Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - popular http://www.instructables.com Sun, 26 Feb 2017 23:06:29 PST BLOX v1.01 Drilling Holes in Glass Bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/Drilling-Holes-in-Glass-Bottles/
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By: TheWaterDog

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:55:30 PST
Corner Clamp - DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Corner-Clamp-DIY/
Corner Clamp - DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/JCVA/IK75AM2N/FG1JCVAIK75AM2N.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/JCVA/IK75AM2N/FG1JCVAIK75AM2N.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/JCVA/IK75AM2N/FG1JCVAIK75AM2N.SMALL.jpg danthemakerman I made a corner clamp out of a couple of squares, some epoxy and a few screws. The idea here was to have something that I can use to clamp 90 degree angles with. I looked in to buying the 3D corner clamps but they were $30-$35 a pair. So instead I came up with this idea. The squares were $2.00 e...
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Sun, 31 Jan 2016 16:24:31 PST
Multi Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-Tool/
Multi Tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/YEDC/IZ6D4DJM/FXBYEDCIZ6D4DJM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/YEDC/IZ6D4DJM/FXBYEDCIZ6D4DJM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/YEDC/IZ6D4DJM/FXBYEDCIZ6D4DJM.SMALL.jpg Pricklysauce What every pocket needs...a Multi ToolFollow along and make this easy to make multi tool...M4 to M12 spannerHex screwdriver holder socketFlat screwdriver bitCompassSet squareTin openerBottle opener...for that well earned beer at the end of a hard working day... Get your bits together Only a few m...
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Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:03:56 PST
DIY- Helping Hand Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Helping-Hand-Tool/
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Wed, 23 Jan 2013 12:14:35 PST
MK: DIY Milling Table for Drill Press http://www.instructables.com/id/MK-DIY-Milling-Table-for-Drill-Press/
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By: MK DIY

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Thu, 9 Feb 2017 13:32:16 PST
how to cut glass tube without glass cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-cut-glass-tube-without-glass-cutter/
how to cut glass tube without glass cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/LN11/HKCTL837/FZ4LN11HKCTL837.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/LN11/HKCTL837/FZ4LN11HKCTL837.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/LN11/HKCTL837/FZ4LN11HKCTL837.SMALL.jpg karthick robo Things we need 1 metal triangle file 2 ohp marker 3 cloth  mark a line where u need to cut using marker pen file around the line using metal triangle file until u get deep imprint on glass tube cover cloth around the glass tube try to break it  (if note it not means try to file ...
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Thu, 15 Aug 2013 00:01:28 PDT
Rotary Tool Router http://www.instructables.com/id/Rotary-Tool-Router/
Rotary Tool Router - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/ORG9/IYOQLGIF/FPLORG9IYOQLGIF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/ORG9/IYOQLGIF/FPLORG9IYOQLGIF.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/ORG9/IYOQLGIF/FPLORG9IYOQLGIF.SMALL.jpg BurlyWoodWorks - Create Something How to make a rotary tool Router. This is a attachment for a dremel/ rotary tool that automatically makes it a router. This is my own design, and I have made many of these before. So today i'm showing you how to make one! This is probably one of the most simple designs and projects I've ever made, s...
By: BurlyWoodWorks - Create Something

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Sun, 5 Feb 2017 18:44:55 PST
Coat Hanger Drill Bit http://www.instructables.com/id/Coat-Hanger-Drill-Bit/
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Wed, 1 Feb 2017 18:10:38 PST
Give your table top drill press MORE POWER! http://www.instructables.com/id/Give-your-table-top-drill-press-MORE-POWER/
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Tue, 21 Jul 2009 22:49:40 PDT
90° Magnetic Hand Saw Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-90-Hand-Saw-Guide/
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Wed, 1 Feb 2017 10:55:55 PST
$2 Pop Up Woodworking Bench Dogs http://www.instructables.com/id/2-Pop-Up-Woodworking-Bench-Dogs/
$2 Pop Up Woodworking Bench Dogs - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7O/SZFZ/IYGFNPMZ/F7OSZFZIYGFNPMZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7O/SZFZ/IYGFNPMZ/F7OSZFZIYGFNPMZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7O/SZFZ/IYGFNPMZ/F7OSZFZIYGFNPMZ.SMALL.jpg johnzhu Greetings Earthly Dwellers,This project is inspired by Veritas Prairie Dogs, these are pop up brass workbench dogs. They are too expensive for me, so I tried to come up with ways to make my own version. I recalled when I was 14ish there was a door that was magnetic and clicked open and close with a ...
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Sun, 29 Jan 2017 18:53:06 PST
Articulated Utility Arm http://www.instructables.com/id/Articulated-Utility-Arm/
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Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:22:51 PST
Homemade Vibratory Tumbler http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Made-Vibratory-Tumbler/
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By: The FluxPlux

