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How To : Safely use a knife, saw and ax as a Boy Scout

Second Class Boy Scouts work on building their outdoor survival and camping skills. Compass work, nature observation, camp tools, and swimming are areas where new skills are mastered and demonstrated. A second class scout, having completed all the requirements, should be able ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

How To : Create a New Lawn From Turf or Seed

Preparation When creating a new lawn it is essential that the soil is prepared properly to ensure a satisfactory outcome when laying turf or sowing lawn seed. Whether you decide to lay turf or seed, the preparation is the same. This video shows how to prepare the soil ready f ...more

How To : Hang a door

Changing your doors can instantly improve the look of your home, and yes, it is a job you can do yourself. It just takes a couple of hours, a lot of patience and this step by step video tutorial. Stop hanging around, watch this video on how to hang a door and get to it. Here' ...more

How To : Tile a bathroom floor

If you want to change the look of a bathroom, giving yourself a brand new tile floor is a quick and fun way to go about it. It's also easy — that is, provided you can assemble all the necessary tools and materials: You'll need grout, cement board, cement board screws and tile ...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 : Model railroad scenery using extruded foam

Are your hobbies building model trains? Well, I hope you are building your own model sets the way you want to, but if you're stumped in the model railroading process, check out this nine-part video tutorial to see how to model railroad scenery using extruded foam. If you aren' ...more

How To : Make a spear out of foam for boffer larping

Build a spear for boffer larping! This video is aimed at Dagorhir, but you can use it for any boffer larp. You'll need foam, duct tape, a sharp bread knife or saw knife, a Sharpie, a Nerf football, cloth tape and fabric to cover it. Part 1 of 2 - How to Make a spear out of foa ...more

How To : Make a Universal Soldier eye

In this tutorial we learn how to make a Universal Soldier eye. You will need: old head set, cardboard, hot glue gun, screwdriver, pen, flash light, knife, saw, black paint, and masking tape. First take the cardboard and cut it out into two rectangles. Place these around the he ...more

How To : Carve a pumpkin freehand or with a stencil

Carving pumpkins is a seasonal tradition in many families. Learn how to carve shapes into a pumpkin freehand or using a stencil. f you can, it's fun to pick your own pumpkin at a pumpkin patch. You can also get a fresh pumpkin at a market or farm stand. Choose a pumpkin with a ...more

How To : Put together the perfect home tool kit

A great way to save money and be more independent is to do your own repairs. Having a well-rounded tool kit is the best way to be prepared for those unexpected problems. A good base kit will last for many years and is a sound investment. Get a fix on that leaky faucet and the ...more

How To : Divide ornamental grasses

In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to divide ornamental grasses. Daryl Beyers in this video says that spring is the right time for this activity and you'll need a sharp knife or, even a chain saw for this. When a bunch of grass starts to become sparse in t ...more

How To : Make an Assassin's Creed hidden blade prop

Adam from Chemical Reaction wants to show you a little movie magic. This video tutorial will show you how to make an Assassin's Creed hidden blade prop for your homemade film. If you're a fan of the Assassin's Creed video game, then you can't not make this hidden blade. This i ...more

How To : Gather tools for building miniatures

Here are some of necessary the tools for hobby crafting and diorama making. This model maker uses wood rasps, sanding pencils, wire cutters, small pliers, a box cutter, a wood carving knife, and a Japanese pull saw. When building miniatures you may find yourself making your ow ...more

How To : Carve Polyhedral Pumpkins

Halloween is coming up, so many of you may have a need or desire to carve a pumpkin and turn it into a Jack O' Lantern. This week we are going to explore carving our pumpkins into interesting geometric shapes. In this post, we will carve the pumpkins into spherical versions of ...more

How To : Make a camping sitting stool

There's nothing greater than being in the outdoors and away from all the hustle and bustle of the city. Of course that doesn't mean you should be without basic necesseities. In this two part tutorial find out how to make a sitting stool used for camping. Enjoy! Campcraft is s ...more

How To : Make a cardboard sword for Cosplay

Check out this step by step instructional video to learn how to make a Cosplay Sword from cardboard and wood! Make sure you have all of the following materials to start making your Cosplay sword: spray paint, hard cardboard, wooden dowel, bendable metal wire, silver colored ta ...more

