Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - popular http://www.instructables.com Sun, 1 May 2016 08:45:21 PDT BLOX v1.01 An Easier Kerfmaker http://www.instructables.com/id/An-Easier-Kerfmaker/
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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 11:56:40 PDT
Making a replacement axe or hatchet handle http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-replacement-axe-or-hatchet-handle/
Making a replacement axe or hatchet handle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/GPRE/H673A4SB/FV8GPREH673A4SB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/GPRE/H673A4SB/FV8GPREH673A4SB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/GPRE/H673A4SB/FV8GPREH673A4SB.SMALL.jpg cerberustugowar While visiting my Grandparents in the Prairies of Canada, I came across one of my Grandpa's old hewing hatchet heads.  Of course he had it in the scrap metal pile to get sold for 5 cents, but I picked it up and told him I was going to use it.  He said I was lucky I was his Grandson, or he would of w...
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Mon, 3 Sep 2012 12:43:18 PDT
Combination Circular/Table Saw http://www.instructables.com/id/Combination-CircularTable-Saw/
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Sun, 19 Dec 2010 21:08:51 PST
Woodworking clamps http://www.instructables.com/id/Woodworking-clamps/
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Thu, 22 Jul 2010 10:58:19 PDT
No more hardhat hair! http://www.instructables.com/id/No-more-hardhat-hair/
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Wed, 22 Jun 2011 17:48:22 PDT
Table saw extension http://www.instructables.com/id/Table-saw-extension/
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Wed, 6 Nov 2013 23:21:47 PST
Make Your Own Hot-Glue Mallet! (Rubber Hammer) | DIY Woodworking Tools #4 http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Hot-Glue-Mallet-Rubber-Hammer-DIY-Wo/
Make Your Own Hot-Glue Mallet! (Rubber Hammer) | DIY Woodworking Tools #4 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/K3XE/IMV8LFVR/F6PK3XEIMV8LFVR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/K3XE/IMV8LFVR/F6PK3XEIMV8LFVR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/K3XE/IMV8LFVR/F6PK3XEIMV8LFVR.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 Why would I buy a Rubber Mallet? Why should I pay almost $10 for a small piece of rubber and a handle?Well, I can make one with several sticks of Hot-Glue!In my experiments, A Rubber Mallet is even BETTER than a Wooden Mallet for Chisel-work. Keep this in mind, Fellow Woodworkers! ;)This project was...
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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 11:23:24 PDT
How to Make a TSA Compliant Multitool http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-TSA-Compliant-Multitool/
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Thu, 7 Apr 2016 14:03:09 PDT
How To Fold A Bandsaw Blade http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Fold-A-Bandsaw-Blade/
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Fri, 30 Mar 2012 20:28:42 PDT
Screwdriver with triangular head http://www.instructables.com/id/Screwdriver-with-triangular-head/
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Tue, 25 Nov 2008 11:29:11 PST
Ruger 10/22 DIY Auto Bolt Release http://www.instructables.com/id/Ruger-1022-DIY-Auto-Bolt-Release/
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Mon, 15 Nov 2010 17:43:06 PST
How to make a car battery charger with At/ATX power supply http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-car-battery-charger-with-AtATX-powe/
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Sat, 25 Aug 2012 14:59:54 PDT
Black & Decker Versapak upgrade to Li-ion http://www.instructables.com/id/Black-amp-Decker-Versapak-upgrade-to-Li-ion/
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Sat, 2 Aug 2008 02:04:03 PDT
Using a temperature sensor to control the speed of a motor using arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-a-temperature-sensor-to-control-the-speed-of/
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By: Hesham_Gaber

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Sat, 23 May 2015 15:18:00 PDT
Hydrogen Gas Torch http://www.instructables.com/id/Hydrogen-Gas-Torch/
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Sun, 17 Apr 2011 04:40:13 PDT
Screwdriver Organizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Screwdriver-Organizer/
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Sat, 19 Mar 2016 07:02:32 PDT
Demagnetizing a screwdriver http://www.instructables.com/id/Demagnetizing-a-screwdriver/
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By: IncrediblyCondensedBlackMatter

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Sun, 1 Aug 2010 15:36:48 PDT
Table Mounted Jig Saw http://www.instructables.com/id/Inverted-Jigsaw-table/
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Mon, 7 May 2012 08:52:08 PDT
How to Restore an Axe http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Restore-an-Axe/
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By: M3G

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:05:25 PDT
