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17 Ted Talks for Kids to Inspire Little Minds to Do Big Things

A few years ago, I watched Brene Brown’s TED Talk on Vulnerability. Her story, her research, her authenticity, and yes, her vulnerability resonated …

Finally, a way to turn your smartphone into a universal remote

What do your television, air conditioner, cable box, and ceiling fan all have in common? They can soon all be controlled through the smartphone in …

Video: 25 iPad multitasking tips – do you know them all?

In this step-by-step video walkthrough, we discuss and demonstrate a multitude of iPad-centric multitasking tips for iOS. Most iPad users will be aware of the existence of some of these features, but there are probably a handful of tips that have flown under your radar. Watch our hands-on video …

How to record Apple TV on your Mac, wirelessly

Today we’re going to learn how to record a movie that’s playing on your Apple TV direct to your Mac, with no wires required, no weird hacks, and not even any third-party software. The tools are all built into every Mac that ships. To record a movie off the “screen” of your Apple TV, you’re going to …

Simply Breathtaking 20$ DIY Farmhouse Bench Tutorial That You Will Want to Start Right Away

The key ingredient in this beautiful simple project is the x base that is required in number of three for each bench you create.The main body of the …

New Lumber Rack in new Woodshop

It’s almost 10 ft. In length, 18” shelf extensions with 24” base. Took 25 2×6’s and 2 2×10’s and 1 sheet of plywood. Passlode framing nailer was my …

2x4 Bar Stool

We've been needing seating around our kitchen island for some time now. I've looked around at various furniture stores and online and the cheapest …

Learn How to Print Pictures on Wood

Plain wooden planks are commonly underrated as a material for decorating. But a creative addition to such a plank will definitely make it a beautiful …

How to Make a Leather Handle Wrap--Without Stitching

This craftsman's experimental technique looks pretty cool<p>Artist Cam Bergerman counts archery and leatherworking among his hobbies. Having learned how …

I Watch These Inspiring Movies With My Kids Every Weekend And They Love Them

Joseph Campbell, author of <i>The Hero with a Thousand Faces</i>, found that all stories consist of a common structural element found universally in myths, …

Make a Simple Jig to Improve Your Joinery

In a recent post, I showed you how to use a jig to cut splines to strengthen your miters. This post shows how to make that jig.<p><i>Photos via</i> …

Make a Tenon Jig for the Table Saw (Mortise and Tenon Jointery) | Woodworking Jig

Want to Create Your Own Apps? Apple Will Teach You How to Code--for Free

If you want to learn to create and code apps, all you need is an iBooks account and a willingness to try.<p>Maybe you have a cool app in mind that you would like to develop, but you don't know whom to hire to code it, much less have the money. No problem: For DIY types of people, Apple has released a …

8 tips for being productive on the iPad with iOS 10

You can do more than you think<p>In my review of the iPad Pro 10.5, I said that most people should probably wait until all the productivity improvements coming in iOS 11 are available before buying one. But you didn't wait, did you, you maniac? You went out and bought one, and are now wondering how …

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7 tips and tricks for navigating the iPad on iOS 11

After installing iOS 11 on an iPad, you're undoubtedly going to notice things are way different. For starters, there's a bona fide app dock now. Also, multitasking has been completely redone. Here are a few tips and tricks for navigating your upgraded iPad.<p>View app dock<p>The app dock can hold 13 …

The Only Effective Way to Talk With Children When They Are Acting Out

Did you know that yelling at your child can cause just as much damage to them as hitting them? 1 The majority of parents resort to yelling, …

Transfer Patterns with Lacquer Thinner

7 Worthwhile Uses For Your Old Phone or Tablet

No need for it to be sitting useless in a drawer.<p>When it's time to upgrade to a new phone or tablet, the question comes up: What do you do with the old one?<p>You've got a few options to pick from. You could pass it on to a friend or family member, if you're feeling generous, or you could take …

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15 Stone Landscaping Ideas - Quiet Corner

Add non-plant elements to your yard with these ideas for landscaping with rocks and stones.<p>Add stylish touches to your outdoor space with these stone …

Easy Portable Lumber Rack { Free DIY Plans } Rogue Engineer

A few weeks ago opened the garage door and decided I had hit my boiling point with my scrap wood pile. Out of impulse I pulled it all out into the …

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Secret Drawer: Bookshelf Hides Magnetically-Locked Storage

Picture the process of thieves rummaging through your home. Would they find your stash of valuables taped to the bottom of a drawer or under a …

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Make Cabinets the Easy Way

Okay, let’s hear ’em—your excuses for not making those cabinets you could use everywhere from your kitchen to your workshop: “Oooh, they have doors.” …

The money-smart (and attractive) way to build thick legs

Start with attractive stock<p>When choosing boards for the leg faces (A) [<i>Drawing below</i>], look for clear material of similar color. This makes each leg …

Build a table saw sled in 10 minutes | Izzy Swan

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52 Types of Wood and the Trees They Come From

Let’s take a moment to admire the huge biodiversity of the earth’s many kinds of trees, including fruit trees, conifers, rare species and common …

This $150 Console Gave Me Every Nintendo Game I've Ever Owned in 4K

I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t obsessed with retro video games. That’s one of the reasons I was so excited about the NES Classic Edition; it’s …

Make a Draw Knife from an Old Saw Blade

Youtube woodworker John Heisz made this gorgeous draw knife out of an old diamond saw blade. As he says in the video, he doesn’t do a lot of the type of woodworking that calls for such a blade, but he thought it’d be a fun project and that having the tool might inspire more of its use. That is an …

Paulk Workbench Review

Solution for A Small ShopI recently took the Paulk Workbench from FastCap into my shop to review and evaluate. The Paulk Workbench is an innovative …

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Shopbuilt - Self positioning tenoning jig

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Finally finished my "Nick Ferry" designed sled

Just finished the miter jig for the sled. He’s got other jigs for it also that I’ll probably make for it also. Pretty happy with the results.<p>Got rid …

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