Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - repair - featured Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:49:57 PDT BLOX v1.01 Enhanced DeWalt Drill Before And After
Enhanced DeWalt Drill Before And After - More DIY How To Projects]]> Gregarious I purchased a DeWalt 12volt cordless drill with two 'dead' batteries from a guy on eBay for about $10.I intended to turn it into a corded drill as demonstrated in several Instructables.Then the project seemed to take on a life of it's own and I found myself adding new features and enhancements.The e...
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:52:21 PDT
Hot Rod Plane Restoration
Hot Rod Plane Restoration - More DIY How To Projects]]> MissionSRX Confession time: for the vast majority of my time as a woodworker, I stayed far away from most hand tools. Planes and chisels? Just an excuse when you didn’t have a sander and a saw. Then I learned how to sharpen blades and it was a whole new world. That said, I'm late to the party, no real expert a...
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:57:25 PST
Frankendrill IV: The Resurrection
Frankendrill IV: The Resurrection - More DIY How To Projects]]> BeachsideHank I recently purchased a well made cordless model from a thrift store with the objective of converting it to my favorite type of power pack: the Harbor Freight 18- volter. It was an obsolete design, and the 14 volt battery unit was no longer readily available. An inspection showed it probably suffered...
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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:46:07 PST
New life for an old vice.
New life for an old vice. - More DIY How To Projects]]> digitaus I love old tools and quite often they are the right price. With a little tweaking (well sometimes a lot...) an old tool can be brought back to life and be useful for another lifetime. The quality is often superior even if they are a little slower or take up a little more room... One such tool I b...
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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:51:30 PDT
How to Patch a Wire or Barbed Wire Fence
How to Patch a Wire or Barbed Wire Fence - More DIY How To Projects]]> mazzmn What the heck is that big rusty yellow thing? ....that's what they used to say about my car back in high school, but no, I'm talking about the big rusty yellow thing in the picture!  It's an old Fence Stretcher/Splicer and this Instructable is going to show you how to use it to splice a wire fence. ...
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Wed, 22 May 2013 21:24:56 PDT
How to maintain cast iron table tool surfaces Scottbot Regular maintenance of your machine tops will save you much scrubbing in the long run. Doing this right the first time and it will drastically reduce the amount of further scrubbing in the future. Step one, using a scotch bright pad and some rubbing compound (very important), remove all oil and rust...
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Sun, 17 Jun 2012 19:32:29 PDT
Archaeology: Repairing and Modifying a Trowel
Archaeology: Repairing and Modifying a Trowel - More DIY How To Projects]]> MakerDrake When working in the field, it is easy to lose your tools in the sea of trowels since so many of them look alike. Thanks to TechShop this can easily be taken care of! In order to show how to both repair and modify at the same time, I decided to use one that had a tip broken off. You can see this in ...
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Thu, 5 Apr 2012 10:00:24 PDT
Repair a broken Ratchet
Repair a broken Ratchet - More DIY How To Projects]]> backyardengineer I have a craftsman 18" ratchet that they no longer make and do not offer repair kits for any longer.  In fact to my knowledge they no longer make anything like it and I was offered a smaller one when I asked about the warranty.  I love this ratchet enough I have acquired 2 of them but I use them alm...
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Tue, 13 Sep 2011 21:32:58 PDT
Power Tool Repair Made Easy
Power Tool Repair Made Easy - More DIY How To Projects]]> TimAnderson Get power tools for free and save the earth at the same time!It's super-easy to fix power tools now. Thanks to online manuals, part searching and ordering, you can get the replacement parts you need and install them in mere minutes of labor.Dead power tools are free in the trash if you can spot them...
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Thu, 17 Jan 2008 15:36:37 PST