Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - popular http://www.instructables.com Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:42:14 PDT BLOX v1.01 Protective Skull Face Shield With Filter http://www.instructables.com/id/Protective-Skull-Face-Shield-With-Filter/
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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 16:56:16 PDT
Restoring Old Paintbrushes http://www.instructables.com/id/Restoring-Old-Paintbrushes/
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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:07:23 PDT
Homemade Cordless Drill Battery Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Cordless-Drill-Battery-Charger/
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Sat, 22 Aug 2009 21:23:07 PDT
Wood carving with a Dremel http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-carving-with-a-Dremel/
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:08:15 PDT
How to make a Mini Pyrography Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Mini-Pyrography-Tool/
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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 06:29:26 PDT
How to Build a Hank Drum http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Hank-Drum/
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Wed, 21 May 2008 17:46:53 PDT
Build Your Own (metalworking) Lathe - Part I http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-metalworking-Lathe---Part-I/
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Tue, 13 Sep 2005 18:12:44 PDT
How To Replace a Chainsaw Chain http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Replace-a-Chainsaw-Chain/
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Mon, 20 Sep 2010 09:18:07 PDT
Reanimate old battery drill http://www.instructables.com/id/Reanimate-old-battery-drill/
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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 01:30:50 PDT
Building Big Blue, a Home Made Wood Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-Big-Blue-a-Home-Made-Wood-Lathe/
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Thu, 6 Aug 2015 07:55:33 PDT
Tips on Cutting PVC Pipe http://www.instructables.com/id/Tips-on-Cutting-PVC-Pipe/
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Tue, 9 Feb 2010 09:43:01 PST
Project ideas to organize your garage workshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Project-ideas-to-organize-your-garage-workshop/
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Tue, 4 Aug 2015 14:16:27 PDT
Power Tool Repair Made Easy http://www.instructables.com/id/fix/
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Thu, 17 Jan 2008 15:36:37 PST
Make Your Own Sandblaster and How To Use It http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Sandblaster-and-How-To-Use-It/
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Fri, 17 Aug 2007 10:14:14 PDT
Enhanced DeWalt Drill Before And After http://www.instructables.com/id/Enhanced-DeWalt-Drill-Before-And-After/
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:52:21 PDT
Hand Powered Vacuum Chamber http://www.instructables.com/id/Hand-Powered-Vacuum-Chamber/
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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:28:06 PDT
How to swap the blade on your Leatherman Wave, Charge, or Surge Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-swap-the-blade-on-your-Leatherman-Wave-Char/
How to swap the blade on your Leatherman Wave, Charge, or Surge Tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/QS8S/ICEMUKWN/F6EQS8SICEMUKWN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/QS8S/ICEMUKWN/F6EQS8SICEMUKWN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/QS8S/ICEMUKWN/F6EQS8SICEMUKWN.SMALL.jpg txtoolcrafters This Instructable will give you the step by step on how to replace the blade on your Leatherman Charge, Wave, or Surge tool. The photos will follow a Leatherman Wave tool, but the steps are the same for all three tools.Please be warned that tampering with your tool may void the warranty. If you're ...
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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:28:06 PDT
DIY blacksmithing - Converting your barbecue into a forge then using it to recycle scrap metal into tools http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-blacksmithing-Converting-your-barbecue-into-a-/
DIY blacksmithing - Converting your barbecue into a forge then using it to recycle scrap metal into tools - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/F4Z1/ICEMSNI4/FB5F4Z1ICEMSNI4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/F4Z1/ICEMSNI4/FB5F4Z1ICEMSNI4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/F4Z1/ICEMSNI4/FB5F4Z1ICEMSNI4.SMALL.jpg rosemarybeetle Blacksmithery on the barbecue? - yes, this really works!Here's how you can make the quality steel that is found in bicycle parts live on, by forging it into blades to create useful tools. The best thing though is that this can be done on a normal barbecue using lumpwood charcoal and a camping airbed...
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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 04:02:52 PDT
Sawmill from 12" bandsaw and a mower http://www.instructables.com/id/Sawmill-from-12-bandsaw-and-a-mower/
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Sun, 19 Jul 2015 16:49:08 PDT
Simple workshop cart (with hidden drawer) http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-workshop-cart-with-hidden-drawer/
Simple workshop cart (with hidden drawer) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/MA0W/ICBS1YAP/FYRMA0WICBS1YAP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/MA0W/ICBS1YAP/FYRMA0WICBS1YAP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/MA0W/ICBS1YAP/FYRMA0WICBS1YAP.SMALL.jpg seamster For the last couple of months I've been busily reorganizing my workshop. I've built all sorts of new stuff, including several cabinets, a large outfeed work table, and this new mobile workshop cart. I wanted a simple but heavy-duty cart to hold my jointer and planer that allowed them to be moved aro...
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:29:36 PDT
How to make Torx screwdrivers or Allen keys http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Torx-screwdrivers-or-Allen-keys/
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Fri, 30 Apr 2010 14:24:26 PDT
The 3 in 1 PVC Paracord Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/The-3-in-1-PVC-Paracord-Jig/
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 12:14:43 PDT
Choosing the Best Adhesive for the Job http://www.instructables.com/id/Choosing-the-Best-Adhesive-for-the-Job/
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 08:45:05 PDT
Drill Dust Buster Vac Attachment http://www.instructables.com/id/Drill-Dust-Buster-Vac-Attachment/
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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 16:39:03 PDT
DIY Atmospheric Drinking Water Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Atmospheric-Water-Generator/
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Fri, 3 Aug 2012 02:55:16 PDT
Make PVC Look Like Wood http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-PVC-Look-Like-Wood/
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Tue, 7 Jul 2015 21:05:42 PDT
The Blade Runner Multi-material Electric Knife http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Blade-Runner-Multi-material-Electric-Knife/
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Sun, 5 Jul 2015 20:18:22 PDT
PVC Duel Shot Air Gun http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Duel-Shot-Air-Gun/
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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/
The Marking Gauge Set - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/WZXS/IBM242OK/FTXWZXSIBM242OK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/WZXS/IBM242OK/FTXWZXSIBM242OK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/WZXS/IBM242OK/FTXWZXSIBM242OK.SMALL.jpg -BALES- I'm a big fan of marking gauges ... we go way back. Rulers, squares, compasses of several varieties ... I got 'em. I have a love affair with combination squares especially .. I have several. 18", 12", 6" ... heck I have 3 of the 6" model alone. I have found that 3 just isn't enough for me. It n...
