Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - popular http://www.instructables.com Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:28:13 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to Make a Mini Retractable Metal Saw http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Mini-Retractable-Metal-Saw/
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By: Von Malegowski

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:24:05 PDT
How To Get ANY Knife Razor Sharp! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Get-ANY-Knife-Razor-Sharp/
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By: shagbag

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:58:26 PDT
Cool Off Using A Microwave Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/Cool-Off-Using-A-Microwave-Oven/
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:32:13 PDT
Functional Leather Respirator http://www.instructables.com/id/Functional-Leather-Respirator/
Functional Leather Respirator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/9KSZ/I1FPMTWS/FM89KSZI1FPMTWS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/9KSZ/I1FPMTWS/FM89KSZI1FPMTWS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/9KSZ/I1FPMTWS/FM89KSZI1FPMTWS.SMALL.jpg Noodleworks Being a creative, hands-on person, you've probably worn a disposable dust mask many times during your projects. You've also undoubtedly noticed their limitations: They're uncomfortable, they get clogged fast, they become filthy as soon as you touch them, and they have the resiliency of a paper towel...
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:10:40 PDT
creating tool handles by 3D printing and casting http://www.instructables.com/id/creating-tool-handles-by-3D-printing-and-casting/
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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:32:04 PDT
Mustang Leather Tool Roll http://www.instructables.com/id/Mustang-Leather-Tool-Roll/
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:14:49 PDT
Cheap, Quick, and Easy Leather Sheath for File http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Quick-and-Easy-Leather-Sheath-for-File/
Cheap, Quick, and Easy Leather Sheath for File - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/UHPZ/I1561XKB/F46UHPZI1561XKB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/UHPZ/I1561XKB/F46UHPZI1561XKB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/UHPZ/I1561XKB/F46UHPZI1561XKB.SMALL.jpg awillybilly This sheath was made to give my new file some protection as it tumbles around in the bottom of my tool bag. Gather Materials, Tools & Supplies During the course of this project I used the following tools, supplies, and materials.-Contact Cement-Razor blade or other suitable cutting device-Ruler/s...
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 17:46:03 PDT
Baileigh Combination Shear Brake Roll: A Quick Start Guide to Pier 9 Shop Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Baileigh-Combination-Shear-Brake-Roll-A-Quick-Star/
Baileigh Combination Shear Brake Roll: A Quick Start Guide to Pier 9 Shop Tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNC/BE7J/I10JH95C/FNCBE7JI10JH95C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNC/BE7J/I10JH95C/FNCBE7JI10JH95C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNC/BE7J/I10JH95C/FNCBE7JI10JH95C.SMALL.jpg tinkertinker The Baileigh Combination Shear/Brake/Roll is located at the Autodesk Pier 9 Workshop in the Metal Studio. If you want to work with sheet metal at Pier 9, this tool is for you.The Baileigh Combination tool can shear mild steel sheet up to 16ga. and up to 52" wide. It can make 90 degree or greater ben...
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Wed, 8 Oct 2014 18:19:52 PDT
DIY Leather Edge Beveler Strop http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Edge-Beveler-Strop/
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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:49:54 PDT
DIY custom branding iron http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-custom-branding-iron/
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 23:18:19 PDT
Gettin' Jiggy Widdit http://www.instructables.com/id/Gettin-Jiggy-Widdit-1/
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:03:46 PDT
How To Put Square Cabinets In A Round Bus http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-put-square-cabinets-in-a-round-bus/
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 03:01:32 PDT
Sugru Magnetic Helping Hands http://www.instructables.com/id/Sugru-Magnetic-Helping-Hands/
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 10:21:29 PDT
Make a Mold for your sculpt or 3D print! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Mold-for-your-sculpt-or-3D-print/
Make a Mold for your sculpt or 3D print! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/IAWI/I0HYQDOS/FQUIAWII0HYQDOS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/IAWI/I0HYQDOS/FQUIAWII0HYQDOS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/IAWI/I0HYQDOS/FQUIAWII0HYQDOS.SMALL.jpg tysonvw Hey All! Thanks for visiting my instructable! Today we are going to learn how to make a 2 piece mold for your sculptures and 3d Prints. Once completed this mold will allow you to make exact copies of your sculptures and 3D prints in minutes! So Lets get to it!Materials needed Some mixing sticks....
