Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:35:04 PST BLOX v1.01 Plexiglass bender and plexiglass lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Plexiglass-bender-and-plexiglass-lamp/
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:04:38 PST
Light Your Drill / Mill http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Your-Drill-Mill/
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:14:38 PST
DIY Sand Blaster $50 in an hour http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Sand-Blaster-50-in-an-hour/
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 23:23:45 PST
SABER SAW TO SCROLL SAW http://www.instructables.com/id/SABER-SAW-TO-JIGSAW/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:32:51 PST
Gripping Threaded Rod http://www.instructables.com/id/Gripping-Threaded-Rod/
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 22:29:34 PST
Improvised Safety Guard for Rotary Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Improvised-Guard-for-Rotary-Tool/
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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 18:49:12 PST
Make your own usb mini vacuum cleaner http://www.instructables.com/id/make-your-own-usb-mini-vacume/
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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 21:55:52 PST
Restore an Old Vise http://www.instructables.com/id/Restore-an-Old-Vise/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:10:40 PST
Best DIY Dremel Sander Ever http://www.instructables.com/id/Best-Dremel-Sander-Ever/
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:51:48 PST
Homemade Bench Oak Carvers Vice (Vise) http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Bench-Oak-Carvers-Vice/
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 23:54:32 PST
Wooden Leather Burnisher http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Leather-Burnisher/
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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 03:18:08 PST
Mjölnir's Cradle http://www.instructables.com/id/Mjölnirs-Cradle/
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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:45:23 PST
Shop cheats: Clean various holes http://www.instructables.com/id/Shop-cheats-Clean-various-holes/
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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:14:47 PST
Propane tank to air storage http://www.instructables.com/id/Propane-tank-to-air-storage/
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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 20:43:34 PST
Shop cheats: Quick threaded arbors http://www.instructables.com/id/Shop-cheats-Quick-threaded-arbors/
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 23:44:25 PST
Shop cheats: Magic socket trick http://www.instructables.com/id/Shop-cheats-Magic-socket-trick/
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 23:16:15 PST
Easy wooden mallet http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-wooden-mallet/
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16:46:26 PST
Hatchet (Solid Steel) Restoration and Wood Handle http://www.instructables.com/id/Hatchet-Solid-Steel-Restoration-and-Wood-Handle/
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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:27:43 PDT
Miter Saw Shadow Line http://www.instructables.com/id/Miter-Saw-Shadow-Line/
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:50:18 PDT
Changing Blades on the 14" Bandsaw http://www.instructables.com/id/Changing-Blades-on-the-14-Bandsaw/
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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:12:39 PDT
Re-Magnetize a Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Re-Magnetize-a-Tool/
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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:28:33 PDT
Quick Drill Press Chuck Key Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Drill-Press-Chuck-Key-Holder/
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:26:28 PDT
Sugru Self-Locking Wingnuts and Wingbolts http://www.instructables.com/id/Sugru-Self-Locking-Wingnuts-and-Wingbolts/
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:59:58 PDT
Coffee Break Tool Kit and perfect for your car cup holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Coffee-Break-Tool-Kit-and-perfect-for-your-car-cup/
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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 23:04:19 PDT
Introduction to Leatherworking http://www.instructables.com/id/Introduction-to-Leatherworking/
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:56:17 PDT
Sewing and tooling a packable leather toolbox http://www.instructables.com/id/Sewing-and-tooling-a-packable-leather-toolbox/
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:26:16 PDT
Hatchet Handle Replacement http://www.instructables.com/id/Hatchet-Handle-Replacement/
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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 22:37:41 PDT
How to Make a Mini Retractable Metal Saw http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Mini-Retractable-Metal-Saw/
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:24:05 PDT
Cool Off Using A Microwave Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/Cool-Off-Using-A-Microwave-Oven/
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:32:13 PDT
Functional Leather Respirator http://www.instructables.com/id/Functional-Leather-Respirator/
Functional Leather Respirator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/9KSZ/I1FPMTWS/FM89KSZI1FPMTWS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/9KSZ/I1FPMTWS/FM89KSZI1FPMTWS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/9KSZ/I1FPMTWS/FM89KSZI1FPMTWS.SMALL.jpg Noodleworks Being a creative, hands-on person, you've probably worn a disposable dust mask many times during your projects. You've also undoubtedly noticed their limitations: They're uncomfortable, they get clogged fast, they become filthy as soon as you touch them, and they have the resiliency of a paper towel...
