Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - tools - popular http://www.instructables.com Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:56:36 PST BLOX v1.01 Mjölnir's Cradle http://www.instructables.com/id/Mjölnirs-Cradle/
Mjölnir's Cradle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/49XD/I2I42GIJ/FHV49XDI2I42GIJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/49XD/I2I42GIJ/FHV49XDI2I42GIJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/49XD/I2I42GIJ/FHV49XDI2I42GIJ.SMALL.jpg Wired_Mist Mjölnir is the hammer of THOR, Mighty god of thunder! Mjölnir slumbers here when the borders of Asgard and the nine worlds are safe from the darkness abound…Ok, Back to reality :’( lol This started as a project on necessity, and ended up being an excuse to make something special. My last job requir...
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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:45:23 PST
Shop cheats: Magic socket trick http://www.instructables.com/id/Shop-cheats-Magic-socket-trick/
Shop cheats: Magic socket trick - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTM/LJRR/I2F22PX8/FTMLJRRI2F22PX8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTM/LJRR/I2F22PX8/FTMLJRRI2F22PX8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTM/LJRR/I2F22PX8/FTMLJRRI2F22PX8.SMALL.jpg Metal_maestro So I want to do a series of Instructables of some handy ways I cheat in the shop. We will see how many I manage to post. But at least there's this one!This is one of my favorite tricks in the shop. Because anyone who sees you use it for the first time believes you to be some kind of mechanical Magus...
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 23:16:15 PST
Sugru Magnetic Helping Hands http://www.instructables.com/id/Sugru-Magnetic-Helping-Hands/
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 10:21:29 PDT
Dynamic Motor Balancing - with Sugru and an iPhone! http://www.instructables.com/id/Dynamic-Motor-Balancing-with-Sugru-and-an-iPhone/
Dynamic Motor Balancing - with Sugru and an iPhone! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/U6WI/I0DOI8G2/FQ9U6WII0DOI8G2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/U6WI/I0DOI8G2/FQ9U6WII0DOI8G2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/U6WI/I0DOI8G2/FQ9U6WII0DOI8G2.SMALL.jpg phidauex Many shop or machine tools have big motors, and many big motors VIBRATE. In some cases this is a good thing, but usually it is not. Smooth running motors last longer, make less noise, and in the case of saws or other shop tools, make better quality cuts.The best way to make your motor perform better...
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:19:36 PDT
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
Guide to Harbor Freight Coupons, Deals and Free Stuff http://www.instructables.com/id/Guide-to-Harbor-Freight-Coupons-Deals-and-Free-Stu/
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By: More Cowbell

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:01:17 PDT
Cheap thrift-store powertools http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-thrift-store-powertools/
Cheap thrift-store powertools - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/9JA5/HZL3OZJQ/FME9JA5HZL3OZJQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/9JA5/HZL3OZJQ/FME9JA5HZL3OZJQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/9JA5/HZL3OZJQ/FME9JA5HZL3OZJQ.SMALL.jpg RehabIsForQuitters Power tools can be expensive... The thrift store can be cheap... With a bit of DIY magic and effort we can get the best of both worlds.First thing you will need to do is make a Sealed battery box 12v/24v with a switch. This instructable uses that battery for power. If you want to review this to get ...
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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 06:32:42 PDT
DIY Dremel Sanding Bands http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Dremel-Sanding-Bands/
DIY Dremel Sanding Bands - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/J4M7/HZI94MKE/F6QJ4M7HZI94MKE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/J4M7/HZI94MKE/F6QJ4M7HZI94MKE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/J4M7/HZI94MKE/F6QJ4M7HZI94MKE.SMALL.jpg ElectricLegend If you're like me, & you love your dremel... And you probably love how easy it is to do detailed sanding when needed.... If you're like me, & you love your dremel, but hate to have to run out to the hardware store in the middle of a project to restock on Dremel Sanding Bands..... Then read on, as I'...
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:39:55 PDT
Handmade Tools for Leather Tooling http://www.instructables.com/id/Handmade-Tools-for-Leather-Tooling/
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:23:08 PDT
Rehab an Old Hammer http://www.instructables.com/id/Rehab-an-Old-Hammer/
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:09:25 PDT
C-Clamps? 25 Other Clamps They Don't Want You To Know About... http://www.instructables.com/id/C-Clamps-Bah-25-Other-Clamps-They-Dont-Want-You-To/
C-Clamps? 25 Other Clamps They Don't Want You To Know About... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/MKE3/HZ3YC6JS/FNOMKE3HZ3YC6JS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/MKE3/HZ3YC6JS/FNOMKE3HZ3YC6JS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/MKE3/HZ3YC6JS/FNOMKE3HZ3YC6JS.SMALL.jpg Robb This set of Alphaclamps is an exploration of tools and their form. From the I-beam to the C-clamp, the latin letterforms seem to have a chicken-egg relationship with the letter-shaped tools that bear their name. Is the C the basis for design, or simply a descriptor of the form? Curious about how the...
