Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - drill - popular http://www.instructables.com Fri, 27 May 2016 13:22:37 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to Restore a Drill-Press Stand (Aka RIP'ing its Rust) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Restore-a-Drill-Press-Stand-Aka-RIPing-Its-/
How to Restore a Drill-Press Stand (Aka RIP'ing its Rust) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/DBDU/IN7ON00F/F4SDBDUIN7ON00F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/DBDU/IN7ON00F/F4SDBDUIN7ON00F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/DBDU/IN7ON00F/F4SDBDUIN7ON00F.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 I would say that this Drill-Press Stand looks horrible, But Drill-Press Stands might have feelings, So I'm not going to say that.I might as well also get an award for that-- The last thing you need to make a Drill-Press Stand cry, The salt in the tears would make it rust even more!I recently found a...
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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:04:30 PDT
Making a Pocket Hole Jig with your Router http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Pocket-Hole-Jig-with-your-Router/
Making a Pocket Hole Jig with your Router - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/PWT7/G43E48YK/F5GPWT7G43E48YK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/PWT7/G43E48YK/F5GPWT7G43E48YK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/PWT7/G43E48YK/F5GPWT7G43E48YK.SMALL.jpg wilwrk4tls  In my former life I worked in a cabinet shop, and was exposed to all sorts of fanciful, specialized tools that most homeowners simply can't justify the expense for, like a $20,000 sliding carriage table saw.  Or, even more modestly, a couple of hundred dollar pocket hole machine. Having used and l...
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Thu, 7 Jan 2010 04:10:30 PST
battery adaptor for cordless tool http://www.instructables.com/id/battery-adaptor-for-cordless-tool/
battery adaptor for cordless tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/H87G/FHJMR6IF/FTEH87GFHJMR6IF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/H87G/FHJMR6IF/FTEH87GFHJMR6IF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/H87G/FHJMR6IF/FTEH87GFHJMR6IF.SMALL.jpg burntbob I had a whole set of 14.4 Volt cordless tools including flashlight, small circular saw and a drill. First the charger went, then the batteries died, and then before I could buy replacements the company then switched to the 18V format and dropped all product support for the 14.4V line. I purchased a ...
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Thu, 19 Jun 2008 19:00:11 PDT
Drill Press Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Drill-Press-Lathe/
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Tue, 26 Feb 2008 11:55:48 PST
Drill Press Restoration (Refurbishing Techniques) http://www.instructables.com/id/Drill-Press-Restoration-Refurbishing-Techniques/
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Tue, 2 Feb 2016 13:14:37 PST
How to make springs http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Springs/
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Sun, 31 Jan 2016 14:14:03 PST
How to Drill Holes in a Glass Bottle http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Drill-Holes-in-a-Glass-Bottle/
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Mon, 4 Jan 2016 22:30:56 PST
How to Drill a Hole in a Glass Bottle http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Drill-a-Hole-in-a-Glass-Bottle/
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Tue, 8 Dec 2015 17:05:15 PST
Drill Small, Precise Holes. http://www.instructables.com/id/Drill-Small-Precise-Holes/
Drill Small, Precise Holes. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVH/XBVD/FYTD4SKT/FVHXBVDFYTD4SKT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVH/XBVD/FYTD4SKT/FVHXBVDFYTD4SKT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVH/XBVD/FYTD4SKT/FVHXBVDFYTD4SKT.SMALL.jpg Grathio This Instructable well help you drill a line or grid of holes with 1/400th of an inch (0.06mm) tolerances. Or so. The holes in this photo are 1/32" (0.8mm) across and 3/64" (1.2mm) apart, but the same technique can be used to drill even smaller or closer holes. And you can go bigger too, the sam...
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Sun, 6 Sep 2009 17:16:31 PDT
Drill press http://www.instructables.com/id/Drill-press/
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Fri, 28 May 2010 14:37:43 PDT
How to drill through acrylic plexiglass the right and wrong way http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-drill-through-acrylic-plexiglass-the-right-/
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Fri, 29 Jan 2010 13:54:09 PST
Don't Throw it in the landfill: "How to Repair A Cordless Drill With Broken Or Missing Battery For about $3 (or less)" http://www.instructables.com/id/Dont-Throw-it-in-the-landfill-How-to-Repair-A-C/
Don't Throw it in the landfill: "How to Repair A Cordless Drill With Broken Or Missing Battery For about $3 (or less)" - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHY/8D5R/H4AGKJNV/FHY8D5RH4AGKJNV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHY/8D5R/H4AGKJNV/FHY8D5RH4AGKJNV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHY/8D5R/H4AGKJNV/FHY8D5RH4AGKJNV.SMALL.jpg mykiscool Many people have the battery in their cordless drill go out, and simply throw it away. In fact I obtained 2 cordless drills with missing batteries at a yard sale in a free box, as you guessed for free. This instructable shows you how to turn a cordless drill with a missing or broken battery back int...
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Wed, 18 Jul 2012 20:55:00 PDT
Convert a battery drill to wall power http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-a-battery-drill-to-wall-power/
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Wed, 7 Mar 2007 20:07:07 PST
How to use Drill to cut horizontally (as a dremel replacement) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-Drill-to-cut-horizontally-as-a-dremel-r/
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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:24:13 PDT
Homemade Cordless Drill Battery Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Cordless-Drill-Battery-Charger/
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Sat, 22 Aug 2009 21:23:07 PDT
Reanimate old battery drill http://www.instructables.com/id/Reanimate-old-battery-drill/
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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 01:30:50 PDT
Enhanced DeWalt Drill Before And After http://www.instructables.com/id/Enhanced-DeWalt-Drill-Before-And-After/
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:52:21 PDT
Speed Control for Hand Drill Press http://www.instructables.com/id/Speed-Control-for-Hand-Drill-Press/
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:49:23 PDT
Shop Cheats: Hook and Eye Driver http://www.instructables.com/id/Shop-Cheats-Hook-and-Eye-Driver/
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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 22:00:51 PDT
My Small Tools Workshop http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Small-Tools-Workshop/
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Thu, 9 Apr 2015 08:37:16 PDT
Plunge Router Base for a Fixed Router http://www.instructables.com/id/Plunge-Router-Base-for-a-Fixed-Router/
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:56:10 PDT
Bit Magazine for a Blue Drill http://www.instructables.com/id/Bit-Magazine-for-a-Blue-Drill/
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Sat, 7 Mar 2015 04:57:45 PST
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
Pocket Hole Jig- DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Hole-Jig-DIY/
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 16:25:45 PST
Frankendrill IV: The Resurrection http://www.instructables.com/id/Frankendrill-IV-The-Resurrection/
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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:46:07 PST
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/
How to Drill Straight Holes with a Hand Drill (Using Lego) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/FW6F/I0C92CJ6/FFYFW6FI0C92CJ6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/FW6F/I0C92CJ6/FFYFW6FI0C92CJ6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/FW6F/I0C92CJ6/FFYFW6FI0C92CJ6.SMALL.jpg M3G If you've ever tried to drill a straight hole with a hand drill you know how hard it can be. After screwing up drilling a hole three times in a row I decided to try to find a solution to the problem. This is what I came up with. The great thing about using Lego for this purpose is that you don't h...
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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
Fixing good thrift-store powertools on the cheap 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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By: antagonizer

