Quit driving tent stakes with rocks, and do it the right way with MSR’s modern stake hammer. It has a durable stainless steel head and lightweight aluminum handle and weighs just 11 oz. As a bonus, it has a built-in bottle opener so you can celebrate setting up your campsite. While you’re at it, grab some MSR Groundhog stakes.
This versatile measuring gadget is great for anyone who needs to cut wood or other stock. It combines a square and protractor and has templates for dovetail joints, circular holes, parallel lines, drill positioning, and a variety of common miter angle markings. It’s made from aluminum alloy and has easy-to-read markings.
Tool and accessory maker Benchmade applies their premium quality and engineering to two bolt-action pens. Crafted in Oregon, the Longhand and Shorthand each feature an ergonomic design with a grooved grip and uniquely rippled body. Available in 303 stainless steel and black 6061-T6 aluminum.
High-end luggage maker Rimowa presents a very special limited edition of its Cabin roller bag, wrapping its aluminum shell with a photorealistic image of the lunar surface. It offers 35L of storage space, a flexible divider, dual spinner wheels at each corner, and a TSA-approved lock. Just 750 Cabin Moon bags will be produced.
These unique maps are printed onto an aluminum panel, combining vintage cartography with a modern aesthetic. Designs are available for a variety of U.S. cities as well as a world map, in sizes starting at 12″ x 16″ up to 24″ x 36″. Sale prices through 11.2.2021 from Touch of Modern.
Accessory maker Dango’s compact aluminum pen is perfect for everyday carry. When not in use, it measures a pocket-friendly 4.2″ long. It has a stainless steel pocket clip, and its tip stores inside for protection. It takes long-lasting Schmidt 4889M refills and comes in satin silver and jet black finishes.
Need to work on your pocket knife or other small items? This metal tray from BDKtools provides the perfect spot for maintenance. It’s CNC milled from a single piece of aluminum, anodized in black, and lined with rubberized cork. It’s got a large work tray, three smaller parts trays, and holders for a bit driver and bits.
Artist and designer Jonathan Schipper created these unique eyeglass frames after being bored by the sameness of storebought glasses. They’re machined from billet 6061 aluminum with a subtly grooved texture that comes from the milling process. Available in silver, black, gold, or rhodium finishes.
Chicago-based EVE Company makes these metal curiosities inspired by classic machinist’s tests like the Swiss cube and Turner’s cube. The Cubit collection includes three variants: the Ripple Cubit, Matrix Cubit, Infinity Cubit. Each one is CNC machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, and measures appx. 2″ x 2″ x 2″.
Design the Everything makes this tabletop tray for sorting small parts. Each one is machined from aluminum and has three sections for storing screws, nuts, washers, and other hardware. It’s also good for rings or cufflinks. It’s smaller than it looks, though, at 6″w x 3″d, x 1″h. Choose from a raw or tumbled finish.
Designed by Joe Wu for CRKT, this handy tool is perfect for maintaining knives or other items that use Torx screws. The compact aluminum driver fits comfortably in your hand, grips confidently, and stores six bits in its handle. It comes with T6, T7, T8, T9, T10, and T15 driver bits.
Yuan Design’s modern pen has an aluminum body that melds the shape of a hexagon with a triangle. Its unique shape provides a comfortable grip, keeps it from rolling, and provides a straight edge. The refillable pen module holds in place with magnets, and an optional stand turns the pen into a leaning tower.
Costume armorer David Guyton shows us how it’s possible to sculpt a sheet of aluminum into the shape of a human face. It’s a time-consuming process to stretch and bend the metal, but with enough practice and the right tools, you could make one too. He also posted a tutorial on how to make a matching Roman helmet.
This CNC-machined aluminum building block from Gundae Productions is a great gift for LEGO fans. The block is roughly twice the size of a standard 4×2 LEGO brick, measuring 2.5″ wide. It’s not designed for a tight fit though, so consider it more of display piece than something you’d build structures with.
GT Scientific CNC machines pen holders from aluminum and applies Cerakote thin-film ceramic coating to give them color and a protective outer layer. Each of its four openings has a Delrin liner to protect writing instruments. They offer a special deal on imperfect ones if you want to save a few bucks.
Building full-size rockets typically requires the creation of costly custom tooling. But Relativity Space is taking a different approach to the problem, using a giant 3D printer and additive manufacturing to melt and form aluminum into the shape of a rocket. Veritasium takes us inside of their facility for a look at how it works.
These anodized aluminum trays are designed for holding screws, springs, keycaps, and other mechanical keyboard parts, but they’re great for any project where you’re dealing with small parts. They come in square or circular versions and measure 7cm (~2.75″) across.
The Ridge offers its slimline aluminum wallets with laser-engraved topographic maps of some of America’s greatest travel destinations. The RFID-blocking wallets use an elastic strap to hold up to 12 cards and comes with a detachable money clip. Designs include Zion’s The Narrows, Oahu’s North Shore, and Yosemite’s Half Dome.
Dango’s latest storage cache is small enough to carry on your keychain, your wrist, or a lanyard. Its long and skinny proportions make it ideal for small screws, toothpicks, or matchsticks. It’s made from 6061 aluminum and is waterproof and food-safe. It comes in satin silver or jet black. Inner dimensions: 2.5″L x 0.25″D.
Bridge City Tool Works’ tiny triangle is a great addition to any craftsperson’s arsenal. The anodized aluminum tool makes 90º and 45º marks and is also great for squaring tight corners, like inside of a drawer. Its detachable foot is held on with three strong magnets and can be adjusted for left- or right-handed markings.
This minimal wallet consists of an anodized aluminum plate and an industrial-strength O-ring. It provides easy access to cards and cash, holding up to 16 cards between its two sides. Its center cutout isn’t just for looks – it’s a bottle opener. It also includes an RFID blocking card to protect your credit cards.