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How To : Prune a mature apple tree with secateurs or shears

In this instructional pruning video, Stephen Hayes of Fruitwise Heritage Apples prunes "shoots," or the leave-offs of past years' growth of the Egremont Russet apple tree. He uses secateurs, or pruning shears, and emphasizes the need for balance and fruit bud management. Watch ...more

How To : Join parallel sticks with shear lashing

Join parallel sticks with shear lashing. Potentially--if you did this to enough sticks--you could build a house this way. It might take one hundred years but, let's face it, you probably have time if you are on this site.

How To : Use the shear filter in Photoshop

This tutorial shows you how to use the shear filter and eraser tool in Photoshop to increase a woman's bustline. Use the shear filter in Photoshop. Click through to watch this video on vtutorial.com

How To : Sharpen kitchen shears

It’s frustrating trying to cut with a pair of dull scissors. Make sure you have a good time in the kitchen by sharpening your shears. Just stack several pieces of aluminum foil and cut through them with your scissors to get those blades sharp. Dull scissors? Stack seven or ei ...more

How To : Craft pistons and shears in Minecraft beta 1.7

This video contains the crafting recipes for two new items in Minecraft beta 1.7. Learn what to combine at the crafting bench from your inventory to add these useful tools. Explore your Minecraft world in a whole new way with Minecraft beta 1.7.

How To : Shear a pygora goat

Learn tips on this video from Garden Girl on how to shear your urban livestock. Garden Girl is going to shear a pygora goat. They are a mixture of an angora goat and a pygmy goat. Their unique fiber hand spins into a beautiful yarn.

How To : Choose the right pair of kitchen shears

In this clip, Chef Jason Hill talks all about kitchen shears (or kitchen scissors). In order to be the best cook you can be, you will want to make sure you have the right shears. Shears are designed for cooking and work a million times better than a knife or normal pair of sci ...more

How To : Use pinking shears with Threadbanger

Pinking shears are scissors with an blade that is spiked instead of straight across like a regular pair. Pinking sheers are used to finish off fabric that does not necessarily need a strong hem. They can be used for any type of material that will not unravel - such as silk or ...more

How To : 10 Ways to Open a Beer Without a Bottle Opener

As exciting as it can be to crack open a beer, there's nothing fun about wandering around a party and asking other partygoers for a bottle opener. Don't worry, we've got you covered: here are 10 crazy ways to get to drinking while impressing your friends with your ingenuity. ...more

How To : The Absolute Best Way to Prepare & Cook Artichokes

You've probably noticed artichokes at the front and center of your local grocery store or farmer's market recently, as spring is artichoke season; They may look like strange, complicated vegetables if you've never cooked them before. Don't Miss: How to Select Veggies at Their ...more

How To : What to Do When You Don't Have a Mortar & Pestle

We're all familiar with the sinking feeling that happens when you cruise through a recipe, only to arrive at an instruction that calls for a tool you don't have. Some of the best food hacks (and my personal favorites) exist to combat that problem. Why spend money on a kitchen ...more

How To : Cut Tomatoes the Right Way

Tomatoes are the perfect barometer for kitchen knives and knife skills. If you've ever watched an infomercial for a set of knives, you've surely seen the enthusiastic host waxing about how well the knives cut tomatoes. And if you've ever had your knives sharpened, you've most ...more

How To : 9 Drinking Straw Hacks That Don't Suck

The drinking straw isn't just there to help you make annoying noises when you get to the bottom of your soda. That little tube of plastic is extremely versatile and can make your life a lot easier with a little know-how. Curious? Read on to find out more. Bendy or straight, th ...more

Halloween Food Hacks : Easy Spooktacular Hors D'Oeuvres

It's never too early to start planning for the best holiday of the year, right? We've already shown you how to make chillingly creepy cocktails, shrunken heads out of apples and potatoes, and a slew of DIY costumes, whether you want to go as Groot or an emoji. Now it's time to ...more

