It’s been a busy week here at Toolmonger, but we did get to spend some quality time in the shop. If you’ve been spending time in the shop, too, and you haven’t had a chance to keep up with Toolmonger this week, we suggest you start with these posts, which our readers helped to select:
A Tool Only Hog Owners Will Appreciate
Surprise, surprise: apparently others appreciate Harley-Davidson niche tools, too. This transmission neutral-light specialty tool appealed to many TM readers — and should definitely be a part of your ‘kit if you’re planning on any DIY hog transmission surgery.
Norm’s Kick-Ass New Yankee Chop Saw Table
We loved this DIY chop saw stand we caught on New Yankee Workshop, and think it’d make a great project for the home wood shop. It’s not as portable as the high-dollar pre-made aluminum versions, but this one’s a lot cheaper, and there’s always the thrill of answering the question “where’d you get that?” with “I made it.”
Ladder-Dok Saves Gutters
What’s worse than cleaning out gutters? Trashing your gutters in the process. This small steel frame slips inside your gutter to transfer the weight of your ladder directly to the house, saving costly gutter damage.
How-To: BBQ South African Style
TM reader Freddie sent us this great primer on how South Africans get the BBQ on. They call it “braai,” but you can think of it as open-pit BBQ with a twist. Don’t miss this how-to complete with pictures and recipes.
Save Time In the Wood Show With Ten Gauges In One
Whether you’re measuring dovetails or checking the diameter of a dowel you’re turning, this ten-in-one gauge has it all — but is a little pricey.
Help us choose next week’s Top 5!
We’d appreciate your help in choosing next week’s Top 5, which’ll be featured here, elsewhere, and in the podcast as well. While you’re reading TM this week, look out for the “Interesting Post” button at the bottom of the article:
When you see an article that piques your interest, click the button once. You’ll return to the same page, but TM’s software’ll score your click for future reference. We’ll check in on the totals before selecting next week’s Top 5.