Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - popular http://www.instructables.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:39:44 PDT BLOX v1.01 Polish A 3D Printed Part Using Jewelry Polishing Techniques http://www.instructables.com/id/Polish-A-3D-Printed-Part-Using-Jewelry-Polishing-T/
Polish A 3D Printed Part Using Jewelry Polishing Techniques - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/ZAHT/I0466GC3/F1UZAHTI0466GC3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/ZAHT/I0466GC3/F1UZAHTI0466GC3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/ZAHT/I0466GC3/F1UZAHTI0466GC3.SMALL.jpg wei wei You might have read the instructable on how to polish big resin pieces from the Objet 3D Printers. But what if you want to polish a small but complex part? When a sander is too big and powerful for your delicate little part? In this instructable I'll demonstrate how you can polish a small 3d printed...
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:57:55 PDT
Easy Mini Drill Press http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Mini-Drill-Press/
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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 03:11:56 PDT
New life for an old vice. http://www.instructables.com/id/New-life-for-an-old-vice/
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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:51:30 PDT
Magneto Helmet-Xmen 1992 http://www.instructables.com/id/Magneto-Helmet-Xmen-1992/
Magneto Helmet-Xmen 1992 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/V0US/I0462JKC/F0AV0USI0462JKC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/V0US/I0462JKC/F0AV0USI0462JKC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/V0US/I0462JKC/F0AV0USI0462JKC.SMALL.jpg davelynham Hi there, This is my magneto helmet from the X-men cartoon back in 1992 and I'v been working on it for the past few months. I wanted to make this helmet in a way that I could make duplicates pretty easy so in this tutorial I can show you how I made block molds, silicone jackets along with a fibergl...
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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:24:09 PDT
Using A Bench Vise To Easily Straighten and Strip Wire http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-A-Bench-Vise-To-Straighten-and-Strip-Wire/
Using A Bench Vise To Easily Straighten and Strip Wire - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/F72U/HZV3RGCI/FZIF72UHZV3RGCI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/F72U/HZV3RGCI/FZIF72UHZV3RGCI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/F72U/HZV3RGCI/FZIF72UHZV3RGCI.SMALL.jpg BeachsideHank Effortlessly straighten a project's wire using your shop vise with no hammer, pliers, drills or muscles needed. Depending on how your workshop bench vise (vice) is mounted- a swivel base is very handy-, using it's exposed beam end as a drawbar will greatly aid you in working out kinks in reasonable...
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Tue, 9 Sep 2014 14:56:41 PDT
Kite weaving http://www.instructables.com/id/Kite-weaving/
Kite weaving - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/8995/HZTO9FHB/FAD8995HZTO9FHB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/8995/HZTO9FHB/FAD8995HZTO9FHB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/8995/HZTO9FHB/FAD8995HZTO9FHB.SMALL.jpg FabSchool Voor dit weefgetouw heb je eerst een aantal onderdelen nodig die hier niet worden besproken*. Deze kun je bijvoorbeeld maken in een Fablab. De benodigdheden bestaan uit: twee houten ronde stokken met 51 gaten, 1 of 2 spoelen*, 1 kam*, 1 schaar, 1 naald en tenminste 1 bolletje wol of katoen.De bestan...
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:15:16 PDT
Vibration-free Grinder Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Vibration-free-Grinder-Stand/
Vibration-free Grinder Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3D/6VEN/HZOHAAQA/F3D6VENHZOHAAQA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3D/6VEN/HZOHAAQA/F3D6VENHZOHAAQA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3D/6VEN/HZOHAAQA/F3D6VENHZOHAAQA.SMALL.jpg earz_cd My bench grinder is mounted on this three footed stand. While it does a great job holding the grinder, it's not much for holding still when the grinder is spinning. It will walk across the floor and vibrate and rattle unless you put considerable pressure with your foot on the bottom of the stand. Th...
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 12:52:02 PDT
Cheap thrift-store powertools http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-thrift-store-powertools/
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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 06:32:42 PDT
Wood Carving Station from old sewing table http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Carving-Station-from-old-sewing-table/
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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 17:59:46 PDT
Soldering Iron Base (made with a sardines can) http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Iron-Base-made-with-a-sardines-can/
Soldering Iron Base (made with a sardines can) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/6AH5/HZMJ0XIF/FAH6AH5HZMJ0XIF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/6AH5/HZMJ0XIF/FAH6AH5HZMJ0XIF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/6AH5/HZMJ0XIF/FAH6AH5HZMJ0XIF.SMALL.jpg M.C. Langer (If you like this project, your votes are very appreciated. Thanks!)Hello everybody! I'm back into the action! After all the excitement of working in a bulletproof vests factory, and then moving to Azerbaijan and getting married to my beautiful girlfriend Parvin, now I'm living in Baku and trying to...
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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 05:59:37 PDT
