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Firefighter Duffel Bag

Firefighter Duffel Bag
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Firehouse Projects makes rugged bags from retired firefighting gear. Their largest piece is this 40-liter duffel bag made from recycled materials attached to a sturdy canvas base. It has reflective striping, a quilted lining, an exterior zipper pocket for small accessories, and Velcro on front for attaching patches.

Oak Grain Rocks / Whiskey Glass

Oak Grain Rocks / Whiskey Glass
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Austin, Texas-based JFR Glass hand blows every piece of glassware they sell. This handsome rocks glass features a swirled design reminiscent of woodgrain but that also beautifully compliments spirits inside the glass. Made from 100% soda lime glass, it holds 8 oz. Sold individually.

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Custom Hot Wheels Cars

Custom Hot Wheels Cars
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Do you love your car? JDM Customz will customize a Hot Wheels car to look just like the real deal. Each 1/64-scale car is hand-painted to match your vehicle, and JDM can add spoilers, wings, wheels, and widebody kits and lower their suspension as well.

Leather Pencil Case

Leather Pencil Case
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Keep your pens, pencils, and other skinny pocket tools neat and organized with Ewittco’s nicely-structured full-grain leather cases. They come in a variety of colors, and can be personalized with an engraved name or logo graphic. Measures 7.7″ x 3.7″ closed, 7.7″ x 7.7″ open.

Copper Accessory Box

Copper Accessory Box
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Yancey Designs makes beautiful decor from copper. This copper box and tray set is a great alternative to wood valets and jewelry boxes. Its main tray, dividers, and insert are great for organizing accessories can be used independently or combined. Price shown is for the tray and lid only, with inserts sold as options.

Wav Pen + Pencil Tray

Wav Pen + Pencil Tray
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We love the clean and minimal look of this wooden pen and pencil organizer from Design Craft Workshop. It’s handcrafted from walnut and provides three angled shelves to keep your writing instruments from falling off your desk. The subtle curved inner edge is a nice touch. Measures 8.75″ L x 6.75″ W x .75″ H.

Wooden States Key Holders

Wooden States Key Holders
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Louisville, Kentucky-based The Wooden States creates precision-cut hardwood wall art based on state shapes. Each one is backed with four strong magnets which can hold onto key rings, pocket knives, jewelry, and other metal objects. In addition to individual states, there’s a version of the entire continental U.S.

The Ancients Pens + Pencils

The Ancients Pens + Pencils

Allegory Goods designed this series of handcrafted pens and pencils which incorporate reclaimed woods that date back thousands of years. They come with raw aluminum, gunmetal, burnt bronze, raw brass, or black hardware. The pen takes Parker/Pilot G2 refills, while the pencil accepts standard 0.7mm leads.

OUSI Leather Keyboard Wrist Rest

OUSI Leather Keyboard Wrist Rest
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Having a wrist rest at the base of your keyboard is a must for protecting your hands from carpal tunnel syndrome. OUSI’s ergonomic wrist rests offer an elegant solution to this problem. Each one is handmade from full-grain leather and wrapped around a supportive structure. Price shown is for the 18″ wide version.

Oxidized Titanium Beard Comb

Oxidized Titanium Beard Comb
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We love the colors that emerge from titanium when it’s been hit with a flame. It looks especially great on this modern titanium comb from Demian Haggard. The comb is great for taming unruly hair and beards, and comes with a custom-made leather case. It’s also available in natural titanium and stainless steel.

Pallet Wood Bluetooth Speaker

Pallet Wood Bluetooth Speaker

This substantial wood speaker looks like something from a high-end audio line, but it’s actually the result of a DIY build. King Minhvuong walks us through their process of recycling pallet wood into this beautiful portable audio system. If you’re feeling inspired, there’s a full parts list in the video’s description on YouTube.

Fire Hose Bench

Fire Hose Bench
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This unique furniture piece from Axes and Hose Co. is a great gift for a firefighter or anyone who appreciates our selfless first-responders. Each bench is handmade from wood, wrapped in recycled fire hoses woven to form its seat. We particularly appreciate the Thin Red Line design. Measures 40.5″ L x 20.5″ W x 20″ H.

Making a Copper Tea Kettle from Scratch

Making a Copper Tea Kettle from Scratch

A tea kettle is one of those simple objects that’s easy to take for granted. This video from HanOul-Workshop shows how he makes a copper tea kettle by hammering and bending sheet metal and copper tubing. It’s a long and laborious process that will give you an appreciation for individual craftsmanship.

