Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - workshop http://www.instructables.com Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:52:00 PST BLOX v1.01 Baileigh Combination Shear Brake Roll: A Quick Start Guide for Pier 9 http://www.instructables.com/id/Baileigh-Combination-Shear-Brake-Roll-A-Quick-Star/
Baileigh Combination Shear Brake Roll: A Quick Start Guide for Pier 9 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNC/BE7J/I10JH95C/FNCBE7JI10JH95C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNC/BE7J/I10JH95C/FNCBE7JI10JH95C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNC/BE7J/I10JH95C/FNCBE7JI10JH95C.SMALL.jpg tinkertinker The Baileigh Combination Shear/Brake/Roll is located at the Autodesk Pier 9 Workshop in the Metal Studio. If you want to work with sheet metal at Pier 9, this tool is for you.The Baileigh Combination tool can shear mild steel sheet up to 16ga. and up to 52" wide. It can make 90 degree or greater ben...
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Wed, 8 Oct 2014 18:19:52 PDT
Mini DRILL PRESS (for PCB and other small stuff) http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-DRILL-PRESS-for-PCB-and-other-small-stuff/
Mini DRILL PRESS (for PCB and other small stuff) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/OIMS/I0LCDNDN/F3OOIMSI0LCDNDN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/OIMS/I0LCDNDN/F3OOIMSI0LCDNDN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/OIMS/I0LCDNDN/F3OOIMSI0LCDNDN.SMALL.jpg Fenex A small drill press can be pretty expensive, so I decided to make one myself. I spent somewere between 15$ and 20$ (I bought only the motor and the rails, the rest was made from reused stuff). You need: Materials (aproximate dimesions):3' 4x4cm (1.6x1.6") square iron bar8x12" half inch thick stee...
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 03:37:20 PDT
Tabbing wire support for easy cutting. http://www.instructables.com/id/Tabbing-wire-support-for-easy-cutting/
Tabbing wire support for easy cutting. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/V9L5/I0HYONPA/F0GV9L5I0HYONPA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/V9L5/I0HYONPA/F0GV9L5I0HYONPA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/V9L5/I0HYONPA/F0GV9L5I0HYONPA.SMALL.jpg Fenex Really simple holder for tabbing wire rolls that helpes you to cut straighter and equal in size wires almost without effort :) You need: A wood board 20x6 and about half inch thick (works a bit thinner too)A lath 8 inch longBolt, 3 nuts, 4 washersWood glue A couple of screws And, of course, tabbi...
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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:47:39 PDT
Soldering iron holder (heavy duty) http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-iron-holder-heavy-duty/
Soldering iron holder (heavy duty) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPH/JQQA/I0G95SZR/FPHJQQAI0G95SZR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPH/JQQA/I0G95SZR/FPHJQQAI0G95SZR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPH/JQQA/I0G95SZR/FPHJQQAI0G95SZR.SMALL.jpg Fenex Like it? Lets bild one! Want vs Need. I bought this stand for about 10$ from ebay, it's aluminium, good quality, but I cannot use it a lot... I have 3 soldering irons (30W, 60W, 100W) and a pistol style soldering iron and only one of those, the small 30W one wich I use a lot less than the other o...
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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 06:33:42 PDT
Dynamic Motor Balancing - with Sugru and an iPhone! http://www.instructables.com/id/Dynamic-Motor-Balancing-with-Sugru-and-an-iPhone/
Dynamic Motor Balancing - with Sugru and an iPhone! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/U6WI/I0DOI8G2/FQ9U6WII0DOI8G2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/U6WI/I0DOI8G2/FQ9U6WII0DOI8G2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/U6WI/I0DOI8G2/FQ9U6WII0DOI8G2.SMALL.jpg phidauex Many shop or machine tools have big motors, and many big motors VIBRATE. In some cases this is a good thing, but usually it is not. Smooth running motors last longer, make less noise, and in the case of saws or other shop tools, make better quality cuts.The best way to make your motor perform better...
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:19:36 PDT
How To Drill Straight Holes with a Hand Drill (Using Lego) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Drill-Straight-Holes-with-a-Hand-Drill-Usin/
How To Drill Straight Holes with a Hand Drill (Using Lego) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/FW6F/I0C92CJ6/FFYFW6FI0C92CJ6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/FW6F/I0C92CJ6/FFYFW6FI0C92CJ6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/FW6F/I0C92CJ6/FFYFW6FI0C92CJ6.SMALL.jpg M3G If you've ever tried to drill a straight hole with a hand drill you know how hard it can be. After screwing up drilling a hole three times in a row I decided to try to find a solution to the problem. This is what I came up with. The great thing about using Lego for this purpose is that you don't h...
