Use a Reel-to-reel Tape Machine

How To : Use a reel-to-reel tape machine

Analog reel-to-reel tape is some of the most in-demand recording equipment today. Learn how to use a reel-to-reel tape machine in this free video series that will allow you to utilize this piece of musical recording equipment. Part 1 of 20 - How to Use a reel-to-reel tape mach ...more

How To : Understand 4-track reel to reel tape recorders

In these music studio recording and production videos, learn how to use a 4-track reel to reel tape recorder to capture your vocals, guitar parts, drums, record songs, or even make a demo CD. Our expert will walk you through the operation of a fairly simple reel to reel machin ...more

How To : Sew on bias tape all by machine

Check out this how-to video from wonderhowto.com to learn how to sew on bias tape all by machine but without the swearing! This bias tape sewing video was filmed all in one take--wow!

How To : Hack a VHS tape into a toy pinball machine

For about a buck, you can make a fun Mini-Pinball machine out of a VHS, just follow the steps in this how-to video. This is a great toy for kids, or anyone that wants to make a cheap version of the arcade favorite. Bring the VHS pinball machine into the car to stay entertained ...more

How To : Make an oversized book bag

Forget about spending too much money at a retail store for a new bookbag when you can make your own! Go back to school in style - your own personalized style - by making your very own purse to carry your books in. Use fabrics & accessories to customize your book bag to fit you ...more

How To : Sew a tube top lace dress for prom yourself

In this how-to video, you will learn how to create your own tube top dress with lace and tulle. This will be useful if you need a unique dress for prom. You will need a sewing machine, scissors, pins, ruler, measuring tape, thread, a half yard of gray knit, tulle, and a yard o ...more

How To : Sew a zipper front dress inspired by Max Azria

First of all you need some basic tools like sewing machine, scissors, pins, ruler, measuring tape and thread. You also need a printed knit of size 1.5 yard or 1.4 meters ad a separating zipper of size 18 inches or 46 cm. First you have to start by making the straps and bodice. ...more

How To : Make a no-sew superhero cape

Ditch the needle and thread, enjoy a fun family project, and give your little crusader the ultimate crime-fighting tool. Learn how to make a no-sew superhero cape. You will need: a ruler a tape measure fabric pins several sheets of newspaper tape fabric scissors a marker 1 y ...more

How To : Sew a Baby Changing Mat

This all-in-one baby changing mat is cute and convenient! It has two pockets to hold diapers and wipes, and it folds up into a tidy clutch. It features a laminated vinyl surface, so messes are easy to wipe off. It has an elastic closure so you don't have to make a button hole. ...more

How To : Make a Where the Wild Things Are Halloween costume

Release your inner wild thing with a costume based on the classic children's book. You Will Need * 1½ yards of 72" wide white fleece * Marking chalk * Scissors * Straight pins * A sewing needle and a sewing machine * 1½-inch white polyester thread * ½ yard white Velcro * A tap ...more

How To : Make a fog machine with a household iron

Liven up your parties by making your own fog machine, using items that you can find around the house. You Will Need * An iron * Two aluminum roasting pans, about 5 inches deep or deeper * Scissors * Aluminum foil * A hot-glue gun * 7 lbs. pebbles or gravel * A 20-oz. plastic b ...more

How To : Sew basket liners without a pattern

Check out this DIY video tutorial from Curbly, the best place to share pictures of your home, find design ideas, and get expert home-improvement advice. A basket without a basket liner looks kinda naked, but sewing them can be a bit tricky, especially when you factor in those ...more

How To : Freeze food properly

Don’t toss foods into the freezer willy-nilly and hope for the best! Storing them correctly preserves taste and texture. Learn how to freeze food properly. You Will Need * Masking tape * Permanent marker * Freezer-safe plastic bags and containers * Heavy-duty aluminum foil * ...more

How To : Sew a straight seam

You can learn to confidently and accurately sew a straight seam. You Will Need * Straight pins * A measuring tape * A sewing machine * Masking tape Step 1 Align the fabric to be hemmed and pin it in place. Align any notches, dots, or other pattern markings when pinning the pi ...more

