The Door Box

I got this idea years ago when my roommate at the time suffered from a debilitating handicap – she would lose her keys nearly every day. I used a wooden liquor box and some scrap balsa wood and made her a wall mounted box with two shelves, a pen holder, and some hooks for keys and sunglasses. We mounted it right next to the front door so that every time she arrived, she would offload her cargo, and it would be waiting there for her each time she left. Continue reading

Wastelander Skills #1: What To Do With Your Crappy Decorative Katana

So, you’ve had that $40 flea market katana on your wall (next to your Cowboy Bebop poster) since you were fourteen, and you can’t bear to part with it? Either you haven’t read my machete article, or you’ve watched too much anime (or “Equilibrium”) and still believe you’d be able to Connor MacLeod your way through Humungus’ hordes, deflecting bullets and looking really badass with your long coat and pewter jewelry blowing in the wind – despite your complete lack of training (cue epic Japanese theme song). FEAR NOT my pocky-scented friends, those cheap pieces of stamped steel shit aren’t completely worthless! Continue reading