Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - woodworking - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:01:08 PDT BLOX v1.01 Woodworkers Bench Vise From An Old Clamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Woodworkers-Bench-Vise-From-An-Old-Clamp/
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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/
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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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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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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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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/
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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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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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Fri, 16 Nov 2012 19:41:45 PST
workbench made out of a barbecue http://www.instructables.com/id/workbench-made-out-of-a-barbecue/
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Tue, 7 Aug 2012 16:14:44 PDT
Sharpening a chisel http://www.instructables.com/id/Sharpening-a-chisel/
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Sun, 29 Jan 2012 13:20:14 PST
Dust Sniper (quiet extractor system) http://www.instructables.com/id/Dust-Sniper-quiet-extractor-system/
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Sun, 2 Jan 2011 14:48:23 PST
Table belt sander (lijadora de banda, de mesa) http://www.instructables.com/id/Table-belt-sander-lijadora-de-banda-de-mesa/
Table belt sander (lijadora de banda, de mesa) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/W65Z/GH8AAOA7/FC1W65ZGH8AAOA7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/W65Z/GH8AAOA7/FC1W65ZGH8AAOA7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/W65Z/GH8AAOA7/FC1W65ZGH8AAOA7.SMALL.jpg rimar2000 Hace unos meses me regalé una lijadora de banda. Es una excelente herramienta, versátil, resistente, poderosa. Pero... siempre tiene que existir un "pero". Para trabajos pequeños es algo difícil de manejar. Por ejemplo, para lijar piezas chicas, suelo ponerla "patas para arriba" sobre las piernas y ...
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Fri, 3 Dec 2010 20:39:05 PST
Make a portaband into an vertical band saw http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-portaband-into-an-vertical-band-saw/
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Thu, 25 Nov 2010 08:48:22 PST
Duck Tape Mallet http://www.instructables.com/id/Duck-Tape-Mallet/
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Mon, 18 Oct 2010 18:12:01 PDT
A 555 Tester & parts bin- steam punk / wood punk style -gift exchange http://www.instructables.com/id/A-555-Tester-parts-bin-steam-punk-wood-punk-s/
A 555 Tester & parts bin- steam punk / wood punk style -gift exchange - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFW/MYUL/GEI92WMR/FFWMYULGEI92WMR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFW/MYUL/GEI92WMR/FFWMYULGEI92WMR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFW/MYUL/GEI92WMR/FFWMYULGEI92WMR.SMALL.jpg Goodhart Herein is an outline of how I built a parts holder bin (or whatever you'd like to use the bottom for) from a wooden craft box, and incorporated a 555 tester into the lid, with a pyrograph (well, actually two pyrographs) on the lid also.   Parts, etc. While testing the 555 tester circuit, I no...
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Mon, 27 Sep 2010 07:34:11 PDT
Bench Saw Table for a Wood Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Bench-Saw-Table-for-a-Wood-Lathe/
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