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:26:18 PDT
How to make almost any small tool in 5 minutes http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-almost-any-small-toy-in-5-minutes/
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Mon, 12 Nov 2012 08:05:21 PST
Make Your Own Velcro Backed Sanding Pads http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Velcro-Backed-Sanding-Pads/
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Sat, 9 Aug 2014 13:25:12 PDT
All for one and one for all http://www.instructables.com/id/All-for-one-and-one-for-all/
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:56:21 PDT
Every Day Carry (EDC) Book http://www.instructables.com/id/Every-Day-Carry-EDC-Book/
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:37:54 PDT
Laser Cut Foam Inserts for Tool Boxes http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Foam-Inserts-for-Tool-Boxes/
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Fri, 4 Jul 2014 20:58:20 PDT
Dremel - All Purpose penny cutting blade http://www.instructables.com/id/Dremel-All-Purpose-penny-cutting-blade/
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Mon, 26 May 2014 12:35:50 PDT
Centerline Marker "I Made it at TechShop" http://www.instructables.com/id/Centerline-Marker-I-Made-it-at-TechShop/
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 02:04:01 PDT
Elementary mitre box http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-mitre-box/
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:18:47 PDT
Functional and Sturdy Wooden Toolbox http://www.instructables.com/id/Functional-and-Sturdy-Wooden-Toolbox/
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:21:46 PDT
Toothbrush to rotary tool bristle brush http://www.instructables.com/id/Toothbrush-to-rotary-tool-bristle-brush/
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 02:22:28 PDT
Retrofit an Antique Scroll Saw to Use Modern Blades http://www.instructables.com/id/Retrofit-an-Antique-Scroll-Saw-to-Use-Modern-Blade/
Retrofit an Antique Scroll Saw to Use Modern Blades - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/U3BM/HSPP5XSD/F77U3BMHSPP5XSD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/U3BM/HSPP5XSD/F77U3BMHSPP5XSD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/U3BM/HSPP5XSD/F77U3BMHSPP5XSD.SMALL.jpg jackzylkin I picked up a really cool old scroll saw from an estate sale recently. It is a Sears Model 103.23440, and even though it was built in 1948 it still purrs like a kitten. The only problem is that old scroll saws like this one were designed to accept 6 inch blades, which you can't really get anymore, w...
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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:19:22 PDT
Screw Helper http://www.instructables.com/id/Screw-Helper/
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Sat, 8 Mar 2014 09:30:44 PST
Using a bandsaw blade in a scroll saw http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-a-bandsaw-blade-in-a-scroll-saw/
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 09:15:30 PST
Dowel Hole Drilling Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Dowel-Hole-Drilling-Jig/
Dowel Hole Drilling Jig - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/2TH7/HR0AQ60G/F062TH7HR0AQ60G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/2TH7/HR0AQ60G/F062TH7HR0AQ60G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/2TH7/HR0AQ60G/F062TH7HR0AQ60G.SMALL.jpg naopak_lik This is jig to make holes for dowel without measuring. More precise you make this jig it will work better, so take your time. you can make it from laminated parts also and laser cut it for best results. Main parts This are main parts. I used two 40mm X 250mm pieces of scrap. Making Slide Fo...
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Thu, 30 Jan 2014 03:24:06 PST
Sculpting Tools http://www.instructables.com/id/Sculpting-Tools/
Sculpting Tools - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/N341/HQYWSY0U/FN2N341HQYWSY0U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/N341/HQYWSY0U/FN2N341HQYWSY0U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/N341/HQYWSY0U/FN2N341HQYWSY0U.SMALL.jpg leftmusing I never have exactly the tool I want for working with clay, so I recently searched out how to make a new set of rakes and loops for my tool box. While most instructions called for brass tubing, I found out that old paint brushes and knitting needles worked even better for the super small tools I nee...
