You might have heard about some metal being heat treated. This means the way they behave has been changed by how they were heated and cooled. Heat treating steel is done by heating it up and cooling it down at…
Project: Make a Coffee Can Stove
This little project only takes an hour or so from start to mealtime. Kids learn to use a rotary tool to cut metal, build a small campfire, and cook their own breakfast.
Soda Can Metalwork
Atomic Shrimp came up with a really neat way to make ornamental metal boxes. Remember that aluminum can be really sharp, so be extra careful, but this could be a really neat gift.
How to Etch a Mint Tin
Jake von Slatt at Steampunk Workshop has developed a pretty cool way to etch and copper plate mint tines. Too dangerous for a kid to do unsupervised (think: ACID), but could be a great way to make Christmas or birthday…