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More Than Just a Bulletproof Limo: How the President Travels, and Why It Costs $2,614 per Minute

Did you know that the Presidential limousine travels with two pints of the POTUS’s blood type?

Over the years, the Secret Service has had to do the grim math of what procedures to have in place should there be an attack on the Presidential motorcade. This has led to a fascinating array of offensive capabilities, defensive countermeasures and tactical plans. The crazy logistics–which can get the President from the door of the White House to the UN building in New York City in just one hour–are staggering. First off, check out the features of the “more tank than car” Presidential limousine–and its 11 decoys:

The second video is even more interesting, and I’m a little disturbed that this information is public knowledge. This is the breakdown of the motorcade, detailing all of the specialty vehicles and their offensive/defensive roles, then goes into the Presidential aircraft:


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Tesla owners now have an even more obsessive companion app

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Teslab connects your smartphone to your Tesla Model S or Model X to build a complete picture of your overall driving efficiency.

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More Unusual Designs for Clothes Hangers

Reader Mick saw our post on the Japanese travel hanger and pointed out the dealbreaker for him: The closed loop means it can only be hung on a hook, not a closet rod. He also wrote that “Ever since I lost my ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’-style foldable hanger on a trip many years [ago], I’ve been looking for a replacement. It was also Japanese-made, btw, and apparently no longer made.”

For those who’ve somehow never seen the movie, here’s the one he’s referring to:

Mick, I poked around a bit to see if I could find one. Sadly all I could find was this one…

…but judging by the reviews on Amazon, it’s junk.

I went looking for more travel hangers and found a few. Boottique’s Travel Hanger is about 11 bucks, but like the one up top, also gets mixed reviews on Amazon. Apparently some folks find that it falls apart.

Here’s Jennifer Rabatel’s “T-square hanger.” (I’m not sure why it’s not called the “Bevel Gauge Hanger,” as that’s the tool it more closely resembles.) As far as I know this isn’t in production, but depending on what kinds of tools you have access to, you might be able to DIY one of these.

This inflatable hanger is a nifty idea for travel, but was apparently unpopular or difficult to produce; it’s been discontinued.

I spotted this design on AliExpress, but I have no faith this thing won’t break.

Sorry I couldn’t find a good travel hanger, Mick. But I did come cross these non-travel, designey hangers that have eye candy value:

The design of the Roomsafari Triangle Hanger, by Christine Nogtev and Chul Cheong, was inspired by the musical triangle.

Here’s a similar unrealized concept (perhaps student work?) allegedly by Cecilia Lundgren, who appears to have gone into painting rather than industrial design.

Yet another similar idea: The Frame stainless steel hanger.

Designer unknown.

This hanger sold by Urbio does not appear to be designed for use on a rod and comes with its own aluminum peg for wall installation.

Designer Martina Bartoli’s Unidentified Flying Hanger was produced in limited numbers following its debut at Milan in 2011.

Designer Chris L. Halstrøm’s Georg Hangers seem like they could double as a kung fu weapon.


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Charging Docks and Stations, the Ultimate XBox Stand, Fixing Busted Headphones and More

Apple Watch & iPhone Charging Dock

Bob Clagett creates a handy desktop charging station for his iDevices:

DIY Media Console

Ben Uyeda creates a platform for his turntable along with place for LPs and speakers beneath:

Mortise Layout Tip

Nick Ferry shows us his neat trick for accurately marking the location of two mortises at once:

Enclosed Charging Station

Ryan Nodwell of ShopBuilt creates a drawer-style charging station. He incorporates half-blind dovetails which he cuts using the bandsaw and a palm router:

A Messy Headphone Cord Fix

Ben Brandt painstakingly repairs his son’s headphones, making some key errors along the way. He’s posted it so that you can learn from his mistakes and, errors aside, he still got them working in the end:

Designing and Building The Ultimate Xbox Stand

The Eames-quoting Chris Salomone creates a visually striking stand to hold an XBox set-up:


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Charging Docks and Stations, the Ultimate XBox Stand, Fixing Busted Headphones and More

Apple Watch & iPhone Charging Dock

Bob Clagett creates a handy desktop charging station for his iDevices:

DIY Media Console

Ben Uyeda creates a platform for his turntable along with place for LPs and speakers beneath:

Mortise Layout Tip

Nick Ferry shows us his neat trick for accurately marking the location of two mortises at once:

Enclosed Charging Station

Ryan Nodwell of ShopBuilt creates a drawer-style charging station. He incorporates half-blind dovetails which he cuts using the bandsaw and a palm router:

A Messy Headphone Cord Fix

Ben Brandt painstakingly repairs his son’s headphones, making some key errors along the way. He’s posted it so that you can learn from his mistakes and, errors aside, he still got them working in the end:

Designing and Building The Ultimate Xbox Stand

The Eames-quoting Chris Salomone creates a visually striking stand to hold an XBox set-up:


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Charging Docks and Stations, the Ultimate XBox Stand, Fixing Busted Headphones and More

Apple Watch & iPhone Charging Dock

Bob Clagett creates a handy desktop charging station for his iDevices:

DIY Media Console

Ben Uyeda creates a platform for his turntable along with place for LPs and speakers beneath:

Mortise Layout Tip

Nick Ferry shows us his neat trick for accurately marking the location of two mortises at once:

Enclosed Charging Station

Ryan Nodwell of ShopBuilt creates a drawer-style charging station. He incorporates half-blind dovetails which he cuts using the bandsaw and a palm router:

A Messy Headphone Cord Fix

Ben Brandt painstakingly repairs his son’s headphones, making some key errors along the way. He’s posted it so that you can learn from his mistakes and, errors aside, he still got them working in the end:

Designing and Building The Ultimate Xbox Stand

The Eames-quoting Chris Salomone creates a visually striking stand to hold an XBox set-up:


Core77

Charging Docks and Stations, the Ultimate XBox Stand, Fixing Busted Headphones and More

Apple Watch & iPhone Charging Dock

Bob Clagett creates a handy desktop charging station for his iDevices:

DIY Media Console

Ben Uyeda creates a platform for his turntable along with place for LPs and speakers beneath:

Mortise Layout Tip

Nick Ferry shows us his neat trick for accurately marking the location of two mortises at once:

Enclosed Charging Station

Ryan Nodwell of ShopBuilt creates a drawer-style charging station. He incorporates half-blind dovetails which he cuts using the bandsaw and a palm router:

A Messy Headphone Cord Fix

Ben Brandt painstakingly repairs his son’s headphones, making some key errors along the way. He’s posted it so that you can learn from his mistakes and, errors aside, he still got them working in the end:

Designing and Building The Ultimate Xbox Stand

The Eames-quoting Chris Salomone creates a visually striking stand to hold an XBox set-up:


Core77

Charging Docks and Stations, the Ultimate XBox Stand, Fixing Busted Headphones and More

Apple Watch & iPhone Charging Dock

Bob Clagett creates a handy desktop charging station for his iDevices:

DIY Media Console

Ben Uyeda creates a platform for his turntable along with place for LPs and speakers beneath:

Mortise Layout Tip

Nick Ferry shows us his neat trick for accurately marking the location of two mortises at once:

Enclosed Charging Station

Ryan Nodwell of ShopBuilt creates a drawer-style charging station. He incorporates half-blind dovetails which he cuts using the bandsaw and a palm router:

A Messy Headphone Cord Fix

Ben Brandt painstakingly repairs his son’s headphones, making some key errors along the way. He’s posted it so that you can learn from his mistakes and, errors aside, he still got them working in the end:

Designing and Building The Ultimate Xbox Stand

The Eames-quoting Chris Salomone creates a visually striking stand to hold an XBox set-up:


Core77

Charging Docks and Stations, the Ultimate XBox Stand, Fixing Busted Headphones and More

Apple Watch & iPhone Charging Dock

Bob Clagett creates a handy desktop charging station for his iDevices:

DIY Media Console

Ben Uyeda creates a platform for his turntable along with place for LPs and speakers beneath:

Mortise Layout Tip

Nick Ferry shows us his neat trick for accurately marking the location of two mortises at once:

Enclosed Charging Station

Ryan Nodwell of ShopBuilt creates a drawer-style charging station. He incorporates half-blind dovetails which he cuts using the bandsaw and a palm router:

A Messy Headphone Cord Fix

Ben Brandt painstakingly repairs his son’s headphones, making some key errors along the way. He’s posted it so that you can learn from his mistakes and, errors aside, he still got them working in the end:

Designing and Building The Ultimate Xbox Stand

The Eames-quoting Chris Salomone creates a visually striking stand to hold an XBox set-up:


Core77

Charging Docks and Stations, the Ultimate XBox Stand, Fixing Busted Headphones and More

Apple Watch & iPhone Charging Dock

Bob Clagett creates a handy desktop charging station for his iDevices:

DIY Media Console

Ben Uyeda creates a platform for his turntable along with place for LPs and speakers beneath:

Mortise Layout Tip

Nick Ferry shows us his neat trick for accurately marking the location of two mortises at once:

Enclosed Charging Station

Ryan Nodwell of ShopBuilt creates a drawer-style charging station. He incorporates half-blind dovetails which he cuts using the bandsaw and a palm router:

A Messy Headphone Cord Fix

Ben Brandt painstakingly repairs his son’s headphones, making some key errors along the way. He’s posted it so that you can learn from his mistakes and, errors aside, he still got them working in the end:

Designing and Building The Ultimate Xbox Stand

The Eames-quoting Chris Salomone creates a visually striking stand to hold an XBox set-up:


Core77

Charging Docks and Stations, the Ultimate XBox Stand, Fixing Busted Headphones and More

Apple Watch & iPhone Charging Dock

Bob Clagett creates a handy desktop charging station for his iDevices:

DIY Media Console

Ben Uyeda creates a platform for his turntable along with place for LPs and speakers beneath:

Mortise Layout Tip

Nick Ferry shows us his neat trick for accurately marking the location of two mortises at once:

Enclosed Charging Station

Ryan Nodwell of ShopBuilt creates a drawer-style charging station. He incorporates half-blind dovetails which he cuts using the bandsaw and a palm router:

A Messy Headphone Cord Fix

Ben Brandt painstakingly repairs his son’s headphones, making some key errors along the way. He’s posted it so that you can learn from his mistakes and, errors aside, he still got them working in the end:

Designing and Building The Ultimate Xbox Stand

The Eames-quoting Chris Salomone creates a visually striking stand to hold an XBox set-up:


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Toy Design & Casting, Testing Power Carving Tools, How to Tap Threads into Wood and More

Mr. Pen Man

Something very different from Jimmy DiResta this week. Jimmy, a former toy designer, goes back to his roots:

Testing Out Arbortech’s Power Carving Tools

Izzy Swan recently purchased a set of Arbortech’s stuff, and does an experimental carving to learn how to use them:

Art Frame

Frank Howarth creates a rail-and-stile frame for the large art piece he created last week, taking care to ensure the 4-foot-wide centerpiece has room to expand and contract:

Making an Axe Handle

April Wilkerson “gets the hang” of making an axe handle after a mid-project setback:

Tapping Threads Into Wood

Marc Spagnuolo is bringing a new tool to market, a set of taps designed to be used in wood. Check out some of the applications:

Building French Doors

Pretty cool to see from start to finish: The Samurai Carpenter builds, including the framing, a large set of wood-framed glass doors from scratch and installs it all:


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Toy Design & Casting, Testing Power Carving Tools, How to Tap Threads into Wood and More

Mr. Pen Man

Something very different from Jimmy DiResta this week. Jimmy, a former toy designer, goes back to his roots:

Testing Out Arbortech’s Power Carving Tools

Izzy Swan recently purchased a set of Arbortech’s stuff, and does an experimental carving to learn how to use them:

Art Frame

Frank Howarth creates a rail-and-stile frame for the large art piece he created last week, taking care to ensure the 4-foot-wide centerpiece has room to expand and contract:

Making an Axe Handle

April Wilkerson “gets the hang” of making an axe handle after a mid-project setback:

Tapping Threads Into Wood

Marc Spagnuolo is bringing a new tool to market, a set of taps designed to be used in wood. Check out some of the applications:

Building French Doors

Pretty cool to see from start to finish: The Samurai Carpenter builds, including the framing, a large set of wood-framed glass doors from scratch and installs it all:


Core77

Toy Design & Casting, Testing Power Carving Tools, How to Tap Threads into Wood and More

Mr. Pen Man

Something very different from Jimmy DiResta this week. Jimmy, a former toy designer, goes back to his roots:

Testing Out Arbortech’s Power Carving Tools

Izzy Swan recently purchased a set of Arbortech’s stuff, and does an experimental carving to learn how to use them:

Art Frame

Frank Howarth creates a rail-and-stile frame for the large art piece he created last week, taking care to ensure the 4-foot-wide centerpiece has room to expand and contract:

Making an Axe Handle

April Wilkerson “gets the hang” of making an axe handle after a mid-project setback:

Tapping Threads Into Wood

Marc Spagnuolo is bringing a new tool to market, a set of taps designed to be used in wood. Check out some of the applications:

Building French Doors

Pretty cool to see from start to finish: The Samurai Carpenter builds, including the framing, a large set of wood-framed glass doors from scratch and installs it all:


