Tag: diy

How to make an Aluminum-Air Battery . . . Super Easy!! For the DIYer, who is handy with an aluminum can, a bit of copper wire, & warm salt water. You won’t be able to run your electric car with this unless you’ve got about a billion cans and own a salt mine. But, anyway. […]

For all you survivalists, or folks who just like to see how to make nifty things out of nothing, here’s how to make a soup can forge for working metal. This has special interest to me because in my distant past I made a furnace to melt bronze for casting, and worked in the high […]

How to make an air conditioner in 5 minutes for $20. Sure. It looks like it would work. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

How to build the ultimate bodyweight gym using only PVC pipe. An opportunity in manliness to Do It Yourself and reap the benefits of working out. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Far more than anyone needs to know about shaving with a straight razor. For now I’m sticking with the Norelco, but you never know when info like this might come in handy. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

DIY: If you like crazy stuff cobbled together from junk you might enjoy this how to build a bicycle repair stand video. Even with all the junk it still cost the guy $15 for parts. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

DIY minimal business cards on the go. Using this idea beats having to ask if anyone has a pencil. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

When I was a kid we had a 6-foot square ice fishing shack made out of the same insulation board that was used as sheathing on new houses in those days. We left the shack out on the frozen river all winter long. Sawdust covered the ice as a floor. There was a little oil-burning […]

For a couple of years now I’ve fooled around with adding heat to cold frames to extend the growing season in both spring and fall. In a recent DIY project I made a low-wattage electrical heater that heats the soil rather than the air above the soil. In the spring, I might use this unit […]

Notice: Since the end of the world may occur tomorrow, you might want to hold off starting this project until Saturday, if there is a Saturday. If there is no Saturday, it’s been nice knowing you. Do you remember those big old heat registers at Grandma’s house? They were vertical against the wall and the […]