News : A Rundown of the New Features in Minecraft 1.8

Here's a noncomprehensive list of current features confirmed and experienced in Minecraft 1.8. If you have anything to add, please do so in the comment section below. Biomes are MUCH larger and more uniform than before. Swamp Biomes were added to the list of existing biomes ...more

How To : Prune a rose tree (standard)

If you'd like to have a rose tree, or rose 'standard' as opposed to a rose bush, this video will show you what to do. You'll need some pruning shears and of course, a rose bush. This video is really helpful in instructing what to look for when you're trimming, and what branche ...more

How To : Make a rechargeable, solar-powered USB battery

An emergency battery charger for your mobile phone comes in handy, but it's not the ultimate solution; once it's dead it's useless (what a waste). If you want to really get off the metaphorical grid, you can follow the steps in this video to construct a more robust circuit tha ...more

Um, Yum? HowTo : Cook Testicles

The latest culinary trend? How about breaded and fried deer balls. That's right, you heard me. The Atlantic makes an interesting point about the political correctness of "nose-to-tail" eating: "How many among us delight in brain, or tendon, or testicles? These nasty bits, alt ...more

How To : 5 Surprising Uses for Your Coffee Grinder

During my time living in dorm rooms and small apartments, I would find myself in need of many different appliances—a food processor for making hummus, a blender for vegetable smoothies, or even a mortar and pestle for muddling mojito-bound mint leaves. Luckily, there was one t ...more

Cook Like a Chef : Use Parchment Paper Lids Instead

Simmering or poaching food is a total pain sometimes. The problems are numerous: a layer exposed to air often dries out and creates a gross skin that can ruin the texture of the sauce, the poaching liquid evaporates too quickly and causes the poached protein to burn, and so on ...more

How To : Cut a girl’s hair

Learn how to give your daughter a trim and you’ll save big bucks on trips to the hairdresser. Learn how to give a child a haircut, at home. This is a cost effective tip that will help you save money. You Will Need * Haircutting scissors * An eye-level seat * A video distracti ...more

Tongs : Your Most Underrated Cooking Tool

Don't leave your tongs out by the grill, as they are one of the most useful and versatile cooking tools to have in your kitchen. In my house, they come in a very close second to chopsticks, which I cook with everyday. Like chopsticks, they make it easy to delicately flip and t ...more

How To : Devein & Peel Shrimp in Seconds

Shrimp is one of my all-time favorite foods. It's versatile, delicious, and incredibly fun to use in the kitchen. That said, if you buy fresh shrimp, you're probably used to getting them with their tail, shell, and sand vein still intact. The tail and shell are inedible, and ...more

How To : Embellish a plain t-shirt

Melissa Watson from DIY Style shows a way to restructure and re-style something that you already have plenty of, a t-shirt, in this how-to video. Add ruffles and rouching to transform a plain tee into something a little more eye-catching. You will need thread, a ruler, elastic ...more

How To : Make Torus Knots from Soft Metals

Torus knots are beautiful knots formed by wrapping a line around a torus and tying the ends together to form a loop. The resulting knot has a star-like appearance when viewed from above. The 36 examples with the least number of crossings can be seen at the Knot Atlas's page on ...more

How To : Grow Cold, Hardy Running Bamboo

Bamboo is easy to grow, but there are a few things you should know before starting. There are hundreds of species of bamboo and they can be roughly divided into either running or clumping bamboos. Almost all cold hardy bamboos are runners and almost all tropical bamboos are cl ...more

How To : Make Knot Sculptures from Soft Metals

In mathematics, a knot is a closed circle in a three-dimensional space that crosses itself multiple times. Since it is closed, it has no ends to tie, meaning you can't actually create such a knot. However, if you tie the ends together after you create a knot in the standard wa ...more

News : Minecraft World's Ultimate Survival Guide, Part 4

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. Missed the other guides? Click on the links! Contents Starting off & Mobs Combat Food Mining Survivability Welcome back! Today we're going to look at the most important aspect to ...more