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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 08:08:06 PDT
How to clean your respirator mask http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-clean-your-respirator-mask/
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 12:43:48 PDT
How to retrieve an unreachable item http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-retrieve-an-unreachable-item/
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:23:38 PDT
Hand Held Non-Powered Engraver http://www.instructables.com/id/Hand-Held-Non-Powered-Engraver/
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By: MagicTK

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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:12:18 PDT
Mini tongs http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-tongs/
Mini tongs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ6/NHZE/I0DOIHMJ/FQ6NHZEI0DOIHMJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ6/NHZE/I0DOIHMJ/FQ6NHZEI0DOIHMJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ6/NHZE/I0DOIHMJ/FQ6NHZEI0DOIHMJ.SMALL.jpg knutknackebröd So you just got back from the battlefield and the enemy got some good stabs in, your maille shirt needs fixing so you call your slave to get your tongs only to find him slain in battle. A knight like yourself would never trouble him / herself to lug around those big bulky tongs, not when there's loo...
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:36:19 PDT
Dynamic Motor Balancing - with Sugru and an iPhone! http://www.instructables.com/id/Dynamic-Motor-Balancing-with-Sugru-and-an-iPhone/
Dynamic Motor Balancing - with Sugru and an iPhone! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/U6WI/I0DOI8G2/FQ9U6WII0DOI8G2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/U6WI/I0DOI8G2/FQ9U6WII0DOI8G2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/U6WI/I0DOI8G2/FQ9U6WII0DOI8G2.SMALL.jpg phidauex Many shop or machine tools have big motors, and many big motors VIBRATE. In some cases this is a good thing, but usually it is not. Smooth running motors last longer, make less noise, and in the case of saws or other shop tools, make better quality cuts.The best way to make your motor perform better...
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:19:36 PDT
Dangerous Popsicle: Two-Part Silicone Casting http://www.instructables.com/id/Dangerous-Popsicle-Two-Part-Silicone-Casting/
Dangerous Popsicle: Two-Part Silicone Casting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/07P2/I0ENM5SZ/FY907P2I0ENM5SZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/07P2/I0ENM5SZ/FY907P2I0ENM5SZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/07P2/I0ENM5SZ/FY907P2I0ENM5SZ.SMALL.jpg wei wei Dangerous Popsicles from Pier 9 on Vimeo.Have you ever licked a cactus? Probably not. But it might be interesting to try it out, in another form. Time to create some special sensations for our tongues! In this instructable I'll make a cactus-inspired popsicle and demonstrate the two-part silicone ca...
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:42:20 PDT
How To Drill Straight Holes with a Hand Drill (Using Lego) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Drill-Straight-Holes-with-a-Hand-Drill-Usin/
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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:57:51 PDT
How to print on wood http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-print-on-wood/
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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:11:50 PDT
Low Cost Plastic Blasting Cabinet http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Cost-Plastic-Blasting-Cabinet/
Low Cost Plastic Blasting Cabinet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/CYQ5/I0A55NWO/FRFCYQ5I0A55NWO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/CYQ5/I0A55NWO/FRFCYQ5I0A55NWO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/CYQ5/I0A55NWO/FRFCYQ5I0A55NWO.SMALL.jpg whatisadrexel My wife lives to craft. If there's a craft that's been mentioned in a blog somewhere, she wants to give it a go. Her latest pursuit is glass etching with abrasives. I've never been a fan of her using chemical etching products because of the significant health risks (read an MSDS on hydrofluoric aci...
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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 16:30:33 PDT
Guide to Harbor Freight Coupons, Deals and Free Stuff http://www.instructables.com/id/Guide-to-Harbor-Freight-Coupons-Deals-and-Free-Stu/
Guide to Harbor Freight Coupons, Deals and Free Stuff - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/OML9/I09LU96Z/FHBOML9I09LU96Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/OML9/I09LU96Z/FHBOML9I09LU96Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/OML9/I09LU96Z/FHBOML9I09LU96Z.SMALL.jpg More Cowbell I love Harbor Freight. I love Harbor Freight coupons, deals and the free things I get there.Their coupon policies are simple - but just about every time I'm there I see someone have issues. I will guide you through how to get organized, understand the fine print, know the coupon differences and sa...
