Scratch Off

How To : Get the scratches off your CDs the easy way

This video shows you how to clean a CD or DVD easily.First of all, you need toothpaste. Apply a thin layer of paste to the whole surface of the disk and spread it evenly. Let it dry for about 5 minutes. After the 5 minutes have past, clean the whole disk at a sink, and make su ...more

How To : Blow bubbles from blank CDs

The CD bubble trick. So simple, fun, and clever. Learn how to blow a bubble from a blank cd. Necessities: Unwanted CD Lighter Screwdriver or anything else to scratch off the top layer *note, you can also use the plastic disc that comes with a CD or DVD spindle. That way yo ...more

How To : Win the lottery

Learn how to win the lottery. That little ticket may seem like a long shot, but simple statistics can help you maximize your chances of winning a small fortune. You Will Need * A lottery ticket or scratch-off card * People to pool your resources with Step 1. Mix up your nu ...more

How To : Make a Fake, Pirate-Worthy Gold Bar on the Cheap

I loved the Gold Rush unit back in third grade. We went up to the American River and panned for gold, and my panning skills balled above all. I got like three tiny pellets. Of course, it was all fool's gold, aka pyrite, but it was still pretty legit. And this was before wearin ...more

How To : Exchange Gift Cards for Facebook Credits

Plastic Jungle.com offers an awesome service in which you can sell your unused gift cards for cash, other gift cards, and even Facebook credits! You can visit their website and create an account then trade in your gift cards for cash and browse other gift cards that you can b ...more

How To : Gift Apps & Games to Android Users

The iTunes App Store makes it easy to buy an app or game on someone else's behalf, and it's a great way to send an iPhone user a thoughtful gift. The Google Play Store doesn't have such functionality, but there are still a few workarounds to accomplish the same goal: gifting a ...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 : Make Chain Mail Armor from Start to Finish

This article is a guide for making Chainmail Armor from start (simple wire) to finish (a finished chainmail shirt). We will be using the European 4 in 1 weave, as this is the most common weave. This is the weave that you usually see in movies. There are several sections to thi ...more

How To : Keep your cat off of your furniture

Cats are the most popular pets in America, and everyone loves a soft and cuddly kitten. But, one of the biggest drawbacks to having a feline friend is that where we see a brand new sofa - they see a scratching post. In this clip, get some useful tips for helping your cat stay ...more

How To : Make a Spartan spear from scratch at home

To make your very own Spartan Spear, like in the movie 300, you just have to follow a few short, easy instructions. Start off by taking a broom stick, and cutting off the end. Make sure your broom stick is empty inside. Then take a hammer and flatten the last few inches of it, ...more

How To : Fix a broken, skipping CD with toothpaste at home

Those discs you thought were done for because of scratches and years of use now have a second chance at working and all you need to do so is get some things together from around the house. You'll need toothpaste most importantly, some tissues, water and the actual CD you want ...more

How To : Make a crossover ethernet cable from scratch

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a crossover cable from scratch. Users will need an Ethernet cable. Begin by removing one side of the connector and strip off the outside casing. Then separate the wires. Change the sequence order of the cables to: white green, ...more

How To : Take apart an Etch a Sketch

Before I built the mechanics for my laser cutter I was planning on using the etch a sketch since the pulleys where already there. I accidentally cut the wires while taking it apart, so I made it from scratch (much bigger too). But I figured I'd post this in case you want a sma ...more

How To : String An Electric Guitar

A First Timer's Guide When some new guitarists break their first string they stash it in the closet and forget about it. Me, I put the sweaty axe back in its case and asked my parents to take me to the local music store. After a morning full of senseless racket emanating from ...more

How To : Make a homemade butter pie crust

Chef John from Food Wishes has created this video tutorial on how to make a butter pie dough from scratch. First, chop up two sticks of unsalted butter and put it in the freezer. Next, weigh out you flour. It should be exactly 12 ounces. Add a half teaspoon of salt. Put the fl ...more

How To : Safely clean an LCD screen

This video answers the question, how do you safely clean an LCD? Remember that LCD’s do not have glass so you have to be careful how much pressure you apply, as well as the kind of cloth you are using, or you can damage or scratch the screen. First, turn off the monitor, then ...more

How To : Make Ghee from unsalted butter

In this video Hetal and Anuja are demonstrating how Ghee (clarified Butter) can be made out of unsalted butter. Ghee is a very important ingredient in Indian cooking. Also, since its smoking point is higher than butter, it does not burn very fast as butter does. To make ghee y ...more

