Category Archives: Made in the USA

Repair Manifesto

iFixit.com has posted their “Repair Manifesto” and it just so happens to be everything that I believe in. Why waste by throwing things out when it could just be fixed?  I repair everything I can from electronics, cars, plumbing, lawn … Continue reading

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Skowhegan Wooden Rule Company

I love wooden rulers, and even more so, wooden yard sticks.  I just found out about a local company that makes them, and they even do the brass end plates that I love so much on the end of the … Continue reading

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The Clicky Keyboard

Ever since I was a little kid, I had an infatuation with the “clicky” keyboard.  Anyone older than probably 25 that is into computers probably knows the keyboard I’m talking about.  IBM’s majestic “Model M.”  Technically there were some other … Continue reading

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My version of the Shinola Runwell

I love the aesthetics of the Shinola Runwell Men’s Green Face.  However, it is quite pricey at $550 for a watch.  Sizing is reasonable on the small version (36mm) and ridiculous on the largest (47mm).  They are all the same … Continue reading

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Saddleback Leather – Sleeve Wallet

I’ve had back problems on and off for a while.  I’ve started going to a chiropractor, and she recommended that I remove the wallet from my back pocket.  It didn’t comfortably carry in the front pocket, so I got a … Continue reading

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New Made in USA vs Used

I’ve been thinking a lot about this subject in regard to guitars.  Does it make sense to purchase a brand new Made in USA guitar, thus supporting US manufacturing, or a used guitar.  There are benefits to both.  Let me … Continue reading

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Bear and Son – One Arm Bandit

I’ve always wanted a barlow style knife, but haven’t found a single blade, Made in USA barlow that I’m happy with.  That is, until I came across the Bear and Son “One Arm Bandit.”  It is their model number 2181RAZR … Continue reading

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New guitar strap and new guitar stand

I’ve been on the look-out for a new strap for my tele.  Well, I’ve found one.  It’s made here in the USA and it’s made from old car seatbelts.  Thank you Couch for making such a killer strap.  It was … Continue reading

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I made a wooden guitar stand!

After not finding what I wanted in my local area (a guitar stand made of sustainable materials, made in the USA), I decided to build one myself.  I used 1″x 3″ pine boards and maple dowels along with some elmers … Continue reading

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Smart charger – no more vampires

Finally someone has come up with a smart usb charger.  The Powerslayer from Velvetwire automatically shuts itself off when your device is done charging so it doesn’t consume electricity while not charging.  This charger is actually software driven so, in … Continue reading

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