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DIY - Building Paths with the Walkmaker - Quiet Corner

<b>Tools</b><p>Excavation and site preparation tools<br>• QUIKRETE Walkmaker form<br>• wheelbarrow or mixing box,<br>• shovel<br>• level<br>• margin trowel or finishing …

Concrete

What Is the Best Way to Peel a Hard Boiled Egg?

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This Three-Part Video Teaches You Everything You Need to Know About Multimeters

Using a multimeter for your electronics projects isn’t terribly complicated, but really understanding how they work takes a much deeper …

How to Use a Multimeter Video Tutorial

Martin Lorton is a solar power and electronics enthusiast. On his YouTube channel he has a number of really excellent video tutorials covering many aspects of electronics and electronics measurement. His 3-part series on how to use a multimeter is one of the best I’ve seen.<p>Many years ago, in …

Video Tutorials

How to stop Android apps running in the background

A frustrating problem with any smartphone is a battery that drains faster than you expect. Having to recharge during the day after a full charge overnight is always a sad feeling. Maybe you’ve also noticed your device slowing down, too. The problems often have the same cause.<p>Background apps can use …

If Your Church Makes Christianity ‘Cool’ And Comfortable, You Should Find A New Church

Why do the Ten Commandments exist if we don’t have to follow them? What about the Beatitudes? Why does Jesus instruct us to help the poor and be loyal to our spouses and embrace suffering and endure persecution? Why did Jesus tell the adulteress to “go and sin no more”? These are all behaviors — …

Morality

Do You Have a Digital Estate Plan for Your Online Assets?

<b>Updated February 2017</b> — In this digital age, people amass an electronic wealth of sorts in social media sites, photo-sharing sites, and online …

Step-by-Step: How to Roast a Perfect Prime Rib Using the Reverse Sear Method

A perfectly cooked prime rib is one of the grandest holiday roasts, but only if you cook it perfectly. Here's everything you need to know, from buying the beef, aging it, and a step-by-step guide to cooking it to absolute prime-rib perfection.<p>GalleryStep-by-Step: How to Roast a Perfect Prime Rib …

Blue Cheese

Impossible Coconut Pie I Recipe

"The pie makes its own crust. Just mix in a blender, bake and serve warm. You may leave out coconut if you wish."<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups milk<p>1/2 cup baking …

How to Make the Best Brisket for Hanukkah

We're partnering with our Time Inc. sister brands Cooking Light, Health, My Recipes, Real Simple, Southern Living and Sunset to bring you 60 days of …

How to Carve a Wooden Spoon | Carving | Woodworking

Print<p>Print<p>“Making a spoon is easy. Start with a piece of wood and remove everything that doesn’t look like a spoon.” — Steve Schuler, Author<p>Some …

Make Dado Joints with a Circular Saw Instead of a Table Saw

Dado joints are a simple way to join wood together, but they require a precision cut to be effective. If you don’t have dado blade or table saw, you …

DIY plywood crossbow

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Build This Rustic Farmhouse Table

Farmhouse furniture is meant to be a little imperfect. That makes it hard to screw up<p>There's no better way to give thanks than to gather family and friends around an enormous table to share a feast. A farmhouse table would be the perfect spot. You could make one out of construction lumber and …

How to Make a Modern Adirondack Chair

The classic backyard beauty gets a well-deserved makeover in these plans for an updated adirondack chair.<p>The classic backyard beauty gets a well-deserved makeover in these plans for an updated adirondack chair.

The Food Lab's Step-by-Step Guide to Smoking a Turkey

Everything you need to know to smoke the most perfect, juicy, and flavorful turkey at home, from buying, to brining, preparation, wood type, and a step-by-step process guide.<p>GalleryThe Food Lab's Step-by-Step Guide to Smoking a Turkey<p>Thanksgiving is far and away my favorite holiday, but this year …

BBQ

Simply Breathtaking 20$ DIY Farmhouse Bench Tutorial That You Will Want to Start Right Away

The key ingredient in this beautiful simple project is the x base that is required in number of three for each bench you create.The main body of the …

Woodworking

Skill Builder: Making A Butterfly Spline (Or “Arikata”)

<i>We asked Make: contributor Len Cullum to contribute some pieces on understanding basic woodworking tools and techniques. In this article, he outlines the process for making the butterfly spline, known in Japanese as “arikata. — Gareth</i><p>When working with wider, thicker slabs of wood, it is not …

Navy SEALs Reveal the One Thing That Will Cause You to Fail as a Leader ‘99.9 Percent’ of the Time

Two former Navy SEALs are revealing the one thing that causes people to fail as a leader “99.9 percent of the time,” and it has nothing to do one’s physical or mental abilities.<p>Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who co-authored the book “Extreme Ownership,” explained in a Business Insider video recently …

Build This Brain-Teasing Golf Ball in a Block of Wood

When we published the Tooth and Nail brain teaser here on <i>Make:</i> back in February, it got a large and enthusiastic response. Apparently, others love this kind of wooden head-scratcher as much as I do.<p>So, here’s another easy-to-make brain teaser, the Golf Ball in a Block of Wood. It uses the same hot …

Woodworking

This Chart Explains How to Start a Fire in the Rain

Nobody <i>wants</i> to start a fire in the rain, but sometimes you have to. The Art of Manliness put together a visual guide that makes it easy to remember …

Yet another workbench #1: My belt and suspenders design.

So I decided I needed to finally build a real woodworking bench for my new workspace. I got all the books by Chris Schwarz, checked all the back …

How to Make a Box

The box is the most elemental structure—but don't take that to mean that it's simple. We asked three woodworkers to build a simple box to see how each would approach the task. Very differently, it turns out. All this week we'll be rolling out projects from our September cover story. Find them all …

Pulled Pork and Cornbread Make This Slow-Cooker Chili a New Favorite

Things can get heated when you're debating pizza styles or barbecue cities, but the ultimate chili? That's walking into a war zone.<p>For the sake of my safety, I'm not going to claim to have perfected the traditional dish. After all, there are almost as many recipes out there as there are people who …

Slow Cookers

How to Use a Speed Square

In this tutorial, we’re going to take a quick look at the speed square, a tool that you may already have, but may not fully understand. While made for framing carpentry, a speed square can be indispensable in a lot of measuring and marking situations. Let’s have a look.<p>What is a Speed Square?<p>A …

Framing

8 Simple Ways to Burglar-Proof Your Home

As the saying goes, locks only keep honest people out.<p>According to the U.S. Department of Justice, there were more than 1.7 million burglaries last year with losses totaling about $3.9 billion. Here are some tips to protect your home.

Perfect Miters Every Time

Pro tips for making perfect miters<p>Whether you're banding a tabletop or making a picture frame, make sure the wood color and the grain pattern match …

A Steam-Free Way to Bend Wood: The Hot Pipe Method

This low-tech method is best for pieces up to 3/8" in thickness<p>Scotty Lewis describes bending wood as "one of the most exciting and magical things a …