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DIY: Tricks for removing stubborn or broken bolts

Losing your mind because the only thing holding up your project is a seized bolt? Davin Reckow is here to show you the DIY tools and techniques …

DIY

Swedish 'Queen of Batteries' explains why a little-known material could knock lithium off its pedestal

Christina Lampe-Önnerud.Magnus Laupa/TT<p>“Lithium is a bit overrated. It’s simply not sensible that a single component in battery production is getting so much media coverage. What we should talk about instead is the recycling of lithium, which is something that needs to improve,” says Christina …

Woodworking: Clever Japanese Technique for Getting Perfect-Fitting Joinery

It's called "kigoroshi" and it ensures there's no gaps<p>A half-lap joint is good-looking, functional and, once you get good at it, quick to cut with …

How to Install Tile Like a Professional

If you've ever wondered how to install tile without calling a professional, you've come to the right place. Maybe you're a "Fixer Upper" devotee, and …

Home Improvement

How to Build Your Own Fast-Action Vise, Table Saw Tips for Beginners, a Crazy Experimental Sawmill & More

Part 1 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>Sword in a Cane</b><p>This one is nuts! Jimmy DiResta not only fabricates a <i>kris</i>-style blade from Damascus steel, but …

Woodworking

6 Methods of Plugging Pocket Holes

Over on Fix This Build That, Brad runs through six different methods for either filling or plugging pocket holes. I had no idea there were that many options.<p>The six methods he experiments with are:<p>* Using traditional wood filler<br>* Using a homemade filler paste of sawdust and glue<br>* Using Bondo (auto …

How to Hack Your Car Stereo to Add Bluetooth, Create Mobile Tool Stands, Cast Concrete Using Balloons & More

Part 2 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>Bluetooth Receiver for the Car</b><p>This is so cool! Laura Kampf's car isn't equipped with Bluetooth nor an auxiliary …

Clever Tape Measure Tricks Every Craftsman Should Know

From helping with math to drawing straight lines, the humble tape measure has plenty of hidden talents.<p>A tape measure's purpose is obvious. Just pull out the blade and it will tell you just how long something is. It'll even adjust for the width of its own hook. But in the hands of an experience …

How to Build a Coffee Table with Just Two Tools, Make a Secret Compartment Shelf, Create Motion-Activated Bike Lighting & More

Part 2 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>Motion Activated Bike Lighting Prototype</b><p>Bob Clagett uses an Arduino 101 board to create a unique bike light. …

Woodworking

5 Indispensable Shop Tools You Can Make Yourself

On Jeremy Fielding’s YouTube channel, he runs through five work-a-day shop tools that he made himself. These stands, filters, jigs and guides save time, space, and make the work go easier and safer. Here is the video tour of the tools followed by each of them broken out and explained.<p>5-in-1 …

How to Make PVC Look Like Wood

Jason Poplinski's method is inexpensive and effective<p>If you're building a set, an installation or props, it might be helpful to have a ready source …

Geeking Out Over Daniel Moyer's "Workshop Tables"

...the ones that customers don't see<p>As a teen I waited tables, and free "server's meals" were provided after each shift. These were dowdy, …

Brisket, Latkes, Rugelach And More: 10 Delicious Haukkah Recipes

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with family, friends, and lots of delicious food. Happy Hanukkah!<p><b>1. Curried Sweet Potato Pancakes</b><p>Spiced with an aromatic blend of curry, cumin, ginger, and cayenne pepper, these exotic latkes double as a fabulous winter side dish. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Onion Braised Beef</b> …

2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>American<br>• Cars<br>• Ford<br>• Rare<p>The Ford GT was developed as a hat tip to its iconic forebear, the Ford GT40, a vehicle developed …

A Dozen of Our Top Homemade Tool Projects

Have you ever made any of your own tools? It may be one of those things that you can’t fully appreciate until you do, but it really does deepen your relationship with the tool when it came from your own hand and not a big box store. Try it and see.<p>Here are twelve tools that we’ve featured on <i>Make:</i> …

