Instructables: exploring - - techshop - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:05:13 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to Adjust for Wood Thickness and Kerf on a Laser Cutter at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Adjust-for-Wood-Thickness-and-Kerf-on-a-Las/
How to Adjust for Wood Thickness and Kerf on a Laser Cutter at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/L9SF/HO7XQDJW/FJYL9SFHO7XQDJW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/L9SF/HO7XQDJW/FJYL9SFHO7XQDJW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/L9SF/HO7XQDJW/FJYL9SFHO7XQDJW.SMALL.jpg Adam ANT In this Instructable I will show you my method to adjust your patterns to the correct thickness on a laser cutter. I went through this to make my wood box slot together with a tight fit and I made this at Techshop San Jose using their Epilog 60W Helix. You will need: 1. My test pattern (Laser Kerf ...
By: Adam ANT

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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 13:22:29 PST
Warm & Fluffy Muff http://www.instructables.com/id/Warm-Fluffy-Muff/
Warm & Fluffy Muff - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/8GBN/HTTMZTSY/FWD8GBNHTTMZTSY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/8GBN/HTTMZTSY/FWD8GBNHTTMZTSY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/8GBN/HTTMZTSY/FWD8GBNHTTMZTSY.SMALL.jpg Seamstressofsteam A muff is a perfect way to keep your hands cozy and warm this winter. Luckily, it is a very easy project for even a beginner in sewing. I made it at TechShop! Need more help? The Dream Consultants at TechShop are always available to help! Getting Started You will need:BattingLining fabric (I used...
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:09:09 PDT
Rug Woven from T-shirts http://www.instructables.com/id/Rug-Woven-from-T-shirts/
Rug Woven from T-shirts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/WXRZ/HT9AU1P9/FAVWXRZHT9AU1P9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/WXRZ/HT9AU1P9/FAVWXRZHT9AU1P9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/WXRZ/HT9AU1P9/FAVWXRZHT9AU1P9.SMALL.jpg Norahbelle T-shirts are a great source for recycle projects.I was inspired by Make a braided t-shirt rug by suzelac to make my own braided t-shirt rug.. Also helpful was an instructable for T-shirt yarn by jessyratfinkFun..So next I decided to make more t-shirt yarn and weave a run.I don't know a lot about w...
By: Norahbelle

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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:19:46 PDT
WikiSeat Creation http://www.instructables.com/id/WikiSeat-Creation/
WikiSeat Creation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/KL52/HT9AS2VI/F2PKL52HT9AS2VI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/KL52/HT9AS2VI/F2PKL52HT9AS2VI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/KL52/HT9AS2VI/F2PKL52HT9AS2VI.SMALL.jpg Norahbelle This instructable describes a process of creating a WikiSeat. The Mountain View Public Library issued a challenge to create a WikiSeat. They provided a "catalyst" or metal structural support for a chair. The challenge is to create a seat! Beginning I began with researching WikiSeats on the i...
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 19:28:54 PDT
Portable camp lantern holder made at Techshop Chandler http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-camp-lantern-holder-made-a-Techshop/
Portable camp lantern holder made at Techshop Chandler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO3/SYO7/HT8R4H10/FO3SYO7HT8R4H10.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO3/SYO7/HT8R4H10/FO3SYO7HT8R4H10.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO3/SYO7/HT8R4H10/FO3SYO7HT8R4H10.SMALL.jpg vectervp1 This is a simple lantern holder that I made to take camping. I wanted something portable, that would also not take up a lot of room to store or transport camping. Tools you will need: Drill and drill bits Hack saw Crescent wrench Philips screwdriver Tape measure Sharpie...
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:12:38 PDT
Hardwood hair combs on the scroll saw - Made at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Hardwood-hair-combs/
Hardwood hair combs on the scroll saw - Made at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/07J7/HT556XO8/FFB07J7HT556XO8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/07J7/HT556XO8/FFB07J7HT556XO8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/07J7/HT556XO8/FFB07J7HT556XO8.SMALL.jpg workislove In this instructable I'll show you how I made a hardwood hair pick on the scroll saw at Techshop's wood shop. I had a few reasons for wanting to make this. First, they look cool, and I've always just wanted to have one in my pocket. Second, I've heard that wood combs are supposed to be better for o...
