Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:54:37 UTC BLOX v1.01 Benchtop Disc Sander http://www.instructables.com/id/Benchtop-Disc-Sander/
Benchtop Disc Sander - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6R/NDED/J4G51J8M/F6RNDEDJ4G51J8M.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6R/NDED/J4G51J8M/F6RNDEDJ4G51J8M.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6R/NDED/J4G51J8M/F6RNDEDJ4G51J8M.SMALL.jpg tomatoskins Disc sanders are extremely useful tools used for rough shaping wood. When I needed a dedicated sander that could take off a lot of material at once, I was less than impressed with what was available. After not finding any disc sanders with the size and power I wanted in my price range, I started th...
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Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:21:58 UTC
Better Handling for the Angle Grinder http://www.instructables.com/id/Better-Handling-for-the-Angle-Grinder/
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Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:40:39 UTC
Linear Pegboard Toolbox http://www.instructables.com/id/Linear-Pegboard-Toolbox/
Linear Pegboard Toolbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/YD2N/J48Q1GT3/FLAYD2NJ48Q1GT3.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/YD2N/J48Q1GT3/FLAYD2NJ48Q1GT3.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/YD2N/J48Q1GT3/FLAYD2NJ48Q1GT3.SMALL.jpg SamL29 Ever wanted a way to carry around the tools you need without having to dig through a big pile of them. Well then this is the project for you. You can change up sizes or materials based on your own personal preference. Materials and tools needed for this project. For this project, some of the mate...
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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:40:38 UTC
Angle Grinder Speed Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Angle-Grinder-Speed-Hack/
Angle Grinder Speed Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/GUMM/J48Q0PT1/F3AGUMMJ48Q0PT1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/GUMM/J48Q0PT1/F3AGUMMJ48Q0PT1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/GUMM/J48Q0PT1/F3AGUMMJ48Q0PT1.SMALL.jpg Stevens Workshop I have recently introduced some angle grinding sanding into my woodworking workflow unfortunately this does seem to cause a fair amount of burning to the wood.I needed to come up with a quick / cheap fix. Burnt Wood The problem seems to be most pronounced when using a flapper disk but anything ot...
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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 13:51:15 UTC
3D Printed Tool Hanger http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Tool-Hanger/
3D Printed Tool Hanger - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/J718/J48PXAJK/F2DJ718J48PXAJK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/J718/J48PXAJK/F2DJ718J48PXAJK.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/J718/J48PXAJK/F2DJ718J48PXAJK.SMALL.jpg IgorF2 If you have too many tools, you will eventually end up with a messy drawer or toolbox. The more tools you buy, the harder it is to find the right one. And if you borrow or lose one, you will hardly notice until you need it.I started this project because I was in this situation. And because I had jus...
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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:14:21 UTC
Improve 8586 Solder Station: "Cigar-tube-hack" (tip Holder) and Power Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Improve-8586-Solder-Station-Cigar-tube-hack-tip-Ho/
Improve 8586 Solder Station: "Cigar-tube-hack" (tip Holder) and Power Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/3KLD/J48PZGCS/FV13KLDJ48PZGCS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/3KLD/J48PZGCS/FV13KLDJ48PZGCS.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/3KLD/J48PZGCS/FV13KLDJ48PZGCS.SMALL.jpg DrScheffer Recently I bought a cool Kaleep 8586 2-in-1 rework soldering station.It's a nice tool and it's very cheap. But I thought "Hmm... where to store that solder tips and airgun nozzles? And why is there no mains power switch?"So if you got the same "problem" ... just look at my instruction here.The mains...
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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 04:08:50 UTC
Simple DIY Flap Sander http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-DIY-Flap-Sander/
Simple DIY Flap Sander - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FGI/JI4F/J48PY726/FGIJI4FJ48PY726.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGI/JI4F/J48PY726/FGIJI4FJ48PY726.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGI/JI4F/J48PY726/FGIJI4FJ48PY726.SMALL.jpg evanandkatelyn We’ve got a quick tip today - how to make a simple DIY flap sander. There are a lot of elaborate DIY flap sanders out there, but this is one you can make in a pinch. It’s great for getting into hard to reach spaces that are hard to get with a typical flap sander. Plus it’s super flexible: you can ma...
