Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:54:57 PDT BLOX v1.01 Forked Claw Hammer http://www.instructables.com/id/Forked-Claw-Hammer/
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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:10:19 PDT
Simple Bottle Cutting Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Bottle-Cutting-Jig/
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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:52:53 PDT
Pallet Handle Hammer Restoration http://www.instructables.com/id/Pallet-Handle-Hammer-Restoration/
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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:32:10 PDT
Dewalt Drywall scrugun repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Dewalt-Drywall-scrugun-repair/
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:47:19 PDT
The necklace hand plain tool http://www.instructables.com/id/The-necklace-hand-plain-tool/
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:39:49 PDT
DIY Coin Leveler http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Coin-Leveler/
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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 15:40:28 PDT
Multi-Tool Flip-Top Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-Tool-Flip-Top-Table/
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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 19:52:20 PDT
Tune Up Your Lawn Mower! http://www.instructables.com/id/Tune-Up-Your-Lawn-Mower/
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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 19:04:58 PDT
Custom Multi Tool Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Multi-Tool-Case/
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Sat, 21 Mar 2015 06:29:23 PDT
Plunge Router Base for a Fixed Router http://www.instructables.com/id/Plunge-Router-Base-for-a-Fixed-Router/
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:56:10 PDT
120VAC High-Low Tool/Light Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/120VAC-High-Low-ToolLight-Switch/
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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:58:43 PDT
Oil/Fuel Filter Opener http://www.instructables.com/id/OilFuel-Filter-Opener/
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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:20:19 PDT
Make a handle for an Antique Hammer http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-handle-for-an-Antique-BFH/
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 20:57:05 PDT
Modern Shave Horse, http://www.instructables.com/id/Modern-Shave-Horse/
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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:38:41 PDT
Quick, Cheap And Quality Parallel Clamps http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Cheap-And-Quality-Parallel-Clamps/
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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 07:24:50 PDT
Bachelor's homemade powered pepper grinder http://www.instructables.com/id/Bachelors-homemade-powered-pepper-grinder/
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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 08:03:51 PDT
Simple DIY Magnetic Stirrer http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-DIY-Magnetic-Stirrer/
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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:58:01 PDT
Making a 28 inch wide Sander/Planer http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-28-inch-wide-SanderPlaner/
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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 15:00:46 PDT
Vertical disc sander/ grinder http://www.instructables.com/id/Vertical-disc-sander-grinder/
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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 15:20:31 PDT
Wooden Bar Clamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Bar-Clamp/
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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 05:44:11 PDT
Push Sticks http://www.instructables.com/id/Push-Sticks/
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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 10:35:56 PDT
Vintage Bench Vise Restoration http://www.instructables.com/id/Vintage-Bench-Vise-Restoration/
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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 04:06:00 PDT
FIshing rod building epoxy turner http://www.instructables.com/id/FIshing-rod-building-epoxy-turner/
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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 01:59:07 PDT
Prototyping tutorial PCB development http://www.instructables.com/id/Prototyping-tutorial-PCB-development/
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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 01:23:06 PDT
Dip Moulding - Make your own monster http://www.instructables.com/id/Dip-Moulding-Make-your-own-monster/
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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 08:44:06 PDT
Heavyduty Workbench / Shop Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/Heavyduty-Workbench-Shop-Cart/
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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 20:15:35 PDT
'yo-yo' aka 'baby-bird' folding knife pendant (UPDATED) http://www.instructables.com/id/yo-yo-folding-knife-pendant/
'yo-yo' aka 'baby-bird' folding knife pendant (UPDATED) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/OX4Q/I7L6V9YE/FDEOX4QI7L6V9YE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/OX4Q/I7L6V9YE/FDEOX4QI7L6V9YE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/OX4Q/I7L6V9YE/FDEOX4QI7L6V9YE.SMALL.jpg bricobart I've always wanted to design a useful pendant. Not just a pendant. And not just a tool. But a tool, with such good looks that it has nothing tool-ish. Okay, I made a DARC and I'm the proud author of The Wasp. They àre quite good looking, thank you, but calling these mindsick designs 'pendant-able' w...