Wrong Size Wrench? No Problem! http://www.instructables.com/id/Wrong-Size-Wrench-No-Problem/
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Mon, 28 Mar 2016 10:12:00 PDT
How to Cut Down a Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Cut-Down-a-Tree-And-Make-Firewood/
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Sat, 27 Dec 2008 18:49:20 PST
Some tips for handling an electrician's snake ("fish tape") http://www.instructables.com/id/Some-tips-for-handling-an-electricians-snake-fi/
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Thu, 14 Feb 2008 07:01:38 PST
The Old Belt Strap Wrench http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Old-Belt-Strap-Wrench/
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Sun, 7 Nov 2010 11:55:48 PST
My YAMAHA RX100 Restoration http://www.instructables.com/id/My-YAMAHA-RX100-Restoration/
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Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:10:36 PDT
DIY car wash foam gun for $15, plus parts around the house http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-car-wash-foam-gun-for-15-plus-parts-around-the/
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Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:10:54 PDT
Poor man's 200 dollar plastic heat strip for pennies! http://www.instructables.com/id/Poor-man-s-200-dollar-plastic-heat-strip-for-penni/
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Sun, 3 Jun 2007 07:35:07 PDT
Making a Pocket Hole Jig with your Router http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Pocket-Hole-Jig-with-your-Router/
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Thu, 7 Jan 2010 04:10:30 PST
How to renovate your old hammer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-renovate-your-old-hammer/
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Tue, 23 Aug 2011 11:18:25 PDT
How To Make a Cordless Tool Corded http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-a-Cordless-Tool-Corded/
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Fri, 4 Apr 2008 17:39:53 PDT
Turn your Junk Hard Disk into a tool grinder http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-your-Junk-Hard-Disk-into-a-tool-grinder/
Turn your Junk Hard Disk into a tool grinder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/3YBE/GBVJ28PV/FBC3YBEGBVJ28PV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/3YBE/GBVJ28PV/FBC3YBEGBVJ28PV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/3YBE/GBVJ28PV/FBC3YBEGBVJ28PV.SMALL.jpg profpat Greetings, Turn your junk hard disk into a tool grinder! note: this not my original idea, this was already featured here in Instructables before.  I just want to submit my own version. I also found out not all Hard disk can be converted to a grinder, some won't spin when you rip out the read/wri...
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Thu, 22 Jul 2010 09:56:13 PDT
Flame Polishing acrylic http://www.instructables.com/id/Flame-Polishing-acrylic/
Flame Polishing acrylic - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/KZ6Q/H4VQDWCN/F78KZ6QH4VQDWCN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/KZ6Q/H4VQDWCN/F78KZ6QH4VQDWCN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/KZ6Q/H4VQDWCN/F78KZ6QH4VQDWCN.SMALL.jpg steveastrouk As part of a new Instructable, I realised I would need to use a technique I haven't seen documented here before, and that is the flame polishing of thermo-plastics. Its not hard to do, but requires access to some fairly special tools, ideally an oxy-propane or oxy-acetylene torch.Here, I am using a...
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Sat, 4 Aug 2012 09:16:28 PDT
How to de-rust a tool http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-De-rust-a-Tool/
How to de-rust a tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/T7VX/IKECOCZU/F0AT7VXIKECOCZU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/T7VX/IKECOCZU/F0AT7VXIKECOCZU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/T7VX/IKECOCZU/F0AT7VXIKECOCZU.SMALL.jpg supercoolcat If you have rusty tools it is pain to use them and they just look unprofessional follow the steps and you will have a shiny and beautiful tool. Initial sanding Start by rubbing off the top layer of rust with a dry sponge. After you are done with this step you will have rust dust everwhere vacu...
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Mon, 8 Feb 2016 15:49:20 PST
How to Profile & Polish Edge for Granite Countertops http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Profile-Polish-Edge-for-Granite-Counterto/
How to Profile & Polish Edge for Granite Countertops - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/AXDH/GVXHO9X4/FZQAXDHGVXHO9X4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/AXDH/GVXHO9X4/FZQAXDHGVXHO9X4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/AXDH/GVXHO9X4/FZQAXDHGVXHO9X4.SMALL.jpg toolocity This is a video on how to profile and polish granite countertop for Do-It-Yourselfers. We turned a piece of 1-1/4" granite with very rough edge into a beautifully polished 3/8" radius edge. This is part of a 26 minute video that demonstrated the following skills and techniques: 1. Grinding with turb...
