Instructables: exploring - workshop - metalworking - steel - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 7 Dec 2016 22:07:10 PST BLOX v1.01 Forged Shelf Brackets http://www.instructables.com/id/Forged-Shelf-Brackets/
Forged Shelf Brackets - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/AT1B/IW5JBNC0/F7IAT1BIW5JBNC0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/AT1B/IW5JBNC0/F7IAT1BIW5JBNC0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/AT1B/IW5JBNC0/F7IAT1BIW5JBNC0.SMALL.jpg jbrauer This Instructable will walk you through forging industrial style shelf brackets. I have this theory that if blacksmiths of a bygone era had access to abrasive chopsaws and MIG welders, they would have used them. So while I'm using some equipment that is nearly 100 years old, this isn't exactly a l...
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Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:45:47 PST
MK: DIY Butterfly Knife http://www.instructables.com/id/MK-DIY-Butterfly-Knife/
MK: DIY Butterfly Knife - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYQ/UV6T/IVO4CB4F/FYQUV6TIVO4CB4F.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYQ/UV6T/IVO4CB4F/FYQUV6TIVO4CB4F.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYQ/UV6T/IVO4CB4F/FYQUV6TIVO4CB4F.SMALL.jpg MK DIY Knife again! This time it´s butterfly knife, or balisong.Materials: saw blade for blade, mild steel for handles, 2X M3, 4XM2,5 nuts&bolts, steel tube inner ⌀3mm.Tools: angle grinder, drill press, belt sander, bench grinder, file, hack saw. Blade I started by cutting the rough shape from the ol...
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Sun, 27 Nov 2016 20:17:29 PST
How to Polish Stainless Steel Watch | Basics of Polishing http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Polish-Stainless-Steel-Watch-Basics-of-Poli/
How to Polish Stainless Steel Watch | Basics of Polishing - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLK/AT6X/IVO4CAP2/FLKAT6XIVO4CAP2.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLK/AT6X/IVO4CAP2/FLKAT6XIVO4CAP2.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLK/AT6X/IVO4CAP2/FLKAT6XIVO4CAP2.SMALL.jpg Jakes workshop What is up everybody, in this video I will be showing you how to polish an old scratched stainless steel watch using an electric polish machine.- In the beginning I will also explain the basic concept of polishing different types of metals.-Enjoy the instructable Equipment for polishing -Let's fi...
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Thu, 24 Nov 2016 08:30:58 PST
Hamon and Yaki Ire of a Japanese Style Blade http://www.instructables.com/id/Hamon-and-Yaki-Ire-of-a-Japanese-Style-Blade/
Hamon and Yaki Ire of a Japanese Style Blade - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2M/2ASF/IVHQR8TQ/F2M2ASFIVHQR8TQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2M/2ASF/IVHQR8TQ/F2M2ASFIVHQR8TQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2M/2ASF/IVHQR8TQ/F2M2ASFIVHQR8TQ.SMALL.jpg Xexos Yaki ire, or differential quenching, is an ancient technique developed to harden the cutting edge, but leave a portion of the spine unhardened. This allows the blade to absorb a tremendous amount of shock without breaking, while still allowing an extremely high hardness level in the edge. Generally,...
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Thu, 17 Nov 2016 19:16:57 PST
Medieval Crusader Great Helm http://www.instructables.com/id/Medieval-Crusader-Great-Helm/
Medieval Crusader Great Helm - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/VI3J/IVA4XUUS/FDQVI3JIVA4XUUS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/VI3J/IVA4XUUS/FDQVI3JIVA4XUUS.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/VI3J/IVA4XUUS/FDQVI3JIVA4XUUS.SMALL.jpg Scenic Sauthoff This is a medieval crusader great helm I built, replicating an actual great helm, but using modern building techniques.Materials Used:Construction PaperMasking TapeSharpieScissors18 guage Sheet MetalNibblerMetal ShearsMig WelderMetal Jig SawMetal FilesRivetsFEVGold Spray PaintUpholstery FoamCraft Fe...
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Sat, 12 Nov 2016 09:33:32 PST
Cutting Metal With a Plasma Torch ( With Accuracy) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cutting-Metal-With-a-Plasma-Torch-With-Accuracy/
Cutting Metal With a Plasma Torch ( With Accuracy) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FNQ/JT9G/IUIYVJY9/FNQJT9GIUIYVJY9.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNQ/JT9G/IUIYVJY9/FNQJT9GIUIYVJY9.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNQ/JT9G/IUIYVJY9/FNQJT9GIUIYVJY9.SMALL.jpg steelshell fab I recently built 5 foot plates for a customers railing posts.This is how I cut steel with a Plasma Cutting Torch Equipment You will need:* a Plasma Cutting Torch. ( I'm using a Northern Industrial 275 that I got at Harbor Fright* leather gloves* Sun Glasses ( shade #5 if you have them, or a weld...
