Instructables: exploring - - cutter - popular http://www.instructables.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:37:55 PDT BLOX v1.01 Coke Bottle Sputnik Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Coke-Bottle-Sputnik-Lamp/
Coke Bottle Sputnik Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/0XQY/HXDJJUAQ/FOU0XQYHXDJJUAQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/0XQY/HXDJJUAQ/FOU0XQYHXDJJUAQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/0XQY/HXDJJUAQ/FOU0XQYHXDJJUAQ.SMALL.jpg doddieszoomer Gather Your Bottles You will need 12 glass coke bottles for this Instructable, so get drinking.You will also need:Zip tiesLaser cutterBlack acrylic 3mmFairy lightsGlue gun Fire The Laser Cannon Using suitable software draw out 12 pentagons, these will need 2 stitch holes on each side and a jo...
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 12:38:53 PDT
Yet Another DIY Diode Laser Engraver http://www.instructables.com/id/Yet-Another-DIY-Diode-Laser-Engraver/
Yet Another DIY Diode Laser Engraver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/FYPK/HUK2DPVI/FCBFYPKHUK2DPVI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/FYPK/HUK2DPVI/FCBFYPKHUK2DPVI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/FYPK/HUK2DPVI/FCBFYPKHUK2DPVI.SMALL.jpg john1a I always loved CNC machines! They are the future since they were first invented! I still believe that CADing and CNCing are miracles. When the first printer arrived to my home (I was about 10) I got really fascinated by the fact that I could print a paper about a hundred times by writing it just o...
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:29:24 PDT
Cardboard Coffins (DIYing Free) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Coffins-DIYing-Free/
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Wed, 28 May 2014 04:43:00 PDT
Correct Lathe Cutter Setup http://www.instructables.com/id/Correct-Lathe-Cutter-Setup/
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:16:24 PDT
NiChrome Hot Wire Cutter for Acrylic http://www.instructables.com/id/NiChrome-Hot-Wire-Cutter-for-Acrylic/
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:54:45 PDT
Homemade center finder tool, quick, cheap, easy. http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-center-finder-tool-quick-cheap-easy/
Homemade center finder tool, quick, cheap, easy. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/UJBS/HUOPBR6P/FBSUJBSHUOPBR6P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/UJBS/HUOPBR6P/FBSUJBSHUOPBR6P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/UJBS/HUOPBR6P/FBSUJBSHUOPBR6P.SMALL.jpg DrPeper This is a quick method to make a small tool which allows you to find the centers of circular shaped objects, such as disks or the ends of cylindrical objects. You place it on the edge of a round object so that the pins underneath rest against the sides of the object, then draw a line along the stra...
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Fri, 2 May 2014 01:52:06 PDT
Corkmap - Lasercutting cork http://www.instructables.com/id/Corkmap-Lasercutting-cork/
Corkmap - Lasercutting cork - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/GSZR/HUBWTY6L/FFRGSZRHUBWTY6L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/GSZR/HUBWTY6L/FFRGSZRHUBWTY6L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/GSZR/HUBWTY6L/FFRGSZRHUBWTY6L.SMALL.jpg alepalan I love maps but most important I love meeting people from different parts of the world. Getting to know their stories and understanding their roots and history makes me feel connected to them. While I was doing my residency at Pier 9 we had recently moved to a new office space with white clean wal...
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:17:40 PDT
Jigsaw to Scroll Saw Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Jigsaw-to-Scroll-Saw-Conversion/
Jigsaw to Scroll Saw Conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/78O6/HTEUE0ZO/FWN78O6HTEUE0ZO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/78O6/HTEUE0ZO/FWN78O6HTEUE0ZO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/78O6/HTEUE0ZO/FWN78O6HTEUE0ZO.SMALL.jpg guyzo35 In the infancy of my woodshop, back around 2010, I realized that I badly needed a scroll saw, but sorely lacked the funds. Using what I had available to me at the time, I was able to create a fixture that firmly secured my Black and Decker jigsaw, essentially turning it into a functional and versa...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 17:13:43 PDT
Star Wars Longboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Wars-Longboard/
Star Wars Longboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/9CTN/HTVICY2Q/FMA9CTNHTVICY2Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/9CTN/HTVICY2Q/FMA9CTNHTVICY2Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/9CTN/HTVICY2Q/FMA9CTNHTVICY2Q.SMALL.jpg doddieszoomer Cut Your Blanks I used 4mm ply and cut 4 blanks to approx 255x1000mm. Get Laminating I used regular PVA glue and sandwiched my 4mm ply layers together. Get Clamping I wanted to try and create a drop board to give me a lower centre of gravity. I didn't have a fancy bag press but do have a l...
