To make a pina colada, start by adding 40 milliliters of Bacardi white rum into the glass portion of a Boston shaker. To that, add 50 milliliters of Koko Kanu (coconut liqueur). Then add cream of coconut, heavy cream, lime juice and pineapple juice. Add ice to the glass. If wanted, add a small amount of sugarcane syrup. Cover the glass with the stainless steel portion of the Boston shaker and shake to mix and cool the drink. To serve put ice in a hurricane glass, and strain the drink into the...
This video teaches you how to make a steampunk bunny. You want to start off by making a blob with a fairly light color. Then you want to use a sharp stainless steel tool to create a round head. Make sure to make the head of the bunny is forwarded a little bit so that it looks like a bunny. Next, using your hands create a tail in the back of the bunny. Insert one of the bigger eyes using the little wire. Go ahead take your tool and carve out the nose, the cheeks and the mouth. Next you want to...
USMuscleMods.com brings you this video tutorial on how to install the Magnaflow Mustang Exhaust System. The Magnaflow is made of stainless steel components, and it reduces the restrictions on exhaust flow. It has an aggressive sound and improves the appearance of the car. It is one of the best Mustang Exhaust Systems out there.
Tired of eating ho-hum, overpriced takeout for lunch? Try some of these inspired homemade options. You Will Need:
Check out this instructional science video that demonstrates how to make high production spirals. Since for many people it is much easier to buy 1/12 of an inch 316 L Stainless Steel welding wire or a 1/8 of an inch wire (instead of plates or tubes), then for those of you who do not have the practical skills this video might just be a little hint and a aid on how to proceed. There are so many details needed involved in order to make it simple and replicable. Learn how to build production spir...
In this video tutorial, you'll find instructions for building a standard joist design playground slide, supported by 3-by-4 posts and secured with galvanized fasteners. All fasteners exposed to the outdoors must be weather-resistant, galvanized, zinc-coated brass or stainless steel. Standard homeowner tools are all you'll need to complete your slide—a tape measure, post-hole digger, circular saw, sawhorses and a level. A good drill/driver is a great tool if using decking screws as fasteners. ...
Mead may seem beyond old-fashioned, but it's a delicious honey wine that's simple to makde. You will need honey, water, lemon juice or zest, raisins, a stainless steel pot, a thermometer, a carboy, a bucket, and a spoon. Watch this video home-brewing tutorial and learn how to brew mead fermented honey wine at home.
In this automotive repair tutorial you will learn how to replace the coolant lines on a Honda 919/Hornet 900 motorcycle. Learn how to drain the coolant, replace the existing hoses with new ones (in this case braided stainless steels ones) and refill the coolant. If you want to upgrade the coolant hoses or just need to replace the existing ones on your Honda 919 motorcycle, this video shows you how it's done.
Watch this instructional blacksmithing video to forge a high carbon steel striker for flint and steel. The flint and steel striker served as the original portable lighter. Flint and steel lighters are also used on outdoor trips to light camp fires. These detailed instructions will allow you to begin the craft of metalsmithing and forge a useful tool.
Volume markings on large pots and mixing bowls make life so much easier. They cut out the step of measuring and save you the trouble of washing measuring cups. However, there aren't many containers out there that actually have volume markers in them.
Hardened steel is very durable, but nearly impossible to work with at home. If you are trying to choose a piece of steel and can't tell if it's hardened or not, you're in luck, because this video contains a quick method for doing so. All you do is try to file an indentation in the steel with a file. If that doesn't make a mark, you've probably got hardened steel.
Food can smell great before, during, and after cooking. A pot of stew simmering away on the stove will tantalize you all afternoon, and there's nothing better than the smell of fresh-baked cookies lingering in the house for hours.
Once you've reached an age where sparklers are no longer fun, it's time to upgrade to science and steel wool. It may be basic chemistry, but as you'll see in the video, simplicity can amaze more than complexity, as well as create some really impressive fireworks that are perfect for the Fourth of July.
Hardened steel is a very useful material, but working with it is tough because it is nearly impossible to cut with simple tools. What you really need is an angle grinder, and this video will show you how to use one of the powerful power tools to cut a hardened steel ring.
In June 2010, Maytag recalled over 1.7 million dishwashers due to fire hazard. In this video, learn exactly where to look for the tell-tale markings of a faulty appliance. Watch the video and then look for the items below on your own washer:
Andrew Price of Dyad Bushcraft demonstrates how to light a fire using a flint and a piece of steel. He also demonstrates how to make charcoal clothe and shows you how to use the modern version of flint and steel.
We've all seen some the awesome fireworks that steel wool can produce, either in person or on video— and as simple as it is, we just can't get enough of it! It's really basic chemistry, but sometimes simplicity can amaze more than complexity. And in this video, our favorite web scientist, NurdRage, battles the burning flame of one of the world's most common household item, i.e. the Brillo Pad. Plus, there's an even bigger reaction towards the end with an added chemical compound).
Here's my latest armor tutorial...what I call the "Demon Hand". The method used in this tutorial can be used to create pretty much any armor. This one is is 18 gauge brass, but if you use stainless steel I suggest 20 or 22 gauge. This is the easiest of all of my gauntlets to create, and it takes a lot less metal. Less than an 8.5" x 11" piece (per hand). Would make cool motorcycle riding gloves!
Here's my latest gauntlet, made in 22 gauge stainless steel using ordinary hand tools you probably already have in your garage. I used Iron Man for inspiration, but it's far from an exact replica. Unlike my previous gauntlets, there is minimal riveting, as most of the parts are held to the glove using epoxy, along with some small nuts and bolts. Aside from cutting out all the parts, which is a little tedious, it's actually fairly easy to do. A fun project for anyone into metalworking, prop ma...