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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:17:34 PDT
Steel Link Chain http://www.instructables.com/id/Steel-Link-Chain/
Steel Link Chain - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/OVF8/IU5N8189/F7BOVF8IU5N8189.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/OVF8/IU5N8189/F7BOVF8IU5N8189.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/OVF8/IU5N8189/F7BOVF8IU5N8189.SMALL.jpg orirum Its a real cool thing to be able to make your own welded steel link chain. At some point you will find use for it :) its fun to make and good exercise in making link chain.Materials and Equipment Needed1. Hot rolled ( softened) steel wire, here I am using 1/8 thick steel wire2. 2 inch diameter steel...
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Tue, 11 Oct 2016 15:41:29 PDT
Make Your Lamp Steel Simply http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Lamp-Steel-Simply/
Make Your Lamp Steel Simply - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/J9UW/ITW35L51/FSDJ9UWITW35L51.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/J9UW/ITW35L51/FSDJ9UWITW35L51.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/J9UW/ITW35L51/FSDJ9UWITW35L51.SMALL.jpg mika17 Simple, novice with no problem at all. Do not require weld.You need: - a disk cutter - of the sheet steel 15/10 ème - a lighting system. Prepare your sheet steel Sheet steel, or stainless in 15/10 ème.Make a piece of 70 x 100 cmsThen draw 3 strips of 20 cms wide. ​Prepare your lines(features) o...
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Sat, 8 Oct 2016 12:24:48 PDT
Minimalist Steel Rocking Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Minimalist-Steel-Rocking-Chair/
Minimalist Steel Rocking Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/9IIA/ITQ31TNR/FLB9IIAITQ31TNR.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/9IIA/ITQ31TNR/FLB9IIAITQ31TNR.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/9IIA/ITQ31TNR/FLB9IIAITQ31TNR.SMALL.jpg Henri.Lacoste Welcome to my instructable. I have titled my intro with a quote by Picasso "Good artists borrow, great artists steal" because, I'm afraid, the design for this rocking chair is a shameless copy of a beautiful piece of furniture by Muller Van Severen. I fell in love with their design and since I don't...
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Sat, 1 Oct 2016 05:48:11 PDT
Japanese Style Blade Forging http://www.instructables.com/id/Japanese-Style-Blade-Forging/
Japanese Style Blade Forging - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/9XHX/ITCHFUSG/FO59XHXITCHFUSG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/9XHX/ITCHFUSG/FO59XHXITCHFUSG.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/9XHX/ITCHFUSG/FO59XHXITCHFUSG.SMALL.jpg Xexos So, before we start, I'd like to try and answer a quick question that a lot of people have: Why is forging better than stock removal?For those of you that don't know, stock removal is a way of creating a knife that involves removing material from a piece of steel until a knife shape is revealed. For...
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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:27:29 PDT
Saw Knife and Leather Sheath http://www.instructables.com/id/Saw-Knife-and-Leather-Sheath/
Saw Knife and Leather Sheath - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/6KJ7/ISCBF49T/F7U6KJ7ISCBF49T.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/6KJ7/ISCBF49T/F7U6KJ7ISCBF49T.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/6KJ7/ISCBF49T/F7U6KJ7ISCBF49T.SMALL.jpg ElmarsM Hey!Once again I had an inspiration to make a new knife, but this time I was lucky enough to have a used saw blade, so I made the knife from it!Tools: Angle grinder Saw Bench grinder Sandpaper Hammer Pliers OvenMaterials: Saw blade Epoxy glue Wood for knife handle (I used oak) Charcoal Nails Vegetab...
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Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:20:26 PDT
Workshop Chair with Air Compressor from scrap http://www.instructables.com/id/Workshop-Chair-With-Air-Compressor-From-Scrap/
Workshop Chair with Air Compressor from scrap - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYQ/EU19/IRWLI6LY/FYQEU19IRWLI6LY.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYQ/EU19/IRWLI6LY/FYQEU19IRWLI6LY.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYQ/EU19/IRWLI6LY/FYQEU19IRWLI6LY.SMALL.jpg Thomas Workshop Hello everyone, in this project I wanna show you how to make Workshop Chair with Air Compressor inside. All parts to make this project I found in scrap. I made video and step by step instruction how to make it.Materials :- 2 old car's rims- 3 small wheels- steel profile- screws amd nuts- air compres...