How To : Cut and bend sheet metal

In this series of video clips, you’ll learn tips and techniques for using various types of metal shears, including how to use hand-held and foot-operated types of metal shears, and how to use a metal press and metal hole punch. Expert Jon Olson offers advice on cutting procedu ...more

How To : Prepare and clean fresh snow crab

Web Chef demonstrates how to prepare and clean snow crab. First, fill a large pot halfway full of water, add a dash of sea salt and bring it to a boil. Throw in the crabs, replace the lid and cook them for 15 minutes. Remove the crabs from the pot and run them under cold water ...more

How To : Understand the basics of apple tree pruning

Each year an apple tree should produce three things: new growth, fruit buds on last year's and older growth, and fruit on those fruit buds formed in previous years. In order to keep an apple tree in balance and fruiting, one must prune. However, pruning is too often done poorl ...more

How To : Control Running Bamboo

Most bamboo in the United States is running bamboo, because nearly all cold hardy bamboo is the running or invasive type. The tropical bamboos are mostly "clumpers" and stay in a nice, tight clump. Running bamboos spread far and wide and can be very invasive. I grow many kinds ...more

How To : Cut corrugated roof sheeting

In this how to video, Darren Baensch explains how to cut corrugated roof sheeting. His tips include why two pairs of shears will make the job easier and why power tools may turn out to be a costly shortcut. With this tutorial you will be able to repair your roof and save time ...more

How To : Con someone with the penny prediction bar trick

Check out Brian Brushwood and Scam School's Penny Prediction scam. No matter what the setup, the very best scams are the ones that let the mark think they're on top, only to get punked in the end. That's what makes the penny prediction so great! THE SETUP: reach into your po ...more

Ingredients 101 : How to Select, Store, & Prep Fresh Herbs

Herbs, both fresh and dried, can be intimidating and mysterious to cooks. Just how much is too much? How do you prepare them? Food writer Mark Bittman says you should think of herbs as "teeny vegetables." To me, that means we should be using more herbs in our food, especially ...more

How To : Recycle a plastic bag into a plastic bag bracelet

You don't have to own a Cricut, several volumes of themed scrapbooking paper, pinking shears, and ribbons in each color of the rainbow to call yourself a crafter. More complicated crafts do call for this kind of deep and expensive preparation, but the craft presented in this v ...more

How To : Cut your own long hair

This video is about cutting your own hair whether long or short. It's more for maintenance than for cutting a style. You need a pair of barber shears, a spray bottle to keep hair moist, comb, masking tape and ruler. The hair should be freshly washed and wet hair. Comb the hair ...more

How To : Trim your own bangs

In this hair tutorial you will learn how to trim your bangs and thin your hair. You will need a hairbrush, hair clips, trimming shears, and thinning shears. Watch this how to video and you will be able to trim your own bangs at home.

How To : Prune plants

Learn how to cut back plants in your garden effectively to encourage new growth and remove dead and diseased branches. Follow this Howcast guide to learn how to prune plants. You Will Need * An illustrated gardening guide * Gardening gloves * Gardening shears * Gardening clip ...more

How To : Cook Your Thanksgiving Turkey in Half the Time

I've never been a huge fan of the traditional roasted turkey at Thanksgiving. Different parts of the bird finish cooking at different times, so by the time the legs are cooked through, the breast meat is totally dry. If you don't want to go the deep-frying route, how can you s ...more

How To : Make camp fire lobster tails

Dan "The Lobster Man" Zawacki demonstrates how to make campfire lobster tails. First, quarter lemon halves. Then, butterfly the lobster tails by pushing on the tail. Use shears and cut the underside of the lobster down the middle. Flatten the tail a little more and use a knife ...more

How To : Cut back ornamental grass

Adrian Higgins is the extraordinary garden writer for the Washington Post and shares with us his tip for cutting back ornamental grass. Spring is late in Washington this year which is good because we haven't gotten around to cutting back our grasses. This is a vital late winte ...more

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