Instructables: exploring - workshop - metalworking - metal - featured Sat, 23 Jul 2016 06:12:41 PDT BLOX v1.01 The Metal Snake
The Metal Snake - More DIY How To Projects]]> jesseben A very cool metal snake for your desk. What you need Wire of your choice, side cutters, pliers, a hammer that is flat on the bottom, a glove, a hard surface to hit against, and a grinder. Cut the wire Cut the wire 9 to 12 inches long. Make the wire as straight as possible. Bend to your...
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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:49:32 PDT
Simple Forge From Red House Bricks
Simple Forge From Red House Bricks - More DIY How To Projects]]> joleothetall So you want to make a forge, but you don't have much time or money to build something state of the art. I think every beginning blacksmith has been there. It's tough to figure out how to make a structure that will hold up to high amounts of heat and still stay functioning without having to spend a l...
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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:21:24 PDT
Retro Metal Coffee Table
Retro Metal Coffee Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> levimb This is my first Instructable and its on how to fully build a steel coffee table and ideas for a custom design finish in the center. It includes welding, angle-grinding and filing to do this project. I powder coated my table and am waiting for it to be returned from the shop but i included instructi...
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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:15:23 PDT
Metal Star Puzzle
Metal Star Puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> wartellc I like puzzles. It is fun to take something apart and try to put it back together again. I can spend days sometimes weeks trying to figure out a puzzle if it provides a formidable challenge.After enjoying some puzzling, I had an inkling to make my own. I don't claim this design as my own, it has bee...
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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:14:11 PDT
Jewelry Wire 101
Jewelry Wire 101 - More DIY How To Projects]]> Not_Tasha As I've probably mentioned in one of my other Instructables, when I get an idea stuck in my head, I tend to run with it. That's how I ended up with a ton of craft/jewelry wire that I had no idea what to do with and a bunch of miscellaneous tools I had no idea how to use. Some of this stuff, I'm not ...
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Sun, 17 Jul 2016 15:00:38 PDT
Raging Rooster - revisiting the hammer
Raging Rooster - revisiting the hammer - More DIY How To Projects]]> bricobart Sometimes it's good to think about things. Concepts. Uses. Designs. Habits.Questions are powerful tools. Questions are pioneers. Questions are the trigger of every project. There. Are. No. Stupid. Questions.A few months ago I started thinking about the most common tool in every toolbox.The hammer. J...
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Sun, 17 Jul 2016 11:04:56 PDT
Faux Keying Around
Faux Keying Around - More DIY How To Projects]]> dpmakestuff This key is made from scrap pieces of brass and copper sheet, 1/8" brass rod and some brass tubing. It's all soldered together using jewelers solder so it's very strong. This was a learning experience for me and this is the third attempt. I made the same mistake twice where I overheated the metal...
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Tue, 12 Jul 2016 23:37:24 PDT
Wood and Metal Map Wall Decoration
Wood and Metal Map Wall Decoration - More DIY How To Projects]]> ProudImperialPatriot Wouldn't this be a great thing to display in your house? -to hang upon your wall and view a nice rustic piece of craftsmanship? Wouldn't it be fantastic to use this conversation-starter to show your skill? Your friend (or special someone) comments on the decoration. I'm sure you would just love to r...
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Sat, 18 Jun 2016 06:54:22 PDT
DIY Folding Knife With Button Lock
DIY Folding Knife With Button Lock - More DIY How To Projects]]> bobes360 Hi! This is my instructable about my homemade folding knife with button lock - that locks the knife in open position.This is my 8th knife so I can probably say that I know something about knife-making.It took a lot of time and efford but I am super pleased with the result. First : Before you sta...
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Sun, 12 Jun 2016 13:09:51 PDT
Make a (Working!) Steampunk Hammer from reclaimed nails
Make a (Working!) Steampunk Hammer from reclaimed nails - More DIY How To Projects]]> timsway I jokingly call my large jar of bent, reclaimed nails my "retirement fund." Sometimes I dip into the bank to make stuff, like this ironic hammer.I made it for a local art exhibit and it came out better than I expected, so I thought I'd share. Watch the video and read along ;-) Sort, bend and weld!...
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Sun, 5 Jun 2016 09:57:34 PDT
Repurpose old wheels into an awesome spinning table!
Repurpose old wheels into an awesome spinning table! - More DIY How To Projects]]> man-after-Gods-own-heart Finding a table to match the wagon wheel Bench I made proved to be near impossible, so I decided since I could not find one I would make one! I located two wagon wheels at the local flea market for $20. *I am new to welding and have only done it maybe 4 times supervised.. this time I did it on my ow...