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Mon, 15 Aug 2016 17:35:53 PDT
Etch / Tattoo a Knife or Skate Blade in 5 Min http://www.instructables.com/id/Etch-Tattoo-a-Knife-or-Skate-Blade-in-5-Min/
Etch / Tattoo a Knife or Skate Blade in 5 Min - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/6E57/IRHV6ARS/FHO6E57IRHV6ARS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/6E57/IRHV6ARS/FHO6E57IRHV6ARS.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/6E57/IRHV6ARS/FHO6E57IRHV6ARS.SMALL.jpg -Selfmade- AhoiThis is the most simple method to tattoo a blade (steel in general) permanently. Durable and willnot even take 15 minutes. Here we go! Tools and material I own a laser engraver, so making the stencils is easy, BUT you can do the same with a sharp knifeor a razor-blade. You need a REAL sharp k...
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Sat, 6 Aug 2016 07:47:15 PDT
Blacksmithing a Railroad Spike Adze / Garden Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Blacksmithing-a-Railroad-Spike-Adze-Garden-Tool/
Blacksmithing a Railroad Spike Adze / Garden Tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4Q/295L/IRC6UGEJ/F4Q295LIRC6UGEJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4Q/295L/IRC6UGEJ/F4Q295LIRC6UGEJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4Q/295L/IRC6UGEJ/F4Q295LIRC6UGEJ.SMALL.jpg CJStephens In this instructable I'm going to show you how to blacksmith a hand adze / garden tool from a rail road spike! After a long year of not publishing anything I've finally gotten around to writing one. I originally made this for carving wooden bowls and I started selling them at craft shows. And I ende...
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Mon, 1 Aug 2016 13:54:19 PDT
DIY Scratch Awl - 2 Ways http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Scratch-Awl-2-Ways/
DIY Scratch Awl - 2 Ways - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/BCC3/IQYT1AJ7/FSOBCC3IQYT1AJ7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/BCC3/IQYT1AJ7/FSOBCC3IQYT1AJ7.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/BCC3/IQYT1AJ7/FSOBCC3IQYT1AJ7.SMALL.jpg KagedCreations This Instructable coincides with my entry into Mitch Peacock's ToolMake16. Originally I intended to make a an icepick. However I went with a 7 mm 01 Tool Steel rod and i think it's just a little too thick. These turned into more of an scratch awl/center punch, still a useful tool. I choose to make o...
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Sun, 24 Jul 2016 16:57:19 PDT
Jewelry Wire 101 http://www.instructables.com/id/Jewelry-Wire-101/
Jewelry Wire 101 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F95/AJHD/IQQWYJUH/F95AJHDIQQWYJUH.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F95/AJHD/IQQWYJUH/F95AJHDIQQWYJUH.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F95/AJHD/IQQWYJUH/F95AJHDIQQWYJUH.SMALL.jpg 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
DIY Folding Knife With Button Lock http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Folding-Knife-With-Button-Lock/
DIY Folding Knife With Button Lock - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/2Y4O/IPBXU156/FTO2Y4OIPBXU156.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/2Y4O/IPBXU156/FTO2Y4OIPBXU156.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/2Y4O/IPBXU156/FTO2Y4OIPBXU156.SMALL.jpg 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
I-Beam Keyring http://www.instructables.com/id/I-Beam-Keyring/
I-Beam Keyring - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/YL1W/IOO5IOLZ/F2YYL1WIOO5IOLZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/YL1W/IOO5IOLZ/F2YYL1WIOO5IOLZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/YL1W/IOO5IOLZ/F2YYL1WIOO5IOLZ.SMALL.jpg WOmadeOD The best design is often the simplest - and it doesn't come much simpler than this I-Beam KeyringYou'll find it hard to loose your keys again!Here's how I made it...Oh, and a video is also available here I-Beam The I-Beam is a rolled steel joist (RSJ), which you can purchase from building supply ...
