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Mobile tool storage ideas

I often work on my family's cars, however I don't have a garage and have to work in the driveway or in a rented (by the hour) garage with lift. In my workshop I have the tools organized on pegboards and in drawers. That's all fine and dandy, but I've come to realize that 90% of the time I use my tools I have to chuck them in tool bags and boxes and either bring them outside or to the aforementioned garage. I want a mobile storage system where everything has its place and I can see at a glance if something's missing. Like the pegboards, I guess, only portable. [more inside]
posted by Harald74 on Mar 12, 2014 - 8 answers

New soldering iron! What should I make?

I am the proud new owner of a soldering iron. What are some good first projects? Must be cheap and at least marginally useful. Blinky lights are a plus! [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Mar 15, 2012 - 17 answers

Clevis or quick link?

What is the ideal way to attach steel cable to an eye bolt? [more inside]
posted by nathan v on Jan 17, 2011 - 15 answers

Help me find a metal clock frame.

Art Project: I'd like to make a wall clock, using an easy-to-find movement piece and handmade face. The hard part is the frame... Help me find a round metal frame that can be purchased cheaply, perhaps from a hardware manufacturer... [more inside]
posted by blastrid on Dec 13, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me make horizontal bar for me to practice balance on

I'm looking to create a bar like this one so that I can stand on it to practice my balance. I'm thinking some kind of plumbing pipe may be able to hold me, or possibly a metal broomstick (I'm 56kg). Any help on what to make it from or how to put it together? [more inside]
posted by insperatum on Aug 31, 2010 - 12 answers

I bought a sliding compound miter saw on eBay (because I'm dumb).

I bought a sliding compound miter saw on eBay. [more inside]
posted by evil holiday magic on Jul 21, 2010 - 8 answers

My home built PC is DOA. Help!

My new homebuilt PC is DOA (Dead on Assembly). Athlon dual core with an ASUS motherboard, GeForce 9500 and 2 GB of RAM. It is a barebones kit from Tiger Direct, so I shouldn't have any imcompatible parts. [more inside]
posted by COD on Dec 12, 2009 - 9 answers

Suggest some online stores for DIY electronic gadget making.

Can you recommend some good stores like http://www.goldmine-elec.com/ and http://www.sparkfun.com/ I'm looking for little motors, gears, metal rods, rubber rollers/grommets as well as electrical components.
posted by Charlie Lesoine on Dec 3, 2009 - 20 answers

Help me spec my new PC

What are the best components for a build it yourself system these days? Not nec. brands but what specs are important. Can you rec'd a good place to read about the options?
posted by Barrows on Feb 10, 2008 - 10 answers

LCD Screen to Digital Photo Frame

After searching Google and the archives of AskMe, I've come across some great suggestions and ideas for making digital photo frames. From what I can determine, however, all of these require a computer of some kind built into the frame. Supposing one only has a laptop screen? Specifically, the screen from an old ThinkPad with a blown motherboard. Could I connect the monitor to my network somehow? Hook it up to some special circuit board designed for just this sort of thing?
posted by aladfar on Nov 3, 2005 - 6 answers

Where to buy PC case mod supplies?

Let's say you had a wooden box you wanted to turn into a PC case. Where would you buy a metal 5.25" bay assembly? I'm talking about a U-shaped piece of flat metal that will screw onto the wood box wherein a couple of drives can be mounted. There's just way too much noise in Google on this one. Thanks!
posted by scarabic on Nov 19, 2004 - 7 answers

Is it possible to build a new laptop into an existing case?

Is it possible to build a new laptop into an existing case? {More Inside} [more inside]
posted by Grod on Mar 18, 2004 - 6 answers

Treehouse Help

I need help with a treehouse! (more inside) [more inside]
posted by bradth27 on Mar 16, 2004 - 16 answers

Hardwood floors

Anyone know anything about refinishing hardwood floors? I discovered really nice hardwood under the ugly tile that covers the floors of my house, but there's a few areas where spills seeped through, and the wood has bleached out. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by notsnot on Dec 13, 2003 - 17 answers

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