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Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:13:05 UTC
Wooden Jaws for a Metal Vice or Vise held by Magnets http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Jaws-for-a-Metal-Vice-or-Vise-Held-by-Magne/
Wooden Jaws for a Metal Vice or Vise held by Magnets - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F89/NZ1H/J48PZ3T5/F89NZ1HJ48PZ3T5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F89/NZ1H/J48PZ3T5/F89NZ1HJ48PZ3T5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F89/NZ1H/J48PZ3T5/F89NZ1HJ48PZ3T5.SMALL.jpg Wood Yogi I use my metal vice for holding wood and other materials as well as metal, but the steel jaws easily mark any material that isn't metal. These wooden jaws are a simple yet practical solution that require a minimum of skill.What you will need:Wood large enough for the project. The jaws on my vice are...
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Sat, 24 Jun 2017 22:05:01 UTC
Adjustable CNC Router Dust Boot http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Router-Dust-Boot-1/
Adjustable CNC Router Dust Boot - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0N/RKVR/J48PTWVA/F0NRKVRJ48PTWVA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0N/RKVR/J48PTWVA/F0NRKVRJ48PTWVA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0N/RKVR/J48PTWVA/F0NRKVRJ48PTWVA.SMALL.jpg 271828- When using any CNC router, a method to collect the copious amount of chips generated in converting sheets of plywood into amazing projects is essential for a clean shop. Sadly, all that remained of the dust boot, on my new to me CNC router, was the mounting bracket. I decided to build a replacement ...
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Sat, 24 Jun 2017 20:36:18 UTC
Table Saw Fence Storage Pipe http://www.instructables.com/id/Table-Saw-Fence-Storage-Pipe/
Table Saw Fence Storage Pipe - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIN/ZQSY/J48PRW8K/FINZQSYJ48PRW8K.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIN/ZQSY/J48PRW8K/FINZQSYJ48PRW8K.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIN/ZQSY/J48PRW8K/FINZQSYJ48PRW8K.SMALL.jpg carl5blum I have found various places to store the fence of my table saw. None worked very well and often other junk was in the way. 3" PVC Schedule 40 Pipe I found the fence would slide into 3" PVC Schedule 40 Pipe so I cut piece about 28" long, just a bit shorter than the table.The outside diameter of 3"...
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Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:05:05 UTC
Chop Saw Insert http://www.instructables.com/id/Chop-Saw-Insert/
Chop Saw Insert - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/V8K2/J48PP2SE/FJWV8K2J48PP2SE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/V8K2/J48PP2SE/FJWV8K2J48PP2SE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/V8K2/J48PP2SE/FJWV8K2J48PP2SE.SMALL.jpg djpolymath Fashion a zero clearance insert for a miter saw to prevent tear out. Stock Width Remove the saw insert and cut a piece of stock to fit snugly in the insert space. Depth Cut the edges of the insert piece to sit flush with the saw top. Round Edge Trace the saw insert edge onto the wood pie...
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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 03:53:16 UTC
Jointer Guard http://www.instructables.com/id/Jointer-Guard/
Jointer Guard - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/ZCCL/J44G040M/FLQZCCLJ44G040M.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/ZCCL/J44G040M/FLQZCCLJ44G040M.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/ZCCL/J44G040M/FLQZCCLJ44G040M.SMALL.jpg diymontreal If you’re like me, you love finding a good deal on Craigslist, especially when it comes to tools. You sometimes have to be patient, but oh the satisfaction when you snag that sweat deal. On the down side, that often means you’ll need to do a little work to get the tool back into smooth operation.My ...
