Splitting black locust logs with wedges
Once a tree has been cut into logs, many species have straight enough grain that you can split them with wedges. I'll go through the steps below. T…
posted by ajtarnas on Mar 22, 2015
views: 2,928comments: 8
A Fun DIY Amplifier- The Monstrocity- The Organ Donor Project Part 3
In this instructable I'll explain how I designed and built a fun little battery powered amplifier from recycled materials and a handful of electron…
posted by Chuck Stephens on Mar 6, 2015
views: 2,717comments: 1
How to Build a Wood Sailboat
I've been wanting to combine my two favorite hobbies - woodworking and sailing for a long time, so I thought I'd build a boat. It's got classic li…
posted by captainskully on Jan 15, 2015
views: 36,887comments: 23
Monkey's Fist Tablecloth Weights
Strong gusts and wind bursts can be a nuisance on nice summer picnics or outdoor entertainments. One easy and elegant solution is to hang weights a…
posted by keremulu on Jan 15, 2015
views: 7,573comments: 14
Two Canoes and a Crazy Idea
The idea began with a book I never read called The Six Hour Canoe. The idea of building a canoe in a short period of time seemed to open up the pos…
posted by Dr. Joe on Jan 9, 2015
views: 153,857comments: 72
Kayak rudder
I set out to make a simple rudder that did not cost the typical $250 but at the same time was a bit more effective than a plank on a stick. This wa…
posted by yakhack on Jan 2, 2015
views: 4,123comments: 6
Mason Jar Squirrel Feeder
I decided this year I was going to be making Christmas gifts for my friends and family. My neighbor enjoys watching the squirrels play in her yard…
posted by Michael C on Dec 26, 2014
views: 2,940comments: 6
Rustic 6 Person Dining Table and Chairs made from pallets
Here is step by step guide to how I designed and built a beautiful looking dinning table/desk with chairs. It cost under $350 (AU) and I only used …
posted by DIY_DAVE on Dec 24, 2014
views: 14,998comments: 10
Slouch beanie hat made from recycled T-Shirts
Can't knit? Can't crochet? Not a problem. If I can do this, you can do this. As someone who owns a small library of everything one might need to le…
posted by WUVIE on Dec 11, 2014
views: 7,818comments: 12
Rocking Drakkar
Being a godfather is far from easy.For his first birthday I wanted to offer my little friend something special. Something he would remember the res…
posted by bricobart on Dec 1, 2014
views: 2,650comments: 24
Reclaimed Wood Wall Shelf
Put some character onto your blank wall by filling up space and displaying your knickknacks! Find Your Materials I used 6 bed slats that I had …
posted by azükiBEAN on Nov 13, 2014
views: 2,508comments: 6
The Ultimate Kayak Hauler and Rooftop Tent Camper.
I love to camp and go fishing with the family, but we do things a bit more extreme. We used to backpack miles in and set up camp. That is a bit har…
posted by to'bryant on Oct 27, 2014
views: 41,339comments: 34
Handy Pop-up Trunk Shelf
My SUV is great, the third row seat gives me plenty of room for my kids and their friends but it makes for a short trunk area. That leaves two opt…
posted by Beetlesmart on Oct 18, 2014
views: 30,054comments: 24
How To Put Square Cabinets In A Round Bus
In an ongoing saga of my school bus conversion, my first choice for kitchen and over head cabinets was to make them. Older school buses have round…
posted by rovingcraftshop on Oct 1, 2014
views: 9,642comments: 23
Water Wheel from Plastic Bottles
This outdoor parent-child project is big fun and has educational aspects: a water wheel from reused bottles and branches is turning in a river's cu…
posted by openproducts on Sep 22, 2014
views: 24,880comments: 10
Building a Cedar Strip Kayak
Sometimes I like to get on the water by myself and sometimes a canoe will suit me just fine. Other times the weather is not suitable for a canoe, t…
posted by jimmar57 on Sep 9, 2014
views: 109,148comments: 69
Refurbish a Skin on Frame Kayak
Living in Cambridge near the historical Charles river and watching people kayak down it's length, I nurtured a growing desire to be able to interac…
posted by pdaniel7 on Aug 16, 2014
views: 6,550comments: 8
Repair Termite Eaten Dinghy Transom
We haven’t really used this dinghy much in Vizag, the water here is just too polluted (and smells of ammonia and sulphur) to want to go sailing in…
posted by vu2aeo on Jul 31, 2014
views: 2,769comments: 3
Victorian style longboard dancer "Victoria"
(However I didn't captured every step when i made this board and it's been quite a while a go I made it, I will try to describe the steps as comp…
posted by Dave A on Jul 7, 2014
views: 6,561comments: 6
River Radio- Floating Stereo that ROCKS!
