Brian Billingsly

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How to Grow Your Own Hops

Making home-brewed beer using your own recipes and do-it-yourself skills is a satisfying hobby. Now you can combine your own home-grown hops to create a unique frosty favorite.<p><b>Planting, growing, and harvesting hops</b> is just as easy as growing tomatoes but far more versatile. In addition to flavoring …

Gardening

Make an Automatic Water Dispenser for Pets out of a Two-Liter Bottle

You can't always stick around to keep your pet's water bowl full, but you can build a clever contraption that'll do the job for you. You just need a …

How-To: Watermelon Smoothie Hack

NASA engineer Mark Rober put together an amazingly simple watermelon smoothie hack from just a coat hanger and an electric drill with some impressive results!

Grow and Cure Your Own Garlic

The weather is slowly starting to cool off around here, which means many people are thinking about pulling up their gardens and moving their plants …

I Want It: Pro Blacksmith Forges Link's Master Sword

This is a video of blacksmith Tony Swatton of Man at Arms forging a replica of Link's iconic Master Sword. Then at the end a guy and a girl take …

Forged a knife and bottle opener out of a wrench. Have a good weekend! #badass #blacksmithing

Clean Your Old Game Cartridges the Right Way, No Blowing Required

If you're lucky enough to have some old game cartridges and a working console at home, you probably have a few games that don't load up reliably. …

1959 Documentary on Glass Making

I found this documentary on glass making through one of my friends on Facebook. It’s an Academy Award winning short film made in 1959. It’s over at …

A Summer Salmon Cookout

8 Comments<p>Living on the west coast we are lucky enough to have an abundance of fresh seafood and living so close to the beaches (and a fresh fishing …

Removing Galvanization With Acid

This is a great tutorial by metalworker and TV star Chris Hackett. Galvanized electrical conduit is easy to find and dirt cheap, but you can’t really weld it. The galvanization layer–designed to inhibit corrosion–is highly toxic and will burn off in an environmentally uncool manner when welded, and …