Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:11:52 PDT BLOX v1.01 Enhanced DeWalt Drill Before And After http://www.instructables.com/id/Enhanced-DeWalt-Drill-Before-And-After/
Enhanced DeWalt Drill Before And After - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/CF3C/ICM6W1GP/F45CF3CICM6W1GP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/CF3C/ICM6W1GP/F45CF3CICM6W1GP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/CF3C/ICM6W1GP/F45CF3CICM6W1GP.SMALL.jpg Gregarious I purchased a DeWalt 12volt cordless drill with two 'dead' batteries from a guy on eBay for about $10.I intended to turn it into a corded drill as demonstrated in several Instructables.Then the project seemed to take on a life of it's own and I found myself adding new features and enhancements.The e...
By: Gregarious

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:52:21 PDT
Jigsaw Vision GoPro Mount and Giveaway for Pro Membership http://www.instructables.com/id/Jigsaw-Vision-GoPro-Mount-and-Giveaway-for-Pro-Mem/
Jigsaw Vision GoPro Mount and Giveaway for Pro Membership - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/K9B5/ICID42PS/F9PK9B5ICID42PS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/K9B5/ICID42PS/F9PK9B5ICID42PS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/K9B5/ICID42PS/F9PK9B5ICID42PS.SMALL.jpg CurtosNoirDesign I am giving away Pro Membership codes to two people. Everyone who subscribes to my channel by August 7th, 2015 gets a chance to enter. Head on over to YouTube.com/ProperGents and Subscribe. I get an email with your username so I will be contacting you through YouTube if you get picked. Good luck eve...
By: CurtosNoirDesign

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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 14:07:37 PDT
Cheap Drill Press DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Drill-Press-DIY/
Cheap Drill Press DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/TO1B/ICGWA3IK/F2ATO1BICGWA3IK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/TO1B/ICGWA3IK/F2ATO1BICGWA3IK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/TO1B/ICGWA3IK/F2ATO1BICGWA3IK.SMALL.jpg handroid7 I decided to build a drill press for 12$.I have mostly used design by Izzy Swan he have pretty good build videos: His YouTube Channel Here You can see the video of my final product : https://youtu.be/Ogf9JVEOmrYNow I can drill bunch of 90deg holes.. but why?Thank you, Materials and Tools Material...
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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 22:07:56 PDT
How to swap the blade on your Leatherman Wave, Charge, or Surge Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-swap-the-blade-on-your-Leatherman-Wave-Char/
How to swap the blade on your Leatherman Wave, Charge, or Surge Tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/QS8S/ICEMUKWN/F6EQS8SICEMUKWN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/QS8S/ICEMUKWN/F6EQS8SICEMUKWN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/QS8S/ICEMUKWN/F6EQS8SICEMUKWN.SMALL.jpg txtoolcrafters This Instructable will give you the step by step on how to replace the blade on your Leatherman Charge, Wave, or Surge tool. The photos will follow a Leatherman Wave tool, but the steps are the same for all three tools. Materials List Leatherman Charge, Wave, or Surge tool that needs a new blad...
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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:28:06 PDT
Hand Powered Vacuum Chamber http://www.instructables.com/id/Hand-Powered-Vacuum-Chamber/
Hand Powered Vacuum Chamber - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ2/LBYD/ICEMTDNO/FQ2LBYDICEMTDNO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ2/LBYD/ICEMTDNO/FQ2LBYDICEMTDNO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ2/LBYD/ICEMTDNO/FQ2LBYDICEMTDNO.SMALL.jpg Pirate_Prince If you ever worked with fibre glass, epoxy resin, plaster or moulding materials that required removal of bubbles before it sets after being poured into a mould, then having a vacuum chamber is a great help. However, commercially available units are pretty costly and even finding the the right size i...