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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:57:51 PDT
League of Legends - Riven Sword Prop http://www.instructables.com/id/League-of-Legends-Riven-Sword-Prop/
League of Legends - Riven Sword Prop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQK/Q33S/HZJOT91J/FQKQ33SHZJOT91J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQK/Q33S/HZJOT91J/FQKQ33SHZJOT91J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQK/Q33S/HZJOT91J/FQKQ33SHZJOT91J.SMALL.jpg nickneubrand Over the summer I wanted a project to work on. I decided to make a roughly scale version of Riven's sword from the game League of Legends.To make this I used a laser cutter for most of it. This has slight modifications from the actual art that exists. I took the design from the "Redeemed Riven" skin...
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Tue, 2 Sep 2014 06:45:58 PDT
DIY Dremel Sanding Bands http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Dremel-Sanding-Bands/
DIY Dremel Sanding Bands - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/J4M7/HZI94MKE/F6QJ4M7HZI94MKE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/J4M7/HZI94MKE/F6QJ4M7HZI94MKE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/J4M7/HZI94MKE/F6QJ4M7HZI94MKE.SMALL.jpg ElectricLegend If you're like me, & you love your dremel... And you probably love how easy it is to do detailed sanding when needed.... If you're like me, & you love your dremel, but hate to have to run out to the hardware store in the middle of a project to restock on Dremel Sanding Bands..... Then read on, as I'...
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:39:55 PDT
Bench-Top Drill Press to Portable Drill Press http://www.instructables.com/id/Bench-Top-Drill-Press-to-Portable-Drill-Press/
Bench-Top Drill Press to Portable Drill Press - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/KIW1/HZIHA720/FNMKIW1HZIHA720.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/KIW1/HZIHA720/FNMKIW1HZIHA720.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/KIW1/HZIHA720/FNMKIW1HZIHA720.SMALL.jpg jae-s This is my first Instructable, so please bear with me. Constructive criticism is welcomed!Sometimes I need to drill a perfectly straight hole in surfaces too large for my little bench-top drill press. So I went about modifying my cheap (~$70-ish) drill press from a "bench tool" to a "hand tool." The...
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:58:05 PDT
Router Table Sled - including a spiral from square stock http://www.instructables.com/id/Router-Table-Sled-including-a-spiral-from-square-s/
Router Table Sled - including a spiral from square stock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCG/KQYT/HZCIYREH/FCGKQYTHZCIYREH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCG/KQYT/HZCIYREH/FCGKQYTHZCIYREH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCG/KQYT/HZCIYREH/FCGKQYTHZCIYREH.SMALL.jpg Dominic Bender Get more out of your router table using this sled. A fence and a mitre gauge give you a lot of options, but there is merit to having another option. I expect to find a lot of applications for this over the course of my upcoming projects. Enjoy, and remember to be Inspired!
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:25:08 PST
The Ultimate Hammer (Hammer + Screwdriver, Bottle Opener, Nail Holder, and Ruler) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ultimate-Hammer-Hammer-Screwdriver-Bottle-Open/
The Ultimate Hammer (Hammer + Screwdriver, Bottle Opener, Nail Holder, and Ruler) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/M0GH/HZ9O3KD0/FY4M0GHHZ9O3KD0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/M0GH/HZ9O3KD0/FY4M0GHHZ9O3KD0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/M0GH/HZ9O3KD0/FY4M0GHHZ9O3KD0.SMALL.jpg M3G I recently stumbled upon this instructable, and it got me thinking; what else could be done to improve the humble hammer? I had some ideas in the back of my mind, and when I saw the Hand Tools Only Contest I decided to stop procrastinating and get to work. After all, what better entry for a contest ...
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:24:06 PDT
All for one and one for all http://www.instructables.com/id/All-for-one-and-one-for-all/
All for one and one for all - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/G06M/HYR3IFZE/F23G06MHYR3IFZE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/G06M/HYR3IFZE/F23G06MHYR3IFZE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/G06M/HYR3IFZE/F23G06MHYR3IFZE.SMALL.jpg abenavente Okay, to be honestly who loves cables? i have an small workshop in my house and i hate so much fall because of a cable or to find them like a mess so i´ve try to fix this problem and i am still looking for a better solution... so there is, if someone have an idea i would be glad to read something a...