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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/
Drill press sanding drums - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP3/47J5/HWZ9TUNC/FP347J5HWZ9TUNC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP3/47J5/HWZ9TUNC/FP347J5HWZ9TUNC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP3/47J5/HWZ9TUNC/FP347J5HWZ9TUNC.SMALL.jpg ade angelis Hi everyone!A few weeks ago my friends made me a wonderful birthday gift: a big, sturdy and powerful drill press. As soon as I assembled it I knew that would have been an unmissable occasion to get my hands dirty and build something! I decided to make a couple of sanding drums to use with the drill ...
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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/
Makerspace Power Tool Upgrade: NiMh to Lithium Iron Phosphate - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/3J6T/HUPHM128/F373J6THUPHM128.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/3J6T/HUPHM128/F373J6THUPHM128.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/3J6T/HUPHM128/F373J6THUPHM128.SMALL.jpg Emperor Dane Did you / your makerspace inherit 12v cordless drills with a dead / unhappy NiMh battery packs? Need more juice and an incredibly high number of charge cycles? Want to safely upgrade to the land of LITHIUM IRON PHOSPHATE GLORIOUSNESS? This is the instructable for you! We have the technology ...
By: Emperor Dane

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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/
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 ...
By: ngadhno

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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/
A Simple Machine for Drilling Stand-offs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/PLDF/HQLO4YX0/FR0PLDFHQLO4YX0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/PLDF/HQLO4YX0/FR0PLDFHQLO4YX0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/PLDF/HQLO4YX0/FR0PLDFHQLO4YX0.SMALL.jpg HomeCSP I make lots of electronic boards that require stand-offs for mounting. I like to make these out of Delrin rod, but drilling out the ends 1/4" rods by hand with a tiny drill bit for a #2 screw isn't easy, and using a drill press isn't much help either for a variety of reasons. After considerable cont...
By: HomeCSP

