Instructables: exploring - outside - wood Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:27:21 PDT BLOX v1.01 Bike Repair Wood Stand
Bike Repair Wood Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> ErwanJez Made from scraps : my bike stand. For ideas only Basic Design No plans: let's go with some feelings, and keep in mind that simpler is better.The base beam needs to be heavier enought. My stand is approx 20kg/44lb. Add some strenght Do not forget to add some pieces to the main frame. Finishin...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:55:19 PDT
Vintage Inspired Skateboard
Vintage Inspired Skateboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> travderose To be fair, I largely got the idea for this skateboard from Rockitalk and his skid board. I really liked his idea so I took it and made it my own: slightly modifying it and putting my own spin on it. It's really fun to ride this thing around town, you get a lot of questions about it. I love it be...
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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 17:05:15 PDT
Land Paddle
Land Paddle - More DIY How To Projects]]> travderose At the beach I had seen people on long boards pushing themselves around with these big sticks. They looked pretty fun so I was interested in getting one. But after learning the price on these was $100 and up I decided to make one myself. The end product works great and I think it looks pretty cool...
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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 14:33:58 PDT
Victorian style longboard dancer "Victoria"
Victorian style longboard dancer "Victoria" - More DIY How To Projects]]> Dave A (However I didn't captured every step when i made this board and it's been quite a while a go I made it, I will try to describe the steps as completely as possible) A few years ago I really wanted a longboard dancer. If you are not familiar with what that is; it is a longboard but usually quite...
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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 07:57:38 PDT
From pallet to... Batbox!
From pallet to... Batbox! - More DIY How To Projects]]> customrobo With the arrival of the first summer heat, as happens for some years now, the bats are back to hole up in the frame of one of the windows of my house. This event reminded me that I had lying around a small pallet that I used to make a simple batbox with the materials I had at home.Realize it was ve...
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Thu, 3 Jul 2014 05:05:53 PDT
"Knalpot" Fire pit
"Knalpot" Fire pit - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mr.Hyde The summer is here! ...But where I live, it's still chilly in the evenings. So what better way to scare away the chill of the night than with your very own fire pit? It only took me half an hour to build and already gave me many hours of enjoying myself with a beer and watching the flames. Materia...
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:40:18 PDT
DIY Balance Bike
DIY Balance Bike - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mojo_JoJo During this summer holiday I decided to give my 20 month old son his own set of wheels, he had already been eyeing the bigger kids on their cycles for some time and I a summer project to hone my woodworking skills as well. Some internet research got my mind set on a balance bike. As it so happens I ...
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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 20:26:10 PDT
Palette Boat B.O.T. II
Palette Boat B.O.T. II - More DIY How To Projects]]> pzwing It is an easy-to-build, stable, and cost-free or at least almost cost-free boat that can be divided into three parts, to be carried inside two small cars. Gathering the materials and the first steps Materials :- Palettes (ask hardware shops and/or trading companies)- almost any kind of wood- PVC ...
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 12:29:24 PDT
Collapsable Archery Target Stand
Collapsable Archery Target Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> Lorddrake The closest range that I have access to is a 25 minute drive away. With the cost of gas these days that is a bit too far to drive for a few rounds to keep in practice. So I decided to make a target stand for myself so that I can practice in my back yard. "Whoopee" you say "get a few 2x4s and yo...
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Mon, 2 Jun 2014 20:32:29 PDT
Walnut Wood (triathlon) Bicycle Frame
Walnut Wood (triathlon) Bicycle Frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> JMYilla As an income-less college student, it can be difficult to get into the sport of triathlon. Swimming and running are fairly cheap sports, but outfitting a bicycle that is competitive can be daunting. I bought a road bike from a bike swap for $600 a couple years ago, but it wasn't great for triathlo...
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Wed, 21 May 2014 20:16:12 PDT
Fishing Pole Stand
Fishing Pole Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> wiscdoledino I needed something to keep my fishing poles untangled and something to store them instead of a five gallon bucket. I found this to be very easy to make and inexpensive. I used scrap 2 x 4 wood I had laying around. Then I added PVC pipe by screwing them into the wood frame. Add you fishing poles and ...
