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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

How To : Make fire with steel wool and a battery

Build a fire without matches or a lighter so you wont freeze to death or attract predators in the wild. The finer the steel wool, the better. Most batteries will work but 9 volt batteries are the easiest.

News : The Thrill of Burning Steel Wool

WonderHowTo favorite NurdRage once again triggers the inner mad scientist in all of us (well, all of us WonderHowTo-ians at least). Below, watch what happens when steel wool- found in every common household Brillo Pad- is lit on fire. "Normally we do not think of iron as bein ...more

How To : Make fire with just steel wool and a battery

This video tutorial will show you a detailed way to make fire with steel wool and a battery. This is a great way to start fires on camping trips or for emergency situations. Just makes sure you carry some steel wool and a 9V battery on you at all times, or maybe just in your r ...more

How To : Start a fire with steel wool and a battery

Forget the sticks and drop the matches, Joe Kelley shows you the easiest way to start a fire in the woods: steel wool and a battery. All you need to do is touch the volt battery to the steel wool. Watch this video camping tutorial and learn how to start a fire with steel wool ...more

How To : Get a pattern for a wool blanket shirt

In order to pattern a wool blanket shirt, you'll need a blanket, scissors, a needle, and thread. Lay your blanket out on the floor. Fold it over at 2/3 of the way. Lay down on the blanket, in order to decide how long you would like your shirt to be. Then, make adjustment to i ...more

How To : Hand spin wool using the woolen long draw

Long ago, wool yarns were described as "worsted", or "woolen", or something in-between. A true "worsted" yarn is spun from combed fiber, which is dense and fairly smooth. A true "woolen" yarn, on the other hand, is open, airy, fuzzy, and warm. Its fibers comfortably tangle and ...more

How To : Card wool for spinning by making rolags

Hand spinners who want to master long-draw drafting for woolen spinning need their fibers in a special form: carded rolags. Combed fiber won't do it -- neither will carded batts. This introduction shows you how to make carded rolags. Start by washing your fleece. ...more

How To : Make a hat using wool or alpaca fibers

Alpacas don't need all that body hair. Why not put it to some use and create a hat with the water felting method. You can even use a regular ball to help shape the hat. Just follow this instructional video and you'll be sporting your own hat in no time.

How To : Make a sleeping bag from a wool blanket

This video is about making a mummy type sleeping bag or an over bag for a hammock with a woolen blanket. The first task is to make coat rings and hooks. Take a piece of flexible wire and bend it into a ring of diameter 1 3/4 inch or 2 inches with a overlap of about 1 1/2 inche ...more

How To : Make sparks with steel wool, wire, and a battery

Learn how to make sparks with steel wool wire and a battery in simple steps. You will need thin steel wool, string wire, a battery with two terminals on top and scissors . First measure a meter of string wire and cut it out using the scissors. Now wrap the string wire around t ...more

How To : Repurpose an old wool sweater into wool mittens

Got an old fugly wool reindeer sweater that's collecting dust in your closet? Don't just toss the warm coat because it's not very stylish. Instead, check out this crafting tutorial to learn how to repurpose an old wool sweater into cute wool mittens. Join Kim and Kris as they ...more

How To : Tie the woolhead sculpin pattern

Flashback Max from Alaskaflyfish.net demonstrates how to tie the Woolhead Sculpin. There are many sculpin patterns around - muddler minnow, etc. - but this is one of the simpler methods, using sheep's wool. It's not a pretty thing, but they swim well and they'll be popular wit ...more

How To : Stop squeaky hinges at home with oil and wire wool

Learn how to stop squeaky hinges at home with oil and wire wool in simple steps. Spray some WD-40 lubricant to the hinge and open and close the door a few times. Use a spray tube to avoid the oil being wasted or even you can use cooking oil. If the hinges are still squeaky rem ...more

How To : Make wool mittens

Olivia shows how to make ‘Woolen Mittens’ in this video, by recycling an old sweater! She begins by washing an old sweater in cold water. After washing, she puts the sweater in a dryer at high heat mode, to shrink it. The washed, dried and shrunk sweater is then placed on a ta ...more

How To : Use a ferro rod and steel wool to start a fire

Spark it up and learn how to light a fire with steel wool and a ferro rod. This is another method of fire starting which is simple, easy and effective. With your ferrocerium rod, some dry brush, leaves and a gentle breath you'll be on your way to heat, warmth and survival.

