Instructables: exploring - workshop - metalworking - metal - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 6 Jul 2015 13:01:57 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to Build Leg Armor Using recycled cans or sheet metal http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-Leg-Armor-Using-recycled-cans-or-shee/
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Wed, 1 Jul 2015 14:39:36 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/
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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/
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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/
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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
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/
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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/
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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/
forged knife from a railroad spike - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/AF7V/I3DQJWE0/FSWAF7VI3DQJWE0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/AF7V/I3DQJWE0/FSWAF7VI3DQJWE0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/AF7V/I3DQJWE0/FSWAF7VI3DQJWE0.SMALL.jpg smithy101 today I'll be showing you how to make a knife from a railroad spike. this has been done here before but I have a different process than the one I've seen that you can find here http://m.instructables.com/id/Forged-Railroad-Spike-Knife/ now you may have seen this way before but this other ible is the...
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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/
Copy a Key by Casting! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/FZBB/I3AKCD24/FSEFZBBI3AKCD24.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/FZBB/I3AKCD24/FSEFZBBI3AKCD24.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/FZBB/I3AKCD24/FSEFZBBI3AKCD24.SMALL.jpg PopsicleGhoul This Instructable will walk you through the steps required to copy a key just like secret agents do in movies. This includes making the impression of the key and casting it in zinc metal. Note that while copying keys that you own is absolutely fine, copying somebody else's key without permission o...
By: PopsicleGhoul

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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
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/
Stargate Privacy Vault - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/VNTF/HYQDPRMQ/FUJVNTFHYQDPRMQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/VNTF/HYQDPRMQ/FUJVNTFHYQDPRMQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/VNTF/HYQDPRMQ/FUJVNTFHYQDPRMQ.SMALL.jpg 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
Turning a compact metal pen http://www.instructables.com/id/Turning-a-compact-EDC-pen/
Turning a compact metal pen - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/0AQP/HYPNXP6Q/FM20AQPHYPNXP6Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/0AQP/HYPNXP6Q/FM20AQPHYPNXP6Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/0AQP/HYPNXP6Q/FM20AQPHYPNXP6Q.SMALL.jpg JorikOrdelmans I started to carry a notebook with me all the time about 3 weeks ago and thusfar I used it every day. From grocerie lists to drawing on the train. The only thing that bothered me the most was carrying a fullsize pen or pencil with me all the time. I began to look into small EDC pens such as the Fisc...
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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/
The Manhattan Project: A mechanical cocktail mixer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/BM5N/HYE5SAK4/FVMBM5NHYE5SAK4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/BM5N/HYE5SAK4/FVMBM5NHYE5SAK4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/BM5N/HYE5SAK4/FVMBM5NHYE5SAK4.SMALL.jpg tinkertinker The seed for this project was the desire to mechanically measure specific amounts of liquid in a way that was both adjustable and easy to clean. In the past, I have used measured pour spouts on cocktail machines, and they work fine, but they are not adjustable and occasionally they just stop working...
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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/
Make Fork Bugs (Magnets) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/ONS4/HY3ZD3RX/F0XONS4HY3ZD3RX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/ONS4/HY3ZD3RX/F0XONS4HY3ZD3RX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/ONS4/HY3ZD3RX/F0XONS4HY3ZD3RX.SMALL.jpg M3G I recently came into the possession of a lot of forks. Like, 30 or so. I had no idea what to do with them, so I started looking around online. I found lots of cool sculptures and models of animals made out of recycled metal, so I figured I'd give that a shot. While I didn't end up making a giant scu...
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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/
Cast a Metal Ring! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7E/SC13/HXXFGNKP/F7ESC13HXXFGNKP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7E/SC13/HXXFGNKP/F7ESC13HXXFGNKP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7E/SC13/HXXFGNKP/F7ESC13HXXFGNKP.SMALL.jpg PopsicleGhoul This Instructable is about casting and finishing a ring using the art of lost wax metal casting. In lost wax casting, a wax positive of the final product is carved and embedded in plaster. The plaster is then heated so that the wax drips out. Finally, molten metal is poured into the negative impr...
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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/
Wedding Rings from Old Swiss Francs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/XVPE/HWG0CQG8/FCLXVPEHWG0CQG8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/XVPE/HWG0CQG8/FCLXVPEHWG0CQG8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/XVPE/HWG0CQG8/FCLXVPEHWG0CQG8.SMALL.jpg suziechuzie Make your special day more special with handmade wedding rings.I made these rings over the course of a week (after work) for my own wedding. After about two years, the rings are both still in use (whew!) and holding up fine, so I decided to make another ring to document the process. You'll need: ...
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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/
Handmade Knife and Leather Sheath - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/CUE7/HW382255/FIXCUE7HW382255.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/CUE7/HW382255/FIXCUE7HW382255.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/CUE7/HW382255/FIXCUE7HW382255.SMALL.jpg ElmarsM HI!This is my second instructable. This time i'll show how I made a beatiful knife.When i was a kid, I remember how my grandpa made a lot of knives. Even though they weren't visually attractive, they were razor sharp, and served good for a long time. Some years later I started going to art school, t...
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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/
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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