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How To : Do the coptic stitch to bind your own book

Want to learn how to bind your own books? For aspiring publishers, or artists and fashion designers looking to bind a small quantity of look-books for prospective retailers, this tutorial will be of use. Learn how to do the coptic stitch to bind a book in this two-part video t ...more

How To : Make a traditional Chinese stab binding book

This two-part video demonstrates the ancient Chinese book binding technique called stab binding. If you do a lot of calligraphy, you can use this technique to put all of your sheets together into a really attractive and traditional book. Make sure you line the pages up correct ...more

How To : Bind Your Printed PDF Books Fast, Easy, and Cheap

Today, books in PDF are quickly accessible on the Internet, whether free or paid. You can easily read them on your computer or mobile device, but some still enjoy a printed version they can hold in their hands. Printing PDF volumes is a quick and easy task, but the only proble ...more

How To : Remove binding from art books for scanning images

Here is a short video tutorial which demonstrates how to debind books using a hair dryer. You may need to take books apart for detailed scanning projects. However, this is a destructive process which will destroy your book. The hair dryer method is a fairly failsafe method of ...more

How To : Do a Japanese stab stitch binding

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use the traditional Japanese stab stitch binding to make books. Stab Stitching is used mainly for office documents and in essence is two or more very strong, long staples that bind together loose sheets up to 25mm thick. The video p ...more

How To : Make a bookstore quality book at home

The first step is to print 4 full sheets of paper, folded in half to make 8 physical sheets of paper, or 16 possible printed pages. In the video, the lady only prints on half the pages, and puts page numbers on the others. She then draws evenly spaced holes on the binding of e ...more

How To : Craft a vintage/Steampunk rose brooch

When you think of flower brooches, you probably imagine those dusty, ancient things your grandmother used to wear on her wool cardigan. But brooches can be uber cool - and even street chic - when done in a vintage/Steampunk style. Check out this video to learn how to craft a ...more

How To : Print and bind your own paperback book

Here's how to print, bind and publish your own paperback book. You need a color or B&W printer, a hot-melt glue gun, a clamp, and a thermal binding device. This instructional video will allow you to organize all of your downloaded files into neatly constructed books for an enj ...more

How To : Make Zutter binding for book making

Watch this instructional book making video to make a Zutter binding for your hand made book. A Zutter is a tool for punching in coil binding. Choose the paper and binding material that your would like to use for your book. This is an easy way to make spiral notebooks and bound ...more

How To : Apply leather dressing to a dry leather-bound book

Avid readers may be wearing out the covers of their leather bound books, but fret not, this video tutorial shows how to care for the leather bound covers. Learn how to apply leather dressing to leather book covers to preserve that binding and ready for another reading.

How To : Make a small stitchbound book

Interested in getting started binding your own mini books? In this video from TV Weekly, Tricia stitches together mini file folders for the pages and covers the book boards with lovely paper to create a professional looking bound book. Fill this journal with photos and memorie ...more

News : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (07/18 - 07/24)

WonderHowTo is a how-to website made up of niche communities called Worlds, with topics ranging from Minecraft to science experiments to Scrabble and everything in-between. Check in every Wednesday evening for a roundup of user-run activities and how-to projects from the commu ...more

How To : Repair the binding on a book

Don't feel like you have to throw your child's favorite book away just because it's starting to fall apart - learn how to fix it! This video series shows you how to fix a broken or breaking binding on an old or over used book. Part 1 of 17 - How to Repair the binding on a book ...more

How To : Make and bind a book

This video provides a clear, step by step approach to making books. By following the detailed instructions, you will learn how to bind books using relatively few tools and little material. Make and bind a book. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com

How To : Perfectly bind a book with two different methods

Demonstrator Andy Hirsch offers a tutorial on how to perfectly bind a book using two different methods. The first method is with binding clips the second with a binding jig. You will need and cutting mat, X-acto knife, paint brush, ruler, binder clips and binding glue. Use use ...more

How To : Make a glue bound paperback book

You Tube user go to guy enterprises teach you how to make glue bound paperback book. You will print you book on a4 paper, 2 pages per side, on each side. That means you'll have 4 pages in total on a sheet of a4 paper. Fold the paper in the middle and make stacks of the pages. ...more

News : Bind your own Hardback Book

Thinking about binding your own hardback book? Although it might seem like a daunting task, it can be done! And with ease... once you get the hang of it. Luckily, there is a written tutorial floating around on the web to help get you started. Materials you will need to bind yo ...more

How To : Make a cute mini button bound book as a gift

This cute project makes a great holiday gift - a tiny hand sewn book bound with buttons. You will need some pattern or designer paper (2 3/4 inches by 5 3/4 inches), about twenty pieces of smaller white paper (2 1/2 inches by 4 3/4 inches), and basic paper crafting tools.

