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What does buying an expensive bike actually get you?
Materials, manufacturing, and customization all set a high-end model apart from a cheap one.
This is how a motorcycle shock works
The modern high-performance shock is a wonder of linear response and tunability. How did the valve washers get stacked in our favor?
Five Lesser Known Parts to Complete Your DIY Projects
When I’m building something weird—my pedal-powered Panzer, for instance—I have to pull together all sorts of obscure parts. Over the … Continued
Flying Fruit Slices and Exploded Parts Diagrams
The photograph of floating banana slices published today on DIY Photography presents the kernel of a great idea for makers. … Continued
Guess This Part Revealed: The Tank Bung
Fun with pressure vessels
Guess This Part, Win a Tool
Since we inaugurated Guess This Tool, you’ve all proven way too hard to stump, so for this week’s contest, we’re … Continued
Gallery: Random Heavy Crap in My Shop
Moving reveals some of the stranger things I've acquired over the years