Instructables: exploring - workshop - woodworking - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 1 Sep 2015 17:54:18 PDT BLOX v1.01 The 2' x 4' Snare Drum http://www.instructables.com/id/The-2-x-4-Snare-Drum/
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Tue, 1 Sep 2015 16:54:34 PDT
Applying Danish Oil http://www.instructables.com/id/Applying-Danish-Oil/
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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:03:27 PDT
Applying Traditional Varnish Oil http://www.instructables.com/id/Applying-Traditional-Varnish-Oil/
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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:48:06 PDT
Applying Wipe-On Polyurethane http://www.instructables.com/id/Applying-Wipe-On-Polyurethane/
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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:37:09 PDT
workbench with reclaimed tabletop http://www.instructables.com/id/workbench-with-reclaimed-tabletop/
workbench with reclaimed tabletop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOF/04YY/IDZSE8IV/FOF04YYIDZSE8IV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOF/04YY/IDZSE8IV/FOF04YYIDZSE8IV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOF/04YY/IDZSE8IV/FOF04YYIDZSE8IV.SMALL.jpg maluco This is a sturdy workbench with adjustable feet using a recycled table top that can be replaced later on with something else.Why make this ? It's a lot of fun to learn, experiment with some techniques and a lot cheaper than buying one.Making it from scratch means it can done to any dimension, includ...
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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:58:37 PDT
Hand Made Hammer Handle http://www.instructables.com/id/Hand-Made-Hammer-Handle/
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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:13:59 PDT
How To Build a Scale Model House http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Build-a-Scale-Model-House/
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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 21:58:18 PDT
The storage rack made from recycled materials http://www.instructables.com/id/The-storage-rack-made-from-recycled-materials/
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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:28:48 PDT
Heirloom Cutting Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Heirloom-Cutting-Board/
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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:56:14 PDT
Rustic Wooden Spoons http://www.instructables.com/id/Rustic-Wooden-Spoons/
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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 17:44:40 PDT
Cross Cut Sled http://www.instructables.com/id/Cross-Cut-Sled/
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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:33:37 PDT
How To Build a Small Dresser http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Build-a-Small-Dresser/
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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:27:06 PDT
Mother Hawk http://www.instructables.com/id/Mother-Hawk/
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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 05:21:37 PDT
Dovetailed Step Stool http://www.instructables.com/id/Dovetailed-Step-Stool/
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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:00:46 PDT
3D Router: When a CNC machine is overkill. http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Router-When-a-CNC-machine-is-overkill/
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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:52:01 PDT
Trapped cube http://www.instructables.com/id/Trapped-cube/
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:34:59 PDT
Magnetic Knife Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-Knife-Holder/
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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:01:00 PDT
Hello Kitty Clock - Gift for April #3 http://www.instructables.com/id/Hello-Kitty-Clock-Gift-for-April-3/
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Fri, 7 Aug 2015 18:25:33 PDT
Glow in the Dark & Back-lit Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Glow-in-the-Dark-Back-lit-Sign/
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:34:15 PDT
Festool Hose Adaptor Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Festool-Hose-Adaptor-Box/
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:52:36 PDT
Wood Turning 101 - What You Need To Know To Get Started on the Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Turning-101-What-You-Need-To-Know-To-Get-Star/
Wood Turning 101 - What You Need To Know To Get Started on the Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/HY20/IDTAPL7M/FONHY20IDTAPL7M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/HY20/IDTAPL7M/FONHY20IDTAPL7M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/HY20/IDTAPL7M/FONHY20IDTAPL7M.SMALL.jpg darbinorvar Wood turning can seem like a mystery to many woodworkers. In fact only a very small percentage of woodworkers and makers are familiar with the lathe. I recently got a small lathe, and I thought it would be interesting to go over the basics. So when I had the opportunity to ask master wood turner Car...
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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:54:31 PDT
BUILD a side table/ stool http://www.instructables.com/id/BUILD-a-side-table-stool/
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:03:34 PDT
The Littlest Workbench http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Littlest-Workbench/
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 03:40:47 PDT
Simple aircraft using only 6 ice-cream wooden sticks http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-aircraft-using-only-6-ice-cream-wooden-stic/
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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:39:49 PDT
Wooden Deadbolt Lock http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Deadbolt-Lock/
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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:53:54 PDT
Laundry Room Cabinets. DIY. http://www.instructables.com/id/Laundry-Room-Cabinets-DIY/
Laundry Room Cabinets. DIY. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/ZPRT/IDR806O3/F5BZPRTIDR806O3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/ZPRT/IDR806O3/F5BZPRTIDR806O3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/ZPRT/IDR806O3/F5BZPRTIDR806O3.SMALL.jpg Mrballeng All too often, laundry rooms come with a single wire shelf. Get rid of it and fill the void with storage loving cabinets. It's easier than you think. These cabinets are built from wall to wall so you get to use every inch of space. I think I spent about $200.00 total (not including band-aids. See la...