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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:28:06 PDT
DIY blacksmithing - Converting your barbecue into a forge then using it to recycle scrap metal into tools http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-blacksmithing-Converting-your-barbecue-into-a-/
DIY blacksmithing - Converting your barbecue into a forge then using it to recycle scrap metal into tools - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/F4Z1/ICEMSNI4/FB5F4Z1ICEMSNI4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/F4Z1/ICEMSNI4/FB5F4Z1ICEMSNI4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/F4Z1/ICEMSNI4/FB5F4Z1ICEMSNI4.SMALL.jpg rosemarybeetle Blacksmithery on the barbecue? - yes, this really works!Here's how you can make the quality steel that is found in bicycle parts live on, by forging it into blades to create useful tools. The best thing though is that this can be done on a normal barbecue using lumpwood charcoal and a camping airbed...
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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 04:02:52 PDT
Bandsaw blade storage box http://www.instructables.com/id/Bandsaw-blade-storage-box/
Bandsaw blade storage box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/FS09/ICE1URIA/FQ9FS09ICE1URIA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/FS09/ICE1URIA/FQ9FS09ICE1URIA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/FS09/ICE1URIA/FQ9FS09ICE1URIA.SMALL.jpg seamster I love my band saw--it's my favorite workshop tool.Over the years I've collected a handful of blades for it, but I've never had a decent place to store them. They've always just hung on nails on the wall. So I built this simple box of shelves to store my band saw blades a little more tidily. The co...
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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 20:31:43 PDT
Simple workshop cart (with hidden drawer) http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-workshop-cart-with-hidden-drawer/
Simple workshop cart (with hidden drawer) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/MA0W/ICBS1YAP/FYRMA0WICBS1YAP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/MA0W/ICBS1YAP/FYRMA0WICBS1YAP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/MA0W/ICBS1YAP/FYRMA0WICBS1YAP.SMALL.jpg seamster For the last couple of months I've been busily reorganizing my workshop. I've built all sorts of new stuff, including several cabinets, a large outfeed work table, and this new mobile workshop cart. I wanted a simple but heavy-duty cart to hold my jointer and planer that allowed them to be moved aro...
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:29:36 PDT
Sawmill from 12" bandsaw and a mower http://www.instructables.com/id/Sawmill-from-12-bandsaw-and-a-mower/
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Sun, 19 Jul 2015 16:49:08 PDT
EXTRA HANDS FOR SOLDERING - OCTOPUS http://www.instructables.com/id/EXTRA-HANDS-FOR-SOLDERING-OCTOPUS/
EXTRA HANDS FOR SOLDERING - OCTOPUS - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/LTOH/IC6HTHD0/F0LLTOHIC6HTHD0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/LTOH/IC6HTHD0/F0LLTOHIC6HTHD0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/LTOH/IC6HTHD0/F0LLTOHIC6HTHD0.SMALL.jpg chrisjlionel A extra hands (helping hand), also known as a third hand, is a type of extremely adjustable hands to hold materials near each other so that the user can work on them. MATERIALS USED Piece of wooden block Wood sticks with square cross-section (10x10mm) Alligator clips - 4 pairs Flexible and stiff...
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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 06:18:33 PDT
Renewing a Spokeshave http://www.instructables.com/id/Renewing-a-Spokeshave/
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Wed, 15 Jul 2015 14:10:38 PDT
Choosing the Best Adhesive for the Job http://www.instructables.com/id/Choosing-the-Best-Adhesive-for-the-Job/
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 08:45:05 PDT
Drill Dust Buster Vac Attachment http://www.instructables.com/id/Drill-Dust-Buster-Vac-Attachment/
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By: Gregarious

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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 16:39:03 PDT
Make PVC Look Like Wood http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-PVC-Look-Like-Wood/
Make PVC Look Like Wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/P794/IBTF85EO/FIYP794IBTF85EO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/P794/IBTF85EO/FIYP794IBTF85EO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/P794/IBTF85EO/FIYP794IBTF85EO.SMALL.jpg zaphodd42 I came up with this simple trick to give PVC pipe a realistic wood texture when I built a few plastic didgeridoos a couple of years ago. It would also work for theater, home decor or backyard tiki-bars! Send an invite if you build that last one. What You'll Need. - PVC, Any size you want.- Heavy...