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Mon, 12 May 2014 09:43:26 PDT
All natural burn out bowl
All natural burn out bowl - More DIY How To Projects]]> megaseth I've walked into the woods with only a fire starter and a real hankerin for boiled burdock. Natural containers are hard to come by in the natural so I'm gonna have to make one myself with nothing but a fire, nope not even a chainsaw. Locate Materials Select a log stump or whatever, something not ...
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Sun, 11 May 2014 15:36:31 PDT
Garden Compost Bin
Garden Compost Bin - More DIY How To Projects]]> wiscdoledino I was looking on making a compost bin I came accoss this idea from another instuctable. Basically you need to make a frame out of 24 feet of 2x4's. Then taking a 55 gallon bucket modifying it a bit you'll have a compost bin. The concept of this one is the black barell attracts the heat while being ...
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Sun, 11 May 2014 11:06:32 PDT
Canoe wood stand
Canoe wood stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> wiscdoledino I need a stand to store my canoe so I decided to make the stand also a fire wood storage stand that will stay dry from the canoe blocking the rain. The canoe is tied down to the stand with bungee cords so that the wind cannot blow it off the stand. Basically all you need is a bunch of 2 x 4's and 3...
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Sat, 10 May 2014 09:40:21 PDT
Firestarter - More DIY How To Projects]]> Eldalote Have you ever been in situation, where you needed fire but you weren't able to start it properly? Well I will show you, how to make this little useful thing, which can be made as well in forrest if you have the right things. In fact it's not a fireSTARTer but it's more a firebooster, because you wil...
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Thu, 8 May 2014 14:45:31 PDT
Skateboard Ramp
Skateboard Ramp - More DIY How To Projects]]> jkdabrown How to make a simple skateboard ramp. Materials And Equipment What you need: 48"x48"x1" piece of wood for rampTwo 32"x3"x1" piece of wood for supportsTape measureJigsaw cutterHammerNailsSawPen Measure and draw cutting lines Measure along the 2 opposite sides 16" and draw a line connecting the ...
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Mon, 5 May 2014 12:59:03 PDT
Effective Firestarter for the wet weathers
Effective Firestarter for the wet weathers - More DIY How To Projects]]> H.C. Hello every body and welcomeWell, my idea for the firestarter started when I decided with my friend to go out and camp in the woods for some night fishing last weekend...we was out at 23.00 and it was raining here in Sweden for about a week in a row. The temp was about 1 °C and all the wood was soak...
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:20:35 PDT
How To Put Roller Blade Wheels On A Skateboard
How To Put Roller Blade Wheels On A Skateboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> gattlinggun Rollerblades don't fit anymore? No reason to throw them out or sell them. The wheels and bearings from old roller blades and roller skates can be of use on both skateboards and longboards. Often skateboarders don't realize that skateboard wheels and roller blade wheels use the same type of 8m...
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Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:28:48 PST
How To Make Wooden Fishing Lure winfall1234 This is how I make my homemade fishing lures. There are many ways to make a fishing lure and it will take a lot of trial and error until you find what works for you.
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:16:05 PST
Washer Toss Game
Washer Toss Game - More DIY How To Projects]]> wiscdoledino This Washer toss game is pretty easy to make and is fun for tailgating and in the back yard. The cost is cheap and the supplies are easy to get. Supplies and tools Supplies two 16 x 16 pieces of wood2 x 4 's at least 8 ft -4 16 inch pieces 4- 14.5 inches piecescarpeting3 inch by 3 inch pvc pipe ...
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Wed, 15 Jan 2014 07:41:02 PST
Self-made Wooden Camper (Kleine Cabine) Michael Hippenhammer Kleine Cabine, Dutch for Little Cabin.  You are looking at a one-of-a-kind Douglas fir camper, pop top with ALL solid wood.  Features are:  50 ft RV cable, 2-6 volt golf cart batteries, 50 Watt solar panel, upper cabinet space with storage under the bed, kitchenette in rear door with two door cabine...
