Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 1 Sep 2014 16:32:36 PDT BLOX v1.01 DIY Dremel Sanding Bands http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Dremel-Sanding-Bands/
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By: ElectricLegend

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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:39:55 PDT
Fume Extractor http://www.instructables.com/id/Fume-Extractor-2/
Fume Extractor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/ATYD/HZFE2OXN/FX3ATYDHZFE2OXN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/ATYD/HZFE2OXN/FX3ATYDHZFE2OXN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/ATYD/HZFE2OXN/FX3ATYDHZFE2OXN.SMALL.jpg MarcussLilProjects This is a homemade ventilation system for home use. It's made from an IKEA lamp where the lampshade works as nozzle and is placed above the soldering, using the smoke's upward direction of travel to make the uptake of smoke more effective.The fume extractor sucks away hazardous smoke created when so...
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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:44:01 PDT
Card Rabbet Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Card-Rabbet-Tool/
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By: Hey Jude

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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 06:04:41 PDT
How To Disassemble A Keyless Drill Chuck http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Disassemble-A-Keyless-Drill-Chuck/
How To Disassemble A Keyless Drill Chuck - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/GPL5/HZFDU62E/FJBGPL5HZFDU62E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/GPL5/HZFDU62E/FJBGPL5HZFDU62E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/GPL5/HZFDU62E/FJBGPL5HZFDU62E.SMALL.jpg earz_cd I've had this cordless drill for going on 10 years now. It has been a great drill, but recently has been plagued with a sticky chuck, making it hard to open and close the chuck. A few months ago I purchased a newer lithium powered version of this same drill so I figured it would be worth some explor...
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:15:45 PDT
Pencil Stub Marking Gauge http://www.instructables.com/id/Pencil-Stub-Marking-Gauge/
Pencil Stub Marking Gauge - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/ASKZ/HZDYEXQW/FKRASKZHZDYEXQW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/ASKZ/HZDYEXQW/FKRASKZHZDYEXQW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/ASKZ/HZDYEXQW/FKRASKZHZDYEXQW.SMALL.jpg BeachsideHank I made this gauge almost 30 years ago from scraps and fasteners on hand, and little did I realize just how indispensable it would become for marking out projects. It closes down to a minimum of 3/16" (4.76mm) and opens to 8" (203.2mm) and allows for very swift layout of tenons, panel fields, rabbet...
By: BeachsideHank

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:50:54 PDT
Handmade Tools for Leather Tooling http://www.instructables.com/id/Handmade-Tools-for-Leather-Tooling/
Handmade Tools for Leather Tooling - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOY/44YF/HZDYDAGC/FOY44YFHZDYDAGC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOY/44YF/HZDYDAGC/FOY44YFHZDYDAGC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOY/44YF/HZDYDAGC/FOY44YFHZDYDAGC.SMALL.jpg ElmarsM Hey!!I always have thought that at some point everyone is lucky, you just have to find your spot, the place and the time where you, by doing what you really enjoy, certainly will find your luck. A few months ago I somehow stumbled upon this website, and thought: "Why not?". So I published my first i...
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:23:08 PDT
Rehab an Old Hammer http://www.instructables.com/id/Rehab-an-Old-Hammer/
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:09:25 PDT
Urethane Flat Belt Welding Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Urethane-Flat-Belt-Welding-Tool/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/INAS/HRPBMOWD/FWPINASHRPBMOWD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/INAS/HRPBMOWD/FWPINASHRPBMOWD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/INAS/HRPBMOWD/FWPINASHRPBMOWD.SMALL.jpg LOTL After pricing specialty tools made for welding flat urethane belts, i decided to make my own. I have a kit for welding round, V and flat belts up to 1 1/2" and needed a tool for welding 2" flat belts. It was a one time job and the tools for doing this cost $300-$400. List of parts purchased. 1 - Lo...
