Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - battery - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 22 May 2015 07:58:52 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
Frankendrill IV: The Resurrection http://www.instructables.com/id/Frankendrill-IV-The-Resurrection/
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By: BeachsideHank

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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:46:07 PST
Make a Dremel with Custom Removable Attachments! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Dremel-with-Custom-Removable-Attachments/
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Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:48:57 PDT
Franken-Saw (a.k.a. how to use a DeWalt battery with a Bosch reciprocating saw) http://www.instructables.com/id/Franken-Saw-aka-how-to-use-a-DeWalt-battery-wi/
Franken-Saw (a.k.a. how to use a DeWalt battery with a Bosch reciprocating saw) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/1EAF/GXDWYM3U/FTF1EAFGXDWYM3U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/1EAF/GXDWYM3U/FTF1EAFGXDWYM3U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/1EAF/GXDWYM3U/FTF1EAFGXDWYM3U.SMALL.jpg hauntedworkshop I discovered a Bosch 18v reciprocating saw sitting on top of someones trash can. It didn't have a battery, but that didn't deter me. I have several DeWalt 18v batteries for my drills and I knew there had to be a way to use them. So I brought it into my workshop and began playing. I disassembled the...
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Tue, 17 Jan 2012 13:39:00 PST
Spot Weld Anything (Even Copper)! http://www.instructables.com/id/Spot-Weld-Anything-Even-Copper/
Spot Weld Anything (Even Copper)! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/JI3E/GUI0T292/FCUJI3EGUI0T292.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/JI3E/GUI0T292/FCUJI3EGUI0T292.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/JI3E/GUI0T292/FCUJI3EGUI0T292.SMALL.jpg HarnessedDevilry There's hundreds of welding Instructables around, many of them quite good. I'm writing this one here to share a technique I've developed that works quite well, even on copper tabs (for which it was designed). The theory is simple- I've got a handful of ultra-capacitors (2.5 Volts, 2600 Farads) wir...
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Wed, 2 Nov 2011 22:19:43 PDT
Cordless drill - Improving the battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Cordless-drill---Improving-the-battery/
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Wed, 24 May 2006 22:38:54 PDT
Revive Nicad Batteries by Zapping with a Welder http://www.instructables.com/id/Revive-Nicad-Batteries-by-Zapping-with-a-Welder/
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By: TimAnderson

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Wed, 13 Dec 2006 10:22:28 PST
Batteries + Jumpercables = DC Welder http://www.instructables.com/id/Golfcart--Welder/
Batteries + Jumpercables = DC Welder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/9U4G/FDO2089H/FIV9U4GFDO2089H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/9U4G/FDO2089H/FIV9U4GFDO2089H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/9U4G/FDO2089H/FIV9U4GFDO2089H.SMALL.jpg TimAnderson Here's the simplest welder you can make. It's just a pair of jumper cables and a welding rod.Oh yeah. And some batteries to power it. I happened to have some nice juicy batteries in the form of a Golf Cart.Here's me welding a trailer hitch with 1/8" 6011 rods. Welding current peaks at around 140-150...
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Wed, 12 Mar 2008 20:47:00 PDT
Lost Your Charger? How to Charge any Battery Survival-Style http://www.instructables.com/id/Lost-Your-Charger-How-to-Charge-any-Battery-Survi/
Lost Your Charger? How to Charge any Battery Survival-Style - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFF/8IOS/F7PCS0RZ/FFF8IOSF7PCS0RZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFF/8IOS/F7PCS0RZ/FFF8IOSF7PCS0RZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFF/8IOS/F7PCS0RZ/FFF8IOSF7PCS0RZ.SMALL.jpg TimAnderson My camera shut down from low battery just when I needed to take some pictures. The light was perfect. I suddenly remembered where I'd left the charger - 3000 miles away. Everyone's had this experience, or the similar experience of spending one's vacation searching for a cellphone charger. Here's ho...
By: TimAnderson

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Tue, 16 Oct 2007 18:37:57 PDT