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Mon, 30 May 2016 11:04:07 PDT
Aluminium Milling
Aluminium Milling - More DIY How To Projects]]> Pricklysauce I have been building a funky bike shed that I call a Bike Wardrobe and I needed to mill a slot in some 5mm thick aluminium sheeting for the locking throw bolt.A quick search on YouTube taught me how to do it and I was amazed at achieving this for the very first time!Come with me and I will show you ...
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Sat, 28 May 2016 14:05:01 PDT
Supreme Mobile Welding Table
Supreme Mobile Welding Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> daveofwar Decided to diversify my building creativity by learning to weld last year. Working with wood my whole life I was eager and curious to learn how to weld. With lots of trial and error, YouTube and stubbornness I'm starting to get the hang of it. I got the idea for this table because I do not have a ga...
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Tue, 24 May 2016 09:45:23 PDT
Simple Industrial Pencil Holder
Simple Industrial Pencil Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> M3G While I was away at university I didn't have many opportunities to use my tools. As a result, my skills got pretty rusty. I designed this project to be a refresher of sorts, to allow me to become re-accustomed to my workshop. It's nice and simple to make, and doesn't take much time at all. What Yo...
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Thu, 14 Jul 2016 21:30:02 PDT
Coin Ring
Coin Ring - More DIY How To Projects]]> geekbuilders You can make a custom ring out of most coins with less than a $50 investment in some tools. You can make one form start to finish in about an hour after your are familiar enough with the process and then you can make them for family, friends, or even sell them for a good profit. Tools you will nee...
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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 22:57:11 PDT
Anodize Titanium
Anodize Titanium - More DIY How To Projects]]> amyschlosser In this Instructable, learn how to anodize titanium objects at home. The process is fairly quick and simple, but you will need to do a little legwork to get the right supplies before you can start. Gather Supplies 1. Power Supply: In order to have full control of the voltage, we used a 120V power...
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Sun, 17 Apr 2016 12:34:00 PDT
Razor Blade Batarang
Razor Blade Batarang - More DIY How To Projects]]> jkimm7 This project utilizes old razor blades and turns them into miniature Batarangs! At little to no cost, this is an easy afternoon project. Things you will need You will need-Old box cutter razor blade-Dremel tool with cutting wheel and Sanding Drum-Pliers-Sharpie-Some form of a butane torch-Vegetab...
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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 18:35:43 PDT
Giant Batarang
Giant Batarang - More DIY How To Projects]]> The Nerd Lab What would Batman do without his batarang? The Batarang is one of Batman's essential weapons, so why not make an enormous Batarang out of scrap metal lying around the shop? Find Your Materials As a great maker knows, you need supplies to make a project. Here are the supplies for this project that...
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Sat, 9 Apr 2016 20:02:46 PDT
Fabricate a Bottle Opener From Metal Offcut
Fabricate a Bottle Opener From Metal Offcut - More DIY How To Projects]]> makergeek If you would like to watch a video of me fabricating this bottle opener you can find one on my youtube channel here:This requires 6 small pieces of metal, which I cut from an off cut.You will require:1 - dremel (or generic rotary tool) with cut off wheel2 - Welder3 - drill4 - paint.Option - bench gr...
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Sun, 17 Jan 2016 09:00:00 PST
Low Cost Foundry/forge
Low Cost Foundry/forge - More DIY How To Projects]]> chaotech creations This is my design for a metal melting foundry that also works as a forge. Materials needed: 1 old beat up standard propane tank Portland cement Silica sand Wood ashPerlite (not vermiculite) Fireclay External parts:Forge burner------ I used the burner from this instructable
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Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:43:18 PST
Add a Bending Computer to an Analog 3-in-1 Sheet Metal Machine
Add a Bending Computer to an Analog 3-in-1 Sheet Metal Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> dailytlj This instructable is about using a digital level (or digital level app) to make repeatable bends with a finger brake. I was working with the Baileigh 3-in-1 shear/brake/roll machine at Instructables’ Pier 9 Workshop, but I think this should work with any similar machine. For a great general intro to...
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Mon, 11 Jan 2016 08:26:40 PST
Keys Pocket Clip
Keys Pocket Clip - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kilroy95 I like having my keys in an easily accessible spot and I found an idea on and thought it was cool. so made a tutorial on how to make one. the clip keeps your keys at the top of your pocket so you can easily grab and go. this project is simple but it took longer than I was expecting becau...