How To : Pop Delicious Popcorn on the Stove

Remember the oh so delicious buttery popcorn you could only get at the movie theater? You can actually make popcorn that tastes this good right in your own home. All you need are the right ingredients and a little practice. Once you try this delectable snack, you will never ea ...more

How To : Polish aluminum alloy car rims with Simichrome

Watch this video tutorial from the Polish Guy to see how to polish aluminum alloy car rims with Simichrome and a buff ball. In this demonstration we use Simichrome Polish and a Flitz Buff Ball to clean and polish a Subaru wheel rim. The tutorial includes detailed work instruct ...more

How To : Remove and replace the screen on iPhone 4G HD

The iPhone 4 is brand new, but accidents still happen - even right after you get it, right? So, if you have cracked or scratched up your screen and can no longer use it, check out this tutorial. Apple won't fix the damage if they think you did it, and a repair shop will charge ...more

How To : Remove yellow haze from headlights with toothpaste

First of all check for the yellow haze on the headlights by scratching it. Now take toothpaste and then apply some of it on to the headlight. Now you need a dry towel to clean the headlight. Start by rubbing the toothpaste over the headlight with this towel. You have to rub it ...more

How To : Give your cat medication

Giving your cat any oral medication is never easy! This video will give you the hints and tips necessary to help make giving tablets or liquid medication easier. Such suggestions include making sure you are ready to give the medication before starting by taking the top off liq ...more

How To : Produce a drum and bass track using Reason 4

Drum and bass started off as a subgenre of Jungle and has since become one of the biggest types of electronic dance music on Earth. If you have Reason 4 and want to start producing drum and bass tracks, you've found the perfect place to start. This video will teach you how to ...more

How To : Create clouds over a sea in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Measure the melting point in the chemistry lab

Find out how everything in a chemistry lab works, from pipettes to burners to recrystallization to storage. You'll get precise instructions on how to work and perform certain scientific duties in the chem lab, whether it's chemical or just ordinary high school science. Watch ...more

How To : Plant a tree in poor soil with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to plant a tree in poor soil. Steps: 1 Select spot for tree away from house and overhead wires. 2 Measure diameter of the plastic tree pot. 3 Dig a hole four times wider than pot and as deep as the pot. 4 Add compost to topsoi ...more

How To : Clone Taco Bell's Meat (AKA 'Taco Meat Filling')

Taco Bell's in the news for umpteenth time, and today the controversy is over their infamous beef taco meat. Gizmodo leaked a picture of Taco Bell's "Taco Meat Filling" and surprise, surprise— it's missing a lot of the "meat" that it claims in its advertisements. Taco Meat Fil ...more

How To : Wash your car with the two bucket method

Every time people wash their car paint can easily be scratched off on accident. To avoid that CarCareProducts (CCP) demonstrates how to clean your car in a safe and efficient way using the two bucket method. In the first bucket add a small amount of PH Neutral wash shampoo and ...more

How To : Install a glass vessel sink or countertop

This video tutorial shows you how to install a glass vessel sink or countertop. First you need to make sure that the glass vessel sink or countertop has all of the pieces needed and that none of the pieces are scratched or broken. You then need to place the mouthing ring on th ...more

How To : Do the Brayer technique for scrapbooking

Anyone interested in scrapbooking can learn how to do the Brayer technique with ink refills for cards with this video tutorial. You will need a piece of glossy cardstock as well as stamps. Make sure to keep your fingers off the paper to avoid smudging. You will need the dandel ...more

How To : Clean an LCD screen

Is your computer's LCD screen getting so dirty you can barely make out what you're typing. Use a few household ingredients to keep a clear, sharp image on your LCD screen without clouding or scratching it. You Will Need: • Distilled water • Isopropyl alcohol • A spray bott ...more

How To : String an Electric Guitar

A First Timer's Guide When some new guitarists break their first string they stash it in the closet and forget about it. Me, I put the sweaty axe back in its case and asked my parents to take me to the local music store. After a morning full of senseless racket emanating from ...more

How To : Bathe your pet cat

Joey Garr demonstrates how to give your cat a bath. For this operation you will need to have ready a towel, Q-Tips, shampoo, a cup and some treats. It’s a good idea to clip his nails a bit to avoid being scratched. Gently but firmly place him carefully into the sink and turn t ...more

How To : Keep your microwave oven clean

This video demonstrates different ways of cleaning your microwave oven. Cleaning your oven is a very simple and easy task.1.Mix equal parts of baking soda and water. This acts a very mild creamy abrasive and the baking soda helps in deodorizing the oven. Dip a paper towel/rag ...more

