Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - drill - popular http://www.instructables.com Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:51:09 PDT BLOX v1.01 How To Drill Straight Holes with a Hand Drill (Using Lego) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Drill-Straight-Holes-with-a-Hand-Drill-Usin/
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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:57:51 PDT
Easy Mini Drill Press http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Mini-Drill-Press/
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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 03:11:56 PDT
Cheap thrift-store powertools http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-thrift-store-powertools/
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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 06:32:42 PDT
How To Disassemble A Keyless Drill Chuck http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Disassemble-A-Keyless-Drill-Chuck/
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:15:45 PDT
The Wooden Cordless Drill Press http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Cordless-Drill-Press/
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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 19:38:29 PDT
Drill press sanding drums http://www.instructables.com/id/Drill-press-sanding-drums/
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 12:22:12 PDT
Makerspace Power Tool Upgrade: NiMh to Lithium Iron Phosphate http://www.instructables.com/id/Makerspace-Power-tool-upgrade-NiMh-to-Lithium-Iron/
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Fri, 2 May 2014 07:02:38 PDT
Drill Press As Wood Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Drill-Press-As-Wood-Lathe/
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 21:43:24 PDT
A Simple Machine for Drilling Stand-offs http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Simple-Machine-for-Drilling-Stand-offs/
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Sat, 18 Jan 2014 22:54:56 PST
Converting Cordless To Lithium Li-Po http://www.instructables.com/id/Converting-Cordless-To-Lithium-Li-Po/
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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 15:30:54 PDT
PVC Dremel drill press http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Dremel-drill-press/
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Fri, 9 Aug 2013 20:24:40 PDT
tired of dead batteries in your cordless tools? me too! so let's hack away!! http://www.instructables.com/id/tired-of-dead-batteries-in-your-cordless-tools-me/
tired of dead batteries in your cordless tools? me too! so let's hack away!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXW/M3V9/HIGF9BM0/FXWM3V9HIGF9BM0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXW/M3V9/HIGF9BM0/FXWM3V9HIGF9BM0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXW/M3V9/HIGF9BM0/FXWM3V9HIGF9BM0.SMALL.jpg schadduck ok this is my 1st instructable so please be kind. Are you like me when it comes to cordless tools? I get so frustrated with half finished projects and hours of wait time while those "convenient" cordless tools charge. so, i wanted to add wall power to them but, the key for me was to achieve this and...
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Sun, 30 Jun 2013 17:37:33 PDT
Hot Rodding a Power Drill Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-Rodding-a-Power-Drill-Battery/
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Sun, 10 Dec 2006 03:13:35 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
Indestructable Tool Crank Handle Made From a Bicycle Crank Arm! http://www.instructables.com/id/Indestructable-Tool-Crank-Handle-Made-From-a-Bicyc/
Indestructable Tool Crank Handle Made From a Bicycle Crank Arm! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/RDSO/HD4VNOE8/FCRRDSOHD4VNOE8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/RDSO/HD4VNOE8/FCRRDSOHD4VNOE8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/RDSO/HD4VNOE8/FCRRDSOHD4VNOE8.SMALL.jpg ArborPress My favorite tool  probably has to be my drill press. It seems like any project I do involves the use of my drill press, but the joy of using it has been somewhat dampened by the fact that the vertical adjustment crank, being made of cheap plastic, broke quite easily. I've been using this uncomfortab...
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Tue, 26 Feb 2013 08:58:02 PST
DIY column drill UPGRADES! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-column-drill-UPGRADES/
DIY column drill UPGRADES! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/0FQ8/HAQ3AU6H/FP20FQ8HAQ3AU6H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/0FQ8/HAQ3AU6H/FP20FQ8HAQ3AU6H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/0FQ8/HAQ3AU6H/FP20FQ8HAQ3AU6H.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi My DIY column drill, which has been unbelievably in the top ten chart of most viewed Instructables of that month, deserved a good upgrade, what do I say, let's not be stingy, Top Ten deserves at least three great upgrades! So here they are: an addictional rail to easily shift up and down all the mec...
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Sat, 5 Jan 2013 07:24:50 PST
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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Wed, 13 Dec 2006 10:22:28 PST
Double Mirror Right Angle Drilling Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/Double-Mirror-Right-Angle-Drilling-Guide/
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Tue, 25 Dec 2012 21:46:06 PST
Bullet Shell Screwdriver http://www.instructables.com/id/Bullet-Shell-Screwdriver/
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Wed, 19 Dec 2012 16:59:05 PST
Removing Rivets http://www.instructables.com/id/Removing-Rivets/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/6LLH/HC9MJAEK/FUV6LLHHC9MJAEK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/6LLH/HC9MJAEK/FUV6LLHHC9MJAEK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/6LLH/HC9MJAEK/FUV6LLHHC9MJAEK.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura I have just begun the restoration process of my tiny fiberglass trailer. When I pulled the interior lights down off of the hull, there were multiple rivets that were holding them in place, that now needed to get removed. I gave each rivet a good tug with a pair of pliers to make sure which ones act...