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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:01:47 UTC
How to Make Mini Drill Press http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Mini-Drill-Press/
How to Make Mini Drill Press - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/GBDA/J44FW676/FXEGBDAJ44FW676.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/GBDA/J44FW676/FXEGBDAJ44FW676.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/GBDA/J44FW676/FXEGBDAJ44FW676.SMALL.jpg FLR Handcraft Hello, Today I show You how i made simple mini drill press, to see it in action look at attached video. Materials Tools i used:DrillAngle grinderBelt sanderFilesSquareHacksawPliers Attack Guides to Main Board Drill two holes in main board (12 cm distance between holes) and attach guide tubes, ...
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Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:41:18 UTC
How to Make a Simple Crosscut Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Simple-Crosscut-Jig/
How to Make a Simple Crosscut Jig - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/IU29/J44FNB4H/FT6IU29J44FNB4H.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/IU29/J44FNB4H/FT6IU29J44FNB4H.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/IU29/J44FNB4H/FT6IU29J44FNB4H.SMALL.jpg diycreators In most shops, space is a premium. As a Diyer with multiple interests, everything needs to be stored somewhere. I needed a crosscut sled that I can take anywhere and then store it when it's not in use. I also used the miter gauge that came with the table saw as one of the miter bars. So this is my s...
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Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:57:03 UTC
Drilling a Hole Through a Long Dowel http://www.instructables.com/id/Drilling-a-Hole-Through-a-Long-Dowel/
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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 04:10:11 UTC
Wooden Chamfer Plane http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Chamfer-Plane/
Wooden Chamfer Plane - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/0A69/J3YQ6KMD/FW50A69J3YQ6KMD.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/0A69/J3YQ6KMD/FW50A69J3YQ6KMD.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/0A69/J3YQ6KMD/FW50A69J3YQ6KMD.SMALL.jpg Mikhandmaker. In this Instructable I want to show you how to build your own hand plane but with the particularity that it's made to be used with a chisel. Its utility is to chamfer the corners of the wood.This tool can be made with electric tools, but one again as usual I have decided to make it only 100% with h...
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Sun, 18 Jun 2017 19:46:25 UTC
Cheap and Easy Bevel Angle Guide for Woodworking Tools http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-and-Easy-Bevel-Angle-Guide-for-Woodworking-T/
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Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:42:04 UTC
Portable Bandsaw Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Bandsaw-Mount/
Portable Bandsaw Mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/WN9K/J3YQ1H00/FOSWN9KJ3YQ1H00.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/WN9K/J3YQ1H00/FOSWN9KJ3YQ1H00.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/WN9K/J3YQ1H00/FOSWN9KJ3YQ1H00.SMALL.jpg djpolymath Build a mount and table for a portable bandsaw. Scrap Pieces Dig up scrap wood and metal. Metal Fit a piece of metal under the bandsaw handle. Wood Cut wood to fit on both sides of the saw handle. Fasten Screw the metal to the wood pieces. Fit Slide the mount under the handle and snu...
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Sat, 17 Jun 2017 22:12:05 UTC
Riving Knife http://www.instructables.com/id/Riving-Knife/
Riving Knife - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FK4/ENXK/J3YPZCLI/FK4ENXKJ3YPZCLI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FK4/ENXK/J3YPZCLI/FK4ENXKJ3YPZCLI.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FK4/ENXK/J3YPZCLI/FK4ENXKJ3YPZCLI.SMALL.jpg CraftAndu The importance of a riving knife can not be underestimated! If you have ever worked with circular saws then you know what I am talking about. Without it one of the most terrifying thing called kickback can easily occur.My Makita MLT 100 contractor table saw came with a riving knife but this one had ...