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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:47:12 PDT
Mobile DIY Photo Booth http://www.instructables.com/id/Mobile-DIY-Photo-Booth/
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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 06:07:42 PDT
Wooden Telescope Part 2: Tube and Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Telescope-Part-2-Tube-and-Mount/
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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:09:46 PDT
upcycled bedside cabinets http://www.instructables.com/id/upcycled-bedside-cabinets/
upcycled bedside cabinets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FML/ND75/IDR7U89W/FMLND75IDR7U89W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FML/ND75/IDR7U89W/FMLND75IDR7U89W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FML/ND75/IDR7U89W/FMLND75IDR7U89W.SMALL.jpg katielong I recently decided to try to 'upcycle' furniture, after being inspired by several images on the internet. In the attic, I found two bedside cabinets, formerly an office desk that had been cut into two. Here is how it turned out... Sanding, sanding and more sanding Firstly, I completely sanded bot...
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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:22:19 PDT
DIY Cunstruction Crane Toy http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Cunstruction-Crane-Toy/
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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 07:37:07 PDT
How to make a vertical wine rack http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-vertical-wine-rack/
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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:01:06 PDT
How To Build a Variable Box Joint Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Build-a-Variable-Box-Joint-Jig/
How To Build a Variable Box Joint Jig - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/VV1Y/IDQUDK7W/FW5VV1YIDQUDK7W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/VV1Y/IDQUDK7W/FW5VV1YIDQUDK7W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/VV1Y/IDQUDK7W/FW5VV1YIDQUDK7W.SMALL.jpg darbinorvar This box joint jig is really cool since it enables you to cut different sized box joints using a single blade. It's relatively easy to put together and it works really well. This jig is an attachment to my previous table saw cross cut sled, which I've made a very detailed Instructable about: How To ...
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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 23:52:17 PDT
Wood Sandals http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Sandals/
Wood Sandals - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/2O57/IDQBR255/FCZ2O57IDQBR255.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/2O57/IDQBR255/FCZ2O57IDQBR255.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/2O57/IDQBR255/FCZ2O57IDQBR255.SMALL.jpg ClenseYourPallet When I saw the foot contest I thought to myself, I wonder if I could make a pair of shoes from wood. Turns out I can. For some reason wood is my material of choice when it comes to my projects. I love the way that you can shape and mold it, the way it feels after a round of sanding, the smells and c...
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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 13:02:52 PDT
Wooden Train Coin Bank http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Train-Coin-Bank/
Wooden Train Coin Bank - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/1R1C/IDQBOGNK/FQG1R1CIDQBOGNK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/1R1C/IDQBOGNK/FQG1R1CIDQBOGNK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/1R1C/IDQBOGNK/FQG1R1CIDQBOGNK.SMALL.jpg isaylor In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a wooden train coin bank. I am making it as a gift for my cousin. Coin banks are much easier to make than you would expect. They make great gifts for young children.Materials Needed:Wood1 short screwTools Needed:BandsawDrill or Drill pressSander Prep y...
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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 13:15:02 PDT
DIY Hay Rack For Little Pets http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Hay-Rack-For-Little-Pets/
DIY Hay Rack For Little Pets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/RDC8/IDPSC819/FSYRDC8IDPSC819.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/RDC8/IDPSC819/FSYRDC8IDPSC819.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/RDC8/IDPSC819/FSYRDC8IDPSC819.SMALL.jpg Starrk92 Hello Instructables,This is my first Instructable, my english its not very good, then sorry.In this instructable you will see how to make a Wood Hay Rack for little pets, for example rabbits or guinea pigs (I have two guinea pigs). Materials First, the materials list, you need: A Plywood piece. P...
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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:37:48 PDT
Sliced Wood Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Sliced-Wood-Clock/
Sliced Wood Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/MZI5/IDPSCA8U/FKCMZI5IDPSCA8U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/MZI5/IDPSCA8U/FKCMZI5IDPSCA8U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/MZI5/IDPSCA8U/FKCMZI5IDPSCA8U.SMALL.jpg kludge77 This grand clock is made from two walnut boards measuring 4" x 16" and opened up like a fan!I wanted a project to challenge me and this fit the bill. The final size is 34" in diameter and quite a striking addition to the wall. let me show you how I made it. Cutting up your stock I learned abo...
