58) Went to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum #NewThingEveryDay

Today my wife and I went to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Our street reconstruction is coming to a close and we are ready to look at a new driveway, walk, and front stairs — a whole new yard plan really — and we wanted to get some ideas. Our visit also happened to coincide with the […]

55) Listened to the Making It Podcast #NewThingEveryDay

In my twitter feed, I kept seeing posts for a podcast called Making It. It’s a a bunch of guys that I’ve either followed in one way or another: Bob Clagett of @iliketomakestuff, Jimmy Diresta of YouTube fame, and David Picciuto the Drunken Woodworker. On the podcast they talk about tools, making things, workshops, and other stuff. […]

54) Using Zip Ties to Secure Pegboard Hangers #NewThingEveryDay

I’ve read in many places that you can just use zip ties to secure pegboard hangers that have a tendency to pull out. What I never see is how the heck you actually accomplish this. So what my little slide show demonstrates is one very easy way to grab the end of the zip tie if […]

52) Went Fishing on Big Marine Lake #NewThingEveryDay

Today my fishing buddy and I decided go fish at Big Marine Lake. It’s a 1100 acre lake located A little east of Forest Lake. It sports Largemouth, Northern, Walleye, Bluegill, and Crappie. We got on the lake about 3pm and while it had been smoking hot when we were attaching the boat, it seemed somewhat cooler […]

51) Found Yeggi and Pinshape, Other Sources for 3D Models #NewThingEveryDay

I’ve found a whole new universe of things to print on my 3D printer. As of yesterday I was just looking on Thingiverse for things to print, but today I discovered Yeggi and Pinshape. Yeggi is like a 3D model search engine. It pulls prints from sites like Thingiverse, Tinkercad, and many others, although those […]

49) Took My Daughter Rollerblading On the Rice Creek North Trail #NewThingEveryDay

We bought my 11 year old daughter Rollerblades for her birthday and to our delight she has wanted to use them. At first she used my wife’s Rollerblades on our driveway and road, but since the street reconstruction she hasn’t been able to use her new blades. So we’ve taken her to a local park […]