Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - woodworking - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 24 Jan 2017 01:45:18 PST BLOX v1.01 Woodworker Bench Bungs Trashy Gift http://www.instructables.com/id/Woodworker-Bench-Bungs-Trashy-Gift/
Woodworker Bench Bungs Trashy Gift - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/YM2K/IY4QN5A2/F9OYM2KIY4QN5A2.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/YM2K/IY4QN5A2/F9OYM2KIY4QN5A2.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/YM2K/IY4QN5A2/F9OYM2KIY4QN5A2.SMALL.jpg TheWaterDog Let me start by saying I thought it necessary to come up with the unique name Bench Bungs for these knockoff woodworking tools so not to infringe on any trademarks.Woodworkers may know these as... Bench Cookies Bench Dogs Bench PucksIf you are not familiar with the above products, take a look at...
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Sun, 22 Jan 2017 19:15:06 PST
Pipe Clamp Bench Vise http://www.instructables.com/id/Pipe-Clamp-Bench-Vise/
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Sat, 21 Jan 2017 21:02:36 PST
Hot wire http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-Wire/
Hot wire - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/L1PT/IXUQ8DUS/FB1L1PTIXUQ8DUS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/L1PT/IXUQ8DUS/FB1L1PTIXUQ8DUS.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/L1PT/IXUQ8DUS/FB1L1PTIXUQ8DUS.SMALL.jpg DanielR34 Made this because this is cheap and good way, how to cut foam without annoying crumbs.As a power used car battery but it's possible use ordinary batteries. I used car battery, because it has big capacity and it's powerful, but it is very big and heavy. Devise a shape First step was design the sha...
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Sat, 14 Jan 2017 07:26:41 PST
DIY Carving Knifes from Hacksaw Blades + Custom Box http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Carving-Knifes-From-Hacksaw-Blades-Custom-Box/
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Wed, 11 Jan 2017 06:56:26 PST
Simple Height/depth Gauge http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Heightdepth-Gauge/
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Thu, 29 Dec 2016 04:54:27 PST
Marking Knife http://www.instructables.com/id/Marking-Knife-1/
Marking Knife - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FNE/WJAC/IX0PXR7O/FNEWJACIX0PXR7O.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNE/WJAC/IX0PXR7O/FNEWJACIX0PXR7O.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNE/WJAC/IX0PXR7O/FNEWJACIX0PXR7O.SMALL.jpg Xexos I made a marking knife this year as a christmas present. It has a hidden tang blade of 1095 steel, with a handle made of walnut, wenge, and bloodwood. It can be used for anything from marking wood, opening packages, cutting out designs on paper, or even whittling.Hope you all like it, make sure to v...
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Sun, 25 Dec 2016 07:22:32 PST
Carpenters Mallet http://www.instructables.com/id/Carpenters-Mallet/
Carpenters Mallet - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ0/C4RG/IWQVDS80/FZ0C4RGIWQVDS80.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ0/C4RG/IWQVDS80/FZ0C4RGIWQVDS80.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ0/C4RG/IWQVDS80/FZ0C4RGIWQVDS80.SMALL.jpg djpolymath Make a carpenters mallet to knock wooden pieces together and drive dowels or chisels. Handle Cut a piece of stock for the handle. Bevel Cut the handle so that one end is 1.5" wide and the other is 1" wide. Tack a 0.25" piece of scrap to the side of the handle to make the first angle cut. Plac...
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Sun, 18 Dec 2016 09:53:30 PST
Make a Spokeshave http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Spokeshave/
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Mon, 5 Dec 2016 10:32:08 PST
Table Saw Splitter http://www.instructables.com/id/Table-Saw-Splitter/
Table Saw Splitter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FVY/0JZ5/IW6POB1Y/FVY0JZ5IW6POB1Y.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVY/0JZ5/IW6POB1Y/FVY0JZ5IW6POB1Y.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVY/0JZ5/IW6POB1Y/FVY0JZ5IW6POB1Y.SMALL.jpg djpolymath Make a splitter for your table saw if it does not have one or you are dissatisfied with your current unit. This is an essential safety mechanism. My saw came without one and I soon learned the hard way, (wood shooting like a bullet across the room) of its necessity. A riving knife serves the same pu...
