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How To : Tape and finish drywall

How to tape and finish drywall To tape joints you can use either mesh or paper tape. To apply the tape you start by filling the joint with all purpose joint compound. Apply a layer of the compound using a 6 inch knife. Put the tape on the wall and press it into place using you ...more

How To : Apply and spray primer surfacer on your car

In this video Donnie Smith shows you how to apply primer surfacer. In addition to the visual instructions on the video, you can follow along with the instructions below from Donnie himself. After watching this video, you'll be an expert on primer surfacing! The repair has alr ...more

How To : Paint with oils

Looking to appease your creative side? Paint with oils! You Will Need: • A variety of colored oil paints • Sable brushes • A stretched canvas • Gesso • Fine sandpaper • An easel • A palette • Linseed oil • A palette knife • Mineral spirits • Turpentine • Lint-free ...more

Build a Home Arcade Machine : Part 1

Remember the arcades? Were you saddened when they closed up one by one, leaving no outlet to actually go out and socialize while you played video games? With all the home consoles and internet connectivity, gaming has evolved, but the social factor has been eliminated. Sure we ...more

How To : Clean a Butcher Block Table

A butcher block table (or counter) is a solid, wooden table. Originating in butcher shops (hence the name), this has become a popular household item. Butcher block tables and counters are durable and attractive looking. The downside of butcher block is that the wood is so poro ...more

Build a Home Arcade Machine : Part 2

I assume at this point you have already completed your control panel using Part 1 of this How To guide. Now, if you are anything like me, you couldn't fight the urge to play, and you have your panel sitting on saw horses in the living room. Depending on your situation, your s ...more

How To : Simpify a fairway bunker shot

The main reason we mess up our fairway bunker shots is because we allow the hands to interfere and cast the golf club down too early into the sand. Learn to strike the golf ball cleanly off the surface of the sand and you'll have the distance to land it on the green, no problem.

How To : Make manganese dioxide electrodes

Various electrochemical reactions requires that anodes do not degrade when used. Carbon is cheap, but degrades easily and platinum is extremely expensive. In a previous video, you learned "How to make cobalt and manganese nitrates", and you saw that titanium could be used as a ...more

How To : Prep and paint kitchen cabinets with Lowe's

In this tutorial by Lowe's, we learn how to prep and paint kitchen cabinets yourself! First, you will want to make sure you don't have laminate or tile countertops, because these can simply be replaced. After this, you will need to use sandpaper to sand down the surface of the ...more

How To : Sand and Repair Drywall

In order to sand and repair drywall, you will need the following: 100 grit sanding sponge. After you have applied mud to the walls evenly, you will need to sand the walls until they are smooth. Hopefully, you minimized or mitigated most of the need for sanding in the applicati ...more

How To : Change a flat tire with AAA

If you have to change a tire out on the highway make sure that you are well out of the flow of traffic. If you have materials to help people see you put them out and make sure that you only use the jack if you are on a hard flat surface. Using a jack on a soft surface such as ...more

How To : Chemically strip wood

Wood can be refinished by sanding off the old stain or paint but sanding runs the risk of removing fine details on the wood. Chemical strippers are the best to remove paint, varnish and shellac. Prepare the area on and around the project, strip, scrape and scrub. You might enc ...more

How To : Stretch a canvas

It's no secret, artists are broke. That's why they're referred to as "starving artists". One day these artists will achieve unimaginable success, but for most of their lives, they'll be struggling to survive… struggling to keep their vision alive. That's why they need to work ...more

How To : Install a rain diverter with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a rain diverter. Steps: 1. Sand underside of flashing with 80-grit sandpaper to help paint adhere; wipe surface clean. 2. Spray-paint bottom surface and up-turned edge of flashing to match color of roof. 3. Cut flas ...more

How To : Patch stucco with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to patch stucco. Steps: 1 Scrape loose, blistered stucco from the wall with a 4-inch drywall knife. 2 Clean away loose grit and dust from the wall with a wire brush. 3 Create stucco by mixing three parts sand, one part Portlan ...more