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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 21:54:44 PDT
Laser Thru-hole PCB Fabrication @ TechShop Chandler! http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Thru-hole-PCB-Fabrication-TechShop-Chandler/
Laser Thru-hole PCB Fabrication @ TechShop Chandler! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/TRMY/HSYO234F/FNRTRMYHSYO234F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/TRMY/HSYO234F/FNRTRMYHSYO234F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/TRMY/HSYO234F/FNRTRMYHSYO234F.SMALL.jpg dakman123 If this was helpful please LIKE https://www.facebook.com/TechShopChandler ... If it wasn't for TechShop and the opensource maker movement I would of never discovered this amazing technique.. ------- Awhile back TechShopJim wrote a great instructable on Etching PCB's. I used this method and had...
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:19:26 PDT
TechShop: What to Make http://www.instructables.com/id/TechShop-What-to-Make/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/C8LQ/HTLEBCKL/FOEC8LQHTLEBCKL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/C8LQ/HTLEBCKL/FOEC8LQHTLEBCKL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/C8LQ/HTLEBCKL/FOEC8LQHTLEBCKL.SMALL.jpg JesseHarringtonAu The first time I discovered the Instructables website was midafternoon many years ago. I found myself mesmerized by the amazing projects that members of the Instructables community had taken the time to share. I looked at project after project, completely lost in the creativity and innovation that p...
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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:46:13 PDT
Plane down a large wood slab http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-a-ShopBot-CNC-router-table-to-plane-down-a-lar/
Plane down a large wood slab - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/N63B/HSM54U40/FRPN63BHSM54U40.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/N63B/HSM54U40/FRPN63BHSM54U40.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/N63B/HSM54U40/FRPN63BHSM54U40.SMALL.jpg olliepgh If you have a large wood slab that won't fit into a planer, you can use a CNC router table to accomplish a thickness planing. I did this at TechShop in Pittsburgh. www.techshop.com I made a cocktail table with my slab.  Secure your wood slab To first plane down your slab you need to set it on th...
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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:54:42 PDT
Laser Cut Wood Wallet http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Wood-Wallet/
Laser Cut Wood Wallet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOJ/5GM3/HOHYG0BG/FOJ5GM3HOHYG0BG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOJ/5GM3/HOHYG0BG/FOJ5GM3HOHYG0BG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOJ/5GM3/HOHYG0BG/FOJ5GM3HOHYG0BG.SMALL.jpg jbagnol I made it at Techshop http://techshop.ws/ I needed a wallet that was minimalistic, sleek, and inexpensive. This let me to create my own LaserCut wood wallet. This wallet holds my essentials with a personalized touch, and can be customized to however you like. The best part about this wallet is the...
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:15:05 PDT
Hang a heavy display box on a wall http://www.instructables.com/id/Hang-a-heavy-display-box-on-a-wall/
Hang a heavy display box on a wall - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWT/SUS9/HRPNB7KR/FWTSUS9HRPNB7KR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWT/SUS9/HRPNB7KR/FWTSUS9HRPNB7KR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWT/SUS9/HRPNB7KR/FWTSUS9HRPNB7KR.SMALL.jpg webcompanion I made a light box for this slot machine glass I got as a gift. The whole thing weighs about 10 pounds and I wanted to hang it on the wall. The box is over 16 inches wide so I could screw into 2 wood studs in the wall. This is my solution for a custom bracket that not only hangs the box but also ...
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Sun, 16 Feb 2014 14:58:30 PST
Industrial Edison style lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Industrial-Edison-style-lamp/
Industrial Edison style lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F76/X1RM/HRBNEDAE/F76X1RMHRBNEDAE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F76/X1RM/HRBNEDAE/F76X1RMHRBNEDAE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F76/X1RM/HRBNEDAE/F76X1RMHRBNEDAE.SMALL.jpg MakeNBuild This is a simply DIY to show you how to make a vintage-inspired Edison-style lamp. It looks a little rough and distressed, which is all the rage in decorating these days. Warning - this DIY does involve some electrial wiring. If you are unsure how to do the wiring, please consult an expert.For be...
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Sat, 8 Feb 2014 21:58:23 PST
Wooden Dog Bowl Table for Spot http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Dog-Bowl-Table-for-Spot/
Wooden Dog Bowl Table for Spot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5U/OUO9/HQPQXKIG/F5UOUO9HQPQXKIG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5U/OUO9/HQPQXKIG/F5UOUO9HQPQXKIG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5U/OUO9/HQPQXKIG/F5UOUO9HQPQXKIG.SMALL.jpg baconmac We decided to make a dog bowl holder for our dog, Spot.  You can see the before picture.  She would always slide her food bowl into my bicycle wheel, and she would have to really bend over to get the kibble.  Now she has a high class, custom table to raise up her bowls for easy access and stable eat...
