Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:10:48 PST BLOX v1.01 How To Carve Bone Jewelry: Tools and Materials http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Carve-Bone-Jewelry-Tools-and-Materials/
How To Carve Bone Jewelry: Tools and Materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIL/CVXL/I5JHRUMP/FILCVXLI5JHRUMP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIL/CVXL/I5JHRUMP/FILCVXLI5JHRUMP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIL/CVXL/I5JHRUMP/FILCVXLI5JHRUMP.SMALL.jpg ColleenW3 The original tutorial was published here on Bone Jeweler.This bone carving tutorial is a large summary of what you need to begin carving bone and similar materials. The hobby itself of bone carving holds an allure to many creative people and it is not uncommon these days to stumble into someone just...
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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:24:20 PST
Repurposed hammer into wooden mallet. http://www.instructables.com/id/Repurposed-hammer-into-wooden-mallet/
Repurposed hammer into wooden mallet. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/K63S/I5GN2IQP/FRMK63SI5GN2IQP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/K63S/I5GN2IQP/FRMK63SI5GN2IQP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/K63S/I5GN2IQP/FRMK63SI5GN2IQP.SMALL.jpg Thatguyyouthinkyouknow So I have been looking through instructables for a while and decided it is time to post my own. So here goes my first try, I hope that i am clear on this.So I have been thinking about building some furniture for my wife and I don't own a soft face mallet or wooden mallet. I have had this ginormous f...
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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:42:35 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/
DIY Drill Press with Rubber Band Suspension - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/NA66/I55MUVAH/F0ENA66I55MUVAH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/NA66/I55MUVAH/F0ENA66I55MUVAH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/NA66/I55MUVAH/F0ENA66I55MUVAH.SMALL.jpg jasonruhl EDIT: I have added the Sketchup model I used for download if you want; but keep in mind that if you want to build this it has to be customized for your drill; though the carriage and track can remain basically the same. Also check the comments out for some great tips and comments from others.I do wo...
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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
Paracord Leatherman Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-Leatherman-Case/
Paracord Leatherman Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/GZU7/I50X45YR/F8PGZU7I50X45YR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/GZU7/I50X45YR/F8PGZU7I50X45YR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/GZU7/I50X45YR/F8PGZU7I50X45YR.SMALL.jpg AndrewD1 How to make a woven paracord leatherman case. I The Solomon Stitch The basic stitch for paracord bracelets is called the Solomon knot. That is the knot in red on the case. The black is just a simple weave, like in a basket. Follow the steps to the the knot. If you know how, skip this step. The pa...
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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 20:01:22 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/
Pocket Hole Jig- DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/WG2Q/I48CRCH1/FDYWG2QI48CRCH1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/WG2Q/I48CRCH1/FDYWG2QI48CRCH1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/WG2Q/I48CRCH1/FDYWG2QI48CRCH1.SMALL.jpg BeachsideHank Pocket holes are one of many methods of joining wood together. It uses the simplest of joinery- right angle cuts mostly, and relies on the mechanical strength of screws to hold an assembly together. Although glue is sometimes used to augment it, the screws themselves do most of the work. Commercial ...
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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/
Simple Router Table from Reclaimed Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPE/HXF9/I4C2TOO4/FPEHXF9I4C2TOO4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPE/HXF9/I4C2TOO4/FPEHXF9I4C2TOO4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPE/HXF9/I4C2TOO4/FPEHXF9I4C2TOO4.SMALL.jpg tjdux In my hometown here in Nebraska every spring we have a city wide clean up. Everyone in town can put almost what ever they want on the curb, or haul it to the dump yourself, and not have to pay the fee. In town they bring in dump trucks and loader tractors and go house by house, like regular gar...
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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/
Red Neck Mixer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFA/V5L6/I3XTVT73/FFAV5L6I3XTVT73.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFA/V5L6/I3XTVT73/FFAV5L6I3XTVT73.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFA/V5L6/I3XTVT73/FFAV5L6I3XTVT73.SMALL.jpg david.ker.africa My wife burned out her last blender making margaritas all the time. So I thought I'd do a homemade blender assembled from some of the stuff I've got in the shop. This is actually a mixer since I didn't have a real big jar but you could definitely use it for blending smoothies and fancy drinks. Ass...
