DIY Toy Kit for Adults

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

DIY Toy Kit for Adults

This DIY gift is sure to keep you and your tinkering-hungry significant-other busy during these cold, gray winter days. Not exclusively an adult gift, the box full of three simple building elements will also send a volt through the young tinkerer's creative wiring.  What you build is entirely up to you. That's a beautiful thing.

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How To Build Sawhorses

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

How To Build Sawhorses


Next time you see sawhorses in a shop, don't take them for granted. It takes more than a little effort to build a pair if you've never done it before. I've tried the store-bought kind. They don't hold a candle to custom sized, good old fashioned handmade wooden sawhorses.  Even if you're just dabbling in some carpentry projects, you need a good pair of these handy helpers.

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How To Keep Order in Your Workshop

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

How To Keep Order in Your Workshop

Mr. Mod is right. It's not getting organized that's the problem, it's maintaining it that's the hard part.  I'll go a step further and say that if you have a system that makes sense to you, it's much easier to keep the mess in check. I'm always struggling with the challenge of keeping order in my shop, so this will be printed and posted on my over-cluttered inspiration board. According to DIY Life, there are six obvious categories that need to be  organized to eliminate frustration.

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Build Your Pooch a Stretch and Screw Canvas Cot

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Build Your Pooch a Stretch and Screw Canvas Cot

Our itchy, smelly, terrier mutt Chip is having all sorts of skin issues in this hot weather. Even with his new crew cut and gourmet baths, sometimes he just wreaks and the fabric covered pillow bed I made him isn't smelling so fresh either. So, I'm liking MonkeyBoy 13's easy, breezy dog cot made out of PVC pipe and canvas. Chip could lounge up off the ground, air moving all around him, plus enjoy the comfort of the sling-like cot. One thing I may design differently is...

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Build a Tetris Bookshelf

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Tetris

Odecom5 gets my vote for Dad of the Year. It sounds like he was able to 'help' his son with this school project and end up with their relationship intact after this complicated  build; not a small feat. His son even had a broken arm during the project which may have worked out better for both of them.

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How To: Build a Stowable Upholstery Workbench

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

How To: Build a Stowable Upholstery Workbench

How are you all ever going to get that chair reupholstered without a proper upholstery height workbench?  The right tools are a must. You see, upholstering on the floor is no good. You get up and down and have to flip and lift furniture to get all around it. A normal table height is no good either, a chair is way too high up to get the leverage you need.  Now there's an answer. Just follow my simple instructions and photos of the Mr. making my...

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How To Build a SeedHouse/Mini Greehouse

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

How To Build a SeedHouse/Mini Greehouse

My husband grew up on a farm. He professes to love his fruit trees and vegetable garden. Once he plants, that's about the end of it. I think he really just likes buying seeds. He may very well be the worst gardener/tree grower I've ever seen. This has tainted my desire to plant my own veggie garden, up until now. I'm ready to stake out my own Victory Garden this weekend. How fortuitous to come across 

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