Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 4 Mar 2015 22:33:54 PST BLOX v1.01 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...
By: Henri-Goeminne

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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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
The Mini-Melter (now with control box) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Mini-Melter/
The Mini-Melter (now with control box) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU7/PDP4/I6M2SHB0/FU7PDP4I6M2SHB0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU7/PDP4/I6M2SHB0/FU7PDP4I6M2SHB0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU7/PDP4/I6M2SHB0/FU7PDP4I6M2SHB0.SMALL.jpg Instructadam This project began when I was looking at a used tealight, we use a lot of them in our house and dont necessarily always buy them from the same place. What I noticed is that some burn down totally, leaving nothing at all, while others burn through the middle leaving a wall of left over wax. This made...
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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 15:31:23 PST
3D Printed Socket Wrench Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Socket-Wrench-Ring/
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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 20:33:16 PST
Handmade ring sizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Handmade-ring-sizer/
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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:18:27 PST
Wrench Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/Wrench-Ring/
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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 19:59:21 PST
The 5 Dollar Solder Pot http://www.instructables.com/id/The-5-Dollar-Solder-Pot/
The 5 Dollar Solder Pot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/UJJC/I6AVQK6N/FKVUJJCI6AVQK6N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/UJJC/I6AVQK6N/FKVUJJCI6AVQK6N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/UJJC/I6AVQK6N/FKVUJJCI6AVQK6N.SMALL.jpg BeachsideHank Once again a thrift store find solved a problem for me in a most economical way. I like to tin wire ends whenever possible during my electronic projects, but touching off the ends of wires is a tedious and interruptive step, how much better things are when one can draw upon an inventory of freshly p...
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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:45:11 PST
Reclaim Wasted Solder http://www.instructables.com/id/Reclaim-Wasted-Solder/
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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:02:50 PST
Sharpening system http://www.instructables.com/id/Sharpening-system/
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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:22:09 PST
Simple Magnetic Tool Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Magnetic-Tool-Rack/
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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 06:35:49 PST
Heavy Duty Pole Grabber http://www.instructables.com/id/Heavy-Duty-Pole-Grabber/
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Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:32:58 PST
center finder http://www.instructables.com/id/center-finder/
center finder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/W69U/I5XS56T3/FZUW69UI5XS56T3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/W69U/I5XS56T3/FZUW69UI5XS56T3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/W69U/I5XS56T3/FZUW69UI5XS56T3.SMALL.jpg mobilow I love tools and every now and then I also love tools to make live easier. This one is based on a one time tool from woodpeckers but not available anymore. So I decided to made one by myself using my 3D FDM printer. Its a handy tool to mark the centre of a workpiece, just place the two legs around y...
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Mon, 9 Feb 2015 10:48:04 PST
Belt Sander Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Belt-Sander-Stand-1/
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Tue, 3 Feb 2015 06:34:39 PST
Curvy French Curves http://www.instructables.com/id/Curvy-French-Curves/
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Mon, 2 Feb 2015 15:34:11 PST
Lathe-Mounted Disc Sander http://www.instructables.com/id/Lathe-Mounted-Disc-Sander/
Lathe-Mounted Disc Sander - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE7/J2YO/I5MD4LDG/FE7J2YOI5MD4LDG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE7/J2YO/I5MD4LDG/FE7J2YOI5MD4LDG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE7/J2YO/I5MD4LDG/FE7J2YOI5MD4LDG.SMALL.jpg MissionSRX Sanding machines are fairly common in most woodworking shops, with models ranging from small tabletop versions to high-powered floor models. When still living at home, I used a combination belt/disc sander in my minuscule shop to shape and correct nearly every part I cut. Today, my workshop shares a...
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Mon, 2 Feb 2015 14:53:35 PST
Working without a workshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Working-without-a-workshop/
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Mon, 2 Feb 2015 11:52:09 PST
How To Carve Bone Jewelry: Tools and Materials http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Carve-Bone-Jewelry-Tools-and-Materials/
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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:24:20 PST
Build an awesome mobile space saving work bench. http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-an-awesome-mobile-space-saving-work-bench/
Build an awesome mobile space saving work bench. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/14U5/I59VYV20/FOB14U5I59VYV20.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/14U5/I59VYV20/FOB14U5I59VYV20.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/14U5/I59VYV20/FOB14U5I59VYV20.SMALL.jpg ZombTech Hey there everyone my names Colter and i'm here to help you build an awesome space saving workbench that is also mobile. I would like to let you know that most of the instructions in here can either be adjusted to fit your area or the style you want. Like if you don't want doors on the front of it j...
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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:01:31 PST
DIY Drill Press with Rubber Band Suspension http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Drill-Press-with-Rubber-Band-Suspension/
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:21:16 PST
DIY 2$ Dremel Router Attachment http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-2-Dremel-Router-Attachment/
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 07:37:02 PST
How to convert a hand-held circular saw into a crosscut saw using scrap materials. Bricolaje: Sierra de mesa, mediante el uso de materiales recuperados http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-convert-a-hand-held-circular-saw-into-a-cro/
How to convert a hand-held circular saw into a crosscut saw using scrap materials. Bricolaje: Sierra de mesa, mediante el uso de materiales recuperados - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWO/WDU3/I50X5I42/FWOWDU3I50X5I42.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWO/WDU3/I50X5I42/FWOWDU3I50X5I42.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWO/WDU3/I50X5I42/FWOWDU3I50X5I42.SMALL.jpg Organikmechanic The home made crosscut saw table has proven to be a valuable addition to the workshop and has made a robust portable power tool into a precision cutting tool at little cost. Equally important is that it may be easily and quickly converted from one form to the other. The following shows how how to ...
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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 06:11:07 PST
Adhesives 101: How to glue... http://www.instructables.com/id/Adhesives-101-How-to-glue/
Adhesives 101: How to glue... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/7URL/I4VQ926Q/FH07URLI4VQ926Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/7URL/I4VQ926Q/FH07URLI4VQ926Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/7URL/I4VQ926Q/FH07URLI4VQ926Q.SMALL.jpg Mrballeng The right adhesive can make all the difference. Using the wrong stuff can ruin a project or make you do it twice. Many of them have fancy names most of which you have already used. Here are 8 different kinds of "glue" for all kinds of fixes, projects, builds. Polyvinyl Acetate (Elmers Glue) You...
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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 01:08:01 PST
hammer restoration http://www.instructables.com/id/hammer-restoration/
hammer restoration - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/W3ZP/I4SCMRI6/FC6W3ZPI4SCMRI6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/W3ZP/I4SCMRI6/FC6W3ZPI4SCMRI6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/W3ZP/I4SCMRI6/FC6W3ZPI4SCMRI6.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus The humble hammer is a cornerstone of a carpentry kit. When your trusty tool handle breaks or in need of repair you could just go to the store and buy a new one, or maybe even buy a replacement handle. But not you, you're a maker. You fix and mend, you personalize your toolkit as it's a reflection o...
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:09:57 PST
Steel Etching and Marking from a DC Adapter http://www.instructables.com/id/Steel-Etching-and-Marking-from-a-DC-Adapter/
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Fri, 9 Jan 2015 09:35:10 PST
Rock Tumbler http://www.instructables.com/id/Rock-Tumbler-1/
Rock Tumbler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/USQC/I4LKL0PV/FJLUSQCI4LKL0PV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/USQC/I4LKL0PV/FJLUSQCI4LKL0PV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/USQC/I4LKL0PV/FJLUSQCI4LKL0PV.SMALL.jpg Blueloop With a Rock Tumbler you can clean all sort of metals and make round and shiny rocks. Old metal parts look like new after some hours in the tumbler with corn cob or walnut shells. For real rocks you need something stronger like SiC Powder, but we will come to that later. Getting Parts I used on on...
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 08:03:43 PST
Reverse Airflow Nozzle for an air compressor http://www.instructables.com/id/Reverse-Airflow-Nozzle-for-an-air-compressor/
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Mon, 5 Jan 2015 00:09:32 PST
Pocket Hole Jig- DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Hole-Jig-DIY/
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 16:25:45 PST
Simple Router Table from Reclaimed Desk http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Router-Table-from-Reclaimed-Desk/
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 23:06:38 PST
Metal chop saw from grinder made of wood http://www.instructables.com/id/Metal-chop-saw-from-grinder-made-of-wood/
Metal chop saw from grinder made of wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/ZIAN/I4CMMTPT/FUDZIANI4CMMTPT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/ZIAN/I4CMMTPT/FUDZIANI4CMMTPT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/ZIAN/I4CMMTPT/FUDZIANI4CMMTPT.SMALL.jpg tjdux This is a homemade chop saw for small metal stock. I made this from wood and a cheap Harbor Freight 4 1/2 inch angle grinder with a cutting wheel. Gather Materials For this project in used some scrap lumber, a 2 inch hinge, a pipe clamp, and the grinder. The wood is 1/2 inch plywood for the fence...
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:31:11 PST
Rubber Mallet using Hot glue http://www.instructables.com/id/Rubber-Mallet-using-Hot-glue/
Rubber Mallet using Hot glue - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/A4KT/I49RMR7R/FGSA4KTI49RMR7R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/A4KT/I49RMR7R/FGSA4KTI49RMR7R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/A4KT/I49RMR7R/FGSA4KTI49RMR7R.SMALL.jpg Chitlange Sahas Hi everyone! today i am going to show you how to make a rubber mallet. A rubber mallet is a hammer with rubber head used to deliver less impact than a steel hammer. We will be making one in our kitchen in less than a hour. Lets begin!!UPDATE : Do comment , like and vote , I will select 3 random comm...
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Mon, 29 Dec 2014 04:15:06 PST
Make Cookie Cutters in Custom Shapes http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Cookie-Cutters-in-Custom-Shapes/
Make Cookie Cutters in Custom Shapes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/5CBG/I3TI0YZ3/F455CBGI3TI0YZ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/5CBG/I3TI0YZ3/F455CBGI3TI0YZ3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/5CBG/I3TI0YZ3/F455CBGI3TI0YZ3.SMALL.jpg Snouty Creations Tired of the same old cookie shapes?Want to make cookies your own designed shapes? Here's how I make my custom cookie cutters...using Aluminium Foil Plates.It's fairly easy and takes little time to make.(and some patience) Measure The Sizes of Your Designs First, draw your desired shapes on the p...
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Wed, 24 Dec 2014 02:13:02 PST
Red Neck Mixer http://www.instructables.com/id/Red-Neck-Mixer/
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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:39:17 PST
Frankendrill IV: The Resurrection http://www.instructables.com/id/Frankendrill-IV-The-Resurrection/
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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:46:07 PST