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How To: Lay straight tile with a crooked wall

Tiling always looks so easy when you see it done on a straight wall! But how do you do it with a crooked wall? Use a Measureright Pro to get the angle right. So if you've tiled from a straight right angle and you're just reaching the 'odd' shaped spaces between your last row of tiles and your crooked wall, you can use the tool to mark your final row of tiles so that when you cut them, they will fit right into the irregular shaped spaces between your final row of tiles and the slanting wall. T...

How To: Play Straight Rail & understanding crowding patterns

In this video, we learn how to play Straight Rail & understanding crowding patterns. All that is needed to score a point in straight rail is making contact with the other two balls in the same shot. If you can get all three balls close together in close position, the shooting player can score an indefinite number of points. First, strike the cue ball below center using right English and a moderate stroke. This will create a close crowding pattern with the two balls. You can also strike the ba...

How To: Play the straight drive

Buddy Mason demonstrates how to play the straight drive for the game cricket. You should play a straight drive to a full delivery on middle or off stump. You have to lean forward and keep the bat straight. The straight drive is one of the key attacking strokes in cricket, hitting the ball back down the wicket and hopefully to the boundary! Play the straight drive.

How To: Lay a stone slap floor

Nuts and Bolts present how to lay a west Australian natural stone. When beginning the laying of any tile or stone, it is very important to make sure the first stone is perfectly straight. So, the first step is to measure from two walls and get the dead center of the room. They use a straight edge to make sure the tile is laid straight. Then, they cover the floor with a light adhesive to ensure the placement of the tile. He uses a saw with a guide to make sure all his cuts are straight. He lay...

How To: Lay a wooden floor at home

Want to lay a hardwood floor yourself? It's easy. Provided, that is, you have all of the following materials: wood panels (preferably with built-in foam underlay), plastic sheeting, duct tape, tapping blocks, a hammer, a crowbar, a straight edge, a miter square, a pencil, string line, some spacers, and a saw. For complete instructions on putting it all together and installing your own custom wooden floor using panels, watch this free DIY guide.

How To: Perform the coffin on a surfboard

Surfing: Hang Ten The ocean is a force of nature that refuses any effort to tame it. To throw one's self on the mercy of this beast is a courageous act. With the help of this trick guide, you can learn to harness that power and push your water-borne adventures to new heights. See how to

How To: Turn leggings into a bikini with sexy Gianny L

Leggings are comfortable and casual with tunic tops in cooler days, but with warm weather around the corner, you can give them a rest until the fall or turn them into a bikini! Learn how to turn a legging into a bikini with Gianny L. The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. Bikinis from leggings!

How To: Put a criss cross hijab

This video is a demonstration of how to fold a stylish hijab the way it's done in Egypt. Start with the undercap, and use a pashmina for the hijab and a few straight pins to help hold it in place. Take one end of the hijab and fold it over to make a triangle, making the tail longer or short as you like. Lay it over your head so the open point of the triangle is at your forehead. Pin it to the underpiece at the sides. Let the short side hang down. Wrap the long end around under your chin and u...

How To: Lay sod for a perfect lawn

The quickest way to get a gorgeous lawn is to lay sod, uniform patches of grass-covered soil held together by matted roots. It will go more smoothly if you know a few landscaping tricks. Learn how to lay sod for a perfect lawn with this how to video.

How To: Make a felt flower accessory

This is a demonstration of making a felt flower accessory for your head bands, waist band and even for your clothes. You will require wool fibers, bubble wrap, felt sponge rolling pin, washing bags and a container of hot water and a spray for soap water. First loose fibers are taken of the color you prefer for your flower and laid in one direction to the size and shape of the flower. Then a second layer is laid at right angle to the previous layer. Some strand of fiber is twisted and laid on ...

How To: Make a tie dye t-shirt dress with ELLEgirl

Joyyan King, Fashion editor and Marsha Welcher shows you how to create a tie dye t-shirt for yourself. A white cotton t-shirt dress is chosen and taken to the work table. Cotton holds the dye well hence it is ideal to go for a cotton dress for tie and dye. Lay out the dress over a table covered with news paper then pinch the center of the dress and twist it to screw it around, the tighter it is twisted the more better the designs would be. After twisting tight it would look like a flower, the...

How To: Lay pavers

If you own a home with a front and backyard, there are so many different possibilities when it comes to changing things around and adding features that are sure to boost the curb appeal of your home. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to lay paver on the ground connecting from your backyard to your front from the side of your home. It's beautiful to look at and is handy to have, so check it out and good luck!

