Love Tree

This DIY Valentine's day decoration is a simple way to celebrate the holiday with sweet sentiments to your loved ones. Read more »

$4 Hot Air Balloon

On a June afternoon in 1978, while most normal kids were focused on sports or getting Dad’s car keys, I was busy readying another one of my quixotic contraptions, made out of junk-at-hand, for its maiden voyage. Assisted by a good friend who also enjoyed such nerdy pursuits, I stoked... Read more »

The Lost Art of Lashing

Our civilization was built on a technology so advanced we still don’t know everything it’s good for. But somewhere along the way, most of us seem to have forgotten lashing: how to tie these things together. Yet, if you can tie things together securely, you can make almost anything from... Read more »