Instructables: exploring - workshop - metalworking - steel - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 6 May 2016 11:57:04 PDT BLOX v1.01 Steel & Pallet Wood Coffee Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Steel-Pallet-Wood-Coffee-Table/
Steel & Pallet Wood Coffee Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/AG8M/INBYXYWR/F77AG8MINBYXYWR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/AG8M/INBYXYWR/F77AG8MINBYXYWR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/AG8M/INBYXYWR/F77AG8MINBYXYWR.SMALL.jpg AverageJoesJoinery This is my very first time working with metal and I'd never welded before this project. I cant give any instruction on that aspect of the build but I hope you can still get some inspiration from this build and I hope you like it.I'd really appreciate you watching the video of me making it, you can w...
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Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:51:23 PDT
Naval Mine Mail Box - "Minesweeper" Style http://www.instructables.com/id/Naval-Mine-Mail-Box/
Naval Mine Mail Box - "Minesweeper" Style - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/OF2B/ILV84F0R/FHLOF2BILV84F0R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/OF2B/ILV84F0R/FHLOF2BILV84F0R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/OF2B/ILV84F0R/FHLOF2BILV84F0R.SMALL.jpg cammers Unusual and interesting mailboxes have been a feature of the Australian landscape for many generations. They help communicate the personalities of those living behind the otherwise anonymous gates and cattle grids that punctuate our long and dusty roads. They also provide a convenient landmark for v...
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Thu, 17 Mar 2016 20:24:31 PDT
Budd Lugnut Knob http://www.instructables.com/id/Budd-Lugnut-Knob/
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Wed, 2 Mar 2016 00:22:03 PST
How To Make A Dagger http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Dagger/
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Mon, 1 Feb 2016 19:30:00 PST
Make a knife from high-carbon steel http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Knife-From-High-carbon-Steel/
Make a knife from high-carbon steel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/2DBU/IJHHKTJU/FKY2DBUIJHHKTJU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/2DBU/IJHHKTJU/FKY2DBUIJHHKTJU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/2DBU/IJHHKTJU/FKY2DBUIJHHKTJU.SMALL.jpg kai.h Here's a quick guide on how I made a knife from 1084 high-carbon steel.You can use a huge range of different materials for a knife - I've gone with 1084 because it's easy to work with and relatively forgiving when heat treating it.Heat treating a blade is the most important step when making a knife....
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Sat, 16 Jan 2016 19:57:20 PST
STEEL CUBE http://www.instructables.com/id/STEEL-CUBE/
STEEL CUBE - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/Z0PV/II96XFRU/F5FZ0PVII96XFRU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/Z0PV/II96XFRU/F5FZ0PVII96XFRU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/Z0PV/II96XFRU/F5FZ0PVII96XFRU.SMALL.jpg pbendre With such powerful digital tools at our disposal these days, the design o 'things' to be fabricated from entirely custom parts is a reality and probably all too easy! often overlooked in the realm of 'digital fabrication' are the ubiquitous 'stock' sections which have become universal because of the...
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Thu, 17 Dec 2015 08:39:40 PST
STEEL PROTOTYPE FABRICATION- STAIRCASE http://www.instructables.com/id/STEEL-PROTOTYPE-FABRICATION-STAIRCASE/
STEEL PROTOTYPE FABRICATION- STAIRCASE - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/ZNHU/II96XFOC/FNIZNHUII96XFOC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/ZNHU/II96XFOC/FNIZNHUII96XFOC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/ZNHU/II96XFOC/FNIZNHUII96XFOC.SMALL.jpg pbendre Steel is used extensively in the products, infrastructure, vehicles and buildings all around us. In architecture, the design, detailing and general understanding of its properties often fall short of its full potential. In this assignment we learned about steel as a construction material, it's basic...
