Weekend Links: Ultimate Tool Bag Giveaway, The Best Multimeter Tutorial

Bosch L-Boxx Click & Go Storage System Review (video below) - ToolSkool

I have covered the features of the Bosch L-Boxx system in part of my 72-hour disaster kit build, but we have to hand it to our friends over at ToolSkool for making the most thorough video review of the Bosch L-Boxx and its features. Take a look at their video below.

Win A Bosch Drill Driver/Impact Driver Tool Kit - Ohio Power Tool

What a sweet Christmas present for yourself? Check out the Bosch 2-piece Drill and Impact giveaway that OPT is running on their Facebook page. You have to "Like" their page to enter, but you should like them anyways.

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Weekend Links: Contest & Giveaway Edition


Take Back Your Day Click & Go Giveaway - Bosch Tools

I am in the process of building an emergency 72-hour kit using a set of Bosch Click & Go boxes, however, they are really intended to help you organize your tools. Bosch wants to help you get organized, and you can win a set of Click & Go boxes and Bosch tools ($1000 value) by sharing a photo of your "mess".

Outfit the New Guy With An Irwin Tool Giveaway - A Concord Carpenter

Everyone needs a good selection of tools to help you on your projects, but what tools do you start with? A Concord Carpenter is giving away an Irwin prize pack that comes with a selection of Irwin hands tools that should cover your needs.

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Weekend Links: Chocolate Tools, See-Through Wood


Stock Your Shop With the Right Nails - Popular Woodworking

With nails it is not just about selecting the right size, but nail shape is also very important. The fact is that really old nails hold better than new ones because square shaped nails provide more contact with the wood fibers. In this article Chris Schwarz talks about nail types and their application.

3D printer prints sand grain-size cathedral at record speed – MSN

3D printers are the tools of the future. They are becoming more affordable and the quality of prints has taken great leaps. The technology is now so advanced that Vienna University of Technology is able to make detailed printings at 1/1000 the width of a human hair.

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Weekend Links: 72-Hour Disaster Kit Edition


As you know, I am building a 72-hour kit using the Bosch Click & Go system. If you plan on building a kit of your own, these links might come in handy for you.

The Ultimate Water Storage Guide and Water Storage Calculator - The Ready Store

Having an ample supply of water is probably the most important part of a 72-hour kit, but calculating how much water you need can be challenging. This water calculator from The Ready Store takes into account the number of people, number of days, and a number of other factors to give you an estimate of the amount of water you will need. The Ready Store also sells food and other supplies to help you prepare for a disaster

Real Food. Real Meals -- just add water - Wise Company

There are different types of food you can use for long term storage, what I like about the food from Wise Company is that the food can be prepared directly in the packaging, which could cut down on the cooking tools you might need. They also advertise their food as being of a high quality, and if you saw my video on the food I have, you might have seen that the beef was actually beef flavor. I think I might give Wise Company a try next time.

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QUIZ: What Tool Are You? - BrightNest

If you were a tool, what tool would you be? Take the quiz to find out. These types of quizzes are always a bit of fun, and something they are even accurate.

iFixit Magnetic Project Mat Review – ToolGuyd

If you do tool repairs and you are looking for a good way to keep those parts and screws organized, you probably want to check out TooGuyd's review of the iFitit magnetic mat. The magnets keep your screws from ending up on the shop floor and you can even draw on the mat to keep track of what's what.

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Weekend Links: What Makes A Good Flash Light, Olympic Rings


What Makes a Good LED Flashlight [Infographic] - Coast 

You might have noticed that Tool-Rank has teamed up with Coast Portland to giveaway one of their LED Lanterns. Coast also makes LED flashlights (one of which I reviewed here) and they also make knives and multi-tools. What makes up a good LED flashlight is more than just build quality and lumens, and in this LED Flashlight Infographic Coast explains how important the optics are to a flshlight.

Peachtree Woodworking Drill Press Dust Collector Review – ToolBoxBuzz

Ever wonder how to collect the dust that you make from your drill press? ToolBoxBuzz reviews a flexible dust collector kit that attaches to your collector and drill press and allows you to position the nozzle right where you need it.

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Weekend Links: Saw Stop Mandated, Modular Power Tools


New Bosch Workwear – Capris for workers? - Tools In Action

Is it fun to laugh at the expense of others? It is when you see people who are supposed to be "construction workers" dancing around like they were on a reality TV show. They got our attention so I guess their plan worked, though maybe not the attention Bosch wanted because the video evidence has been removed from YouTube.

Black & Decker is Working on a Modular Power Tool System? - ToolGuyd

ToolGuyd seems to have some inside information about a modular power tool system being devolved by Black & Decker. One question though, who wants a modular tool system? Sure, having a single tool that can do multiple tasks with the swap of a head sounds like a good idea, but it is not as fast as having each tool you need on hand. I doubt this will be a DeWalt tool, so will it get the Porter-Cable name or the B & D name.

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Weekend Links: Cordless Fan, Make A Wooden Mallet


RYOBI 18Volt ONE+ Portable Fan – ToolBoxBuzz

Hate working in the heat? I do. Ryobi came up with a cordless fan to help you stay cool. It runs off of an 18-volt battery and can last up to 10 hours. Wow.

Stackable Dewalt 12V Tool Case – ToolGuyd

Mr ToolGuyd spotted a new stackable case that ToolStop in selling in the UK. It looks to be smaller than other stackable systems and features a clear lid. It's available in the UK, but ToolStop does ship to the US if you must have one.

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Weekend Links: Flattening Large Boards, Zero Clearance Inserts The Right Way


Dust Free Drilling with the Dust Bubble - Homefixated

Need to drill a hole and leave no evidence behind? Check out this cool and weird product that will capture the dust into a bubble that you can then throw into the trash. A vacuum is probably more practical for a lot of drilling, but if you have a few holes, this bubble might save you.

Load-N-Lock Lunch Bucket - ToolSkool

When you go to work you need a manly lunch. The Load-N-Lock Lunch Bucket is big enough to hold your manly lunch because it is made out of a bucket. The inside in lined with insulation to keep your food cold all day long and it even has a lockable lid.

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