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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:01:17 PDT
CHEAP vacuum forming with plastic bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/CHEAP-vacuum-forming-with-plastic-bottles/
CHEAP vacuum forming with plastic bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Q/FR43/I06J8PJR/F0QFR43I06J8PJR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Q/FR43/I06J8PJR/F0QFR43I06J8PJR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Q/FR43/I06J8PJR/F0QFR43I06J8PJR.SMALL.jpg Tom Howbridge This is a cool project you can do with a vacuum former and a few milk bottles,I will make an Instructable on how to make a former but for now look at others there are some great ones, Gather your quipment I have here a ;Home made vacuum formerheat guntoy figure(I got mine from Mc Donalds)And a va...
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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:46:29 PDT
Razor Blade Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Razor-Blade-Cutter/
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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:52:49 PDT
Polish A 3D Printed Part Using Jewelry Polishing Techniques http://www.instructables.com/id/Polish-A-3D-Printed-Part-Using-Jewelry-Polishing-T/
Polish A 3D Printed Part Using Jewelry Polishing Techniques - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/ZAHT/I0466GC3/F1UZAHTI0466GC3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/ZAHT/I0466GC3/F1UZAHTI0466GC3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/ZAHT/I0466GC3/F1UZAHTI0466GC3.SMALL.jpg wei wei You might have read the instructable on how to polish big resin pieces from the Objet 3D Printers. But what if you want to polish a small but complex part? When a sander is too big and powerful for your delicate little part? In this instructable I'll demonstrate how you can polish a small 3d printed...
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:57:55 PDT
Easy Mini Drill Press http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Mini-Drill-Press/
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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 03:11:56 PDT
New life for an old vice. http://www.instructables.com/id/New-life-for-an-old-vice/
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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:51:30 PDT
Magneto Helmet-Xmen 1992 http://www.instructables.com/id/Magneto-Helmet-Xmen-1992/
Magneto Helmet-Xmen 1992 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/V0US/I0462JKC/F0AV0USI0462JKC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/V0US/I0462JKC/F0AV0USI0462JKC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/V0US/I0462JKC/F0AV0USI0462JKC.SMALL.jpg davelynham Hi there, This is my magneto helmet from the X-men cartoon back in 1992 and I'v been working on it for the past few months. I wanted to make this helmet in a way that I could make duplicates pretty easy so in this tutorial I can show you how I made block molds, silicone jackets along with a fibergl...
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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:24:09 PDT
Using A Bench Vise To Easily Straighten and Strip Wire http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-A-Bench-Vise-To-Straighten-and-Strip-Wire/
Using A Bench Vise To Easily Straighten and Strip Wire - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/F72U/HZV3RGCI/FZIF72UHZV3RGCI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/F72U/HZV3RGCI/FZIF72UHZV3RGCI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/F72U/HZV3RGCI/FZIF72UHZV3RGCI.SMALL.jpg BeachsideHank Effortlessly straighten a project's wire using your shop vise with no hammer, pliers, drills or muscles needed. Depending on how your workshop bench vise (vice) is mounted- a swivel base is very handy-, using it's exposed beam end as a drawbar will greatly aid you in working out kinks in reasonable...
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Tue, 9 Sep 2014 14:56:41 PDT
Kite weaving http://www.instructables.com/id/Kite-weaving/
Kite weaving - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/8995/HZTO9FHB/FAD8995HZTO9FHB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/8995/HZTO9FHB/FAD8995HZTO9FHB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/8995/HZTO9FHB/FAD8995HZTO9FHB.SMALL.jpg FabSchool Voor dit weefgetouw heb je eerst een aantal onderdelen nodig die hier niet worden besproken*. Deze kun je bijvoorbeeld maken in een Fablab. De benodigdheden bestaan uit: twee houten ronde stokken met 51 gaten, 1 of 2 spoelen*, 1 kam*, 1 schaar, 1 naald en tenminste 1 bolletje wol of katoen.De bestan...
