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Planting in Bags – Not a New Concept

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For the last couple of garden seasons I have experimented with planting potatoes in bags. Planting a harvest in bags is not a new concept. Europeans have been making use of this gardening technique for decades. When a garden plot … Continue reading

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Shop Tip: Wax On, Wax On Again

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A few years ago I discovered through a tip in a woodworking magazine that waxing the surface of your table saw was a good thing to do. Not being the wiser, I grabbed the nearest wax on hand, which happened … Continue reading

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Seed to Garden Planting: Step 1 – Start Seeds Indoors

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Seed to Garden Planting Step 1 – How and when to start vegetable or flower seeds indoors Continue reading

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DIY – Pull Out for those Plastics

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When it comes to aggravation in the kitchen, the culprit is often trying to retrieve the right food storage container (and lid), without creating an avalanche of plastics, every time you open that cabinet. And trying to find things in … Continue reading

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Easily Convert an Origami Folding Rack to a Light Garden

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If you haven’t seen the Origami Folding Rack in action, it’s pretty impressive. You can fold or set up this sturdy shelving in 20 seconds or less – really. It’s extremely durable and versatile to use for temporary shelving, a … Continue reading

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Need a Sewing Machine?

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A positive that has come from pandemic lockdowns is a renewed interest in sewing, as many looked for activities and hobbies while housebound. It has produced a new generation of sewers. And that’s a good thing. Like many other homemaking … Continue reading

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Things NOT to Learn the Hard Way

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Most of the points I am about to make are ‘old hat’ to the experienced lot of woodworkers and may sound a bit trivial. So we will direct the following to the folks that are just starting out in this … Continue reading

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Ridgid TS3660 Table Saw Review

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I know what you are thinking right about now, why review a saw they do not manufacture any longer. Oh, Ridgid® still makes table saws, just not this particular model and it is a shame. The TS3660 was one of … Continue reading

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Learn how to save your Poinsettia for next Holiday season

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I love a Poinsettia, it’s a very quick and easy way to decorate a room for the holidays. Overall care is fairly easy, water once a week – more often if the room is dry, clean off dry leaves and … Continue reading

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Here’s why you should add drapes, blinds to your living space

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The reason most people add window coverings to their living space is usually for privacy and while this is very important, there are other reasons which can benefit you in the long run. One of these will leave money in … Continue reading

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