Instructables: exploring - workshop - metalworking - metal - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 6 Mar 2015 20:54:11 PST BLOX v1.01 DIY Sand Casting Keychain Catapult http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Sand-Casting-Keychain-Catapult/
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Thu, 5 Mar 2015 06:23:20 PST
Lost Foam Casting http://www.instructables.com/id/Lost-Foam-Casting/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:05:42 PST
Skeleton Arm, Made by Penguin Manufacturing http://www.instructables.com/id/Skeleton-Arm-Made-by-Penguin-Manufacturing/
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:05:42 PST
A Ring from Scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Ring-from-Scratch/
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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 12:51:21 PST
Cast Crystal Coathooks http://www.instructables.com/id/Cast-Crystal-Coathooks/
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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 14:45:54 PST
Spoon Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/Spoon-Ring/
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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:52:12 PST
On Casting Rings and such http://www.instructables.com/id/On-Casting-Rings-and-such/
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Wed, 11 Feb 2015 04:54:32 PST
Coffee Can Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/Coffee-Can-Forge/
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Wed, 4 Feb 2015 23:33:11 PST
Brake Drum Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/Break-Drum-Forge/
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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 23:44:50 PST
Cast A Die (Or Dice) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cast-A-Die-Or-Dice/
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 06:40:15 PST
scrap metal scorpion http://www.instructables.com/id/scrap-metal-scorpion/
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 09:49:13 PST
Copper Steampunk Watchamacallit http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Steampunk-Watchamacallit/
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Fri, 26 Dec 2014 18:46:25 PST
How To Make A Metal Snowflake http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Metal-Snowflake/
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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:51:48 PST
Cast an Aluminum Slingshot! http://www.instructables.com/id/Cast-an-Aluminum-Slingshot/
Cast an Aluminum Slingshot! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/QSPD/I3R6YV4Q/FQSQSPDI3R6YV4Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/QSPD/I3R6YV4Q/FQSQSPDI3R6YV4Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/QSPD/I3R6YV4Q/FQSQSPDI3R6YV4Q.SMALL.jpg PopsicleGhoul This Instructable will teach you how to cast an aluminum slingshot capable of great power and suprising accuracy. The actual casting method used is "lost foam casting", in which foam is carved into the final design and buried in sand. Metal is poured into the foam, vaporising it and filling the mo...
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:09:24 PST
How To Make Napkin Rings From Silverware (Square or Round) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Napkin-Rings-From-Silverware-Square-or/
How To Make Napkin Rings From Silverware (Square or Round) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/7XKG/I3PRHZ7P/F0U7XKGI3PRHZ7P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/7XKG/I3PRHZ7P/F0U7XKGI3PRHZ7P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/7XKG/I3PRHZ7P/F0U7XKGI3PRHZ7P.SMALL.jpg M3G As an unemployed high school student, I don't have a lot of cash to spend on Christmas gifts, so I try to make them as well as purchasing them. Homemade gifts are always thoughtful, so I try to make things people in my family need. My Aunt has been wanting some new napkin rings for a while, so I dec...
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:24:37 PST
Star Trek Pin! from a Nickel and a Copper Pipe http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Trek-Pin-from-a-Nickel-and-a-Copper-Pipe/
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:17:35 PST
forged knife from a railroad spike http://www.instructables.com/id/forged-knife-from-a-railroad-spike/
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 20:28:25 PST
Copy a Key by Casting! http://www.instructables.com/id/Copy-a-Key-by-Casting/
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Thu, 4 Dec 2014 18:08:51 PST
Basic Guide to Flux Cored Arc Welding http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Guide-to-Flux-Cored-Arc-MIG-Welding/
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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:26:46 PDT
Business Card Folding Sheet Metal Wrench http://www.instructables.com/id/Business-Card-Folding-Sheet-Metal-Wrench/
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Fri, 3 Oct 2014 12:44:31 PDT
Barrel Furnace Build http://www.instructables.com/id/Barrel-Furnace-Build/
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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:15:52 PDT
Stargate Privacy Vault http://www.instructables.com/id/Stargate-Privacy-Vault/
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:11:33 PDT
Turning a compact metal pen http://www.instructables.com/id/Turning-a-compact-EDC-pen/
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:58:44 PDT
The Manhattan Project: A mechanical cocktail mixer http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Manhattan-Project-A-mechanical-cocktail-mixer/
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Sun, 3 Aug 2014 14:32:49 PDT
Make Fork Bugs (Magnets) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Fork-Bugs-Magnets/
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:59:05 PDT
Cast a Metal Ring! http://www.instructables.com/id/Cast-a-Metal-Ring/
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:25:32 PDT
'Moon Lander' Mug (no welds, hacked hardware) http://www.instructables.com/id/Moon-Lander-Beer-Mug-no-welding/
'Moon Lander' Mug (no welds, hacked hardware) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/OY9L/HWNUJ83E/F7HOY9LHWNUJ83E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/OY9L/HWNUJ83E/F7HOY9LHWNUJ83E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/OY9L/HWNUJ83E/F7HOY9LHWNUJ83E.SMALL.jpg bricobart In heaven there's no beer. That's why we drink it here. (Belgian proverb)I love mindbreakers. Some people play chess, others solve sudoku's, few learn extinct languages, and the real die-hards trie to understand IKEA-manua...