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Sat, 2 Jan 2016 15:03:11 PST
Knife and wood sheath
Knife and wood sheath - More DIY How To Projects]]> deluges Hey everyone,I had been wanting to make a knife for a long time but hadn't for lack of material (i.e. good steel), tools and time. I needed a combination of the three and I reached that sweet spot when I found a piece of steel at work that looked promising and realized I could spend the whole weeken...
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Sun, 29 Nov 2015 14:32:00 PST
How to protect and seal unpainted mild steel.
How to protect and seal unpainted mild steel. - More DIY How To Projects]]> jmiera How to protect mild or non stainless steel if you want to keep the raw metal look on your furniture. Making metal furniture. I started this project some time ago when I wanted to build an entertainment center out of wood and metal for that industrial look. building it was a lot of fun and a great...
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Fri, 20 Nov 2015 15:56:57 PST
Spun Steel and Waterjet Cut Sculpture #2
Spun Steel and Waterjet Cut Sculpture #2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> albertdicruttalo This is a sculpture that I designed and built during my residency at the Autodesk Pier 9 Workshop. The piece was inspired by the examination of how molecules are held together by covalent bonds. If you'd like to re-visit some high school chemistry lessons, here's a Wikipedia entry on covalent bonds,...
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Mon, 9 Nov 2015 08:52:50 PST
Mini Fireplace
Mini Fireplace - More DIY How To Projects]]> Bebo1021 I decided I was going to make this one day, then I thought hey, why don't I make an instructable for it? So here it is!P.S this is my first instructable. Please comment if you make it! Also please Comment if I should post an instructable for an awesome battle hammer that I made! Materials/Tools ...
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Sat, 31 Oct 2015 13:51:04 PDT
Polished Metal with Flour???
Polished Metal with Flour??? - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jedi_zombie85 Welcome to another InstructableThis is more of a help guide, as for a while now ive been building my VR6 (mk3 golf 2.8) and have been looking to clean up the engine bay and polish up some parts, Anyone who has done metal polishing previously will know the suffering that this job requires but the res...
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Fri, 30 Oct 2015 03:48:18 PDT
Cord Keeping CRAB
Cord Keeping CRAB - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mrballeng A few years ago I thought of about making a little crab to hold my charging cords. It's been a little sketch in my notebook until today. For safety's sake I made a magnetic base. If something (or someone) falls on it, the crab falls right over. The crab is made from 22 gage steel, 16 gage steel wire...
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Tue, 29 Sep 2015 20:34:24 PDT
One heat tong blank
One heat tong blank - More DIY How To Projects]]> TechnicusJoe In this instructible I would like to demonstrate how to forge a blank for one half of a pair of tongs in one forging heat. This means, heating it up just once to forge the blank, which can be forged into the desired type of tongs one needsThe goal is to learn and see how to forge tongs efficiently, ...
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Sat, 5 Sep 2015 07:09:53 PDT
How to make a knife - The newbie guide.
How to make a knife - The newbie guide. - More DIY How To Projects]]> EnJoneer Okay, this is my first attempt at making a knife and it was more of a trial run to get the hang of the process. I thought I would publish this instructable all the same as there may be other novices out there that want to give it a go and are not sure where to start - and since I have researched the...
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:23:04 PDT
Recycled scrap metal sheep // Mark II
Recycled scrap metal sheep // Mark II - More DIY How To Projects]]> katielong After having already mad a scrap sheep last summer, and with all the positive comments received as a result of it, i decided to make a new one! This time I took photos throughout the making process. I hope you like it! Step 1: sourcing the metal As an agricultural contractor, my dad is forever bu...
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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:38:58 PDT
Beaded Tree
Beaded Tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> SNLouise Here is a great decoration idea for all homeowners that can bring the life of a plant into the home without having to actually keep it alive. This project was ideal for me since I can never keep a plant alive in my home. Supplies Here is what you will need for your projectWire - floral or jewelry...
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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 19:39:39 PDT
Forged Mason Jar Handle
Forged Mason Jar Handle - More DIY How To Projects]]> CJStephens The mason jar is one of my favorite glasses to drink out of. So one day when drinking out of my jar I decided I needed a handle! So we could call this the upgrade to the hillbilly drinking glass. This is how I forged my mason jar handle I hope every one likes it. Caleb Stephens Tools and Material...
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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 08:45:01 PDT
Bike from waste materials
Bike from waste materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> Siva Prasad N V This is a project which make use your old or waste electronic materials.Things you will need : 2 bolts small iron rod electronic parts from old CFL bulb super glue(cyanoacrylate adhesive/instant adhesive ) other waste electronic materials eraser Making frame Draw a line an a paper and keep 2 bolt...
