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How to Keep Deer and Other Pests Away from Your Hostas

Deer, rabbits and other animals love hostas just as much as gardeners. Here are some easy ways to keep these critters from eating them.

How to Make Solar-Powered House Numbers

Your dinner guests will never miss your house again once you install these solar-powered house numbers.


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How To Remove Rust from Metal

Learn three ways how to remove rust from metal and two ways to prevent rust from coming back


How to Winterize and Store Garden Hoses

With old man winter knocking on the door, time to reel in that garden hose. Here are a few tips...


A Guide to Getting the Most From Your Air Compressor

Take a look at these great tips that'll show you how to get the most from your compressor, and and...

How to Install an Attic Lift

Send heavy loads to the attic—with the press of a button


Store Garden Hand Tools: Make a Handmade Toolbox

Branch handles make this a natural for your garden tools. Find step-by-step plans for making this garden toolbox below.

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How to Sharpen Garden Tools

After a couple years of service, it's common for your favorite garden tools like garden cutters start losing their edge...


How to Use a Fertilizer and Seed Spreader

This must-have lawn tool spreads everything you need for a healthy, attractive lawn.


How to Get Nonslip Mower Treads

Retread old, bald lawn mower tires with a knobby bicycle tire for extra traction on hilly terrain.


How to Build a Garden Arbor

Make a sturdy place to relax or a dramatic garden entrance in a weekend with this amazing garden arbor.

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How to Set a Table Saw Ripping Scale

In the video and description below, Travis shows you how to set a table saw ripping scale so you don't...


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How to Cut Thin Material on a Table Saw

Travis shows you how to cut thin material on a table saw with a simple jig. Check out the video...


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How to Cut Narrow Strips on a Table Saw

Do you need to cut several narrow strips of the same size? It's easy to do on a table saw,...


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How to Wax Your Table Saw Top

Keep your table saw shipshape with a good cleaning and a coat of paste wax. Travis explains how to do...


Fine-Tuning with a Miter Saw

When fine-tuning the length of boards with a miter saw, it helps to stick double-faced tape on the fence to...

14 Incredible Snow Removal Tools

The snow is going to fly and you want to have the best tools available to deal with it. Try...



Build a Garden Storage Box

Keep tools and supplies right next to your garden


How to Renew Your Garden Tool Handles

How to restore your garden tools


How to Build a Pine Garden Hutch

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Keep all your gardening tools close at hand in this solid...


Build a Victorian Screen House

Escape the bugs in style, whether you're entertaining friends or just hanging out


Garage Storage Project: Shovel Rack

Keep your long-handle yard tool up and out of the way.


How to Sharpen Garden Tools

Instructions on how to sharpen hedge shears, pruning shears and grass clippers using simple tools.

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How to Use a Table Saw: Cross Cutting

An accurate miter gauge and fence and basic wood jigs are the key to perfect table saw cuts.


How to Build a Copper Trellis for Your Garden

Solder up this trellis in a weekend with ordinary copper tubing


Sharpening Knives, Scissors and Tools

13 expert sharpening tips and tools to make the job easier - no more dull DIY and garden tools!