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Sat, 17 Jun 2017 10:10:05 UTC
Budget Gel Pad Upgrade for Hearing Protection http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Gel-Pad-Upgrade-for-Hearing-Protection/
Budget Gel Pad Upgrade for Hearing Protection - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FD5/TNEE/J3YPQ3R6/FD5TNEEJ3YPQ3R6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD5/TNEE/J3YPQ3R6/FD5TNEEJ3YPQ3R6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD5/TNEE/J3YPQ3R6/FD5TNEEJ3YPQ3R6.SMALL.jpg mvsainz Difficulty: EasyTime: 15 minutes to 1 hourCost: 20$So, I find myself wearing earmuffs for hearing protection pretty often. Be it in the garage or at the range. Around a year ago I found myself not too happy with the stock ear pads of my earmuffs (my main set are some 3M Peltor Sport Tactical 100 Ele...
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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 05:17:04 UTC
Drill Press Dust Collector http://www.instructables.com/id/Drill-Press-Dust-Collector/
Drill Press Dust Collector - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/BE4Q/J3YPOKAP/FWFBE4QJ3YPOKAP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/BE4Q/J3YPOKAP/FWFBE4QJ3YPOKAP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/BE4Q/J3YPOKAP/FWFBE4QJ3YPOKAP.SMALL.jpg djpolymath This is a drill press dust collecting jig. It is designed to allow the dust collection port to sit at different heights depending on the placement of the work piece. Scrap Mark a piece of scrap with 0", 1", 2" and 3" sides surrounding a circle the circumference of a dust collecting hose. Rim ...
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Thu, 15 Jun 2017 23:18:48 UTC
$1 Inflatable Sander Replacement DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/1-Inflatable-Sander-Replacement-DIY/
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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 18:21:16 UTC
Judge Mallet http://www.instructables.com/id/Judge-Mallet/
Judge Mallet - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/YPDH/J3UFEYEC/FANYPDHJ3UFEYEC.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/YPDH/J3UFEYEC/FANYPDHJ3UFEYEC.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/YPDH/J3UFEYEC/FANYPDHJ3UFEYEC.SMALL.jpg 64814 Judge’s Mallet Instructable Project: 1.) First you need to take a piece of wood and glue it between two other boards that are the same color these are gonna be your outer parts of the wood. Make sure the inner board is a different color than the outside boards.The color can be whatever you want sam...
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Mon, 12 Jun 2017 19:36:01 UTC
DIY Electric Screwdriver http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Electric-Screwdriver/
DIY Electric Screwdriver - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/XKJZ/J3OQ0M7V/FFCXKJZJ3OQ0M7V.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/XKJZ/J3OQ0M7V/FFCXKJZJ3OQ0M7V.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/XKJZ/J3OQ0M7V/FFCXKJZJ3OQ0M7V.SMALL.jpg Techno craft Hello friends,We need the things which makes our living easier, simple and less time consuming.That is why in today's instructable I am gonna show you how to make a very simple Electric Screwdriver with some easily available materials so that you don't waste time while making your projects. Materi...
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Sun, 11 Jun 2017 18:15:40 UTC
Leather Tool Roll http://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-and-Waxed-Cotton-Tool-Roll/
Leather Tool Roll - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FND/SZKE/J3OQ3E81/FNDSZKEJ3OQ3E81.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FND/SZKE/J3OQ3E81/FNDSZKEJ3OQ3E81.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FND/SZKE/J3OQ3E81/FNDSZKEJ3OQ3E81.SMALL.jpg deluges This is a short instructable that goes along with my saddlebag project. You can refer to that project for tools, materials and more detail about how things are sewn, leather etc!This project was also driven by my need to transport things on my newly bought 1980 Honda CM400T. It's old and needs tools...
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Sun, 11 Jun 2017 16:06:48 UTC
Miter Saw Zero Clearance Insert http://www.instructables.com/id/Miter-Saw-Zero-Clearance-Insert/
Miter Saw Zero Clearance Insert - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/ED3T/J3OPQL5G/F0DED3TJ3OPQL5G.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/ED3T/J3OPQL5G/F0DED3TJ3OPQL5G.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/ED3T/J3OPQL5G/F0DED3TJ3OPQL5G.SMALL.jpg diymontreal I was surprised to see the number of Instructables tutorials on table saw inserts but none for miter saw inserts. While I'm sure there are many zero clearance tutorials out there, I thought I'd share the video I made documenting the process of how I made my very own zero clearance miter saw insert u...