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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 00:11:47 PST
Wine Bottle Stoppers http://www.instructables.com/id/Wine-Bottle-Stoppers-1/
Wine Bottle Stoppers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/P2MZ/HQP02IRO/FSWP2MZHQP02IRO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/P2MZ/HQP02IRO/FSWP2MZHQP02IRO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/P2MZ/HQP02IRO/FSWP2MZHQP02IRO.SMALL.jpg woodartz Bottle stoppers are simple yet rewarding projects for the wood lathe. A quick trip to the wine aisle of your favorite wine supplier will show that the choices of wine stoppers are limited to uninspired plastic to way overpriced chrome items. By creating your own you can add a unique flair that can ...
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:31:02 PST
Tea Light Candle Holder on a Wood Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Tea-Light-Candle-Holder-on-a-Wood-Lathe/
Tea Light Candle Holder on a Wood Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/OLOF/HQOJ6Z09/FQDOLOFHQOJ6Z09.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/OLOF/HQOJ6Z09/FQDOLOFHQOJ6Z09.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/OLOF/HQOJ6Z09/FQDOLOFHQOJ6Z09.SMALL.jpg adamwatters First and foremost - this Instructable is more or less an adaptation of a turning project posted by Carl Jacobson on his YouTube channel. If you're interested in wood turning, I highly recommend checking out his work. I spend a pretty embarrassing amount of my time watching wood turning videos onlin...
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Mon, 20 Jan 2014 20:33:05 PST
Ginger Vodka in Etched Glass Gift Jars http://www.instructables.com/id/Ginger-Vodka-Ginger-Lime-Gin-in-Etched-Glass-Gift-/
Ginger Vodka in Etched Glass Gift Jars - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/0MYG/HPQO9K3E/F8S0MYGHPQO9K3E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/0MYG/HPQO9K3E/F8S0MYGHPQO9K3E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/0MYG/HPQO9K3E/F8S0MYGHPQO9K3E.SMALL.jpg roballoba I wanted to create some festive gifts that included yummy adult beverages. I love ginger drinks and have been making ginger infused alcohols for some time now. The idea is really simple. Add Ginger to your favorite Vodka, let it rest together, and enjoy! My second variation is for Ginger - Lime Gi...
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Sat, 28 Dec 2013 12:09:05 PST
CNC Wooden Magnifier with Extreme Battery Life http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Wooden-Magnifier-with-Extreme-Battery-Life/
CNC Wooden Magnifier with Extreme Battery Life - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/OYFL/HP6CRJXO/FQ1OYFLHP6CRJXO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/OYFL/HP6CRJXO/FQ1OYFLHP6CRJXO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/OYFL/HP6CRJXO/FQ1OYFLHP6CRJXO.SMALL.jpg nnewlon I have a commercially-made magnifying glass with LED illumination, but it's not bright enough and it eats batteries.  So I made a new magnifying glass that fixes those problems. This is sort of a sequel to my Instructable: http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultra-Bright-24-LED-Lighted-Magnifier/  That...
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Wed, 18 Dec 2013 10:02:02 PST
Plywood coaster loaf http://www.instructables.com/id/Plywood-coaster-loaf/
Plywood coaster loaf - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/1R0Q/HP7QN5NK/F4T1R0QHP7QN5NK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/1R0Q/HP7QN5NK/F4T1R0QHP7QN5NK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/1R0Q/HP7QN5NK/F4T1R0QHP7QN5NK.SMALL.jpg jmc75 I've used this 'loaf' method to crank out numerous coaster sets for easy cheap gifts or craft fair inventory.  Making them out of plywood is the cheapest source of material and still gives you an interesting enough end product.  The basic concept is laminating a stack of plywood discs together into ...
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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 23:53:21 PST
Make a Simple Wood Box at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Simple-Wood-Box-at-Techshop/
Make a Simple Wood Box at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/KVGF/HO7XQDSA/FNUKVGFHO7XQDSA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/KVGF/HO7XQDSA/FNUKVGFHO7XQDSA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/KVGF/HO7XQDSA/FNUKVGFHO7XQDSA.SMALL.jpg Adam ANT Hello! I'm going to show you how to build this simple wood box on a laser cutter. I designed this box for a specific purpose but it would work great as a jewelry box, a pencil box (without the divider) or to hold any other small knick-knacks. If you build more than one they will lock together as the...
