Instructables: exploring - workshop - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:02:07 PDT BLOX v1.01 Wooden Money Clip http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Money-Clip/
Wooden Money Clip - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/Z8D4/HZ5RPDS1/F2EZ8D4HZ5RPDS1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/Z8D4/HZ5RPDS1/F2EZ8D4HZ5RPDS1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/Z8D4/HZ5RPDS1/F2EZ8D4HZ5RPDS1.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I've been carrying a wooden money clip for about 20 years or so. It's nice to not have to lug a wallet along for everything. You can get an ID, credit card and some bills in there with no trouble, and it fits in your front pocket where it is much harder to get picked! This one is out of maple and...
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:04:54 PDT
Dremel tool post grinder http://www.instructables.com/id/Dremel-tool-post-grinder/
Dremel tool post grinder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/NDIX/HZ5DSX3E/FZWNDIXHZ5DSX3E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/NDIX/HZ5DSX3E/FZWNDIXHZ5DSX3E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/NDIX/HZ5DSX3E/FZWNDIXHZ5DSX3E.SMALL.jpg wireb While working on a custom lionel rivet punch for my dad I ran into the need for a tool post grinder. Since this is one off project I did not want to purchase a new one. So decided to see what I could build out of my scrap bin. I happen to have a old Dremel and some aluminum scrap so decided to go wi...
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:16:55 PDT
Quick-Fix Welding for a Broken BBQ Grill http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Fix-Welding-for-a-Broken-BBQ-Grill/
Quick-Fix Welding for a Broken BBQ Grill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4D/IAZK/HZ3YD3JD/F4DIAZKHZ3YD3JD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4D/IAZK/HZ3YD3JD/F4DIAZKHZ3YD3JD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4D/IAZK/HZ3YD3JD/F4DIAZKHZ3YD3JD.SMALL.jpg scottkildall A few weeks ago, the metal plate on the bottom of my barbecue grill broke. This piece distributes the heat from the burner. Without it, the grill was useless. The blue propane flame was only cooking portions of the veggies, fish or meat.I like to fix things but I don't like having a list of things t...
By: scottkildall

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:12:16 PDT
Economy Hydraulic Shop Press http://www.instructables.com/id/Economy-Hydraulic-Shop-Press/
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By: BeachsideHank

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:45:24 PDT
DIY Table Saw Rip Fence http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-rip-fence-for-saw-bench-1/
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 03:47:30 PDT
Ikea Hack: Painted Branch Bed Frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Ikea-Hack-Painted-Branch-Bed-Frame/
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:44:06 PDT
Workbench with Storage http://www.instructables.com/id/Workbench-with-Storage/
Workbench with Storage - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/4YZ5/HZ2IXRMR/FW94YZ5HZ2IXRMR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/4YZ5/HZ2IXRMR/FW94YZ5HZ2IXRMR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/4YZ5/HZ2IXRMR/FW94YZ5HZ2IXRMR.SMALL.jpg bcb10 This instructable will show you how to build my workbench or one similar to it. I built this desk as a workbench for my college apartment so I can make while I learn. I spent $14 on it as I found all the wood to build it, however, you might spend more if you have to buy all the supplies. Good luck a...
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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:57 PDT
C-Clamps? 25 Other Clamps They Don't Want You To Know About... http://www.instructables.com/id/C-Clamps-Bah-25-Other-Clamps-They-Dont-Want-You-To/
C-Clamps? 25 Other Clamps They Don't Want You To Know About... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/MKE3/HZ3YC6JS/FNOMKE3HZ3YC6JS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/MKE3/HZ3YC6JS/FNOMKE3HZ3YC6JS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/MKE3/HZ3YC6JS/FNOMKE3HZ3YC6JS.SMALL.jpg RobbGodshaw This set of Alphaclamps is an exploration of tools and their form. From the I-beam to the C-clamp, the latin letterforms seem to have a chicken-egg relationship with the letter-shaped tools that bear their name. Is the C the basis for design, or simply a descriptor of the form? Curious about how the...
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:26:18 PDT
Woodworkers Bench Vise From An Old Clamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Woodworkers-Bench-Vise-From-An-Old-Clamp/
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By: antagonizer

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:11:48 PDT
Renewing Sanding Disks http://www.instructables.com/id/Renewing-Sanding-Disks/
Renewing Sanding Disks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/YAN8/HZ5RP3NV/F7VYAN8HZ5RP3NV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/YAN8/HZ5RP3NV/F7VYAN8HZ5RP3NV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/YAN8/HZ5RP3NV/F7VYAN8HZ5RP3NV.SMALL.jpg BeachsideHank Just like tires, worn out Velcro- backed sanding disks can be given a second life by gluing fresh stock onto their dull surfaces. This Instructable will demonstrate a reliable and inexpensive way to refresh your old ones so they may perform better than new in some cases. How To Proceed Begin by ...
By: BeachsideHank