How To: Build a shadowbox style privacy fence

The video begins with a finished fence being shown as an example of what your final product should look like. The first step is to lay out straight lines with string to create the outline of fence parameter. To set the first post you must dig a five inch hole in the ground which the post is placed in. The post will be set along the string line spaced out about four inches evenly along the parameter. the holes must be filled in with rock or cement to set them securely. You must then nail board...

How To: Install a violin bridge

In this video, we learn how to install a violin bridge with Mike. First, loosen the tension of the strings, then take out the bridge from the violin. After this, pull the strings around so they are running straight. Tighten them, but not too much. You want a pinky worth of height in between the strings and the base. Now grab the bridge. The flat side will face the tail of the violin and the other side will face the opposite. The bridge should be place directly in between notches on the base o...

How To: Do a workout for teens

In this video, we learn how to do a teen workout for ages 10-17. The first exercise you can do to warm up is lift a barbell on both arms while leaning down. Then, do sets of twenty push-ups and go back to dumbbell arm raises. After this, use push-up stands to do more push-ups, going slowly and keeping the body stiff. Next, lay down flat on the ground and raise up two dumbbells with each hand above you, going slowly and keeping arms straight. Next, using a wide grip, do pull ups on a bar for a...

How To: Do a hamstrings workout at home

In this tutorial, we learn how to do a hamstring workout at home. First, you will need to have a workout bench and a dumbbell, then lay on the bench and grab the dumbbell with your feet. Then, lift up the dumbbell with your feet and bring back down, pointing your toes and moving slowly. Make sure the dumbbell stays straight up and down when you do this. Use slow form with no jerking, then when you are finished, release the weight. The next exercise you can do is hang from a bar, then lift the...

How To: Do leg lifts with Brooke Burke

In this video Brooke Burke demonstrates how to do leg lifts. This exercise targets the abs. Lay your mat on the floor. Lie on your back with your hands on the floor. Raise both legs together, keeping them straight. Do it slowly to make it a little harder, and lower them again but not right to the floor. Do this ten times at first, then aim for twenty times. Keep your lower back on the ground. Rest a little. Now to make it even more difficult, do it very slowly, counting down from five until o...

How To: Lay floor tiles

In this video, we learn how to lay floor tiles. Lay the tiles in a diamond pattern, using a tape measure to make sure you have enough of them. You will need to cut the corner tiles so they fit in with the rest of them. Lay the tile adhesive down first before you lay the tiles down and make sure they are pushed down into place securely. Continue to lay the tiles down until you have covered the entire area. After this, you will lay mortar in the middle of it and then wipe it off clean to finish...

How To: Tease hair

In this tutorial, we learn how to tease hair. To start, you will grab the hair at the top of your head and hold it up straight. After this, you will hair spray your hair in the back and let it dry a little bit. After this, grab a teasing comb and brush your hair down from the direction it grows. Next, you will let it lay down and hair spray it. Continue to do this throughout your entire head until you have done it all over. Then, comb all of your hair back gently with a light brushing. When f...

How To: Lay ceramic tile

In this tutorial, we learn how to lay down ceramic tile. Start off by laying down the mortar for the base. After this, scrape it around with the ridged laying tool. Then, lay the tile down flat and place a spacer in between the one that it is next to. Once you are finished with this one, continue the same process for the rest of them. Make sure you are laying the tile down totally flat and it is lined up with the other ones. There should be spacers in between all of the different tiles that a...

How To: Scribe break an acrylic sheet

In this tutorial, we learn how to scribe break an acrylic sheet. You just need a Stanley knife and a straight edge to do this to any acrylic sheet. First, put some gloves on and safety glasses. From here, level out the area you want to cut on your sheet, then clamp the angle while laying down. Next, use your knife to cut along the edge, going over the same spot several times. Press down hard to ensure it's completely cut. To finish, all you have to do is to bend the excess piece down and it s...

How To: Straighten American Girl Doll Julie's braid

In this video, we learn how to straighten American Girl Doll Julie's braid. First, you will need to take the hair out of the braid and then separate that area. From here, cover the doll with a towel and brush her hair out. Wet down the area by dipping the comb into the water and brushing it in the hair. From here, you will bring the doll over to a flat surface. Then, lay some really heavy books down on top of the strand that needs to be straightened. Do this four nights in a row, then the hai...

