BEEPS AND BLIPS FROM OUTERSPACE
TOO COLD FOR YOUR CAR HEATER? ADD A WOOD STOVE!
Pascal Prokop decided to install a wood burning stove inside his car where a passenger seat would normally be.

car stove

It works, it's up to code, and it's totally bad ass.via BoingBoing.
POSTED 2012-02-10 12:59:05 CATEGORY DIY NEAT WTF TAGS CAR STOVE WOOD
WOOD WORKING: MAGIC NAIL
Here's a new wood working project (experiment) on my list.  I've never tried to warp wood like this and it looks like fun.

The steps appear to be:

  • Cut 3 slits in a block of wood (about 1 inch wide)
  • Boil water and soak the end of the block so that one tooth is submerged.  For how long?  Probably 5 minutes...
  • Take the block out of the water and squeeze the single tooth with a vice until it is flat.
  • Let the block stay in the vice for 2 days to harden.
  • Take the block out and drill a hole through the two middle teeth.
  • Insert a long nail.
  • Put the block back into boiling water (the smashed tooth side).
  • Set the block aside for 2 days to harden back into the original position.
  • Sand everything until it looks pretty.
  • Step back and wonder why you did this.  Smile.
POSTED 2011-10-17 11:36:08 CATEGORY DIY ENGINEERING NEAT TAGS WOOD
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