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Sun, 4 Dec 2016 09:45:44 PST
Table Saw Insert http://www.instructables.com/id/Table-Saw-Insert/
Table Saw Insert - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/DBAM/IW6POF5G/F7WDBAMIW6POF5G.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/DBAM/IW6POF5G/F7WDBAMIW6POF5G.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/DBAM/IW6POF5G/F7WDBAMIW6POF5G.SMALL.jpg djpolymath Make a zero clearance table saw insert that is both accurate and cheap. Stock Start with a flat piece of hardwood. I chose maple. Width Cut the stock to the exact width of the insert opening. Compass Use a compass to find the arc of the insert opening and trace it onto the wood. Sand ...
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Sun, 4 Dec 2016 10:03:24 PST
Basic Crosscut Sled http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Crosscut-Sled/
Basic Crosscut Sled - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/Y0LP/IW6PEY10/F8PY0LPIW6PEY10.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/Y0LP/IW6PEY10/F8PY0LPIW6PEY10.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/Y0LP/IW6PEY10/F8PY0LPIW6PEY10.SMALL.jpg djpolymath Build a simple cross cut sled for your table saw. MDF Cut 1/2" MDF to the length and width of your preference. Miter Bars Rip miter bars to the exact width and height of the miter slots. Fasten Place the miter bars in the miter slots and align the MDF over the top. Spot glue in place, fli...
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Thu, 1 Dec 2016 17:17:54 PST
Thin Rip Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Thin-Rip-Jig/
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Wed, 30 Nov 2016 07:02:40 PST
Clamping at ANY Angle http://www.instructables.com/id/Clamping-at-ANY-Angle/
Clamping at ANY Angle - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/AF0E/IU9V3O30/FG5AF0EIU9V3O30.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/AF0E/IU9V3O30/FG5AF0EIU9V3O30.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/AF0E/IU9V3O30/FG5AF0EIU9V3O30.SMALL.jpg MadeleineDouglas Clamps are a woodworker's best friend... until you need to clamp two non-parallel surfaces. There are specialty clamps for picture frames, cabinet making, and other 90 degree applications but you'll also find yourself facing a 45 degree or 30 degree angle every so often. When faced with a 45 degre...
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Sat, 15 Oct 2016 19:45:54 PDT
Mini Vise in Minutes http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Vise-in-Minutes/
Mini Vise in Minutes - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/QR8P/IU9UWTE6/F9JQR8PIU9UWTE6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/QR8P/IU9UWTE6/F9JQR8PIU9UWTE6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/QR8P/IU9UWTE6/F9JQR8PIU9UWTE6.SMALL.jpg ChipsWoodShop This simple tool is very handy for holding small parts for cutting on the CNC router. I also find it useful for drilling holes and other jobs where I need to hold a small part in place. I made mine from materials I had lying around the garage. I was very easy to make, basically cost me nothing, and...
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Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:18:21 PDT
Replacement Pivoting Mitre Saw Base http://www.instructables.com/id/Replacement-Pivoting-Mitre-Saw-Base/
Replacement Pivoting Mitre Saw Base - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/BR3R/ITW2XLCW/F6SBR3RITW2XLCW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/BR3R/ITW2XLCW/F6SBR3RITW2XLCW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/BR3R/ITW2XLCW/F6SBR3RITW2XLCW.SMALL.jpg savvas_papasavva In this Instructables I will show videos building a replacement mitre saw base. In the first video I make design and cut the base which includes positive stops. The second video I install a fence and the angle locking mechanism, and in the final video I make a zero clearance insert, scribe the angle...