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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 13:53:08 PST
Machining replacement tips for Harbor Freight spot welder http://www.instructables.com/id/Machining-replacement-tips-for-Harbor-Freight-spot/
Machining replacement tips for Harbor Freight spot welder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/CN15/HKVLADUV/FZRCN15HKVLADUV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/CN15/HKVLADUV/FZRCN15HKVLADUV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/CN15/HKVLADUV/FZRCN15HKVLADUV.SMALL.jpg BradMartinson The contact points of our Harbor Freight spot welder had gotten too pitted and damaged to work.  I had no luck getting replacement parts from anywhere, so I made a replacement set.  I used TechShop San Jose's lathe to make the parts.  Load copper rod into lathe with collet closer I bought a nice ...
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Sun, 15 Sep 2013 12:40:50 PDT
How to assemble a skateboard http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-assemble-a-skateboard/
How to assemble a skateboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/BW3Q/HKF75H6X/FSIBW3QHKF75H6X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/BW3Q/HKF75H6X/FSIBW3QHKF75H6X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/BW3Q/HKF75H6X/FSIBW3QHKF75H6X.SMALL.jpg anthonyguerrero This instructable will teach you how to change a skateboard and or replace the trucks. The process is fairly easy and straight forward. It is most convenient to assemble a skateboard on a work bench such as the ones found at TechShop. Materials needed: deck hardware trucks #2 philips screwdriver 3/...
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Sat, 17 Aug 2013 22:26:12 PDT
Pirate Fire Truck Loft Bed http://www.instructables.com/id/Pirate-Fire-Truck-Loft-Bed/
Pirate Fire Truck Loft Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/WKNV/HJ3699ZR/F7SWKNVHJ3699ZR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/WKNV/HJ3699ZR/F7SWKNVHJ3699ZR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/WKNV/HJ3699ZR/F7SWKNVHJ3699ZR.SMALL.jpg cchalmers My son is obsessed with fire trucks... and pirates. When it came time to think about a new bed for him, we naturally wanted to make something that would support make-believe play about both! We considered paint schemes and patterns that were more realistic, but finally decided to go with something m...
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 12:30:43 PDT
Make your own fishbone chair out of a single sheet of plywood! A work of art for your home http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-fishbone-chair-out-of-a-single-sheet/
Make your own fishbone chair out of a single sheet of plywood! A work of art for your home - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/YADH/HJKBWYH1/FSVYADHHJKBWYH1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/YADH/HJKBWYH1/FSVYADHHJKBWYH1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/YADH/HJKBWYH1/FSVYADHHJKBWYH1.SMALL.jpg ohmdaddy You can now DOWNLOAD THE SHOPBOT FILE from Etsy One of my first projects at the TechShop San Francisco was to use the ShopBot Alpha. It started off with me wanting to make some single sheet plywood furniture, but I had no clue where to start.. After some exhaustive internet researching, I couldn't ...
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Thu, 1 Aug 2013 02:15:08 PDT
Imitation cross coffee table http://www.instructables.com/id/Imitation-cross-coffee-table/
Imitation cross coffee table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/CJHL/HJKBZHRO/FPWCJHLHJKBZHRO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/CJHL/HJKBZHRO/FPWCJHLHJKBZHRO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/CJHL/HJKBZHRO/FPWCJHLHJKBZHRO.SMALL.jpg CollinPGH I was moving to a new apartment and found myself in need of a new coffee table.  I wanted to make something unique,  but not impossible to make with the relatively limited tools at my disposal.  Fortunately, I had just signed up for a few months of membership at my local TechShop here in Pittsburgh,...
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Sun, 14 Jul 2013 15:39:20 PDT
Laser Engraved Recycled Wine Bottle Glasses http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Engraved-Recycled-Wine-Bottle-Glasses/
Laser Engraved Recycled Wine Bottle Glasses - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/AR0D/HJ5ZIXIG/FO9AR0DHJ5ZIXIG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/AR0D/HJ5ZIXIG/FO9AR0DHJ5ZIXIG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/AR0D/HJ5ZIXIG/FO9AR0DHJ5ZIXIG.SMALL.jpg MichaelDFarmer I made these Pittsburgh themed drinking glasses out of recycled wine bottles.  I made it at TechShop. These were etched on the Trotec Speedy 300 laser engraver. Supplies Needed 1. Safety Glasses 2. A silicon oven mitt 3. Empty wine bottles 4. A 5 gallon bucket 5. A copper scouring pad 6....
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Tue, 16 Jul 2013 19:30:10 PDT
Simple Leather Purse http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Leather-Purse/
Simple Leather Purse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQV/K7HD/HIF052XL/FQVK7HDHIF052XL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQV/K7HD/HIF052XL/FQVK7HDHIF052XL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQV/K7HD/HIF052XL/FQVK7HDHIF052XL.SMALL.jpg solobo Here are instructions for a simple leather purse. No sewing is required, just some leather cutting (which is easiest if you have access to a laser cutter) and some lacing. The purse is about 9" x 9" x 3" when finished. Materials required (all are available at Tandy Leather) 1) leather (I used a la...
