Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - popular http://www.instructables.com Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:00:04 PST BLOX v1.01 Metal Rotating Tool Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Metal-Rotating-Tool-Stand/
Metal Rotating Tool Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/E4LG/JAIJQFWK/FRAE4LGJAIJQFWK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/E4LG/JAIJQFWK/FRAE4LGJAIJQFWK.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/E4LG/JAIJQFWK/FRAE4LGJAIJQFWK.SMALL.jpg ablank In order to save space in my small garage, I wanted to build a rotating tool stand. Additionally, I wanted to practice welding, so I made it out of metal. I did the welding at the Tech Shop - I enjoyed the opportunity to be a member and will miss having access to the tools and people.This stand wa...
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Wed, 29 Nov 2017 20:12:14 PST
Drawknife, How to Make http://www.instructables.com/id/Drawknife-How-to-Make/
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Wed, 6 Dec 2017 04:36:05 PST
The Wire Clamp Maker http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Wire-Clamp-Maker/
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Sun, 5 Jun 2016 14:10:36 PDT
10 MORE Bench Vise Tips, Tricks, & Hacks (Part 2) http://www.instructables.com/id/10-MORE-Bench-Vise-Tips-Tricks-Hacks-Part-2/
10 MORE Bench Vise Tips, Tricks, & Hacks (Part 2) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FU0/590F/JAMU0RHZ/FU0590FJAMU0RHZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FU0/590F/JAMU0RHZ/FU0590FJAMU0RHZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FU0/590F/JAMU0RHZ/FU0590FJAMU0RHZ.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 After searching for a bench vise for years, restoring a small one, and even after building a few vises, I FINALLY found and bought myself a big bench vise.Does the excitement of owning a new, proper vise* + crazy popularity of my Instructable, Top 10 Vise Hacks (100,000 views in 20 days!) = anothe...
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Sat, 2 Dec 2017 11:34:32 PST
EDM - Electrical Discharge Machining http://www.instructables.com/id/EDM-Electrical-Discharge-Machining/
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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 23:57:42 PDT
Homemade Mini Grinder Belt Wheel With DIY Heads Spindle With Hand Drill http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Mini-Grinder-Belt-Wheel-With-DIY-Heads-Sp-1/
Homemade Mini Grinder Belt Wheel With DIY Heads Spindle With Hand Drill - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/8A2L/IOVPQ0YQ/FO58A2LIOVPQ0YQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/8A2L/IOVPQ0YQ/FO58A2LIOVPQ0YQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/8A2L/IOVPQ0YQ/FO58A2LIOVPQ0YQ.SMALL.jpg joulethief669 Homemade Mini Grinder Belt Wheel With DIY Heads Spindle with hand Drill2 pcs Special round steel pipes 50 mm x 40 mm1 pcs Aluminium 300 mm x 110 mm x 12 mm for bed1 pcs Aluminium 300 mm x 20 mm x 12 mm1 pcs old hand drill nice workMore Homemade Mini Robotic Arm Laser Engraving Cutter‎ DIY 3D Printer...
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Mon, 30 May 2016 08:05:17 PDT
How to read a tape measure http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Read-a-Tape-Measure/
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Tue, 31 May 2016 08:06:43 PDT
Drill Press: Quill Play Fix http://www.instructables.com/id/Drill-Press-Quill-Play-Fix/
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Sun, 4 Dec 2016 07:53:46 PST
DIY Cheap Hot wire cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Cheap-Hot-wire-cutter/
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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:39:27 PDT
Manual Bar Bender / Scrolling Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Manual-Bar-Bender-Scrolling-Tool/
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Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:49:16 PST
Leather Stropping Wheel http://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-Stropping-Wheel/
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Sun, 11 Oct 2015 11:48:10 PDT
Cheap and Accurate Long Distance Laser Level http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-and-Accurate-Long-Distance-Laser-Level/
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Fri, 28 Jan 2011 14:48:03 PST
Homemade Mini Bandsaw http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Mini-Bandsaw/
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Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:09:15 PST
High Frequency Function Generator with the Maxim MAX038 http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Frequency-Function-Generator-with-the-Maxim-M/
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Wed, 2 Jun 2010 03:32:49 PDT
How to Make Cordless Driver Holder From PVC Pipe http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Cordless-Driver-Holder-From-PVC-Pipe/