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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:26:59 PST
The Ultimate Hammer (Hammer + Screwdriver, Bottle Opener, Nail Holder, and Ruler) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ultimate-Hammer-Hammer-Screwdriver-Bottle-Open/
The Ultimate Hammer (Hammer + Screwdriver, Bottle Opener, Nail Holder, and Ruler) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/M0GH/HZ9O3KD0/FY4M0GHHZ9O3KD0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/M0GH/HZ9O3KD0/FY4M0GHHZ9O3KD0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/M0GH/HZ9O3KD0/FY4M0GHHZ9O3KD0.SMALL.jpg M3G I recently stumbled upon this instructable, and it got me thinking; what else could be done to improve the humble hammer? I had some ideas in the back of my mind, and when I saw the Hand Tools Only Contest I decided to stop procrastinating and get to work. After all, what better entry for a contest ...
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:24:06 PDT
Dremel tool post grinder http://www.instructables.com/id/Dremel-tool-post-grinder/
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:16:55 PDT
Economy Hydraulic Shop Press http://www.instructables.com/id/Economy-Hydraulic-Shop-Press/
Economy Hydraulic Shop Press - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/I3QQ/HZ5DS1ZB/FTOI3QQHZ5DS1ZB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/I3QQ/HZ5DS1ZB/FTOI3QQHZ5DS1ZB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/I3QQ/HZ5DS1ZB/FTOI3QQHZ5DS1ZB.SMALL.jpg BeachsideHank I decided to make a small scale shop press since over the years I had an occasional need for one while doing projects, but never had the justification for a typical "real" one. My design criteria was based on the lowest cost to achieve a quality product, and so that called for creative thinking as t...
By: BeachsideHank

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:45:24 PDT
DIY Table Saw Rip Fence http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-rip-fence-for-saw-bench-1/
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 03:47:30 PDT
C-Clamps? 25 Other Clamps They Don't Want You To Know About... http://www.instructables.com/id/C-Clamps-Bah-25-Other-Clamps-They-Dont-Want-You-To/
C-Clamps? 25 Other Clamps They Don't Want You To Know About... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/MKE3/HZ3YC6JS/FNOMKE3HZ3YC6JS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/MKE3/HZ3YC6JS/FNOMKE3HZ3YC6JS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/MKE3/HZ3YC6JS/FNOMKE3HZ3YC6JS.SMALL.jpg RobbGodshaw This set of Alphaclamps is an exploration of tools and their form. From the I-beam to the C-clamp, the latin letterforms seem to have a chicken-egg relationship with the letter-shaped tools that bear their name. Is the C the basis for design, or simply a descriptor of the form? Curious about how the...
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:26:18 PDT
Woodworkers Bench Vise From An Old Clamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Woodworkers-Bench-Vise-From-An-Old-Clamp/
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By: antagonizer

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:11:48 PDT
Renewing Sanding Disks http://www.instructables.com/id/Renewing-Sanding-Disks/
Renewing Sanding Disks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/YAN8/HZ5RP3NV/F7VYAN8HZ5RP3NV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/YAN8/HZ5RP3NV/F7VYAN8HZ5RP3NV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/YAN8/HZ5RP3NV/F7VYAN8HZ5RP3NV.SMALL.jpg BeachsideHank Just like tires, worn out Velcro- backed sanding disks can be given a second life by gluing fresh stock onto their dull surfaces. This Instructable will demonstrate a reliable and inexpensive way to refresh your old ones so they may perform better than new in some cases. How To Proceed Begin by ...
By: BeachsideHank

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:14:46 PDT
How to make almost any small tool in 5 minutes http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-almost-any-small-toy-in-5-minutes/
How to make almost any small tool in 5 minutes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/0N59/H994XNIW/F770N59H994XNIW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/0N59/H994XNIW/F770N59H994XNIW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/0N59/H994XNIW/F770N59H994XNIW.SMALL.jpg emiliolatorre This instructable will show you how to make small tools like custom screwdrivers, awls, chisels and more. The materials you'll need are a knife, a large framing nail, a hammer and some wood. You'll also need a bench grinder and a metalworking vice or anvil. prepare the wood Use the knife to whitt...
