Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - knife http://www.instructables.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 01:22:43 PDT BLOX v1.01 How To Close A Knife http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Close-A-Knife/
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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:57:25 PDT
Replace the Battery on a Myerchin Lightknife http://www.instructables.com/id/Replace-the-Battery-on-a-Myerchin-Lightknife/
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:25:16 PDT
PVC Foam hot-wire Knife http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Foam-hot-wire-Knife/
PVC Foam hot-wire Knife - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/S7OL/HVTWC5AH/F7SS7OLHVTWC5AH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/S7OL/HVTWC5AH/F7SS7OLHVTWC5AH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/S7OL/HVTWC5AH/F7SS7OLHVTWC5AH.SMALL.jpg kokpat The wire can modify to any shape for cutting.Since it is powered by 2 AAA battery (quite powerful, u can use 1 battery),it will melt the foam before it touch it, so the hot-wire will not change it's shape during "cutting".the nylon tie in the front stop the battery holder and the screw at the tail m...
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Fri, 30 May 2014 22:33:31 PDT
How to Repair Pocket Knife Clip http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Repair-Pocket-Knife-Clip/
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Sun, 27 Apr 2014 09:57:33 PDT
Stylish Box Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Stylish-Box-Cutter/
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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:20:21 PDT
Make-shift belt sander from portable bandsaw http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-shift-belt-sander-from-portable-bandsaw/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/WOB8/HRPBMUW5/FV5WOB8HRPBMUW5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/WOB8/HRPBMUW5/FV5WOB8HRPBMUW5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/WOB8/HRPBMUW5/FV5WOB8HRPBMUW5.SMALL.jpg earz_cd I needed a way to put an edge back on some butcher knives without spending hours with a sharpening stone. Here's how I converted my portable bandsaw into a belt sander. 
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:06:19 PDT
Razor Sharp Razor Blade Knife http://www.instructables.com/id/Razor-Sharp-Razor-Blade-Knife/
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Tue, 4 Feb 2014 20:31:02 PST
Stealthy EDC USB Razor Zipper Pull http://www.instructables.com/id/Stealthy-EDC-USB-Razor-Zipper-Pull/
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Fri, 10 Jan 2014 06:04:36 PST
Knife Making Materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Knife-Making-Materials/
Knife Making Materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQR/HT2A/HPG4OFCA/FQRHT2AHPG4OFCA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQR/HT2A/HPG4OFCA/FQRHT2AHPG4OFCA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQR/HT2A/HPG4OFCA/FQRHT2AHPG4OFCA.SMALL.jpg Paracordaholic Knife making is a intricate and sometimes hard process, good craftsmanship is essential. Many knifes today are not good quality. Especially sheath knifes, and too get good quality the big businesses charge too much (btw**dont buy a sheath knife if it isn't full tang). Many people do not care about t...
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Mon, 23 Dec 2013 07:32:20 PST
(*UPDATE*)No-Forge required Knife v 1.1 http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Forge-required-Knife/
(*UPDATE*)No-Forge required Knife v 1.1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/J87N/HPFZRVBX/FY2J87NHPFZRVBX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/J87N/HPFZRVBX/FY2J87NHPFZRVBX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/J87N/HPFZRVBX/FY2J87NHPFZRVBX.SMALL.jpg Paracordaholic Hey this is a knife I made out of a piece of a metal fire pit grate I will be making more updates and will add more as i have time, enjoy. metal Basically for a no forge knife you need some already flat but durable metal such as lawnmower blades then you need to flatten any curves in the metal (s...
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Sat, 21 Dec 2013 17:59:28 PST
Homemade Knife http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Knife-4/
Homemade Knife - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/AFQU/HP4LP5M9/FHRAFQUHP4LP5M9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/AFQU/HP4LP5M9/FHRAFQUHP4LP5M9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/AFQU/HP4LP5M9/FHRAFQUHP4LP5M9.SMALL.jpg fedegarcia this is my second knife, i did it at school in my free periods, so i hope you all like it Making Old Tool Soft For Shaping at first, put your old tool inside an oven (900degree celsius). after the tool is all colour red, take it off from the oven and let it become cold inside of a bowl full of sa...
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Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:10:02 PST
DIY Multifunction Pocket Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Multifunction-Pocket-Tool/
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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:08:59 PST
Knife Sharpening Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Knife-Sharpening-Jig-1/
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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:49:19 PDT
Keep a knife sharp (using a steel) http://www.instructables.com/id/Keep-a-knife-sharp-using-a-steel/
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Thu, 26 Sep 2013 15:13:15 PDT
Using sugru for a custom surgical knife guard http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-sugru-for-a-custom-surgical-knife-guard/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/CMB8/HJGDZQQR/FPYCMB8HJGDZQQR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/CMB8/HJGDZQQR/FPYCMB8HJGDZQQR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/CMB8/HJGDZQQR/FPYCMB8HJGDZQQR.SMALL.jpg ddegagne Surgical knives are very nice and sharp so they have some pretty good uses outside the medical world. But they aren't all that safe to use and they sure aren't all the comfortable. So add a little bit of Sugru and some molding skills and tada. Knife guard. Warning: Not recommended for knives used i...