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Fri, 7 Oct 2016 07:23:31 PDT
DIY Downdraft Table http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Downdraft-Table/
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Wed, 5 Oct 2016 21:08:39 PDT
Make a woodshop pre-filter (aka cyclone) for $8 http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Woodshop-Pre-filter-aka-Cyclone-for-8/
Make a woodshop pre-filter (aka cyclone) for $8 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/2WR9/IT8N6QR4/F2N2WR9IT8N6QR4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/2WR9/IT8N6QR4/F2N2WR9IT8N6QR4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/2WR9/IT8N6QR4/F2N2WR9IT8N6QR4.SMALL.jpg _diyMATT If you spent any time cutting wood you know how annoying it is to clean out your Shop Vac all the time since it get's clogged up with wood just as fast as your lungs do. There are many options to fix the issue, ranging from the dirt cheap to not so bad to "I'M RICH, BEOTCH!!! solutions.I tried to se...
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Sun, 18 Sep 2016 09:05:23 PDT
A Marking Gauge You Can't Buy http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Marking-Gauge-You-Cant-Buy/
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Fri, 16 Sep 2016 23:14:09 PDT
Buying and Maintaining a 20 year old bandsaw http://www.instructables.com/id/Maintaining-a-20-Year-Old-Bandsaw/
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Sun, 11 Sep 2016 06:31:47 PDT
Plywood Hot Wire Foam Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Plywood-Hot-Wire-Foam-Cutter/
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Mon, 29 Aug 2016 02:11:02 PDT
Homemade Table Saw Fence Mechanism http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Table-Saw-Fence-Mechanism/
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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 17:58:38 PDT
How to make a CNC Router from a Radial Arm Saw http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-CNC-Router-From-a-Radial-Arm-Saw/
How to make a CNC Router from a Radial Arm Saw - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/X393/IVO3V2AT/FKLX393IVO3V2AT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/X393/IVO3V2AT/FKLX393IVO3V2AT.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/X393/IVO3V2AT/FKLX393IVO3V2AT.SMALL.jpg ChipsWoodShop A new CNC router was certainly not in the budget, but with lots of reuse, patience, and a few small purchases, my DIY CNC works! I can cut out and engrave things with computer control. You can certainly do better with more expensive components, but this project has given me the chance to learn ...
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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:47:21 PDT
Clamps, Clamps, and More Clamps http://www.instructables.com/id/Clamps-Clamps-and-More-Clamps/
Clamps, Clamps, and More Clamps - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/BNLE/IJYUL191/FUXBNLEIJYUL191.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/BNLE/IJYUL191/FUXBNLEIJYUL191.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/BNLE/IJYUL191/FUXBNLEIJYUL191.SMALL.jpg JGDean I while ago I was reading an article in a woodworking magazine that got me started thinking about clamps. What is a clamp, really? If you're talking about sheets of paper, a clamp might be a staple, or a paper clip or a binder clip, or even a rubber band. For wood, there are spring clamps, C-clamps,...
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Thu, 28 Jan 2016 21:11:12 PST
Drill Press Sanding Plates http://www.instructables.com/id/Drill-Press-Sanding-Plates/
Drill Press Sanding Plates - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/XASN/IRHV3DK4/FI4XASNIRHV3DK4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/XASN/IRHV3DK4/FI4XASNIRHV3DK4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/XASN/IRHV3DK4/FI4XASNIRHV3DK4.SMALL.jpg djpolymath Turn your drill press into a temporary spindle sander with plates. Plate Trace your drill press table onto a piece of melamine or other piece of wood and find the center. Router Use a router circle jig to cut the piece to size. Drill Drill out a hole in the center of the plate to accommo...
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Fri, 5 Aug 2016 19:22:14 PDT
$1 Drill Press Fence!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/1-Drill-Press-Fence/
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Tue, 2 Aug 2016 12:57:17 PDT
Custom Wall Tool Holders http://www.instructables.com/id/Wall-Tool-Holders/
Custom Wall Tool Holders - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLK/AZJO/IYAMTGG6/FLKAZJOIYAMTGG6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLK/AZJO/IYAMTGG6/FLKAZJOIYAMTGG6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLK/AZJO/IYAMTGG6/FLKAZJOIYAMTGG6.SMALL.jpg Elias Stratakos In this instructable you'll see: How I made some holders, over my workbench, on a big piece of melamine, for some of my hand tools. I made these two same holders for my T-Handle Torx/Hex keys, Nut Drivers, Rasps and Screwdrivers. I placed them down to calculate the space I need to let, betw...