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:15:16 PDT
Vibration-free Grinder Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Vibration-free-Grinder-Stand/
Vibration-free Grinder Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3D/6VEN/HZOHAAQA/F3D6VENHZOHAAQA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3D/6VEN/HZOHAAQA/F3D6VENHZOHAAQA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3D/6VEN/HZOHAAQA/F3D6VENHZOHAAQA.SMALL.jpg earz_cd My bench grinder is mounted on this three footed stand. While it does a great job holding the grinder, it's not much for holding still when the grinder is spinning. It will walk across the floor and vibrate and rattle unless you put considerable pressure with your foot on the bottom of the stand. Th...
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 12:52:02 PDT
Cheap thrift-store powertools http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-thrift-store-powertools/
Cheap thrift-store powertools - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/9JA5/HZL3OZJQ/FME9JA5HZL3OZJQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/9JA5/HZL3OZJQ/FME9JA5HZL3OZJQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/9JA5/HZL3OZJQ/FME9JA5HZL3OZJQ.SMALL.jpg RehabIsForQuitters Power tools can be expensive... The thrift store can be cheap... With a bit of DIY magic and effort we can get the best of both worlds.First thing you will need to do is make a Sealed battery box 12v/24v with a switch. This instructable uses that battery for power. If you want to review this to get ...
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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 06:32:42 PDT
Wood Carving Station from old sewing table http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Carving-Station-from-old-sewing-table/
Wood Carving Station from old sewing table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBO/4FXY/HZMJ4WQD/FBO4FXYHZMJ4WQD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBO/4FXY/HZMJ4WQD/FBO4FXYHZMJ4WQD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBO/4FXY/HZMJ4WQD/FBO4FXYHZMJ4WQD.SMALL.jpg seamster I recently took up power wood carving, and realized very quickly that I needed an all-in-one station to make things easier. This is what I came up with: a power carving station built from an old sewing table. If you have a similar need, hopefully I've shared enough detail covering my project that yo...
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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 17:59:46 PDT
Soldering Iron Base (made with a sardines can) http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Iron-Base-made-with-a-sardines-can/
Soldering Iron Base (made with a sardines can) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/6AH5/HZMJ0XIF/FAH6AH5HZMJ0XIF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/6AH5/HZMJ0XIF/FAH6AH5HZMJ0XIF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/6AH5/HZMJ0XIF/FAH6AH5HZMJ0XIF.SMALL.jpg M.C. Langer (If you like this project, your votes are very appreciated. Thanks!)Hello everybody! I'm back into the action! After all the excitement of working in a bulletproof vests factory, and then moving to Azerbaijan and getting married to my beautiful girlfriend Parvin, now I'm living in Baku and trying to...
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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 05:59:37 PDT
Using the Singer Futura (CNC sewing machine at Pier 9) http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-the-Singer-Futura-CNC-sewing-machine-at-Pier/
Using the Singer Futura (CNC sewing machine at Pier 9) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNA/BY2O/HZJODTMS/FNABY2OHZJODTMS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNA/BY2O/HZJODTMS/FNABY2OHZJODTMS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNA/BY2O/HZJODTMS/FNABY2OHZJODTMS.SMALL.jpg CobyUnger Pier 9 has some awesomely powerful CNC tools, and the Singer Futura is, well, a CNC tool of less awesome power. This intractable will go through some of the things I have learned using this tool but is by no means an exhaustive guide to perfect embroidery machine use. For now, I'll go over what I kn...
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Tue, 2 Sep 2014 00:08:51 PDT
DIY Dremel Sanding Bands http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Dremel-Sanding-Bands/
DIY Dremel Sanding Bands - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/J4M7/HZI94MKE/F6QJ4M7HZI94MKE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/J4M7/HZI94MKE/F6QJ4M7HZI94MKE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/J4M7/HZI94MKE/F6QJ4M7HZI94MKE.SMALL.jpg ElectricLegend If you're like me, & you love your dremel... And you probably love how easy it is to do detailed sanding when needed.... If you're like me, & you love your dremel, but hate to have to run out to the hardware store in the middle of a project to restock on Dremel Sanding Bands..... Then read on, as I'...
