Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:40:31 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to Adjust for Wood Thickness and Kerf on a Laser Cutter at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Adjust-for-Wood-Thickness-and-Kerf-on-a-Las/
How to Adjust for Wood Thickness and Kerf on a Laser Cutter at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/L9SF/HO7XQDJW/FJYL9SFHO7XQDJW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/L9SF/HO7XQDJW/FJYL9SFHO7XQDJW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/L9SF/HO7XQDJW/FJYL9SFHO7XQDJW.SMALL.jpg Adam ANT In this Instructable I will show you my method to adjust your patterns to the correct thickness on a laser cutter. I went through this to make my wood box slot together with a tight fit and I made this at Techshop San Jose using their Epilog 60W Helix. You will need: 1. My test pattern (Laser Kerf ...
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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 13:22:29 PST
Wrapped Hammer Handle http://www.instructables.com/id/Wrapped-Hammer-Handle/
Wrapped Hammer Handle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/YVTK/HU0GLRY1/FOEYVTKHU0GLRY1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/YVTK/HU0GLRY1/FOEYVTKHU0GLRY1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/YVTK/HU0GLRY1/FOEYVTKHU0GLRY1.SMALL.jpg rachel I bought a cheap hammer and wanted a nicer grip than the bare wood. Thinking of how nice a linen wrapped pool cue feels, I decided to try wrapping this handle in cotton string. The only tools I used were a knife, a pair of scissors (but I should have used the knife!) and a bowl of water. The onl...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:53:38 PDT
Functional and Sturdy Wooden Toolbox http://www.instructables.com/id/Functional-and-Sturdy-Wooden-Toolbox/
Functional and Sturdy Wooden Toolbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/5OAW/HTZY9TDX/FFQ5OAWHTZY9TDX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/5OAW/HTZY9TDX/FFQ5OAWHTZY9TDX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/5OAW/HTZY9TDX/FFQ5OAWHTZY9TDX.SMALL.jpg blue-ice This instructable embodies the principle of "portable workstations" because a toolbox allows you to work about anywhere by bringing your tools along with you. Although the exact type and nature of the tools can vary from one hobby to another and one profession to another, this sturdy toolbox can b...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:21:46 PDT
Elementary mitre box http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-mitre-box/
Elementary mitre box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/HH5U/HT7P68BE/FZKHH5UHT7P68BE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/HH5U/HT7P68BE/FZKHH5UHT7P68BE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/HH5U/HT7P68BE/FZKHH5UHT7P68BE.SMALL.jpg Martin Bal├ík A mitre box is a wood working tool used to guide a hand saw to make precise and fast mitre cuts in a board. The mitrebox is lightweight and portable. It's a good tool for smaller mitring jobs. Tools and materials A miter box could hardly be simpler, consisting as it does of only three pieces – fr...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:18:47 PDT
Jigsaw to Scroll Saw Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Jigsaw-to-Scroll-Saw-Conversion/
Jigsaw to Scroll Saw Conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/78O6/HTEUE0ZO/FWN78O6HTEUE0ZO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/78O6/HTEUE0ZO/FWN78O6HTEUE0ZO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/78O6/HTEUE0ZO/FWN78O6HTEUE0ZO.SMALL.jpg guyzo35 In the infancy of my woodshop, back around 2010, I realized that I badly needed a scroll saw, but sorely lacked the funds. Using what I had available to me at the time, I was able to create a fixture that firmly secured my Black and Decker jigsaw, essentially turning it into a functional and versa...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 17:13:43 PDT
Laser Guided Hammer http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Guided-Hammer/
Laser Guided Hammer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F05/V3J4/HTVDZI2W/F05V3J4HTVDZI2W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F05/V3J4/HTVDZI2W/F05V3J4HTVDZI2W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F05/V3J4/HTVDZI2W/F05V3J4HTVDZI2W.SMALL.jpg Five Cell It is one of those "Why didn't I think of that" kind of ideas. The delicate simplicity of the small red dot guiding you along is probably the only way to improve on one of the oldest tools of all time. The idea came to me in a flash while I was working at the Pier 9 workshop in San Francisco. Most ...
