Stephen Chinnery

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6 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. However, after reading the books on this list and …

Hand Tool School #28: How to Apply Masterpiece Wood Finish

...plus the pros and cons of using the system<p>After I finished building a pedestal table based on the Hancock Shaker Table, I thought I'd try a …

Woodworking

How to Build a Modern Stool, Create a 3-Way Portable Bandsaw Holder, Apply a Durable Outdoor Finish & More

Part 1 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>Porta-Bandsaw Stand</b><p>Whoa. Using a CNC plasma cutter, Jimmy DiResta designs and builds an effective 3-way portable …

How to Install an Easy Backsplash Without a Wet Saw

<i>How to install an easy backsplash without a wet saw (tile cutter). This brushed nickel was the perfect match for cherry cabinets and granite counters.</i><p>…

Woodworking: Build a shed with your own hands!

DIY, woodworking and home improvement—not that hard, after all!<p>An outdoor shed can be the answer to many a question. What to do with all of the stuff …

Create Beautiful Portraits With a Single Light

It can be very easy to fall into the trap of thinking elegant and nuanced portraiture requires complex lighting. And while there's certainly nothing …

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Drywall is a common material for interior walls and ceilings in buildings and homes. While you can dress the material with a variety of textures and finishes, it is susceptible to dings, dents and scratches and even peeling tape covering the joints. Just painting over an improperly-patched blemish …

6 Photography Tips for Making Puddles Look Epic

Spring is in full swing, which means it’s time to dust off your camera and head back outdoors. Don’t let April showers keep you from taking photos! …

Landscape Photography

The Best Smartphone Apps For DIY Carpentry [Infographic]

If <i>The Block</i> has taught us anything, it's that you don't need to be an architectural genius to fix up a property. When it comes to assembling …

Bespoke Carpentry

With 25 years experience of working with wood, and many years specialising in traditional carpentry, we are always keen to take on interesting …

Carpentry

Improve your carpentry skills with these projects and tips from expert carpenters, from framing to trim carpentry.<p>Browse By:<p>Check out this version of …

A Basic Carpentry Skills Guide For Homesteaders

Learn basic carpentry skills with this homesteading guide complete with carpentry tips and woodworking ideas! No individual should even think of …

Woodworking

Star Wars: The Last Jedi reveals first look at Carrie Fisher as General Leia

<i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> has revealed our very first look at the late Carrie Fisher filming some of her final scenes as General Leia.<p>As part of a …

6 Creative Portrait Photography Hacks in 2 Minutes

Ready for some rapid-fire DIY tips? A team of French photographers who goes by the moniker “Shootr” has put together a simple photo hacks video that …

Make Your Own Pocket Hole Jig

Pocket holes are a very useful joinery technique in woodworking. Hole are drilled at an angle, usually 15 degrees, into a workpiece and then joined to a second workpiece with self-tapping screws. There are special pocket hole jigs you can buy and they use special drill bits, specialty screws, and …

How to Write the Perfect Business Blog Post

Business blogging is one of the basic tenets of inbound marketing, and one of the best ways for businesses to gain greater online visibility.<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>Business blogging is one of the basic tenets of inbound marketing, and one of the …

Marketing

The Complete Computer Science Bundle | Android Central Digital Offers

<b>From 0 to 1: C Programming - Drill Deep</b><p>Dive into This Foundational Language to Build a Solid Programming Skill Set<p>Consider C the programming …

Databases

The Jimi Hendrix of the Bass: Watch a Busker Shred the Bass on the Streets of Newcastle

If you find yourself on the streets of Newcastle, England, you might stumble upon Ojay (aka Stephen Oliver Jones) busking away, doing things you …

Photoshop Tip: How to Make Eyes ‘Pop’ in 30 Seconds

There’s a simple way to make your subject’s eyes pop in a portrait, and it doesn’t involve touching vibrance, saturation, luminosity, or any other …

Using Household Items to Create Stunning Foreground Bokeh

We all love to spend money on the latest and greatest photo gear, whether it be a $120 reflector with a hole in it (I’m just jealous I didn’t market …

Awesome Architectural Photography, Before 'Proper' Cameras Were Invented

The Gottscho-Schleisner Collection is a collection of images by <b>two architectural photographers</b> Samuel H. Gottscho and William H Schleisner.<p>The …

How to Create a Simple DIY Smoke Effect for Product Shots

This short DIY tutorial by Caleb Pike over at DSLR Video Shooter shows you how to create a great smoke effect for your product shots or B-roll …

Photographer Shoots Phoenix Wings by Light Painting with Fire

Photographer Derek VanAlthuis took his light painting photography to fiery new heights last week when he captured this photo. In it, his model is …

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Try This Test for Hidden Hearing Loss

Do you have trouble hearing people in noisy places? If you do, a regular hearing test won’t necessarily detect a problem with your ears. But a new …

Working with Models: A Beginner’s Guide

Running a shoot from start to finish can be pretty demanding—working with creative staff, managing your camera, adjusting settings, directing, and …

10 Tips and Tricks for Making Difficult Selections in Photoshop

If you’re just starting out in Photoshop and would like to learn the art of making difficult selections to isolate things in photos, check out this …

Funny Pictures – March 11, 2017

Something to liver for. <br>viaShout out to this guy last night at the Waka Flocka Flame concert who was in visible pain all night. <br>viaFamily Guy knows …

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