Instructables: exploring - workshop - woodworking - saw Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:25:32 PDT BLOX v1.01 Wood Ford Model T 1:60 replica
Wood Ford Model T 1:60 replica - More DIY How To Projects]]> deluges Here's a wood project I made a while ago, so it is not as documented as it should be... But it gives a couple ideas on how to practice very fine cuts with the scroll saw to make and then assemble tiny tiny parts to make tiny tiny projects. There won't be many pictures as I didn't really take any dur...
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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 16:33:46 PDT
Carve a Wood Cooking Knife
Carve a Wood Cooking Knife - More DIY How To Projects]]> jessemckee I made this knife to chop up ground meat in the pan while cooking.It's made from a sycamore branch. Sycamore has a nice, closed grain that is suitable for food utensils. I have also made spoons and other things from various logs that I've collected over the years. The Tools The main tools I used ...
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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:47:46 PDT
DIY Desk with Vinyl Flooring Top
DIY Desk with Vinyl Flooring Top - More DIY How To Projects]]> majjuss Hello to all fellow Instructablers and Woodworkers!I would like to share my new desk that I made with you.The old one in my bedroom got too small so I figured I needed a bigger one.The Frame is from timber I got at our local hardware store, the top is made of self-adhesive vinyl flooring panels.Sinc...
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Sun, 8 Feb 2015 15:11:50 PST
Make a Bow Saw!
Make a Bow Saw! - More DIY How To Projects]]> randomtower Welcome to another barbaric attempt at an Instructable! I am Steven, and I will be your host for today's woodworking shenanigans. Now, onto the subject of this tutorial: A bow saw, also called a frame saw. It is a type of saw popular in Europe, and can be seen being used in The Art of the Carpenter ...
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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:18:28 PST
Basic Introduction to Wood Turning for FUN, for Gifts, FOR SAFETY (updated)
Basic Introduction to Wood Turning for FUN, for Gifts, FOR SAFETY (updated) - More DIY How To Projects]]> HUKBMBEAR Ive completed a number of guides for various wood turning projects, so I thought I would do one that covered a few of the areas you need to consider before during and after you have made your hand made in wood?? gift.The question marks are there because wood is not the only material available to you...

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Tue, 6 Jan 2015 02:25:02 PST
Little Wooden Cars
Little Wooden Cars - More DIY How To Projects]]> MichielD99 My little cousin loves cars and his birthday is coming closer so i had to find a birthday gift but the car toys in shops are so expensive. Thats why i made some pretty cool cars for him by myself and how i did it, you can see in this instructable! What Do We Need? ✤ MATERIALS☞ plank✤ TOOLS☞ figur...
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Wed, 24 Dec 2014 11:35:01 PST
Keeping Grandpa's Saw Alive
Keeping Grandpa's Saw Alive - More DIY How To Projects]]> Hollowground17 I found this small hand saw in my grandpa's workshop and knew I had to save it and bring it back to life. It is the perfect size for my scale of work and would be the first panel saw in my collection. The fact that this is my grandpa's makes it all the more special to me.Let's get started!!!! Ho...
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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:38:46 PST
Chevron Wood Bench with Hairpin Legs!
Chevron Wood Bench with Hairpin Legs! - More DIY How To Projects]]> doodlecraft I built a wood bench for my tiny front porch!But turns out my husband likes it ended up in our room!Chevron is such a popular pattern and adds some fun when done with wood! Supplies! Supplies: PlywoodPine boards or reclaimed woodMiter saw/Table sawLiquid NailsApple cider vinegarSteel wool...
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Sat, 8 Nov 2014 14:36:16 PST
Log pencil holder
Log pencil holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> buildingandblogging I made this project for free only needed a hand saw, drill and drill bit, and optional finishing sander. It did take a bit to find a good log to use to cut up. Go for a walk and look in the woods. A hand saw can cut threw the log pretty quick. Im not sure what kind of wood it is. I added stain to a...
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Sat, 1 Nov 2014 15:48:58 PDT
Saw Workbench Area Retrofit
Saw Workbench Area Retrofit - More DIY How To Projects]]> Laserbird This is an Instructable on how to turn a crabby empty space in to a productive shop work area! This workbench will be a central part in the new makerspace in Portland, OR located at 7600 N. Interstate Ave for makers of all types to come and work on projects!Here is a list of the materials, tools, an...