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:17:14 PDT
Power Peeler http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Peeler/
Power Peeler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FQC/DD3L/HTS5BP77/FQCDD3LHTS5BP77.SQUARE2.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FQC/DD3L/HTS5BP77/FQCDD3LHTS5BP77.SQUARE.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FQC/DD3L/HTS5BP77/FQCDD3LHTS5BP77.SMALL.gif Carleyy Are you tired of peeling hundreds of potatoes during the holiday season? Are you hands aching from peeling too many apples? Then it's time you tried the POWER PEELER! More POWER. More PEELING. The Power Peeler lets you peel lots of produce in a short amount of time. It's also a spectacle that's...
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 09:35:04 PDT
Portable Electronics Workstation http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Electronics-Workstation/
Portable Electronics Workstation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/8JXT/HTHKFUV0/FAQ8JXTHTHKFUV0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/8JXT/HTHKFUV0/FAQ8JXTHTHKFUV0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/8JXT/HTHKFUV0/FAQ8JXTHTHKFUV0.SMALL.jpg nickneubrand As a college student from time to time I need to solder some things. Additionally when people find out that you have tools, you become the go to guy to fix anything that breaks. So to help with this, I designed this portable workstation that allows me to take all my soldering equipment to a differen...
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Sun, 6 Apr 2014 22:13:24 PDT
Featured Author: bricobart http://www.instructables.com/id/Featured-Author-bricobart/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/KJK4/HTLEAFZ7/FKMKJK4HTLEAFZ7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/KJK4/HTLEAFZ7/FKMKJK4HTLEAFZ7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/KJK4/HTLEAFZ7/FKMKJK4HTLEAFZ7.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name If you have spent any time exploring the woodworking, metalworking or outdoors sections of Instructables, you have probably seen bricobart's unique and creative projects. From his early start making and birdhouses to put in the woods near his house, his skills and projects have increa...
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Fri, 4 Apr 2014 09:40:51 PDT
Trunk Foldout Workbench http://www.instructables.com/id/Trunk-Foldout-Workbench/
Trunk Foldout Workbench - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/WXD5/HTHKFGMD/FGMWXD5HTHKFGMD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/WXD5/HTHKFGMD/FGMWXD5HTHKFGMD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/WXD5/HTHKFGMD/FGMWXD5HTHKFGMD.SMALL.jpg sonnydailey This is my first instructable so here it goes. The idea is a workbench that folds out of a car trunk and has the tools you need for your hobbies. I dont know how many times I have left a wrench at home that I need to service my paintball marker or RC car. With this project I wont have to worry about...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 21:56:11 PDT
Breadboard-friendly Multimeter http://www.instructables.com/id/Breadboard-friendly-Multimeter/
Breadboard-friendly Multimeter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/EGY6/HT1A0WR2/FRDEGY6HT1A0WR2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/EGY6/HT1A0WR2/FRDEGY6HT1A0WR2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/EGY6/HT1A0WR2/FRDEGY6HT1A0WR2.SMALL.jpg landimatteo Using breadboards I soon faced the problem of the multimeter probes too thick to be plugged in the breadboard holes for a stable and handless contact. I had the idea to modify my multimeter in order it to be much easier to connect to the breadboard What you need the material needed for this proje...
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:03:41 PDT
Jigsaw2Bandsaw Portable Worksation http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Jigsaw2Bandsaw-Workstation/
Jigsaw2Bandsaw Portable Worksation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/QXK5/HT0R8O8D/F19QXK5HT0R8O8D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/QXK5/HT0R8O8D/F19QXK5HT0R8O8D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/QXK5/HT0R8O8D/F19QXK5HT0R8O8D.SMALL.jpg gunnyboy So, I do a lot of sawing, and a bandsaw would be a nice thing for what I do, which is make props and replicas. A bandsaw would be nice, but I don't have $300 laying around so, I decided to make a device that converts my jigsaw into a mini bandsaw to get straight cuts on thinner wood. I'd been kickin...