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Wed, 24 Jul 2013 22:11:39 PDT
Pocket Knife Maintenance: Tighten, Adjust, or Reposition Your Clip http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Knife-Maintenance-How-to-Tighten-Adjust-/
Pocket Knife Maintenance: Tighten, Adjust, or Reposition Your Clip - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/ATQL/HFPTGURN/F1YATQLHFPTGURN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/ATQL/HFPTGURN/F1YATQLHFPTGURN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/ATQL/HFPTGURN/F1YATQLHFPTGURN.SMALL.jpg kennethsime When Spyderco introduced their ClipIt pocket knives in the 1980s, they used what they called an integral clip which was made of plastic, and was formed as a one-piece extension of the handle scale. While some of these knives are still around, many were lost when the clips eventually snagged on somet...
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Mon, 22 Apr 2013 16:34:36 PDT
Pocket Knife Maintenance: Cleaning and Lubricating http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Knife-Maintenance-Cleaning-and-Lubricating/
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Mon, 22 Apr 2013 10:24:02 PDT
Marking Knife on the cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Marking-Knife-on-the-cheap/
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Tue, 5 Mar 2013 18:56:54 PST
Sagys 100: refurbishing an old argentinian scissor http://www.instructables.com/id/Sagys-100-refurbishing-an-old-argentinian-scissor/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F5V/2ATD/HCJO3B0A/F5V2ATDHCJO3B0A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5V/2ATD/HCJO3B0A/F5V2ATDHCJO3B0A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5V/2ATD/HCJO3B0A/F5V2ATDHCJO3B0A.SMALL.jpg notingkool This is an old scissor that i inherited from my grandpa. It have an aluminum body with detachable blades, made of swedish steel. It also have a very clever desing of the screw that pivot both blades. Now y only sanded, polish and sharp it. Probably i paint the body of a similar color than the origin...
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Sun, 3 Feb 2013 18:20:29 PST
Knife sharpening jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Knife-sharpening-jig/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/BV4X/HCB87ZYU/F14BV4XHCB87ZYU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/BV4X/HCB87ZYU/F14BV4XHCB87ZYU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/BV4X/HCB87ZYU/F14BV4XHCB87ZYU.SMALL.jpg matosmeister This is a knife sharpening jig I made recently. i have no photos of the building process. If anyone wnats any details just ask, and i will provide any detail about the build. I'm pretty happy with the results i've been getting, it is very effective and precise.This saves me a lot of money, I spent s...
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Sun, 27 Jan 2013 16:48:12 PST
Sharpen and Set Plainer Knives http://www.instructables.com/id/Sharpen-and-Set-Plainer-Knives/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FIU/E4T8/HAQ2ZNEE/FIUE4T8HAQ2ZNEE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIU/E4T8/HAQ2ZNEE/FIUE4T8HAQ2ZNEE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIU/E4T8/HAQ2ZNEE/FIUE4T8HAQ2ZNEE.SMALL.jpg NelsonStudios I know people spend hours agonizing over 1000ths of an inch, setting up jigs and dial indicators and those method WILL provide better results.  What about if you don't have those tools?  What about if the machine simply needs to be sharpened and put back into service now, today.  Well my method work...
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Mon, 14 Jan 2013 08:29:15 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
Turn a sharpener blade into an X-Acto Knife http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-sharpener-blade-into-an-X-Acto-Knife/
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Mon, 17 Sep 2012 02:49:25 PDT
Salt Water Metal Etching http://www.instructables.com/id/Salt-Water-Metal-Etching/
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Tue, 24 Jul 2012 21:16:46 PDT
A Hot Knife, cuts plastic, rope opens welded plastic cases. http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Hot-Knife-cuts-plastic-rope-opens-welded-pla/
A Hot Knife, cuts plastic, rope opens welded plastic cases. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/KWTO/GXUZIJ42/F8BKWTOGXUZIJ42.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/KWTO/GXUZIJ42/F8BKWTOGXUZIJ42.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/KWTO/GXUZIJ42/F8BKWTOGXUZIJ42.SMALL.jpg killbox Manufacturers love to blisterpack, and glue shut, and weld closed all sorts of plastic things.  making it really hard for those of us whom wish to fix or modify or even recycle them! This trick will get you up and rolling easy and cheaply slicing into plastic "like a hot knife through..... uhm plas...
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Thu, 26 Jan 2012 11:46:47 PST
Recycled HDD Powertool (Disk of Prometheus) http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-HDD-Powertool-Disk-of-Prometheus/
Recycled HDD Powertool (Disk of Prometheus) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD5/O294/GS3BDNIZ/FD5O294GS3BDNIZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD5/O294/GS3BDNIZ/FD5O294GS3BDNIZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD5/O294/GS3BDNIZ/FD5O294GS3BDNIZ.SMALL.jpg mhkabir UPDATE 09/04/2011: Hey guys, I have entered the Disk of Prometheus in the Green Living and Tech. Contest, Please VOTE for me!! In my last instructable related to recycling old HDDs, I had designed a sander from a junked HDD for as little as $5. But, the old design had its limitations and i had got ...