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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 20:38:22 PDT
Add a router table to a table saw
Add a router table to a table saw - More DIY How To Projects]]> makendo A router table + router came on sale locally for $90, so I picked it up but hadn't anticipated just how much room it would take up on my workbench. However, my table saw has an extension that was not really doing anything other than allowing me to cut large stock. Luckily (because I didn't measure i...
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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:36:09 PDT
Restoring a damaged table edge
Restoring a damaged table edge - More DIY How To Projects]]> gregorio626 The top is subject to more general wear and tear than other areas of a table, especially if they are used for meals or children draw at them. Scratches, dents, and stains are commonplace, and other problems can frequently occur with table tops warping, , splitting, and damaged decorative edges. Fret...
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14:19:48 PDT
Simple wooden knobs
Simple wooden knobs - More DIY How To Projects]]> ade angelis Hello, everybody. a few days ago I finished building a table for my drill press. It's not really elaborate, but it has some nice features. you can see it in this video : . Anyway, in this instructable I'll show you how I made the turning knobs I used in the project: two of...
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:59:23 PDT
The Pallet Playhouse
The Pallet Playhouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> nemesis5500 I made a Playhouse from Pallets and stud work battens.i decided to make something with all these pallets i had in my work yard that were unusable to us, they were almost brand new and quite decent thick strong timber with good size boards. i started to bring them home bit by bit and after 2 weeks i ...
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 11:53:32 PDT
A Garage Door Makes A Precision Reference
A Garage Door Makes A Precision Reference - More DIY How To Projects]]> BeachsideHank I was looking at my garage door one day and noticed the stiffener channel running the 16 foot length (4.88m) seemed to be rather straight, so I put up a string line to see what it may be and found there was only about a 1/16” dip (1.59mm) over that distance. Very impressive I thought; that is more t...
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:23:43 PDT
Giant Jenga Diy
Giant Jenga Diy - More DIY How To Projects]]> momoluv Hey everybody it's momo. And today were going to make an outdoor Jenga set/ lawn jenga! Do enjoy! Supplies 1- sander2- power saw3- 8 foot long, 2x4 wide wood4- (not necessary, but advised) safety glasses On The Power Saw Put in a stopper thing so you won't have to measure every time. The stopp...
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Sun, 18 May 2014 20:23:25 PDT
Wooden flower cross with scroll saw
Wooden flower cross with scroll saw - More DIY How To Projects]]> jlepack It all starts out by choosing a nice pattern. Found this one by searching Google. Glue to work piece After printing out your pattern, spray the back of the image with spray adhesive. I use 3m but others will work too. Press it onto your work piece. Drill holes and begin cutting out. I use a sm...
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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:21:52 PDT
Multi-Tool Stand
Multi-Tool Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> ProfMuggs When I was making my Radiator Cover a few years back, I needed a way to make a rabbet on the back to accept the plywood back. I didn't have my table saw yet, but I did have a handheld router. I didn't have the fence attachment for my router, but I had this little knock-off workmate that I thought I ...
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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 08:37:55 PST
All Natural Coasters
All Natural Coasters - More DIY How To Projects]]> backflip11 Do need that perfect touch fit the cabin on the lake well you need a set of log coasters Find Log Find a Log that is about 4 inches in diameter and see if it has any cracks in it. Cut Cut into 1/4 in thick disk and collect in a bucket then rinse all the saw dust off of then when they dry I co...
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:17:58 PST
Deep Dish Cove Cut Slab Table Top Experiment NelsonStudios Using a circular cove cut to dish an entire slab table top on the table saw.  Please keep in mind this is an experiment as part of an idea for another build.  That said it seemed to work and work well so I am sharing it here.  I have never seen this done before on this scale.  This is an *at your ow...
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Sun, 2 Feb 2014 20:23:59 PST
Sliding Puzzle Secret Compartment Table
Sliding Puzzle Secret Compartment Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> Matt2 Silver The Sliding Puzzle Secret Compartment Table is an idea that I have been tossing around for some time.  I have always enjoyed Puzzles, Woodworking, and Secret Compartments and this project combines the three in a fun and interesting way. The idea behind the table is that it conceals a secret compa...
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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 08:44:01 PST
Miter Saw Enhancement tb399 This is not much of an Instructable - but more of an idea that we came across while doing some trim work last weekend. Cutting the inside and outside miters on the trim required us to place the wood 'finish side' down from time to time. Since the finished side was painted white, we kept getting mar...
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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 06:50:57 PST
Simple Tilting Router Table Insert / Table Saw Extension savvas_papasavva A simple tilting router insert, which fits into the extension table of my table saw.