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:58:41 PDT
Toothbrush to rotary tool bristle brush http://www.instructables.com/id/Toothbrush-to-rotary-tool-bristle-brush/
Toothbrush to rotary tool bristle brush - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/9MOY/HSVGB5D3/F4J9MOYHSVGB5D3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/9MOY/HSVGB5D3/F4J9MOYHSVGB5D3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/9MOY/HSVGB5D3/F4J9MOYHSVGB5D3.SMALL.jpg Mojo_JoJo Here's another take on putting a used toothbrush to good use. My toothbrush seems to wear out within a month and worse still, only the top half of the brush wears out while the bottom half seems fine. Must be something wrong with the way I brush my teeth. But not to worry, this ible is sure to put a...
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 02:22:28 PDT
How to Manufacture and Use Your Own Book Binding Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Manufacture-and-Use-Your-Own-Book-Binding-J/
How to Manufacture and Use Your Own Book Binding Jig - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ4/ZLSW/HSM54NX8/FQ4ZLSWHSM54NX8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ4/ZLSW/HSM54NX8/FQ4ZLSWHSM54NX8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ4/ZLSW/HSM54NX8/FQ4ZLSWHSM54NX8.SMALL.jpg Team Go Awesome Creating your own book binding jig and book is quite simple. These instructions will help you build your book binding jig. This could be used for a notebook, a drawing book, or even a diary. These instructions are most helpful for those who have basic knowledge of a saw and drill. Follow these instr...
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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 08:08:12 PDT
Retrofit an Antique Scroll Saw to Use Modern Blades http://www.instructables.com/id/Retrofit-an-Antique-Scroll-Saw-to-Use-Modern-Blade/
Retrofit an Antique Scroll Saw to Use Modern Blades - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/U3BM/HSPP5XSD/F77U3BMHSPP5XSD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/U3BM/HSPP5XSD/F77U3BMHSPP5XSD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/U3BM/HSPP5XSD/F77U3BMHSPP5XSD.SMALL.jpg jackzylkin I picked up a really cool old scroll saw from an estate sale recently. It is a Sears Model 103.23440, and even though it was built in 1948 it still purrs like a kitten. The only problem is that old scroll saws like this one were designed to accept 6 inch blades, which you can't really get anymore, w...
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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:19:22 PDT
TechShop: What to Make http://www.instructables.com/id/TechShop-What-to-Make/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/C8LQ/HTLEBCKL/FOEC8LQHTLEBCKL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/C8LQ/HTLEBCKL/FOEC8LQHTLEBCKL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/C8LQ/HTLEBCKL/FOEC8LQHTLEBCKL.SMALL.jpg JesseHarringtonAu The first time I discovered the Instructables website was midafternoon many years ago. I found myself mesmerized by the amazing projects that members of the Instructables community had taken the time to share. I looked at project after project, completely lost in the creativity and innovation that p...
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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:46:13 PDT
Drill Press As Wood Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Drill-Press-As-Wood-Lathe/
Drill Press As Wood Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/NH54/HSL29C63/F4ENH54HSL29C63.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/NH54/HSL29C63/F4ENH54HSL29C63.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/NH54/HSL29C63/F4ENH54HSL29C63.SMALL.jpg ngadhno So you don't have a wood lathe? But you have a drill press. Well that's good news. Now all you need is few bucks, some basic handyman skills and about 45 minutes of your time. This is an easy project that will make possible you having so much fun when you'll start lathing. Wood lathing is such a ...
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 21:43:24 PDT
Adjustable Mold Casting Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Adjustable-Mold-Casting-Box/
Adjustable Mold Casting Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/VRTW/HSHDVGRX/F6VVRTWHSHDVGRX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/VRTW/HSHDVGRX/F6VVRTWHSHDVGRX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/VRTW/HSHDVGRX/F6VVRTWHSHDVGRX.SMALL.jpg golond A quick way to build an adjustable, reusable casting box in which to perform silicon casting. I made mine at http://techshop.ws Materials: 2x4 sheet of 1/2" plywood 2" screws Tools: Drill Countersink bit Tablesaw Determine the maximum dimensions of your box The maximum size your box will be lim...