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Sun, 25 Nov 2012 15:25:20 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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By: joren

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Thu, 25 Nov 2010 08:48:22 PST
How to Sharpen Used and Dull Drill Bits (By Hand!!) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Sharpen-Used-and-Dull-Drill-Bits-By-Hand/
How to Sharpen Used and Dull Drill Bits (By Hand!!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/K1Z2/IY4QG5RW/FCJK1Z2IY4QG5RW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/K1Z2/IY4QG5RW/FCJK1Z2IY4QG5RW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/K1Z2/IY4QG5RW/FCJK1Z2IY4QG5RW.SMALL.jpg TjB29 Have you tried to drill something recently and noticed your bits aren't cutting like they used to? Maybe some of your bits are so bad, you can't even get through wood or soft metals anymore without creating a plume of smoke and high shrieking squeaks. Well before you head over to the hardware store ...
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Sun, 22 Jan 2017 06:27:29 PST
Make a Moxon Vise http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Moxon-Vise/
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Sun, 1 Jan 2017 05:47:26 PST
Build a Plastic Vacuum Former http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Plastic-Vacuum-Former/
Build a Plastic Vacuum Former - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/I4IY/IY3D2JUI/F2CI4IYIY3D2JUI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/I4IY/IY3D2JUI/F2CI4IYIY3D2JUI.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/I4IY/IY3D2JUI/F2CI4IYIY3D2JUI.SMALL.jpg WardWorks I finally built my vacuum former after looking at builds and collecting parts for years.If I ever build another one, this outlines everything I need and the tricks I learned along the way. To buy a vacuum former like this, I would have spent over $5,000. I spent a LOT less. This is an all in one ...
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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:08:39 PST
How to build a magnet retrieval tool for use on land or water ("Magnet fishing") http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-magnet-retrieval-tool-for-use-on-la/
How to build a magnet retrieval tool for use on land or water ("Magnet fishing") - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F35/1HAT/HINOBEFJ/F351HATHINOBEFJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F35/1HAT/HINOBEFJ/F351HATHINOBEFJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F35/1HAT/HINOBEFJ/F351HATHINOBEFJ.SMALL.jpg Fireshadowdotnet I wanted to build a magnetic retrieval tool to recover ferrous objects underwater.  I tried various "fishing magnets" but most of those don't work very well.  They are simply not powerful enough.  Or too heavy to repeatedly cast into the water.  So I came up with a magnetic drag bar.  Pictured is a ...
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Mon, 24 Jun 2013 20:19:51 PDT
How to build a Box with Plastic http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-Box-with-Plastic/
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Wed, 3 Dec 2008 07:58:15 PST
Scary sharp on a budget http://www.instructables.com/id/Scary-Sharp-on-a-Budget/
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Sat, 21 Jan 2017 07:15:38 PST
Hacksaw http://www.instructables.com/id/Hacksaw/
Hacksaw - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/MXZG/J0VEP27QPY5/FT1MXZGJ0VEP27QPY5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/MXZG/J0VEP27QPY5/FT1MXZGJ0VEP27QPY5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/MXZG/J0VEP27QPY5/FT1MXZGJ0VEP27QPY5.SMALL.jpg ewilhelm Hacksawing is a great way to cut a wide variety of materials. null Measure and mark the material to be cut. null Choose the right blade for the material you are going to cut. Typically, blades for harder materials such as metal will have smaller teeth than blades for softer materials such as ...
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Fri, 5 Aug 2005 12:49:41 PDT
Dremel belt sander attachment http://www.instructables.com/id/Dremel-Belt-Sander-Attachment/
Dremel belt sander attachment - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/XXR6/IXQG52JW/FAVXXR6IXQG52JW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/XXR6/IXQG52JW/FAVXXR6IXQG52JW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/XXR6/IXQG52JW/FAVXXR6IXQG52JW.SMALL.jpg Tuomas Soikkeli I made a small sander attachment to be used with my dremel rotary tools.Sander can be mounted to my diy dremel lathe, or it can be used without it. Its light weighted and easy to take outside, i like to work outside in the summer, so good mobility is a bonus. With cordless dremel it really is very m...
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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 01:53:56 PST
Brick Press from a Block Splitter http://www.instructables.com/id/Brick-Press-from-a-Block-Splitter/
Brick Press from a Block Splitter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/2422/IF7IVPE0/FQD2422IF7IVPE0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/2422/IF7IVPE0/FQD2422IF7IVPE0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/2422/IF7IVPE0/FQD2422IF7IVPE0.SMALL.jpg Ganhaar This article shows how to turn a hydraulic block splitter into a brick press or block press suitable for making concrete blocks or natural clay bricks by changing the splitting knife to a mould box. For a recent landscaping project we saved a lot of money by making our own concrete blocks. The mat...
By: Ganhaar

