Instructables: exploring - workshop - metalworking - metal - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:53:17 PDT BLOX v1.01 Recycled scrap metal sheep // Mark II http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-scrap-metal-sheep-Mark-II/
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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:38:58 PDT
Beaded Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Beaded-Tree/
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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 19:39:39 PDT
Forged Mason Jar Handle http://www.instructables.com/id/Forged-Mason-Jar-Handle/
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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 08:45:01 PDT
Bike from waste materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-from-waste-materials/
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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 09:07:11 PDT
How to create an airduct on a car http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-create-an-airduct-on-a-car/
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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 20:18:04 PDT
High Tech - Low Buck Digital Torque Meter http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Tech-Low-Buck-Digital-Torque-Meter/
High Tech - Low Buck Digital Torque Meter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/U11L/IDBHZGA8/FQTU11LIDBHZGA8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/U11L/IDBHZGA8/FQTU11LIDBHZGA8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/U11L/IDBHZGA8/FQTU11LIDBHZGA8.SMALL.jpg arduinoversusevil Industrial torque meters cost a lot ($4500). I'll show you how to build a low buck version with an Arduino.Why? Because I want to test power tools to see if the actual specs live up to the marketing specs. The reason this works is Load Cells are cheap on-line. They work by measuring the deflection i...
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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 10:34:52 PDT
Reclaim Scrap Metal - Recycling Drinks Cans http://www.instructables.com/id/Reclaim-Scrap-Metal-Recycling-Drinks-Cans/
Reclaim Scrap Metal - Recycling Drinks Cans - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/6VJE/IDBHXJPK/FU56VJEIDBHXJPK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/6VJE/IDBHXJPK/FU56VJEIDBHXJPK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/6VJE/IDBHXJPK/FU56VJEIDBHXJPK.SMALL.jpg CovMakerDad Buying metal sheet can be an expensive business. Everyday millions upon millions of metal resources are thrown away and in the case of aluminium cans they are generally recycled.However, thin aluminium sheets are very useful and we do not collect and use this resource enough. This Instructable will ...
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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 07:41:27 PDT
Choosing Greener Metals http://www.instructables.com/id/Choosing-Greener-Metals/
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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 07:13:23 PDT
Rapid Prototyping the old fashioned way (Sheet Metal + Solder) http://www.instructables.com/id/Rapid-Prototyping-the-old-fashioned-way-Sheet-Meta/
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Thu, 13 Aug 2015 01:50:38 PDT
Mechanical Flower http://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanical-Flower/
Mechanical Flower - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHW/VOA1/ID7V15MZ/FHWVOA1ID7V15MZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHW/VOA1/ID7V15MZ/FHWVOA1ID7V15MZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHW/VOA1/ID7V15MZ/FHWVOA1ID7V15MZ.SMALL.jpg infanati This is my first instructable so bear with me. My wife always asked me for flowers but she could never keep them alive for more than a week. So i decided to give her something that would last longer. If you got the time and enjoy mechanics as much as I do (and you have a geeky wife) hopefully you c...
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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 09:52:57 PDT
How to make a Forge from a BBQ http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Forge-from-a-BBQ/
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Sun, 9 Aug 2015 06:07:10 PDT
3D Metal Flowers http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Metal-Flowers/
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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:32:44 PDT
DIY KeySmart/Key Organizer http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-KeySmartKey-Organizer/
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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:29:36 PDT
Chainmail Armor Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Chainmail-Armor-Tutorial/
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:54:21 PDT
Jeweler's Anvil on a Budget http://www.instructables.com/id/Jewelers-Anvil-on-a-Budget/
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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:11:19 PDT
Bike Part Bottle Opener http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Part-Bottle-Opener/
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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:19:06 PDT
Restoring Old Oil Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Restoring-Old-Oil-Lamp/
Restoring Old Oil Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFZ/JFFV/IC0CLPUF/FFZJFFVIC0CLPUF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFZ/JFFV/IC0CLPUF/FFZJFFVIC0CLPUF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFZ/JFFV/IC0CLPUF/FFZJFFVIC0CLPUF.SMALL.jpg ElmarsM Some time ago, I was roaming around my grandparents property. I wandered into the abandoned neighbor property, where I found an old nearly collapsed shack. Of course I went into it, and I was surprised when I found this old rusty oil lamp. Well, an old oil lamp isn't something very expensive and at ...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 02:01:17 PDT
Throwing knife http://www.instructables.com/id/Throwing-knife/
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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 10:14:14 PDT
Geometer's Triangle Pen http://www.instructables.com/id/Geometers-Triangle-Pen/
Geometer's Triangle Pen - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/YBLJ/IB8PS1T7/FI0YBLJIB8PS1T7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/YBLJ/IB8PS1T7/FI0YBLJIB8PS1T7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/YBLJ/IB8PS1T7/FI0YBLJIB8PS1T7.SMALL.jpg lopuz3 I found myself with an assignment to build whatever I wanted out of metal, with full access to Stanford's Product Realization Lab, a fairly extensive shop.With the opportunity, I wanted to make something I could use and admire every day. As a student, I decided to make a pen, something that would b...
