Looking for your next woodworking project? Why not a wood slit drum? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this DIY guide can present a complete overview of the process in about minutes. For all of the details, and to get started making your own one-of-a-kind slit drum, take a look.
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Looking for your next woodworking project? Why not a pair of wood salad tongs? They're easy! So easy, in fact, that this DIY guide can present a complete overview of the process in about minutes. For all of the details, and to get started making your own one-of-a-kind salad to ...more
How to use basic woodworking tools such as a jointer, joiner, and table saw; get professional tips and advice from an expert carpenter on woodworking tools in this free instructional video series. Part 1 of 15 - How to Use basic woodworking tools. Use basic woodworking tools - ...more
Woodworking tools become dull over time. Tools can be sharpened at home to prolong the life of the tool and to get better results from woodworking projects. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to sharpen woodworking tools easily at home.
Jewelry can be quick to make at home, not to mention cheaper and more customized. All you need are the right tools and equipment, and to know how to use them. Learn how to make jewelry at home and what tools are needed to make any kind of jewelry.
You can make homemade pizza with a minimum of tools, or you can buy the entire yuppie menagerie (and let's face it—if you're a foodie, you probably want the toys). Below is a brief rundown of the different options available. Since I'm a relative beginner to the process, I've a ...more
Say whatever you want, but Steampunk is primarily a maker culture. Consider that Steampunk has existed since the 1960s and yet more or less languished in obscurity until approximately 2005, which is when it made the leap to costuming. That costuming was what provided the leap ...more
The great thing about woodworking is the ability to do whatever you want to something using various styles and tools. Whether you're making a bird house or a table, there are plenty of ways that this can be done. One tool that is handy when making legs for a table a lathe. No ...more
First, I would like to explain that among my family members, I am considered somewhat of an oddball. Mostly because of some of the mods that I have performed on a few of my woodworking tools. After I show you what I did to my drill press, you may be inclined to agree. When I f ...more
This instructional woodworking video to make a wooden jig for sharpening gouge tools on a grinding wheel. These sharpening jigs give consistent grinds. The jig makes sharpening a gouge almost foolproof so you can get back to wood turning.
If you're looking for some more tips on how to sharpen your lathe chisels, you have come to the right place. In this video tutorial, you'll find out some other helpful tips for making sure your tools are nice and sharp for when you need to carve pieces of wood for any kind of ...more
In this clip, we learn how to make a wood picture easel using only hand tools. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this video woodworking lesson can present a complete overview of the build in just over eight minutes. For all of the details, and to get started making your own wo ...more
One of the most commonly used tools in woodworking is the table saw. It's easy to use and make clean accurate cuts for any wood project. Out of all the different cuts that can be made, a rabbet is a common one. A rabbet is just a notch that is usually cut into the edge or end ...more
Tommy builds a custom scrub plane to work the side shapes of the bombe lower cabinet. He transposes the curve to the bottom edge of the plane and the blade and then shapes the tool. Once the plane is shaped, he shows off the new plane working the sides. PLANE, PLANE, PLANE... ...more
If you are just starting out in woodworking, there are many basic projects that you can tackle. The birdhouse, storage shelf, and the cutting board. Making a cutting board isn't too difficult and once finished, can be used to give you a space that you can chop fruits, veggies, ...more
In this power tool video series, learn how a fixed base power router works. Our expert will demonstrate how to properly use this woodworking tool, including general shop and tool safety tips, what you need to know before making a cut, installing and removing the bit, setting c ...more
You've seen his explanation of a combination lock's inner workings. You'll never lose another game of Jenga, thanks to his winning wooden pistol. And nearly 4 million YouTube users have marveled at his wooden marble machine sculpture. He's Matthias Wandel, and he's accomplishe ...more
We see Steampunk props all the time and wonder where the maker found all their pieces. In fact, for some people it's almost like a game to examine each prop and see if they can name all of the original parts. However, for a newcomer (or a novice at prop-making), it may be rea ...more
Learn how to make your very own Japanese Yamaha paper craft motorcycle YZR-M1! These easy-to-follow instructional paper craft video clips explain everything from basic paper craft techniques and how to make major parts of the realistic paper crafts, right up to the final assem ...more
Sure, not everyone will want to create brochures, but for some of us, it's the best way to get around paying a design firm— making them yourself in Word 2008 for Mac. The tools and templates inside Word 2008 make it easy to create visually stunning brochures for any occasion. ...more
There's something about the world of steampunk that fascinates me. WonderHowTo has plenty of steampunk projects, like the hardware chess set, binocular goggles, and even a lesson on fashion. But nothing screams steampunk more than nevets_mcd's hard drive case. This case proj ...more
Learn how to carve inlaid dovetails into a small wooden box. Polish off those woodworking tools as you sink into this tutorial from Sandal Woods. Part 1 of 3 - How to Carve inlaid dovetails. Part 2 of 3 - How to Carve inlaid dovetails. Part 3 of 3 - How to Carve inlaid dovet ...more
So, you've got a copy of Reason 4 now huh? Congratulations, you own one of the most powerful music-making tools on Earth. It is infinitely complicated though, and getting started can be tough. Watch this video to learn how to load a .wav sample into Reason 4 using ReDrum, some ...more
Sandpaper is one of the essential tools of woodworking and carpentry, and there are many types with different applications. This video is for woodworking beginners and will teach you a lot of the basics about sanding so that you can give your pieces the finish they deserve.