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Mon, 12 Nov 2012 08:05:21 PST
How To Reuse Zip-ties http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Reuse-Zip-ties/
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:07:14 PDT
Cross Hole Drilling In Round Rod Stock http://www.instructables.com/id/Cross-Hole-Drilling-In-Round-Rod-Stock/
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:18:23 PDT
Building A Viking Pole Lathe Without Using Power http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-A-Viking-Pole-Lathe-Without-Using-Power/
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08:45:26 PDT
Low-Cost Standing Workbench - No Screws Needed! http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Cost-Standing-Workbench-No-Screws-Needed/
Low-Cost Standing Workbench - No Screws Needed! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/O1OO/HYY8K13W/FR4O1OOHYY8K13W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/O1OO/HYY8K13W/FR4O1OOHYY8K13W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/O1OO/HYY8K13W/FR4O1OOHYY8K13W.SMALL.gif FabricateIO When we upgraded our electronics bench setup, we wanted a new table that was cheap and incredibly easy to assemble (and disassemble / transport for moving).Our solution? Turn two 4'x8' sheets of 23/32" plywood into a slot-assembly, no-screws-needed project bench, that can be assembled and disassembl...
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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 09:53:52 PDT
Make Your Own Velcro Backed Sanding Pads http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Velcro-Backed-Sanding-Pads/
Make Your Own Velcro Backed Sanding Pads - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/449R/HYMT1I5J/FWQ449RHYMT1I5J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/449R/HYMT1I5J/FWQ449RHYMT1I5J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/449R/HYMT1I5J/FWQ449RHYMT1I5J.SMALL.jpg Scottbus Why?I love having a cordless oscillating multi-tool (mine happens to be a Dremel Multi-Max). What I don't love however, is when I have to do a lot of sanding and the sanding pads cost $15 per 18 pack. In this Instructable, I hope to show that with just a few items, including an old shirt, you can m...
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Sat, 9 Aug 2014 13:25:12 PDT
Vacuum Former at Home http://www.instructables.com/id/Vacuum-Former-at-Home/
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:42:38 PDT
Laser cut stencil bandana http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-cut-stencil-bandana/
Laser cut stencil bandana - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/UJ7H/HYPP8KIY/FWZUJ7HHYPP8KIY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/UJ7H/HYPP8KIY/FWZUJ7HHYPP8KIY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/UJ7H/HYPP8KIY/FWZUJ7HHYPP8KIY.SMALL.jpg rlciavar Silk screening designs onto fabric can be a complicated and messy process. Laser cutting a printing stencil can give similar results without requiring all the chemicals and equipment that screen printing does. Begin by creating your vector design to be laser cut. I made mine using Illustrator. Keep ...
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:10:22 PDT
Drill press for ~$20 http://www.instructables.com/id/Drill-press-for-20-21/
Drill press for ~$20 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/W01Q/HYNYUGGP/FAYW01QHYNYUGGP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/W01Q/HYNYUGGP/FAYW01QHYNYUGGP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/W01Q/HYNYUGGP/FAYW01QHYNYUGGP.SMALL.jpg Victor8o5 Anyone who works with wood knows you have to make hundreds of holes for the screws and its almost impossible to make a series of holes perfectly straight and with the same depth by hand. This instructable will help you to build a tool that will save you a lot of time and effort when drilling prec...
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 02:50:59 PDT
The Wooden Cordless Drill Press http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Cordless-Drill-Press/
The Wooden Cordless Drill Press - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/2A62/HYNYR4A3/FQ52A62HYNYR4A3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/2A62/HYNYR4A3/FQ52A62HYNYR4A3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/2A62/HYNYR4A3/FQ52A62HYNYR4A3.SMALL.jpg antagonizer Recently I was working with my drill press when the motor burned out. Lacking the funds to replace it, and in the middle of a project that required one, I thought it would be fun to come up with a press built completely out of wood. Taking it further, I wanted it to house my cordless drill so that i...
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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 19:38:29 PDT
Simple Plywood Cutting Table / Work Table (Updated) http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Plywood-Cutting-Table-Work-Table/
Simple Plywood Cutting Table / Work Table (Updated) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/CXPR/HYCSYAOK/FM3CXPRHYCSYAOK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/CXPR/HYCSYAOK/FM3CXPRHYCSYAOK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/CXPR/HYCSYAOK/FM3CXPRHYCSYAOK.SMALL.jpg Jzbowmannz After making the Multi-functional Workbench, and a few projects later, I realized that I needed another workbench. The multi-functional workbench worked great, but it's fairly complicated to set-up, also when I was in the middle of the project and the workbench was in use, cutting some more plywood ...