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 23:56:07 PDT
DIY Laser Etching Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Laser-Etching-Machine/
DIY Laser Etching Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/OZ58/HSCYAZ73/F3AOZ58HSCYAZ73.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/OZ58/HSCYAZ73/F3AOZ58HSCYAZ73.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/OZ58/HSCYAZ73/F3AOZ58HSCYAZ73.SMALL.jpg Zinventor I recently built a laser etching machine, and this Instructable covers the process I followed while making it, as well as some basic usage tips! I've entered a couple contests with this Instructable, so if you like what you see, I'd greatly appreciate your vote! and be sure to check out all the...
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:00:14 PST
Electronic-Lab in a Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Lab-in-a-Box/
Electronic-Lab in a Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/TYVW/HSAOK7RA/F1OTYVWHSAOK7RA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/TYVW/HSAOK7RA/F1OTYVWHSAOK7RA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/TYVW/HSAOK7RA/F1OTYVWHSAOK7RA.SMALL.jpg McLovinGyver Since I work in a small flat with no separate space for handcrafts i struggle always with building before and cleaning up afterwards just for simple electronic work. There were always the same tools to search in boxes and cases, plug them in, find wires and solderin tin and so on. So for only 5 mi...
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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 14:37:17 PST
Sound Card Tachometer http://www.instructables.com/id/Sound-Card-Tachometer/
Sound Card Tachometer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/GKGO/HRTKI8ME/FI7GKGOHRTKI8ME.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/GKGO/HRTKI8ME/FI7GKGOHRTKI8ME.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/GKGO/HRTKI8ME/FI7GKGOHRTKI8ME.SMALL.jpg wotboa I designed this as a substitute for a non-contact laser tachometer. It uses an IR emitter/detector pair mounted in a hand held wand. The resulting signal is sent to the computer's microphone input and the waveform displayed with a sound card oscilloscope. The Circuit The circuit is a sim...
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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:17:35 PST
Work Bag Bit Keeper http://www.instructables.com/id/Work-Bag-Bit-Keeper/
Work Bag Bit Keeper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/NNSA/HS1RQMAB/F8VNNSAHS1RQMAB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/NNSA/HS1RQMAB/F8VNNSAHS1RQMAB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/NNSA/HS1RQMAB/F8VNNSAHS1RQMAB.SMALL.jpg Michael C Have you ever had a cluttered work bag. Finding driver bits scattered about or lost. For a mobile work bag it's very difficult to keep track of all the pieces if they keep falling out. Here is a simple project to keep all your Drill bits together. My solution Will only cost you about $2.50. Comm...
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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:41:09 PST
How to re-handle an axe... http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-re-handle-an-axe/
How to re-handle an axe... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/BANJ/HR8VB47O/FUGBANJHR8VB47O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/BANJ/HR8VB47O/FUGBANJHR8VB47O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/BANJ/HR8VB47O/FUGBANJHR8VB47O.SMALL.jpg earz_cd ...or a sledgehammer, or a hatchet, or in my case a splitting maul. The same procedure applies regardless of the tool. The handles may be different lengths or shapes, but the process is the same.  Gather tools and supplies Supplies needed: replacement handle - Some are round, some oblong, s...
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Tue, 4 Feb 2014 09:56:55 PST
Adjustable Air Pressure Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Adjustable-Air-Pressure-Switch/
Adjustable Air Pressure Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6F/L0NI/HRTKJ3OZ/F6FL0NIHRTKJ3OZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6F/L0NI/HRTKJ3OZ/F6FL0NIHRTKJ3OZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6F/L0NI/HRTKJ3OZ/F6FL0NIHRTKJ3OZ.SMALL.jpg wotboa I have a cheap-o electric air pump that puts out 120 psi (so the manual says), but I need a steady 20 psi for a project that uses a small pneumatic cylinder. Oh, what to do, what to do. Have you priced air pressure switches or regulators? Sheesh! Expensive!!! So here's my home made air pressure s...