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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:31:16 PDT
Push Block http://www.instructables.com/id/Push-Block/
Push Block - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/O4T4/IR3ZTHCB/FBWO4T4IR3ZTHCB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/O4T4/IR3ZTHCB/FBWO4T4IR3ZTHCB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/O4T4/IR3ZTHCB/FBWO4T4IR3ZTHCB.SMALL.jpg djpolymath Make a push block for safe operation of power tools like table saws and routers. Stencil Stencil the handle of a saw onto a piece of wood stock. Shape Cut the the handle to size with a jig saw. Use a router to round the edges and sand to finish. Base Cut a piece of stock for the base. Ro...
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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:39:52 PDT
Get Cleaner, Better Cuts With This Circular Saw Tracking Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/Get-Cleaner-Better-Cuts-With-This-Circular-Saw-Tra/
Get Cleaner, Better Cuts With This Circular Saw Tracking Guide - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/9MPU/IQ8SBLG8/FF19MPUIQ8SBLG8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/9MPU/IQ8SBLG8/FF19MPUIQ8SBLG8.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/9MPU/IQ8SBLG8/FF19MPUIQ8SBLG8.SMALL.jpg KentM Cutting 4'x8' sheets of plywood can be a challenge if you're working by yourself and using a circular saw. I always worried about damaging the finished side of the board as I muscled it into position on top of several 2x4's laid on the ground. This zero clearance tracking guide solves that problem b...
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Tue, 5 Jul 2016 05:49:34 PDT
Drill press sanding plate http://www.instructables.com/id/Drill-Press-Sanding-Plate/
Drill press sanding plate - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/ZO53/IPY0RL87/FFKZO53IPY0RL87.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/ZO53/IPY0RL87/FFKZO53IPY0RL87.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/ZO53/IPY0RL87/FFKZO53IPY0RL87.SMALL.jpg andrew_reuter Drill presses are great for drilling holes.They’re also good for other tasks. One flashy example: A drill press can work as a lathe in a pinch.Another (slightly more practical) use is as a makeshift spindle sander. First, you need a sanding drum, which can be had for less than $10 from Menards. Then...
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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:55:29 PDT
Tablesaw mod - Increase safety while expanding features http://www.instructables.com/id/Tablesaw-Mod-Increase-Safety-While-Expanding-Featu/
Tablesaw mod - Increase safety while expanding features - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F9M/SHLN/IPVF5MJ9/F9MSHLNIPVF5MJ9.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9M/SHLN/IPVF5MJ9/F9MSHLNIPVF5MJ9.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9M/SHLN/IPVF5MJ9/F9MSHLNIPVF5MJ9.SMALL.jpg Tom Howbridge By simply cutting the top of your riving knife you can expand the capabilities of your tablesaw by being able to make non through cuts such as rabates, dados box joints and many more, while still having safety of the riving knife. it is possible to re-cut the holes to reattach the blade guard if you...
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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 17:04:34 PDT
Ultimate Workbench http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-Workbench/
Ultimate Workbench - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/L7YE/IPIK5MNU/FGCL7YEIPIK5MNU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/L7YE/IPIK5MNU/FGCL7YEIPIK5MNU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/L7YE/IPIK5MNU/FGCL7YEIPIK5MNU.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus The ultimate workbench is your go-to place when you need to get a job done. It's got a solid wood work surface, great lighting, a vice to hold down your work, and of course all the important tools at the ready in drawers underneath. Also, it's on casters. Which is really the best part about this wor...