Using the Singer Futura (CNC sewing machine at Pier 9) http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-the-Singer-Futura-CNC-sewing-machine-at-Pier/
Using the Singer Futura (CNC sewing machine at Pier 9) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNA/BY2O/HZJODTMS/FNABY2OHZJODTMS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNA/BY2O/HZJODTMS/FNABY2OHZJODTMS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNA/BY2O/HZJODTMS/FNABY2OHZJODTMS.SMALL.jpg CobyUnger Pier 9 has some awesomely powerful CNC tools, and the Singer Futura is, well, a CNC tool of less awesome power. This intractable will go through some of the things I have learned using this tool but is by no means an exhaustive guide to perfect embroidery machine use. For now, I'll go over what I kn...
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Tue, 2 Sep 2014 00:08:51 PDT
DIY Dremel Sanding Bands http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Dremel-Sanding-Bands/
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:39:55 PDT
Fume Extractor http://www.instructables.com/id/Fume-Extractor-2/
Fume Extractor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/ATYD/HZFE2OXN/FX3ATYDHZFE2OXN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/ATYD/HZFE2OXN/FX3ATYDHZFE2OXN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/ATYD/HZFE2OXN/FX3ATYDHZFE2OXN.SMALL.jpg MarcussLilProjects This is a homemade ventilation system for home use. It's made from an IKEA lamp where the lampshade works as nozzle and is placed above the soldering, using the smoke's upward direction of travel to make the uptake of smoke more effective.The fume extractor sucks away hazardous smoke created when so...
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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:44:01 PDT
Card Rabbet Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Card-Rabbet-Tool/
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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 06:04:41 PDT
How To Disassemble A Keyless Drill Chuck http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Disassemble-A-Keyless-Drill-Chuck/
How To Disassemble A Keyless Drill Chuck - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/GPL5/HZFDU62E/FJBGPL5HZFDU62E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/GPL5/HZFDU62E/FJBGPL5HZFDU62E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/GPL5/HZFDU62E/FJBGPL5HZFDU62E.SMALL.jpg earz_cd I've had this cordless drill for going on 10 years now. It has been a great drill, but recently has been plagued with a sticky chuck, making it hard to open and close the chuck. A few months ago I purchased a newer lithium powered version of this same drill so I figured it would be worth some explor...
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:15:45 PDT
Pencil Stub Marking Gauge http://www.instructables.com/id/Pencil-Stub-Marking-Gauge/
Pencil Stub Marking Gauge - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/ASKZ/HZDYEXQW/FKRASKZHZDYEXQW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/ASKZ/HZDYEXQW/FKRASKZHZDYEXQW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/ASKZ/HZDYEXQW/FKRASKZHZDYEXQW.SMALL.jpg BeachsideHank I made this gauge almost 30 years ago from scraps and fasteners on hand, and little did I realize just how indispensable it would become for marking out projects. It closes down to a minimum of 3/16" (4.76mm) and opens to 8" (203.2mm) and allows for very swift layout of tenons, panel fields, rabbet...
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:50:54 PDT
Handmade Tools for Leather Tooling http://www.instructables.com/id/Handmade-Tools-for-Leather-Tooling/
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:23:08 PDT
Rehab an Old Hammer http://www.instructables.com/id/Rehab-an-Old-Hammer/
Rehab an Old Hammer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/ZLHB/HZB3RXJU/FZQZLHBHZB3RXJU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/ZLHB/HZB3RXJU/FZQZLHBHZB3RXJU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/ZLHB/HZB3RXJU/FZQZLHBHZB3RXJU.SMALL.jpg anarnold My dad has a favorite hammer that he's used for years. It's pretty well-worn and the handle is coming loose so it occasionally throws the head. For Fathers' day this year, I decided i would rehab it for him by adding a new handle and cleaning up the battle-scarred tool-head.You Will Need:A new handl...
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:09:25 PDT
Urethane Flat Belt Welding Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Urethane-Flat-Belt-Welding-Tool/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/INAS/HRPBMOWD/FWPINASHRPBMOWD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/INAS/HRPBMOWD/FWPINASHRPBMOWD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/INAS/HRPBMOWD/FWPINASHRPBMOWD.SMALL.jpg LOTL After pricing specialty tools made for welding flat urethane belts, i decided to make my own. I have a kit for welding round, V and flat belts up to 1 1/2" and needed a tool for welding 2" flat belts. It was a one time job and the tools for doing this cost $300-$400. List of parts purchased. 1 - Lo...
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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:26:59 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
Economically Make Your Own Custom Precision Drill And Reamer Set http://www.instructables.com/id/Economically-Make-Your-Own-Custom-Precision-Drill-/
Economically Make Your Own Custom Precision Drill And Reamer Set - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/8WOD/HZ88OJS0/F598WODHZ88OJS0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/8WOD/HZ88OJS0/F598WODHZ88OJS0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/8WOD/HZ88OJS0/F598WODHZ88OJS0.SMALL.jpg BeachsideHank While working on my DIY CNC machine, I wanted to fabricate custom bearing blocks for the guide rods I was using. The rods were stripped from printers and scanners acquired during a typical- for me- asset recovery sweep, and were just perfect for the job, being precision ground, polished, and of cour...