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Wed, 1 Nov 2017 23:25:21 PDT
Workmate Jigsaw Table.. and More. http://www.instructables.com/id/Workmate-Jigsaw-Table-and-More/
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Thu, 5 Oct 2017 08:13:42 PDT
Repairing a Garbage-Picked Snow Blower for $7 http://www.instructables.com/id/3hp-Snapper-Snow-Blower-Tune-up/
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Sun, 9 Feb 2014 21:19:50 PST
Make a Wood Tap From a Bolt http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Wood-Tap-From-a-Bolt/
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Fri, 3 Nov 2017 19:52:24 PDT
Table Saw Jointer http://www.instructables.com/id/Table-Saw-Jointer/
Table Saw Jointer - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F17/VVW3/J98RDIIO/F17VVW3J98RDIIO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F17/VVW3/J98RDIIO/F17VVW3J98RDIIO.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F17/VVW3/J98RDIIO/F17VVW3J98RDIIO.SMALL.jpg tomatoskins My shop is a single car garage that shares it's space with the car. As you can imagine, space and money are the bottleneck of what tools I acquire. Since a costly jointer takes up a lot of space and isn't needed very often, substitutions need to be made. This simple sled can be made in less than an ...
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Fri, 27 Oct 2017 11:26:36 PDT
How to accurately drill a ball through its center http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Accurately-Drill-a-Ball-Through-Its-Center/
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Thu, 24 Dec 2015 02:52:52 PST
Really Nice Miter Sled http://www.instructables.com/id/Really-Nice-Miter-Sled/
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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:01:20 PDT
Make a modelers orbital sander out of a toothbrush http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-modelers-orbital-sander-out-of-a-toothbrush/
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Fri, 29 Apr 2011 00:34:15 PDT
Use 3D printer as a plotter/cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-3D-Printer-As-a-Plottercutter/
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Thu, 29 Dec 2016 21:11:27 PST
Pier 9 Resource: Autodesk's Pier 9 Workshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Overview-Access-to-Autodesk-Pier-9-Workshop/
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Mon, 19 May 2014 17:09:23 PDT
Lock Picking Tools From Scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/Lock-Picking-Tools-From-Scratch/
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Mon, 9 Oct 2017 13:03:04 PDT
Miter Saw Zero Clearance Insert http://www.instructables.com/id/Miter-Saw-Zero-Clearance-Insert/
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Thu, 8 Jun 2017 12:16:08 PDT
LED Lighting for Dremel Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Lighting-for-Dremel-Tool/
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Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:56:44 PDT
Supereasy Cheap Pockethole Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Supereasy-Cheap-Pockethole-Jig/
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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:42:45 PDT
DIY Dewalt Cordless Fan http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Dewalt-Cordless-Fan/
DIY Dewalt Cordless Fan - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/QLYT/J77RA0X6/FDQQLYTJ77RA0X6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/QLYT/J77RA0X6/FDQQLYTJ77RA0X6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/QLYT/J77RA0X6/FDQQLYTJ77RA0X6.SMALL.jpg SEB TECH DIY How to make this super awesome cordless / corded portable fan that will works with the batteries of your favorite power tools brand , and for less than 50$. In my project im using the dewalt dcb090 adapter. This fan normally operate with 6 "D" batteries, which is not convenient when you need to rech...
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Wed, 6 Sep 2017 14:35:04 PDT
How to Turn on a Computer Power Supply Without a Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Turn-on-a-Computer-Power-Supply-Without-a-C/
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Sun, 14 Feb 2016 04:34:41 PST
Drill Press Drum Sander http://www.instructables.com/id/Drill-Press-Drum-Sander/
Drill Press Drum Sander - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8A/2IB1/J86HR9X2/F8A2IB1J86HR9X2.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8A/2IB1/J86HR9X2/F8A2IB1J86HR9X2.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8A/2IB1/J86HR9X2/F8A2IB1J86HR9X2.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus Turn your drill press into a drum sander by making your own spindles to hold sandpaper. This easy afternoon workshop project is great for sanding inside a concave curve, a difficult task for belt or random orbital sanders.I challenged myself to build this using modest tools that most would have in t...
By: mikeasaurus

