Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - popular http://www.instructables.com Sat, 4 Jul 2015 21:53:45 PDT BLOX v1.01 PVC Duel Shot Air Gun http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Duel-Shot-Air-Gun/
PVC Duel Shot Air Gun - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC9/PC6U/IBM23NMF/FC9PC6UIBM23NMF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC9/PC6U/IBM23NMF/FC9PC6UIBM23NMF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC9/PC6U/IBM23NMF/FC9PC6UIBM23NMF.SMALL.jpg Nicholasjames This PVC air gun can be made for around $20. It is simple to make and fun to use. Parts and Supplies Parts and Supplies list:(3) 1/2 inch PVC valves (1) 1/2 inch PVC 90 degree elbow(1) 1/2 inch PVC Tee(5) 2 inch long 1/2 inch PVC(1) 4 inch long 1/2 inch PVC(1) 13 inch long 1/2 inch PVC(2) 7 inc...
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 20:04:57 PDT
How to make a vacuum powered plywood lifter for your workshop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-vacuum-powered-plywood-lifter-for-yo/
How to make a vacuum powered plywood lifter for your workshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/7GD6/IBM22ZNB/F8R7GD6IBM22ZNB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/7GD6/IBM22ZNB/F8R7GD6IBM22ZNB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/7GD6/IBM22ZNB/F8R7GD6IBM22ZNB.SMALL.jpg elking I'm planning on building more than a few cabinets for an upcoming kitchen and bath remodel, on my house. I'll be using my 4x8 CNC router to cut the parts for the carcasses, out of 3/4 plywood. Shuffling 3/4 plywood around the shop has never been fun, its not that heavy but it is awkward for one pers...
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 15:34:10 PDT
The Marking Gauge Set http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Marking-Gauge-Set/
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 09:18:23 PDT
Circle Cutter/Pipe Fitter for Plasma Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Circle-CutterPipe-Fitter-for-Plasma-Cutter/
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Wed, 1 Jul 2015 04:55:20 PDT
Improvised woodworking clamps http://www.instructables.com/id/Improvised-woodworking-clamps/
Improvised woodworking clamps - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/RFHB/IBJ73G8I/FG4RFHBIBJ73G8I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/RFHB/IBJ73G8I/FG4RFHBIBJ73G8I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/RFHB/IBJ73G8I/FG4RFHBIBJ73G8I.SMALL.jpg makendo Real woodworkers always seem to have a ton of clamps lying around. I'm an amateur woodworker and have neither the storage nor the budget (clamps are expensive!), so I make do with all sorts of weird clamping set-ups. Fortunately, modern wood glue is amazingly strong and applying huge amounts of pres...
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:21:11 PDT
super easy cyclone! http://www.instructables.com/id/super-easy-cyclone/
super easy cyclone! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/KGQ7/IBHRS8OD/FWVKGQ7IBHRS8OD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/KGQ7/IBHRS8OD/FWVKGQ7IBHRS8OD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/KGQ7/IBHRS8OD/FWVKGQ7IBHRS8OD.SMALL.jpg shopbuilt This is pretty much the simplest cyclone I could come up with. You will need. You will need the car cleaning nozzle from your shop vac and the largest bucket you can find with a tight fitting cover. You will also need a straight coupling to attach your shop vac hose to. Mark placement Mark the...
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 07:59:16 PDT
Workbench vise from reclaimed scissor jack http://www.instructables.com/id/Workbench-vice-from-reclaimed-scissor-jack/
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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:18:44 PDT
Building an Acrylic Strip/Line Bender from a old Pouch Laminator http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-an-Acrylic-Line-Bender-Or-Heater-From-An-/
Building an Acrylic Strip/Line Bender from a old Pouch Laminator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/ZMJP/IB4A8450/F9JZMJPIB4A8450.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/ZMJP/IB4A8450/F9JZMJPIB4A8450.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/ZMJP/IB4A8450/F9JZMJPIB4A8450.SMALL.jpg Mindmapper1 The first thing I did was to carefully remove any parts I was not going to need on the line bender. When taking something like this apart to reuse it is a very good idea to do this carefully and methodically. I don't like throwing parts away and try where possible reuse as much as I can. Photos and...