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Sat, 2 Aug 2014 18:48:10 PDT
How to Lure the DMS Router in for a Hug http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Lure-the-DMS-Router-in-for-a-Hug/
How to Lure the DMS Router in for a Hug - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/XIRP/HY9Y1ARJ/FTFXIRPHY9Y1ARJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/XIRP/HY9Y1ARJ/FTFXIRPHY9Y1ARJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/XIRP/HY9Y1ARJ/FTFXIRPHY9Y1ARJ.SMALL.jpg joejoetheclown The DMS 5-axis router is quite a beast in the CNC shop and can reduce a piece of hardwood to a pile of chips in a matter of minutes. However, it's also quite a fickle machine and routinely throws random errors for no reason at all. In order to keep the DMS happy and cutting as expected, sometimes ...
By: joejoetheclown

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:44:03 PDT
Lifecast with silicone http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-silicone-lifecasting/
Lifecast with silicone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/O8RR/HXLD63TR/FKHO8RRHXLD63TR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/O8RR/HXLD63TR/FKHO8RRHXLD63TR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/O8RR/HXLD63TR/FKHO8RRHXLD63TR.SMALL.jpg rlciavar Lifecasting is the process of making a mold of a living human body. There are a variety of techniques and methods that can be used for lifecasting.Types of lifecasting materials include; plaster, alginate, silicone, and sometimes even waxes. In this case, we will be making a mold of a hand using sil...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:42:38 PDT
2-part brush-on silicone mold http://www.instructables.com/id/2-part-brush-on-silicone-mold/
2-part brush-on silicone mold - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/1TDA/HY5Y39IQ/F8B1TDAHY5Y39IQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/1TDA/HY5Y39IQ/F8B1TDAHY5Y39IQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/1TDA/HY5Y39IQ/F8B1TDAHY5Y39IQ.SMALL.jpg rlciavar This Instructable will walk you through the process of creating a 2-part brush-on mold of an original.2-part brush-on molds are ideal for replicating complex shapes that would otherwise be impossible with a pour (block) mold or glove mold. Using a brush-on technique gives the silicone more flex when...
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:03:37 PDT
How to make molds http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-molds/
How to make molds - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/JLPK/HY5Y3BW8/FCCJLPKHY5Y3BW8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/JLPK/HY5Y3BW8/FCCJLPKHY5Y3BW8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/JLPK/HY5Y3BW8/FCCJLPKHY5Y3BW8.SMALL.jpg rlciavar This Instructable is an introduction to the basics of mold making for people interested in mold making with little to no knowledge on the subject.It will walk you through some important vocabulary, break down the major mold types and help you select the correct mold for your project.Here are some gr...
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:15:57 PDT
DIY Replaceable sandpapers for Sanding blocks http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Replaceable-sandpapers-for-Sanding-blocks/
DIY Replaceable sandpapers for Sanding blocks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/OB5P/HY488CXR/FD0OB5PHY488CXR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/OB5P/HY488CXR/FD0OB5PHY488CXR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/OB5P/HY488CXR/FD0OB5PHY488CXR.SMALL.jpg All that i do In the past, I have bought many cheap sanding blocks on the market. For the most part they work just fine but I have often found that they are either not ergonomically designed and are uncomfortable to hold or replacing the sanding paper is a royal pain in the ass. So after cursing many sanding bloc...
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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 05:15:07 PDT
The 1lb Boxed Screw Storage Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/The-1lb-Boxed-Screw-Storage-Rack/
The 1lb Boxed Screw Storage Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/QQCZ/HY0RI0B8/FXUQQCZHY0RI0B8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/QQCZ/HY0RI0B8/FXUQQCZHY0RI0B8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/QQCZ/HY0RI0B8/FXUQQCZHY0RI0B8.SMALL.jpg -BALES- Does this cluttered shelf look familiar? You probably have at least one. Maybe it's house paint, or the dreaded spray paint stored 14 rows deep, or as in my case, boxed screws and nails. Whatever the item, the one you want, is of course in the back ... and probably on the bottom. It never fails!...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:52:38 PDT
Every Day Carry (EDC) Book http://www.instructables.com/id/Every-Day-Carry-EDC-Book/
Every Day Carry (EDC) Book - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/VLOF/HXUDFW49/FC1VLOFHXUDFW49.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/VLOF/HXUDFW49/FC1VLOFHXUDFW49.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/VLOF/HXUDFW49/FC1VLOFHXUDFW49.SMALL.jpg wholman “It's best to have your tools with you. If you don't, you're apt to find something you didn't expect and get discouraged.” ― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the CraftEvery Day Carry (EDC) is a small collection of useful things. It is also a system for framing the world through the lens of acti...
