You don't need to be a pro to enjoy the pride that comes from creating something perfect and precise -- a home machinist enjoys the challenge and the pride as much as the next guy! It's for you that we have created this great community for home machinists.
This community is a wealth of information for home machinists. As a matter of fact, you can use it to find information, tools and more like a Metal lathe, Mini lathe, CNC Lathe....you get the idea! We also have Handbooks and instructions and pretty much Everything you need to set up your own home machine s
Welcome to the Stirling Engines community where you can find all kinds of useful and interesting information on these engines and much more. We're all about the Stirling and Hot Air Engines and are pleased to offer you a great source of information and more.
Use this community to learn How to build and design Stirling Engines yourself. We also have all kinds of Model Stirling Engine Material Kits and Mechanical Models to choose from. And, if you're looking for a Stirling Engine Design Manual, well, we've got that too!
Straw Bale Houses
This is a community entirely dedicated to Straw Bale Houses. This is for anyone who lives in a straw bale house, wants to live in one or is just interested in learning more about them.
We give you access to loads of information on Straw Bale House Construction. This Information and our easy to follow instructions will help you when building your straw bale home. Use this community for loads of great resources!
Dome homes have proven to be as sturdy as they are beautiful which is why so many people are finding themselves drawn to the idea of building their own dome house. It is for such people that this little community was created.
If you would like to know more about dome homes of all kinds including Geodesic and Monolithic dome homes then check out our many links. We have information and building instructions too for those who want to get their hands dirty and build their own dome house.
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Shed Plans - Community for Sheddies!
Are you one of the thousands of sheddies online who can't ever seem to get enough of sheds? Well then this community is for you! Find all kinds of great sheds and products here and get the shed of your dreams.
Shed workers andsheddies can find Shed Plans, Blueprints, Designs and Kits. Learn exactly How to Build a Shed. We also have access to Rubbermaid Sheds. Find Storage for your Garden, Boat, Outdoor. We have Wood, Metal, Tool, Utility, Backyard, Loafing, Portable, Horse Shed Plans. It's all here!
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The Do-It-Yourself Approach to Home Decorating
Admit it, when it comes to your home there are a million things that you dream of doing but just never seem to get around to or just never seem to be in a place where it’s financially feasible. You’ve probably had the Do-It-Yourself bug once or twice after watching too many hours of the Home and Garden Channel, but then became quickly sidetracked by something that didn’t involve putting on coveralls and taking a hammer in hand. It’s okay, you’re only human. But before you decide to kiss your DYI dreams goodbye, have a read through and see what kinds of things you can do and how much money you can save.
Most people who decide to look into Do-it-Yourself projects are usually motivated by a desire to have beautiful items that are either not easy to find or just downright expensive. The surge of home decorating books and programs that advocate taking things into your own hands these days also have a lot to do with this new turn in decorating. These shows make it look easy and inspire us to think outside the box. This brings me to my first suggestion which is to pick up at DYI magazine or watch a couple of decorating shows that feature home made ideas. If you haven’t got the time to sit around waiting for the right episode to present itself, or just don’t have the patience to sit through hours of Debbie Travis only to find nothing that tickles your fancy, then start checking out websites. A search of Do-it-Yourself projects will lead you to hundreds of options as will checking out a site like Home and Garden. Surfing the web can lead you to some great projects! Try to avoid the urge to milk the local build-it centre to try and make every project you see that you like. That’s actually one of the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to these projects is that they get a little too ambitious and run out of steam before seeing their projects to the end. Be selective when choosing what you’re going to get your hands dirty with first and stick to a small project if it’s your first.
When you’re choosing your projects, you need to also think of the budget, because while it may be far cheaper then going out and buying ready-made, it can still work out to be more than your budget depending just how strapped for cash you are, especially if you’re going to need not only the materials but also tools that you don’t already have access to. This leads me to another tip! When you’re looking to do-it-yourself, make sure that you elist every possible resource you have and by this I mean your friends and family! Don’t just use them for cheap labor and help, but get them for their tools and anything else that might be helpful! You never know what your friends have lying around in their basements or tool sheds! Do-it-Yourself is all about being crafty after all.