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Tue, 7 Jul 2015 21:05:42 PDT
The Blade Runner Multi-material Electric Knife http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Blade-Runner-Multi-material-Electric-Knife/
The Blade Runner Multi-material Electric Knife - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/JIO0/IBQCH5D2/FFYJIO0IBQCH5D2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/JIO0/IBQCH5D2/FFYJIO0IBQCH5D2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/JIO0/IBQCH5D2/FFYJIO0IBQCH5D2.SMALL.jpg Gregarious There are plenty of Instructables showing how to make hot cutters for foam but I have not seen one that uses this less smelly and more effective method. This approach is definitely an unusual use for an ordinary thing, that gives EXTRAORDINARY results. It started with a cutting need I found some ...
By: Gregarious

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Sun, 5 Jul 2015 20:18:22 PDT
PVC Duel Shot Air Gun http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Duel-Shot-Air-Gun/
PVC Duel Shot Air Gun - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC9/PC6U/IBM23NMF/FC9PC6UIBM23NMF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC9/PC6U/IBM23NMF/FC9PC6UIBM23NMF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC9/PC6U/IBM23NMF/FC9PC6UIBM23NMF.SMALL.jpg Nicholasjames This PVC air gun can be made for around $20. It is simple to make and fun to use. Parts and Supplies Parts and Supplies list:(3) 1/2 inch PVC valves (1) 1/2 inch PVC 90 degree elbow(1) 1/2 inch PVC Tee(5) 2 inch long 1/2 inch PVC(1) 4 inch long 1/2 inch PVC(1) 13 inch long 1/2 inch PVC(2) 7 inc...
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 20:04:57 PDT
How to make a vacuum powered plywood lifter for your workshop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-vacuum-powered-plywood-lifter-for-yo/
How to make a vacuum powered plywood lifter for your workshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/7GD6/IBM22ZNB/F8R7GD6IBM22ZNB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/7GD6/IBM22ZNB/F8R7GD6IBM22ZNB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/7GD6/IBM22ZNB/F8R7GD6IBM22ZNB.SMALL.jpg elking I'm planning on building more than a few cabinets for an upcoming kitchen and bath remodel, on my house. I'll be using my 4x8 CNC router to cut the parts for the carcasses, out of 3/4 plywood. Shuffling 3/4 plywood around the shop has never been fun, its not that heavy but it is awkward for one pers...
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 15:34:10 PDT
The Marking Gauge Set http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Marking-Gauge-Set/
The Marking Gauge Set - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/WZXS/IBM242OK/FTXWZXSIBM242OK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/WZXS/IBM242OK/FTXWZXSIBM242OK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/WZXS/IBM242OK/FTXWZXSIBM242OK.SMALL.jpg -BALES- I'm a big fan of marking gauges ... we go way back. Rulers, squares, compasses of several varieties ... I got 'em. I have a love affair with combination squares especially .. I have several. 18", 12", 6" ... heck I have 3 of the 6" model alone. I have found that 3 just isn't enough for me. It n...
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 09:18:23 PDT
Circle Cutter/Pipe Fitter for Plasma Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Circle-CutterPipe-Fitter-for-Plasma-Cutter/
Circle Cutter/Pipe Fitter for Plasma Cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX6/3JX9/IBKMKSWB/FX63JX9IBKMKSWB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX6/3JX9/IBKMKSWB/FX63JX9IBKMKSWB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX6/3JX9/IBKMKSWB/FX63JX9IBKMKSWB.SMALL.jpg Marsh Plasma cutters are great, but you need a steady hand to make a really great cut. Failing that, a guide will give you a really clean cut every time and this adjustable circle cutting compass really comes in handy! It's cheap, easy to build and when you see the results, you'll never make another curve...
By: Marsh

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Wed, 1 Jul 2015 04:55:20 PDT
Improvised woodworking clamps http://www.instructables.com/id/Improvised-woodworking-clamps/
Improvised woodworking clamps - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/RFHB/IBJ73G8I/FG4RFHBIBJ73G8I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/RFHB/IBJ73G8I/FG4RFHBIBJ73G8I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/RFHB/IBJ73G8I/FG4RFHBIBJ73G8I.SMALL.jpg makendo Real woodworkers always seem to have a ton of clamps lying around. I'm an amateur woodworker and have neither the storage nor the budget (clamps are expensive!), so I make do with all sorts of weird clamping set-ups. Fortunately, modern wood glue is amazingly strong and applying huge amounts of pres...
