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Pin It Painting or repainting a room is a good old fashioned skill, and one of the very first steps in the process sometimes gets folks bogged down. Math and stuff, you know. The Damsel understands this deeply. There’s more than one reason she majored in music–one reason being you only have to count up […]

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honing vs. sharpening a knife

Pin ItThe Damsel feels ridiculous that she didn’t know there was a difference between honing and sharpening. She assumed “hone” was merely a fancy way to say “sharpen.” How embarrassing. As a matter of fact, she most commonly heard the word “hone” in the phrase “hone your skills” rather than in a knife context. Apparently, […]

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Pin ItThe Damsel’s sprogs were funny little people. She’s not sure why, but they adored dropping things out of the upstairs windows. In fact, at any point in 2003, you could walk around her house and find little piles of household objects directly under the 2nd story windows. The Damsel now wipes a tear away, […]

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unsticking a stuck screw

Pin ItEver get cranking on a screw and find out it’s stuck tight? And you’re scared if you keep working on it, you’ll end up messing up the screw? Put down the screwdriver and walk away. It’s not gonna be good to keep grinding at the thing. The Damsel understands you want to get this […]

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death of a faucet

Pin ItThe Damsel had hoped to create an Old School post about how to fix a leaky faucet. But once the Knight got into the guts of the faucet in question, it was clear this faucet was beyond saving. Corrosion had dealt a death blow, and even the Knight’s magic wouldn’t be enough. Removal became […]

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fixing a hole in sheetrock

Pin ItThe Knight in Shining Armor came to the Damsel’s rescue today. As usual. Sometimes it’s dragons, sometimes it’s holes in the sheetrock. The Damsel doesn’t want to discuss how this hole got there. Let’s just say it had something to do with barbells and move on. This method is for kinda big holes. First, […]

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