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Thu, 1 Oct 2015 09:51:16 PDT
DIY Carving Knifes from Hacksaw Blades + Custom Box http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Carving-Knifes-From-Hacksaw-Blades-Custom-Box/
DIY Carving Knifes from Hacksaw Blades + Custom Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBT/3NSZ/IXUQ22TC/FBT3NSZIXUQ22TC.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBT/3NSZ/IXUQ22TC/FBT3NSZIXUQ22TC.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBT/3NSZ/IXUQ22TC/FBT3NSZIXUQ22TC.SMALL.jpg Modern Rustic Workshop In this Instructable I will be showing you guys how I made carving knives from all reclaimed materials and also a custom box to go with it.For this set of carving knives I used old reciprocating saw blades for the blades of the knives and a 2 by 4 for the handle, and think overall they came out wond...
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Wed, 11 Jan 2017 06:56:26 PST
How to make a corn sheller http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-corn-sheller/
How to make a corn sheller - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/5J45/H4AG4VQJ/F9P5J45H4AG4VQJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/5J45/H4AG4VQJ/F9P5J45H4AG4VQJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/5J45/H4AG4VQJ/F9P5J45H4AG4VQJ.SMALL.jpg Engineering for Change Subsistence farmers in Guatemala leave corn on the stalks in their fields until it dries, then they shell it by hand, picking off the kernels with their fingers to grind into corn flour. Shelling tools make the work much faster, but commercial ones made of aluminum or resin can cost too much for a p...
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Fri, 6 Jul 2012 15:23:54 PDT
Rino Route Belt Drive Large Format CNC Router http://www.instructables.com/id/Rino-Rout-Belt-Drive-Large-Format-CNC-Router/
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By: sevenmead

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Fri, 6 Jan 2017 14:38:07 PST
Simple Height/depth Gauge http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Heightdepth-Gauge/
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Thu, 29 Dec 2016 04:54:27 PST
CNC Needle Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Needle-Cutter/
CNC Needle Cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F56/P0QW/IXAQE3G1/F56P0QWIXAQE3G1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F56/P0QW/IXAQE3G1/F56P0QWIXAQE3G1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F56/P0QW/IXAQE3G1/F56P0QWIXAQE3G1.SMALL.jpg jhitesman "Cutting foam sheets... with a needle!" I'd been wanting to build a CNC machine for cutting 20"x30" sheets of foam board for a few years - basically since I got hooked on building and flying cheap RC planes. I'd actually wanted a CNC machine for much longer, well before I got hooked on RC planes. ...
By: jhitesman

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Mon, 2 Jan 2017 10:36:01 PST
Make a super cheap, easy and comfortable to use sanding block. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-super-cheap-easy-and-comfortable-to-use-sa/
Make a super cheap, easy and comfortable to use sanding block. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FEC/N14G/FPBKYD8M/FECN14GFPBKYD8M.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEC/N14G/FPBKYD8M/FECN14GFPBKYD8M.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEC/N14G/FPBKYD8M/FECN14GFPBKYD8M.SMALL.jpg mattl I'm guilty of buying those inexpensive sanding blocks in the past. For the most part they work but I've often found that they either don't hold the sandpaper in place very will or they are extremely uncomfortable to use. We are talking about hand sanding after all. Why make it any worse on your h...
By: mattl

