Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - tools - popular http://www.instructables.com Tue, 24 May 2016 03:26:05 PDT BLOX v1.01 In-between tape measure http://www.instructables.com/id/In-between-Tape-Measure/
In-between tape measure - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFL/4S3W/IO25AD83/FFL4S3WIO25AD83.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFL/4S3W/IO25AD83/FFL4S3WIO25AD83.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFL/4S3W/IO25AD83/FFL4S3WIO25AD83.SMALL.jpg Pricklysauce Have you ever struggled to accurately measure between two surfaces?I have recently been up-cycling an old shelving unit and needed to measure between the bottoms of two housings in the shelves to cut in dividers. [Housings are the grooves that are cut into timber planks to allow another timber plank...
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Wed, 11 May 2016 16:27:47 PDT
Building The Flat-Pack Bandsaw (AKA the Jigsaw Table) | DIY Woodworking Tools #6 http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-the-Flat-Pack-Bandsaw-AKA-the-Jigsaw-Tabl/
Building The Flat-Pack Bandsaw (AKA the Jigsaw Table) | DIY Woodworking Tools #6 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/OIOF/IO6DY2C5/FHAOIOFIO6DY2C5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/OIOF/IO6DY2C5/FHAOIOFIO6DY2C5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/OIOF/IO6DY2C5/FHAOIOFIO6DY2C5.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 Even before I started woodworking, I wanted one of those tiny Circular-Saws. I also wanted a Bandsaw. Unfortunately (As always), It was pretty expensive, And I couldn't afford them.But... What I did later remember, Is that I did have a Jigsaw that my dad bought almost 10 years ago. I decided to use ...
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Sat, 14 May 2016 12:46:39 PDT
How to Make a Magnetic Honing Guide (For Sharpening Chisels & Hand Planes) | DIY Woodworking Tools #5 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Magnetic-Honing-Guide-For-Sharpening/
How to Make a Magnetic Honing Guide (For Sharpening Chisels & Hand Planes) | DIY Woodworking Tools #5 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/0AYM/INYS53PR/FHE0AYMINYS53PR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/0AYM/INYS53PR/FHE0AYMINYS53PR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/0AYM/INYS53PR/FHE0AYMINYS53PR.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 "When the [wood's] grain tears out, I wanna tear my hair out." - GmoonWhile this problem does not occur because of Trichotillomania, It definitely does happen because you aren't sharpening your Hand-Planes correctly.An easy way to hold a Hand-Plane, Or a Chisel in place while sharpening, Is by using...
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Mon, 9 May 2016 10:36:52 PDT
Make your own clay-sculpting loop tools-revised version (updated 7 Sept 09) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-clay-sculpting-loop-tools/
Make your own clay-sculpting loop tools-revised version (updated 7 Sept 09) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/5ER4/FVTVXJKR/FT45ER4FVTVXJKR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/5ER4/FVTVXJKR/FT45ER4FVTVXJKR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/5ER4/FVTVXJKR/FT45ER4FVTVXJKR.SMALL.jpg stuartbray Sculpting tools are essential kit for sculpting in clay or oil based clays such as plasteline (a high grade plasticine), wax or chavant. Usually, there are two main kinds of sculpting tools-the stick-like variety which usually are used for adding material, and loops which are used for taking away....
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Thu, 11 Jun 2009 13:33:52 PDT
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
Woodworking clamps http://www.instructables.com/id/Woodworking-clamps/
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Thu, 22 Jul 2010 10:58:19 PDT
Make Your Own Hot-Glue Mallet! (Rubber Hammer) | DIY Woodworking Tools #4 http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Hot-Glue-Mallet-Rubber-Hammer-DIY-Wo/
Make Your Own Hot-Glue Mallet! (Rubber Hammer) | DIY Woodworking Tools #4 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/K3XE/IMV8LFVR/F6PK3XEIMV8LFVR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/K3XE/IMV8LFVR/F6PK3XEIMV8LFVR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/K3XE/IMV8LFVR/F6PK3XEIMV8LFVR.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 Why would I buy a Rubber Mallet? Why should I pay almost $10 for a small piece of rubber and a handle?Well, I can make one with several sticks of Hot-Glue!In my experiments, A Rubber Mallet is even BETTER than a Wooden Mallet for Chisel-work. Keep this in mind, Fellow Woodworkers! ;)This project was...
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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 11:23:24 PDT
Wrong Size Wrench? No Problem! http://www.instructables.com/id/Wrong-Size-Wrench-No-Problem/
Wrong Size Wrench? No Problem! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/LE4L/IMC8XFDY/FCZLE4LIMC8XFDY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/LE4L/IMC8XFDY/FCZLE4LIMC8XFDY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/LE4L/IMC8XFDY/FCZLE4LIMC8XFDY.SMALL.jpg M3G I am notoriously bad at selecting the right size wrench, and sometimes it comes back to bite me. I was recently shown this trick by a buddy of mine, and it is a lifesaver!*Note: while this is a very useful tip, I would not recommend using it in every situation. In some cases (like if you're working ...
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Mon, 28 Mar 2016 10:12:00 PDT
Some tips for handling an electrician's snake ("fish tape") http://www.instructables.com/id/Some-tips-for-handling-an-electricians-snake-fi/
Some tips for handling an electrician's snake ("fish tape") - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/YB9T/FCHYO3V5/F19YB9TFCHYO3V5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/YB9T/FCHYO3V5/F19YB9TFCHYO3V5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/YB9T/FCHYO3V5/F19YB9TFCHYO3V5.SMALL.jpg regisd The fish tape, or snake, is an important tool for everything from pulling wires through a pipe to fishing wires from one end of a house to the other above a ceiling in an attic or up several floors through a plumbing chase. One of the first challenges the novice snake-user encounters is unrolling t...
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Thu, 14 Feb 2008 07:01:38 PST
Yankee Screwdriver Maintenance http://www.instructables.com/id/Yankee-Screwdriver-Maintenance/
Yankee Screwdriver Maintenance - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/U2Y1/FVAF4Z5T/FC5U2Y1FVAF4Z5T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/U2Y1/FVAF4Z5T/FC5U2Y1FVAF4Z5T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/U2Y1/FVAF4Z5T/FC5U2Y1FVAF4Z5T.SMALL.jpg garooob Yankee Screwdriver cleaning and repairIntroaThe Yankee screwdriver, as it is most commonly known, is my favorite tool. I wanted to write this because instructions on how to clean or even disassemble one of these are hard to find in anything other than bits and pieces online. In books? Maybe, but....
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Sat, 30 May 2009 21:00:05 PDT
DIY Spot Welder From Microwave http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Spot-Welder-From-Microwave/
DIY Spot Welder From Microwave - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/UGM5/IKJ8KQHC/FOMUGM5IKJ8KQHC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/UGM5/IKJ8KQHC/FOMUGM5IKJ8KQHC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/UGM5/IKJ8KQHC/FOMUGM5IKJ8KQHC.SMALL.jpg JackDavies This project is an outline of how to build a resistance spot welder using salvaged parts from an old microwave. Im using it to weld nickel tabs onto 18650 battery cells but depending on how you position the arms it can be used to weld sheet metal and other metals objects. Lets get welding! Salvage...
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Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:00:40 PST
CHOPSTICK Steamer and Bending Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/CHOPSTICK-Steamer-and-Bending-Jig/
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Wed, 17 Aug 2011 06:02:27 PDT
