Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:21:16 PDT BLOX v1.01 Simple Axe Cover http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Axe-Cover/
Simple Axe Cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD1/T6EH/IR6INXQR/FD1T6EHIR6INXQR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD1/T6EH/IR6INXQR/FD1T6EHIR6INXQR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD1/T6EH/IR6INXQR/FD1T6EHIR6INXQR.SMALL.jpg woodpeker The following instructions were based on a 5lb axe.You will need the following materials and tools;30cm square of Leather (I used reclaim from a sofa)Polyester threadSuperglue (Superglue bonds skin and leather in seconds, use with caution)Strong scissorsSewing machine with leather needle2x clothes p...
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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:20:45 PDT
Wall Tool Holders http://www.instructables.com/id/Wall-Tool-Holders/
Wall Tool Holders - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/SUIJ/IR6INPX0/FKPSUIJIR6INPX0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/SUIJ/IR6INPX0/FKPSUIJIR6INPX0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/SUIJ/IR6INPX0/FKPSUIJIR6INPX0.SMALL.jpg Elias Stratakos In this instructable you'll see: How I made some holders, over my workbench, on a big piece of melamine, for some of my hand tools. I made these two same holders for my T-Handle Torx/Hex keys, Nut Drivers, Rasps and Screwdrivers. I placed them down to calculate the space I need to let, betw...
By: Elias Stratakos

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:31:16 PDT
Enhanced DeWalt Drill Before And After http://www.instructables.com/id/Enhanced-DeWalt-Drill-Before-And-After/
Enhanced DeWalt Drill Before And After - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/CF3C/ICM6W1GP/F45CF3CICM6W1GP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/CF3C/ICM6W1GP/F45CF3CICM6W1GP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/CF3C/ICM6W1GP/F45CF3CICM6W1GP.SMALL.jpg Gregarious I purchased a DeWalt 12volt cordless drill with two 'dead' batteries from a guy on eBay for about $10 (£6).I intended to turn it into a corded drill as demonstrated in several Instructables.Then the project seemed to take on a life of it's own and I found myself adding new features and enhancements....
By: Gregarious

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:52:21 PDT
Push Block http://www.instructables.com/id/Push-Block/
Push Block - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/O4T4/IR3ZTHCB/FBWO4T4IR3ZTHCB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/O4T4/IR3ZTHCB/FBWO4T4IR3ZTHCB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/O4T4/IR3ZTHCB/FBWO4T4IR3ZTHCB.SMALL.jpg djpolymath Make a push block for safe operation of power tools like table saws and routers. Stencil Stencil the handle of a saw onto a piece of wood stock. Shape Cut the the handle to size with a jig saw. Use a router to round the edges and sand to finish. Base Cut a piece of stock for the base. Ro...
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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:39:52 PDT
DIY SOLO CUP HYDROPONIC KIT FOR AEROGARDEN SEED PODS http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-SOLO-CUP-HYDROPONIC-KIT-FOR-AEROGARDEN-SEED-PO/
DIY SOLO CUP HYDROPONIC KIT FOR AEROGARDEN SEED PODS - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/NME0/IR40BNTC/FBMNME0IR40BNTC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/NME0/IR40BNTC/FBMNME0IR40BNTC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/NME0/IR40BNTC/FBMNME0IR40BNTC.SMALL.jpg ANDesign Lab It all started out as part of a proposal for a science grant…but the ball kept rolling even after ANDesign Lab’s drought-adaptive garden sensor proposal was submitted.Just like that–the next idea struck–a DIY Self-Sustained Hydroponic Kit for AeroGarden Seed Pods*DISCLAIMER: only tools readily avail...
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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:12:47 PDT
DIY Face Shield (w/ Built in Safety Glasses) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Face-Shield-w-Built-in-Safety-Glasses/
DIY Face Shield (w/ Built in Safety Glasses) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNT/5KV6/IR3HIZ3L/FNT5KV6IR3HIZ3L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNT/5KV6/IR3HIZ3L/FNT5KV6IR3HIZ3L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNT/5KV6/IR3HIZ3L/FNT5KV6IR3HIZ3L.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 I've been wanting a face shield for all sorts of dangerous projects, but they're pretty expensive, and I can't seem to find one anyway.I originally thought of buying a sheet of Plexiglass, melting it, and then bending, but I doubt that it will work, since it will probably crack, and will ruin the op...
