Instructables: exploring - workshop - repair - metal http://www.instructables.com Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:11:08 PDT BLOX v1.01 Mills Vest Pocket Slot Machine Restoration http://www.instructables.com/id/Mills-Vest-Pocket-Slot-Machine-Restoration/
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:46:45 PST
Restoring an old safe http://www.instructables.com/id/Restoring-an-old-safe/
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By: Regan Leatch

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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 00:01:33 PST
Make a working key from scrap metal by reverse engineering a lock http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-working-key-from-scrap-metal-by-reverse-eng/
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Fri, 7 Feb 2014 21:55:01 PST
Full Metal Bracket!! http://www.instructables.com/id/full-metal-bracket/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/C9DE/HGU2JWIM/F3ZC9DEHGU2JWIM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/C9DE/HGU2JWIM/F3ZC9DEHGU2JWIM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/C9DE/HGU2JWIM/F3ZC9DEHGU2JWIM.SMALL.jpg damianzuch I have a Stanley FatMax Mobile Work Station; a fine little set up for dragging my tools from site to site. However... a bit of weight in the box and the plastic just gave. The big crack was exactly where all the stress occurs when wheeling it around so it threatened to get bigger; epoxies and plumbe...
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Mon, 20 May 2013 21:33:09 PDT
How to Replace the Locking Pin in a Truck Tool Box http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Replace-the-Locking-Pin-in-a-Truck-Tool-Box/
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Fri, 21 Sep 2012 13:11:48 PDT
Fixing my old reel mower http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixing-my-old-reel-mower/
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Fri, 30 Mar 2012 00:48:15 PDT
How to spray paint something that is metal and rusted http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-spray-paint-something-that-is-metal-and-rus/
How to spray paint something that is metal and rusted - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/77OY/GQBCHZA3/F8E77OYGQBCHZA3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/77OY/GQBCHZA3/F8E77OYGQBCHZA3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/77OY/GQBCHZA3/F8E77OYGQBCHZA3.SMALL.jpg izea97sk8ter Hey everyone, I'm back with another contest instructable. I want to show you guys how to build all certain kinds of cool things and just do some regular stuff as well. Anyways, let's move on to the challenge. Challenge: Spray paint the rusty metal sign in front of my mom's apartment building.  I do...
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Mon, 25 Jul 2011 08:33:34 PDT
Refinishing metal arcade game parts - Part II http://www.instructables.com/id/Refinishing-metal-arcade-game-parts-Part-II/
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Thu, 29 Apr 2010 13:23:34 PDT
How to wrap a samurai sword handle http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-wrap-a-samurai-sword-handle/
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Sun, 9 Aug 2009 19:06:41 PDT
How to bend tubing http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-bend-tubing/
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Sun, 8 Jan 2006 11:32:00 PST