Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - hack http://www.instructables.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:41:11 PDT BLOX v1.01 DIY Disk Sander from Corded Drill http://www.instructables.com/id/DYI-Disk-Sander-from-Corded-Drill/
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Fri, 30 May 2014 23:09:58 PDT
DIY Automatic Mini Whisk http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Automatic-Mini-Whisk/
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By: Ins Trucktibles

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Sat, 3 May 2014 00:39:39 PDT
Hot Glue Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-Glue-Hack/
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By: modern ninja

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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:16:23 PST
Super Silent Compressor Built Out Of An Old Fridge/Water Cooler http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Silent-Compressor-Built-Out-Of-An-Old-Fridge/
Super Silent Compressor Built Out Of An Old Fridge/Water Cooler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQJ/N9KI/HPA3XOLZ/FQJN9KIHPA3XOLZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQJ/N9KI/HPA3XOLZ/FQJN9KIHPA3XOLZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQJ/N9KI/HPA3XOLZ/FQJN9KIHPA3XOLZ.SMALL.jpg antagonizer When you're working indoors, an ordinary compressor can be pretty loud and distracting. The only other option is to invest in a silent compressor which can, easily, cost 3-4 times as much. More than that, unless you're ready to spend an obscene amount, they are rarely able to put out the same psi as...
By: antagonizer

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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 18:24:53 PST
How to Make a Two-Part Magnetic Stapler http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Two-Part-Magnetic-Stapler/
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Wed, 3 Apr 2013 13:21:04 PDT
Make a cordless drill to run off batteries or a wall outlet http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-cordless-drill-to-run-off-batteries-or-a-wa/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/GDJF/HEBNAF2N/FPWGDJFHEBNAF2N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/GDJF/HEBNAF2N/FPWGDJFHEBNAF2N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/GDJF/HEBNAF2N/FPWGDJFHEBNAF2N.SMALL.jpg jepho I have a cordless drill that I use mainly in my workshop next to a plug. I found working on projects the battery would always start to die half way through so I decided to make it so I could plug the drill into the wall when working near an outlet and still have the ability to use the battery when I...
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Sun, 17 Mar 2013 18:32:01 PDT
Paint roll hack - Text and massage (customised 3D printed adaptors) Samuel N Bernier http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-roll-hack-Text-and-massage-customised-3D/
Paint roll hack - Text and massage (customised 3D printed adaptors) Samuel N Bernier - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJV/GAQD/HCLBWYG7/FJVGAQDHCLBWYG7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJV/GAQD/HCLBWYG7/FJVGAQDHCLBWYG7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJV/GAQD/HCLBWYG7/FJVGAQDHCLBWYG7.SMALL.jpg LPFP This hacking project was made in collaboration with ADEO a group that owns many tool brands such as Dexter. We brainstormed as a team and came up with many funny ideas to hack products selected among a thick catalogue. I got to work on printed accessories for standard 120mm paint rolls. Here is wh...
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Tue, 5 Feb 2013 09:24:02 PST
DIY Wrench Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wrench-Rack/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FV7/T6B9/H672WS0W/FV7T6B9H672WS0W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV7/T6B9/H672WS0W/FV7T6B9H672WS0W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV7/T6B9/H672WS0W/FV7T6B9H672WS0W.SMALL.jpg The Family Handyman A great way to organize your wrenches is to screw a tie or belt rack to the wall. Then all that's needed is to hang the wrenches in order form smallest to largest. Now you can quickly pull them off when needed.  For more organization ideas check out The Family Handyman – Home Organization
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Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:31:31 PST
Shop Vac Hose cheap/easy upgrade http://www.instructables.com/id/Shop-Vac-Hose-cheapeasy-upgrade/
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Sun, 2 Dec 2012 19:33:53 PST
Better X-acto knife handle http://www.instructables.com/id/Better-X-acto-knife-handle/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/7F2A/H8CVI9BJ/FFR7F2AH8CVI9BJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/7F2A/H8CVI9BJ/FFR7F2AH8CVI9BJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/7F2A/H8CVI9BJ/FFR7F2AH8CVI9BJ.SMALL.jpg sethcim This is a silly one-liner, but here we go!  One day I couldn't find the handle for my knife, and tried using a vice-grip instead. It's incredibly ergonomic! I'm not kidding. The regular ones are too small and put unneeded strain on the fingers. Definitely room to try making a handle from shape lock ...
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Wed, 17 Oct 2012 11:32:18 PDT
Modding a Cordless Saw to run on 12 volts http://www.instructables.com/id/Modding-a-Cordless-Saw-to-run-on-12-volts/
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Tue, 28 Aug 2012 12:46:13 PDT
Jump Starter Compressor Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Jump-Starter-Compressor-Hack/
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By: DualPhase

