Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - woodworking - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 27 Aug 2016 04:51:18 PDT BLOX v1.01 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/
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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,...
By: JGDean

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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/
$1 Drill Press Fence!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/ADD7/IRDUP8EB/FG5ADD7IRDUP8EB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/ADD7/IRDUP8EB/FG5ADD7IRDUP8EB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/ADD7/IRDUP8EB/FG5ADD7IRDUP8EB.SMALL.jpg Proud Daddy If you've ever tried to do any kind of straight line cutting, drilling, or routing in the shop, you know the benefits of using a fence. I needed one today, but didn't have one on hand. I looked it up, and a fence for your drill press will run you anywhere from $30 - $80. Well, a) I couldn't wait for...
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Tue, 2 Aug 2016 12:57:17 PDT
Wall Tool Holders http://www.instructables.com/id/Wall-Tool-Holders/
Wall Tool Holders - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/SUIJ/IR6INPX0/FKPSUIJIR6INPX0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/SUIJ/IR6INPX0/FKPSUIJIR6INPX0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/SUIJ/IR6INPX0/FKPSUIJIR6INPX0.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...
By: Tom Howbridge

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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...
By: woodmetalandmore

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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...
By: Yonatan24

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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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNA/GDAV/IL260NYN/FNAGDAVIL260NYN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNA/GDAV/IL260NYN/FNAGDAVIL260NYN.SQUARE.jpg http://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/
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By: The_knifemaker123

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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...
By: antagonizer

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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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/9N04/IJIX40GX/FDL9N04IJIX40GX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/9N04/IJIX40GX/FDL9N04IJIX40GX.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRE/74UW/IJ6CEN80/FRE74UWIJ6CEN80.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRE/74UW/IJ6CEN80/FRE74UWIJ6CEN80.SQUARE.jpg http://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...
By: marcello bianchi