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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 00:17:08 PDT
Intro: SLO MakerSpace, CNC Router http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-SLO-MakerSpace-CNC-Router/
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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 21:59:37 PDT
How To Restore A Hand Plane http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Restore-A-Hand-Plane/
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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 21:01:01 PDT
Sliding Moxon Vise http://www.instructables.com/id/Sliding-Moxon-Vise/
Sliding Moxon Vise - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/HJ58/IAWCVSPT/FOAHJ58IAWCVSPT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/HJ58/IAWCVSPT/FOAHJ58IAWCVSPT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/HJ58/IAWCVSPT/FOAHJ58IAWCVSPT.SMALL.jpg Jay Bates A Moxon vise is a wide double screw vise typically used for clamping wide boards or panels to work on their ends. For me it's a super awesome vise that can be used for any clamping needs. You can buy some hardwood and an expensive screw set to make a traditional one or do what I did and make one out...
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 20:07:53 PDT
Detachable 360deg "Mag-Lights" for Workshop Glasses http://www.instructables.com/id/Mag-Light-Workshop-Glasses/
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 14:56:06 PDT
Bolt tongs forged of 2 railroad spikes http://www.instructables.com/id/Bolt-tongs-from-2-railroad-spikes/
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 17:06:46 PDT
French cleats for tool storage http://www.instructables.com/id/French-cleats-for-tool-storage/
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 07:54:00 PDT
The Ultimate Miter Saw Station http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ultimate-Miter-Saw-Station/
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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 17:52:47 PDT
So you want to drill a hole? http://www.instructables.com/id/So-you-want-to-drill-a-hole/
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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 23:47:48 PDT
Tool Handle From Pipe! http://www.instructables.com/id/Tool-Handle-From-Pipe/
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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:02:42 PDT
Speed Control for Hand Drill Press http://www.instructables.com/id/Speed-Control-for-Hand-Drill-Press/
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:49:23 PDT
Pocket Socket Wrench (Keychain) http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Socket-Wrench-Keychain/
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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 11:06:31 PDT
Free Custom Screwdriver in Under Two Minutes http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-Custom-Screwdriver-in-Under-Two-Minutes/
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Mon, 8 Jun 2015 11:19:44 PDT
Paracord 4-Peg Spool Knitting http://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-4-Peg-Spool-Knitting/
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Sat, 6 Jun 2015 13:46:43 PDT
Cheap cyclone-based vacuum cleaner made from scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-cyclone-based-vacuum-cleaner-made-from-scrat/
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Wed, 3 Jun 2015 04:52:10 PDT
Clamp Forming Tool from a Caulking gun http://www.instructables.com/id/Clamp-Forming-Tool-from-a-Caulking-gun/
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Mon, 1 Jun 2015 01:47:59 PDT
A cheap & useful cutting table http://www.instructables.com/id/A-cheap-%26-useful-cutting-table/
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Wed, 29 Nov 2006 21:11:32 PST
Hot Rod Your Hot Glue Gun http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-Rod-Your-Hot-Glue-Gun/
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Sat, 30 May 2015 08:43:21 PDT
Glass Bottle Cutting Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Glass-Bottle-Cutting-Jig/
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Fri, 29 May 2015 20:01:04 PDT
DIY Sanding Cord - for Wood Turners http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-sanding-cord-for-wood-turners/
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Fri, 29 May 2015 17:15:04 PDT
Resin Casting to Create Unique Materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Resin-Casting-to-Create-Unique-Materials/
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Mon, 25 May 2015 20:48:09 PDT
Make a shop vac adapter http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-shop-vac-adapter/
Make a shop vac adapter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/JA88/IA761W2Z/FI2JA88IA761W2Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/JA88/IA761W2Z/FI2JA88IA761W2Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/JA88/IA761W2Z/FI2JA88IA761W2Z.SMALL.jpg ernstp I could not find a suitable adapter to hook up my shop vac to my new table saw. So I decided to make one my self out of wood. I need a shop vac adapter The 35mm hose of my shop vac is much smaller than the connector at the table saw. Since I could not find a suitable adapter I decided to build on...
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Thu, 28 May 2015 00:03:51 PDT
Friendly Gestures in Unexpected Places http://www.instructables.com/id/Friendly-Gestures-in-Unexpected-Places/
Friendly Gestures in Unexpected Places - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/UA5D/IA5786RZ/F08UA5DIA5786RZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/UA5D/IA5786RZ/F08UA5DIA5786RZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/UA5D/IA5786RZ/F08UA5DIA5786RZ.SMALL.jpg wei wei Human-human interactions are usually more intimate, compassionate, and emotional than human-object interactions. But what if we put some human element into the mundane, unintelligent everyday objects? In this instructable I made soaps in the shape of my hand, which requires a more humanly interactio...