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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:43:47 PDT
folding kitchen knife http://www.instructables.com/id/folding-kitchen-knife/
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Mon, 9 Mar 2015 16:38:09 PDT
Bit Magazine for a Blue Drill http://www.instructables.com/id/Bit-Magazine-for-a-Blue-Drill/
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Sat, 7 Mar 2015 04:57:45 PST
Electrolytic Etcher http://www.instructables.com/id/Electrolytic-Etcher/
Electrolytic Etcher - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/EZ1W/I6WOSRPK/FNJEZ1WI6WOSRPK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/EZ1W/I6WOSRPK/FNJEZ1WI6WOSRPK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/EZ1W/I6WOSRPK/FNJEZ1WI6WOSRPK.SMALL.jpg baelza.bubba I did some electrolytic etching when I made a crossbow, this was a very rough and ready affair where I simply used a saline bath, two wires and a 12V battery. I was pretty happy with the results and so, I did a little bit of research into electrolytic etching and I got to wondering about making a de...
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Sat, 7 Mar 2015 07:08:25 PST
Leathercrafting: make your own personalized wallet! http://www.instructables.com/id/Leathercrafting-make-your-own-personalized-wallet/
Leathercrafting: make your own personalized wallet! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/YNPO/I6WDNIRU/FE8YNPOI6WDNIRU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/YNPO/I6WDNIRU/FE8YNPOI6WDNIRU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/YNPO/I6WDNIRU/FE8YNPOI6WDNIRU.SMALL.jpg PaulienC This Instructable shows you how to make your own fun & functional wallet. It will show you how to personalize your wallet with stamps, drawings and stitching.Tools and materialsLeather (thin)Press fastenersThreadSewing NeedlesLeather hole puncherFlatironScissorsBox cutterPattern (made in cardboard)...
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Fri, 6 Mar 2015 03:35:50 PST
Prototype 03 - Rotational Casting - Lasercut 3Dprinting http://www.instructables.com/id/Prototype-03-Rotational-Casting-Lasercut-3Dprintin/
Prototype 03 - Rotational Casting - Lasercut 3Dprinting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGA/U3OU/I6UNCIPN/FGAU3OUI6UNCIPN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGA/U3OU/I6UNCIPN/FGAU3OUI6UNCIPN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGA/U3OU/I6UNCIPN/FGAU3OUI6UNCIPN.SMALL.jpg Henri-Goeminne This was a school assignment /project /workshop. Its still a Prototype (version 03) so I will not explain every step but I provide more than enough pictures to follow how I assembled it.One of my design goals is to cut all laser parts into two sheets of 3mm MDF(600mm x 460mm) which are standard mea...
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Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:13:30 PST
Large Vacuum Former http://www.instructables.com/id/Large-Vacuum-Former/
Large Vacuum Former - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGA/T2HC/I6UND08A/FGAT2HCI6UND08A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGA/T2HC/I6UND08A/FGAT2HCI6UND08A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGA/T2HC/I6UND08A/FGAT2HCI6UND08A.SMALL.jpg fizzPOP-TheBirminghamHackspace We had a requirement for a big vacuum former, as many of our members were interested in costume making and cosplay and needed to be able to make torso size "armour" etc. so we first took look to see what was available commercially and soon realized anything we could afford even second hand would be...
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Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:17:58 PST
Restoring Antique Hand Saw using Home Remedy for Rust Removal http://www.instructables.com/id/Restoring-Antique-Hand-Saw-using-Home-Remedy-for-R/
Restoring Antique Hand Saw using Home Remedy for Rust Removal - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/BD5H/I6RT07D7/FN2BD5HI6RT07D7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/BD5H/I6RT07D7/FN2BD5HI6RT07D7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/BD5H/I6RT07D7/FN2BD5HI6RT07D7.SMALL.jpg Michael C My son Gabriel found this hand saw while hiking near our ranch and he asked me to restore it. He has taken a liking to woodworking and wanted bring this saw back from the dead so that he could use it. The saw was in bad shape, the wood had been hollowed out by termites, and the blade was rusted wi...
