Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - popular http://www.instructables.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:59:52 PDT BLOX v1.01 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 ...
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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...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:53:38 PDT
Elementary mitre box http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-mitre-box/
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By: Martin Balák

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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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
Retrofit an Antique Scroll Saw to Use Modern Blades http://www.instructables.com/id/Retrofit-an-Antique-Scroll-Saw-to-Use-Modern-Blade/
Retrofit an Antique Scroll Saw to Use Modern Blades - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/U3BM/HSPP5XSD/F77U3BMHSPP5XSD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/U3BM/HSPP5XSD/F77U3BMHSPP5XSD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/U3BM/HSPP5XSD/F77U3BMHSPP5XSD.SMALL.jpg jackzylkin I picked up a really cool old scroll saw from an estate sale recently. It is a Sears Model 103.23440, and even though it was built in 1948 it still purrs like a kitten. The only problem is that old scroll saws like this one were designed to accept 6 inch blades, which you can't really get anymore, w...
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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:19:22 PDT
How to Manufacture and Use Your Own Book Binding Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Manufacture-and-Use-Your-Own-Book-Binding-J/
How to Manufacture and Use Your Own Book Binding Jig - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ4/ZLSW/HSM54NX8/FQ4ZLSWHSM54NX8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ4/ZLSW/HSM54NX8/FQ4ZLSWHSM54NX8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ4/ZLSW/HSM54NX8/FQ4ZLSWHSM54NX8.SMALL.jpg Team Go Awesome Creating your own book binding jig and book is quite simple. These instructions will help you build your book binding jig. This could be used for a notebook, a drawing book, or even a diary. These instructions are most helpful for those who have basic knowledge of a saw and drill. Follow these instr...
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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 08:08:12 PDT
Adjustable Mold Casting Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Adjustable-Mold-Casting-Box/
Adjustable Mold Casting Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/VRTW/HSHDVGRX/F6VVRTWHSHDVGRX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/VRTW/HSHDVGRX/F6VVRTWHSHDVGRX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/VRTW/HSHDVGRX/F6VVRTWHSHDVGRX.SMALL.jpg golond A quick way to build an adjustable, reusable casting box in which to perform silicon casting. I made mine at http://techshop.ws Materials: 2x4 sheet of 1/2" plywood 2" screws Tools: Drill Countersink bit Tablesaw Determine the maximum dimensions of your box The maximum size your box will be lim...
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 23:56:07 PDT
Drill Press As Wood Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Drill-Press-As-Wood-Lathe/
Drill Press As Wood Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/NH54/HSL29C63/F4ENH54HSL29C63.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/NH54/HSL29C63/F4ENH54HSL29C63.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/NH54/HSL29C63/F4ENH54HSL29C63.SMALL.jpg ngadhno So you don't have a wood lathe? But you have a drill press. Well that's good news. Now all you need is few bucks, some basic handyman skills and about 45 minutes of your time. This is an easy project that will make possible you having so much fun when you'll start lathing. Wood lathing is such a ...
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 21:43:24 PDT
Screw Helper http://www.instructables.com/id/Screw-Helper/
Screw Helper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/T7IX/HSICZBPS/FYAT7IXHSICZBPS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/T7IX/HSICZBPS/FYAT7IXHSICZBPS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/T7IX/HSICZBPS/FYAT7IXHSICZBPS.SMALL.jpg hammasam This is a little cool invention I came up with that I would like to share with you .....for the preparation of your DIY full summer months I think this may help you :) Ingredients All what you need is a beltgrinder and some screws (for a project that you have planned) Ooohh Sparkle :) Like a ...
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Sat, 8 Mar 2014 09:30:44 PST
Electronic-Lab in a Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Lab-in-a-Box/
Electronic-Lab in a Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/TYVW/HSAOK7RA/F1OTYVWHSAOK7RA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/TYVW/HSAOK7RA/F1OTYVWHSAOK7RA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/TYVW/HSAOK7RA/F1OTYVWHSAOK7RA.SMALL.jpg McLovinGyver Since I work in a small flat with no separate space for handcrafts i struggle always with building before and cleaning up afterwards just for simple electronic work. There were always the same tools to search in boxes and cases, plug them in, find wires and solderin tin and so on. So for only 5 mi...