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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:52:16 PDT
DIY Finishing Wax (food safe) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Finishing-Wax-food-safe/
DIY Finishing Wax (food safe) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWE/J9CO/IDOVPLK5/FWEJ9COIDOVPLK5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWE/J9CO/IDOVPLK5/FWEJ9COIDOVPLK5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWE/J9CO/IDOVPLK5/FWEJ9COIDOVPLK5.SMALL.jpg andrea.arzensek Make this simple yet awesome wax finish for your woodworking projects like cutting boards, toys, tabletops....you name it!pssst....you can even apply it to your leather shoes/boots to make them impervious to rain and to get the leather shine back like new!TIP: open and hover over the images with you...
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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 20:27:26 PDT
How To Build a Simple Bathroom Shelf http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Build-a-Simple-Bathroom-Shelf/
How To Build a Simple Bathroom Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEF/XGPR/IDOCWTKD/FEFXGPRIDOCWTKD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEF/XGPR/IDOCWTKD/FEFXGPRIDOCWTKD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEF/XGPR/IDOCWTKD/FEFXGPRIDOCWTKD.SMALL.jpg darbinorvar If you need a simple and practical shelf for your bathroom (or anywhere else, really!), then this simple design would be a great choice. This shelf is pretty easy to build, it's made with plywood, and you could always get the home improvement store to do the cuts for you at the store.The build utili...
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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 11:36:42 PDT
Gondola tealight holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Gondola-tealight-holder/
Gondola tealight holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/Q41U/IDON6BOG/F8TQ41UIDON6BOG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/Q41U/IDON6BOG/F8TQ41UIDON6BOG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/Q41U/IDON6BOG/F8TQ41UIDON6BOG.SMALL.jpg CreativeMart Hello!This Instructable will show you how to make this tealight holding gondola.Please vote for me in the 'Wax Challenge'. Materials: For the materials you will need: Wood Cardboard or paperTwo tealights Tools For the tools, you will need: scissors a pencil an eraser a pair of compasses a rule...
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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 12:56:45 PDT
Mobile Desk http://www.instructables.com/id/Mobile-Desk-1/
Mobile Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/LXAH/IDOCZI08/FZ6LXAHIDOCZI08.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/LXAH/IDOCZI08/FZ6LXAHIDOCZI08.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/LXAH/IDOCZI08/FZ6LXAHIDOCZI08.SMALL.jpg LaneBrosWoodShop I have a large abundance of alder in my shop and decided I would make it out of that. Alder is a nice looking light weight wood, which is what you want in a mobile desk. I figured one way to make it look cooler would be to glue it up like an edge grain cutting board and it just so happened I had two...
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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 15:46:37 PDT
Safe Hammer and Nail Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Safe-Hammer-and-Nail-Hack/
Safe Hammer and Nail Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/QSQ9/IDMXHRSA/FSOQSQ9IDMXHRSA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/QSQ9/IDMXHRSA/FSOQSQ9IDMXHRSA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/QSQ9/IDMXHRSA/FSOQSQ9IDMXHRSA.SMALL.jpg FPSXGames In this simple and short instructable I'll show you a safe way to hammer in nails without hurting your thumb or fingers. All you need for this safe hammer and nail hack is a pencil with a rubber on the end. Using a sharp blade, slice down the middle of the rubber (see image or video). Place your n...
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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 11:45:00 PDT
Cherry And Maple Wall Art http://www.instructables.com/id/Cherry-And-Maple-Wall-Art/
Cherry And Maple Wall Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFG/PEM2/IDLI5KRM/FFGPEM2IDLI5KRM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFG/PEM2/IDLI5KRM/FFGPEM2IDLI5KRM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFG/PEM2/IDLI5KRM/FFGPEM2IDLI5KRM.SMALL.jpg simplecove Saw a couple of other examples of wooden wall art and decided to have a go at trying to make my own. I used cherry and curly maple for this project. Milling up the lumber I had some really old cherry laying around that I wanted to use for a special project. Well, this was that project. It's han...
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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:50:39 PDT
How to Make a 'Nature Frame' http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Nature-Frame/
How to Make a 'Nature Frame' - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT8/EBYV/IDLI6CYG/FT8EBYVIDLI6CYG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT8/EBYV/IDLI6CYG/FT8EBYVIDLI6CYG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT8/EBYV/IDLI6CYG/FT8EBYVIDLI6CYG.SMALL.jpg KurtH3 This is a tutorial on how to turn a stick into a rustic looking picture frame.Things you'll need:A stickGlueTable sawSome scraps small scraps of wood2 short screws "1/2Measuring tapePencilA piece of glass or Plexiglas Get a Stick Look for the straightest stick you can find that is about 3' longTh...