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Tue, 26 May 2015 19:14:18 PDT
Digital Aesthetics Recreated in the Physical - CNCed Resin Cast Objects http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Aesthetics-Recreated-in-the-Physical-CNCed/
Digital Aesthetics Recreated in the Physical - CNCed Resin Cast Objects - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/KXO9/IA573M76/F4UKXO9IA573M76.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/KXO9/IA573M76/F4UKXO9IA573M76.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/KXO9/IA573M76/F4UKXO9IA573M76.SMALL.jpg wei wei The specific characteristics of digital tools and machines bring about aesthetics foreign to our everyday experience with the physical world. Inspired by the digital aesthetics, I wanted to recreate a digital world in the physical space, thus blending the two. In this instructable I'll walk you thro...
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Tue, 26 May 2015 15:48:54 PDT
Store Extension Cords http://www.instructables.com/id/Store-Extension-Cords/
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Thu, 10 Sep 2009 10:07:10 PDT
Adjustable Temperature Controller For Heating Elements http://www.instructables.com/id/Adjustable-Temperature-Controller-For-Heating-Elem/
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Tue, 26 May 2015 05:59:40 PDT
Grinder disc storage (20-30) easiest and simplest http://www.instructables.com/id/Grinder-disc-storage-20-30-easiest-and-simplest/
Grinder disc storage (20-30) easiest and simplest - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/QEOW/IA0WE1BR/FH3QEOWIA0WE1BR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/QEOW/IA0WE1BR/FH3QEOWIA0WE1BR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/QEOW/IA0WE1BR/FH3QEOWIA0WE1BR.SMALL.jpg dewanm I will show you how to store 20-30 4' grinder disc most simply and effortlessly MATERIALS Grab an old DVD box Sort out your grinder discs 4' sort out your grinding discs (4' size) in the pic i showed 1 rough sand paper disc , 1 smooth sand paper disc, 1 diamond cutting disc, 1 grinding disc,...
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Sat, 23 May 2015 07:42:22 PDT
Super cheap, efficient and quiet smoke extractor http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-cheap-efficient-and-quiet-smoke-extractor/
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Mon, 18 May 2015 18:37:17 PDT
Recreating Size and Measurements From Images http://www.instructables.com/id/Recreating-Size-and-Measurments-From-Images/
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Tue, 5 May 2015 04:47:06 PDT
DIY Tools Organizer http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Tools-Organizer/
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Sun, 3 May 2015 22:10:41 PDT
Refurbishing A Hatchet http://www.instructables.com/id/Refurbishing-A-Hatchet/
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Sun, 3 May 2015 10:50:22 PDT
Nail Bottle Opener http://www.instructables.com/id/Nail-Bottle-Opener/
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:25:20 PDT
A Dead Scooter Saves A Drill Press http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Dead-Scooter-Saves-A-Drill-Press/
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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:39:12 PDT
CNC Plasma Table http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Plasma-Table/
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:30:44 PDT
Child Labour Adornment http://www.instructables.com/id/Child-Labour-Adornment/
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Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:15:55 PDT
Make your own Sanding Mop http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-Sanding-Mop/
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Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:11:30 PDT
Mini drill press with dc motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-drill-press-with-dc-motor/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/X1PE/HKZAW95U/F8CX1PEHKZAW95U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/X1PE/HKZAW95U/F8CX1PEHKZAW95U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/X1PE/HKZAW95U/F8CX1PEHKZAW95U.SMALL.jpg ric12335 Hello, here I show a new version of my mini drill press, specially designed for PCB, but may be useful both for drilling and sanding or polishing, etc.. The operating principle is simple, on two guides slides (drawer type) put the basis for the drill. The movement of these guides is achieved using ...
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Mon, 2 Sep 2013 11:12:07 PDT
Batteries + Jumpercables = DC Welder http://www.instructables.com/id/Golfcart--Welder/
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Wed, 12 Mar 2008 20:47:00 PDT
DIY Grinding Machine by HDD(hard drive) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Grinding-Machine-by-HDDhard-drive/
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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:45:18 PDT
Shop Cheats: Hook and Eye Driver http://www.instructables.com/id/Shop-Cheats-Hook-and-Eye-Driver/
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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 22:00:51 PDT
Sandpaper Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Sandpaper-Cutter-1/
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Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:56:33 PDT
Convert a Grindstone to Treadle Power http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-a-Grindstone-to-Treadle-Power/
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Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:17:11 PDT
How To Tighten a Chainsaw Chain http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Tighten-a-Chainsaw-Chain/
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Tue, 21 Sep 2010 10:59:06 PDT