James F Harris

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5 Bits to Push Your Cordless Drill Into Overdrive

The battery-powered cordless drill/driver is by far the most popular portable power tool ever devised. To get the most out of this versatile tool, you need more than just a few screwdriver tips and drill bits. These capable add-ons are reasonably priced and readily available online or at home …

The 10 Best Apps for DIYers

For today's do-it-yourselfer, a well-designed smartphone app can be as essential as a hammer and a box of nails.<p>For today's do-it-yourselfer, a well-designed smartphone app can be as essential as a hammer and a box of nails. We tested dozens of apps created to help you find lumber, get organized, …

10 Tools Every Kid Should Learn to Use

Start 'em young. If you want to raise a self-reliant kid, get these tools into their hands.<p>Start 'em young. If you want to raise a self-reliant kid, get these tools into their hands.

Everything My Father Taught Me

To be a good father is to be a gifted teacher. Whether we grow up to become movie stars, aerospace engineers, or motorcycle mechanics, we are shaped by what we were taught by our dads and mentors. Here is PM's homage to the old man.<p><b>Jim Koch, 64, chairman, the Boston Beer Company</b><p>My father, Charles …

Fatherly Wisdom From 4 DIY Guys

Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs, Bill Nye The Science Guy, Mars lander scientist Peter Smith, and TechShop founder Jim Newton tell PopMech the best lessons they learned from their dads. And see our full list of dad tips.<p>Mike Rowe of <i>Dirty Jobs</i>, Bill Nye The Science Guy, Mars lander scientist Peter Smith, …

A Brief History of Dad Advice

Dads have been dishing out advice—whether wanted or not—since the dawn of humanity. We bring you great moments in wisdom from your old man. And see our full list of dad tips.<p>Dads have been dishing out advice—whether wanted or not—since the dawn of humanity. We bring you great moments in wisdom from …