Do-It-Yourself

News, reviews and articles about products that help you make and fix things.

Dewallie LA-400 Laser Engraving Machine review

REVIEW – I love crafting! I own a Cricut and it allows me to do most things, with the exception of engraving.  I have looked into purchasing an engraving machine because of all the additional options, but never pulled the trigger.  When the opportunity came to test out the Dewallie LA-400 Laser Engraving Machine, there …

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Make the DIYer in your family happy this holiday season with this affordable 10 in 1 wrench Multitool

NEWS – As a DIYer myself, I am always looking for the tool that I can carry around with me and use for as many tasks as possible. Multi-tools are the obvious solution, but not all multi-tools offer a great bang for the buck!! The 10 in 1 Multitool from RoverTac not only offers versatility …

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WORX Nitro 20V Power Share Worxsaw 4.5″ Cordless Circular Saw Review

REVIEW – Cordless tools have come a long way in the last ten years. I’ve been using mine for quite a bit longer than that, and I’m looking to replace them. The Worx Nitro 20V Power Share Worxsaw review offer came along, so I thought it would be great to check out the Worx tools …

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Build your own watch with a Rotate watchmaking kit

NEWS – Are you a maker?  Do you love watches?  Do I have a deal for you! Rotate Watches is a company that makes mechanical watch kits that you build yourself.     Priced from $195 to $225, the kits are complete watches that you assemble. It includes a watch movement. It also includes all …

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Fixing nail and screw holes in your wall is a lot easier with the QuickFill Drywall Repair Kit

NEWS – No more using your finger or a putty knife with paste to fix nail or screw holes in your drywall when you use the QuickFill Drywall Repair Kit. This kit includes a tool that looks like a caulk gun to precisely deliver the spackling paste into the hole. You then use the bottom …

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Hammerest Mini Precision Electric Screwdriver Set review

REVIEW – If you are the type of person who considers themselves a DIYer or just likes to have useful tools available for those times when they are needed, you will like this review of the Hammerest Mini Precision Electric Screwdriver Set. Let’s check it out. What is it? The Hammerest Mini Precision Electric Screwdriver …

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Make your own pencils with this insanely awesome kit!

NEWS – I feel like I’m a pretty crafty person. I’ve made my own leather notebook covers, I like to draw, and I’m currently trying to learn to sew on a vintage Singer sewing machine. I’ve always been interested in getting into woodworking but have only dabbled in it with not good results (I tried …

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This is the craziest umbrella I’ve ever seen!

NEWS – If it’s raining, you need an umbrella to stay dry, right?  Not according to maker Ivan Miranda.  He 3D printed a motorized hat with an internal propeller that uses a curtain of air to keep the rain off.  Ivan does a fabulous job of walking through the engineering process, explaining how he designed …

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TACKLIFE 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander review

REVIEW – I have always been a DIYer, and since I purchased my new home, I have been very busy with projects around the house. I am always interested in tools that will make my tasks easier. This TACKLIFE 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander should be very helpful. Let’s see!! What is it? The TACKLIFE 5-Inch …

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Looking for a soldering project? Etoput LED cube really shines

NEWS – Are you looking to improve your soldering skills or do you just like to tinker? Are you seeking a project for under 20 bucks that creates something really cool?  Check out the 4x4x4 LED electronics learning kit by Etoput.  We’ve now purchased two of these for the guys in my house who get …

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Make a Commodore 64 model in minutes for free!

NEWS – Now is your chance to relive the glory days of personal home computers by making a paper model of the Commodore 64 using Rocky Bergen’s awesome designs. Just print the PDF paper crafts, cut them out, glue or tape them together and you’ll have a tiny replica of my all-time favorite computer. Wow, …

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Brewferm homebrewing starter kit review – Brew your own beer!

REVIEW – The Brewferm homebrew starter kit comes neatly packaged in its own fermenting barrel, with ingredients, instructions and accouterments inside. My husband and I have always wanted to try brewing our own beer, and it was great to have a kit to start us off. What is it? A homebrewing kit with nearly all …

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