How To : Make a cheap compost roller

This video explains how to make an inexpensive compost roller. The video begins with a composed pile shown covered with a tarp to keep rain away from. The materials needed for this project consists of 3" barrel nuts(2), 3" hinges(3) and machine screws(3pk) from a local Wall-Ma ...more

How To : Hang a door properly

Hanging a door evenly isn't easy, and if you screw it up, you'll probably have to start over with a brand new door. Master this skill, however, and save a bundle in installation fees. You Will Need * A circular saw * A sanding block * Varnish * A combination square or ruler ...more

How To : Replace and install an exterior door with Lowe's

To replace a door, refer to Lowe's do-it-yourself for a step by step guide. Replacement is not very difficult. To replace just the door, tools and material required are: a new door, hammer, screw driver, tape measure, pencil, combination square, saw horses, clamps, chisel, a d ...more

How To : Set up plumbing for a pond

The Pond Digger demonstrates how to set up plumbing for a pond. First, sleeve all pipes coming through the cement foundation to protect the plumbing from elemental stress and provide additional flexibility. Next, use a clear primer and a clear glue to seal areas where you need ...more

How To : Make a Two Circle Wobbler from CDs

One of my favorite simple projects is building two circle wobblers. I love how such a simple object amazes with its motion. The two circle wobbler is an object made out of two circles connected to each other in such a way that the center of mass of the object doesn't move up o ...more

How To : Make a Deadpool sword

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a Deadpool sword. To do this, you will need: a marker, scissors, hard plastic, cardboard, silver spray paint, duct tape, saw, electrical tape, sandpaper, and hot glue gun. First, cut the plastic into three thin knife shapes. Then, use san ...more

How To : Make a simple bow

This is a guide that will show you how to make a bow out of everyday items. First, you want to find a curved branch outside that's nice and thick so it won't snap. Also, if it's connected to other branches just saw them off, and then remove any smaller twigs or leaves from the ...more

How To : Install attic stairs with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install attic stairs. Steps: 1. Mark rough opening of new fold-down staircase on the ceiling joists in the attic. 2. Use a reciprocating saw to cut joists and nails holding any joists that must be removed. 3. Cut around cei ...more

How To : Install composite decking with This Old House

Watch this video with This Old House to learn how to build a composite deck. Steps: 1 Measure the deck for the first decking plank. 2 Cut the plank to length with a circular saw or power miter saw. 3 If necessary, use a jigsaw to cut a hole in the plank for the downspout. 4 S ...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 : Make an upholstered headboard from a closet door

This tutorial teaches you how to make a headboard from an old closet door and a red recycled curtain fabric. You will need a closet door or plywood cut to size, batting, fabric, a staple gun, foam, scissors, a circular saw, and an exacto knife. Watch this how to video and you ...more

How To : Cut Drywall

How to cut Drywall, Sheetrock, Plasterboard. THE EASY WAY! G'day Knuckleheads, Uncle Knackers here and welcome to Video Two of my ten part series titled 'My Top Ten DIY Tips' as nominated by you.. In todays video l'm going to give you the basics of cutting drywall, plasterbo ...more

News : Inspire Your Kids to Cook with a Safe Mini Knife Set

When you have a parent who cooks—and has you act as sous chef—the kitchen automatically becomes a less intimidating place. In other words, kids who know their way around the kitchen will most likely become adults who cook for themselves, which also means that they'll eat more ...more

How To : Make Aspirin from a Willow Tree

In this article, I will be showing you how to make a crude form of aspirin from the bark of a willow tree. It is a great remedy for headaches, hangovers, and other minor pain. The use of the willow tree as a mild pain reliever goes back to the Native Americans, who used it in ...more

How To : Fix a Hole in a Wall. The Proper Way!

