Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - popular http://www.instructables.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:18:14 PDT BLOX v1.01 Real Life Super Mario Concrete Thwomp! http://www.instructables.com/id/Real-Life-Super-Mario-Concrete-Thwomp/
Real Life Super Mario Concrete Thwomp! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO4/ZFGO/HY4KYZSS/FO4ZFGOHY4KYZSS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO4/ZFGO/HY4KYZSS/FO4ZFGOHY4KYZSS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO4/ZFGO/HY4KYZSS/FO4ZFGOHY4KYZSS.SMALL.jpg mactothefuture Ever wanted a real life Thwomp? They are great at keeping intruders away from your house! : ) Designing the Mold Supplies Needed: Tools: Computer Printer Scissors/X-acto Knife Spray GlueMaterials: Paper Poster Board Cardboard TapeI started ...
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:53:41 PDT
DIY Replaceable sandpapers for Sanding blocks http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Replaceable-sandpapers-for-Sanding-blocks/
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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 05:15:07 PDT
The 1lb Boxed Screw Storage Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/The-1lb-Boxed-Screw-Storage-Rack/
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:52:38 PDT
Cutting Wine Bottle Corks http://www.instructables.com/id/Cutting-Wine-Bottle-Corks/
Cutting Wine Bottle Corks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/YKZV/HXTJR2GV/F1AYKZVHXTJR2GV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/YKZV/HXTJR2GV/F1AYKZVHXTJR2GV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/YKZV/HXTJR2GV/F1AYKZVHXTJR2GV.SMALL.jpg KellyCraig This is a tutorial on making a simple jig for cutting wine corks in half, along their length.The jig requires only simple scraps to build and is for use with a band saw, but could also be used to hold corks when using a hand, or even a knife, depending on the size of the kerf.Using this jig on a ban...
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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:51:46 PDT
Every Day Carry (EDC) Book http://www.instructables.com/id/Every-Day-Carry-EDC-Book/
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:37:54 PDT
Lifecast with silicone http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-silicone-lifecasting/
Lifecast with silicone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/O8RR/HXLD63TR/FKHO8RRHXLD63TR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/O8RR/HXLD63TR/FKHO8RRHXLD63TR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/O8RR/HXLD63TR/FKHO8RRHXLD63TR.SMALL.jpg rlciavar Lifecasting is the process of making a mold of a living human body. There are a variety of techniques and methods that can be used for lifecasting.Types of lifecasting materials include; plaster, alginate, silicone, and sometimes even waxes. In this case, we will be making a mold of a hand using sil...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:42:38 PDT
'3rd Hand' Leather Stitching Clamp http://www.instructables.com/id/3rd-Hand-Leather-Stitching-Clamp/
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:13:04 PDT
2 Part silicone mold http://www.instructables.com/id/2-Part-silicone-mold/
2 Part silicone mold - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/LXZK/HXG6Q44D/FAWLXZKHXG6Q44D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/LXZK/HXG6Q44D/FAWLXZKHXG6Q44D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/LXZK/HXG6Q44D/FAWLXZKHXG6Q44D.SMALL.jpg rlciavar This Instructable will teach you how to make a basic 2-part pour mold. I made my mold for a 3D printed stegosaurus because dinosaurs are awesome! 3D printing can be expensive and hard to access. Molds are a great way to make multiples of a 3D printed part cheaper from your own home. If you don't hav...
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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:06:21 PDT
Laser Cut Foam Inserts for Tool Boxes http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Foam-Inserts-for-Tool-Boxes/
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Fri, 4 Jul 2014 20:58:20 PDT
Drill press sanding drums http://www.instructables.com/id/Drill-press-sanding-drums/
Drill press sanding drums - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP3/47J5/HWZ9TUNC/FP347J5HWZ9TUNC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP3/47J5/HWZ9TUNC/FP347J5HWZ9TUNC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP3/47J5/HWZ9TUNC/FP347J5HWZ9TUNC.SMALL.jpg ade angelis Hi everyone!A few weeks ago my friends made me a wonderful birthday gift: a big, sturdy and powerful drill press. As soon as I assembled it I knew that would have been an unmissable occasion to get my hands dirty and build something! I decided to make a couple of sanding drums to use with the drill ...