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:22:29 PDT
Game of Thrones Beer Coasters http://www.instructables.com/id/Game-of-Thrones-Beer-Coasters/
Game of Thrones Beer Coasters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC2/VGPZ/HTGFCTJ0/FC2VGPZHTGFCTJ0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC2/VGPZ/HTGFCTJ0/FC2VGPZHTGFCTJ0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC2/VGPZ/HTGFCTJ0/FC2VGPZHTGFCTJ0.SMALL.jpg JeppeMikkelsen To celebrate the new season of Game of Thrones coming out on monday the 7th of april(airs the 6th in the US, but I live in Denmark), me and some friends are going to have a Game of Thrones night, with beer, food and of course Game of Thrones, therefor I made these Game of Thrones coasters! In t...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 10:09:38 PDT
DEAD SPACE - Isaac Clarke Level 3 Suit Complete Cosplay Build http://www.instructables.com/id/DEAD-SPACE-Isaac-Clarke-Level-3-Suit-Complete-Cosp/
DEAD SPACE - Isaac Clarke Level 3 Suit Complete Cosplay Build - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/P27I/HSVTAYY6/FHBP27IHSVTAYY6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/P27I/HSVTAYY6/FHBP27IHSVTAYY6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/P27I/HSVTAYY6/FHBP27IHSVTAYY6.SMALL.jpg Steven K Smith Props Because of the great response I got from my Dragon Age Inquisition Instructable helmet build thread.   I have decided to make a full Instructible on my DEAD SPACE Isaac Clarke Level 3 Cosplay costume!!!!! This build was by far the most detailed costume/prop I have ever attempted to create.  But, af...
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:30:24 PDT
Arduino Hardware PWM for stepper motor drives http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Hardware-PWM-for-stepper-motor-drives/
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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 07:22:13 PDT
Arduino 3-axis Mini Lazer Paper-Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-3-axis-Mini-Lazer-Paper-Cutter/
Arduino 3-axis Mini Lazer Paper-Cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F81/IVAQ/HSQ4CA5P/F81IVAQHSQ4CA5P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F81/IVAQ/HSQ4CA5P/F81IVAQHSQ4CA5P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F81/IVAQ/HSQ4CA5P/F81IVAQHSQ4CA5P.SMALL.jpg kokpat Updated : 16/3 Add step 4, about using the stage. Updated : 18/3 Add photos (cutting vinyl adhesive sheet) Updated : 19/3 Add step 5, acting as pen plotter Updated : 20/3 Add laser engraving video (Wood) and photo Updated : 22/3 Add 2 drawings to show the structures of machine, also visit this...
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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 02:39:38 PDT
Mechanical iris v2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanical-iris-v20/
Mechanical iris v2.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/2CWF/HSICZYVH/FP92CWFHSICZYVH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/2CWF/HSICZYVH/FP92CWFHSICZYVH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/2CWF/HSICZYVH/FP92CWFHSICZYVH.SMALL.jpg NTT Before anything else, I would like to say that this Instructable is based on and inspired by carlbass and his Mechanical iris. Author: http://www.instructables.com/member/carlbass/ Instructable: http://www.instructables.com/id/mechanical-iris-1/ Inspired by his work I quickly put a piece of...
