Instructables: exploring - workshop - woodworking - simple Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:03:04 PDT BLOX v1.01 Miniature gun Model
Miniature gun Model - More DIY How To Projects]]> gidder Mini Gun Model made out of pine and a spent .22 magnum Brass.Supplies needed -.22 Magnum Brass Cartridge- .5in x 1in x 4in Piece of White pine- carving knive(s)- various grits of sand paper-some sort of glue, epoxy, cement Gettin Started Draw out your stock shape on the pine and begin carving it...
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:15:55 PDT
DIY Art Shelf
DIY Art Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> darbinorvar Learn how to easily build a shallow shelf for art or books or candles, in just a few steps. Method I started with measuring and cutting up the wood for the shelves on my table saw and miter saw. I used a 1x6 that I ripped down to 3 1/2 inches for my top shelf, and the underneath bracket I ripped ...
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 11:44:16 PDT
Mini Coffin
Mini Coffin - More DIY How To Projects]]> mtairymd I scaled this 1 foot long coffin from a full size version I saw online. I built two versions – see drawing links. The first one (documented here) is from purchased craft wood which was clean and straight. The second version was built from scrap pallets. I’ve also included a quick video of the b...
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14:13:42 PDT
Simple Low Cost Desk/Table
Simple Low Cost Desk/Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> mtairymd This is a modified version of the desk from the Ana White website. Keeping with my upcycled theme, this project was built from the top of an old desk. If you prefer, the top can be made from 2x12s. I’ve also included a quick video of the build along with a PDF version of the plans.Video:Drawing:ht...
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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 08:21:22 PDT
Simple wooden knobs
Simple wooden knobs - More DIY How To Projects]]> ade angelis Hello, everybody!This week-end I thought I'd start a new project, but since I didn't have much time, I started from a detail. I'm planning to build a table for my drill press and in this instructable I'll show you how I made four simple turning knobs: two of them will lock the table on the drill, tw...
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:59:23 PDT
wooden pen
wooden pen - More DIY How To Projects]]> Unboxingexperience7 Do you want a unique pen? A wooden pen is very simple to make. All you need isa branch of about 4 inch length; it is important that the wood has a large enough pith in the centre (e.g. elder wood)a pen minea knifea rod of the diameter of the pen mine Cut the branch in 2 pieces Take an about 4 in...
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 08:15:22 PDT
Puzzle Box (Unabox)
Puzzle Box (Unabox) - More DIY How To Projects]]> mtairymd This is a modified version of the Unabox which was built by TXTCLA55 as shown here: simplified version can be built with limited tools and a basic skill level. The drawing is included in the video description. Note that the drawing units are...
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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:51:11 PDT
How To Make A Wooden Box
How To Make A Wooden Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> juul414 In this instructable i'm going to show you how I made this simple wooden box. The Tools For this project you are going to need a few common tools like a saw, a chisel, glue, clamps, wood, some sand paper and some hinges. If you have a miter clamp and a hand plane like i do it saves you a lot of t...
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Sun, 3 Aug 2014 12:12:25 PDT
Simple Round Table
Simple Round Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> mtairymd This project was built with a round top from a broken table and two 2x4’s. The top in this project is 30 inches in diameter. However, the designed can be scaled up or down based on your top diameter and/or desired table height. See drawing and video for build instructions.Drawing: https://drive.g...
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Sat, 2 Aug 2014 12:57:38 PDT
Make a small branch chest with the drill press
Make a small branch chest with the drill press - More DIY How To Projects]]> Dominic Bender Based on Jimmy Di Resta's videos (links in the video), I made a smaller branch chest using the drill press ans basically any saw. Enjoy, and remember to be inspired!
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:14:06 PDT
Downhill wooden vehicle
Downhill wooden vehicle - More DIY How To Projects]]> ivver Hi everyone! In this instructable I'll show you one of my vehicles which I made. I made this one about 5 years ago (then I was 13), back then I had some old Samsung phone (and a lot of Oak planks) with which I took those pictures and video, too bad that I only have 2 pictures, but, I have video too,...
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Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:43:38 PDT
Downhill Go Kart
Downhill Go Kart - More DIY How To Projects]]> NinjaPi This is a simple go kart that I built using only reused materials left over from other projects. It is fun, easy, and can be painted and customized easily. Have fun! Materials 1 - 10 foot 2x4 3 - small non-swivel caster wheelConstruction screwsWood screwsCarriage Bolt - 2 1/2" x 1/4"Nut - 1/4"TOO...