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:37:54 PDT
Cutting Wine Bottle Corks http://www.instructables.com/id/Cutting-Wine-Bottle-Corks/
Cutting Wine Bottle Corks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/YKZV/HXTJR2GV/F1AYKZVHXTJR2GV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/YKZV/HXTJR2GV/F1AYKZVHXTJR2GV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/YKZV/HXTJR2GV/F1AYKZVHXTJR2GV.SMALL.jpg KellyCraig This is a tutorial on making a simple jig for cutting wine corks in half, along their length.The jig requires only simple scraps to build and is for use with a band saw, but could also be used to hold corks when using a hand, or even a knife, depending on the size of the kerf.Using this jig on a ban...
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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:51:46 PDT
5 minute circle center finder gauge http://www.instructables.com/id/5-minute-circle-center-finder-gauge/
5 minute circle center finder gauge - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/OU1M/HXMUYDST/FZ7OU1MHXMUYDST.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/OU1M/HXMUYDST/FZ7OU1MHXMUYDST.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/OU1M/HXMUYDST/FZ7OU1MHXMUYDST.SMALL.jpg jturner44 This is my quick tool for finding the center point of a dowel or any small circle.For the most part I'll use this to find the center of table legs so I can drill and install a threaded screw to attach to a mounting plate.It works on the same principle of connecting the corners diagonally on a square...
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:02:29 PDT
'3rd Hand' Leather Stitching Clamp http://www.instructables.com/id/3rd-Hand-Leather-Stitching-Clamp/
'3rd Hand' Leather Stitching Clamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/W9CO/HXG6TB0E/FW2W9COHXG6TB0E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/W9CO/HXG6TB0E/FW2W9COHXG6TB0E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/W9CO/HXG6TB0E/FW2W9COHXG6TB0E.SMALL.jpg antagonizer When I teach leathercraft, I tend to focus heavily on stitching. You can have the most perfectly formed and cut piece, with amazing tooling, but if your stitches are crooked or uneven, you simply aren't doing justice to your own work. When you're freehand stitching a project, it can be a bit unwield...
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:13:04 PDT
2 Part silicone mold http://www.instructables.com/id/2-Part-silicone-mold/
2 Part silicone mold - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/LXZK/HXG6Q44D/FAWLXZKHXG6Q44D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/LXZK/HXG6Q44D/FAWLXZKHXG6Q44D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/LXZK/HXG6Q44D/FAWLXZKHXG6Q44D.SMALL.jpg rlciavar This Instructable will teach you how to make a basic 2-part pour mold. I made my mold for a 3D printed stegosaurus because dinosaurs are awesome! 3D printing can be expensive and hard to access. Molds are a great way to make multiples of a 3D printed part cheaper from your own home. If you don't hav...
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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:06:21 PDT
Laser Cut Foam Inserts for Tool Boxes http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Foam-Inserts-for-Tool-Boxes/
Laser Cut Foam Inserts for Tool Boxes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/IID4/HX7P0XIY/FURIID4HX7P0XIY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/IID4/HX7P0XIY/FURIID4HX7P0XIY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/IID4/HX7P0XIY/FURIID4HX7P0XIY.SMALL.jpg tcolson This is my first Instructable. Any constructive criticism in the comments will be gratefully accepted.Lately I'm doing more machining at TechShop SJ. As a result, I've been carrying a lot of cutting and measuring tools back and forth from home. Many of the tools have precisions surfaces or are somew...