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Fri, 21 Feb 2014 07:39:18 PST
Propane Torch mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Propane-Torch-mount/
Propane Torch mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/SG85/HRTWLKPS/FTSSG85HRTWLKPS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/SG85/HRTWLKPS/FTSSG85HRTWLKPS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/SG85/HRTWLKPS/FTSSG85HRTWLKPS.SMALL.jpg earz_cd I was in a local hardware store yesterday and came across a plastic mount intended to hold a handheld torch (propane, mapp, etc). I thought it was pretty neat and for only $6, not too bad of a price, but I didn't necessarily need one, so I went on my way. Well, something about it stuck in my brain, ...
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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:41:07 PST
Inexpensive Dremel Router Attachment http://www.instructables.com/id/Inexpensive-Dremel-Router-Attachment/
Inexpensive Dremel Router Attachment - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/TP38/HRPNCKFB/F41TP38HRPNCKFB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/TP38/HRPNCKFB/F41TP38HRPNCKFB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/TP38/HRPNCKFB/F41TP38HRPNCKFB.SMALL.jpg vreinkymov Dremel is a brand of cutting tools for small-scale applications. Where I live, they do sell attachments for the dremel to convert it from a cut-off tool into a router, but I couldn't justify the cost. For a router attachment it was near $30. Here's an instructable on how to make a router attachment ...
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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 00:28:26 PST
Magnetic Rubber Jaws for a Vise http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-Rubber-Jaws-for-a-Vise/
Magnetic Rubber Jaws for a Vise - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/HBF1/HRPBNA4M/FICHBF1HRPBNA4M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/HBF1/HRPBNA4M/FICHBF1HRPBNA4M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/HBF1/HRPBNA4M/FICHBF1HRPBNA4M.SMALL.jpg Fikjast Scott I own a 5-inch bench vise with very aggressive serrated jaws (the part that clamps onto to your object). These jaws work great for steel but on other materials they usually leave permanent indents (aka marring) on the surface. Things that I work on typically need a nice finish surface. To keep a n...
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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 05:23:24 PST
Lasercut Measuring Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Lasercut-Measuring-Tool/
Lasercut Measuring Tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYK/IVXM/HRKQZJSI/FYKIVXMHRKQZJSI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYK/IVXM/HRKQZJSI/FYKIVXMHRKQZJSI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYK/IVXM/HRKQZJSI/FYKIVXMHRKQZJSI.SMALL.jpg scottkildall I've been working in various shops for years and I often run across unlabeled shelves of material that have different thicknesses. What's a shop rat to do? This simple measuring tool fits in your pocket or a tool drawer and circumvents using the measuring tape, which is less accurate and more work ...
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 19:04:10 PST
Safety Glasses Pencil Clip http://www.instructables.com/id/Safety-Glasses-Pencil-Clip/
Safety Glasses Pencil Clip - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/RWNQ/HRI98VN3/FEMRWNQHRI98VN3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/RWNQ/HRI98VN3/FEMRWNQHRI98VN3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/RWNQ/HRI98VN3/FEMRWNQHRI98VN3.SMALL.jpg CobyUnger People often put a pencil behind their ear for safe keeping, but when wearing the appropriate safety equipment this is not always possible. This replacement temple for safety glasses holds the pencil securely conveniently. I have included the STL file for 3D printing yourself. You can also find ...
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Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:07:12 PST
mini circular bench saw from scrap [UPDATED] http://www.instructables.com/id/mini-circular-bench-saw-from-scrap/
mini circular bench saw from scrap [UPDATED] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/VH9F/HRCK22TR/FYSVH9FHRCK22TR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/VH9F/HRCK22TR/FYSVH9FHRCK22TR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/VH9F/HRCK22TR/FYSVH9FHRCK22TR.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi Try to salvage little electric motors from scrap, because you can usually find a way to reuse them. I don't remember where this motor comes from, I've got it many years ago when I used to dismount everything I bumped into, anyway when I found it the other day I immediately pictured a small bench saw...