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Sun, 30 Jun 2013 21:20:14 PDT
How To Make A Silhouette Portrait http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Silhouette-Portrait/
How To Make A Silhouette Portrait - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0H/E9YX/HHS9V2EL/F0HE9YXHHS9V2EL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0H/E9YX/HHS9V2EL/F0HE9YXHHS9V2EL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0H/E9YX/HHS9V2EL/F0HE9YXHHS9V2EL.SMALL.jpg LordTovar I am in three of the contests Craft Contest Epilog Challenge Fathers Day Contest If you could just take a few seconds and vote for me. It would be extremely appreciated and I promise to keep bringing you awesome projects of mine in the future! Thank you!  My friend wanted me to make him a silhouet...
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Sun, 30 Jun 2013 00:06:19 PDT
Honey Dipper on a Wood Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Honey-Dipper-on-a-Wood-Lathe/
Honey Dipper on a Wood Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/6IWK/HIAQ8CG9/FTH6IWKHIAQ8CG9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/6IWK/HIAQ8CG9/FTH6IWKHIAQ8CG9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/6IWK/HIAQ8CG9/FTH6IWKHIAQ8CG9.SMALL.jpg adamwatters I've been working on my wood lathe skills, and i love to eat honey, so i decided to make a honey dipper. According to reputable sources, honey dippers are the most effective tool for transferring honey from jar to food item. I made it at TechShop TechShop is awesome - if there's one in your area, ...
By: adamwatters

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Tue, 25 Jun 2013 21:01:02 PDT
Cutting Out Your Face http://www.instructables.com/id/Cutting-Out-Your-Face/
Cutting Out Your Face - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBI/8AMA/HI3TIRR8/FBI8AMAHI3TIRR8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBI/8AMA/HI3TIRR8/FBI8AMAHI3TIRR8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBI/8AMA/HI3TIRR8/FBI8AMAHI3TIRR8.SMALL.jpg davemenc Let's say you have a photo of your face. Or your child's face. Or your dog. Or, really, any photo you find pretty much anywhere. Let's say you want to cut it out of metal (perhaps with the plasma cutter at TechShop) or out of wood or cardboard (maybe on the laser cutter) or on a tshirt (vinyl cutte...
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Wed, 26 Jun 2013 23:15:07 PDT
Laser cut bowl in cardboard and wood. http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-cut-bowl-in-cardboard-and-wood/
Laser cut bowl in cardboard and wood. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO7/VVST/HI3U2FB6/FO7VVSTHI3U2FB6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO7/VVST/HI3U2FB6/FO7VVSTHI3U2FB6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO7/VVST/HI3U2FB6/FO7VVSTHI3U2FB6.SMALL.jpg Norahbelle Wow, a very easy way to make an impressive bowl! create the bowl art Using Autodesk 123D MAKE on an iPhone, I created a profile shape that was rotated around an axis. The application "made" plans in a PDF file that I emailed to myself. Put all the bowl pieces into one Illustrator file The PDF...
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Mon, 24 Jun 2013 16:13:58 PDT
Flower box cage http://www.instructables.com/id/Flower-box-cage/
Flower box cage - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/A5PV/HI3TS6P9/F87A5PVHI3TS6P9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/A5PV/HI3TS6P9/F87A5PVHI3TS6P9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/A5PV/HI3TS6P9/F87A5PVHI3TS6P9.SMALL.jpg jshroyer I have been having animals messing with my garden so i decided to make a cage for it. In the early spring i can also cover this in plastic to make it a green house. I made this with cheap wood and very simple.  I made this at Techshop Materials: 1x2" pine wood. i bought 12 8ft sections. I have extr...
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Sun, 23 Jun 2013 09:51:45 PDT
Wooden Stickers at Techshop-Austin Tx http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Stickers-at-Techshop-Austin-Tx/
Wooden Stickers at Techshop-Austin Tx - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/KBP8/HI3TQ1ZP/FN2KBP8HI3TQ1ZP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/KBP8/HI3TQ1ZP/FN2KBP8HI3TQ1ZP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/KBP8/HI3TQ1ZP/FN2KBP8HI3TQ1ZP.SMALL.jpg itinker1 This is a little how-to about making Veneer wooden stickers. You can make anything from spice labels to bumper stickers. Created on a Trotec Speedy 300 at Techshop-Austin. Create Your Design Decide what it is you wish to print with the laser. I pulled a design from the interwebs for this one and ...