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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 15:12:47 PDT
Dremel tool post grinder http://www.instructables.com/id/Dremel-tool-post-grinder/
Dremel tool post grinder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/NDIX/HZ5DSX3E/FZWNDIXHZ5DSX3E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/NDIX/HZ5DSX3E/FZWNDIXHZ5DSX3E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/NDIX/HZ5DSX3E/FZWNDIXHZ5DSX3E.SMALL.jpg wireb While working on a custom lionel rivet punch for my dad I ran into the need for a tool post grinder. Since this is one off project I did not want to purchase a new one. So decided to see what I could build out of my scrap bin. I happen to have a old Dremel and some aluminum scrap so decided to go wi...
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:16:55 PDT
Economy Hydraulic Shop Press http://www.instructables.com/id/Economy-Hydraulic-Shop-Press/
Economy Hydraulic Shop Press - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/I3QQ/HZ5DS1ZB/FTOI3QQHZ5DS1ZB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/I3QQ/HZ5DS1ZB/FTOI3QQHZ5DS1ZB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/I3QQ/HZ5DS1ZB/FTOI3QQHZ5DS1ZB.SMALL.jpg BeachsideHank I decided to make a small scale shop press since over the years I had an occasional need for one while doing projects, but never had the justification for a typical "real" one. My design criteria was based on the lowest cost to achieve a quality product, and so that called for creative thinking as t...
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:45:24 PDT
DIY Table Saw Rip Fence http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-rip-fence-for-saw-bench-1/
DIY Table Saw Rip Fence - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/D25J/HZ5DTLR7/FIBD25JHZ5DTLR7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/D25J/HZ5DTLR7/FIBD25JHZ5DTLR7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/D25J/HZ5DTLR7/FIBD25JHZ5DTLR7.SMALL.jpg doncra This distinctive bright orange beast is a Triton MK3 saw bench; a fantastic Australian invention that easily converts a standard hand held circular saw into a table saw. I think mainly popular here in Australia and also the UK. The Triton bench is now 30+ years old - it dates from an era when table ...
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 03:47:30 PDT
C-Clamps? 25 Other Clamps They Don't Want You To Know About... http://www.instructables.com/id/C-Clamps-Bah-25-Other-Clamps-They-Dont-Want-You-To/
C-Clamps? 25 Other Clamps They Don't Want You To Know About... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/MKE3/HZ3YC6JS/FNOMKE3HZ3YC6JS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/MKE3/HZ3YC6JS/FNOMKE3HZ3YC6JS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/MKE3/HZ3YC6JS/FNOMKE3HZ3YC6JS.SMALL.jpg RobbGodshaw This set of Alphaclamps is an exploration of tools and their form. From the I-beam to the C-clamp, the latin letterforms seem to have a chicken-egg relationship with the letter-shaped tools that bear their name. Is the C the basis for design, or simply a descriptor of the form? Curious about how the...
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:26:18 PDT
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
Renewing Sanding Disks http://www.instructables.com/id/Renewing-Sanding-Disks/
Renewing Sanding Disks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/YAN8/HZ5RP3NV/F7VYAN8HZ5RP3NV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/YAN8/HZ5RP3NV/F7VYAN8HZ5RP3NV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/YAN8/HZ5RP3NV/F7VYAN8HZ5RP3NV.SMALL.jpg BeachsideHank Just like tires, worn out Velcro- backed sanding disks can be given a second life by gluing fresh stock onto their dull surfaces. This Instructable will demonstrate a reliable and inexpensive way to refresh your old ones so they may perform better than new in some cases. How To Proceed Begin by ...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:14:46 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...
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Mon, 12 Nov 2012 08:05:21 PST
How To Reuse Zip-ties http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Reuse-Zip-ties/
How To Reuse Zip-ties - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/K6WB/HZ13FVGL/F1HK6WBHZ13FVGL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/K6WB/HZ13FVGL/F1HK6WBHZ13FVGL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/K6WB/HZ13FVGL/F1HK6WBHZ13FVGL.SMALL.jpg joshuao Many people who use zip ties a lot like to reuse them. This instructable shows a simple, easy way to reuse the zip ties. Step 1 Tighten the tie all the way so that there is a tiny loop at the end Step 2 Now use the tie like it is a normal zip tie. That's it!
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:07:14 PDT
Cross Hole Drilling In Round Rod Stock http://www.instructables.com/id/Cross-Hole-Drilling-In-Round-Rod-Stock/
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:18:23 PDT
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
Low-Cost Standing Workbench - No Screws Needed! http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Cost-Standing-Workbench-No-Screws-Needed/
Low-Cost Standing Workbench - No Screws Needed! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/O1OO/HYY8K13W/FR4O1OOHYY8K13W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/O1OO/HYY8K13W/FR4O1OOHYY8K13W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/O1OO/HYY8K13W/FR4O1OOHYY8K13W.SMALL.gif FabricateIO When we upgraded our electronics bench setup, we wanted a new table that was cheap and incredibly easy to assemble (and disassemble / transport for moving).Our solution? Turn two 4'x8' sheets of 23/32" plywood into a slot-assembly, no-screws-needed project bench, that can be assembled and disassembl...
By: FabricateIO