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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/
Circle Cutter/Pipe Fitter for Plasma Cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX6/3JX9/IBKMKSWB/FX63JX9IBKMKSWB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX6/3JX9/IBKMKSWB/FX63JX9IBKMKSWB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX6/3JX9/IBKMKSWB/FX63JX9IBKMKSWB.SMALL.jpg Marsh Plasma cutters are great, but you need a steady hand to make a really great cut. Failing that, a guide will give you a really clean cut every time and this adjustable circle cutting compass really comes in handy! It's cheap, easy to build and when you see the results, you'll never make another curve...
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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 the simplest cyclone I could come up with. You will need To complete this project, you will need a car cleaning nozzle and hose from your shop vac. A large bucket with a tight fitting cover. A straight coupling to attach your shop vac hose. Mark placement Mark the placement for your n...
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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/
Detachable 360deg "Mag-Lights" for Workshop Glasses - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3D/EJLS/IAWCL4WD/F3DEJLSIAWCL4WD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3D/EJLS/IAWCL4WD/F3DEJLSIAWCL4WD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3D/EJLS/IAWCL4WD/F3DEJLSIAWCL4WD.SMALL.jpg Hey Jude Have you ever wanted light while you are working, but wanted both your hands free? These Mag-Lights stick to the sides of your Safety Glasses - but also be added to Helmets, Ear-Defenders, Bikes, Drills, Raves, you name it. I think what's great about them is that they use the magnets in two useful w...
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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/
French cleats for tool storage - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/ZGY4/IAUWXQBV/F5EZGY4IAUWXQBV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/ZGY4/IAUWXQBV/F5EZGY4IAUWXQBV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/ZGY4/IAUWXQBV/F5EZGY4IAUWXQBV.SMALL.jpg jdege Some years back, I decided to set up a modest workshop in the corner of my basement.I started with a workbench: Building a real woodworkers workbenchAnd then I got distracted and did nothing while my basement filled up with assorted junk.This last winter I decided to put some work into making my "sh...
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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/
The Ultimate Miter Saw Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/HURC/IATHAJW2/F0FHURCIATHAJW2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/HURC/IATHAJW2/F0FHURCIATHAJW2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/HURC/IATHAJW2/F0FHURCIATHAJW2.SMALL.jpg Jay Bates This is what I'm calling the "Ultimate" Miter Saw Station. It fills all of my needs and is substantial enough to drastically increase organization and efficiency in my shop. The station has the following features:Roughly 106" of stop block capacity to the left of the blade.More than 4' of material s...
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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/
So you want to drill a hole? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/R9TO/IAS2788J/FIVR9TOIAS2788J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/R9TO/IAS2788J/FIVR9TOIAS2788J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/R9TO/IAS2788J/FIVR9TOIAS2788J.SMALL.jpg njkeng Ok. Bear with me because this gets a bit complicated. So you've found yourself in need of a hole. There's no need to be anxious. You may be relieved to know that there are literally millions of people with needs just like yours. This guide is for all of them and for all of you. It seems you've been ...
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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/
Pocket Socket Wrench (Keychain) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/6ZAJ/IAP6ZU7L/FKP6ZAJIAP6ZU7L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/6ZAJ/IAP6ZU7L/FKP6ZAJIAP6ZU7L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/6ZAJ/IAP6ZU7L/FKP6ZAJIAP6ZU7L.SMALL.jpg M3G I find myself in need of a wrench a lot. Whether it's on my longboard, a tool, or some project I'm working on, I always end up needing to loosen or tighten a nut or bolt. I tried carrying a skate tool around, but it was a little too bulky for me, often didn't have the right size drivers for whatever...
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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/
Cheap cyclone-based vacuum cleaner made from scratch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/0AFX/IAG0FQQV/FG10AFXIAG0FQQV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/0AFX/IAG0FQQV/FG10AFXIAG0FQQV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/0AFX/IAG0FQQV/FG10AFXIAG0FQQV.SMALL.jpg nunopcardoso This is my build of a cyclone-based vacuum cleaner.I made this project spending only 21€, as most of the materials can be gathered without spending any money. Just for reference, here is the bill of materials: Stuff I had to buy: Wheels: 3.5€ 1200W motor: 7.5€ (bought a vacuum cleaner and salvaged ...
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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/
Clamp Forming Tool from a Caulking gun - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAF/4FNS/IADH252X/FAF4FNSIADH252X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAF/4FNS/IADH252X/FAF4FNSIADH252X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAF/4FNS/IADH252X/FAF4FNSIADH252X.SMALL.jpg Drake411 I often use wire instead of twine to tie things because you can get it pretty tight without fancy knots.To tighten it you lock the wire into place by bending it around another wire. You pull and bend. When you make a band or a clamp, pulling and bending results in the whole thing sliding and turnin...
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Mon, 1 Jun 2015 01:47:59 PDT