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Old 04-23-2013, 10:58 AM   #16
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Every time you make a mistake, have a beer and rethink your strategy.
Hopefully the mistake came before the beer......not always the case with me....

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Old 04-28-2013, 07:56 PM   #17
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Hi there,

I would like to get into DIY more to save money and learn a few useful things. I would like to get better at fixing every day home stuff like clogs and such. What is the best way to start?
Nowadays you can find a lot of helpful tutorials on youtube. I have found a lot of answers there. Its always a good policy to search around on the net before starting any project you are unfamiliar with, chances are you will find something to help. I'm new to this forum but there seems to be some knowledgeable workers here as well.
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My first projects around the house were making small decorative shelves when I was a teen. Later I made cages for my kids' pets. Over time I moved on to electrical, plumbing, drywall, etc. So I would suggest starting with a few projects that don't involve having to tear into your house yet. Instead, do something small like making a simple shelf, or making a raised garden box. Something that lets you do some measuring, cutting, and putting together, but if you don't quite get it right it won't hurt anyone or anything.
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Build some saw horses. You learn and you make a useful tool at the same time.

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