Creating a Roof

How To : Create a roof with inference locking in SketchUp

As a follow-up video to inference locking, this Google SketchUp tutorial shows how to combine a series of roof forms together using inference locking. You will also use arrays and copying to create dormers. Please keep in mind, this isn't a video on roofs, but an example of va ...more

How To : Create 3D roof tiles in MAXON Cinema 4D

This clip presents a quick lesson on how to model 3D roof tiles within C4D without using modules. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just looking to get better acquainted with Cinema 4D and its various features and functions, you're sure to en ...more

How To : Eat Fire (And Look Damn Good Doin' It)

Eating fire is a guaranteed method of not only impressing an entire room, but also instantly settling any questions as to whether or not you're a complete and total stone cold BAD ASS. When you can casually whip this trick out in a bar, you're not only going to get your drinks ...more

How To : Build a building in Google SketchUp

This video series takes you through every step of building a building in SketchUp and is taken from chapter 4 of "Google SketchUp for Dummies" in case you want to follow along. PART 1 explains how to switch to a 2D view to get you ready to build the floor plan. It's a good ide ...more

How To : Build a basic starting home in Minecraft

When starting out in Minecraft, the first thing you focus on is creating a shelter to seal yourself into to make it through the first night without getting eaten by a zombie or shot to death by a skeleton. But if you want something a little more conventional, try building a ho ...more

How To : Make 15mm scale miniatures

This video provides an introduction to building 15mm scale buildings for Warhammer or miniature dioramas. Simulate roofing shingles and with small pieces of cardboard. Create a haunted scene with real spider webs. Preserve tiny spider webs with a protective spray or make minia ...more

How To : Choose exterior paint schemes with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to choose exterior paint schemes. Steps: 1. For small, simple Queen Anne home, choose a three-color scheme; large, elaborate Victorians can support up to seven different colors 2. Choose paint colors for three main areas: the ...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 : Create potting soil for cacti and succulents

This video teaches you how to create the perfect potting soil for your cacti or succulents. A blend for you beautiful pants to grow strong and healthy. The Recipe 5 parts perlite 4 parts bagged potting soil 1 part coarse sand Pinch of rock dust Top-dress the container soil w ...more

How To : Make basic beatbox sounds

Try beat boxing to make percussion sounds using only your mouth. Follow this Howcast guide to learn how to make basic beatbox sounds. You Will Need * Rhythm * A mouth Step 1: Create a kick drum Make the kick drum sound by expelling pressurized air through your mouth. At the ...more

News : Techniques for Creating Architecture in Minecraft

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play with us on our free server. In the past, we've gone over how to improve the architecture of windows, doors, walls and other such structures. In last Saturday's workshop, we looked into some specific te ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (02/01 - 02/07)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Thanks to all of our moderators and contrib ...more

News : 100,000 Volts of Theft Protection

Zero chance of your ride being jacked with this level of protection. You will need: a 100,000 volt tesla coil strapped to the roof of your vehicle. Created by tesla master, Peter Terren. Previously, Electrifying Transparent Tesla Coil (DIY!!) Iron Man Played with 1,000,000 Vol ...more

How To : Make Custom Boxes from Cardboard for the Holidays

In this video tutorial, learn how to make a cardboard house with leftover cardboard that you may have sitting around from the holidays. You will need cardboard and plastic box rivets. Create several holes along one side of your first piece of cardboard. These holes will be us ...more

How To : Lose your double chin with a simple neck exercise

Lose your double chin with a simple neck exercise. Cynthia Rowland, anti-aging expert, demonstrates some exercises for strengthening the neck muscles, thereby reducing the double chin. Sitting with the shoulders back, lift the chin and place the tongue flat onto the roof of ...more

How To : Make a mini milk carton birdhouse

In this how to video, you will learn how to make a mini milk carton bird house. You will need a mini milk carton dye for this. Use the template to fold the paper. There will be score lines to help you with the folding. Once this is done, fold in the paper and take a punch to c ...more

How To : Crate train a dog properly

From housebreaking to traveling, crate training a puppy or dog can have long-term rewards for both owners and pets. This Howcast guide demonstrates how to crate train a dog. You Will Need * A crate * A screwdriver * A soft towel or blanket * Two dog toys * A half-gallon pet c ...more

How To : Build a shelter in the forest

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to build a shelter in the forest. If you get stuck in the woods, you'll need to know how to protect yourself from the elements. You Will Need * Ingenuity * Forest debris, like branches, leaves, pine needles, and logs Step 1. Find a dep ...more

News : Amazing Star Wars Sand Crawler Made of LEGO

This amazing Star Wars Sand Crawler is built entirely out of legos. Includes lighted eyes of the Jawas and a working crane to life the droids. Youtube User Marshal Banana from Switzerland created it. Here are the details: Minifigscale: 96 cm long, 100.5 cm long (lowered ma ...more

How To : Bundle kindling

In this tutorial, we learn how to bundle kindling. First, gather up 25 pieces of kindling together and tie it together with a rope on two ends and in the middle. Before you do this, you will cut the tops off of the kindling so you are just left with the branches. The water wil ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (04/25 - 05/01)

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 most ...more

How To : Use the protractor tool in Google SketchUp

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to use the protractor tool in Google SketchUp. To measure in any direction or orientation, the protractor will align itself to any surface that it touches. This tutorial covers how to measure angles, create construction gui ...more

How To : Reshingle a roof with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to reshingle a roof. Steps: 1. Pry off old roof shingles with pitch fork. 2. Nail down loose roof sheathing to rafters. 3. Cover roof deck with 30-pound felt underlayment; staple felt every 6 to 8 inches. 4. Nail drip-edge fla ...more

