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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
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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: 7,662comments: 20
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: 23,576comments: 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: 82,364comments: 67
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: 5,291comments: 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: 2,521comments: 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: 6,040comments: 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: 11,639comments: 12
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: 101,165comments: 45
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: 11,097comments: 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: 5,714comments: 9
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: 16,657comments: 4
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: 38,350comments: 49
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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: 5,516
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: 5,801comments: 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: 8,776comments: 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: 26,747comments: 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: 49,583comments: 20
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: 19,569comments: 8
Boomerang
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: 35,950comments: 42
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: 168,547comments: 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: 398,247comments: 59
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: 1,255,531comments: 158
$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: 18,418comments: 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: 22,258comments: 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 Li Sashay on Jul 1, 2013
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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: 29,753comments: 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: 40,541comments: 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: 34,502comments: 19
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: 16,462comments: 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: 22,221comments: 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: 10,279comments: 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: 101,592comments: 29
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: 21,512comments: 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: 17,058comments: 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
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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: 7,637comments: 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: 49,133comments: 23
The Adventure of Electricity: An interactive light diorama
Where does electricity come from? Who invented the light bulb? How do cities use this technology today? These are just a few questions that we…
posted by ttt_jjr on Dec 17, 2012
views: 5,443comments: 8
Building a wooden boat
This Instructable contains my plans and method for building a boat.  It is written as a  journal. I'm a novice so please don’t expect  exact and 10…
posted by msil3070 on Dec 13, 2012
views: 69,779comments: 26
Fiberglassing tools and tricks
If you need to do some fiberglassing with cloth and epoxy resin, this Instructable can save you some mess and grief. Manufacturers of fiberglassing…
posted by unclesam on Jun 13, 2007
4.73 (13 ratings) views: 105,103comments: 33
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Canoe Trailer
This is an update to a previous Instructable which you may want to read to fully understand this one. It can be found here. I decided to publish a…
posted by RedShedProjects on Nov 26, 2012
views: 3,713comments: 2
Transom fabrication
Typical small boats have transoms made of wood, as the years pass the wood will rot and become useless. This instructable will guide you in removin…
posted by gdhenson on Apr 24, 2008
views: 67,670comments: 20
Make a Dacron Sail
There are several excellent Instructables about making sails from poly tarps and traditional cotton, but so far none for Dacron. Well, time to fix …
posted by plasticvicar on Oct 18, 2012
4.38 (3 ratings) views: 42,685comments: 4
How To Build a Pirate Ship Playground
We decided to build a pirate ship for my grandson...this is how we did it.   I started by drawing out some basic sketches of what I thought would …
posted by lemaster63 on Aug 20, 2012
4.25 (2 ratings) views: 54,866comments: 8
The wooden stick Sailboat
Hi everyone, First of all i would like to tell you that this is an "WOOD CARE CONTEST" instructable so please vote if you like the project! This …
posted by usb-e-kits on Sep 8, 2012
4.38 (3 ratings) views: 3,148comments: 10
How to Build a sail boat that is much cheaper than retail ones.
WARNING: WEAR PROTECTIVE GEAR AT ALL TIMES. GLOVES, BOOTS, AND WHEN PAINTING A GAS MASK. DO NOT TRY TO SAIL THIS ON THE SEA OR IN DEEP WATER WITHOU…
posted by When in doubt, duct tape! on Sep 6, 2012
4.44 (6 ratings) views: 111,121comments: 51
How to make build a Gondorian Suit of Armour from authentic materials (well, almost)
ATENTION: Please take huge care with sheet metal and wire. You can poke your skin and or cut yourself. Wear gloves and protective eye wear as well …
posted by When in doubt, duct tape! on Aug 31, 2012
4.09 (1 ratings) views: 25,167comments: 16
The Shark-Viewer 5,000!
This is my Periscope project. With this little beauty, you too can take pictures underwater from the safe and dry comfort of the dock or boat. (wea…
posted by ClandestineIntestine on Sep 2, 2012
4.31 (3 ratings) views: 26,048comments: 25
Mini Picnic Spot!
I just love making these... I've posted one before, but couldn't include the instructions. Here's another small ville. it's a little different from…
posted by Muhaiminah Faiz on Aug 1, 2012
4.26 (3 ratings) views: 14,463comments: 6