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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 09:07:11 PDT
How to create an airduct on a car
How to create an airduct on a car - More DIY How To Projects]]> de_jean I drive a 1969 Citroën Dyane. Because I do off-roads with this car I added an original spec skid plate, the black plate in the middle of the car.After I mounted the plate I noticed that the airflow is compromised, the car has an air cooled flat twin engine, so fresh air is important, therefore I wan...
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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 20:18:04 PDT
High Tech - Low Buck Digital Torque Meter
High Tech - Low Buck Digital Torque Meter - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Reclaim Scrap Metal - Recycling Drinks Cans - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Choosing Greener Metals - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jer_Faludi So you're interested in choosing greener metals for your geekadelic project. Or even better, you're making Eco-geek stuff! Either way, how do you choose the most sustainable metals? Raid the scrap bin! When you go to your local metal store, raid the scrap bin!If you're saving something from landf...
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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 07:13:23 PDT
Rapid Prototyping the old fashioned way (Sheet Metal + Solder)
Rapid Prototyping the old fashioned way (Sheet Metal + Solder) - More DIY How To Projects]]> sdfgeoff You want to make cool things? Cheap? Fast? You need some way to actually do the building. No point just coming up with ideas eh? This instructable presents a way to make small items faster than a 3D printer. It does take a little more effort though, and you can't produce quite as complex parts.This ...
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Thu, 13 Aug 2015 01:50:38 PDT
Mechanical Flower
Mechanical Flower - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
How to make a Forge from a BBQ - More DIY How To Projects]]> mrwaffleeyes. Equipment that we used:Old BBQ bowl (steel)Brass Elbow (plumbing)Copper pipeCompression Hoint (plumbing)EverBuild Fire CementImpact DrillAdjustable SpannerCenter punchVarying sized drill heads (to drill and expand the size of hole)Air bed pumpSafety stuff:Leather apron or any other suitable fire ret...
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Sun, 9 Aug 2015 06:07:10 PDT
3D Metal Flowers
3D Metal Flowers - More DIY How To Projects]]> NextFab Have you seen those beautiful metal flowers at fairs or online? Normally, they are welded together, so they require special tools to make. This guide will show you a couple of alternative ways to assemble your flowers so that you can make your own - no welder required! Getting Started Let's gathe...
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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:32:44 PDT
DIY KeySmart/Key Organizer
DIY KeySmart/Key Organizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> MarkYu So, I was browsing the internet and came across a couple of key organizers such as these: and are pretty cool right? What's not cool is their price tag, so why not make one that is just as effective and durable for...
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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:29:36 PDT
Chainmail Armor Tutorial
Chainmail Armor Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> TimZ2 In this tutorial I will show you how to make and link rings together to make chainmail armor. Getting the Materials Tools you'll need: variable speed drill, 3/32 drill bit two needle nose pliers mini bolt cutters, here's the pair I have - Mini Bolt CuttersMaterials you'll need: ...
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:54:21 PDT
Jeweler's Anvil on a Budget
Jeweler's Anvil on a Budget - More DIY How To Projects]]> Moem Ever wanted to make a spoon ring, or other fun metalworking project, and found that you really needed something to hammer on? Something with a nice conical shape, doesn't need to be big... but it needs to be sturdy and smooth. A jeweler's anvil would sure be nice to have! But they don't grow on tree...
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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:11:19 PDT
Bike Part Bottle Opener
Bike Part Bottle Opener - More DIY How To Projects]]> Boddeeen Hey everyone, thanks for reading my instructable! So now that summer is in full swing, its time for all of your outdoor activities to get in full swing. One of my outdoor favorite activities is riding my bicycle. After any activity outside, it is nice to sit back, relax, and enjoy a cold drink. Unfo...
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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:19:06 PDT
Restoring Old Oil Lamp
Restoring Old Oil Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Throwing knife - More DIY How To Projects]]> mandamados Overall Length: 25 cmBlade Thickness: 4.2 mm Blade Material: Uddeholm arne steel Profiling the knife shape Profiling the knife shape with an angle grinder. Use drill grinding wheels to profile the curves of the knife. Grinding used Uddeholm Arne tool steel, 6mm thick. But the knife should be a...
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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 10:14:14 PDT
Geometer's Triangle Pen
Geometer's Triangle Pen - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Beer Keg Metal Melting Furnace - More DIY How To Projects]]> Random_Canadian So there is a long list of instructions on building a metal melting furnace. But I have decided to show you my process anyway.I have turned an old beer keg into a portable metal melting furnace, This will cover both the furnace and the propane torch burner. I being in Canada relay heavily on Canadia...
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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 12:40:14 PDT