Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - popular http://www.instructables.com Sun, 1 Mar 2015 11:29:48 PST BLOX v1.01 Make a power tool battery multipurpose http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-power-tool-battery-multipurpose/
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:59:50 PST
How to draw an oval with abandoned drawer knobs http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-draw-an-oval-with-abandoned-drawer-knobs/
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:54:23 PST
Making Your Own Branding Iron http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Your-Own-Branding-Iron/
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:51:08 PST
The Best Sawhorse - strong, cheap & easy! http://www.instructables.com/id/Best-Sawhorse-strong-cheap-easy/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:19:44 PST
Making Lockpicks From Hacksaw Blades http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Lockpicks-From-Hacksaw-blades/
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:28:06 PST
Air Engine (Updated 1/25/09) http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-Engine/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/2VNV/FQCTO4IZ/FX32VNVFQCTO4IZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/2VNV/FQCTO4IZ/FX32VNVFQCTO4IZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/2VNV/FQCTO4IZ/FX32VNVFQCTO4IZ.SMALL.jpg Rob K This is a very short video less than 10 seconds. This is the better video. This was the semester long project we did in class for Machine Tool Technology at the University of Central Missouri. I would like to hook the engine up to something and do tests. The base is made out of a 3/4 in ...
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Wed, 3 Dec 2008 18:09:06 PST
Roof snow rake scooper tool - easy DIY using a 5 gallon bucket, a shower curtain, and a pole http://www.instructables.com/id/Roof-snow-rake-scooper-tool-easy-DIY-using-a-5-gal/
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 18:01:11 PST
The Mini-Melter (now with control box) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Mini-Melter/
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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 15:31:23 PST
3D Printed Socket Wrench Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Socket-Wrench-Ring/
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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 20:33:16 PST
Handmade ring sizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Handmade-ring-sizer/
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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:18:27 PST
How To Make A Mallet From Milk Jugs! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Mallet-From-Milk-Jugs/
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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:15:49 PST
The 5 Dollar Solder Pot http://www.instructables.com/id/The-5-Dollar-Solder-Pot/
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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:45:11 PST
Reclaim Wasted Solder http://www.instructables.com/id/Reclaim-Wasted-Solder/
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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:02:50 PST
Sharpening system http://www.instructables.com/id/Sharpening-system/
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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:22:09 PST
Learn CNC The Art Way http://www.instructables.com/id/Learn-CNC-The-Art-Way/
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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 11:13:27 PST
Simple Magnetic Tool Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Magnetic-Tool-Rack/
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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 06:35:49 PST
Heavy Duty Pole Grabber http://www.instructables.com/id/Heavy-Duty-Pole-Grabber/
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Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:32:58 PST
center finder http://www.instructables.com/id/center-finder/
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Mon, 9 Feb 2015 10:48:04 PST
Wiring clothes dryer (tumble dryer) motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Wiring-clothes-dryer-tumble-dryer-motor/
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Thu, 5 Feb 2015 05:04:09 PST
Roof Snow Removal Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Roof-Snow-Removal-Tool/
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Tue, 23 Dec 2008 23:05:09 PST
Belt Sander Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Belt-Sander-Stand-1/
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Tue, 3 Feb 2015 06:34:39 PST
Curvy French Curves http://www.instructables.com/id/Curvy-French-Curves/
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Mon, 2 Feb 2015 15:34:11 PST
Lathe-Mounted Disc Sander http://www.instructables.com/id/Lathe-Mounted-Disc-Sander/
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Mon, 2 Feb 2015 14:53:35 PST
Working without a workshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Working-without-a-workshop/
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Mon, 2 Feb 2015 11:52:09 PST
How To Carve Bone Jewelry: Tools and Materials http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Carve-Bone-Jewelry-Tools-and-Materials/
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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:24:20 PST
$4 Spiked Shoes (for painting) from the Dollar Store http://www.instructables.com/id/4-Spiked-Shoes-for-painting-from-the-Dollar-Store/
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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:00:40 PST
Multi-tool Hacks http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-tool-Hacks/
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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:44:33 PST
Dumpster Diving For Fun and Profit! (mostly fun though) http://www.instructables.com/id/Dumpster-Diving-For-Fun-and-Profit-mostly-fun-thou/
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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:00:10 PST
TOO very cheap 1.5 $ angle grinder http://www.instructables.com/id/very-cheap-15-angle-grinder/
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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:50:13 PST
Build an awesome mobile space saving work bench. http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-an-awesome-mobile-space-saving-work-bench/
Build an awesome mobile space saving work bench. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/14U5/I59VYV20/FOB14U5I59VYV20.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/14U5/I59VYV20/FOB14U5I59VYV20.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/14U5/I59VYV20/FOB14U5I59VYV20.SMALL.jpg ZombTech Hey there everyone my names Colter and i'm here to help you build an awesome space saving workbench that is also mobile. I would like to let you know that most of the instructions in here can either be adjusted to fit your area or the style you want. Like if you don't want doors on the front of it j...
