Old Microwave

How To : DIY Stick Welder from Old Microwave Parts

Lurking inside your old junk microwave is an abundance of useful parts that can let you melt metal, spot weld, and make electrifying Jacob's ladders. You can even make a powerful AC arc welder, perfect for making hard-to-solve puzzles and even makeshift weapons for the zombie ...more

How To : Make an Electric Firebolt

A lot of my hacks use salvaged parts from an old microwave, with the microwave oven transformer (MOT) being the most useful component. In this "Quick Clip," I'll be using a MOT again (a dual MOT stack) to make deadly flame-looking electricity jumping around midair. This scien ...more

Making Electromagnetic Weapons : Directed Microwave Energy

Welcome to Microwave Energy—the next part of my Making Electromagnetic Weapons series. For the Electromagnetic Pulse Generator, check out the last three articles (One, Two and Three). I'm sure almost all of you have used a microwave at some point in your lives. As a child, I ...more

How To : Make paper look antique in 5 easy steps

This video gives tips on how to make paper look antique in 5 easy steps. Step one is to smear the paper with the oil of olives. Step two is to place the paper in the microwave for more than 2 minutes. The video demonstration set the microwave at 2 minutes 30 seconds. Step 3 is ...more

How To : Refresh your gelatin for more printmaking

In this how-to video, you will learn how to refresh old gelatin for print making. You will need old gelatin, a knife, spoon, blender, microwave oven, newsprint, and a pan to form gelatin in. Now, cut and blend a little of the old gelatin at a time with the knife and blender. N ...more

How To : Make Homemade Microwaveable Foot Warmers

Well, Ol' Man Winter is upon us yet again, blasting us with his icy breath. When I was a kid, I loved wintertime because it meant the prospect of sledding, snowball fights & missed school days in which to enjoy both. Now that I'm 45, however, my attitude toward the season has ...more

How To : Make old fashioned popcorn on your stove at home

Make popcorn the way your grandparents made it! This is a healthier alternative to microwave popcorn, and also lets you decide what flavors you want to add. You can make a traditional popcorn the old fashioned way using your kitchen stove.

How To : Make catfish bait at home

Use this simple recipe to catch great catfish, and make it all from the comforts of your own home! First what you need is an old butter dish to mix in, as well as an old spoon. Cornmeal, flour, old cheese, kool-aid for flavor, garlic powder, tuna, and water are the simple ingr ...more

How To : Make the perfect fruit pudding in a microwave

A 92 year old woman, or Great Britain's first TV chef, makes a pudding that is perfectly suited for any Christmas party. Watch and learn a how to prepare this fruit pudding recipe that will delight all your guests during the holidays.

How To : Make stove-top popcorn

Sure, you can stick a lumpy little packet into the microwave and punch a few buttons. But once you learn to pop your own corn on the stove, you'll never want the fake-tasting kind again. It might seem like an overly old-timey way to make popcorn, but the results are worth it. ...more

How To : Stop microwave odors

Microwaves have the annoying tendency to absorb the smell of the foods that are cooked in them. Although most people do not mind this on the day of the cooking, after a week of the smell, it begins to get old. If you want to remove that fishy odor, just follow these simple ste ...more

News : Easy Cherry Cobbler How-To

Being from the south I am partial to cobbler, especially peach cobbler. However I had some cherries on hand that needed to be used before they went bad so decided to give this a try. The end result was a sweet decadent dessert with just the right amount of tartness. Was great ...more

How To : Make Fresh Caramel Popcorn in Under 5 Minutes

Do you ever crave that old cinema classic, caramel popcorn, at home? Well, with this video, you can learn how to make the yummy treat in less than 5 minutes! Throw some nuts in there and you have your very own homemade version of Cracker Jack! Enjoy, and don't forget the napki ...more

How To : Bake chocolate chip cookies

Here is a great idea for gifts for absolutely any holiday, give the gift that everyone likes, delicious homemade chocolate chip cookies! Make these cookies with the whole family and then package in a decorative tin. Preheat your oven before you begin mixing your ingredients f ...more

How To : Revive stale bread

Everything old is new again – even stale bread, if you know a quick trick. You Will Need * Stale bread * Ice cube or water * Aluminum foil * Paper towel and microwave * Steamer and pan Step 1 Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Step 2 Rub an ice cube or drizzle some water over ...more

Shortcut : The Secret to Reviving a Smelly Kitchen Sponge

Penny pincher? A true believer in "waste not want not"? Then listen up—here's a quick tip that will save you some spare change. Scenario 1: We're all guilty of negligently abandoning a freshly bought sponge in a pot full of dirty dishes and food-littered water. Let that bad b ...more