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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 08:18:58 PDT
Wedding Rings from Old Swiss Francs http://www.instructables.com/id/Wedding-Rings-from-Old-Swiss-Francs/
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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 18:16:05 PDT
Handmade Knife and Leather Sheath http://www.instructables.com/id/Handmade-Knife-and-Leather-Sheath/
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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 08:07:37 PDT
Make a Grappling Hook http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Grappling-Hook/
Make a Grappling Hook - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ6/GYKZ/HVZHYHSP/FQ6GYKZHVZHYHSP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ6/GYKZ/HVZHYHSP/FQ6GYKZHVZHYHSP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ6/GYKZ/HVZHYHSP/FQ6GYKZHVZHYHSP.SMALL.jpg M3G At some point in your life, you've probably wanted a grappling hook. And rightly so; they're pretty awesome. Grappling hooks have been around since Roman times, and have become a staple of popular culture, used by movie heroes, pirates, ninjas, and Batman (and who doesn't want to be like Batman?). W...
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Wed, 4 Jun 2014 07:38:10 PDT
Very Manly Beer Keg Welding Helmet http://www.instructables.com/id/Beer-Keg-Welding-Helmet/
Very Manly Beer Keg Welding Helmet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/EW0O/HVPEL3KY/FONEW0OHVPEL3KY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/EW0O/HVPEL3KY/FONEW0OHVPEL3KY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/EW0O/HVPEL3KY/FONEW0OHVPEL3KY.SMALL.jpg bricobart Like I said many times before: beer is a great source of inspiration to me.So instead of throwing away those nice empty beer kegs, I just keep on piling them in my workshop - our living room is full, and there's a kind of 'wife imposed veto' in the sleeping area - in the hope that one day I would h...
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Sat, 24 May 2014 07:15:47 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
How to clean new steel without sandblasting http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-clean-new-steel-for-paintpowdercoat-without/
How to clean new steel without sandblasting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/QWRS/HUB88ROZ/FE9QWRSHUB88ROZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/QWRS/HUB88ROZ/FE9QWRSHUB88ROZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/QWRS/HUB88ROZ/FE9QWRSHUB88ROZ.SMALL.jpg trev25 In this Instructable, I will show you one other way of prepping your metal for paint or powder coating. Sandblasting is not always available. And other times you may not want grind marks to be visible. Pickling can be a nasty process and not always feasible for small projects. This technique...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:06:47 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 Mount, Polish, and Etch a Metallographic Sample for Optical Microscopy http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Mount-Polish-and-Etch-a-Metallographic-Samp/
How to Mount, Polish, and Etch a Metallographic Sample for Optical Microscopy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/7BCZ/HSE9584O/FZX7BCZHSE9584O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/7BCZ/HSE9584O/FZX7BCZHSE9584O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/7BCZ/HSE9584O/FZX7BCZHSE9584O.SMALL.jpg jjwicks Are you someone who's interested in metals, likes to look at things under a microscope, and finds themselves in a lab with time to spare? Then learning how to mount, polish, and etch a metallographic sample for optical microscopy might just be for you! Chances are you're an engineering student who h...
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Wed, 5 Mar 2014 16:14:07 PST
Build an awesome custom ladder for your truck/mobile work station http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-an-awesome-custom-ladder-for-your-truck/
Build an awesome custom ladder for your truck/mobile work station - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/2LPZ/HS61A2X3/F2Y2LPZHS61A2X3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/2LPZ/HS61A2X3/F2Y2LPZHS61A2X3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/2LPZ/HS61A2X3/F2Y2LPZHS61A2X3.SMALL.jpg damianzuch EXCITING! We're putting this Instructable in the Mobile Work Spaces contest, if you like it please vote in the upper right hand corner! Holy cow, those prizes are awesome!!! :) OK, so, our shop often rents trucks for several months at a time and we turn them into mobile work stations. We will occas...
