Hans Solderer

Hall of Fame,not a kludge,solder,star wars,tools,toy
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Prolific hacker Craig Smith digs up a toy from his childhood:

About 1983, when I was fifteen, I dropped my dad's red Bakelite soldering gun and broke the casing. Of course he was upset, so I did my best to "fix it." So I took my original Star Wars Han Solo pistol and gutted it to hold the soldering gun components. I even ran the lightbulb up into the scope on top. The button on the handle worked well for the trigger switch. Ten years later, when the old house was sold, the gun wound up in my belongings. To this day, when an underpowered iron just won't do, I pull out the "Han Solderer" and get the job done. Half of me likes the mod, the other half is ill over the fact that I gutted my vintage Star Wars toy. What's done is done.

Russian Farms Haven't Evolved Much

dual use,russia,tools,wtf
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If they're going to base their agricultural tools off of American television shows, they should at least watch something other than The Flinstones.

~Not-So-Handy Andy

The Bottom of The Lake Will Be Nice and Trimmed

boat,dual use,tools,wtf
By Chris Noble
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From the submitter:

Jugs for catfish, check. Trolling motor made from DeWalt drill, weed whacker and leaf blower, check. Now wheres the lake again?

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