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Wed, 4 Mar 2015 13:52:57 PST
Prototyping tutorial - patterns on fabrics http://www.instructables.com/id/Prototyping-tutorial-patterns-on-fabrics/
Prototyping tutorial - patterns on fabrics - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1V/8LVC/I6RSUJJG/F1V8LVCI6RSUJJG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1V/8LVC/I6RSUJJG/F1V8LVCI6RSUJJG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1V/8LVC/I6RSUJJG/F1V8LVCI6RSUJJG.SMALL.jpg SmeuldersTom This Instructable will teach you how to make a linocut. You can use this technique to print patterns on fabrics. It's a low range prototyping technique to improve the looks of your clothes.Linocut is a printmaking technique. A design is cut into the linoleum surface with a V-shaped knife. The parts ...
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Tue, 3 Mar 2015 15:49:04 PST
Turn a Mint Tin Into a Belt Holster for Screwdrivers http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-Mint-Tin-Into-a-Belt-Caddy-for-Screwdrivers/
Turn a Mint Tin Into a Belt Holster for Screwdrivers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/B9LS/I6RSRDHF/FYEB9LSI6RSRDHF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/B9LS/I6RSRDHF/FYEB9LSI6RSRDHF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/B9LS/I6RSRDHF/FYEB9LSI6RSRDHF.SMALL.jpg M3G It seems like the moment you put down a screwdriver it disappears. You put it beside whatever you're working on, switch tools, and two minutes later when you need to switch back the screwdriver has jumped through a portal to another dimension. I hate misplacing tools, so I decided to come up with a ...
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Tue, 3 Mar 2015 07:20:51 PST
Super Simple, Single Blade Box (Finger) Joint Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Super-Simple-Single-Blade-Box-Finger-Joint-Jig/
Super Simple, Single Blade Box (Finger) Joint Jig - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F05/MBNB/I6RSQN4Q/F05MBNBI6RSQN4Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F05/MBNB/I6RSQN4Q/F05MBNBI6RSQN4Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F05/MBNB/I6RSQN4Q/F05MBNBI6RSQN4Q.SMALL.jpg TheWoodfather I really wanted to create box joints on my table saw but I don't have the cash right now for a a Dado stack. (They are hard to come by in Australia) so I decided to make an accurate Single Blade Jig for my Table Saw. The results are great, perfect fitting box joints straight off of the tablesaw. I t...
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Tue, 3 Mar 2015 05:20:16 PST
DIY: An Ultra portable Torch knife http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-An-Ultra-portable-Butane-knife/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 13:30:28 PST
Paint MDF http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-MDF/
Paint MDF - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRV/P36B/I6RSDT8A/FRVP36BI6RSDT8A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRV/P36B/I6RSDT8A/FRVP36BI6RSDT8A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRV/P36B/I6RSDT8A/FRVP36BI6RSDT8A.SMALL.jpg bntjonas Painting MDF isn't always as easy as it looks. It has the tendency to absorb all the paint and leave an uneven surface.Materials and tools neededMDFWood gluePrimerSanding paper in different grit numbersSanding blockPaint in a color of your choiceWe recommend using latex gloves in order to prevent oi...
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 03:39:35 PST
Paint Aluminum http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-Aluminum/
Paint Aluminum - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/UTY0/I6RSDSSE/FQDUTY0I6RSDSSE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/UTY0/I6RSDSSE/FQDUTY0I6RSDSSE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/UTY0/I6RSDSSE/FQDUTY0I6RSDSSE.SMALL.jpg bntjonas Materials and tools neededAluminum objectPrimerPaintPaper towelsProduct to remove oil and dirt. You can buy a specialty product in a DIY-store or just use detergent for washing dishes...Sanding paper in different grit numbers. (We used 100, 400 and 1000)Sanding blockWe recommend using latex gloves i...
