You mentioned leaving comments on other blogs. I do this sometimes on the blogs I follow, and to be honest the majority of my bigger traffic days come from leaving a link here in comments to my blog. Most of my posts are related to Macgyver Challenges. » 9/05/13 11:49am 9/05/13 11:49am

Late entry from the ipad. I made a crossfit gym/swing set/sports hitting net combo for my backyard. Climb rope, do pull-ups, swing, hit softballs and golfballs, etc. Pretty cheap to do it this way, and much more fun and functional than the traditional swing set. » 8/25/13 9:11pm 8/25/13 9:11pm

I made hitch rack for my truck that we used to put our coolers on for tailgating at NASCAR and other events. I made a frame that detaches from the lower legs and has a hitch tube going vertical from the center of it. Then I put a stub of hitch pipe turned up off the rack. Now we just roll the grill over to it, pick… » 8/07/13 1:26pm 8/07/13 1:26pm

I took 2" pvc and cut a slot down the middle of a 24" peice and screwed them to the wall just outside our backdoor leading into the garage. We have a pretty active family so there are always a ton of shoes by the back door. This lets us organize them, and helps keep them up away from creepy crawlers. » 6/28/13 5:52am 6/28/13 5:52am

I made a waterproof canister speaker from a few common plumbing pieces, a 5 dollar set of computer speakers from big lots, batteries and a marine speaker. The electronics only take up about a quarter of the pipe, so it leaves lots of room for a dry box area. I attached a velcro band with a climbers hook to attach… » 5/12/13 3:26pm 5/12/13 3:26pm

The "cards" I have seen have never been very card like. I took some cues from the music cards and custom made a simple circuit to keep it as card like as possible. Here is the finished one I made for my wife on valentines day. It folds, still fits in an envelope, and has some clever artwork to go with the nerd… » 5/07/13 11:44am 5/07/13 11:44am

Here is mine. I hate stuff in my pockets so I modified my stuff to help. Iphone 5 w/modified speck case. Installed elastic band to hold cards and money. Takes the need for a wallet out of the picture and keeps my most important items together. Keys ground down and sex bolt holding them together for serious… » 3/29/13 11:16am 3/29/13 11:16am

Iphones change too often for me to keep a custom fit holder on tap. So I use a couple rubberbands on roadtrips to keep us heading in the right direction. Works really well, is super cheap and easy to make. I have a quick write up on how to do it at my blog - » 12/11/12 11:58am 12/11/12 11:58am