Faux Mercury Glass from Recycled Vases

Mercury glass is a beautiful collectable, prized for its silvery, shimmery finish and rich layers of texture. But vintage pieces are as expensive as they are rare. Fortunately, you can use Krylon® Looking Glass® Mirror-Like paint to recreate the look with recycled vases and candleholders. There are several ways to... Read more »

Cheap, Friendly, and Precise PCB Etching

You can’t throw a rock without hitting a tutorial on etching your own PCBs. They’re everywhere, and there seem to be as many techniques as there are hackers. So why am I bothering to write another one? Well, there wasn’t any single procedure that met all my goals, so I... Read more »

Pagan Eggcraft

There’s magic in your fridge or at least the makings of it. There, behind the OJ, there’s a carton of Grade A power objects. (Alright, so at the moment they’re just eggs, but with your help they could be so much more!) Turns out, what we’ve come to know as... Read more »

Backyard Biodiesel

Biodiesel is vegetable oil (often used) that’s been chemically converted into a fuel thin enough to spray through a diesel fuel-injection system. No special equipment is needed to “cook” a small batch of biodiesel that will work in any diesel engine, from a model airplane to the family car. Read more »