A few years back a friend wanted me to build a floating stereo for his yearly lazy river trip. We didn't have the funds at the time but since I op…
posted by hamsammy on Jun 29, 2014
views: 13,541comments: 17
Building a 1:1 Scale Portal Gun with Lights
Introduction:This Instructable will detail the process I went through while building my very own Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device [AKA the “…
posted by ThrowingChicken on Jun 16, 2014
views: 107,722comments: 51
Palette Boat B.O.T. II
It is an easy-to-build, stable, and cost-free or at least almost cost-free boat that can be divided into three parts, to be carried inside two smal…
posted by pzwing on Jun 3, 2014
views: 12,122comments: 6
Getting around in Minecraft
There are a few ways to find your way around in the game. You can just wander around, keep track of your coordinates, craft up a boat, or even zoo…
posted by Penolopy Bulnick on May 30, 2014
views: 9,234comments: 15
Survival Fishing Kit
In this instructable I will be teaching you how to build a compact self contained fishing kit that is perfect for a survival kit and could mean the…
posted by Matt2 Silver on May 19, 2014
views: 21,750comments: 7
Simple Automatic Chicken Coop Door
In this Instructable I'll be showing how to make an easy automatic chicken coop door opener. For anyone who keeps chickens, the ever present threat…
posted by lonesoulsurfer on May 12, 2014
views: 62,087comments: 58
Maker Family Projects
Here at Instructables we love getting the whole family involved in making! Our authors have created tutorials for playdough, outdoor water playgrou…
posted by jessyratfink on May 9, 2014
views: 6,891
Kid's Monster Truck Loft Bed
My son wanted a special bed, and none were available (for less than $2000-$3000 dollars).  My son is a giant, at 4'6" and 80 lbs in 1st gr…
posted by duggerpato on Mar 14, 2014
views: 7,607comments: 8
Planter crates without screws
Here you can create planters without any hammering or screwing. The connection as well as the grips are completely made of rope, providing a uni…
posted by J_Boi on Apr 3, 2014
views: 9,101comments: 3
Homemade Pontoon Boat
UPDATE:  The canopy was too weak and a strong wind knocked it over, luckily I have some materials to build a new and improved one. This one will co…
posted by Dr. Lazer Monkey on Mar 27, 2014
views: 33,880comments: 21
Stitch and Glue Boat Construction
The "Stitch and Glue" method of boat construction is one of the most popular methods of plywood boat construction today. It allows for easy test fi…
posted by Z.Backas on Jul 26, 2011
3.68 (1 ratings) views: 55,601comments: 21
Turntable made of 100y old german oak
This Instructable is part of a series of projects, like how to design a preamp for vinyl record amplifying -- RIAA Equalization how to c…
posted by Marc_Escobaem on Feb 21, 2014
views: 21,350comments: 8
With one hour of work, you can have a boomerang that actually comes back. It's like magic. This design was inspired by a book I used to check out …
posted by solobo on Feb 10, 2014
views: 36,829comments: 43
Gravy Recipe
My gravy recipe will make a delicious sauce made from the pan drippings that are created when you roast meat. This is an Instructable on making a t…
posted by noahw on Sep 25, 2008
4.68 (6 ratings) views: 179,417comments: 35
Building A Cedar Strip Canoe
A practical account of my experiences and a brief guide to building a cedar strip canoe. It includes links to stories of using the canoe for wilder…
posted by jimmar57 on Jul 19, 2013
views: 466,615comments: 64
DIY high resolution 3D DLP printer (3D SLA printer)
Hello World (skip the first two pages to go directly to the build) Please like my brand new facebook page to stay up to date of my new projects and…
posted by TristramBudel on Jul 14, 2013
