Small Word Clock

This word clock has a lot of small steps that add up to a moderately difficult build. You’ll be building three circuit boards, possibly making (or modifying) a frame, soldering SMD parts and playing around with finicky die-cut stickers. However, the end result can be very satisfying. If you’re concerned... Read more »

Mint Tin USB Travel Hub

This guide shows how to modify a mint tin to accept the internals of a USB hub providing a decorative and durable housing. When not in use, the cord tucks into the body of the tin. Parts required: USB 2.0 Hub Mint Tin The video below runs over the steps... Read more »

Restore a Vintage Handsaw for Everyday Use

This project covers cleaning and restoring an old handsaw – worth about $5 at a yard sale – and turning it into a useful tool again. Handsaw Basics Handsaws come in two basic forms: handsaw and backsaw. Backsaws are (typically) short saws with very thin blades and fine teeth with... Read more »