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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/
Frankendrill IV: The Resurrection - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/3DYN/I3WWOWIP/FGZ3DYNI3WWOWIP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/3DYN/I3WWOWIP/FGZ3DYNI3WWOWIP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/3DYN/I3WWOWIP/FGZ3DYNI3WWOWIP.SMALL.jpg BeachsideHank I recently purchased a well made cordless model from a thrift store with the objective of converting it to my favorite type of power pack: the Harbor Freight 18- volter. It was an obsolete design, and the 14 volt battery unit was no longer readily available. An inspection showed it probably suffered...
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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:46:07 PST
Wooden Boot Jack http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Boot-Jack/
Wooden Boot Jack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPB/3AUV/I3VHEDJO/FPB3AUVI3VHEDJO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPB/3AUV/I3VHEDJO/FPB3AUVI3VHEDJO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPB/3AUV/I3VHEDJO/FPB3AUVI3VHEDJO.SMALL.jpg hankc So with the heart of winter on the way, its time to break out those winter boots. But taking off those boots can be a real hassle when your fingers are cold, your boots are covered in snow and dirt, and you just simply don't want to have squat down and find a way to pull them off. A boot jack is sim...
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:38:56 PST
Plexiglass bender and plexiglass lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Plexiglass-bender-and-plexiglass-lamp/
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:04:38 PST
Light Your Drill / Mill http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Your-Drill-Mill/
Light Your Drill / Mill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIH/9B8E/I3H5GWB0/FIH9B8EI3H5GWB0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIH/9B8E/I3H5GWB0/FIH9B8EI3H5GWB0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIH/9B8E/I3H5GWB0/FIH9B8EI3H5GWB0.SMALL.jpg joe.andolina Good lighting is important to doing good work. This is a simple project to help get your drill press or milling machine out of the dark. You will be installing an led ring around your spindle. I used an "Angel Eye" intended for use on a car. That was a mistake, you should use an LED ring. My Angel E...
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:14:38 PST
DIY Sand Blaster $50 in an hour http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Sand-Blaster-50-in-an-hour/
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 23:23:45 PST
SABER SAW TO SCROLL SAW http://www.instructables.com/id/SABER-SAW-TO-JIGSAW/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:32:51 PST
Gripping Threaded Rod http://www.instructables.com/id/Gripping-Threaded-Rod/
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 22:29:34 PST
Improvised Safety Guard for Rotary Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Improvised-Guard-for-Rotary-Tool/
Improvised Safety Guard for Rotary Tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/SL28/I3GXBIT0/F2NSL28I3GXBIT0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/SL28/I3GXBIT0/F2NSL28I3GXBIT0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/SL28/I3GXBIT0/F2NSL28I3GXBIT0.SMALL.jpg notingkool I recently had to cut a long groove into a stainless steel tube, and because I had to watch closely to see where I was cutting, I wanted to add some extra protection, just in case the cutting disc broke.Cutting deep and long grooves is quite dangerous, any bad movement could brake the disc, and high...
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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 18:49:12 PST
Make your own usb mini vacuum cleaner http://www.instructables.com/id/make-your-own-usb-mini-vacume/
Make your own usb mini vacuum cleaner - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/39O3/I34DZSA0/FN239O3I34DZSA0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/39O3/I34DZSA0/FN239O3I34DZSA0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/39O3/I34DZSA0/FN239O3I34DZSA0.SMALL.jpg eric dirgahayu For enginering or workers who working on a desk with a computer, Sometimes we're perturbed with dust or small pieces of our work. Sometimes they are strewn on the table to even get into the sidelines computer keyboard and more, and we always forget to buy mini vacuum cleaner or just simply want to ...
