Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - cheap - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:27:51 PDT BLOX v1.01 Cheap, Quick, and Easy Leather Sheath for File http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Quick-and-Easy-Leather-Sheath-for-File/
Cheap, Quick, and Easy Leather Sheath for File - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/UHPZ/I1561XKB/F46UHPZI1561XKB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/UHPZ/I1561XKB/F46UHPZI1561XKB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/UHPZ/I1561XKB/F46UHPZI1561XKB.SMALL.jpg awillybilly This sheath was made to give my new file some protection as it tumbles around in the bottom of my tool bag. Gather Materials, Tools & Supplies During the course of this project I used the following tools, supplies, and materials.-Contact Cement-Razor blade or other suitable cutting device-Ruler/s...
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 17:46:03 PDT
Low-Cost Standing Workbench - No Screws Needed! http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Cost-Standing-Workbench-No-Screws-Needed/
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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 09:53:52 PDT
Elementary mitre box http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-mitre-box/
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By: Martin Balák

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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:18:47 PDT
Pocket Sized Solder Fume Extractor http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Sized-Solder-Fume-Extractor/
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Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:06:07 PST
How to Make a "Spatty": A Mini and Disposable Rubber Spatula http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Spatty-A-Mini-and-Disposable-Rubber-/
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Tue, 8 Oct 2013 13:18:49 PDT
Herramienta útil (useful tool) http://www.instructables.com/id/Herramienta-útil-useful-tool/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/2R27/HLJVE3BE/F2N2R27HLJVE3BE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/2R27/HLJVE3BE/F2N2R27HLJVE3BE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/2R27/HLJVE3BE/F2N2R27HLJVE3BE.SMALL.jpg rimar2000 Cuando corté las duelas para mi primer bol con su tapa, hecho con mi método, tuve errores de medición debido a la dificultad de medir con cierta aproximación los ángulos involucrados. La cosa se solucionó eliminando una duela en el caso del cuerpo, y agregando media duela en el caso de la tapa. Hay ...
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Sun, 15 Sep 2013 19:39:44 PDT
Easy to Make Precision Tape Measure http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-to-Make-Precision-Tape-Measure/
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By: bfk

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Mon, 2 Sep 2013 12:34:12 PDT
Free Replacement Tip for Soldering Guns http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-Replacement-Tip-for-Soldering-Guns/
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By: russ_hensel