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 12:22:12 PDT
My AUTODESK - ARTIST IN RESIDENCY at INSTRUCTABLES http://www.instructables.com/id/AUTODESK-ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCY-at-INSTRUCTABLES/
My AUTODESK - ARTIST IN RESIDENCY at INSTRUCTABLES - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3B/KPAY/HWZ4THCY/F3BKPAYHWZ4THCY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3B/KPAY/HWZ4THCY/F3BKPAYHWZ4THCY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3B/KPAY/HWZ4THCY/F3BKPAYHWZ4THCY.SMALL.jpg anoukwipprecht How has your artist residency at Autodesk been going? What is your favorite part?As an invited artist in residency at Autodesk, I have a grasp on both incredible software and pre-released features within an amazing production facility. My favorite parts is that it feels like a big candy store where ...
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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 16:09:29 PDT
Quick And Easy Lapstrake Clamps For Boat Builders http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-And-Easy-Lapstrake-Clamps-For-Boat-Builders/
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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 09:30:11 PDT
Sander / grinder from an old hard disk http://www.instructables.com/id/Sander-grinder-from-an-old-hard-disk/
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:06:35 PDT
Machinist's Gold Plated Oil Can http://www.instructables.com/id/Machinists-Gold-Plated-Oil-Can/
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:52:54 PDT
Spill Proofer http://www.instructables.com/id/Spill-Proofer/
Spill Proofer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/90QB/HWNUE2JB/FOL90QBHWNUE2JB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/90QB/HWNUE2JB/FOL90QBHWNUE2JB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/90QB/HWNUE2JB/FOL90QBHWNUE2JB.SMALL.jpg JON-A-TRON Have you ever knocked over a cup of water and soaked the project you were working on? I did yesterday. I always keep water and a chip brush handy when I'm gluing wood- I like to clean up the glue that squeezes out when you clamp wood while it's still wet instead of sanding dry globs of it after the ...
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:29:57 PDT
RYOBI Drill 12v Rebuild http://www.instructables.com/id/RYOBI-Drill-12v-Rebuild/
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 19:54:08 PDT
Vacuum Formed Concrete Mold http://www.instructables.com/id/Vacuum-Formed-Concrete-Stepping-Stone-Mold/
Vacuum Formed Concrete Mold - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/1OVU/HW37NUTB/FMJ1OVUHW37NUTB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/1OVU/HW37NUTB/FMJ1OVUHW37NUTB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/1OVU/HW37NUTB/FMJ1OVUHW37NUTB.SMALL.jpg CHENG Concrete In this Instructable we'll share our process of creating vacuum formed plastic molds for making concrete stepping stones. This involves: Designing the Shape Making the Positive (Sculpted Clay or Plaster, CNC Routed MDF, Etc.) Creating a Rubber Mold (Castable Polyurethane) Casti...
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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 14:49:08 PDT
Tube sealing device http://www.instructables.com/id/Tube-sealing-device/
Tube sealing device - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/R4JJ/HVXC15WO/FI2R4JJHVXC15WO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/R4JJ/HVXC15WO/FI2R4JJHVXC15WO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/R4JJ/HVXC15WO/FI2R4JJHVXC15WO.SMALL.jpg Tubesluiter BACKGROUND STORYThe tube sealing aid is a project for design for everyone. Design for everyone is a cocreation project, where students make products together with a person with a disability. This products solves problems that they experience because of their disability. For the tube sealing aid we w...
