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13 posts tagged with diy by quin.
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"...perhaps even purchased at an alien trade show."

How to make a cool glowing table using the natural holes in Pecky Cypress and photoluminescent resin.
posted by quin on Dec 26, 2014 - 14 comments

A Celebration of Those Who Have Passed.

Burlesque star Bunny Pistol shows off her method for applying decorative face makeup for Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead), while also providing a little history about the holiday. [via]
posted by quin on Oct 25, 2013 - 6 comments

"smoke can add an element of interest to the shot."

To get you ready for Independence Day, National Geographic has provided some useful tips for photographing fireworks, complete with a pretty gallery.
posted by quin on Jul 3, 2013 - 17 comments

An Unusual Form of Light Painting

Step by step tutorial on making beautiful abstract Refractographs; caustic patterns produced as light reflects and refracts through an object. [check the via for some amazing examples]
posted by quin on Apr 19, 2013 - 11 comments

Probably not really safe for... anywhere.

Turn empty water bottles into alcohol fueled rockets. [slyt]
posted by quin on Apr 17, 2013 - 34 comments

Note: pure nepetalactone will not enable you to create a cat army.

Do you like cats? Do you enjoy chemistry? Do you appreciate having contraptions sitting around that look a lot like you are working with dangerous and/or illegal substances? If so, here's a detailed DIY guide to steam-distilling concentrated catnip. [more inside]
posted by quin on Aug 15, 2012 - 24 comments

Very Sharp

Making a Kitchen Knife - A simple video showing the art of crafting a chef's knife from scratch. [slyt] [more inside]
posted by quin on Jun 30, 2012 - 44 comments

Probably not suitable for actual combat with dragons.

How to Make Fantasy Video Game styled Helmets and Armor. [more inside]
posted by quin on May 5, 2012 - 10 comments

Once extracted, what you do with it is up to you...

"Ever wish you could see the strands of genetic material that make you...you?" NOVA shows you how to extract your DNA with this do-it-yourself tutorial using household items. [via]
posted by quin on Mar 8, 2012 - 38 comments

Sometimes love is best expressed with something sticky

Paper flowers are lovely, but if you are feeling crafty and want to make your loved one something a bit different this Valentine's Day, why not make them some Realistic Duct-Tape Roses? [via]
posted by quin on Feb 13, 2012 - 15 comments

Remember: Always wear your safety glasses!

Laser Pointer Hack! A DIY guide to turning your laser pointer into a laser cannon.
posted by quin on Jan 26, 2012 - 20 comments

Changing your change

Turn a silver coin into a ring with a hammer, an anvil (or something similar), and a drill.
posted by quin on Nov 23, 2009 - 40 comments

"We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own."

Stuck in the dark without a flashlight and want to impress your friends? Make your own torch! [more inside]
posted by quin on May 4, 2009 - 34 comments

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