Instructables: exploring - workshop - metalworking - steel - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:47:13 PDT BLOX v1.01 "drill" a square hole http://www.instructables.com/id/drill-a-square-hole/ 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/ 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/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/S0XN/HSVGJ5RF/FSZS0XNHSVGJ5RF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/S0XN/HSVGJ5RF/FSZS0XNHSVGJ5RF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/S0XN/HSVGJ5RF/FSZS0XNHSVGJ5RF.SMALL.jpg Switch and Lever Sometimes we find ourselves with the need of making marks on metal, perhaps somewhat intricate marks or patterns for decorative or utilitarian purposes. While there are many ways to mark metal probably the most permanent one is to etch the metal itself, as in removing small amounts of the metal to l...
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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/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/XY7R/HSM55HGF/FFTXY7RHSM55HGF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/XY7R/HSM55HGF/FFTXY7RHSM55HGF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/XY7R/HSM55HGF/FFTXY7RHSM55HGF.SMALL.jpg Switch and Lever How to Make a Miniature Adjustable Square In the workshop you oftentimes need to make sure things are square, meaning that a certain corner is right angled. Sometimes the things you need to check are small, which makes using a big square somewhat of a hassle. If you have access to the right machines...
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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/
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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/ 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/
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Sun, 5 Jan 2014 20:50:11 PST
How to Forge a Bottle Opener http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Forge-a-Bottle-Opener/
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 17:46:49 PST
Bicycle Frame Building Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Frame-Building-Jig/
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 17:46:35 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
Copper Belt Buckle http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Belt-Buckle/
Copper Belt Buckle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ2/HW9D/HOUG7CTE/FQ2HW9DHOUG7CTE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ2/HW9D/HOUG7CTE/FQ2HW9DHOUG7CTE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ2/HW9D/HOUG7CTE/FQ2HW9DHOUG7CTE.SMALL.jpg earz_cd This is part of another project I'm working on, but could be modified for other uses.  I'd been tossing an idea around for a few years that required a flat belt buckle, but every buckle blank I found was curved. I finally ran across a buckle back hook and loop from Tandy Leather (http://www.tandylea...
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Fri, 6 Dec 2013 12:28:39 PST
Steel Wings for Thor or Valkyrie Helmet http://www.instructables.com/id/Steel-Wings-for-Thor-or-Valkyrie-Helmet/
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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 16:54:15 PDT
How to Make a Welding Table http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Welding-Table/
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Wed, 25 Sep 2013 23:34:16 PDT
Steel Washer/Dryer stand with adjustable legs http://www.instructables.com/id/Steel-WasherDryer-stand-with-adjustable-legs/
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Thu, 27 Jun 2013 21:29:07 PDT
PANZERHANDY - the armoured cell phone http://www.instructables.com/id/PANZERHANDY-the-armoured-cell-phone/
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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 10:56:26 PDT
Convert a Electric Water Tank to a Outdoor Wood Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Phase-1-Electric-Hot-Water-Tank-to-Outdoor-Wood-/
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Sun, 17 Mar 2013 23:36:12 PDT
Copper Rose - an everlasting flower! http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Rose-an-everlasting-flower/
Copper Rose - an everlasting flower! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/B14Q/HD4VNB1G/FWNB14QHD4VNB1G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/B14Q/HD4VNB1G/FWNB14QHD4VNB1G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/B14Q/HD4VNB1G/FWNB14QHD4VNB1G.SMALL.jpg SanjayBeast Hi all, So, after lots of requests from the internet and my friends, I thought I'd upload a step-by-step guide to making a rose out of sheet copper and steel/brass rod. Of course, this is not a definitive guide - I saw a similar flower on the internet and wasn't completely satisfied with it, so modi...
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Mon, 25 Feb 2013 10:01:04 PST
iPhone Case of Polished Metal http://www.instructables.com/id/iPhone-Case-of-Polished-Metal/
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Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:23:54 PST
How to Blacken Steel with Motor Oil http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Blacken-Steel-with-Motor-Oil/
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Mon, 10 Dec 2012 20:12:51 PST
Zombie Apocalypse proof Ipad Case? http://www.instructables.com/id/Zombie-Apocalypse-proof-Ipad-Case/
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Sat, 3 Nov 2012 21:52:14 PDT
Brake drum blacksmith forge http://www.instructables.com/id/Brake-drum-blacksmithing-forge/
Brake drum blacksmith forge - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/Q693/H58PK5Q9/FO2Q693H58PK5Q9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/Q693/H58PK5Q9/FO2Q693H58PK5Q9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/Q693/H58PK5Q9/FO2Q693H58PK5Q9.SMALL.jpg replayreb My son caught the blacksmithing bug while he was at summer camp so we investigated building our own blacksmith forge and found that brake drum forges are a very popular way to get into the hobby.  We built our blacksmith forge out of a brake drum, 2" pipe, cinder blocks, a light dimmer switch and ha...