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 07:43:49 PDT
No Glue Valentines Boxes http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Glue-Valentines-Boxes/
No Glue Valentines Boxes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/CFF3/HRI8X10K/FKMCFF3HRI8X10K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/CFF3/HRI8X10K/FKMCFF3HRI8X10K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/CFF3/HRI8X10K/FKMCFF3HRI8X10K.SMALL.jpg Mr_o_uk I had an hour to kill, so I though I might put together some valentines cardstock boxes. I wanted to make them 'no glue' as I tend to get PVA glue everywhere when I use it! You could use these to put anything inside; sweets, messages, a ring!?! Date Made: Feb 2014 Approx Cost: £1 Approx Time: 1 ho...
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Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:55:56 PST
Maker Olympics Medals http://www.instructables.com/id/Maker-Olympics-Medals/
Maker Olympics Medals - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/7HY9/HRKQXNZ3/FUN7HY9HRKQXNZ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/7HY9/HRKQXNZ3/FUN7HY9HRKQXNZ3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/7HY9/HRKQXNZ3/FUN7HY9HRKQXNZ3.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus The 2014 Makerlympics is a contest being held by Instructables for authors to showcase their finely-tuned skills by making great projects in different categories. The "events" are: Food, Living, Workshop, Tech, Play, and Outside; the contest runs from February 3 to February 24. To go along with th...
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:43:58 PST
"out to lunch" sign http://www.instructables.com/id/out-to-lunch-sign/
"out to lunch" sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/O2LL/HQQLKQVH/F1WO2LLHQQLKQVH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/O2LL/HQQLKQVH/F1WO2LLHQQLKQVH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/O2LL/HQQLKQVH/F1WO2LLHQQLKQVH.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus If you have a desk at work chances are you get called away sometimes. There's many reasons why you might not be at your desk when a coworker stops by: meetings, lunch, vacation, water cooler, robot attack. Instead of leaving a hastily written post-it note, leave your whereabout with a stylish sign c...
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 11:11:18 PST
Cutting natural arrow vanes the quick and smelly way http://www.instructables.com/id/Cutting-natural-arrow-vanes-the-quick-and-smelly-w/
Cutting natural arrow vanes the quick and smelly way - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU1/YO4C/HPRICIWH/FU1YO4CHPRICIWH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU1/YO4C/HPRICIWH/FU1YO4CHPRICIWH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU1/YO4C/HPRICIWH/FU1YO4CHPRICIWH.SMALL.jpg Armandur When I first purchased my bow, it came with a lot of supplies. A full bag of goose-feathers, but most of all; A heat-wire feather-cutter. It looked self-built and a bit shoddy. Since I didn't have any information on the voltages needed to run it, I didn't try it right away and before I could get bac...
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Sat, 28 Dec 2013 19:42:52 PST
easy glass bottle cutter made up of common parts [UPDATED... again] http://www.instructables.com/id/easy-glass-bottle-cutter-made-up-of-common-parts/
easy glass bottle cutter made up of common parts [UPDATED... again] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/A0AU/HOHYM5BB/FC7A0AUHOHYM5BB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/A0AU/HOHYM5BB/FC7A0AUHOHYM5BB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/A0AU/HOHYM5BB/FC7A0AUHOHYM5BB.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi It's interesting to know that you can make a glass from a bottle, engraving a cut all around the circumference and splitting it in two with a few tricks. If you plan to make many glasses and if you wish to obtain a perfect flat cut, you can preferably build your own cutting device. The main advantag...
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Wed, 4 Dec 2013 11:28:40 PST
Laser Inked Metal http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Inked-Metal/
Laser Inked Metal - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/AOVJ/HNXRZXX3/FOGAOVJHNXRZXX3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/AOVJ/HNXRZXX3/FOGAOVJHNXRZXX3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/AOVJ/HNXRZXX3/FOGAOVJHNXRZXX3.SMALL.jpg smithallen_studio Everyone loves lasers. Everyone loves metal. From name plates for corporate fat cats to monogrammed brass monocles for burning-man bums everyone has a use for some laser inked metal. Put the two together and you can get some really cool results. You don't need a super powerful laser to mark on met...