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:21:11 PDT
CNC Mini router lift!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Mini-router-lift/
CNC Mini router lift!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F09/2ZH5/IBHS1YYF/F092ZH5IBHS1YYF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F09/2ZH5/IBHS1YYF/F092ZH5IBHS1YYF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F09/2ZH5/IBHS1YYF/F092ZH5IBHS1YYF.SMALL.jpg shopbuilt You can get plans and the easel files here: https://www.inventables.com/projects/mini-router-lift Cut out components using easel Open up the easel file and click file, copy project. Then you can delete all but one component and carve it out. I recommend doing it this way instead of carving all at...
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:40:40 PDT
super easy cyclone! http://www.instructables.com/id/super-easy-cyclone/
super easy cyclone! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/KGQ7/IBHRS8OD/FWVKGQ7IBHRS8OD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/KGQ7/IBHRS8OD/FWVKGQ7IBHRS8OD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/KGQ7/IBHRS8OD/FWVKGQ7IBHRS8OD.SMALL.jpg shopbuilt This is pretty much the simplest cyclone I could come up with. You will need. You will need the car cleaning nozzle from your shop vac and the largest bucket you can find with a tight fitting cover. You will also need a straight coupling to attach your shop vac hose to. Mark placement Mark the...
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 07:59:16 PDT
Workbench vise from reclaimed scissor jack http://www.instructables.com/id/Workbench-vice-from-reclaimed-scissor-jack/
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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:18:44 PDT
Oilcan From Tuna http://www.instructables.com/id/Oilcan-From-Tuna/
Oilcan From Tuna - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/C0DS/IB8HYOF5/FF4C0DSIB8HYOF5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/C0DS/IB8HYOF5/FF4C0DSIB8HYOF5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/C0DS/IB8HYOF5/FF4C0DSIB8HYOF5.SMALL.jpg BeachsideHank Having a spill- resistant container of cutting and threading oil handy while machining parts is a definite asset while working in the shop, and a tuna sandwich for lunch provided the solution. After a satisfying lunch, I washed both the tuna can and lid before use. I marked out the lid center, w...
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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:04:55 PDT
Building an Acrylic Strip/Line Bender from a old Pouch Laminator http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-an-Acrylic-Line-Bender-Or-Heater-From-An-/
Building an Acrylic Strip/Line Bender from a old Pouch Laminator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/ZMJP/IB4A8450/F9JZMJPIB4A8450.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/ZMJP/IB4A8450/F9JZMJPIB4A8450.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/ZMJP/IB4A8450/F9JZMJPIB4A8450.SMALL.jpg Mindmapper1 The first thing I did was to carefully remove any parts I was not going to need on the line bender. When taking something like this apart to reuse it is a very good idea to do this carefully and methodically. I don't like throwing parts away and try where possible reuse as much as I can. Photos and...
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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 00:17:08 PDT
Tire Spreader http://www.instructables.com/id/Tire-Spreader/
Tire Spreader - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/6E6S/IB2BIZ9K/FPW6E6SIB2BIZ9K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/6E6S/IB2BIZ9K/FPW6E6SIB2BIZ9K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/6E6S/IB2BIZ9K/FPW6E6SIB2BIZ9K.SMALL.jpg graydog111 When inspecting or repairing an automobile tire, it is really difficult to get the tire spread far enough to get to the inside of the tire. I have needed this tool for 50 years, but kept putting off making one until now. I could have bought a similar tool for $150 to $450 online, but since I am re...
