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How To : Throw a riser pitch with a wiffle ball

In this tutorial, we learn how to throw a riser pitch with a wiffle ball. first, hold your wiffleball the same as you would hold a slider. Throw with your sidearm towards the ground. This should be fairly simple to do, but you will need to get your fingers place correctly on t ...more

How To : Use stair threads risers and the MFT by Festool

Home improvement tools and equipments make do-it-yourself enthusiasts' lives easier. Among these tools are the Festool MFT 1080 and saw. Watch this video tutorial to learn how easy it is to use the Festool MFT 1080 in conjunction with the Festool 55 saw to cut threads and rise ...more

How To : Install Laminate Flooring on Stairs

Installing Laminate Flooring on Stairs Laminate flooring can be installed on a flight of stairs, and this process can also be used when installing laminate on a floor and having to drop down a step to a sunken room. I will describe how to prepare and install laminate floorin ...more

How To : Install carpets on stairs

In this video, we learn how to install carpets on stairs. First, install a tack strip along the back edge with a distance between the riser and where you place it. Then, you will place the pad down on the stairs, and then you will place the carpet down. Use trim to cover up th ...more

How To : 5 Reasons You Should Stop Sleeping In

Are you someone who always struggles to wake up in the morning, no matter how much you've slept? For most, the thought of getting out of bed any earlier sounds horrific. Yet dragging yourself out of bed and towards the coffee maker a few hours earlier each day can have benefit ...more

How To : Build deck stairs with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to make deck stairs. Steps: 1 Determine the width of each stair tread. 2 Use 4-foot level and tape measure to find the total rise of the staircase. 3 Divide total rise by number of steps to find height of each riser. 4 Set fra ...more

How To : Build stairs for decks and porches

In this five-part video, learn the art of stair-making. If your deck or porch needs a new set of steps, why not do it yourself? The StairGuide makes it easy to figure the rise and run of steps, and the nubbier of steps needed for a staircase. Building outdoor staircases is a ...more

How To : Build a small deck with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to create a small deck. Steps: 1. Remove siding and inspect plywood sheathing for rot; patch sheathing, if necessary. 2. Cover sheathing with two layers of adhesive-backed flashing. 3. Use galvanized nails to assemble pressure ...more

How To : 10 Resolution Ruiners & How to Avoid Them

The start of a new year is generally thought of as a chance to start over, a time to improve or "fix" things in your life. Yet most people who set stringent New Year's resolutions find themselves failing within weeks—or even days—of setting their lofty goals. Don't Miss: 6 Al ...more

How To : Build your own skateboard

A skateboard consists of three elements: the board or deck, the wheels, and the trucks, which connect the wheels to the deck. Craft your own sweet ride by putting them together. Learn how to build your own skateboard with this Howcast guide. It is laid out for you in 9 easy st ...more

How To : Set up a trust fall

Want to learn what it really means to put your faith in someone else? Try a trust fall, where one person falls backward, depending upon another to catch them. Step 1: Position person who will fall Instruct the person who will fall to stand with their eyes shut and their hands ...more

How To : Feel Awake in the Mornings (Without Caffeine)

For a quick pick-me-up in the morning, a hot cup of coffee is usually enough to wake up even the most groggy of risers—but feeling fully awake in the morning is possible without a single drop of caffeine. Exposing yourself to sunlight naturally nudges your internal body clock ...more

How To : Build makeshift outdoor stairs

In this video, Andy Bell shows different ways of how to build temporary makeshift stairs for use during construction or remodeling projects. He will teach you how you can easily measure your own stringers (the sides of the stairs, that the steps rest on to cut them on your own ...more

News : Photo Highlights from the Quadrantid Meteor Shower

If you slept in during the peak of the Quadrantid meteor shower this morning, don't fret, because plenty of early risers did manage to wake up—with their cameras. Even if you did wake up and managed to withstand the cold morning air, you might not have seen anything. Cloud cov ...more

How To : Cast an RTV mold

This animation shows the various steps taken when creating an RTV mold. First, risers are put on the part to allow air to escape from the final mold. A thin film is attached to the part, which will act as a seam for the final mold. A box is built around the entire structure, a ...more

How To : Add stairway headroom with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how add stairway headroom. Steps: 1 Carefully pry old stair treads from staircase. 2 Use reciprocating saw to cut out the old stair stringers. 3 Cut new notched stringers from 2x12s using a circular saw; finish cuts with handsaw. ...more

How To : Use a step to for side to side pop push ups

Learn how to do side to side pop push ups across a step. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Imbalance adds a new challenge in this exercise, in which you do push-ups with one hand on a step and one hand on the floor. You'll work your chest especially h ...more

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