Unless it happens to be a cloudy day or nighttime, the Tinder Hot Box solar fire starter could be a lifesaver. But when the sun is shining, this simple little device will start a fire in a matter of minutes with no moving parts, fuel, or batteries to worry about. The tinder box is also airtight and watertight so your firestarting materials will stay dry in any weather.
As you’ve seen here before, decommissioned military M2A1 ammo boxes can be repurposed into all kinds of functional cases. The Ammodor humidor is our latest find. They clean the ammo boxes and line them with cedar creating a mobile humidor that can carry 100-150 Robusto size cigars.
They’ve taken the dry erase whiteboard and put it into notebook form. It’s called Wipebook and it just makes sense. Write on it, wipe it off as needed & start over. Plus, all you ever do in meetings is doodle & do trees really need to die for that?
German engineering. It just makes sense. Festool builds some of the best-designed powertools in the world as well as logical accessories like this toolbox that doubles as a miniature worktable complete with holes for clamps and hold-downs, creating a functional work surface wherever you take it.
Made of vegetable tanned Italian leather, this little box from Hard Graft will hold anything you deem worthy of placing in its cozy wool felt interior. Buckle closure for adjustable height.
With all those energy-sucking rechargeable electronics Bogarting the outlets in your home, the thingCharger makes a lot of sense. It pops right into any wall outlet allowing you to use the outlet while you charge your electronics. It comes with easy-to-swap power tips for devices from Apple, Samsung, HTC, Nokia, Sony and so on plus these tips all store neatly in the back of the thing.
Lightweight, cordless, tubeless and bagless, the AirRAM vacuum features agitating brush bars and solid suction for 40-minutes on a full charge. What’s even better is that this vacuum will save you money: it uses 100-watts of power versus the 2000-plus watts demanded by the standard plug-in vac. We’ve enjoyed our test unit, especially the versatility afforded by a lack of a cord. Two thumbs up.
The name Terence Conran is a big deal among those interested in fine woodworking & classic cabinetmaking. To celebrate the old master’s 80th birthday, Benchmark Tools has created a custom walnut & burr tool cabinet filled with premium woodworking gear: instruments for marking & measuring, chisels, planes, saws and scrapers. The ultimate woodworker’s dream gift? via
Yes, it’s called a laptop but working with it in your lap means frying your manhood. The Mobile AirDesk offers a solution: it’s a ventilated slab of polished, natural bamboo that goes between your lap and the machine and it’s much more comfortable. It also features a slot for your phone or tablet and a mouse pad. via