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Sun, 4 Sep 2011 06:06:52 PDT
Toothbrush X Acto knife http://www.instructables.com/id/Toothbrush-X-Acto-knife/
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Tue, 5 Jul 2011 16:20:05 PDT
getting a knife razor sharp with sand paper http://www.instructables.com/id/getting-a-knife-razor-sharp-with-sand-paper/
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Thu, 17 Mar 2011 04:17:09 PDT
Leatherman wave: Hidden lanyard piece http://www.instructables.com/id/Leatherman-wave-Hidden-lanyard-piece/
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Wed, 2 Feb 2011 08:21:30 PST
Hand made Knife Sharpening Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Hand-made-Knife-Sharpening-Jig/
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Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:24:13 PST
Modify a Tomahawk http://www.instructables.com/id/Modify-a-Tomahawk/
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Mon, 23 Aug 2010 22:33:03 PDT
Keep your knife sharp! http://www.instructables.com/id/Keep-your-knife-sharp/
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Mon, 26 Jul 2010 14:53:34 PDT
How to recoup an old knife http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-recoup-an-old-knife/
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Sun, 3 Jan 2010 13:33:05 PST
How to maintain your Swiss knife http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-maintain-your-Swiss-knife/
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Sun, 30 Aug 2009 20:20:32 PDT
My first (good) knife http://www.instructables.com/id/My-first-good-knife/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/WJCX/FWYHV4GX/FMRWJCXFWYHV4GX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/WJCX/FWYHV4GX/FMRWJCXFWYHV4GX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/WJCX/FWYHV4GX/FMRWJCXFWYHV4GX.SMALL.jpg super moderator This is actually my third knife. It's a full-tang all-purpose knife that I actually took the time to sand and polish (the first two turned out rubbish). Sadly the photos cannot show it's true shine and brilliance. Some criticism (constructive or not) is greatly appreciated.
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Sat, 11 Jul 2009 01:13:36 PDT
Stanley Cups - Keep Your Tools Safe and Handy, and Save A Skunk! http://www.instructables.com/id/Store-Your-Utility-Knife-Save-A-Skunk-/
Stanley Cups - Keep Your Tools Safe and Handy, and Save A Skunk! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/P0MC/FSZSGBXP/FORP0MCFSZSGBXP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/P0MC/FSZSGBXP/FORP0MCFSZSGBXP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/P0MC/FSZSGBXP/FORP0MCFSZSGBXP.SMALL.jpg Gorfram Whenever I set my Stanley knife down on my worktable, I worry that I might forget where it is and wind up finding the blade with my fingers, painfully. But I've solved that problem, using (what else? :) an upscale yogurt carton.The 6 oz. Yoplait yogurt cups sold in the US have two odd features: they...
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Sun, 22 Mar 2009 20:59:22 PDT
how to make a knife from a old file http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-a-knife-from-a-old-file/
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Sun, 14 Dec 2008 21:03:24 PST
Ballpoint pen pocket saw, drill, knife, awl http://www.instructables.com/id/Ballpoint-pen-pocket-saw-drill-knife-awl/
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Sun, 7 Dec 2008 07:51:27 PST
Pocket Knife from Junky Multitool http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Knife-from-Junky-Multitool/
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Fri, 10 Oct 2008 23:38:15 PDT
how to make a knife for bark carving http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-a-knife-for-bark-carving/
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Wed, 17 Sep 2008 09:00:49 PDT
sheath knife http://www.instructables.com/id/sheath-knife/
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Fri, 18 Apr 2008 14:18:36 PDT
A few handy tool tricks to save you finding the other ones... http://www.instructables.com/id/A-few-handy-tool-tricks-to-save-you-finding-the-ot/
A few handy tool tricks to save you finding the other ones... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMK/QVYI/FCA43HZI/FMKQVYIFCA43HZI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMK/QVYI/FCA43HZI/FMKQVYIFCA43HZI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMK/QVYI/FCA43HZI/FMKQVYIFCA43HZI.SMALL.jpg killerjackalope Basically these are a few handy tricks to save you going to the toolbox and whatnot, Im sure everyone will know at least one of these already but some might not so I'll post away. Do rate if you like, not for winning things but it's an easily quantified feedback. Removing nails... Why bother goi...
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Wed, 6 Feb 2008 03:37:49 PST
Alltrade Utility Knife Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Alltrade-Utility-Knife-Mod/
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Sun, 11 Nov 2007 18:51:07 PST
Hot Knife for Plastic Cutting! http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-Knife-for-Plastic-Cutting!/
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Sat, 6 Oct 2007 03:49:19 PDT
Fun Small Tool Organizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Fun-Small-Tool-Organizer/
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Thu, 25 Jan 2007 19:24:01 PST