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How to Epoxy Voids in Wood, Make Your Own Kitchen Knife, Pour a Concrete Coffee Table and More

Part 1 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>Kitchen Knife</b><p>Jimmy DiResta needs a new kitchen knife. He could go buy one, or he could make one—from scratch. The …

Stikwood - A Stunning DIY Peel and Stik Wood Planking Solution

Stikwood – A Stunning DIY Peel and Stik Wood Planking Solution<p>It’s always exciting to discover new gorgeous ways to add decor to our homes. And with</i> …

How to Fix a Broken Air Conditioner

Tips to get your air conditioner up and running without calling a pro.<p>Air conditioners work hard to keep you cool, and you don't realize how much you rely on them until you are stuck in a sweltering room with no relief. If your air conditioner suddenly goes out, there is no need to panic. Follow …

7 Free STL Editors + How to Edit and Repair STL Files

How to edit and repair an STL file with 7 free STL editors: FreeCAD, SketchUp, Blender, Meshmixer, Meshlab, 3D Slash and SculptGL.<p>How do I edit STL …

Did You Know You Can Turn a 2D Photo into a Printable 3D Model?

Do you have a favorite photo of a beloved pet or a special person that you’d like to see as a printable 3D model? This is certainly possible, as …

New Guide Makes It Easy for Anyone to Improve Their 3D Print Quality

Any 3D printing enthusiast will tell you that creating a high quality 3D printed object is part art and part science. Even the most accomplished 3D …

A Fallout 4 guide to getting rich, getting high, and blowing everything up (without cheating)

The fastest path to riches is farming<p><i>Fallout 4</i> is a Bethesda game, and that means it has an interesting and complicated in-game economy. Your vault survivor can scavenge for numerous resources — some common, and some scarce — which you can use to craft upgrades for your settlements and …

A futuristic razor that shaves hair with a laser has raised nearly $4 million on Kickstarter

But two Swedes think they have a solution: A razor that shaves hair with a laser, not a blade. They call it the Skarp Razor.<p>The project went nuts on Kickstarter but has now been kicked off the crowdfunding site over concerns that it didn't have a working prototype.<p>As we previously reported, in its …

A “Paparazzi Proof” Apartment Will Run You $50 Million

Only in Los Angeles.<p>People in Los Angeles hate the paparazzi so much that they’d be willing to spend tens of millions of dollars to avoid them.<p>A developer has listed a 12,000-square-foot penthouse in a not-yet-built condo just outside of Beverly Hills that’s designed to be “paparazzi proof,” …

6 Ways to Build Your Own Boat

Boats can be a lot of fun, but most are constructed in time-tested traditional methods. This usually works quite well considering the thousands of years of development that has gone into them. If, however, you want to buck tradition, here are six boats that can serve as inspiration for something …

Sunken Trampoline Idea

Shapeoko’s Steady March Toward a Better, Affordable CNC

Back in 2012 I wrote a piece on Shapeoko, Edward Ford, and his CNC community. At the time he was on the verge of bringing the first good quality, affordable CNC to market. Now in 2015 he’s releasing Shapeoko 3 and by all evidence his guiding principles haven’t changed. With the release of Shapeoko …

Make Your Own 3D Printing Glue

Rob, who goes by “northernmenace” on both Instructables and Thingiverse, wants to help you make “the most useful accessory to 3D printing, the …

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Make a Mobile Cement Mixer from a Pickle Barrel

No, what you see in the picture above is not a gigantic homemade mortar, it is in fact, a DIY cement mixer made with mostly recycled parts. These include the mixer body, which is an old pickle barrel, and a wheel bearing from a minivan that wasn’t nearly as worn out as originally suspected. The …

Making real Predator blades that are sharp and retractable is bad ass

Man at Arms: Reforged just showed off their latest movie weapon badassery and this time they recreated the retractable wrist blades from <i>Predator</i>. The …

How I Built a Custom DIY Photo Booth for Weddings and Events

I’m photographer John Nakatsu of K+J Studios based out of Seattle, and in this post I will share a step-by-step account of how I made a photo booth …

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Hydrojet-Powered Personal Pool Pontoon from PVC

Build a DIY hydrojet-powered watercraft for kids that’s perfect for the backyard pool. Kids love to drive the land roving mini cars and trucks you can get at the big box toy stores, now they can head to the water and pilot their own home built pontoon boat. This boat is at a scale and power where …

16" .223 / 5.56 Wylde Carbine AR-15 Project Kit (2P)

Building your own 16" .223 / 5.56 carbine AR-15 rifle is a snap when you have all of the right parts. It's even easier when someone has already done …

39 Insanely Smart and Creative DIY Outdoor Pallet Furniture Designs To Start

It is time to prepare our home`s outdoor design for festive entertaining. It is time to ensure the success of the those summer nights outdoors, …

Wall Art

Using Common Hardware Store Parts To Make Your 4x4 Better

Posted in Product Reviews on March 4, 2015<p>Harry Wagner Contributor<p>Not everyone is lucky enough to have a 4-wheel-drive shop close to home, but nearly …

Engineer creates a 3D metal printer prototype for $2 using electroplating technology

Mar. 1, 2015 | By Kira<p>Metal 3D printing is highly coveted by designers and makers in many industries, from aerospace engineering to medical …

How To Clean Your Lungs Easily In Just 3 Days

You are a smoker. You know how harmful it is. Still, you can't stop smoking. If this sounds familiar, then here's a great opportunity to learn how to …

How to Install Bluetooth Audio in Your Car

New cars now typically come with Bluetooth audio capability, but if your older wheels don't have it, don't fret. You can install it yourself and start streaming music sooner than you might think.<p><b>Bluetooth audio is common in new cars, but</b> if your ride is a few years old you might not be able to …

Add Bluetooth to Old Speakers, New Cases for Your Gadgets, More Deals

If you own a set of speakers that don't have Bluetooth, this tiny adapter will add wireless streaming with nothing but the included AUX cable. [Aukey …

Jacking Up Your Jeep - Lift Logistics

Posted in How To: Suspension Brakes on January 22, 2014<p>Jay Kopycinski<p>So, you want to lift your Jeep? So do we. A suspension lift provides greater …

Watching Mesmerizing Drip Paintings Will Never Get Old

Holton Rower's pour painting timelapse breaks the internet one drip at a time.<p><b>This article was originally published on February 17, 2015 but we think it still rocks!</b><p>It's unlikely that watching paint drip has ever been as transfixing as it is in the video below. Which is likely why the old clip of …

6 ways you can use 3-D printers

New York-based Spuni sells a modified baby spoon that eases an infant's transition to solid food. By using 3-D printers, the companyhad their first prototypes within months, at a fraction of what traditional manufacturers would have charged, said CEO Marcel Botha.<p>The team tweaked the design more …

Bits to Atoms: Testing Adobe Photoshop's 3D Printing Feature

Adobe has been adding 3D functionality to Photoshop over its last few versions, and with this past January’s release they have also implemented 3D …

Minale-Maeda's 3D Printed Connector Can be Downloaded to Make DIY Furniture

Italian-Japanese Studio Minale-Maeda has come up with a little clever design that allows people anywhere in the world to make their own furniture. …

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