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How to make a leather tool pouch

A leather tool pouch is a practical solution to keeping your essential tools on hand and it protects them from everyday wear and tear....

6 tips for laying tiles

Laying tiles can be very cost-effective and is an easy solution for anyone who wants to take on a flooring project. Timothy Dahl chats with...

Do it your way: Pool pump selector valve, belt up

We were spending a lazy December at our family holiday home on the South Coast when we needed to replace the pool pump selector valve...

Transformation pallet project

In our final DIY Workshop Challenge, reader James Thomson repurposes a pallet to fashion a garden planter. check out this step-by-step guide....

Do it your way: Bloom buster

Having spent many hours on the Internet looking for ways to remove the “bloom” on wine glasses caused by dishwashers, I could write my own...

Firewood rack project

Firewood rack project

An elegant, original design makes the firewood rack winter’s most functional piece of furniture also its most handsome. By Richard Romanski...

Lawnmowers on the charge

Battery-powered lawnmowers may not be big news in South Africa – yet. A student exam project could point the way towards a viable design for...

How to make a mini rotary saw

Ever needed a mini rotary saw, but couldn’t lay your hands on the real thing? Well, a YouTuber has come up with a novel and...

Google engineer builds smart mirror

The smart mirror of the future is still a work in progress, but it looks pretty awesome. After some research, Google engineer Max Braun created...

2015 DIY Handbook

2015 DIY Handbook

In the 21st century, there’s no NEED to do it yourself. So much of our world is ready-made, prefabricated, mass-produced and, best of all, reasonably...

Easy guide to plumbing pipes and fittings

Plumbing is invisible until it fails. Upon inspection, it’s a morass of different pipes and arachnoid fittings. Use this handy guide to avoid confusion and...

3 clever ideas to make the most of storage space

Here are three clever solutions to everyday storage problems: 1. Jars allow both sides of a shelf to be used Glass jars are handy for...

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