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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 10:08:05 PST
How to Forge a Rose http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Forge-a-Rose/
How to Forge a Rose - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/57N8/HRI8XS8S/FTF57N8HRI8XS8S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/57N8/HRI8XS8S/FTF57N8HRI8XS8S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/57N8/HRI8XS8S/FTF57N8HRI8XS8S.SMALL.jpg macgyver603 The rose is a powerful symbol of love throughout society, and it has been since the dawn of civilization. Show your valentine that they are a powerful part of your life by giving them a forged rose. This is a fairly difficult project, but with patience and hard work, you will have a gift that will ...
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 01:30:44 PST
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
Make a Belt Buckle out of Steel http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Belt-Buckle-out-of-Steel/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/R158/HRKR25D4/FDAR158HRKR25D4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/R158/HRKR25D4/FDAR158HRKR25D4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/R158/HRKR25D4/FDAR158HRKR25D4.SMALL.jpg tinkertinker This video shows the process I use to make belt buckles out of steel or stainless steel. I cut mine from 3/16" plate. You will need a welder (preferably TIG), a drill press, a belt sander, and some miscellaneous tools to make buckles with this method. If you have a tumbler, a great way to pre-finish...
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:18:05 PST
A Citrus Juice Press with Mortise and Tenon Joints http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Citrus-Juice-Press-with-Mortise-and-Tenon-Joints/
A Citrus Juice Press with Mortise and Tenon Joints - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIF/AAU8/HRBNCADB/FIFAAU8HRBNCADB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIF/AAU8/HRBNCADB/FIFAAU8HRBNCADB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIF/AAU8/HRBNCADB/FIFAAU8HRBNCADB.SMALL.jpg tinkertinker The goals of this project are two-fold: Make an awesome and beautiful citrus juicer Create a mechanical/metal project that someone can build with almost no tooling of their own, as a means of learning more about outsourcing manufacturing steps. The result is this juicer constructed of w...
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Fri, 7 Feb 2014 10:52:37 PST
Paw Print Bottle Openers http://www.instructables.com/id/Paw-Print-Bottle-Openers/
Paw Print Bottle Openers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/SNH1/HQ1E91JB/FKRSNH1HQ1E91JB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/SNH1/HQ1E91JB/FKRSNH1HQ1E91JB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/SNH1/HQ1E91JB/FKRSNH1HQ1E91JB.SMALL.jpg Natalina I am a newbie to metal working, and decided to try a simple project to get acquainted with some of the awesome tools we have at the Pier 9 shop (I work here at Instructables, and we have an amazing new shop! Apply to be an AIR and you can use it too!). I made these as christmas gifts for my family w...
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Sun, 5 Jan 2014 20:50:11 PST
VEGAN Branding Iron for the grill http://www.instructables.com/id/VEGAN-Branding-Iron-for-the-grill/
VEGAN Branding Iron for the grill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQZ/CE6X/HPPI1DIN/FQZCE6XHPPI1DIN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQZ/CE6X/HPPI1DIN/FQZCE6XHPPI1DIN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQZ/CE6X/HPPI1DIN/FQZCE6XHPPI1DIN.SMALL.jpg ivan_stephens Every year for Christmas a few friends and I try to make handmade gifts. A big concern is cost and time to build. My wife had purchased a branding iron for me at a store outside of Houston. I liked the design of the original but figured we could make it much nicer. These can be used on steaks, pork ...
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Fri, 27 Dec 2013 09:38:03 PST
how to make a fireplace / BBQ out of steel http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-a-fireplace-BBQ-out-of-steel/
how to make a fireplace / BBQ out of steel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/RGCO/HOUFXFQJ/F80RGCOHOUFXFQJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/RGCO/HOUFXFQJ/F80RGCOHOUFXFQJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/RGCO/HOUFXFQJ/F80RGCOHOUFXFQJ.SMALL.jpg hukkitorte This is how to make a nice big firebowl for a BBQ really fast in the workshop.. The Bowl Get a nice top of a boiler.. (sometimes scrapyards have them lying around).This time I bought one, was about 100€. 800mm in diameter and 6mm thickness Find the center Find the exact center and drill a hole...