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:39:55 PDT
Fume Extractor http://www.instructables.com/id/Fume-Extractor-2/
Fume Extractor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/ATYD/HZFE2OXN/FX3ATYDHZFE2OXN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/ATYD/HZFE2OXN/FX3ATYDHZFE2OXN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/ATYD/HZFE2OXN/FX3ATYDHZFE2OXN.SMALL.jpg MarcussLilProjects This is a homemade ventilation system for home use. It's made from an IKEA lamp where the lampshade works as nozzle and is placed above the soldering, using the smoke's upward direction of travel to make the uptake of smoke more effective.The fume extractor sucks away hazardous smoke created when so...
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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:44:01 PDT
Card Rabbet Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Card-Rabbet-Tool/
Card Rabbet Tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9I/YJLX/HZGT9DO0/F9IYJLXHZGT9DO0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9I/YJLX/HZGT9DO0/F9IYJLXHZGT9DO0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9I/YJLX/HZGT9DO0/F9IYJLXHZGT9DO0.SMALL.jpg Hey Jude Make Card Prototypes Fast - With The 3D-Printable "Card Rabbet Tool". WHY PROTOTYPE IN CARD & WHY THIS TOOL HELPS: If you work in Product or Industrial Design, you'll have almost certainly made a load of mock-up or proof-of-concept models from Cardboard, Plastic, Foam of other cheap materials, bef...
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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 06:04:41 PDT
How To Disassemble A Keyless Drill Chuck http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Disassemble-A-Keyless-Drill-Chuck/
How To Disassemble A Keyless Drill Chuck - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/GPL5/HZFDU62E/FJBGPL5HZFDU62E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/GPL5/HZFDU62E/FJBGPL5HZFDU62E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/GPL5/HZFDU62E/FJBGPL5HZFDU62E.SMALL.jpg earz_cd I've had this cordless drill for going on 10 years now. It has been a great drill, but recently has been plagued with a sticky chuck, making it hard to open and close the chuck. A few months ago I purchased a newer lithium powered version of this same drill so I figured it would be worth some explor...
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:15:45 PDT
Pencil Stub Marking Gauge http://www.instructables.com/id/Pencil-Stub-Marking-Gauge/
Pencil Stub Marking Gauge - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/ASKZ/HZDYEXQW/FKRASKZHZDYEXQW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/ASKZ/HZDYEXQW/FKRASKZHZDYEXQW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/ASKZ/HZDYEXQW/FKRASKZHZDYEXQW.SMALL.jpg BeachsideHank I made this gauge almost 30 years ago from scraps and fasteners on hand, and little did I realize just how indispensable it would become for marking out projects. It closes down to a minimum of 3/16" (4.76mm) and opens to 8" (203.2mm) and allows for very swift layout of tenons, panel fields, rabbet...
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:50:54 PDT
Handmade Tools for Leather Tooling http://www.instructables.com/id/Handmade-Tools-for-Leather-Tooling/
Handmade Tools for Leather Tooling - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOY/44YF/HZDYDAGC/FOY44YFHZDYDAGC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOY/44YF/HZDYDAGC/FOY44YFHZDYDAGC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOY/44YF/HZDYDAGC/FOY44YFHZDYDAGC.SMALL.jpg ElmarsM Hey!!I always have thought that at some point everyone is lucky, you just have to find your spot, the place and the time where you, by doing what you really enjoy, certainly will find your luck. A few months ago I somehow stumbled upon this website, and thought: "Why not?". So I published my first i...
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:23:08 PDT
Rehab an Old Hammer http://www.instructables.com/id/Rehab-an-Old-Hammer/
Rehab an Old Hammer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/ZLHB/HZB3RXJU/FZQZLHBHZB3RXJU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/ZLHB/HZB3RXJU/FZQZLHBHZB3RXJU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/ZLHB/HZB3RXJU/FZQZLHBHZB3RXJU.SMALL.jpg anarnold My dad has a favorite hammer that he's used for years. It's pretty well-worn and the handle is coming loose so it occasionally throws the head. For Fathers' day this year, I decided i would rehab it for him by adding a new handle and cleaning up the battle-scarred tool-head.You Will Need:A new handl...