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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 23:53:59 PDT
Beer Keg Metal Melting Furnace http://www.instructables.com/id/Beer-Keg-Metal-Melting-Furnace/
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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 12:40:14 PDT
Watertight Metal container. (no sealant needed) http://www.instructables.com/id/Watertight-Metal-container-no-sealant-needed/
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Sun, 17 May 2015 20:34:43 PDT
Brake Disk Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/Disk-Brake-Forge/
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Sun, 10 May 2015 20:53:32 PDT
Machining A Finger Plate Clamping Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Machining-A-Finger-Plate-Clamping-Tool/
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Thu, 7 May 2015 15:01:51 PDT
Metal get well soon Card http://www.instructables.com/id/Metal-get-well-soon-Card/
Metal get well soon Card - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8M/1DSH/I95GTYIZ/F8M1DSHI95GTYIZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8M/1DSH/I95GTYIZ/F8M1DSHI95GTYIZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8M/1DSH/I95GTYIZ/F8M1DSHI95GTYIZ.SMALL.jpg elyk_nerok Recently my best friend was diagnosed with a serious illness and so myself and my friend Mark decided to build him a metal get well soon card. What you will need Before you get started be aware this took over 24hours of work with even more then that in man hours. For this project you will need ...
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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 02:35:45 PDT
Mirror Finishing A Metal http://www.instructables.com/id/Mirror-Finishing-A-Metal/
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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:09:27 PDT
Beer bottle opener pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Pi-beer-bottle-opener/
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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 06:45:21 PDT
Making a durable decal on metal with lazertran. http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-durable-decal-on-metal-with-lazertran/
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:41:34 PDT
Car part chess set http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-part-chess-set/
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 21:14:07 PDT
Fixed Blade Razor/Hobby Knife http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixed-Blade-RazorHobby-Knife/
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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 06:21:17 PDT
How to make a stainless ring http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-stainless-ring/
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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 21:23:21 PDT
The Utlimate Mini Mobile Metalshop http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Utlimate-Mini-Mobile-Metalshop/
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Mon, 9 Mar 2015 02:02:31 PDT
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/
Lost Foam Casting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/ZBRS/I6NI2YBK/FMAZBRSI6NI2YBK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/ZBRS/I6NI2YBK/FMAZBRSI6NI2YBK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/ZBRS/I6NI2YBK/FMAZBRSI6NI2YBK.SMALL.jpg Dr_ain In this project, I'll be showing a simple way to cast a raw model, of your desire, called "lost foam casting".Lost foam casting is based on styrofoam, as the material for your model.As an example, i'm going to make a small copy, of the instructables robot logo.Tools needed: - A heat source (I used a...
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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/
Spoon Ring - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/W2WZ/I66CYD9X/F2DW2WZI66CYD9X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/W2WZ/I66CYD9X/F2DW2WZI66CYD9X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/W2WZ/I66CYD9X/F2DW2WZI66CYD9X.SMALL.jpg Kyleluvspets The local flea market. Raleigh, NC. A place of wonder. Intuition. But most of all, a place to find old crap! A guy was selling some spoons so I picked one up, already having in mind how I would make it into a ring. I only got one, which is risky but it came out looking great. All you will need is a ...
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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:52:12 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/
Cast A Die (Or Dice) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/JNDK/I4SCN4TM/FNHJNDKI4SCN4TM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/JNDK/I4SCN4TM/FNHJNDKI4SCN4TM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/JNDK/I4SCN4TM/FNHJNDKI4SCN4TM.SMALL.jpg Kyleluvspets I made a die out of metal for an end of the semester present for the best teacher ever. One of the best times in that class was when we illegally recreated the board game "Catan". She made photos copies of the cards and board and even laminated it. We had the some pretty awesome games I might add. S...
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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/
Copper Steampunk Watchamacallit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/ZHE2/I3TI9YQC/FS8ZHE2I3TI9YQC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/ZHE2/I3TI9YQC/FS8ZHE2I3TI9YQC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/ZHE2/I3TI9YQC/FS8ZHE2I3TI9YQC.SMALL.jpg Moose Art Design I had the urge to build something random and quirky, so this is what I came up with. It's a steampunk..... something, a watchamacallit that's it :3) It's fun to just hold in your hand and flip open and close. Put it on a chain or piece of string and wear it as a necklace. Or put a little clock insid...
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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/
Star Trek Pin! from a Nickel and a Copper Pipe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCX/Q3GA/I3H78P8G/FCXQ3GAI3H78P8G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCX/Q3GA/I3H78P8G/FCXQ3GAI3H78P8G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCX/Q3GA/I3H78P8G/FCXQ3GAI3H78P8G.SMALL.jpg BiscuitMaker Recently I've been learning lots of skills from all other authors here. Special thanks to one of my favorites, Mrballeng, who deserves much of the credit for the methods I've used. This instructable is kind of a mashup of his teardrop pendant and copper rocket locket. I've been pleased with the resu...
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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/
Business Card Folding Sheet Metal Wrench - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1G/PU22/I0TUWXXR/F1GPU22I0TUWXXR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1G/PU22/I0TUWXXR/F1GPU22I0TUWXXR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1G/PU22/I0TUWXXR/F1GPU22I0TUWXXR.SMALL.jpg buchananwp This documents the process of designing and building your own folding business card. A DIY business card engages the recipient to invest some time puzzling out the assembly, and learn how the designer's brain works. I encourage you to take the principles explained here and make your own unique desig...
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Fri, 3 Oct 2014 12:44:31 PDT