Have you ever wanted to build your own chessboard? Well, you're in luck. This video tutorial series will show you how to build a wooden chessboard. If you follow these seven videos, you'll be playing chess in no time. You'll go through the steps of making this woodworking pro ...more
For the normal woodworker at home, the table saw, router and lathe are the prime tools used for making fine furniture, but when you hit the outdoors, the backwoodsman's tool of trade is the chainsaw. Mastering furniture-making with a chainsaw is the key to being a great woodwo ...more
Watch this video to learn how to use different tools, split rings and jump rings for making jewelry.
Systm is the Do It Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. We will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. Search Systm on WonderHowTo for more DIY episod ...more
The Watchmen are one of the most intriguing set of characters in the history of comics. If you love both the comics and Legos, then this video is for you. It features detailed instructions for making a custom Lego minifigure of Rorschach using basic hobby tools. Make the whole ...more
Do you want to learn how to make the perfect loops for your wire projects? Join Lisa Niven Kelly from Beaducation, and learn the basics on making basic loops! Lisa goes over what tools to use, and how to make even consistent loops. Learn how to make basic wire loops for your j ...more
Tommy works on the interior of the hidden box. He’s added document drawers and a false back. He says, “It’s a pretty cool little thing, and I’m having fun making it.” Search WonderHowTo for more BobVila.com woodworking, furniture videos. Do the interior of a hidden box for a ...more
Want to become a cartoon master? Want to make your own animations? Well, you've found the right place! This cartooner's free online interactive tutorial teaches you, step-by-step, how to draw and animate - the easy and fun way. There's even some shortcuts and animator's secre ...more
Watch an 8 part series on Spore's Space Stage. How will you create the universe? With Spore you can nurture your creature through five stages of evolution: Cell, Creature, Tribe, Civilization, and Space. Or if you prefer, spend as much time as you like making creatures, vehicl ...more
Traditional bookbinding can be a complicated job requiring specific tools and crafts. But when you're making a personalized homemade journal or diary at home, anything goes. This video will show you the basics of making a simple, small book using easy methods with materials yo ...more
If you are new to book and paper arts, whether scrapbooking, making personalized stationary, or home-made cards, this video is for you! It is an inexpensive hobby and you only need a few tools. This video shows you a few of the necessities and how to use them!
