Share don’t clean often, and I hate cleaning…in fact, it feels like I’m being punished for something horrible every time I look at the massive heap of laundry accumulating in the corner of my bedroom…so anytime I can find tips … Continue reading →
For Popular Mechanics& anniversary, we decided to do something special: We dived into our archives to find the 110 best, handiest, and most helpful tips ever printed in PM. It& more than a century of DIY wisdom.
Cut a slit in the cuff of the glove so a belt can pass through it. Then snip off the fingertips and thumb tip. Worn on a hip, the open fingertips can conveniently carry pliers and large screwdrivers. Know Your Stuff: The 110 Best DIY Tips Ever
Use golf tees for enlarged screw holes (Popular Mechanics).Enlarged screw holes can be quickly repaired by filling the hole with a wooden golf tee. Use a hacksaw to saw the tee flush with the wood's surface, then sand and finish.
You can clean rust spots quite easily by combining baking soda with hydrogen peroxide to make a paste. Apply the paste with a sponge and then remove it with a cloth. You'll want to be wearing rubber gloves, especially if your skin is sensitive.