Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Discount Deals

It’s time to shop! This Friday through Monday you can get more bang for your holiday buck with’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday coupon codes. Please apply them to the coupon field during checkout.

These codes unlock discounts based on what’s in your basket. The more you spend, the more you save:

  • $150+ use BFSALE30 for $30 off
  • $100+ use BFSALE20 for $20 off
  • $50+ use BFSALE10 for $10 off

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.

Find the perfect gift for the Dad in your life today!

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: The Tool User

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.

Toolshed Journal

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.

Pizza Cutter

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.

See many more great gift ideas on our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide!

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: New Dad Survival Kits

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.

New Dad Survival Kit – The Classic

The kit that started it all! We’ve included some important (but often overlooked!) items a new dad needs when he and baby leaves the house.

New Dad Survival Kit – The Gamer

When a new Player 2 comes around, the Gamer Dad will love the retro feel of this kit!

Diaper Kit for Dads

Featuring the essentials a new Dad needs to care for his mini-me, and then some!

See many more great gift ideas on our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide!

Kids Corner – Snow Plow Trains

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:

  • Wedge Plow
  • Rotary Plow

Wedge Plows

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.

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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.

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Still in use by railroads today, the wedge plow is a less expensive way for them to clear tracks of light to moderate/heavy snow.

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Hey kids! Do you think this a real snow plow train… or not?

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Rotary Plows

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.

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Even though they look like they can move on their own, like the wedge plow the rotary plows require a locomotive to move around.

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Modern rotary plows are compact, powerful, and efficient despite the plow design has been largely unchanged from the late 1880s. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” holds true!

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The standard locomotive in this video demonstrates why railroads use snow plow trains whenever possible. The train engineers would probably appreciate a wedge plow making a first pass!

Free Shipping and Discounts This Father’s Day!

Father’s Day is just around the corner: get the Dad in your life a great gift this year at! 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.

Need help finding the perfect gift? Try our Gift Selector app.

Happy Father’s Day!

Perfect Father’s Day Gifts for the Dad in your Life: BBQ Sauce DIY Kit + Grilling Tools

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.

Cyber Monday Savings


Get ready to shop! Now through Monday you’ll get more gifts for the Dad in your life for less dollars with’s Cyber Monday coupon codes!

These codes unlock discounts based on what’s in your basket. The more you spend, the more you save:

  • $150+ use BFSAVE30 for $30 off
  • $100+ use BFCSAVE20 for $20 off
  • $50+ use BFCSAVE10 for $10 off

These coupons vanish at midnight Nov. 28th. Limited to stock on hand.

Black Friday + Cyber Monday Savings


Get ready to shop! This Friday through Monday you’ll get more gifts for the Dad in your life for less dollars with’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday coupon codes!

These codes unlock discounts based on what’s in your basket. The more you spend, the more you save:

  • $150+ use BFSAVE30 for $30 off
  • $100+ use BFCSAVE20 for $20 off
  • $50+ use BFCSAVE10 for $10 off

These coupons vanish at midnight Nov. 28th. Limited to stock on hand.

Incredible Pumpkin Carving Inspiration

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.

Cheshire cat?


Abed from Community.


Be sure to check out the jaw-dropping carving skills from these amazing companies:

For some free templates, be sure to visit Carving Pumpkins!

Flasks 101: How To Get Away With It When You Really Shouldn’t


Flasks: Today’s Stylish Bad-Boy Accessory

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!

6oz leather wrapped 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.

heavy duty Stanley flask

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.

Stainless steel flasks

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.

Have your flask personalized for the special touch

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:

Beautiful stainless steel Stag flask

Here are a couple more great examples of fashionable flasks:

Ornate heirloom quality pewter flask

Some flasks have a see through indicator