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Wed, 19 Jun 2013 21:17:47 PDT
Trying my hand at: Mold Making and Casting with Silicone RTV [Pittsburgh Tech Shop] http://www.instructables.com/id/Trying-my-hand-at-Mold-Making-and-Casting-with-Si/
Trying my hand at: Mold Making and Casting with Silicone RTV [Pittsburgh Tech Shop] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEF/TK55/HHS9SOEK/FEFTK55HHS9SOEK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEF/TK55/HHS9SOEK/FEFTK55HHS9SOEK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEF/TK55/HHS9SOEK/FEFTK55HHS9SOEK.SMALL.jpg thisisanexparrot Today at the Pittsburgh Tech Shop, I took a class in mold making and casting. This is a great technique for making multiple copies of a piece out of resin. It's used in sculpting, prop making, special effects makeup, and many more applications. This Instructable is the documentation of the class in ...
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Sun, 16 Jun 2013 12:41:16 PDT
Calipers for wheel truing stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Calipers-for-wheel-truing-stand/
Calipers for wheel truing stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/I6RS/HHOFXHWX/FXYI6RSHHOFXHWX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/I6RS/HHOFXHWX/FXYI6RSHHOFXHWX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/I6RS/HHOFXHWX/FXYI6RSHHOFXHWX.SMALL.jpg ehsiung In a previous Instructable  I showed how you can make a wheel truing stand with a few pieces of steel angle. While very useful, its biggest shortcoming was the lack of calipers, which is necessary to check the lateral and radial trueness of the wheel. So as a follow-on project I made this caliper to...
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Thu, 13 Jun 2013 18:34:38 PDT
Rough wood: Milling it square & fixing defects - made at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Rough-wood-Milling-it-square-fixing-defects-m/
Rough wood: Milling it square & fixing defects - made at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCV/AZFH/HH2VFLZ1/FCVAZFHHH2VFLZ1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCV/AZFH/HH2VFLZ1/FCVAZFHHH2VFLZ1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCV/AZFH/HH2VFLZ1/FCVAZFHHH2VFLZ1.SMALL.jpg workislove I start most of my woodwork using rough cut and reclaimed wood. In addition to being cheaper and having more variety, I love rough wood because it's fun transforming messy, plain looking boards into beautiful objects. But before any of that can happen, I have to get the boards flat, straight and squ...
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Thu, 6 Jun 2013 02:31:26 PDT
Resaw wood on the bandsaw and table saw - Made at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Resaw-wood-on-the-bandsaw-and-table-saw/
Resaw wood on the bandsaw and table saw - Made at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/WTTN/HH2W0E7Y/F8QWTTNHH2W0E7Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/WTTN/HH2W0E7Y/F8QWTTNHH2W0E7Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/WTTN/HH2W0E7Y/F8QWTTNHH2W0E7Y.SMALL.jpg workislove Resawing is a very useful skill to have in the wood shop, it's a fundamental type of cut, just like ripping or cross-cutting, but instead of cutting a board to length or width, resawing is cutting a board to thickness. This allows one to get multiple thin boards out of one larger, thicker piece of w...
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Thu, 6 Jun 2013 01:54:16 PDT
Making a shelf out of a single board - my first project in the Techshop woodshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-shelf-out-of-a-single-board-my-first-pr/
Making a shelf out of a single board - my first project in the Techshop woodshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/XUV5/HH2VFGZB/F37XUV5HH2VFGZB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/XUV5/HH2VFGZB/F37XUV5HH2VFGZB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/XUV5/HH2VFGZB/F37XUV5HH2VFGZB.SMALL.jpg MikeCicc After I'd taken the basic safety course for the Techshop woodshop in SF, I was ready to knock out some basic projects to get some practice on the tools before trying anything more complicated.  My first project was making this simple shelf out of a 7-foot board.  Making a shelf can be a good first p...
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Tue, 28 May 2013 12:04:17 PDT
Casting with 123D Make (hot glue horse head)- I made it at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/Casting-with-123D-Make-hot-glue-horse-head-I-ma/
Casting with 123D Make (hot glue horse head)- I made it at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/417I/HGZO4ADQ/FO2417IHGZO4ADQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/417I/HGZO4ADQ/FO2417IHGZO4ADQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/417I/HGZO4ADQ/FO2417IHGZO4ADQ.SMALL.jpg khietman Last year I experimented with creating casts using 123D Make, thereby turning a 3D model into whatever casted material one might like. I created the hollow casts using Make and, after assembling them as one would with any 123D Make creation, had a series of casting blocks that I filled with hot glue...
