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How To : Cook steel cut oats very quickly

First of all you need Steel-Cut Oats, some water and a Tupperware box. Take the oats and then soak them in water. Add sufficient water so that the oats are completely soaked in water. There is no need to refrigerate the oats. You can leave them in your kitchen. Put a lid or co ...more

How To : Cook steel cut oats for oatmeal

Steel cut oats are whole, preserving the nutrients that would normally get cut out. To make steel cut oatmeal you will need steel cut oats, water, raisins, nuts, or whatever else you want to flavor it. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to cook steel cut oats for ...more

How To : Cut hardened steel with an angle grinder

Hardened steel is a very useful material, but working with it is tough because it is nearly impossible to cut with simple tools. What you really need is an angle grinder, and this video will show you how to use one of the powerful power tools to cut a hardened steel ring.

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 : Lay a flagstone walkway with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to lay a flagstone walkway. Steps: 1 Use a garden hose to lay out the shape and location of the 3-foot-wide walkway. 2 Cut through the sod and roots along the hose using a flat-blade shovel or edger. 3 Dig 3 to 4 inches of dir ...more

How To : Polish a stainless steel roller using Autosol

Watch this video tutorial from the Polish Guy to see how to polish a stainless steel roller using Autosol. In this polishing tip we polish a stainless steel roller using Autosol Metal Polish. The tutorial includes detailed work instructions and best practices. Materials: Aut ...more

How To : Build a stylish bar cabinet with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to build a stained-glass bar cabinet. Steps: 1. Cut the cabinet's 1x preprimed pine sides to the length of the glass door. The ends and shelves should be 1½ inches smaller than the window's width. (You can also have the wood c ...more

How To : Tag your name using LED light throwies

This is a complex process, but the guys at Graffiti Research Lab have armed you with detailed written instructions and this video on how to create a night writer. This is a more complicated version of their LED throwies that allows you to catch a tag in lights. You'll never ne ...more

How To : Get lithium metal from an Energizer battery

Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to get lithium metal from an Energizer battery. They show you how to get Lithium Metal from an Energizer Ultimate Lithium battery. There are a great many types of lithium batteries and the particular chemistry of interes ...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 : Make a simple bowl of oatmeal

In this video, Arya shows how to make homemade simple oatmeal. You will need steel cut oats, a bowl, hot water, nutmeg, coriander, cinnamon, cardamom, frozen berries, honey and a spoon for this! First add a scoop of steel cut oats to a bowl and add cinnamon, cardamom, coriande ...more

How To : Cut a bolt and save the threads

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to cut a bolt and save the threads. The materials required for this task are: a hacksaw, steel bristle brush, bolt cutters, wrench, oil and a filer. Begin by putting some oil onto the threads of the bolt. Then place the saw on the desi ...more

How To : Sharpen knives with a steel

This video demonstrates the proper way to sharpen knives with a steel. First, the blade of the knife should be held at about at 22 degree angle to the steel, Second, the knife should be slid along the steel in a sharpening motion. The steel should run along the blade of the kn ...more

News : Man Builds Camera as Big as His Dog

Gil Adam, a student of Industrial Design in Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, Israel, has created a 3:1 scale model of his favorite plastic camera, the Holga. While the camera is just a model (non-operational), it's pretty fun to see the oversized object next to ...more

How To : Clean a patio screen door

You don’t need to be handy to clean your patio screen door. Cleaning can be done quickly and easily in a few simple steps. You Will Need * A screwdriver * A utility brush * A small vacuum cleaner * A spray lubricant * A steel wool pad * Grease-cutting detergent * Silicone lubr ...more

How To : Restore and Sharpen Rusted Scissors

Leaving scissors wet or forgetting them outside can cause them to rust. Rusty scissors, if you can even open them, will leave brown marks on everything you attempt to cut through. Attempt is the truth—rust dulls the blades of the scissors making it virtually impossible to cut ...more

How To : Cut metal rods with bolt cutters

This is an instructional video featuring Doug Prime, founder of the Future Engineers Center at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Aviation snips are good for cutting small metal, but nail and steel rods require bolt cutters. Use safety glasses and clear the room as pieces ...more

News : Fully Functional Gravity-Defying Chair

With severed, angled gaps in three out of four legs, it looks like the work of a chainsaw-wielding maniac. But those gaps are clean cut and without blood, despite the redness of the slices, and definitely not the work of Leatherface. Peter Bristol's "cut chair" seems to defy ...more

How To : Handle a knife and safely speed slice food

Chef John Gargone explains in detail on how to handle a knife, and also shows a knife cutting demonstration blind folded. Chef John shows you how to speed slice with a French knife. He uses a 10" knife and a 16" knife for more heavy duty chopping. You want high carbon steel so ...more

How To : Sharpen a blade

Kitchen knives not cutting right anymore? Check out this how-to video; it'll show a way to sharpen up those knives. You'll see how to use a knife steel, a wetstone, and a sharpening machine. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to sharpen any blade easily and effectively.