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:56:21 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
The 1lb Boxed Screw Storage Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/The-1lb-Boxed-Screw-Storage-Rack/
The 1lb Boxed Screw Storage Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/QQCZ/HY0RI0B8/FXUQQCZHY0RI0B8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/QQCZ/HY0RI0B8/FXUQQCZHY0RI0B8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/QQCZ/HY0RI0B8/FXUQQCZHY0RI0B8.SMALL.jpg -BALES- Does this cluttered shelf look familiar? You probably have at least one. Maybe it's house paint, or the dreaded spray paint stored 14 rows deep, or as in my case, boxed screws and nails. Whatever the item, the one you want, is of course in the back ... and probably on the bottom. It never fails!...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:52:38 PDT
Dirty Caliper Battery Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Dirty-Caliper-Battery-Hack/
Dirty Caliper Battery Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/10FJ/HX8HKFZ2/FB310FJHX8HKFZ2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/10FJ/HX8HKFZ2/FB310FJHX8HKFZ2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/10FJ/HX8HKFZ2/FB310FJHX8HKFZ2.SMALL.jpg lathe_makeatio Everyone who has to measure fine things in the workshop knows these calipers sold for a few bucks on e bay or in DIY- malls. Those calipers are fine, accurate enough for home workshop use and as biggest advance easy to read. (especially if you reach 45 yrs in my case ;)The big disadvantage is the bu...
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Sat, 5 Jul 2014 06:52:56 PDT
Magnetic chuck wrench Holder (Drill Press) http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-chuck-wrench-Holder-Drill-Press/
Magnetic chuck wrench Holder (Drill Press) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/HV1V/HWX4DJ5O/FBSHV1VHWX4DJ5O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/HV1V/HWX4DJ5O/FBSHV1VHWX4DJ5O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/HV1V/HWX4DJ5O/FBSHV1VHWX4DJ5O.SMALL.jpg pTEARgriffin Hello Instructables, I've recently purchased a new bench top drill press. After unboxing it and setting it up I noticed it didn't have a spot for the chuck wrench, so I created my own. Materials Needed Drill Press Magnet ( I got mine from old hard drives.) 5 minute epoxy Mixing utensil ( I used...
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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 21:18:11 PDT
My AUTODESK - ARTIST IN RESIDENCY at INSTRUCTABLES http://www.instructables.com/id/AUTODESK-ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCY-at-INSTRUCTABLES/
My AUTODESK - ARTIST IN RESIDENCY at INSTRUCTABLES - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3B/KPAY/HWZ4THCY/F3BKPAYHWZ4THCY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3B/KPAY/HWZ4THCY/F3BKPAYHWZ4THCY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3B/KPAY/HWZ4THCY/F3BKPAYHWZ4THCY.SMALL.jpg anoukwipprecht How has your artist residency at Autodesk been going? What is your favorite part?As an invited artist in residency at Autodesk, I have a grasp on both incredible software and pre-released features within an amazing production facility. My favorite parts is that it feels like a big candy store where ...
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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 16:09:29 PDT
Bike stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-stand/
Bike stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9B/28LA/HWKCDHD9/F9B28LAHWKCDHD9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9B/28LA/HWKCDHD9/F9B28LAHWKCDHD9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9B/28LA/HWKCDHD9/F9B28LAHWKCDHD9.SMALL.jpg psauvignac First, sorry for my english, it is not my mother tongue and I struggle a bit with the DIY vocabulary ;)Second, I know that my instructable does not have a huge added value but I just wanted to share it as is was my first DIY thing that I entirely complete by myself. I know that welds are not very go...
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:40:41 PDT
DIY Disk Sander from Corded Drill http://www.instructables.com/id/DYI-Disk-Sander-from-Corded-Drill/
DIY Disk Sander from Corded Drill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/C50O/HVTWFJ13/F0XC50OHVTWFJ13.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/C50O/HVTWFJ13/F0XC50OHVTWFJ13.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/C50O/HVTWFJ13/F0XC50OHVTWFJ13.SMALL.jpg nickneubrand I decided to make a disk sander because I think that it would be fun to make a series about making tools. This is the first one that I have made and I hope that you guys like it. Weather or not you want to make it with a standard motor or reuse/upcycle/hack a corded drill, this project is pretty fun...