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Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:44:39 PST
The MicroSlice | A tiny Arduino laser cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/MicroSlice-A-tiny-Arduino-laser-cutter/
The MicroSlice | A tiny Arduino laser cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/6YJ4/HMMFC254/FLT6YJ4HMMFC254.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/6YJ4/HMMFC254/FLT6YJ4HMMFC254.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/6YJ4/HMMFC254/FLT6YJ4HMMFC254.SMALL.jpg SilverJimny A few years ago I saw an Instructable where Groover had used a pair of DVD-RW drives to make a pocket laser engraver. Inspired by the idea, driven by the recent purchase of a full-sized 50 watt CO2 laser cutter, and roused by the launch of the Microcontroller contest I took the decision to have a cr...
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Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:43:45 PDT
Make a CNC Hot Wire Foam Cutter from parts available at your local hardware store http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-CNC-Hot-Wire-Foam-Cutter-from-parts-availab/
Make a CNC Hot Wire Foam Cutter from parts available at your local hardware store - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/V0VE/FIHVM74X/F98V0VEFIHVM74X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/V0VE/FIHVM74X/F98V0VEFIHVM74X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/V0VE/FIHVM74X/F98V0VEFIHVM74X.SMALL.jpg tbarnea Make a CNC Hot Wire Foam Cutter from parts available at your local hardware store like HomeDepot . This machine can be used to cut wings for RC planes, surfboards, crown molding, packaging foam and lots more The original design was built in order to cut RC wings (even tapered wings - where one side...
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Sat, 12 Jul 2008 20:57:30 PDT
Fun wood coasters using laser cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Fun-wood-coasters-using-laser-cutter/
Fun wood coasters using laser cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5K/I4TD/HJZ84ODV/F5KI4TDHJZ84ODV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5K/I4TD/HJZ84ODV/F5KI4TDHJZ84ODV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5K/I4TD/HJZ84ODV/F5KI4TDHJZ84ODV.SMALL.jpg fxiao Made this at Techshop.ws You will need: Plank of wood Laser cutter/etcher Some wood cutting tools -- I used the vertical band saw A few images with a common theme Create your coasters on Illustrator and laser the images 4in by 4in is a good size Design your coasters however you like. Would be ...
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Sun, 4 Aug 2013 23:57:36 PDT
Replacing the Outer Leather Shell on a Baseball http://www.instructables.com/id/Replacing-the-Outer-Leather-Shell-on-a-Baseball/
Replacing the Outer Leather Shell on a Baseball - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU7/OWL3/HIQ4NPQS/FU7OWL3HIQ4NPQS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU7/OWL3/HIQ4NPQS/FU7OWL3HIQ4NPQS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU7/OWL3/HIQ4NPQS/FU7OWL3HIQ4NPQS.SMALL.jpg imamathguy On my bike commute home a few weeks ago, I found a baseball that had burst its stitching. It seemed interesting enough of an object, so I through it in my bag and brought it home with me. After a little research, I could hardly find any information where anyone had discussed making a baseball, even ...
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Fri, 5 Jul 2013 17:45:51 PDT
Glass Bottle Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Glass-Bottle-Cutter/
Glass Bottle Cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOY/TPYW/H2ULR58N/FOYTPYWH2ULR58N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOY/TPYW/H2ULR58N/FOYTPYWH2ULR58N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOY/TPYW/H2ULR58N/FOYTPYWH2ULR58N.SMALL.jpg warehouse32 A few weeks ago my wife and I saw some interesting wine bottle lamps and after one glance at the price tag, instantly thought to ourselves "we could totally make this!" As i did some research though, I found that cutting the glass wasn't going to be as straight forward as I thought. I had seen plent...
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Wed, 30 May 2012 18:32:36 PDT
Frankenstein Laser Engraver http://www.instructables.com/id/Frankenstein-Laser-Engraver/
Frankenstein Laser Engraver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/CIBP/HGG4HOP0/F3UCIBPHGG4HOP0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/CIBP/HGG4HOP0/F3UCIBPHGG4HOP0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/CIBP/HGG4HOP0/F3UCIBPHGG4HOP0.SMALL.jpg ianmcmill This Frankenstein Laser Cutter was built out of an old scanner and printer. The whole thing evolved around the instructable of Groover and his 'Pocket Laser Engraver'. This is a Making-Of. Although a lot, if not everything, of the mechnical construction requires ingenuity I tried to document the ...
