How To: Clean dirty coins using multiple methods

Kevin demonstrates multiple methods to clean dirty coins.In the first method he takes some coke in a glass and hangs a dirty coin in it with the help of a string. This coke technique takes a few hours.In another faster technique which takes only 20 to 30 minutes he takes table salt and food vinegar. He takes the table salt and dissolves it in vinegar in a bowl. When most of it is dissolved he drops a dirty coin in it and waits about 20 minutes.Another method is to rub toothpaste on the coin f...

How To: Find gold in rivers and streams

This film is about gold. Gold diving. Use of the hookah rig to find gold. Gold flakes, nuggets, and platinum nuggets are shown. Gold and platinum are 15-19 times heavier than other streambed materials and concentrate in low pressure areas and cracks that run across rivers and streams. You look for a crack on the bank, and follow it out until you meet the "gold line" and there you suck it out with your dredge. Gold will be on the outside edge of a river gravel bar, at the head of the bar (larg...

How To: Clean a penny using vinegar and salt

In this video, Do It Your Self Central demonstrates to viewers how to clean a dirty penny by using common household products, namely vinegar and iodized salt. He suggests to put 1/2 cup vinegar and 2 teaspoons of iodized salt into a cup. This solution will be used to clean the penny. He demonstrates the power of the solution by holding the penny into the mixture for a few seconds. After only a short time, he shows the dramatic change between the portion that was dipped in the solution and the...

How To: Clean dirty pennies with ketchup

In this video, Josh shows us how to clean dirty pennies with ketchup. You will need, a timer, ketchup, a dirty penny and a penny. First, pour ketchup into your cup or dish. You don't need a lot of ketchup into the cup, just enough to cover the pennies. Next, push the penny into the ketchup so it's fully covered. Now, set your timer for 2 full minutes. When the timer goes off, take your penny out of the ketchup. Place the penny onto a paper towel and wipe it off until all the ketchup is gone. ...

How To: Clean pennies with taco sauce

In this video, we learn how to clean pennies with taco sauce. To do this project, all you need are some dirty pennies and a paper plate! First, pick out some really dirty pennies and grab a taco sauce packet you have laying around the house. Grab a paper plate and pour the taco sauce onto the top of your pennies. The taco sauce has vinegar in it, so it can clean the pennies easily. Let it set for a few minutes and then rinse the pennies off in water. This will clean your dirty change and is a...

How To: Clean a penny with hot sauce

In this video, 305 Nicky shows the viewers how to clean up a penny by using Tabasco sauce. You will need a piece of sturdy paper towel, Tabasco sauce, and an old penny. Next, fold the paper towel into fourths and put the penny on top of the paper towel. Open the Tabasco sauce and put 4 or 5 drops onto the dirty penny. Make sure the penny is evenly coated by spreading it with your index finger. Wait for about 10 to 20 minutes after applying the sauce and using the paper towel, beginning to rub...

How To: Fold the American flag

The American flag is one of the most recognizable and influental symbols that this country has. Not only does it tell a story, but gives hope and strength to all those that are part of this great land. So in this tutorial learn how to properly fold an American flag of any size, and display or put in storage. Enjoy!

How To: Sell baseball cards

Tired of grandpa's baseball card collection rotting away in your attic? Well, unlike his pop bottle collection, baseball cards could yield a decent amount of income for you, if you know how to sell them. There are different outlets available for selling an individual baseball card or card collection. Know how to sell the fruits of your hobby and avoid getting ripped off.

How To: Collect antique binoculars

This is a short video about collecting old or antique binoculars. This binocular video is helpful if you are interested in buying, selling, collecting or just learning about these old scientific instruments. This can help with all kinds of binoculars like Ross, Barr and Stroud, prismatic, or Galilean types.

How To: Collect oil lamps

Watch these series of antique collecting videos to find out just what qualities make these oil lamps valuable. Our antiquing expert discusses the rarity of different patterns and chimneys and how to determine the ways condition affects their value. She also tells you how to use your prize lamp safely and even the best way to display them. You may not get your three wishes, but you can still have a satisfying collection of lamps.

How To: Shop at junk and thrift stores

In this series of informative videos, you will learn how to find flea market finds to use in home decoration. Flea market events are often crowded with people and crafts, so knowing what to look for is imperative. In the video titled “About Flea Markets,” you will learn more about the general idea and practices included in the flea market experience. Learn how to and whether bartering is appropriate in different flea market situations. Get tips on dealing with vendors and finding the right pr...

How To: Find gold and sapphires

Do not discount the "pretty" rocks found along with gold. The sapphires you see are worth many times more than gold. Sapphire (& Ruby, (corundum), is like garnet, a relatively high specific gravity that will catch in a sluice readily. These gems act as gold, they will drop behind a boulder, in bedrock cracks, and set up in the stratiform layers of a bar on the inside bend of a stream. In a perfect (laboratory world) a river bar sets up from front to back: Gold, Platinum, Lead, Iron Ore (black...

How To: Collect copper luster

So, if you are interested in buying copper luster, you should take some time to watch this video series. Sue Shea offers her expertise in the world of antique collecting. Sue shows you the different types and colors of copper luster. She also warns you of the signs of discoloration and restoration. Collect copper luster - Part 1 of 17.

How To: Collect Barbie dolls

In this video series, Sonja Fischer shares her passion of collecting Barbie dolls with you. Sonja gives you the history of the Barbie doll, and she gives you pointers for collecting unique and priceless dolls. She offers advice for storing and displaying your Barbie doll collection.

How To: Collect posters

Are you looking for a new way to cover your walls, start a hobby or make some money? Poster collecting might be right up your alley. Learn how to build and maintain a poster collection in this free hobby video series.

How To: Collect vinyl records

Antique store owner Jan Braunstein has seen her share of rare records. In this series, she shows you her very own copy of one of the rarest, the infamous “butcher cover” of the Beatles’ “Yesterday and Today” album. She gives you an overview of record collecting in general and talks about some albums by Bob Dylan, Elvis and the Beach Boys which you should snatch up whenever you see them.

How To: Collect Christmas tree ornaments

In this video series, learn all about collecting those treasured Christmas tree ornaments. These unique objects remind us of some of the best times we have all year; and they come in so many colors, shapes, and sizes that they offer a world of collecting potential to the ornament connoisseur. Our expert will show you how to get your collection started, and she’ll talk about a few things you need to know when choosing pieces, including determining value, age, how to display, and how to store y...

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