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:09:25 PDT
Urethane Flat Belt Welding Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Urethane-Flat-Belt-Welding-Tool/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/INAS/HRPBMOWD/FWPINASHRPBMOWD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/INAS/HRPBMOWD/FWPINASHRPBMOWD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/INAS/HRPBMOWD/FWPINASHRPBMOWD.SMALL.jpg LOTL After pricing specialty tools made for welding flat urethane belts, i decided to make my own. I have a kit for welding round, V and flat belts up to 1 1/2" and needed a tool for welding 2" flat belts. It was a one time job and the tools for doing this cost $300-$400. List of parts purchased. 1 - Lo...
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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:26:59 PST
The Ultimate Hammer (Hammer + Screwdriver, Bottle Opener, Nail Holder, and Ruler) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ultimate-Hammer-Hammer-Screwdriver-Bottle-Open/
The Ultimate Hammer (Hammer + Screwdriver, Bottle Opener, Nail Holder, and Ruler) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/M0GH/HZ9O3KD0/FY4M0GHHZ9O3KD0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/M0GH/HZ9O3KD0/FY4M0GHHZ9O3KD0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/M0GH/HZ9O3KD0/FY4M0GHHZ9O3KD0.SMALL.jpg M3G I recently stumbled upon this instructable, and it got me thinking; what else could be done to improve the humble hammer? I had some ideas in the back of my mind, and when I saw the Hand Tools Only Contest I decided to stop procrastinating and get to work. After all, what better entry for a contest ...
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:24:06 PDT
Economically Make Your Own Custom Precision Drill And Reamer Set http://www.instructables.com/id/Economically-Make-Your-Own-Custom-Precision-Drill-/
Economically Make Your Own Custom Precision Drill And Reamer Set - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/8WOD/HZ88OJS0/F598WODHZ88OJS0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/8WOD/HZ88OJS0/F598WODHZ88OJS0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/8WOD/HZ88OJS0/F598WODHZ88OJS0.SMALL.jpg BeachsideHank While working on my DIY CNC machine, I wanted to fabricate custom bearing blocks for the guide rods I was using. The rods were stripped from printers and scanners acquired during a typical- for me- asset recovery sweep, and were just perfect for the job, being precision ground, polished, and of cour...
By: BeachsideHank

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 15:12:47 PDT
Dremel tool post grinder http://www.instructables.com/id/Dremel-tool-post-grinder/
Dremel tool post grinder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/NDIX/HZ5DSX3E/FZWNDIXHZ5DSX3E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/NDIX/HZ5DSX3E/FZWNDIXHZ5DSX3E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/NDIX/HZ5DSX3E/FZWNDIXHZ5DSX3E.SMALL.jpg wireb While working on a custom lionel rivet punch for my dad I ran into the need for a tool post grinder. Since this is one off project I did not want to purchase a new one. So decided to see what I could build out of my scrap bin. I happen to have a old Dremel and some aluminum scrap so decided to go wi...
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:16:55 PDT
Economy Hydraulic Shop Press http://www.instructables.com/id/Economy-Hydraulic-Shop-Press/
Economy Hydraulic Shop Press - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/I3QQ/HZ5DS1ZB/FTOI3QQHZ5DS1ZB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/I3QQ/HZ5DS1ZB/FTOI3QQHZ5DS1ZB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/I3QQ/HZ5DS1ZB/FTOI3QQHZ5DS1ZB.SMALL.jpg BeachsideHank I decided to make a small scale shop press since over the years I had an occasional need for one while doing projects, but never had the justification for a typical "real" one. My design criteria was based on the lowest cost to achieve a quality product, and so that called for creative thinking as t...
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:45:24 PDT
DIY Table Saw Rip Fence http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-rip-fence-for-saw-bench-1/
DIY Table Saw Rip Fence - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/D25J/HZ5DTLR7/FIBD25JHZ5DTLR7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/D25J/HZ5DTLR7/FIBD25JHZ5DTLR7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/D25J/HZ5DTLR7/FIBD25JHZ5DTLR7.SMALL.jpg doncra This distinctive bright orange beast is a Triton MK3 saw bench; a fantastic Australian invention that easily converts a standard hand held circular saw into a table saw. I think mainly popular here in Australia and also the UK. The Triton bench is now 30+ years old - it dates from an era when table ...
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 03:47:30 PDT