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Thu, 17 Dec 2015 08:39:23 PST
Copper and Brass Bamboo in Steel Frame Wall Hanging Sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Bamboo-in-Steel-Frame-Wall-Hanging-Sculptur/
Copper and Brass Bamboo in Steel Frame Wall Hanging Sculpture - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/F6YJ/IH54FH9G/F3OF6YJIH54FH9G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/F6YJ/IH54FH9G/F3OF6YJIH54FH9G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/F6YJ/IH54FH9G/F3OF6YJIH54FH9G.SMALL.jpg AndreHash Hi there, and thank you for visiting my Instructable!I always like to pay attention to different tools and methods that others use to make anything so that I can learn and adapt the methods that work for myself. Keep an open mind as you read this, and find a way to get this done even if you don't ha...
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Wed, 18 Nov 2015 18:36:59 PST
Spun Steel and Waterjet Cut Sculpture #2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Spun-Steel-and-Waterjet-Cut-Sculpture-2/
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Mon, 9 Nov 2015 08:52:50 PST
Polished Metal with Flour??? http://www.instructables.com/id/Polished-Metal-with-Flour/
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Fri, 30 Oct 2015 03:48:18 PDT
Favourite Belt Buckle Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Favourite-Belt-Buckle-Repair/
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Wed, 16 Sep 2015 06:26:54 PDT
Heat Treating Basics http://www.instructables.com/id/Heat-Treating-Basics/
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Sun, 13 Sep 2015 06:26:50 PDT
Heat Treating 1084 High-Carbon Steel http://www.instructables.com/id/Heat-Treating-1084-High-Carbon-Steel/
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Sun, 6 Sep 2015 03:39:37 PDT
Easy Build Heat Treat Furnace - No power tools required. http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Build-Heat-Treat-Furnace-No-power-tools-requi/
Easy Build Heat Treat Furnace - No power tools required. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/Z2S5/IE6H8RW1/F8IZ2S5IE6H8RW1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/Z2S5/IE6H8RW1/F8IZ2S5IE6H8RW1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/Z2S5/IE6H8RW1/F8IZ2S5IE6H8RW1.SMALL.jpg kai.h Steel is an amazing material. Take some pure iron and put in a bit less than 1% carbon and you've suddenly got a markedly different alloy. Steel is generally stronger than pure iron, and can be made to be harder as well. Mix in small amounts of other elements and you can make it resist rust, make it...
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Sat, 5 Sep 2015 05:14:44 PDT
One heat tong blank http://www.instructables.com/id/One-heat-tong-blank/
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Sat, 5 Sep 2015 07:09:53 PDT
How to make a knife - The newbie guide. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-knife-the-newbie-guide/
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:23:04 PDT
How to light a pipe with a hammer. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-light-a-pipe-with-a-hammer/
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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:33:13 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
Choosing Greener Metals http://www.instructables.com/id/Choosing-Greener-Metals/
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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 07:13:23 PDT
Custom kids wagon. http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-kids-wagon/
Custom kids wagon. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/I72D/IDA2KGF8/F80I72DIDA2KGF8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/I72D/IDA2KGF8/F80I72DIDA2KGF8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/I72D/IDA2KGF8/F80I72DIDA2KGF8.SMALL.jpg thezapman Made this wagon from scratch as a baby gift for friends. I had built 1 in the past from a radio flyer, but this time went totally custom and home built (apart from the wheels) Make the box. I really wanted to go with an ammo crate style seating area. it was made from pine to keep the weight down ...