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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 09:53:04 PDT
Intro: SLO MakerSpace, CNC Router http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-SLO-MakerSpace-CNC-Router/
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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 21:59:37 PDT
How to CNC Route Woodshop Push Sticks http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-CNC-Route-Woodshop-Push-Sticks/
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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:20:19 PDT
How To Restore A Hand Plane http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Restore-A-Hand-Plane/
How To Restore A Hand Plane - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/D5JN/IAZ70PJU/FFQD5JNIAZ70PJU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/D5JN/IAZ70PJU/FFQD5JNIAZ70PJU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/D5JN/IAZ70PJU/FFQD5JNIAZ70PJU.SMALL.jpg nick ferry I saw an old hand plane in a used tool store and figured I would have a go at restoring it. I think the before and after speaks for itself. One quick note: When looking at old hand tools to restore, exam them before purchase to make sure no major parts are missing or are too badly damaged. Disa...
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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 21:01:01 PDT
Sliding Moxon Vise http://www.instructables.com/id/Sliding-Moxon-Vise/
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 20:07:53 PDT
Making Flat InstaMorph Sheets http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Flat-InstaMorph-Sheets/
Making Flat InstaMorph Sheets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3D/DPMG/IAWCD33O/F3DDPMGIAWCD33O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3D/DPMG/IAWCD33O/F3DDPMGIAWCD33O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3D/DPMG/IAWCD33O/F3DDPMGIAWCD33O.SMALL.jpg mik3 While InstaMorph can be quickly molded into different shapes, sometimes it's easier to start with a uniform flat sheet. Fortunately, it's easy to make flat sheets using a cooking trick for rolling dough.Instructables sponsored a Build Night at Urban Workshop, and supplied us with InstaMorph to play ...
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 23:37:16 PDT
Bolt tongs forged of 2 railroad spikes http://www.instructables.com/id/Bolt-tongs-from-2-railroad-spikes/
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 17:06:46 PDT
Detachable 360deg "Mag-Lights" for Workshop Glasses http://www.instructables.com/id/Mag-Light-Workshop-Glasses/
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 14:56:06 PDT
French cleats for tool storage http://www.instructables.com/id/French-cleats-for-tool-storage/
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 07:54:00 PDT
The Ultimate Miter Saw Station http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ultimate-Miter-Saw-Station/
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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 17:52:47 PDT
So you want to drill a hole? http://www.instructables.com/id/So-you-want-to-drill-a-hole/
So you want to drill a hole? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/R9TO/IAS2788J/FIVR9TOIAS2788J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/R9TO/IAS2788J/FIVR9TOIAS2788J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/R9TO/IAS2788J/FIVR9TOIAS2788J.SMALL.jpg njkeng Ok. Bear with me because this gets a bit complicated. So you've found yourself in need of a hole. There's no need to be anxious. You may be relieved to know that there are literally millions of people with needs just like yours. This guide is for all of them and for all of you. It seems you've been ...
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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 23:47:48 PDT
Tool Handle From Pipe! http://www.instructables.com/id/Tool-Handle-From-Pipe/
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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:02:42 PDT
Speed Control for Hand Drill Press http://www.instructables.com/id/Speed-Control-for-Hand-Drill-Press/
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:49:23 PDT
Pocket Socket Wrench (Keychain) http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Socket-Wrench-Keychain/
Pocket Socket Wrench (Keychain) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/6ZAJ/IAP6ZU7L/FKP6ZAJIAP6ZU7L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/6ZAJ/IAP6ZU7L/FKP6ZAJIAP6ZU7L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/6ZAJ/IAP6ZU7L/FKP6ZAJIAP6ZU7L.SMALL.jpg M3G I find myself in need of a wrench a lot. Whether it's on my longboard, a tool, or some project I'm working on, I always end up needing to loosen or tighten a nut or bolt. I tried carrying a skate tool around, but it was a little too bulky for me, often didn't have the right size drivers for whatever...