How To: Frame a wall 16 inch out on a subwall

In this tutorial, we learn how to frame a wall 16 inch out on a subwall with Bob Schmidt. First, grab some straight plates for the top and bottom plates of the wall. Then, you will need a framing square as well. When doing a layout for the wall, you will first need to lay the plates next to each other. Then, find the red marks at the typical wall stud layout. Go ahead and make your first mark at 3 quarters back from every red stud mark. Then, place the framing square on the wood and line it u...

How To: Improve yoga backbends

In this video, Dina Prioste shows us how improve yoga back bends. Start by laying down on your stomach and have your legs into the air. Put socks on your feet and grab onto your socks that are on your feet. Now, lift your upper body and pull your feet towards your head. Push your elbows into the air and make sure they are pushed straight ahead of you. Using a tube sock with this exercise will work best. You can also try using the socks while doing a pigeon pose, just make sure to use a sock t...

How To: Use a strap to assist in yoga stretching

In this video, Dina Prioste shows us how to use a strap while stretching with yoga. Start off laying down with your feet against a wall and toes pointed to the ceiling. Now, take your strap and extend your right leg up. Keep your left foot pressed against the wall. Next, pull the strap and flex your leg closer towards you until you feel a stretch. Do this on both sides of the body and make sure to keep your body flat against the floor. For a harder exercise, lean your leg to the right hand si...

How To: Do tabata training method exercises

Jennifer DiDonato shows us how to do a tabata training method exercise in this tutorial. The tabata method includes: doing an exercise for 20 seconds non-stop, then resting for 10 seconds, then repeat 7 more times, and this will result in 8 total exercises. Make sure you log your progress onto a chart. The first exercise you can do with this method is the alternating jack-knife crunch. First, lay down while keeping one leg straight and bring your upper body up while switching legs into the ai...

How To: Wrap hair

The best way to keep your straight hairstyle is to wrap it while you sleep. If you do not like to straighten your locks every morning, or have difficult to maintain hair, watch this instructional video and learn how to wrap it so it stays in place. This is especially useful for African American women with longer hair. So, if you do not want to wake up with wavy frizz, follow the step by step presented in this video for the best way to keep your hair in order, no matter where you lay your head.

How To: Load a kayak onto a car

In this how to video, you will learn how to load a kayak on a vehicle. Doing this properly will mean both the kayak and vehicle are safe. A simple upright system is fine for your kayak. You want to look for J and V bars with padding to transport your kayak. To lift the kayak on to the roof, first check to make sure the straps are working. Hold the kayak with both hands and a straight back with your knees. Lay the kayak in a strong position on its side. Secure the kayak with the straps. Thread...

How To: Make an insulated attic stairway box

Save some money on your energy bills by making an attic stairway box. For less than twenty five dollars, all you need is caulk, UL181 masking tape, insulated sheathing, and rubber foam sticky tape. Measure the width, the length, and the depth of the attic stairway opening. Lay the insulated sheathing down on the floor and get a straight edge. Take those measurements and create a rectangular box. Mark out six pieces to create the parts of the box – two large top pieces, and four shorter side p...

How To: Set rhinestones with a Bejeweler

In this tutorial, we learn how to set rhinestones using a Bejeweler. To do this, you will first need to prepare your Bejeweler and the fabric you are using. Lay out the pattern on your fabric and use tape as a guide for any letters you write. The rhinestones may move during this, just push them back in with tweezers. Once the Bejeweler is plugged in, rest it in a stand since it will become hot. Once it's ready, place it over an individual rhinestone for around 15 seconds. When time is up, lif...

How To: Get skinny legs through Pilates exercise

In this demonstration, Erin Huggins shows Pilates exercises that can be used to firm and tone legs. Start laying on our left side with your arm above your head and your head resting on your arm. Your legs should be straight. Start by pointing your right kneecap (top leg) to the ceiling. Then lift it straight up to a 90 degree angle. Flex your foot at the top of the move and keep it flexed when you drop the leg. A variation of the move is to keep your foot pointed and bend your knee as you pul...

How To: Cut corn off the cob for meal preparation

Here, Foodie tips instructs how to cut corn off the cob! First, get your corn on the cob. You will want to place the corn firmly, standing up straight, on your cutting board. Take your knife or cutting tool, place it on the edge and top of the cob and ride it down softly. You'll want to softly and slowly drag the knife down the cob so the corn does not pop everywhere. Hold the corn firmly to help the cob be stable. You can also lay a towel down to further stabilize the cob. Continue doing thi...

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