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Olympus OM-D DIY Sugru eyecup

Being a handy guy and happening to have a sample kit of Sugru laying around, I decided to make a go at creating a DIY semi-permanent rubber eyecup for my Olympus OM-D. Sugru, if you didn’t know, is an air curing rubber compound that is moldable like clay and then dries to a hard rubber consistency overnight. It sticks to just about anything but can typically be removed cleanly from smooth surfaces. Following is a step-by-step of what I did to create my own DIY OM-D eyecup.

How to disable a R56 Mini Cooper brake wear sensor indicator

Back in November I replaced the brake rotors and pads on all four corners of my ‘08 Mini Cooper. Part of the process involves replacing the wear sensors on the front left and right rear calipers. I ordered new Mini OEM sensors and dutifully replaced them both. BTW the right rear sensor took about as [...]

refinish your wheels

I have painted several sets of wheels over the years so I decided to document the process this time. $26 worth of paint, tape and other supplies along with a few hours worth of elbow grease and anyone can have a set of custom painted wheels, too!

DIY stacked washer and dryer

So, being the handyman that I am I decided to build a rack to stack the washer and dryer. (Recall that we rent this house so a remodeling project is not an option right now.) I started off by removing the pedestal bases from the washer and dryer so that the stack height would fit under the relatively low ceiling of the laundry room…

$100 DIY workbench

Santa brought me a Lowe’s gift card which I decided to turn into a workbench for my garage. For around $100 and 2 hours of time I built the 72″ wide X 24″ deep x 36″ tall pine workbench you see pictured above. This is a purely functional design that is big enough to support [...]