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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 10:18:09 PDT
Wood Lathe Restoration http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Lathe-Restoration/
Wood Lathe Restoration - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/XY6V/IOMP202F/FIGXY6VIOMP202F.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/XY6V/IOMP202F/FIGXY6VIOMP202F.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/XY6V/IOMP202F/FIGXY6VIOMP202F.SMALL.jpg djpolymath Restore a wood lathe. Wood Lathe I found a sturdy old wood lathe at an estate sale for pennies and decided to give it a spit shine. Disassemble Inspect the lathe and disassemble it. Take good photos of all the moving parts, they come in handy on reassembly. Bolts Cover the bolts and other ...
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Wed, 25 May 2016 17:24:26 PDT
3$ Disk Sander http://www.instructables.com/id/3-Disk-Sander/
3$ Disk Sander - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/SCQG/IOKNBBMI/FW7SCQGIOKNBBMI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/SCQG/IOKNBBMI/FW7SCQGIOKNBBMI.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/SCQG/IOKNBBMI/FW7SCQGIOKNBBMI.SMALL.jpg Romain7333 This tutorial will show you how to make a disk sander for practically free. I creat mine only with salvage parts.It's for 125mm sand disk and I find it very useful for small woodworking and 3D printing. Materials The main part is a cheap cordless drill with a dead battery that a friend gave me. F...
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Tue, 24 May 2016 11:10:55 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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/0AYM/INYS53PR/FHE0AYMINYS53PR.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/0AYM/INYS53PR/FHE0AYMINYS53PR.SQUARE.jpg https://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 a Panel Gauge http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Panel-Gauge/
Make a Panel Gauge - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FNY/60AN/INNEIEK3/FNY60ANINNEIEK3.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNY/60AN/INNEIEK3/FNY60ANINNEIEK3.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNY/60AN/INNEIEK3/FNY60ANINNEIEK3.SMALL.jpg WOmadeOD If you want to mark lines parallel to an edge, you need a panel gauge.They're easy to make out of any scraps you have lying around the workshop, and I'll explain how in the following steps.If you would like to see this one being made, then I have a video here:A SketchUp model is also available to do...
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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:52:01 PDT
Make a Burnisher http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Burnisher/
Make a Burnisher - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F21/XLHP/INI7URKB/F21XLHPINI7URKB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F21/XLHP/INI7URKB/F21XLHPINI7URKB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F21/XLHP/INI7URKB/F21XLHPINI7URKB.SMALL.jpg djpolymath A burnisher is similar the a kitchen knife honing steel. A honing steel realigns a knife blade, while a burnisher creates a burr or sharp hook on a scraping tool by deforming the metal. A good burnisher can be a little pricey, so I decided to make my own for sharpening card scrapers. The Steel Th...
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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:12:19 PDT
How to Build a Wooden Drill-Press Vise | DIY Woodworking Tools #3 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-the-Ultimate-Wooden-Vise-DIY-Woodworki/
How to Build a Wooden Drill-Press Vise | DIY Woodworking Tools #3 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWB/IXRF/IMMFFO1Z/FWBIXRFIMMFFO1Z.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWB/IXRF/IMMFFO1Z/FWBIXRFIMMFFO1Z.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWB/IXRF/IMMFFO1Z/FWBIXRFIMMFFO1Z.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 I've been needing another vise for quite a long time now. I have one vise, Which is in my room (My room serves as a workshop). Sometimes, When I do messier projects, Such as ones with a lot of sawdust, I prefer doing them in our balcony. Because I have one vise, And it is pretty difficult to remove ...
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Mon, 4 Apr 2016 01:19:13 PDT
Hand Plane Restoration and Tune-Up http://www.instructables.com/id/Hand-Plane-Restoration-and-Tune-Up/
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Sun, 3 Apr 2016 16:04:05 PDT
Easy wall mounted wine holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Wall-Mounted-Wine-Holder/
Easy wall mounted wine holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/84PA/IMCB4PX4/FPV84PAIMCB4PX4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/84PA/IMCB4PX4/FPV84PAIMCB4PX4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/84PA/IMCB4PX4/FPV84PAIMCB4PX4.SMALL.jpg woodmetalandmore I decided to make a wall mounted wine holder for my parents about a week ago. It's easy to make, works as a good gift and you only need hand tools. Making the back board Before you start making the back board you should find a piece of wood that's about twenty inches wide and ten inches tall. Cut...