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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
Router Table for a Mafell Erika Table Saw http://www.instructables.com/id/Router-Table-for-a-Mafell-Erika-Table-Saw/
Router Table for a Mafell Erika Table Saw - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/LX2Y/IGTOVAG7/FF1LX2YIGTOVAG7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/LX2Y/IGTOVAG7/FF1LX2YIGTOVAG7.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/LX2Y/IGTOVAG7/FF1LX2YIGTOVAG7.SMALL.jpg ernstp Im my last project, I built an extension table for my Mafell Erika table saw. In this project I'm going to turn this extension table into a router table. This way I can save the space for an additional router table in my workshop and use the fence of the saw as base for the router fence.You can find...
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Tue, 10 Nov 2015 12:29:43 PST
Bevel gauge from a ruler http://www.instructables.com/id/Bevel-gauge-from-a-ruler/
Bevel gauge from a ruler - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F39/OG9R/IG2JMXGU/F39OG9RIG2JMXGU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F39/OG9R/IG2JMXGU/F39OG9RIG2JMXGU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F39/OG9R/IG2JMXGU/F39OG9RIG2JMXGU.SMALL.jpg Tom Howbridge Watch as I turn a metal ruler into a bevel gauge, for simplicity I did not making it sliding but you could easily drill two holes and cut a slot with a rotary tool (dremel) and a cutting disk.It is made by cutting a slot in a piece of sapele and then sliding a ruler and securing it with a coach bolt...
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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 05:54:06 PDT
Vacuum Wall Adapter for Clean Drilling http://www.instructables.com/id/Vacuum-Wall-Adapter-for-Clean-Drilling/
Vacuum Wall Adapter for Clean Drilling - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4V/5IRT/IFYBBKRW/F4V5IRTIFYBBKRW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4V/5IRT/IFYBBKRW/F4V5IRTIFYBBKRW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4V/5IRT/IFYBBKRW/F4V5IRTIFYBBKRW.SMALL.jpg Dominic Bender When you drill a hole, you create dust. That is true for any material, since the stuff needs to get out of the way to make the hole. It is worse for some materials that are prone to fine dust, like drywall or brick'n'mortar walls, and unlike a workshop you would not want a fine layer of the stuff al...
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Mon, 19 Oct 2015 12:43:00 PDT
CNC T-Slot Hold Downs http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-T-Slot-Hold-Downs/
CNC T-Slot Hold Downs - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/TJ3N/IF6NNANR/FEHTJ3NIF6NNANR.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/TJ3N/IF6NNANR/FEHTJ3NIF6NNANR.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/TJ3N/IF6NNANR/FEHTJ3NIF6NNANR.SMALL.jpg Penguin Manufacturing Holding things down on a CNC can be the most frustrating part of the entire process. Luckily for us our main machine has a vacuum table and we use window sealant foam for the back of the wood. This works amazingly well for parts that are not cut through. We have had to get creative for parts that...
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Wed, 30 Sep 2015 09:49:45 PDT
Homemade Angle Grinder Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Angle-Grinder-Holder/
Homemade Angle Grinder Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/NIZ6/IF3SQ5L7/FIANIZ6IF3SQ5L7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/NIZ6/IF3SQ5L7/FIANIZ6IF3SQ5L7.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/NIZ6/IF3SQ5L7/FIANIZ6IF3SQ5L7.SMALL.jpg Paoson Woodwork Get more from your Angle grinder, a Holder an easy to make and very useful, made of hard plywood, can still use it as a portable in seconds. Many people hold the Angle grinder on a Workshop Vice, and several times I have seen how they had to buy a new one, you can get to force the rotor or the brush...
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Mon, 28 Sep 2015 04:22:55 PDT
How to use Drill to cut horizontally (as a dremel replacement) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-Drill-to-cut-horizontally-as-a-dremel-r/
How to use Drill to cut horizontally (as a dremel replacement) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3G/TN7B/IC66ZLEE/F3GTN7BIC66ZLEE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3G/TN7B/IC66ZLEE/F3GTN7BIC66ZLEE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3G/TN7B/IC66ZLEE/F3GTN7BIC66ZLEE.SMALL.jpg Prem_Sagar This is a quick hack to help you cut horizontally when you don’t have any horizontal cutting tool or dremel with you.This project is a result of our sheer resourcefulness when we were in dire need of cutting some acrylic sheets and wood blocks, and didn’t have access to Dremel or wood cutters.Tools ...
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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:24:13 PDT
Artisan Mallets For Leathercraft, Woodworking And Sculpting http://www.instructables.com/id/Artisan-Mallets-For-Leathercraft-Woodworking-And-S/