How To : Make a simple cross joint

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a simple cross joint. To make this, you will need: 3 grape swishers, 1 steel grinder, swisher splitter, scissors, tobacco. Now, split the empty swisher and cut a little bit off one end of the swisher. Next, you will cut a hold in the midd ...more

How To : Make simple wire hoop earrings

The video describes to make wire hoop earrings. Take a steel metal of anything and take a eighteen gauge wire and wrap a few length of it around the taken piece of metal which is cylindrical in shape. Cut the wire at the desired part and remove from metal.The wire takes the sh ...more

How To : Use a viking knife sharpener

Work fast and safely in the kitchen and keeping your knives sharp with a steel sharpener. Is important to repeat this regularly, this way we will make our knives live longer, as well as more precision when we use them. Rub the knife over the steel sharpener few times and then ...more

How To : Make grilled zucchini and summer squash

Leave room on the outdoor grill for some zucchini and squash, two vegetables that make a nice accompaniment to whatever you're cooking up. Watch this video to learn how to make grilled zucchini and summer squash. You Will Need * A grill * A steel brush * A clean cloth * Vege ...more

How To : Build an Outdoor Brick Fireplace

This is a how-to video on how to build an outdoor brick fireplace. It has 5 parts and is a total of about 45 minutes long. It covers laying brick, acid washing, installing firebrick, installing flue tubes, and installing a stainless steel grill. It also covers brick string gui ...more

How To : Make a mini bike light

Sometimes knife handles break or just become old and a new handle would be nice. This video is going to show us how to replace a old handle with a new one. For this project you will need: Mahogany board from a used pallet Jigsaw Backsaw Sandpaper Steel file Drill Brass ...more

How To : Make grilled pineapple

Grilled pineapple makes a juicy side dish to whatever you’re barbecuing. Step 1: Clean the grill Clean your grill so the fruit doesn’t stick. For a charcoal grill, light some coals; with a gas grill, set it on high and close the lid. After about 20 minutes, let the grill cool ...more

How To : Make Your Laptop Theft Proof

The dreaded moment you hope never happens—someone has stolen your laptop. You could have private information, pictures, or even private information belonging to the company you work for, all lost forever. It can cause you pain, money, or even a job. There are paid services th ...more

Wheels of Steel : A Virtual Turntable in Your Browser

Wheels of Steel is a virtual browser-based turntable emulator created by Scott Schiller, a Canadian developer who works on Flickr at Yahoo. This project will appeal to those who A) dig turntablism and B) are knowledgeable in web development. I know nothing of the latter, but f ...more

News : Metal Isn't Flammable... Right?

Theo Gray of Gray Matter explains the principle behind sending steel up in flames- as long as it's steel wool, of course. The process is beyond simple. Spend 2 bucks and 2 minutes: purchase a steel wool pad, hold in pliers, light with a match. But the question is, why is steel ...more

How To : Grill with a wok

What cooler way to cook your food than with an oriental wok? Check this out if you want some easy steps on how to do it. Woks were originally designed to be in direct contact with hot coals, and you can use these steps to grill with a wok yourself. Step 1: Choose a wok Choo ...more

How To : Prevent Post-Earthquake Nuclear Meltdown in the US

After getting slammed with a crazy-big earthquake/tsunami, the Japanese nuclear plant Fukushima Daiichi might be on the brink of meltdown. Not as bad as Chernobyl, but maybe as bad as Three Mile Island. Nobody wishes such a disaster on anyone...anywhere in the world. In the US ...more

How To : Make a cool lamp out of a tequila bottle

In this how-to video from projectink we are shown how to make a lamp out of a tequila bottle. There's no need to spend 100 bucks on a lamp when making your own is cheap and easy and fun. These are the supplies you'll need: A bottle (we're using a Jose Cuervo tequila bottle), a ...more

