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Recommendation for do it yourself book?

Posted by Becky_CA (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 3, 05 at 21:59

I can sew, quilt, cook, etc. But when it comes to basic carpentry, painting, and the like I don't have a clue where to start. Can anyone recommend a good book that would give me the basics? I feel like an idiot when I go into the hardware store and don't even know enough to communicate intelligently. TIA :-)

Lompoc, CA

P.S. Guess I should have taken wood and metal shop in school instead of Home Ec... LOL.

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RE: Recommendation for do it yourself book?

The knowledge from these forums are better than any book ever written !!! Just keep hanging around and asking questions ... Pretty soon you'll find yourself answering questions - then you can "talk the talk" with the hardware store guys ! LOL I'm sure we all started out the same way ... trial & error .... Have fun & don't worry about "the right way" to do things --- sometimes there is no such thing !

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