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Mastering DIY: Steelbak’s Tools and Skill Investments

The Rig

The Rig is our rolling workshop, a testament to adaptability and resourcefulness. Originally set up for farrier work, it’s a full aluminum custom body brimming with drawers and swingouts, ready to be transformed for any project. It’s not just about the space, it’s about the power too. With its own marine battery bank and inverter system, The Rig is self-sufficient, capable of powering our tools and equipment wherever we go. It’s more than a vehicle; it’s a symbol of our commitment to taking on any challenge, anywhere.

The Bag

Our collection of bags is a testament to our dedication to organization and preparedness. Each bag serves a specific purpose, housing everything from our high-quality cameras and mics to our essential tools and equipment. Over the years, we’ve meticulously curated this collection, always on the lookout for the perfect bag to meet our needs. Some might say we have a bag “problem,” but we see it as a solution. It’s our way of ensuring we have everything we need, right at our fingertips, to document our projects with precision and share our journey with you.

The Shop

Our Motorsports/DIY Shop is where the magic happens. It’s a playground for our creativity, filled with tools and equipment that help us transform ideas into reality. From welding machines to precision instruments, every tool has a story to tell.

The Hub

Welcome to “The Hub”, our digital nerve center powered by Nextcloud. It’s our open-source collaboration platform, a testament to our commitment to decentralized tech. Here, we share files, brainstorm, schedule tasks, and track our projects. It’s where our individual ideas converge into a collective blaze of creativity, driving our collaboration and organization forward.


Fabrication is where the magic happens, where ideas and designs become tangible, physical objects. My fabrication tools include everything from traditional hand tools to modern digital fabrication equipment. I’ve got welders for joining metal, a plasma cutter for slicing through steel like butter, and a CNC router for precise, computer-controlled cutting. But it’s not just about the tools. It’s about the skills and knowledge to use them effectively. I’ve spent years honing my fabrication skills, learning how to shape metal, how to control heat, how to create strong, durable joints. Fabrication is a blend of art and science, and it’s a key part of my DIY motorsports projects.

Manufacturing On Demand (MODs)

The advent of Manufacturing On Demand has revolutionized the DIY landscape, providing unprecedented power to creators and innovators. At Steelbak, we’ve seized this opportunity with both hands. With the ability to create custom parts on demand, we can experiment, innovate, and produce at a pace that was previously unimaginable. This is all made possible by our commitment to Precision Measuring and Precision Modeling. By harnessing the power of MODs, we’re not just keeping up with the times – we’re pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the world of DIY.

Precision Measuring

Precision is at the heart of everything we do. Our precision measuring tools enable us to work with accuracy and consistency, ensuring that every project meets our high standards of quality.

Precision 3D Modeling

3D modeling is where art meets technology. We use Blender to create detailed 3D models, bringing our ideas to life in the digital realm before they take physical form through our shop, outside professionals or Manufacturing On Demand.

Game Engine

Our game engine skills allow us to create interactive 3D environments. I have some ideas for using this for creating interactive 3D models of our custom ATVs and our shop. More to come. I’ve been thinking of using Unreal Engine, but in line with our open source ethos, we should probably reconsider that.


I have recently spend a lot of time getting an education through HP Academy and YouTube learning as much as I can about diagnostics, repair of motorsports electrical systems and building high quality motorsports wiring harnesses.

Join the Steelbak Community

We’re not just about showcasing our projects – we’re about building a community. Join us on Discord, where you can share your own projects, learn from others, and be a part of our journey. Let’s create, innovate, and inspire together.