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Thu, 22 Dec 2011 09:25:25 PST
Clip-in holder for round objects. http://www.instructables.com/id/Clip-in-holder-for-round-objects/
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Fri, 14 Oct 2011 13:20:11 PDT
Ultimate Sander http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-Sander/
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Fri, 30 Sep 2011 05:14:27 PDT
Helping Hands Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Helping-Hands-Hack/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F60/ZT2H/G962OGVR/F60ZT2HG962OGVR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F60/ZT2H/G962OGVR/F60ZT2HG962OGVR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F60/ZT2H/G962OGVR/F60ZT2HG962OGVR.SMALL.jpg fruitkid101 Here's how to do an easy hack for helping hands that allows you to see better. I took a zip tie and tightened it around my small flashlight. The I tightened the zip-tie knob in one of the hand's hands. Pretty cool right?
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Sat, 15 May 2010 13:00:53 PDT
Making a Pocket Hole Jig with your Router http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Pocket-Hole-Jig-with-your-Router/
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Thu, 7 Jan 2010 04:10:30 PST
Ryobi 4V Cordless Snips Safety Hack (Defeating the Safety) http://www.instructables.com/id/Ryobi-4V-Cordless-Snips-Safety-Hack-Defeating-the/
Ryobi 4V Cordless Snips Safety Hack (Defeating the Safety) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT7/44FZ/FX23VU17/FT744FZFX23VU17.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT7/44FZ/FX23VU17/FT744FZFX23VU17.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT7/44FZ/FX23VU17/FT744FZFX23VU17.SMALL.jpg wilwrk4tls Recently I bought the Ryobi 4V cordless screwdriver and snips. The screwdriver did not come with a safety on it, so no work needed there. But the snips did, and I thought about not defeating the safety for a few seconds, until I tried to use the tool with it in place, so off it had to come.I have ...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2009 11:23:33 PDT
How to Make an Adjustable Work (Cut/ Drill/ Saw) Stop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-an-Adjustable-Work-Cut-Drill-Stop/
How to Make an Adjustable Work (Cut/ Drill/ Saw) Stop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0O/6560/FWEGJTNG/F0O6560FWEGJTNG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0O/6560/FWEGJTNG/F0O6560FWEGJTNG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0O/6560/FWEGJTNG/F0O6560FWEGJTNG.SMALL.jpg wilwrk4tls I made this because I was making repetitive cuts on my radial arm saw with multiple pieces similar lengths. This adjustable stop made it very easy to cut several pieces all the same length, reposition the stop at the next length and cut the next set of pieces and maintain uniformity.This particular...
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Fri, 26 Jun 2009 12:03:04 PDT
Ryobi 18V Cordless Jigsaw/ Sawzall Hack (Defeating the Safety Switch) http://www.instructables.com/id/Defeating-a-Ryobi-Cordless-Jigsaw-Sawzall-Safety-/
Ryobi 18V Cordless Jigsaw/ Sawzall Hack (Defeating the Safety Switch) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/3LAB/FUNOXG00/FV83LABFUNOXG00.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/3LAB/FUNOXG00/FV83LABFUNOXG00.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/3LAB/FUNOXG00/FV83LABFUNOXG00.SMALL.jpg wilwrk4tls If you use tools frequently you may get frustrated with the safety switches, particularly those that you have to activate before you can pull the trigger of the tool. I know that they are well intentioned, but the fact is that I often feel less safe having to try and twist and cock my hand a certai...
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Sun, 17 May 2009 11:55:53 PDT
Simple 12V Cordless Drill Hack!!!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-12V-Cordless-Drill-Hack/
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Sun, 15 Jun 2008 15:14:44 PDT
Chop a shopping cart into a tool cart. Simple! http://www.instructables.com/id/Chop-a-shopping-cart-into-a-tool-cart.-Simple!/
Chop a shopping cart into a tool cart. Simple! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/9B6M/F6S8S0GP/FOI9B6MF6S8S0GP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/9B6M/F6S8S0GP/FOI9B6MF6S8S0GP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/9B6M/F6S8S0GP/FOI9B6MF6S8S0GP.SMALL.jpg bofthem I have a bunch of hand tools. I dabble in a lot of things, and suspect I mostly do so to get the tools that come with. If you find yourself looking over your shoulder every time you park the car to go for a burrito just to make sure your boxes are safe in the back, maybe it's time to consider the co...
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Sun, 21 Oct 2007 18:59:37 PDT
Increase the precision of a Dremel press drill http://www.instructables.com/id/Increase-the-precision-of-a-Dremel-press-drill/
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Sat, 31 Mar 2007 13:38:55 PDT