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Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:46:40 PDT
Creating Long Acoustic-Kinetic "Reverb" Springs http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-Long-Acoustic-Kinetic-Reverb-Springs/
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Sun, 9 Aug 2015 17:25:11 PDT
TIG-Welded Steel Vase http://www.instructables.com/id/TIG-Welded-Steel-Vase/
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 12:30:43 PDT
Battle Axe http://www.instructables.com/id/Battle-Axe-1/
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:59:54 PDT
How to Forge a Khopesh http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Forge-a-Khopesh/
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Sat, 11 Apr 2015 19:55:00 PDT
TIG-Welded Steel Bowl http://www.instructables.com/id/TIG-Welded-Steel-Bowl/
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 18:04:49 PDT
Dirt Cheap Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/Dirt-Cheap-Forge/
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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:21:51 PDT
Get Gold from Steel http://www.instructables.com/id/Get-Gold-from-Steel/
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Sun, 8 Mar 2015 10:06:19 PDT
Scrap Metal Coal Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/Scrap-Metal-Coal-Forge/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 20:37:39 PST
How to colour steel with HEAT http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-colour-steel-with-HEAT/
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:00:14 PST
Brake Drum Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/Break-Drum-Forge/
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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 23:44:50 PST
Elephant - Knotless Gear Tie Remix http://www.instructables.com/id/Elephant-Knotless-Gear-Tie-Remix/
Elephant - Knotless Gear Tie Remix - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/GA0T/HZ5DQYLV/FADGA0THZ5DQYLV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/GA0T/HZ5DQYLV/FADGA0THZ5DQYLV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/GA0T/HZ5DQYLV/FADGA0THZ5DQYLV.SMALL.jpg laffinm I made this Instructable as an entry for the Remix contest. If you like it, please vote for me in the contest. Thank you. I was searching across Instructables when I came upon Mr. Balleng's Fish Bone Knotless Gear Tie. I read through his instructable and loved the idea. I also had recently seen the ...
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:18:02 PDT
Machined Stainless Steel Bottle Opener http://www.instructables.com/id/Machined-Stainless-Steel-Bottle-Opener/
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:34:31 PDT
Barrel Furnace Build http://www.instructables.com/id/Barrel-Furnace-Build/
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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:15:52 PDT
Architecture In The Making: Learn To Grow / Grow To Learn Facade Prototype http://www.instructables.com/id/Architecture-In-The-Making-Learn-To-Grow-Grow-To-L/
Architecture In The Making: Learn To Grow / Grow To Learn Facade Prototype - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/SXTZ/HWAB03ZC/F1ASXTZHWAB03ZC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/SXTZ/HWAB03ZC/F1ASXTZHWAB03ZC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/SXTZ/HWAB03ZC/F1ASXTZHWAB03ZC.SMALL.jpg adammarcus Designers: Taole Chen, Joshua Evans, Mallory Van NessThis project is the product of an architecture design studio taught by Adam Marcus (Variable Projects) and Margaret Ikeda & Evan Jones (ASSEMBLY) at California College of the Arts Division of Architecture in spring, 2014. The studio, titled "Archi...
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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:28:26 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
Decorative Sword/Machete for the Novice Metalworker http://www.instructables.com/id/Decorative-SwordMachete-for-the-Novice-Metalworker/
Decorative Sword/Machete for the Novice Metalworker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/UA19/HXVR40JJ/FHQUA19HXVR40JJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/UA19/HXVR40JJ/FHQUA19HXVR40JJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/UA19/HXVR40JJ/FHQUA19HXVR40JJ.SMALL.jpg Ikkalebob Surely at some point in every man's life (and no doubt many women's too), probably after watching Conan the Barbarian or Highlander, he has had the desire to build his own sword. This instructable will show you how.Note that I am a beginner to this kind of metalworking, and this project was an exper...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:48:52 PDT
Handmade knife and Acid etching http://www.instructables.com/id/Handmade-knife-and-Acid-etching/
Handmade knife and Acid etching - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/SWP8/HXLMTN7L/FZ8SWP8HXLMTN7L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/SWP8/HXLMTN7L/FZ8SWP8HXLMTN7L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/SWP8/HXLMTN7L/FZ8SWP8HXLMTN7L.SMALL.jpg ElmarsM Hi! This week my dad will celebrate his 46th birthday, so I decided to make him a gift that's useful. Some time ago he used to go hunting regularly so he has one really good Italian handmade knife, but i hope that he will like this one too.Also this guy: Garra23 asked if i could make an instructable...
