Instructables: exploring - workshop - woodworking - shop - tools http://www.instructables.com Tue, 1 Sep 2015 05:14:02 PDT BLOX v1.01 Sliced Wood Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Sliced-Wood-Clock/
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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:52:16 PDT
The Black Light Bangle http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Black-Light-Bangle/
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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 15:18:52 PDT
Amazing Wood Bending Technique! http://www.instructables.com/id/Amazing-Wood-Bending-Technique/
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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 14:05:30 PDT
Salt & Walnut Salt Cellar http://www.instructables.com/id/Salt-Walnut-Salt-Cellar/
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 12:29:50 PDT
Drunken Cutting Boards http://www.instructables.com/id/Drunken-Cutting-Boards/
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:11:40 PDT
Rock Salt Margarita Glass! http://www.instructables.com/id/Rock-Salt-Margarita-Glass/
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Wed, 27 May 2015 10:11:47 PDT
Recycled Cardboard Bottle Stopper http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Cardboard-Bottle-Stopper/
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Thu, 14 May 2015 11:15:23 PDT
Wooden Cell Phone Projector! http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Cell-Phone-Projector/
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Mon, 4 May 2015 12:13:48 PDT
Candy Sprinkle Cake Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Candy-Sprinkle-Cake-Stand/
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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 10:39:33 PDT
crazy lid holder http://www.instructables.com/id/crazy-lid-holder/
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Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:41:10 PST
Batman Spatula: The Dark Utensil http://www.instructables.com/id/Batman-Spatula-The-Dark-Utensil/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:54:01 PST
Paint Shavings Hair Clip http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-Shavings-Hair-Clip/
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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:53:12 PST
Making The Zoetrope http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-The-Zoetrope/
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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:49:47 PST
Coinapult. The Coin Flipping Catapult! http://www.instructables.com/id/Coinapult-The-Coin-Flipping-Catapult/
Coinapult. The Coin Flipping Catapult! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/P8NA/I4SCDWP1/FCUP8NAI4SCDWP1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/P8NA/I4SCDWP1/FCUP8NAI4SCDWP1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/P8NA/I4SCDWP1/FCUP8NAI4SCDWP1.SMALL.jpg kludge77 The design is super simple. I'm not one for over complicating an item. Just two sides and two dowels make up the base. The flipper is just held in place by the tension on the rubber band.I made this from resawn claro walnut and 3/8 birch dowels. It flips your coin in the the air and you can either...
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 10:03:56 PST
How To Make A Retro Wall Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Retro-Wall-Clock/
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:40:19 PST
How to Make a Shop Towel Bottle Stopper http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Shop-Towel-Bottle-Stopper/
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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:36:36 PDT
What If You Made A Beer Mug From Recycled Coasters http://www.instructables.com/id/What-If-You-Made-A-Beer-Mug-From-Recycled-Coasters/
What If You Made A Beer Mug From Recycled Coasters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/MKV1/I1MQ71R3/FP8MKV1I1MQ71R3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/MKV1/I1MQ71R3/FP8MKV1I1MQ71R3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/MKV1/I1MQ71R3/FP8MKV1I1MQ71R3.SMALL.jpg kludge77 When I first approached with this idea it seemed like it would be a simple project. That should have been a warning sign right there, but my brain just thought, "Make a functional pint glass from discarded beer coasters? I wonder why no one has ever done anything like that before." I now know the ...
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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:31:49 PDT
DIY Making Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Making-Groot-from-Guardians-of-the-Galaxy/
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:50:30 PDT
Ice Cream Pint Lock http://www.instructables.com/id/Ice-Cream-Pint-Lock/
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:29:59 PDT
Wooden Money Clip http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Money-Clip/
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:04:54 PDT
Free Floating TARDIS http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-Floating-TARDIS/
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:57:52 PDT
Making A Magic Wand http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-A-Magic-Wand/
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:59:51 PDT
Wooden Chakram Circle of Death http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Chakram-Circle-of-Death/
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Sat, 2 Aug 2014 14:41:50 PDT
Book to Tablet Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Book-to-Tablet-Stand/
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:30:50 PDT
Wooden Spin Top http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Spin-Top/
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:02:29 PDT
Making a Confetti Blank http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Confetti-Blank/
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 09:05:21 PDT
Wooden Paper Towel Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Paper-Towel-Holder/
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 08:55:53 PDT
Copper Etched Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Etched-Box/
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:48:31 PDT
Marble Note Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Marble-Note-Holder/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 11:10:08 PDT
Blue Jean Bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/Blue-Jean-Bracelet/
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Fri, 30 May 2014 19:53:26 PDT
Copper Pipe Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Pipe-Box/
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Mon, 26 May 2014 13:02:47 PDT
2x4 Dinner http://www.instructables.com/id/2x4-Dinner/
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Mon, 19 May 2014 21:54:25 PDT
Colored Pencil Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/Colored-Pencil-Ring/
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Sun, 11 May 2014 10:12:40 PDT
Steampunk Desk Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Desk-Lamp/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/Q9H7/HURHS0RR/FSHQ9H7HURHS0RR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/Q9H7/HURHS0RR/FSHQ9H7HURHS0RR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/Q9H7/HURHS0RR/FSHQ9H7HURHS0RR.SMALL.jpg kludge77 Steampunk desk lamp. Brazilian cherry, plywood and pipe cobbled together for a little industrial illumination. Finished with wipe on poly, hammered grey spray paint and little bit of metal nonsense cobbled together from my shed... I added some gears and bits from carriage bolts and electrical fitti...
