Category Archive: Hack of the Week, OTHER, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos, XL Videos

DIY HiLift Jack Mods You Can Do At Home. This Is a Great Saturday Fab Project

If you’ve never used a H-iLift jack, it is very similar in operation to the bumper jacks that came in 1960s cars. That means that it is also sometimes just as clumsy. Of course the H-iLift is...

Home Built Sheet Metal Brake: This Is A Really Nice Brake That Anyone Would Be Proud To Have In Their Garage, And You Can Built It Yourself

I’m a bit of a tool junky, and as you all know I like building some of my own so that I can customize them to do what I need them for. Not always of course, but sometimes. Lets face it, tools...

Shop Built Electric Cherry Picker: Check This Out? Taking Engine Pulling To A New Level

A couple years ago the hydraulic cylinder on my cherry picker died. When I went to Harbor Freight to get a new one, I realized that the on sale air over hydraulic version was only a couple bucks more...

Custom Tools: This DIY 20 Ton Hydraulic Press Is Made From Scrap Metal – You Can Do This At Home

I love home built tools. Love, love, love them. In lots of cases they are functionally the same as something you could buy, but in many cases the building of tools at home allows you to customize...

This DIY Rotary Welding Table Is Cool And Inspiring. It Would Be Fun To Have One In The Shop

You don’t always need a rotary welding table, but when you do there is nothing like it to make welding all around a part easier or cleaner. You can buy them for a lot of money or a little, but...

How To Convert A 4-Door Tri-Five Chevy Into A 2 Door In Your Garage.

I didn’t grow up as a Tri-Five Chevrolet guy. I always thought they were cool, but they were never “Me” until I stumbled upon a ’56 Wagon a jillion years ago now and ended up...

The Chop Top Dodge Crusader Gets A Cheap DIY Interior. Watch And See Just How You Can Do Your Own Interior At Home.

Building cars can be done on the cheap if you know how to do it all yourself, but that means some skills need to be learned. It always seems that painting a car and doing the interior on the car are...

Hydroform Your Own Parts At Home With A Grease Gun!

Fluid has incredible power when used properly, and can be used to form metal for all kinds of purposes. Hydroforming, the process where a fluid is used to exert pressure on a material in order to...

Here’s A Fun Project For You And The Kids During The COVID-19 Shelter In Place Order!

Drift trikes are cool. Super simple, super fun, and something that a lot of moms will have issues with allowing their children to ride. But considering the dangers virus flying around the world right...

This Rolling Metal Shop Table Project Is One You Can Do At Home And Would Be Seriously Handy

I’m a big fan of shop tables that move around so you don’t need to take up all your space, all the time. Of course there is also a danger when you talk about horizontal spaces, because...

Hot Rodder’s Project: Make Your Own Louver Press In Your Garage! Louver The World

Back in the day, you could go to your local hot rod or speed shop and have louvers pressed into parts of all kinds. Local hot rodders would bring in hoods and fenders and more, all in search of...

How Many Ways Can You Weld Box Tube Corners? The Answer Is A Lot, And Here Are 4 Cool Ones

Sometimes I see videos of guys making rounded or capped, or other corners in box tubing on videos you’ll see on youtube. Most of the time these videos have little or no instruction, or are in...

Urchfab Tears Down The CB550: What Will Come Of This Cool Little Project?

It’s tear own time for the latest project form Urchfab. Matt is tearing stuff apart in an effort to make this thing cool and clean and we love him for it. We first introduced this project a...

Adam Savage Builds A Really Cool Portable Solder Station That You Can Replicate In Your Shop

Wiring is one of those things that many hot rodders and racers dread doing on their projects for a variety of reasons. Besides being an intimidating task for some it is one of those projects that is...