How To : Make a wooden doorknob coatrack

Gathering the materials is probably the most challenging part of the project, though it's great fun. 1. Start by lightly sanding the board to create a smooth working surface. Then arrange the doorknobs across the board’s face to see how they’ll look after they’re attached. On ...more

How To : Make Handwriting Fun

Letter formation can be fun! Few children enjoy traditional handwriting practice. Copying the same black letters over and over again with a pencil is boring! Here is how you can make letter formation fun while practicing with your child at home. Vary the tools A pencil isn ...more

How To : Improve the Soil to Grow Healthy Plants

Every experienced gardener knows that the secret to better blooms, brilliant greens, and tastier fruits and vegetables is a healthy soil. Improving the soil before you plant is the best head start to growing healthy, hardy growth in your garden. But if you’re a beginning gard ...more

How To : Use Fiberglass Filler For Auto Body Repair

Assuring A Proper Repair When Welding Vehicle Sheet Metal Any weld that is performed on a vehicle requires certain steps to assure a proper repair. For example, weld-through-primer must be applied to the welded surface being welded; corrosion protection must be applied to the ...more

How To : Snorkel

Why the Love? Every one has a reason for loving something. Mine was that it was the only thing I had. That one sure thing. I loved it because I had nothing, and it cost me nothing. At times I had no idea what was going to happen to me, or where I was going to be. The shore is ...more

How To : Install kitchen tile and apply grout

In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to install kitchen tile and apply grout. Take measurement of the area that is to be tiled. If you want to make a mosaic with the tiles, cut the tiles as per the design and layout the mosaic on a flat surface. Apply settin ...more

How To : Make a sanding block for wood

Make a DIY wood sanding block for smooth surfacing with help from this video tutorial hosted by the can-do man, Ron Hazleton. Ron Hazleton is a DIY home improvement master. Everything from installing ceiling fans, to replacing toilets, to patching holes in your walls... If it ...more

How To : Sink nails, fill in holes & sand with Lowe's

This video describes how to improve one's skill when performing home based projects with wood which is a useful skill if one wants to build a table, chair or even a box. In this video one will learn how to sink a nail, cover the hole and leave a sanded finish. For example it i ...more

How To : Level sand

Yes, it is possible to level sand. Watch this video to learn how to do it. Slide your level across the surface of the sand. Level sand. Click through to watch this video on

How To : Putty coat drywall

Here's a way to make your drywall project perfect. Mix up some thin joint compound, using more water than normally required for spackling holes in the wall. You can roll the putty onto the wall with a think rolling brush. After the joint compound dries, it only requires a ligh ...more

How To : Boost your car remote's range

You can learn how to boost your car remote's range and you need a small screwdriver. Locate the antenna, sand the top surface of the antenna, and do not forget when you are done to close the remote up. This is another great video by Kipkay.

How To : Sow small seeds (begonia semperflorens)

This video tutorial shows you how to sow the seeds of the Begonia Semperflorens. 1. Obtain an already grown flower pot. 2. Collect the seeds. 3. Using your thumb and forefinger, roll the seeds gently over a clean surface. The seeds will scatter onto this surface. 4. Mix the s ...more

How To : Sand wood

Sanding is an important step when preparing wood for painting or staining. You Will Need * Sandpaper of varying grits * A random-orbit finishing sander * A sanding block * Safety goggles * A dust mask * And a shop vacuum * A pencil WARNING: Always wear safety goggles when ope ...more

How To : Create and understand the wet sand effect

When wet sand along the water's edge at the beach is stepped on, it becomes partially dry in a small area surrounding one's foot. The dry patch is evident as the thin reflective film of water at the surface surrounding your foot is no longer there and has instead been drawn in ...more

How To : Repair Cracks in Your Asphalt Driveway

Weather - there's no escaping it! Mother Nature can be hard on asphalt: if you live in an area where there are extreme weather changes from season to season then your asphalt will eventually become damaged. As the ground freezes and thaws there is movement that flexes the asph ...more

