Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - workshop Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:08:07 PDT BLOX v1.01 Cheap easy shop organizing
Cheap easy shop organizing - More DIY How To Projects]]> tclamp easy cheap tool to help organize your garage with banker boxes I built shelves on the walls of my garage and have bankers boxes in them. Each banker box has a label indicating what is inside, such as, tape, glue, spray cans, sanding discs etc. I made a simple tool to take these boxes down with n...
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:38:14 PDT
Becoming a Maker: The complete guide to a fully functional minishop: tools
Becoming a Maker: The complete guide to a fully functional minishop: tools - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Toothbrush to rotary tool bristle brush - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Electronic-Lab in a Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> McLovinGyver Since I work in a small flat with no separate space for handcrafts i struggle always with building before and cleaning up afterwards just for simple electronic work. There were always the same tools to search in boxes and cases, plug them in, find wires and solderin tin and so on. So for only 5 mi...
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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 14:37:17 PST
Altoids toolbox
Altoids toolbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
How to control sawdust on a Shopsmith Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> rcouture21 I have a Shopsmith and like to turn wood but I do not like the mess.  Seems like every time I would turn something I would spend lots of time cleaning saw dust off of everything behind and under the Shopsmith.  I recently got a TechShop membership and it helped spark some creativity.  With the abili...
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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 10:00:14 PST
Third hand from sraps and scrounged materials 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
Homemade Knife - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
How to Clean the Water Jet Abrasive Tube - More DIY How To Projects]]> gabrieltaft How to Clean out the water jet abrasive tube.  From time to time when using the water jet at Pier 9, the clear tube that feeds abrasive to the head clogs up and stops the water jet from cutting your material. This is usually due to water leaking into the tube which must remain dry for Garnet to fl...
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 18:35:22 PST
How to use VersaCAMM ROLAND
How to use VersaCAMM ROLAND - More DIY How To Projects]]> gabrieltaft Roland VersaCAMM Vinyl Printer So you want to use the Roland Vinyl printer... Great, you have come to the right spot! The Roland Vinyl Printer is a high quality Vinyl Printer with a cut feature.  Using this machine you can: Print out large format Pictures, Posters, Labels, stickers, Carsitckers,...
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:07:45 PST
Workshop adjustable support with expansion pack, made from junk. 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
Easy guide for installing a magnetic shed/workshop tool organiser kit - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Autodesk's Pier 9 Workshop
Autodesk's Pier 9 Workshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> jsass Welcome to the Pier 9 Workshop!   We are excited to open the doors to this world-class fabrication facility on the San Francisco Bay.  Our state-of-the-art facility exists to serve three main goals: The interface between software and hardware is becoming more important to how people design and...
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Wed, 24 Jul 2013 17:58:26 PDT
Pier 9 Machine Catalog
Pier 9 Machine Catalog - More DIY How To Projects]]> jsass Welcome to the Pier 9 Workshops! This is a live catalog of the machines we are currently using in our shops, including model numbers and links to machine spec's.  We have 7 amazing maker-spaces on the Pier: a Digital Fabrication Room, Woodshop, Metalshop, 3D + Printshop, Project Room, Electronics S...
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Wed, 24 Jul 2013 17:57:22 PDT
Building a Complete DIY Workshop
Building a Complete DIY Workshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> bizydad Build your own workshop from the ground up! Most of my photos have detailed notes, so check them out. This is the Instructable for my Workshop Video Tour 2013. This Shop was constructed for under $2000 Materials for construction(roughly): 100 2x4x8' 4     2x4x12'   8     2x6x10' 2     2x6x12' 35 ...
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 09:00:38 PDT
Miniature 2in1 engraver and drill
Miniature 2in1 engraver and drill - More DIY How To Projects]]> InnovationBot15 Before I start, I must tell you that this is my first ever instructable and I am 15 years old so I would really like to hear some feedback and constructive criticism from you guys. ALSO, PLEASE COULD YOU VOTE FOR ME IN THE BATTERY POWERED CONTEST AND THE POCKET SIZED ELECTRONICS CONTEST. BIG THANK Y...
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Fri, 7 Jun 2013 14:05:54 PDT
Find The Center of a Circle
Find The Center of a Circle - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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 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
Marking Knife on the cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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!