How to patch a hole in drywall / plasterboard / Sheetrock. Everyone at some stage in their life will need to patch a hole in drywall / plasterboard / sheetrock. Instead of doing some dodgy patchwork, watch this video to see how simple the job is. The steps are as follow in poi ...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

Knives 101 : How to Care for Your Knives Like a Pro

Ask 100 chefs what the most important tool in their kitchen is, and you'll get 100 chefs saying the exact same thing: their set of knives. For home cooks and professional chefs alike, nothing is more important (or exciting) than a good knife. A good knife allows you to work mo ...more

Food Tool Friday : Why Pros Use Carbon Steel Knives

A good, sharp knife is a cook's best friend, which is why there's so much passionate debate about what kind you should get. Most enthusiastic home cooks opt for a stainless steel knife, but it turns out there's a different option that the pros favor, and that's carbon steel. T ...more

How To : Cut a Beer Bottle in Half Without a Knife

Learn how to cut a beer bottle in half! That's right, watch this video tutorial to learn how to cut a beer bottle in half with acetone, string and fire. You'll also need the glass bottle to be empty, and probably a pair of scissors. What you do is tie a piece of string around ...more

How To : Hack an American Lock combination

You've seen plenty of videos about hacking Master Lock combinations. But what about those American Locks? They always seem to be forgotten, since Master Lock is the biggest combination lock producer out there. To get the American Lock combination hack, you needn't pull up on ...more

How To : Spruce up frozen store-bought bread with Betty

We all love homemade bread but sometimes there just is not enough time to start one from scratch. In this clip, Betty will show you how to turn that frozen store bought dough into something just as yummy as home baked with a few simple steps. Follow along and serve delicious b ...more

How To : Install a solar attic fan with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a solar attic fan. Steps: 1 In attic, mark location of solar-powered vent between two roof rafters. 2 Drive nail through center of vent location. 3 Install roof brackets and fall-arrest system to roof. 4 Scribe outl ...more

How To : Install a deadbolt lock with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a deadbolt lock. Steps: 1 Position paper template on door edge; mark center holes on face and edge. 2 Drill face hole using hole saw; drill from both sides to prevent splintering. 3 Drill edge hole with spade bit. 4 ...more

How To : Play Your Kit in Battlefield Bad Company 2

Are you having problems because the game was released a long time ago and the more experienced players are better than you? Then you should be very excited to find out that I will be giving you some general tips & tricks about the different classes that I have learned the hard ...more

How To : Dice an Onion Properly & Without Tears

Michael Andrew, from Meals Americana, gives us some interesting tips on dicing an onion without tears. When working with raw onion, always remember to breathe through your mouth. This will cut back on the tears. And always use a sharp knife. Use a hand sharpener to sharpen th ...more

How To : Cook a pumpkin

In this tutorial, we learn how to cook a pumpkin. First, place foil on a baking dish where you will cook the pumpkin. Then, cut the pumpkin in half and scoop out all of the insides out into a bowl. Next, rub olive oil inside the pumpkins and on the outside of them and place on ...more

How To : Clean or field dress a deer

In this video, you'll learn how to field dress a deer. Put on gloves. Use Ozark trail hunting knife for dressing the deer. Place deer on its back, head facing away from you. Starting from the anus, split the deer up the middle to the chest. Use left had to prevent cutting or n ...more

How To : Make a sawed-off shotgun movie prop

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a sawed0off shotgun. The materials required for this project are: hot glue gun, duct tape, cardboard, utility knife, black marker, spray paint and 2 paper towel rolls. Begin by tracing a shotgun outline onto the cardboard. Make ...more

How To : Draw the Sitting Hindu God Ganesha, Step by Step

Personification of the Infinite Consciousness. Lord of Hosts. Master of the Universe. These are just three of the hundred-odd titles of the Hindu god Ganesha. Luckily, drawing the Hindu deity Ganesha isn't so complicated. The patron god of art and wisdom, Ganesha is known in ...more

How To : Play using the cheats in GoldenEye 007 on N64

This is a massive 14-part video walkthrough of GoldenEye 007 on the Nintendo 64 video game console, showing you all of the different cheat modes and how best to use them. Cychreus provides all of these elaborate cheat walkthroughs for the video game based of the 1995 James Bon ...more

How To : Dice a zucchini

You've seen the professionals on TV and the chefs in the restaurants chop and dice food with ease and precision - and they never cut themselves! Food Network's chefs and TV hosts Anne and Beau teach some of America's worst cooks how to dice a zucchini. If they can learn, so ca ...more

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