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Fri, 4 Jul 2014 20:58:20 PDT
My AUTODESK - ARTIST IN RESIDENCY at INSTRUCTABLES http://www.instructables.com/id/AUTODESK-ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCY-at-INSTRUCTABLES/
My AUTODESK - ARTIST IN RESIDENCY at INSTRUCTABLES - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3B/KPAY/HWZ4THCY/F3BKPAYHWZ4THCY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3B/KPAY/HWZ4THCY/F3BKPAYHWZ4THCY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3B/KPAY/HWZ4THCY/F3BKPAYHWZ4THCY.SMALL.jpg anoukwipprecht How has your artist residency at Autodesk been going? What is your favorite part?As an invited artist in residency at Autodesk, I have a grasp on both incredible software and pre-released features within an amazing production facility. My favorite parts is that it feels like a big candy store where ...
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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 16:09:29 PDT
Machinist's Gold Plated Oil Can http://www.instructables.com/id/Machinists-Gold-Plated-Oil-Can/
Machinist's Gold Plated Oil Can - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/CUKD/HWLD96R3/FPICUKDHWLD96R3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/CUKD/HWLD96R3/FPICUKDHWLD96R3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/CUKD/HWLD96R3/FPICUKDHWLD96R3.SMALL.jpg arduinoversusevil This is a must have tool for drilling in steel. You could just use an old bean can, but after you've spilled cutting oil everywhere, you'll see there's a better way... Watch the build! *Behold!* The must-have ultra luxurious, bleeding edge techno gadget for the more-money-than-brains-Louis-Vuiton...
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:52:54 PDT
Spill Proofer http://www.instructables.com/id/Spill-Proofer/
Spill Proofer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/90QB/HWNUE2JB/FOL90QBHWNUE2JB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/90QB/HWNUE2JB/FOL90QBHWNUE2JB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/90QB/HWNUE2JB/FOL90QBHWNUE2JB.SMALL.jpg JON-A-TRON Have you ever knocked over a cup of water and soaked the project you were working on? I did yesterday. I always keep water and a chip brush handy when I'm gluing wood- I like to clean up the glue that squeezes out when you clamp wood while it's still wet instead of sanding dry globs of it after the ...
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:29:57 PDT
Tube sealing device http://www.instructables.com/id/Tube-sealing-device/
Tube sealing device - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/R4JJ/HVXC15WO/FI2R4JJHVXC15WO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/R4JJ/HVXC15WO/FI2R4JJHVXC15WO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/R4JJ/HVXC15WO/FI2R4JJHVXC15WO.SMALL.jpg Tubesluiter BACKGROUND STORYThe tube sealing aid is a project for design for everyone. Design for everyone is a cocreation project, where students make products together with a person with a disability. This products solves problems that they experience because of their disability. For the tube sealing aid we w...
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 04:18:04 PDT
Silicone Box Mold For Prop Making http://www.instructables.com/id/Silicone-Box-Mold-For-Prop-Making/
Silicone Box Mold For Prop Making - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/OSCS/HV9HXQI0/FDZOSCSHV9HXQI0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/OSCS/HV9HXQI0/FDZOSCSHV9HXQI0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/OSCS/HV9HXQI0/FDZOSCSHV9HXQI0.SMALL.jpg Joe Sargent Silicone box molds are a fairly simple and very effective way to mold simply shaped objects. I molded a pipe wrench, but you can mold many things (but not everything, which I will get to later) with this style mold. Very soon I will be posting the second half of this process, which is casting a pa...
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Sun, 18 May 2014 23:05:50 PDT
Homemade center finder tool, quick, cheap, easy. http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-center-finder-tool-quick-cheap-easy/
Homemade center finder tool, quick, cheap, easy. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/UJBS/HUOPBR6P/FBSUJBSHUOPBR6P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/UJBS/HUOPBR6P/FBSUJBSHUOPBR6P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/UJBS/HUOPBR6P/FBSUJBSHUOPBR6P.SMALL.jpg DrPeper This is a quick method to make a small tool which allows you to find the centers of circular shaped objects, such as disks or the ends of cylindrical objects. You place it on the edge of a round object so that the pins underneath rest against the sides of the object, then draw a line along the stra...
