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You'll Be Hesitant To Bite Into These Realistic Chocolate Tools

If you have a parent who’s handy with tools but has a better equipped workshop than Bob Vila, you might want to consider something a little different for Mother’s or Father’s Day this year. This adjustable spanner, rubber mallet and pipe wrench might look like the real thing, but they’re actually all made from chocolate and perfectly finished to look the part.


A Skateboard Cutting Board Is Only Good For Carving Food, Not Streets

Briefly: The only thing that could make these Skate Chop Boards a better addition to your kitchen would be a layer of grip tape on top to prevent fruit and vegetables from sliding all over the place while being chopped. But at just $US18 in pink or blue, that’s something you could easily add afterwards — even if it makes cleanup nearly impossible. [doiy design via Fancy]


Stop And Stare In Awe At A Chainsaw-Powered Marble-Firing Machine Gun

His true passion might be designing and building some of the most ridiculous slingshots the internet has ever seen, but even Joerg Sprave needs to stretch his creative wings from time to time. Which is why Joerg’s most recent creation is an insane chainsaw-powered wooden machine gun that can decimate a target firing nothing but marbles.


Watch All The Parts Of A Table Saw Magically Self-Assemble Itself

Video: Putting things together can sometimes make you feel accomplished but there are a lot more times where it gets real tedious, real fast. That’s why I enjoy these magic self-assembling videos. Frank Howarth shows an entire table saw assembling itself in this stop-motion video and it makes me wish this could happen in real life.


Flesh-Detecting Table Saw Instantly Drops The Blade Without Destroying It

Close to a decade ago a clever inventor came up with a safety feature for power tools that could detect when a blade made contact with human flesh and instantly retract it to prevent injury. Unfortunately, it destroyed the tool in the process.


This Lego-Modded Glue Gun Is A Handheld 3D Printer

Tired of the same old, boring laminated pattern that’s in all of your 3D printed stuff? Industrial design student Vimal Patel was, and so he decided to fashion himself a 3D doodler, out of a hot glue gun which he modded with a custom Lego extruder. You know, obviously.


Worx SD Multi-Bit Slide-Driver: Australian Review

Anyone that does a little bit of house-work knows how frustrating it is to find yourself with only a Philips screwdriver when you need a flathead, and vice versa. If you’re using an electric screwdriver with replaceable bits, you go some, but not all, of the way to solving that problem. However, salvation: the Worx SD Slide-Driver is actually six different screwdrivers inside one.


This Tiny Toolbox Transforms Into An Entire Woodshop

Who hasn’t stumbled across an episode of This Old House or New Yankee Workshop on a lazy Sunday morning and dreamed of being as skilled a woodworker as Norm Abram?


How To Turn Your Smartphone Into The Ultimate Spy Tool

You don’t need to be Bond to get your own spy gadgets. You’ve already got the ultimate spy tool in your pocket: a smartphone. And who would suspect you’re spying when you’re probably just texting a friend? Here are the apps and peripherals you need to take your phone on a covert mission without Q in your corner.


There's A Guide To The Solar System Etched Into This Cutting Board

If you’re the type who likes to learn something new every day, this wonderful custom bamboo cutting board from Etsy seller Elysium Woodworks will teach you the basics of our solar system while you hack away at vegetables during dinner prep.


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