Instructables: exploring - workshop - metalworking - copper Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:38:17 PST BLOX v1.01 DIY Copper Cup From 3/4" Pipe
DIY Copper Cup From 3/4" Pipe - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikeandlauren All the cool kids are drinking Moscow Mules. Traditionally, they're served in copper cups, but those can get pricey. We can make our own copper cups with nothing more than 3/4" copper pipe that you can find in any hardware store, or even scrap yard. Tools and Materials This project is pretty ...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:58:15 PST
Tengwar (Elvish) Copper Cuff with a Patina
Tengwar (Elvish) Copper Cuff with a Patina - More DIY How To Projects]]> brandonelms Welcome to my Copper Cuff instructable. To start off, I need to acknowledge Copperfield’s work on Etsy. In researching this project I stumbled upon his cuffs for sale. The cuff on this link: is almost exac...
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 12:13:10 PST
Copper Guest Book & photo album
Copper Guest Book & photo album - More DIY How To Projects]]> a2c7 I wanted my wedding guest book to be awesome. As such I spent months crafting each page individually.When I was done my book was bulging at the seams. I needed to rebind it, and I wanted this to be special. Tools I've popped some photos of some of the tools I used up there. Sorry if I don't kn...
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Fri, 7 Nov 2014 02:46:21 PST
Forge / Furnace Propane Jet Burner
Forge / Furnace Propane Jet Burner - More DIY How To Projects]]> n1cod3mus Building a Propane burner for a forge or furnace.I wanted to revisit my aluminum foundry, previously I had it running on charcoal which turned out to be messy and expensive and in the UK its hard to get charcoal in the winter. I decided I needed to build a propane burner as propane is available all ...
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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 03:21:32 PDT
Stargate Privacy Vault
Stargate Privacy Vault - More DIY How To Projects]]> Random_Canadian The mechanical iris has always been a fascination of mine, there is just something about the movement of the aperture...This one is embedded within a more complex structure!Where better to hide your most private secrets than a Stargate!!!...This is a simple privacy vault that opens when the symbol r...
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:11:33 PDT
Aluminum Dragon Sword
Aluminum Dragon Sword - More DIY How To Projects]]> jringling This is my first attempt at a blade... 1/4" thick aluminum blade, 17 1/4" long x 3 1/2" wide.Etched on both sides with the same dragon image.The sword is 23 1/4" long overall.Laminated copper and brass cross guard and pommel, secured with solid copper rivets.I poured pewter inside the copper grip f...
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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 09:43:30 PDT
Copper and Aluminum Captain America Shield
Copper and Aluminum Captain America Shield - More DIY How To Projects]]> jringling Captain America Shield: Aluminum base with copper and aluminum accents All rivets are solid copper or aluminum, set by hand 20” Outside diameter Rolled aluminum edge to reduce snags Adjustable arm strap and handle Weighs about 4lbs.
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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 07:47:03 PDT
Copper and Aluminum Thor's Hammer
Copper and Aluminum Thor's Hammer - More DIY How To Projects]]> jringling Solid aluminum hammer head measures 2 ½” X 2 ½” X 5½”The 1 1/16” dia. haft is solid aluminum with a copper sleeve. The haft is 8" long and the hammer is 11" long overall.Through the haft is a 14” closed loop of full Persian chainmaile in copper and aluminum rings. The ½” maile rope is constructed ...
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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 06:59:41 PDT
copper Instructable robot
copper Instructable robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> jgaffney3 I was playing around on the Instructables app last week, and saw that there was an Instructables robot contest. I said to myself well this should be something fun to do, and try my hand at one of the contest. So looking around for what i could make it out of, I found a coil of old 1/4od copper soft ...
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:41:13 PDT
Copper Tie Clip
Copper Tie Clip - More DIY How To Projects]]> mightymcc Here I'm going to show you how to make a hammered copper tie clip. (Like my book mark project except a tie clip)You will need:Scap copper sheet metalHammerTorchNeedle nose pliersRegular pliers The Copper So, first and foremost you need an appropriately sized piece of copper. You need to remember ...