Making Electromagnetic Weapons : Lasers, Part One

In this series on weaponized lasers, I'll be exploring the function, operation, strength and building instructions for three basic laser weapons; CO2, Diode, and Flashlamp. These laser types are just a few of many, selected because of their simplicity and basic construction (d ...more

Books : Digital vs. Analog

Since the invention of the printing press, books have been a dominant and iconic paradigm in our culture and throughout the world. During my years in elementary and high school, the digital world was on the rise sparking the conversation: Are Books Obsolete. Over the last year ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (04/11 - 04/17)

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 : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (02/15 - 02/21)

WonderHowTo is made up of 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. Thanks to all of our active moderators and ...more

How To : Reycle plastic into easy to make shrink art

The video is part of the awesome web show and this video is about recycling of plastic into beautiful shapes-Shrinky Dinks .At the beginning of the video an old plastic container top is taken and using scissors is cut into a circular shape. The scratchy surface of the circular ...more

How To : 10 Paper Towel Hacks for Your Kitchen & Beyond

The paper towel is a wondrous invention. It allows cooks to wipe up really gross stuff without having to constantly do laundry and drain fried foods so they're crunchy and crispy instead of oily and heavy. But did you know that your humble paper towel has several other uses be ...more

Green Tea : It Cleans More Than Just Your Body

About ten years ago, Western research figured out that green tea was a nutritional powerhouse. After all, in Asian countries where green tea is consumed throughout the day, cancer rates tend to be much lower, although there are probably other factors contributing to that fact, ...more

How To : 5 More DIY Ways to Deodorize Stinky Things

Need a quick and dirt-cheap way to make your running shoes smell less? Fill old nylon tights with baking soda, enough so that they would fit inside the shoes. Then, tie the open ends and stuff them into your offending shoes overnight. Or, if you have fabric softener dryer shee ...more

How To : Preserve Maple Leaves

'Tis the season to get crafty with maple leaves. Rather than buying fake maple leaves from the craft store, save real-life maple leaves you find on the ground outdoors using one of the following preservation techniques below. You can preserve maple leaves by fusing them betwe ...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 : 14 Food Hacks You Need to Know for Grilling Season

It's that time of year where you need to break out the grill and cook food over red-hot coals, whether it's the beginning, middle, or end of summer. Even if you're not a grill master extraordinaire, you can use these hacks to fool your friends and family into thinking that you ...more

News : Mod a flashlight into an IR night vision light

Record stealthily, in the dark. This hack is simple and will turn any LED flashlight into an infrared night vision light you can use with any video camera. Infrared light is invisible to the human eye, but it will illuminate any area you are shooting. IR radiation is electrom ...more

Ingredients 101 : Buying, Grinding, & Tempering Spices

The world of spices can be bewildering. They promise to make your food more flavorful if you know how to make the most of them. Unless you know a couple of essential tricks, however, it just seems like you're adding bits of colored powder to your food. Most cooks buy a few bo ...more

How To : Everything You Know About Microwave Ovens Is a Lie

Chances are that you've been using your microwave just to nuke leftovers, but they can do so much more than heat up last night's dinner—microwaves can help you peel garlic more quickly, get more juice out of lemons, disinfect your kitchen, dry out herbs, give beauty products n ...more

How To : Skip the Oven—Microwave Your Fish

Fish are delicate, flaky, and can be damn tricky to cook; more often than not, you end up with a hard, dry block of flesh that makes your taste buds sad. And the best ways to cook fish that you know of—c'mon, who doesn't love a fried fish—take way too much effort for you to bo ...more

How To : Make Long-Lasting, Wax-Free Candles for Your Home

Scented candles tend to magically turn a house into a home. The light flicker of the flame gives a relaxed or romantic tone to the atmosphere, and keeps the space smelling fragrant for hours. The only problem? Wax melts, and the candle becomes worthless after the wax is all go ...more

How To : Stop Tossing Food—Expiration Dates Mean Nothing

I'll admit it: I ignore expiration dates. No matter if it's a sell-by date, "best if used before" date, or even a use-by date, I don't care. I just check for signs of food decay and keep on eating. Not everyone is as lax as I am about expiration dates, though. Some people tos ...more

How To : The 2-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse of Your Dreams

As a self-proclaimed chocoholic, any day with chocolate mousse in it is a good day in my book. And thanks to prominent chemist Hervé This, one of the founding fathers of molecular gastronomy, chocolate mousse is not only easy to make every single day—but only requires two ingr ...more

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