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Untitled. Free Woodworking Plans - Alphabetized. Rejuvenating solar garden lights — with nail polish! Solar LED garden lights are everywhere these days, and by ‘everywhere’ I mean ‘in our yard.’

Rejuvenating solar garden lights — with nail polish!

We’ve had some for a few years now, and simply through exposure to the elements, the plastic that covers the solar cells becomes so opaque that only a small amount of light gets to them any more. With the solar cells deprived of even that meager light that we get in Massachusetts in the winter, the solar cells don’t recharge the battery, the battery doesn’t power the LED, the LED doesn’t light up, and our yard has a serious bling deficiency.

Eleanor and I took our solar garden lights inside to see if we could make them bright again somehow. My first thought when confronting the frosted-over plastic was to try to ‘polish’ it with a fine-grit sandpaper. I had 400-grit handy and tried it on one cell, the bottom one in this picture. The sanding helped a little. The nail polish made the weathered old solar cells crystal clear again! How to Clean between Oven Glass. Here’s what you will need to clean between your oven glass panels: Wire hangerClorox Glass WipesRubber band Since writing the post on how to clean the oven, I have received so many questions about how to clean between oven window glass, so today I am finally posting a tutorial for you!

How to Clean between Oven Glass

Step 1: Remove the drawer from below the oven. Step 2: Build a cleaning contraption. How to Build Under-Cabinet Drawers & Increase Kitchen Storage - Step by Step. You could build the drawers with nothing but hand tools and a circular saw, but a table saw and miter saw will give you faster, better results.

How to Build Under-Cabinet Drawers & Increase Kitchen Storage - Step by Step

A nail gun is another big time-saver, though you can hammer everything together with 1-1/4-in. finish nails instead. All the materials are available at most home centers. In the hardware aisle, choose “full-extension” side-mount drawer slides (see Photo 3). How to Paint Your Countertop. Um… Can you paint a kitchen counter top?

How to Paint Your Countertop

How to Drill Your Own Water Well. Dishwasher Repair Tips: Dishwasher Not Cleaning Dishes - Article. Step 1: Simple cleaning solutions 1 of 3 Photo 1: Clean the spray arm Remove the spray arm and clean out the holes.

Dishwasher Repair Tips: Dishwasher Not Cleaning Dishes - Article

This also allows access to the filter for cleaning. Spray arms like the one we show simply snap off. 2 of 3 Photo 2: Clean the filter Clean the filter. The Care and Feeding of Cast Iron: Cleaning and Seasoning Cast Iron Cookware. Learn the tricks and tips to cleaning and seasoning cast iron cookware.

The Care and Feeding of Cast Iron: Cleaning and Seasoning Cast Iron Cookware

The hallmark of any country kitchen is an old black cast iron skillet sitting atop the woodstove. And there's good reason for that: Whether you're baking biscuits in a cast iron Dutch oven, flipping pancakes on a cast iron griddle over a woodstove or pan-frying chops on a modern electric range, cast iron makes the best cookware. When it comes to cast iron its important to learn about cleaning and seasoning cast iron cookware to get the best from your cookware.

Types of Cast Iron Cookware Cast iron cookware has been used steadily in America since the 1600s, though over the last half century or so it has been known primarily as an outdoor cookware, used mainly by campers, hunters and living historians. When folks think of cast ironware, most tend to think of skillets and fry pans, but the fact is there is an iron pot or kettle designed for just about any cooking chore.

# 76: How to Replace a Broken/ Cracked iPhone Screen. I cracked my I Phone glass… twice.

# 76: How to Replace a Broken/ Cracked iPhone Screen

The first time I shattered it…the phone was unusable. The second time, it was at least still usable…see below. Both times, the BF came to the rescue! He is kind of a pro now It takes 20 minutes (depending on crack severity), a few tools, a 10$ I Phone replacement glass, and patience! Stain PVC Any Color You Like. PVC is great: cheap, common, easy to work, and easy to join temporarily or permanently.

Stain PVC Any Color You Like

Only problem is, it’s kinda ugly, much of which owes to the fact that it only comes in white, gray, sometimes black, and (if you’re willing to pay through the nose) clear. “Furniture grade” PVC pipe can sometimes be found with integral color, but you’re limited to factory shades and if you want matching elbows, tees, or other fittings, you’re out of luck, because fittings only come in white.

Sure, you can paint it, but PVC doesn’t take paint all that well, and the paint is prone to flake and screws up the dimensional tolerances. A Quick Trick. Just a quick post today.

A Quick Trick

I wanted to share a little trick I found from Marian at Miss Mustard Seed (careful if you go to her site you may be there all day). This, in my view was a miracle worker on some old nightstands I found at a thrift shop. I scored two matching nightstands for $20. Solid wood with dovetail drawers...not particularly my style but they had potential! Maytag Dishwasher DWC7400AAW Complete Parts List. Maytag Dishwasher DWC7400AAW Complete Parts List. Repairing Wood Veneer Furniture: Video Series. Repairs on wood veneer furniture.

Repairing Wood Veneer Furniture: Video Series

Learn how to fix damaged or broken veneer furniture in this free woodworking video. Furniture serves many important, essential functions for people the world over.