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
Tips and Jigs Part 1: Circular Saw Straight-Cutting jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Tips-and-Jigs-Part-1-Circular-Saw-Straight-Cuttin/
Tips and Jigs Part 1: Circular Saw Straight-Cutting jig - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/J3HW/F8RPG5XR/FQGJ3HWF8RPG5XR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/J3HW/F8RPG5XR/FQGJ3HWF8RPG5XR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/J3HW/F8RPG5XR/FQGJ3HWF8RPG5XR.SMALL.jpg Pkranger88 For many of us, the cost of a table saw is too much just to be able to make long straight cuts in sheet lumber. If you buy a smaller table saw, you are actually creating a very dangerous situation as these are not meant to cut large pieces of lumber. What about space. A table saw is a space hog, ...
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Thu, 12 Jun 2008 10:29:35 PDT
hard disk grinding machine http://www.instructables.com/id/hard-disk-grinding-machine/
hard disk grinding machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGG/XL0H/IGWJWJ8M/FGGXL0HIGWJWJ8M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGG/XL0H/IGWJWJ8M/FGGXL0HIGWJWJ8M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGG/XL0H/IGWJWJ8M/FGGXL0HIGWJWJ8M.SMALL.jpg rayo_viegas Hoy les voy a enseñar a hacer una amoladora con un disco rigido de pc Desarmar Lo primero que debemos hacer es quitar la cubeierta del disco rigido.Normalmente suele tener 7 u 8 tornillitos, los 6 que están a la vista mas uno o dos mas que están ocultos bajo el sticker. Quitar algunos component...
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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 18:04:01 PST
Wood Turning Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Turning-Tool/
Wood Turning Tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/6CXV/IGV4CX17/FXK6CXVIGV4CX17.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/6CXV/IGV4CX17/FXK6CXVIGV4CX17.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/6CXV/IGV4CX17/FXK6CXVIGV4CX17.SMALL.jpg djpolymath Turn a wood turning tool Prepare Wood for Handle Drill a 1/2" hole half way down the vertical axis of the handle to accommodate the key stock. Turn the Wood Turn the wood into the desired shape for the handle. Drill Pipe Cap Obtain 1" copper pipe cap and drill a hole into the center. Grin...
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Wed, 11 Nov 2015 16:47:38 PST
Restoring an old vise! http://www.instructables.com/id/Restoring-an-old-vise/
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Mon, 2 Nov 2015 09:04:45 PST
Convert your Jigsaw into a Scrollsaw http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-your-Jigsaw-into-a-Scrollsaw/
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Sat, 12 Sep 2015 21:42:29 PDT
Build Your Own (metalworking) Lathe - Part I http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-metalworking-Lathe---Part-I/
Build Your Own (metalworking) Lathe - Part I - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/30EY/XQMEP27RFEC/F1530EYXQMEP27RFEC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/30EY/XQMEP27RFEC/F1530EYXQMEP27RFEC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/30EY/XQMEP27RFEC/F1530EYXQMEP27RFEC.SMALL.jpg corradini You can make an entire machine shop worth of power machine tools, using basic hardware store/home center supplies and scrap metal. Melt aluminum in a metal-pail furnace, using sand, charcoal, and a clay flowerpot! Cast sophisticated metal tool parts using supplies from a gardening shop and modified ...
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Tue, 13 Sep 2005 18:12:44 PDT
Bolt tongs forged of 2 railroad spikes http://www.instructables.com/id/Bolt-tongs-from-2-railroad-spikes/
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 17:06:46 PDT
Store Extension Cords http://www.instructables.com/id/Store-Extension-Cords/
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Thu, 10 Sep 2009 10:07:10 PDT
DIY Tools Organizer http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Tools-Organizer/
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Sun, 3 May 2015 22:10:41 PDT
Make your own Sanding Mop http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-Sanding-Mop/
Make your own Sanding Mop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/RW6W/I8YBGVZU/F5RRW6WI8YBGVZU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/RW6W/I8YBGVZU/F5RRW6WI8YBGVZU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/RW6W/I8YBGVZU/F5RRW6WI8YBGVZU.SMALL.jpg hboom I made this sanding mop for my drillpress and it works great !You can use it for sanding small projects and to made sharp edges smooth.Hope you injoy it What you need: 1. Abrasive cloth or old beltsander belts2. Piece of 6 mm plywood3. Clamps4. Nuts and Bolts and washers M125. Scrollsaw / jigsaw6...
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Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:11:30 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
Gerber Multi-Tool "Covert Entry" Tool mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Gerber-Multi-Tool-Covert-Entry-Mod/
Gerber Multi-Tool "Covert Entry" Tool mod - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/3IHP/I8BGF5D3/FCJ3IHPI8BGF5D3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/3IHP/I8BGF5D3/FCJ3IHPI8BGF5D3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/3IHP/I8BGF5D3/FCJ3IHPI8BGF5D3.SMALL.jpg ksnewells This instructable is about installing a small lock picking tool selection into a common military issued Gerber Multi-Tool. The reason I made this is because there was a file that had broken off of my Multi-Tool a long time ago (that I never used anyways) so I thought I would install a more useful to...
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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 03:50:54 PDT
Knife Making - Make an heirloom! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-knife-for-your-great-grandkids/
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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:13:45 PDT
DIY Lathe add ons http://www.instructables.com/id/Lathe-tools-on-the-cheap/
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 10:21:31 PDT
Quick, Cheap And Quality Parallel Clamps http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Cheap-And-Quality-Parallel-Clamps/
Quick, Cheap And Quality Parallel Clamps - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/ID34/I7BQFL0E/FJ0ID34I7BQFL0E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/ID34/I7BQFL0E/FJ0ID34I7BQFL0E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/ID34/I7BQFL0E/FJ0ID34I7BQFL0E.SMALL.jpg shazni A woodworker can never have too many clamps and when you are a newbie you would be sadly lacking in that department. Especially if it's a hobby and you don't want to spend to much.So what do you do when you need parallel clamps for gluing up and don't have any clamps available? You improvise! I al...
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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 07:24:50 PDT
How To Make A Mallet From Milk Jugs! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Mallet-From-Milk-Jugs/
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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:15:49 PST
DIY sharpening system from a broken breadmaker http://www.instructables.com/id/Sharpening-system/
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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:22:09 PST
Repurposed hammer into wooden mallet. http://www.instructables.com/id/Repurposed-hammer-into-wooden-mallet/
Repurposed hammer into wooden mallet. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/K63S/I5GN2IQP/FRMK63SI5GN2IQP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/K63S/I5GN2IQP/FRMK63SI5GN2IQP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/K63S/I5GN2IQP/FRMK63SI5GN2IQP.SMALL.jpg Thatguyyouthinkyouknow So I have been looking through instructables for a while and decided it is time to post my own. So here goes my first try, I hope that i am clear on this.So I have been thinking about building some furniture for my wife and I don't own a soft face mallet or wooden mallet. I have had this ginormous f...
By: Thatguyyouthinkyouknow