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:10:40 PDT
creating tool handles by 3D printing and casting http://www.instructables.com/id/creating-tool-handles-by-3D-printing-and-casting/
creating tool handles by 3D printing and casting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/URZN/I1C40NLC/FWRURZNI1C40NLC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/URZN/I1C40NLC/FWRURZNI1C40NLC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/URZN/I1C40NLC/FWRURZNI1C40NLC.SMALL.jpg moshe.boruhin As part of a personal project, I developed a method for creating custom tool handles for people with hand related medical issues. The process consists of creating a silicone casting mold with a rotatable and interchangeable end unit (for fitting different tool heads) using a "positive" printed on a ...
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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:32:04 PDT
Mustang Leather Tool Roll http://www.instructables.com/id/Mustang-Leather-Tool-Roll/
Mustang Leather Tool Roll - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F38/VMIW/I1B64971/F38VMIWI1B64971.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F38/VMIW/I1B64971/F38VMIWI1B64971.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F38/VMIW/I1B64971/F38VMIWI1B64971.SMALL.jpg tony.fantasia If you are on this site looking for things to make then you probably have sets of tools lying around or getting carried away by your 2 year old and stuffed in the bottom of a toy box or the oven compartment of their PlaySkool Kitchen set. A few months ago I made this tool roll that I quickly fell i...
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:14:49 PDT
Scrap Leather Power Tool Holster http://www.instructables.com/id/Scrap-Leather-Power-Tool-Holster/
Scrap Leather Power Tool Holster - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCE/NOB9/I1B641PS/FCENOB9I1B641PS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCE/NOB9/I1B641PS/FCENOB9I1B641PS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCE/NOB9/I1B641PS/FCENOB9I1B641PS.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad Here's a way to use scrap leather pieces covered with fabric to make functional tool holsters for your tool belt.If you have been up a ladder trying to reach up higher than you should to sink a screw, you know that 1: Don't let go of your expensive drill/driver or else it will take a possibly fatal ...
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:37:40 PDT
Cheap, Quick, and Easy Leather Sheath for File http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Quick-and-Easy-Leather-Sheath-for-File/
Cheap, Quick, and Easy Leather Sheath for File - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/UHPZ/I1561XKB/F46UHPZI1561XKB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/UHPZ/I1561XKB/F46UHPZI1561XKB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/UHPZ/I1561XKB/F46UHPZI1561XKB.SMALL.jpg awillybilly This sheath was made to give my new file some protection as it tumbles around in the bottom of my tool bag. Gather Materials, Tools & Supplies During the course of this project I used the following tools, supplies, and materials.-Contact Cement-Razor blade or other suitable cutting device-Ruler/s...
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 17:46:03 PDT
Baileigh Combination Shear Brake Roll: A Quick Start Guide for Pier 9 http://www.instructables.com/id/Baileigh-Combination-Shear-Brake-Roll-A-Quick-Star/
Baileigh Combination Shear Brake Roll: A Quick Start Guide for Pier 9 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNC/BE7J/I10JH95C/FNCBE7JI10JH95C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNC/BE7J/I10JH95C/FNCBE7JI10JH95C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNC/BE7J/I10JH95C/FNCBE7JI10JH95C.SMALL.jpg tinkertinker The Baileigh Combination Shear/Brake/Roll is located at the Autodesk Pier 9 Workshop in the Metal Studio. If you want to work with sheet metal at Pier 9, this tool is for you.The Baileigh Combination tool can shear mild steel sheet up to 16ga. and up to 52" wide. It can make 90 degree or greater ben...
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Wed, 8 Oct 2014 18:19:52 PDT
DIY custom branding iron http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-custom-branding-iron/
DIY custom branding iron - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/EB07/I0R14RUC/FFBEB07I0R14RUC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/EB07/I0R14RUC/FFBEB07I0R14RUC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/EB07/I0R14RUC/FFBEB07I0R14RUC.SMALL.jpg earz_cd I wanted a way to brand some of my projects. I know you can order custom branding irons that fit on the end of a wood burner. Well, I don't have a wood burner, and the custom irons can be fairly pricey, so I decided to do it myself. This can also be used to brand or emboss leather. Here's my journey...
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 23:18:19 PDT
Gettin' Jiggy Widdit http://www.instructables.com/id/Gettin-Jiggy-Widdit-1/
Gettin' Jiggy Widdit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/1RYY/I0Q1R03Q/FMS1RYYI0Q1R03Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/1RYY/I0Q1R03Q/FMS1RYYI0Q1R03Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/1RYY/I0Q1R03Q/FMS1RYYI0Q1R03Q.SMALL.jpg JenniferBerry Laser Etching acrylic can be a wonderful experience, especially if you're never worked with acrylic before and have hangups against it as a material. I fall into that category, someone who has detested all things plastic-y since childhood. But I have to admit, its such a wonderful material to work ...