Basic paper punches do two very extraordinary things for crafters: 1. They minimize your workload and save your fingers from completely drying out and falling off from weilding scissors at oblique angles the whole day, and 2. They create perfectly cut, perfectly uniform shapes ...more
Trying to act out a fight scene with real weapons can be dangerous, so this foam rubber crowbar is the perfect prop for theatre or film. This Backyard FX segment by Indy Mogul will guide you through making your foam weapon. So grab some rubber latex, foam, and a few other tool ...more
Brazil is a country rich in natural resources and splendor, making it a great place for outdoor enthusiasts. If you venture into the Brazilian wilderness and find yourself in need of precious survival supplies, or just want to make some cool stuff out of exotic plants, watch t ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to apply green wash to vinyl when making reborn dolls. First, you will need to gather all of your tools to create your doll project. After this, mix up your paint and then apply it to a sponge with a brush. Then, start to dab the paint onto the s ...more
The Terminator is Arnold Schwarzenegger's most famous character, and arguably the most popular cinema cyborg of all time. This two-part video features detailed instructions for making your own very small terminator out of two Lego figures, one skeleton and one normal, and some ...more
Looking to get into the weird world of circuit bending? In this four part video tutorial geared towards beginners, learn in thirty minutes how to circuit bend. Tools you will need include a soddering iron with innerchangeable tips (thin pencil preferred), thin sodder, hook-up ...more
In this video, This Old House General Contractor Tom Silva demonstrates how to repair a basement wall leak around a drainpipe. Steps: 1 Spread drop cloth on floor in work area. 2 Use sledgehammer and cold chisel to chip away mortar from around the drainpipe. 3 Remove any woo ...more
The Wood Whisperer thinks you have what it takes to build furniture. Be sure to watch this entire 5-part tutorial to learn how to build a low entertainment center that is attractive and pocketbook-friendly. Impress your friends with your expert woodworking skills. Think you c ...more
In this 3D modeling software series you will learn how to model organically with polygons in Maya. For this example, you will learn how to model a dolphin. PART 1: we go over the beginning steps of modeling a dolphin with polygons. We cover how to split the model in half from ...more
Tired of writing addresses on your outgoing letter mail? Well, you can start printing them out instead! But how!?! If you have Microsoft Word, it's a cinch, and it's not just about making envelope address labels, it's about adding your own personal, creative touch to each one. ...more
In this lock picking tutorial video series, I explain and demonstrate how to pick warded locks. Warded locks can be identified by the unique keyway they have. Warded locks use a very simple design. This allows the lock to be inexpensive and minimizes jamming from dirt and grim ...more
Have you ever looked at a piece of fruit and thought to yourself, "you suck, fruit, sitting there all smug and happy, I wish I could just destroy you here and now?" If so, read on—your favorite Fat-man is going to show you how you can get your revenge on that happy smug fruit ...more
Welcome to part 2 of robotics teacher Scotty's introduction to electronics! the first video taught about the basic tools and components we need to start working with electronics. This one will cover the basics of electronics, from a primer on electricity and how it works to ma ...more
This short video shows the basics for making a wooden puzzle. using any piece of wood, you too can create a wooden puzzle for your kids. This woodworking project should take less than 15 minutes to complete. Build a simple wood puzzle. Click through to watch this video on blog ...more
If you wish that you had a nice relaxing chair that you and others could enjoy, this tutorial is for you. In it, you'll find out what tools you'll need to make a chattahoochee chair from scratch. It's perfect for enjoying the outdoors and shouldn't cost you and arm and a leg. ...more
Join Lisa Niven Kelly of beaducation as she gives you a quick overview on coiling wire by hand. Learn tips and tricks to get perfect coils that you can incorporate into all your projects. Watch as Lisa covers the basics of coiling using a few handy tools to help in the process ...more
Generally your front brakes provide 80% of your stopping power, so they tend to wear away more easily than your back brakes. But that doesn't mean your rear brakes don't suffer wear and tear as well. If your back brakes have been making squeling or squeaking sounds, then you' ...more
In this clip learn how to make a super cool stash box. You can even carry this stash with you and no one would ever know. In this tutorial, you will get a step by step on making a hiding place out of an old iPod and an aluminum can. All you need is your iPod, a can and a coupl ...more
Are you fed up using Zbrush? Are you just not cut out to be a 3D digital sculptor? Nah, all you need is a little practice. Check out this three-part Pixologic video tutorial on how to use the basics when sculpting a head. You'll see how to make the perfect 3D animated head, an ...more
In this 15-part video guide, you'll learn how to retrieve keys locked inside a car, use tools to unlock a car without a key, and prevent car theft, taught by an expert locksmith. Don't Miss: 15 Ways to Open a Locked House/Car Door Without a Key Don't Miss: 6 Easy DIY Ways to ...more
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Learning to make jewelry is not complete until you know how to create wire wrapped jewelry. This jewelry how-to video demonstrates how to make a wire wrapped pendant. Watch and gather all the jewelry making tools to create beautiful wire wrapped pieces of jewelry.
Here are some of necessary the tools for hobby crafting and diorama making. This model maker uses wood rasps, sanding pencils, wire cutters, small pliers, a box cutter, a wood carving knife, and a Japanese pull saw. When building miniatures you may find yourself making your ow ...more
In this scroll saw woodworking pattern making tutorial you will learn how to get the clip art you find off the computer, into the computer and into Corel Draw X3 so you can use it for your scroll saw patterns. Watch and see how easy it is to scan clip art into Corel Draw X3 an ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. For about the past month, the folks at Mojang have been leaking pre-releases of Minecraft 1.9 and they've added many exciting things. Additions to the game include: potions, new mob ...more