David Hamel

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Blacksmithing Essentials for the Beginner

Blacksmithing is by no means a dead trade, but if you watch or have watched shows like Forged in Fire, you’ll notice the modern forge has quite a few degrees of separation from the bellows and hammering of forges past. When I first got into blacksmithing, I wanted things to be modern. “This trade …

Woodworking

Harvard Has a Free Online 12-Module Digital Photo Course

Want to learn photography from Harvard? (Yes, that <i>Harvard</i>.) It turns out you can easily do so, even without being a student. The oldest institution …

Learning

Top 10 Raspberry Pi Projects for Beginners

Maybe you picked up a Raspberry Pi for the holidays, or you’ve been sitting on one of the super versatile, palm-sized computers for a while now. If …

Raspberry Pi

How To Work Only 40 Hours A Week This Year

If you plan your day well, 40 hours should be enough time to get your job done.<p>It’s no secret that most Americans work more than 40 hours a week, but are those extra hours necessary? “So many people say, ‘I have to do this,’ but they might just be putting those expectations on themselves,” says …

Time Management

How to Design a Home Library in Any Space

Architects Joel Barkley and Thomas A. Kligerman share tips for creating an enviable reading corner no matter what your style<p>It was the Roman scholar Marcus Tullius Cicero who said, "If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need." Here at <i>AD,</i> we tend to agree. When it comes to …

The Best Entry-Level Planers You Can Buy

Useful when working with rough-cut wood or when you want your lumber to be a thickness they don't sell at the store. We tested five of the newest entry-level planers on soft and hard wood.<p>Ridgid R4331 (Pictured Above)<p>5<p>1<p><b>Cutterhead:</b> Three-knife<p><b>Knife type:</b> Double-edge reversible<p><b>Likes:</b> The best …

A Vintage-Style Toolbox, a "Slick" Tool Restoration, a Tilting Router Base, Portable Solar Charging and More

Part 1 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>A Slick Makeover</b><p>Here's an impressive one: Jimmy DiResta takes an old "slick" (basically a huge timber-framing …

Woodworking

Why I Make My Own Leather Traveler’s Notebooks and So Should You

<i>by Samantha Page</i><p><i>December 2016</i><p>Making your own traveler’s notebook is a great project, for yourself or as a gift, which can be accomplished within 20 …

The Triple Monitor, Dual Desk Workspace

Redditor Chuckles17 just finished setting up his workspace, and the end result looks great. Check out this short video tour above, and some more …

MacBook Pro

What You Should Know About The App Design Process

And while this approach has become a truism in most of our industry, it’s far from obvious for anyone entering the field. A lot of articles have been …

How to Make Beautiful Midori-Style Traveler’s Notebooks

Hello. My name is Gareth Branwyn and I am a notebook addict. I have co-designed/edited several notebooks, including the Maker’s Notebook, have handmade my own, and have an embarrassingly large collection of commercial blank journals.<p>So, it’s no wonder that I loved Linn’s latest video on her Darbin …

Crafting

Building a Cedar-Strip Canoe: The Basics

Building a Cedar-Strip Canoe: The Basics<p>Updated on February 23, 2018<p>I love the adventure and experience of canoe camping—packing food and camping …

12 Highly Bingeable Urban Fantasy Series

By now. you’ve probably finished your Netflix <i>Luke Cage</i> binge. Undoubtedly you feel bereft, adrift, and without anything new to fill your brainspace. …

Books

Wiring an existing home through the walls

Running Wires in an Existing Home<p>This guide explains how to fish wires through walls on an existing home - after the drywall is installed. You may …

Home Improvement

Stanford Professor puts his entire digital photography course online for free

When it comes to the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs right near the top. His work has led to many of …

Free Midori diary inserts for 2017: Part 5 - Large Cahier size layouts

Today's post contains 2017 versions of my layouts for the Moleskine Large Cahier format.<br>As usual, all are available for download as A4 and Letter …

5 modern houses. With blueprints to get ideas!

In this homify ideabook, we are going to explore five plans of modern houses and then see the final result.<p>The plan is the graphical representation …

The First 5 Power Tools You Should Own

The beginning of your tool collection.<p>Power tools are designed to help you complete home improvement projects in less time and with better results. There is nothing intimidating about these five tools, which are a great starting point for every DIYer just starting out.

15 small bathrooms to see before renovating yours

There is a place in the home where great transformations happen. This is a room that is used to perform ordinary tasks, such as showering, but it …

3 Brilliant Roth IRA Strategies

Roth IRAs offer more investment planning options than you might think.<p>A Roth IRA is a valuable tool for retirement savings, because it provides …

The productivity hack that actually makes your brain feel better

Even if we use reminder apps and our Google calendar religiously, admit it—there are certain days when you completely space on that <i>one</i> task. If your …

11 Incredible Things You Can Build Using Only 2 x 4s

This common lumber stock can be used to make almost anything.<p>2 x 4s are available everywhere, which make them an easy and inexpensive building material. They can be cut down into smaller sizes or used as-is to make furniture and projects of all sizes.<p>One important tip before you build 2 x 4 …

How to bullet journal. We find the best guides for you! - Journal

When we decided to write a post about bullet journalling, and how to bullet journal, we quickly discovered that many, many amazing guides have …

Getting Things Done with TaskPaper

[<i>This is a guest post by Nabeel Siddiqui, a doctoral candidate in American Studies at The College of William & Mary, where his research focuses on</i> …

7 easy ways to build the perfect patio

Ever wished you could have a pergola in your house, but you don't have the right material or know about the installation process or even what key …

Landscaping

18 patio lighting strings for your prfect backyard

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Free Midori diary inserts for 2017: Part 2 - Full size daily layouts

Following on from the weekly layouts for 2017, today I have the daily layouts.<br>As usual, all are available for download as A4 and Letter paper PDFs. …

Update on One Book July + Bullet Journal Experiment

The biggest adjustment for me, however, has been not having any future dated weekly pages—ugh! I’m constantly planning things in advance and thinking …