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Fri, 30 May 2014 23:09:58 PDT
Autodesk's Pier 9 Workshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Overview-Access-to-Autodesk-Pier-9-Workshop/
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Mon, 19 May 2014 17:09:23 PDT
Eye and ear protection http://www.instructables.com/id/Eye-and-ear-protection/
Eye and ear protection - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/XC3W/HVDU4PIT/FUWXC3WHVDU4PIT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/XC3W/HVDU4PIT/FUWXC3WHVDU4PIT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/XC3W/HVDU4PIT/FUWXC3WHVDU4PIT.SMALL.jpg JorikOrdelmans One thing that bothered me for a long time, is the use of safety glasses in combination with ear muffs. For some tasks, such as grinding metal, you need them both. But the pressure of the ear muffs will push the temples into the side of your head. After an hour your head starts to feel soar and not ...
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Mon, 19 May 2014 15:46:45 PDT
Rotating Tool Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Rotating-Tool-Stand/
Rotating Tool Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/HQ1A/HV9HU93V/FB7HQ1AHV9HU93V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/HQ1A/HV9HU93V/FB7HQ1AHV9HU93V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/HQ1A/HV9HU93V/FB7HQ1AHV9HU93V.SMALL.jpg Dominic Bender In order so both save space in my workshop and to make infrequently used tools more accessible, I built a rotating stand for three of them based on a design by Jack Houweling. The video shows you how I built it, and you can find additional information in a related blog post. Hope you enjoy!
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Sun, 18 May 2014 00:25:59 PDT
The Saw Blade Cabinet http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Saw-Blade-Cabinet/
The Saw Blade Cabinet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/8H4X/HV9HOPG2/FSY8H4XHV9HOPG2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/8H4X/HV9HOPG2/FSY8H4XHV9HOPG2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/8H4X/HV9HOPG2/FSY8H4XHV9HOPG2.SMALL.jpg -BALES- It's been established that I have some OCD when it comes to cleanliness and organizational matters. I have a relatively small/narrow shop (9'x25') and when everything has its place, it stays uncluttered and improves my work flow and efficiency.This space (for me) started as a musical rehearsal area...
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Fri, 16 May 2014 16:49:08 PDT
Easy to make foam brush http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-to-make-foam-brush/
Easy to make foam brush - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/36U9/HV1KRLR6/F2B36U9HV1KRLR6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/36U9/HV1KRLR6/F2B36U9HV1KRLR6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/36U9/HV1KRLR6/F2B36U9HV1KRLR6.SMALL.jpg Dominic Bender I made this from a piece of packing foam I had in my shop and a piece of scrap wood. Easy to make, versatile and a good way to upcycle something you might otherwise throw away - and save a few bucks on art and craft supplies for painting and finishing. You could even use shaped pieces of foam if you...
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Sat, 10 May 2014 09:45:32 PDT
Roland VersaCAMM Vinyl Printer: A Quick Start Guide for Pier 9 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-VersaCAMM-ROLAND-Pier-9/
Roland VersaCAMM Vinyl Printer: A Quick Start Guide for Pier 9 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/W7P3/HN82O1SM/FTZW7P3HN82O1SM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/W7P3/HN82O1SM/FTZW7P3HN82O1SM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/W7P3/HN82O1SM/FTZW7P3HN82O1SM.SMALL.jpg gabrieltaft The Roland VersaCAMM Vinyl Printer is a high quality vinyl printer with a cutting knife feature that can print: large format posters, labels, stickers, car decals, window stickers, signs, banners, and much more.Requirements for using this machine at Pier 9: Take General Workshop Safety Class. ...
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Thu, 8 May 2014 19:06:49 PDT
Simple Soldering Wand Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Soldering-Wand-Stand/
Simple Soldering Wand Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F62/IDSX/HUTNKEFM/F62IDSXHUTNKEFM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F62/IDSX/HUTNKEFM/F62IDSXHUTNKEFM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F62/IDSX/HUTNKEFM/F62IDSXHUTNKEFM.SMALL.jpg zachary phillips Materials 1. Block or wood 2. Big thick non insulated wire 3. Drill same size as wire4. Soldering wand/pen/iron2. Two big screws The Base For the base I just used a simple little piece of wood nothing special. Wire Holder To get the wire spirals I used a ward rake handle and wind it arou...
