Tag Archives: Diy

Guy Pulled Over For Driving Most Of A Car With Vise Grips, Bucket

We see cars like this Peugeot 206 pulled over every now and again, and I’ll admit I have pretty complex feelings when I see these. Part of me thinks it’s insane and dangerous as hell to drive a car in this condition on a public road. And that part is right. But there’s another, stupider part that’s weirdly impressed.…

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Mad-Scientist Dad Just Won Father’s Day By Building His Son a Jet-Powered Scooter

What was the best thing your parents ever built for you? A treehouse? Maybe a go-kart? I’m afraid their efforts pale in comparison to the jet-powered scooter Colin Furze built for his son who finally has a definite answer to the question, “which parent do you love the most?”

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This Dapper Porsche 356 Is My New Favorite Car Restoration Story

Tired: Porsche 911 Safari rally cars. Wired: Porsche 356 rally cars lovingly restored by stylish French guys. Holy moly, this rakish ’59 P-car is a thing of beauty and the story behind it is even better.

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Here’s The Best Guide On How To Paint Your Valve Cover

Engine bay decoration is an under-appreciated art because, well, it sits in the dark under the hood most of the time. But painting your valve cover and other engine parts are a great way to add automotive easter eggs to your car and this video is the best guide I’ve ever seen on how to do it easily.

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This Homemade Motorcycle Washing Machine Is The Best Kind Of Overkill

Dirt bikes get dirty, hard as that may be to imagine. Cleaning them takes precious time you’d rather spend riding or shotgunning cans of Red Bull. Unless you have a washing machine big enough for a motorcycle!

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Make These Affordable, Classy DIY Poster Frames

Make These Affordable, Classy DIY Poster Frames

Making your own simple, good-looking poster frames is easy, and showcases your art without costing a ton. You just need a few supplies, some common tools, and a little time to create these classy wooden frames for your favorite posters.

The basic process is simple enough, and you can customize these frames with the wood stain or paint of your choice. Besides a screwdriver, drill, and measuring tape, you’ll need:

  • Mounting tape
  • 4 pieces of 2” lattice
  • 4 Brass washers, bolts and #10 machine screws
  • 2 small screws
  • Pencil
  • String or twine

If you want to frame only the top of your poster, you only need two pieces of lattice and two sets of washers, bolts and screws. Cut the lattice, or have it cut at the hardware store, so that it is two inches wider on each side than your poster. Drill a hole one inch in from the each end, make sure they match up since you’ll be attaching them together. Center your poster on the lattices and attach with the mounting tape. Attach two pieces of lattice together with a washer, bolt, and #10 machine screw on each side of the art. You’ll have one for the top of the poster and one for the bottom. Add the two small screws to the top part of the frame, make sure they’re not too long or they’ll damage the poster inside. Tie string or twine to the screws and hang on the wall.

Obviously this isn’t good for posters that you want to protect completely with a frame that covers the whole body and face of the poster, but if you’re looking for something easy and affordable, it’s a good fit.

DIY Chart and Poster Frame | Oleander and Palm

Image from Jeran McConnel.

Build Your Own Flickr Automatic Uploader with a Raspberry Pi

Build Your Own Flickr Automatic Uploader with a Raspberry Pi

Earlier this year, Flickr locked its automatic uploading feature that pulls image files off an SD card and automatically uploads them to Flickr behind a paywall. If you don’t want to shell out the $5.99/month for that, GitHub user drcursor has a solution that uses a Raspberry Pi.

Essentially, all you’re doing here is making a simple Python script that will upload all the photo files from a USB drive to Flickr (with the viewing set to private) when it’s connected to the Pi. When it’s done, the script sends you an email to say it’s ready then unmounts the storage device. It’s a very simple little program, but if you’re annoyed at Flickr’s paywall but still use the service, this is a nice way around it.

Flickrup | GitHub via Hacker News

Learn How to Properly Clean and Grease a Bike Chain In Six Steps

Learn How to Properly Clean and Grease a Bike Chain In Six Steps

The chain on your bicycle can get gunked up with dirt and grime over time, so it’s a good idea to clean it every once in awhile. This illustrated guide will show you how.

Before you get started, you’ll need a few tools: a chain break tool, an old toothbrush, a bucket, a rag, some citrus-based degreaser, and some chain lubricant. Once you’ve got all your tools, just follow the six steps above in this illustrated guide from The Art of Manliness. A properly maintained chain will last longer and help your bike ride smoother, so be sure to give it a good cleaning at least once a year.

http://lifehacker.com/5898638/how-to…

How to Clean and Grease a Bike Chain: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

Illustration by Ted Slampyak.

Learn How to Properly Clean and Grease a Bike Chain In Six Steps

Learn How to Properly Clean and Grease a Bike Chain In Six Steps

The chain on your bicycle can get gunked up with dirt and grime over time, so it’s a good idea to clean it every once in awhile. This illustrated guide will show you how.

Before you get started, you’ll need a few tools: a chain break tool, an old toothbrush, a bucket, a rag, some citrus-based degreaser, and some chain lubricant. Once you’ve got all your tools, just follow the six steps above in this illustrated guide from The Art of Manliness. A properly maintained chain will last longer and help your bike ride smoother, so be sure to give it a good cleaning at least once a year.

http://lifehacker.com/5898638/how-to…

How to Clean and Grease a Bike Chain: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

Illustration by Ted Slampyak.

Learn How to Properly Clean and Grease a Bike Chain In Six Steps

Learn How to Properly Clean and Grease a Bike Chain In Six Steps

The chain on your bicycle can get gunked up with dirt and grime over time, so it’s a good idea to clean it every once in awhile. This illustrated guide will show you how.

Before you get started, you’ll need a few tools: a chain break tool, an old toothbrush, a bucket, a rag, some citrus-based degreaser, and some chain lubricant. Once you’ve got all your tools, just follow the six steps above in this illustrated guide from The Art of Manliness. A properly maintained chain will last longer and help your bike ride smoother, so be sure to give it a good cleaning at least once a year.

http://lifehacker.com/5898638/how-to…

How to Clean and Grease a Bike Chain: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

Illustration by Ted Slampyak.