of Alan Silvestri’s main theme from Back to the Future.

Wednesday Addams (Trailer)

Wednesday Addams (Trailer)

Jenna Ortega, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzman, Gwendoline Christie, Fred Armisen, and Christina Ricci star in Tim Burton’s comedy-mystery series about Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Coming to Netflix 12.23.2022.

Thriller with AI-Generated Images

Thriller with AI-Generated Images

JGVision Media used AI image-generation technology to create the haunting scenes in this video, set to the music and lyrics of Michael Jackson’s Thriller. To add to the mood, they incorporated stretching and warping effects. If you’d like to hang any of these creepy images on your wall, you can order prints from RedBubble.

Bolt Carabiner V-II

Bolt Carabiner V-II
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This substantial carabiner clip was designed by Carajillo Bob of EDC Apparatus. It’s made from a mix of CNC-machined grade 5 titanium and brass and can be opened and closed with the flick of its bolt trigger. Holes on the back of its skeletonized body are designed for hanging various accessories.

Making a Ring from Twisted Sawblades

Making a Ring from Twisted Sawblades

Black Beard Projects shows off an interesting way to create a steel ring. The blacksmith started with a rusty bandsaw blade and chopped it up into flat pieces. He then welded, forged, and hammered them multiple times to create a Damascus pattern before twisting the metal into a cylinder and refining it into its final form.

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CALDO-X Heated Jacket

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Could your winter jacket use an extra warm-up on cold days? The CALDO-X is an insulated puffer jacket with built-in heating panels in its upper back, collar, and front pockets. Attach an 8000mAh+ USB power bank (not included) to the USB connector, and the jacket will heat up. Offers three temperature settings.

LEGO Ideas Table Football (Foosball)

LEGO Ideas Table Football (Foosball)
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LEGO has revealed a brick-built tabletop foosball table. Inspired by a fan-submitted design, the 2339-piece set is fully-playable. It comes with 22 Minifigures – 10 on the field and 12 cheering them on from the grandstand. 44 unique heads and wigs let you create players from many races and ethnicities. One figure even has vitiligo.

Cutting Stone with a Waterjet

Cutting Stone with a Waterjet

It’s amazing how water can be pressurized so much that it can cut through things. In this clip we spotted on the Tool Gifs subreddit, we get an up-close look at how a tightly-focused stream of water can cut incredibly precise shapes in stone. The footage does appear to have been sped up, though.

Olight Arkfield Flashlight + Laser

Olight Arkfield Flashlight + Laser
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Olight’s dual light source flashlight combines a bright white light with a green laser pointer. It comes in cool and neutral white versions, both with a maximum output of 1000 lumens. It has an intuitive dial control for switching modes, an easy-to-read LED charge indicator and a magnetic tail for mounting versatility.

Building a Recycled Satellite Dish Chair

Building a Recycled Satellite Dish Chair

Makers Simone Giertz and Laura Kampf teamed up to release Build Dice – a fun gift item to inspire creativity through randomization. After giving the dice a few rolls, they decided to build a chair by recycling an old satellite dish. They cut and folded the metal to form a seat, then gave it hardwood arms and legs.

Pelican G5 Personal Utility Field Wallet

Pelican G5 Personal Utility Field Wallet
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Pelican is known for its durable gear cases. The G5 applies the same rugged approach in wallet form. The clamshell case is crushproof and waterproof and has a stretchy strap on one side and a mesh organizer on the other, perfect for holding cards, cash, and a spare key or two. Its aluminum shell blocks RFID scanning too.

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