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Thu, 8 Jun 2017 19:16:08 UTC
Diy Simple Wood Vice http://www.instructables.com/id/Diy-Simple-Wood-Vice/
Diy Simple Wood Vice - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5N/OAAD/J3NQU7U9/F5NOAADJ3NQU7U9.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5N/OAAD/J3NQU7U9/F5NOAADJ3NQU7U9.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5N/OAAD/J3NQU7U9/F5NOAADJ3NQU7U9.SMALL.jpg zaclewis98 What inspired me?I have had to complete so many tasks with a mini metal working vice for a few years now, and decided I would build a simple vice to hold the wood whilst being cut and sanded, without causing damage to the surface what so ever. I had a length of hard wood that I could use and then de...
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Thu, 8 Jun 2017 09:50:12 UTC
Mobile Laptop Harness http://www.instructables.com/id/Mobile-Laptop-Harness/
Mobile Laptop Harness - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FDC/IJEY/J3KFBZ8J/FDCIJEYJ3KFBZ8J.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDC/IJEY/J3KFBZ8J/FDCIJEYJ3KFBZ8J.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDC/IJEY/J3KFBZ8J/FDCIJEYJ3KFBZ8J.SMALL.jpg WardWorks I needed to take notes and measurements in the field, but I hate writing by hand because then I have to keep up with multiple papers and plans. Then I have to transfer it to a computer anyway and my handwriting is difficult to read. I like to enter information directly into a laptop even in the fi...
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Tue, 6 Jun 2017 13:32:33 UTC
Toolbox Without the Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Toolbox-Without-the-Box/
Toolbox Without the Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F9Y/XAEF/J3KFDW0F/F9YXAEFJ3KFDW0F.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9Y/XAEF/J3KFDW0F/F9YXAEFJ3KFDW0F.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9Y/XAEF/J3KFDW0F/F9YXAEFJ3KFDW0F.SMALL.jpg JanisDV Can a toolbox be made without being a box? The answer is yes, and this intstructable will show you a solution you can build on your own. Our concept consist of a textile that stores the tools trough the help of foldback clips. Multiple sheets can be attached with snap buttons, rolled up and by attac...
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Mon, 5 Jun 2017 20:16:51 UTC
DIY Pneumatic Bearing Press http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Pneumatic-Bearing-Press/
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Mon, 5 Jun 2017 15:00:52 UTC
Building the Shapeoko 3 From Carbide 3D http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-the-Shapeoko-3-From-Carbide-3D/
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Mon, 5 Jun 2017 09:58:20 UTC
DIY Cordless Electric Caulking Gun http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Cordless-Electric-Caulking-Gun/
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Thu, 1 Jun 2017 16:32:41 UTC
How To: Restore an Axe- Two Tone Handle/Leather Sheath http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Restore-an-Axe-Two-Tone-HandleLeather-Sheat/
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Thu, 1 Jun 2017 14:27:47 UTC
Mini Brake Bender http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Brake-Bender/
Mini Brake Bender - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLL/R3GP/J3AFGFTW/FLLR3GPJ3AFGFTW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLL/R3GP/J3AFGFTW/FLLR3GPJ3AFGFTW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLL/R3GP/J3AFGFTW/FLLR3GPJ3AFGFTW.SMALL.jpg ezman IntroductionA common hurdle during a project is having the right tool for the task. I am constantly faced with the perplexing questions of, do I buy the $$$ tool? Do I buy the cheap import tool? How far do I have to travel and how much time will it take? To whom do I call who might have the tool...
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Wed, 31 May 2017 16:33:14 UTC
Simple Electrical Remote Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Electrical-Remote-Switch/
Simple Electrical Remote Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/YWC9/J3AF8XJ5/FAKYWC9J3AF8XJ5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/YWC9/J3AF8XJ5/FAKYWC9J3AF8XJ5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/YWC9/J3AF8XJ5/FAKYWC9J3AF8XJ5.SMALL.jpg Kris82 In this Instructable I show you the easiest way to make a remote switch control that will make it easier to turn stuff on and off when needed. Gather Supplies Gather all supplies listed below.Supplies:· Power Cord 14 Gauge· Male Power Cord Adapter· Metal Outlet Box· 1/2” Knock...