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Sun, 25 May 2014 18:16:57 PDT
Collapsible Workbench
Collapsible Workbench - More DIY How To Projects]]> schoonovermr This is a simple little collapsible workbench/assembly table I made. The dimensions may seem strange but it was as large as I could get it while still fitting under my current one. It also is tall enough so that the surface of the mitre saw when it is up there is level with my big workbench, allowin...
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Wed, 21 May 2014 20:52:38 PDT
Puzzle cube
Puzzle cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> sabladask Here is a simple wooden puzzle box. My box is made from old mahogany floor-planks. You can make this box from almost any kind of wood. I used 45 degree joints, but you can make different ones if you want, or do not have a bandsaw/tablesaw.The key isjust a 0,5mm piano wire. Almost any kind of metal r...
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Fri, 2 May 2014 16:10:42 PDT
Pirate Key Hook
Pirate Key Hook - More DIY How To Projects]]> mosspossum Here's Yar Keys!!! Materials used 1-3/4" brass cup hook1-#6 brass finish washer1-small brass screw eye1- 8" X 6" wood plaque (approx)1-picture hook2-screws for picture hook1-graphite paper (size of picture) 1-picture of a pirate1-woodburner tool Getting the pirate picture onto your wood. Once...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:15:17 PDT
An ugly but easy wall mounted charging docking station
An ugly but easy wall mounted charging docking station - More DIY How To Projects]]> anuvanoob After little luck finding a charging station for my exact needs I decided to test my subpar wood working skills and build my own. I wanted it to be mounted on the wall parallel to my bed (instead of perpendicular like on a night stand) since the wall is at arm's length. This makes it easier to gra...
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:20:07 PDT
Build a Corras styled table!
Build a Corras styled table! - More DIY How To Projects]]> drjagCreations Hello all, this tutorial will show you how to build a small, portable worktable! This has lots of purposes, it can be used inside and outside, it's a nice, simple compact design, based on a corras table and it's simplicity means it's straight forward to build and you can store a surprising amount of...
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:34:22 PDT
Instructables Robot Toilet Paper Holder
Instructables Robot Toilet Paper Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> caitlinsdad Those of you lucky enough to have wood shop in your junior high school may have had to make a set of horsie bookends. A very basic first project that just involves some cuts, glue, maybe nails and a lot of sanding. It was an introduction to how to set up your plane or use some sharp tools without cu...
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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 21:59:20 PST
Easy Toy Sword
Easy Toy Sword - More DIY How To Projects]]> solobo This is a fun, quick, and easy way to make a toy sword for your kid (or for yourself). It's roughly the size and shape of a gladius. I gave one to my toddler for Christmas, and he loves it*. All you need is: A piece of wood about one inch thick (a fence board, for example) A band saw A ...
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Thu, 2 Jan 2014 20:57:07 PST
Plywood Go Getas!
Plywood Go Getas! - More DIY How To Projects]]> az√ľkiBEAN These are Geta slippers. They're different cos they're made of plywood, with replaceable wooden Has (teeth)! Over time, the stilts on the bottom (Ha) wear down. So that you won't have to throw away the whole pair, I've made these to be tough, with replaceable Ha so you can enjoy them indefinitely. T...
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Sun, 29 Dec 2013 08:34:16 PST
3D Wooden Star Hanging Decoration
3D Wooden Star Hanging Decoration - More DIY How To Projects]]> TOC82517 A simple, effective decoration. Perfect for a gift or just for yourself. Suitable for any level of woodworker Materials Safety Equipment-spectacles-glovesCardPair of CompassesProtractorRuleSharp pencil or Fine line penBinder ClipScissors/Craft KnifeWood, I used 5mm PlyDrill Drill bitBand Saw or ...
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Sat, 21 Dec 2013 11:23:17 PST
Easy Homemade Wooden Tea Cup Without A Lath
Easy Homemade Wooden Tea Cup Without A Lath - More DIY How To Projects]]> mulrich125 Hey everyone so here's just a quick instructable about how I made this teacup without using a lathe. All I used was a drill a sand belt and sand paper. Enjoy! Edit: Thanks so much for the feature on my first instructable! Have fun trying it out! :) Getting Your Wood If you look at my finished pro...
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Tue, 5 Nov 2013 17:41:18 PST
Wooden Foot Massager. 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
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
Coasters Made from a Log: Beautiful but Simple Adeldor A very simple project, these drink coasters take an afternoon to make (plus whatever drying time the chosen finish requires).  They are beautiful, functional and can be made from old tree trimmings. Regardless of the chosen finish, note that the coasters' end grain is very absorbent, so a few coats...