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Sun, 28 Apr 2013 06:47:17 PDT
Electric Lawn Mower http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Lawn-Mower/
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Sun, 20 Jul 2008 03:39:45 PDT
Easy, Cheap, Awesome looking TLC Pendant Paper Lamp a.k.a Tender, Love & Care Pendant Paper Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Cheap-Awesome-looking-TLC-Pendant-Paper-Lam/
Easy, Cheap, Awesome looking TLC Pendant Paper Lamp a.k.a Tender, Love & Care Pendant Paper Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9H/B2U3/HDHW4RMT/F9HB2U3HDHW4RMT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9H/B2U3/HDHW4RMT/F9HB2U3HDHW4RMT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9H/B2U3/HDHW4RMT/F9HB2U3HDHW4RMT.SMALL.jpg Tarun Upadhyaya I love pendant lamps, this is the lamp I usually make for special occasions like Diwali (in India), but I thought it is really more than that and came up with this cool idea of using it as a night pendant lamp or just pendant lamp. It is simple and easy, but a little bit time consuming if you apply...
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Sun, 24 Feb 2013 09:30:13 PST
Simple Adjustable Glass Bottle Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Adjustable-Glass-Bottle-Cutter/
Simple Adjustable Glass Bottle Cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/EWW8/HCB8T93D/FCUEWW8HCB8T93D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/EWW8/HCB8T93D/FCUEWW8HCB8T93D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/EWW8/HCB8T93D/FCUEWW8HCB8T93D.SMALL.jpg lidsdad It doesn't matter if the bottle is half full or half empty. With this bottle cutter you can make half a bottle thats all full, and half thats all empty..... everyone's happy There was a nice instructable on how to make a glass bottle cutter that was made at tech shop (http://www.instructables.com/i...
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Wed, 23 Jan 2013 18:28:43 PST
Octagonal Bowl (Box Joints) http://www.instructables.com/id/Octagonal-Bowl-Box-Joints/
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Tue, 25 Dec 2012 19:39:29 PST
DIY Pocket Protector http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Pocket-Protector/
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Tue, 5 Jun 2007 20:04:41 PDT
PCB cutter tool http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-cutter-tool/
PCB cutter tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/ZGAE/HABDGMY9/FWJZGAEHABDGMY9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/ZGAE/HABDGMY9/FWJZGAEHABDGMY9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/ZGAE/HABDGMY9/FWJZGAEHABDGMY9.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi I wish to have a mini circular saw to cut my pcb, but sometimes it's enough to have a modified cutter and a proper frame to drive cutter into a straight line. I've designed one in this instructable, it's very cheap and it cames from ordinary objects. Because you can't simply "cut" the pcb with an or...
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Sat, 8 Dec 2012 01:42:56 PST
Segmented Turning Blank (for bowls and cups) http://www.instructables.com/id/Segmented-Turning-Blank-for-bowls-and-cups/
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Wed, 5 Dec 2012 19:38:11 PST
Build Laser Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Laser-Cutter/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/04AE/GNVIFD8S/F7V04AEGNVIFD8S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/04AE/GNVIFD8S/F7V04AEGNVIFD8S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/04AE/GNVIFD8S/F7V04AEGNVIFD8S.SMALL.jpg fishy8082 This is a very fun project if you have a lot of time and love to build everything rather than just going to the store and buying it.  This guide will show you how to build a CO2 laser cutter with a cutting bed size of 38X17X10.  It costs about 1200-1500 to make at the time of writing. Video of ...