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Wed, 31 May 2017 05:27:00 UTC
Wooden Dead Blow Mallet http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Dead-Blow-Mallet/
Wooden Dead Blow Mallet - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/8E70/J3AFCA2A/FSV8E70J3AFCA2A.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/8E70/J3AFCA2A/FSV8E70J3AFCA2A.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/8E70/J3AFCA2A/FSV8E70J3AFCA2A.SMALL.jpg tomatoskins Mallets are a necessity for any woodworker and dead blow mallets have their advantages. When striking a surface, it does not rebound like a traditional mallet, but falls flat and heavy. This can be helpful when trying to squeeze together difficult glue joints or whenever you'd like to minimize damag...
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Tue, 30 May 2017 18:35:42 UTC
Simple DIY Drill Press Vise http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-DIY-Drill-Press-Vise/
Simple DIY Drill Press Vise - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/UCBL/J3AF5WAJ/FW1UCBLJ3AF5WAJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/UCBL/J3AF5WAJ/FW1UCBLJ3AF5WAJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/UCBL/J3AF5WAJ/FW1UCBLJ3AF5WAJ.SMALL.jpg 8------------------- A drill press vise is very useful but they can be expensive and the cheap ones suck. I broke the cheap drill press vise I had mounted on my 10" 12 speed drill press so I built a better one. In this Instructable, we will make our own for $10! Tools and Materials Tools:Pipe cutter or hacksaw with ...
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Tue, 30 May 2017 13:13:36 UTC
Making Pimped Winding Sticks http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Pimped-Winding-Sticks/
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Fri, 26 May 2017 17:41:26 UTC
How to Make a Plasma Cutting Station | DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Plasma-Cutting-Station-DIY/
How to Make a Plasma Cutting Station | DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FVR/WLV9/J30SLEII/FVRWLV9J30SLEII.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVR/WLV9/J30SLEII/FVRWLV9J30SLEII.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVR/WLV9/J30SLEII/FVRWLV9J30SLEII.SMALL.jpg ZH Fabrications So I recently acquired a new plasma cutter, which is totally going to revolutionize my workflow. But in order to use these guys you need a surface for your material that won't reflect the arc back towards the workpiece, so I designed and build this guy, which has removeable slats that can be easily ...
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Wed, 24 May 2017 13:48:25 UTC
Raising a Large Timbered Bent...Alone http://www.instructables.com/id/Raising-a-Large-Timbered-BentAlone/
Raising a Large Timbered Bent...Alone - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/IUTQ/J30SY0KX/FKHIUTQJ30SY0KX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/IUTQ/J30SY0KX/FKHIUTQJ30SY0KX.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/IUTQ/J30SY0KX/FKHIUTQJ30SY0KX.SMALL.jpg TheTradesmanChannel 2017 As we've already discussed in some of the previous posts I've made here I am in the process of building a timber frame alone. This has been a very rewarding experience since day one and every bent that gets stood up has its own reward.There are some things that I have learned in this process to dat...
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Wed, 24 May 2017 03:47:02 UTC
Modular Multiplex Toolbox http://www.instructables.com/id/Modular-Multiplex-Toolbox-Lasercut/
Modular Multiplex Toolbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FV6/1GU6/J30SXHH5/FV61GU6J30SXHH5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV6/1GU6/J30SXHH5/FV61GU6J30SXHH5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV6/1GU6/J30SXHH5/FV61GU6J30SXHH5.SMALL.jpg ystoelen With this toolbox we hope to make the life of a maker more easy. The toolbox has a modular design what makes it possible to select the tools you need in your workstation and bring them along with you.Because of this design and the good overview, it is a lot easier to organise your tools. Lasercutt...
