Let's be honest for a second... the world is not a particularly trustworthy place these days. A lot people are only looking out for themselves. We shouldn't let that affect how we see the world, but that doesn't mean we should be suckers either. The folks over at The Family Handyman came up with this ingenious way to hide your valuables in your bookshelf. Just like the movies! At it's core it's fairly simple- a small wooden box hidden behind a few cutoff books. It doesn't get much easier than that! You can watch the full video tutorial on the Family Handyman website right here.
It's time to trade in my wobbly craft table for a real workbench! This easy DIY workbench design costs only about $100 …AND can be built with just one cutting tool! It's perfect for beginners that are looking for that first woodworking project and the end result is something you'll get a lot of use from and you can customize in the future.
The reciprocating saw was the first "official" tool I got when I started building things. After using it for years, I'm sharing my tips and tricks for beginners on how to use it along with the blades that work best for each material. Although the reciprocating is mainly known as a demolition tool, it can do so much more - from reclaiming wood and trimming branches - it's one of the most versatile tools you could have for DIY projects.
Make your own fireworks display with common household items - steel wool and a battery (or lighter). I'll show you the trick to getting that thick rain of sparks using a little science!
Join me in my garage as I try to remove Plasti Dip that's over 1 year old from my entire car! See the process up close in this 360 video as I run into and find solutions to common challenges like how to remove Plasti Dip that was sprayed too thin or safely dissolve it from hard-to-reach places like in between body panels, over-spray areas and protecting factory vinyl racing stripes. TOOLS/SUPPLIES in the video (or similar): Micro-fiber towels: https://bit.ly/2XawOg6 Goo Gone: https://bit.ly/2X8Iawu
Sandblasting outside makes a huge mess but I also don't have room for a permanent media blasting cabinet in the garage, especially since I don't use it that often. If space and money are precious commodities in your shop, this DIY homemade sandblasting cabinet uses common household items and when you're done blasting or glass etching, you can dump out / save the extra media and use the container to store your blasting supplies on a shelf!
Waking up to a dead battery every morning? If your car has a battery drain, hunting down the source of your parasitic draw can be a confusing process. First we determine if the culprit is the battery and then show you how to perform a parasitic draw test the easy way to identify the problem circuit so you can permanently fix your battery drain.
Do you want to decorate your car with holiday lights? Maybe you have a community parade or just want to get Santa's attention as he flies over your neighborhood. Hopefully he'll be so impressed you'll get everything on your Christmas list! I'll show you how to run and attach Christmas lights on your car and power them safely with an inverter, from cigarette lighter models to larger units that need to be wired directly to the car battery. TOOLS in the video (or similar): Cigarette Lighter Inverters (similar to mine)
Merry-ki-yay! Sure, there's lots of memorable holiday movies to choose from like "A Christmas Story", "Christmas Vacation", or even another of my favorites, "Scrooged", but none can hold a candle ...or Zippo lighter to the greatest Christmas movie of all time: Die Hard! Pour yourself some egg nog and pull up a chair as we make one of the most popular Die Hard-inspired Christmas ornaments floating around the internet.
Join Rachel De Barros for this beginner's crash course on how to solder - in 360! Starting with how to choose the right soldering equipment to splicing wires and easy soldering techniques, you'll be ready to take on your next wiring or electronics project. TOOLS in the video (or similar): Vastar Soldering Iron Kit: https://bit.ly/2EczBuK Weller Soldering Gun: https://bit.ly/2EiCQkr Lead Solder with Rosin Core (60/40): https://bit.ly/2EfHSy4 Rosin Paste: https://bit.ly/2QJyQzT Brass Tip Cleaner: https://bit.ly/2LaB4mJ Helping Hands: https://bit.ly/2L8RzQh