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Mon, 30 Jul 2012 22:39:22 PDT
Large Flowerpot Project http://www.instructables.com/id/Large-Flowerpot-Project/
Large Flowerpot Project - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/UWSA/H5ED93YC/FJGUWSAH5ED93YC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/UWSA/H5ED93YC/FJGUWSAH5ED93YC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/UWSA/H5ED93YC/FJGUWSAH5ED93YC.SMALL.jpg 30kview So this instructable is really simple, shows you how to make a large (30 inch diameter!) flower pot. Buy Plants really simple, take kids on a trip to local home depot and buy a handfull of perennials. Assemble Steel Components OK, you will need a 30 inch diameter steel pipe, 16 gage sheet meta...
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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 17:37:08 PDT
Metal Man Pencil Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Metal-Man-Pencil-Holder/
Metal Man Pencil Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/O3QX/HQ0HSIYK/FGSO3QXHQ0HSIYK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/O3QX/HQ0HSIYK/FGSO3QXHQ0HSIYK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/O3QX/HQ0HSIYK/FGSO3QXHQ0HSIYK.SMALL.jpg M3G This looks cool and makes a pretty generic gift (most people have pencils, right?) What You Need: - Hacksaw - Coping saw - Bench grinder, file, or DREMEL with grinding bit - Sheet metal - Vice grips (one pair the needle nose type) - Protractor - Blowtorch (if you want to heat treat the steel) ...
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Tue, 26 Jun 2012 11:31:57 PDT
The Pogo Stick of Insanity http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Pogo-Stick-of-Insanity/
The Pogo Stick of Insanity - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3L/OFSO/H15NCJHC/F3LOFSOH15NCJHC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3L/OFSO/H15NCJHC/F3LOFSOH15NCJHC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3L/OFSO/H15NCJHC/F3LOFSOH15NCJHC.SMALL.jpg stumitch Well the title says it all. This is a quick Instructable of a project i do with my grade 8 metalwork class.  Each step of the Instructable will be one day in the class. I will start with a daily tools and materials list as well as a detailed description of what you'll need to do the project. If you...
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Sat, 21 Apr 2012 22:20:05 PDT
Naturdustrial http://www.instructables.com/id/Naturdustrial/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/ZZK6/H144OSAJ/FDAZZK6H144OSAJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/ZZK6/H144OSAJ/FDAZZK6H144OSAJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/ZZK6/H144OSAJ/FDAZZK6H144OSAJ.SMALL.jpg Sands144 This is a living/steel sculpture I created during my undergraduate studies in Studio Art at Duluth, Minnesota. Each piece is 2 1/2' x 15" Materials: -Two 3'X3' 11 GA. sheet of steel -4'x3' sheet of expanded steel -4'x1' 20 GA. sheet of steel -Potting Soil -Oat Seeds -Spray Bottle -Angle Grinder -Ox...
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Mon, 16 Apr 2012 21:05:41 PDT
Make a Sewing Seam Ripper from a Bandsaw Blade http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Sewing-Seam-Ripper-from-a-Bandsaw-Blade/
Make a Sewing Seam Ripper from a Bandsaw Blade - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/3LR4/H0A28AYY/FH23LR4H0A28AYY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/3LR4/H0A28AYY/FH23LR4H0A28AYY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/3LR4/H0A28AYY/FH23LR4H0A28AYY.SMALL.jpg Jason von Techshop I like this project because the process is fun, the product really is useful, and it's a simple way to get to know tool steel. (It even includes some blade making techniques!) I used a piece of old bandsaw blade, 1in wide, which was too chewed up to be repaired. It's good steel - springy but holds...
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Wed, 28 Mar 2012 11:58:48 PDT
How to Make a Steel Vase - Step by Step http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Steel-Vase-Step-by-Step/
How to Make a Steel Vase - Step by Step - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/A4JP/GZUB3J4J/FGLA4JPGZUB3J4J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/A4JP/GZUB3J4J/FGLA4JPGZUB3J4J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/A4JP/GZUB3J4J/FGLA4JPGZUB3J4J.SMALL.jpg cammers I really enjoy turning scrap steel into objects that some people might find beautiful. The first picture shows a few of my pieces. I normally give my work away to friends, or trade it for something completely different that, for example, a friend has created. I have had some success using flat ste...