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Thu, 8 Dec 2011 09:33:42 PST
Benchtop Media Blasting Cabinet http://www.instructables.com/id/Benchtop-Media-Blasting-Cabinet/
Benchtop Media Blasting Cabinet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/GLPD/IL261JMT/FTVGLPDIL261JMT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/GLPD/IL261JMT/FTVGLPDIL261JMT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/GLPD/IL261JMT/FTVGLPDIL261JMT.SMALL.jpg VertDude Recently, during the boredom of a northern winter, I restored a 70 year old Craftsman Drill Press. I used wire wheels on various drill motors, bench grinders and angle grinders with decent results, but it was a tedious process. My next project is a Bandsaw from the 1940's. It has many int...
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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 04:48:23 PST
The Inexpensive Dremel Foot Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Inexpensive-Dremel-Foot-Switch/
The Inexpensive Dremel Foot Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/ZLQE/S56EZBF9CFM/FSWZLQES56EZBF9CFM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/ZLQE/S56EZBF9CFM/FSWZLQES56EZBF9CFM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/ZLQE/S56EZBF9CFM/FSWZLQES56EZBF9CFM.SMALL.jpg Bilby This is a very easy to make, inexpensive, durable foot-controlled on/off switch that can control the power on any small tool or appliance, such as a Dremel or other rotary tool, a "Leslie" rotating organ speaker motor, lights, or anything really. We're going to cut the extension cord partway along t...
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Sun, 18 Mar 2007 23:41:13 PDT
Hacking your air compressor for fast fill up http://www.instructables.com/id/Hacking-your-air-compressor-for-fast-fill-up/
Hacking your air compressor for fast fill up - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F49/CJMN/FXA2TY1X/F49CJMNFXA2TY1X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F49/CJMN/FXA2TY1X/F49CJMNFXA2TY1X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F49/CJMN/FXA2TY1X/F49CJMNFXA2TY1X.SMALL.jpg bensmith8302 My cheap air compressor was taking a long time to pump up. So I investigated and found some strange things that impede air flow. This Instructable will show you how to make your air compressor pump up faster. This particular air compressor was purchased from harbor freight. The original air f...
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Sun, 19 Jul 2009 17:35:31 PDT
Large Wire Bender http://www.instructables.com/id/Large-Wire-Bender/
Large Wire Bender - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/XR4J/IKVI0PW5/FPLXR4JIKVI0PW5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/XR4J/IKVI0PW5/FPLXR4JIKVI0PW5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/XR4J/IKVI0PW5/FPLXR4JIKVI0PW5.SMALL.jpg 271828- I needed to consistently bend 1/4" steel round bar which proved to be quite difficult without a bender. As a result of this need, a large wire bender was built. The following is the construction process of the wire bender using scrap material found around the shop. Materials and Tools Materia...
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Sat, 20 Feb 2016 20:10:40 PST
Cut styrofoam in minutes ( Low Tech yet effective ) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cut-styrofoam-in-minutes-Low-Tech-yet-effective-/
Cut styrofoam in minutes ( Low Tech yet effective ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/FW2U/HFD1FVUX/FN6FW2UHFD1FVUX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/FW2U/HFD1FVUX/FN6FW2UHFD1FVUX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/FW2U/HFD1FVUX/FN6FW2UHFD1FVUX.SMALL.jpg MasamuneX  I've always planned to build a foam cutting device but when the time came I was short on time and too cheap to build a machine. This Instructable was created to help anyone looking for a super easy low tech method to make clean styrofoam cuts. Its much more effective than using a razor blade or han...
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Mon, 15 Apr 2013 03:54:24 PDT
Universal Nut Sheller http://www.instructables.com/id/Universal-Nut-Sheller/
Universal Nut Sheller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGJ/RRZF/SEGEP27Y4FD/FGJRRZFSEGEP27Y4FD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGJ/RRZF/SEGEP27Y4FD/FGJRRZFSEGEP27Y4FD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGJ/RRZF/SEGEP27Y4FD/FGJRRZFSEGEP27Y4FD.SMALL.jpg The Full Belly Project This machine was invented by Jock Brandis to shell peanuts at the request of a women's coop in Mali, later he would co-found an non-profit international development organization called the Full Belly Project that for developing countries. There are around 1/2 billion people in the world that rely on...