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 04:18:04 PDT
Silicone Box Mold For Prop Making http://www.instructables.com/id/Silicone-Box-Mold-For-Prop-Making/
Silicone Box Mold For Prop Making - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/OSCS/HV9HXQI0/FDZOSCSHV9HXQI0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/OSCS/HV9HXQI0/FDZOSCSHV9HXQI0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/OSCS/HV9HXQI0/FDZOSCSHV9HXQI0.SMALL.jpg Joe Sargent Silicone box molds are a fairly simple and very effective way to mold simply shaped objects. I molded a pipe wrench, but you can mold many things (but not everything, which I will get to later) with this style mold. Very soon I will be posting the second half of this process, which is casting a pa...
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Sun, 18 May 2014 23:05:50 PDT
Get More from Your Circular Saw http://www.instructables.com/id/Get-More-from-Your-Circular-Saw/
Get More from Your Circular Saw - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F85/WR6U/FPKFCXPG/F85WR6UFPKFCXPG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F85/WR6U/FPKFCXPG/F85WR6UFPKFCXPG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F85/WR6U/FPKFCXPG/F85WR6UFPKFCXPG.SMALL.jpg Phil B I wanted to get more from my circular saw. I developed and made this portable saw guide based on some 3/4 inch plywood and two very straight pieces of 1 inch angle iron. It can make both crosscuts and rip cuts, if one of the angle iron rails is moved away from the other. This saw guide requires a...
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Mon, 5 Jan 2009 19:04:31 PST
Dremel - All Purpose penny cutting blade http://www.instructables.com/id/Dremel-All-Purpose-penny-cutting-blade/
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Mon, 26 May 2014 12:35:50 PDT
Centerline Marker "I Made it at TechShop" http://www.instructables.com/id/Centerline-Marker-I-Made-it-at-TechShop/
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 02:04:01 PDT
Build a Vacuum Wagon for Spring Cleanup http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Vacuum-Wagon-for-Spring-Cleanup/
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Sun, 27 Apr 2014 18:03:25 PDT
Thumb Screwdriver. Quick and effective http://www.instructables.com/id/Thumb-Screwdriver-Quick-and-effective/
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Tue, 30 Oct 2012 14:11:02 PDT
The Saw Blade Cabinet http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Saw-Blade-Cabinet/
The Saw Blade Cabinet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/8H4X/HV9HOPG2/FSY8H4XHV9HOPG2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/8H4X/HV9HOPG2/FSY8H4XHV9HOPG2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/8H4X/HV9HOPG2/FSY8H4XHV9HOPG2.SMALL.jpg -BALES- It's been established that I have some OCD when it comes to cleanliness and organizational matters. I have a relatively small/narrow shop (9'x25') and when everything has its place, it stays uncluttered and improves my work flow and efficiency.This space (for me) started as a musical rehearsal area...
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Fri, 16 May 2014 16:49:08 PDT
Pump it up! Squid Inc's Positive Displacement Pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Pump-it-up-Squid-Incs-Positive-Displacement-Pump/
Pump it up! Squid Inc's Positive Displacement Pump - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW8/3A7P/HV64ACU0/FW83A7PHV64ACU0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW8/3A7P/HV64ACU0/FW83A7PHV64ACU0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW8/3A7P/HV64ACU0/FW83A7PHV64ACU0.SMALL.jpg MrSquid As part of our University course at the Glasgow School of Art, we were set the challenge in teams of 4 to produce an efficient pump, and all we were provided with was a 24V 3500RPM DC motor. The Brief was simple - to design and build a pump to lift 5 litres of water, through a height of 60 cm in un...
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Wed, 14 May 2014 03:17:01 PDT
How to Clean a 2 Cycle Engine Carburetor http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Clean-a-2-Cycle-Engine-Carburetor/
How to Clean a 2 Cycle Engine Carburetor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/PQXG/GELSQDO3/FNDPQXGGELSQDO3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/PQXG/GELSQDO3/FNDPQXGGELSQDO3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/PQXG/GELSQDO3/FNDPQXGGELSQDO3.SMALL.gif toolrepair Read this article for professional carburetor cleaning steps and advice. Learn why you may want to clean your tool's carburetor with or without a rebuild kit. Cleaning a small engine carburetor usually gets done as part of a carburetor rebuild, but there are a number of reasons why cleaning a c...