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Sat, 5 Apr 2014 12:28:00 PDT
Copper Book Mark
Copper Book Mark - More DIY How To Projects]]> mightymcc Here I will show you how to make a copper book mark that is perfect for reading in the spring sun. You will need:Copper sheetTin snipsHammer (optional)Torch (optional)Remember to be safe!P.S. When making this I hadn't planned on making an instructable so I don't have pictures of the process. I am ve...
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Sat, 8 Mar 2014 16:04:31 PST
Copper Etching with Ferric Chloride - a beautiful process Entanglement   My friends wanted to try out their hacked camera and vintage lenses, so I took them to the boatyard where I grew up, and showed them some of my jewellery making techniques. I use the chemicals commonly used to make circuit boards at home, but draw designs free-hand to create textured...
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Wed, 15 Jan 2014 01:37:15 PST
Handmade Bullet Pen
Handmade Bullet Pen - More DIY How To Projects]]> seadraggin I saw one of these pens several years ago and thought then I could make it, I just didn't know what to do with the pen mechanism. Then I came across a pen kit at Rockler Woodworking and then it was a little tinkering to make it happen. Good Luck Materials Materials Required: Rockler Pen Kit (ww...
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Sat, 4 Jan 2014 17:56:56 PST
How to Forge a Bottle Opener
How to Forge a Bottle Opener - More DIY How To Projects]]> macgyver603 A bottle opener can be one of the most important tools in anyone's shop or garage. This bottle opener would be an excellent gift for a friend or the perfect addition to the ultimate man cave. It is also easy to make. With only basic metalworking skills, this bottle opener took me about an hour to ma...
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 17:46:49 PST
Copper Belt Buckle
Copper Belt Buckle - More DIY How To Projects]]> earz_cd This is part of another project I'm working on, but could be modified for other uses.  I'd been tossing an idea around for a few years that required a flat belt buckle, but every buckle blank I found was curved. I finally ran across a buckle back hook and loop from Tandy Leather (http://www.tandylea...
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Fri, 6 Dec 2013 12:28:39 PST
Backyard Metal Casting and Homemade Forges blkhawk For thousands of years, man has worked metals. Although some of the technology to work metals is relatively recent, the initial human drive to create is still with us. null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null...
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Mon, 19 Aug 2013 08:44:06 PDT
Chrome Plating of Car Headlights and Parts
Chrome Plating of Car Headlights and Parts - More DIY How To Projects]]> kjegelan I want to share my experience with Electroplating parts with, Copper,Nickel, and Chrome. If there's anyone interested out there, I will help out as good as I can. Sorry about the lack of pictures and video from the buffing and polishing. I was so focused, that i completely forgot to use th...
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Sat, 18 May 2013 02:14:52 PDT
Carved drinking horn
Carved drinking horn - More DIY How To Projects]]> RuudvandeLooij Every person eating tons of meat and drinking even more beer is either a dwarf or a viking. So what do all those people need? A drinking horn. This instructables will cover all steps I did for my drinking horn. This includes some simple carving and metalwork and excludes the proces of preparing the...
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Sat, 11 May 2013 03:41:18 PDT
Blacksmithing Ancient Egyptian Copper Chisels
Blacksmithing Ancient Egyptian Copper Chisels - More DIY How To Projects]]> damianzuch Tina and I were asked to make copper chisels for a television show about Ancient Egypt (here is the show; oddly, I haven't seen it yet so I don't know where the chisels play. We also built a lot of the sets and props for the reenactment parts and the Pharaoh statue was molded off my mug!!! :). The p...
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Wed, 27 Mar 2013 23:00:36 PDT
Steampunk Goggles (First Attempt, No Welding/Soldering) Lefty_Link So here is my first attempt ever at making Steampunk goggles. I know they are very sketchy and thrown together but isn't that kinda how Steampunk is supposed to look 3? Anyways, I decided that one day I was going to make goggles and since I didn't have a propane torch, welding torch, or a strong sol...
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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 01:45:33 PDT
Make a laptop stand from scrap copper / iron KoomoriForge Greetings, fellow creators! During my 3rd tour in Iraq, about four years ago, I came upon some one-inch scrap copper strip and heavy-duty copper wiring that was lying on the ground. I used a hammer, bench vise, hacksaw, wire cutters, and a file to make what you see here: a laptop stand that allowed...
