The katana (also known as the samurai sword) originated in Japan's Muromachi period (1392–1573). These curved blades are known worldwide for their elegance and craftsmanship. But if you can't afford your own antique model you can create your own reproduction using junk you've probably already got in your garage.
Bottoms up Turn the Nerf Vulcan EBF-25 so the bottom side is facing up.
How cool would it be to be a wizard and conjure light out of thin air? While this tutorial won't instruct you in the wizarding arts, it will teach you how to make a very cool "Harry Potter" style Lumos wand that lights up on your command.
If you have a casino, or maybe just a single slot machine, chances are you're making money. But how do you actually get the money from the slot? All of that cash will sit in there for ages if you don't retrieve it, and it could cause a malfunction if not removed in a timely manner, because of getting too full. This video will show you how to remove money earned from the cash box in a casino slot machine. There's two ways to access the cash box in a IGT S+ model slot machine, so check them bot...
This is a simple way to achieve one of the loudest whistles ever! Anyone can learn and it only requires a Sharpie permanent marker cap. WARNING: turn your speakers down because it could be very loud. Try it yourself, and you will find that the whistle is actually much louder in person than on video!
It stretches, it squishes... it's silly putty! You can make your own toy putty at home, using a simple recipe of school glue (don't get the washable variety), borax, water and food dye to add a bit of color. Mix and then let it dry out a bit. Silly putty!
3-D is the next big thing for Hollywood, but 3-D glasses can sometimes be expensive. You can take a pair of sunglasses and turn them into your own 3-D glasses wtih just some packaging plastic, permanent markers, scissors and super glue.
Do you find that ordinary Nerf guns lack power, DIY flair, and intimidating looks? This video can take care of that. It provides instructions for making a sort of Nerf crossbow out of common household materials. It shoots like the dickens, and looks like it could kill a vampire. Very cool.
For the proud fantasy weapon enthusiasts among you who does have the privelege of access to blacksmithing equipment, making a cardboard-and-clay replica sword is a fun and safe alternative project. This video demonstrates how to make a replica of the sword Perseus uses in the iconic and recently-remade film Clash of the Titans. Any practicing hobbyist should have all the necessary tools. The video makers website has very detailed step-by-step instructions to accompany the video here.
In this video the instructor shows how to whistle using four fingers. The first thing he shows is how to make a V formation using the index finger and middle finger of both your hands. Now he shows how to place them on your tongue by folding the tongue back words. He shows how to seal around all the cracks in the mouth and says that the air should be let out only through the center opening. He finally blows a whistle using the method shown. This video demonstrates how to whistle using four fi...
Wargame Terrain gives this little video series on dry brushing techniques for wargaming. In the first video, see how to dry brush your wargame scenery and tabletop terrain using dry brushing techniques that make your piece look very real. The second video continues the dry brushing technique for war game terrain and scenery pieces, while the third and final video finishes the process off. Your gameplay will never be the same with these realistic creations, just use these tips for epic battles...
Papa Tom teaches users how to build a cliff diorama for a cliff dwelling adobe looking house. You'll need a hobby knife, water, and sticks.
If your son or daughter is planning on making a diorama for a classroom project or just because, making a cool water feature can be a great idea. Using real water may be fine and all, but if you want to prevent any kind of mess from happening, you can build one using materials that give a water like feel. So in this tutorial, you'll be finding out how to make a diorama waterfall from scratch. It's great for dioramas and is sure to be a much better fit than actual water. So good luck and enjoy!
This video will show you how to create wheels for a fingerboard using a lathe. First, you should take a plastic tube and insert it into your lathe, using various drill pieces to cut down the plastic tube to the correct size. After this has been done, a drill which is attached to the lathe and adjusted to go straight through the tube can be made to create a hole through the center of the tube. You can then insert a small piece of metal into the tube in order to create the holder which will att...
Many types of knives are banned in many states. Not this one, it is made out of Knex! This video features a walkthrough to making a flick knife out of Knex pieces. You may have a hard time defending yourself with it, but it looks very cool and should impress all of your friends on the playground.
Check out this three-part video tutorial on how to solve the Rubik's Cube intuitively and without algorithms. With this method there is no need to memorize complicated algorithms. Crack the Cube with sheer brain power, if you can. No one said you had to be a genius to solve a Rubiks Cube, you just have to have a little common sense and patience.
This is one of the longest, most detailed instructional videos on how to make a toy gun out of Legos. Another advantage it has over its plentiful Lego gun-making-video competition is that it doesn't require any of the expensive and specialized Lego Technic pieces. It can be made entirely form the stock Legos you have sitting around from that castle you took apart two years ago. It may not look like a traditional gun, but it shoots like one!
Most Lego guns use a simple rubber band action, which don't resemble the action on any real weapons other than a crossbow maybe. This video tutorial on making a gun out of Legos stands out from the pack because it features a bolt action, the same type used on rifles since the Civil War. This gives this lego weapon a more professional flair.
Troubleshooting your casino's slots doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. You can do it yourself, and one of the most common steps to troubleshooting a faulty slot machine is to take out the hopper. The hopper is inside the slot, at the bottom. Almost all coin handling equipment contains a hopper. All you do is slide it out, and slide it back in when done. This video will show you how to remove and install a slot machine hopper in your casino slot machines. The machine in this video is an IG...
Never doubt the volume of your whistle again. This video shows you how to whistle loudly using your teeth. You'll learn proper position of your mouth and tongue to be able to make the loudest sound possible. With lots of practice you'll be the only one heard at the local games as you cheer on your favorite team or player. Watch this to get all you need to know to achieve that super loud whistle you've always desired, on the field or indoors.
