Making Metal Springs

How To : Make an Iron Man Inspired Gauntlet (in Metal)

Here's my latest gauntlet, made in 22 gauge stainless steel using ordinary hand tools you probably already have in your garage. I used Iron Man for inspiration, but it's far from an exact replica. Unlike my previous gauntlets, there is minimal riveting, as most of the parts ar ...more

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 : Color copper metal with color pencils for jewelry

It seems contrary to what you instinctually believe is true, but you can actually mix two modes of art - coloring pencils and metal from jewelry making - and fuse them into one work of jewelry. Follow along, start to finish, as Art Jewelry magazine associate editor Jill L. Er ...more

How To : Melt chocolate to the proper consistency

Chocolate. Everybody loves chocolate. Unless you're allergic. If you want to melt chocolate, then this video tip is the perfect recipe for melting chocolate, straight from Real Simple. Chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate-dipped cookies?perfectly melted chocolate can tak ...more

How To : Use a scroll saw

Here's a great introduction to the scroll saw. If you're a craft woodworker, you probably already know what a useful tool it is. It's the best saw for making precision cuts in wood, plastic, and metal.

How To : Make Saj bread AKA Markouk

Saj bread, also called Markouk, is a type of flat bread common in the middle eastern countries. It is baked on a domed or convex metal griddle, known as Saj. Similar to the procedures for making other flat breads, the dough of Saj bread is flattened and kept very thin prior to ...more

How To : Tie a centauri fishing knot

Know your knots! With this free video tutorial, you'll learn how to tie a centauri fishing knot. To create a centauri knot, you'll most likely use metal film and start by weaving your eyelet.The knot is easy to tie provided, of course, you know how to go about making it. For a ...more

How To : Make your own chainmail cube

This two part video will show you how to make the Japanese 8 in 2 patter, an important part of making a chainmail cube. This tutorial will show you exactly how to make this cool metal cube and walk you through the process step by step. Part 1 of 2 - How to Make your own chain ...more

How To : Make a charcloth for lighting fires in the wild

Lighting a fire in the wilderness can be tricky, but having a piece of charcloth can make the task easier. Charcloth is carbonized cotton fiber, which lights easily when exposed to a spark, making your task of lighting a fire in the wild, much, much easier. You'll need a fire, ...more

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 europium and dysprosium nitrate salts

This is chemistry at its best! Europium is the chemical element (Eu) which was named after Europe. Dysprosium (Dy) is a rare earth element of a metallic silver luster. Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make europium and dysprosium nitrate salts with Dr ...more

How To : Make a stamped pendant for jewelry making

Join Lisa Niven Kelly from beaducation and learn all the basics on getting started with stamping. Learn how to personalize your jewelry by stamping on metal. In this demo, Lisa discusses the necessary tools and teaches you how to make a pendant by stamping on a metal blank, pu ...more

How To : Make a schoolyard chic scissors holder with kids

With inflation making even simple household wares like cups and pencil holders going for $10 a pop, it's easy to see how attractive making your own home essentials is. In this kids project, you and your kid will learn how to create a schoolyard chic scissor holder out of thin ...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 : Construct a shelter out of tarp, string, and trees

If you ever find yourself stranded in the woods, then making a shelter is one of your biggest priorities. ITS Tactical created this detailed and approachable video on how to rig a shelter in woods out of only a tarp, a ball of heavy-duty string, and four metal tent-posts, thre ...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 : Use cheap metal bits for detailing your game terrain

Here are some examples of metal for detailing your miniature diorama or gaming terrain piece. Watch this instructional video for some quick tips on making metal handles, swords, and decorations for miniature architectural scenes, Warhammer, dioramas and dollhouses.

How To : Make sterling silver hoop earrings

The video helps us to make sterling silver hoops earrings. It is one the popular style of earrings. These earrings can be made of different sizes, shapes, forms whatever we like. This art and craft work is shown by Natalie. In this video, we are watching how to make regular 1 ...more

How To : Make a wire component for jewelry

Jewelry wire components are quick to make at home, not to mention cheaper and more customized. To make a wire component for jewelry, you'll need practice wire jewelry, a flush cutter, fine step jaw pliers, nylon jaw pliers, and a jewelery making jig with metal pegs. Learn how ...more

How To : Blacksmith a steel rose

Watch this instructional blacksmithing video to forge and sculpt a steel rose. This blacksmith demonstrates the techniques involved in making an ornamental metal rose as well as other organic shapes. Follow these clear instructions to begin the craft of metalsmithing and forge ...more

How To : Make a simple loop for earrings or any jewelry

This instructional video shows how to do one method of making a simple loop in pins or wire for earrings or any kind of jewelry. The only tool needed is a pair of pliers to bend the wire or pin. Learn how to craft a simple single loop out of any soft metal by watching this vid ...more

How to Make Propane Bubbles : Fire You Can Hold

You must ONLY conduct this experiment if you are experienced in using combustibles and understand the risk. Fire is very dangerous and can seriously burn you. Seems harmless at first, but believe me, these are bubbles turned evil. When ignited, the bubbles pop almost instantly ...more

How To : Make verdigris with copper and vinegar

In this tutorial, we learn how to make verdigris with copper and vinegar. Verdigris is a compound of copper that is blue and powder. You will need: copper metal, vinegar, a big jug, and a small beaker. Now, place the small beaker inside of the jar, then fill the bottom with vi ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (12/14 - 12/20)

WonderHowTo is made up 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. This week: A nostalgia-themed cell phone photo ...more

How To : Make a semiautomatic Lego rubber band gun

Semiautomatic fire is practically a necessity for modern firearms. This video features a tutorial on making your own semiautomatic gun, but instead of metal, you will be working in Legos. If you can get past the cheesy music, this is a very cool little gun, and it will allow y ...more

How To : Make a cheap woodburning stove for camping

Finding yourself in the wilderness where there is no chance of possibly making a fire outside is pretty dangerous. But you can avoid the danger by making your very own cheap woodburning stove for the inside of you shelter. Enjoy! In order to heat the shelter we thought that w ...more

How To : Make metal clay paste and slip for jewelry

Art Jewelry Magazine associate editor Jill Erickson demonstrates how to make silver metal clay paste. Metal clay paste is great for repairs or for molding and sculpting pieces for jewelry. Learn how to make metal clay paste and slip by watching this video jewelry-making tutorial.

