Ceramic Tile Cutting

How To : Drill porcelain tile like a professional

In this tutorial, we learn how to drill porcelain tile like a professional. You will first need to get a blade that is round and very sharp. Place this on the porcelain and then gently rock the blade back and forth until it cuts the tile all the way through. Make sure you plac ...more

How To : Install a glass tile backsplash with Lowe's

Hey what a great idea. Is installing tiles such a simple activity? Why not install glass and ceramic? Learn from this Lowe's video on how you can install a beautiful backsplash. Glass mosaic squares add a trendy splash, while white subway tiles keep the design clean and conte ...more

How To : Sculpt a ceramic clay "stitched" serpent

If you would like to create the look of stitches or sutures on your clay sculptures, you will need the following: clay, a toothpick or sharp implement, and a cutting tool. Using a small amount of clay, roll the clay into the shape of a dowel. Next, roll it between your finger ...more

How To : Use tile grout to make a cosplay-inspired star

In this video tutorial from StudioMallory, learn how to take Mapei premixed adhesive and grout and turn it into a six-point star. Begin by cutting out the star shape in a piece of cardboard. You can use a stencil to make sure the shape is accurate. With your fingers, spread th ...more

How To : Install a bathtub and shower surround with tile

In this video, The Home Depot shows us how to tile the surrounding walls of a bath or shower. Since these walls stand up to a lot of wetness from daily showers, they need to be sound and waterproof. Ceramic tiles are a great way to go. In this demonstration, the tiles are atta ...more

How To : Install flooring in your basement

In this series of video clips you’ll learn how to install new flooring in your basement, including tips on how to prepare your existing basement floor for the installation process, the equipment and supplies you’ll need to install your new floor, and the various flooring optio ...more

How To : You Don't Need a Stone Oven to Make Kickass Pizzas

Making pizza at home is fun and easy—until you get your creation into the oven. Then all of a sudden, your crust gets soggy and your toppings ooze off into one big mess. A home oven just can't cook a pizza the same way as a professional one built specifically for pizzas. But ...more

How To : Remove Rust Spots from Kitchen Knives Naturally

If you're careless and tend to leave your knives lying around or in the sink, chances are you've struggled with rusty blades. Water, as it turns out, is enemy number one when it comes to keeping your knives in mint condition. To be more specific, leaving water on them for a p ...more

Knives 101 : How to Care for Your Knives Like a Pro

Ask 100 chefs what the most important tool in their kitchen is, and you'll get 100 chefs saying the exact same thing: their set of knives. For home cooks and professional chefs alike, nothing is more important (or exciting) than a good knife. A good knife allows you to work mo ...more

How To : Cut large format glass tiles

In this video, we learn how to cut large format glass tiles. First, measure out where you want the cut to be on the glass, then cut it with a sharp X-acto knife. After this, use a glass cutter to cut the bottom of the glass and create a crack what will go down to the cut that ...more

How To : Tile a diagonal cut tile

Tile RIGHT demonstrates how to tile a diagonally cut tile. First set the Measure Right Pro to the appropriate setting, extending it from corner to corner along your tile. Account for your grout line and the space up against the wall. Then, lock the tool. Next, place the tiles ...more

How To : Use a wet saw to cut tile

This how to video is brought to you by Handy Magazine. The Handyman Club of American provides reviews and how to's on a variety of home & garden project. This video covers what you need to know to use a wet saw to cut tile.

How To : Make a mosaic for your home or garden

Mosaics are a cool type of art. You can use mosaics to liven up your home or garden and they are cheap and fun to make. Check out this video for tips and instructions for making mosaics. You Will Need • Fiberboard • Pencil • Ceramic and glass • Adhesive glue • Strips of w ...more

How To : Install snap tile for your bathroom floor

This is a video which shows how to install snap tile on a bathroom floor. The snam tile has plastic tabs that interlock. First he measures the lengths. Then he takes the tiles outside to be able to use the saw to cut lengths. Next a mark is drawn. The square is used to make st ...more

How To : Make linoleum asphalt mosaics with Craftzine

Linoleum asphalt mosaics, also called Toynbee Tiles, are artworks permanently embedded in pavement. In this video I'll show you how to construct your own from inexpensive materials. You can get real linoleum (don't use vinyl flooring) for this project by ordering free samples ...more

How To : Make edible fruit bouquets and arrangements

This video demonstrates how to make edible fruit bouquets and arrangements. you can use any fruit and chocolate. Start with a ceramic base. Also, you'll need a Styrofoam ball about 2 inches larger than the base, a hot glue gun, flower shaped cookie cutters, a pack of toothpick ...more

How To : Put lips and rims on your pottery

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to make some simple lips and rims with cut aways. The detailed instructions in this helpful how-to video will help intermediate potters make different kinds of lips and rims and put them on their pottery.