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Wed, 9 Oct 2013 14:52:23 PDT
Under the pot
Under the pot - More DIY How To Projects]]> torx This instructable I was inspired by a recent instructables I've seen on this site a few days ago in this page: Mine is built with recycled materials and easy to find, easy construction, so much so that I made in a few hours of work: this is the typ...
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:23:57 PDT
Make your own little Bee Houses
Make your own little Bee Houses - More DIY How To Projects]]> cart562 So I stopped by my local Ace Hardware on my way home to look at some parts for another project, and as I was leaving, I noticed these little bee home things for $10 made from a small half log, two small boards, and some plant tube things. I had to stop and commit to make a few of these for myself an...
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Sat, 3 Aug 2013 15:50:38 PDT
Simple wood airplane
Simple wood airplane - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tiago Tomaz This is a step by step guide to construct a simple wood airplane this are the materials and tools you will need MATERIALS - 1 Wood stick (for the main body and wheels) - 2 smaller wood stick ( to connect  all parts )  - 3 tongue depressors ( for the wings and flaps ) TOOLS - wood saw - rasps -...
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Sun, 21 Jul 2013 11:21:48 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
How to build a picnic table - A step by step guide diy kiwi A detailed easy to follow video showing how to make a simple wooden picnic table
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Tue, 18 Jun 2013 01:46:39 PDT
Quick and easy bench frames and legs! NelsonStudios When I need to construct a sturdy, simple and rustic bench frame this is the model I go to first.  In this video I use two difrent benches to highlight the box frame and bread-board design I use.  It is based off a lot of farm-craft traditional benches I see built by people with a minimum of materia...
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Sat, 1 Jun 2013 21:31:29 PDT
Build a Sander/Vacuum Box Dust Collector (for your girlfriend)
Build a Sander/Vacuum Box Dust Collector (for your girlfriend) - More DIY How To Projects]]> damianzuch Here is a very quick and easy table top dust collector that I put together for my poorest girlfriend as she was preparing to sand a bunch of resin cast picture frames. I was hoping to contain most of the nasty resin dust PLUS I had some old metal register metal that needed a project, so she got this...
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Sat, 23 Mar 2013 12:44:01 PDT
Carved Viking Chess piece
Carved Viking Chess piece - More DIY How To Projects]]> morfmir Here I will show you how to make a simple small carved figure. My inspiration is the chess pieces found at Lewis island. Tools needed You only need a saw and a knife to make this pieces. A small whittling knife or a chip knife is the best suited for the carving. But any small sharp knife will do...
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Thu, 21 Mar 2013 17:22:13 PDT
Salvaged Chip-Carving Coat Rack NelsonStudios The carvings came from a building that was going to be demolished but are in rough shape from all those decades in the desert sun.  I have been trying to figure out what a good use for them would be for years now and when we decided to donate something small to a VFW auction inspiration struck.
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Wed, 23 Jan 2013 15:22:36 PST
Simple Easy Folding Sawhorses
Simple Easy Folding Sawhorses - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jzbowmannz Sawhorses are indispensable for a normal household or a shop. You can use them for painting, work piece support, work bench support with a piece of plywood or door, and with a little imagination, they can be used in many other different ways like magic. The folding sawhorses are particularly valua...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2013 09:39:30 PST
Improved Wooden Toolbox - A new take on a classic
Improved Wooden Toolbox - A new take on a classic - More DIY How To Projects]]> bpoundah I wanted to create toolbox that was strong, easy to build, cheap to produce and also had some style. But more than that, I wanted to use recycled materials and for the design to be different enough in a simple and functional way. I feel like I succeeded. There are quite a few tool boxes/totes whic...
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Sat, 8 Dec 2012 21:36:39 PST
Simple Semi-CNC Shelf
Simple Semi-CNC Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> TSSJ-ryan As per my roommate's request I made a super simple shelf for our  bathroom dresser.  To keep the clutter off the top. As a DC at TechShop San Jose I used what I had at my disposal: AutoCAD Scrap wood Epilog Laser cutter/engraver table saw / bandsaw wood screws Create Files / Laser Engrave Cut ...
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Mon, 9 Jul 2012 13:16:23 PDT
Build a very simple desk with only a Dremel (and a screwdriver)
Build a very simple desk with only a Dremel (and a screwdriver) - More DIY How To Projects]]> akcook You can build a desk with limited experience and only a Dremel, and a screwdriver.  A hardware store should be able to cut your wood. I wanted to replace my desk with a much larger wooden one.  I have almost no building skills and am surprised this desk hasn't fallen over yet.  This is inspired by ...