How To : Bind a Book

You will need white glue, a paint brush, a ruler, scissors, medicinal gauze, self-adhesive foil, a utility knife and paper. First, using a paint brush, apply the white glue to the edge of a stack of paper that you would like to bind. Press the stack of paper down with a ruler. ...more

How To : Create a custom designed photo book in Aperture

Instead of using Photoshop, why not give Apple's Aperture a try? Aperture is designed more for post-production work for professional photographers, letting you cull through shoots, enhance images, manage massive libraries, and deliver stunning photos. Watch this video tutoria ...more

How To : Perform the "laceration slack bind" yo-yo trick

If you're confused in life and completely bored, then it's probably about time you picked up a yo-yo. A yo-yo is a toy that consists of a pair of jointed discs with a large, deep groove between them, where a string is attached and wound, that can be spun alternately downward a ...more

How To : Tie your own tzitzit (or tzitzis)

This instructional video, produced by Jewish Pathways, demonstrates how to tie your own tzitzit (or tzitzis). Tzitzis are fringes or tassels worn by observant Jews on the corners of four-cornered garments, including the tallit (prayer shawl). They are considered a time-bound c ...more

How To : Begin knitting

This is a small sample of knitting, shown from cast-on to bind-off. Topic covers how to weave in cast-on and bind-off ends, and how to avoid those loose side stitches. This is a long overall stitch demo, from just string and sticks, to knitted fabric! Great tips for how to dea ...more

How To : Make a wallet out of tape

Even kids can follow along with this Weekend Project. Make Magazine and Bre Pettis put together this wallet using scissors and duct tape. You can also use a hobby knife, book binding tape and gaffers' tape if want a fancy wallet.

How To : Play "Elephant Gun" by Beirut on the ukulele

Want to play Beirut's "Elephant Gun" on the ukulele? Learn how with this free video ukulele lesson from Ukulele Mike. Whether you play the ukulele or bass kazoo, there is no better way to improve your chops than by learning to play your favorite songs. Not only is it more fun ...more

How To : Fuse two finshing lines with the blood knot

He explains how to tie a "blood knot" and what the blood knot is used for, which is joining two separated rope/string ends. He demonstrates the knot, which starts by taking the two lines and lining them up one on top of the other, so they are parallel to each other. Then, star ...more

How To : Easily bind your own booklet

Get creative and make your own writing accessories! In this two-part book binding tutorial, learn how to make a simple leatherbound soft booklet to either take notes in, draw in, or just carry around as an adorable school accessory. In part one, learn how to prepare for the se ...more

How To : Bind to return an unresponsive yo-yo

Everybody had a yo-yo at one point in their life; some when they were just little children, some when they were bored teenagers, some when they found the kid inside of them they never knew of, and even some when they felt retirement was just not very fun. It just goes to show ...more

How To : Plan a kid safe, very green baby shower

Julie Auclair introduces authors of a book called "Celebrate Green." This book shows you how to throw a baby shower the "green" way. Guests do not realize that some of the gifts they give can be harmful, toxic, or not recyclable. You start with the three "R's", reduce, reuse a ...more

How To : Play an acoustic fingerstyle guitar

If you need to know how to play the acoustic fingerstyle guitar, you've come to the right video tutorials. This three-part instructional guitar lesson will show you want you need to know about playing the acoustic guitar like a pro. Just listen and learn from these tips and tr ...more

How To : String An Electric Guitar

A First Timer's Guide When some new guitarists break their first string they stash it in the closet and forget about it. Me, I put the sweaty axe back in its case and asked my parents to take me to the local music store. After a morning full of senseless racket emanating from ...more

How To : Read Guitar Tab

Guitar Essentials My friends and I would secretly scribble tab in the darkly lit practice rooms in our university even though we were educated musicians. So, being able to read tablature, or tab, is essential for beginning guitarists. Tab is a curious way to write down music ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

How To : Use the Bind-it-all paper binder to make notebooks

The Bind-it-all is a handy device to easily make little books or notebooks. It punches paper exactly and gets the ready for coil bindings. Watch this video bookmaking tutorial and learn how to use the bind-it-all paper binder for making notebooks or books.