Artisan Mallets For Leathercraft, Woodworking And Sculpting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/TIRN/IDUR7T3C/FWLTIRNIDUR7T3C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/TIRN/IDUR7T3C/FWLTIRNIDUR7T3C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/TIRN/IDUR7T3C/FWLTIRNIDUR7T3C.SMALL.jpg antagonizer There's an old saying that goes; "a craftsman/woman is only as good as his/her tools'. For me, that's only half the equation since, in my opinion, a crafter's greatest strength is in the ability to create his/her own equipment. To see a need, then conceptualize the piece of kit that would fill that ...
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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:04:09 PDT
Protective Skull Face Shield With Filter http://www.instructables.com/id/Protective-Skull-Face-Shield-With-Filter/
Protective Skull Face Shield With Filter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/X1E1/IDOVO516/FZPX1E1IDOVO516.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/X1E1/IDOVO516/FZPX1E1IDOVO516.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/X1E1/IDOVO516/FZPX1E1IDOVO516.SMALL.jpg antagonizer I've gotten a few requests, asking about my skull face shield, so I thought I'd put out a short instructable for anyone who wanted to make their own. As my old safety glasses were getting pretty scratched, I wanted to install a new pair, and thought it'd be a good occasion to show how I did it.Abou...
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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 16:56:16 PDT
Easy hack to cut almost all the way through wood http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-hack-to-cut-almost-all-the-way-through-wood/
Easy hack to cut almost all the way through wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/62G9/IDLO5WKG/FBC62G9IDLO5WKG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/62G9/IDLO5WKG/FBC62G9IDLO5WKG.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/62G9/IDLO5WKG/FBC62G9IDLO5WKG.SMALL.jpg WilliamD6 This is just an easy way when you need to cut almost all the way through wood and don't want to invest the time and money for a table saw, cutting jig, etc. I spent a bit of time trying to find a solution, and maybe you can save yourself a little time.BTW, thing I'm making in the pictures is called ...
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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 02:09:00 PDT
Proyecto Herramientas y soldado http://www.instructables.com/id/Proyecto-Herramientas-y-soldado/
Proyecto Herramientas y soldado - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/RFP7/IDK8DX6P/F41RFP7IDK8DX6P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/RFP7/IDK8DX6P/F41RFP7IDK8DX6P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/RFP7/IDK8DX6P/F41RFP7IDK8DX6P.SMALL.jpg Recyclatech Durante el curso de Herramientas y soldado se realizará un proyecto compuesto de varias partes que al final quedarán ensamblados en una linda caja. Una de las caras ocupara tu proyecto de Strig Art basado en este instructable que hiciste en la segunda sesión. Ahora aprenderás como hacer esta caja si...
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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 18:59:03 PDT
Building Big Blue, a Home Made Wood Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-Big-Blue-a-Home-Made-Wood-Lathe/
Building Big Blue, a Home Made Wood Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/RQ2M/ID02ESJM/F0LRQ2MID02ESJM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/RQ2M/ID02ESJM/F0LRQ2MID02ESJM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/RQ2M/ID02ESJM/F0LRQ2MID02ESJM.SMALL.jpg WoodShopMike This article was originally posted to my website, www.woodshopmike.com. Be sure to stop by my site for more DIYs, repairs, and projects & remember to subscribe! Now on with the Instructable!"Why on earth would you build a wood lathe?" This was the unspoken question I heard from many people when I t...
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Thu, 6 Aug 2015 07:55:33 PDT
The Marking Gauge Set http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Marking-Gauge-Set/
The Marking Gauge Set - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/WZXS/IBM242OK/FTXWZXSIBM242OK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/WZXS/IBM242OK/FTXWZXSIBM242OK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/WZXS/IBM242OK/FTXWZXSIBM242OK.SMALL.jpg -BALES- I'm a big fan of marking gauges ... we go way back. Rulers, squares, compasses of several varieties ... I got 'em. I have a love affair with combination squares especially .. I have several. 18", 12", 6" ... heck I have 3 of the 6" model alone. I have found that 3 just isn't enough for me. It n...
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 09:18:23 PDT
Improvised woodworking clamps http://www.instructables.com/id/Improvised-woodworking-clamps/
Improvised woodworking clamps - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/RFHB/IBJ73G8I/FG4RFHBIBJ73G8I.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/RFHB/IBJ73G8I/FG4RFHBIBJ73G8I.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/RFHB/IBJ73G8I/FG4RFHBIBJ73G8I.SMALL.jpg makendo Real woodworkers always seem to have a ton of clamps lying around. I'm an amateur woodworker and have neither the storage nor the budget (clamps are expensive!), so I make do with all sorts of weird clamping set-ups. Fortunately, modern wood glue is amazingly strong and applying huge amounts of pres...