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Mon, 28 May 2012 08:22:32 PDT
Simple Stilts
Simple Stilts - More DIY How To Projects]]> tbug "I Made it at TechShop" Just some simple stilts that I made in Tech Shop one morning. I figure it would be a good way to get some more experience with the wood working tools. Materials List 2 x 2x2 Piece of Wood 4 x Metal Caps (Found mine at home depot after asking) 16 x Short s...
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Fri, 11 May 2012 10:24:10 PDT
No Frills Workbench
No Frills Workbench - More DIY How To Projects]]> loftyduck OK, my goal with this bench was to: make it strong use all 4 feet by 8 feet (actually 49" by 97") of one MDF board with virtually zero waste keep it simple (dimensional lumber & lap/butt joints) keep it inexpensive ??? PROFIT (ha ok, metaphorically speaking) The Design ...
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Sat, 21 Jan 2012 10:31:05 PST
How to make a simple and easy Buster sword
How to make a simple and easy Buster sword - More DIY How To Projects]]> Goku924 This is how you make a very simple buster sword in a day if you have all the materials. This is my first instructable and I worked hard to make it. So please don't criticize me. Read entire set of directions before starting. my sword had a blade that was 82 inches tall, a hilt at 1 1/2 inches, and a...
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Tue, 30 Aug 2011 10:19:32 PDT
Wood Shoe Rack jahg A few shots of an oak shoe rack I put together. The frame is 1.5" x 0.75" red oak, held together with glue and 1/2" diameter pins made from pine dowels. The rack was stained with 'Cherry 235' Minwax wood stain and coated with three layers of Minwax clear polycryllic.
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Sat, 7 May 2011 12:01:56 PDT
Wooden Lap Desk
Wooden Lap Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> jahg This is a quick run through of how I put together a wooden lap desk. I do a lot of work and reading either sitting on the floor or on a couch, and wanted a simple desk that I could rest over my legs or sit cross-legged underneath. This is the result. Materials and Preparation For this project y...
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Sun, 6 Mar 2011 17:57:10 PST
My Puzzle Box (The Unabox Project) TXTCLA55 Heres a project I made from Make Magazine. The original plans can be a bit hard for the beginner so I modified the plans and created a box that still preforms just as good as the original. To open the box one must preform the following: - Remove the locking pin (hold piece 1 and 2 in place). - Slid...

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Thu, 10 Feb 2011 10:46:50 PST
Wood Computer Table
Wood Computer Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> paint3all This instructable will show you how to make your own computer table out of a couple of two by fours and a 1x12 board. I needed a good stable work table to use for my computer and this is what I came up with. This is my first major woodworking project, but its quite simple so long as your able to use...
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Mon, 25 Oct 2010 18:20:35 PDT
Trebuchet/Catapult - More DIY How To Projects]]> The FMC In this instructable, I'll show you how to make your very own Trebuchet. Mind you, this is technically NOT a trebuchet because it uses a rubberband to fire, but it can be adapted for weight. I attempted to use weight on mine, but found that the spring worked much more impressively then the weights ...
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Mon, 18 Oct 2010 10:48:50 PDT
College budget, customizable, and simple table/stand
College budget, customizable, and simple table/stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> MacDynamo While I do love to have quality items made by businesses, some are too expensive or too flimsy for me to afford or waste my time buying. That's why I decided to try and make my own small, but practical, stand. The cost? A measly 2 bucks! All you need are: * About an hour and a half to three hours (d...
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Sat, 9 Oct 2010 16:13:30 PDT
Mini Desktop 3D String Art
Mini Desktop 3D String Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> AdamVigneaux In this Instructable you will create a simple wooden frame, drill some holes in it, then weave string through it to create the look of a curve. As I said in the name, it is miniature, so you can put it on your desk, your night table, your microwave, really anywhere. This Instructable was inspired by...
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Sat, 9 Oct 2010 15:21:07 PDT
Stupidly Simple Shelf
Stupidly Simple Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> imthatguy1125 After the completion of my workbench I noticed it got cluttered really fast. This is how I built a shelf to help with organization. Be careful with any power tools you use and take proper safety precautions.  Stuff You Will Need Ok heres what you will need to make the shelf. These are the main th...
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Fri, 2 Jul 2010 15:59:43 PDT
Simple Corner Shelf
Simple Corner Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> Pankake  This Instructable will show you how to build a corner shelf for little money and it takes little time. What you will need  drill, level, stud finder, drill bits, screws ( not pictured: square) wood: 1x8 board and 1x3 board( I ripped a 1x6) cut the 1x8 so it will fit in the corner( 45 degree angl...
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Mon, 22 Mar 2010 15:47:02 PDT