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Mon, 5 May 2014 06:15:50 PDT
Cheap easy shop organizing http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-easy-shop-organizing/
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:38:14 PDT
Becoming a Maker: The complete guide to a fully functional minishop: tools http://www.instructables.com/id/Becoming-a-Maker-The-complete-guide-to-a-fully-fun/
Becoming a Maker: The complete guide to a fully functional minishop: tools - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/VL4G/HTNO7P29/F19VL4GHTNO7P29.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/VL4G/HTNO7P29/F19VL4GHTNO7P29.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/VL4G/HTNO7P29/F19VL4GHTNO7P29.SMALL.jpg TheParacorder What is a maker? A maker is a DIY'er, recycle and reuse'er, and a crafter. They take whats not, and make it what Is. Makers not only have skill, but as well as the determination for his or her project. What does it take to become a maker? Well the first step to becoming a maker will be shown step by...
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Sun, 6 Apr 2014 13:34:52 PDT
Toothbrush to rotary tool bristle brush http://www.instructables.com/id/Toothbrush-to-rotary-tool-bristle-brush/
Toothbrush to rotary tool bristle brush - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/9MOY/HSVGB5D3/F4J9MOYHSVGB5D3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/9MOY/HSVGB5D3/F4J9MOYHSVGB5D3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/9MOY/HSVGB5D3/F4J9MOYHSVGB5D3.SMALL.jpg Mojo_JoJo Here's another take on putting a used toothbrush to good use. My toothbrush seems to wear out within a month and worse still, only the top half of the brush wears out while the bottom half seems fine. Must be something wrong with the way I brush my teeth. But not to worry, this ible is sure to put a...
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 02:22:28 PDT
Electronic-Lab in a Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Lab-in-a-Box/
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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 14:37:17 PST
Altoids toolbox http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-toolbox/
Altoids toolbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1C/FNRP/HS80G8NZ/F1CFNRPHS80G8NZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1C/FNRP/HS80G8NZ/F1CFNRPHS80G8NZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1C/FNRP/HS80G8NZ/F1CFNRPHS80G8NZ.SMALL.jpg Lewis121212 The finished toolboxThis tool box is for those who don't have a workspace, just a kitchen table to work on. It makes it easy to quickly get out of the way for dinner, or bring a pocket sized kit for small work, instead of lugging around a large toolbox and looking for what you need. Please vote me i...
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Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:41:36 PST
How to control sawdust on a Shopsmith Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-control-sawdust-on-a-Shopsmith-Lathe/
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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 10:00:14 PST
Third hand from sraps and scrounged materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Third-hand-from-sraps-and-scrounged-materials/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FH8/G54V/HP9NH3YQ/FH8G54VHP9NH3YQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH8/G54V/HP9NH3YQ/FH8G54VHP9NH3YQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH8/G54V/HP9NH3YQ/FH8G54VHP9NH3YQ.SMALL.jpg funkysod This is just an add to maybe inspire someone. I salvaged a lamp which was destined for garbage at work. The lamp has a snake-like, sturdy, neck which allows it to be directed where you need it. As I said the neck is quite sturdy so first I thought of using it for a tablet stand. Then I thought of al...
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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 05:56:17 PST
Homemade Knife http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Knife-4/
Homemade Knife - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/AFQU/HP4LP5M9/FHRAFQUHP4LP5M9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/AFQU/HP4LP5M9/FHRAFQUHP4LP5M9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/AFQU/HP4LP5M9/FHRAFQUHP4LP5M9.SMALL.jpg fedegarcia this is my second knife, i did it at school in my free periods, so i hope you all like it Making Old Tool Soft For Shaping at first, put your old tool inside an oven (900degree celsius). after the tool is all colour red, take it off from the oven and let it become cold inside of a bowl full of sa...