Woodworking

Animated GIFs Illustrating the Art of Japanese Wood Joinery

Japanese wood joinery dates back to the seventh century and is a craftsmanship technique that involves complicated, interlocking wooden joints that …

Woodworking

How to patch a hole in drywall | HowToSpecialist - How to Build, Step by Step DIY Plans

This article is about <b>how to patch a hole in drywall</b>. Patching holes in drywall is not difficult if you use the right tools and techniques. If the …

How to Build Your Own Car in Just 400 Easy Steps

Yes, the manual is the size of a phone book. Yes it takes hundred of hours. But assembling your ride from a kit offers rewards that buying off the lot can't match.<p>Think of a Factory Five kit car as the ultimate adult Lego set. The premise: An average weekend warrior, armed with basic tools and …

String Trimmer (Strimmer) Won't Work: 2-Stroke Engine and Carburetor Troubleshooting

String Trimmer (Strimmer) Won't Work: 2-Stroke Engine and Carburetor Troubleshooting<p>Updated on February 20, 2018<p>String Trimmer Won't Start?<p>String …

DIY Pop-Up Bench Dogs!

Bench dogs. Bench cookies. It may sound like we’re eating at a summer cookout but these terms refer to two common workbench accessories. If you’ve ever noticed strategically-placed square holes around a woodworking or other workbench, those are called dog holes and they are designed to accept …

Woodworking

The Best Gingery Lathe Video Series To Date

[Makercise] has been working on a Gingery Lathe since September last year. His videos on the process are by far the most detailed, clearly shot, and …

Why Buy a Belt Sander When You Can Build Your Own?

It's always better when you do it yourself.<p>Master woodworker Matthias Wandel has been slowly building out his workshop with more and more homemade equipment. Last time it was a lathe, and now it's a belt sander. And if you want to follow in his DIY footsteps (who wouldn't!) his latest video on his …

An Easy Way To Clamp Corners When You're Building a Picture Frame

Mitered corners can be tricky to glue, but this simple trick shows you how to secure them using a basic spring clamp.<p>Making a frame is an easy DIY project. The trick to it (besides making accurate 45-degree cuts for the corners) is securing the corners while the glue dries. With this simple …

How to Wax Your Car

Get in the habit of giving your car a regular wax or polish and you'll thank yourself later.<p>Regular car waxing will improve your vehicle's look and prolong the life span of its paint. Learning how to wax and buff your car properly can save you a bunch of money over time.<p><b>What You'll Need</b><p>You'll need …

Make your own Magic Eraser for 10 cents

Mr. Clean Magic Erasers are great at scrubbing away the toughest grime and stains, but they can get costly if you use them too often. Use this trick to make your own Magic Erasers for a fraction of the price.<p>Whenever I need to deep clean anything around the house, I usually grab a pack of Magic …

The Foot Powered (Treadle) Lathe

DIY Circular Saw Cross Cut Jig

Use This Simple Trick to Level Wobbly Furniture for Good

Off-balance tables and chairs can be fixed in an instant with the help of a table saw.<p>An off-balance table or chair is an annoyance that you can try to ignore, or temporarily remedy by sticking a matchbook or stack of napkins under the offending leg. But there's an easy way to fix this problem …

DIY - How to Build a Pergola - Quiet Corner

Here’s a structure that won’t provide shelter from wind or rain, and is only marginally better when it comes to the midday sun. So, why build it? …

This DIY Pantograph Will Let You Do Freehand Plasma Cutting

Cut through steel with the ease of a pencil sketch.<p>Move too slowly with your plasma cutter, and you'll wind up frustrated, like Matthias Wandel. The molten metal blobs up, and clots as it cools. What you need for more intricate cuts, unless you're actual Iron Man, is a reliable way to sketch …