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Tue, 14 Jan 2014 08:58:08 PST
How To Make Feather Sticks
How To Make Feather Sticks - More DIY How To Projects]]> michaelrobbutler What A Feather Stick Is A feather stick is simply a long, thin and dry piece of wood which will be used as soon as your tinder is burning to progress your fire to bigger sticks. What Wood To Choose Any wood will work well and i am going to use pine, it really does not matter. I will say howev...
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Tue, 31 Dec 2013 11:48:41 PST
Tea Light Radiant Space Heater
Tea Light Radiant Space Heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> az√ľkiBEAN This is a simple space heater; and as the name implies, the heat source is a tea light candle. This is going into my camper, so it's actually fairly small.I imagine something like this being lit during a bath or shower to prevent the mirrors from fogging up -of course it'd have to sit next to said m...
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Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:07:02 PST
Green Storage Bin for Your Camper Shell
Green Storage Bin for Your Camper Shell - More DIY How To Projects]]> az√ľkiBEAN If you've got a camper shell for your truck, you probably noticed that the area atop the wheel wells are under-utilized. Since I had leftover materials from some of my Ikea furniture (30" bed slats), and random wood planks I didn't want to throw in the fire place, I decided to re-use them to make a ...
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Sun, 8 Dec 2013 20:48:26 PST
Midrange Knife Sharpening Jig
Midrange Knife Sharpening Jig - More DIY How To Projects]]> BoilingLeadBath A cheap, low-capital (few and cheap tools), and fairly easy to build knife sharpening jig which breaks down pretty well for storage. This is NOT the first knife sharpener on Instructables, but is intended to fill what I perceived as a gap between the light-weight sharpeners and the heavy-duty beast...
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Tue, 26 Nov 2013 21:46:22 PST
How To Build A Pallet Mailbox
How To Build A Pallet Mailbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> jgiroux2 Items needed: (2) 2x6 pieces of wood at 22 in. long for base. (2) 2x6 pieces of wood at 15 in. long for front and back wall. (6) 1x4 pieces of wood at 22 in. long for wall sides. (4) 1x6 pieces of wood at 26 in. long for roof. (1) 4x4 price of wood at 5-6 feet for post. (1) 4x4 piece of wood at 23 ...
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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 20:25:08 PST
Build Your Own Low Cost Pickup Truck Canoe Rack
Build Your Own Low Cost Pickup Truck Canoe Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> mazzmn It's prime canoeing weather and our Maker Space  "The Rabbit Hole" planned a canoe trip, awesome! Problem is, I had one canoe of our own, and a truck, but no canoe rack (and didn't want to drive all the way to the river with a 15 foot canoe hanging out the back). Commercially made racks for a pickup...
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Sun, 25 Aug 2013 19:02:47 PDT
Sand Rocket Stove
Sand Rocket Stove - More DIY How To Projects]]> salomon1996 What is a rocket stove?  Does it take off?  Hehe, no, but that would be cool! :)  A rocket stove is a very efficient wood stove that almost sounds like a rocket once it is at "full throttle" (burning at its hotest, most efficient state).  I have seen different variations with metal tubes, but unfort...
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Sun, 28 Jul 2013 06:35:41 PDT
Fishing Pole Storage - Great for Apartment, Shed or Garage!
Fishing Pole Storage - Great for Apartment, Shed or Garage! - More DIY How To Projects]]> teejmiller I live in a decent sized apartment with what seems like an entire house full of belongings, space is hard to come by around here. I have 8 fishing poles ranging from light action to surf rods and wanted to create a storage solution that would keep them out of harms way and make them easily accessibl...
