Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:54:28 PDT BLOX v1.01 Real Life Super Mario Concrete Thwomp! http://www.instructables.com/id/Real-Life-Super-Mario-Concrete-Thwomp/
Real Life Super Mario Concrete Thwomp! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO4/ZFGO/HY4KYZSS/FO4ZFGOHY4KYZSS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO4/ZFGO/HY4KYZSS/FO4ZFGOHY4KYZSS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO4/ZFGO/HY4KYZSS/FO4ZFGOHY4KYZSS.SMALL.jpg mactothefuture Ever wanted a real life Thwomp? They are great at keeping intruders away from your house! : ) Designing the Mold Supplies Needed: Tools: Computer Printer Scissors/X-acto Knife Spray GlueMaterials: Paper Poster Board Cardboard TapeI started ...
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:53:41 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/
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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/
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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
NiChrome Hot Wire Cutter for Acrylic http://www.instructables.com/id/NiChrome-Hot-Wire-Cutter-for-Acrylic/
NiChrome Hot Wire Cutter for Acrylic - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/G710/HULTFEPF/FWJG710HULTFEPF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/G710/HULTFEPF/FWJG710HULTFEPF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/G710/HULTFEPF/FWJG710HULTFEPF.SMALL.jpg fozzy13 Acrylic sheet is always a go-to for me when building something. It's relatively cheap, durable, and able to be used for a variety of applications. For the past few years, I've been using a Dremel rotary tool to cut the plexiglass, which gets messy, takes forever, and doesn't provide very clean edg...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:54:45 PDT
How To Mill Tall Stuff Using Not-So-Tall Endmills http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Mill-Tall-Stuff-Using-Not-So-Tall-Endmills/
How To Mill Tall Stuff Using Not-So-Tall Endmills - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/H6B4/HUOPANDD/FURH6B4HUOPANDD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/H6B4/HUOPANDD/FURH6B4HUOPANDD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/H6B4/HUOPANDD/FURH6B4HUOPANDD.SMALL.jpg thiagohersan So... I recently wanted to mill something that was 11 inches in height, but only had 3-inch-long endmills available.This is how I did it. There’s no magic, but a couple of tips and tricks that might be useful.Spoiler Alert: I ended up milling 4 separate pieces and gluing them back together.Read this...
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Thu, 1 May 2014 22:33:04 PDT
Perfect butta' popcorn! http://www.instructables.com/id/Perfect-butta-popcorn/
Perfect butta' popcorn! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/3KLS/HUOPCE6R/F2D3KLSHUOPCE6R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/3KLS/HUOPCE6R/F2D3KLSHUOPCE6R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/3KLS/HUOPCE6R/F2D3KLSHUOPCE6R.SMALL.jpg patsheldon Truly, what could be more magical than knowing you can butter your popcorn perfectly every time?? What makes this even better is you can use OLD recyclables to make this dream come true! This is a double win, one for the environment and one for ME. ;)This instructable is EASY and takes merely 30 min...
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Fri, 2 May 2014 12:03:04 PDT
Building a Small Format Vacuumformer from an Old Toaster Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Small-Format-Vacuumformer-from-an-Old-T/
Building a Small Format Vacuumformer from an Old Toaster Oven - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/UM1N/HULTGIHZ/FG4UM1NHULTGIHZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/UM1N/HULTGIHZ/FG4UM1NHULTGIHZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/UM1N/HULTGIHZ/FG4UM1NHULTGIHZ.SMALL.jpg volpin This instructable will guide you to creating your own hobby-level vacuum forming machine using fairly inexpensive tools, readily accessible secondhand appliances, and hardware available at nearly any big box retailer. Thermoforming is a very quick way to get lightweight hollow shapes from thin pla...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:17:47 PDT
Combination Taper and True Edge Tablesaw Sled http://www.instructables.com/id/Combination-Taper-and-True-Edge-Tablesaw-Sled/
Combination Taper and True Edge Tablesaw Sled - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F63/WP2R/HUL5BKSB/F63WP2RHUL5BKSB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F63/WP2R/HUL5BKSB/F63WP2RHUL5BKSB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F63/WP2R/HUL5BKSB/F63WP2RHUL5BKSB.SMALL.jpg Marsh Did you ever need to rip an angle down a long board? How about giving yourself a known true edge on a rough piece of lumber? This handy sled will do either job really well! Tools and Materials Needed Tools Table Saw Sander or planer Drill and Bits Countersink bit Screwdriver Mallet ...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 14:18:22 PDT
How to Adjust for Wood Thickness and Kerf on a Laser Cutter at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Adjust-for-Wood-Thickness-and-Kerf-on-a-Las/
How to Adjust for Wood Thickness and Kerf on a Laser Cutter at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/L9SF/HO7XQDJW/FJYL9SFHO7XQDJW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/L9SF/HO7XQDJW/FJYL9SFHO7XQDJW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/L9SF/HO7XQDJW/FJYL9SFHO7XQDJW.SMALL.jpg Adam ANT In this Instructable I will show you my method to adjust your patterns to the correct thickness on a laser cutter. I went through this to make my wood box slot together with a tight fit and I made this at Techshop San Jose using their Epilog 60W Helix. You will need: 1. My test pattern (Laser Kerf ...
