How to Tell Glass from Crystal: 10 Ways to Pick out the Real Deal

Image courtesy: flickr Glasses and crystals are usually found in parties and special occasions as people use them when drinking wine and other beverages to celebrate. For those people who do not have much interest, it is extremely difficult to tell their differences. However, if you are into collecting glasses or crystal ware, you should know how … Read more

7 Easy Steps: How to Clean Silver Plated Tea Sets

Image courtesy: Wikimedia CommonsHow to Clean A Silver Plated Tea Set and Properly Store It to Avoid TarnishingA silver-plated tea set is one of the most elegant pieces that serve as a home décor more than its real function. Most of the time, they are heirlooms passed down from generations to generations with history in … Read more

How to Smelt Gold: 5 Steps to Real Gold Ingots

Image courtesy: Wikimedia CommonsHow to Smelt Gold: A Simple Guide to Help You Smelt Gold at HomeWhether you want to smelt some gold pieces into a beautiful jewelry or simply wondering how to smelt gold, then you should know that there are a few ways to do it without any professional intervention. More and more people … Read more

How to Make a Penny Stove: 6 Steps to Your Own Camp Cooker

Image courtesy: Wikimedia CommonsCampers are very familiar with penny stoves as they come in handy for boiling water and cooking simple meals while in camp sites. A penny stove is an excellent, light and cheap replacement for other portable and expensive kerosene stoves. It is sometimes called a Pepsi/soda/beer can stove, a pocket size camp stove … Read more

How to Tell if a Ruby is Real: 4 Expert Ways to Identify

Image courtesy: Wikimedia commonsRuby is undeniably one of the most beautiful gemstones your eyes will ever witness. The crimson light that delicately intertwines with the dark shadows give it a subtle glow that will make any jaw drop at the sight of it. No wonder ruby is much coveted, and many will want to try to … Read more

How to Melt Copper: Tips for Doing It Yourself

Image courtesy: pixabayCopper is one stubborn metal that has a high melting point reaching up to 1,085°C. The conventional way of melting copper is through the use of large-scale equipment for mass producing great quantities of copper, such as induction furnaces and foundries.  However, with the widespread availability and practicality of copper a new, smaller-scale technique … Read more

7 Tips for How to Remove Corrosion from Metal

Image courtesy: flickrHow to Remove Corrosion Using Only Household ProductsCorrosion is of one of the most common problems with metals, which happens when there is oxidation, the process in which metal combines with oxygen. Batteries and some galvanized steel often get corrosion when left unattended for a long time. Corrosion and rust can degrade and weaken … Read more

A Guide on How to Find Gold in California

A Guide on How to Find Gold in California​ Since people first discovered gold in California in the 1800s, the search for the precious mineral has attracted a lot of people and even large mining corporations. According to the California Bureau of Land Management, the state is one of the largest producers of gold in the United … Read more