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The SolidSmack Cool Tools of Doom n’ Stuff is GO. This video is a sub-5 minute feature of the coolest finds we’ve discovered on the web.

This week we look at:

SMASH books – Scrapebooks! You always plan to make one or ten, but never quite get around to it. SMASH from K&Company are books that aim to change your memory gathering habits. It’s like the junk drawer for your ideas, all smashed together in a 40-page hard-cover starting at $15.
Heavy Rabbit – And to store all those books, or at least a few, there’s the Heavy Rabbit. Heavy Rabbit is a stool sporting 31 welded-steel pieces, with open areas to stash your books. It weighs in at 40 lbs and the price is just as heavy at $555 dollars. Comes in Mint or your favorite RAL color.

13Bills – It’s a bill splitter and life saver all in one. 13Bills.com is a browser app that helps you split the cost of bills, divide the cost between you and your friends or roommates, adjust time independent for each person and send a notification all from the same screen. Quick, painless and you don’t even have to look the person in the eye to remind them about rent.
Well – (iTunes) There are things you need to do and then there are things you want to do. Well is an app to keep track of that road trip you want to take, your Valentine’s day ideas, Panini recipes or favorite hair styles. See other people’s list or even re-list, Lots of fun for the price of FREE.

Werewolf stilts – I’ve honestly always wanted to build a pair of werewolf stilts. What are werewolf stilts? Two extra feet of leg that, with the right fur, make you really scary. Build them with this Instructable and be the hit at your next costume party.
J. Hilburn – Now, I’m not one for fancy shirts, but when I can get a Aubergine Pinpoint Oxford Solid with a Hidden button-down collar for $109, I’ll take it. Yes, from cuff to collar, you can make your own shirt at J. Hilburn.com… wait a minute. Is this really considered DIY? They make the shirt for you… OK, Simon, scratch THIS.

Death Star Tea Diffuser – Lord Vader! Cup of tea. Cookie. YooHooooo! Ahem! The Death Star tea diffuser from Thinkgeek is the perfect tool for afternoon tea before going to reveal your identity to your son and slicing his hand off. A beautiful stainless steel design at $19.99.
Vintage Camera Pencil Sharpener – Josh adores all things camera related… and pencil sharpener related. Combine the two and what do you have? A Kikkerland Ccamera pencil sharpener that’s kickin’ awesome. A cheap accouterment for your desk at $14 bucks on Amazon.

What’s on cadjunkie?
Adam, what’s on cadjunkie?! We continue the SolidWorks Remote control tutorial goodness and you’ll want to catch the modo studio lighting course if you know what’s good for ya! Get that membership now at cadjunkie.com.

What’s on Engineer vs Designer?
What’s on EngineerVsDesigner? Loads of cool interviews. Check out our interview with Carl Bass, CEO of Autodesk! Stay tuned for more and listen in on iTunes or at EngineervsDesigner.com.

Ask SolidSmack
And there you have it! Send your cool tool finds to smoth@www.solidsmack.com, sign up for our newsletter there in the sidebar or ask us a question in the comments or via email about diy, design, tech or anything else. Smoth would love to help.


Josh is founder and editor at SolidSmack.com, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.