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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 13:12:38 PDT
3ModeStove Mini - Camping / Emergency Stove
3ModeStove Mini - Camping / Emergency Stove - More DIY How To Projects]]> JohanJShaw Mode1: Wood Gas (12V Fan Forced TLUD) As a continuation of my hobby of burning stuff in tins, this project arose from my fascination with wood gas TLUD (Top Lit Updraft) Stoves. I favoured the fan forced option (Mode 1), as it produces a very clean, hot burn with hardly any soot. But what if the f...
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Wed, 5 Jun 2013 09:58:52 PDT
Camper Radio Instlation NelsonStudios So the radio in our 20 year old camper was done and it needed some new tunes.  This is how I went about wiring a modern radio in to the old system AND got some more storage out of the deal!
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Sat, 25 May 2013 15:29:12 PDT
How to make a camping radio
How to make a camping radio - More DIY How To Projects]]> coolbeansbaby68      This  is a  homemade camping radio that I made from a piece of wood , A car stereo ,speakers and a power converter .The sound is incredible.It is a car  stereo, cd player, with a jack to play music from your ipod .In my younger years i bought my first mechanics tool box and decided i wanted t...
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Mon, 20 May 2013 04:39:16 PDT
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Sun, 3 Mar 2013 06:36:08 PST
Simple wood gas re-burner.
Simple wood gas re-burner. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Stone_UFO Use this simple design to turn any two containers into an efficient wood burning stove. Using an old paint cans might have adverse effects on your health. Use old chemical cans at your own risk. Notice the stove is off the ground about an inch or so to let the cold air into the stove( n...
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Sun, 6 Jan 2013 17:12:54 PST
Wall-mounted horizontal wood rack
Wall-mounted horizontal wood rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> APblackcat This is my first Instructable so bear with me. I have been searching an easy and cheap way to mount my bike to the wall, and even though I saw some cool ideas here, none of them fit well the area I wanted my bike to be, so as we all do, I made my own. Tools: Handsaw, jigsaw or circular saw Electri...
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Sat, 15 Dec 2012 12:31:01 PST
DIY Wood Knife Sheath nepheron Don't forget to rate it if you liked it! Wooden knife sheaths offer some great advantages to leather and plastic sheaths. Wood sheaths don't hold water and dirt against your knives like leather sheaths do, and still have that great natural look plastic sheaths don't offer. Wooden sheath are traditi...
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Tue, 11 Dec 2012 16:39:45 PST
How to Make a Square Lashing and Round Lashing
How to Make a Square Lashing and Round Lashing - More DIY How To Projects]]> warreng971 Have you ever needed to tie sticks together for some project or activity? well im going show you how to make a square lashing and a round lashing which will hold two sticks or poles together. For this project you will need: -sticks or poles -a lot of rope First, Tie a Clove Hitch like shown Tie a...
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Sat, 8 Dec 2012 18:23:37 PST
Arrow Quiver 'Drop Leg Style'
Arrow Quiver 'Drop Leg Style' - More DIY How To Projects]]> dtextor I wanted to have a quiver that is easily accessible and still keeps the arrows away from bushes while roaming through the woods. I didn't like the generic side quivers that keep tangling around my legs while walking. And the back quivers didn't work for me. So I started to think about a quiver that ...
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Tue, 13 Nov 2012 11:29:10 PST
Quick and Easy Arrow Quiver
Quick and Easy Arrow Quiver - More DIY How To Projects]]> Lorddrake I was keeping my arrows in  a cardboard box that they came in from the store.  It was fine at first but very quickly it became evident that the box was not going to last very long and I needed a more permanent solution to carry my arrows when practicing.  Preferably one that I didn't have to set do...
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Mon, 12 Nov 2012 17:32:38 PST
My Red-neck Wood-fired Hot Tub!
My Red-neck Wood-fired Hot Tub! - More DIY How To Projects]]> wapatterson This is a tub I built for my wife after she hurt her back at work and needed somewhere to soak and relieve tension. Our indoor tub is small and didn't work well enough for her to get any benefits of the hot water or the bath spa. Because we have a limited budget, no truck to transport a real hot-tu...
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Sun, 16 Sep 2012 09:09:32 PDT
Build an Altoids/tin can stove with just a knife/without ANY tools!