How To : Make faceted pottery

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to make faceted pottery using some common faceting methods such as wire cut faceting. The detailed instructions in this helpful how-to video are geared toward intermediate potters and will allow you to make pretty faceted pottery.

How To : Make a vaporizer out of common household items

This tutorial is about making a home made vapouriser with a light bulb.You will require knife,light bulb,bottle cap,a small tube and screwdriver.With the knife slowly and evenly pry the metal tip away from its ceramic base.After you bend the tip away from the ceramic base you ...more

How To : Make Coasters with Scrabble Tiles

Make your own personalized coasters using Scrabble tiles! You design them, so they can say anything you want them to! Pick a theme and make a set or make each coaster completely different from the rest. What You'll Need Scrabble tiles Glue gun Squares of wood or cork (about ...more

How To : Grow Plants With Compact Fluorescent Lights

I like to grow vegetables all year round, and I couldn't afford the big gas bulbs, or the power to run them. The big gas bulbs: can explode can burn you and your plants cost upwards of $50 a month to operate raise the temperature in your home, causing the air conditioning to ...more

How To : Lay tile in the bathroom

This video is from DannyLipford and covers the proper technique to lay tile in the bathroom. The first step is to lay some chalk lines to find the exact center spot of the room. The first tile will be put down diagonally so that the corners sit on the four chalk lines. Next th ...more

How To : Use a potato peeler on ceramics

Using a potato peeler on ceramics is fast, simple and gives your piece a unique look. While your pot is still soft, take a potato peeler and "peel" your pot in small sections working around the pot. You don't want to press too light or too firm, it might take some practice. Ke ...more

How To : Make a ceramic slab plate

In this video, we learn how to make a ceramic slab plate. First, roll out the ceramic. After this, place the clay on butcher or newspaper and smooth it out with a plastic card. Repeat this on the other side. Next, use a paper template to help cut your design or use a circular ...more

How To : Install a decorative tile border

In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to install a decorative tile border. Decorative borders add a beautiful accent to any room. Start by setting the "measure right pro' tool. Slide the tool open to cover the entire tile and the width of the border. Next mov ...more

How To : Finish a lidded clay box

Simon Leach of Simon Leach Ceramics shows how to finish a lidded box, thrown on a potter's wheel. When cutting into the box, make sure to do so with a cut slanting downwards so that the lid is less prone to falling off. Proceed to smooth off the exterior of the box, beginning ...more

How To : Install FasTrim with your laminate floor

Inserting FasTrim with your laminate floor requires only a few simple tools. To insert FasTrim on your laminate floor that is up against ceramic tiles, first drill holes in the plastic track using a 3/16 masonry bit. Be sure to wear safety glasses to avoid damage from flying p ...more

How To : Make silly putty at home, just like NASA

NASA has invented the T-RAD Device, a.k.a. Goo Gun. Astronauts aboard the STS-120 will test the effectiveness of the pre-ceramic polymer in its ability to repair damaged shuttle tiles. To make connections to the mission, in this video tutorial, Dr. Diana teaches you how to mak ...more

How To : Install Warmup's underfloor heating cable system

In order to install Warmups Underfloor heating system, you will need the following: a Warmup Thermostat, a Warmup Kit, RCD, a multimeter, a permanent marker, measuring tape, tape, and scissors. Prepare the subfloor in advance. Install insulation. The surface needs to be smoot ...more

How To : Make Short Ribs with Hubert Keller

Ingredients ½ cup unbleached, all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper 2–2½ pounds short ribs 1 tablespoon vegetable oil ½ pound onions, peeled and cut into ½-inch dice ½ pound carrots, peeled and halved lengthwise ½ pound new red potatoes, sk ...more

How To : Make Baked Mashed Potatoes with Hubert Keller

Ingredients 4 pounds Yukon gold or russet potatoes, peeled and quartered 4 cloves garlic, peeled 1 teaspoon white vinegar 2-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided 6 ounces onions, peeled, ends cut flat 8 ounces low-fat cream cheese, cut into ...more