How To : Make a Christmas tree skirt

Looking to make this Christmas a DIY Christmas? Why not make your own Christmas tree skirt, customized to fit your personality and home decor! Nothing says it’s Christmas like a beautiful Christmas tree. Now you can decorate the area below with a handmade Christmas tree skirt ...more

News : Build Your Own Oscillating Wave Machine

Transverse wave motion is the beautiful rippling effect that occurs when a moving wave causes oscillations that travel perpendicular to the direction of energy transferred. (For example, via Wikipedia: "If a transverse wave is moving in the positive x-direction, its oscillatio ...more

How To : Convert a Zoom H2 into a 4 track field recorder

Convert a Zoom h2 into a 4 track field recorder which cane record from 4 channels on a computer audio interface. You will need four 10 Kohm resistors, four 100 ohm resistors, two double pole switches, four RCA chassis parts, some wire, small screwdrivers, a wire cutter, a sold ...more

How To : Make a tote bag out of an old t-shirt

This video demonstrates how to make a tote bag out of an old T-shirt. For this project, you will need the following: scissors, a T-shirt, duct tape, a sewing machine, thread, and a leather sewing needle. First, cut off sleeves and the neck of the shirt. It will look like a tan ...more

How To : Make duct tape glow

If there was a way to make duct tape more desirable and distinct, would you do it? Well, what if there was a way to make duct tape glow? There is a way. Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make duct tape glow with Dr. Lithium. In a previous video on how ...more

How To : Make a simple five minute smoke bubble machine

This how-to video will show you how to make a smoke bubble machine. It is a fun project to make while smoking your marijuana joints. To make your smoke bubble machine you will need: a knife, tape, and two water bottles. Oh and don't forget your blunt.

How To : Make felted baby booties

Crafter Dawn Huntington shows how to make felted baby booties. You will need felt, fusible webbing tape, iron, needle and thread sewing machine, binder clips, snaps and a templete which you can get from the article part of the video. Make felted baby booties. Click through to ...more

How To : Use the Cricut Expression to make a gift bag

Mona from Cup Cakes Creations demonstrates the use of a Cricut Expression machine to make gift bags. She starts with the smaller gift bag found on page 115 of the instruction book. It gives the option of putting holes in the bag. She sets the machine to cut two 5-1/2" bags out ...more

How To : Sew your own corset style top at home

This is not a tutorial on how to sew a real corset, rather, how to sew a corset style top. You will need some fashion fabric, eyelets, an eyelet attachment tool, ribbon, scissors, pins, measuring tape, tailor's chalk and of course, a sewing machine.

How To : Make a cushion cover

With a little practice a cushion cover can be made at home easily. The materials/equipments required are as follows: fabric of your choice (having appropriate dimensions) to make the cover, scissors, measuring tape and ruler, needles, threads, sewing machine and an iron. The ...more

How To : Turn bootcut jeans into skinny jeans with ModCloth

Skinny jeans are by and large the most popular cut of jeans in the fashion world right now, but purchasing a solid pair (from JBrand or William Rast) could set you back upwards of $300. And really, who wants to drop $300 for a few strips of denim that happen to have a name bra ...more

How To : Make a bomber hat

ThreadBanger give us a great recipe to make a unisex bomber hat using just a flannel shirt, white faux fur, a measuring tape, the bomber hat pattern, a sewing machine, and two and a half hours of your creative time. Add pom-poms at the ears to give it extra flavor! Super cool ...more

How To : Create a T-shirt folding machine

Got a bunch of t-shirts to fold? In this how to video, Greg Swanson and Joe Kelley use a ruler, tape and cardboard to create the most amazing t-shirt folding machine you have ever seen. You can get organized and fold your T-shirts with this machine.