Build an Altoids/tin can stove with just a knife/without ANY tools! - More DIY How To Projects]]> BalkanSpirit IMPORTANT!!!!: I updated with a video! The top part of the stove has to be a bit higher as to leave space between the lower part, otherwise it will not burn! To do this I placed 2 wooden blocks, which can't be easily set to a fire state between the two parts...and voila! Optional: Make lots of hole...
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Tue, 28 Aug 2012 02:11:16 PDT
Harvesting Birch Bark
Harvesting Birch Bark - More DIY How To Projects]]> Boreal House Birch bark is a lovely material that can be woven, folded, and lashed into a great variety of projects. If done mindfully, birch bark can be sustainably harvested without permanently damaging trees. The images in this Instructable were taken by Alex Kamerling at Week in the Woods: http://weekinthew...
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Mon, 30 Jul 2012 20:11:34 PDT
Harvesting Spruce Root
Harvesting Spruce Root - More DIY How To Projects]]> Boreal House Spruce root is a fantastic lashing material. Spruce has a good strength to weight ratio, and is quite pliable when wet. When harvested mindfully, spruce root is a nifty sustainable fiber. Week in the Woods ( is a week long camp held in old growth forest on state land outs...
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Mon, 30 Jul 2012 17:54:18 PDT
How To Split Wood BigNate84 In this video I'll show you how to split wood with a maul while wearing a moose hat.
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Thu, 5 Jul 2012 10:15:40 PDT
Vertical Bike Rack from 2x4s (single bike)
Vertical Bike Rack from 2x4s (single bike) - More DIY How To Projects]]> mythicalbyrd I built a wooden freestanding bike rack for a single bike based off my dual-bike design.  I had some scrap 2x4s. but I needed to purchase a few new 2x4s for this rack.  The bike hook is hung at 63.5", which is perfect for one of my bikes. Lengths to cut 2x4s: 1 - 65" 2 - 61 3/4" 2 - 36" 2 - 28.5" 1...
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Sun, 10 Jun 2012 22:32:57 PDT
Wood log Shooting Backstop DootMadskills Me and my brother made this simple backstop on our fathers land. It was easy to make and we shot a random assortment of handguns, .223 30/30 and other randoms lol they were cut fresh so they were pretty solid and the support pole's were 3 feet in the ground. We had to of shot 2000 rounds that day do...
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Sun, 3 Jun 2012 02:25:28 PDT
Vertical Bike Rack from 2x4s
Vertical Bike Rack from 2x4s - More DIY How To Projects]]> mythicalbyrd I recently built a vertical bike rack from scraps of 2x4s leftover from another project.  I built this rack so that the rear wheel from one of our bikes could rest on the floor.  I found that I would need this bike to be hung at 63.5" using these hooks, but the wheelbase on this bike is larger than ...
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Thu, 31 May 2012 11:47:22 PDT
Building a "Pintail" Duckboat Pt 1
Building a "Pintail" Duckboat Pt 1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> ArtisanEclectic ******Please Note: The woodworking part of this project is complete. Pt. 2 will be on Prepping and Painting the boat.  My name is Greg and I am a wood scavenger. I was trained as a 6093 Aircraft sheet metalsmith In the Marine Corps, Most of my lifetime ago. When I got out of the Corps I spent a c...
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Mon, 28 May 2012 17:32:35 PDT
Wooden Crossbow Suraj Grewal I made a crossbow using wood & pvc bow for spring It's groove is adjusted to fire 5 rupee pens and aluminium home made arrows. design details in images.
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Sat, 19 May 2012 09:33:49 PDT
Barn Wood Bird Houses BURG3RBOY Here I will show you the basics for building your own barnwood birdhouse. You'll need some wood to build your frame out of, I used some stakes and cut the points off. Decking screws, I used 1 1/4 inch screws. Your own selected barnwood and shingling as well as some tack nails to install the shingle...

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Mon, 14 May 2012 18:11:43 PDT