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Fri, 2 Jan 2009 11:21:14 PST
Forging tongs http://www.instructables.com/id/Forging-tongs/
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Mon, 15 Apr 2013 18:59:56 PDT
Paint Aluminum http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-Aluminum/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 03:37:49 PST
Make a 30tonne hydraulic press. Squash anything! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-30tonne-hydraulic-press.-Squash-anything!/
Make a 30tonne hydraulic press. Squash anything! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/LHHE/F4YETTGCREC/FM1LHHEF4YETTGCREC.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/LHHE/F4YETTGCREC/FM1LHHEF4YETTGCREC.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/LHHE/F4YETTGCREC/FM1LHHEF4YETTGCREC.SMALL.jpg hoarp001 This instructable will show you how to make a 30tonne hydraulic press. In my press i use some serious hardware, and the final press is going to end up weighing 86kg, which is 164lbs or 13.5 stone. I use M42 threaded rod which is 42mm wide and weighs a tonne. There is nothing to stop you using smalle...
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Sat, 28 Oct 2006 17:34:47 PDT
Carpenters Mallet http://www.instructables.com/id/Carpenters-Mallet/
Carpenters Mallet - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ0/C4RG/IWQVDS80/FZ0C4RGIWQVDS80.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ0/C4RG/IWQVDS80/FZ0C4RGIWQVDS80.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ0/C4RG/IWQVDS80/FZ0C4RGIWQVDS80.SMALL.jpg djpolymath Make a carpenters mallet to knock wooden pieces together and drive dowels or chisels. Handle Cut a piece of stock for the handle. Bevel Cut the handle so that one end is 1.5" wide and the other is 1" wide. Tack a 0.25" piece of scrap to the side of the handle to make the first angle cut. Plac...
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Sun, 18 Dec 2016 09:53:30 PST
Fire Hose Rock Sling http://www.instructables.com/id/Fire-Hose-Rock-Sling/
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Thu, 19 Nov 2015 11:53:43 PST
My DIY portable Jump Starter. http://www.instructables.com/id/My-DIY-Portable-Jump-Starter/
My DIY portable Jump Starter. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAM/9A63/IOD6L6CU/FAM9A63IOD6L6CU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAM/9A63/IOD6L6CU/FAM9A63IOD6L6CU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAM/9A63/IOD6L6CU/FAM9A63IOD6L6CU.SMALL.jpg Mjtrinihobby Here is how I made a robust lightweight portable jump starter for my car. I love the peace of mind having a spare battery to jump start any car in the event of a weak engine battery. I got a 99usd, 210CCA, lifepo4 battery from Amazon.com that weighs only 2lbs. My actual car battery is 3lbs and uses ...
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Thu, 19 May 2016 04:48:22 PDT
Manual bandsanding like a PRO http://www.instructables.com/id/Manual-Bandsanding-Like-a-PRO/
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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 15:05:39 PDT
DIY: Cyclone Dust Separator From Two Buckets http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Cyclone-Dust-Separator-From-Two-Buckets/
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Mon, 19 Dec 2016 12:48:49 PST
Emergency Stop Button http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-Stop-Button/
Emergency Stop Button - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYO/D3PY/IUOHZW5T/FYOD3PYIUOHZW5T.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYO/D3PY/IUOHZW5T/FYOD3PYIUOHZW5T.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYO/D3PY/IUOHZW5T/FYOD3PYIUOHZW5T.SMALL.jpg andrewwilson Here it is. My latest.An Emergency Stop Button. What's it for? Any power tool/lighting/heater etc that may required to be stopped in a hurry.I mainly made this for using with my handheld Angle Grinder, as they have a lock on switch, after it kicked back whilst cutting a bolt, jumped out of my hands,...
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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:05:59 PDT
Portable Hot Wire Foam Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Hot-Wire-Foam-Cutter/
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Sun, 11 Dec 2016 01:10:22 PST
Easier Homemade Bar Clamps http://www.instructables.com/id/Easier-Homemade-Bar-Clamps/
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Tue, 13 Dec 2016 19:36:56 PST
Glue Sticks 101 http://www.instructables.com/id/Glue-Sticks-101/
Glue Sticks 101 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/WF29/IWMQSJ2U/FEQWF29IWMQSJ2U.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/WF29/IWMQSJ2U/FEQWF29IWMQSJ2U.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/WF29/IWMQSJ2U/FEQWF29IWMQSJ2U.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura This instructable is a lesson in my free Glue Class. To enroll, click here!Glue sticks are neat little tubes of craft glues for papercraft, scrapbooking, and other very light-duty adhesion. They are useful because they cure much faster than their liquid-based craft glue variants, like white glue and...
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Mon, 12 Dec 2016 16:15:18 PST
Cut Off Saw from an Angle Head Grinder http://www.instructables.com/id/Cut-Off-Saw-from-an-Angle-Head-Grinder/
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Mon, 9 Feb 2009 10:41:51 PST
How to drill a hole http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-drill-a-hole/
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Thu, 4 Aug 2005 17:10:56 PDT
DIY Center Finder Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Center-Finder-Tool/
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Wed, 7 Dec 2016 07:22:06 PST
Make a Spokeshave http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Spokeshave/
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Mon, 5 Dec 2016 10:32:08 PST
DIY: Lithium Battery To NiCd Power Tool (With Simple Adapter) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Lithium-Battery-to-NiCd-Power-Tool-With-Simple/
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Fri, 2 Dec 2016 10:17:59 PST
Air Can from Empty Refrigerant Can http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-Can-from-Empty-Refrigerant-Can/
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Sun, 25 Jun 2006 04:03:32 PDT
The BALES Workshop http://www.instructables.com/id/The-BALES-Workshop/
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Fri, 19 Feb 2016 16:38:07 PST
How to make a Spartan Race spear http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Spartan-Race-spear/
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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 07:13:59 PDT
Sears Radial Arm Saw--Homemade Table Clamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Sears-Radial-Arm-Saw-Homemade-Table-Clamp/
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Mon, 6 Dec 2010 13:39:46 PST