Articles by: Timothy Dahl

John Deere Factory Tour and Tractor Testing

John Deere Factory Tour and Tractor Testing

Behind the scenes at the John Deere factory where their compact tractors are built and tested.

Clopay Garage Doors Factory Tour

Clopay Garage Doors Factory Tour

See behind the scenes of what makes your clopay garage door go. Straight from the factory floor in Troy Ohio.

11 Secrets to a Great Designer and Client Relationship

11 Secrets to a Great Designer and Client Relationship

Follow these tips for developing a winning relationship with your designer (or client)

Pendleton Woolen Mills Factory Tour

Pendleton Woolen Mills Factory Tour

One of the great American textile companies, Pendleton Woolen Mills continues to produce amazing blankets and clothing from their factories in Washington and Oregon.

Get Rid of a Clogged Ice Maker Once and for All

Get Rid of a Clogged Ice Maker Once and for All

Refrigerator ice makers are a modern day luxury but periodically, and especially if it isn’t used regularly, the delivery system for the ice maker no longer works. Sometimes you can work with it and sometimes it breaks loose and works for a while, but about twice a year or so […]

Preparing Your Home After Knee Surgery

Preparing Your Home After Knee Surgery

ACL knee surgery is a bummer. Here are a few tips to make your time at home easier.

Hardcore Hammers and Hatchets: American Made

Hardcore Hammers and Hatchets: American Made

Handbuilt hammers and hatchets from America’s heartland to your hand

Rust-Oleum Targets the DIY & Design Crowd with their Kitchen Transformations

Rust-Oleum Targets the DIY & Design Crowd with their Kitchen Transformations

I recently joined a select group of media in hands-on testing Rust-Oleum’s new cabinet and countertop transformation kits which they feel is going to revolutionize the DIY segment of the market. This event was held at Latrobes, a very unique event space (formerly a bank) in the center of the […]

Clopay Garage Door: Easy to Design and Quick to Install

Clopay Garage Door: Easy to Design and Quick to Install

With help from Clopay, we got exactly what we wanted with this garage door makeover

Become a Top Chef with the Superbread Fusionwood Knife

Become a Top Chef with the Superbread Fusionwood Knife

We do our fair share of cooking and we truly value the experience of using a high quality knife. Using a good knife just makes your life better, right? Enter the Superbread Fusionwood knife from New West Knives out of Jackson, WY. New West KnifeWorks was founded by Corey Milligan […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Every Home Needs a Black and Decker Gyro Screwdriver

Every Home Needs a Black and Decker Gyro Screwdriver

Black and Decker has remove the on/off switch in their compact powered screwdriver and replaced it with gyroscopic technology that can sense the direction your wrist turns. This removes the directional button and trigger and makes it the easiest to use powered screwdriver available. The Gyro screwdriver is extremely compact […]

Danner Tektite Work Boot – An Athletic Looking Newcomer

Danner Tektite Work Boot – An Athletic Looking Newcomer

My Danner hiking boots are almost 20 years old and although I don’t use them very much they have held up better than any boots I’ve ever had. They are capable of so much more terrain than I have ever thrown at them, but the best feature is the comfort […]

DeWALT 12V MAX Pivot Recip Saw

DeWALT 12V MAX Pivot Recip Saw

DeWALT is known for their contractor grade recip saws that you will find on most jobsites, but sometimes you don’t need all that brute power but rather a tool that can perform tasks that no other tool can. This pivoting recip saw from DeWALT can do that. The 12V MAX […]

DeWALT 20V MAX Cordless Jigsaw

DeWALT 20V MAX Cordless Jigsaw

The jigsaw is one of our most used power tools and we love our cordless Milwaukee M12 jigsaw, but when we are cutting large sheets of plywood we need a bit more power and runtime and the new DeWALT 20V MAX jigsaw is definitely up to the task. The DeWALT […]

Honor the Pony Express with The Postmaster Tote from Duluth Trading Company

Honor the Pony Express with The Postmaster Tote from Duluth Trading Company

I’ve been on the lookout for an overnight bag that can handle a change of clothes, a couple of books and my laptop. Sounds like a simple task but most duffel bags leave the impression that I just left the gym and backpacks are well, backpacks. Duluth Trading company is […]

E3 Nerdfest in Full Effect – Are You a Gamer?

E3 Nerdfest in Full Effect – Are You a Gamer?

The E3 Expo has nothing to do with home improvement but but everything to do with in-home entertainment and since it’s here in LA I needed to take a look. For three days the Los Angeles Convention Center becomes ground zero for gaming as all the game developers, companies, fans […]

The CSYS LED Desklamp from Jake Dyson

The CSYS LED Desklamp from Jake Dyson

I’m back in New York this week and have had the pleasure to attend a couple of events and visit with some old friends and colleagues. It’s also the first time we’ve traveled with our 8-month old son and he’s been awesome. We have kept him on West coast time […]