How To : Spin wool using the worsted-style short draw

This drafting technique has many names: worsted drafting, short-draw, and inchworm. It's simple and straightforward, as this video demonstrates. With high-quality combed wool, spinning wool this way makes a smooth, dense yarn. This technique is great for other combed fibres, ...more

How To : Start a fire with steel wool & a 9vt battery

This video shows the viewer how to start a fire using a steel wool and a 9 volt battery. This is done by first selecting a charge battery and clean steel wool. The gently rub the battery terminals across the steel wool and blow gently. The wool should glow and become superheat ...more

How To : Make a shirt out of a wool blanket

In this video, we learn how to make a shirt out of a wool blanket. This is great if you need something really warm to sleep in or wear out around. First, design the shirt so it's longer on the back than it is in the front. That way, when you sit down you will have extra wool t ...more

How To : Make felted wool ball

This two part video tutorial demonstrating a variety of wet felting techniques used to make a 100% wool ball, perfect for gentle indoor play, baby toys, or even toys for your pet, cats love them. As well as needle felting embellishments demonstrated in part two. Part 1 of 2 - ...more

News : Steel wool fire photography - Night shots

Video: . Steel wool fire Photography ©2012 Leave a comment after you watch it, also feel free to like this video. DO NOT TRY THIS AT NARROW SPACES -HIGH DANGER OF FIRE- Steelwool poi photography used 0 size steelwool and a whisker attached to a string in order to help me sp ...more

How To : Spin wool

In this episode of Growing Wisdom, Dave Epstein and fiber sculptor Susan Barrett Merrill discuss how to spin wool. Barrett Merrill demonstrates the spinning wheel and explains how wool is transformed into yarn. She also shows some of her own work and explains her artistic proc ...more

How To : Needle felt eyeballs out of wool and foam

This makes the perfect creepy decoration for Halloween! You can felt a few scraps of wool and use that to make some really awesome and creepy eyeballs. In addition to the wool, you'll also need some special felting needles and craft foam.

How To : Crochet without loosing your ball of wool

Watch this crochet video for a tip on retaining that runaway ball of yarn. When using a small ball of wool in crochet projects, it helps to keep the wool in a ceramic bowl. As the yarn unwinds, the ball can roll but will stay in place, avoiding the danger of rolling under the ...more

How To : Extend the life of a steel wool pad

Steel wool can be used from a ton of things, like creating fire, but the main use of steel wool pads is cleaning. They're great for getting things spotless that can handle the rough abrasiveness of the material. But what if your steel wool has gone rusty? Instead of instantly ...more

How To : Make Pixel Art in Minecraft

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play with us on our free server. One of the easiest ways to get your creative juices flowing in Minecraft is pixel art. Pixel art uses various blocks in Minecraft to create pictures. These pictures are typi ...more

News : Scrabble's 2-Letter Words - Defined

Ok, so you've memorized the list of valid 2-letter words, but when challenged after playing one, can you smugly demonstrate your dominating intellect by spouting out the proper definition? If you're anything like me, chances are you'll find yourself babbling something defensi ...more

How To : Make Furniture in Minecraft

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play with us on our free server. Although Minecraft is a powerful creative tool, it does have limitations. The scarcity of block types and their linear size tends to make the creation of certain detailed ob ...more

How To : 9 DIY Ways to Remove Sweat Stains from Clothes

Got a bad sweat stain on the underarms of your light-colored clothing? You probably have something in your kitchen or medicine cabinet that will help get rid of the stain immediately. Aspirin, table salt, lemon juice, white vinegar, baking soda, and even meat tenderizer (make ...more

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

How To : Improve Architecture and Style in Minecraft

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. Minecraft is all about big ideas, but we all too often forget the details. Small changes in block type, positioning, or layout can transform builds from mundane to beautiful. Wheth ...more

How To : Make the Simplest Invisible Door Ever in Minecraft

This design is super simple and is the easiest invisible door that I've ever seen. Unlike designs that use horizontal pistons, the redstone here is completely hidden underground, and the door itself doesn't create an unsightly dip or gap in the wall. Here's what the mechanism ...more

How To : Make a Soda Can Stirling Engine

Ever wonder how to make an engine out of soda cans? Not even sure if it's possible? These videos will show you how to build a working Stirling engine out of cans and other general materials. Here it is in action: Video: . You'll need a few bits and pieces: 1 x M6 x 15 Machine ...more

How To : Create Automated Redstone Games in Minecraft

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. You may know that Minecraft is an excellent creative tool, but perhaps less well known are the fascinating array of redstone powered games that have been made by players like you. ...more

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