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Sat, 28 May 2016 10:15:36 PDT
Electrolysis for Rust Removal – Coffee Container http://www.instructables.com/id/Electrolysis-for-Rust-Removal-Coffee-Container/
Electrolysis for Rust Removal – Coffee Container - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FGV/K0V5/IOXJ28RH/FGVK0V5IOXJ28RH.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGV/K0V5/IOXJ28RH/FGVK0V5IOXJ28RH.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGV/K0V5/IOXJ28RH/FGVK0V5IOXJ28RH.SMALL.jpg mtairymd I’ve recently started the restoration of an old truck. As part of the restoration, I need to remove rust from many of the parts. I’ve read multiple blogs and instructables on this topic so I thought I would give it a try. For a proof of concept, I made the simple almost free version (minus the ba...
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Sat, 21 May 2016 07:51:56 PDT
Simple Industrial Pencil Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Industrial-Pencil-Holder/
Simple Industrial Pencil Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/OTKY/IO25CW3G/F1XOTKYIO25CW3G.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/OTKY/IO25CW3G/F1XOTKYIO25CW3G.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/OTKY/IO25CW3G/F1XOTKYIO25CW3G.SMALL.jpg 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, 12 May 2016 07:18:59 PDT
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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F77/AG8M/INBYXYWR/F77AG8MINBYXYWR.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F77/AG8M/INBYXYWR/F77AG8MINBYXYWR.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/OF2B/ILV84F0R/FHLOF2BILV84F0R.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/OF2B/ILV84F0R/FHLOF2BILV84F0R.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
Budd Lugnut Knob - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/XXLN/ILA1DVPN/FBWXXLNILA1DVPN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/XXLN/ILA1DVPN/FBWXXLNILA1DVPN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/XXLN/ILA1DVPN/FBWXXLNILA1DVPN.SMALL.jpg good_apollo In the past, most of my Instructables have been more function over form. Frankly, I have to admit the fact that viewing many other Instructables that are so overly the top awesome and just generally well thought out has changed my outlook on this project. I wanted to shift the ratio and do somethi...
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/2DBU/IJHHKTJU/FKY2DBUIJHHKTJU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/2DBU/IJHHKTJU/FKY2DBUIJHHKTJU.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/Z0PV/II96XFRU/F5FZ0PVII96XFRU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/Z0PV/II96XFRU/F5FZ0PVII96XFRU.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/ZNHU/II96XFOC/FNIZNHUII96XFOC.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/ZNHU/II96XFOC/FNIZNHUII96XFOC.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/F6YJ/IH54FH9G/F3OF6YJIH54FH9G.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/F6YJ/IH54FH9G/F3OF6YJIH54FH9G.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
Spun Steel and Waterjet Cut Sculpture #2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/UX1P/IGQU3WPF/FLPUX1PIGQU3WPF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/UX1P/IGQU3WPF/FLPUX1PIGQU3WPF.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/UX1P/IGQU3WPF/FLPUX1PIGQU3WPF.SMALL.jpg 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
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/
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F80/I72D/IDA2KGF8/F80I72DIDA2KGF8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F80/I72D/IDA2KGF8/F80I72DIDA2KGF8.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
TIG-Welded Steel Vase - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/M8SM/ICRXRPGP/FTXM8SMICRXRPGP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/M8SM/ICRXRPGP/FTXM8SMICRXRPGP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/M8SM/ICRXRPGP/FTXM8SMICRXRPGP.SMALL.jpg ElektraSteel I love TIG welding more than anything in the world, and I intentionally design my pieces to involve lots and lots of welds. This 31-sided stainless steel vase is a great example: Each edge is welded, not folded. It’s a delicious challenge for anyone who wants to practice their precision TIG welding!...
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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/
Dirt Cheap Forge - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/M050/I7MXM7DW/F5GM050I7MXM7DW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/M050/I7MXM7DW/F5GM050I7MXM7DW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/M050/I7MXM7DW/F5GM050I7MXM7DW.SMALL.jpg sixsmith If you read my Instructable about making charcoal, then you know that I am on the path of making a froe, for free. The forge is the heart, which I guess would make the anvil the lungs. . . or would it be the other way around? Either way, the forge is important so I set out to build a dirt cheap forg...
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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/
Scrap Metal Coal Forge - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/MPNE/I6SNV9VI/F3WMPNEI6SNV9VI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/MPNE/I6SNV9VI/F3WMPNEI6SNV9VI.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/MPNE/I6SNV9VI/F3WMPNEI6SNV9VI.SMALL.jpg TheSkreepyTinker Thanks for checking out my first Instructable!I had made a forge/smelter recently, but it wasn't terribly easy to only heat up a specific part of the piece I was working on due to it being really tall. Look for that Instructable soon.I had tried using a metal fire pit as my forge, but didn't want t...
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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