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DIY Blacksmithing : Forge Your Own Steel at Home!

Metal is a great material to work with. It's rigid, tough, malleable and conductive, but sometimes the part we need doesn't exist in any store. In order to create custom pieces, you need to either melt the metal and cast it in a mold, or heat it until it's soft enough to shape ...more

News : Möbius Pasta + Jell-O Jigglin' at 6200 FPS

Food is the meeting place of left and right brainers: Culinary arts call for creativity, but is also deeply rooted in the What, Why and How of basic science—baking powder vs. baking soda, the rising of dough, the falling of a cake, etc. Below, two plays on left brain principle ...more

How To : Install a butcher block kitchen countertop

Butcher-block kitchen countertops have traditionally been very popular and these days are often used as companion tops with other materials, such as solid-surface tops. In addition to their aesthetic appearance, they can receive hot pans without damage. You can make up your ow ...more

How To : Gild with faux gold

Learn the hand method for applying gold leaf gild to a solid surface such as wood, stone, or metal. • You will need imitation gold leaf, metal varnish, hot hide glue, gilder’s size and brick red synthetic enamel. • First apply the hide glue to the surface you wish to gild. • ...more

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