How To : Use a saw for making jewelry

This video tutorial is about basic sawing techniques. Before practicing it you need to wear safety goggles for protecting your eyes. First of all, make a practice sheet. Draw three lines in a metal piece. One line is straight, one is curve and another is zigzag. Lubricate the ...more

How To : Winterize the sterdrive unit on your boat

In this tutorial, we learn how to winterize the stern drive unit on your boat. By draining the oil as the last step, you must inspect for moisture. If you have no moisture, you can assume there is no water intrusion so you don't have to do any repairs. Remove the oil out of th ...more

How To : Make a cardboard sword for Cosplay

Check out this step by step instructional video to learn how to make a Cosplay Sword from cardboard and wood! Make sure you have all of the following materials to start making your Cosplay sword: spray paint, hard cardboard, wooden dowel, bendable metal wire, silver colored ta ...more

How To : Make your own jewelry

Learn professional jewelry making secrets from a jewelry artist and metal worker in this how to video clip series. Part 1 of 14 - How to Make your own jewelry. Make your own jewelry - Part 2 of 14. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Make your own jewelry - ...more

How To : Prepare & cook a ribeye roast beef in the oven

Set the packaged roast on the kitchen counter. Let the roast warm to room temperature for an hour or more. This helps it to cook evenly. Unwrap and coat the roast with olive or vegetable oil. Rub with the spices of your choice. Crushed garlic is often used with beef. Some ch ...more

How To : Brew a 41 North pale ale beer

Pineywood Brewery Company in Box Springs, Georgia put together this how-to video to demonstrate the process of making a 41 North pale ale beer. There are three key elements needed to make beer: malted barley, hops, and yeast. Follow this step-by-step video guide that goes thro ...more

How To : Make a High-Powered Compressed Air Rocket Gun

In this article, I'll show you how to make a high-powered, long-range, air-powered rocket gun. This launcher is based on a sprinkler valve, a modified propane tank, and a few other components. Though not hard to make, this device is VERY dangerous! The rocket can seriously har ...more

How To : Make a tech deck quarter pipe

This video shows you how to make a tech deck quarter pipe. You will need the following materials: wood pieces, cardboard, a small metal bar, glue, and scissors. The first thing you will need to do is cut out the base, this requires cutting out three equal parts (as seen in the ...more

How To : Make copper hydroxide Cu(OH)2 with copper metal

In this home-science how-to, we learn how to synthesize copper hydroxide Cu(OH)2 using copper metal and the electro-chemical approach. For detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started making your own copper hydroxide, watch this video guide form YouTube user scienco ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (05/23 - 05/29)

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 : Style your hair in a French twist with a hair comb

Byrd Designs Hair Accessories and Jewelry brings you this video tutorial on how to style your hair in a French twist with a hair comb. This simple how to updo uses a French comb for a night out on the town look, the most common hairstyles people wear with a claw clip. French ...more

How To : Make a bezel to set a stone or gem for jewelry

A bezel setting is a simple band of metal that simply wraps around the stone or gem. While bezels settings can be purchase premade, making them uniquely ensures a perfect fit, for even the most unusual gemstones. Learn how to craft a bezel setting by watching this video jewelr ...more

How To : Make Pumpkin Pecan Pie with Hubert Keller

Perfect the making of Pecan Pie with this recipe. With both pecans and pumpkins, it's two holiday favorites in one that every Thanksgiving dinner table will certainly welcome. But then again, that's not to say it can't be enjoyed any day of the year! Ingredients 1 single cr ...more

How To : Build a scrollsaw cutting jig

In this tutorial from the Scrollsaw Workshop, Steve Good will teach you how to cut metal with a DIY cutting jig. Learn the basics of metalwork with a scrollsaw while Steve walks you through making jewelry from U.S. coins. Take a look! Part 1 of 2 - How to Build a scrollsaw cut ...more

How To : Build an outdoor dog house

In this tutorial, we learn how to build an outdoor dog house. Start off by making all the measurements for your dog house and cut out your wood. After this, use a metal frame piece to drill into the wood and this will be the base of the house. After this, connect all the metal ...more

How To : Convert a halogen lamp into a makeshift ring light

In this tutorial, we learn how to convert a halogen lamp into a makeshift ring light. Instead of pointing this light straight at the person you are photographing, you can use a ring light to make the halogen light less harsh. The prices for ring lights are very expensive, so m ...more

How To : Style your hair in a French Twist updo

Byrd Designs Hair Accessories and Jewelry brings you this video tutorial on how to style your hair in a French Twist updo. This simple updo works in all types of hair. French combs work much better then the modern claw clips because there are no moving parts, springs or gadge ...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 : Improve air quality in a basement

Winter and springs rains may leak into your basement and cause damp and moldy air. This how to video shows you the DIY basics on making seasonal improvements to your home. Watch and learn how easy it is to keep the water out and the air nice and clean.

How To : Install a classic two screw swivel studs

Making a rifle from scratch can be a fun and challenging experience for gun lovers. Building old fashioned weapons using wood and other metal pieces can give the creator something that may resemble a piece of history. So in this tutorial, you'll be finding out how to install ...more

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