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:03:46 PDT
How To Put Square Cabinets In A Round Bus http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-put-square-cabinets-in-a-round-bus/
How To Put Square Cabinets In A Round Bus - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP5/NZ2U/I0PYVUQ4/FP5NZ2UI0PYVUQ4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP5/NZ2U/I0PYVUQ4/FP5NZ2UI0PYVUQ4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP5/NZ2U/I0PYVUQ4/FP5NZ2UI0PYVUQ4.SMALL.jpg rovingcraftshop In an ongoing saga of my school bus conversion, my first choice for kitchen and over head cabinets was to make them. Older school buses have rounded roofs and stock cabinets are square. I figured I'd solve this problem right off by making the cabinets to fit. Why the decision to go stock. The...
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 03:01:32 PDT
Sugru Magnetic Helping Hands http://www.instructables.com/id/Sugru-Magnetic-Helping-Hands/
Sugru Magnetic Helping Hands - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/XZYS/I0HYW9E1/FI5XZYSI0HYW9E1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/XZYS/I0HYW9E1/FI5XZYSI0HYW9E1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/XZYS/I0HYW9E1/FI5XZYSI0HYW9E1.SMALL.jpg Tater Zoid For our September Build Night with Sugru at Phoenix Asylum (Boulder, CO), I have decided to build a pair of Magnetic Helping Hands. I am also remixing an Instructable by BeeAmaker and their Magnetic Base Helping Hands. I have simplified BeeAmaker's project a bit to create a flexible working platform...
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 10:21:29 PDT
Make a Mold for your sculpt or 3D print! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Mold-for-your-sculpt-or-3D-print/
Make a Mold for your sculpt or 3D print! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/IAWI/I0HYQDOS/FQUIAWII0HYQDOS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/IAWI/I0HYQDOS/FQUIAWII0HYQDOS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/IAWI/I0HYQDOS/FQUIAWII0HYQDOS.SMALL.jpg tysonvw Hey All! Thanks for visiting my instructable! Today we are going to learn how to make a 2 piece mold for your sculptures and 3d Prints. Once completed this mold will allow you to make exact copies of your sculptures and 3D prints in minutes! So Lets get to it!Materials needed Some mixing sticks....
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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 08:08:06 PDT
How to clean your respirator mask http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-clean-your-respirator-mask/
How to clean your respirator mask - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F44/IELI/HTX5JO6E/F44IELIHTX5JO6E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F44/IELI/HTX5JO6E/F44IELIHTX5JO6E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F44/IELI/HTX5JO6E/F44IELIHTX5JO6E.SMALL.jpg ADintheStudio I do a lot of grinding of metal and wood in my work, and after a few days, my respirator gets pretty dusty and dirty. You should be changing cartridges regularly, but I like to clean out the entire respirator every couple weeks too.It's pretty simple as long as you remember what parts come off and w...
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 12:43:48 PDT
Hand Held Non-Powered Engraver http://www.instructables.com/id/Hand-Held-Non-Powered-Engraver/
Hand Held Non-Powered Engraver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQB/5PKA/I0ENNKVB/FQB5PKAI0ENNKVB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQB/5PKA/I0ENNKVB/FQB5PKAI0ENNKVB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQB/5PKA/I0ENNKVB/FQB5PKAI0ENNKVB.SMALL.jpg MagicTK I had made one of these several years ago at work, so I could write (engrave) information about a test part like date, software version, etc. I found that using a regular marker or even a paint marker typically ended up eventually wearing off. This engraver works especially on soft materials like ...
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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:12:18 PDT
Dangerous Popsicle: Two-Part Silicone Casting http://www.instructables.com/id/Dangerous-Popsicle-Two-Part-Silicone-Casting/
Dangerous Popsicle: Two-Part Silicone Casting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/07P2/I0ENM5SZ/FY907P2I0ENM5SZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/07P2/I0ENM5SZ/FY907P2I0ENM5SZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/07P2/I0ENM5SZ/FY907P2I0ENM5SZ.SMALL.jpg wei wei Dangerous Popsicles from Pier 9 on Vimeo.Have you ever licked a cactus? Probably not. But it might be interesting to try it out, in another form. Time to create some special sensations for our tongues! In this instructable I'll make a cactus-inspired popsicle and demonstrate the two-part silicone ca...
