Use a Sabre Saw

How To : Use a sabre saw

The sabre saw (sometimes called a Sawzall) is one of those power tools that cuts just about anything and is a favorite among demolition workers and construction workers alike. Ed Reyes how to use a sabre saw. Part 1 of 11 - How to Use a sabre saw. Use a sabre saw - Part 2 of 1 ...more

How To : Make an atlatl deadly dart shooter

Headline: How to make an ancient spear throwing device -- the Atlatl Description: This device pre-dates even the bow-and-arrow, and can accelerate a spear to over 100 MPH, enough to pierce a mammoth's hide. Make Magazine describes how to make this weapon that is still used in ...more

How To : Escape from zip ties using the friction saw method

You've been captured, and your wrists are bound together with zip ties. Fortunately you prepared for this situation, and you have a bit of 550 cord in your shoe. Using the cord, you can escape the zip ties using the friction saw method. This tutorial from the folks at ITS Tact ...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

Build a Home Arcade Machine : Part 2

I assume at this point you have already completed your control panel using Part 1 of this How To guide. Now, if you are anything like me, you couldn't fight the urge to play, and you have your panel sitting on saw horses in the living room. Depending on your situation, your s ...more

How To : Build a PVC Ball Valve Air Cannon for $30

Planning the Cannon Design Before you get your supplies, you’re going to want to draw out plans for the design of the PVC cannon. In this guide, I’ll show you how to build a stationary ball valve cannon that is tilted at 45 degrees, but it is just as good to make it your own. ...more

How To : Make a Fire Wire (Easy Steel Wool Fireworks)

Once you've reached an age where sparklers are no longer fun, it's time to upgrade to science and steel wool. It may be basic chemistry, but as you'll see in the video, simplicity can amaze more than complexity, as well as create some really impressive fireworks that are perfe ...more

Protect Your Facebook Profile : 10 Ways to Increase Privacy

Don't want one of your Facebook "friends" knowing your status updates? Prefer to keep a few of those "friends" out of your photo albums? Would you like to prevent a few "friends" from accessing your address? The simple answer would be to remove all of those so-called friends— ...more

How To : Make Glowing Green Candy

If there ever was a day to eat green candy, St. Patrick's Day would be it. But is there something better than the banality of green candy swarming the streets on St. Patty's Day? Yes—glowing green candy, and Instructables user BrittLiv wants us to show you how it's done. She ...more

How To : Build an All-Metal Piston Valve Air Gun

For those who enjoy launching projectiles at high speeds, this article details how you can build an all-metal piston valve air gun. This device also works as a high-powered water gun. Parts List (1x) empty propane tank (1x) 1/2" metal piping, 3 ft. (1x) 1/2" hose-to-thread 3 ...more

How To : Pull the April Fool's Day Shower Head Prank

For the dedicated prankster, April Fool's Day is no joke. Nothing will stop them from coming up with the cleverest, most elaborate prank the world has ever seen. Or at least—their victim. The hardcore mischief-makers start planning out their ingenious prank the day after Apri ...more

How to Hack Netflix : Free DVDs and Money Saving Tips

I remember a time when I had to rent a VHS from the local video rental store. It wasn't all that bad, with the only real annoyances being the trip to and fro, having to rewind the movie and the possible malfunction of my VHS player, which liked to eat tape from time to time. ...more

How To : Watch the 2011 Super Bowl Commercials Online

It's that time of year again when pizza boxes line the room and buffalo wings stain the couch. When cases of beer sit in the cooler and the big screen TVs are fired up and properly calibrated. When two of the best football teams vie for the championship title and the Vince Lom ...more

How To : Perform a general eye exam on a patient

If you're a medical student, you'll learn a lot from this video lesson on examining your patient's eyes. If the patient is having trouble seeing, like double vision, blurred vision, pain or any other problem, a proper eye examination is detrimental to properly diagnosing and t ...more

How To : Make fake coins for magic tricks like David Blaine

(S.E.P) ShootingEggs Productions shows you how to make a magic coin like David Blaine to be used as currency! We show you how. You need a jeweler's saw, a vice, small rubber bands and a coin of your choice. This coin can be used for the coin bite trick or the coin in the bottl ...more

How To : Replace an interior door with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old how to learn how to install an interior door. Steps: 1 Close old door and measure up 12 inches from threshold and mark the door. 2 Pull hinge pins and take down old door. 3 Unscrew the lockset from old door. 4 Lay old door on top of new door; kee ...more

How To : Pull an Icy-Hot body wash shower prank

Icy-Hot has relieved and caused intense pain for decades, and this is one of the best Icy-Hot pranks we've ever seen. All you need is a victim who uses body wash regularly, some Icy-Hot, and a desire to cause someone intense but not long-term harmful pain.

