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Do-It-Yourself Links and Info
« on: December 13, 2008, 11:17:56 pm »

I found these in a newspaper type magazine that I take when I can afford to named the Farm Show.

They have an editors page up front along the lines of the Backwoods Home magazine and in the current issue they had these links listed.
Since I didn't find a thread dedicated to Do-It-Yourself I thought [see ? dangerous] that I would just start one.
It would be nice IF at some point there is enough interest and information that one of the mods will think it worth stickying.

So .... Here goes ....

www.doityourself.com
Articles and videos on personal finance, legal issues, home and garden, car and truck repair, pets, and electronics.

www.diynetwork.com
How-to articles on home repair, gardening, landscaping and wood working.

www.monkeysee.com
Expert and user videos covering a wide variety of topics.

www.expertvillage.com
Short videos on how to do just about everything.

www.thisoldhouse.com
Articles on home-improvement projects, planning, tools and products, along with newsletters, videos and discussion boards.

www.autozone.com
Auto-repair guides for specific vehicles, troubleshooting and parts-locating guides.


More later ....
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Re: Do-It-Yourself Links and Info
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2008, 12:34:36 am »

A few more, somewhat skewed towards the electronics side:

MAKE: Magazine
Projects and how-tos, And a Great annual fair.

Hack-a-day
Updated slightly more than once a day, has some cool links, how-tos, etc. for re-purposing your electronics.

Evil Mad Scientist Labs
Very infrequent posts, but good stuff when they do.
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Re: Do-It-Yourself Links and Info
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2008, 05:00:14 pm »

The Log Home Builder's Association teaches people how to build their own log homes.  My GF and I took their course, and will be building our own once we escape our current suburbia and make our move to the country.  http://www.loghomebuilders.org/

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The Log Home Builders Association is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to help men and women around the world build their own log homes from scratch, and in many cases build without a mortgage.
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Re: Do-It-Yourself Links and Info
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2008, 04:42:25 pm »

Do a search on "diy" and you'll get a bunch of hits.

"This Old House" and off-grid houses by islandphish
...  DIY network has two re-runs of "This Old  ...
...  bit about prototype low-energy houses. DIY will replay the episode at 6:00 or 6: ...

The Rise of DIY by Roy J. Tellason
...  amateurs," says Noah Glass, Being a DIYer I take great insult to that statement. ...

what are your DIY skills or want to learn? by lewlew
... 've been making a mental list of my own DIY skills and those of my husband, as I've  ...
...  at the end of the post.lewlew and co. DIY skills*writing*researching*cooking from  ...
...  there's more that I haven't thought of.DIY skills we want to learn (or learn  ...
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2008, 05:02:22 pm »

Do a search on "diy" and you'll get a bunch of hits.

"This Old House" and off-grid houses by islandphish
...  DIY network has two re-runs of "This Old  ...
...  bit about prototype low-energy houses. DIY will replay the episode at 6:00 or 6: ...

Two sentences about a tv show with Zero links or references.
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The Rise of DIY by Roy J. Tellason
...  amateurs," says Noah Glass, Being a DIYer I take great insult to that statement. ...
Four posts referring to an article by a microsoft groupie ....
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what are your DIY skills or want to learn? by lewlew
... 've been making a mental list of my own DIY skills and those of my husband, as I've  ...
...  at the end of the post.lewlew and co. DIY skills*writing*researching*cooking from  ...
...  there's more that I haven't thought of.DIY skills we want to learn (or learn  ...
A listing of personal skills -without directions on any of them - by members here with a list of "skills I want to learn" by the same members.
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I used Do-It-Yourself rather than diy.
I was hoping to collect all of the links provided together so .... 
Thanks for bringing them up.
However, it appears that the links you provided are not listings of active links to any kind of do it yourself help sites but just instances of where the term diy was mentioned.

I was looking for LINKS with DIY helpful hints and tricks not just the term diy or the reference to the action of diy.
I am hoping to create a reference page/thread for folks seeking instruction or directions on do-it-yourself projects.

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Links and Info
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2008, 06:45:13 pm »



I was looking for LINKS with DIY helpful hints and tricks not just the term diy or the reference to the action of diy.
I am hoping to create a reference page/thread for folks seeking instruction or directions on do-it-yourself projects.



This one might fit your criteria, gooch.

http://www.essortment.com/in/HowTo.General/index.htm
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2008, 06:54:43 pm »

And here's another:

http://www.instructables.com/

Try googling "how-to" for more sites.

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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2008, 07:08:16 pm »

Oh, yeah. Google!



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wikiHow - The How-to Manual That You Can Edit
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Study Skills - How to Study
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Instructables - Make, How To, and DIY
Instructables is the Biggest How To and DIY community where people make and share inspiring, entertaining, and useful projects, recipes, and hacks.
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Knowledge Hound - The Web's biggest how-to directory!
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How to Clean Anything
How to clean almost anything. From toilets to barbeques, this is the place for you. Need help we have thousands of tips to search through.
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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2008, 09:58:20 pm »

I agree that this thread might be worth "stickying." 

Pat
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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2008, 01:03:19 pm »

That's my Hope.

[That there are enough links out there with useful information that a Liberty minded person MIGHT find helpful. And .... that having them all in one place would seem like a good idea ....(?)]
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« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2008, 02:24:46 pm »

There's an eclectic mix of how-to's, including a DIY gas mask, at:

http://www.popsci.com/taxonomy/term/4/0
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« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2008, 03:55:28 pm »


It would appear that I might need to step back and let you lead this trek nomads2.

Bravo.

I find myself without the necessary time to chase all of the links so Lead On my friend lead on.
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« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2008, 05:23:50 pm »


It would appear that I might need to step back and let you lead this trek nomads2.

Bravo.

I find myself without the necessary time to chase all of the links so Lead On my friend lead on.

No no, please don't step back, gooch.  I'm just poking around some sites a little as time permits.  And sometimes I have more time on my hands than others.  And I had already found some of these for a Yahoo group I own, so I was just lifting some from the Links section of that group.
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« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2008, 09:12:05 am »

I've done a bunch of successful appliance repair with the help and parts from
repairclinic.com
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