December 9, 2013

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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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Build a DIY Cat Condo, Kitty Tower, Scratching Post, Cat Tree

If you just want some cat tree plans, download them. Otherwise begin to read. You’ll need to read anyway. A few months back, the family was in the pet store and we came upon those things. Things for cats to climb on, sleep, scratch…cough up hairballs. My Daughter: “Dad can we get one of these … Continue Reading

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Dad Gifts: Shop Stuffers. (Or really big stocking stuffers for Dad.)

Well, not only for dad. I think plenty of moms would love this stuff too. Or people with big stockings. Here’s a smattering of stuff you could put next to the stocking if not in it. Some new and cool tools. Some ol’ faithful friends.  An unofficial official Christmas tool guide if you will… Either … Continue Reading

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Dad Gifts: Stocking stuffers part deux

We thought about categorizing this as gifts for DIY ladies but they’re good quick gifts for anyone, so don’t be sexist. Let’s get to it. Knee Pads Trust me, you don’t realize you need knee pads until you’ve been kneeling down for hours helping a friend put down a room full of tile. You’re kneeling … Continue Reading

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DIY Sawhorses

Download Sawhorse Plans Click on the image to download some awesome sawhorse plans. Overdesigned and undervalued. —-> I started working on the countertops for Project Popup and quickly realized I needed another work surface. I’m fortunate enough to have about 1000 sq. ft. of warehouse space, but it’s jammed with half of my tools (the … Continue Reading

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