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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 04:15:11 PDT
Cable Damascus http://www.instructables.com/id/Cable-Damascus/
Cable Damascus - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/9WX6/HXMUYNDL/FUO9WX6HXMUYNDL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/9WX6/HXMUYNDL/FUO9WX6HXMUYNDL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/9WX6/HXMUYNDL/FUO9WX6HXMUYNDL.SMALL.jpg Armeria Garcia The modern connotation of Damascus steel is different from the original Damascus of the past. Historic Damascus steel referred to as crucible stee,l which had a very high carbon content and had a visible surface pattern because of its crystalline structure.Tthis Damascus steel, or Wootz steel, end...
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:07:00 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
The aXe Knife http://www.instructables.com/id/The-aXe-Knife/
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Thu, 29 May 2014 12:22:24 PDT
How to Make a Cool and Compact Fire Pit from Half a Sheet of Steel http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Cool-and-Compact-Fire-Pit-from-Half-/
How to Make a Cool and Compact Fire Pit from Half a Sheet of Steel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/ZID2/HVKOIQIB/FT9ZID2HVKOIQIB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/ZID2/HVKOIQIB/FT9ZID2HVKOIQIB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/ZID2/HVKOIQIB/FT9ZID2HVKOIQIB.SMALL.jpg cammers Hello Instructablers. I'm really taken with fire pits at the moment. I think it's because fires are such a natural social thing for humans. They have been at the centre of our social lives for tens of thousands of years. There are sites in Northern Australia where the remnants of camp fires show con...
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Sat, 24 May 2014 07:00:58 PDT
Metalworking Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/Metalworking-Projects/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/TTS7/HV9HP280/F4UTTS7HV9HP280.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/TTS7/HV9HP280/F4UTTS7HV9HP280.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/TTS7/HV9HP280/F4UTTS7HV9HP280.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink The metalworking projects on Instructables have always been some of my favorites! In honor of all the fantastic things our community posts, we're holding our second Metal Contest - it starts on 5/19!Lincoln Electric has offered up some great welders and accessories as prizes, so check out the contes...
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Fri, 16 May 2014 18:46:44 PDT
"drill" a square hole http://www.instructables.com/id/drill-a-square-hole/
"drill" a square hole - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/Q36O/HTS5C1IM/FSHQ36OHTS5C1IM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/Q36O/HTS5C1IM/FSHQ36OHTS5C1IM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/Q36O/HTS5C1IM/FSHQ36OHTS5C1IM.SMALL.jpg arduinoversusevil This is a short vid showing how to make a quick and dirty broaching tool to make square holes.
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 10:12:01 PDT
Making a Kant Twist Clamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Kant-Twist-Clamp/
Making a Kant Twist Clamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Electroetching Metal(s) http://www.instructables.com/id/Electroetching-Metals/
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 03:35:28 PDT
How to Make a Miniature Adjustable Square http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Miniature-Adjustable-Square/
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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:54:59 PDT
Making a knife with a Japanese hamon http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-knife-with-a-Japanese-hamon/
Making a knife with a Japanese hamon - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/HJLN/HS80ENEK/FH4HJLNHS80ENEK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/HJLN/HS80ENEK/FH4HJLNHS80ENEK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/HJLN/HS80ENEK/FH4HJLNHS80ENEK.SMALL.jpg clockworkfish Have you ever noticed the wavy line on Japanese swords that is shown in just about every single anime and samurai movie? The proper name for this line is a Hamon and if you want a sword with a real one adorning its edge that will set you back a few grand. However with patience and decent understan...
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Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:36:55 PST
How to Forge a Rose http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Forge-a-Rose/
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 01:30:44 PST
Make a Belt Buckle out of Steel http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Belt-Buckle-out-of-Steel/
Make a Belt Buckle out of Steel - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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