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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/
Converting Cordless To Lithium Li-Po - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLE/DVWQ/HLZRRIUX/FLEDVWQHLZRRIUX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLE/DVWQ/HLZRRIUX/FLEDVWQHLZRRIUX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLE/DVWQ/HLZRRIUX/FLEDVWQHLZRRIUX.SMALL.jpg henal As time moves we find that our drill don't cut it any more as now there are all of these new powerful cordless drills with lithium but the price of one of them cost about an arm or leg so what do you do?Convert them to lithium,Motor technology has been the same since 20 years ago and it's still the ...
By: henal

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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/
PVC Dremel drill press - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2U/5WFK/HJKBK6ZC/F2U5WFKHJKBK6ZC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2U/5WFK/HJKBK6ZC/F2U5WFKHJKBK6ZC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2U/5WFK/HJKBK6ZC/F2U5WFKHJKBK6ZC.SMALL.jpg amjohnny PVC is easy find material. Not only work for plumbing, it also can make many things. Here is how I made a Dremel drill press with PVC. All of the materials could be found in local hardware stores. Materials and Tools Materials: 2"x1"bushing 1 1"cross 3 1"x3/4"tee 1 1"x3/4"bushing 3 1"x3/4"bushi...
By: amjohnny

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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...
By: schadduck

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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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By: archer6817j

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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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By: Verticees

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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...
By: ArborPress

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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...
By: andrea biffi

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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/
Revive Nicad Batteries by Zapping with a Welder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/81X7/I3KEV2Z8VAD/FZR81X7I3KEV2Z8VAD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/81X7/I3KEV2Z8VAD/FZR81X7I3KEV2Z8VAD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/81X7/I3KEV2Z8VAD/FZR81X7I3KEV2Z8VAD.SMALL.jpg TimAnderson Nicad batteries often die in such a way that they won't take a charge and have zero voltage. This usually means they're shorted out by crystal dendrite growth. Here's a method of bringing them back to life by zapping those shorted crystal dendrites away with too much current and/or voltage. We'll us...
By: TimAnderson

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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/
Double Mirror Right Angle Drilling Guide - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/URVT/HAWSLH3F/FL9URVTHAWSLH3F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/URVT/HAWSLH3F/FL9URVTHAWSLH3F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/URVT/HAWSLH3F/FL9URVTHAWSLH3F.SMALL.jpg kentdvm Drilling a straight hole can be difficult because you can only see one side of the bit at a time.  Without a lot of practice, many of the holes end up perpendicular in one plane and not so perpendicular in the other.  Drilling with a conventional guide (2 blocks at 90°) works in some applications, b...
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Tue, 25 Dec 2012 21:46:06 PST
Bullet Shell Screwdriver http://www.instructables.com/id/Bullet-Shell-Screwdriver/
Bullet Shell Screwdriver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/0Q08/HAWBW6KF/FB60Q08HAWBW6KF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/0Q08/HAWBW6KF/FB60Q08HAWBW6KF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/0Q08/HAWBW6KF/FB60Q08HAWBW6KF.SMALL.jpg theslingshotkid For this simple instructable, I take an empty bullet shell an turn it until a very useful pocket tool. Supplies The first thing you're going to need to do is gather you supplies. You will need epoxy, an empty bullet shell, a philips head screw driver drill bit.  Mix the epoxy Mix the epoxy wit...
By: theslingshotkid

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Wed, 19 Dec 2012 16:59:05 PST
Removing Rivets http://www.instructables.com/id/Removing-Rivets/
Removing Rivets - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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...
By: audreyobscura

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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/
Wrench Sizes... Problem Solved - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAF/SPCU/H97JSE3A/FAFSPCUH97JSE3A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAF/SPCU/H97JSE3A/FAFSPCUH97JSE3A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAF/SPCU/H97JSE3A/FAFSPCUH97JSE3A.SMALL.jpg bfk This idea is evolved from another Instructable http://www.instructables.com/id/Cant-Find-the-Correct-Drill-or-Wrench-Size-Here/ There's always a problem when I begin working on a project that requires multiple sized wrenches.  This is especially true when I work on my boats and cars.  Each of these...
By: bfk

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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/
DIY Pcb Hand Drilling Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/5ENC/SDNEYNDXCUY/FE65ENCSDNEYNDXCUY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/5ENC/SDNEYNDXCUY/FE65ENCSDNEYNDXCUY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/5ENC/SDNEYNDXCUY/FE65ENCSDNEYNDXCUY.SMALL.jpg zorif hello all, This is my first instructable. I am just a hobbyist who interested making circuits and their pcb's in complete DIY manner.i saw lot of articles of home made PCBs.they were quite good except one step.making holes for mounting components.start from laser printing the PCB layout to mountin...
By: zorif

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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...
By: lancandy

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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...
By: andrea biffi

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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...
By: bfk

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Wed, 7 Nov 2012 13:14:32 PST