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Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:08:14 PDT
Make Your Own Wooden C-Clamp! | DIY Woodworking Tools #2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Wooden-C-Clamp-DIY-Woodworking-Tools/
Make Your Own Wooden C-Clamp! | DIY Woodworking Tools #2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/4EK6/ILL5TCF6/FGT4EK6ILL5TCF6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/4EK6/ILL5TCF6/FGT4EK6ILL5TCF6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/4EK6/ILL5TCF6/FGT4EK6ILL5TCF6.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 C-Clamps are so expensive! Did you see that price tag last time you were at the store?I don't have a very big budget for projects, So I make most of my tools. That's why I'm going to show you how to make a perfect woodworking C-Clamp, Using only hand tools! What's better than making an extremely use...
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Thu, 10 Mar 2016 07:02:11 PST
Pier 9 Guide: How to use the panel saw http://www.instructables.com/id/Pier-9-Guide-How-to-Use-the-Panel-Saw/
Pier 9 Guide: How to use the panel saw - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FNA/GDAV/IL260NYN/FNAGDAVIL260NYN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNA/GDAV/IL260NYN/FNAGDAVIL260NYN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNA/GDAV/IL260NYN/FNAGDAVIL260NYN.SMALL.jpg Stilltrent This Instructable is for Workshop Users at Pier 9.Requirements for using the panel saw at Pier 9: Read through this InstructableTake General Workshop SafetyAsk Shop Staff for help getting materialClean up after yourselfI'm sure everyone has sauntered into a local hardware store or big box lumber ya...
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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 00:33:23 PST
How to Restote a Hammer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Restote-a-Hammer/
How to Restote a Hammer - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FNK/O706/IKVI380K/FNKO706IKVI380K.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNK/O706/IKVI380K/FNKO706IKVI380K.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNK/O706/IKVI380K/FNKO706IKVI380K.SMALL.jpg The_knifemaker123 Buy A Hammer I bought a plane setting hammer for one euro.It is in pretty good shape and will only need minor improvements. Start The Process Saw off the head. So you can use a drift to punch out the remaining part of the handle in the head. Sanding The Head After you have taken out the ha...
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Sun, 21 Feb 2016 09:29:20 PST
Rehandling Woodworking Lathe Chisels http://www.instructables.com/id/Rehandling-Woodworking-Lathe-Chisels/
Rehandling Woodworking Lathe Chisels - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FX1/ZR2T/IK8MYAB0/FX1ZR2TIK8MYAB0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FX1/ZR2T/IK8MYAB0/FX1ZR2TIK8MYAB0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FX1/ZR2T/IK8MYAB0/FX1ZR2TIK8MYAB0.SMALL.jpg antagonizer When you invest in a new lathe, they often come with a few basic chisels to get you started. More often than not, they get tossed into my 'seconds' toolbox with my mismatched driver sets, loose sockets and assorted other cast off tools, only to be forgotten, and potentially handed down to another ne...
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Thu, 4 Feb 2016 18:49:07 PST
Make Your Own Plywood Mallet! | DIY Woodworking Tools #1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Your-Own-Woodwoking-Mallet-W-Leftover-Plywo/
Make Your Own Plywood Mallet! | DIY Woodworking Tools #1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/S7CA/IKBFO4OI/FIYS7CAIKBFO4OI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/S7CA/IKBFO4OI/FIYS7CAIKBFO4OI.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/S7CA/IKBFO4OI/FIYS7CAIKBFO4OI.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 In the last few weeks, I've noticed that my interest has been moving a lot into woodworking projects*, I found that we have several woodworking tools that I forgot we had: A "Rasp", A "Rasp Planer", And some "Chisels".These chisels caught my eye: They are around 30 years old! I sharpened them and st...