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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:07:39 PST
FLATTEN,SHARPEN, AND HONE YOUR CHISELS AND PLANE IRONS TO SURGICAL PRECISION! http://www.instructables.com/id/FLATTENSHARPEN-AND-HONE-YOUR-CHISELS-AND-PLANE-IRO/
FLATTEN,SHARPEN, AND HONE YOUR CHISELS AND PLANE IRONS TO SURGICAL PRECISION! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/Z5GN/HPXFS8XB/F5GZ5GNHPXFS8XB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/Z5GN/HPXFS8XB/F5GZ5GNHPXFS8XB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/Z5GN/HPXFS8XB/F5GZ5GNHPXFS8XB.SMALL.jpg warehouse32  There's nothing manlier than taking raw materials, some well used tools, and a set of skilled hands to create something new, useful, long lasting, or just plain cool! If you want to reach this level of uber manlitude (let's be honest, who doesn't??), then one thing's for sure...you have to learn pr...
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Thu, 2 Jan 2014 09:29:40 PST
Mini Chamfer Plane Mod (from Harbor Freight mini-plane) http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Chamfer-Plane-from-Harbor-Freight-mini-plane/
Mini Chamfer Plane Mod (from Harbor Freight mini-plane) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/9V5V/HGH71XP4/F7B9V5VHGH71XP4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/9V5V/HGH71XP4/F7B9V5VHGH71XP4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/9V5V/HGH71XP4/F7B9V5VHGH71XP4.SMALL.jpg rhoddity Hello again! So I went down to Harbor Freight a while back and saw a set of 3 mini-planes and picked them up, mainly out of curiosity. The set contained mini block, scraper, and bullnose planes, but  I had really only used the block up to this point. Now, like most other Harbor Freight tools, they...
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Sat, 3 Aug 2013 22:57:41 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
Restoring a vintage hand plane http://www.instructables.com/id/Restoring-a-vintage-hand-plane/
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Mon, 20 May 2013 04:25:38 PDT
How to square a combination square http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-square-a-combination-square/
How to square a combination square - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/9KAH/HGH6Q5LF/F909KAHHGH6Q5LF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/9KAH/HGH6Q5LF/F909KAHHGH6Q5LF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/9KAH/HGH6Q5LF/F909KAHHGH6Q5LF.SMALL.jpg jimbotheconflictor Combination squares are useful inexpensive tools. Unfortunately if you picked one up at your local big box store chances are good it's not actually square. The method for testing a combination square for squareness is as simple as the fix if it's not. Test for squareness To test any square for sq...
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Sat, 11 May 2013 19:14:53 PDT
Retractable Air Hose On Portable Compressor http://www.instructables.com/id/Retractable-Air-Hose-On-Portable-Compressor/
Retractable Air Hose On Portable Compressor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMV/AND5/HF23RRA7/FMVAND5HF23RRA7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMV/AND5/HF23RRA7/FMVAND5HF23RRA7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMV/AND5/HF23RRA7/FMVAND5HF23RRA7.SMALL.jpg cbdave A retractable air hose attached to a wall in a shop is neat and convenient. So why not have the same convenience on a Portable Compressor? Materials I was tired of the tangled mess of the air hose, especially when working in a cluttered or confined area. So I waited till a retractable air hose ...
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Sun, 7 Apr 2013 17:31:42 PDT
Rare Earth Magnet in a Bottle http://www.instructables.com/id/Rare-Earth-Magnet-in-a-Bottle/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/KDDG/HET1AX4K/FKNKDDGHET1AX4K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/KDDG/HET1AX4K/FKNKDDGHET1AX4K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/KDDG/HET1AX4K/FKNKDDGHET1AX4K.SMALL.jpg graydog111 I use rare earth magnets in my shop mostly for gathering up steel filings and picking up screws and bolts I drop that get swept up in the trash.  The trouble with this is it takes a lot of time to clean them off the magnet.  Some of this stuff is needle sharp, so I get some of it poked into my finge...
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Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:02:52 PDT
Multi-use indestructible garden Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-use-indestructible-garden-Tool/
Multi-use indestructible garden Tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/2X8Q/HELX93VE/FHR2X8QHELX93VE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/2X8Q/HELX93VE/FHR2X8QHELX93VE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/2X8Q/HELX93VE/FHR2X8QHELX93VE.SMALL.jpg john pedersen  Originally I  made one of these in the 1980's from a picture I saw in a magazine. I figured it would be a good item to enter into the Indestructible and Jury -rig it, Contests. It has many uses around the garden and lawn. The 2013 edition has been updated so that it could be made in about half a da...
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Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:28:49 PDT
Tips for a Good Cutting Edge http://www.instructables.com/id/Tips-for-a-Good-Cutting-Edge/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/ER3A/H672WOY7/FP6ER3AH672WOY7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/ER3A/H672WOY7/FP6ER3AH672WOY7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/ER3A/H672WOY7/FP6ER3AH672WOY7.SMALL.jpg The Family Handyman Pruning shears, hedge shears, and grass clippers are all similar to scissors with two blades coming into contact. They cut through grass, steams, twigs, etc. They are most efficient when sharpened, however it is very important to sharpen them along the factory-cut bevel. It is very important that th...