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Tue, 23 May 2017 21:22:07 UTC
Precise Cutting and Planeing Shooting Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Precise-Cutting-and-Planeing-Shooting-Board/
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Tue, 23 May 2017 13:23:31 UTC
Wood Storage Cart - Redux http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Storage-Cart-Redux/
Wood Storage Cart - Redux - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/H3WX/J30SS6YM/FA3H3WXJ30SS6YM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/H3WX/J30SS6YM/FA3H3WXJ30SS6YM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/H3WX/J30SS6YM/FA3H3WXJ30SS6YM.SMALL.jpg pbriggs8 I recently built a second wood storage cart for my son, similar to one I described in a prior Instructable. This Instructable provides the key information you need to build this cart.I built this cart over a three-day period while helping my son with some home improvement projects. Upon completion...
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Tue, 23 May 2017 01:52:06 UTC
How to Install PlusNut With DIY Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Install-PlusNut-With-DIY-Tool/
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Mon, 22 May 2017 12:08:58 UTC
DIY Shop Built Flip Down Panel Saw for Under $50 in an Afternoon http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Shop-Built-Flip-Down-Panel-Saw-for-Under-50-in/
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Sat, 20 May 2017 22:07:39 UTC
New Life for Old 12 Volt Cordless Drill http://www.instructables.com/id/New-Life-for-Old-12-Volt-Cordless-Drill/
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Fri, 19 May 2017 18:25:54 UTC
Woodworking Featherboards http://www.instructables.com/id/Woodworking-Featherboards/
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Fri, 19 May 2017 00:01:50 UTC
Mecanismo Retrátil Para Chave De Mandril - Retracting wrench chuck for drill press http://www.instructables.com/id/Mecanismo-Retrátil-Para-Chave-De-Mandril/
Mecanismo Retrátil Para Chave De Mandril - Retracting wrench chuck for drill press - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/BXTM/J2UP9PPY/FGPBXTMJ2UP9PPY.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/BXTM/J2UP9PPY/FGPBXTMJ2UP9PPY.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/BXTM/J2UP9PPY/FGPBXTMJ2UP9PPY.SMALL.jpg Cion Cassiano Saudações Leitor/LeitoraEste instructables apresenta a confecção de um mecanismo retrátil para prender a chave de mandril de furadeira de bancada. Como elemento retrátil foi utilizada a mola obtida a partir de uma trena danificada, além de um cordão para crachá e de algumas outras peças metálicas pr...
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Thu, 18 May 2017 22:48:05 UTC
Hand Tools for Timber Framing http://www.instructables.com/id/Hand-Tools-for-Timber-Framing/
Hand Tools for Timber Framing - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/0R05/J2QF3HX4/FPG0R05J2QF3HX4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/0R05/J2QF3HX4/FPG0R05J2QF3HX4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/0R05/J2QF3HX4/FPG0R05J2QF3HX4.SMALL.jpg TheTradesmanChannel 2017 The video speaks for itself. On this journey I have been on to learn timber framing I have found that good hand tools have their place in major projects and have become a lost art in this world of power tools. Over the last couple of generations of craftsmen the hand tools have started to go by th...
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Wed, 17 May 2017 15:39:41 UTC
Transparent Table Saw http://www.instructables.com/id/Transparent-Table-Saw/
Transparent Table Saw - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F25/3T11/J2QEYJ2N/F253T11J2QEYJ2N.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F25/3T11/J2QEYJ2N/F253T11J2QEYJ2N.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F25/3T11/J2QEYJ2N/F253T11J2QEYJ2N.SMALL.jpg JackmanWorks Alright, I am super happy with this thing. So simple but it looks so cool! The table saw insert was made from 3/8" acrylic I found in the dumpster where probably half of my projects start out. I'm just saving this as a zero clearance insert and will use the stock one for angled cuts. Note that I am ...
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Tue, 16 May 2017 15:33:36 UTC