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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 20:46:00 PDT
How to Build a Norwegian Bird Condo from a 2X4 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Norwegian-Bird-Condo-from-a-2X4/
How to Build a Norwegian Bird Condo from a 2X4 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/RVL2/IDLI6CR1/F6QRVL2IDLI6CR1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/RVL2/IDLI6CR1/F6QRVL2IDLI6CR1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/RVL2/IDLI6CR1/F6QRVL2IDLI6CR1.SMALL.jpg KurtH3 Ok so maybe this is just a bird house, but it reminded me of an Instagram photo a friend took took of houses in Norway - the point is - this tutorial will show you how to make it entirely from a single 2x4! Gather Materials What you'll need:Safety gearTape MeasurePencil 96" 2x4Table SawBrad Nail...
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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 20:44:53 PDT
Tension Series - Garden Bench http://www.instructables.com/id/Tension-Series-Portal-Bench/
Tension Series - Garden Bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/YRNR/IDLI47TH/FBQYRNRIDLI47TH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/YRNR/IDLI47TH/FBQYRNRIDLI47TH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/YRNR/IDLI47TH/FBQYRNRIDLI47TH.SMALL.jpg barclay5426 Following on from my Floating Bed, here's my latest prototype furniture piece... Portal Bench. A seating bench made for interior or exterior use. An off-axis loop connects to two legs, each of which is hand carved (with some help from an angle grinder) into a flowing shape. Steam bent feet and sl...
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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:21:48 PDT
"Broken" Bandsaw Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Bandsaw-Box-1/
"Broken" Bandsaw Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/YEOP/IDLZYV7Z/F3AYEOPIDLZYV7Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/YEOP/IDLZYV7Z/F3AYEOPIDLZYV7Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/YEOP/IDLZYV7Z/F3AYEOPIDLZYV7Z.SMALL.jpg isaylor In this instructable I will show you how to make a bandsaw box. A bandsaw box is an ornate jewelry or trinket box made mostly on a bandsaw. They are fun to make and don't take many materials.Tools Needed:Bandsaw (with a rip fence)Belt Sander Drill press with a drum sander Materials Needed:woodFelt ...
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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 12:28:59 PDT
How to Cut Perfect Circles with A Table Saw http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Cut-Perfect-Circles-with-A-Table-Saw/
How to Cut Perfect Circles with A Table Saw - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUL/IEXX/IDIN96VS/FULIEXXIDIN96VS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUL/IEXX/IDIN96VS/FULIEXXIDIN96VS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUL/IEXX/IDIN96VS/FULIEXXIDIN96VS.SMALL.jpg KurtH3 Table saws are great at cutting straight but when its time to cut circles most people think of other tools, bandsaws, jig saws, hole saws, routers... etcWell you can cut perfect circles on your table saw too, with a simple fixture!What you'll need:Table SawShort nails, staples, screws (1") Make a ...
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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 20:45:31 PDT
Steps To Take When Planning To Build Cabinetry and Bookshelves http://www.instructables.com/id/Steps-To-Take-When-Planning-To-Build-Cabinetry-and/
Steps To Take When Planning To Build Cabinetry and Bookshelves - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/3TY7/IDIN87S9/F7C3TY7IDIN87S9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/3TY7/IDIN87S9/F7C3TY7IDIN87S9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/3TY7/IDIN87S9/F7C3TY7IDIN87S9.SMALL.jpg darbinorvar Building a built-in bookshelf or cabinet can seem like a rather intimidating process at first, especially if you've never done it before. However, if you break it down into several parts it's not very difficult. In this Instructable I'm going to go over things to think about and keep in mind when pl...
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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 20:53:47 PDT
Tealight candle holder from scrap wood..... http://www.instructables.com/id/Tealight-candle-holder-from-scrap-wood/
Tealight candle holder from scrap wood..... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/BSIM/IDIN9LLX/FAPBSIMIDIN9LLX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/BSIM/IDIN9LLX/FAPBSIMIDIN9LLX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/BSIM/IDIN9LLX/FAPBSIMIDIN9LLX.SMALL.jpg hboom Like every woodworker or creative person you have always pieces of left overs in your shop.You won't throw them away because.....You always can make something out of it.And that's what I did.You wanna know how I made it?Just stick around .......... What you need.... 1. Left over pieces of differe...
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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 22:31:50 PDT
Kids Build - My First Tool Caddy http://www.instructables.com/id/Kids-Build-My-First-Tool-Caddy/
Kids Build - My First Tool Caddy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2L/NL90/IDIN5VYW/F2LNL90IDIN5VYW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2L/NL90/IDIN5VYW/F2LNL90IDIN5VYW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2L/NL90/IDIN5VYW/F2LNL90IDIN5VYW.SMALL.jpg makergirluk Our makerspace has lots of kids, and we have kids' workshops on Saturday mornings where we learn all sorts of different skills and crafts. One of the first things we do when we join is to make our own tool caddy so that we have somewhere to store our projects in between sessions. When I made mine it...
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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:26:39 PDT