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How To : Make Chain Mail Armor from Start to Finish

This article is a guide for making Chainmail Armor from start (simple wire) to finish (a finished chainmail shirt). We will be using the European 4 in 1 weave, as this is the most common weave. This is the weave that you usually see in movies. There are several sections to thi ...more

How To : Fix a bathtub drain stopper with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to fix a bathtub drain stopper. Steps: 1. Remove the two screws holding the trip lever plate to the tub wall. Put screws in safe place, so they don’t fall down the drain. 2. Grasp the trip lever plate and carefully pull out t ...more

How To : Make a Vacuum Cannon & High Volume Vacuum Pump

The following video demonstrates and explains a classic physics experiment called a vacuum cannon. Typically these cannons are made on a much smaller scale to fire ping pong balls, but I wanted to keep things interesting with this 4" diameter monster. Video: . Since this canno ...more

How To : Solve Channel Craft's Brain Teaser puzzle

This is a video puzzle tutorial on how to solve the Right Brain Teaser made by Channel Craft, which some people would call the game device of cruel torture. Channel Craft's Brain Teaser puzzles are crafted from cherry wood, and the ropes, beads and posts create obstacles to k ...more

How To : So, You're a Steampunk… Now What?

Let's say that you've got the look down, and you have your Steampunk props all ready to go. Congratulations! You're a Steampunk! But now what do you do with yourself? You can sit there, patting yourself on the back, but that gets lonely after awhile. Your props will look nic ...more

How To : Build a Simple High-Powered Water Rocket Launcher

There are plenty of things you can use at home to make your own rocket, like sugar, matchsticks, or even trash. They may not be as impressive as a real rocket, but they can still be a lot of fun. In this video, How To Lou shows how he made a high-flying water rocket out of som ...more

How To : Make a rabbit snare

Watch this video to check out how to make a home made rabbit snare. If you can't find stainless steel wire, brass or copper will work just as well. Make sure your string is very strong. Consider using a braided twine that is treated with a non-slip coating to prevent knot slip ...more

How To : Turn pennies into silver and gold coins with zinc

One of the most famous and repeated chemistry experiments involves money. Some would say this is more of a trick than an experiment, but you can be the judge of that. No one can just turn pennies into silver or gold coins, but someone with a few chemicals can. So, if you want ...more

How To : Create a name plaque in Photoshop

Your name may not be forever minted in stone or gold for all of posterity to gaze at, but you can certainly bling up your family name by making your own name plaque using Photoshop. This Photoshop tutorial will teach you how to put your name - or whatever word you want - in a ...more

News : Samsung Is Still Awful at Flagship Updates

In the Android community, Samsung's slow updates have long been the accepted norm. With the Note 8's recent Android Oreo update, Samsung completed annual version updates to their 2017 flagship lineup. Now is a great time to look back on how Samsung has fared with updates over ...more

How To : Make Knot Sculptures from Soft Metals

In mathematics, a knot is a closed circle in a three-dimensional space that crosses itself multiple times. Since it is closed, it has no ends to tie, meaning you can't actually create such a knot. However, if you tie the ends together after you create a knot in the standard wa ...more

News : Steampunk Fashion - Handcrafted Costumes

For creating my costumes I try to use only authentic materials, such as old leather, steel, brass, copper, wood and glass. Nearly nothing is glued, most parts are reversible connected with screws. I take my parts from flea markets. I like the smell of old leather and wood and ...more

News : Steampunk Fashion - Timetravelers and Warriors

There are many opportunities to make Steampunk clothing. Clothing can be elegant and relate to the aristocrats of the 19th century. But Steampunk also can be rough and dirty, inspired by the adventurer from stories like 2000 miles under the sea or even movies like "Mad Max" or ...more

How To : Make a complete refillable glow stick

Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make a complete refillable glow stick. You can make this complete and refillable glow stick with a steampunk-style to it. The idea is simple, use compression fittings normally used in plumbing to create a glow stick t ...more

How To : Steampunk an External Hard Drive Case

There's something about the world of steampunk that fascinates me. WonderHowTo has plenty of steampunk projects, like the hardware chess set, binocular goggles, and even a lesson on fashion. But nothing screams steampunk more than nevets_mcd's hard drive case. This case proj ...more

How To : Build a playground slide

In this video tutorial, you'll find instructions for building a standard joist design playground slide, supported by 3-by-4 posts and secured with galvanized fasteners. All fasteners exposed to the outdoors must be weather-resistant, galvanized, zinc-coated brass or stainless ...more

How To : Make a Steampunk Straight Razor

I collect straight razors from the Victorian era and then add some steampunk style. Step 1: Remove the Old Scales Traditional 'scales' (the pieces on each side of the razor) are made from celluloid (invented in 1848) or animal horn. Remove the old scales by clipping off the p ...more

How To : Play a baritone horn

In this series of music education videos, our brass horn expert and music lesson professional introduces you to the baritone. He gives you a brief overview of its history as well as an introduction to the components which comprise this horn. Part 1 of 15 - How to Play a barito ...more

How To : Make a 100 foot glow stick with Dr. Lithium

Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make a 100 foot glow stick with Dr. Lithium. Just in time for Halloween. Brighter than electroluminescent wire and self-powered. This can be used to decorate, glow stuff up, or create all kinds of awesome effects. Wa ...more

How To : Modify a Nerf Nite Finder toy rifle

This is a video tutorial describing how to modify a nerf nite finder toy rifle. The first step is to take the nerf nite finder toy rifle out of the box and unscrew all of the screws on the gun. Then unscrew the light in the gun and then unscrew the back wiring and pry the meta ...more

How To : Do the brass monkey pole dancing move

Just like Brass Monkey, only from the top or middle of the pole. Enjoy this pole dancing tutorial video. Learn how to do the brass monkey. Pole dancing is great exercise, not just something a stripper does.

News : The Top 10 Steampunk Music Videos

"Jef with one F" from the Houston Press compiled a list of the 10 best steampunk songs, but it's really a collection of the best steampunk music videos. There are some amazing videos in the collection, such as this one, "Brass Goggles" by Steam-Powered Giraffe. It's not the be ...more

How To : Make Money in RuneScape (for Non-Members)

Are you bankrupt or all tied up for money? Do you want a very easy way to make money in RuneScape? If so, you are reading the right article! If you're a non-member, then read this. Making Money by Combat To make money with combat, you should attack the following creatures: ...more

How To : Mimic the look of antique brass

You can easily copy the aged look on old brass jewelry and hardware. Brass, an alloy of copper and zinc, oxides naturally. But you can encourage the process to go faster by using vinegar and salt water, or a rag soaked in ammonia. Use these techniques to mimic an antique patina.

News : Orderly Tangle Earrings

I decided I would make those earrings I alluded to in Monday's Post on orderly tangles. I had to shrink the templates down so that the triangles are about 2 cm on a side. I used 110 lb cardstock and and painted them using metallic leafing paint in gold, silver, copper, and bra ...more

Scrabble Bingo of the Day : COLOSSUS

COLOSSUS n pl. COLOSSUSES or COLOSSI a gigantic statue 60 points (10 points without the bingo) A colossus is a huge statue with great size and proportions, but it could also mean a person or thing of immense size or power. It comes from the Latin word colosseus and the Greek ...more

How To : Fix a chainsaw pull cord

The pull cord on a chainsaw can easily be repaired with a bit of brass tubing and some epoxy glue. Simple repairs are easy to perform yourself, without expensive replacements. Watch this video home repair tutorial and learn how to fix the pull cord on a chainsaw.

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

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