Instructables: exploring - workshop - metalworking - steel - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:10:41 PST BLOX v1.01 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/
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
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/ 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/
How to Forge a Rose - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/57N8/HRI8XS8S/FTF57N8HRI8XS8S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/57N8/HRI8XS8S/FTF57N8HRI8XS8S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/57N8/HRI8XS8S/FTF57N8HRI8XS8S.SMALL.jpg macgyver603 The rose is a powerful symbol of love throughout society, and it has been since the dawn of civilization. Show your valentine that they are a powerful part of your life by giving them a forged rose. This is a fairly difficult project, but with patience and hard work, you will have a gift that will ...
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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/
Paw Print Bottle Openers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/SNH1/HQ1E91JB/FKRSNH1HQ1E91JB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/SNH1/HQ1E91JB/FKRSNH1HQ1E91JB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/SNH1/HQ1E91JB/FKRSNH1HQ1E91JB.SMALL.jpg Natalina I am a newbie to metal working, and decided to try a simple project to get acquainted with some of the awesome tools we have at the Pier 9 shop (I work here at Instructables, and we have an amazing new shop! Apply to be an AIR and you can use it too!). I made these as christmas gifts for my family w...
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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/
Bicycle Frame Building Jig - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/RI4P/HP0CRAUD/F0DRI4PHP0CRAUD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/RI4P/HP0CRAUD/F0DRI4PHP0CRAUD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/RI4P/HP0CRAUD/F0DRI4PHP0CRAUD.SMALL.jpg Tanner W A little over a year ago I took a bicycle frame building class through the United Bicycle Institute. I attended the chromoly brazing class at their Portland campus. Since then I have wanted to build more bike frames. I am interested in making money doing it, and perhaps someday, making it my sole so...
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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/
Steel Wings for Thor or Valkyrie Helmet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2L/K2R1/HMVJCRFA/F2LK2R1HMVJCRFA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2L/K2R1/HMVJCRFA/F2LK2R1HMVJCRFA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2L/K2R1/HMVJCRFA/F2LK2R1HMVJCRFA.SMALL.jpg sircorvus In this tutorial, we expand on what we built in the Basic Helmet Frame and Basic Spanghelm (Viking Helmet), and add decorative wings in the style of Thor or a Valkyrie.  They are made of stainless steel and built to be tough, but I don't think I would wear them in combat simply because catching a bl...
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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/
How to Make a Welding Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/DHIR/HLZRWBEC/FY4DHIRHLZRWBEC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/DHIR/HLZRWBEC/FY4DHIRHLZRWBEC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/DHIR/HLZRWBEC/FY4DHIRHLZRWBEC.SMALL.jpg hurly26 Whether you're a weekend hobbyist or a professional daily welder, a solid welding table is a must have for any job. A great welding table has several important traits. It will be able to stand up to long term abuse. The work surface will be made of thick metal that won't warp or deform under heat, l...
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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/
Steel Washer/Dryer stand with adjustable legs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/D8BQ/HIGFFBLC/FKID8BQHIGFFBLC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/D8BQ/HIGFFBLC/FKID8BQHIGFFBLC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/D8BQ/HIGFFBLC/FKID8BQHIGFFBLC.SMALL.jpg tnlightle First a little background: When I bought my washer and dryer a couple years ago, I couldn't justify the extra $400 for the stands to raise them up to a comfortable height for loading and unloading.  I decided to build my own stand out of wood and was able to put together a real sturdy setup.  The o...
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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/
PANZERHANDY - the armoured cell phone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKE/OM4S/HEI45V3U/FKEOM4SHEI45V3U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKE/OM4S/HEI45V3U/FKEOM4SHEI45V3U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKE/OM4S/HEI45V3U/FKEOM4SHEI45V3U.SMALL.jpg bricobart How many times I broke a mobile phone by just letting it fall on the ground or - everybody gets angry, sometimes - while throwing it to the wall or someone's head... Too many, many too many. Even my strongest Samsung shockproof didn't resist, finally. Mobiles are fragile, too fragile, and need our...
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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-/
Convert a Electric Water Tank to a Outdoor Wood Heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/4IOT/HEBNHKM1/FUH4IOTHEBNHKM1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/4IOT/HEBNHKM1/FUH4IOTHEBNHKM1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/4IOT/HEBNHKM1/FUH4IOTHEBNHKM1.SMALL.jpg Dave2340 I recently developed an interest in welding and so began looking for a welding project. With winter around the corner I began scanning Instructables for outdoor wood heater inspiration. Lots of great ideas and creative approaches. Many use gas cylinders which are a perfect size but has an element of...