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Sat, 7 Dec 2013 08:38:05 PST
Katana Letter Opener http://www.instructables.com/id/Katana-Letter-Opener/
Katana Letter Opener - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/GFD9/HPAUWDYO/FMDGFD9HPAUWDYO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/GFD9/HPAUWDYO/FMDGFD9HPAUWDYO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/GFD9/HPAUWDYO/FMDGFD9HPAUWDYO.SMALL.jpg Mrballeng I made this half scale Katana from steel, brass, paracord, and wood. I worked on it through out the course of two weeks with a cost of about $12 dollars. It's a Christmas gift for my son. I'm sure one day he'll use it to strike fear in his bills but for now it will be a cool display on his bookshelf...
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Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:59:13 PST
Super workbench http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-workbench/
Super workbench - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/3ZOS/HNID3MYD/FBD3ZOSHNID3MYD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/3ZOS/HNID3MYD/FBD3ZOSHNID3MYD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/3ZOS/HNID3MYD/FBD3ZOSHNID3MYD.SMALL.jpg urbanmx I have been slowly collecting stuff to build what I feel will be the ultimate mobile workbench. Now that I have most of the materials it's time to build it, share the experience, and see if it actually looks and works the way I had it in my mind. I will also be working on this instructable as I buil...
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Sat, 2 Nov 2013 23:03:47 PDT
How to Make a Welding Table http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Welding-Table/
How to Make a Welding Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/DHIR/HLZRWBEC/FY4DHIRHLZRWBEC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/DHIR/HLZRWBEC/FY4DHIRHLZRWBEC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/DHIR/HLZRWBEC/FY4DHIRHLZRWBEC.SMALL.jpg hurly26 Whether you're a weekend hobbyist or a professional daily welder, a solid welding table is a must have for any job. A great welding table has several important traits. It will be able to stand up to long term abuse. The work surface will be made of thick metal that won't warp or deform under heat, l...
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Wed, 25 Sep 2013 23:34:16 PDT
How to Weld - MIG Welding http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Weld---MIG-Welding/
How to Weld - MIG Welding - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/2IV6/F2NOBQV2/F822IV6F2NOBQV2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/2IV6/F2NOBQV2/F822IV6F2NOBQV2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/2IV6/F2NOBQV2/F822IV6F2NOBQV2.SMALL.jpg noahw This is a basic guide on how to weld using a metal inert gas (MIG) welder. MIG welding is the awesome process of using electricity to melt and join pieces of metal together. MIG welding is sometimes referred to as the "hot glue gun" of the welding world and is generally regarded as one of the easi...
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Wed, 5 Sep 2007 11:45:19 PDT
Making an ARC Welder - Part 2 of 2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-an-ARC-Welder-Part-2-of-2/
Making an ARC Welder - Part 2 of 2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/0PHP/HFSHERQJ/FOA0PHPHFSHERQJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/0PHP/HFSHERQJ/FOA0PHPHFSHERQJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/0PHP/HFSHERQJ/FOA0PHPHFSHERQJ.SMALL.jpg The King of Random How to convert scavenged microwave parts into a useful arc welding machine.  This is part 2 of 2, and focuses on the electrical system and finishing touches. More projects at www.thekingofrandom.com Before you watch this, make sure you've seen Part 1. Watch the Video! WARNING: Stick weld...
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Thu, 25 Apr 2013 11:13:17 PDT
Blacksmithing Ancient Egyptian Copper Chisels http://www.instructables.com/id/Blacksmithing-Ancient-Egyptian-Copper-Chisels/
Blacksmithing Ancient Egyptian Copper Chisels - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Q/DOK6/HET1EP4J/F5QDOK6HET1EP4J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Q/DOK6/HET1EP4J/F5QDOK6HET1EP4J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Q/DOK6/HET1EP4J/F5QDOK6HET1EP4J.SMALL.jpg 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
PANZERHANDY - the armoured cell phone http://www.instructables.com/id/PANZERHANDY-the-armoured-cell-phone/
PANZERHANDY - the armoured cell phone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKE/OM4S/HEI45V3U/FKEOM4SHEI45V3U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKE/OM4S/HEI45V3U/FKEOM4SHEI45V3U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKE/OM4S/HEI45V3U/FKEOM4SHEI45V3U.SMALL.jpg bricobart How many times I broke a mobile phone by just letting it fall on the ground or - everybody gets angry, sometimes - while throwing it to the wall or someone's head... Too many, many too many. Even my strongest Samsung shockproof didn't resist, finally. Mobiles are fragile, too fragile, and need our...
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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 10:56:26 PDT