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Sun, 10 Mar 2013 20:11:23 PDT
Copper Rose - an everlasting flower!
Copper Rose - an everlasting flower! - More DIY How To Projects]]> SanjayBeast Hi all, So, after lots of requests from the internet and my friends, I thought I'd upload a step-by-step guide to making a rose out of sheet copper and steel/brass rod. Of course, this is not a definitive guide - I saw a similar flower on the internet and wasn't completely satisfied with it, so modi...
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Mon, 25 Feb 2013 10:01:04 PST
Copper Rose - Perfect for Valentines Day! SanjayBeast Hi all - first ever instructable, so be nice, I made this pair of copper and silver steel roses for a friend of mine, and she absolutely loved them to bits (she's going on holiday, so I had to give them to her early). They're of my own design that took inspiration from some I saw on the net, and req...
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Sat, 9 Feb 2013 07:18:30 PST
Hacer una T de tubo (how do make a tube T)
Hacer una T de tubo (how do make a tube T) - More DIY How To Projects]]> rimar2000 Me ha sucedido repetidas veces que necesito empalmar un caño con otro, ya sea para agua, aire, combustible, gas, etc.  En cualquier ferretería se venden T de diversos tamaños. Pero en este caso yo necesité 3, y cuando averigüé el precio decidí que era preferible hacerlas yo mismo. Siguiendo alguno...
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Wed, 23 Jan 2013 18:11:26 PST
Father's Day Belt Buckle
Father's Day Belt Buckle - More DIY How To Projects]]> robbyschra Make your father a rustic looking copper buckle for fathers day. This can be done with any design you want it is very easy to adapt to any design you like. Materials and tools needed: - Copper pipe 3/4" diameter - Copper sheet metal ( I used old copper gutter because I had a piece laying around) - ...
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Sun, 17 Jun 2012 07:10:30 PDT
How to make Zinc sulfate and Copper out of home products!
How to make Zinc sulfate and Copper out of home products! - More DIY How To Projects]]> TheIntelligentOne Ah, so ye' wants to make Zinc sulfate and Copper? Follow this step to step and ye shall know how to make them! You will need: Weed killer (Copper sulfate ONLY, nothing else, must be blue) Zinc metal (Old batteries ect.) Water, A beaker or cup, Patience. You may need: Something to HEAT the solution...
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Mon, 11 Jun 2012 15:49:45 PDT
Copper Lantern
Copper Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> rstraub A couple years ago I started looking for crafty things to do with the scrap wire from projects around my house.  This is one of the cooler things I came up with.  A decorative copper lantern for flower gardens or whatever.  Takes a couple hours and basic tools to fabricate. Materials 14 or 12 gau...
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Mon, 23 Apr 2012 13:12:47 PDT
Copper eyelets for leather working
Copper eyelets for leather working - More DIY How To Projects]]> oldanvilyoungsmith I have found that when making sheaths, it's handy to be able to put in an eyelet, they look nice and they protect the edges of a needed hole. But, I didn't like the ones I got at Tandy, it was annoying to have to buy a large bag of them, and then need ones that were 1/4" longer. So, I came up with...
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Fri, 16 Mar 2012 20:20:47 PDT
Magazine box
Magazine box - More DIY How To Projects]]> oldanvilyoungsmith I had a problem, there was a stack of partially read magazines on the floor by the head of my bed, gun magazines, popular mechanics, knife world, all sorts. This stack was constantly becoming spread across the floor and not staying where I wanted it. So, this box came into being.   You'll notice, m...
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Fri, 16 Mar 2012 10:39:22 PDT
Homemade Mini Bend Brake
Homemade Mini Bend Brake - More DIY How To Projects]]> Improbable Construct In this Instructable I will show you how I made a Mini Bend Brake to bend some 1/16" aluminum. I needed to make clean straight bends in strips of aluminum for my Hidden Bookshelf Light Switch. I had pretty good luck bending the aluminum in my bench vise, but it was hard to keep the bends square an...