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Sat, 21 May 2011 22:56:35 PDT
How to make an acrylic drawer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-an-acrylic-drawer/
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Sun, 4 Mar 2012 09:53:41 PST
How to Use a Plasma Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Use-a-Plasma-Cutter/
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Tue, 6 Nov 2012 15:36:16 PST
3D Printed Chess Piece Models http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Chess-Piece-Models/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/5H12/H5TUCN9T/FZ15H12H5TUCN9T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/5H12/H5TUCN9T/FZ15H12H5TUCN9T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/5H12/H5TUCN9T/FZ15H12H5TUCN9T.SMALL.jpg randofo One of the perks of working for Autodesk is occasionally getting to try out fancy-shmancy new software before the public. I recently got the opportunity to play with such a piece of design software, and used it to make this chess set. Why 3D print a chess set? Can't you just buy a chess set? Well,...
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Wed, 15 Aug 2012 17:02:25 PDT
Stripboard track cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Stripboard-track-cutter/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRV/KP6J/H5ECNHGS/FRVKP6JH5ECNHGS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRV/KP6J/H5ECNHGS/FRVKP6JH5ECNHGS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRV/KP6J/H5ECNHGS/FRVKP6JH5ECNHGS.SMALL.jpg scraptopower This is a homemade stripboard cutter. I already have a commercial stripboard cutter, so why make another? My commercial cutter is really horrible to use, the handle is tiny, uncomfortable, and the cutter isn't nearly sharp enough. This makes it frustrating to use. My homemade version is bigger and s...
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Sun, 12 Aug 2012 04:42:21 PDT
Visual / Aural Guitar Tuner "The Tune Trainer" http://www.instructables.com/id/Visual--Aural-Guitar-Tuner-The-Tune-Trainer/
Visual / Aural Guitar Tuner "The Tune Trainer" - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/TXQ2/F3MHS7DW/FO5TXQ2F3MHS7DW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/TXQ2/F3MHS7DW/FO5TXQ2F3MHS7DW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/TXQ2/F3MHS7DW/FO5TXQ2F3MHS7DW.SMALL.jpg gschoppe Build a strobe tuner with an integrated tone generator to teach tuning by ear.-=Background=-I have always dabbled in instruments. Over the course of my life, I've attempted (with varying success) Piano, Guitar, Banjo, Penny Whistle, Ocarina, Panpipes, Great Highland Bagpipes, Smallpipes, and Didger...
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Mon, 2 Jul 2007 01:24:34 PDT
Hot wire foam cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-wire-foam-cutter/
Hot wire foam cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTB/02W8/KPUEP27V92H/FTB02W8KPUEP27V92H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTB/02W8/KPUEP27V92H/FTB02W8KPUEP27V92H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTB/02W8/KPUEP27V92H/FTB02W8KPUEP27V92H.SMALL.jpg flywoodkb Cheap ($30+-) and easy to build hot wire foam cutter made from commonly available parts. Cuts styrofoam for surfboards, model plane wings, sculpture, model train or tabletop wargame terrain, 3D sign letters, mold models for lost foam casting, etc.5/17/2007, Important note! Please be sure to read the...
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Tue, 21 Mar 2006 15:25:45 PST
Wooden Laser Cut Jenga Pistol http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Laser-Cut-Jenga-Pistol/
Wooden Laser Cut Jenga Pistol - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F76/JSLN/GYQESYMP/F76JSLNGYQESYMP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F76/JSLN/GYQESYMP/F76JSLNGYQESYMP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F76/JSLN/GYQESYMP/F76JSLNGYQESYMP.SMALL.jpg Jayefuu Jenga, the classic wooden game of skill, luck and balance, where players take turns to prod, poke and pull a block from the stack without toppling it. Now, what could be more fun than Jenga? Jenga with guns! This laser cut Jenga pistol contains a rubber band powered captive bolt which allows you t...
