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Category Archive: Hack of the Week, Metal Fabrication, Tech Stories

Metal How To: Fitzee’s Comprehensive Spot Weld Removal With Simple Tools.

There are a lot of tools available for removing or cutting spot welds, and some work just fine. I say “some” because there are so many available, and many of them are complete junk that...

Finnegan’s Garage Builds A Unique Welding Table: This One Is Unlike Almost Any Other We’ve Seen

Everyone knows I’m a sucker for a good welding table build but when I saw this one that Finnegan and Newbern are putting together for the shop, it made me smile. Why? Because it has a very...

Welding Table Build Series Part 2: Buying The Cheapest 1/2 Inch Plate Possible!

Here is another welding table build that might inspire you to get out in the shop and build something now that the cold temps are coming. I love welding and fabrication tables, well thought out work...

Welding Table Build Series: Part 1. The Frame, Wheels, And Shelving Come Together

Here is another welding table build that might inspire you to get out in the shop and build something now that the cold temps are coming. I love welding and fabrication tables, well thought out work...

Simple Hacks For A More Organized Shop/Garage: Check This Out!

I was impressed with this video on shop organization, not because every single thing was mind blowing, or because every single idea would apply to my own garage, but because there were a handful of...

DIY Poly Bushings? Wait, What? Yep, You Can Mold Your Own Polyurethane Bushings At Home. Watch This.

Okay, in the spirit of full disclosure the bushings being made here are being molded in 3D printed molds and I know everyone doesn’t have a 3D printer. That’s okay, there are ways to make...

Mini Pinzgauer 6×6 Build: A Cab Forward Side By Side UTV That Will Have Everyone Wanting One

This Mini Pinzgauer build is super cool and we dig it. Of course, it isn’t something simple, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun as hell to put together. We’ve shared the...

Metal Shaping How To: Make A Tucking Fork To Shrink Metal, Plus Demo How To Use It With Simple Tools!!!

Metal shaping is all about shrinking, stretching, and forming which makes it sound oh so simple. Of course, mastering all the ways to do those three things takes some time, but the premise is a...

International Truck Build: This Old IH Pickup Is Getting A Bit Of An Upgrade To Keep It Alive

I’m a fan of old trucks, and especially those that have a good old farm or work truck look. This International pickup has that look and if it was sitting much lower to the ground it would be...

$3,500 Build: Turbo Stuff, Sheet Metal, Body Fitting, And More On This Low Buck Bud Cool 1951 Chevrolet

The Casey’s Customs 1951 Chevrolet build has been pretty cool, and feels a lot like his $1,000 budget F100 build he finished a few months ago. Because the budget is higher, this project is has...

How To Make This EASY Dimple Die Tool for Under 20 Bucks!!! ( With Just a Welder + Grinder!!! )

You know how much we love to make tools around here, and so whenever we find a video showing how to build one we’re all over it. One of our favorite tech channels on YouTube is Make it Kustom...

DIY Tech: Build Your Own Steering Wheel, Or Just Watch Superfast Matt Do It. Whichever.

I’ve seen a few steering wheels made in my time, and they always take a ton of work and some serious wood and metalworking skills. But the truth is, it’s 2021 and there are a bunch of...

Fuel System Tech: Fuel Tank Upgrade Swap On An S10 Chassis Swapped 1950 Chevrolet Truck

S10 chassis are incredibly versatile. Sharing all the front suspension with a GM G-Body, or Metric, Chassis means that there are a lot of easy-to-get parts from the aftermarket, the auto parts store,...

DIY Tool Tech: Check Out This Great Pivoting Base For Your Vice That You Can Make At Home!

Making your own tools is one of the coolest things you can do in your garage or shop. I say this because there is a satisfaction that you get each and every time you use that tool, knowing that you...