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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 09:53:52 PDT
Make Your Own Velcro Backed Sanding Pads http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Velcro-Backed-Sanding-Pads/
Make Your Own Velcro Backed Sanding Pads - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/449R/HYMT1I5J/FWQ449RHYMT1I5J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/449R/HYMT1I5J/FWQ449RHYMT1I5J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/449R/HYMT1I5J/FWQ449RHYMT1I5J.SMALL.jpg Scottbus Why?I love having a cordless oscillating multi-tool (mine happens to be a Dremel Multi-Max). What I don't love however, is when I have to do a lot of sanding and the sanding pads cost $15 per 18 pack. In this Instructable, I hope to show that with just a few items, including an old shirt, you can m...
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Sat, 9 Aug 2014 13:25:12 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
Vacuum Former at Home http://www.instructables.com/id/Vacuum-Former-at-Home/
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By: beef beef

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:42:38 PDT
The Wooden Cordless Drill Press http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Cordless-Drill-Press/
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By: antagonizer

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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 19:38:29 PDT
Drill press for ~$20 http://www.instructables.com/id/Drill-press-for-20-21/
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By: Victor8o5

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 02:50:59 PDT
Sheet Metal Brake http://www.instructables.com/id/Sheet-Metal-Brake/
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By: spider_kyle

