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A Chef’s Knife Forged From Ice Is the Perfect Disposable Cutlery

After forging impressively sharp blades from random materials like clingfilm, chocolate, pasta, and even a dead fish, Japan’s most resourceful knife maker has created what could be the perfect disposable cutlery: a chef’s knife made from ice that simply melts away when dinner’s done. Read More >>

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A Chef’s Knife Made From Plastic Wrap Proves Everything in Your Kitchen Is a Blade Waiting to Happen

You might think the most dangerous part of a roll of plastic wrap is the metal cutting blade on the package, but another hazard lurks within the roll itself. After turning tinfoil into a functional blade, Japan’s most talented knife maker has now demonstrated how a roll of regular food wrap can be hardened, sharpened, and used to slice and dice. Read More >>

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Adorable Kitchen Tool Turns Radishes Into Super Mario Power-ups

Radishes may not be the best food option to help a picky eater expand their palette. But if your kid loves playing Super Mario Bros., this neat little kitchen tool can turn red radishes into snack-sized power-ups that will also help your small human grow — just not as fast as Mario does. Read More >>

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Watch a Wrench Get Forged into an Deadly Knife

I’m a total sucker for watching old tools get turned into badass blades, because seeing random objects get weaponised is such silly dangerous fun. That used to be a thing that tightened bolts! Now it’s a knife that’ll slice your eyes out. Plus, it looks cool as hell. This time, Miller Knives took a monkey wrench and forged it into a swashbuckling knife by the tried and true method of heating it up, bludgeoning it to hell, and sharpening it into a deadly curved knife. The wrench’s jaws act as the handle. Read More >>

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This Cheap Toolkit Can Open 99 Per Cent of Your Gadgets

Were the electronics makers of the world to have their way, every time one of your gadgets broke, you’d simply buy a new one. But most gadgets can be repaired, as the folks at iFixit have revealed time and time again. And the team’s newest DIY repair kit gives you all the essentials you need with just a £17.16 price tag. Read More >>

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This Swan-Shaped Floating Ladle Won’t Sink to the Bottom of a Pot

It’s certainly not the worst thing that could go wrong at a dinner party, but having a ladle sink to the bottom of a punch bowl or pot is no longer a potential embarrassment thanks to a clever swan-shaped alternative that’s engineered to float so that it’s always within easy reach. Read More >>

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This Crab Multitool Is Way More Adorable Than a Leatherman

You’re probably not going to want to rely on this little crab-shaped multitool for survival—definitely pack a Gerber or a Leatherman instead. But for a day at the beach, or an afternoon picnic, it packs all the basic tools you should need to enjoy yourself.

Designed by Kikkerland, the various tools and implements hidden inside the crab’s beechwood body pop out like a pair of claws. But instead of using them to defend itself, or hunt for food, the scissors, bottle opener, flat head screwdriver, can opener, rope saw, and knife blade can be used for less survival-focused tasks like opening a beer bottle, or shaving yourself a nice marshmallow-roasting stick.The multitool also has a set of tiny feet so it can stand on its own, although it’s hard to count that as a genuinely useful feature. But with a price tag of $20 (£16), Kikkerland isn’t pretending this multitool is anything more than a novelty.[Kikkerland via Firebox] Read More >>

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This Simple Accessory Lets a Drill Cut a Square Hole

When you’re working with tools, if you need to make a round hole, you reach for a drill. If you need a square hole, you reach for a saw. But a new accessory called the Quadsaw lets your drill cut square and rectangular holes as well, and faster than you can do with an electric saw. Read More >>

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Spinning is the Only Strategy When You Play Table Football With Power Drills

There’s always one annoying dude at the table screaming, “no spinning!” whenever you’re playing table football. But when you replace the game’s handles with high-speed electric drills, frantic spinning is the only real gameplay strategy you have at your disposal. Read More >>

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You Can’t Knock This Wobbly Work Light Over

If you find yourself having to fix a plumbing leak in the middle of the night, the last thing you want is your work light falling over in the middle of the job. So Ridgid’s new task light, which looks like a floating buoy, features a rounded, weighted base ensuring that even if it does get knocked over, it will automatically stand back up again. Read More >>

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Is This the First Multi-Tool With a Really Good Screwdriver?

The phrase “jack of all trades but master of none” might be best suited to describing multi-tools. They’re useful in a pinch, when no other tools are available, but the tools are far from ideal. But that’s something Gerber wants to change with its new Center-Drive featuring implements that have been specifically redesigned for usability. Read More >>

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This Blast Shield for Grease Splatters Is the Greatest Thing to Ever Happen to Fried Bacon

The internet’s obsession with all things bacon shows no signs of slowing, but for some reason it’s happy to ignore the biggest downside to frying up that fat-filled treat: the layer of grease that ends up splattered all over your kitchen. At least someone has acknowledged the problem, and created a brilliantly simple solution. Read More >>

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This Simple 3D-Printed Door Handle Works Without Any Moving Parts

Instead of just working on improving what 3D printers are capable of, researchers at the Hasso-Plattner-Institut are also finding ways to make everyday objects more 3D printer-friendly, including those that rely on moving parts that can’t be reproduced during the printing process. Read More >>

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How to Drill a Curved Hole

Even if your carpentry skills aren’t much more than having watched a few episodes of Home Improvement, it’s still pretty common knowledge that a drill only works in a straight line. Or does it? Woodshop hacker Izzy Swan created a custom rig that can actually drill a curved hole instead. Read More >>

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Bicycle Brakes Are No Match for a Workshop Lathe

Remember your secondary school woodwork teacher’s non-stop litany about safety? Here’s a real-life example of why you shouldn’t goof off with power tools. Taking a break from smooshing stuff, the folks behind those hydraulic press videos attached a bicycle brake to a lathe to see if they could bring it to a grinding stop. Nope. Read More >>