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:21:11 PDT
Sliding Moxon Vise http://www.instructables.com/id/Sliding-Moxon-Vise/
Sliding Moxon Vise - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/HJ58/IAWCVSPT/FOAHJ58IAWCVSPT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/HJ58/IAWCVSPT/FOAHJ58IAWCVSPT.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/HJ58/IAWCVSPT/FOAHJ58IAWCVSPT.SMALL.jpg Jay Bates A Moxon vise is a wide double screw vise typically used for clamping wide boards or panels to work on their ends. For me it's a super awesome vise that can be used for any clamping needs. You can buy some hardwood and an expensive screw set to make a traditional one or do what I did and make one out...
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 20:07:53 PDT
DIY Sanding Cord - for Wood Turners http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-sanding-cord-for-wood-turners/
DIY Sanding Cord - for Wood Turners - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8D/I238/IA9H5MZF/F8DI238IA9H5MZF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8D/I238/IA9H5MZF/F8DI238IA9H5MZF.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8D/I238/IA9H5MZF/F8DI238IA9H5MZF.SMALL.jpg SlickSqueegie I was making some very small dollhouse furniture on the lathe and was having trouble sanding tight small grooves. They make sanding cord for this but I figured out a great alternative.This is so simple and works very well for the intended purpose. Grab some fabric backed sandpaper Any fabric back...
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Fri, 29 May 2015 17:15:04 PDT
Make a shop vac adapter http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-shop-vac-adapter/
Make a shop vac adapter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/JA88/IA761W2Z/FI2JA88IA761W2Z.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/JA88/IA761W2Z/FI2JA88IA761W2Z.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/JA88/IA761W2Z/FI2JA88IA761W2Z.SMALL.jpg ernstp I could not find a suitable adapter to hook up my shop vac to my new table saw. So I decided to make one my self out of wood. I need a shop vac adapter The 35mm hose of my shop vac is much smaller than the connector at the table saw. Since I could not find a suitable adapter I decided to build on...
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Thu, 28 May 2015 00:03:51 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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/RW6W/I8YBGVZU/F5RRW6WI8YBGVZU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/RW6W/I8YBGVZU/F5RRW6WI8YBGVZU.SQUARE.jpg https://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
DIY Lathe add ons http://www.instructables.com/id/Lathe-tools-on-the-cheap/
DIY Lathe add ons - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/XLVB/I7MYB0K4/FHGXLVBI7MYB0K4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/XLVB/I7MYB0K4/FHGXLVBI7MYB0K4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/XLVB/I7MYB0K4/FHGXLVBI7MYB0K4.SMALL.jpg adenda2 I bought a small harbor freight lathe for 200 something and never had the money to buy all the tools I wanted for it. so I started creating them as I went. hope you are inspired. drill chuck. 1. take apart the drill. this took me about an hour... sadly I found that my drill had a snap ring hidden...
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 10:21:31 PDT
Mini Wood Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Wood-Lathe/
Mini Wood Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/ZJNF/I7W1TGPQ/FNNZJNFI7W1TGPQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/ZJNF/I7W1TGPQ/FNNZJNFI7W1TGPQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/ZJNF/I7W1TGPQ/FNNZJNFI7W1TGPQ.SMALL.jpg laffinm Before I begin, I would like to ask you to vote for this instructable. It was made as an entry for the Tools Contest here on Instructables, and I would very much appreciate your vote. Winning contests helps me build, upgrade and stay interested in this hobby, and continue creating more content for y...
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:13:59 PDT
Plunge Router Base for a Fixed Router http://www.instructables.com/id/Plunge-Router-Base-for-a-Fixed-Router/
Plunge Router Base for a Fixed Router - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/61WQ/I7HGADQV/F6V61WQI7HGADQV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/61WQ/I7HGADQV/F6V61WQI7HGADQV.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/61WQ/I7HGADQV/F6V61WQI7HGADQV.SMALL.jpg schnurrbart For many beginning woodworkers, the dilemma of whether to buy a fixed or plunge router (and when/why to use one over the other) can be confusing. For most projects, a fixed router will take care of the job handily, but there are times when a plunge router is helpful or necessary. Purchasing a comb...
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:56:10 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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/ID34/I7BQFL0E/FJ0ID34I7BQFL0E.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/ID34/I7BQFL0E/FJ0ID34I7BQFL0E.SQUARE.jpg https://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