Instructables: exploring - - tool - popular http://www.instructables.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:10:15 PDT BLOX v1.01 Building A Viking Pole Lathe Without Using Power http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-A-Viking-Pole-Lathe-Without-Using-Power/
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08:45:26 PDT
Wire Clamp Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Wire-Clamp-Tool/
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Wed, 1 Aug 2012 21:21:06 PDT
DIY Replaceable sandpapers for Sanding blocks http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Replaceable-sandpapers-for-Sanding-blocks/
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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 05:15:07 PDT
Revolution - Bike Stamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Revolution-Bike-Stamp/
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:37:54 PDT
Perspective Drawing Grid http://www.instructables.com/id/Perspective-Drawing-Grid/
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 20:15:13 PDT
'3rd Hand' Leather Stitching Clamp http://www.instructables.com/id/3rd-Hand-Leather-Stitching-Clamp/
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:13:04 PDT
Drill press sanding drums http://www.instructables.com/id/Drill-press-sanding-drums/
Drill press sanding drums - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP3/47J5/HWZ9TUNC/FP347J5HWZ9TUNC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP3/47J5/HWZ9TUNC/FP347J5HWZ9TUNC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP3/47J5/HWZ9TUNC/FP347J5HWZ9TUNC.SMALL.jpg ade angelis Hi everyone!A few weeks ago my friends made me a wonderful birthday gift: a big, sturdy and powerful drill press. As soon as I assembled it I knew that would have been an unmissable occasion to get my hands dirty and build something! I decided to make a couple of sanding drums to use with the drill ...
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 12:22:12 PDT
Quick And Easy Lapstrake Clamps For Boat Builders http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-And-Easy-Lapstrake-Clamps-For-Boat-Builders/
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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 09:30:11 PDT
Under Desk Tool Drawer [Modeller's Delight] http://www.instructables.com/id/Under-Desk-Tool-Drawer-Modellers-Delight/
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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 02:11:51 PDT
Sander / grinder from an old hard disk http://www.instructables.com/id/Sander-grinder-from-an-old-hard-disk/
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:06:35 PDT
T-Knife: Meat Knife from T-Bone Steak http://www.instructables.com/id/T-Knife-Meat-Knife-from-T-Bone-Steak/
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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:49:57 PDT
Fixing A Cheap Anvil http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixing-A-Cheap-Anvil/
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:52:51 PDT
Roll Up Leather Pencil Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Roll-Up-Leather-Pencil-Case/
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Thu, 5 Jun 2014 11:10:31 PDT
Cowboy / Western Style Leather Holster http://www.instructables.com/id/Cowboy-Western-Style-Leather-Holster/
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Tue, 27 May 2014 17:59:14 PDT
8000 lumen LED Dewalt flashlight mod http://www.instructables.com/id/8000-lumen-LED-Dewalt-flashlight-mod/
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Mon, 26 May 2014 21:08:05 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
Thumb Screwdriver. Quick and effective http://www.instructables.com/id/Thumb-Screwdriver-Quick-and-effective/
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Tue, 30 Oct 2012 14:11:02 PDT
Minnow Survival-tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Minnow-Survival-tool/
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Sat, 17 May 2014 18:57:35 PDT
A Comprehensive Altoids Personal Survival/Everyday Carry Tin http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Comprehensive-Altoids-Personal-SurvivalEveryday/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/WPNW/HE07P68G/FS2WPNWHE07P68G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/WPNW/HE07P68G/FS2WPNWHE07P68G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/WPNW/HE07P68G/FS2WPNWHE07P68G.SMALL.jpg BudgetBugout Version 1.0  Everyday I carry the following on me at a MINIMUM: 2 knives, 2 firestarters, 2 flashlights, 2 multi tools, 2 paracord accessories and - of course - this Altoids survival kit [which I am in the process of duplicating into an Altoids Smalls Tin].  I also have 2 bugout bags [BOB] and ...
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Sat, 9 Mar 2013 16:29:20 PST
Home Made Butter/Buttermilk. The Man Way With A SawZall!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Made-ButterButtermilk-The-Man-Way/
Home Made Butter/Buttermilk. The Man Way With A SawZall!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHK/1QT7/HUVPRIZF/FHK1QT7HUVPRIZF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHK/1QT7/HUVPRIZF/FHK1QT7HUVPRIZF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHK/1QT7/HUVPRIZF/FHK1QT7HUVPRIZF.SMALL.jpg 1ofakindwork In this Instructable I will explain how I make homemade raw Butter/Buttermilk with my SAWZALL. First here is a little back story. I love Instructables, it makes my mind work in different ways. The challenges are so intriguing. Some times my wife thinks I'm a little off my rocker when she comes hom...
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Mon, 5 May 2014 18:08:32 PDT
DIY Screwdriver Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Screwdriver-Hack/
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Thu, 1 May 2014 10:36:47 PDT
Homemade center finder tool, quick, cheap, easy. http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-center-finder-tool-quick-cheap-easy/
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Fri, 2 May 2014 01:52:06 PDT
Nut Driver Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Nut-Driver-Holder/
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:27:37 PDT
Elementary mitre box http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-mitre-box/
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:18:47 PDT
An All-in-one Component Toolbox and Workstation http://www.instructables.com/id/An-All-in-one-Component-Toolbox-and-Workstation/
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 03:24:48 PDT
Rotary Tool Organizer made with a Laser Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Rotary-Tool-Organizer-made-with-a-Laser-Printer/
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 13:14:00 PDT
Making a Kant Twist Clamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Kant-Twist-Clamp/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/C2RT/HTEUFUXW/FF2C2RTHTEUFUXW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/C2RT/HTEUFUXW/FF2C2RTHTEUFUXW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/C2RT/HTEUFUXW/FF2C2RTHTEUFUXW.SMALL.jpg Switch and Lever Face it, tools are cool! Sometimes tools are so cool that you want them, regardless if they are unavailable to you. Such was the case with the Kant twist clamp. Living in Sweden these clamps are not available, and entirely unheard of, but the desire to have one was still there. Aside from being a u...
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:45:53 PDT
How to Read a Speed Square http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Read-a-Speed-Square/
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:25:05 PDT
Jigsaw2Bandsaw Portable Worksation http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Jigsaw2Bandsaw-Workstation/
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:58:41 PDT
Door Trimming Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Door-Trimming-Jig/
Door Trimming Jig - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/QCSI/HUWMF76V/FQNQCSIHUWMF76V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/QCSI/HUWMF76V/FQNQCSIHUWMF76V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/QCSI/HUWMF76V/FQNQCSIHUWMF76V.SMALL.jpg HUKBMBEAR When we moved into our house (built around 1900) we found that none of the doors where of a standard size or shape. I some cases we had to add batons to the top and bottoms to increase the sizes in others pack out the frames so that a modern size would fit. The problem came when the frames where alr...
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 04:51:08 PDT
DIY Drum Sander http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Drum-Sander/
DIY Drum Sander - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/6RG6/HSM52E1N/FWD6RG6HSM52E1N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/6RG6/HSM52E1N/FWD6RG6HSM52E1N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/6RG6/HSM52E1N/FWD6RG6HSM52E1N.SMALL.jpg HUKBMBEAR This is only a short guide to help with something a don't like doing Sanding I think sanding is not the most interesting part of the project, unfortunately its the part that can either make or break the look of the finished job. On several occasions I have found a need to sand around corners o...
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 03:53:21 PDT
How to Make a Miniature Adjustable Square http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Miniature-Adjustable-Square/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/XY7R/HSM55HGF/FFTXY7RHSM55HGF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/XY7R/HSM55HGF/FFTXY7RHSM55HGF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/XY7R/HSM55HGF/FFTXY7RHSM55HGF.SMALL.jpg Switch and Lever How to Make a Miniature Adjustable Square In the workshop you oftentimes need to make sure things are square, meaning that a certain corner is right angled. Sometimes the things you need to check are small, which makes using a big square somewhat of a hassle. If you have access to the right machines...
By: Switch and Lever

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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:54:59 PDT
How to make a Tiny Hammer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Tiny-Hammer/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/PGHW/HSCYADY6/F15PGHWHSCYADY6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/PGHW/HSCYADY6/F15PGHWHSCYADY6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/PGHW/HSCYADY6/F15PGHWHSCYADY6.SMALL.jpg Switch and Lever "When all you have is a hammer everything around you looks like a nail"  That may not be an exact quote, but something like that was what Abraham Maslow said back in the '60s, and if he's right, following this instructable you can go around bopping everything like a nail. Barring ants, you won't hu...
By: Switch and Lever

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Tue, 4 Mar 2014 05:41:41 PST
Paracord Hiking Belt http://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-Hiking-Belt/
Paracord Hiking Belt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/ENXA/HS3GURKJ/F6WENXAHS3GURKJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/ENXA/HS3GURKJ/F6WENXAHS3GURKJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/ENXA/HS3GURKJ/F6WENXAHS3GURKJ.SMALL.jpg myeomans I enjoy hiking and being in nature but I hate having to cram my pockets full of the things that I like to have easy access to while out on the trails.  I created this simple system for quickly attaching and releasing my favortie tools onto my belt using paracord.  Check out the following steps to le...
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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:15:32 PST
Easy Store Flipboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Store-Flipboard/
Easy Store Flipboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0W/80LD/HS18HXDF/F0W80LDHS18HXDF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0W/80LD/HS18HXDF/F0W80LDHS18HXDF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0W/80LD/HS18HXDF/F0W80LDHS18HXDF.SMALL.jpg NEIN Easy Store Flip What?? I originally got the idea for this from an old Make Magazine, but I never got around to building it. Then one day while looking at the state of the toolboard down at my local hackspace, I decided to put one together. However, I didn't like the idea of using pipe rather then...
By: NEIN

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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:06:56 PST
Leatherworkers Tool Carousel http://www.instructables.com/id/Leatherworkers-Tool-Carousel/
Leatherworkers Tool Carousel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/KVXV/HS18BOOA/F1PKVXVHS18BOOA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/KVXV/HS18BOOA/F1PKVXVHS18BOOA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/KVXV/HS18BOOA/F1PKVXVHS18BOOA.SMALL.jpg lightningad a tool rack made by recycling an old wooden stool The Problem I needed to improve my tool storage so decided to build a rack behind my workbench. I wanted to have all the tools close at hand but also safely out of the way, as many are very sharp! Currently they all get chucked into a variety of p...
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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 08:40:12 PST
Make Disposable Files http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Disposable-Files/
Make Disposable Files - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FXM/5TS2/HZ3YC3OU/FXM5TS2HZ3YC3OU.SQUARE2.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FXM/5TS2/HZ3YC3OU/FXM5TS2HZ3YC3OU.SQUARE.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FXM/5TS2/HZ3YC3OU/FXM5TS2HZ3YC3OU.SMALL.jpg Kiteman I had a need for a dozen or more small files for only a few hours.  Rather than pay out for tools that would then become unused clutter, I decided to make a set cheaply enough that I wouldn't mind throwing them out when they weren't needed any more. Materials There are very few things needed: ...
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Fri, 21 Feb 2014 09:21:49 PST
Simple Prybar for pallets http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Prybar-for-pallets/
Simple Prybar for pallets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/B4HL/HRTKJJCF/F8VB4HLHRTKJJCF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/B4HL/HRTKJJCF/F8VB4HLHRTKJJCF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/B4HL/HRTKJJCF/F8VB4HLHRTKJJCF.SMALL.jpg darren8306 This is a simple prybar made to break pallets, while saving more of the wood. This project will require one length of 1" square tubing, 1/8" wall, approximately 6' in length. Welding machine. Hacksaw or other tool to cut tubing. Wire brush or other tool to prep surfaces for welding. Plan an...
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Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:31:40 PST
Lasercut Measuring Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Lasercut-Measuring-Tool/
Lasercut Measuring Tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYK/IVXM/HRKQZJSI/FYKIVXMHRKQZJSI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYK/IVXM/HRKQZJSI/FYKIVXMHRKQZJSI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYK/IVXM/HRKQZJSI/FYKIVXMHRKQZJSI.SMALL.jpg scottkildall I've been working in various shops for years and I often run across unlabeled shelves of material that have different thicknesses. What's a shop rat to do? This simple measuring tool fits in your pocket or a tool drawer and circumvents using the measuring tape, which is less accurate and more work ...
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 19:04:10 PST
DIY Laser Etching Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Laser-Etching-Machine/
DIY Laser Etching Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/OZ58/HSCYAZ73/F3AOZ58HSCYAZ73.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/OZ58/HSCYAZ73/F3AOZ58HSCYAZ73.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/OZ58/HSCYAZ73/F3AOZ58HSCYAZ73.SMALL.jpg Zinventor I recently built a laser etching machine, and this Instructable covers the process I followed while making it, as well as some basic usage tips! I've entered a couple contests with this Instructable, so if you like what you see, I'd greatly appreciate your vote! and be sure to check out all the...
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:00:14 PST
Wood Burning Portrait http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Burning-Portrait/
Wood Burning Portrait - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRO/9PD3/HRI940SP/FRO9PD3HRI940SP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRO/9PD3/HRI940SP/FRO9PD3HRI940SP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRO/9PD3/HRI940SP/FRO9PD3HRI940SP.SMALL.jpg ecsaul23 Valentines Day is almost upon us and I had an order from a coworker for a Valentines gift for her husband. She wanted something custom and artsy so I went with a wood-burning.  I love to wood burn. It is a quick, kinda free art form. One you cant erase so you have to live with the marks you make, w...
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Tue, 11 Feb 2014 09:52:53 PST
mini circular bench saw from scrap [UPDATED] http://www.instructables.com/id/mini-circular-bench-saw-from-scrap/
mini circular bench saw from scrap [UPDATED] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/VH9F/HRCK22TR/FYSVH9FHRCK22TR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/VH9F/HRCK22TR/FYSVH9FHRCK22TR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/VH9F/HRCK22TR/FYSVH9FHRCK22TR.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi Try to salvage little electric motors from scrap, because you can usually find a way to reuse them. I don't remember where this motor comes from, I've got it many years ago when I used to dismount everything I bumped into, anyway when I found it the other day I immediately pictured a small bench saw...
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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:41:53 PST
Foot Operated Hold-Down Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Foot-Operated-Hold-Down-Tool/
Foot Operated Hold-Down Tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/AABN/HQCWFZ5D/FZNAABNHQCWFZ5D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/AABN/HQCWFZ5D/FZNAABNHQCWFZ5D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/AABN/HQCWFZ5D/FZNAABNHQCWFZ5D.SMALL.jpg nkirkby This is a good way of securely holding round or otherwise vise-unfriendly things without marring them. great for spoons, tuning pegs, and other fiddly items. also known as a bench loop, this tool uses a piece of rope to hold the workpiece in a 'V' shaped groove.  The groove prevents the piece from ...
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Sat, 25 Jan 2014 22:56:11 PST
Paracord Pouch For Mini Multi-Tools Leatherman PS4 or Gerber Dime http://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-Pouch-For-Mini-Multi-Tool-Leatherman-PS4/
Paracord Pouch For Mini Multi-Tools Leatherman PS4 or Gerber Dime - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/2NEO/HQOJJAN9/FCM2NEOHQOJJAN9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/2NEO/HQOJJAN9/FCM2NEOHQOJJAN9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/2NEO/HQOJJAN9/FCM2NEOHQOJJAN9.SMALL.jpg meqnine A man needs to protect his tool Make a cobra weave bat The same way you make a paracord bracelet, you make a cobra weave bar. The cobra weave bar will be used as main structure for the pouch. Length Make sure the cobra weave bar is long enough to wrap it around the tool perimiter, minus...