views: 1,543,892comments: 168
$5 DIY | 12v Small LED Bunk or Storage Light
This is an article describing the process I used to build a couple of wooden LED bunk lights for my friend's houseboat. I designed these mys…
posted by M.Hawse on Jul 6, 2013
views: 20,207comments: 4
The Whittaker paddle wheel
The Whittaker style paddle wheel uses off-axis blades to increase efficiency and eliminate fouling. It is ideally suited for amphibious projects an…
posted by Captain Robert on Jul 2, 2013
views: 23,925comments: 10
Wooden Postcards
Ever wanted to create a craft postcard and do it without pressed wood pulp? With this card, you can take any thin wood, particle board, etc ( Th…
posted by Haus Page on Jul 1, 2013
views: 2,794
Bike Kayak Trailer
I built this kayak hauler for a friend. I spent a good bit of time thinking about the hitch.  My favorite part is using a short piece of automotiv…
posted by a.doovz on May 27, 2013
views: 33,850comments: 2
How to make a wooden gate
I'm going to show you how to make a simple, yet long lasting wooden gate. This step by step guide assumes you have a basic knowledge of Joinery/Car…
posted by Timber Ninja on May 23, 2013
views: 46,833comments: 2
Duct tape and Tarp Kayak
In the start of my junior year (High School), I decided to make a boat with a friend. After a month, the kayak/boat was complete, and we tested it …
posted by shaneoh3 on May 20, 2013
views: 36,560comments: 18
How to Build a Sailboat Rudder from Scratch
This particular rudder is built off of the original rudder for a ~20' Bayliner Buccaneer sailboat.  The original had cracked and rotted pretty badl…
posted by Ellen the Generous on Mar 28, 2013
views: 19,317comments: 5
Creating a Base-Station for Use With An Autonomous Vehicle.
This Base-Station was originally conceived as the control centre for FishPi's Proof-O-f-Concept Vehicle (POCV). I had in mind an aluminium flight c…
posted by SilverJimny on Mar 19, 2013
views: 23,628comments: 6
The Reverse Andycache (Android-powered reverse geocache)
For those that don't know, the Reverse Geocache puzzle is a puzzle box that opens only when the box is taken to a predefined location. You don't kn…
posted by wchill on Mar 17, 2013
views: 11,055comments: 17
Making an autonomous boat using a Raspberry Pi (WiP)
The wave of enthusiasm for the Raspberry Pi has driven many people to wonder at the possibilities, and marvel at it's simplicity. The credit card s…
posted by SilverJimny on Jan 31, 2013
views: 125,610comments: 31
Designing and building a light, car-top-able outrigger sailing canoe [6/21/13/update]
(Comment on the Photos: Short Dragon is a good boat, but it started rather heavy and gained weight as I added new features such as watertight compa…
posted by Wade Tarzia on Mar 12, 2013
views: 23,349comments: 8
How to construct ribs for an 18 foot Grand Banks dory
I'm building a traditional 18 foot Grand Banks dory.  The dory will be discussed in a future Instructable but thought it might be interesting to fo…
posted by dorybob on Feb 25, 2013
views: 19,673comments: 14
Easy wooden boat cleats
I built a Polynesian outrigger canoe last year, and seems like I am always coming up with modifications for it. This week the mods are for more cle…
posted by vectorges on Aug 20, 2011
views: 4,669comments: 1
Bamboo Windsurfing Rig
This Instructable shows how I made a windsurfing rig from bamboo and an old Laser sail, using only some basic hand tools and materials I had lying …
posted by tdem on Dec 14, 2009
4.19 (2 ratings) views: 8,316comments: 6
Build a Short Dragon (16 foot 3-Board Outrigger Sailing Canoe)
NOTE: Version 4.0 May 12, 2011 -- Added step 7 about a brief trimaran conversion for the Everglades Challenge. I talk more about sailing (and othe…
posted by Wade Tarzia on Jan 16, 2010
4.52 (5 ratings) views: 54,175comments: 23