Well, that's how they do it in Arkansas...
Everyone surely remembers the famous instructive series from Calvin and Hobbes where the omniscient father explains science and technology. My favorite is the one explaining how load limits on bridges are determined:
Of course, I already knew that this was the standard method because I grew up in Arkansas:
I believe that I see the need for a new sort of magazine aimed at the do-it-yourself market, something of a cross between Popular Mechanics and Better Homes and Gardens . . . plus maybe a bit of Field and Stream.