How To : Make grilled eggplant

Enjoy some eggplant at your next barbecue. If there's any left over, blend it with a little lemon, garlic, and salt and you've got a tasty baba ghanoush. Watch this video to learn how to make grilled eggplant. Step 1. Clean the grill Clean the grill. For a charcoal grill, li ...more

How To : Make grilled potatoes

Next time you organize a cookout, throw a few spuds on the grill, too. Watch this video to learn how to make grilled potatoes. Step 1. Clean the grill Clean the grill so the potatoes don’t stick. For a charcoal grill, light some coals; with a gas grill, set it on high and cl ...more

How To : Build a linear slide bearing for a CNC router

A CNC router machine is probably the most useful tool a hobbyist can own, but the price for a CNC machine on the market is way more than the average hobbyist is willing to spend. You can build your own CNC with very basic tools, little knowledge of machinery, mechanics, or ele ...more

How To : Make sparks with steel wool, wire, and a battery

Learn how to make sparks with steel wool wire and a battery in simple steps. You will need thin steel wool, string wire, a battery with two terminals on top and scissors . First measure a meter of string wire and cut it out using the scissors. Now wrap the string wire around t ...more

How To : Use jump rings while making earrings

This video is about jump rings and making earrings. Jump rings have a cut in them so that they can open. To open, hold ring on either side of split with pliers. Add a slight twisting motion. Do the opposite to close. Rubber rings have no split and stretch. To make an earring, ...more

How To : Make creative and delicious bag lunches

Tired of eating ho-hum, overpriced takeout for lunch? Try some of these inspired homemade options. You Will Need: * Casserole ingredients * Sandwich ingredients and bread * Burrito-size tortillas * Leftovers * Cream cheese or cheddar * Beans * Salsa * 3/4 white wine * 1/2 cor ...more

News : Jaccard Tenderizer - A Must Have Tool

This is a tool I wouldn't want to do without in my kitchen. It's full name is the Jaccard Super Tendermatic Meat Tenderizer but if you refer to the "Jaccard", most food folks will know what you are talking about. Jaccard makes lots of food prep products but this is probably th ...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 : Make a Hairspray-Fueled PVC Rocket Cannon

This week, I've been working on a project that sort of takes a spin off an old-style potato gun. Using PVC pipe and the rapid combustion of hairspray, we can launch a rocket hundreds of feet into the sky. As usual for my projects, I tried to use only materials and parts that a ...more

How To : Roll Your Own Cigars at Home

Cigar Rolling Instructions: Separate Leaves Separate your dried tobacco leaves into those designated for filler, binders, and wrappers, saving the most pristine for your wrappers. The filler leaf is usually a blend of different types of tobacco, but if you’re growing your ow ...more

News : Piss’d Off Pete, the $100K Super Hot-Rod Hauler

After 3,000 man hours and $100 grand spent, 49-year-old Randy Grubb of rural Oregon turned this old junker long-haul truck... ...into this truly breathtaking beauty (who goes by the name of Piss’d Off Pete): Here are the specs, via PopSci: DESIGN "Grubb opted for thinner t ...more

How To : Dry fruit from your garden

Curtis Smith of Southwest Yard and Garden show viewers how they can dry fruit from their garden. First, you need to wash your hands before handling your fruit. To wash your hands you want to remove any jewelry, wet your hands, lather your hands and rub them together for 20 sec ...more

How To : Install a pond skimmer

Install a pond skimmerThe most critical steps to installing a skimmer are the water level and attaching the liner to the face plate with a water tight seal. The pond should be rocked in. The skimmer needs to be level from front to back and side to side. That's critical. Optimu ...more

How To : Properly sharpen a knife

Food editor Ian Knauer demonstrates a simple method for using a whetstone and a steel to keep your blades sharp. Just follow along and learn how. -What you really need is a whetstone. It should have two sides, one that is coarser grit and another that is finer. -You want to k ...more

How To : Make grilled peaches

Grilled peaches are a tasty way to end a barbecue. You Will Need * A grill * A steel brush * A clean cloth * Vegetable oil * Peaches * Sugar * Lemon juice * Ice cream or whipped cream Step 1: Clean the grill Clean the grill so the fruit doesn’t stick. For a charcoal grill, li ...more

How To : Make grilled bell peppers

Throw some red, yellow, and green peppers on the grill for a colorful and delicious side dish. Watch this video to learn how to make grilled bell peppers. Step 1. Clean the grill Clean the grill. For a charcoal grill, light some coals; with a gas grill, set it on high and cl ...more

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