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Mon, 2 Oct 2017 09:57:41 PDT
Sanding Saw http://www.instructables.com/id/Sanding-Saw/
Sanding Saw - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/DPZJ/J7UQYK13/FQ8DPZJJ7UQYK13.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/DPZJ/J7UQYK13/FQ8DPZJJ7UQYK13.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/DPZJ/J7UQYK13/FQ8DPZJJ7UQYK13.SMALL.jpg Mikhandmaker. For those of us who collect homemade sanding blocks or need to sand around corners and curves, may I present to you this homemade bow sander. This bow sander is great for tight, curved places and works from both top and bottom.Maybe your great grandchildren will look at yours someday and ask, “What ...
By: Mikhandmaker.

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Sun, 24 Sep 2017 08:33:52 PDT
Becoming a Maker: The complete guide to a fully functional minishop: tools http://www.instructables.com/id/Becoming-a-Maker-The-complete-guide-to-a-fully-fun/
Becoming a Maker: The complete guide to a fully functional minishop: tools - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F19/VL4G/HTNO7P29/F19VL4GHTNO7P29.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F19/VL4G/HTNO7P29/F19VL4GHTNO7P29.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F19/VL4G/HTNO7P29/F19VL4GHTNO7P29.SMALL.jpg 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...
By: TheParacorder

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Sun, 6 Apr 2014 13:34:52 PDT
Jigsaw Massager http://www.instructables.com/id/Jigsaw-Massager/
Jigsaw Massager - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FB4/N2U8/F5VN16PV/FB4N2U8F5VN16PV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FB4/N2U8/F5VN16PV/FB4N2U8F5VN16PV.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FB4/N2U8/F5VN16PV/FB4N2U8F5VN16PV.SMALL.jpg rachel Better than anyone's thumbs... this produces a really amazing Thump.I saw Stig's version of this at the last Instructables Show & Tell. I was enraptured. I had to have one, and of course that meant I had to make one.Materials:a power jigsaw. cordless is ideal; bladeless is fine; quiet motor is be...
By: rachel

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Tue, 28 Aug 2007 07:16:49 PDT
DIY Agate Knife! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Agate-Knife/
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By: Vsevolod Korolev

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Sat, 4 Mar 2017 09:59:26 PST
Potters Kick Wheel http://www.instructables.com/id/Potters-Kick-Wheel/
Potters Kick Wheel - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/BTXC/HL5FJ69W/FD0BTXCHL5FJ69W.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/BTXC/HL5FJ69W/FD0BTXCHL5FJ69W.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/BTXC/HL5FJ69W/FD0BTXCHL5FJ69W.SMALL.jpg swares Here are some ideas for building a kick wheel potters wheel. Looked at a several ideas on the web and in books and built this combining the best features yet keeping it simple. What I used: 2 1/2 50lb bags of concrete Garden Edging or other suitable material 5/8" mild steel shaft 3" long (cut off ...
By: swares

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Sun, 27 Apr 2014 11:19:27 PDT
Unusual Uses for WD-40 http://www.instructables.com/id/Unusual-Uses-for-WD-40/
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By: mikeasaurus

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Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:20:49 PDT
Hand Held Plane - Convert To Mini Jointer http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Planer-Convert-To-Mini-Jointer/
Hand Held Plane - Convert To Mini Jointer - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/39PW/IB49SW15/FX939PWIB49SW15.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/39PW/IB49SW15/FX939PWIB49SW15.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/39PW/IB49SW15/FX939PWIB49SW15.SMALL.jpg makerandco A simple means to convert an electric plane into a small jointer - good for finishing relatively small pieces of timber Layout and build Roughly measure your plane and cut timber (or in this case MDF) to size. The aim is to create a u-shaped frame the width of the plane. I left one piece higher...
By: makerandco

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 21:19:24 PDT
Restoring an Old Wrench http://www.instructables.com/id/Restoring-an-Old-Wrench/
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By: DiyCoolStuff

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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 05:50:36 PDT
How to make a sandblasting attachment http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-sandblasting-gun/
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By: jds1969

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Fri, 22 Aug 2008 08:32:14 PDT
Dremel small batch mixer http://www.instructables.com/id/Dremel-Small-Batch-Mixer/
Dremel small batch mixer - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/HSBP/IV0AHS2S/FXHHSBPIV0AHS2S.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/HSBP/IV0AHS2S/FXHHSBPIV0AHS2S.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/HSBP/IV0AHS2S/FXHHSBPIV0AHS2S.SMALL.jpg Left-field Designs This is a quick and easy 'ible.I have always felt that my cordless Dremel was one of the most versatile tools in my toolbox and recently I had cause to make up several small batches of chemical mixes. If you have ever mixed lots of batches of anything you will know that it's no fun...So I came up wi...
By: Left-field Designs

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Thu, 3 Nov 2016 08:13:43 PDT
Restoration of a Craftsman Vise Model 506-51800-3 http://www.instructables.com/id/Restoring-a-Craftsman-Vise-Model-506-5188-3/
Restoration of a Craftsman Vise Model 506-51800-3 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTB/UQJF/IN4VZ0GS/FTBUQJFIN4VZ0GS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTB/UQJF/IN4VZ0GS/FTBUQJFIN4VZ0GS.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTB/UQJF/IN4VZ0GS/FTBUQJFIN4VZ0GS.SMALL.jpg ksjunto I've attached a reference diagram from the Sears parts website that I wish I would have had before I started. It's a little grainy, so I modified it so you can actually see the parts names and numbers. If you aren't sure you can do this sort of project, please know I had never even taken a vise ap...
By: ksjunto

