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Tag Archives: Tools

For Happy Breakfasts: Crack a Smile Mold

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Not everyone wakes up to greet a new day feeling chipper and full of life. That’s especially true for night owls and for people who just aren’t morning persons. For these people, something that can help or at least add a little cheer is the Crack a Smile egg mold. As the name implies, the mold basically turns scrambled eggs into smiley faces and you probably can’t help but crack a smile when you see a humongous, yellow smiley face on your plate.

If you’re not much of an egg person, then you can use the mold for your pancakes instead.

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Screw It…With a Wink and a Smile

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Sometimes, even the smallest of details make all the difference. Take these screws that are aptly called the Screw:), for example. They look just like your average screw except for the head, which has a smiley face imprinted right on it. That means conventional screwdrivers won’t work with it either, because you can’t exactly jam it into the smiley face’s eye to screw it in. Instead, you’ll need a custom screwdriver with a protruding smiley face to be able to screw the Screw:) in tightly.

The Screw:) was designed by Studio Yumakano in collaboration with Japan-based screw factory Komuro Manufacturing.Continue Reading

Laser Engraved Rolling Pins Are Great Promotional Tools

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If you’re the proud owner of a pastry shop, you should seriously consider placing an order with Etsy seller ValekRollingPins. They’re able to laser engrave a standard 16.5″ beech rolling pin with the design of your choice. The pastries and pies that you make can then endlessly display your logo or message, Louis Vuitton-style. Prices start at roughly $45.

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MacGuyver Tool Is More Puzzle Than Useful

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That’s sort of the point of a MacGuyver Toolkit though, isn’t it? Of course this one isn’t called “MacGuyver Toolkit” for trademark reasons, but calling a little tin box containing seemingly unrelated and potentially useless things an ‘Action Hero Toolkit’ isn’t fooling anyone. You’ll probably spend more time trying to figure out how to use the items than doing anything useful with them, but that’s half the fun in this. So what does $10 buy you?

Bobby Pin – Pick locks or keep your mullet funky fresh with this heroic hair product.

Strike-Anywhere Match – Seven second campfire.

Rubber Band – Bazinga!

Bubble Gum – Not just for chewing.

Birthday Candle – Suitable for a “Happy Birthday MacGyver” cupcake. Or slow burning fuse.

Paper Clip – TPS reports should be stapled. Bombs should be defused with a paper clip.

Shoelace – Makeshift handcuffs. Makeshift shoe binder.

1¢ Stamp – Cover your laptop webcam to protect yourself from the NSA. Or send a postcard in 1873.

Duct Tape – Exactly as strong as MacGyver’s jawline.

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Lightsaber BBQ Tongs

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Would Darth Vader have been able to grill a mean steak? Would Luke Skywalker be able to BBQ a half decent burger? No one really knows because the rebellion doesn’t take a break for a delicious charbroiled lunch. But that hasn’t stopped The Fowndry from releasing this official set of Star Wars Lightsaber™ BBQ Tongs. Yes, they do make the classic lightsaber sounds when you press a button so you can reenact your favourite battles as you wait for the ribs to be just right. Getting one will set you back all of £19.99, or roughly $32.

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The Accutrax Pencil Blade: For When Your Puny Old Pencil Is Just Not Manly Enough

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You’re doing all kinds of jobs, remodeling the house, cutting things, hammering others, and generally getting your hands dirty. Good on you. You’re probably using a boring old pencil to trace cut lines though, right? Bet you wish you didn’t get such a sad little tool, don’t you? Bet you wish you’d gotten these Accutrax pencil blades. Blades, that’s right! These will fit any standard box cutter tool, but instead of cutting stuff, they’ll do what pencils do and trace lines. But they’ll do so while being house in a freaking box cutter tool, man. If that’s not something you wanna be totin’ round the construction site, we don’t know what kind of a construction worker you are.

It’s $10 for 3.

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Igloo Making Tool

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In the throes of winter, one starts looking for wintery activities. That can mean a lot of things, like throwing snowballs or making snow angels. But it can also mean undertaking more serious activities, like building an igloo. If you’ve always seen it as an out-of-reach activity, on account of not really knowing how, then take a look at this Icebox Igloo Maker. It’s a snow packing tool which creates the basic cater nary shape necessary to create a self sustaining structure. You create the blocks in place, then remove the mold and move on to the next brick. Once you’ve built 8 rows, your winter home is complete!

It’s $180.

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Wheeled Snow Shovel Is Almost As Good As A Blower

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Granted that’s debatable, and will depend on the snowblower in question, but the fact that the Snow Wolf Wheeled Snow Shovel features a large wheel at the fulcrum means that you’ll be able to manually lift large swaths of snow in one motion. Much larger swaths than you’d normally be able to manage if you had your arms alone to do the lifting, anyway. The wide shovel (26 in.) means each pass clears more snow, and the manufacturer claims a 3X improvement on regular shovelling, with less lower back pain and exertion. Also, no noise or gas fumes like your average blower. The wheel, frame and tire are warrantied for life, so you won’t feel so bad spending the $106 asking price. You know big snow is on the way, so now’s as good a time as any to get this.

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‘The Deep’ Transforms Old Tools Into Sea Creatures

Got some old tools in your toolbox? Thinking of throwing most of them out, especially the rusty ones? Well, before you do that, you might want to check out what animator PES did with his old tools. He’s known for his creative shorts that feature everyday objects in not-so-ordinary ways, and “The Deep” is his latest work that does exactly just that.

In it, PES transforms a bevy of old tools and random scrapes like chains, gears, presses, keys, and calipers into creatures from the deep. From the aquatic backdrop with undersea plant life to undersea creatures like fish and eel, PES has recreated them all using stuff you can find in a toolbox or at your local hardware store.

The short was originally released back in 2010 but it wasn’t until recently that PES uploaded the HD version to his channel.

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