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A DIY Multitool Wristband, Experimenting with Concrete Casting, an Unconventional Wall Organizer & More

Multitool Wristband

Leatherman fan Laura Kampf found that their Tread multitool is too big for her wrists. So here she whips up her own, “for less than ten bucks:”

Concrete Casting Experiment

Ben Uyeda does an experiment to see if he can cast a concrete stool–using a common garden hose as the mold:

First Chainsaw Carving

An unusual video from April Wilkerson this week, who tries her hand at chainsaw carving:

Making A Wooden HTPC Computer Case

John Heisz harvests the sheet metal structure of an old computer, then makes a “modern retro” home theater PC case out of it:

Lathe Tool Stand

Dustin Penner creates a great-looking stand to hold his lathe tools, with a little help from sponsor Rockler:

One from the Archives:

Simple Wall Organizer

Chris Salomone designs and builds an unconventional, adjustable wall organizer:


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A DIY Multitool Wristband, Experimenting with Concrete Casting, an Unconventional Wall Organizer & More

Multitool Wristband

Leatherman fan Laura Kampf found that their Tread multitool is too big for her wrists. So here she whips up her own, “for less than ten bucks:”

Concrete Casting Experiment

Ben Uyeda does an experiment to see if he can cast a concrete stool–using a common garden hose as the mold:

First Chainsaw Carving

An unusual video from April Wilkerson this week, who tries her hand at chainsaw carving:

Making A Wooden HTPC Computer Case

John Heisz harvests the sheet metal structure of an old computer, then makes a “modern retro” home theater PC case out of it:

Lathe Tool Stand

Dustin Penner creates a great-looking stand to hold his lathe tools, with a little help from sponsor Rockler:

One from the Archives:

Simple Wall Organizer

Chris Salomone designs and builds an unconventional, adjustable wall organizer:


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A DIY Multitool Wristband, Experimenting with Concrete Casting, an Unconventional Wall Organizer & More

Multitool Wristband

Leatherman fan Laura Kampf found that their Tread multitool is too big for her wrists. So here she whips up her own, “for less than ten bucks:”

Concrete Casting Experiment

Ben Uyeda does an experiment to see if he can cast a concrete stool–using a common garden hose as the mold:

First Chainsaw Carving

An unusual video from April Wilkerson this week, who tries her hand at chainsaw carving:

Making A Wooden HTPC Computer Case

John Heisz harvests the sheet metal structure of an old computer, then makes a “modern retro” home theater PC case out of it:

Lathe Tool Stand

Dustin Penner creates a great-looking stand to hold his lathe tools, with a little help from sponsor Rockler:

One from the Archives:

Simple Wall Organizer

Chris Salomone designs and builds an unconventional, adjustable wall organizer:


Core77

A DIY Multitool Wristband, Experimenting with Concrete Casting, an Unconventional Wall Organizer & More

Multitool Wristband

Leatherman fan Laura Kampf found that their Tread multitool is too big for her wrists. So here she whips up her own, “for less than ten bucks:”

Concrete Casting Experiment

Ben Uyeda does an experiment to see if he can cast a concrete stool–using a common garden hose as the mold:

First Chainsaw Carving

An unusual video from April Wilkerson this week, who tries her hand at chainsaw carving:

Making A Wooden HTPC Computer Case

John Heisz harvests the sheet metal structure of an old computer, then makes a “modern retro” home theater PC case out of it:

Lathe Tool Stand

Dustin Penner creates a great-looking stand to hold his lathe tools, with a little help from sponsor Rockler:

One from the Archives:

Simple Wall Organizer

Chris Salomone designs and builds an unconventional, adjustable wall organizer:


Core77

A DIY Multitool Wristband, Experimenting with Concrete Casting, an Unconventional Wall Organizer & More

Multitool Wristband

Leatherman fan Laura Kampf found that their Tread multitool is too big for her wrists. So here she whips up her own, “for less than ten bucks:”

Concrete Casting Experiment

Ben Uyeda does an experiment to see if he can cast a concrete stool–using a common garden hose as the mold:

First Chainsaw Carving

An unusual video from April Wilkerson this week, who tries her hand at chainsaw carving:

Making A Wooden HTPC Computer Case

John Heisz harvests the sheet metal structure of an old computer, then makes a “modern retro” home theater PC case out of it:

Lathe Tool Stand

Dustin Penner creates a great-looking stand to hold his lathe tools, with a little help from sponsor Rockler:

One from the Archives:

Simple Wall Organizer

Chris Salomone designs and builds an unconventional, adjustable wall organizer:


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