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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 21:55:52 PST
Restore an Old Vise http://www.instructables.com/id/Restore-an-Old-Vise/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:10:40 PST
Best DIY Dremel Sander Ever http://www.instructables.com/id/Best-Dremel-Sander-Ever/
Best DIY Dremel Sander Ever - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBN/TGEM/I2LMMFJO/FBNTGEMI2LMMFJO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBN/TGEM/I2LMMFJO/FBNTGEMI2LMMFJO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBN/TGEM/I2LMMFJO/FBNTGEMI2LMMFJO.SMALL.jpg lsp123 This is probably the cheapest and best Dremel sander you can make without any modification. It is really safe since its just soft plastic it is well balanced and most of all no weight at all so no unnecessary vibration. This Is What I Used Spice bottle top Dremel mandrel Double sided tape Sandp...
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:51:48 PST
Homemade Bench Oak Carvers Vice (Vise) http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Bench-Oak-Carvers-Vice/
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 23:54:32 PST
Wooden Leather Burnisher http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Leather-Burnisher/
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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 03:18:08 PST
Mjölnir's Cradle http://www.instructables.com/id/Mjölnirs-Cradle/
Mjölnir's Cradle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/49XD/I2I42GIJ/FHV49XDI2I42GIJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/49XD/I2I42GIJ/FHV49XDI2I42GIJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/49XD/I2I42GIJ/FHV49XDI2I42GIJ.SMALL.jpg Wired_Mist Mjölnir is the hammer of THOR, Mighty god of thunder! Mjölnir slumbers here when the borders of Asgard and the nine worlds are safe from the darkness abound…Ok, Back to reality :’( lol This started as a project on necessity, and ended up being an excuse to make something special. My last job requir...
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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:45:23 PST
Shop cheats: Clean various holes http://www.instructables.com/id/Shop-cheats-Clean-various-holes/
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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:14:47 PST
Propane tank to air storage http://www.instructables.com/id/Propane-tank-to-air-storage/
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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 20:43:34 PST
Shop cheats: Quick threaded arbors http://www.instructables.com/id/Shop-cheats-Quick-threaded-arbors/
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 23:44:25 PST
Shop cheats: Magic socket trick http://www.instructables.com/id/Shop-cheats-Magic-socket-trick/
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 23:16:15 PST
Easy wooden mallet http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-wooden-mallet/
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16:46:26 PST
Hatchet (Solid Steel) Restoration and Wood Handle http://www.instructables.com/id/Hatchet-Solid-Steel-Restoration-and-Wood-Handle/
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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:27:43 PDT
Miter Saw Shadow Line http://www.instructables.com/id/Miter-Saw-Shadow-Line/
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:50:18 PDT
Changing Blades on the 14" Bandsaw http://www.instructables.com/id/Changing-Blades-on-the-14-Bandsaw/
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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:12:39 PDT
Re-Magnetize a Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Re-Magnetize-a-Tool/
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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:28:33 PDT
Quick Drill Press Chuck Key Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Drill-Press-Chuck-Key-Holder/
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:26:28 PDT
Sugru Self-Locking Wingnuts and Wingbolts http://www.instructables.com/id/Sugru-Self-Locking-Wingnuts-and-Wingbolts/
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:59:58 PDT
Coffee Break Tool Kit and perfect for your car cup holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Coffee-Break-Tool-Kit-and-perfect-for-your-car-cup/
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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 23:04:19 PDT
Introduction to Leatherworking http://www.instructables.com/id/Introduction-to-Leatherworking/
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:56:17 PDT
Sewing and tooling a packable leather toolbox http://www.instructables.com/id/Sewing-and-tooling-a-packable-leather-toolbox/
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:26:16 PDT
Hatchet Handle Replacement http://www.instructables.com/id/Hatchet-Handle-Replacement/
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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 22:37:41 PDT
How to Make a Mini Retractable Metal Saw http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Mini-Retractable-Metal-Saw/
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:24:05 PDT
Cool Off Using A Microwave Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/Cool-Off-Using-A-Microwave-Oven/
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:32:13 PDT
Functional Leather Respirator http://www.instructables.com/id/Functional-Leather-Respirator/
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:10:40 PDT