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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 14:37:17 PST
How to make a Tiny Hammer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Tiny-Hammer/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/PGHW/HSCYADY6/F15PGHWHSCYADY6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/PGHW/HSCYADY6/F15PGHWHSCYADY6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/PGHW/HSCYADY6/F15PGHWHSCYADY6.SMALL.jpg Switch and Lever "When all you have is a hammer everything around you looks like a nail"  That may not be an exact quote, but something like that was what Abraham Maslow said back in the '60s, and if he's right, following this instructable you can go around bopping everything like a nail. Barring ants, you won't hu...
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Tue, 4 Mar 2014 05:41:41 PST
Easy DIY Vacuum Former http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-DIY-Vacuum-Former/
Easy DIY Vacuum Former - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/CW7E/HS9Y9FPY/F18CW7EHS9Y9FPY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/CW7E/HS9Y9FPY/F18CW7EHS9Y9FPY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/CW7E/HS9Y9FPY/F18CW7EHS9Y9FPY.SMALL.jpg kurtz64 I have always wanted to build a vacuum form machine and when I built my latest robot ( Click Here) I finally had a reason to. I needed to make a shell or top to my robot and I didn't want to mess around with fiberglass and all of the grinding and sanding. So here is my instructable on how to build...
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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 22:35:10 PST
Sound Card Tachometer http://www.instructables.com/id/Sound-Card-Tachometer/
Sound Card Tachometer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/GKGO/HRTKI8ME/FI7GKGOHRTKI8ME.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/GKGO/HRTKI8ME/FI7GKGOHRTKI8ME.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/GKGO/HRTKI8ME/FI7GKGOHRTKI8ME.SMALL.jpg wotboa I designed this as a substitute for a non-contact laser tachometer. It uses an IR emitter/detector pair mounted in a hand held wand. The resulting signal is sent to the computer's microphone input and the waveform displayed with a sound card oscilloscope. The Circuit The circuit is a sim...
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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:17:35 PST
Work Bag Bit Keeper http://www.instructables.com/id/Work-Bag-Bit-Keeper/
Work Bag Bit Keeper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/NNSA/HS1RQMAB/F8VNNSAHS1RQMAB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/NNSA/HS1RQMAB/F8VNNSAHS1RQMAB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/NNSA/HS1RQMAB/F8VNNSAHS1RQMAB.SMALL.jpg Michael C Have you ever had a cluttered work bag. Finding driver bits scattered about or lost. For a mobile work bag it's very difficult to keep track of all the pieces if they keep falling out. Here is a simple project to keep all your Drill bits together. My solution Will only cost you about $2.50. Comm...
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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:41:09 PST
How to re-handle an axe... http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-re-handle-an-axe/
How to re-handle an axe... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/BANJ/HR8VB47O/FUGBANJHR8VB47O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/BANJ/HR8VB47O/FUGBANJHR8VB47O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/BANJ/HR8VB47O/FUGBANJHR8VB47O.SMALL.jpg earz_cd ...or a sledgehammer, or a hatchet, or in my case a splitting maul. The same procedure applies regardless of the tool. The handles may be different lengths or shapes, but the process is the same.  Gather tools and supplies Supplies needed: replacement handle - Some are round, some oblong, s...
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Tue, 4 Feb 2014 09:56:55 PST
Propane Torch mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Propane-Torch-mount/
Propane Torch mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/SG85/HRTWLKPS/FTSSG85HRTWLKPS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/SG85/HRTWLKPS/FTSSG85HRTWLKPS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/SG85/HRTWLKPS/FTSSG85HRTWLKPS.SMALL.jpg earz_cd I was in a local hardware store yesterday and came across a plastic mount intended to hold a handheld torch (propane, mapp, etc). I thought it was pretty neat and for only $6, not too bad of a price, but I didn't necessarily need one, so I went on my way. Well, something about it stuck in my brain, ...