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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:38:48 PDT
INFRARED LIGHTS http://www.instructables.com/id/INFRARED-LIGHTS/
INFRARED LIGHTS - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/EU3C/IQYSZTNN/F59EU3CIQYSZTNN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/EU3C/IQYSZTNN/F59EU3CIQYSZTNN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/EU3C/IQYSZTNN/F59EU3CIQYSZTNN.SMALL.jpg darrenhall A simple little hack that will give any ghost hunters two Infrared lights for under five pounds Items and tools Ok - first things firstDrop onto Ebay and get hold of a pack of infrared LEDs ( about one pound ninety for 100) - size 5mm.Call into your local POUND WORLD shop and pick up two of the h...
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Sun, 24 Jul 2016 13:25:43 PDT
Drill-Powered Tool/Knife Sharpener! | DIY Woodworking Tools #9 http://www.instructables.com/id/Drill-Powered-ToolKnife-Sharpener-DIY-Woodworking-/
Drill-Powered Tool/Knife Sharpener! | DIY Woodworking Tools #9 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/K08W/IQYT31D9/FNPK08WIQYT31D9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/K08W/IQYT31D9/FNPK08WIQYT31D9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/K08W/IQYT31D9/FNPK08WIQYT31D9.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 There is one thing that is in common with almost all of my tools, and all of our kitchen knives - They are dull.Very dull. They are about a sharp as a brick.We always buy the highest quality knives that we can afford, yet we pretty much never sharpen them. Ignoring the fact that Dull knives are more...
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Sun, 24 Jul 2016 17:59:15 PDT
DIY Electric Sander http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Electric-Sander/
DIY Electric Sander - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Q/X3LH/IQYSXMPZ/F9QX3LHIQYSXMPZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Q/X3LH/IQYSXMPZ/F9QX3LHIQYSXMPZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Q/X3LH/IQYSXMPZ/F9QX3LHIQYSXMPZ.SMALL.jpg dosimeter This is a simple electric sander that you can make at home if you have a small 12V drill machine, the one used for printed circuit boards. I needed a small handy sander for a project since sanding manually with hands is time consuming and difficult sometimes. Moreover, it works great with metals too...
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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 18:56:54 PDT
leather journal from scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-Journal-From-Scratch/
leather journal from scratch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/4FZC/IQU10F67/FBC4FZCIQU10F67.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/4FZC/IQU10F67/FBC4FZCIQU10F67.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/4FZC/IQU10F67/FBC4FZCIQU10F67.SMALL.jpg dragonfrog66 Hello everyone. Just warning you this is my first Instructable so if you have any questions comment below. I learned how to make this style of leather notebook when my family took a 6 month trip to Morocco its simple but can take along time depending on the leather you are using I have used 8mm leat...
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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:59:09 PDT
Low Budget Knife-maker's Bench Grinder http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Budget-Knife-makers-Bench-Grinder/
Low Budget Knife-maker's Bench Grinder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F21/UEWU/IQW1I3O5/F21UEWUIQW1I3O5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F21/UEWU/IQW1I3O5/F21UEWUIQW1I3O5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F21/UEWU/IQW1I3O5/F21UEWUIQW1I3O5.SMALL.jpg antagonizer I've been knife-making for quite a few years, and have always relied on a 1"x24" belt grinder, as well as my 4"x36" bench sander to get the job done. For the longest time, I've wanted to invest in a 2" belt grinder, to make the process easier, but could never justify the massive expense that goes in...
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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:03:19 PDT
From Bicycle to Hammer http://www.instructables.com/id/From-Bicycle-to-Hammer/
From Bicycle to Hammer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/BHC2/IQU10ASX/F6WBHC2IQU10ASX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/BHC2/IQU10ASX/F6WBHC2IQU10ASX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/BHC2/IQU10ASX/F6WBHC2IQU10ASX.SMALL.jpg knutknackebröd Time to recycle your bicycle! From a bikepedal I made this raising hammer to try and make some raised plate armour. Tools & Materials Tools:HammerAnvilForgeCutoff hardy toolTongsHacksawMaterials:Bike crankHammer handle / stick / steel tube Remove the unwanted stuff So if your scrap bike has be...
