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TacHacker – Articulated Street Sign Armor

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Looking to perfect that Mad Max or Fallout cosplay? Then you might want to follow the example of Ivan Owen and build a set of street sign armor. Although the exact details are scarce, the piece was constructed from forming street signs using an anvil and ball peen hammer and affixing said signs to a belt harness. Mr. Owen also has an Etsy store where it’s entirely possible you can commission said armor, provided your smithing skills aren’t up to snuff.

MAKE – Street Sign Armor

Louisville Decapitron

Monday, October 31st, 2011

We here on TFB have been putting out a lot of Zombie-themed content in the recent weeks, since it’s the month of Halloween and all, and we figured another article on undead killin’ implements wouldn’t hurt since there’s no kill like overkill. Speaking of which, meet the Louisville Decapitron. A creation of Gord of Gordsgarage, the Decapitron is the melding of a large blade and a Louisville Slugger, a combination that makes for a powerful anti-Zombie weapon. The business end is meant for any undead looking to make a snack of your innards, while the blunt portion is meant to beat away any humans going after your survival stash. Anyone else getting a ‘Dead Rising 2‘ vibe from this thing, or is it just me?

Hat tip: i09 – Louisville Decapitron

TacHacker – How To Throw A Knife Like Bill The Butcher

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

One of my most frequented internet destinations, Art of Manliness, has just put up an article and video on the always cool, but fairly impractical, art of knife throwing. Proper technique and the three primary types of knives are all covered, so you can start learning how to effectively chuck that pocket folder at any hunks of wood or would-be assailants in your path.

Art of Manliness – How To Throw A Knife Like Bill The Butcher

TacHacker – Schuyler Towne’s YouTube Lock Picking Course

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Schuyler Towne is a competitive lock picker, founder of Open! Locksport, professional security researcher, and… he really, really loves his locks. He’s released a 24 video lock picking course on the ins and outs of the subject, including needed materials, how to take apart and reassemble a lock, and how pin tumblers work, among other essential picking skills. It’s a extensive lock picking course by an expert lock picker that you can view for free. What’s not to love?

TacHacker – Print Your Own AR-15 Magazines

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Crank, a member of Thingiverse, has created a series of models that when processed through a 3D printer and combined together function as a 5-round AR-15 magazine. The models include the magazine body, anti-tilt follower, and floorplate; you’ll have to design your own spring since the creator’s was omitted for ‘safety reasons’. Considering a 3D printer kit can cost around $1200, and each mag takes roughly 2 hours to construct, it’s not the most cost-effective/efficient way to get a hold of magazines, especially with such a low capacity. However, if you’ve ready access to a 3D printer then keeping a few disposable emergency mags like these can have their uses. Say, during an invasion of the undead persuasion?

Obligatory warning: If you do decide to undertake this project you do so under your own risk. Neither myself nor the creator of this project is responsible for anything that happens as a result of using this magazine.

AR-15 Rifle Magazine by Crank – Thingiverse


Thursday, September 8th, 2011

This is a nifty little 6-in-1 multitool that attaches to a keychain. It features a bottle opener, Phillips Driver #2, Flathead driver #2 and 1/4″ Hex Nut Driver. If you were wondering where the other two tools were, the Phillips head doubles as a punch and the Flathead doubles as a prybar. You can even order a custom Screwpop with laser engraving and custom bit head patterns, depending on your needs. Available in chrome and black.


Cook An Egg In An Orange Peel

Monday, August 29th, 2011

This is a fun, neat little trick to try if you’re out camping and brought eggs, oranges and tin foil. You start by burning a fire down to the coals. Meanwhile, split an orange in half and hollow out the contents. You then place an egg inside each orange half, wrap them in the foil and place them on the coals. 3-5 minutes later, you have an egg cooked to perfection, with a hint of orange flavor to boot.

The above video shows a slightly different method involving placing the orange directly on the coals, but the principle’s the same. I just prefer foil since it keeps everything more secure.

Hat Tip: lifehacker.com