By: wei wei

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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:42:20 PDT
Mini tongs http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-tongs/
Mini tongs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ6/NHZE/I0DOIHMJ/FQ6NHZEI0DOIHMJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ6/NHZE/I0DOIHMJ/FQ6NHZEI0DOIHMJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ6/NHZE/I0DOIHMJ/FQ6NHZEI0DOIHMJ.SMALL.jpg knutknackebröd So you just got back from the battlefield and the enemy got some good stabs in, your maille shirt needs fixing so you call your slave to get your tongs only to find him slain in battle. A knight like yourself would never trouble him / herself to lug around those big bulky tongs, not when there's loo...
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:36:19 PDT
Dynamic Motor Balancing - with Sugru and an iPhone! http://www.instructables.com/id/Dynamic-Motor-Balancing-with-Sugru-and-an-iPhone/
Dynamic Motor Balancing - with Sugru and an iPhone! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/U6WI/I0DOI8G2/FQ9U6WII0DOI8G2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/U6WI/I0DOI8G2/FQ9U6WII0DOI8G2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/U6WI/I0DOI8G2/FQ9U6WII0DOI8G2.SMALL.jpg phidauex Many shop or machine tools have big motors, and many big motors VIBRATE. In some cases this is a good thing, but usually it is not. Smooth running motors last longer, make less noise, and in the case of saws or other shop tools, make better quality cuts.The best way to make your motor perform better...
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:19:36 PDT
How To Drill Straight Holes with a Hand Drill (Using Lego) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Drill-Straight-Holes-with-a-Hand-Drill-Usin/
How To Drill Straight Holes with a Hand Drill (Using Lego) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/FW6F/I0C92CJ6/FFYFW6FI0C92CJ6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/FW6F/I0C92CJ6/FFYFW6FI0C92CJ6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/FW6F/I0C92CJ6/FFYFW6FI0C92CJ6.SMALL.jpg M3G If you've ever tried to drill a straight hole with a hand drill you know how hard it can be. After screwing up drilling a hole three times in a row I decided to try to find a solution to the problem. This is what I came up with. The great thing about using Lego for this purpose is that you don't h...
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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:57:51 PDT
Low Cost Plastic Blasting Cabinet http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Cost-Plastic-Blasting-Cabinet/
Low Cost Plastic Blasting Cabinet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/CYQ5/I0A55NWO/FRFCYQ5I0A55NWO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/CYQ5/I0A55NWO/FRFCYQ5I0A55NWO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/CYQ5/I0A55NWO/FRFCYQ5I0A55NWO.SMALL.jpg whatisadrexel My wife lives to craft. If there's a craft that's been mentioned in a blog somewhere, she wants to give it a go. Her latest pursuit is glass etching with abrasives. I've never been a fan of her using chemical etching products because of the significant health risks (read an MSDS on hydrofluoric aci...
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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 16:30:33 PDT
CHEAP vacuum forming with plastic bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/CHEAP-vacuum-forming-with-plastic-bottles/
CHEAP vacuum forming with plastic bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Q/FR43/I06J8PJR/F0QFR43I06J8PJR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Q/FR43/I06J8PJR/F0QFR43I06J8PJR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Q/FR43/I06J8PJR/F0QFR43I06J8PJR.SMALL.jpg Tom Howbridge This is a cool project you can do with a vacuum former and a few milk bottles,I will make an Instructable on how to make a former but for now look at others there are some great ones, Gather your quipment I have here a ;Home made vacuum formerheat guntoy figure(I got mine from Mc Donalds)And a va...
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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:46:29 PDT
Razor Blade Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Razor-Blade-Cutter/
Razor Blade Cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIJ/I15K/I04J99N0/FIJI15KI04J99N0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIJ/I15K/I04J99N0/FIJI15KI04J99N0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIJ/I15K/I04J99N0/FIJI15KI04J99N0.SMALL.jpg MagicTK Several years ago, I had a few small projects in which I needed to cut hundreds of small wires to a specific length and also hundreds of small plastic tubes to specific length. Typically the plastic tube would be crushed on the ends if using side cutters, but for my purpose, the plastic tube needed...
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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:52:49 PDT
Polish A 3D Printed Part Using Jewelry Polishing Techniques http://www.instructables.com/id/Polish-A-3D-Printed-Part-Using-Jewelry-Polishing-T/
Polish A 3D Printed Part Using Jewelry Polishing Techniques - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/ZAHT/I0466GC3/F1UZAHTI0466GC3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/ZAHT/I0466GC3/F1UZAHTI0466GC3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/ZAHT/I0466GC3/F1UZAHTI0466GC3.SMALL.jpg wei wei You might have read the instructable on how to polish big resin pieces from the Objet 3D Printers. But what if you want to polish a small but complex part? When a sander is too big and powerful for your delicate little part? In this instructable I'll demonstrate how you can polish a small 3d printed...
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:57:55 PDT