Computer programmer and woodworker Matthias Wandel is our kind of DIY'er--he studies problems in his own life and builds physical solutions out of his workshop, filled with machinery cobbled together from tag sales and pawnshops.
As a student, Wandel couldn't afford a camera tripod; he built a folding one out of wood. He also built furniture for himself that would easily break down flat, due to frequent moves, and snap back together with dowels. But the project of his that really caught our eye is an ingenious contraption used to move his heavy table saw around the shop. Check it out: