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How To : Transfer a painting done on rice paper to silicone

This video shows you how to dry-mount a painting done on rice paper with silicone release paper. This method is to transfer the silicon adhesive film to the backing material first, then take the release paper off and mount the painting on. Artist, Henry Li gives you everything ...more

Build a Home Arcade Machine : Part 2

I assume at this point you have already completed your control panel using Part 1 of this How To guide. Now, if you are anything like me, you couldn't fight the urge to play, and you have your panel sitting on saw horses in the living room. Depending on your situation, your s ...more

Build a Home Arcade Machine : Part 1

Remember the arcades? Were you saddened when they closed up one by one, leaving no outlet to actually go out and socialize while you played video games? With all the home consoles and internet connectivity, gaming has evolved, but the social factor has been eliminated. Sure we ...more

How To : Installl a stair handrail with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a handrail. Steps: 1 Stand 4-foot level on first step and hold it plumb. 2 Mark the level where it meets top of second step. 3 Calculate height of handrail and mounting brackets; mark bracket height on level. 4 Use ...more

How To : Make a wooden doorknob coatrack

Gathering the materials is probably the most challenging part of the project, though it's great fun. 1. Start by lightly sanding the board to create a smooth working surface. Then arrange the doorknobs across the board’s face to see how they’ll look after they’re attached. On ...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 : Clean a bear skull and make a European mount

Just got back from your bear hunting trip? Instead of paying a taxidermist, take a look at this instructional video and learn how to clean a bear skull and make a European mount on your own. To use this procedure, you'll need a knives, gloves, large pot, garbage bas, dishwashi ...more

WTFoto's Homemade Mondays : It's Raining Crayons

If, unlike me, you have stopped using crayons for your daily art endeavors (and light, yet nutritionally-bereft snacks), here's a reason to buy a new pack of rainbow glory. Buy a Pack of Crayons The bigger the better. Don't scrimp—get Crayola! In my humble experience, Crayol ...more

How To : Create your own functional green screen

This video tutorial show you how to make your own functional green screen to create special effects. If you try to isolate a subject on a film with a dynamic background there is a good chance to loose parts of the subjects during the process. By using a monochromatic backgroun ...more

How To : Install a towel ring in the bathroom

Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionsPlus shows us how to install a towel ring in the bathroom. - Line the ring up on a wall stud. - Determine the height of the placement and make a small mark above the top of the towel ring. - Position the mounting bracket so that it lines up with t ...more

How To : Assemble a model rocket for launching

In this Hobbies & Toys video tutorial you will learn how to assemble a model rocket for launching. This video will show you how to do this using the Estes Alpha model rocket. For this project you will need the rocket kit, masking tape, glue, sand paper, a knife, scissors and a ...more

How To : Use Sephadex gel filtration for chromatography

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta brings you this video tutorial specifically relevant to your student laboratory courses, specifically microbiology. If you're a student at any school of biology, this information will be helpful for learning ho ...more

News : Wood Blinds vs. Faux Blinds? That is the Question.

People ask me all the time, "Nick, what are the best blinds for my home in terms of Wood vs. Faux Wood?" Well the answer to that question is not so cut and dry. However, I can help steer you in the right direction. In this post, we will examine the pros and cons of both wood a ...more

How To : Draw a Ferrari 599 GTO animated car

Learn the trick to drawing a Ferrari, but not just any old Ferrari, the Ferrari 599 GTO, the mother of all Ferraris. It's the car any man or woman would love to own, and it has some serious power built into it. Not only does this car have beauty, but it has brains and muscle, ...more

How To : Make a Vertical Wall-Mounted Chessboard

Love chess, but hate having to stop in the middle of a game when you don't have time to finish? This DIY vertical chess set made by Redditor pigthunder will ensure you never have to abandon a game again. It hangs on the wall, so you can pick up where you left off anytime. Here ...more

News : Steampunk Bottle (a Red and Malevolent Glow)

Thought I would cross-post a piece I did a while ago. So here is a piece I made a while back. I found this brass and glass bottle at the thrift store. At the time of purchase it had a broken music box on the bottom. I actually was able to fix the music box and it plays "How D ...more

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