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How To : Remove an armature bearing using a vise

If you don't have a bearing puller available and need to remove an armature bearing, you're in luck! You can actually use a cheap vise available at any hardware store remove an armature bearing if you don't have the bearing puller or if there is not enough space between the be ...more

How To : Increase the power of a 5mw green laser pointer

In this tutorial, we learn how to increase the power of a 5mw green laser pointer. First, you will need to gather the parts you will need, which include a vise, the laser, a soldering iron, and a block of wood. After this, cut the block of wood in half and then put your laser ...more

How To : Properly make a replacement key for a lock

Ever wanted to learn how to make a rekey a lock? Well, there's no better time than now to start learning the craft of so many locksmiths out there... key making. Just watch this video tutorial to see how to properly make a replacement key for a lock. In order to rekey a padlo ...more

How To : Create a grip with paracord

When is a knot not a knot? When it's a grip. The knot outlined in this video isn't a knot per se but a way to wrap objects to increase their grip and also to store extra paracord. Specifically, this video demonstrates how to County Comm Micro Widgy Bar, which is a miniature p ...more

How To : Build a steadycam for small hybrid digital cameras

Need to shoot a film for class and realized you don't have a Fisher Dolly and your cinematographer's hands are a little to shaky for what you would consider good filmmaking? Well, this video tutorial will show you how to make your very own steadycam. Check out how a nautilus d ...more

How To : Make micro picks for lock picking

Ever wanted to learn how to pick a lock? Well, there's no better time than now to start learning the craft of so many locksmiths out there... lock picking. Just watch this video tutorial to see how to make micro picks for lock picking. To make these micro, credit card-sized l ...more

How To : Remove a DeWALT miter saw armature bearing

Removing a miter saw armature bearing on a DeWalt miter saw armature can be a bit tricky if because even if you have a bearing puller, you probably won't have enough space to get it in the armature to be able to get it out. You will get a great tip on how you can use a vise to ...more

How To : Install a rear sway bar on a Honda Civic EP3

Check out this video tutorial to see how to remove and install a rear sway bar on a Honda Civic EP3 (SI or SIR). This may be the same on other vehicles. You will need a 5mm allen wrench, a 14mm wrench, a long nose vise grip, and a 12mm socket with a long extension. Some lube ...more

How To : Shape trucks for fingerboards

Fingerboards are popular miniature skateboards available all over the globe. The parts are pre-made by various manufacturers, but you can modify the parts yourself. In this video, you'll learn how to shape fingerboard trucks using basic tools. Materials needed: A pair of han ...more

How To : Make your own single speed or fixie bike crank

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a single speed bike crank. You will need: chain ring bolt tool, large screwdriver, Allen wrench, file, hacksaw, vise, and crank set with 2 ring. First, grab your chain ring bolts and cut about 3mm off of the end. If the nut moves while yo ...more

How To : Choose a vice for fly tying for fly fishing

In this video Bobby Gray at Fly and Shot Outfitters describes some of the different kind of fly tying vises available and how they work. A great intro video into the world of fly tying for fly fishing. Vises featured include Griffin, Regal, and Renzetti.

How To : Silicon recess a Duncan brand yo-yo

If you want to mod your new Duncan yo-yo, don't fret, help is here. See how to silicon recess your Duncan brand yo-yo. Step 1: Take apart and pop out the caps Step 2: Get the axle, 2 shims, and a nut Step 3: Setup the yoyo for your drill Step 4: Setup your drill— if you have ...more

How To : Replace a spoke behind the freewheel

Ever had a spoke break on your bike wheel? Don't throw the wheel away! Repairing a spoke only takes a few tools and some patience. You will need, at a minimum: a freewheel tool (used to remove the part of the wheel that engages the bike chain), a wrench, and a screwdriver. Fir ...more

How To : Sharpen your chainsaw

This video is how to sharpen your chainsaw The manufacturer recommends a 7/32 round or rat tail file. That can be found on the box that the chainsaw came in. Check your box to determine which file to use. Use WD 40 as a lubricant on the file. Use the entire length of the file ...more

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