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:42:35 PST
DIY Drill Press with Rubber Band Suspension http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Drill-Press-with-Rubber-Band-Suspension/
DIY Drill Press with Rubber Band Suspension - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/NA66/I55MUVAH/F0ENA66I55MUVAH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/NA66/I55MUVAH/F0ENA66I55MUVAH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/NA66/I55MUVAH/F0ENA66I55MUVAH.SMALL.jpg jasonruhl EDIT: I have added the Sketchup model I used for download if you want; but keep in mind that if you want to build this it has to be customized for your drill; though the carriage and track can remain basically the same. Also check the comments out for some great tips and comments from others.I do wo...
By: jasonruhl

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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:21:16 PST
hammer restoration http://www.instructables.com/id/hammer-restoration/
hammer restoration - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/W3ZP/I4SCMRI6/FC6W3ZPI4SCMRI6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/W3ZP/I4SCMRI6/FC6W3ZPI4SCMRI6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/W3ZP/I4SCMRI6/FC6W3ZPI4SCMRI6.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus The humble hammer is a cornerstone of a carpentry kit. When your trusty tool handle breaks or in need of repair you could just go to the store and buy a new one, or maybe even buy a replacement handle. But not you, you're a maker. You fix and mend, you personalize your toolkit as it's a reflection o...
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:09:57 PST
Steel Etching and Marking from a DC Adapter http://www.instructables.com/id/Steel-Etching-and-Marking-from-a-DC-Adapter/
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By: dc-labs