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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:01:31 PST
DIY Drill Press with Rubber Band Suspension http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Drill-Press-with-Rubber-Band-Suspension/
DIY Drill Press with Rubber Band Suspension - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/NA66/I55MUVAH/F0ENA66I55MUVAH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/NA66/I55MUVAH/F0ENA66I55MUVAH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/NA66/I55MUVAH/F0ENA66I55MUVAH.SMALL.jpg jasonruhl EDIT: I have added the Sketchup model I used for download if you want; but keep in mind that if you want to build this it has to be customized for your drill; though the carriage and track can remain basically the same. Also check the comments out for some great tips and comments from others.I do wo...
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:21:16 PST
DIY 2$ Dremel Router Attachment http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-2-Dremel-Router-Attachment/
DIY 2$ Dremel Router Attachment - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/HO3H/I55MVV9E/F27HO3HI55MVV9E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/HO3H/I55MVV9E/F27HO3HI55MVV9E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/HO3H/I55MVV9E/F27HO3HI55MVV9E.SMALL.jpg manuelmasc Hi everyone! In this quick ible I'm gonna show you how to make a simple router attachment for your dremel (original or not like mine) using just a plastic jar saved from the garbage.I have a cheap and not original dremel so the last thing I want is spend 20/30$ to buy a router attachment for it; so ...
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 07:37:02 PST
How to convert a hand-held circular saw into a crosscut saw using scrap materials. Bricolaje: Sierra de mesa, mediante el uso de materiales recuperados http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-convert-a-hand-held-circular-saw-into-a-cro/
How to convert a hand-held circular saw into a crosscut saw using scrap materials. Bricolaje: Sierra de mesa, mediante el uso de materiales recuperados - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWO/WDU3/I50X5I42/FWOWDU3I50X5I42.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWO/WDU3/I50X5I42/FWOWDU3I50X5I42.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWO/WDU3/I50X5I42/FWOWDU3I50X5I42.SMALL.jpg Organikmechanic The home made crosscut saw table has proven to be a valuable addition to the workshop and has made a robust portable power tool into a precision cutting tool at little cost. Equally important is that it may be easily and quickly converted from one form to the other. The following shows how how to ...
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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 06:11:07 PST
Remove a Stripped Screw http://www.instructables.com/id/Remove-a-Stripped-Screw/
Remove a Stripped Screw - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/VYEZ/I4YTRJB1/F68VYEZI4YTRJB1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/VYEZ/I4YTRJB1/F68VYEZI4YTRJB1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/VYEZ/I4YTRJB1/F68VYEZI4YTRJB1.SMALL.jpg Fission Chips We've all done it. You've tightened up a screw, straightened up your back, and bam - the head of your screw is stripped. If the joint is meant to be permanent, who cares? But if you want to retract it later on, you're going to have a pretty darn hard time getting that out - unless you happen to s...
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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 07:43:54 PST
Adhesives 101: How to glue... http://www.instructables.com/id/Adhesives-101-How-to-glue/
Adhesives 101: How to glue... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/7URL/I4VQ926Q/FH07URLI4VQ926Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/7URL/I4VQ926Q/FH07URLI4VQ926Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/7URL/I4VQ926Q/FH07URLI4VQ926Q.SMALL.jpg Mrballeng The right adhesive can make all the difference. Using the wrong stuff can ruin a project or make you do it twice. Many of them have fancy names most of which you have already used. Here are 8 different kinds of "glue" for all kinds of fixes, projects, builds. Polyvinyl Acetate (Elmers Glue) You...
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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 01:08:01 PST
hammer restoration http://www.instructables.com/id/hammer-restoration/
hammer restoration - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/W3ZP/I4SCMRI6/FC6W3ZPI4SCMRI6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/W3ZP/I4SCMRI6/FC6W3ZPI4SCMRI6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/W3ZP/I4SCMRI6/FC6W3ZPI4SCMRI6.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus The humble hammer is a cornerstone of a carpentry kit. When your trusty tool handle breaks or in need of repair you could just go to the store and buy a new one, or maybe even buy a replacement handle. But not you, you're a maker. You fix and mend, you personalize your toolkit as it's a reflection o...
