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Joinery 101: Make Dovetail Joints For A Prettier Look

Dovetail joints are, in my opinion, the prettiest of joinery techniques. They provide incredibly strong joints that, if done correctly, don’t even need glue to hold them together. However, they also require much more skill and precision to create than other joinery methods.


Build Your Own Wooden Garage Storage Shelves

When you don’t have a lot of storage space, your best bet is to build up. You can purchase steel and plastic shelves from your home improvement store, but the steel shelves are expensive and heavy, and the plastic shelves can sag and fall apart. Take some time to build your own shelves from wood, and you’ll have a fully customisable and solid storage solution.


Build This Go-Anywhere Camera Mount From A One-Handed Clamp

Sometimes, being portable is more important than carrying a proper camera mount or tripod. Instructables user corybschneider came up with a stable, secure mount that’s adaptable, mounts anywhere and can be used with one hand. All you need is a clamp and some assorted screws and nuts.


Joinery 101: Create Mortise And Tenon Joints

A mortise and tenon joint is one of the most basic and strong ways to join two boards together, but it takes a bit more time (and more tools) than some joinery techniques.


Make Your Own Herbal Tea

Some argue that herbal tea isn’t technically tea, since it doesn’t come from the right plant. Herbal tea sounds a lot better than hot herb water, but that’s essentially what it is. And if you have some herbs on hand, you can easily make your own.


Joinery 101: How To Attach Boards With Dowels

Dowels are a simple way to make glued joints even stronger by using small pegs to keep things together.


Solder Without A Soldering Iron Using Steel Wire And Fire

If you need to make some simple electronics repairs, but don’t have a soldering iron, you aren’t completely doomed. You can use plenty of other tools, along with almost any heat source, to solder whatever needs soldering.


Make A Survival Bracelet To Save You In Any Worst-Case Scenario

You might already have a bug-out bag or emergency kit, but those aren’t any good to you if you’re not carrying them when an emergency happens. This DIY bracelet packs heaps of survival tools on your wrist so you’re prepared for just about any adventure.


The Safety Gear Every DIYer Should Have In Their Toolbox

We talk about tools a lot, but a constant companion to any do-it-yourself project should be proper safety gear. It may not be as fun as tools, but these must-have items will protect your vision, hearing and lungs during any activity.


Build A Convincing Hide-A-Key Out Of PVC Pipe Parts

Getting locked out of your house is the worst. Having a hide-a-key can help, but you need to make sure it doesn’t look too conspicuous. This setup looks just like some plain old piping on the side of the house.