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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/
iPhone Case of Polished Metal - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/7N90/HBUZFC60/FVB7N90HBUZFC60.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/7N90/HBUZFC60/FVB7N90HBUZFC60.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/7N90/HBUZFC60/FVB7N90HBUZFC60.SMALL.jpg Phil B I wanted an attractive sturdy metal case for my iPhone 4S that protects the phone from damage, especially its screen; and allows easy removal of the phone from the case. The phone should also not easily fall out of the case. This case could be made to fit many smart phone models, but I would want a ...
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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/
How to Blacken Steel with Motor Oil - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV7/3I6S/HAFHLBRF/FV73I6SHAFHLBRF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV7/3I6S/HAFHLBRF/FV73I6SHAFHLBRF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV7/3I6S/HAFHLBRF/FV73I6SHAFHLBRF.SMALL.jpg tselle Blackening not only protects bare steel from rusting, but the process also yields a relatively attractive finish. You can achieve this finish with some pretty common household items. You will need: acetone clean rags motor oil pliers handheld torch heavy leather gloves, jac...
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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/
Zombie Apocalypse proof Ipad Case? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/U258/H8RVD98G/F4XU258H8RVD98G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/U258/H8RVD98G/F4XU258H8RVD98G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/U258/H8RVD98G/F4XU258H8RVD98G.SMALL.jpg dorkpunch I recently got an Ipad 2 as part of an education grant.  The teachers were required to supply their own case for the Ipad, so instead of purchasing a regular run of the mill case, I decided I would build one of my own to demonstrate to my students some of the things we are capable of doing in my cl...
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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/
Homemade Mini Bend Brake - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/JHXK/GZ9NVUPS/F1WJHXKGZ9NVUPS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/JHXK/GZ9NVUPS/F1WJHXKGZ9NVUPS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/JHXK/GZ9NVUPS/F1WJHXKGZ9NVUPS.SMALL.jpg Improbable Construct In this Instructable I will show you how I made a Mini Bend Brake to bend some 1/16" aluminum. I needed to make clean straight bends in strips of aluminum for my Hidden Bookshelf Light Switch. I had pretty good luck bending the aluminum in my bench vise, but it was hard to keep the bends square an...
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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/
Prepare to Drill Metal : How to Use a Center Punch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPE/NQ43/GZ0JI7IG/FPENQ43GZ0JI7IG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPE/NQ43/GZ0JI7IG/FPENQ43GZ0JI7IG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPE/NQ43/GZ0JI7IG/FPENQ43GZ0JI7IG.SMALL.jpg Jason von Techshop This is one of those 101 topics that I feel could use some exposition so drilling holes in metal can be a confident, well-informed, and efficient experience. A center punch is a tool with a pointed end that makes a dimple in your piece of material right where you intend to drill a hole.  A center ...
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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/
Machining a Steel Jewelry Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/04QQ/GYDLU1CS/FYS04QQGYDLU1CS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/04QQ/GYDLU1CS/FYS04QQGYDLU1CS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/04QQ/GYDLU1CS/FYS04QQGYDLU1CS.SMALL.jpg Mrballeng Ahh, the unconventional things we do for love. I made this jewelry box for my wife for Valentines Day. Now all I have to do is make something to put in it. To make it I used an electrical conduit connector, plexiglass, 22 gauge sheet metal, auto body filler, paint, and leather. After about 200,000 ...
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Wed, 8 Feb 2012 00:22:57 PST
Railway Line Anvil http://www.instructables.com/id/Railway-Line-Anvil/
Railway Line Anvil - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5W/51RD/F2DSDRG9/F5W51RDF2DSDRG9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5W/51RD/F2DSDRG9/F5W51RDF2DSDRG9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5W/51RD/F2DSDRG9/F5W51RDF2DSDRG9.SMALL.jpg Leon Close This Instructable describes how I made a small anvil for light forging work. It is made from a lump of railway line standing on end, welded to a plate of steel and firmly mounted to a hardwood stump. Technological Ingredients Tools required:Something to abrade steel with, I used a file and an an...
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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/
Forging a scorpion from a lag bolt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/Z1HW/GO5IG85Q/FWDZ1HWGO5IG85Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/Z1HW/GO5IG85Q/FWDZ1HWGO5IG85Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/Z1HW/GO5IG85Q/FWDZ1HWGO5IG85Q.SMALL.jpg oldanvilyoungsmith Part two of my blacksmithing series. How to forge a scorpion from a lag bolt. these things are fairly quick to make (when you get used to them), look cute, and sell fairly well as you can price them for a fairly low price, and still get money for your time and supplies. Have fun with it ! Part...
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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