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Fri, 2 May 2014 01:52:06 PDT
Centerline Marker "I Made it at TechShop" http://www.instructables.com/id/Centerline-Marker-I-Made-it-at-TechShop/
Centerline Marker "I Made it at TechShop" - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/U9BP/HUK2F01V/F9PU9BPHUK2F01V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/U9BP/HUK2F01V/F9PU9BPHUK2F01V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/U9BP/HUK2F01V/F9PU9BPHUK2F01V.SMALL.jpg Rmiller98 This is a quick and easy project. This little tool will help you find the center of a board each and every time with no measuring. You can make this out of any scrap piece of wood in your shop. I made this in a matter of approximately 30 minutes at www.techshop.ws using the compound miter saw and ...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 02:04:01 PDT
Build a Vacuum Wagon for Spring Cleanup http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Vacuum-Wagon-for-Spring-Cleanup/
Build a Vacuum Wagon for Spring Cleanup - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/7QVK/HUIS4T8X/FA37QVKHUIS4T8X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/7QVK/HUIS4T8X/FA37QVKHUIS4T8X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/7QVK/HUIS4T8X/FA37QVKHUIS4T8X.SMALL.jpg yeltrow This instructable helps you create a mini version of a sucker truck. I have spent many long days walking around cleaning up leaves and gravel wishing there was a better way. I love the power of my lawn and leaf vac but I hate dumping it. By turning my lawn cart into a bigger vacuum chamber and power...
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Sun, 27 Apr 2014 18:03:25 PDT
Eye and ear protection http://www.instructables.com/id/Eye-and-ear-protection/
Eye and ear protection - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/XC3W/HVDU4PIT/FUWXC3WHVDU4PIT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/XC3W/HVDU4PIT/FUWXC3WHVDU4PIT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/XC3W/HVDU4PIT/FUWXC3WHVDU4PIT.SMALL.jpg JorikOrdelmans One thing that bothered me for a long time, is the use of safety glasses in combination with ear muffs. For some tasks, such as grinding metal, you need them both. But the pressure of the ear muffs will push the temples into the side of your head. After an hour your head starts to feel soar and not ...
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Mon, 19 May 2014 15:46:45 PDT
The Saw Blade Cabinet http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Saw-Blade-Cabinet/
The Saw Blade Cabinet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/8H4X/HV9HOPG2/FSY8H4XHV9HOPG2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/8H4X/HV9HOPG2/FSY8H4XHV9HOPG2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/8H4X/HV9HOPG2/FSY8H4XHV9HOPG2.SMALL.jpg -BALES- It's been established that I have some OCD when it comes to cleanliness and organizational matters. I have a relatively small/narrow shop (9'x25') and when everything has its place, it stays uncluttered and improves my work flow and efficiency.This space (for me) started as a musical rehearsal area...
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Fri, 16 May 2014 16:49:08 PDT
Pump it up! Squid Inc's Positive Displacement Pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Pump-it-up-Squid-Incs-Positive-Displacement-Pump/
Pump it up! Squid Inc's Positive Displacement Pump - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW8/3A7P/HV64ACU0/FW83A7PHV64ACU0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW8/3A7P/HV64ACU0/FW83A7PHV64ACU0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW8/3A7P/HV64ACU0/FW83A7PHV64ACU0.SMALL.jpg MrSquid As part of our University course at the Glasgow School of Art, we were set the challenge in teams of 4 to produce an efficient pump, and all we were provided with was a 24V 3500RPM DC motor. The Brief was simple - to design and build a pump to lift 5 litres of water, through a height of 60 cm in un...
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Wed, 14 May 2014 03:17:01 PDT
Make Shift Rubber Mallet http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Shift-Rubber-Mallet/
Make Shift Rubber Mallet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/SA96/HS3GU74H/FQ5SA96HS3GU74H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/SA96/HS3GU74H/FQ5SA96HS3GU74H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/SA96/HS3GU74H/FQ5SA96HS3GU74H.SMALL.jpg Michael C I was recently working on an antique pool table and came across this problem. I needed to hammer some wood pieces together however I did not want to damage the antique finish on the table. I didn't own a rubber mallet so I had to come up with my own. Items You Will Need 1. Tennis balls2. Utilit...
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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 10:00:44 PST