Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - woodworking - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 8 Feb 2016 19:38:00 PST BLOX v1.01 Rehandling Woodworking Lathe Chisels http://www.instructables.com/id/Rehandling-Woodworking-Lathe-Chisels/
Rehandling Woodworking Lathe Chisels - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX1/ZR2T/IK8MYAB0/FX1ZR2TIK8MYAB0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX1/ZR2T/IK8MYAB0/FX1ZR2TIK8MYAB0.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/S7CA/IKBFO4OI/FIYS7CAIKBFO4OI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/S7CA/IKBFO4OI/FIYS7CAIKBFO4OI.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/YL7S/IK1FLI2M/FLUYL7SIK1FLI2M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/YL7S/IK1FLI2M/FLUYL7SIK1FLI2M.SQUARE.jpg http://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...
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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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/LUIL/IIGECNO5/FCCLUILIIGECNO5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/LUIL/IIGECNO5/FCCLUILIIGECNO5.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F72/8CYM/G29ZET37/F728CYMG29ZET37.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F72/8CYM/G29ZET37/F728CYMG29ZET37.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/58WC/IH9GW64E/FX258WCIH9GW64E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/58WC/IH9GW64E/FX258WCIH9GW64E.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/LX2Y/IGTOVAG7/FF1LX2YIGTOVAG7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/LX2Y/IGTOVAG7/FF1LX2YIGTOVAG7.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/OG9R/IG2JMXGU/F39OG9RIG2JMXGU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/OG9R/IG2JMXGU/F39OG9RIG2JMXGU.SQUARE.jpg http://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/
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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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/TJ3N/IF6NNANR/FEHTJ3NIF6NNANR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/TJ3N/IF6NNANR/FEHTJ3NIF6NNANR.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/NIZ6/IF3SQ5L7/FIANIZ6IF3SQ5L7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/NIZ6/IF3SQ5L7/FIANIZ6IF3SQ5L7.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3G/TN7B/IC66ZLEE/F3GTN7BIC66ZLEE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3G/TN7B/IC66ZLEE/F3GTN7BIC66ZLEE.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/X1E1/IDOVO516/FZPX1E1IDOVO516.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/X1E1/IDOVO516/FZPX1E1IDOVO516.SQUARE.jpg http://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/
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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/
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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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/RQ2M/ID02ESJM/F0LRQ2MID02ESJM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/RQ2M/ID02ESJM/F0LRQ2MID02ESJM.SQUARE.jpg http://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/
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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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/HJ58/IAWCVSPT/FOAHJ58IAWCVSPT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/HJ58/IAWCVSPT/FOAHJ58IAWCVSPT.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8D/I238/IA9H5MZF/F8DI238IA9H5MZF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8D/I238/IA9H5MZF/F8DI238IA9H5MZF.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/JA88/IA761W2Z/FI2JA88IA761W2Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/JA88/IA761W2Z/FI2JA88IA761W2Z.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> 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
DIY Lathe add ons http://www.instructables.com/id/Lathe-tools-on-the-cheap/
DIY Lathe add ons - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/XLVB/I7MYB0K4/FHGXLVBI7MYB0K4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/XLVB/I7MYB0K4/FHGXLVBI7MYB0K4.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/ZJNF/I7W1TGPQ/FNNZJNFI7W1TGPQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/ZJNF/I7W1TGPQ/FNNZJNFI7W1TGPQ.SQUARE.jpg http://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/
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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]]> 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
Super Simple, Single Blade Box (Finger) Joint Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Super-Simple-Single-Blade-Box-Finger-Joint-Jig/
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By: TheWoodfather

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Tue, 3 Mar 2015 05:20:16 PST
DIY: An Ultra portable Torch knife http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-An-Ultra-portable-Butane-knife/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 13:30:28 PST
DIY Drill Press with Rubber Band Suspension http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Drill-Press-with-Rubber-Band-Suspension/
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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
Hatchet Handle Replacement http://www.instructables.com/id/Hatchet-Handle-Replacement/
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By: awillybilly

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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 22:37:41 PDT
Woodworkers Bench Vise From An Old Clamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Woodworkers-Bench-Vise-From-An-Old-Clamp/
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By: antagonizer

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:11:48 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/
How to make almost any small tool in 5 minutes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/0N59/H994XNIW/F770N59H994XNIW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/0N59/H994XNIW/F770N59H994XNIW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/0N59/H994XNIW/F770N59H994XNIW.SMALL.jpg emiliolatorre This instructable will show you how to make small tools like custom screwdrivers, awls, chisels and more. The materials you'll need are a knife, a large framing nail, a hammer and some wood. You'll also need a bench grinder and a metalworking vice or anvil. prepare the wood Use the knife to whitt...
By: emiliolatorre

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Mon, 12 Nov 2012 08:05:21 PST
Building A Viking Pole Lathe Without Using Power http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-A-Viking-Pole-Lathe-Without-Using-Power/
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By: antagonizer

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08:45:26 PDT
DIY Replaceable sandpapers for Sanding blocks http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Replaceable-sandpapers-for-Sanding-blocks/
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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 05:15:07 PDT
5 minute circle center finder gauge http://www.instructables.com/id/5-minute-circle-center-finder-gauge/
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:02:29 PDT
Spill Proofer http://www.instructables.com/id/Spill-Proofer/
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:29:57 PDT
Centerline Marker "I Made it at TechShop" http://www.instructables.com/id/Centerline-Marker-I-Made-it-at-TechShop/
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 02:04:01 PDT
Elementary mitre box http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-mitre-box/
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:18:47 PDT
Retrofit an Antique Scroll Saw to Use Modern Blades http://www.instructables.com/id/Retrofit-an-Antique-Scroll-Saw-to-Use-Modern-Blade/
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By: jackzylkin

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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:19:22 PDT
Dowel Hole Drilling Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Dowel-Hole-Drilling-Jig/
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By: naopak_lik

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Thu, 30 Jan 2014 03:24:06 PST
The Sewingmachine Scrollsaw http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Sewingmachine-Scrollsaw/
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Sat, 28 Dec 2013 17:16:55 PST
Mini Chamfer Plane Mod (from Harbor Freight mini-plane) http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Chamfer-Plane-from-Harbor-Freight-mini-plane/
Mini Chamfer Plane Mod (from Harbor Freight mini-plane) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/9V5V/HGH71XP4/F7B9V5VHGH71XP4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/9V5V/HGH71XP4/F7B9V5VHGH71XP4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/9V5V/HGH71XP4/F7B9V5VHGH71XP4.SMALL.jpg rhoddity Hello again! So I went down to Harbor Freight a while back and saw a set of 3 mini-planes and picked them up, mainly out of curiosity. The set contained mini block, scraper, and bullnose planes, but  I had really only used the block up to this point. Now, like most other Harbor Freight tools, they...
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Sat, 3 Aug 2013 22:57:41 PDT
Restoring a vintage hand plane http://www.instructables.com/id/Restoring-a-vintage-hand-plane/
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Mon, 20 May 2013 04:25:38 PDT
Checking a Square Before You Buy http://www.instructables.com/id/Checking-a-Square-Before-You-Buy/
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Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:19:54 PDT
Marking Knife on the cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Marking-Knife-on-the-cheap/
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By: gilleseg

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Tue, 5 Mar 2013 18:56:54 PST
Refurbish a Hand Saw http://www.instructables.com/id/Refurbish-a-Hand-Saw/
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By: gilleseg

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Fri, 16 Nov 2012 19:41:45 PST