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Sun, 17 Apr 2016 19:24:37 PDT
Hand Plane Restorations http://www.instructables.com/id/Hand-Plane-Restorations/
Hand Plane Restorations - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/B4QW/J6CG61UG/FWCB4QWJ6CG61UG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/B4QW/J6CG61UG/FWCB4QWJ6CG61UG.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/B4QW/J6CG61UG/FWCB4QWJ6CG61UG.SMALL.jpg djpolymath Vintage Stanley planes are great restoration projects. They can be found in all manners of deterioration, and often come at a very reasonable price. Vintage Planes The following website will help identify what year plane you are dealing with by some of its features. http://www.timetestedtools.ne...
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Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:17:12 PDT
How to take apart and re-assemble a Leatherman Charge TTi http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-take-apart-and-re-assemble-a-Leatherman-Cha/
How to take apart and re-assemble a Leatherman Charge TTi - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F06/H39M/ICRXRXXK/F06H39MICRXRXXK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F06/H39M/ICRXRXXK/F06H39MICRXRXXK.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F06/H39M/ICRXRXXK/F06H39MICRXRXXK.SMALL.jpg txtoolcrafters This Instructable will demonstrate a full break down and reassembly of a Leatherman Charge TTitool. The focus is on the proper placement of parts along with some tips and tricks to make it go easier. We'll be using a couple specialty tools, but you can make do at home with the basic "required tools"...
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 13:22:39 PDT
cheap diy foot speed control for dremel or other tools http://www.instructables.com/id/cheap-diy-foot-speed-control-for-dremel-or-other-t/
cheap diy foot speed control for dremel or other tools - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/86TI/GYVDIGBJ/FRR86TIGYVDIGBJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/86TI/GYVDIGBJ/FRR86TIGYVDIGBJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/86TI/GYVDIGBJ/FRR86TIGYVDIGBJ.SMALL.jpg cmlucht i have a b&d rtx rotary tool and love using it but the switch and speed control where so far apart i decided to make a foot speed controller out of a broken sewing machine foot switch. the good thing is i can set my top speed limit with the controller on the rotary tool so its like a set and forget,...
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Thu, 23 Feb 2012 12:59:07 PST
Improving a Welder Ground Clamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Improving-a-Welder-Ground-Clamp/
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Mon, 15 Nov 2010 12:34:52 PST
Getting More From Your Angle Grinder http://www.instructables.com/id/Better-Handling-for-the-Angle-Grinder/
Getting More From Your Angle Grinder - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/CBG3/J4SQ5UDQ/F8ECBG3J4SQ5UDQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/CBG3/J4SQ5UDQ/F8ECBG3J4SQ5UDQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/CBG3/J4SQ5UDQ/F8ECBG3J4SQ5UDQ.SMALL.jpg Tuomas Soikkeli Hi!I have used angle grinder over twenty years.I had allready forgot how difficult it was to use at the beginning.Then i heard people saying that its too difficult to cut with it..That started me to think about how to improve its handling, also i wanted to get more from it. As it think, it can be us...
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Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:40:39 PDT
The Ultimate Drill Improvement Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ultimate-Drill-Improvement-Kit/
The Ultimate Drill Improvement Kit - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ4/3XGN/J0COWRP5/FJ43XGNJ0COWRP5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ4/3XGN/J0COWRP5/FJ43XGNJ0COWRP5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ4/3XGN/J0COWRP5/FJ43XGNJ0COWRP5.SMALL.jpg The Wacky Beagle This instructable will show how to make The ultimate drill improvement kit from 3D printed parts and standard parts.Clamped on a standard drill, this tool will help to: drill perpendicular drill at the right depth drill on cylindrical parts and also to do clean drillingThis design is for a stand...
By: The Wacky Beagle

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Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:45:08 PDT
DIY Air hose reel http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Air-Hose-Reel/
DIY Air hose reel - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FD7/U59M/ISCB2C5V/FD7U59MISCB2C5V.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD7/U59M/ISCB2C5V/FD7U59MISCB2C5V.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD7/U59M/ISCB2C5V/FD7U59MISCB2C5V.SMALL.jpg Ketoya I like a lot of other home woodworkers and hobbyists bought an air compressor. I have a Porter-Cable pancake compressor and it came with 3 nail guns and a hose.While learning to use my new nail guns, I decided I REALLY hate the hose it came with it's the long non coiling kind. I needed to find a so...
By: Ketoya

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Mon, 29 Aug 2016 07:18:54 PDT
Arduino Powered CNC Router http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Powered-CNC-Router/
Arduino Powered CNC Router - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZC/CKHJ/J0COQKGZ/FZCCKHJJ0COQKGZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZC/CKHJ/J0COQKGZ/FZCCKHJJ0COQKGZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZC/CKHJ/J0COQKGZ/FZCCKHJJ0COQKGZ.SMALL.jpg vederstein I was back in the machine shop at my workplace and in the scrap bin I found eight ball screw slides. The longest has about a 23" stroke.I asked my boss, and he let me take them.After some investigation, they've been sitting on a shelf for years and they just decided to scrap them.So I decided to use...
By: vederstein

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Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:15:31 PDT