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Wed, 22 May 2013 00:06:15 PDT
Morse code generator for the 16x24 HT1632C LED Matrix- I made it at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/Morse-code-generator-for-the-16x24-HT1632C-LED-Mat/
Morse code generator for the 16x24 HT1632C LED Matrix- I made it at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/FM1G/HH11O053/FIDFM1GHH11O053.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/FM1G/HH11O053/FIDFM1GHH11O053.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/FM1G/HH11O053/FIDFM1GHH11O053.SMALL.jpg khietman In this instructable I'll detail how to use the HT1642C LED Matrix from Adafruit to make a Morse code generator that both flashes a letter and plays a buzzer corresponding to the Morse code equivalent. To make the box for the matrix, take a look at my previous instructable. Here's a video demonstr...
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Wed, 22 May 2013 19:02:13 PDT
Wooden Mallet Made. I made it at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Mallet-Made-at-TechShop/
Wooden Mallet Made. I made it at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/PXVT/HFWSUA1S/FZNPXVTHFWSUA1S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/PXVT/HFWSUA1S/FZNPXVTHFWSUA1S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/PXVT/HFWSUA1S/FZNPXVTHFWSUA1S.SMALL.jpg jshroyer Shopping list: -3/4" thick 6" wide by 18" long wood (I chose Maple) -BB's, Lead weights, Dust from bench grinder, Steel bar stock, or any thing else that is dense and can fit in the mallet. (I went with BB's because you can buy a lot really easily) -Wood glue (I went with titebond III because its my...
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Thu, 2 May 2013 05:19:28 PDT
Sign for Cottage - lit by the sun http://www.instructables.com/id/Sign-for-Cottage-lit-by-the-sun/
Sign for Cottage - lit by the sun - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/OMS3/HGH71ES7/FCBOMS3HGH71ES7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/OMS3/HGH71ES7/FCBOMS3HGH71ES7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/OMS3/HGH71ES7/FCBOMS3HGH71ES7.SMALL.jpg sschondo I wanted to make a really cool unique sign for my cottage in Rondeau Park Ontario.  I made it from plywood and acrylic at the Tech Shop in Detroit using a laser cutter.   www.techshop.ws Design and Laser Cut the pieces I designed the sign in Corel Draw.  Then cut the front and back from 1/4 inch...
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Fri, 10 May 2013 20:04:52 PDT
Made it at TechShop (PGH) - Upcycled Ikea Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Made-it-at-TechShop-PGH-Upcycled-Ikea-Clock/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/BAWU/HFD1DQQQ/FGLBAWUHFD1DQQQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/BAWU/HFD1DQQQ/FGLBAWUHFD1DQQQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/BAWU/HFD1DQQQ/FGLBAWUHFD1DQQQ.SMALL.jpg andyleer I found a $.99 clock at Ikea called the Vakis. It's a nice little clock with a simple face, very plain looking. I thought it would be great to add a wooden veneer to it to class it up a little. I made this at TechShop PGH on a Trotec Speedy 300 Laser with Corel Draw. 
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Sun, 14 Apr 2013 16:53:53 PDT
Laser-etched river stones - perfect for Mothers' Day gifts! http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-etched-river-stones-perfect-for-Mothers-D/
Laser-etched river stones - perfect for Mothers' Day gifts! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2W/5IU2/HFPTIT9B/F2W5IU2HFPTIT9B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2W/5IU2/HFPTIT9B/F2W5IU2HFPTIT9B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2W/5IU2/HFPTIT9B/F2W5IU2HFPTIT9B.SMALL.jpg apexchaser In this instructable you'll learn how to use a laser etching/cutting machine to etch words and/or graphics onto the surface of smooth stones.  "River stones", which are rounded and smooth, and have a fairly flat surface, make the perfect material for this project. Once etched with your favorite ins...
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Wed, 8 May 2013 11:28:19 PDT
Bicycle wheel truing stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-wheel-truing-stand/
Bicycle wheel truing stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/R24M/HFSH7DZ0/FQPR24MHFSH7DZ0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/R24M/HFSH7DZ0/FQPR24MHFSH7DZ0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/R24M/HFSH7DZ0/FQPR24MHFSH7DZ0.SMALL.jpg ehsiung This is a simple truing stand for bicycle wheels. It's no-frills so it might not appeal to professional bike mechanics but it's perfect for recreational bikers who might only build a few wheels a year. It's made from just a few pieces of steel so it's cheap, and it breaks down nicely for storage. I...