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Wed, 3 Feb 2016 09:27:44 PST
Historic Wooden Toothing Plane Restoration http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Toothing-Plane-Restoration/
Historic Wooden Toothing Plane Restoration - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/YL7S/IK1FLI2M/FLUYL7SIK1FLI2M.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/YL7S/IK1FLI2M/FLUYL7SIK1FLI2M.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/YL7S/IK1FLI2M/FLUYL7SIK1FLI2M.SMALL.jpg XXLRay I have a set of heritage wooden planes but it wasn't complete until I found this toothing plane that fit my other planes nearly perfectly online. If you wonder what a toothing plane is - It's in principle the same as a normal plane but the iron is cut into fine teeth at the tip.It's used for veneeri...
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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 21:29:15 PST
Work-frame from a kitchen table frame - the workbench built around what's NOT there! http://www.instructables.com/id/Work-frame-From-a-Kitchen-Table-Frame-the-Workbenc/
Work-frame from a kitchen table frame - the workbench built around what's NOT there! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/9N04/IJIX40GX/FDL9N04IJIX40GX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/9N04/IJIX40GX/FDL9N04IJIX40GX.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/9N04/IJIX40GX/FDL9N04IJIX40GX.SMALL.jpg montana mindsmith Intro - The goal of this project was to build a functional, ergonomic workbench from a thrown away kitchen table frame and the materials, bits and pieces and assortment of parts I already had in my shop. No money was spent on getting new materials - I already had these things, other than the salvag...
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Sun, 17 Jan 2016 23:26:50 PST
Easy Build Clamp Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Build-Clamp-Rack/
Easy Build Clamp Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRE/74UW/IJ6CEN80/FRE74UWIJ6CEN80.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRE/74UW/IJ6CEN80/FRE74UWIJ6CEN80.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRE/74UW/IJ6CEN80/FRE74UWIJ6CEN80.SMALL.jpg marcello bianchi How to make a simple clamp rack. When you have a small shop like mine we have to use every bit of wall space available so I built this simple clamp rack behind my Drill Station. I make a horizontal clamp rack by cutting down a 2x4 and drilling 1/2 inch holes at an angle to except 4 x 1/2 inch dowe...
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Sat, 9 Jan 2016 02:59:06 PST
Fixing Up an Old Hammer http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixing-Up-an-Old-Hammer/
Fixing Up an Old Hammer - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/LUIL/IIGECNO5/FCCLUILIIGECNO5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/LUIL/IIGECNO5/FCCLUILIIGECNO5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/LUIL/IIGECNO5/FCCLUILIIGECNO5.SMALL.jpg imadami As a Christmas present for my Dad I decided to fix up a hammer that he inherited long before I was born. He received it from a handyman that used to do some work around my Grandparent's house. My Dad wrote an opinion column for a couple of years as he worked as an editor at our local newspaper. He f...
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Tue, 22 Dec 2015 01:30:37 PST
Making a cyclone chip separator for a dust collector http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-cyclone-chip-separator-for-a-dust-collect/
Making a cyclone chip separator for a dust collector - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F72/8CYM/G29ZET37/F728CYMG29ZET37.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F72/8CYM/G29ZET37/F728CYMG29ZET37.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F72/8CYM/G29ZET37/F728CYMG29ZET37.SMALL.jpg tashiandmo A dust collector should be one of the first major purchases for any woodworking shop.  Not only do they help keep things clean and tidy, they also protect your lungs from harmful airborne dust.  A dust collector is only as good as it's filter, and as filters fill up with dust it reduces airflow and ...
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Sat, 21 Nov 2009 00:46:26 PST
Restoring An Antique Drawknife http://www.instructables.com/id/Restoring-An-Antique-Drawknife/
Restoring An Antique Drawknife - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/58WC/IH9GW64E/FX258WCIH9GW64E.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/58WC/IH9GW64E/FX258WCIH9GW64E.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/58WC/IH9GW64E/FX258WCIH9GW64E.SMALL.jpg antagonizer This project uses, what I call, the trinity of my craft; wood, metal and leather, that all come together to create a piece that can be both a precision woodworking instrument, as well as a course tool that can make short work of any large project.For me, tool making represents the pinnacle of wha...
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Sat, 21 Nov 2015 18:58:45 PST