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Tue, 6 Mar 2012 19:54:40 PST
Copper Heart Pendant with Chain
Copper Heart Pendant with Chain - More DIY How To Projects]]> The Metal One This was a valentines gift for my (now ex) girlfriend, and this is strictly a "show and tell" kind of instructable.  The picture is the only one i have because my lovely (EX!) girl posted it to facebook to show it off to the world. Personally, i think i could have done better on the polishing, but h...
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Tue, 21 Feb 2012 10:05:13 PST
Electric copper etching
Electric copper etching - More DIY How To Projects]]> JohnCopper I was looking a while for a good set of instructions for electric copper etching and found a quite good instruction at Jake von Slatts Steampunkworkshop and decided to refine it a bit and create an own instruction set in german. Now translating it back, i will also provide it here, making it my firs...
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Thu, 2 Feb 2012 13:33:08 PST
Vintaj Textured Bib-Style Necklace vintajco Vintaj Step-by-Step Create your own textured bib-style necklace! Texture & highlight a variety of altered blanks to create a stunning mixed metals statement piece. Step 1: Use the round end of a 4oz Ball Pein Hammer to create texture and dimples on the surface of the blank. The harder you strike ...
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Mon, 23 Jan 2012 19:49:15 PST
Raised Copper Mini-grill ATTILAtheHUNgry A few years ago in college I took a metal working class. This tiny grill was my final project.  The whole thing is made from copper wire and raised copper sheets soldered and riveted together, then given a quick heat patina.  I made the handle not-to-scale to avoid it getting hot and burning my hand...

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Sun, 1 Jan 2012 14:13:58 PST
Making a cold enameled jewellery box
Making a cold enameled jewellery box - More DIY How To Projects]]> windswept and interesting Heres a nice copper box to make, Ive used reclaimed sheet copper & copper wire. The heart design on the top is cold enameled, which sounds posh but its epoxy resin with glitter mixed in! To make you will need: Small sheet of copper or brass five inch square should be plenty, about 1mm thick. Few inc...
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Thu, 24 Nov 2011 13:08:19 PST
copper cuff bracelet from copper tube
copper cuff bracelet from copper tube - More DIY How To Projects]]> Master Beorn This copper cuff is a fun piece of jewelry in and of itself, and makes a marvellous (and accurate) accessory piece for a variety of historical costumes.  *WARNING!  WARNING*  DANGER WILL ROBINSON! Yes, there are tools used in this instructible.  Yes, there is sharp metal in this in structible.  YES...
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Sat, 8 Oct 2011 16:58:40 PDT
How to make a 12 leaves Mechanical Irirs
How to make a 12 leaves Mechanical Irirs - More DIY How To Projects]]> kommodore Materials: 1 - bicycle chain......yes a bicycle chain, you'll seee what's for. 1 - copper sheet 1 - 15mm MDF board (20 x 20 cm will do) 1 - 3mm MDF board (20 x 20 cm will do) ( not on the pics) 1 CD tube case And also some tools such as: Bicicle chain tool Drill 4 mm drillbit 130 mm Holesaw 75 mm ...
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Thu, 18 Aug 2011 10:39:48 PDT
3rd mechanical Iris with very thin leaves! kommodore OK! so today i made a new set of leaves for the iris, this time i made them of a very thin (0,1 mm) copper sheet. The reason for the thin leaves, is to achieve a complete close of the iris, and the results were amazing! On the pics you can see: Pictures 1, 2 and 3 : The finished assembly Pictu...
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Tue, 16 Aug 2011 21:22:28 PDT
miniature hardware store cannon myakka this is a miniature cannon that took me about an hour to make. everything was bought from my local hardware store. please tell me what you think. WARNING!: do not  over fill with gunpowder. i would only use black-powder and a small amount at that. THIS HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE A PIPE BOMB ! please s...
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Thu, 21 Jul 2011 22:42:51 PDT
Home-made copper knife _Scratch_ I recently made this knife out of a copper tube. It's work hardened and keeps a pretty nice edge on it, works well as a throwing knife. To get the shine to stay on it, I polished it with coarse sandpaper, then fine, then used 2 different rubbing compounds to get the scratches off, then did 3 coats o...
