Instructables: exploring - workshop - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:11:45 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
Trash to Treasure Doll-House http://www.instructables.com/id/Trash-to-Treasure-Doll-House/
Trash to Treasure Doll-House - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGW/XPGF/HU488XTH/FGWXPGFHU488XTH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGW/XPGF/HU488XTH/FGWXPGFHU488XTH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGW/XPGF/HU488XTH/FGWXPGFHU488XTH.SMALL.jpg SlickSqueegie My fiance brought home a doll house the neighbor was trashing. It was badly beaten and abused and had definitely seen better days, but we could fix it. We decided to give it an overhaul and gift it to her best friends daughter. Dis-assembly This house is a pretty nice one. It came apart pretty ea...
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:47:26 PDT
Remove laser etching residue from wood http://www.instructables.com/id/Remove-laser-etching-residue-from-wood/
Remove laser etching residue from wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/3LLM/HU1RW75P/FR43LLMHU1RW75P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/3LLM/HU1RW75P/FR43LLMHU1RW75P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/3LLM/HU1RW75P/FR43LLMHU1RW75P.SMALL.jpg lime3D I made it at TechShop When etching wood on a laser etcher, the process can leave a residue on the surface. Many people recommend placing masking tape on the surface prior to etching. This will certainly work, but then you are left with having to remove small pieces of tape, and the power and focus ...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:34:32 PDT
Solar Powered Ostrich Egg http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Ostrich-Egg/
Solar Powered Ostrich Egg - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/BMIT/HU1RXZC9/FJ7BMITHU1RXZC9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/BMIT/HU1RXZC9/FJ7BMITHU1RXZC9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/BMIT/HU1RXZC9/FJ7BMITHU1RXZC9.SMALL.jpg Ruud van Koningsbrugge Some time ago I won an instructables contest and received all kinds of solar powered gadgets. Wonderful! Among those things were three solar powered camping lights. A fun design, like a bulb with the middle part missing. I put them outside in the garden and at night they shine with a bright white li...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:37:24 PDT
Gorget / neck armour / neck armor http://www.instructables.com/id/Gorget-neck-armour-neck-armor/
Gorget / neck armour / neck armor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXL/UP8Q/HU1RY6UH/FXLUP8QHU1RY6UH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXL/UP8Q/HU1RY6UH/FXLUP8QHU1RY6UH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXL/UP8Q/HU1RY6UH/FXLUP8QHU1RY6UH.SMALL.jpg knutknackebröd Second ible, here we go. still a work in progress(back piece isn't finished yet) Im building a neckarmour piece(gorget) and wanted to share on instructables, to my surprise there is not a single one for neck armour so here's the first. For the decorations in the center you can check out http://www....
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:19:54 PDT
Etching large metal items http://www.instructables.com/id/etching-large-metal-items/
Etching large metal items - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/LST2/HU1RWQTH/FT3LST2HU1RWQTH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/LST2/HU1RWQTH/FT3LST2HU1RWQTH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/LST2/HU1RWQTH/FT3LST2HU1RWQTH.SMALL.jpg knutknackebröd Alright first ible, here we go. Used this for my second: http://www.instructables.com/id/Gorget-neck-armour-neck-armor/ I wanted to etch an image onto my neckarmour(gorget) but i found no instructable on how to etch larger metal pieces, just a load on etching smaller pieces(mostly knives). Consideri...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:02:10 PDT
How to Adjust for Wood Thickness and Kerf on a Laser Cutter at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Adjust-for-Wood-Thickness-and-Kerf-on-a-Las/
How to Adjust for Wood Thickness and Kerf on a Laser Cutter at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/L9SF/HO7XQDJW/FJYL9SFHO7XQDJW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/L9SF/HO7XQDJW/FJYL9SFHO7XQDJW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/L9SF/HO7XQDJW/FJYL9SFHO7XQDJW.SMALL.jpg Adam ANT In this Instructable I will show you my method to adjust your patterns to the correct thickness on a laser cutter. I went through this to make my wood box slot together with a tight fit and I made this at Techshop San Jose using their Epilog 60W Helix. You will need: 1. My test pattern (Laser Kerf ...
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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 13:22:29 PST
Periodic table of the elements blocks http://www.instructables.com/id/Periodic-table-of-the-elements-blocks/
Periodic table of the elements blocks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5D/1T7V/HU0GR1Z9/F5D1T7VHU0GR1Z9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5D/1T7V/HU0GR1Z9/F5D1T7VHU0GR1Z9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5D/1T7V/HU0GR1Z9/F5D1T7VHU0GR1Z9.SMALL.jpg wavehawk42 I made small building blocks representing the elements.  I milled down a poplar board into 2.75" cubes and laser engraved each side with a different property.  Made a great birthday present for my 4 year old nephews.  I made this at Techshop using the planer / joiner, table saw, chop saw, router, a...
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:48:13 PDT
Wrapped Hammer Handle http://www.instructables.com/id/Wrapped-Hammer-Handle/
Wrapped Hammer Handle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/YVTK/HU0GLRY1/FOEYVTKHU0GLRY1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/YVTK/HU0GLRY1/FOEYVTKHU0GLRY1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/YVTK/HU0GLRY1/FOEYVTKHU0GLRY1.SMALL.jpg rachel I bought a cheap hammer and wanted a nicer grip than the bare wood. Thinking of how nice a linen wrapped pool cue feels, I decided to try wrapping this handle in cotton string. The only tools I used were a knife, a pair of scissors (but I should have used the knife!) and a bowl of water. The onl...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:53:38 PDT
Portable Lap Desk & TechShop Tool Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Lap-Desk-TechShop-Tool-Kit/
Portable Lap Desk & TechShop Tool Kit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/KGF8/HU0GLFF8/FY4KGF8HU0GLFF8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/KGF8/HU0GLFF8/FY4KGF8HU0GLFF8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/KGF8/HU0GLFF8/FY4KGF8HU0GLFF8.SMALL.jpg MonolithFab The Maker gods recently smiled on me when a TechShop opened up only a few miles away from work.  One of the challenges of this new opportunity however has been organizing a tool kit that holds all my TechShop gear and can be grabbed at a moment's notice before leaving the house in the morning.  Trad...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:47:43 PDT
Secret door bookcase http://www.instructables.com/id/Secret-door-bookcase/
Secret door bookcase - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/8S3Z/HTIWDS4S/FXC8S3ZHTIWDS4S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/8S3Z/HTIWDS4S/FXC8S3ZHTIWDS4S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/8S3Z/HTIWDS4S/FXC8S3ZHTIWDS4S.SMALL.jpg makendo Who doesn't want a secret door bookcase? We have a space in our living room that I've been planning to conceal with just such a door for 10 years, but I've kept putting it off because doing something like this has to be done well. I wanted the carpentry to be of high quality and the mechanism to be ...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:56:11 PDT
Functional and Sturdy Wooden Toolbox http://www.instructables.com/id/Functional-and-Sturdy-Wooden-Toolbox/
Functional and Sturdy Wooden Toolbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/5OAW/HTZY9TDX/FFQ5OAWHTZY9TDX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/5OAW/HTZY9TDX/FFQ5OAWHTZY9TDX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/5OAW/HTZY9TDX/FFQ5OAWHTZY9TDX.SMALL.jpg blue-ice This instructable embodies the principle of "portable workstations" because a toolbox allows you to work about anywhere by bringing your tools along with you. Although the exact type and nature of the tools can vary from one hobby to another and one profession to another, this sturdy toolbox can b...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:21:46 PDT
Pallet to Potting Bench http://www.instructables.com/id/Pallet-to-Potting-Bench/
Pallet to Potting Bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3B/06PZ/HTZY4EYF/F3B06PZHTZY4EYF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3B/06PZ/HTZY4EYF/F3B06PZHTZY4EYF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3B/06PZ/HTZY4EYF/F3B06PZHTZY4EYF.SMALL.jpg floppyjoe I have a 12ft x 6.5ft x 6.5ft Poly Tunnel to put up in the next week or so, once the weather calms down a bit. So in the meantime I was looking for a Potting Bench on line, and in the local garden centers. I was disappointed at the build quality of the units on offer, the price was also excessive. S...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:33:33 PDT
Zero-Space Flexible tool Storage Workstation - Portable or Wall mountable http://www.instructables.com/id/Zero-Space-Flexible-tool-Storage-Workstation-Porta/
Zero-Space Flexible tool Storage Workstation - Portable or Wall mountable - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMX/IDXA/HTVIFW7I/FMXIDXAHTVIFW7I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMX/IDXA/HTVIFW7I/FMXIDXAHTVIFW7I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMX/IDXA/HTVIFW7I/FMXIDXAHTVIFW7I.SMALL.jpg hp07 This is dedicated to all people like me who can't work in any other place than their own rooms. Working in our own rooms is fine but the problem is we don't have enough space. So I made a zero space occupying wall mounted workstation, that when unfolded gives a nice big 3 feet by 2 feet workspace....
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 13:55:47 PDT
Shop Made Sanding Disc Arbors http://www.instructables.com/id/Shop-Made-Sanding-Disc-Arbors/
Shop Made Sanding Disc Arbors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/7GP9/HTX6NFJ2/FON7GP9HTX6NFJ2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/7GP9/HTX6NFJ2/FON7GP9HTX6NFJ2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/7GP9/HTX6NFJ2/FON7GP9HTX6NFJ2.SMALL.jpg pfred2 Yesterday I uploaded a Photo Album of the sanding arbors I was making. Today due to the popularity of that I am posting a detailed step by step article of the same project. I'll add the holder I made for it as a special bonus feature at the end too. Tools and Materials These are the tools I used....
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:08:44 PDT
Work/Play TV Tray http://www.instructables.com/id/WorkPlay-TV-Tray/
Work/Play TV Tray - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPE/ZE6L/HTZY4V7F/FPEZE6LHTZY4V7F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPE/ZE6L/HTZY4V7F/FPEZE6LHTZY4V7F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPE/ZE6L/HTZY4V7F/FPEZE6LHTZY4V7F.SMALL.jpg craftclarity The humble TV tray, staple of TV-watching households everywhere, gets a makeover for the 21st century. This project was born when I was using my laptop while watching TV with my wife one afternoon and realized that I didn't have an easy place to stash my precious computer while I ate. A few ske...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:32:32 PDT
Elementary mitre box http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-mitre-box/
Elementary mitre box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/HH5U/HT7P68BE/FZKHH5UHT7P68BE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/HH5U/HT7P68BE/FZKHH5UHT7P68BE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/HH5U/HT7P68BE/FZKHH5UHT7P68BE.SMALL.jpg Martin Balák A mitre box is a wood working tool used to guide a hand saw to make precise and fast mitre cuts in a board. The mitrebox is lightweight and portable. It's a good tool for smaller mitring jobs. Tools and materials A miter box could hardly be simpler, consisting as it does of only three pieces – fr...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:18:47 PDT
An Aquaponics Setup for Your Aquarium http://www.instructables.com/id/An-Aquaponics-Setup-for-Your-Aquarium/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPD/RL3X/HTVDYVV0/FPDRL3XHTVDYVV0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPD/RL3X/HTVDYVV0/FPDRL3XHTVDYVV0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPD/RL3X/HTVDYVV0/FPDRL3XHTVDYVV0.SMALL.jpg scoot440 I wanted to build a cheap and easy aquaponics system to place in my existing 10 gallon aquarium. All parts were purchased from the nearest Home Depot except for the pump which came from Amazon.  The entire setup cost less than $40 and took about 3 hours to put together. One thing I like about this s...
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:27:22 PDT
Toolbox and Workbench Portable Stowable Repair Workstation http://www.instructables.com/id/Toolbox-and-Workbench-Portable-Stowable-Repair-Wor/
Toolbox and Workbench Portable Stowable Repair Workstation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7O/GJAI/HTZ84RXW/F7OGJAIHTZ84RXW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7O/GJAI/HTZ84RXW/F7OGJAIHTZ84RXW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7O/GJAI/HTZ84RXW/F7OGJAIHTZ84RXW.SMALL.jpg anamore83 I made this workstation with items that were found (or that magically appeared) at home. I estimate the cost to be about $100 (if you have broken or used items), and although most of the things I used were already mine, I did have to pay for a few such as the decorative paper and some of the tape ...
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 22:52:02 PDT
How to remove a dent from wood http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-remove-a-dent-from-wood/
How to remove a dent from wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/JB2N/HTFYD3ZK/FXBJB2NHTFYD3ZK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/JB2N/HTFYD3ZK/FXBJB2NHTFYD3ZK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/JB2N/HTFYD3ZK/FXBJB2NHTFYD3ZK.SMALL.jpg trev25 After moving some furniture, I inevitably damaged some of it by dropping a heavy tool on it. I'm going to show you the technique I used to fix it and remove the dent without using wood filler. This technique works great for wood floors and dining room tables, too. I did this at TechShop. What yo...
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:10:40 PDT
Jigsaw to Scroll Saw Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Jigsaw-to-Scroll-Saw-Conversion/
Jigsaw to Scroll Saw Conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/78O6/HTEUE0ZO/FWN78O6HTEUE0ZO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/78O6/HTEUE0ZO/FWN78O6HTEUE0ZO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/78O6/HTEUE0ZO/FWN78O6HTEUE0ZO.SMALL.jpg guyzo35 In the infancy of my woodshop, back around 2010, I realized that I badly needed a scroll saw, but sorely lacked the funds. Using what I had available to me at the time, I was able to create a fixture that firmly secured my Black and Decker jigsaw, essentially turning it into a functional and versa...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 17:13:43 PDT
building a timber deck http://www.instructables.com/id/building-a-timber-deck/
building a timber deck - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/0UTI/HTHKEFZS/F680UTIHTHKEFZS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/0UTI/HTHKEFZS/F680UTIHTHKEFZS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/0UTI/HTHKEFZS/F680UTIHTHKEFZS.SMALL.jpg acasamento Choose desired location for new timber deck.In this case concrete footings where poured to support the deck. Step 1 Work out where the finished height of the deck is.In this case the decking is going to finish underneath the sliding door.Subtract the thickness of the decking (20mm) then the heigh...
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Wed, 2 Apr 2014 00:56:08 PDT
How to make a modular vegetable protection cage. http://www.instructables.com/id/Protect-your-vegetables-against-birds/
How to make a modular vegetable protection cage. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/FWRW/HTHKFXQE/F3WFWRWHTHKFXQE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/FWRW/HTHKFXQE/F3WFWRWHTHKFXQE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/FWRW/HTHKFXQE/F3WFWRWHTHKFXQE.SMALL.jpg Wout Mareen Have you ever had pigeons in your garden eating your home grown vegetables? And have you ever tried to scare them away? Then you have probably noticed that they aren't scared of anything. CUBE is the solution to that problem. It is a modular netting system adaptable to every plant and usable for sev...
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 08:21:01 PDT
LARGE, EASY TO BUILD WORM COMPOSTER http://www.instructables.com/id/LARGE-EASY-TO-BUILD-WORM-COMPOSTER/
LARGE, EASY TO BUILD WORM COMPOSTER - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/11US/HTK5M73M/FV311USHTK5M73M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/11US/HTK5M73M/FV311USHTK5M73M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/11US/HTK5M73M/FV311USHTK5M73M.SMALL.jpg Korneel De Viaene WHAT Today's worm composters are small and made to be placed inside your home. For a school project on 'Urban Gardening' we were given the task to build a real big worm composter that could be used for neighborhood composting in allotment gardens. This instructable contains the concept we worked ...
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 08:51:03 PDT
Recycling coffee grounds, a Cradle to cradle system http://www.instructables.com/id/Coffee-Cycle-reusing-coffee-ground/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/TCHJ/HTKXZH61/F5MTCHJHTKXZH61.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/TCHJ/HTKXZH61/F5MTCHJHTKXZH61.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/TCHJ/HTKXZH61/F5MTCHJHTKXZH61.SMALL.jpg Clotilde_Destrebecq Did you know that coffee grounds could be used in your compost? Coffee grounds are an excellent garden helper, they can be directly applied on the ground or used in compost.The grounds contain useful amounts of phosphorus, potassium, minor amounts of calcium, magnesium, copper and other trace miner...
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 16:39:15 PDT
Coffee collector http://www.instructables.com/id/Coffee-collector/
Coffee collector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5X/XGTF/HTK2GFJN/F5XXGTFHTK2GFJN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5X/XGTF/HTK2GFJN/F5XXGTFHTK2GFJN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5X/XGTF/HTK2GFJN/F5XXGTFHTK2GFJN.SMALL.jpg Laurens Ulser Cafes and restaurants can store their coffee grounds so compost can be made out of it. This coffee collector has been designed to prevent mould on the (wet) coffee grounds. Restaurant personnel can empty the content of their portafilter in this box or they can fill it with the grounds from their co...
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 16:16:00 PDT
Wooden Book Helper http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Book-Helper/
Wooden Book Helper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDI/7H6L/HTLEADFQ/FDI7H6LHTLEADFQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDI/7H6L/HTLEADFQ/FDI7H6LHTLEADFQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDI/7H6L/HTLEADFQ/FDI7H6LHTLEADFQ.SMALL.jpg laffinm This Instructable will show you how to build a small triangle that holds your book open. It comes in very handy and is easy to use Supplies/Tools The first step is to gather your supplies. You will need the following:• A large piece of 3/4 in. plywood• Sanding sponge/sandpaper• Jigsaw (or similar...
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Fri, 4 Apr 2014 09:14:52 PDT
Hot Patina on Bronze http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-Patina-on-Bronze/
Hot Patina on Bronze - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/PDNF/HTNO7HJG/FVEPDNFHTNO7HJG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/PDNF/HTNO7HJG/FVEPDNFHTNO7HJG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/PDNF/HTNO7HJG/FVEPDNFHTNO7HJG.SMALL.jpg albertdicruttalo Here are some basics on applying a hot patina to a bronze sculpture. For this piece, three different chemicals were used: bismuth nitrate, ferric nitrate, and cupric nitrate. All of these chemicals are hazardous and care should be taken when handling them. The chemicals can be applied with spray b...
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Sun, 6 Apr 2014 11:45:09 PDT
Copper Tie Clip http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Tie-Clip/
Copper Tie Clip - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/HTOV/HTMNN8S3/FEVHTOVHTMNN8S3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/HTOV/HTMNN8S3/FEVHTOVHTMNN8S3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/HTOV/HTMNN8S3/FEVHTOVHTMNN8S3.SMALL.jpg mightymcc Here I'm going to show you how to make a hammered copper tie clip. (Like my book mark project except a tie clip)You will need:Scap copper sheet metalHammerTorchNeedle nose pliersRegular pliers The Copper So, first and foremost you need an appropriately sized piece of copper. You need to remember ...
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Sat, 5 Apr 2014 12:28:00 PDT
Precision high speed micro drill press from 'Useful material' http://www.instructables.com/id/Precision-high-speed-micro-drill-press-from-Useful/
Precision high speed micro drill press from 'Useful material' - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/0OCH/HTQN86XZ/FAC0OCHHTQN86XZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/0OCH/HTQN86XZ/FAC0OCHHTQN86XZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/0OCH/HTQN86XZ/FAC0OCHHTQN86XZ.SMALL.jpg crazypj Fabricated precision high speed micro drill press mainly from ‘useful material’ (someone else's ‘junk’ and scrap) My first Instructable, try not to be too nasty . Many thanks to Andrea Biffi for posting his cheap circuit board drill press and getting me interested in making one and for comments te...
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Tue, 8 Apr 2014 00:57:52 PDT
Wooden Mallet on a Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Mallet-on-a-Lathe/
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By: solobo

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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:30:06 PDT
Diapers Help Your Plants Grow! http://www.instructables.com/id/Diapers-Help-Your-Plants-Grow/
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By: The King of Random

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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 07:25:36 PDT
Laser Guided Hammer http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Guided-Hammer/
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By: Five Cell

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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:17:14 PDT
Solar charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-charger-2/
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By: crashzoom

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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:49:02 PDT
"drill" a square hole http://www.instructables.com/id/drill-a-square-hole/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/Q36O/HTS5C1IM/FSHQ36OHTS5C1IM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/Q36O/HTS5C1IM/FSHQ36OHTS5C1IM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/Q36O/HTS5C1IM/FSHQ36OHTS5C1IM.SMALL.jpg arduinoversusevil This is a short vid showing how to make a quick and dirty broaching tool to make square holes.
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 10:12:01 PDT
Tiny Wooden Shelf http://www.instructables.com/id/Tiny-Wooden-Shelf/
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:07:21 PDT
Maker Station: The Portable Reconfigurable Work Station for all Makers http://www.instructables.com/id/Maker-Station-The-Portable-Reconfigurable-Work-Sta/
Maker Station: The Portable Reconfigurable Work Station for all Makers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/2H7J/HTRVI8KN/FB62H7JHTRVI8KN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/2H7J/HTRVI8KN/FB62H7JHTRVI8KN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/2H7J/HTRVI8KN/FB62H7JHTRVI8KN.SMALL.jpg Matt2 Silver When I started this project I wanted to build a work station that I could use for a variety of projects and that I could take with me when I do demonstrations.  I also wanted something that wouldn't be flimsy and something with a lot of utility in terms of usable surfaces and storage options.  After...
By: Matt2 Silver

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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:10:19 PDT
How To Make A Wooden Cup With A Lid http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Wooden-Cup-With-A-Lid/
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By: Ringer1515

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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 19:05:58 PDT
Mikuni Mouse- Computer Mouse / Carburetor Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Mikuni-Mouse-Computer-Mouse-Carburetor-Hack/
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Sun, 25 Nov 2012 18:25:51 PST
HomeMade Modern DIY Hanging Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/HomeMade-Modern-DIY-Hanging-Garden/
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 07:57:06 PDT
DORM ROOM GUITAR (my first custom guitar!) http://www.instructables.com/id/DORM-ROOM-GUITAR-my-first-custom-guitar/
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Tue, 8 Apr 2014 21:15:19 PDT
Power Peeler http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Peeler/
Power Peeler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FQC/DD3L/HTS5BP77/FQCDD3LHTS5BP77.SQUARE2.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FQC/DD3L/HTS5BP77/FQCDD3LHTS5BP77.SQUARE.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FQC/DD3L/HTS5BP77/FQCDD3LHTS5BP77.SMALL.gif Carleyy Are you tired of peeling hundreds of potatoes during the holiday season? Are you hands aching from peeling too many apples? Then it's time you tried the POWER PEELER! More POWER. More PEELING. The Power Peeler lets you peel lots of produce in a short amount of time. It's also a spectacle that's...
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 09:35:04 PDT
The Ramen Stand- A Portable, Modular Workstation http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ramen-Stand-A-Portable-Modular-Reconfigurable-/
The Ramen Stand- A Portable, Modular Workstation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/IHXL/HTQN9O6Z/FR7IHXLHTQN9O6Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/IHXL/HTQN9O6Z/FR7IHXLHTQN9O6Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/IHXL/HTQN9O6Z/FR7IHXLHTQN9O6Z.SMALL.jpg OahuMakerspace Portable Workstations are useful for many groups of people. For campers, they're called Chuck Boxes. For the military and Ham radio folks, they're called Field Desks. We've taken to calling this one the Ramen Stand. It looks sort of like a ramen stand or hot dog cart when it's folded up.  At the ma...
By: OahuMakerspace

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Tue, 8 Apr 2014 16:01:00 PDT
Printrbot 3d Printer Classroom Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Printrbot-3d-Printer-Classroom-Car/
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Tue, 8 Apr 2014 14:01:35 PDT
Making a Wooden Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Wooden-Ring/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/SDXF/HTS5AUCR/F1ISDXFHTS5AUCR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/SDXF/HTS5AUCR/F1ISDXFHTS5AUCR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/SDXF/HTS5AUCR/F1ISDXFHTS5AUCR.SMALL.jpg Switch and Lever Rings are great, but what if you don't either have the money to buy or the knowledge to make your own silver or gold rings. You could go with plastic, but if you really want to create something which stands out I would suggest looking at more natural materials, materials such as wood. Let's get st...
By: Switch and Lever

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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 03:06:00 PDT
The Travolette http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Travolette/
The Travolette - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/VKDR/HTQN7K9U/FZGVKDRHTQN7K9U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/VKDR/HTQN7K9U/FZGVKDRHTQN7K9U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/VKDR/HTQN7K9U/FZGVKDRHTQN7K9U.SMALL.jpg -BALES- It's no secret that drums and other percussion instruments are made in my workshop ... at least it isn't anymore if it ever was. Like most fabrication processes, there are leftovers ... mmmm leftovers. I love leftovers ... especially meatloaf and chili ... delicious. Anyway, they aren't leftovers ...
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Tue, 8 Apr 2014 12:24:46 PDT
Solar Battery Charging http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Battery-Charging/
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By: DoveP

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Tue, 28 Nov 2006 05:33:50 PST
Bottle Ship http://www.instructables.com/id/Bottle-Ship/
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Tue, 8 Apr 2014 01:28:17 PDT
Plant tower made out of PVC pipe (15 pockets) http://www.instructables.com/id/Plant-tower-made-out-of-PVC-pipe-15-pockets/
Plant tower made out of PVC pipe (15 pockets) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWY/9POB/HTNO73DO/FWY9POBHTNO73DO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWY/9POB/HTNO73DO/FWY9POBHTNO73DO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWY/9POB/HTNO73DO/FWY9POBHTNO73DO.SMALL.jpg algert555 In this instructable I'll try to show you how to build a planting tower out of 1 meter of PVC pipe. The planting tower can be used (based on the diameter) for strawberries, lettuce, (bigger pipes) pansies and other small summer flowers (smaller diameters) I made a couple of them already and the m...
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Sun, 6 Apr 2014 11:13:50 PDT
coaster bottle opener http://www.instructables.com/id/coaster-bottle-opener/
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By: mikeasaurus

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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 17:09:39 PDT