Category: How To

Easy Skateboard Rack

Skateboard Rack

Here’s a pretty neat idea I stumbled upon when trying to organize the kid’s skateboards. I happened to have some leftover shelf brackets and some pipe insulation. The stars aligned when I saw how easily the brackets nested together. The…

How to Pack Clothes for Camping

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One key to staying comfortable when camping is to be as organized as possible.  We’ve got four boys, so disorder comes pretty easily.  I’ve found that if we can build order in when we pack, it really helps things go…

Project: Heat Treat a Piece of Metal

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You might have heard about some metal being heat treated.  This means the way they behave has been changed by how they were heated and cooled.  Heat treating steel is done by heating it up and cooling it down at…

Folding Kayak Plans

Boy Scouts Folding Kayak

Here is a great project that can be done in a single weekend (but will probably take two).  It will cost way less than buying one, and the cost per kayak goes down if you make two at once.

Project: Build a Boat

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So I stumbled on this page about free boat plans: www.svensons.com… Originally, I was going to build the paddle pusher. It looked simple enough. Then I thought that as long as I was going to the trouble, I might build…