Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 28 May 2015 23:32:16 PDT BLOX v1.01 Make a shop vac adapter http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-shop-vac-adapter/
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Thu, 28 May 2015 00:03:51 PDT
Friendly Gestures in Unexpected Places http://www.instructables.com/id/Friendly-Gestures-in-Unexpected-Places/
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Tue, 26 May 2015 19:14:18 PDT
Digital Aesthetics Recreated in the Physical - CNCed Resin Cast Objects http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Aesthetics-Recreated-in-the-Physical-CNCed/
Digital Aesthetics Recreated in the Physical - CNCed Resin Cast Objects - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/KXO9/IA573M76/F4UKXO9IA573M76.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/KXO9/IA573M76/F4UKXO9IA573M76.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/KXO9/IA573M76/F4UKXO9IA573M76.SMALL.jpg wei wei The specific characteristics of digital tools and machines bring about aesthetics foreign to our everyday experience with the physical world. Inspired by the digital aesthetics, I wanted to recreate a digital world in the physical space, thus blending the two. In this instructable I'll walk you thro...
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Tue, 26 May 2015 15:48:54 PDT
Photographic Composition Elements http://www.instructables.com/id/Photographic-Composition-Elements/
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Tue, 26 May 2015 10:39:11 PDT
Resin Casting to Create Unique Materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Resin-Casting-to-Create-Unique-Materials/
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Mon, 25 May 2015 20:48:09 PDT
Adjustable Temperature Controller For Heating Elements http://www.instructables.com/id/Adjustable-Temperature-Controller-For-Heating-Elem/
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Tue, 26 May 2015 05:59:40 PDT
Using a temperature sensor to control the speed of a motor using arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-a-temperature-sensor-to-control-the-speed-of/
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Sat, 23 May 2015 15:18:00 PDT
Grinder disc storage (20-30) easiest and simplest http://www.instructables.com/id/Grinder-disc-storage-20-30-easiest-and-simplest/
Grinder disc storage (20-30) easiest and simplest - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/QEOW/IA0WE1BR/FH3QEOWIA0WE1BR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/QEOW/IA0WE1BR/FH3QEOWIA0WE1BR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/QEOW/IA0WE1BR/FH3QEOWIA0WE1BR.SMALL.jpg dewanm I will show you how to store 20-30 4' grinder disc most simply and effortlessly MATERIALS Grab an old DVD box Sort out your grinder discs 4' sort out your grinding discs (4' size) in the pic i showed 1 rough sand paper disc , 1 smooth sand paper disc, 1 diamond cutting disc, 1 grinding disc,...
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Sat, 23 May 2015 07:42:22 PDT
Super cheap, efficient and quiet smoke extractor http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-cheap-efficient-and-quiet-smoke-extractor/
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Mon, 18 May 2015 18:37:17 PDT
3D Printing Single Stick Mechanism http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printing-Single-Stick-Mechanism/
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Tue, 12 May 2015 13:28:45 PDT
Recreating Size and Measurements From Images http://www.instructables.com/id/Recreating-Size-and-Measurments-From-Images/
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Tue, 5 May 2015 04:47:06 PDT
Tap straight holes in Aluminum Extrusion with a 3D printed Tap Jig (20mm / Openbuilds V-slot, Misumi, Makerslide / Universal) http://www.instructables.com/id/Tap-straight-holes-in-Aluminum-Extrusion-with-a-3D/
Tap straight holes in Aluminum Extrusion with a 3D printed Tap Jig (20mm / Openbuilds V-slot, Misumi, Makerslide / Universal) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK2/IFP1/I99QZJVE/FK2IFP1I99QZJVE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK2/IFP1/I99QZJVE/FK2IFP1I99QZJVE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK2/IFP1/I99QZJVE/FK2IFP1I99QZJVE.SMALL.jpg marshallpeck If you're building a 3D printer or project that uses Aluminum Extrusion, chances are it will require tapping holes in the ends. The right tools and steady confidence can make the difference between a secure thread or a ruined hole. This Instructable shows you how to do this easily with some shared e...
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Mon, 4 May 2015 03:39:53 PDT