How To : Treat weeds

Weeds are the bain of a gardeners existence. Many people reach for something and spray. There are many cultural things that can be tried before spraying. Cutting the grass correctly and ensuring good drainage will go a long way towards preventing weeds. If water is puddling on ...more

News : Psychedelic Paper Bunny Hole

A mass accumulation of $5 donations allowed NYC artist collective SOFTlab to install the below piece, entitled CHROMAtex, at the Bridge Gallery. The piece is constructed with each donator's name printed as a photo paper tile, laser cut and then assembled with everyday binder c ...more

How To : Decorate ceramics with a torch

Try using a blowtorch to dry the outer portion of a ceramic pot. While the clay is still on the pottery wheel, cut light marks into the outer wall of the pot. Dry the outermost layer of wet clay with a blowtorch. When you continue to stretch and form the wet clay on the wheel, ...more

How To : Throw a double walled vase

Follow this example to throw a double walled ceramic vase. This is a decorative motif in ceramics, and a tricky process to complete. After the pice dries a little, make sure to cut some holes in the top layer of clay, to prevent an explosion in the kiln. As shown, you can also ...more

How To : Wedge and knead a piece of clay for pottery making

Wedging and kneading is essential before throwing clay on a pottery wheel, or shaping by hand, in order to get rid of air bubbles that may cause the pottery to explode while firing in the kiln. There are many different techniques to wedge and knead, but this video ceramic desi ...more

How To : Lay a stone slap floor

Nuts and Bolts present how to lay a west Australian natural stone. When beginning the laying of any tile or stone, it is very important to make sure the first stone is perfectly straight. So, the first step is to measure from two walls and get the dead center of the room. They ...more

How To : Get rid of garden snails and slugs

Tired of losing your gardening efforts to snails and slugs? Use these methods to banish the pests. You Will Need * A container of warm, soapy water * Diatomaceous earth * Ceramic flowerpots * Beer * Sugar * Baking yeast Step 1 Remove slugs and snails by hand. Check in shady ...more

How To : Clean green

Learn how to clean green. Forget the industrial cleaners and acids: a few household basics are all you need to breathe fresh air into your home. You Will Need * Windows that open * Natural fiber sponges * Cotton cleaning cloths or rags * White vinegar * Baking soda * Lemons ...more

How To : Color your hair at home simply

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to color your hair at home. You'll save a bundle using a coloring kit instead of heading to the salon every six weeks. Plus, dyeing your tresses at home has never been simpler. You Will Need * A hair coloring kit that includes: * Colora ...more

How To : Sculpt a ceramic clay sitting monster

How to Sculpt a Sitting Body out of Clay Roll a ball of clay into a rounded rectangular box. Picking one end to be the head, pinch the top of the clay piece so that it becomes longer and thinner, with the very end in a small, rounded ball, as in the shape of a neck and head. ...more

DIY Blacksmithing : Forge Your Own Steel at Home!

Metal is a great material to work with. It's rigid, tough, malleable and conductive, but sometimes the part we need doesn't exist in any store. In order to create custom pieces, you need to either melt the metal and cast it in a mold, or heat it until it's soft enough to shape ...more

How To : Lay floor tiles

In this video, we learn how to lay floor tiles. Lay the tiles in a diamond pattern, using a tape measure to make sure you have enough of them. You will need to cut the corner tiles so they fit in with the rest of them. Lay the tile adhesive down first before you lay the tiles ...more

How To : Make coasters or decorative tiles with photographs

In this tutorial, we learn how to make coasters or decorative tiles with photographs. To make this fun art project, you will need: glue, glue stick, paint brush, tile, picture, and scissors. After you have gathered these, cut your picture out if you printed it out. Then, apply ...more

How To : Tile a shower floor and curb in your own bathroom

In this tutorial, we learn how to tile a shower floor and curb in your own bathroom. To start, you will need to apply the foundation of your tile with a smoothing tool from corner to corner of each of the corners. After the mortar is lied, grab your tile and press it down firm ...more

How To : Make a mosaic frog for your garden

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a mosaic frog for your garden. Start by painting white glue over the eye sockets where the eyeballs will be placed. After you place the eyes on, brush on glue to all surface areas and start to place the mosaic on the glue. Follow directio ...more

How To : Tile a kitchen floor with Home Depot

Whether updating your home design or protecting against mold and mildew, the installation of kitchen tiles is a simple process that any home crafter can do. This video tutorial shows how to install backer board and tile your kitchen floor. Once you've cleaned the area where yo ...more

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