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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 13:22:29 PST
Wrapped Hammer Handle http://www.instructables.com/id/Wrapped-Hammer-Handle/
Wrapped Hammer Handle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/YVTK/HU0GLRY1/FOEYVTKHU0GLRY1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/YVTK/HU0GLRY1/FOEYVTKHU0GLRY1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/YVTK/HU0GLRY1/FOEYVTKHU0GLRY1.SMALL.jpg rachel I bought a cheap hammer and wanted a nicer grip than the bare wood. Thinking of how nice a linen wrapped pool cue feels, I decided to try wrapping this handle in cotton string. The only tools I used were a knife, a pair of scissors (but I should have used the knife!) and a bowl of water. The onl...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:53:38 PDT
Functional and Sturdy Wooden Toolbox http://www.instructables.com/id/Functional-and-Sturdy-Wooden-Toolbox/
Functional and Sturdy Wooden Toolbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/5OAW/HTZY9TDX/FFQ5OAWHTZY9TDX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/5OAW/HTZY9TDX/FFQ5OAWHTZY9TDX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/5OAW/HTZY9TDX/FFQ5OAWHTZY9TDX.SMALL.jpg blue-ice This instructable embodies the principle of "portable workstations" because a toolbox allows you to work about anywhere by bringing your tools along with you. Although the exact type and nature of the tools can vary from one hobby to another and one profession to another, this sturdy toolbox can b...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:21:46 PDT
Elementary mitre box http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-mitre-box/
Elementary mitre box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/HH5U/HT7P68BE/FZKHH5UHT7P68BE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/HH5U/HT7P68BE/FZKHH5UHT7P68BE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/HH5U/HT7P68BE/FZKHH5UHT7P68BE.SMALL.jpg Martin Balák A mitre box is a wood working tool used to guide a hand saw to make precise and fast mitre cuts in a board. The mitrebox is lightweight and portable. It's a good tool for smaller mitring jobs. Tools and materials A miter box could hardly be simpler, consisting as it does of only three pieces – fr...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:18:47 PDT
Jigsaw to Scroll Saw Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Jigsaw-to-Scroll-Saw-Conversion/
Jigsaw to Scroll Saw Conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/78O6/HTEUE0ZO/FWN78O6HTEUE0ZO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/78O6/HTEUE0ZO/FWN78O6HTEUE0ZO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/78O6/HTEUE0ZO/FWN78O6HTEUE0ZO.SMALL.jpg guyzo35 In the infancy of my woodshop, back around 2010, I realized that I badly needed a scroll saw, but sorely lacked the funds. Using what I had available to me at the time, I was able to create a fixture that firmly secured my Black and Decker jigsaw, essentially turning it into a functional and versa...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 17:13:43 PDT
Laser Guided Hammer http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Guided-Hammer/
Laser Guided Hammer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F05/V3J4/HTVDZI2W/F05V3J4HTVDZI2W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F05/V3J4/HTVDZI2W/F05V3J4HTVDZI2W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F05/V3J4/HTVDZI2W/F05V3J4HTVDZI2W.SMALL.jpg Five Cell It is one of those "Why didn't I think of that" kind of ideas. The delicate simplicity of the small red dot guiding you along is probably the only way to improve on one of the oldest tools of all time. The idea came to me in a flash while I was working at the Pier 9 workshop in San Francisco. Most ...
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:17:14 PDT
Power Peeler http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Peeler/
Power Peeler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FQC/DD3L/HTS5BP77/FQCDD3LHTS5BP77.SQUARE2.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FQC/DD3L/HTS5BP77/FQCDD3LHTS5BP77.SQUARE.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FQC/DD3L/HTS5BP77/FQCDD3LHTS5BP77.SMALL.gif Carleyy Are you tired of peeling hundreds of potatoes during the holiday season? Are you hands aching from peeling too many apples? Then it's time you tried the POWER PEELER! More POWER. More PEELING. The Power Peeler lets you peel lots of produce in a short amount of time. It's also a spectacle that's...
