Plating

How To : Make a Balloon-Powered Paper Plate Racer

With a little spare time and and a few items you can find around the house, you can make your own balloon-powered paper car. This is a great and easy DIY project that's perfect for competitive kids. All you'll need to get started is: Cardboard Straws Scotch tape Marker Paper ...more

How To : Make a light switch plate out of an old CD

In this video you will be shown an interesting method of recycling old CDs. The creator suggests using old CDs to make wall mountings for circular dimmer switches. He starts be using his router to create a circular indent in a piece of redwood this if for the CD. He then cuts ...more

How To : Make a ceramic slab plate

In this video, we learn how to make a ceramic slab plate. First, roll out the ceramic. After this, place the clay on butcher or newspaper and smooth it out with a plastic card. Repeat this on the other side. Next, use a paper template to help cut your design or use a circular ...more

How To : Make ceramic plates and platters

Ceramic plates and platters are simple projects that anyone can master. Learn how to create your own ceramic plates and platters with this free ceramics video series. Part 1 of 8 - How to Make ceramic plates and platters. Make ceramic plates and platters - Part 2 of 8. Click t ...more

HowTo : Paper Plate Geometry

Oh, what fun you can have with a little math + a little origami. Bradford Hansen-Smith folds intricate geometric sculptures entirely from paper plates and is kind enough to offer a few HowTo's to get you started. Examples of his work below; scroll all the way down for the How ...more

How To : Build a 32 plate 31 cell series HHO electrolyzer

This small but very powerful electrolyzer produces gas that increases the fuel mileage of your car. The elctrolyzer runs on baking soda (4 volts/cell) and produces hydrogen. Electrolyzers in general are machines that uses a direct electric current to drive a chemical reaction ...more

How To : Paint on ceramic dinner plates

In this how-to video, you will learn how to paint on your ceramic dinner plates. You will need a ceramic paint kit, a soft pencil, masking tape, a porcelain painter pen, scrap paper, scissors, scrap paper, tracing paper, Celtic patterns, and a jar of water. Place the tracing p ...more

How To : Build a styrofoam plate speaker

This magical electronics tutorial video will teach you how to make a decent sounding speaker from a disposable Styrofoam plate. A Styrofoam plate is, of course, not someone's first thought when they consider speaker materials, but give this one a try. This is an easy and cheap ...more

How To : Make an easy paper plate clock with your kids

Teach your children how to tell time by infusing a fun craft project into your lesson! In this short tutorial hosted by Simple Kid's Crafts, learn how to make an easy paper plate clock for children ages kindergarden and up. Get your kids ahead of the curve through fun and educ ...more

How To : Design a license plate in Photoshop

Have some fun while gaining pro Adobe Photoshop skills by embarking on the project featured in this video. You'll learn how to produce a fancy license plate that's snazzy and shiny. To make the plate, you'll be using the text tool, layer effects, and paths. The result is a ve ...more

How To : Make a gelatin plate for printmaking

Food grade gelatin can be used as a printing surface. It is soft and malleable and allows for the transfer of shapes and great detail. You will need gelatin, water, a measuring spoon, a spoon, and a whisk. Watch this video printmaking tutorial and learn how to make a gelating ...more

How To : Blur out a car's license plate in Final Cut Pro

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to blur out a couple of car number plates in a static shot in Final Cut Pro. Whether you're new to Apple's Final Cut Pro non-linear video editor or just looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to benefit from this free video ...more

How To : Remember what sides of the plate cutlery goes on

Rebecca Robeson shows you how to remember which side of the plate to put the fork, knife and spoon. To set a table the correct way, follow these steps: The word 'fork' has four letters, as does the word 'left'. So, the fork goes on the left. The word 'knife' has five letters, ...more

How To : Streak an Agar Plate

Check out this video tutorial on how to streak an agar plate. What's an agar plate? Well, an agar plate is a sterile Petri dish that contains a growth medium (typically agar plus nutrients) used to culture microorganisms. Selective growth compounds may also be added to the med ...more

How To : Make a sawdust smoke generator using a hot plate

Eight Easy steps to make an effective smoke generator at home. Gather these items: hot plate, round cake pan, pie pan, u-bolt, 4 washers, 4 nuts, and sawdust. Drill holes in the pie pan to vent smoke. Put two holes evenly spaced from the center for the u-bolt. Mount the u-bolt ...more

How To : Make prints with gelatin plate monotypes

Make monotypes on a plate made of food grade gelatin. This how-to video shows how to pull an original print and a ghost print. It is fun easy and experimental. Watch this video printmaking tutorial and learn how to make a gelatin plate monotype prints using food-grade gelatin.

