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Belt Sander Racing (Yes, It DOES Exist!)

April 18th, 2018|

People race many things: lawn mowers, chickens, and even bathtubs. You can add belt sanders to that category. There are whole leagues dedicated to this unique sport. Like automotive races, these events host multiple classes. Those [...]

Sliding Into a Robotic Frontier

April 16th, 2018|

We’ve seen plenty of innovative uses for ball-bearing slides. But James Post and his class may have set a new bar. "James Post is an engineer for NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, handling instrumentation in [...]

What is Drawer Rack and How Do I Fix It?

April 9th, 2018|

Have you ever had to jerk open a drawer that wouldn’t open smoothly? Odds are you have experienced drawer rack—easily one of most common problems people have with drawers, storage racks, pull-out shelves and trays, [...]

Flipper & Pocket Doors: What’s the Difference?

March 26th, 2018|

Once relegated to storing console televisions and video cassettes, flipper and pocket doors have made a resurgence in space-saving designs. If you haven’t considered or may be totally unfamiliar with, these types of entries, you [...]

Always Moving Forward (on Hyper-Rail!)

March 16th, 2018|

Few things move like a maglev—the “Concorde of rail.” In case you’re unfamiliar, a maglev (short for magnetic levitation) is a type of train suspended and propelled by magnetic force. Combined with an aerodynamic shape, [...]

Millwork vs. Casework: What’s the difference?

March 6th, 2018|

  Millwork and casework. They’re terms that people often use interchangeably. That’s understandable: Both are forms of carpentry, right? Right, but while they are both forms of carpentry, they have significant differences. Here’s a brief explainer [...]

Challenging Notions: Polish & Power Tools

February 21st, 2018|

Nashville is home to many things: The Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and (interestingly enough) a life-size reproduction of the Greek Parthenon. It’s also home to Claire Baldwin, the colorful DIY [...]