Jason Winn, RA, AICP

Cricut Air and Cricut Maker

Paper is one of the most underrated of the maker materials — whether decorative (cards) or structural (cardboard). It’s cheap, easy to work with and fun. But most of the digital making world (such as ...

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DryPro Waterproof Cast Cover

The thing about getting a cast on your arm or leg, is that you do not want to get it wet. But showers, pools, the ocean, vacations tempt you. Especially if you are a kid. The DryPro is a durable ...

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Rich Roat, Co-founder of House Industries

Our guest this week is Rich Roat. After picking up a degree in communication from the University of Delaware, Rich held a number of odd jobs such as communications associate for United Way of ...

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Momentum Atlas 38

I checked for watch reviews on Cool Tools, and most of the ones I found are of either very simple and cheap or bulky and complex ones. There were no nice but simple watches. So, this review. The ...

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Kooba/Menu reader/Workshop tip

Getting good stuff on craigslist: This brief, succinct blog post has great advice on how to find what you want (at least with used furniture) on Craigslist. For instance, don’t forget to search for ...

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Tweezerman hangnail clippers

Hangnails bother me so much that when I get one, I can’t think of anything else until I get rid of it. I will even bite it off if I am without clippers (this doesn’t work well and usually results in ...

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Ortlieb Dry Bags

[This is a Cool Tools Favorite from 2003 – MF] The German company Ortlieb produce a range of waterproof items. These are excellent for use while trekking, motorcycling, bicycling, caving, canoeing, ...

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Pelican Progear Keychain Flashlight

There are quite a few key chain flashlight reviews on this site. And before I added another, I wanted to make sure I put this one to the test (although I wanted to put up a review of it the moment I ...

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ChicoBag Reusable Travel Pack

This is my third ChicoBag, along with the Hobo Shopping Tote and Produce Stand Mesh Reusable Produce Bags. It has two side bottle pockets, and the ripstop fabric is made from 100-percent ...

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Noah Thorp, Founder of CoMakery

Our guest this week is Noah Thorp. Noah is founder of a tech innovation network called CoMakery. Previously, he co-founded a holacratic blockchain prototyping studio. He was the VP of Engineering at ...

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Ivy Block

[This is a Cool Tools Favorite from 2003 – MF] Tecnu as a remedy for Poison Oak is OK, but for really allergic folks like me, it’s not enough. I’m a regular mountain biker, and in Northern ...

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