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Easy DIY Workbench

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It’s time to trade in my wobbly craft table for a real workbench! This easy DIY workbench design costs only about $100 …AND can be built with just one cutting tool! It’s perfect for beginners that are looking for that first woodworking project and the end result is something you’ll get a lot of use […]

How to Dispose of Automotive Fluids the Right Way

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Although many people do it, it’s never been okay to dispose of hazardous waste by dumping it in the gutter or on the ground. Get caught doing it by the wrong people (as in police officers or health officials) and you’re in for a very nasty and costly surprise. The penalty can range in places […]

Handy Pull-Out Hardware Bins with Muffin Tins

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It’s easy for your workbench to get cluttered with miscellaneous bits like nails, screws, electrical connectors and fasteners but these inexpensive pull-out muffin trays are the perfect solution to keeping them out-of-sight yet right at your fingertips. The Family Handyman advises using heavy gauge muffin tins that won’t bend when full. Attach them to the […]

Easy Ways to Prevent Tools from Rusting

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The last thing on your mind after a long and exhausting install or repair is tool care. In an effort to salvage whatever time is left of the day, you quickly gather your dirty tools and toss them into the toolbox or hang them back up on your wall rack. Tools can last a lifetime […]

Make a Dremel Router Attachment for $2

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I’m always finding new uses for my rotary tool every time I get new attachments. Because of this, it’s one of the most versatile tools in my toolbox able to cut, carve, engrave, sand, grind, clean and polish. But certain attachments like a plunge router can run over $20. For DIYers like manuelmasc at Instructables […]

How to Use a Reciprocating Saw

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The reciprocating saw was the first “official” tool I got when I started building things. After using it for years, I’m sharing my tips and tricks for beginners on how to use it along with the blades that work best for each material. Although the reciprocating is mainly known as a demolition tool, it can […]

Choosing the Right Diameter Exhaust Pipe

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Who needs a size chart? The bigger the pipe the more the powaaahhh, right? Well, up to a certain point. So if you’re getting ready to install a new system that’s as wide as a Brontosaurus’ tail, you may want to hold up a sec. The best size for your application depends on both engine […]

Under-shelf Jar Storage for Small Hardware

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No matter how hard you try, little hardware pieces always seem to end up in a junk drawer or open box where you prick your hand anytime you have to sift through it just to find the right size washer or nut. Here’s a storage idea that re-purposes those plastic jars you tend to collect […]

Recommended Gauges for One-Wire Alternators

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Like most car enthusiasts, you’ll want to add some modern comforts to your classic or muscle car – and that means an alternator upgrade to power them all. In the early days, there wasn’t much need for high-amp alternators because the only accessory they really had to deal with was an additional pair of speakers […]

Rolling Peg Board Tool Cart

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The greatest thing about peg boards is that they allow you to organize your tools on the wall rather than in toolboxes which eat up valuable floor space – but that’s also what makes them not so great. This DIY rolling peg board cart lets you bring your otherwise stationary tool collection with you so […]