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Taverns to Go Yard Bars

Taverns to Go Yard Bars
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Got some space to spare on your porch, deck, or yard? Taverns to Go makes these great structures that add a personal bar to any space. They’re made from pressure-treated lumber with galvanized roofing and come in sizes ranging from 4′ x 6′ to 10′ x 5′. They’re available in limited regions, so be sure to check before ordering.

Nocturn Catch Tray

Nocturn Catch Tray
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Keep your wallet, keys, and other small EDC neat and tidy with this elegant catch-all tray from Craighill. Each one is crafted in Michigan from premium American hardwood, and measures 7.5″ x 11″. Choose from black walnut, natural maple, or ink-stained maple.

Ultimate Headphone Station

Ultimate Headphone Station
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Audio enthusiasts, Beveled Edge Studios handcrafts this elegant solid wood stand for headphones and personal listening gear. It can hold two pairs of over-the-ear headphones and has six small shelves for DACs, amps, and other small devices. They can also customize the unit to fit your audio equipment’s exact dimensions.

Threaded Rod Audio Rack

Threaded Rod Audio Rack
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Audiophiles and tech junkies generally prefer component systems. We love the look of this equipment rack from Silver Beard Lamp Co. It’s handmade from thick threaded rods, bolts, and blackboard – birch laminated plywood with a layered pine core. It comes in 4- and 5-tier heights and sizes from 22″ x 12″ to 30″ x 22″.

Creepy Baby Head Mugs

Creepy Baby Head Mugs
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Do you like your coffee with sugar and bad dreams? Stoned and Fired Pottery creates these delightfully creepy mugs in the shape of a baby’s head. The vacant eyes and empty skull make them all the more unsettling. Each one is handmade from ceramic stoneware and holds up to 22 oz. of your beverage of choice.

Viking Pizza Cutter

Viking Pizza Cutter
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While checking out a Viking Pizza Axe, we came across a design from Umar’s Art Work that looks like a more practical way to cut a pizza. It has a handmade steel blade with Viking-inspired runes, and wooden handles. Its curved ulu-style edge slices neatly through pizza without toppings getting stuck like with a pizza wheel.

Jumbo DeskStand

Jumbo DeskStand
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Want to upgrade to a standing desk, but already have a regular desk? The Jumbo DeskStand offers a double-decker design that lets you place your keyboard and mouse on one level, and your display (or displays) on another. Shelf heights are easily adjusted on its 10-slot ladder. Made from durable baltic birch plywood.

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The Drone that Cannot Fly

The Drone that Cannot Fly

Making drones out of lightweight materials is a must if you want them to fly. But Motores Patelo went the opposite direction, and created a flightless drone out of metal. Sadly, he couldn’t record the whole build due to the lockdown, but the finished piece is still amazing… and could easily take off a finger.

Giant Metal Scorpion

Giant Metal Scorpion
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The scorpions we encounter here in the U.S. are relatively small, but this oversize metal creature measures 8.25″ long. This awesomely creepy creation is made by Thailand artists Kreatworks using recycled automotive and machine parts. Also, it turns out that there are real scorpions that are almost the same size in South Africa.

Suisei Handmade Whiskey Glass

Suisei Handmade Whiskey Glass
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Enjoy every sip of your whiskey in style with this beautiful drinking glass, featuring a design inspired by a comet orbiting the Sun. Each is handcrafted using traditional Japanese techniques, creating a textured surface with an irregular but polished edge. Holds 380 ml. or 12.8 oz., and comes packaged in a wooden container.

Making a Glass Dragon

Making a Glass Dragon

Glass artist James Mongrain and a team of assistants demonstrate the painstaking process of turning a molten blob of glass into an intricately scaled dragon in this 1-hour video from the Corning Museum of Glass. It’s also the most soothing thing you’ll watch today.

Mario Wood Pixel Coasters

Mario Wood Pixel Coasters
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Artist Cameron Oehler of 1337motif makes awesome cutting boards and coasters inspired by video game pixel art. This set of six wooden coasters features pixelated images of Mario, Mushroom, Star, Boo, Bob-omb, and Goomba, each made from hundreds of cubes of colorful wood.

Carved Wood + Resin Standing Desk

Carved Wood + Resin Standing Desk

Carved makes all kinds of beautiful accessories from wood and colored resin. Their standing desk is a masterpiece, with swirls of blue resin ocean washing up against a burled maple shoreline. Sadly, this one-off sold in 4 minutes, but follow their Facebook and Instagram pages for future releases.

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