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 09:35:04 PDT
Portable Electronics Workstation http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Electronics-Workstation/
Portable Electronics Workstation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/8JXT/HTHKFUV0/FAQ8JXTHTHKFUV0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/8JXT/HTHKFUV0/FAQ8JXTHTHKFUV0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/8JXT/HTHKFUV0/FAQ8JXTHTHKFUV0.SMALL.jpg nickneubrand As a college student from time to time I need to solder some things. Additionally when people find out that you have tools, you become the go to guy to fix anything that breaks. So to help with this, I designed this portable workstation that allows me to take all my soldering equipment to a differen...
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Sun, 6 Apr 2014 22:13:24 PDT
Featured Author: bricobart http://www.instructables.com/id/Featured-Author-bricobart/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/KJK4/HTLEAFZ7/FKMKJK4HTLEAFZ7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/KJK4/HTLEAFZ7/FKMKJK4HTLEAFZ7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/KJK4/HTLEAFZ7/FKMKJK4HTLEAFZ7.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name If you have spent any time exploring the woodworking, metalworking or outdoors sections of Instructables, you have probably seen bricobart's unique and creative projects. From his early start making and birdhouses to put in the woods near his house, his skills and projects have increa...
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Fri, 4 Apr 2014 09:40:51 PDT
Trunk Foldout Workbench http://www.instructables.com/id/Trunk-Foldout-Workbench/
Trunk Foldout Workbench - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/WXD5/HTHKFGMD/FGMWXD5HTHKFGMD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/WXD5/HTHKFGMD/FGMWXD5HTHKFGMD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/WXD5/HTHKFGMD/FGMWXD5HTHKFGMD.SMALL.jpg sonnydailey This is my first instructable so here it goes. The idea is a workbench that folds out of a car trunk and has the tools you need for your hobbies. I dont know how many times I have left a wrench at home that I need to service my paintball marker or RC car. With this project I wont have to worry about...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 21:56:11 PDT
Breadboard-friendly Multimeter http://www.instructables.com/id/Breadboard-friendly-Multimeter/
Breadboard-friendly Multimeter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/EGY6/HT1A0WR2/FRDEGY6HT1A0WR2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/EGY6/HT1A0WR2/FRDEGY6HT1A0WR2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/EGY6/HT1A0WR2/FRDEGY6HT1A0WR2.SMALL.jpg landimatteo Using breadboards I soon faced the problem of the multimeter probes too thick to be plugged in the breadboard holes for a stable and handless contact. I had the idea to modify my multimeter in order it to be much easier to connect to the breadboard What you need the material needed for this proje...
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:03:41 PDT
Jigsaw2Bandsaw Portable Worksation http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Jigsaw2Bandsaw-Workstation/
Jigsaw2Bandsaw Portable Worksation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/QXK5/HT0R8O8D/F19QXK5HT0R8O8D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/QXK5/HT0R8O8D/F19QXK5HT0R8O8D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/QXK5/HT0R8O8D/F19QXK5HT0R8O8D.SMALL.jpg gunnyboy So, I do a lot of sawing, and a bandsaw would be a nice thing for what I do, which is make props and replicas. A bandsaw would be nice, but I don't have $300 laying around so, I decided to make a device that converts my jigsaw into a mini bandsaw to get straight cuts on thinner wood. I'd been kickin...
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:58:41 PDT
Toothbrush to rotary tool bristle brush http://www.instructables.com/id/Toothbrush-to-rotary-tool-bristle-brush/
Toothbrush to rotary tool bristle brush - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/9MOY/HSVGB5D3/F4J9MOYHSVGB5D3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/9MOY/HSVGB5D3/F4J9MOYHSVGB5D3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/9MOY/HSVGB5D3/F4J9MOYHSVGB5D3.SMALL.jpg Mojo_JoJo Here's another take on putting a used toothbrush to good use. My toothbrush seems to wear out within a month and worse still, only the top half of the brush wears out while the bottom half seems fine. Must be something wrong with the way I brush my teeth. But not to worry, this ible is sure to put a...
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 02:22:28 PDT
How to Manufacture and Use Your Own Book Binding Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Manufacture-and-Use-Your-Own-Book-Binding-J/
How to Manufacture and Use Your Own Book Binding Jig - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ4/ZLSW/HSM54NX8/FQ4ZLSWHSM54NX8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ4/ZLSW/HSM54NX8/FQ4ZLSWHSM54NX8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ4/ZLSW/HSM54NX8/FQ4ZLSWHSM54NX8.SMALL.jpg Team Go Awesome Creating your own book binding jig and book is quite simple. These instructions will help you build your book binding jig. This could be used for a notebook, a drawing book, or even a diary. These instructions are most helpful for those who have basic knowledge of a saw and drill. Follow these instr...