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Mon, 20 Jan 2014 20:38:37 PST
Paint can opener that is better than a screwdriver http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-can-opener-that-is-better-than-a-screwdriver/
Paint can opener that is better than a screwdriver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/2YRJ/HPY97K9O/FYV2YRJHPY97K9O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/2YRJ/HPY97K9O/FYV2YRJHPY97K9O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/2YRJ/HPY97K9O/FYV2YRJHPY97K9O.SMALL.jpg BubbaMcCranky After breaking the lip on an old can of paint (again) last weekend, I decided to take advantage of my new TechShop Pittsburgh membership to make a better paint can opener than the screwdrivers that I typically use, or the expensive chisels that my kids like to use (and destroy in the process, but th...
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Thu, 2 Jan 2014 15:27:04 PST
Easy $0 Wire-wrapping Tool for Electrics. Drill compatible http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-0-Wire-wrapping-Tool-for-Electrics-Drill-comp/
Easy $0 Wire-wrapping Tool for Electrics. Drill compatible - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU8/2FOX/HPTXFZFE/FU82FOXHPTXFZFE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU8/2FOX/HPTXFZFE/FU82FOXHPTXFZFE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU8/2FOX/HPTXFZFE/FU82FOXHPTXFZFE.SMALL.jpg urill Wire-wrapping is a method to connect wires to pins that requires no soldering. Wire wrapping tools can be expensive. I just discovered a way to make decent wire wrapping without purchasing the expensive tool. Materials Empty ball point pen ink cartridge. The one I used has a outer diameter of 3 m...
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Mon, 30 Dec 2013 20:27:01 PST
Altoids Survival Kit 2.1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-Survival-Kit-21-22/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FS0/4H4C/HPEG7RDG/FS04H4CHPEG7RDG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS0/4H4C/HPEG7RDG/FS04H4CHPEG7RDG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS0/4H4C/HPEG7RDG/FS04H4CHPEG7RDG.SMALL.jpg BudgetBugout Hey everybody!  Sit back, relax and watch as I share with you a back up kit that I keep on me at all times when I'm in the great outdoors!  If you were placed in a survival situation are you prepared? 
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Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:06:08 PST
DIY Air Hockey Table http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Air-Hockey-Table-1/
DIY Air Hockey Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/URSA/FYAJKMT1/FF1URSAFYAJKMT1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/URSA/FYAJKMT1/FF1URSAFYAJKMT1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/URSA/FYAJKMT1/FF1URSAFYAJKMT1.SMALL.jpg casvandegoor Inspired by a do-it-yourself miniature table spotted on youtube we decided to built a full-size (122cm x 244cm) air hockey table. This instructable will guide you through all the steps in making this large air hockey table (without table legs). You can download a 3D model of the DIY Air Hockey Tabl...
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Thu, 13 Aug 2009 14:30:58 PDT
DIY Multifunction Pocket Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Multifunction-Pocket-Tool/
DIY Multifunction Pocket Tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/EPZM/HP1Q56O8/FN1EPZMHP1Q56O8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/EPZM/HP1Q56O8/FN1EPZMHP1Q56O8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/EPZM/HP1Q56O8/FN1EPZMHP1Q56O8.SMALL.jpg Matt2 Silver I started this project because I wanted a more convenient way to carry and store the variety of 1/4" bits that I like to keep with me for my day to day tinkering.  Once I had something that served that purpose I thought it would be fun to try to pack in a bit more utility by adding on some features ...
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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:08:59 PST
Pocket Sized Solder Fume Extractor http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Sized-Solder-Fume-Extractor/
Pocket Sized Solder Fume Extractor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/BLFR/HO7XITF7/FBABLFRHO7XITF7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/BLFR/HO7XITF7/FBABLFRHO7XITF7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/BLFR/HO7XITF7/FBABLFRHO7XITF7.SMALL.jpg darkcheops This Instructable will show you how to create a compact solder fume extractor. I built this because I have limited space to store my tools and I wanted something that would fit easily in my toolbox. It does sacrifice some effectiveness for a smaller size but it works well enough for me as I don't so...
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Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:06:07 PST