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Tue, 28 Sep 2010 09:54:48 PDT
NiChrome Hot Wire Cutter for Acrylic http://www.instructables.com/id/NiChrome-Hot-Wire-Cutter-for-Acrylic/
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:54:45 PDT
How to EASILY forge Steel and iron... http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-forge-Steel-and-iron/
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Sun, 11 Sep 2011 14:46:37 PDT
Perfect butta' popcorn! http://www.instructables.com/id/Perfect-butta-popcorn/
Perfect butta' popcorn! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/3KLS/HUOPCE6R/F2D3KLSHUOPCE6R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/3KLS/HUOPCE6R/F2D3KLSHUOPCE6R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/3KLS/HUOPCE6R/F2D3KLSHUOPCE6R.SMALL.jpg patsheldon Truly, what could be more magical than knowing you can butter your popcorn perfectly every time?? What makes this even better is you can use OLD recyclables to make this dream come true! This is a double win, one for the environment and one for ME. ;)This instructable is EASY and takes merely 30 min...
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Fri, 2 May 2014 12:03:04 PDT
Makerspace Power Tool Upgrade: NiMh to Lithium Iron Phosphate http://www.instructables.com/id/Makerspace-Power-tool-upgrade-NiMh-to-Lithium-Iron/
Makerspace Power Tool Upgrade: NiMh to Lithium Iron Phosphate - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/3J6T/HUPHM128/F373J6THUPHM128.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/3J6T/HUPHM128/F373J6THUPHM128.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/3J6T/HUPHM128/F373J6THUPHM128.SMALL.jpg Emperor Dane Did you / your makerspace inherit 12v cordless drills with a dead / unhappy NiMh battery packs? Need more juice and an incredibly high number of charge cycles? Want to safely upgrade to the land of LITHIUM IRON PHOSPHATE GLORIOUSNESS? This is the instructable for you! We have the technology ...
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Fri, 2 May 2014 07:02:38 PDT
How To Mill Tall Stuff Using Not-So-Tall Endmills http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Mill-Tall-Stuff-Using-Not-So-Tall-Endmills/
How To Mill Tall Stuff Using Not-So-Tall Endmills - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/H6B4/HUOPANDD/FURH6B4HUOPANDD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/H6B4/HUOPANDD/FURH6B4HUOPANDD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/H6B4/HUOPANDD/FURH6B4HUOPANDD.SMALL.jpg thiagohersan So... I recently wanted to mill something that was 11 inches in height, but only had 3-inch-long endmills available.This is how I did it. There’s no magic, but a couple of tips and tricks that might be useful.Spoiler Alert: I ended up milling 4 separate pieces and gluing them back together.Read this...
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Thu, 1 May 2014 22:33:04 PDT
Homemade center finder tool, quick, cheap, easy. http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-center-finder-tool-quick-cheap-easy/
Homemade center finder tool, quick, cheap, easy. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/UJBS/HUOPBR6P/FBSUJBSHUOPBR6P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/UJBS/HUOPBR6P/FBSUJBSHUOPBR6P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/UJBS/HUOPBR6P/FBSUJBSHUOPBR6P.SMALL.jpg DrPeper This is a quick method to make a small tool which allows you to find the centers of circular shaped objects, such as disks or the ends of cylindrical objects. You place it on the edge of a round object so that the pins underneath rest against the sides of the object, then draw a line along the stra...
