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April 12, 2014

Ingenious LED Guide Light Built into Outlet.  Snaps on.  No Wires.

This innovative guidelight requires no wiring and installs in seconds leaving the receptacle free for other uses.

November 19, 2013

Four Holiday Gift Ideas with DIY Appeal

Four holiday gifts that nearly any DIY enthusiast would love to get their hands on

November 06, 2013

Clever Updates for Three Traditional Hand Tools

Three clever updates on traditional hand tools created by folks who r put high value on functionality.

September 03, 2013

Make Positive Drill Stops from Scrap Wood

This easy to make drill stop will guarantee that a hole is bored to the exact depth desired.

July 01, 2013

Five Affordable, Easy-to-Do Bathroom Improvements

Five bathroom improvement projects that won't deplete your wallet or eat up and entire weekend

April 11, 2013

Could Your Garage Be Beckoning Burglars?

Tips, techniques and products to keep your garage safe from intruders.

November 15, 2012

How to Get and Keep Your Kitchen Knives Super Sharp

The Dull Truth   The fact is, most kitchen knives are far from sharp.  Not only is a dull knife frustrating to use, it can actually be more dangerous than a well-honed blade since a dull cutting tool often invites the use of excessive pressure making it more likely to slip.

August 29, 2012

Firehouse Kitchen on Life Support Successfully Rescued

The most striking firehouse kitchen in the country.  Firefighters in Palos, IL win a $25,000 IKEA kichen in a nationwide competition co-sponsored by The Family Handyman magazine.

August 26, 2012

How Can I Keep My Cordless Tool Batteries Charged and Ready to Use

Constant charging can reduce the life of cordless tool batteries.  One solution is to use a 24-hour timer and set it to turn on the charger for fifteen minutes a day.

July 21, 2012

My Margarita—Simple, Deliciious and So Very Summery

A truly great margarita requires two things, fresh lime juice and the proper methodoloy.  Here, I cover both.

July 06, 2012

Building My Own Pickup Truck

An up-to-date look at ;GMC's Sierra Denali  and the many options and features available in today's pick-up trucks.

July 05, 2012

The House That Barns Built

Jim  Pendleton built this 41-room house in Spencer, Indiana from the parts of 25 barns he demolsihed.

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