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Fri, 9 Jan 2015 09:35:10 PST
How to do engraving easy and make it look decent http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-do-engraving-easy-and-make-it-look-decent/
How to do engraving easy and make it look decent - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDP/DWH1/F271V5OS/FDPDWH1F271V5OS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDP/DWH1/F271V5OS/FDPDWH1F271V5OS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDP/DWH1/F271V5OS/FDPDWH1F271V5OS.SMALL.jpg dave spencer The kind of work I do entails that I either label my tools, or keep buying replacements for the ones ending up in other guys tool boxes all the time. most guys have their initials engraved freehand and it looks like their 4 year old did it for them... left handed... while drunk. I wanted to figure o...
By: dave spencer

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Sun, 27 May 2007 09:54:54 PDT
Mjölnir's Cradle http://www.instructables.com/id/Mjölnirs-Cradle/
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By: Wired_Mist

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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/
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By: Metal_maestro

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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 23:16:15 PST
SBoaB- Simple Brackets on a Budget http://www.instructables.com/id/SBoaB-Simple-Brackets-on-a-Budget/
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By: Nate_o_bae

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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18:46:31 PST
Sugru Magnetic Helping Hands http://www.instructables.com/id/Sugru-Magnetic-Helping-Hands/
Sugru Magnetic Helping Hands - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/XZYS/I0HYW9E1/FI5XZYSI0HYW9E1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/XZYS/I0HYW9E1/FI5XZYSI0HYW9E1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/XZYS/I0HYW9E1/FI5XZYSI0HYW9E1.SMALL.jpg Tater Zoid For our September Build Night with Sugru at Phoenix Asylum (Boulder, CO), I have decided to build a pair of Magnetic Helping Hands. I am also remixing an Instructable by BeeAmaker and their Magnetic Base Helping Hands. I have simplified BeeAmaker's project a bit to create a flexible working platform...
By: Tater Zoid

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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/
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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...
By: M3G

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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
Fixing good thrift-store powertools on the cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-thrift-store-powertools/
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By: RehabIsForQuitters

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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/
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By: ElectricLegend

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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:39:55 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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By: emiliolatorre

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Mon, 12 Nov 2012 08:05:21 PST
Sanding Pads with Velcro Backing Made Easy http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Velcro-Backed-Sanding-Pads/
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By: TheCoffeeDude

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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/
All for one and one for all - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/G06M/HYR3IFZE/F23G06MHYR3IFZE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/G06M/HYR3IFZE/F23G06MHYR3IFZE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/G06M/HYR3IFZE/F23G06MHYR3IFZE.SMALL.jpg abenavente Okay, to be honestly who loves cables? i have an small workshop in my house and i hate so much fall because of a cable or to find them like a mess so i´ve try to fix this problem and i am still looking for a better solution... so there is, if someone have an idea i would be glad to read something a...
By: abenavente

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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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By: wholman

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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:37:54 PDT