By: DrPeper

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Fri, 2 May 2014 01:52:06 PDT
Combination Taper and True Edge Tablesaw Sled http://www.instructables.com/id/Combination-Taper-and-True-Edge-Tablesaw-Sled/
Combination Taper and True Edge Tablesaw Sled - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F63/WP2R/HUL5BKSB/F63WP2RHUL5BKSB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F63/WP2R/HUL5BKSB/F63WP2RHUL5BKSB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F63/WP2R/HUL5BKSB/F63WP2RHUL5BKSB.SMALL.jpg Marsh Did you ever need to rip an angle down a long board? How about giving yourself a known true edge on a rough piece of lumber? This handy sled will do either job really well! Tools and Materials Needed Tools Table Saw Sander or planer Drill and Bits Countersink bit Screwdriver Mallet ...
By: Marsh

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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 14:18:22 PDT
Building a Small Format Vacuumformer from an Old Toaster Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Small-Format-Vacuumformer-from-an-Old-T/
Building a Small Format Vacuumformer from an Old Toaster Oven - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/UM1N/HULTGIHZ/FG4UM1NHULTGIHZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/UM1N/HULTGIHZ/FG4UM1NHULTGIHZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/UM1N/HULTGIHZ/FG4UM1NHULTGIHZ.SMALL.jpg volpin This instructable will guide you to creating your own hobby-level vacuum forming machine using fairly inexpensive tools, readily accessible secondhand appliances, and hardware available at nearly any big box retailer. Thermoforming is a very quick way to get lightweight hollow shapes from thin pla...
By: volpin

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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:17:47 PDT
How to Adjust for Wood Thickness and Kerf on a Laser Cutter at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Adjust-for-Wood-Thickness-and-Kerf-on-a-Las/
How to Adjust for Wood Thickness and Kerf on a Laser Cutter at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/L9SF/HO7XQDJW/FJYL9SFHO7XQDJW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/L9SF/HO7XQDJW/FJYL9SFHO7XQDJW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/L9SF/HO7XQDJW/FJYL9SFHO7XQDJW.SMALL.jpg Adam ANT In this Instructable I will show you my method to adjust your patterns to the correct thickness on a laser cutter. I went through this to make my wood box slot together with a tight fit and I made this at Techshop San Jose using their Epilog 60W Helix. You will need: 1. My test pattern (Laser Kerf ...
By: Adam ANT

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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 13:22:29 PST
Wrapped Hammer Handle http://www.instructables.com/id/Wrapped-Hammer-Handle/
Wrapped Hammer Handle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/YVTK/HU0GLRY1/FOEYVTKHU0GLRY1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/YVTK/HU0GLRY1/FOEYVTKHU0GLRY1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/YVTK/HU0GLRY1/FOEYVTKHU0GLRY1.SMALL.jpg rachel I bought a cheap hammer and wanted a nicer grip than the bare wood. Thinking of how nice a linen wrapped pool cue feels, I decided to try wrapping this handle in cotton string. The only tools I used were a knife, a pair of scissors (but I should have used the knife!) and a bowl of water. The onl...
By: rachel

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:53:38 PDT
Elementary mitre box http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-mitre-box/
Elementary mitre box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/HH5U/HT7P68BE/FZKHH5UHT7P68BE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/HH5U/HT7P68BE/FZKHH5UHT7P68BE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/HH5U/HT7P68BE/FZKHH5UHT7P68BE.SMALL.jpg Martin Balák A mitre box is a wood working tool used to guide a hand saw to make precise and fast mitre cuts in a board. The mitrebox is lightweight and portable. It's a good tool for smaller mitring jobs. Tools and materials A miter box could hardly be simpler, consisting as it does of only three pieces – fr...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:18:47 PDT
Functional and Sturdy Wooden Toolbox http://www.instructables.com/id/Functional-and-Sturdy-Wooden-Toolbox/
Functional and Sturdy Wooden Toolbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/5OAW/HTZY9TDX/FFQ5OAWHTZY9TDX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/5OAW/HTZY9TDX/FFQ5OAWHTZY9TDX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/5OAW/HTZY9TDX/FFQ5OAWHTZY9TDX.SMALL.jpg blue-ice This instructable embodies the principle of "portable workstations" because a toolbox allows you to work about anywhere by bringing your tools along with you. Although the exact type and nature of the tools can vary from one hobby to another and one profession to another, this sturdy toolbox can b...