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Thu, 23 Feb 2012 17:05:11 PST
Growing a Venus Fly Trap Indoors in a Dry Environment http://www.instructables.com/id/Growing-a-Venus-Fly-Trap-Indoors-in-Colorado/
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Mon, 13 Feb 2012 22:28:58 PST
Acrylic Jenga Pistol http://www.instructables.com/id/Acrylic-Jenga-Pistol/
Acrylic Jenga Pistol - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/DTBA/GS3BDZYJ/FCCDTBAGS3BDZYJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/DTBA/GS3BDZYJ/FCCDTBAGS3BDZYJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/DTBA/GS3BDZYJ/FCCDTBAGS3BDZYJ.SMALL.jpg Jayefuu Bored of regular Jenga? This Jenga pistol brings back the excitement in Jenga by allowing you to pull off never before possible brick removals! The original design is by Matthias Wandle which he wrote about on his woodworking site, woodgears.ca. The design uses a captive bolt, powered by an elastic...
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Tue, 6 Sep 2011 15:40:25 PDT
Robotic claw business card http://www.instructables.com/id/Robotic-claw-business-card/
Robotic claw business card - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/MJE6/GRFNDVS0/F6MMJE6GRFNDVS0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/MJE6/GRFNDVS0/F6MMJE6GRFNDVS0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/MJE6/GRFNDVS0/F6MMJE6GRFNDVS0.SMALL.jpg PenfoldPlant Business cards are for business people. And nothing shows you mean business like a robotic claw. Here's how I made my latest business card, which doubles as a convenient gripping device for when you don't want to handle other people's dirty, less mechanical business cards. It's standard ...
By: PenfoldPlant

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Wed, 24 Aug 2011 15:55:40 PDT
Herb Graveyard http://www.instructables.com/id/Herb-Graveyard/
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Thu, 11 Aug 2011 15:00:38 PDT
Ninjabread Men http://www.instructables.com/id/Ninjabread-Men-Cutters/
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Thu, 23 Sep 2010 14:56:49 PDT
Negative Laser Etched Metal http://www.instructables.com/id/Negative-Laser-Metal-Etching/
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Tue, 17 Aug 2010 14:52:09 PDT
Wave Laptop Stand (Making 3D Shapes in Illustrator) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wave-Laptop-Stand-Making-3D-Shapes-in-Ilustrator/
Wave Laptop Stand (Making 3D Shapes in Illustrator) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/EJJS/FRXWGIMN/F18EJJSFRXWGIMN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/EJJS/FRXWGIMN/F18EJJSFRXWGIMN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/EJJS/FRXWGIMN/F18EJJSFRXWGIMN.SMALL.jpg nagutron I wanted a nicer laptop stand. I wanted to to make something with a beautiful, organic form. And I work at Instructables, so I have access to an awesome Epilog laser cutter. The shape that you see in the images below is the result. I'm pretty happy with it; it's really pleasing to the eye, and is a...
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Fri, 6 Mar 2009 17:57:55 PST
Laser cutter, start slicing stuff for under 50 dollars http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-cutter-start-slicing-stuff-for-under-50-dol/
Laser cutter, start slicing stuff for under 50 dollars - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/1BZT/FBG0A8NL/F411BZTFBG0A8NL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/1BZT/FBG0A8NL/F411BZTFBG0A8NL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/1BZT/FBG0A8NL/F411BZTFBG0A8NL.SMALL.jpg lamedust There are many out there that are making things to win a laser cutter. Here is a project for those 500 that don't win, but still want a laser cutter for simple stencil cutting needs.This project was conceived during a chat with Alex where we wished we had a laser cutter and thought we could make one...
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Tue, 1 Jan 2008 14:17:44 PST
Fur Your Laptop! http://www.instructables.com/id/Fur-Your-Laptop/
Fur Your Laptop! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXX/AK1Y/G43EG77O/FXXAK1YG43EG77O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXX/AK1Y/G43EG77O/FXXAK1YG43EG77O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXX/AK1Y/G43EG77O/FXXAK1YG43EG77O.SMALL.jpg snotty Make your laptop nice and fuzzy like a stuffed animal in a few minutes. Fake fur is the most wonderful thing ever on a computer. I tried this once with adhesive-backed black velvet but I like the fur even better. Also it is not permanent. The fur should probably stay put during general use but lat...
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Sun, 10 Jan 2010 02:06:06 PST