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Sun, 4 May 2014 20:13:44 PDT
Wooden french curves - Made at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-french-curves/
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:27:09 PDT
Star Wars Wall Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Wars-Wall-Clock/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/ZF03/HUA7AU1Z/FXHZF03HUA7AU1Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/ZF03/HUA7AU1Z/FXHZF03HUA7AU1Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/ZF03/HUA7AU1Z/FXHZF03HUA7AU1Z.SMALL.jpg kludge77 This is my Star Wars wall clock. It is in the shape of the rebel alliance symbol. made from walnut and maple, then cut out on the band saw, and begrudgingly shaped and sanded for hours at my work bench. I finished it with wipe on poly, I find myself humming "The Throne Room Theme"  as I check the t...
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:22:59 PDT
Make a Yoda desk ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Yoda-desk-ornament/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/44SW/HTEUCVZT/F0844SWHTEUCVZT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/44SW/HTEUCVZT/F0844SWHTEUCVZT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/44SW/HTEUCVZT/F0844SWHTEUCVZT.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I turn a Star Wars candy dispenser into a sage desk ornament. Master Yoda's wisdom should not be discarded so readily.. The wood is claro walnut with a wipe on poly finish.
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:18:54 PDT
Pencil Spin Top http://www.instructables.com/id/Pencil-Spin-Top/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/U4LY/HSM50JYN/FKOU4LYHSM50JYN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/U4LY/HSM50JYN/FKOU4LYHSM50JYN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/U4LY/HSM50JYN/FKOU4LYHSM50JYN.SMALL.jpg kludge77 This is a piece of sycamore turned to a top shape. You then insert a pencil and spin it up. I used 1/4 copper collars to give the pencil a tight grip. It draws cool circles and shortening or lengthening the pencil will give it different paths as it alters the center of gravity.
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:52:47 PDT
Lathe Turned Door Stops http://www.instructables.com/id/Lathe-Turned-Door-Stops/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/MMUZ/HSLQR3GD/FBWMMUZHSLQR3GD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/MMUZ/HSLQR3GD/FBWMMUZHSLQR3GD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/MMUZ/HSLQR3GD/FBWMMUZHSLQR3GD.SMALL.jpg kludge77 A set of turned doorstops.  They are glued up from a few cherry and walnut leftovers. I  turn them on the lathe and cut them up at the band saw. I've tested them out. They do in fact stop doors...
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:43:44 PDT
Glass Bottle Bird Feeder http://www.instructables.com/id/Glass-Bottle-Bird-Feeder/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FP7/I0L9/HSBSMDFD/FP7I0L9HSBSMDFD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP7/I0L9/HSBSMDFD/FP7I0L9HSBSMDFD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP7/I0L9/HSBSMDFD/FP7I0L9HSBSMDFD.SMALL.jpg kludge77 This is a glass bottle bird feeder. The bottle was a $1 from the local thrift store and is needed first to get the dimension for the rest of the project. I used cypress as the base wood and hard maple as the accent. The hardest part was trying to clamp up that back piece...
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Tue, 4 Mar 2014 12:26:20 PST
Wooden Speaker for iPhone http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Speaker-for-iPhone/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/5AWZ/HQVLBVWE/FF55AWZHQVLBVWE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/5AWZ/HQVLBVWE/FF55AWZHQVLBVWE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/5AWZ/HQVLBVWE/FF55AWZHQVLBVWE.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I made a passive acoustic speaker for my iPhone out of a single block of Claro Walnut. It is made in the same method as a band saw box. The longest part was trying to sharpen my carving tools...