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Sat, 25 Jan 2014 07:41:40 PST
Raven beak - wooden guitar pick Eldalote Hi! I came to this idea since someone mentioned a wooden guitar pick in comments. But my local music shop doesn't sell them, so I decided to make one! Although the playing isn't so comfortable for me it looks just awesome as pendant! :) Things you will need: - piece of wood ( I got mine from an ...
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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 10:07:18 PST
Phone stand from scrap wood.
Phone stand from scrap wood. - More DIY How To Projects]]> customrobo An easy way to use a scrap of wood left over from a previous work. Materials You'll need only your phone, a scrap of wood that fits the width and thickness of your phone; and all the tools you think you might need to realize it according to your ability. I used: caliber; pencil; saw;...
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Mon, 30 Dec 2013 06:26:46 PST
Sharpening a Saw
Sharpening a Saw - More DIY How To Projects]]> MyHobbyStore With traditional saws making a comeback, Andy King walks you through how to sharpen a saw and get them into tip top condition. There’s a resurgence of very high quality dovetail saws on the market these days. Makers like Gramercy, Wenzloff and Lie Nielsen, Adria and Roberts and Lee have brought tra...
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Thu, 19 Dec 2013 04:49:33 PST
The Bare Woodworking Essentials
The Bare Woodworking Essentials - More DIY How To Projects]]> MyHobbyStore Just starting out? Then let Ben Plewes and Andy King help you build a woodworking tool kit that'll suit your needs and your pocket. With so many tools to choose from, getting started in woodwork can be confusing. There’s so much to take in – what should you spend your time learning first, what tool...
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Thu, 14 Nov 2013 03:51:30 PST
18th Century Craftsman's Saw
18th Century Craftsman's Saw - More DIY How To Projects]]> SherpaDoug As an 18th century reenactor portraying a carpenter with a colonial militia I needed a small saw to make things like tent pegs and chair legs.  Not finding anything suitable in antique shops I decided to build one based on paintings and drawings of that era. Even simple tools of the era were ha...
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Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:22:39 PDT
Super simple bandsaw circle jig aledt I wanted to cut some circles on my bandsaw so I needed a jig. I looked at commercially available circle jigs, and lots of designs for diy circle jigs, some really complicated and most involving making a plywood cover for the whole table and various sliding its and bobs fitted to it. My bandsaw is re...
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Sun, 13 Oct 2013 13:40:20 PDT
Bism Allah with keyhole saw Ahmed_nassar Hello this is the 1st one i do so do not expect me to explain every thing but i will do it soon if you are interested sorry for the unorganized pic but i was not thinking of publishing on the web :)
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Tue, 8 Oct 2013 23:21:59 PDT
Mini circular saw with dc motor ric12335 Hello, I show how I made a mini circular saw dc motor advantage he had fitted with a drill chuck (used in the proposed mini drill press), I have done everything trying to go modular, ie the engine to use both for drilling and for the saw. The mini table saw is simple, all a bit interesting is that I...
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Tue, 10 Sep 2013 11:34:52 PDT
Homemade Table Saw Fab Muchada I made my own improvised table saw using an old plastic monoblock table and some available materials.
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Mon, 9 Sep 2013 00:45:47 PDT
My new wooden garbage box
My new wooden garbage box - More DIY How To Projects]]> cart562 Isn't it beautiful? In a way only something made from scrap wood in less than an hour can be?  For the longest time, what I used for a garbage bin in my room was a plain old cardboard box, about the same size as this, which worked for a surprisingly long time. Anyway, I finally got fed up with the ...
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 22:08:26 PDT
Simple Pistol Crossbow Tutorial (no expensive machinery required)
Simple Pistol Crossbow Tutorial (no expensive machinery required) - More DIY How To Projects]]> crossbowman151 Hello everyone! In this instructable i'll be showing you how to build a pistol crossbow without the use of expensive machinery.  The design is very simple and basic, so feel free to make any changes or variations. This tutorial is mostly focused on the crossbow body, and the trigger mechanism works ...
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Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:41:49 PDT
Properly Stack Lumber San Juan Carpentry Turning your trees milled into usable lumber is a great way to kick-start your next project! Don't ruin it by stacking your lumber improperly! In this video, Scott shows you the proper way to stack your lumber, why you should do it that way, and a few other tips. Like what you see? Visit WilferMobi...
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Mon, 1 Jul 2013 08:16:33 PDT
Cut a Log Mantle on a Mill San Juan Carpentry You cannot deny that Log Mantles are cool. They are awesome. So if you want one, here is a video about how to cut one on a sawmill! Or you could just buy one from Wilfer Mobile Sawmill made from Colorado Beetle-Killed Pine. Visit for more info and to get in touch with us...