How To : Install a tongue and groove floor

There are fewer things finer in a home than a hardwood flooring. For the do-it-yourselfer, however, it can be a fun, yet daunting task. Installing a hardwood floor can best be described as a combination of rough and fine carpentry. Pounding the nails home and bending warped fl ...more

How To : Coat drywall around boxes with joint compound

Watch this instructional video on how to coat detail work around boxes and pipes with joint compound. Spackling drywall is a delicate art, but anyone can create a perfectly smooth surface with a metal putty knife and a fresh bucket of spackle. Learn how to lay dow thin coats o ...more

How To : Coat ceiling joints with joint compound

This instructional video demonstrates how to coat ceilings with joint compound, without dripping mud on your face. Spackling is a delicate art, but anyone can create a perfectly smooth surface with a metal putty knife and a fresh bucket of joint compound. Spackling ceilings is ...more

How To : Coat a cornerbead with joint compound

This is a video demonstration on how to coat cornerbeads with join compound. Spackling is a delicate art, but anyone can create a perfectly smooth surface with a metal putty knife and a bucket of fresh joint compound. Learn how to spackle a corner in thin coats to avoid heavy ...more

How To : Coat nails with joint compound

Here's how to spot nails and screws with joint compound. This instructional video will show you how to coat nails and screw holes in drywall with a thin layer of spackle. Use a metal putty knife and fresh joint compound to get a smooth surface of spackle and avoid heavy sanding.

How To : Solder stainless steel

This video tutorial is in the Electronics category which will show you how to solder stainless steel. For this you will need silver bearing solder. Harris #8 StaBrite is good, but it is expensive. Plumber solder works fine, but make sure it has silver in it. Use Harris Stay Cl ...more

How To : Prep your walls for wallpaper

In this tutorial, we are shown how to prep your walls for wallpaper, which is very easy! Preparing your walls only takes a few minutes and makes applying the wallpaper easier and look a lot better. You will need: rags, soapy water, wallpaper stripping knife, and sandpaper to d ...more

How To : Walk in high heels with some helpful tips

In this video you can see how you can walk in high heels. Heels do not need to be long and thin to be considered fashionable. But no matter the length of your heel, take extra caution to keep your balance and place the least amount of strain on your muscles. Step with your hee ...more

How To : Use hand planes

Hand planes are the epitome of fine woodworking. Extreme woodworkers use them, and serious collectors collect them. Planes come in a wide variety of sizes, styles and designs for specific woodworking purposes. Planes are available made entirely of metal, or made of wood with m ...more

How To : Read your lie in World Golf Tour

In this video, we learn how to read your lie in World Golf Tour. To get the most accurate shot, it's important to read your lie before you swing. This tells you exactly how your ball is hitting the surface before you hit it. Take notice when hitting in the rough or sand. If it ...more

How To : Wash, stain & seal an outdoor deck with Lowe's

In this tutorial, we learn how to wash, stain & seal an outdoor deck with Lowe's. First, determine the type of stain for your project, there are four main types of finishes. Check the instructions to calculate the amount of stain you need to purchase. To start, you will need t ...more

How To : Grout tile in your custom tiled shower

In this tutorial, we learn how to grout tile in your custom tiled shower. First, you need to score away anything in between the seams of the tile. Now, grab a bag of sanded grout mixture and grout enhancer. Next, wash the surface of the tile with a damp sponge to take off any ...more

How To : Get down from a floating island in Minecraft

In Minecraft there is a possibility of spawning on a floating island in the world. And although this is rare, it does happen, and it can be frustrating being stuck on one single platform while not being able to get down to the world below you. Instead of falling down and dying ...more

How To : Protect your camera lens

This video shows us the method to protect your lens. This can be done by putting the lens caps. The cap for the part of lens going into the camera can be screwed on to the lens. It stops dust from getting on to the lens surface. The front part of the lens can be protected by a ...more

How To : Bleach and paint splatter your own jeans

Angela and Shane from I Am Fashion Weak demonstrates how to bleach and paint splatter your own jeans. All you need to bleach your jeans is bleach and a measuring cup. If you bleach black jeans, you can get tan and gray shades. A bathtub is a safe place to bleach your jeans. Cr ...more

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