Thursday, September 27, 2007

Andy the handyman - DIY disasters compilation

Talking with a friend today about DoItYourselfer's and some of the pain and injury they can cause themselves. But it can at times be very funny.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Power Tool drag Races - WOW

This is amazing. I never knew the full capabilities of a man and his power tool. Check out these links to some pics and video:

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Rapidrench - Adjustable Ratcheting Socket

There have been many new tools released that promise to replace multiple tools in your workshop, but this one - the Crescent Rapidrench -  looks like it can do just that.  This one tool can (to a certain extent) replace a complete socket set. Here are some spec's:

  • 7/8" adjustable jaw opening to accommodate 38 different bolt/nut sizes
  • R2 RapidRench works on various fasteners and sizes
  • Jaw design extends into deep areas
  • Tool exceeds ANSI specs
  • Comfort grip for reduced stress on hand
  • Chrome finish for durability and corrosion resistance
  • Reversible ratcheting mechanism
Click here to read a review on Bob Villa's site.

At the moment this new tool seems near impossible to find here in Sydney, Australia.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Sheds, Tools and Stuff

My first post and first attempt at blogging. I'm not exactly sure where this blog will lead. I'll probably make this up as I go along. 

I am in the animation and design industry now, but started my working life as a carpenter. I did my apprenticeship with my dad, and moved on into building and construction. Even though I now spend most of the day behind a computer, I never completely put away the tools. From helping out on extensions and renovations, building a pergola for a mate, or just simple repairs around the home. After completing these projects, there is a certain sense of satisfaction that doesn't exist in any other field that I have experienced. If you have ever attempted and completed a DIY renovation yourself, you'll know what I mean.

Thanks for stopping by. Steve