Iron Rust

How To : Remove rust stains caused by ironing

Your ironing skills are rusty, and so is your iron. Now you’ve got rust stains on your blouse. What to do? You Will Need * A steel-wool pad * Lemon juice * Water * Cloths or paper towels * Vinegar WARNING: If your fabric is not machine-washable or color-safe, have it professi ...more

How To : Deal with rusty cast iron

This video about how to clean rusty cast iron. Just follow these steps: 1. To get the rust off, clean it with a Brillo pad or sandpaper. Use water and something to lubricate it while washing it. 2. Put it on the stove at medium heat to evaporate all the water. 3. Wipe it with ...more

How To : Make a Fire Wire (Easy Steel Wool Fireworks)

Once you've reached an age where sparklers are no longer fun, it's time to upgrade to science and steel wool. It may be basic chemistry, but as you'll see in the video, simplicity can amaze more than complexity, as well as create some really impressive fireworks that are perfe ...more

How To : Turn a salvaged urn into a garden fountain

In this video, Amy R. Hughes shows you how to breathe new life into a salvaged urn by creating this easy water feature in 5 quick steps. By using a cast iron planter that already has a drainage hole in its base, you can do this project with minimal tools and effort. Age and ...more

How To : Care and use an iron skillets

Iron skillets can last for years if you know how to care for them properly. If you don't know how to season it properly rust can form very easily. In this how to video Chef Paul discusses iron skillet use and care.

How To : Create a thermite reaction

Obtain finely powdered iron oxide (rust), aluminum, and a thin strip of magnesium. Mix them together in a 8:3 ratio (iron oxide: aluminum) in a ratio by weight. [Note that the since aluminum is so light, it will appear that it is about a 50-50 mix by volume]. Pour the mixtur ...more

How To : Pre-season a cast iron skillet

This video shows how to preseason a cast iron skillet. If it has rust or is flaking, it will need to be seasoned. Wash the skillet in warm, soapy water and dry it thoroughly inside and out. Preheat your oven to 50 degrees. Pour into the skillet 4 to 5 tablespoons of Canola oil ...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 : Prepare a cast iron skillet

For this to work, you will need to take your pan through a process of heating and cooling. You put it on the stove, start the heat and apply a thin layer of fat on it, with a napkin or brush. This will open up the pours of the pan. As the fat becomes to burn and the pan heats ...more

How To : Unstick rusted nuts and bolts

Never be frustrated by a rusted nut and bolt again with this foolproof removal method. Loosen as much rust as possible off the nut with a wire brush. Tap the sides of the nut with a hammer to help the rust separate and fall off. Apply heat to the side of the nut for about a mi ...more

How To : Make thermite with aluminum and ferric oxide

The term "Thermite" refers to the mixture of aluminum and ferric oxide used in this experiment. It is sold commercially and is used for such applications as railroad welding and incendiary bombs. Rust and aluminum are combined and ignited with a magnesium ribbon. Molten iron ...more

How To : 9 Unconventional Uses for Paper Towels

Paper towels are great for absorbing your kitchen spills, but did you know that they're also perfect for cooking bacon in the microwave? Simply place bacon side-by-side on a layer of two paper towels and place two more paper towels on top of the bacon. Zap in the microwave at ...more

How To : Charge a Cell Phone on Train Tracks

If you're ever lost or hurt out in the middle of nowhere with a dead cell phone, you might be able to "flag" down help as long as you're near some railroad tracks. Some train tracks carry a small electric charge as a means of detecting other trains for signaling or for detect ...more

How To : Build an Awesome Grind Box!

How to build a really easy, but AWESOME Grind Box.! A grind box, or a skate box is a must for any skater. The grind box in this video is not only very easy to build but it can be made in under a day and with minimal tools. This grind box also has wheels that makes it incredibl ...more

How To : 9 DIY Tricks for Cleaning Your Car

Ever see those cars so covered in dirt, dust, and grime that someone writes "Wash me" on it using their finger? Well, for those cars' sakes, as well as cases less extreme, a word of advice: procrastination is not a solution — it can only compound the problem. Self-cleaning car ...more

Food Tool Friday : Why Pros Use Carbon Steel Knives

A good, sharp knife is a cook's best friend, which is why there's so much passionate debate about what kind you should get. Most enthusiastic home cooks opt for a stainless steel knife, but it turns out there's a different option that the pros favor, and that's carbon steel. T ...more

Ingredients 101 : How to Salt Your Food Like the Pros

In order to make your food taste good, your favorite restaurant is most likely using way more salt than you think they are (among other pro secrets). Which is why when you ask just about any professional cook what the biggest problem with most home-cooked meals are, they almos ...more

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