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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:41:53 PST
Using a bandsaw blade in a scroll saw http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-a-bandsaw-blade-in-a-scroll-saw/
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 09:15:30 PST
Dowel Hole Drilling Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Dowel-Hole-Drilling-Jig/
Dowel Hole Drilling Jig - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/2TH7/HR0AQ60G/F062TH7HR0AQ60G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/2TH7/HR0AQ60G/F062TH7HR0AQ60G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/2TH7/HR0AQ60G/F062TH7HR0AQ60G.SMALL.jpg naopak_lik This is jig to make holes for dowel without measuring. More precise you make this jig it will work better, so take your time. you can make it from laminated parts also and laser cut it for best results. Main parts This are main parts. I used two 40mm X 250mm pieces of scrap. Making Slide Fo...
By: naopak_lik

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Thu, 30 Jan 2014 03:24:06 PST
A Simple Machine for Drilling Stand-offs http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Simple-Machine-for-Drilling-Stand-offs/
A Simple Machine for Drilling Stand-offs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/PLDF/HQLO4YX0/FR0PLDFHQLO4YX0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/PLDF/HQLO4YX0/FR0PLDFHQLO4YX0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/PLDF/HQLO4YX0/FR0PLDFHQLO4YX0.SMALL.jpg HomeCSP I make lots of electronic boards that require stand-offs for mounting. I like to make these out of Delrin rod, but drilling out the ends 1/4" rods by hand with a tiny drill bit for a #2 screw isn't easy, and using a drill press isn't much help either for a variety of reasons. After considerable cont...
By: HomeCSP

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Sat, 18 Jan 2014 22:54:56 PST
Sculpting Tools http://www.instructables.com/id/Sculpting-Tools/
Sculpting Tools - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/N341/HQYWSY0U/FN2N341HQYWSY0U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/N341/HQYWSY0U/FN2N341HQYWSY0U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/N341/HQYWSY0U/FN2N341HQYWSY0U.SMALL.jpg leftmusing I never have exactly the tool I want for working with clay, so I recently searched out how to make a new set of rakes and loops for my tool box. While most instructions called for brass tubing, I found out that old paint brushes and knitting needles worked even better for the super small tools I nee...
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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:07:39 PST
Foot Operated Hold-Down Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Foot-Operated-Hold-Down-Tool/
Foot Operated Hold-Down Tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/AABN/HQCWFZ5D/FZNAABNHQCWFZ5D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/AABN/HQCWFZ5D/FZNAABNHQCWFZ5D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/AABN/HQCWFZ5D/FZNAABNHQCWFZ5D.SMALL.jpg nkirkby This is a good way of securely holding round or otherwise vise-unfriendly things without marring them. great for spoons, tuning pegs, and other fiddly items. also known as a bench loop, this tool uses a piece of rope to hold the workpiece in a 'V' shaped groove.  The groove prevents the piece from ...
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Sat, 25 Jan 2014 22:56:11 PST
Wall-Mounted Folding Workbench http://www.instructables.com/id/Wall-Mounted-Folding-Workbench/
Wall-Mounted Folding Workbench - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/F7ST/HQMN6922/F6TF7STHQMN6922.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/F7ST/HQMN6922/F6TF7STHQMN6922.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/F7ST/HQMN6922/F6TF7STHQMN6922.SMALL.jpg WorkBoots09 This Instructable is for us amateur woodworkers out there without the luxury of a spacious workshop. I have a small 2-car garage that has no extra space on the sides when the vehicles are inside. Instead of building all my projects on the kitchen table, I decided to put my wall space to use and buil...
