Craftsman Review, Subscriber Builds Episode 2 (plus a scorpion build!)

Welcome to another anvil top review, today we’re looking at the 19.2 Volt Craftsman tools. Sure they don’t cost much, but are they truly a bargain or just cheap tools? Well, I’m not going to beat around the bush, these tools are excellent, especially for the money. I bout these for about $185, but I’ve seen them as cheap as $150 on the internet. These are fairly rugged tools with good power and good battery life, certainly more than adequate to deal with most of the tasks you might subject them to. From small woodworking and metal working projects to framing, roofing, siding and more, these tools have stood up to two and half years of abuse and keep coming back for more.

This is episode 2 of our new “Subscriber Builds” series at FargoFX, showcasing subscriber built knives, blacksmithing, metalwork, woodwork, custom NAA revolver grips and other projetcs. (In some ways this will be similar to “viewers knives” that you’ve seen on “Simple Little Life” but we’ll showcase more than just knives.) Today we’re featuring projects from Fritz H.CustomKnives and Geogrpahy Czar. Fritz H. Custom Knives: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvCw… Dave (aka GeographyCzar): https://www.youtube.com/user/Geograph… The first episode can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6nk2…

Here’s how I made a metal sculpture of a scorpion for the garden. If you’re interested making metal sculpture, especially with found objects or scrap metal, this video is for you. I’ll be using a cheap Harbor Freight welder for most of the work. Also, we’ll have a recap of some of our other October builds and some Pumpkin mayhem at the end. This project was inspired by the works of various metal sculptors including Kevin Caron and others that I’ve seen around Youtube and web. Follow along and make your own sculpture, or just sit back and enjoy the show! Tools used include Craftsman cordless drill, Harbor Freight metal files, Bostitch angle grinder, hammers, propane torches etc… If you enjoyed this video please consider subscribing and watching a few of my other videos. Cheers!

Making the grandaddy of all trench knives: “The French Nail”

How to make the World War I “French Nail” trench knife from rebar using a simple backyard forge.

In the early stages of World War I the allied forces fighting in the trenches in France realized the need for a capable hand-to-hand combat weapon. Unfortunately they weren’t issued one, so they quickly improvised a solution. The grandaddy of all trench knives–the “French Nail”–was born out of the ingenuity and resourcefulness of the common soldier fighting in the trenches.

These crude knives were forged from a single rod of steel, forged into a blade at one end and bent around to form a handle at the other.

Follow a long and make your own trench knife or just sit back and enjoy the show. If you need to build a quick backyard forge you can do it in a manner of minutes here’s how:

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Apocalypse Zombie Destroyer Thing!

How to make your very own apocalypse destroyer weapon thing with interchangeable devastating… um… whatever you call ’ems. Continuing with the October theme of fun over function we’ll be making a post-apocalypse style staff weapon with interchangeable tips to suit your specific zombie smashing needs.

Assuming you have a shop full of power tools, including a MIG welder, this build should only cost around $20. One thing I’ve learned from watching zombie shows is that in the first few days or weeks after the outbreak you’ll a need a weapon with good power and deep penetration to do proper central nervous system damage. But later, after the zombies have aged a bit, they’ll be much easier to dispatch with even fairly light blows.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could build one weapon to do it all. Well now’s your chance! Follow along a prepare for the inevitable zombie virus outbreak, or just sit back and enjoy the show. Tools used include Craftsman cordless drills and saws, Bostitch angle grinder, Harbor Freight MIG welder, chains, threaded brass insert, hard wood rake handle, metallic paint, bolts, propane torches etc… If you enjoyed this video please consider subscribing and watching a few of my other videos. Cheers!

October has been a crazy month with a ton of diy fantasy weapons and odd projects. Enjoy!

Continuing with the October theme of fun over function we’ll be making a post-apocalypse style trench club with interchangeable spikes to suit your specific zombie smashing needs. Assuming you have a shop full of power tools, including a MIG welder, this build should only cost around $10.

One thing I’ve learned from watching zombie shows is that in the first few days or weeks after the outbreak you’ll a need a weapon with good power and deep penetration to do proper central nervous system damage. But later, after the zombies have aged a bit, they’ll be much easier to dispatch with even fairly light blows. Wouldn’t it be great if you could build one weapon to do it all.

Well now’s your chance! Follow along a prepare the inevitable zombie virus outbreak, or just sit back and enjoy the show. Tools used include Craftsman cordless drills and saws, Bostitch angle grinder, Harbor Freight MIG welder, hammers nails, propane torches etc… If you enjoyed this video please consider subscribing and watching a few of my other videos. Cheers!

Here’s how to make 3 throwing knives from a $1 set of butter knives

Here’s how to make 3 throwing knives from a $1 set of butter knives. And you won’t need a single power tool to make them. In fact, all you’ll need is metal file, a half an hour and a little elbow grease. Really! That’s it.

They work surprisingly well too. They’re rugged and durable and the balance is surprisingly good.

Tools required: Metal file (or possibly a sander or grinder if you own one)
Tools optional: Bench vice, bench grinder, angle grinder, hack saw, etc. etc. etc.

Pretty much anything you’d use for knifemaking and other DIY projects. Of course you won’t neet to forge anyting and you really don’t need much at all except a file and some time. Enjoy!

33 cents each? Yep.