By: blue-ice

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:21:46 PDT
Jigsaw to Scroll Saw Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Jigsaw-to-Scroll-Saw-Conversion/
Jigsaw to Scroll Saw Conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/78O6/HTEUE0ZO/FWN78O6HTEUE0ZO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/78O6/HTEUE0ZO/FWN78O6HTEUE0ZO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/78O6/HTEUE0ZO/FWN78O6HTEUE0ZO.SMALL.jpg guyzo35 In the infancy of my woodshop, back around 2010, I realized that I badly needed a scroll saw, but sorely lacked the funds. Using what I had available to me at the time, I was able to create a fixture that firmly secured my Black and Decker jigsaw, essentially turning it into a functional and versa...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 17:13:43 PDT
modifying a schrader tyre valve http://www.instructables.com/id/modifying-a-schrader-tyre-valve/
modifying a schrader tyre valve - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8N/1WDL/HT36TJDO/F8N1WDLHT36TJDO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8N/1WDL/HT36TJDO/F8N1WDLHT36TJDO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8N/1WDL/HT36TJDO/F8N1WDLHT36TJDO.SMALL.jpg Stan1y If you are experimenting with pneumatics being able to attach an airline or foot pump to your system is useful and to do so is easier if you can use a schrader type valve. In this instructable I will deal with making a standard rubber mushroom type valve stem as used on steel wheel rims into a scr...
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 09:10:12 PDT
Laser Guided Hammer http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Guided-Hammer/
Laser Guided Hammer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F05/V3J4/HTVDZI2W/F05V3J4HTVDZI2W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F05/V3J4/HTVDZI2W/F05V3J4HTVDZI2W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F05/V3J4/HTVDZI2W/F05V3J4HTVDZI2W.SMALL.jpg Five Cell It is one of those "Why didn't I think of that" kind of ideas. The delicate simplicity of the small red dot guiding you along is probably the only way to improve on one of the oldest tools of all time. The idea came to me in a flash while I was working at the Pier 9 workshop in San Francisco. Most ...
By: Five Cell

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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:17:14 PDT
Power Peeler http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Peeler/
Power Peeler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FQC/DD3L/HTS5BP77/FQCDD3LHTS5BP77.SQUARE2.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FQC/DD3L/HTS5BP77/FQCDD3LHTS5BP77.SQUARE.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FQC/DD3L/HTS5BP77/FQCDD3LHTS5BP77.SMALL.gif Carleyy Are you tired of peeling hundreds of potatoes during the holiday season? Are you hands aching from peeling too many apples? Then it's time you tried the POWER PEELER! More POWER. More PEELING. The Power Peeler lets you peel lots of produce in a short amount of time. It's also a spectacle that's...
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 09:35:04 PDT
Portable Electronics Workstation http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Electronics-Workstation/
Portable Electronics Workstation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/8JXT/HTHKFUV0/FAQ8JXTHTHKFUV0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/8JXT/HTHKFUV0/FAQ8JXTHTHKFUV0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/8JXT/HTHKFUV0/FAQ8JXTHTHKFUV0.SMALL.jpg nickneubrand As a college student from time to time I need to solder some things. Additionally when people find out that you have tools, you become the go to guy to fix anything that breaks. So to help with this, I designed this portable workstation that allows me to take all my soldering equipment to a differen...