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Thu, 20 Dec 2012 12:07:45 PST
Makeshift gram scale (balancita improvisada) http://www.instructables.com/id/Makeshift-gram-scale-balancita-improvisada/
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Thu, 13 Dec 2012 20:29:47 PST
Easy electroplating (Galvanizado f�cil) http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-electroplating-Galvanizado-fcil/
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Sun, 13 May 2012 18:25:54 PDT
Mejoras a mi KISS lathe (my KISS lathe upgrades) http://www.instructables.com/id/Mejoras-a-mi-KISS-lathe-my-KISS-lathe-upgrades/
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Fri, 15 Jul 2011 20:07:28 PDT
Cutting Tool (Herramienta de corte) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cutting-Tool-Herramienta-de-corte/
Cutting Tool (Herramienta de corte) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVR/TBF3/GNSNIT5H/FVRTBF3GNSNIT5H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVR/TBF3/GNSNIT5H/FVRTBF3GNSNIT5H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVR/TBF3/GNSNIT5H/FVRTBF3GNSNIT5H.SMALL.jpg rimar2000 Ver también http://www.instructables.com/id/Cutting-tools-2-herramientas-de-corte-2/ Cuando empecé a hacer torneado en madera, no tardé en darme cuenta de lo importante que es tener harramientas de corte de buena calidad. Pero lo bueno cuesta. Por lo tanto, empecé a buscar alternativas, y he conse...
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Wed, 18 May 2011 14:52:43 PDT
My forge (mi fragua) http://www.instructables.com/id/My-forge-mi-fragua/
My forge (mi fragua) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/LV3B/GNFSIVYB/F5SLV3BGNFSIVYB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/LV3B/GNFSIVYB/F5SLV3BGNFSIVYB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/LV3B/GNFSIVYB/F5SLV3BGNFSIVYB.SMALL.jpg rimar2000 Hace un tiempo que estaba pensando en que necesito una fragua, para templar y/o cementar herramientas, especialmente las de corte, para fundir aluminio, para doblar hierros gruesos, etc, etc. Cuando yo era un chico, uno de mis trabajos consistía en girar la manivela de la fragua de mi padre, y lueg...
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Mon, 9 May 2011 05:19:10 PDT
Table belt sander (lijadora de banda, de mesa) http://www.instructables.com/id/Table-belt-sander-lijadora-de-banda-de-mesa/
Table belt sander (lijadora de banda, de mesa) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/W65Z/GH8AAOA7/FC1W65ZGH8AAOA7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/W65Z/GH8AAOA7/FC1W65ZGH8AAOA7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/W65Z/GH8AAOA7/FC1W65ZGH8AAOA7.SMALL.jpg rimar2000 Hace unos meses me regalé una lijadora de banda. Es una excelente herramienta, versátil, resistente, poderosa. Pero... siempre tiene que existir un "pero". Para trabajos pequeños es algo difícil de manejar. Por ejemplo, para lijar piezas chicas, suelo ponerla "patas para arriba" sobre las piernas y ...
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Fri, 3 Dec 2010 20:39:05 PST
Torno del pobre (poor man's lathe) http://www.instructables.com/id/Torno-del-pobre-poor-man-lathe/
Torno del pobre (poor man's lathe) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/653B/FXV39VWB/FG1653BFXV39VWB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/653B/FXV39VWB/FG1653BFXV39VWB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/653B/FXV39VWB/FG1653BFXV39VWB.SMALL.jpg rimar2000 Hace varios meses que vengo amenazando con hacerme un peque�o torno casero. Pues bien, ha llegado el momento de mostrarlo, porque si bien no est� totalmente terminado (es posible que no lo est� nunca, porque siempre se puede agregar algo m�s), ya est� operativo, al menos en forma parcial. La idea ...
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Sun, 2 Aug 2009 13:34:42 PDT
Lump free paint (pinte sin grumos) http://www.instructables.com/id/Painting-without-clots/
Lump free paint (pinte sin grumos) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/9ZI8/F07SA50E/FP99ZI8F07SA50E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/9ZI8/F07SA50E/FP99ZI8F07SA50E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/9ZI8/F07SA50E/FP99ZI8F07SA50E.SMALL.jpg rimar2000 A way of NOT contribute to global heating is reusing inputs, example paint. (Una forma de no contribuir al calentamiento global es reusar insumos, ejemplo pintura) Although sometimes the paint gets lumpy when it gets old (hace grumos con el tiempo) In the picture you can see the lumps on the su...
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Sat, 7 Apr 2007 19:31:29 PDT
Build a high-reach tool with household items http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-high-reach-tool-with-household-items/
Build a high-reach tool with household items - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU7/MU4D/G2HE0L8S/FU7MU4DG2HE0L8S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU7/MU4D/G2HE0L8S/FU7MU4DG2HE0L8S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU7/MU4D/G2HE0L8S/FU7MU4DG2HE0L8S.SMALL.jpg durtbikedave Are you having trouble reaching stuff on that top shelf? This Instructable will solve that problem. I made this in less than ten minutes, and it cost me nothing!! Items needed... You will need:1-brake lever w/perch1-brake cable1-clamp3-zipties1-hose clamp1-mop or broom handle1-small carriage bolt...
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Thu, 3 Dec 2009 02:58:09 PST
The Inexpensive Dremel Foot Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Inexpensive-Dremel-Foot-Switch/
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Sun, 18 Mar 2007 23:41:13 PDT
Making The Mighty Goliath Hotwire Machine! http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-The-Mighty-Goliath-Hotwire-Machine/
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Thu, 22 Jan 2009 06:18:29 PST
Make Signs out of Cardboard! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Signs-out-of-Cardboard/
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Fri, 16 Jan 2009 19:14:30 PST
Electric Lawn Mower http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Lawn-Mower/
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Sun, 20 Jul 2008 03:39:45 PDT
Make a good, cheap, upgradeable sheet plastic vacuum former http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-good%2c-cheap%2c-upgradeable-sheet-plastic-vacu/
Make a good, cheap, upgradeable sheet plastic vacuum former - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/5MUI/F3ETRVC8/FYA5MUIF3ETRVC8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/5MUI/F3ETRVC8/FYA5MUIF3ETRVC8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/5MUI/F3ETRVC8/FYA5MUIF3ETRVC8.SMALL.jpg drcrash Tired of buying cheap plastic crap? Now you can make your own!Or you can make nice and surprisingly sturdy plastic stuff in amazing shapes, amaze your friends with your technical prowess, and be the life of the party.Vacuum forming is a technique for shaping sheet plastics into 3D shapes, which you...
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Thu, 28 Jun 2007 14:20:05 PDT