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Tue, 18 Dec 2012 19:59:22 PST
Wrench Sizes... Problem Solved http://www.instructables.com/id/Wrench-Sizes-Problem-Solved/
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Sun, 9 Dec 2012 17:22:24 PST
DIY Pcb Hand Drilling Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Pcb-Hand-Drilling-Machine/
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Fri, 2 Mar 2007 05:00:59 PST
$30 High-Speed PCB Drill Press http://www.instructables.com/id/%2430-High-Speed-PCB-Drill-Press/
$30 High-Speed PCB Drill Press - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F34/RW42/F2FRVIY4/F34RW42F2FRVIY4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F34/RW42/F2FRVIY4/F34RW42F2FRVIY4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F34/RW42/F2FRVIY4/F34RW42F2FRVIY4.SMALL.jpg lancandy Want super clean holes in your latest PCB? Want your PCB drill-bit's to last much longer? Tired of using your dremel as the drill press it clearly isn't? For around $30, you can build this simple PCB drill-press. Planning / Materials This started when we (me and some fellow modders / hackers) rea...
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Tue, 12 Jun 2007 18:14:33 PDT
Cheap precision drill stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-precision-drill-stand/
Cheap precision drill stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/F08F/H994XI21/FF2F08FH994XI21.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/F08F/H994XI21/FF2F08FH994XI21.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/F08F/H994XI21/FF2F08FH994XI21.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi When I begun to etch my custom pcb I felt the need to improve circuit drill tecnique. I drilled my first circuits by free-hand with my Dremel, but despite it's very fast, it's subject to errors, and it's also dangerous, because the drill bit is very narrow and weak. I've searched a column drill as t...
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Sun, 11 Nov 2012 11:29:10 PST
Can't Find the Correct Drill or Wrench Size? Here's How... http://www.instructables.com/id/Cant-Find-the-Correct-Drill-or-Wrench-Size-Here/
Can't Find the Correct Drill or Wrench Size? Here's How... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/GSKW/H97JYBJO/FJQGSKWH97JYBJO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/GSKW/H97JYBJO/FJQGSKWH97JYBJO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/GSKW/H97JYBJO/FJQGSKWH97JYBJO.SMALL.jpg bfk Most sized tools are marked by stamped numbers on their sides, shanks or handles.   All too often, I find myself looking for a specific drill or socket, unable to make out the stamped size.  It becomes especially difficult in low or "flat light" where the reflecting edges of the numbers are less def...
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Wed, 7 Nov 2012 13:14:32 PST
How to make a tool set http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-tool-set/
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Tue, 7 Aug 2012 16:00:05 PDT
How to Stop Stripping Screw Heads http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Stop-Stripping-Screw-Heads/
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Sun, 8 Jul 2012 11:31:45 PDT
Micro Drill Press http://www.instructables.com/id/Micro-Drill-Press/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/QLYU/H3NLEYVC/FASQLYUH3NLEYVC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/QLYU/H3NLEYVC/FASQLYUH3NLEYVC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/QLYU/H3NLEYVC/FASQLYUH3NLEYVC.SMALL.jpg wotboa I shop in thrift stores a lot to find materials for my projects. On my project list was a drill press to finish home made PCB's. I found a vintage hobby microscope that is perfect for the job. Then I bought a rotary tool at Harbor Freight for 7 dollars. The tool fits very snugly inside a short piec...
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Thu, 21 Jun 2012 01:27:10 PDT
Replace/Upgrade/Repair Power Tool Batteries - SAVE 50% or more! http://www.instructables.com/id/ReplacingUpgrading-Power-Tool-Batteries/
Replace/Upgrade/Repair Power Tool Batteries - SAVE 50% or more! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/YMUG/GH4AJWHT/F5CYMUGGH4AJWHT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/YMUG/GH4AJWHT/F5CYMUGGH4AJWHT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/YMUG/GH4AJWHT/F5CYMUGGH4AJWHT.SMALL.jpg drcustom This Inscrutable will show you how to replace the internal batteries of a cordless power pack.  I will also help you determine what batteries you need. My cordless drill has been sitting on the shelf, useless, because the batteries are dead.  Not anymore...I replaced the internal batteries with one...
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Tue, 30 Nov 2010 15:03:09 PST
Cordless drill - Improving the battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Cordless-drill---Improving-the-battery/
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By: BrianH

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Wed, 24 May 2006 22:38:54 PDT
Sharpen Your Drill Bits http://www.instructables.com/id/Sharpen-Your-Drill-Bits/
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By: Phil B

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Fri, 10 Apr 2009 06:56:57 PDT
The Radial Arm Saw -- A Guide of Sorts http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Radial-Arm-Saw-A-Guide-of-Sorts/
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By: Phil B

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Fri, 12 Nov 2010 07:59:45 PST
Concentric Drilling with a Radial Arm Saw http://www.instructables.com/id/Concentric-Drilling-with-a-Radial-Arm-Saw/
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By: Phil B

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Mon, 1 Feb 2010 15:01:18 PST