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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 08:08:12 PDT
Retrofit an Antique Scroll Saw to Use Modern Blades http://www.instructables.com/id/Retrofit-an-Antique-Scroll-Saw-to-Use-Modern-Blade/
Retrofit an Antique Scroll Saw to Use Modern Blades - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/U3BM/HSPP5XSD/F77U3BMHSPP5XSD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/U3BM/HSPP5XSD/F77U3BMHSPP5XSD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/U3BM/HSPP5XSD/F77U3BMHSPP5XSD.SMALL.jpg jackzylkin I picked up a really cool old scroll saw from an estate sale recently. It is a Sears Model 103.23440, and even though it was built in 1948 it still purrs like a kitten. The only problem is that old scroll saws like this one were designed to accept 6 inch blades, which you can't really get anymore, w...
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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:19:22 PDT
TechShop: What to Make http://www.instructables.com/id/TechShop-What-to-Make/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Q/CZ2H/HWNGGJ4S/F5QCZ2HHWNGGJ4S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Q/CZ2H/HWNGGJ4S/F5QCZ2HHWNGGJ4S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Q/CZ2H/HWNGGJ4S/F5QCZ2HHWNGGJ4S.SMALL.jpg JesseHarringtonAu The first time I discovered the Instructables website was midafternoon many years ago. I found myself mesmerized by the amazing projects that members of the Instructables community had taken the time to share. I looked at project after project, completely lost in the creativity and innovation that p...
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:29:13 PDT
Drill Press As Wood Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Drill-Press-As-Wood-Lathe/
Drill Press As Wood Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/NH54/HSL29C63/F4ENH54HSL29C63.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/NH54/HSL29C63/F4ENH54HSL29C63.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/NH54/HSL29C63/F4ENH54HSL29C63.SMALL.jpg ngadhno So you don't have a wood lathe? But you have a drill press. Well that's good news. Now all you need is few bucks, some basic handyman skills and about 45 minutes of your time. This is an easy project that will make possible you having so much fun when you'll start lathing. Wood lathing is such a ...
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 21:43:24 PDT
Adjustable Mold Casting Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Adjustable-Mold-Casting-Box/
Adjustable Mold Casting Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/VRTW/HSHDVGRX/F6VVRTWHSHDVGRX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/VRTW/HSHDVGRX/F6VVRTWHSHDVGRX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/VRTW/HSHDVGRX/F6VVRTWHSHDVGRX.SMALL.jpg golond A quick way to build an adjustable, reusable casting box in which to perform silicon casting. I made mine at http://techshop.ws Materials: 2x4 sheet of 1/2" plywood 2" screws Tools: Drill Countersink bit Tablesaw Determine the maximum dimensions of your box The maximum size your box will be lim...
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 23:56:07 PDT
DIY Laser Etching Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Laser-Etching-Machine/
DIY Laser Etching Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/OZ58/HSCYAZ73/F3AOZ58HSCYAZ73.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/OZ58/HSCYAZ73/F3AOZ58HSCYAZ73.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/OZ58/HSCYAZ73/F3AOZ58HSCYAZ73.SMALL.jpg Zinventor I recently built a laser etching machine, and this Instructable covers the process I followed while making it, as well as some basic usage tips! I've entered a couple contests with this Instructable, so if you like what you see, I'd greatly appreciate your vote! and be sure to check out all the...
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:00:14 PST
Electronic-Lab in a Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Lab-in-a-Box/
Electronic-Lab in a Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/TYVW/HSAOK7RA/F1OTYVWHSAOK7RA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/TYVW/HSAOK7RA/F1OTYVWHSAOK7RA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/TYVW/HSAOK7RA/F1OTYVWHSAOK7RA.SMALL.jpg McLovinGyver Since I work in a small flat with no separate space for handcrafts i struggle always with building before and cleaning up afterwards just for simple electronic work. There were always the same tools to search in boxes and cases, plug them in, find wires and solderin tin and so on. So for only 5 mi...
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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 14:37:17 PST
Sound Card Tachometer http://www.instructables.com/id/Sound-Card-Tachometer/
Sound Card Tachometer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/GKGO/HRTKI8ME/FI7GKGOHRTKI8ME.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/GKGO/HRTKI8ME/FI7GKGOHRTKI8ME.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/GKGO/HRTKI8ME/FI7GKGOHRTKI8ME.SMALL.jpg wotboa I designed this as a substitute for a non-contact laser tachometer. It uses an IR emitter/detector pair mounted in a hand held wand. The resulting signal is sent to the computer's microphone input and the waveform displayed with a sound card oscilloscope. The Circuit The circuit is a sim...
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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:17:35 PST