DIY Tools Organizer http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Tools-Organizer/
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Sun, 3 May 2015 22:10:41 PDT
Refurbishing A Hatchet http://www.instructables.com/id/Refurbishing-A-Hatchet/
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Sun, 3 May 2015 10:50:22 PDT
Nail Bottle Opener http://www.instructables.com/id/Nail-Bottle-Opener/
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:25:20 PDT
CNC Plasma Table http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Plasma-Table/
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:30:44 PDT
A Dead Scooter Saves A Drill Press http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Dead-Scooter-Saves-A-Drill-Press/
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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:39:12 PDT
Make your own Sanding Mop http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-Sanding-Mop/
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Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:11:30 PDT
DIY Grinding Machine by HDD(hard drive) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Grinding-Machine-by-HDDhard-drive/
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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:45:18 PDT
Shop Cheats: Hook and Eye Driver http://www.instructables.com/id/Shop-Cheats-Hook-and-Eye-Driver/
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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 22:00:51 PDT
Sandpaper Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Sandpaper-Cutter-1/
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Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:56:33 PDT
Convert a Grindstone to Treadle Power http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-a-Grindstone-to-Treadle-Power/
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Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:17:11 PDT
Homemade Sanding Blocks http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Sanding-Blocks/
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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:50:30 PDT
Gerber Multi-Tool "Covert Entry" Tool mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Gerber-Multi-Tool-Covert-Entry-Mod/
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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 03:50:54 PDT
Mjölnir Multi-2-l http://www.instructables.com/id/Mjölnir-Multi2tool/
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Wed, 8 Apr 2015 12:58:18 PDT
Magnetic Utility Bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-Bracelet/
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Sat, 4 Apr 2015 17:42:15 PDT
Turn Your Tablesaw Into A Jointer http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Your-Tablesaw-Into-A-Jointer/
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 20:33:00 PDT
DIY Lathe add ons http://www.instructables.com/id/Lathe-tools-on-the-cheap/
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 10:21:31 PDT
Make a knife for your great grandkids! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-knife-for-your-great-grandkids/
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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:13:45 PDT
One Man Brake Bleeder! http://www.instructables.com/id/One-Man-Brake-Bleeder/
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:45:38 PDT
Mini Wood Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Wood-Lathe/
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:13:59 PDT
Lightbulb Knife Sharpener http://www.instructables.com/id/Lightbulb-Knife-Sharpener/
Lightbulb Knife Sharpener - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRO/W7QG/I7W1TECN/FROW7QGI7W1TECN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRO/W7QG/I7W1TECN/FROW7QGI7W1TECN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRO/W7QG/I7W1TECN/FROW7QGI7W1TECN.SMALL.jpg theskashow Sometimes you really need to sharpen a knife. But what if all you have on hand is a burned out high pressure sodium light bulb and desperation? You're in luck! The bulb's quartz core can be used to sharpen knives, tools, and your reputation as a genius. If you've got a couple basic tools and a dowel...
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:00:49 PDT
Cross Bladed Axe http://www.instructables.com/id/Cross-Bladed-Axe/
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:39:56 PDT
Low Cost Aluminum Foundary http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Cost-Aluminum-Foundary/
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By: yehyarocks

