DiResta: Skull Ring

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Jimmy wants a ring that makes an impression. Jimmy gets out the wax, a hobby knife, and a Dremel tool and sets to work. In each bi-monthly episode of DiResta (every other Wednesday at 2pm PT), artist and master builder Jimmy DiResta ("Dirty Money," "Hammered," "Against the Grain," "Trash for... Read more »

How-To: Kitchen Floor Vacuum Former

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Want to make custom plastic 3D parts without a fancy 3D printer? Using your oven to melt the plastic and a household vacuum cleaner to supply the suction, Bob's homemade vacuum former is the way to go. All you have to build is a simple wooden frame and a hollow... Read more »

Top 10: Propcasting

DIY Silicone From Caulk

In case you missed it, the theme for October is "casting materials," chosen strategically, of course, to resonate with the mounting excitement about everybody's favorite maker holiday—Halloween! Whether you're making wearables or hand-held props, there's probably a method, material, or technique in our archives that will inspire you to take... Read more »

DIY Rock Climbing Holds


If you’re an indoor rock climber, the time might come when you want to build your own climbing wall. Rock climbing holds aren’t as cheap, even though they’re just a bit of plastic or fiberglass. So maybe you’ll decide make your own! On Wardie’s World, Wardie has a post up... Read more »