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Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:10:02 PST
How to Clean the Water Jet Abrasive Tube http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Clean-the-Water-Jet-Abrasive-Tube/
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 18:35:22 PST
Workshop adjustable support with expansion pack, made from junk. http://www.instructables.com/id/Workshop-adjustable-support-with-expansion-pack-ma/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/Z43Z/HN4ZSYBN/FBBZ43ZHN4ZSYBN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/Z43Z/HN4ZSYBN/FBBZ43ZHN4ZSYBN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/Z43Z/HN4ZSYBN/FBBZ43ZHN4ZSYBN.SMALL.jpg funkysod I made this simple support, you know for those long pieces of wood or metal stock. My workbench is really small and I often have trouble handling all the things I want to do. Looking at my pile of scrap pieces I just winged this together in my mind. Kind of improvised it as I went along. Worked out ...
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Thu, 24 Oct 2013 04:13:40 PDT
Easy guide for installing a magnetic shed/workshop tool organiser kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-guide-for-installing-a-magnetic-shedworkshop-/
Easy guide for installing a magnetic shed/workshop tool organiser kit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/1D8Y/HLFUXGCP/FS51D8YHLFUXGCP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/1D8Y/HLFUXGCP/FS51D8YHLFUXGCP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/1D8Y/HLFUXGCP/FS51D8YHLFUXGCP.SMALL.jpg first4magnets Say goodbye to your untidy shed with this is easy to follow guide for installing a magnetic tool organiser kit in your shed, garage or workshop. Turn your shed or workshop nightmare into the perfect workspace with the ideal tool storage option. Never lose another tool again! Get your magnetic...
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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 04:57:47 PDT
Pier 9 Machine Catalog http://www.instructables.com/id/Pier-9-Machine-Catalog/
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Wed, 24 Jul 2013 17:57:22 PDT
Building a Complete DIY Workshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-DIY-Complete-Workshop/
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 09:00:38 PDT
Miniature 2in1 engraver and drill http://www.instructables.com/id/Miniature-2in1-engraver-and-drill/
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Fri, 7 Jun 2013 14:05:54 PDT
Find The Center of a Circle http://www.instructables.com/id/Find-The-Center-of-a-Circle-1/
Find The Center of a Circle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/CGEG/HFWSV0RO/FRZCGEGHFWSV0RO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/CGEG/HFWSV0RO/FRZCGEGHFWSV0RO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/CGEG/HFWSV0RO/FRZCGEGHFWSV0RO.SMALL.jpg charels88 This is something I learned and geometry class and completely forgot for a while.  All you will need is a drafting/drawing compass or a large homemade one for big circles.  I have a little drafting kit that has came in very useful in engineering school!  The steps are very short and will be best sho...
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Tue, 7 May 2013 10:25:29 PDT
Homemade Tabe Saw - Part 1 - Motor Mount & Adjustable Bed http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Tabe-Saw-Part-1-Motor-Mount-Adjusta/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWT/6A1T/HE080QKE/FWT6A1THE080QKE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWT/6A1T/HE080QKE/FWT6A1THE080QKE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWT/6A1T/HE080QKE/FWT6A1THE080QKE.SMALL.jpg savvas_papasavva So I had a table saw motor from what was a cheap machine, that contained the start and stop button, drive motor, mounting holes and blade in one unit.  I got my hands on this probably 8 years ago, and it was part of a functioning table saw, which I think is still quite easy to find.  It was limited ...
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Sat, 9 Mar 2013 07:39:41 PST
Marking Knife on the cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Marking-Knife-on-the-cheap/
Marking Knife on the cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ2/FKF8/HDXM93OK/FQ2FKF8HDXM93OK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ2/FKF8/HDXM93OK/FQ2FKF8HDXM93OK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ2/FKF8/HDXM93OK/FQ2FKF8HDXM93OK.SMALL.jpg gilleseg I have been slowly getting into woodworking and decided I would start with a few small project to build my skill.  So i looked in the normal places for projects and plans.  I subscribe to Chris Schwarz webpage and often receive his emails about the things he is working on.  One of his emails was abo...
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Tue, 5 Mar 2013 18:56:54 PST
Table-Top Scissors | The cutting edge of technology! http://www.instructables.com/id/Table-Top-Scissors-The-cutting-edge-of-technolog/
Table-Top Scissors | The cutting edge of technology! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQR/1A21/HAWSM94X/FQR1A21HAWSM94X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQR/1A21/HAWSM94X/FQR1A21HAWSM94X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQR/1A21/HAWSM94X/FQR1A21HAWSM94X.SMALL.jpg SilverJimny Table top saws, sanders, lathes, drills, dishwashers, cookers, lamps, TVs, microscopes, telescopes, and heaters, but no Table-Top Scissors? The idea for the table-Top Scissors came from a discussion I had at work with a colleague in the workshop. We were talking about things which could be motorize...