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:09:57 PST
Steel Etching and Marking from a DC Adapter http://www.instructables.com/id/Steel-Etching-and-Marking-from-a-DC-Adapter/
Steel Etching and Marking from a DC Adapter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUS/WBIG/I4PHHR7T/FUSWBIGI4PHHR7T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUS/WBIG/I4PHHR7T/FUSWBIGI4PHHR7T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUS/WBIG/I4PHHR7T/FUSWBIGI4PHHR7T.SMALL.jpg dc-labs As a knifemaker, I like to etch my logo into my knives. I have a pretty fancy machine to do this, however others have asked about etching and marking so I came up with a fairly straight-forward device that one can make for around $20. But first a little background. A lot of folks etch with DC power ...
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Fri, 9 Jan 2015 09:35:10 PST
Rock Tumbler http://www.instructables.com/id/Rock-Tumbler-1/
Rock Tumbler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/USQC/I4LKL0PV/FJLUSQCI4LKL0PV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/USQC/I4LKL0PV/FJLUSQCI4LKL0PV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/USQC/I4LKL0PV/FJLUSQCI4LKL0PV.SMALL.jpg Blueloop With a Rock Tumbler you can clean all sort of metals and make round and shiny rocks. Old metal parts look like new after some hours in the tumbler with corn cob or walnut shells. For real rocks you need something stronger like SiC Powder, but we will come to that later. Getting Parts I used on on...
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 08:03:43 PST
Reverse Airflow Nozzle for an air compressor http://www.instructables.com/id/Reverse-Airflow-Nozzle-for-an-air-compressor/
Reverse Airflow Nozzle for an air compressor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT2/ITLT/I4J6S0HY/FT2ITLTI4J6S0HY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT2/ITLT/I4J6S0HY/FT2ITLTI4J6S0HY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT2/ITLT/I4J6S0HY/FT2ITLTI4J6S0HY.SMALL.jpg Bardicl So after watching a video on how to clean your dryer air vent I went in search of an attachment for the end of my air compressor. A reverse airflow attachment that connects to the end of your air compressor hose. You push it into your dryer vent from the outside, turn on the air, and as you pull the...
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Mon, 5 Jan 2015 00:09:32 PST
Simple Router Table from Reclaimed Desk http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Router-Table-from-Reclaimed-Desk/
Simple Router Table from Reclaimed Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPE/HXF9/I4C2TOO4/FPEHXF9I4C2TOO4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPE/HXF9/I4C2TOO4/FPEHXF9I4C2TOO4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPE/HXF9/I4C2TOO4/FPEHXF9I4C2TOO4.SMALL.jpg tjdux In my hometown here in Nebraska every spring we have a city wide clean up. Everyone in town can put almost what ever they want on the curb, or haul it to the dump yourself, and not have to pay the fee. In town they bring in dump trucks and loader tractors and go house by house, like regular gar...
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 23:06:38 PST
Pocket Hole Jig- DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Hole-Jig-DIY/
Pocket Hole Jig- DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/WG2Q/I48CRCH1/FDYWG2QI48CRCH1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/WG2Q/I48CRCH1/FDYWG2QI48CRCH1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/WG2Q/I48CRCH1/FDYWG2QI48CRCH1.SMALL.jpg BeachsideHank Pocket holes are one of many methods of joining wood together. It uses the simplest of joinery- right angle cuts mostly, and relies on the mechanical strength of screws to hold an assembly together. Although glue is sometimes used to augment it, the screws themselves do most of the work. Commercial ...
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 16:25:45 PST
Metal chop saw from grinder made of wood http://www.instructables.com/id/Metal-chop-saw-from-grinder-made-of-wood/
Metal chop saw from grinder made of wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/ZIAN/I4CMMTPT/FUDZIANI4CMMTPT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/ZIAN/I4CMMTPT/FUDZIANI4CMMTPT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/ZIAN/I4CMMTPT/FUDZIANI4CMMTPT.SMALL.jpg tjdux This is a homemade chop saw for small metal stock. I made this from wood and a cheap Harbor Freight 4 1/2 inch angle grinder with a cutting wheel. Gather Materials For this project in used some scrap lumber, a 2 inch hinge, a pipe clamp, and the grinder. The wood is 1/2 inch plywood for the fence...
