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How To Build An Electric Foundry To Melt Metal

Video: If you’re interested in melting metal, and you totally should be because it’s basically the most fun way to recycle soft drink cans, The Art of Weapons details how to make an electric foundry for metal casting. Using charcoal to heat up a foundry can get a bit dirty so it makes much more sense to melt metal by running electric heat through coils. With a little bit of electricity know-how, you’ll be on your way to torching things in no time.

Here's How To Wash Your Hands The Right Way

Video: Apparently, there are two schools of thought when it comes to washing your hands. There’s the US CDC (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention) approved way, which we all do already. Which is wrong. And there’s the WHO (World Health Organisation) method, which is better and cleaner and “microbiologically more effective”. Which is right. The CDC way? Just rubbing your hands together. The WHO way? Well, it’s something else.

How To Make A Hot Glue Gun With A Soda Can And A Lighter

Making crafts? Nice. Got a glue gun? Awesome. Only one? Crap. When you have a lot of glue sticks but only one gun to load ’em in, just grab some soda cans, some tape, and a lighter to make your own homemade glue gun.

How To Build A Mini Catapult Straight From The Mind Of Leonardo Da Vinci

Video: In his spare time — which was presumably limited — Leonardo da Vinci was fond of drawing plans for contraptions and weaponry, most of which were never actually built. But with a few common items, it’s easy to bring his double-armed catapult to life.

How To Make A Mini Rotary Tool Out Of A Bottle Cap

Video: Dremel tools aren’t terribly expensive, but nothing beats the price of free, since chances are you already have all of this stuff laying around in a junk drawer.

How To Turn A Can Into A Badarse Cheese Grater

Video: Turning an old can into a grater might be a tedious process, but it offers the advantage of getting all those little food strips inside a vessel you can easily dump onto whatever you’re making. With a little plastic wrap it could even be used to store your pre-grated ingredients for later — and it comes at the low price of basically free.

How To Climb Mt. Whitney: The Highest Peak In The US

As the highest point in the contiguous United States, Mt. Whitney stands at 14,505 feet (4421m) tall. Easy accessibility makes it a prime destination for hikers and climbers from around the world. We’ve hiked it, mountaineered it and rock climbed it, and here’s how you can do any of that too.

How To Pack A Backpack, The Right Way

Video: What you put where for your backpacking adventure will determine how comfortable you are and how far you can walk. We made a little video to show you how to get it right.

How To Turn Your Economy Car Into An Off-Road Adventuremobile For Cheap

Everyone wants a truck, van or jeep for off-road adventures. But, us city types can’t afford to own or drive one every day. Don’t worry, the crappy car your mum bought you in college will do just fine, you’ll just have to use a little redneck ingenuity.

How To Find A Lost Phone

Modern mobile phones pose an interesting dilemma. As our most important tool, ingrained into every aspect of our lives, they are stared at and handled more than the Princess Leias at Comic Con. Unfortunately, sometimes we lose and leave our fancy devices in mysterious places.

Fortunately, there are ways you can track down your lost phone. Here’s how.

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