About Nils

I’m Nils Rasmusson. I’ve been making how-to and DIY videos on YouTube for the last couple of years and it’s awesome to be able to help others out. With millions of views and thousands of subscribers, I get to interact with people from all over the world who are DIYing just like me.

I live in Utah with my wife and kids. I do nerdly cool development during the day and spend some nights and weekends building, fixing and making. I’m into photography, electronics, macs, gadgets and enhancing my paleness.

4 Comments

  1. John Wyman
    February 15, 2016
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    Hello Nils, I enjoy your blog and am too a serious fixer. It’s too bad I never kept a list of all the things fixed here, items that others would have thrown away. (That’s the engineer in me).

    You had an entry about “How to Fix / Repair the Hook Timing on a Sewing Machine” for the Singer 6215c Sewing Machine. I’ve tried really hard to find out how to remove the carrying handle, to get at the top of this 1984 machine. Cannot find anything. Do you have any guidelines to do this. I can get the top loose, but the handle is in the way..

    To help you, I figured out how to free up the Reverse Button on this machine. Note that I really messed up and never did any maintenance on it (really not my style actually). This button was stuck in reverse. Firsts remove the bottom panel, opening access up to the middle. The whole issue is oiling of the sliding lever controlling this button. Works great now. My mother-in-law says that I would go around her house with an oil can, fixing lots of things. That’s probably true.

    Can you help here? Really enjoy your approach and blog. Well done!!

    • nilsynils@gmail.com
      September 8, 2016
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      Hi John, believe it or not I’m just now seeing your message. It had gone to my spam box so I apologize for that. Does your Singer 6215c look like the one in the video or is it different. Honestly, that’s the only one I have any experience with. I’m hoping you’ve made some good progress on it by now. Let me know and thanks for the stopping by the site!

  2. Chuck Tampir
    October 6, 2016
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    Hello Nils,
    I have watched many of you videos.
    I am also a DIYer.
    However I have an edge, I have 35 years in the construction area.
    My specialty is electrical design.
    I though perhaps I might be of some value to you.
    Please let me know if you are interested.
    My e-mail address is ctampir@live.com.
    I would very much enjoy working with you.
    Thank you,
    Chuck Tampir
    Senior Design Consultant

  3. Chuck Tampir
    October 6, 2016
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    Hello Nils,
    I have watched many of you videos.
    I am also a DIYer.
    However I have an edge, I have 35 years in the construction area.
    My specialty is electrical design.
    I though perhaps I might be of some value to you.
    Please let me know if you are interested.
    I would very much enjoy working with you.
    Thank you,
    Chuck Tampir
    Senior Design Consultant

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