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Power tools: Start sim­ple with a drill or a baby san­der and don’t as­sume you have to buy an ex­pen­sive piece. Cheap tools work just fine for DIY novices. Ask for help: If you know some­one who is handy, ask them to show you how to com­plete a task. Be­ing shown is more ef­fec­tive than be­ing told. Prac­tise be­fore­hand: Do a test run of the pro­ject you are aim­ing to com­plete. Drill holes in a bit of wood be­fore mov­ing to brick, for ex­am­ple. Re­search: Watch TV home shows and surf the web for projects that are suit­able for a begin­ner. Start: Get­ting started is the hard­est part. Once you get go­ing, you’ll never go back.

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