Cotton candy is a treat generally reserved for carnivals, fairs, and other events that don't come around often enough. Through some clever construction and about $45 in materials though, you can have all the sugary substance you could ever want with this awesome DIY cotton candy machine. All you'll need to construct your own are two dollar store stainless steel bowls, a fan motor, a few odd screws and bolts, a drill, and a propane torch. Check out the tutorial video below. As an added bonus, ...
Make the most of summer's bounty by learning how to preserve it for winter. You Will Need
Steel cut oats are whole, preserving the nutrients that would normally get cut out. To make steel cut oatmeal you will need steel cut oats, water, raisins, nuts, or whatever else you want to flavor it. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to cook steel cut oats for oatmeal.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use a fire steel. The fire steel consists of a piece of steel and a striker. To use the fire steel, simply by pressing one piece against the other to create sparks. To ignite a fire with the sparks, users will need some sort of kindling or tinder. Simply strike the fire steel against the tinder to allow the tinder to catch the spark and create a fire. This video will benefit those viewers who are planning to camp or want to learn about wilderness s...
This video demonstrates the proper way to sharpen knives with a steel. First, the blade of the knife should be held at about at 22 degree angle to the steel, Second, the knife should be slid along the steel in a sharpening motion. The steel should run along the blade of the knife from one edge to the other. Both sides of the blade should be sharpened in this manner. The steel has a guard to prevent the knife from accidentally cutting your hand, but if you are afraid of being cut, the steel ca...
White or light-colored dinnerware is a classic: it looks crisp, clean, and elegant. The only problem is that after you've used it for a few years, the surfaces bear a lot of grey scuff marks from forks, spoons, and knives being dragged across the surface.
This ball isn't like any you've ever seen before. It's stubborn, it's unpredictable — it's practically immovable. Gravity cannot control this magic ball.
This video shows the viewer how to start a fire using a steel wool and a 9 volt battery. This is done by first selecting a charge battery and clean steel wool. The gently rub the battery terminals across the steel wool and blow gently. The wool should glow and become superheated. This happens because the battery is short circuiting and the very thin steel wool is being melted by the high current. Once the steel wool is hot it can be used to ignite small pieces of flammable material such as ki...
Learn how to make sparks with steel wool wire and a battery in simple steps. You will need thin steel wool, string wire, a battery with two terminals on top and scissors . First measure a meter of string wire and cut it out using the scissors. Now wrap the string wire around the steel wool exactly in the middle. Rub the battery terminals on the wool to check whether it sparks. Now get outside in a safe place and ignite the steel wool by rubbing the battery. Spin the steel wool by holding the ...
This video series is all about removing and replacing steel brake lines, and includes tips and techniques for doing so. The example vehicle is a Ford Explorer. Learn what tools you need, how to remove brake lines, how to mount brake hoses, the differences in brake line fittings, retaining clips, replacing brake lines, and different types of brake fluids.
Forget the sticks and drop the matches, Joe Kelley shows you the easiest way to start a fire in the woods: steel wool and a battery. All you need to do is touch the volt battery to the steel wool. Watch this video camping tutorial and learn how to start a fire with steel wool and a battery.
I don't deep fry food that often, mostly because it uses a ton of oil, which is expensive, and the cleanup is a son of a mother. (That oil really splatters everywhere.) Plus, no matter how careful you are, you will get hit by hot oil at some point and it will not be pleasant.
Every true chef knows that with every use of a knife the edge begins to curl. This how-to video demonstrates how to use a sharpening steel to keep your knives sharp all the time. Sharpen the knife with a steel after every use to re-align and remove the curled edge from the knife.
This video goes through the steps needed to sharpen a kitchen knife using a sharpening steel. The presenter goes through sharpening various knives, using two different sharpening steels. He shows the proper technique of how to use the steel, how to hold it and how to move the knife across the steel. He also shows how to check how sharp the knife is, by carefully moving your thumb down the blade, rather than across the knife, and also how to use a tomato to check for sharpness.
Come on baby light my fire! If you're going to be a survivalist, the first thing you'll need to know is how to start a fire. This simply video shows how to use a piece of quartz and a piece of steel to build yourself a fire and stay alive! In addition, the video shows how to pack it all together in a nifty little Altoids tin.
Spark it up and learn how to light a fire with steel wool and a ferro rod. This is another method of fire starting which is simple, easy and effective. With your ferrocerium rod, some dry brush, leaves and a gentle breath you'll be on your way to heat, warmth and survival.
Watch this video to go deep into the molecular and atomic makeup of steel. Understand this visually stunning wonderment.
If you've been using your knife right, and a lot, you've probably noticed that it's starting to show it's age a little. If you want to straighten your knife out and give it an edge again, all you will need is a proper knife steel. In this video, chef Jason Hill will showing you the proper techniques to using a knife steel and also some no no's.
Watch this instructional blacksmithing video to use hammering and punch techniques to create different textures on the hot steel. You can use these techniques to forge textured metal gates and smaller decorative metal designs. Forge steel texture by hand or with an air hammer. Follow these clear instructions to begin the craft of metalsmithing and add a creative flare to your blacksmithing projects.
Watch this instructional blacksmithing video to forge different types of steel leaves. You can use these techniques to forge fence posts and other decorative metal designs. Forge steel leaves by hand or with an air hammer. Follow these clear instructions to begin the craft of metalsmithing and add a creative flare to your blacksmithing projects.
Check out this series of metalworking videos showing blacksmithing techniques to create a hand crafted fiber optic lighted chandelier. This video shows the forging and hot bending of the arms for the chandelier.