July 23, 2014

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The TORO Recycler® with SmartStow™ Technology

The TORO Recycler® Lawnmower with SmartStow™ Technology

If garage space is always an issue for you, and having one of those outdoor sheds in the corner of your yard isn’t an option, let us introduce you to the The TORO Recycler® Lawnmower with SmartStow™ Technology. This mower showed up at the Dadand HQ and I immediately uncrated it and started mowing. I … Continue Reading

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Kitchen Update – Tongue and Groove Ceiling

About 15 years ago, I completely rebuilt my kitchen from floor to ceiling. Well, here I am again—the only difference is that I can’t do it all at once. Taking this one in stages, with a schedule mostly determined by how much padding my wallet has. And, I seem to be doing this all backwards. … Continue Reading

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Kobalt 40V Max Electric Outdoor Power Equipment

The Kobalt 40V Max Electric Outdoor Power Equipment is a new line of rugged outdoor tools by Lowe’s all powered by the same rechargeable 40-volt max lithium-ion battery system. Plus they’re all backed by a 5-year hassle-free tool guarantee. This might just be the line of tools to convince die-hard gas lovers to go electric. There are 7 … Continue Reading

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Small Parts Organizer Organizer

This post is about organizing. From a person whose desk looks like a paper truck collided with an armored car. An armored car that only carries pennies. And both trucks were struck by a rocket-propelled grenade—a grenade filled with cat hair. Anyway…when I was a kid, my mom used the excuse “he’s creative.” So I … Continue Reading

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Holiday Dad Gift Guide – Tool Edition

This is my favorite time of year. For two reasons only. I get to spend even more time with my family. My holiday wish list is dominated by tools I couldn’t justify to purchase during the year. The stuff listed here is in use, everyday, in the Dadand Garage compound. We buy and use this … Continue Reading

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Painting Awkwardly-shaped Objects (Patio Chairs)

Waaay back in this post, I built a small deck on the front of my house. Concealed in a planting bed, the deck offers us a place to sit, relax and watch the kids play out front. I can’t believe it’s been two years already. Two years. Two years since I bought some Adirondack chairs … Continue Reading

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Project Popup – Cleaning Greasy Parts

Hello spring slash summer.  And spring slash summer for many means camping. And somehow I’ve been camping like three times in the past two months using a TENT. While project popup remains less comfortable than a tent. And remains in my carport. While I camp. In a tent. So in between practicing how to sweep … Continue Reading

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Toro® 1500 Power Curve® Electric Snowblower Review

Toro recently sent a nice little gift to the Dadand HQ for review, the Toro® 1500 Power Curve® Electric Snowblower. The problem is it hasn’t been very snowy this winter. But as I’m sure you’ve heard, up in the northeast we were just hit with SNOMAGEDDON, SNOWPOCALYPSE, or whatever the sensationalist weather people call it … Continue Reading

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Building Countertops for a Popup Camper

Project Popup Camper: Countertops Okay, I got some work done on Project Popup. For those of you who forget, go here. For those of you are mesmerized by our handsomeness and don’t want to leave this page, our picture will be there too. Seriously now. Project Popup is a 2000 Viking camper trailer. I bought … Continue Reading

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Black & Decker 36v Lithium Cordless Outdoor Tools

Me and Marty have been friends for like 35 years. In that time we’ve probably created our own little hole in the ozone over Orlando. We’re junkies for anything gas-powered. Go-carts, motorcycles, 3-wheelers, scooters, cars, lawnmowers, weed-whackers, you name it, we’ve beaten on it. Another thing we know is lawn equipment. We’ve been using lawn … Continue Reading

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