Do you have too many rubber bands cluttering your desk? Gather them together into a rubber band ball!
If you're into fingerboarding, then you're going to want to watch this video tutorial to see how to improve your fingerboard skills. Watch to learn how to make a fingerboard rail. With just a few materials, your finger-skateboard will be riding rails in no time.
This tutorial video will show you how to perform an ollie on your fingerboard. An ollie is a trick where you tap the tail of the fingerboard to make it pop up, while using your fingers to control where it lands. This is the one trick you need to learn in order to be a master fingerboarder, because all else comes from this skill. Ollie on a fingerboard.
A laser vortex is a basically a tool and allows you to make a circle of red laser light quickly and easily for creating lightshows, especially useful when combined with a fog machine. This video will teach you how to make one for cheap out of parts your can find at any hardware store.
Start with a regular plastic toy gun, like a squirt gun or NERF gun. Then, spray paint it a matte black. Once it dries, take several different colors of rub'n'buff and apply with your fingers. Now, you have your own steampunk style ray gun! Or, High Velocity Electrochemical Propellant Device!
Start with a plastic squirt gun. Then get together your art supplies - a facemask, matte black spray paint, metallic craft paint, rub'n'buff (in gold, silver and ruby), small pliers or wire cutters, a hot glue gun and an assortment of brads and metal attachments. Then follow the video and you'll have a new addition to your steampunk arsenal!
The reciprocating quad blaster, or cip quad, is one of the most powerful parts of the Clone Army's arsenal in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars series. This video will teach you how to make your own tiny replica of this terrifying weapon out of Legos, on a scale where it can be used by a Lego minifigure (preferably an ARC trooper heavy gunner. Arm your Legos properly after watching this video.
Most Lego guns require you to feed ammo, or at least cock the gun, every time you shoot. Not so with this model. This video features step-by step instructions and a demonstration of how to build a semiautomatic Lego rubber band gun quickly and easily. Never lose a Lego rubber band gun war to your friends again with the increased firepower of this semi-auto Lego shooting machine.
If you're a huge fan of the Halo franchise, then you're defnitely going to love this next tutorial. First introduced in Halo: Combat Evolved, the energy sword was a mighty weapon that the covenant carried to help kill enemies. It wasn't until Halo 2, were you able to use the sword yourself. In this multi video series tutorial, you'll find out how to make your own sturdy energy sword using basic materials. It's fun to create and can be used to cosplay. So sit back and enjoy!
There is truly no limit to what you can make with Lego blocks. This video is a step-by-step pictorial demonstration of how to make a replica of a Glock 18c pistol (a fully automatic version at that) that will shoot rubber bands. Make sure you already have some freestyle Lego skills, as the video moves pretty fast and has no audio, but the final product looks very polished and should help you annoy your friends and siblings for years to come!
Make an antigravity toy with just some magnets, a pyrex bowl, coper wire, a playing card and some aluminium foil. This is really cool! You can even interact with the flying card when the bowl is shut! Put 3 magnets somewhere, making a circle,over them, place a bowl, then wrap the card with aluminum and place a neodium magnet on each corner, then make about 15 loops with the copper wire (make it a copper coil) and put it inside the bowl. Then put the card in the bowl. Be careful, The negative ...
Fingerboards are miniature skateboards that have become popular collectibles. They first hit stores in the 1970s, and today there are fingerboarding contests, fairs and workshops all over the world. You can buy fingerboards, or you can get creative and make them yourself. In the following video, you'll learn how to make fingerboards using simple index cards.
Blowing bubbles isn't just a way to waste time at the bus stop… It's an art form! In this tutorial, you'll learn how to blow bubbles that will dazzle your friends. There are also various examples of people blowing bubbles, to show you how it's done.
Did you play Cat's Cradle as a kid? Well, there's more to string figure art than just Cat's Cradle. This string art video demonstrates how to make a Jacob's Ladder. Song by Alice Cooper.
Whistle with an acorn from a tree. This creates a really loud whistle that uses the acorn to make it louder than you could ever blow with just your tongue or fingers. This is similar to the principle of a grass. Put the acron shell between your two thumbs and blow.
Here's how you can make a great hiding place with one of your old VHS tapes. This is a quick disassembly of an old VHS cassette tape. Take it apart and reassemble into a hiding place for your stash.
Learn how to make a ship in the bulb (aka a ship in a bottle). This cool diy hack demonstrates how to recycle an old lightbulb into a "ship in a bottle". Like the traditional ship in the bottle, the ship is first assembled outside of the bottle, then placed inside. Follow this fun how to hack video to learn how to make your own.
This video tutorial provides step by step instruction on how to make a scare box. It's a simple wooden box with a creepy surprise inside. When someone opens it up, a spider or something else scary jumps out onto them. You will need plywood, wooden dowels, and the spider or whatever else you're using to do the scaring. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to build a scare box.
Papa Tom shows viewers how to build a cut-away volcano diorama using a Scene-A-Rama Mountain Diorama kit. Use masking tape, yesterday's newspaper, and scissors.
Unscrew the trucks from the bottom of your board.On the deck of your fingerboard you will see two groups of screws. These screws attach the trucks to the board. To unscrew the screws use a mini screw and wrench used to change trucks and wheels on finger boards.Unbolt.The trucks consists of two parts - one is the part that holds the wheels, and the other connects the trucks to the board. The only thing connecting the two is a tiny bolt. Unscrew the tiny bolt and the pieces should fall apart. Y...