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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 08:40:13 PST
Pencil drawer. A place for the one thing I'm always losing... http://www.instructables.com/id/Pencil-drawer-A-place-for-the-one-thing-Im-always-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/VPI9/HQ43ZP38/FDEVPI9HQ43ZP38.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/VPI9/HQ43ZP38/FDEVPI9HQ43ZP38.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/VPI9/HQ43ZP38/FDEVPI9HQ43ZP38.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I made a drawer for the one thing I'm always losing in the shop. It's just a 1" dowel, with a channel and a turned pull. I drilled out a 35mm hole and now I'll always know where to find my pencil.
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 12:28:31 PST
Cornhole Boards With Printed Logo http://www.instructables.com/id/Cornhole-Boards-With-Printed-Logo/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/WTKG/HPV0NXOO/FJ3WTKGHPV0NXOO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/WTKG/HPV0NXOO/FJ3WTKGHPV0NXOO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/WTKG/HPV0NXOO/FJ3WTKGHPV0NXOO.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I was asked to make a set of cornhole boards by my brother-in-law, for his youth group. The base construction is very simple, but I wanted to be clever and use his groups logo on the board itself. This operation was a bit more tricky than I first expected. Oh, and you finally get to see what I spen...
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Tue, 31 Dec 2013 07:09:02 PST
We All Make Mistakes http://www.instructables.com/id/We-All-Make-Mistakes/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/AJHM/HOG8V3AA/FH0AJHMHOG8V3AA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/AJHM/HOG8V3AA/FH0AJHMHOG8V3AA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/AJHM/HOG8V3AA/FH0AJHMHOG8V3AA.SMALL.jpg kludge77 Look we all make mistakes, it's part of life. It's just I happen to have mine on film.  We need to remember that very few completed projects come without the errors. Enjoy my goof ups, and be careful out there in the shop...
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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:37:47 PST
Wooden Foot Massager. http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Foot-Massager/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/S8F4/HNM4I2O9/FRUS8F4HNM4I2O9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/S8F4/HNM4I2O9/FRUS8F4HNM4I2O9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/S8F4/HNM4I2O9/FRUS8F4HNM4I2O9.SMALL.jpg kludge77 Wooden Foot Massager. This is a skew chisel only project, and a fairly simple one. You could just as easily do this with a spindle gouge if you prefer. This blank is from a leftover piece of stair banister and has a good weight to it. Finished with shellac and smelly sock....
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Mon, 4 Nov 2013 12:03:34 PST
Pendulum Wave - From Shop Scraps http://www.instructables.com/id/Pendulum-Wave-From-Shop-Scraps/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/OUAG/HNE45D60/F1KOUAGHNE45D60.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/OUAG/HNE45D60/F1KOUAGHNE45D60.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/OUAG/HNE45D60/F1KOUAGHNE45D60.SMALL.jpg kludge77 So I saw this pendulum wave video on YouTube and thought, "I wonder if I could make that?" It's a scrap wood project and entirely for my own amusement. I used a 1" dowel, a couple of cedar boards, and some network patch cable. I spent about an hour last night just setting off, over and over and ove...
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Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:41:35 PDT
Pumpkin Candle Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Pumpkin-Candle-Holder/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/W7YV/HMVJPLDU/FS8W7YVHMVJPLDU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/W7YV/HMVJPLDU/FS8W7YVHMVJPLDU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/W7YV/HMVJPLDU/FS8W7YVHMVJPLDU.SMALL.jpg kludge77 Just in time for Halloween, this is a pumpkin candle holder. Turned from pear, it should age to a deep orange in a couple of weeks. The outside was shaped with files and finished with a coat of poly for shine
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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:35:27 PDT
Tiki Carving http://www.instructables.com/id/Tiki-Carving/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/4OAZ/HMVJDNE5/F884OAZHMVJDNE5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/4OAZ/HMVJDNE5/F884OAZHMVJDNE5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/4OAZ/HMVJDNE5/F884OAZHMVJDNE5.SMALL.jpg kludge77 This is my first time carving. The wood is pear and it is still pretty green. I carve a Tiki and then discover a better use for it. Not all projects are successes. That's OK... I still had a good time.
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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 13:54:44 PDT
My Shop Project, Final Step http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Shop-Project-Final-Step/
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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 12:01:10 PDT
Improve Your Wood Shop http://www.instructables.com/id/Improve-Your-Wood-Shop/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/6GK4/H9G11QBR/FI96GK4H9G11QBR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/6GK4/H9G11QBR/FI96GK4H9G11QBR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/6GK4/H9G11QBR/FI96GK4H9G11QBR.SMALL.jpg noahw Any woodworker will tell you that there's always something they are working on in order to improve their shop.  There's always one more tool to buy, jig to make, or way you could make something you already have just a bit better and easier to use.  The Instructables in this guide give a nod to the n...
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