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These coupon codes start 11/23 9pm (PT) and evaporate 11/27 11:59pm (PT). Popular items can sell out quickly so act fast. Limited to stock on hand.
We get it, the Dad in your life is a hard guy to shop for. He’s been around for a long time and maybe he has skills that reflect a life which revolves around his hands. With that in mind, here’s some holiday gift ideas for the Dad who always has your back.
There’s an interesting back-story surrounding the illustrations in this journal. Click through to read all about it!
Hand Crank Radio
The tool user loves utility, and this radio has utility in spades.
One of our best sellers, often difficult to find during the holiday season. Act fast!
Lewis Ice Bag and Hammer
Destroying ice with a wooden hammer, then using that ice in a cocktail? Sounds like a win-win!
Bicycle tire repair kit
This deceptively heavy, compact kit is chock full of incredibly useful tools and repair materials while biking on or off the road.
Being a new father is a bewildering experience, even for those who have been there before. Help the Dad in your life have an easier time with these awesome kits! Each kit is assembled by us here in Portland, Oregon. All kits include a card, a New Dad checklist, and a personal message can be added.
In the parts of the world that get regular, heavy snowfall, railroads must keep the tracks clear and operating. Moving lots of heavy snow takes heavy duty equipment. To get the job done a railroad company will use a snow plow train. There are two different kinds of plows used on snow trains:
Operating at speeds up to 50mph wedge plows require a very experienced crew. Everyone must be on high alert as derailments are a real and constant threat. If there’s unfamiliarity of the track, or if someone doesn’t spot an obstacle, it could be game over. Early wedges had the plow made partially from wood, with the blade and ‘tongue’ reinforced using steel. This had an added benefit of keeping the plow from lifting while working through heavy drifts.
As the trains evolved, the entire plow became constructed from metal. Fun fact: no wedge train is self-powered; they are all pushed by locomotives. This wedge is living out its retirement at a train museum.
Working at low operational speeds, and powered with massive engines, rotary plows are the big guns railroads will use to tackle levels of snow that would stop a wedge plow. Invented in the mid-1880’s the first rotaries had dual discs arraigned horizontally . The large, single disc was an improvement on that design towards the end of the 19th century.
Father’s Day is just around the corner: get the Dad in your life a great gift this year at DadGifts.com! Whether he’s a new dad, on the road, or grilling up a storm, we’ve got the gift that’s going to make him smile.
New for 2017 is our Father’s Day Gift Guide where you can find FREE SHIPPING! Many items are also discounted. Please note that June 13 is the last day to place your order for Father’s Day delivery with USPS Priority.
Give the Dad in your life the gift to show off his creative side with this make your own BBQ sauce kit! Featuring artisanal ingredients, this kit has what it takes to make a variety of custom flavor profiles. Three storage bottles and blank labels are included.
Once his custom BBQ sauce is ready, he’ll want to put it to use ASAP! With a new set of grill tools he can leave worries behind and focus on the best part: the BBQ! These tools are made from high quality wood and steel and includes a custom-fit storage case.
Halloween brings a special set of memories, fueled by the cool crisp air, changing colors in the trees, and the magical gleam the kids get in their eyes because CANDY! Plus nothing beats gathering at the dinner table and carving out a pumpkin. If you’re stuck in a carving rut, get inspired with these great ideas. At the end of the list there’s a couple links to some actual professional pumpkin carvers, and even some free designs to print out!
Breaking Bad’s Walter White/Heisenberg.
Full size Thing from Fantastic Four.
You Shall Not Pass!
The worst pirate that you’ve heard of… but you have heard of him.
Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Abed from Community.
Be sure to check out the jaw-dropping carving skills from these amazing companies:
Today’s modern man may face circumstances where a good, stiff shot of something 80-proof (or more!) could make things more tolerable, but would be inappropriate. Teetotalism is passé, so what do? The age-old solution to that timeless problem of how to catch a buzz discreetly: use a flask!
These days men who use a flask appropriately can be described as stylish, a rogue, or even an outlaw. Obviously, if you’re alone, you can drink from the flask openly and as deeply as you wish. Private drinking is not what we’re here to discuss, however! When out in public you must be subtle and show reserve when it’s flask time. For example if you’re at the monthly Homeowner’s Association meeting, don’t just start imbibing right away. Rather, wait for the event to get under way. Then during a break keep an eye out for opportunities, a chance to enjoy a little nefariousness. Perhaps you’ve found someone you think might be down for a nip! With tact, wordlessly offer them the flask, looking them in the eyes. If they decline then take a quick swig for yourself and put the flask away. Should your mate take you up on the offer however, you’ve made a connection and maybe a new friend.
Flask Do’s and Don’ts
Do: choose appropriate time and place, like events with high-priced drinks or limited/non-existent alcohol options.
Don’t: use liquor and mixers in the flask; straight booze only.
Do: use only spirits like bourbon, scotch, whiskey, vodka, rum.
Don’t: use “infused” spirits, acidic liqueurs, or cream liqueurs.
Do: place in a jacket pocket, waistband of shorts, or even in your boots.
Don’t: use at inappropriate locations, like while driving, at your child’s school play, or where there is booze reasonably available.
Care and Feeding of Your Flask
For short term storage, like a day or two between uses, simply empty the flask of any remaining spirits and rinse with hot water. Allow to air-dry before recapping.
If it’s going to be more than a couple of days before the next use, empty the flask then use either vinegar or lemon juice as a cleaning agent. No soaps! Rinse out with hot water and allow to air-dry.
When it’s time to fill ‘er up, first pour cold water into the flask until it reaches the bottom of the filler neck. Drain the water into a measuring glass, noting the amount of liquid. Dump the water out and refill the measuring glass with the desired spirits. Carefully pour into the flask.
Pro tip: Find a flask that includes a filler funnel
This ornate Stag flask includes a filler funnel and comes in a beautiful presentation-worthy gift box:
Here are a couple more great examples of fashionable flasks: