Instructables: exploring - workshop - woodworking - popular http://www.instructables.com Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:24:35 PST BLOX v1.01 Simple Elegant Guitar Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Elegant-Guitar-Stand/
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Sun, 7 Feb 2016 07:22:14 PST
Wooden USS Enterprise Model http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-USS-Enterprise-Model/
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By: Kretschmer Kreativ

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Thu, 4 Feb 2016 20:59:05 PST
Magic Radio http://www.instructables.com/id/Magic-Radio/
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Mon, 1 Feb 2016 18:05:20 PST
Infinite Band Clamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Infinite-Band-Clamp/
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Tue, 2 Feb 2016 10:05:03 PST
Standing Desk for Engineers http://www.instructables.com/id/Standing-Desk-for-Engineers/
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Sun, 24 Jan 2016 19:46:51 PST
How To Build a Pirate Ship Playground http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Build-a-Pirate-Ship-Playground/
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Mon, 20 Aug 2012 20:19:54 PDT
Tuning a Hand Plane http://www.instructables.com/id/Tuning-a-Hand-Plane/
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Mon, 1 Feb 2016 04:08:32 PST
How to Make a Sliding Tray Box With Hidden Compartment http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Sliding-Tray-Box-With-Hidden-Compart/
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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 06:01:00 PST
DIY On-Off Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-On-Off-Switch/
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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 08:59:26 PST
How to Build a Portable Toolbox for Travel http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Portable-Toolbox-for-Travel/
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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 10:54:55 PST
8-Ball in Solid Wood Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/8-Ball-in-Solid-Wood-Cube/
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Thu, 28 Jan 2016 17:26:32 PST
The Greatest Ring-Making Tutorial Online (Bent-Wood/Metal Hybrids) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Greatest-Ring-Making-Tutorial-Online-Bent-Wood/
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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 08:14:57 PST
Dining Chair From a 2x4 http://www.instructables.com/id/Dining-Chair-From-a-2x4/
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Sun, 24 Jan 2016 06:38:46 PST
Secret Compartment Box II http://www.instructables.com/id/Secret-Compartment-Box-II/
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Sat, 16 Jan 2016 10:32:30 PST
Tune Up Your Table Saw With a 2x4 http://www.instructables.com/id/Tune-Up-Your-Table-Saw-With-a-2x4/
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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 23:36:00 PST
DIY Pen/Mini Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-PenMini-Lathe/
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Sun, 24 Jan 2016 01:09:20 PST
2x4 Electric Violin http://www.instructables.com/id/2x4-Electric-Violin/
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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:22:48 PST
A boat from a single 2x4 http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Boat-From-a-Single-2x4/
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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 10:41:19 PST
Ultimate DIY Small Parts Organizer Caddy http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-DIY-Small-Parts-Organizer-Caddy/
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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 09:06:56 PST
Sharpening Chisels Without Honing Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/Sharpening-Chisels-Without-Honing-Guide/
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Fri, 25 Dec 2015 14:53:07 PST
A Photographic Guide to Selecting Lumber http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Photographic-Guide-to-Selecting-Lumber/
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Thu, 14 Jan 2016 08:31:10 PST
Three ways to make a wooden chain http://www.instructables.com/id/Three-Ways-to-Make-a-Wooden-Chain/
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Fri, 15 Jan 2016 09:15:03 PST
Star Trek Enterprise Bridge Playset http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Trek-Enterprise-Bridge-Playset/
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Fri, 15 Jan 2016 14:25:37 PST
Building an Ukulele from scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-an-Ukulele-from-scratch/
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Sun, 14 Nov 2010 10:57:45 PST
How to make a wooden sword look like a real one http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-wooden-sword-look-like-a-real-one/
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Thu, 13 Jan 2011 13:07:00 PST
Portable Dust Collection System with Noise Reduction & Dust Separator using Shop Vac http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Dust-Collection-System-With-Noise-Reducti/
Portable Dust Collection System with Noise Reduction & Dust Separator using Shop Vac - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/50K6/IIW48XS9/F2O50K6IIW48XS9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/50K6/IIW48XS9/F2O50K6IIW48XS9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/50K6/IIW48XS9/F2O50K6IIW48XS9.SMALL.jpg pbriggs8 This is a dust collection cart that I made for my small workshop that serves multiple purposes:o It provides a handy portable working surface of various shop projectso It serves as my primary means of vacuuming dust from the floor and work surfaceso It includes a dust separator made from a Dust Depu...
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Sat, 2 Jan 2016 11:53:27 PST
Cube in a cube in a cube in a cube in a ..... http://www.instructables.com/id/Cube-in-a-cube-in-a-cube-in-a-cube-in-a-/
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Mon, 23 Nov 2015 17:43:27 PST
How to Perfectly Cut Dowels http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Perfectly-Cut-Dowels/
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Sat, 26 Dec 2015 15:03:53 PST
Wood Propeller Fabrication http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Propeller-Fabrication/
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Sun, 21 Jan 2007 16:01:18 PST
Wooden Pen Drives http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Pen-Drives/
Wooden Pen Drives - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/YN0U/IIUKENIX/FH0YN0UIIUKENIX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/YN0U/IIUKENIX/FH0YN0UIIUKENIX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/YN0U/IIUKENIX/FH0YN0UIIUKENIX.SMALL.jpg tdonoclift Last Christmas I gave my family printed photo books, filled with photos I had taken that year. It was a wonderful gift, but it meant having to buy several photo books from a professional printing company, and this wasn't cheap. So this year I decided to make a photo slideshow of photos from 2015 and...
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Fri, 1 Jan 2016 07:12:12 PST
Strip Canoe in Carbon http://www.instructables.com/id/Strip-Canoe-in-Carbon/
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Wed, 30 Dec 2015 14:07:18 PST
Folding Wooden Stepladder http://www.instructables.com/id/Folding-Wooden-Stepladder/
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Thu, 2 Sep 2010 02:43:47 PDT
2x4 End Grain Cutting Board / Butcher Block http://www.instructables.com/id/2x4-End-Grain-Cutting-Board-Butcher-Block/
2x4 End Grain Cutting Board / Butcher Block - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRG/7L4I/IIT9AQB5/FRG7L4IIIT9AQB5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRG/7L4I/IIT9AQB5/FRG7L4IIIT9AQB5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRG/7L4I/IIT9AQB5/FRG7L4IIIT9AQB5.SMALL.jpg apmoritz2 This is my first Instructable ever.I want this post to be informative and simple.Let's do this! ^_^ Materials Materials 2 - 2x4 UNTREATED: $1.95 TiteBond III Glue "Waterproof": $8.00 Mineral Oil: $3.99 "Food Safe Finish" Gulf Wax: $3.99 "Food Safe Finish" 1" Anti-Skid Pads w/screws: $2....
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Wed, 30 Dec 2015 22:41:42 PST
Simple Pistol Crossbow Tutorial (no expensive machinery required) http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Pistol-Crossbow-Tutorial-no-expensive-mach/
Simple Pistol Crossbow Tutorial (no expensive machinery required) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/EBVD/HJAI5O6K/FNIEBVDHJAI5O6K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/EBVD/HJAI5O6K/FNIEBVDHJAI5O6K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/EBVD/HJAI5O6K/FNIEBVDHJAI5O6K.SMALL.jpg 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
Wooden Page Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Page-Holder/
Wooden Page Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F48/RFAT/II7PFCEP/F48RFATII7PFCEP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F48/RFAT/II7PFCEP/F48RFATII7PFCEP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F48/RFAT/II7PFCEP/F48RFATII7PFCEP.SMALL.jpg PasiL1 Christmas gift idea for a person who likes to read. Quick and easy to make.What you need:- Piece of wood (At least 10x3x2cm)- Drill- Saw of some kind (I used motorized miter saw)- Grinder of some kind - Sandpaper (400-ish for the finishing touch)- Lacquer or some other method for finishing & protect...
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Wed, 16 Dec 2015 08:33:04 PST
(Another Not So Mini) Millennium Falcon Popsicle Stick Model http://www.instructables.com/id/Another-Not-So-Mini-Millennium-Falcon-Popsicle-Sti/
(Another Not So Mini) Millennium Falcon Popsicle Stick Model - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/JWT6/II6EE8NT/FAGJWT6II6EE8NT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/JWT6/II6EE8NT/FAGJWT6II6EE8NT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/JWT6/II6EE8NT/FAGJWT6II6EE8NT.SMALL.jpg popsicle_mini-models Oh what a difference a long weekend makes!Hello everyone, this next project details the steps done to make the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy - a Millennium Falcon mini popsicle stick model. Manufactured by Corellian Engineering, the light freighter became the most iconic spaceship of the Star W...
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Tue, 15 Dec 2015 01:02:48 PST
How to make a table saw (Video) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Table-Saw/
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Thu, 10 Dec 2015 12:29:18 PST
Business card holders (for your pocket) http://www.instructables.com/id/Business-card-holders-for-your-pocket/
Business card holders (for your pocket) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/0FKL/H27LRTDK/F0G0FKLH27LRTDK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/0FKL/H27LRTDK/F0G0FKLH27LRTDK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/0FKL/H27LRTDK/F0G0FKLH27LRTDK.SMALL.jpg SlickSqueegie I am always bending and crushing my business cards while they are in my pocket. so I made something that will hold them and keep them safe while I work... It works great and looks classy when I hand them out. gather your stuff ******SAFETY FIRST****** ALWAYS USE PROPER SAFETY GEAR WHEN WORKING WI...
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Mon, 3 Sep 2012 08:44:36 PDT
Hand-cut dovetails with a hacksaw ! http://www.instructables.com/id/Hand-cut-dovetails-with-a-hacksaw-/
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Mon, 7 Sep 2015 08:12:09 PDT
Stich & Glue Plywood Canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/Stich-Glue-Plywood-Canoe/
Stich & Glue Plywood Canoe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/LUH6/IJQO132C/FP9LUH6IJQO132C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/LUH6/IJQO132C/FP9LUH6IJQO132C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/LUH6/IJQO132C/FP9LUH6IJQO132C.SMALL.jpg StefanV13 Hi!I developed the urge to build my own canoe/kayak. It took a while to get the courage for the undertaking, and my research took me down several possible avenues. Eventually, with the tools, time and money I had on hand, I settled on a "stitch & glue" building method using plywood, fibreglass and v...
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Sat, 26 Dec 2015 07:12:00 PST
Wooden Swords and How I Learned to Love Leather-Work http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Swords-and-How-I-Learned-to-Love-Leather-Wo/
Wooden Swords and How I Learned to Love Leather-Work - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVL/Q6W2/IIGE8EQ3/FVLQ6W2IIGE8EQ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVL/Q6W2/IIGE8EQ3/FVLQ6W2IIGE8EQ3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVL/Q6W2/IIGE8EQ3/FVLQ6W2IIGE8EQ3.SMALL.jpg benjaminsutton My 6 year old nephew has been on my case for near 10 months to build him a wooden sword. While I only see him every few months, each conversation starts and ends with, "How are my wooden swords coming along?" I finally got my crap together and began the project. I started this with zero idea of what...
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Tue, 22 Dec 2015 07:43:40 PST
DIY Dog Agility A-Frame http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Dog-Agility-A-Frame/
DIY Dog Agility A-Frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7L/WGX1/GBT1QPXJ/F7LWGX1GBT1QPXJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7L/WGX1/GBT1QPXJ/F7LWGX1GBT1QPXJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7L/WGX1/GBT1QPXJ/F7LWGX1GBT1QPXJ.SMALL.jpg chuybregts With A-Frames ranging from $500 bucks to $1,000 or more I figured I would save some cash, have some fun, and build my dog an Agility A-Frame to practice on! On the following pages, you'll see that it's actually quite easy to do, and yes, I am 100% confident it will hold my dog's weight, then again,...
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Mon, 19 Jul 2010 21:48:03 PDT
Make a Five Cut, Big Bowl from an Eight Foot 2x4 http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Five-Cut-Big-Bowl-From-an-Eight-Foot-2x4/
Make a Five Cut, Big Bowl from an Eight Foot 2x4 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/Q9W8/IIJKZQUI/FIAQ9W8IIJKZQUI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/Q9W8/IIJKZQUI/FIAQ9W8IIJKZQUI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/Q9W8/IIJKZQUI/FIAQ9W8IIJKZQUI.SMALL.jpg dave.vaness.79 This is called a five cut bowl because that is all the cutting needed to build one. The inner cut of the top ring is the outer cut of the ring below. You get four rings and a base that, when assembled, make a bowl. Each ring is cut at an increased angle which results in a curved bowl with tapered...
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Thu, 24 Dec 2015 07:06:04 PST
Lazy Susan http://www.instructables.com/id/Lazy-Susan/
Lazy Susan - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/WSEA/GERP547Z/FNRWSEAGERP547Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/WSEA/GERP547Z/FNRWSEAGERP547Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/WSEA/GERP547Z/FNRWSEAGERP547Z.SMALL.jpg tqwerty Today I am going to show you how to make a lazy susan. Materials and Tools Materials: Your choice of wood Lazy Susan hardware Screws Varnish (optional but recommended) Stain (optional) Biscuits (I recommend 20 or bigger) and wood glue (if you are using the biscuit jointer) ie: http://w...
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Sat, 2 Oct 2010 12:20:43 PDT
Introduction to wood staining http://www.instructables.com/id/Introduction-to-wood-staining/
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Sun, 30 Sep 2012 11:42:20 PDT
Wood Block LED Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Block-LED-Clock/
Wood Block LED Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ4/AAB6/IIHPE1V5/FJ4AAB6IIHPE1V5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ4/AAB6/IIHPE1V5/FJ4AAB6IIHPE1V5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ4/AAB6/IIHPE1V5/FJ4AAB6IIHPE1V5.SMALL.jpg benbrandt22 In this project I took an old DIY electronic clock kit, and built a sleek "solid wood" housing for it. The LED display shines through wood veneer for a very nice effect.I was inspired to build this clock by Bob at ILikeToMakeStuff.com. After seeing his version and realizing I had the perfect clock i...
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Tue, 22 Dec 2015 12:40:50 PST
Make your own (cheap and easy) Hand Planer http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-cheap-and-Easy-Hand-Planer/
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Wed, 16 Dec 2015 03:35:27 PST
Swirl and water droplet painting a guitar body http://www.instructables.com/id/Swirl-and-water-droplet-painting-a-guitar-body/
Swirl and water droplet painting a guitar body - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/AV12/HUHFQ5SM/FVEAV12HUHFQ5SM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/AV12/HUHFQ5SM/FVEAV12HUHFQ5SM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/AV12/HUHFQ5SM/FVEAV12HUHFQ5SM.SMALL.jpg bassman76jazz Now that you have your guitar body made Its time to finish it. If you have gone to all the trouble of creating a custom instrument then why give it a solid color finish. these are a few of my finishing tricks that will give you a dynamic and striking finish for your custom creation. Prepar ...
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Sat, 26 Apr 2014 16:56:59 PDT
How to make a Nativity Stable http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Nativity-Stable/
How to make a Nativity Stable - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUF/DG68/GWG7O82X/FUFDG68GWG7O82X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUF/DG68/GWG7O82X/FUFDG68GWG7O82X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUF/DG68/GWG7O82X/FUFDG68GWG7O82X.SMALL.jpg TheGreatS It's Christmas Time! I love this time of year and its hard not to make something to give to someone else. Sadly nativities are becoming harder and harder to find. Well the inability of finding something in a store can't stop an Instructables member. Here is what I did to make my own nativity stable....
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Wed, 21 Dec 2011 19:23:29 PST
Wooden AT-AT Walker (handmade with common tools!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-AT-AT-Walker/
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Wed, 16 Dec 2015 16:02:05 PST