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Sun, 18 Mar 2012 05:00:32 PDT
Drilling Metal with a Drill Press http://www.instructables.com/id/Drilling-Metal-with-a-Drill-Press/
Drilling Metal with a Drill Press - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/Y2OW/GZHJVZUC/FF3Y2OWGZHJVZUC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/Y2OW/GZHJVZUC/FF3Y2OWGZHJVZUC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/Y2OW/GZHJVZUC/FF3Y2OWGZHJVZUC.SMALL.jpg Jason von Techshop I'm keen on a job well done: using tools safely and effectively so they perform in a beautiful way and for a long time. And so I offer to you what I know about drilling holes in metal with a drill press. (When you're planning a project, resist the urge to say, "... and then just drill a hole in it...
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Thu, 8 Mar 2012 13:10:12 PST
Homemade Mini Bend Brake http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Mini-Press-Brake/
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Tue, 6 Mar 2012 19:54:40 PST
Prepare to Drill Metal : How to Use a Center Punch http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Use-a-Center-Punch-With-Metal/
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Mon, 27 Feb 2012 11:12:26 PST
Jetpack Shark Sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/Jetpack-Shark-Sculpture/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/H22N/GYVDHVHG/FUJH22NGYVDHVHG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/H22N/GYVDHVHG/FUJH22NGYVDHVHG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/H22N/GYVDHVHG/FUJH22NGYVDHVHG.SMALL.jpg ShadyLogic I made this sculpture for a college class, I think it came out pretty well! I started out with a small clay model, which I scaled up into a steel rod armature. Then I cut and welded strips of steel to flesh out the shark. A quick steel box, some recycled plastic tubing from the garbage, and a couple...
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Tue, 21 Feb 2012 14:11:12 PST
Machining a Steel Jewelry Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Machining-A-Steel-Jewelry-Box/
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Wed, 8 Feb 2012 00:22:57 PST
Railway Line Anvil http://www.instructables.com/id/Railway-Line-Anvil/
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Mon, 4 Jun 2007 18:52:07 PDT
Forging a scorpion from a lag bolt http://www.instructables.com/id/Forging-a-scorpion-from-a-lag-bolt/
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Thu, 26 May 2011 20:50:59 PDT
Steel Chequer Plate Garden Vase http://www.instructables.com/id/Steel-Chequer-Plate-Garden-Vase/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/FYU9/GNOD5U9Z/FHLFYU9GNOD5U9Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/FYU9/GNOD5U9Z/FHLFYU9GNOD5U9Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/FYU9/GNOD5U9Z/FHLFYU9GNOD5U9Z.SMALL.jpg cammers When I was a small child I loved a beautiful little ceramic vase my mother had. It was a delicate four-sided thing with a simple floral motif. No bigger than your hand. I guess that the magic of it was in its proportions, but I'm still amazed by the simplicity of its design. Recently, while visitin...
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Sat, 14 May 2011 06:43:27 PDT
I Heart Bacon Buckle. From Scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/I-Heart-Bacon-Buckle-From-Scratch/
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Wed, 27 Apr 2011 12:48:01 PDT
Giant Steel Skeleton Hand (and coat rack) http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-Steel-Skeleton-Hand-and-coat-rack/
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Sun, 19 Feb 2006 23:39:05 PST
How to make Vincent's Claw http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Vincents-Claw/
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Mon, 14 Jun 2010 17:34:30 PDT
Stainless Steel Rose from Scrap Metal http://www.instructables.com/id/Stainless-Steel-Rose-from-Scrap-Metal/
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Thu, 16 Apr 2009 23:49:58 PDT
More Metalworking Techniques and Making a Steel Bird http://www.instructables.com/id/More-Metalworking-Techniques-and-Making-a-Steel-Bi/
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Mon, 8 Jun 2009 12:06:11 PDT
Flame Coloring and Making a Steel Flower http://www.instructables.com/id/Flame-Coloring-and-Making-a-Steel-Flower/
Flame Coloring and Making a Steel Flower - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/34FX/FUVSH0FY/FD334FXFUVSH0FY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/34FX/FUVSH0FY/FD334FXFUVSH0FY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/34FX/FUVSH0FY/FD334FXFUVSH0FY.SMALL.jpg mattthegamer463 The beauty of making sheet metal art is that once you have the right tools, you're really only limited by your imagination in terms of what you can make. This project cost me about $3 in materials, and I could certainly sell it for a lot more than that.As I talked about in one of my other Instructa...
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Thu, 28 May 2009 10:26:45 PDT