How to tune into free TV
Tired of a monthly satellite bill, just for weekend TV at the cottage? As television stations make the switch to digital over-the-air (OTA) broadcasts, you can probably receive at least a few signals with a simple, inexpensive...
How to make a tabletop weathervane
In high school, my brother made a small ceramic pot in art class, one that he would invert on the tip of a ballpoint pen and give a spin. The combination of the dimple in the pot’s bottom and the near-frictionless pen tip kept...
How to keep your rink in top shape
Before moving any snow
Get out your auger and ensure that the ice is at least 20 cm thick. If there’s any doubt that it's frozen evenly, check in a few spots.
To clear a smallish rink (about six by 12 metres), suitable for a...