Do not DIY: Got useless junk? Shoot it out of a cannon.

Sept. 18, 2020

In a recent video, YouTuber the Hacksmith demonstrates how to build a real-world junk jet.

I try to keep my home as tidy as possible. Everything I own has a designated, often labeled, space, and I make sure items are returned to their proper place after being used. The basement, however, is another story. Littered with half-finished projects; nests of abandoned, interwoven cables; and parts and pieces of countless devices, the basement is a breeding ground for junk and other useless items. Once a year, I wade through the odds and ends, spending an entire weekend sorting and cleaning only to have the mess return within a week. There has to be a more exciting, more dangerous way to collect and dispose of unnecessary junk. If you have a metal tube, an airbag, and a total disregard for your health and safety, you could shoot your junk out of a homemade cannon. In a recent video, YouTuber the Hacksmith demonstrates how to build a real-world junk jet. Please, don't try this at home.

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Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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