The Craftsman Club is a (Free!) Members-Only community where makers of all levels can interact, share projects and learn. It's also a huge source of inspiration, and that's where much of my interest lies - to marvel in what can be accomplished, and get ideas for projects that I will one day dig into. Whatever your interest - Automotive, DIY, Home Improvement, Metalsmithing, Woodworking, Gardening and beyond - the Craftsman Club has something for you. I'm a member, and you should be, too.
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One of my recent projects with the girls was a Pinewood Race Car for a charity event. I hadn't built a derby car in about 30 years, but a Rock Father Pinewood Car now exists!
It's not perfect, but we made it - and it even has tiny Illinois license plates that say "Rock Father." And all the little weights that I placed in the bottom of it? All screwed-in with an almost 40-year-old Craftsman screwdriver...