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Wed, 9 Jan 2013 13:47:21 PST
New compressor handle http://www.instructables.com/id/New-compressor-handle/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ3/FBT9/H9T4CP0K/FZ3FBT9H9T4CP0K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ3/FBT9/H9T4CP0K/FZ3FBT9H9T4CP0K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ3/FBT9/H9T4CP0K/FZ3FBT9H9T4CP0K.SMALL.jpg Truehart Hooray!  Finally, my first 'ible.  I've done quite a bit of lurking and commenting, but never had the time (or forward thinking) to produce my own, so bare with me as I stumble through the editing process.  That said, let me tell you about one of my latest projects. I got my 10 gal Powermate compre...
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Thu, 29 Nov 2012 08:04:15 PST
Refurbish a Hand Saw http://www.instructables.com/id/Refurbish-a-Hand-Saw/
Refurbish a Hand Saw - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ3/WUDO/H9K2FKRD/FQ3WUDOH9K2FKRD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ3/WUDO/H9K2FKRD/FQ3WUDOH9K2FKRD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ3/WUDO/H9K2FKRD/FQ3WUDOH9K2FKRD.SMALL.jpg gilleseg In this Instructable I will give you the basic tools you need to restore an old hand saw to its former glory. I was out with the wife, hitting up local garage sales, when we stopped at a condo community whose residents are mostly retired. They had Tupperware, pots, pans, and assorted nicknacks. I ...
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Fri, 16 Nov 2012 19:41:45 PST
How to Lathe and Turn Wood http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Lathe-and-Turn-Wood/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/7UJG/H9G0SSEB/FYG7UJGH9G0SSEB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/7UJG/H9G0SSEB/FYG7UJGH9G0SSEB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/7UJG/H9G0SSEB/FYG7UJGH9G0SSEB.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura Learning to use lathes for wood turning can be scary, but it is actually easy and fun! The following instructables are excellent references for lathe projects, and list critical skills when learning how to lathe. Do you have an excellent wood turning or lathe project not in this guide? Message me, ...
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Fri, 16 Nov 2012 13:40:43 PST
POWER DRILL HOLSTER FROM LAUNDRY JUG http://www.instructables.com/id/POWER-DRILL-HOLSTER-FROM-LAUNDRY-JUG/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTM/Q14Q/H4VQ6A4F/FTMQ14QH4VQ6A4F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTM/Q14Q/H4VQ6A4F/FTMQ14QH4VQ6A4F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTM/Q14Q/H4VQ6A4F/FTMQ14QH4VQ6A4F.SMALL.jpg DoDo729 I use my power drill quite a bit and like to have it handy when I need it.  So I came up with this idea and it costs nothing to make.  All you need is a empty laundry detergent jug, a knife and a couple of screws. iNSTRUCTIONS: Take the laundry detergent jug, and there are various sizes to choose...
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Wed, 25 Jul 2012 10:01:21 PDT
Electronics Tip : Making An Instant Vice / Vise. http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronics-Tip-How-To-Make-an-Instant-Vice-Vi/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/TU8E/H4DXITF9/FV0TU8EH4DXITF9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/TU8E/H4DXITF9/FV0TU8EH4DXITF9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/TU8E/H4DXITF9/FV0TU8EH4DXITF9.SMALL.jpg AndyGadget If you want to grip something firmly for soldering, all you need is a pair of pliers and an elastic band.  You can vary the grip force by changing band thickness or length and by moving it closer or further away from the jaws. Closer to the jaws = less force.  Simple, quick and effective.
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Mon, 9 Jul 2012 14:48:36 PDT
Overspray protector http://www.instructables.com/id/Overspray-protector/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/Q95O/H3Z3VRUB/FRTQ95OH3Z3VRUB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/Q95O/H3Z3VRUB/FRTQ95OH3Z3VRUB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/Q95O/H3Z3VRUB/FRTQ95OH3Z3VRUB.SMALL.jpg hells-oui Protect yourself from aerosol over-spray with this handy diy! Use an awl to poke a hole in your favourite plastic container. Slide the spray tube into the hole. Spray up close with no mess.
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Mon, 2 Jul 2012 23:57:05 PDT