How to engrave with a Dremel

Engraving a surface can be a beautiful alternative to painting. The result is more subtle and wont disappear by wear and tear as easily as paint will. Also, almost every surface can be engraved such as wood, plastics, glass and even textiles! There are many different tools you can use in order to engrave and in this video from Make: the Dremel tool is covered. If you don’t have a Dremel but something similar, don’t worry, it will probably work just as well.

Make a dead pen alive super easy!

We have all been there, lending a pen, trying to write, and no ink emerges. We try rubbing it violently against other paper, even paper towels, and if we are lucky, it works. But sometimes it just wont write! What if there was a way to reinvigorate a pen, for cheap and super simple, that works every time? To good to be true? Just watch this super video from CrazyRussianHacker and be amazed how easy and reliable it can be done with a simple lighter!

How to sand smooth curves easy

In order to get a good finish on any material, you usually need to sand it down. But who among us can claim that they actually enjoy sanding? It’s tedious, boring and utterly monotonous. So wouldn’t you like to know how to make the sanding process quicker and easier? Sure you would, and Woodworking with The Wood Whisperer is here to show you how. Straight edges are usually no problem, just take a sanding block and go at it! But when there are slight curves, a sanding block becomes more or less useless. So watch this video and learn how you can make an alternative tool to the sanding block that works for curves as well!

Easy yarn flowers for decorations

Sometimes, techniques are the difference between complicated looking things and easy looking things. This is one of the easy crafts that gives a complicated look. Here, Jacy from Craft Life shows us how easy it is to make a flower ornament from any yarn by only using a rod, like a pen or a marker. Glue a button to it and it looks great! But we don’t want you to stop there! Why not try to apply this technique to tiny things, like toothpicks, or really big things like the stem of a great big oak tree! We truly think you will find thousands of cool experiments and design ideas with this simple technique!

Let your geek flag fly!

Proud of being a geek? Worried people doesn’t notice your geekiness? Well look no further, Crafters University has the solution for you! With this handy-dandy pocket protector, you can have a clean and organized breast pocket, but also let everybody know that you are a supergeek! It’s easy to make and best of all, its FREE! So what are you waiting for, download the template here, print it out, cut it, fold it, tape or glue it and your done! No one will ever mistake you for a jock again, we promise!

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