3D printers work by building up material to create the finished form, the Carvey works the opposite. It cuts away material to reveal your creation. The Carvey machine works with all sorts of materials: hard woods, like mahogany, walnut, and maple; softwoods like pine and balsa; metals like aluminum, copper, brass, silver and gold; cork; foam; wax; linoleum; and plastics.
Working on your laptop while it’s actually on your lap is just bad. These wooden lap desks from San Diego’s RLDH will solve your hot crotch issues and gives you a stable, ventilated workspace plus it features 2 pull-out panels you can use as a mousepad and coffee coaster or whatever. Available in Walnut or natural pine.
This versatile light clamps on, stands on 2 legs as a lantern and works as a normal handheld flashlight. Powered by 3 AAA batteries, it offers 4 light modes emitting up to 125 lumens. It also has a pivoting light head and a built-in carabiner means you can clip it to your pack for easy access.
If by some odd twist of geographic bad luck you end up somewhere far from a quality coffee shop, this travel kit from San Francisco’s Blue Bottle coffee & Timbuk2 will keep you caffeinated. The kit includes a stainless steel grinder, dripper, filters, Falcon Enamelware tumblers, a sample bag of Three Africans drip blend and a pair of felt zarfs. If you need to, look up zarf, bro.
These high-quality classic tool sets from Moulin Roty are child-size and fully functional and could turn your kids into DIY adults. There are 2 sets. The Small set includes a ruler, saw, hammer, Philips & flat head screwdrivers, & a pencil. The Large set includes the same plus a gimlet, sanding block, plane, pliers, mallet, chisel, c-clamp, ruler, square ruler, and a spirit level. Both are stored in a beautiful wooden toolbox.
If you don’t currently carry a pocket-size notebook, you’ll be surprised how often you use it once you do. The Apprentice notebook is a good option: acid-free paper, pocket-sized, available with ruled, blank, and dot-grid pages. Sold in 3-packs.
The FLEX is a space-saving, modular gas-powered outdoor tool system from Troy-Bilt that lets you handle all your yard chores with one power base unit and a full array of attachments, like a mower, pressure washer, snowblower, & leaf blower, using a one step Lock & Latch attachment. New tools, like a Log splitter, water pump, chipper/shredder and more are on the way. Available Spring 2015.
This roll-top dry bag from Ultraolive features taped seams to add another level of wetness protection for carrying your moisture-sensitive items safely and securely in wet weather. It is made of cotton canvas with a Durable Water-Resistant (DWR) coating and metal hardware. It will fit items as large as a pair of size 13 shoes.
With a clean, uncluttered design, Pickup Power is a portable powerstrip with 3 AC outlets, Surge protection, and it stores backup power in your choice of a 4000 or 6000mAH battery, more than enough to charge up all your devices.
Back in the day, getting a proper shoeshine was easy. Today, not so much. But with the Ultimate Shoe Shine Kit, you can do it yourself with classic, high quality equipment. This kit includes 2 horsehair applicator brushes, 2 horsehair buffing brushes, 2 flannel shine cloths, 3 cans of Angelus Shoe Polish—the original 1907 formula in Black, Brown, & Neutral, and it all stores in a handcrafted, Canadian-made Douglas Fir or Cedar box.