July 10, 2009 2:23 AM Subscribe
Help me man-up!
Inspired by these questions
, I would like some pointers about how to become a more capable, handy man.
posted by man down under to home & garden (35 answers total) 106 users marked this as a favorite
My Dad never taught me any real practical skills when it came to household maintenance so now I am a 26 year old married man that is always asking brothers-in-law for tools and small maintenance jobs to be done. I'd obviously like to man-up a bit and be able to get my own tools from my own tool box and fix my own damn door that won't close properly!
So my question is two-fold:
1) What tools will I be needing in my beginners toolbox and for what reason?
2) What basic maintenance skills should I know or pick up? Please provide links to online tutorials, YouTube clips, or just really thorough idiot proof instructions for for unblocking the toilet.
Thanks for the oncoming Father-Son chat, AskMeDad.