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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:51:01 PDT
So you dropped your no.4 hand plane? http://www.instructables.com/id/So-You-Dropped-Your-No4-Hand-Plane/
So you dropped your no.4 hand plane? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFF/12K5/IQTZWIOI/FFF12K5IQTZWIOI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFF/12K5/IQTZWIOI/FFF12K5IQTZWIOI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFF/12K5/IQTZWIOI/FFF12K5IQTZWIOI.SMALL.jpg BossyRangs You were smoothing some wood, got a cramp, dropped your favorite hand plane on the floor and now it looks like this?No worries, it happens to the best. You don't need to throw it in the trash just yet. Together, we'll turn it into an even better hand plane! How? By making a wooden body for it. Did y...
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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:20:23 PDT
3D Printed Resistor Checker http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Resistor-Checker/
3D Printed Resistor Checker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW8/R3LA/IQTZVETK/FW8R3LAIQTZVETK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW8/R3LA/IQTZVETK/FW8R3LAIQTZVETK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW8/R3LA/IQTZVETK/FW8R3LAIQTZVETK.SMALL.jpg elproducts In this project I will show you how to make a resistor checker stand for your ohmmeter. It helps for those that don't know the color code or for those older, like me, who's eyes can't read the resistors very easy. This design is small so it can fit on most 3D printers and uses parts you probably alr...
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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:03:58 PDT
Hardening and Tempering a Screw Driver (&softening) http://www.instructables.com/id/Hardening-and-Tempering-a-Screw-Driver-softening/
Hardening and Tempering a Screw Driver (&softening) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/HM1A/IQSACU49/FASHM1AIQSACU49.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/HM1A/IQSACU49/FASHM1AIQSACU49.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/HM1A/IQSACU49/FASHM1AIQSACU49.SMALL.jpg Stan1y If you can already file the tip of your screw driver to shape it probably isn't of a high enough quality of steel to be hardened and tempered it may just be they have missed out the heat treatment to save time and money so for the sake of a bit of gas and a few minutes of your time it may be improv...
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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 04:43:13 PDT
Circular Saw CrossCut Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Circular-Saw-CrossCut-Jig/
Circular Saw CrossCut Jig - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/1H1X/IQOQR5OU/FWK1H1XIQOQR5OU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/1H1X/IQOQR5OU/FWK1H1XIQOQR5OU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/1H1X/IQOQR5OU/FWK1H1XIQOQR5OU.SMALL.jpg Cactools This home made circular saw crosscut jig will add a precision cutting tool to your workshop at little cost. Hopefully my instructions are clear and easy to follow. Getting Started MATERIALSScrewsTapeWood GlueScrap WoodTOOLSCircular SawDrillCombination SquareClamps Cutting on Dimension I alrea...
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Sun, 17 Jul 2016 20:19:04 PDT
Adjustable, portable chop saw stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Adjustable-Portable-Chop-Saw-Stand/
Adjustable, portable chop saw stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/3P6F/IQNZZ8SH/F063P6FIQNZZ8SH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/3P6F/IQNZZ8SH/F063P6FIQNZZ8SH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/3P6F/IQNZZ8SH/F063P6FIQNZZ8SH.SMALL.jpg notsosharp I wanted to set up a 12” chopsaw on a mobile stand that had detachable support arms on which I could set up specific lengths for repeated cuts. I also wanted to be able to store the chopsaw, blades, and jigs in the stand. Materials 1 sheet ¾” plywood2 metal shelf sections (salvaged)1” and 1 ½” s...
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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 22:29:58 PDT
Tenon Cutting Jig for a Table Saw http://www.instructables.com/id/Tenon-Cutting-Jig-for-a-Table-Saw/
Tenon Cutting Jig for a Table Saw - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/I4QJ/IQNZZAY2/FP6I4QJIQNZZAY2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/I4QJ/IQNZZAY2/FP6I4QJIQNZZAY2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/I4QJ/IQNZZAY2/FP6I4QJIQNZZAY2.SMALL.jpg notsosharp This tenon cutting jig will help you cut the end pieces of wood in a safe and manageable fashion. In order to do this, you need a tenon cutting jig that adjusts to fit and slide along on the table saw fence. The jig should keep the wood secure and perpendicular to the table, move smoothly, and keep ...
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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 23:48:39 PDT
Homemade mini PCB Drill http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Mini-PCB-Drill/
Homemade mini PCB Drill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/TDAP/IQOQOSSJ/FP6TDAPIQOQOSSJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/TDAP/IQOQOSSJ/FP6TDAPIQOQOSSJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/TDAP/IQOQOSSJ/FP6TDAPIQOQOSSJ.SMALL.jpg MakeStuff_MS Building a home made drill machine for the PCB. Making Video You can watch the video for making of the drill or continue reading to make one for yourself.You Can Subscribe To My YouTube Channel Here : https://goo.gl/ctc8l9 Things Required 1. 12 Volt DC Motor2. PVC pipe (Which should fit the m...
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Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:59:32 PDT
How to make a track saw guide for a circular saw http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Track-Saw-Guide-for-a-Circular-Saw/
How to make a track saw guide for a circular saw - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8O/8VXV/IQMKIQ1F/F8O8VXVIQMKIQ1F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8O/8VXV/IQMKIQ1F/F8O8VXVIQMKIQ1F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8O/8VXV/IQMKIQ1F/F8O8VXVIQMKIQ1F.SMALL.jpg diycreators In this Instructables I will be making a track saw guide. This guide is very stable and extremely accurate. You too can have the same experience, if done right. Hopefully my instructions are clear and easy to follow. Please for give me for any typos. Enjoy :)Check out the video for a more in depth t...
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Thu, 14 Jul 2016 20:06:50 PDT
Simple NASA Utility Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Utility-Cart/
Simple NASA Utility Cart - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/0UPY/IQK3QWBH/F6W0UPYIQK3QWBH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/0UPY/IQK3QWBH/F6W0UPYIQK3QWBH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/0UPY/IQK3QWBH/F6W0UPYIQK3QWBH.SMALL.jpg dpmakestuff This cart was inspired by my favorite artist, Tom Sachs. I've been a huge fan of his for years and can't help but be inspired by his work. He has his own space program and I think this piece, at the very least, would blend in with his amazing work. Click on his name back over there to be taken t...
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Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:27:01 PDT
Build a Toaster Oven Mini-Vacuum Former http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Toaster-Oven-Mini-Vacuum-Former/
Build a Toaster Oven Mini-Vacuum Former - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/PRXP/IQK3RJ28/FGSPRXPIQK3RJ28.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/PRXP/IQK3RJ28/FGSPRXPIQK3RJ28.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/PRXP/IQK3RJ28/FGSPRXPIQK3RJ28.SMALL.jpg WardWorks I built a larger 18x24 bed vacuum former first, and then decided that I needed a mini vacuum former for smaller pieces and for the leftover scrap plastic from the big former. This was a weekend project and it makes great pulls. Supplies: • A $5 toaster oven from a second hand store. Make sure to g...
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Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:19:10 PDT
Reuse Old Sanding Pads http://www.instructables.com/id/Reuse-Old-Sanding-Pads/
Reuse Old Sanding Pads - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/YD8O/IQIA6IKA/FUZYD8OIQIA6IKA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/YD8O/IQIA6IKA/FUZYD8OIQIA6IKA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/YD8O/IQIA6IKA/FUZYD8OIQIA6IKA.SMALL.jpg ShaunM11 I'm incredibly tight fisted when it comes to my woodworking, and as such, I am reluctant to throw anything away! When my detail sander pads get too tattered around the edges, I use this little trick to turn them into usable hand sanders! Trace Your Pads I traced the shape of my sanding pads onto ...
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Mon, 11 Jul 2016 15:22:58 PDT
DIY Router Fence http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Router-Fence/
DIY Router Fence - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/NOE8/IQGUU43G/F1SNOE8IQGUU43G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/NOE8/IQGUU43G/F1SNOE8IQGUU43G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/NOE8/IQGUU43G/F1SNOE8IQGUU43G.SMALL.jpg MotherDaughterProjects We just finished our biggest project yet--a floating computer desk (see project here). We made our own build plans which included sliding wood doors. To accomplish this we needed to rout two grooves which means we needed to use a router! We have not had the opportunity to use a router yet so this wa...
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Mon, 11 Jul 2016 09:47:16 PDT
Square Tube Bender http://www.instructables.com/id/Square-Tube-Bender/
Square Tube Bender - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/P2OQ/IQFHITW7/F5OP2OQIQFHITW7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/P2OQ/IQFHITW7/F5OP2OQIQFHITW7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/P2OQ/IQFHITW7/F5OP2OQIQFHITW7.SMALL.jpg tom_sanremo I have found that I never make anything out of round tube and I had a bender that wasn't doing anything. I made a set of dies for 20mm tube and it worked really good, so I thought I would make a set for 25mm tube and an instructable while I was at it. Making the Dies You will need some of:10mm pl...
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Sun, 10 Jul 2016 01:57:55 PDT
Water Level for Less Than $10 http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Level-for-Less-Than-10/
Water Level for Less Than $10 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4W/Z9A4/IQE1ZKJG/F4WZ9A4IQE1ZKJG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4W/Z9A4/IQE1ZKJG/F4WZ9A4IQE1ZKJG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4W/Z9A4/IQE1ZKJG/F4WZ9A4IQE1ZKJG.SMALL.jpg Lorddrake This simple tool has been in use for thousands of years ... literally. The earliest credit for invention that I could find was to Theodorus of Samos (Greece) in the 6th century BC. So assuming he was the first to make a water level, it has been in existence and use for over 2500 years.The concept ...
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Fri, 8 Jul 2016 15:52:23 PDT
Make Your Own Dead-Blow Hammer! | DIY Woodworking Tools #7 http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Dead-Blow-Hammer-DIY-Woodworking-Too/
Make Your Own Dead-Blow Hammer! | DIY Woodworking Tools #7 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/12SO/IQI5GHLD/FAH12SOIQI5GHLD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/12SO/IQI5GHLD/FAH12SOIQI5GHLD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/12SO/IQI5GHLD/FAH12SOIQI5GHLD.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 A Dead-Blow Hammer is a hammer that doesn't bounce back up when hit, and less force is required when using it, because of it's weight. This type of hammer also saves a lot of time and effort, when compared to a regular mallet (soft hammer). Did you know you can make, and choose the exact weight that...
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Wed, 6 Jul 2016 11:31:29 PDT
DIY Granite Slab for Leather Stamping http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Leather-Stamping-Slab/
DIY Granite Slab for Leather Stamping - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH8/LQKS/IQCMK2VH/FH8LQKSIQCMK2VH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH8/LQKS/IQCMK2VH/FH8LQKSIQCMK2VH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH8/LQKS/IQCMK2VH/FH8LQKSIQCMK2VH.SMALL.jpg Missourian After completing my new knife handle (Knife Scales Instructable) I wanted to make and decorate a new leather sheath for it. As I initially attempted practice stamping on some scrap leather, I soon realized, after consulting some internet forums, that I needed a hard, smooth slab under my leather w...
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Thu, 7 Jul 2016 22:12:38 PDT
10lb spool adapter for a MIG welder http://www.instructables.com/id/10lb-Spool-Adapter-for-a-MIG-Welder/
10lb spool adapter for a MIG welder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVT/MYH4/IQA4U42T/FVTMYH4IQA4U42T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVT/MYH4/IQA4U42T/FVTMYH4IQA4U42T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVT/MYH4/IQA4U42T/FVTMYH4IQA4U42T.SMALL.jpg keokg2 I have a small 110v MIG welder and it didn't come with any adapters to hold a 10 lb spool. When I got the adapter put together and mounted the 10 lb spool, I realized why no adapters came with it. It was only designed to hold one and two pound spools and at the end of this instructable you'll see ...
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Tue, 5 Jul 2016 18:54:05 PDT
Get Cleaner, Better Cuts With This Circular Saw Tracking Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/Get-Cleaner-Better-Cuts-With-This-Circular-Saw-Tra/
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Tue, 5 Jul 2016 05:49:34 PDT
Thor's Hammer Screwdriver Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Thors-Hammer-Screwdriver-Kit/
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Mon, 4 Jul 2016 11:48:39 PDT
18650 Holder From PVC Pipe http://www.instructables.com/id/18650-Holder-From-PVC-Pipe/
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Mon, 4 Jul 2016 08:52:15 PDT
Soldering Iron Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Iron-Stand-3/
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Sat, 2 Jul 2016 10:53:04 PDT
Build a Speaker in Less Than $3 http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Speaker-in-Less-Than-3/
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Fri, 1 Jul 2016 07:04:35 PDT
Quick trick: Unstick stuck magnets http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Trick-Unstick-Stuck-Magnets/
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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:05:59 PDT
How to Clean Sandpaper on Powertools http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Clean-Sandpaper-on-Powertools/
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By: Dominic Bender

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:02:22 PDT
Screwdriv'ify your knife http://www.instructables.com/id/Screwdrivify-Your-Knife/
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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:26:53 PDT
Build a Killer Plastic Bag Sealing Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Killer-Plastic-Bag-Sealing-Station/
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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 08:06:18 PDT
A (Very Crude) PCB Vise http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Very-Crude-PCB-Vise/
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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:41:20 PDT
The Pink Brocade Snare Drum http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Pink-Brocade-Snare-Drum/
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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 09:55:18 PDT
Drill press sanding plate http://www.instructables.com/id/Drill-Press-Sanding-Plate/
Drill press sanding plate - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/ZO53/IPY0RL87/FFKZO53IPY0RL87.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/ZO53/IPY0RL87/FFKZO53IPY0RL87.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/ZO53/IPY0RL87/FFKZO53IPY0RL87.SMALL.jpg andrew_reuter Drill presses are great for drilling holes.They’re also good for other tasks. One flashy example: A drill press can work as a lathe in a pinch.Another (slightly more practical) use is as a makeshift spindle sander. First, you need a sanding drum, which can be had for less than $10 from Menards. Then...
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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:55:29 PDT
Longboard Rearlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Longboard-Rearlight/
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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 02:38:51 PDT
Tumble Washer - PVC and 3D Printed Construction http://www.instructables.com/id/Tumble-Washer-PVC-and-3D-Printed-Construction/
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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 18:22:51 PDT
How a Rocking Chair Makes a File Safer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-a-Rocking-Chair-Makes-a-File-Safer/
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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:44:04 PDT
Folding Paint Booth http://www.instructables.com/id/Folding-Paint-Booth/
Folding Paint Booth - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT8/G7U4/IPWUK45J/FT8G7U4IPWUK45J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT8/G7U4/IPWUK45J/FT8G7U4IPWUK45J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT8/G7U4/IPWUK45J/FT8G7U4IPWUK45J.SMALL.jpg entomophile I have a bunch of projects that I need to paint. Usually I just put a drop cloth on the floor of my shop but I am usually left with a cloud of spray paint hanging in the air and the overspray gets on everything. I finally decided to make a paint booth to keep the shop clean. Unfortunately I do no...
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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 10:58:40 PDT
Tablesaw mod - Increase safety while expanding features http://www.instructables.com/id/Tablesaw-Mod-Increase-Safety-While-Expanding-Featu/
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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 17:04:34 PDT
Manual Bandsanding Like a PRO http://www.instructables.com/id/Manual-Bandsanding-Like-a-PRO/
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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 15:05:39 PDT
Optimizing CNC feed rates http://www.instructables.com/id/Optimizing-CNC-Feed-Rates/
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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:20:58 PDT
How to Make a Mini Dremel http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Mini-Dremel/
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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 20:34:31 PDT
DIY Leather and Wood Branding Iron http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Leather-and-Wood-Branding-Iron/
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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:18:50 PDT