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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 […]

The Hollywood Sign Get’s a Facelift

The Hollywood Sign Get’s a Facelift

The iconic Hollywood sign has been in need of a facelift for a few years. It’s been painted and repainted but the taggers always seem to get to it. They have typically just painted over the graffiti and onto the already peeling old paint which is not the proper way […]

Duluth Firehose Work Pants are Wild Boar Resistant

Duluth Firehose Work Pants are Wild Boar Resistant

Denim jeans are the default work pants that most of us wear while tackling do-it-yourself jobs around the house. But the trades have always known that jeans simply can’t stand up to the demands of their jobs which require a more durable material and higher level of utility. If you […]

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 […]

The John Deere Gator Gets a High Performance Upgrade

The John Deere Gator Gets a High Performance Upgrade

John Deere is known for creating workhorse machinery that suits commercial and hobby farmers, but they are spreading their wings into the off-road enthusiast market an have introduced a high-performance version of their recreational utility vehicle – the Gator RSX850i. It’s been engineered to be faster, more powerful and more […]

Building a Hospital Helipad

Building a Hospital Helipad

Helipads are firmly entrenched in the luxury sector as we are in awe when we see them on yachts, top of hotels and even in home’s, but more often helipads are used to transport patients and organs quickly from hospital to hospital. Kirberg Company sent over these photos of a […]

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 […]

Otterbox Defender iPhone Case in Real Tree Camo

Otterbox Defender iPhone Case in Real Tree Camo

I’ve been an iPhone user from the beginning but I’ve never been a fan of cases or covers. I just like the feel of a naked iPhone and the way it slides easily into my pocket. I take great care in how I handle my iPhone but with the newest […]

Steel Barrel BBQ Grill

Steel Barrel BBQ Grill

The raddest grill we’ve seen all year is also the most simple. This industrial barrel is painted blue and brass and has two-tiers for cooking and an easy access side tray. The top has a mahogany handle and temperature gauge so you won’t have to guess but that is the […]

Expedition Traveling Made Easier with the Campa Cub and ATT

Expedition Traveling Made Easier with the Campa Cub and ATT

If you are going car camping you either have the option of using a tent or towing a camper but the Campa USA gives you the best of both worlds with their Campa ATT and Campa Cub. These camping trailers are specifically geared towards the expedition traveler who goes beyond […]

Keurig Vue Single Serve Coffee Maker Review

Keurig Vue Single Serve Coffee Maker Review

Our thirst for coffee knows no bounds. We’ve accumulated all types of coffee makers from Bodum vacuum, French Press, Aero Press, Bosch Tassimo, and Keurig Platinum K-Cup. They all offer distinct pros and cons but lately we’ve been using our Keurig on a daily basis. The variety of coffee and […]

How to Be On Top Chef

How to Be On Top Chef

I’ve been a fan of Top Chef on Bravo since the beginning and season 10 in Seattle is no different. I’m pulling for Sheldon Simeon of Maui who is the top chef at our favorite island restaurant, Star Noodle (a must visit if you are near Lahaina). A couple years […]

Thule XSporter Truck Rack Review

Thule XSporter Truck Rack Review

My truck has handled transporting surfboards with just a simple tailgate pad, but when I picked up an 11′ Laird standup paddle board I knew my bed was too short and I need to get a truck rack. The best looking one I saw also offered a lot of flexibility […]

Inside a Chicago Woodshop – Untouched for 65 Years

Inside a Chicago Woodshop – Untouched for 65 Years

Last year we visited the Butler Street Foundry, a metal shop located on the Southside of Chicago in the shadow of Comiskey Park. We met the owner, John Lamonica, at a Craftsman event and besides being an artisan metalworker he also works closely with kids and inspires them to learn […]

The Art of Hand Pinstriping a Classic Car

The Art of Hand Pinstriping a Classic Car

Last year after a lengthy search we acquired a 1983 Mercedes-Benz 300D turbo diesel. We found the color combination we wanted with low miles and great interior. Even though the car is a bold red, Laura felt it needed something a bit more so we opted to add a pink […]

Build a DIY Beer Case for those BYOB Parties

Build a DIY Beer Case for those BYOB Parties

We’ve got the perfect woodworking project that you can build in time for your Super Bowl parties. A reader submitted this project and you know he arrives at BYOB parties in style with this DIY beer case he made. It looks like some basic plywood and glue to pull this […]

Timberland PRO Helix Work Boot Review – A Lightweight and Comfortable Boot

Timberland PRO Helix Work Boot Review – A Lightweight and Comfortable Boot

I’ve been using a pair of old Stanley steel toe work boots for the past 7 years that have treated me well but they are finally starting to break down. Since most of my time is spent at a desk and not a jobsite, my work boots aren’t put through […]