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Thu, 7 Aug 2014 22:00:16 PDT
Wire Clamp Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Wire-Clamp-Tool/
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Wed, 1 Aug 2012 21:21:06 PDT
Upcycling dead and/or scrap bicycles - Part 1 - Home-made tools - Hand-powered sander http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycling-dead-andor-scrap-bicycles-Part-1-Home-ma/
Upcycling dead and/or scrap bicycles - Part 1 - Home-made tools - Hand-powered sander - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/UVOP/HYLDJ1H4/F3FUVOPHYLDJ1H4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/UVOP/HYLDJ1H4/F3FUVOPHYLDJ1H4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/UVOP/HYLDJ1H4/F3FUVOPHYLDJ1H4.SMALL.jpg Organikmechanic Our film on the hand-powered sander, made with the use of scrap bicycle parts is one of our most successful to date with over one and a quarter million views. It also threw up a lot of comments on the use of dead bicycles and so I've written this piece to share and address some of these comments and...
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Fri, 8 Aug 2014 04:40:55 PDT
Simple Plywood Cutting Table / Work Table (Updated) http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Plywood-Cutting-Table-Work-Table/
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By: Jzbowmannz

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Sat, 2 Aug 2014 18:48:10 PDT
Salt Water Metal Etching http://www.instructables.com/id/Salt-Water-Metal-Etching/
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By: t.wheat

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Tue, 24 Jul 2012 21:16:46 PDT
How to Lure the DMS Router in for a Hug http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Lure-the-DMS-Router-in-for-a-Hug/
How to Lure the DMS Router in for a Hug - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/XIRP/HY9Y1ARJ/FTFXIRPHY9Y1ARJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/XIRP/HY9Y1ARJ/FTFXIRPHY9Y1ARJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/XIRP/HY9Y1ARJ/FTFXIRPHY9Y1ARJ.SMALL.jpg joejoetheclown The DMS 5-axis router is quite a beast in the CNC shop and can reduce a piece of hardwood to a pile of chips in a matter of minutes. However, it's also quite a fickle machine and routinely throws random errors for no reason at all. In order to keep the DMS happy and cutting as expected, sometimes ...
By: joejoetheclown

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:44:03 PDT
2-part brush-on silicone mold http://www.instructables.com/id/2-part-brush-on-silicone-mold/
2-part brush-on silicone mold - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/1TDA/HY5Y39IQ/F8B1TDAHY5Y39IQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/1TDA/HY5Y39IQ/F8B1TDAHY5Y39IQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/1TDA/HY5Y39IQ/F8B1TDAHY5Y39IQ.SMALL.jpg rlciavar This Instructable will walk you through the process of creating a 2-part brush-on mold of an original.2-part brush-on molds are ideal for replicating complex shapes that would otherwise be impossible with a pour (block) mold or glove mold. Using a brush-on technique gives the silicone more flex when...
By: rlciavar

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:03:37 PDT
How to make molds http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-molds/
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By: rlciavar

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:15:57 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
Cutting Wine Bottle Corks http://www.instructables.com/id/Cutting-Wine-Bottle-Corks/
Cutting Wine Bottle Corks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/YKZV/HXTJR2GV/F1AYKZVHXTJR2GV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/YKZV/HXTJR2GV/F1AYKZVHXTJR2GV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/YKZV/HXTJR2GV/F1AYKZVHXTJR2GV.SMALL.jpg KellyCraig This is a tutorial on making a simple jig for cutting wine corks in half, along their length.The jig requires only simple scraps to build and is for use with a band saw, but could also be used to hold corks when using a hand, or even a knife, depending on the size of the kerf.Using this jig on a ban...
By: KellyCraig

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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:51:46 PDT
Every Day Carry (EDC) Book http://www.instructables.com/id/Every-Day-Carry-EDC-Book/
Every Day Carry (EDC) Book - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/VLOF/HXUDFW49/FC1VLOFHXUDFW49.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/VLOF/HXUDFW49/FC1VLOFHXUDFW49.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/VLOF/HXUDFW49/FC1VLOFHXUDFW49.SMALL.jpg wholman “It's best to have your tools with you. If you don't, you're apt to find something you didn't expect and get discouraged.” ― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the CraftEvery Day Carry (EDC) is a small collection of useful things. It is also a system for framing the world through the lens of acti...
By: wholman

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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:37:54 PDT
Lifecast with silicone http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-silicone-lifecasting/
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By: rlciavar

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:42:38 PDT