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:31:11 PST
Rubber Mallet using Hot glue http://www.instructables.com/id/Rubber-Mallet-using-Hot-glue/
Rubber Mallet using Hot glue - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/A4KT/I49RMR7R/FGSA4KTI49RMR7R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/A4KT/I49RMR7R/FGSA4KTI49RMR7R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/A4KT/I49RMR7R/FGSA4KTI49RMR7R.SMALL.jpg Chitlange Sahas Hi everyone! today i am going to show you how to make a rubber mallet. A rubber mallet is a hammer with rubber head used to deliver less impact than a steel hammer. We will be making one in our kitchen in less than a hour. Lets begin!!UPDATE : Do comment , like and vote , I will select 3 random comm...
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Mon, 29 Dec 2014 04:15:06 PST
Make Cookie Cutters in Custom Shapes http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Cookie-Cutters-in-Custom-Shapes/
Make Cookie Cutters in Custom Shapes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/5CBG/I3TI0YZ3/F455CBGI3TI0YZ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/5CBG/I3TI0YZ3/F455CBGI3TI0YZ3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/5CBG/I3TI0YZ3/F455CBGI3TI0YZ3.SMALL.jpg Snouty Creations Tired of the same old cookie shapes?Want to make cookies your own designed shapes? Here's how I make my custom cookie cutters...using Aluminium Foil Plates.It's fairly easy and takes little time to make.(and some patience) Measure The Sizes of Your Designs First, draw your desired shapes on the p...
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Wed, 24 Dec 2014 02:13:02 PST
How to do engraving easy and make it look decent http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-do-engraving-easy-and-make-it-look-decent/
How to do engraving easy and make it look decent - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDP/DWH1/F271V5OS/FDPDWH1F271V5OS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDP/DWH1/F271V5OS/FDPDWH1F271V5OS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDP/DWH1/F271V5OS/FDPDWH1F271V5OS.SMALL.jpg dave spencer The kind of work I do entails that I either label my tools, or keep buying replacements for the ones ending up in other guys tool boxes all the time. most guys have their initials engraved freehand and it looks like their 4 year old did it for them... left handed... while drunk. I wanted to figure o...
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Sun, 27 May 2007 09:54:54 PDT
Red Neck Mixer http://www.instructables.com/id/Red-Neck-Mixer/
Red Neck Mixer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFA/V5L6/I3XTVT73/FFAV5L6I3XTVT73.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFA/V5L6/I3XTVT73/FFAV5L6I3XTVT73.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFA/V5L6/I3XTVT73/FFAV5L6I3XTVT73.SMALL.jpg david.ker.africa My wife burned out her last blender making margaritas all the time. So I thought I'd do a homemade blender assembled from some of the stuff I've got in the shop. This is actually a mixer since I didn't have a real big jar but you could definitely use it for blending smoothies and fancy drinks. Ass...
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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:39:17 PST
Frankendrill IV: The Resurrection http://www.instructables.com/id/Frankendrill-IV-The-Resurrection/
Frankendrill IV: The Resurrection - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/3DYN/I3WWOWIP/FGZ3DYNI3WWOWIP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/3DYN/I3WWOWIP/FGZ3DYNI3WWOWIP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/3DYN/I3WWOWIP/FGZ3DYNI3WWOWIP.SMALL.jpg BeachsideHank I recently purchased a well made cordless model from a thrift store with the objective of converting it to my favorite type of power pack: the Harbor Freight 18- volter. It was an obsolete design, and the 14 volt battery unit was no longer readily available. An inspection showed it probably suffered...
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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:46:07 PST
Wooden Boot Jack http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Boot-Jack/
Wooden Boot Jack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPB/3AUV/I3VHEDJO/FPB3AUVI3VHEDJO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPB/3AUV/I3VHEDJO/FPB3AUVI3VHEDJO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPB/3AUV/I3VHEDJO/FPB3AUVI3VHEDJO.SMALL.jpg hankc So with the heart of winter on the way, its time to break out those winter boots. But taking off those boots can be a real hassle when your fingers are cold, your boots are covered in snow and dirt, and you just simply don't want to have squat down and find a way to pull them off. A boot jack is sim...
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:38:56 PST
Plexiglass bender and plexiglass lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Plexiglass-bender-and-plexiglass-lamp/
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:04:38 PST
Light Your Drill / Mill http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Your-Drill-Mill/
Light Your Drill / Mill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIH/9B8E/I3H5GWB0/FIH9B8EI3H5GWB0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIH/9B8E/I3H5GWB0/FIH9B8EI3H5GWB0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIH/9B8E/I3H5GWB0/FIH9B8EI3H5GWB0.SMALL.jpg joe.andolina Good lighting is important to doing good work. This is a simple project to help get your drill press or milling machine out of the dark. You will be installing an led ring around your spindle. I used an "Angel Eye" intended for use on a car. That was a mistake, you should use an LED ring. My Angel E...
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:14:38 PST