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Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:13:21 PST
Adjustable Power Outlet http://www.instructables.com/id/Adjustable-Power-Outlet/
Adjustable Power Outlet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/58OH/HPV0NY31/F1458OHHPV0NY31.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/58OH/HPV0NY31/F1458OHHPV0NY31.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/58OH/HPV0NY31/F1458OHHPV0NY31.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos There are a lot of electrical devices that only have two settings: ON and OFF. For a many of these, it would be helpful if you could adjust the output with an external circuit.  So in this project, I am going to show you how to make an adjustable power outlet. This circuit acts as an external d...
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Mon, 30 Dec 2013 21:23:26 PST
The Sewingmachine Scrollsaw http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Sewingmachine-Scrollsaw/
The Sewingmachine Scrollsaw - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/HWAL/HPQO9ZQ6/FC1HWALHPQO9ZQ6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/HWAL/HPQO9ZQ6/FC1HWALHPQO9ZQ6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/HWAL/HPQO9ZQ6/FC1HWALHPQO9ZQ6.SMALL.jpg SDX42 This project aims to design and build a scrollsaw based on a sewing machine. For months I had an old sewing machine standing in the corner of my workshop, not really knowing what to do with it. It had been thrown out by the previous owner because it didn't really work anymore. The most important co...
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Sat, 28 Dec 2013 17:16:55 PST
Popsicle Sanding Stick http://www.instructables.com/id/Popsicle-Sanding-Stick/
Popsicle Sanding Stick - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/0GUD/HPJBIP0P/FSQ0GUDHPJBIP0P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/0GUD/HPJBIP0P/FSQ0GUDHPJBIP0P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/0GUD/HPJBIP0P/FSQ0GUDHPJBIP0P.SMALL.jpg Fikjast Scott This is my version of a sanding stick. I see a lot of sanding sticks that you permanently glue the sand paper onto the stick. I wanted something that I could change out, when the paper wears down. Items used Popsicle sticks – 2 sticks per sanding stick. I used a 3/8 inch wide – 1/16 inch thick - ...
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Mon, 23 Dec 2013 04:59:29 PST
easy pcb etching holder http://www.instructables.com/id/easy-pcb-etching-holder/
easy pcb etching holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/NLOT/HPFZZHD0/FY4NLOTHPFZZHD0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/NLOT/HPFZZHD0/FY4NLOTHPFZZHD0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/NLOT/HPFZZHD0/FY4NLOTHPFZZHD0.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi When I etch a prototype circuit board I usually try to use less ferric chloride I can. This means to pour only a thin layer of acid in a flat container, and keep the copper surface submerged in it. I noticed that keeping the copper side upside-down speeds up the process. The reason is the spontaneou...
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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 11:09:11 PST
DIY solder holder http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-solder-holder/
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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 09:54:40 PST
DIY Multifunction Pocket Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Multifunction-Pocket-Tool/
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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:08:59 PST
How to Measure and Mark with Precision http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Measure-and-Mark-with-Precision/
How to Measure and Mark with Precision - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/D17R/HLZRKNES/FIID17RHLZRKNES.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/D17R/HLZRKNES/FIID17RHLZRKNES.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/D17R/HLZRKNES/FIID17RHLZRKNES.SMALL.jpg Popular Mechanics Measuring is the first step in wood-working. The second step is to make a mark on the measured point. The combination of the two processes—measuring and marking—forms the foundation of accurate work. If either is done incorrectly, much effort and material are wasted. Here are a few pointers that can...
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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:59:36 PDT
DiY Microscope for 0$ (great for your childrens!) http://www.instructables.com/id/DiY-Microscope-for-0-great-for-your-childrens/
DiY Microscope for 0$ (great for your childrens!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/HQY7/HOSLKPJQ/F26HQY7HOSLKPJQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/HQY7/HOSLKPJQ/F26HQY7HOSLKPJQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/HQY7/HOSLKPJQ/F26HQY7HOSLKPJQ.SMALL.jpg kondzio29 My childhood was always full of science and electronics, maybe because my dad was playing with that kind of stuff. When I was 13 I made my own "microscope" (the same way like I did in this Instructable) I was looking at stamps, small insects and that was very fascinating for me, I was looking at som...