Shortcut : 5 Secret Body Tricks

Body hacks. So simple, so ingenious. They're the shortcuts in life. We love them, the internet loves them. Back in 2008, somebody named Alicia Goh wrote a friendster blog post that has been passed along far and wide. Her tricks of the body include quick solutions for an itchy ...more

How To : Make a Blaze Trap in Minecraft

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play with us on our free server. The Nether is a dangerous place. It usually takes days of playing, creating enchanted armor, and using advanced potions until one is able to safely traverse the Nether. The ...more

How To : Draw a cartoon cottage scene

In this video, we learn how to draw a cartoon cottage scene. Start out by drawing the outline for the house, a tree, the sun, and mountains. After this, add color to the mountains and everything else in the scene. From here, color in the sun and then start to create the cottag ...more

How To : Measure your space when drawing a landscape

In this video, we learn how to measure your space when drawing a landscape. First you want to draw a line in the middle and measure out the line to the top of the building, and create another line there. Measure the length and then measure the edge of the outside of the buildi ...more

How To : Make a simple jig to hang picture frames

Danny Lipford shows us how to create a simple jig to hang picture frames. He believes that all the complicated gadgets many people use-including lasers and special levels-are unnecessary for successfully hanging a picture frame. All you really need is a strip of wood and a sin ...more

How To : Draw a Victorian house

Michael Weisner demonstrates his method of drawing a Victorian house. He uses a pencil or Sharpie marker, paper, and a T-square to get perfectly straight lines. First he draws the base of the house, and then marks the roof lines. He draws double lines to create the look of cro ...more

How To : Install a ridge vent

Roof ventilation principles are very straightforward -- a cool attic is a happy attic! You need to create a flow of air that enters the overhang of your roof through soffit vents, then flows straight up through the rafters and out through a ridge vent. To help facilitate airfl ...more

How To : Play Spleef in Minecraft

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. Sometimes it's easy to get overwhelmed with the sheer scale or complexity of a build or group project on your favorite server. Too much stress from any creative endeavour can lead t ...more

Snapshot : 12w08a

Snapshot: 12w08a brings us a few nice things a few things I'm not so sure about and a few things I just hope Mojang doesn't incorporate into the next official update. First thing I like is UPSIDE DOWN STAIRS!!!!! Finally jeshhh. If you target the underside of a block you can ...more

Scrabble Bingo of the Day : WICKIUP

WICKIUP 68 points (18 points without the bingo) Definition: an American Indian hut [n] It's shaped like an igloo, but wickiups aren't made of snow and ice, there made of arched wooden poles and some sort of roofing material, such as grass, brush, reeds, or cloth—basically, w ...more

LA Noire : First Impressions

L.A. Noire is the newest Rockstar (GTA4, Red Dead Redemption) game created by Team Bondi ( The Getaway). The game is set in the late 1940’s in Los Angeles. The main character, Phelps, is a war veteran rising through the ranks from police officer to detective. The game is prese ...more

How To : Make a paper cap from a half sheet of newspaper

The man on the video explain how to make a cricket cap from just a half sheet of newspaper. You start off with a half sheet of news paper, and fold the sheet in half, and then fold it again into a quarter. Then it shows you to fold down the two tops sides as if you were making ...more

How To : Draw a caricature of a truck

This video demonstrates how to draw a caricature of a truck. Begin with a rectangular shape that is slightly bigger at the top and has rounded corners. This will be the grill. Create an inside border. Below the grill, draw a front bumper. At the top corner of the grill draw a ...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 : Create Beautiful Houses in Minecraft, Part 2

Part 2 Welcome back! In my last post I talked about the exterior aspects and techniques of building a great looking house, and now we shall focus on the interiors. Interiors There are a few important prerequisites to look at before starting the interiors of a house: The ge ...more

News : What I would do with the crew

So I have Followed since the first CKY, I love the work you guys have created over these many years, I have wanted to meet and kick it with the crew and just have a good time and here is my opportunity. So I wouldn't call it a prank but I have a couple good stunt ideas for th ...more

How To : Draw cars

Want to improve your car drawing abilities? Walk you’re way through these steps and you will have the tools to sketch your very own car. You can make it into a cheerful cartoon car or keep it looking sharp and realistic. Rev your drawing engine and get ready to learn how to us ...more

How To : Edit Structures in Fortnite Battle Royale

One of the more unique aspects of Fortnite Battle Royale is the ability to create structures. Using in-game materials, players can create walls and ramps for cover and to extend mobility. But creating isn't limited to just the basic generic structures. To really maximize their ...more

How To : Get the Most Out of Google's New Inbox by Gmail

Google's new Inbox by Gmail service wants to fundamentally change the way you handle email, so a bit of a learning curve is to be expected when you're first using the utility. As of right now, the service is invite-only, but if you were lucky enough to get in on the ground flo ...more

News : Google Can Now Help You with Your Job Search

A new Google Search update lets job-seekers streamline their search process. Searches like 'jobs near me' are now designed to show relevant opportunities from multiple sites. Previously, searches like that mostly brought up links to various recruitment sites that would have t ...more

How To : Track ADS-B Equipped Aircraft on Your Smartphone

Flight disruptions can cost billions of dollars, but most modern commercial flights rely on air traffic control systems that harbor serious vulnerabilities. By 2020, the transition will be complete to a system called NextGen, which relies on Automatic Dependent Surveillance – ...more

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