Upcycling & DIY

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New Year tools, edition 2022

Christmas presents bought last year have been tested and they can now be reviewed. They are both about drilling – the first one is used on concrete walls, the second one used only for metal, plastic and wood. Semi-professional tools, but they do the job, are easy to use and easy to store. A few …

tools upcycling

Tape holder

Its body was made from a plastic pipe, that was part of an intake/exhaust gas boiler shaft. However, not its origin, but its diameter was more important to me, the pipe could go inside the masking tape roll and surprisingly it could store some insulation tapes inside. The scrap pipe I had was too long, …

tools wood

Mini shooting board

Never mind its look, because it’s made from scraps. It works great, though, and even if it’s not made from very durable materials, it should last for a while. I wanted to see if I need one, and how does it improve my work? I used MDF, plywood and some off-cuts to make it. All …

bosch professional gbl 18V-120 blower

Back-to-school tools, edition 2021

This year, 2021, is about going cordless, at least for me. Many tools and appliances at my household have been changed from noisy and corded to quiet cordless ones. But the noise wasn’t the main reason I did some upgrades. Portability and ease of use, which often means no preparation before the job. In the …

tools wood

Simple weathervane

It’s made from scrap dowels, scrap metal handle and a toolbox divider. If there was need to cut wood, I used a hand saw. The arrow was built first and tested for a couple of weeks, using a temporary stand. It worked great, and I decided to make a proper mount for it. Coincidentally, I …