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Sun, 6 Apr 2014 22:13:24 PDT
Trunk Foldout Workbench http://www.instructables.com/id/Trunk-Foldout-Workbench/
Trunk Foldout Workbench - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/WXD5/HTHKFGMD/FGMWXD5HTHKFGMD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/WXD5/HTHKFGMD/FGMWXD5HTHKFGMD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/WXD5/HTHKFGMD/FGMWXD5HTHKFGMD.SMALL.jpg sonnydailey This is my first instructable so here it goes. The idea is a workbench that folds out of a car trunk and has the tools you need for your hobbies. I dont know how many times I have left a wrench at home that I need to service my paintball marker or RC car. With this project I wont have to worry about...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 21:56:11 PDT
How to Read a Speed Square http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Read-a-Speed-Square/
How to Read a Speed Square - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/29R1/HT73L3O1/FUN29R1HT73L3O1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/29R1/HT73L3O1/FUN29R1HT73L3O1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/29R1/HT73L3O1/FUN29R1HT73L3O1.SMALL.jpg dcarter23  The aim of this tutorial is to provide an understanding of how to read two main scales on a speed square.  A speed square is a tool that just about every carpenter will have in her bag. It can be used to make lines perpendicular (square) to a board's edge. And it can be used to mark any angle (bet...
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:25:05 PDT
Breadboard-friendly Multimeter http://www.instructables.com/id/Breadboard-friendly-Multimeter/
Breadboard-friendly Multimeter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/EGY6/HT1A0WR2/FRDEGY6HT1A0WR2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/EGY6/HT1A0WR2/FRDEGY6HT1A0WR2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/EGY6/HT1A0WR2/FRDEGY6HT1A0WR2.SMALL.jpg landimatteo Using breadboards I soon faced the problem of the multimeter probes too thick to be plugged in the breadboard holes for a stable and handless contact. I had the idea to modify my multimeter in order it to be much easier to connect to the breadboard What you need the material needed for this proje...
By: landimatteo

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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:03:41 PDT
Jigsaw2Bandsaw Portable Worksation http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Jigsaw2Bandsaw-Workstation/
Jigsaw2Bandsaw Portable Worksation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/QXK5/HT0R8O8D/F19QXK5HT0R8O8D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/QXK5/HT0R8O8D/F19QXK5HT0R8O8D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/QXK5/HT0R8O8D/F19QXK5HT0R8O8D.SMALL.jpg gunnyboy So, I do a lot of sawing, and a bandsaw would be a nice thing for what I do, which is make props and replicas. A bandsaw would be nice, but I don't have $300 laying around so, I decided to make a device that converts my jigsaw into a mini bandsaw to get straight cuts on thinner wood. I'd been kickin...
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:58:41 PDT
Toothbrush to rotary tool bristle brush http://www.instructables.com/id/Toothbrush-to-rotary-tool-bristle-brush/
Toothbrush to rotary tool bristle brush - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/9MOY/HSVGB5D3/F4J9MOYHSVGB5D3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/9MOY/HSVGB5D3/F4J9MOYHSVGB5D3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/9MOY/HSVGB5D3/F4J9MOYHSVGB5D3.SMALL.jpg Mojo_JoJo Here's another take on putting a used toothbrush to good use. My toothbrush seems to wear out within a month and worse still, only the top half of the brush wears out while the bottom half seems fine. Must be something wrong with the way I brush my teeth. But not to worry, this ible is sure to put a...
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 02:22:28 PDT
Stove Top Distiller http://www.instructables.com/id/Stove-Top-Distiller/
Stove Top Distiller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/6T1V/HSRZERPA/F4K6T1VHSRZERPA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/6T1V/HSRZERPA/F4K6T1VHSRZERPA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/6T1V/HSRZERPA/F4K6T1VHSRZERPA.SMALL.jpg vreinkymov I had a two batches of over-ripe kombucha and water kefir. Did I dump them? Nope. I distilled them (I recommend dumping it instead, it doesn't exactly make good salad dressing when distilled). Here's an instructable on how to make a simple stove top distiller that can be used for a variety of distil...
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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 21:15:39 PDT