Instructables: exploring - workshop - metalworking - weld - metal http://www.instructables.com Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:05:43 PST BLOX v1.01 Basic Guide to Flux Cored Arc Welding http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Guide-to-Flux-Cored-Arc-MIG-Welding/
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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:26:46 PDT
How To MIG Weld A Box http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-MIG-Weld-A-Box/
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 13:15:21 PDT
Dodecahedron coin bank http://www.instructables.com/id/Dodecahedron-coin-bank/
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:56:25 PDT
Turn your mobile work station into a SUPER STRONG CYBORG WARRIOR (or just strengthen the joints) http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-your-mobile-work-station-into-a-SUPER-STRONG-/
Turn your mobile work station into a SUPER STRONG CYBORG WARRIOR (or just strengthen the joints) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5W/TRMD/HGU2EZW4/F5WTRMDHGU2EZW4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5W/TRMD/HGU2EZW4/F5WTRMDHGU2EZW4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5W/TRMD/HGU2EZW4/F5WTRMDHGU2EZW4.SMALL.jpg damianzuch OK, you own a mobile work station and you bring it from job site to job site when suddenly - one day - BAM! the wheel gets stuck in a stair case and the plastic back breaks. Lame. Wouldn't have happened if you had already turned it into a SUPER STRONG CYBORG WARRIOR (or just added a custom bracket t...
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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:59:37 PST
Build an awesome custom ladder for your truck/mobile work station http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-an-awesome-custom-ladder-for-your-truck/
Build an awesome custom ladder for your truck/mobile work station - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/2LPZ/HS61A2X3/F2Y2LPZHS61A2X3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/2LPZ/HS61A2X3/F2Y2LPZHS61A2X3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/2LPZ/HS61A2X3/F2Y2LPZHS61A2X3.SMALL.jpg damianzuch EXCITING! We're putting this Instructable in the Mobile Work Spaces contest, if you like it please vote in the upper right hand corner! Holy cow, those prizes are awesome!!! :) OK, so, our shop often rents trucks for several months at a time and we turn them into mobile work stations. We will occas...
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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 10:08:05 PST
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
FMA - My Beginnings http://www.instructables.com/id/FMA-My-Beginnings/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FLL/8J72/H1KHANCI/FLL8J72H1KHANCI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLL/8J72/H1KHANCI/FLL8J72H1KHANCI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLL/8J72/H1KHANCI/FLL8J72H1KHANCI.SMALL.jpg TheFullMetalAlchemist I made most of this stuff when I was a kid in high school, the recumbent trikes what got me into welding in the first place. I've also liked drawing for most of my life so "make" skills and the love of drawing have gone hand in hand. These days I work at a sign company designing and constructing sig...
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Fri, 4 May 2012 22:59:28 PDT
Welding/Metals Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/WeldingMetals-Projects/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ5/DEG0/H1JUINUO/FJ5DEG0H1JUINUO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ5/DEG0/H1JUINUO/FJ5DEG0H1JUINUO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ5/DEG0/H1JUINUO/FJ5DEG0H1JUINUO.SMALL.jpg zipzapper859 These are some of the projects/fun things I have made out of metal. The hand and the bike I made at school in a shop class. I just used different scrap pieces and cut different things to make the bike. I got a really good grade on it. For the hand, I saw this Instructable, and decided to make one b...
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Mon, 30 Apr 2012 16:35:38 PDT
Metal Drummer! http://www.instructables.com/id/Metal-Drummer/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6O/5BQU/H1JUE6S5/F6O5BQUH1JUE6S5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6O/5BQU/H1JUE6S5/F6O5BQUH1JUE6S5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6O/5BQU/H1JUE6S5/F6O5BQUH1JUE6S5.SMALL.jpg mcwiggles A scrap metal sculpture of a Dude playing drums. everything is welded onto a 5" X 5" piece of 1/4" cold roll flat metal. complete with a clear coat of paint!
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Sun, 29 Apr 2012 18:59:25 PDT
Brandon Welds a Napkin Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Brandon-Welds-a-Napkin-Holder/
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Sun, 15 Apr 2012 05:48:24 PDT
Build a "Tuned" pipe for a 2-stroke http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Tuned-pipe-for-a-2-stroke/
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Sun, 18 Mar 2012 18:48:51 PDT
Making and using a hand crank lathe for use with a plasma cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-and-using-a-hand-crank-lathe-for-use-with-a/
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Sat, 4 Feb 2012 23:52:29 PST
Steel Sheet Metal Flower http://www.instructables.com/id/Metal-Flower/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSX/KE3R/GXYIDKQS/FSXKE3RGXYIDKQS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSX/KE3R/GXYIDKQS/FSXKE3RGXYIDKQS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSX/KE3R/GXYIDKQS/FSXKE3RGXYIDKQS.SMALL.jpg Evan2010 This is a simple metal rose or some type of flower that I made with some spare sheet metal. Took a while to make but that was mainly due to the fact that I only had a small tin snips and I had to cut each petal and leaf by hand... Also it takes some practice to bend each petal to shape and you have ...
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Thu, 26 Jan 2012 18:03:25 PST
Welding http://www.instructables.com/id/Welding/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAO/DOAS/F2NOBQV0/FAODOASF2NOBQV0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAO/DOAS/F2NOBQV0/FAODOASF2NOBQV0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAO/DOAS/F2NOBQV0/FAODOASF2NOBQV0.SMALL.jpg Instructables Guides We've got all kinds of welding Instructables on the site, including how to use MIG and TIG welders, how to make your own spot welder from scratch, a stick welder from a set of batteries and a microwave, and plenty of other tips and tricks to help you start your own metal shop, or just brush up on yo...
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Fri, 12 Dec 2008 12:16:45 PST
The Keg-Kart, or; How I learned to stop taking things seriously and love obscure projects. http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Keg-Kart-or-How-I-learned-to-stop-taking-thi/
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Tue, 28 Oct 2008 01:25:38 PDT
Build a Microwave Transformer Homemade Stick/Arc Welder http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Microwave-Transformer-Homemade-Welder/
Build a Microwave Transformer Homemade Stick/Arc Welder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/OKM4/FAHIWACV/FTNOKM4FAHIWACV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/OKM4/FAHIWACV/FTNOKM4FAHIWACV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/OKM4/FAHIWACV/FTNOKM4FAHIWACV.SMALL.jpg stasterisk I had no idea making a DIY welder would be so easy to do. And, it's pretty much FREE! Additionally, the stick welder you get is definitely better than anycheap commercial welder you can buy. Why is this homemade thing better than something you can buy? Because when you factor in shipping and labor ...
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Sun, 23 Dec 2007 19:47:13 PST
How to Weld - MIG Welding http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Weld---MIG-Welding/
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Wed, 5 Sep 2007 11:45:19 PDT
How to Weld - TIG Welding http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Weld-TIG/
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Fri, 6 Jul 2007 18:48:05 PDT
How to make a forge http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-forge/
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Tue, 25 Jul 2006 14:58:59 PDT
how to make forging tongs http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-forging-tongs/
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Tue, 25 Jul 2006 13:33:34 PDT