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Sun, 28 Apr 2013 13:31:11 PDT
How to Build a Corner Shelf for you Bathroom at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Corner-Shelf-for-you-Bathroom-at-Te/
How to Build a Corner Shelf for you Bathroom at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/TT1T/HFD180CX/FB3TT1THFD180CX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/TT1T/HFD180CX/FB3TT1THFD180CX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/TT1T/HFD180CX/FB3TT1THFD180CX.SMALL.jpg cantubps My sister-in-laws bathroom countertop was getting a little crowded and mentioned to my wife that she wanted to buy a corner shelf.  My wife then proceeded to tell her that I could build one for her one.  So yup, you guessed it.  I built one at Tech Shop http://techshop.ws. Gather Tools and Cut Ma...
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Wed, 17 Apr 2013 08:44:25 PDT
Tig Rod Feeder (Bin Wall Challenge) http://www.instructables.com/id/Tig-Rod-Feeder-Bin-Wall-Challenge/
Tig Rod Feeder (Bin Wall Challenge) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/7BU1/HFD1DGVP/FOO7BU1HFD1DGVP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/7BU1/HFD1DGVP/FOO7BU1HFD1DGVP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/7BU1/HFD1DGVP/FOO7BU1HFD1DGVP.SMALL.jpg jtinst I've been learning to TIG weld and one of the tricky parts to master is feeding the filler rod with my non-dominant hand.  It's been a while since I've done the challenge, so I thought I'd see what I could rustle up in way of an automatic rod feeder using just components from the TechShop bin wall. ...
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Sun, 14 Apr 2013 13:14:01 PDT
Quick Electric Sit-to-Stand Desk http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Electric-Sit-to-Stand-Desk/
Quick Electric Sit-to-Stand Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQX/SUOJ/HF23XKDH/FQXSUOJHF23XKDH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQX/SUOJ/HF23XKDH/FQXSUOJHF23XKDH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQX/SUOJ/HF23XKDH/FQXSUOJHF23XKDH.SMALL.jpg jtinst Sitting at a desk all day can lead to poor posture, health problems, and back pain.  Unfortunately, electric sitting/standing desks are expensive.  So, I decided to build my own! Mounting Plates With four linear actuators from eBay, I started by sketching the layout in Autodesk Inventor, found so...
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Tue, 9 Apr 2013 00:30:45 PDT
Fishbowl Pendant - a first laser-cutting project http://www.instructables.com/id/Fishbowl-Pendant-a-first-laser-cutting-project/
Fishbowl Pendant - a first laser-cutting project - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGG/8452/HFD1166R/FGG8452HFD1166R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGG/8452/HFD1166R/FGG8452HFD1166R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGG/8452/HFD1166R/FGG8452HFD1166R.SMALL.jpg egp This is a quick and easy project to make on a laser cutter. (I just joined TechShop, and I now have access to all kinds of wonderful equipment, so this is probably the first in a series of "I made it at TechShop" Instructables.) This project assumes that you have already  had some training on safety...
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Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:18:58 PDT
How to Make a Spline Jig to Help Make Your Frames Beautiful at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Spline-Jig-to-Help-Make-Your-Frames-/
How to Make a Spline Jig to Help Make Your Frames Beautiful at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/5WFA/HELX73L3/FI65WFAHELX73L3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/5WFA/HELX73L3/FI65WFAHELX73L3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/5WFA/HELX73L3/FI65WFAHELX73L3.SMALL.jpg cantubps I wanted to show my son how proud I was of his recent karate accomplishments.  So I thought making a shadow box to display his achievement was one way to do it.  What better to make a shadow box stand out and give it durability, but to add splines to the joinery. You could just relay on glue to kee...
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Thu, 28 Mar 2013 13:29:47 PDT
Perfect Screw Alignment for Screw Mounted Equipment http://www.instructables.com/id/Perfect-Screw-Alignment-for-Screw-Mounted-Equipmen/
Perfect Screw Alignment for Screw Mounted Equipment - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/5WW6/HELX6MFU/FG55WW6HELX6MFU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/5WW6/HELX6MFU/FG55WW6HELX6MFU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/5WW6/HELX6MFU/FG55WW6HELX6MFU.SMALL.jpg TechShopJim Have you ever tried to mount a router, hub, power strip, or other piece of equipment to the wall or other surface, and found it difficult to align the screws so they fit into the equipment? It seems like no matter how carefully you measure, the screws are always out of alignment, and the piece of e...
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Sat, 23 Mar 2013 17:46:34 PDT