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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:41:07 PST
Adjustable Air Pressure Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Adjustable-Air-Pressure-Switch/
Adjustable Air Pressure Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6F/L0NI/HRTKJ3OZ/F6FL0NIHRTKJ3OZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6F/L0NI/HRTKJ3OZ/F6FL0NIHRTKJ3OZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6F/L0NI/HRTKJ3OZ/F6FL0NIHRTKJ3OZ.SMALL.jpg wotboa I have a cheap-o electric air pump that puts out 120 psi (so the manual says), but I need a steady 20 psi for a project that uses a small pneumatic cylinder. Oh, what to do, what to do. Have you priced air pressure switches or regulators? Sheesh! Expensive!!! So here's my home made air pressure s...
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Fri, 21 Feb 2014 07:39:18 PST
Magnetic Rubber Jaws for a Vise http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-Rubber-Jaws-for-a-Vise/
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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 05:23:24 PST
Inexpensive Dremel Router Attachment http://www.instructables.com/id/Inexpensive-Dremel-Router-Attachment/
Inexpensive Dremel Router Attachment - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/TP38/HRPNCKFB/F41TP38HRPNCKFB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/TP38/HRPNCKFB/F41TP38HRPNCKFB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/TP38/HRPNCKFB/F41TP38HRPNCKFB.SMALL.jpg vreinkymov Dremel is a brand of cutting tools for small-scale applications. Where I live, they do sell attachments for the dremel to convert it from a cut-off tool into a router, but I couldn't justify the cost. For a router attachment it was near $30. Here's an instructable on how to make a router attachment ...
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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 00:28:26 PST
Lasercut Measuring Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Lasercut-Measuring-Tool/
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 19:04:10 PST
Safety Glasses Pencil Clip http://www.instructables.com/id/Safety-Glasses-Pencil-Clip/
Safety Glasses Pencil Clip - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/RWNQ/HRI98VN3/FEMRWNQHRI98VN3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/RWNQ/HRI98VN3/FEMRWNQHRI98VN3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/RWNQ/HRI98VN3/FEMRWNQHRI98VN3.SMALL.jpg CobyUnger People often put a pencil behind their ear for safe keeping, but when wearing the appropriate safety equipment this is not always possible. This replacement temple for safety glasses holds the pencil securely conveniently. I have included the STL file for 3D printing yourself. You can also find ...
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Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:07:12 PST
DIY Laser Etching Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Laser-Etching-Machine/
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:00:14 PST
mini circular bench saw from scrap [UPDATED] http://www.instructables.com/id/mini-circular-bench-saw-from-scrap/
mini circular bench saw from scrap [UPDATED] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/VH9F/HRCK22TR/FYSVH9FHRCK22TR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/VH9F/HRCK22TR/FYSVH9FHRCK22TR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/VH9F/HRCK22TR/FYSVH9FHRCK22TR.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi Try to salvage little electric motors from scrap, because you can usually find a way to reuse them. I don't remember where this motor comes from, I've got it many years ago when I used to dismount everything I bumped into, anyway when I found it the other day I immediately pictured a small bench saw...
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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:41:53 PST
Using a bandsaw blade in a scroll saw http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-a-bandsaw-blade-in-a-scroll-saw/
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 09:15:30 PST
Dowel Hole Drilling Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Dowel-Hole-Drilling-Jig/
Dowel Hole Drilling Jig - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/2TH7/HR0AQ60G/F062TH7HR0AQ60G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/2TH7/HR0AQ60G/F062TH7HR0AQ60G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/2TH7/HR0AQ60G/F062TH7HR0AQ60G.SMALL.jpg naopak_lik This is jig to make holes for dowel without measuring. More precise you make this jig it will work better, so take your time. you can make it from laminated parts also and laser cut it for best results. Main parts This are main parts. I used two 40mm X 250mm pieces of scrap. Making Slide Fo...