How To : Build 3D reference plates in 3ds Max 8

This 3ds Max video tutorial will take you through the process of setting up reference plates for precision modeling in Autodesk's 3D Studio Max. So get those Adobe Photoshop reference images ready for 3d Studio Max so you can display those modified photographs. It can be done ...more

How To : Turn an old vinyl record into a bowl or platter

Seeing as record players are getting harder to find, here's something useful to do with your records, turn them into serving dishes! What you need to do is get some tin foil, oven safe dishes and of course records. Two different types of dishes can be made, a shallow plate-lik ...more

How To : Nail wall plates into concrete

After the wall frames are standing in position, the bottom wall plate needs to be nailed down into position. Hand concrete nails can be used if the concrete slab is fairly new (less than two weeks old). An explosive nail gun is another option. Watch this video tutorial for a d ...more

How To : Use a plate compactor for pouring concrete

Watch this video fromt the Concrete Network to learn proper function and use of the vibratory plate compactor tool for preparing the concrete subgrade before placing the concrete. This is done to provide a stable foundation for the new slab as well as provide drainage.

How To : Throw quick ceramic plates

Watch this instructional ceramics video to learn how to throw a quick plate. Simply center your clay and create a wide disc before beginning the hole. Pull the lip of the plate out with a sponge. It is important to compress the rim. The most difficult step is to pay attention ...more

How To : Do gelatin plate printing with natural dyes

Watch this four part series to learn how to make a gelatin plate and print with it. Great printmaking lesson for beginners! Part 1 of 4 - How to Do gelatin plate printing with natural dyes. Part 2 of 4 - How to Do gelatin plate printing with natural dyes. Part 3 of 4 - How t ...more

How To : Streak a plate and see bacterial culture growth

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta brings you this flash animated 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 ...more

How To : Make light switch plate covers

Learn how to make a picture light switch plate cover with expert tips and advice on wiring and interior design in this free decorating video series making light switch covers. Part 1 of 25 - How to Make light switch plate covers. Make light switch plate covers - Part 2 of 25. ...more

How To : Spin a plate on a stick

This is my favorite video of all time. Watch this fantastic gentleman teach you how to spin a plate in a whisking motion. Be sure to stay for the out takes. Cracks me up.

How To : Design a car license plate in Photoshop

In this video you will learn how to design how to create a license plate in Adobe Photoshop. To do that that just follow these instructions: Create a new file with 1000x1000 px. Then create a new layer, pick a white color and make a rectangle with the rounded rectangle tool. U ...more

How To : Plate Food Like a Pro

We are visual animals. So when it comes to food, presentation is everything. In deciding what to eat, certain colors and textures instantly turn us off or on. Think of runny sautéed spinach versus a salad of fresh vibrant spinach. Which one would you reach for first? Restaura ...more

How To : Calculate plate cost for a print shop in MS Excel

Love Microsoft Excel? This clip contains a tip that just might induce you to. With this free video tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 47th installment of his "YouTubers Love Excel" or YTLE series of free video MS Excel lessons, you'll learn how to calculate total plate cost for a p ...more

How To : Make a cool recycled license plate mail box

Laura and Charles are a thrifty couple to have around in this time of recession. Using old license plates, some rivets and lots of love, they will teach you how to make a license plate mailbox. A simple and easy craft project that could be fun for the whole family, imagine the ...more

How To : Origami a tea plate Japanese style

Fold an origami tea plate. Origami Club in English is a free origami information site, with origami animations and origami diagrams. Diagrams for each origami works are printable on B5 and A4 paper. These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a tea plat ...more

How To : Create a fancy title plate in After Effects CS3

This After Effects tutorial from Andrew Kramer shows you how to create a 3D title plate with growing elements. You'll be using Evolution to enhance this simple design and control the growth effects. Create a fancy title plate in After Effects CS3. Click through to watch this v ...more

How To : Make a silver and gold plated rose

This beautiful flower was created from scratch out of melted silver and gold. In this tutorial, learn how to take that ordinary looking metal and turn it into a gorgeous rose that will definitely impress your partner. Use this rose as a gift or home decor - whatever the use, y ...more

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