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Sat, 29 Jun 2013 14:42:36 PDT
Turn Trees into Usable Lumber! San Juan Carpentry Interested in turning your trees into usable lumber? Check this video and see for yourself what Wilfer Mobile Sawmill, LLC has to offer you! Visit for more information and rates! Also please see our custom furniture at and!
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Sat, 29 Jun 2013 14:42:35 PDT
How to Make Wooden Cooking Spoons
How to Make Wooden Cooking Spoons - More DIY How To Projects]]> Basement_Craftsman Quite a while back i published the pictures of some of my oak spoons i made, but now i finally decided to make a step by step Instructable. But anyyywho lets get to work. Materials First ya gotta get the right tools, here is just a quick sample of what you need, most of which could be done by oth...
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Mon, 27 May 2013 17:49:20 PDT
HOW TO: Add A Bandsaw Height Extension chriszep How to add the Delta Height Extension block to your bandsaw. This attachment allows you to saw 12" or height as opposed to the stock 6". Great attachment, for around $100 you can really expand the capabilities of your machine. Watch as I install mine and learn some pointers along the way
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Mon, 15 Apr 2013 18:12:56 PDT
Classic Welcome Sign NelsonStudios A simple gift for the grandparents.
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Wed, 23 Jan 2013 15:26:58 PST
Miter Saw Stand pat42586 I bought a new miter saw and immediately started making a stand with it.  Sort of an M.C. Escher kind of thing went on.  I looked at a whole lot of examples on here and other places, and pulled them all together to make my own design.  I have some 32" wings fold out with some door hinges.  The geni...
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Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:05:22 PST
How to cut large circles on the table saw. NelsonStudios First be safe.  Know what you are doing and don't push the limits of your skills and equipment.  I take no responsibility for your actions! Now the the 'don't sue me' is out of the way...on the the good stuff.  So here was my dilemma, I needed a way to cut a 2 inch thick maple hardwood blank into a...
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Thu, 13 Dec 2012 11:53:20 PST
DIY Sawhorses audreyobscura Sawhorses are a great way to support your project when you are making something, but what happens when you need a special sawhorse? Some sawhorses need to kick out, or be extra wide set. This guide outlines how a few ways to support your work with great sawhorses. Do you have an excellent Sawhorse...
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Sat, 24 Nov 2012 18:14:44 PST
Simple Jig Saw Hack HandyLandy This is a very simple simple solution to a problem I had with saw dust collecting in front of my jig saw while I was trying to follow a line. You can do this on a job site very easily. All you do is direct the air from the motor towards the blade. 
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Sun, 14 Oct 2012 14:44:14 PDT
Wine Barrel Rack fisforphantom Use safety glasses while operating the drill, jigsaw and hacksaw used to make the wine barrel wine holder. Use work gloves and latex type gloves where appropriate. In California, you can find a half barrel as low as $15 and  if you pay more than $25, you paid too much. You can find half-wine barrels...
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Sat, 13 Oct 2012 20:50:31 PDT
DIY FRAME from a 2x4 Fresnel Lens Frame Artwork GREENPOWERSCIENCE Fast Framing method. I have done over 7000 of these.

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012 18:56:04 PDT
PART 1 Flower Pot Solar Cooker Miter Saw Dado Trick GREENPOWERSCIENCE This is part one of the solar cooking video, it also shows many woodworking techniques.

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Mon, 17 Sep 2012 05:20:18 PDT

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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 07:06:40 PDT
Easy zero clearance throatplate for any table saw
Easy zero clearance throatplate for any table saw - More DIY How To Projects]]> jerryjaksha Tablesaws come with throat plate blade slots that are too wide for safe cuts on narrow boards. Many aluminum saws and Sears saws come with thin throat plates that are difficult to duplicate with a zero clearance slot. By  epoxying a piece of masonite under your throat plate, and adding a filler st...
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Sat, 2 Jun 2012 11:28:11 PDT
Combo Miter Saw Station Lumber Rack
Combo Miter Saw Station Lumber Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> noahw This miter saw station does double duty as a lumber storage rack with room for long boards underneath and 4' x 8' sheet goods in the back.  I looked around for a long time online for plans for something like this and all I was able to come up with was a hand drawn sketch in an old Fine Woodworking m...
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Wed, 23 May 2012 11:17:14 PDT