How To : Build a beautiful cedar log bench using a chainsaw

For the normal woodworker at home, the table saw, router and lathe are the prime tools used for making fine furniture, but when you hit the outdoors, the backwoodsman's tool of trade is the chainsaw. Mastering furniture-making with a chainsaw is the key to being a great woodwo ...more

How To : Create a color isolation effect in After Effects

If you've seen Sin City, what you probably remember most is the way color isolation was used throughout the film to reveal single colors in otherwise black-and-white scenes. This video will show you how to create the same effect for your own film in After Effects. Using this b ...more

How To : Create a ghost effect using Flash CS4

If you find yourself viewing a lot of Flash content, you've probably seen a moving object or cursor that has a ghostly likeness trailing behind it. Have you ever wanted to create that effect yourself? Now you can, quickly and easily. This video will teach you how to create a g ...more

How To : Build a tabletop torsion powered catapult

Back in the Medieval Times torsion catapults were used in auxiliary for the biggest battles of their time. This mini, tabletop torsion catapult is a great replication of what they used to cause havoc. This video will demonstrate exactly how to build a tabletop torsion powered ...more

How To : Use ADSR Envelopes in FL Studio

The famous ADSR Envelope (Attack, Decay, Sustain and Release)... It's seen in almost every virtual instrument or software synthesizer from Albino to Halion to SampleTank to Z3ta but do you know what it does? In this tutorial NFX tries to explain how an ADSR envelope helps shap ...more

How To : Freehand cut wooden jigsaw puzzles

Want to know how to make your own children's jigsaw puzzles? Well, this video tutorial will show you how to make a jigsaw puzzle using the freehand scrollsaw cutting method. So, you have to have the picture on the wooden board already, then cut away the tiny pieces of the jigs ...more

How To : Download Any Online Flash Video (FLV)

Have you ever browsed the web, watched a video, then wanted to download it? Well, there's a fabulous program that does just that, simply and easily. It's called VideoCacheView by NirSoft. The program basically extracts the FLV video directly from your browser's temporary folde ...more

How To : Install snap tile for your bathroom floor

This is a video which shows how to install snap tile on a bathroom floor. The snam tile has plastic tabs that interlock. First he measures the lengths. Then he takes the tiles outside to be able to use the saw to cut lengths. Next a mark is drawn. The square is used to make st ...more

How To : Make manganese dioxide electrodes

Various electrochemical reactions requires that anodes do not degrade when used. Carbon is cheap, but degrades easily and platinum is extremely expensive. In a previous video, you learned "How to make cobalt and manganese nitrates", and you saw that titanium could be used as a ...more

How To : Build a samurai katana sword out of cardboard

The katana (also known as the samurai sword) originated in Japan's Muromachi period (1392–1573). These curved blades are known worldwide for their elegance and craftsmanship. But if you can't afford your own antique model you can create your own reproduction using junk you've ...more

How To : Make a pair of high-tech night vision sunglasses

In this video tutorial you will learn how to make a pair of high tech night vision sunglasses. You will first need a pair of 100% clear sunglasses with nothing but UV protection. Then two sheets of theatrical photo gels, one congo blue and one primary red. Using the gasses as ...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 : Add a mono leader to a braid fishing line

This great how-to shows clearly how to tie a length of braided line to a fluorocarbon leader. In the video, the demonstrator uses large rope so that the technique can be clearly seen. This trick has been gaining popularity in the freshwater fishing community lately in part bec ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

How To : Draw a cylinder using a right prism as a guide

Drawing a perfect cylinder is hard. Heck, drawing a damn circle is hard for most of us. Which is why you shouldn't be ashamed of using some extra tools when formulating one on paper. If you want to seriously create the finest cylinder you've ever seen, then watch this drawing ...more

How To : Perform the bandarama card trick

This video shows you how to perform the Bandaram trick. Things you'll need: deck of playing cards, elastic band. Select a card and show it to the spectators. Ace of Spades is chosen as the selected card. Return this card back to the deck. Do a table cut trick of the deck so th ...more

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