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Sat, 20 May 2006 16:55:26 PDT
battery adaptor for cordless tool http://www.instructables.com/id/battery-adaptor-for-cordless-tool/
battery adaptor for cordless tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/H87G/FHJMR6IF/FTEH87GFHJMR6IF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/H87G/FHJMR6IF/FTEH87GFHJMR6IF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/H87G/FHJMR6IF/FTEH87GFHJMR6IF.SMALL.jpg burntbob I had a whole set of 14.4 Volt cordless tools including flashlight, small circular saw and a drill. First the charger went, then the batteries died, and then before I could buy replacements the company then switched to the 18V format and dropped all product support for the 14.4V line. I purchased a ...
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Thu, 19 Jun 2008 19:00:11 PDT
UPDATED: Tape Measure repair - Added repair for Lufkin Pee Wee (step 4 onwards) http://www.instructables.com/id/Tape-Measure-repair/
UPDATED: Tape Measure repair - Added repair for Lufkin Pee Wee (step 4 onwards) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F49/7DFI/FOMYNTTA/F497DFIFOMYNTTA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F49/7DFI/FOMYNTTA/F497DFIFOMYNTTA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F49/7DFI/FOMYNTTA/F497DFIFOMYNTTA.SMALL.jpg Goodhart Occasionally, the spring on an auto-retracting tape measure, will become a bit sprung or stretched so that the tape will not fully retract into the case on it's own. Well, no more trying to stuff it back in (this only makes matters worse anyways) there is a solution, especially if the case is held t...
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Sat, 13 Dec 2008 07:22:15 PST
Drill Press Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Drill-Press-Lathe/
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Tue, 26 Feb 2008 11:55:48 PST
Yankee Screwdriver Maintenance http://www.instructables.com/id/Yankee-Screwdriver-Maintenance/
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Sat, 30 May 2009 21:00:05 PDT
DIY Spot Welder From Microwave http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Spot-Welder-From-Microwave/
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Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:00:40 PST
Circular Saw Mitre Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Circular-Saw-Mitre-Box/
Circular Saw Mitre Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/9AA4/H4AGLZKE/FHH9AA4H4AGLZKE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/9AA4/H4AGLZKE/FHH9AA4H4AGLZKE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/9AA4/H4AGLZKE/FHH9AA4H4AGLZKE.SMALL.jpg RandomIdeaMan In an attempt to save money (and not clutter up my work space with more tools which I don't have anywhere to store) I created a mitre box for my circular saw. You may have seen a few other instructables about turning a circular saw into a table saw, and I have a similar project in the works once I ...
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Sun, 29 Jul 2012 19:21:01 PDT
Homemade Shot/Grit Blasting Cabinet http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-ShotGrit-Blasting-Cabinet/
Homemade Shot/Grit Blasting Cabinet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/AE77/FK27BHGG/FJQAE77FK27BHGG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/AE77/FK27BHGG/FJQAE77FK27BHGG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/AE77/FK27BHGG/FJQAE77FK27BHGG.SMALL.jpg kington99 A cabinet for shotblasting small to medium sized components without the mess of open blasting, built entirely from stuff I had around the house and workshop. Introduction I recently bought a small compressor with tools for my father's car workshop. I also got a shotblasting gun that that uses the...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2008 07:48:53 PDT
CHOPSTICK Steamer and Bending Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/CHOPSTICK-Steamer-and-Bending-Jig/
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Wed, 17 Aug 2011 06:02:27 PDT
Easy Lockpicking Tools! http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Lockpicking-Tools/
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Sat, 9 Jan 2016 19:18:45 PST
Drill Press Restoration (Refurbishing Techniques) http://www.instructables.com/id/Drill-Press-Restoration-Refurbishing-Techniques/
Drill Press Restoration (Refurbishing Techniques) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/QK9V/IK5PWKZ5/F8BQK9VIK5PWKZ5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/QK9V/IK5PWKZ5/F8BQK9VIK5PWKZ5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/QK9V/IK5PWKZ5/F8BQK9VIK5PWKZ5.SMALL.jpg djpolymath This instructable is a general overview and comparison of different restoration techniques. The object of experimentation is a drill press. Not all steps are in detail, but information can be found elsewhere on the web for exact instructions on different techniques. Find a Tool to Restore Hunt a...
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Tue, 2 Feb 2016 13:14:37 PST
How to make springs http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Springs/
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Sun, 31 Jan 2016 14:14:03 PST