By: The Family Handyman

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Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:57:47 PST
Tools Wall mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Tools-Wall-mount/
Tools Wall mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/CQR9/HCB8SQXD/FEMCQR9HCB8SQXD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/CQR9/HCB8SQXD/FEMCQR9HCB8SQXD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/CQR9/HCB8SQXD/FEMCQR9HCB8SQXD.SMALL.jpg RoeyLeon Hello everyone We have a small warehouse ,  all our small projects and repairing takes place over there But the problem is we don't have any organized place to store the tools , they are all over the place, part of them ware mounted on this wall , and the other are somewhere else. I decided to do...
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Wed, 23 Jan 2013 23:42:46 PST
Sharpen Hedge Shears with a File http://www.instructables.com/id/Sharpen-Hedge-Shears-with-a-File/
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By: The Family Handyman

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Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:59:09 PST
Pointy-Tool Pincushion http://www.instructables.com/id/Pointy-Tool-Pincushion/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/JGFB/H672WRYK/F37JGFBH672WRYK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/JGFB/H672WRYK/F37JGFBH672WRYK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/JGFB/H672WRYK/F37JGFBH672WRYK.SMALL.jpg The Family Handyman Some tools can be very sharp and dangerous if not organized correctly. We're sure you'd rather pull your tool out of a styrofoam board instead of reaching into a dark, cluttered tool drawer and risk puncturing your hands. You can easily make a wall mounted pincushion using Styrofoam and plywood.   ...
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Mon, 7 Jan 2013 17:45:08 PST
Bullet Shell Screwdriver http://www.instructables.com/id/Bullet-Shell-Screwdriver/
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Wed, 19 Dec 2012 16:59:05 PST
make your own bookbinding awl http://www.instructables.com/id/make-your-own-bookbinding-awl/
make your own bookbinding awl - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/2A8J/HA4M4KRO/F1M2A8JHA4M4KRO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/2A8J/HA4M4KRO/F1M2A8JHA4M4KRO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/2A8J/HA4M4KRO/F1M2A8JHA4M4KRO.SMALL.jpg razorwinged I recently started learning about the art & craft of bookbinding and quickly realized that although the tools for the process last a long time, the cost can add up to quite a big hole in ones pocket.  After doing a bit of research, looking and shopping, I decided that I could make some of the tools ...
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Sun, 9 Dec 2012 23:32:38 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...
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Sun, 9 Dec 2012 17:22:24 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
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
Parts Cleaner http://www.instructables.com/id/Parts-Cleaner/
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Mon, 2 Jul 2012 23:54:40 PDT
Hot wire foam cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-wire-foam-cutter/
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Tue, 21 Mar 2006 15:25:45 PST
Spot Weld Anything (Even Copper)! http://www.instructables.com/id/Spot-Weld-Anything-Even-Copper/
Spot Weld Anything (Even Copper)! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/JI3E/GUI0T292/FCUJI3EGUI0T292.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/JI3E/GUI0T292/FCUJI3EGUI0T292.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/JI3E/GUI0T292/FCUJI3EGUI0T292.SMALL.jpg HarnessedDevilry There's hundreds of welding Instructables around, many of them quite good. I'm writing this one here to share a technique I've developed that works quite well, even on copper tabs (for which it was designed). The theory is simple- I've got a handful of ultra-capacitors (2.5 Volts, 2600 Farads) wir...
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Wed, 2 Nov 2011 22:19:43 PDT
Table belt sander (lijadora de banda, de mesa) http://www.instructables.com/id/Table-belt-sander-lijadora-de-banda-de-mesa/
Table belt sander (lijadora de banda, de mesa) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/W65Z/GH8AAOA7/FC1W65ZGH8AAOA7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/W65Z/GH8AAOA7/FC1W65ZGH8AAOA7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/W65Z/GH8AAOA7/FC1W65ZGH8AAOA7.SMALL.jpg rimar2000 Hace unos meses me regalé una lijadora de banda. Es una excelente herramienta, versátil, resistente, poderosa. Pero... siempre tiene que existir un "pero". Para trabajos pequeños es algo difícil de manejar. Por ejemplo, para lijar piezas chicas, suelo ponerla "patas para arriba" sobre las piernas y ...
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Fri, 3 Dec 2010 20:39:05 PST