How To : Bind a photo album insert

Instead of buying photo albums, make your own to get exactly the size and style you want. Book bindings require a little technique to maintain the right size of the page, without ruining the edge or making something that's going to fall apart. Watch this video book-binding tut ...more

How To : Make a black mojito cocktail

gotoguyenterprises teaches you how to make a glue bound paperback book. You will print you book on a4 paper, two pages per side, on each side. That means you will have the four pages in total on a sheet of a4 paper. Fold the paper in the middle and make stacks of the pages. Yo ...more

How To : Make a book out of recycled material

Make your own book out of recycled material. You can use thick cardboard pieces for each page. Find some strong tape to make an outer binding. Tape each page of the book down with masking tape. You can then reenforce it by glueing down strips of brown paper bag. Decorate your ...more

How To : Pack boxes for a move

There’s an art to packing boxes without breaking your good china—or breaking your back. You Will Need Sturdy boxes Duct tape Bubble wrap A permanent marker Newspaper (optional) Ink-free packing paper (optional) Step 1: Buy boxes Buy new boxes from a moving supply store. Disc ...more

How To : Sew an easy and quick bound buttonhole

A bound buttonhole doesn't have to be difficult. This video shows you several different techniques taught in various sewing books, and then shows you a synthesis of both methods. Don't worry about having to hand sew your buttons, you can do it all by machine.

How To : Make a book without glue

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a book without glue. First, you will need two thick pieces of cardboard paper, the paper for the book, scissors, duct tape, tape, and a pen. First, punch holes in all the papers and cardboard. Now, assemble the book and tape the duct tape ...more

How To : Create Marvel-style logos using Flash CS3

Marvel's recent string of wildly successful films based on its wildly successful comics have ushered in a whole new era of comic book films. All of the Marvel films have a very cool Marvel logo effect during their opening credits. This video will teach you how to create the sa ...more

How To : Crochet a beanie hat

In this tutorial, we learn how to crochet a beanie hat. First, you must place the yarn around your fingers, then thread through the needle with a slip knot. After you do this, grab the yarn and move the string through the slip knot to make a chain stitch. The next type of stit ...more

How To : Perform the green triangle yo-yo trick

This is a demonstration of performing the green triangle yo-yo trick. You can start with a trapeze, lift your non throw hand middle finger and swing the yo-yo off the trapeze. Take care that you do not drop the yo-yo, you can use the middle finger to hold the string. Swing jus ...more

How To : Create a full color photo book in iPhoto '08

Don't waste time at the store looking for the perfect photo album to put your vacation photos in. If you have iPhoto, you can do everything right from your computer. This Apple iLife tutorial shows you how to choose, organize and edit your photos, add them to a collection and ...more

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How To : Knit a scarf pattern

In this tutorial, we learn how to knit a scarf pattern. To do this, you will first start by casting on the first 20 rows. After this, you will knit for 2 rows, then you will do a k1 knit followed by a k1 at the end. Repeat this until your scarf is the desired length. Bind the ...more

How To : Draw dynamite

First of all use a grey color shade to draw the outline sketch of the figure. First draw the trapezium in the front. Now draw a rectangle at the side of the trapezium. Make a flat top to the figure. From the middle of the trapezium draw a string protruding downwards. Now divid ...more

How To : Turn an old book into a secret hiding place

Turn that dusty old tome into something you will actually use – a sneaky stash for your best stuff. You Will Need * A hardcover book * A paper clip * White craft glue * A foam brush * A spacer * A weight * A straightedge * A heavy-bladed craft knife or box cutter * Felt Step ...more

OL's Favorites : Chez Panisse Vegetables Cookbook

Chez Panisse Vegetables has been a sort of farmers market "bible" for me.  When I first started going to farmers markets I kept reaching for the same vegetables I had conventionally used for years. I felt overwhelmed by the cornucopia of earthly riches as I reached past crisp ...more

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