Table-Top Scissors | The cutting edge of technology! - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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 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
Refurbish a Hand Saw - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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 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 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. 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 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
Parts Cleaner
Parts Cleaner - More DIY How To Projects]]> hells-oui Quick and easy parts cleaner. Items required. Old coffee tin (Keep the can opened lid!) Long bolt. Cleaning solution Tools required. Drill Vise/pliers Fold the edges of the can opened lid upwards with a vise or pliers **be careful of the sharp edge** Drill 1/4" Hole into the center of the c...
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Mon, 2 Jul 2012 23:54:40 PDT
Oiling a Turret Mill
Oiling a Turret Mill - More DIY How To Projects]]> MakerDrake Being relatively new to a machine shop environment, one thing that can be heard above all other information is that everything must be oiled well. When something goes wrong it is typically improper use, or a lack of oiling. In the manual it states that the spindle must be oiled daily, the ways must ...
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Thu, 31 May 2012 11:28:00 PDT
Table Mounted Jig Saw
Table Mounted Jig Saw - More DIY How To Projects]]> Lignumvital I am an artist by trade so I do not have a lot of money to build tools for my studio. With my work it is also a goal to share my knowledge with the world. There are a lot of people out in the world who are in the same boat. Your not alone, and I hope this helps someone out in the world at large. Wh...
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Mon, 7 May 2012 08:52:08 PDT
Archaeology: Repairing and Modifying a Trowel
Archaeology: Repairing and Modifying a Trowel - More DIY How To Projects]]> MakerDrake When working in the field, it is easy to lose your tools in the sea of trowels since so many of them look alike. Thanks to TechShop this can easily be taken care of! In order to show how to both repair and modify at the same time, I decided to use one that had a tip broken off. You can see this in ...
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Thu, 5 Apr 2012 10:00:24 PDT
DIY Dave's Workspace DIY Dave Here's my workspace. It's a 8'X12' corner of my dad's pole barn. I've included links to the projects that are pictured above. Jacob's Forks Propane tank air adapter Scanner lamp (in progress) Battery drill conversion Solar Stereo Car ramps Drill sander (step 3) Spot Welder (in progress) AC arc weld...
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Thu, 9 Feb 2012 10:30:39 PST
Franken-Saw (a.k.a. how to use a DeWalt battery with a Bosch reciprocating saw)
Franken-Saw (a.k.a. how to use a DeWalt battery with a Bosch reciprocating saw) - More DIY How To Projects]]> hauntedworkshop I discovered a Bosch 18v reciprocating saw sitting on top of someones trash can. It didn't have a battery, but that didn't deter me. I have several DeWalt 18v batteries for my drills and I knew there had to be a way to use them. So I brought it into my workshop and began playing. I disassembled the...
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Tue, 17 Jan 2012 13:39:00 PST
Homemade Miter Saw Clamps nurdee1 These are some miter saw clamps that I made as a christmas present. Unfortunately when I made them I didn't think to take pictures for a step by step instructable. So I decided that I would take some pictures of the finished clamps and make a photo instructable. I hope this will help or inspire some...
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Thu, 12 Jan 2012 05:41:27 PST
Woodshop Cribs copperaxe Small compact and sturdy make these cribbings handy little fellas to have around. They do the job of protecting the larger things that won't fit on a work table or a pair of saw horses, keeping your project off the floor safely. With the cotton cord (or foam padding if you upholster) your finished s...
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Sun, 4 Dec 2011 16:53:18 PST
Magnetic Parts Tray - Another Use DoDo729 I recently re-painted my boat and boat trailer. The boat and trailer are painted blue, with red trim. I will publish the entire boat re-paint later. I wanted to paint the wheel nuts red to match the trim on the boat. Instead of spraying or using a brush to paint the nuts, I dipped them into the can ...
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Sat, 15 Oct 2011 05:11:07 PDT
Portable Bench Grinder Using Old Furnace Motor DoDo729 Have you ever had to work away from your shop, but still need a grinder.  I have, so here is the solution I came up with.  I had an old furnace motor and an arbor.  Very handy to have and simple to make. Materials List: 1 - Piece of 3/4" plywood, cut to your dimensions 1 - Arbor (available at most...
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Sun, 28 Aug 2011 05:06:01 PDT
Free 10" Saw Blade Holder DoDo729 Have more than one blade for your table, radial arm or mitre saw?  I have a few and wanted a way to store them for easy access, safety, and to prevent damage.  Here is what I built. Materials: 2 - 2X4 - 11" 2 - 1X4 - 11-3/8" Couple of wood screws and glue. Instruction: Cut your 2x4 and 1x4 to len...