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Thu, 30 Jan 2014 03:24:06 PST
Sculpting Tools http://www.instructables.com/id/Sculpting-Tools/
Sculpting Tools - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/N341/HQYWSY0U/FN2N341HQYWSY0U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/N341/HQYWSY0U/FN2N341HQYWSY0U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/N341/HQYWSY0U/FN2N341HQYWSY0U.SMALL.jpg leftmusing I never have exactly the tool I want for working with clay, so I recently searched out how to make a new set of rakes and loops for my tool box. While most instructions called for brass tubing, I found out that old paint brushes and knitting needles worked even better for the super small tools I nee...
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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:07:39 PST
My Makin Stuff Space http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Makin-Stuff-Space/
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Sat, 25 Jan 2014 14:38:28 PST
Foot Operated Hold-Down Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Foot-Operated-Hold-Down-Tool/
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Sat, 25 Jan 2014 22:56:11 PST
How to Make Car Tape Cassette Adapter http://www.instructables.com/id/Do-it-yourself-Car-Tape-Cassette-Adapter/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/1TLQ/HQPQXP6U/FD91TLQHQPQXP6U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/1TLQ/HQPQXP6U/FD91TLQHQPQXP6U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/1TLQ/HQPQXP6U/FD91TLQHQPQXP6U.SMALL.jpg Aldolan Do it yourself Car Tape Cassette Adapter Other Video How To Make Ampoule Openers v1.0 How To Make Ampoule Openers v2.0
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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 06:34:34 PST
Urban Survival Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Urban-Survival-Kit-1/
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Tue, 22 Feb 2011 02:33:19 PST
Wall-Mounted Folding Workbench http://www.instructables.com/id/Wall-Mounted-Folding-Workbench/
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Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:13:21 PST
A Simple Machine for Drilling Stand-offs http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Simple-Machine-for-Drilling-Stand-offs/
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Sat, 18 Jan 2014 22:54:56 PST
Dremel http://www.instructables.com/id/Dremel-11/
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 18:58:44 PST
Tool Tip: How to Sharpen a Chisel http://www.instructables.com/id/Tool-Tip-How-to-Sharpen-a-Chisel/
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Sat, 2 Feb 2008 08:39:52 PST
Stealthy EDC USB Razor Zipper Pull http://www.instructables.com/id/Stealthy-EDC-USB-Razor-Zipper-Pull/
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Fri, 10 Jan 2014 06:04:36 PST
PVC Garage Central Vacuum System http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Garage-Central-Vacuum-System/
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Sun, 5 Jan 2014 19:27:45 PST
Ultra-cheap router lift http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultra-cheap-router-lift/
Ultra-cheap router lift - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMT/J7IG/F9AC3MBO/FMTJ7IGF9AC3MBO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMT/J7IG/F9AC3MBO/FMTJ7IGF9AC3MBO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMT/J7IG/F9AC3MBO/FMTJ7IGF9AC3MBO.SMALL.jpg Vestus Though the real solution for a router table involves a lift kit, there's little point in spending $200 to tie up my good Dewalt router for possibly infrequent use.. A sale at Harbor Freight netted me a 1.75hp plunge router for $40, and Amazon delivered me a Rousseau Router Base Plate for $39. All th...
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Sun, 25 Nov 2007 10:52:34 PST
How to Make a Bump Key http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Bump-Key/
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 15:39:56 PST
Paint can opener that is better than a screwdriver http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-can-opener-that-is-better-than-a-screwdriver/
Paint can opener that is better than a screwdriver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/2YRJ/HPY97K9O/FYV2YRJHPY97K9O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/2YRJ/HPY97K9O/FYV2YRJHPY97K9O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/2YRJ/HPY97K9O/FYV2YRJHPY97K9O.SMALL.jpg BubbaMcCranky After breaking the lip on an old can of paint (again) last weekend, I decided to take advantage of my new TechShop Pittsburgh membership to make a better paint can opener than the screwdrivers that I typically use, or the expensive chisels that my kids like to use (and destroy in the process, but th...
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Thu, 2 Jan 2014 15:27:04 PST