How To : Strip old paint and varnish

The hardest part of stripping off old paint and varnish is getting all of the residual residue out of the details such as the panels and the raised or indented parts of the piece you are working on. You can make the job a lot easier by using the right tools. Use a small bristl ...more

How To : Repair your eyeglasses

Try these simple fixes to salvage your specs. Learn how to fix your eyeglasses with this helpful guide. You Will Need * Duct tape * Needle-nose pliers * An eyeglass repair kit * Superglue * A wooden toothpick * A paper towel * A miniature safety pin * All-purpose glue * A met ...more

How To : Train your cat to behave

Here’s the thing—dogs will do things just to please you. But cats want to know what’s in it for them. Learn how to train a cat. You Will Need: * The patience of Job * Consistency * Food treats * Spray bottle of water * A scratching post * Bubble wrap, sticky paper, or alumin ...more

How To : Refinish wood floors with a drum sander

Hardwood floors in older homes can be hidden treasures. You may not realize it, but under the dark finish, scuffs and scratches is probably a beautiful hardwood floor just waiting to shine through. Sanding off the old finish gives you a chance to get down to the bare wood and ...more

How To : Refinish wood floors with an oscillating sander

Hardwood floors in older homes can be hidden treasures. You may not realize it, but under the dark finish, scuffs and scratches is probably a beautiful hardwood floor just waiting to shine through. Sanding off the old finish gives you a chance to get down to the bare wood and ...more

How To : Wash A Car With Out Damaging The Paint

Washing a car is a simple task. However, many people damage their paint by scratching it or making swirl marks when washing. If you are going to take the time to wash your car, make sure you follow these simple tips to prevent paint damage. Dirt Is Your Enemy - Don't Shrub It ...more

How To : Make a Corpse Bride Costume for Halloween

Engage in a little undead matrimony this Halloween by dressing up like a Corpse Bride. You will need several different kinds of makeup, a wig, and an older wedding dress in order to pull it off, but this tutorial will show you how to create the Corpse Bride costume from scratch.

How To : Wax a surfboard and get the perfect grip

Whether you've just bought a brand new shiny surfboard, or your current wax job is a grimy, slick mess, here's how to get that perfect grip so you don't slip off. You Will Need * A surfboard * A wax scraper * A wax comb * One bar of base coat wax * One bar of top coat wax * A ...more

How To : Prevent a scratch in pool using follow

By using the 90 degree rule when shooting pool you can make the cue ball follow along a tangent line to determine perfectly where the ball will go and prevent scratch. The cue ball follows the path of the object ball and is deflected off the rail setting up the next shot. Prev ...more

How To : Make a straight shot using follow

With this simple technique the cue ball will follow the path of the object ball without scratching. If both balls are lined up with the pocket, an off-center hit will help in pocketing the object ball but not the cue ball preventing a scratch and lining up the next shot. Make ...more

How To : Remove the Door Panel from a 2002 Ford Explorer

By trial and error, I have found a good way to remove the door panel from a 2002 Ford Explorer (and other similar years). The first two steps can be done in either order, but doing them in the order I have listed below will prevent damage and scratches to the paneling. Remov ...more

How To : Paint an Engine Block

Tired of your old engine looking... not so good? Clean it up and enhance the overall look with a simple paint job! In this episode, we show you how to paint your engine block, costing you only a few bucks and about an hour or two of your time! First your must remove all greas ...more

Shortcut : Fix a Scratched Window with Toothpaste

ApartmentTherapy reminds us of a fine fix for scratches on glassy surfaces like mirrors and windows—toothpaste! All you need is a lint-free cloth, a non-gel toothpaste (one with baking soda is even better), and a damp cloth. 1. Clean the glass well and dry it using a lint-fr ...more

News : The Magically Shrinking Chair

A worthy addition to the world of outstanding chairs, this magical chair doesn't shrink in the morphing sense, but it does shrink to incredible compactness. Makes for a great magic trick prop, or a must-have for your next tailgate party. Previously, Self Healing Chair Picks It ...more

News : Here, Table. Come, Boy!

Gotta get myself one of these walking crab tables. (Now if only it came on command. Life would be complete.) Question is, how does one build something like this? Post ideas below. Previously, Self Healing Chair Picks Itself Up Off the Floor... Literally. Got an Itch? Let Your ...more

News : Shinya Kimura is One Bad Ass Motorcycle Artist

Shinya Kimura is an artist. And his art is the motorcycle. Though a legend in Japan for some time now, the motorcycle engineer first came into the American public eye as a contestant on Biker Build-Off, a Discovery Channel channel show featuring custom bike builders. Kimura h ...more

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