H.R. Helm is an accomplished DIY craftsman. He has been DIY since childhood and is now a septuagenarian. He is experienced in wood and metal construction, having designed and built several houses and metal buildings. He built every permanent building on his current homestead and did all the plumbing and electrical work.
He has several years experience as a professional cabinet builder, and he is an accomplished auto repairman, having operated an auto repair business for many years. He currently has a home shop where he sharpens and rebuilds saws, repairs lawn mowers, mobility scooters, hydraulic jacks, and anything else that comes along. He also builds custom tools for metal working.
Invention prototypes are another of his many accomplishments. He owned and operated a manufacturing business building Compact Utility Vehicles for homeowner use. H.R. enjoys making jams and jellies during fruit season along with cooking meals. He is committed to outdoor cooking in a Bar-B-Q pit he welded together several years ago. He maintains fruit and nut trees along with helping his wife with a vegetable garden. He farmed commercial garden produce for several years. It helps to have over 50 years of farming and ranching experience.
ASE Certified Master Auto Technician
Cross country truck driver -- over dimensional freight
Design Engineer/Project Manager for injection molded plastic company
Bus Driver/Substitute Teacher
Inventor with two patents (weight training – anti-rollback for manual wheelchair)
BS in Industrial Technology
How To Modify Old Kitchen Cabinets
If you've been in your home for some time, or have just moved into a dated home, it may be time...
Refinishing Wood Kitchen Cabinets
Why replace when you can refinish?...
Adding a Wall Between a Ceiling Joist
Ceiling joists are required construction elements that are necessary in a home. The joist is th...
Fixing Cracks in Glass Entry Doors
Cracks in glass doors do not necessarily spell the end....
How to Use 7 Types of Metal
Creating beautiful, durable objects can be very satisfying....
How to Install Bathroom Vanity Lighting
Follow these steps to install bathroom vanity lighting....
How to Get a Building Permit Post-Construction
Here's how to get yourself out of the sticky situation of not having permits for your home cons...
5 Reasons Why You Should Pay Attention to Your Crawlspace
Prevent mold, insect invasions, and more with regular checks of your crawlspace....
How to Refinish Laminate Countertops
With a bit of hard work and patience, refinish your dirty and dated laminate countertops for le...
How to Fill Nail Holes in Wainscot Paneling
Wainscot paneling provides a cozy feeling to any room, with its natural texture and tone. It is...
Fixing a Dryer Belt That Squeaks
Follow these easy steps to replace a dryer belt....
How to Clean Black Granite Floor Tiles
Granite floor tiles have become a very popular decorating feature in many homes. Granite is a v...
How to Tile Bathroom Walls
Follow these steps to tile a bathroom wall....
How to Cut Flooring Carpet Tiles
Home improvements can be an essential part of making a persons life more joyful, therefore it i...
2 Types of Tile Saw Blades
If you are looking for blades that will cut tile, marble, granite, or any other type of stone,...
How to Shorten Wooden Bar Stool Legs
What can you do if you purchase a wooden bar stool and the legs are too long for the counter, b...
How to Keep Your Kitchen Remodel Costs Low
Here are six ways to make your reno budget less frightening....
Soft Coat vs Hard Coat Low-E Windows: Which Is Better?
There are two types of low-emittance or low-e windows....
How to Use Glazing Tools
They take a little bit of practice....
Prevent Wall Marks while Moving Furniture
Moving is always a hassle....