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Sat, 20 Aug 2011 04:51:26 PDT
Garage - Workshop - Tools - Reno & Organization DoDo729 Are you sick and tired of the clutter in your garage?  Tired of not being able to locate things in your garage?  I know I was, so I decided to do a total reno on my garage and I sure didn't want to spend a ton of money.  I was able to locate 6 large filing cabinets on Kijiji for free.  I could have ...
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Thu, 18 Aug 2011 11:52:26 PDT
Kruser495's workshop kruser495 figured i show you guys my current workspace at my new house. i also will be adding three or 4 more instructables soon!
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Sat, 28 May 2011 21:44:19 PDT
Bedroom/ Workshop chriszep Living in a third floor apartment makes building a pain, but over the course of a few years of trial and error I have found a way to work in many different materials, and also on the computer, while keeping my sleeping space separate, all in one room. I build constantly, and prototype on the compute...
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Sat, 26 Feb 2011 07:19:18 PST
My Cozy Little Workspace
My Cozy Little Workspace - More DIY How To Projects]]> cornbrown Welcome to my workroom! This tiny room sits behind the master bedroom in my 100+  year old apartment.  I imagine it was originally used as a laundry room but I've turned it into a sweet little workspace.   Despite it's size, I can usually accomplish everything I do  without much strain. Electroni...
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Wed, 23 Feb 2011 15:17:15 PST
bombmaker2's Garage/Workshop bombmaker2 This is my garage where all of my (non food related) projects are planned, built, or designed. It is also my entry to the Share Your Space Challenge. Enjoy!
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Mon, 21 Feb 2011 20:20:47 PST
My basement workspace flamming arrow This is where i hack, create, think, and invent.  
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Sun, 20 Feb 2011 15:59:40 PST
SteveAstroUK's workspace
SteveAstroUK's workspace - More DIY How To Projects]]> steveastrouk Here's a sequence of pictures from my workspace. Yes, we do really have to work too, but since we live and breath engineering, its not much of a deal. This is a picture of the latest of our products. Its a scientific instrument for measuring the properties of liquid  - metal, glass, pretty well any...
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Sat, 19 Feb 2011 12:43:17 PST
My Workshop.... superpants This instructable is in response to the workplace competition. I have heavily annotated the photos which explain the tools and setup in my workshop. I currently rent a house, so the workshop is not as I would ideally like it as I can't modify the garage space in any way, however I have it functionin...
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Thu, 17 Feb 2011 00:37:51 PST
My workspace simmigunn This is my workspace. I may be cheating a little bit here because this is also my place of work but the thing is that I own this company and this entire shop so when the shop is closed on the evenings and weekends, it becomes like my huge garage... never the less, this is the place I hang out and bu...
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Mon, 14 Feb 2011 12:24:34 PST
Travis7s's Workshop travis7s My workshop is based out of the spare room of my apartment. Its a 9'x9' room not counting the closet. I have way too much stuff for such a small space but hopefully I'll be moving into a house with garage sometime this year! :)
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Sat, 12 Feb 2011 15:32:46 PST
Converted Corn crib to Buggy house workshop
Converted Corn crib to Buggy house workshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> fretted The Weapons of Mass construction One can never have enough tool boxes or enough tools ! The Lineup Messy but i know where everything is . RAS This saw rocks it was froze up when i got it took me 2 days to rebuild it well worth the time and effort. Saw Table I like to make clocks and ...
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Thu, 10 Feb 2011 19:18:44 PST
FuzzyH Workshop for the "share your space" contest
FuzzyH Workshop for the "share your space" contest - More DIY How To Projects]]> fuzzyhypothesis I saw the share your space contest and thought, why not.  Its a good way to try out writting an instructable, and enter a contest.  So Here is my go at it workbench My workshop consists of a corner of the basement.  I am limited in space (all that I am allowed from the family CEO).  This is my ...
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Thu, 10 Feb 2011 10:00:54 PST
Basement Workshop and Lab LargeMouthBass Here's my basement workshop.  I'ts great to have a place to work year around, rain or shine.  Needless to say I spend a lot of time here. 
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Fri, 4 Feb 2011 11:14:44 PST