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Of herbs and brainwaves

We wanted to establish our own herb garden, but space was very limited, so we bought two roof gutters and mounted them on the wall....

Winning tip: step-by-step instructions for a home-built motorised BBQ blower

Here’s a tip for those who like to use parts from old or broken tools and appliances to breathe new life into something else. I...

Torque rules: here’s some help when the thread going gets rough

Q: I stripped the threads on one plumbing connection. When is a screw, bolt or plumbing fitting tight enough?...

Build a simple little shed

A few key tools, a modest outlay on materials, and three days’ worth of sweat equity turned what could have been a pedestrian building project...

How to replace a halfshaft

How to replace a halfshaft

It sounds like a complicated part in a hard-to-reach spot, but halfshafts are actually easy to replace...

DIY project: 15 easy upgrades to freshen up your home’s interior

Here are the home-savvy shortcuts that’ll help revive the inside of your home...

Stuck Shifter

Stuck Shifter

I have a 1997 VW Passat with a 1,8-litre four-cylinder engine and a fivespeed manual gearbox. It works just fine most of the year, but...

The Shark Fin

The Shark Fin

An aeronautical engineer told me that for the shark fins on cars to aid in stability, the car would have to travel in excess of...

Blowing it up

Blowing it up

How to enlarge and print your digital photos....

Project projector

Project projector

There are two major differences between business and home-theatre projectors: brightness and inputs....

Halting Progress

Halting Progress

More and more manufacturers are touting stop/start as a feature to save fuel, but I was always told that most engine wear occurs on start-up......

Remote control

Remote control

My dad just got a new computer and keeps calling me for tech help. Is there any way I can control his computer from my...

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