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14 Ways to Use a Rotary Tool That Will Have People Buzzing

These brilliant ideas may just inspire a renaissance of rotary tool use in your shop and beyond. Honestly, there isn’t much this humble tool can’t do.<p>…

Woodworking

How to Check & Correct Your Autofocus: Tips for Fine-Tuning AF to Get Sharper Images

It’s time to sharpen up your pix. Modern DSLRs generally rely on what’s called phase difference autofocusing: basically, a rangefinder scheme updated …

Cameras

24 Brilliant Home Hacks That Are Actually The Easiest

Being an adult is hard. Between working, sleeping, eating, and Netflix and chilling, where are we expected to find the time to organize our …

DIY

These Are the Best Camera Settings for Landscape Photography, According to Serge Ramelli

Serge Ramelli is a professional photographer and educator we turn to again and again for great photography tips and advice. In the below video he …

Landscape Photography

This Kershaw TX-Tool is a must-have mini screw driver for $6.50 at Amazon or Walmart

Amazon offers the Kershaw TX-Tool Single-Position Multi-function Magnetic Bit Screw Driver for <b>$6.54 Prime shipped</b> <i>when you clip the on-page $0.25 coupon</i>. Also at Walmart for <b>$6.50</b> with free in-store pickup. Normally around $9, this is within pennies of its all-time low and the best available. Rated …

Consumer Tech

Cookie Tin Banjo Part 4: Bed Post Banjo

Introduction: Cookie Tin Banjo Part 4: Bed Post Banjo<p>About: Tim Anderson is the author of the "Heirloom Technology" column in Make Magazine. He is …

Woodworking

15 Simple DIYs You Won't Want To Miss

Have you ever come across a DIY idea that you just couldn't bear to pass up? This happens to me all the time, and even though I don't have time to …

Crafting

A simple $6 gadget is all you need to hang pictures perfectly every time without measuring

For as long as modern society has been hanging pictures and paintings on walls, you’d think someone would have come up with an easier way to do it by …

Painting

Here’s a Simple Explainer on How to Use the Powerful Curves Adjustment in Photoshop (VIDEO)

Curves might be one of the most important yet most misunderstood adjustment tools in all of Photoshop. Because Curves is so key to tweaking the tones …

Tutorials

20 Free DIY Raised Garden Bed Plans & Ideas You Can Build in a Day

​Planting on raised garden beds brings many benefits compared to planting on the ground. But the most crucial one is you can grow a garden even in a …

Gardening

Night-time photography: 10 tips for photographing after dark | Travel Feature

5. Invest in a tripod<p>For long exposures, you need to keep your camera as still as possible and best way to do this is with a tripod. They come in an …

Landscape Photography

A Travel Photographer Teaches Us To Take Pictures At The Coast, In The Forest, And In The Desert

Although landscape photography is beautiful, it often gets obscured by sexy images of influencers. Even in the travel sphere — where images from beautiful locales should reign supreme — the default seems to be focusing on the traveler and not the destination. We understand, and we absolutely love a …

Photography

How to Build a Window Box Planter

Fun to design, fast to build, and inexpensive, do-it-yourself window box planters are the perfect touch for practically any home's exterior. …

27 Instant Fixes for All Those Nagging Problems Around Your House

These are some super-simple solutions for common household headaches.<p>Water coming from the cold water tap can be pretty chilly during the winter (or …

Access Hard to Reach Screws With This $9 Extension Shaft

Even if you don’t do much DIY work, you should probably have a screwdriver extension shaft in your toolbox. These let you access awkwardly placed …

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This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>JACKYLED Direct (99% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon offers its 48-in-1 precision screwdriver set for <b>$6.92 Prime shipped</b> …

The Makyu FormBox Will Make a Mold Out of Nearly Anything

Unlike the ever-nascent category of consumer-priced 3D printers, vacuum forming has a long and established history, with casting and moulding …

Printing

How to Enlarge Photos Without Losing Detail in Photoshop CC 2018

With the new Adobe Photoshop CC 2018, a new image enlargement algorithm, “Preserve Details 2.0,” came as an improvement over the previous upsampling …

Indoor DIY Garden Gnome

Create your own garden gnome for your indoor garden or mantel with this darling tutorial. With the help of a foam ball, felt, and a few other basic …

Gnomes

Keep Your Photographs Safe with This “Essential” Backup Solution (VIDEO)

We’ve all heard disaster stories about photographers who lost all of their images due to a computer or hard drive failure. So do yourself a BIG favor …

How to Remove ANYTHING From a Photo in Photoshop

How many times have you taken a photo, thought it was great, and only realized later that there's something in the shot that you don't want to be …

Dwell Made Presents: DIY Round Wall Mirror With Leather Strap

Learn how to build a simple, modern wall mirror hung from a leather strap using this step-by-step video and guide.<p>In this episode of Dwell Made, Mike Montgomery of Modern Builds creates a round, wooden mirror from a single 10 foot 2x10" and a leather strap.<p>Key Products:<p>One 10-foot-long …

Woodworking

Simple DIY Wooden Storage Chest Plans + Tutorial

Hey guys! It’s Shara here from Woodshop Diaries and I’m excited to bring you a fun build today! Who couldn’t use more storage? Especially if you have …

Woodworking

Glossary of Joinery

Girt To Post Joinery<p>The most basic joint in timber framing is the <i>Mortise & Tenon</i> joint, illustrated here in the Girt (beam) to Post connection. Many …

8 Creative Uses for Caulk You've Never Thought Of

Growing up I lived with two very different kinds of parents. My father was the "right tool for the job" type man and my mother was the kind that …

Home Improvement

49 seriously good Canon DSLR tips, tricks, time savers and shortcuts

To help you get to the grips with your EOS camera and all the great technology therein, we’ve put together 49 essential Canon DSLR tips and tricks …

Which Way Does the Router Spin? – Tricks of the Trade

I learned this in engineering school and soon found out it worked for my router. It is called the “right-hand thumb rule.” When trying to remember …

Woodworking

An Advanced Guide to Removing Objects Using Photoshop

One of the most fundamental Photoshop skills you can have is the ability to remove and replace objects in an image. And while Photoshop has some …

How to Photograph Birds in Flight

One of the toughest tasks that a photographer can undertake is trying to capture a clear, sharp photo of a bird in flight.But that doesn't mean that …

Landscape Photography

Build a bottle opener that uses magnet magic to catch your caps

Take a stroll through your favorite DIY website and you’ll find all sorts of bottle openers, from vintage to sports-themed. You’ll even find ones …