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Sun, 5 Jun 2011 17:07:09 PDT
The Making of Interplanetary: a Bracelet soundinnovation This is a making of video for the creation of my art piece Interplanetary. The materials included: Sterling silver, brass, copper, and amethyst. Other tools/materials used: Silver solder, liver of sulphur, flux, pickle, beeswax, various hammers/tweezers, jewelers saw, acetylene torch,...
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Wed, 11 May 2011 17:10:56 PDT
I Heart Bacon Buckle. From Scratch
I Heart Bacon Buckle. From Scratch - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mrballeng This belt buckle is made from copper, coat hanger wire, and 3/16” steel dowel. The heart is painted Vermillion Red which is the same paint used on a 2006 Ford F150. The “I” and the arc are painted with Elmer’s brand paint pens. The silver color on the “bacon” is flux paste. All pieces are soldered t...
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Wed, 27 Apr 2011 12:48:01 PDT
Copper shutter caps
Copper shutter caps - More DIY How To Projects]]> marple200 My home is about 150 years old and the wood shutters are original. The shutters were recently painted and we noted that there was significant damage to the tops of the side rails where the end grain is exposed.  Water penetrated the end grain and speeds the deterioration of the paint and the wood. I...
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Sun, 20 Mar 2011 07:47:54 PDT
Copper Bracelets made from Scrap Wires Plan B Hello again Here are some of many copper bracelets i made in the winter on my sailboat. There are all made out of scrap wires . For the ends i used solder and brass tubing. Some wires are solid some are stranded. They are differend in size and some are tin coated for marine use ( Corrosion ).I strip...
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Wed, 16 Mar 2011 19:06:00 PDT
Free Copper Sheet from Pipe!*
Free Copper Sheet from Pipe!* - More DIY How To Projects]]> instructamum *unless you include installation of a new boiler I just had my boiler replaced with a fantastic new one. The first thing the plumber did was to put the old boiler outside our house on the curb. It was quickly taken by a scrap collector. This got me thinking about all the scrap copper pipe that w...
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Sat, 27 Nov 2010 08:02:49 PST
Quick and easy brazing aluminum, copper and nonferrous metals
Quick and easy brazing aluminum, copper and nonferrous metals - More DIY How To Projects]]> steam_cannon Brazing is a quick and inexpensive alternative to welding. The equipment in this project can be bought for as little as $30 dollars. Brazing is also much easier then welding, it's a lot like using a glue gun. Brazed metal can also be stronger then welds. And for personal projects and small productio...
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Sat, 13 Nov 2010 23:58:41 PST
simple Copper plating
simple Copper plating - More DIY How To Projects]]> chaitanyak CAUTION: this instructable involves the dismantlement of old batteries which will expose you to hazardous substances.  I f you must do this.. follow utmost caution, and wear protective eye gear A simple rig for electroplating small objects.. like keys, jewelry etc.. Using easily available objects.....
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Tue, 13 Jul 2010 00:25:18 PDT
Blow Dryer and Red Brick Aluminum Forge
Blow Dryer and Red Brick Aluminum Forge - More DIY How To Projects]]> egbertfitzwilly A charcoal forge for casting aluminum electrodes and casings can be made from a blow dryer and some clay bricks. Aluminum scrap comes in a variety of forms, mostly involving impurities of one form or another. This scrap can be reduced to (more or less) pure aluminum oxide (what we commonly call alum...
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Sat, 9 Jan 2010 11:50:35 PST
Making a Viking Cloak-Pin
Making a Viking Cloak-Pin - More DIY How To Projects]]> Dr.Ellen Pennannular brooches are common to many cultures. This particular style has been found in Viking silver hoards. I've seen Roman brooches of bronze. Convenient modern materials are copper (#6 wire, the size fastened to the pipes in your basement) and brass (3/32" brazing rod). You'll also need a hamm...
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Wed, 30 Jan 2008 12:51:20 PST
Inlaid Steel Thingies
Inlaid Steel Thingies - More DIY How To Projects]]> Vendigroth I'M NOT DEAD Sorry about the long absence, but there were exams and stuff to deal with, then I didn't make much of anything i felt the need to post for a while, but yesterday, while playing around, I found the answer to a problem that’s been weighing on my mind for a while: Inlaying. I’ve never...
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