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Klax Lumberjack Axe Head Let’s face it, the last thing you need on a camping trip or outdoor excursion is more gear. So why grab a full ax when you can pack the Klax Lumberjack Axe Head? The ingenious design allows you to attach the head to a solid piece of split wood to use it as an axe. But, and this is the really clever part, that’s only one of its many functions. It also has a built-in knife blade, cutting hook, hex wrench set, bottle opener and more. It’s an axe multi-tool.

How to Prevent Injuring Yourself from Table Saw Kickback - Tips for Safely Using a Table Saw The focal point of most wood shop projects revolves around a table saw. Table saws are useful and most woodworkers couldn't work without them—but they can also be extremely dangerous. The problem of kickback is what causes most injuries and here's how to prevent it. The Journal of Trauma estimates that 31,400 people are treated in the ER each year from table saw injuries. This isn't including those who hurt themselves on the job. The majority of these injuries are due to kickback.

bergmann's magne turntable uses air to keep floating vinyls linear feb 02, 2016 bergmann's magne turntable uses air to keep floating vinyls linear bergmann’s magne turntable uses air to keep floating vinyls linear all images courtesy bergmann audio the ‘magne’ by danish company bergmann audio is a fully airbearing turntable and lineair tracking airbearing tonearm. the platter, centered by a steel spindle, floats on a film of air. simple to adjust and operate, the air supply is equipped with dust filters and reservoirs to obtain dry, clean airflow. further more, the air system is noiselss, so that it can be placed in the listening room. made of high denisty composite material, the aluminum platter and polycarbonate mat is belt driven using a DC motor. the whole ‘magne’ system weighs 18.5 kilograms and employs high quality copper litz and gold plated copper clips.

Use a Pencil to Make Sure You're Sanding Just the Right Amount Every woodworking project requires sanding to some degree. Use this pencil trick to know when it's time to step down in sandpaper grit. Sanding is literally and necessarily the process of removing wood, but the trick to sanding well is removing as little as possible while still getting the wood as smooth as possible. Lower grit sandpaper (like 80 grit) will remove more wood off the surface your sanding and smooth things out relatively fast, but the surface will remain grooved and rough. Moving to higher grit paper such as 120 or more will smooth out the wood surface and prepare the wood for painting or staining.

How To: Sharpen Your Fixed-Blade Knife “A sharp knife is a safe knife” — these aren’t just words to live by if you go hunting, camping or fishing on a regular basis. In a dire survival situation, a well-honed blade can be a lifeline. Skinning a deer, cleaning a fish and chipping away at branches to make a shelter all require a certain degree of accuracy and efficiency you can’t get if your blade is butter-knife dull. So it’s always a good idea to keep an eye on the state of your knife’s edge and make sure it’s razor sharp before heading outdoors. How to Hang Drywall Ceiling by Yourself Hanging drywall can be a difficult task to achieve alone, especially for first-time DIYers. The hardest part is getting it attached to the ceiling without a helping hand. There are a few tools to help you do the job but this easy trick is the most effective.

This Handheld Laser Makes Rust Literally Evaporate Rust is the bane of any hobby mechanic. If you work on your car—whether it's a beloved classic or just your daily beater—you've probably stared at stubborn, inevitable corrosion and wished you could banish it with the wave of a magic wand. Sadly, we don't have magic wands. What we do have is a hand-held 1000-watt laser that blasts away rust, paint, and any other coating, revealing virgin bare metal in seconds.

7 Best Analog Alarm Clocks Classic Design Is Just a Bonus It all comes down to a couple factors: blue light emanating from your screen disrupts your body’s natural production of melatonin if you’re looking at your phone before you go to bed; middle-of-the-night notifications might stir your from your sleep, and avoiding them can prompt a bout of FOMO-driven anxiety. Of course, you can combat all of these problems with a combination of blue-light filters on your phone, Do Not Disturb Mode and good old fashioned self-restraint — but many suggest kicking the smartphone out of your bedroom altogether. If this is the path you choose, an old-fashioned analog alarm clock is the best smartphone replacement. Driven by a battery and quartz and lacking in any features apart from the time and your alarm, a classic alarm clock is simple, effective and cheap.

Clever Tape Measure Tricks Every Craftsman Should Know A tape measure's purpose is obvious. Just pull out the blade and it will tell you just how long something is. It'll even adjust for the width of its own hook. But in the hands of an experience worker, a tape measure can do much more, including but not limited to: Helping with basic mathPointing at far away objectsDrawing straight lines and even circlesMaking marks without a pencil The Macallan X Urwerk Flask Is For Whisky-Sipping Watch Collectors (Who Can Afford It) Along with our passion for watches, many of us have other common interests. Taking a look across social media for the various meetups that happen around the world, it would seem that libations are a common theme. Fittingly, many of us would willingly pair a good scotch with our favorite watch. To that end, Swiss watch maker Urwerk and Scottish maker of single-malt whisky Macallan want to help you make that pairing with their new collaboration. It is not a watch, but a flask that is as complicated and overengineered as you would expect anything from Urwerk to be.

coolmaterial When it comes to pocket knives, we’ve all heard of the Swiss Army, Gerber, CRKT and Opinel options in the marketplace. They’re all great knives, but the best pocket knife brands out there are probably the brands that you’ve never heard of. This one is for all the top pocket knife brands you should know.