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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 11:06:31 PDT
Free Custom Screwdriver in Under Two Minutes http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-Custom-Screwdriver-in-Under-Two-Minutes/
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Mon, 8 Jun 2015 11:19:44 PDT
Paracord 4-Peg Spool Knitting http://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-4-Peg-Spool-Knitting/
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Sat, 6 Jun 2015 13:46:43 PDT
Cheap cyclone-based vacuum cleaner made from scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-cyclone-based-vacuum-cleaner-made-from-scrat/
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Wed, 3 Jun 2015 04:52:10 PDT
Clamp Forming Tool from a Caulking gun http://www.instructables.com/id/Clamp-Forming-Tool-from-a-Caulking-gun/
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Mon, 1 Jun 2015 01:47:59 PDT
Hot Rod Your Hot Glue Gun http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-Rod-Your-Hot-Glue-Gun/
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Sat, 30 May 2015 08:43:21 PDT
Glass Bottle Cutting Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Glass-Bottle-Cutting-Jig/
Glass Bottle Cutting Jig - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F17/9AQC/IA8X0JHO/F179AQCIA8X0JHO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F17/9AQC/IA8X0JHO/F179AQCIA8X0JHO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F17/9AQC/IA8X0JHO/F179AQCIA8X0JHO.SMALL.jpg Schaf77 This instructable shows the jig I made to cut glass bottles. The method I use is from Jor2daje, here is the link: http://www.instructables.com/id/Easiest-way-to-cle...The method uses a torch and something to rotate the bottle while heat is applied. Jor2daje used a lathe which I do not have, so I h...
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Fri, 29 May 2015 20:01:04 PDT
DIY Sanding Cord - for Wood Turners http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-sanding-cord-for-wood-turners/
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Fri, 29 May 2015 17:15:04 PDT
Make a shop vac adapter http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-shop-vac-adapter/
Make a shop vac adapter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/JA88/IA761W2Z/FI2JA88IA761W2Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/JA88/IA761W2Z/FI2JA88IA761W2Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/JA88/IA761W2Z/FI2JA88IA761W2Z.SMALL.jpg ernstp I could not find a suitable adapter to hook up my shop vac to my new table saw. So I decided to make one my self out of wood. I need a shop vac adapter The 35mm hose of my shop vac is much smaller than the connector at the table saw. Since I could not find a suitable adapter I decided to build on...
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Thu, 28 May 2015 00:03:51 PDT
Friendly Gestures in Unexpected Places http://www.instructables.com/id/Friendly-Gestures-in-Unexpected-Places/
Friendly Gestures in Unexpected Places - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/UA5D/IA5786RZ/F08UA5DIA5786RZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/UA5D/IA5786RZ/F08UA5DIA5786RZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/UA5D/IA5786RZ/F08UA5DIA5786RZ.SMALL.jpg wei wei Human-human interactions are usually more intimate, compassionate, and emotional than human-object interactions. But what if we put some human element into the mundane, unintelligent everyday objects? In this instructable I made soaps in the shape of my hand, which requires a more humanly interactio...
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Tue, 26 May 2015 19:14:18 PDT
Digital Aesthetics Recreated in the Physical - CNCed Resin Cast Objects http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Aesthetics-Recreated-in-the-Physical-CNCed/
Digital Aesthetics Recreated in the Physical - CNCed Resin Cast Objects - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/KXO9/IA573M76/F4UKXO9IA573M76.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/KXO9/IA573M76/F4UKXO9IA573M76.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/KXO9/IA573M76/F4UKXO9IA573M76.SMALL.jpg wei wei The specific characteristics of digital tools and machines bring about aesthetics foreign to our everyday experience with the physical world. Inspired by the digital aesthetics, I wanted to recreate a digital world in the physical space, thus blending the two. In this instructable I'll walk you thro...
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Tue, 26 May 2015 15:48:54 PDT
Photographic Composition Elements http://www.instructables.com/id/Photographic-Composition-Elements/
Photographic Composition Elements - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/DMXH/IA58GFDA/FDVDMXHIA58GFDA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/DMXH/IA58GFDA/FDVDMXHIA58GFDA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/DMXH/IA58GFDA/FDVDMXHIA58GFDA.SMALL.jpg lbritzphoto What is visual composition?Composition is "the placement or arrangement of visual elements in a work of art." It can also be thought of as "the way in which you place your subject matter in your camera's frame."Why is composition so important in photography?* The composition of our images makes a hu...
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Tue, 26 May 2015 10:39:11 PDT