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Thu, 5 Dec 2013 11:18:50 PST
easy glass bottle cutter made up of common parts [UPDATED... again] http://www.instructables.com/id/easy-glass-bottle-cutter-made-up-of-common-parts/
easy glass bottle cutter made up of common parts [UPDATED... again] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/A0AU/HOHYM5BB/FC7A0AUHOHYM5BB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/A0AU/HOHYM5BB/FC7A0AUHOHYM5BB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/A0AU/HOHYM5BB/FC7A0AUHOHYM5BB.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi It's interesting to know that you can make a glass from a bottle, engraving a cut all around the circumference and splitting it in two with a few tricks. If you plan to make many glasses and if you wish to obtain a perfect flat cut, you can preferably build your own cutting device. The main advantag...
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Wed, 4 Dec 2013 11:28:40 PST
Multi Directional Ratchet Bar Clamp System http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-Directional-Ratchet-Bar-Clamp-System/
Multi Directional Ratchet Bar Clamp System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/36XW/HOHYM1QG/FWA36XWHOHYM1QG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/36XW/HOHYM1QG/FWA36XWHOHYM1QG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/36XW/HOHYM1QG/FWA36XWHOHYM1QG.SMALL.jpg Fikjast Scott Most of the time I work alone, so clamps are my imaginary helper. Sometimes my rachet clamps break. Not being a person to throw things away, I keep them in a scrap box. Well I was in the need of clamping some oddly shaped items and I remembered my box full of broken clamps. Well, I came up with a ...
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Mon, 2 Dec 2013 05:27:17 PST
How To Sharpen Pastel Pencils http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Sharpen-Pastel-Pencils/
How To Sharpen Pastel Pencils - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/4P3Y/HOHYDIZ0/FAN4P3YHOHYDIZ0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/4P3Y/HOHYDIZ0/FAN4P3YHOHYDIZ0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/4P3Y/HOHYDIZ0/FAN4P3YHOHYDIZ0.SMALL.jpg Creativeman I have only recently started using pastel pencils, very little in fact. I have noticed already that chalk or pastels are quite soft and do not stand up to being sharpened in a regular electric pencil sharpener. You can use a knife but it does take some practice and time. Small hand-held sharpeners a...
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Fri, 29 Nov 2013 09:36:10 PST
Pocket Sized Solder Fume Extractor http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Sized-Solder-Fume-Extractor/
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Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:06:07 PST
The Always Set Edge Marking Gauge http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Always-Set-Edge-Marking-Gauge/
The Always Set Edge Marking Gauge - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/24XE/HO22XZQI/FGP24XEHO22XZQI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/24XE/HO22XZQI/FGP24XEHO22XZQI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/24XE/HO22XZQI/FGP24XEHO22XZQI.SMALL.jpg -BALES- I don't know about you, but I hate having to constantly change the settings on my marking gauges. Heck, I hate changing my mind, the channel, and my clothes, but I do it because my Momma taught me manners (um ... what?). I've been building some stools and jigs and a recuring theme is the need to me...
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Sat, 16 Nov 2013 23:29:32 PST
The Square Cut Saw Track http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Square-Cut-Saw-Track/
The Square Cut Saw Track - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKE/WPUM/HO0Q9KU3/FKEWPUMHO0Q9KU3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKE/WPUM/HO0Q9KU3/FKEWPUMHO0Q9KU3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKE/WPUM/HO0Q9KU3/FKEWPUMHO0Q9KU3.SMALL.jpg -BALES- Here's something you probably don't know about me ... I don't have a sliding miter saw. Here are some other things you probably already guessed ... I do have a regular miter saw; I don't really have the space for a sliding miter saw, let alone a second miter saw; I rarely have the need for a sliding...
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Thu, 14 Nov 2013 22:11:39 PST