It’s hard to believe that there is yet another way to add a tool to a Leatherman®. I mean, look at that thing! It’s straight out of a James Bond movie.
Monthly Archives: March 2011
Admittedly, I am not the handiest FixItYourself-er. As a result, fix-it projects at my house take a long time. This past weekend, I got a burst of motivation. After all, a long-put-off -home-improvement project is still better than taxes. And, the in-laws are coming to visit next week. But, it didn’t take very long before we got [...]
We like tools. A lot. And you probably like tools, too. Right?
I grew up on cast iron cooking. I can remember my parents picking up a great Dutch oven at a farm sale shortly after we moved to eastern Kansas in the mid-1960s. That Dutch oven cooked up the best spaghetti sauce and stews.
Concrete benches may not be the most comfortable to sit on, but they are practical. Get one in your yard and you’re good the long haul – no real maintenance required and you’ll have years of sitting. But are concrete benches a DIY project?
Turf Scientist Jim Baird of the University of California at Riverside is attempting to bioengineer a type of grass that needs less water to proliferate.
I love beadboard. We’ve used it in a number of room renovations around the house including the bathroom, master bedroom and upstairs hallway. It’s a relatively quick way to cover a multitude of evils. And the end result is a nicely finished wall.
Shoveling dirt is hard work, and while I don’t mind hard work, I confess that I am not opposed to finding ways of making difficult jobs a bit more pleasant. I’m guilty of trying the occasional shortcut, which usually fails miserably—and teaches me a lesson in the process. But I’m also an advocate of trying [...]
The frugal woodworker has a keen eye for wood sources. If you are heading out for a Sunday drive, don’t pass by a stack of wood with “Free” next to it. Many times we’ve loaded up the trunk with scraps of pine bark slabs that make great rustic birdhouses. A heap of old cedar fence [...]
I don’t know exactly how to start this article. I suppose I’ll give you my perspective straight up: There’s a crazy guy from Moldova (Not Russia! He makes sure you know that!) who has a series of short videos on YouTube about various home maintenance and improvement. The guy’s name is Ivekt, and his lessons are titled “Domestic Home Hint.” Is [...]