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:55:33 PDT
Clean Your Cast Iron Tools Easily http://www.instructables.com/id/Clean-Your-Cast-Iron-Tools-Easily/
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By: TheWoodfather

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:39:11 PDT
BIG Disk Sander: Build, Use and Tips http://www.instructables.com/id/BIG-Disk-Sander-Build-Use-and-Tips/
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By: bongodrummer

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:59:17 PDT
How to straighten and sharpen a lawnmower blade http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-straighten-and-sharpen-a-lawnmower-blade-1/
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By: Sk8ty

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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:04:50 PDT
Extension Cord Reel http://www.instructables.com/id/Extension-Cord-Reel/
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:33:07 PDT
Tapping Machine / Apocalypse Drill Press http://www.instructables.com/id/Tapping-Machine-Apocalypse-Drill-Press/
Tapping Machine / Apocalypse Drill Press - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/MB6P/I7SVT1VD/FF5MB6PI7SVT1VD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/MB6P/I7SVT1VD/FF5MB6PI7SVT1VD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/MB6P/I7SVT1VD/FF5MB6PI7SVT1VD.SMALL.jpg Shimonek This Instructable will describe how to build a machine to assist with tapping holes. My inspiration for building this was a CNC router design that I am working on. My design calls for 24 tapped holes to be used for mounting bearings. The bearings will travel along a steel bar, thus forming my ...
By: Shimonek

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 23:32:24 PDT
Forked Claw Hammer http://www.instructables.com/id/Forked-Claw-Hammer/
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By: ProfMuggs

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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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By: choopathingy

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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/
Pallet Handle Hammer Restoration - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/7NLA/I7N60507/FTQ7NLAI7N60507.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/7NLA/I7N60507/FTQ7NLAI7N60507.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/7NLA/I7N60507/FTQ7NLAI7N60507.SMALL.jpg ClenseYourPallet I love instructables! I think one of the best parts of this site is the inspiration that it gives me to create and dream up new projects. This is one of those projects... So I saw the tool contest and I knew that I wanted to do something. I didn't really have any time to create my own tool because m...
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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/
Dewalt Drywall scrugun repair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/HBVQ/I7LQL34F/F5MHBVQI7LQL34F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/HBVQ/I7LQL34F/F5MHBVQI7LQL34F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/HBVQ/I7LQL34F/F5MHBVQI7LQL34F.SMALL.jpg Pak-K Well hello everybody!Pak here, and today I am making an instructable on a DeWalt brand drywall screwdriver. I found this rather used fellow off of my local craigslist for $10. The seller just had the description of it was broken and needed parts, or better said cavet emptor. Brief exchange with t...
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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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By: sir woodster

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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
Tune Up Your Lawn Mower! http://www.instructables.com/id/Tune-Up-Your-Lawn-Mower/
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By: seamster

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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/
Custom Multi Tool Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/9VCT/I7IJ67FA/FD09VCTI7IJ67FA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/9VCT/I7IJ67FA/FD09VCTI7IJ67FA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/9VCT/I7IJ67FA/FD09VCTI7IJ67FA.SMALL.jpg JNewhook Hi, my name is Jeff and I am a Maker.When I started volunteering in my local Library's Maker Space, I was influenced by the new technology to design and make new things. I had been wanting to build a replacement for the leather case I used for over 20 years to hold my Multi Tool. It sat uncomfort...
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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/
120VAC High-Low Tool/Light Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/HQZC/I7GS2BQ1/FT6HQZCI7GS2BQ1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/HQZC/I7GS2BQ1/FT6HQZCI7GS2BQ1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/HQZC/I7GS2BQ1/FT6HQZCI7GS2BQ1.SMALL.jpg technovative A device for those moments when Mr. Scott is "Givin' you all she's got!" and all she's got is a little too much. This is a simple inline switched 120VAC outlet with a full power setting and a 50% power setting. A half wave rectifier diode facilitates the 50% power setting.Practical Uses: High-...
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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:58:43 PDT
Oil/Fuel Filter Opener http://www.instructables.com/id/OilFuel-Filter-Opener/
Oil/Fuel Filter Opener - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/BOLX/I7ELERUO/FBQBOLXI7ELERUO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/BOLX/I7ELERUO/FBQBOLXI7ELERUO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/BOLX/I7ELERUO/FBQBOLXI7ELERUO.SMALL.jpg chienline If you have several cars, or let's say you are trucks owner who run transportation business, then you have several types of car or truck. Do you plan to buy various size of oil/fuel filter wrench? It will costs you a lot. Why don't we make one for variable size of oil/fuel filter? Materials Needed...
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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:20:19 PDT