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Work in Progress: Antique Truck Paint and Restoration (ongoing)

Work in Progress: Antique Truck Paint and Restoration (ongoing)

Matt R November 22, 2022 0

This is something of a departure from what The Motley Guy is accustomed to. I have allowed my office to be overtaken by a paint booth, a messy ordeal and allowable only because of

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An Aura of Protection

An Aura of Protection

Matt R October 10, 2022 0

While the COVID pandemic feels more behind us than present (woohoo!) the protection we got from masking deserves a closer look. Aura® was the latest pandemic-era addition to 3M®’s lineup of particulate respirators, designed

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A New Day for an Old Truck

A New Day for an Old Truck

Matt R September 10, 2022 0

A bit of backstory: The day came when I almost sold this pickup truck. Twice. But a mechanic sold it to me nearly 20 years ago and, thanks to Kit Motley Reno, my dear

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Motivation on a Roll: Innovative Scotch® product <$10 literally gave me the boost I needed (video)

Motivation on a Roll: Innovative Scotch® product <$10 literally gave me the boost I needed (video)

Matt R July 7, 2022 0

My old sailboat had been begging for TLC for years. YEARS. I had no motivation to start sanding, priming and painting with a heavy marine enamel…..until I discovered the invent of Blue® Pre-Taped Painter’s

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Elizabeth Sutton brings her style to new seating collection you must see

Elizabeth Sutton brings her style to new seating collection you must see

Matt R May 27, 2022 0

Seating can be elegant and comfortable. I know now, but for years of working from home (before a cool acronym existed) I didn’t know better. My posture was off, wrists were strained and the

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BEAST-MODE: Drop Testing the 1300 lumen Energizer Flashlight

BEAST-MODE: Drop Testing the 1300 lumen Energizer Flashlight

Matt R April 15, 2022 0

I bet your daily carry doesn’t have 1300 lumens……how far off am I? Of course, I’m talking about flashlights, which have for years used more efficient LED technology that uses less battery power. Energizer’s

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Shipping is a Pain in the Box

Shipping is a Pain in the Box

Matt R March 1, 2022 2

The struggle is real — unless there’s a bona fide mail room in your office — packing and shipping is a serious pain in the a$$. Update: Our friends at the Stuff You Should

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I made a rubber stamp in 90 seconds

I made a rubber stamp in 90 seconds

Matt R December 10, 2021 0

For six months I used the solid black Pelican case as support for studio equipment. A daunting experiment just kept on getting pushed out. Inside the Pelican case was a machine, the size of

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How long do Energizer Ultimate Lithium 9V last?

How long do Energizer Ultimate Lithium 9V last?

Matt R November 15, 2021 0

Without intending to do an official product test, review or video, I put the Energizer Ultimate Lithium 9V into a few smoke detectors in my folks house during the summer of 2018. Basically, the

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Standing in the Red Corner, measuring 3ft tall, 4″ wide and weighting in at 15 lbs….

Standing in the Red Corner, measuring 3ft tall, 4″ wide and weighting in at 15 lbs….

Matt R October 12, 2021 0

Buy this elegant and super durable, free-standing station and fill it with any brand of sanitizer

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Bring on Spring Cleaning (A Video Double Feature!)

Bring on Spring Cleaning (A Video Double Feature!)

Matt R May 4, 2021 0

I can't believe it's taken me so long to write about my *favorite* cleaning product from 3M™ - the Easy Trap Duster

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Assembly Video: 10 yrs & nowhere to sit and work. Until now.

Assembly Video: 10 yrs & nowhere to sit and work. Until now.

Matt R February 28, 2021 0

Yes I have been standing to work for the past ten years. But two weeks ago, I assembled the Eurotech Apollo Drafting Stool. It has been remarkable. This chair (item # NFDFT9800E) fit the

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