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 03:37:49 PST
DIY vacuum bag on a budget http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-vacuum-bag-on-a-budget/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 11:04:32 PST
Wood Chisel Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Chisel-Holder/
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 19:05:54 PST
Hot Rod Plane Restoration http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-Rod-Plane-Restoration/
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:57:25 PST
Make a power tool battery multipurpose http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-power-tool-battery-multipurpose/
Make a power tool battery multipurpose - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS6/XM18/I6NID7XN/FS6XM18I6NID7XN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS6/XM18/I6NID7XN/FS6XM18I6NID7XN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS6/XM18/I6NID7XN/FS6XM18I6NID7XN.SMALL.jpg bremus My goal was to add an external power connector that would allow me to plug my battery up to whatever I wanted to while still being able to use it in my tools and the standard charger without any extra effort. This has been achieved. Gather your battery and take it apart. For my project I used a R...
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:59:50 PST
CNC mdf mold and solder casting(or how I pimped my ride) http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-mdf-mold-and-solder-castingor-how-I-pimped-my-/
CNC mdf mold and solder casting(or how I pimped my ride) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/BWZC/I6NIBZRI/FYABWZCI6NIBZRI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/BWZC/I6NIBZRI/FYABWZCI6NIBZRI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/BWZC/I6NIBZRI/FYABWZCI6NIBZRI.SMALL.jpg tsi1952 Taking advantage of the low melting point of lead free solder I was able to create a simple mold out of mdf with my cnc machine. Lead free solder as well as pewter has a high tin content which melts at around 220 degrees Celsius.This makes it ideal for mdf mold making.It also allows more detail on t...
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:38:19 PST
Making Your Own Branding Iron http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Your-Own-Branding-Iron/
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:51:08 PST
How to draw an oval with abandoned drawer knobs http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-draw-an-oval-with-abandoned-drawer-knobs/
How to draw an oval with abandoned drawer knobs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/DPZ8/I6OXIEOB/FRZDPZ8I6OXIEOB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/DPZ8/I6OXIEOB/FRZDPZ8I6OXIEOB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/DPZ8/I6OXIEOB/FRZDPZ8I6OXIEOB.SMALL.jpg vlai3 All things that you need:(1)the blue tacks(2)A4 papers (one clean and one recycled)(3)thread( I use dental floss here.)(4)two abandoned knobsIf you are clever enough, you don't need to view the following steps. You understand immediately : ) Please view the video at https://vimeo.com/119302181 when ...
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:54:23 PST
The Best Sawhorse - strong, cheap & easy! http://www.instructables.com/id/Best-Sawhorse-strong-cheap-easy/
The Best Sawhorse - strong, cheap & easy! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/1EH7/I6NI3YNY/FL91EH7I6NI3YNY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/1EH7/I6NI3YNY/FL91EH7I6NI3YNY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/1EH7/I6NI3YNY/FL91EH7I6NI3YNY.SMALL.jpg seamster One of the most useful tools any maker-person can have is a decent stack of sawhorses. They're incredibly useful in the workshop any number of uses. The best sawhorse is one that is strong, cheap, easy to make, and ideally, stackable.This incredibly simple sawhorse plan is a modified version of one ...
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:19:44 PST
Making Lockpicks From Hacksaw Blades http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Lockpicks-From-Hacksaw-blades/
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:28:06 PST
Roof snow rake scooper tool - easy DIY using a 5 gallon bucket, a shower curtain, and a pole http://www.instructables.com/id/Roof-snow-rake-scooper-tool-easy-DIY-using-a-5-gal/
Roof snow rake scooper tool - easy DIY using a 5 gallon bucket, a shower curtain, and a pole - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/TAAI/I6HSDI32/FLCTAAII6HSDI32.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/TAAI/I6HSDI32/FLCTAAII6HSDI32.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/TAAI/I6HSDI32/FLCTAAII6HSDI32.SMALL.jpg the.yackitysmackity Snow roof rake scooper tool I looked for something simple to use for a roof snow rake idea. I searched Google images and YouTube for something that uses a 5 gallon bucket and 2 or 3 10 foot sticks of electrical EMT conduit. There are designs but none that really show how to remove snow from the roof...
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 18:01:11 PST