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Monthly Archives: July 2010

Need an Arm?0

The Octopus from Innovative Tools & Technologies is designed as a support tool for painting automobiles.  So, why write about such a contraption on FIY?  It never hurts to have an extra pair of hands in the garage.  It’s even better to have eight extra hands that can hold something—let’s say a piece of freshly stained [...]

He said, She said1

Rue De Vamp:  She said that damask fabric designs in the kitchen – think wallpaper, drapes, upholstery – is a trend that won’t last long.  What do you think?  My Notting Hill:  She said that red is going to be next year’s color of the year.  It’s just a hunch, but keep your eyes open.  You never know. [...]

EconoGreen Greens Up Your Trash0

If I owned my own amusement park, I’d name it Jig-A-World. Or maybe a strip club. (A girl can dream, right?!?) Thankfully, someone already has the name, and they saw it a completely different way. Jig-A-World is a company that makes automotive and home improvement products. Their  latest invention is an eco-friendly line called EconoGreen Plastics™. Believe it or [...]

Fun with Chainsaws0

Director Tobe Hooper’s 1974 horror masterpiece The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (and to a lesser extent, the 2003 remake directed by Marcus Nispel) has influenced a lot of people to pull some ridiculous pranks.  But perhaps even without those films, doesn’t the fact that chainsaws are loud and can hack your limbs off just scream out [...]

Newlyweds House on the Market0

Remember the good old days, when Jessica Simpson’s biggest dilemmas included the pronunciation of “plata-ma-pus” and the presence of buffalo in her Buffalo wings? Her MTV stepping stone, Newlyweds, is long gone and so is her marriage to equally perky pop star Nick Lachey. However, the Newlyweds house is still standing strong, and it’s currently [...]

Bucket Buddy0

I’m notoriously clumsy. In fact, this is me in the emergency room on July 4: I traded in all of the fun and fireworks for 16 stitches in the noggin after face planting into the corner of a kitchen cabinet -  and all before my second beer. That’s why things like the Bucket Buddy  from [...]

Click ‘n Cook0

As some of you may know, I used to be a chef. And I sort’a still am; it’s in the blood, I suppose. As such, I find myself constantly intrigued by innovative cooking tools for both home and commercial use. My kitchen isn’t very large, so I tend to keep my eyes peeled for effective [...]

Day of the Deck0

Everyone enjoys some good deck space. I use mine to grow plants, eat ribs, and I even drag my computer out there to do a little work on occasion. In other words, I spend plenty of time celebrating the uses of my deck. Now, there’s an official day where deck owners can flaunt to non-deck [...]

Power Bike0

What’s a sure sign that you have too much time on your hands? Building a motorcycle powered by chainsaw engines, that’s what.   This is the DOLMETTE:             A whopping 24 DOLMAR chainsaw engines.   Not being a motor-head, I’m not exactly sure what that means. What I can tell [...]

Home Improvement – Duh!0

The TV show Home Improvement, starring Tim Allen as handyman Tim Taylor, is a shining example of what not to do when performing renovations of any type—anywhere.  And it’s funny! The misadventures of Tim Taylor entertained viewers for 8 seasons—quite a long run for a family-oriented television series.  Tim was known, and loved, for his ineptness while [...]

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