How To : Make a tattoo machine

Somewhere in between prison tats and a professional tattoo gun, comes the tattoo machine in this how-to video. You will need a tape deck motor, a stereo fly wheel, a 12 volt charger with different settings, a bobby pin hair clip, a brace, a wide pen, and a screw. Since most of ...more

How To : Turn old bedsheets into shopping totes

Paper or plastic is a thing of the past; both options are equally terrible for the environment. With this tutorial, learn how to turn your old bed sheets into funky grocery tote bags. You will be the envy of everyone at the store with these adorable, homemade bags. You Will Ne ...more

How To : Build a wave machine out of household items

In this tutorial, we learn how to build a wave machine out of household items. You will need: 20 straws, 40 paper clips, 2 pieces of tape, and 1 washer to make this. First, you will need to pull out a long string of tape and lay it down with the sticky side up. After this, you ...more

How To : Make the pot that cannot spill

Ever worked on a painting project and had the paint spill everywhere? This quick and easy pot made from a plastic soda bottle and tape will not spill, even when it tips over. Learn how to make this pot that does not spill(for paint, glue, machine oil, etc.) by watching this vi ...more

How To : Repair a wash machine lid switch

This Home and Garden video tutorial shows how to repair a wash machine lid switch. This video is on a GE Prodigy machine. Looking inside the machine under the switch, she finds that two wires are broken. Take a screwdriver and press down the clip of the switch from underneath. ...more

How To : Create a Mad Hatter Costume Inspired by Tim Burton

The Mad Hatter from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland not only makes a great costume but a great project. The hour-glass shaped hat, the striped pants, the fingerless gloves, and the Hatter's signature scarf are the most important components in this costume. If you're fairly sk ...more

Drumssette : A DIY Drum Machine

While digital samplers have their merits, they're predictable in a way that can cause them to sound stiff or sterile. The solution? A return to the analog, tape-based samplers of yesteryear, which, with their inherent mechanical noise and euphonic distortions, offer a more mus ...more

Altered Zones Label Profile : Night People

Label Profile: Night-People [Night-People founder Shawn Reed, playing live in Montreal as Wet Hair] By Jenn Pelly MP3: Ela Orleans: "I Know" MP3: Cellophane Spill: "Zaj Mak Ta" If you really want to get inside the mind of Night-People founder Shawn Reed, start with his we ...more

How To : Make quick cuttlebug cards

In order to make cuttlebug cards, you will need the following: cuttlebugs, ribbons, two sided tape, a trimmer, and cardstock. You can find cuttlebugs at your local hobby or craft store. Place your cuttlebug, between cardstock and run it through a machine, in order to make the ...more

How To : Use a bias binder on a sewing machine

To use a bias binder on a sewing machine, cut end of bias tape at a diagonal. Feed tape into scroll of binder and pull out to back. Adjust binder and/or needle position so that needle pierces fabric approximately 1/16 inch from folded edge of bias tape. Stitch about 1 inch alo ...more

How To : Make your own ballet style tutu

Tutus are not just for ballerinas anymore! Anyone who feels like twirling, dancing or just running around with a little extra poof can wear one! Follow this tutorial and make a tutu for yourself, your daughter or anyone else looking for a little fluff! You Will Need • Measuri ...more

How To : Hack a Vending Machine in 40 Seconds

Check out this video from CouponCodesHero on hacking a vending machine in no time. All you need is a little packing tape and some paper money, then fool the machine to either get free stuff, or use the "change" to get free money! Video: .

News : Hack a toy from a VHS tape

Pachinko originated in Japan as large casino machines that were similar to video slot machines. Players gambled on them for prizes. They were then adapted and became popular in the US as handheld kids' toys made of cardboard, a couple of BBs, some plastic and a rubber band. N ...more

How To : | 3 DIY Electronic Geek Chic Pieces for Him

Stand out from the high street fashion clones with stuff you’ve fashioned yourself. It’s easy to take old pieces of electronic junk and transform them into all sorts of fun ‘n’ funky geeky accessories. Like a totally useful tote bag, a what-on-earth-is-that wallet and a bedazz ...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 : Copy old nonstandard speed tapes to cassettes

Have a million 3-inch reel-to-reel tapes piling up in your garage? Keepsake audio tapes? Well, get some use out of them in the digital age by converting them into cassettes. Then, just convert the cassette onto your computer to make an MP3 or what ever audio file you want.

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