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Restoring a Late-90s Packard Bell Multimedia PC

Look over the shoulder of an antique computer collector as he’s restoring a homely PC from the last century.
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Definitely not Boring: Old Tech Drills Any-Shaped Hole

The parser drill (a precursor to the CNC milling machine) is capable of drilling a hole in just about any shape, including sharp corners.
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Tool Tales: The Pump Drill

A pump drill is an ancient tool traditionally been used to generate friction heat for starting fires, as well as for boring holes. The principle of a pump drill’s operation is similar to the button spinner or whirligig, in which rotational momentum is …

DiResta: Printing Press, Part 2

In each bi-monthly episode of DiResta (every other Wednesday at 2pm PT), artist and master builder Jimmy DiResta (Dirty Money, Hammered, Against the Grain, Trash for Cash) lets us into his workshop, to look over his shoulder while he builds whatever st…