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:14:46 PDT
Guest Book Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Guest-Book-Table/
Guest Book Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNV/6CYY/HZ2IWVMW/FNV6CYYHZ2IWVMW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNV/6CYY/HZ2IWVMW/FNV6CYYHZ2IWVMW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNV/6CYY/HZ2IWVMW/FNV6CYYHZ2IWVMW.SMALL.jpg bluegirl1434 I found this table at a garage sale for 2 dollars. I wanted something unique and creative for our wedding guestbook. So my husband and I ( back then he was my fiance) sanded the original pink paint off and painted the table light tan. I wrote our initials and wedding date on it with an acrylic paint...
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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:19:59 PDT
How to make almost any small tool in 5 minutes http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-almost-any-small-toy-in-5-minutes/
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Mon, 12 Nov 2012 08:05:21 PST
reclaimed wood headphone holder http://www.instructables.com/id/reclaimed-wood-headphone-holder/
reclaimed wood headphone holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/3DRZ/HZ13FYS0/FXR3DRZHZ13FYS0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/3DRZ/HZ13FYS0/FXR3DRZHZ13FYS0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/3DRZ/HZ13FYS0/FXR3DRZHZ13FYS0.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus While sitting by the campfire recently my eye caught a piece of dark firewood that was different from the rest. Instead of burning it I brought it to the wood shop and milled it down to a manageable piece; turns out it was a very nice piece of walnut, perfect for my next project!Follow me on a fun ...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:50:43 PDT
How To Reuse Zip-ties http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Reuse-Zip-ties/
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:07:14 PDT
Cross Hole Drilling In Round Rod Stock http://www.instructables.com/id/Cross-Hole-Drilling-In-Round-Rod-Stock/
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By: BeachsideHank

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:18:23 PDT
End Tables Made From Fencing Boards http://www.instructables.com/id/End-Tables-Made-From-Fencing-Boards/
End Tables Made From Fencing Boards - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIJ/7D7A/HYZX4BDU/FIJ7D7AHYZX4BDU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIJ/7D7A/HYZX4BDU/FIJ7D7AHYZX4BDU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIJ/7D7A/HYZX4BDU/FIJ7D7AHYZX4BDU.SMALL.jpg Bike2work I LOVE this website and have been reading the projects here since around 2006. I thought it was about time I posted one of my own. Better late than never. This is my most recent project and involves building end tables to fit the small gaps on either side of my couch. I hope you enjoy.I used redw...
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:25:48 PDT
How to make a Japanese lampshade. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Japanese-lampshade/
How to make a Japanese lampshade. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/6QOC/HYZX4UA4/F826QOCHYZX4UA4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/6QOC/HYZX4UA4/F826QOCHYZX4UA4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/6QOC/HYZX4UA4/F826QOCHYZX4UA4.SMALL.jpg ishiyasu Hello!!This time, I try to make a lampshade.Because, this lampshade tears...How to make is simple.I blow up a balloon, and I put a Japanese-paper on one.I give it a try!!â—‹Subscribe to my channel!!Balisage Channel Materials and Tools a balloonaa Japanese-papera wood gluea brusha bamboo stick Blo...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:37:26 PDT
Free Floating TARDIS http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-Floating-TARDIS/
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:57:52 PDT
Rustic napkin holders http://www.instructables.com/id/Rustic-napkin-holders/
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:47:51 PDT
Building A Viking Pole Lathe Without Using Power http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-A-Viking-Pole-Lathe-Without-Using-Power/
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08:45:26 PDT
Soccer Ball Lamp Shade with Yin Yang connections http://www.instructables.com/id/Soccer-Ball-Lamp-Shade-with-Yin-Yang-connections/
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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:54:37 PDT
Bury your Gutter Downspouts http://www.instructables.com/id/Bury-your-Gutter-Downspouts/
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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 07:53:22 PDT
Low-Cost Standing Workbench - No Screws Needed! http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Cost-Standing-Workbench-No-Screws-Needed/
Low-Cost Standing Workbench - No Screws Needed! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/O1OO/HYY8K13W/FR4O1OOHYY8K13W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/O1OO/HYY8K13W/FR4O1OOHYY8K13W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/O1OO/HYY8K13W/FR4O1OOHYY8K13W.SMALL.gif FabricateIO When we upgraded our electronics bench setup, we wanted a new table that was cheap and incredibly easy to assemble (and disassemble / transport for moving).Our solution? Turn two 4'x8' sheets of 23/32" plywood into a slot-assembly, no-screws-needed project bench, that can be assembled and disassembl...
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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 09:53:52 PDT
Rustic decking and table top from tree trunks http://www.instructables.com/id/Rustic-decking-and-table-top-from-tree-trunks/
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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 09:14:28 PDT
Rooting Cuttings in Florist Wet Foam http://www.instructables.com/id/Rooting-Cuttings-in-Florist-Wet-Foam/
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Tue, 5 Aug 2014 13:37:39 PDT
Make Your Own Velcro Backed Sanding Pads http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Velcro-Backed-Sanding-Pads/
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Sat, 9 Aug 2014 13:25:12 PDT
Office Door Turned Headboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Office-Door-Turned-Headboard/
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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:31:03 PDT
Constellation Organizers http://www.instructables.com/id/Constellation-Organizers/
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Sat, 16 Aug 2014 07:40:22 PDT
Solar Birdhouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Birdhouse/
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:57:45 PDT
'Frontier Style' Workmate - NO POWER TOOLS http://www.instructables.com/id/Frontier-Style-Workmate-NO-POWER-TOOLS/
'Frontier Style' Workmate - NO POWER TOOLS - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/SZJK/HYU8EP8R/FHTSZJKHYU8EP8R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/SZJK/HYU8EP8R/FHTSZJKHYU8EP8R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/SZJK/HYU8EP8R/FHTSZJKHYU8EP8R.SMALL.jpg bricobart To me, working wood is one of the best ways to exit stress - after running after midnight, computer throwing (to bad people), melonspitting (try it, it's not so easy as it seems), clay kitten shooting and good ol' beerdrinking.So one inglorious day I decided to make a kind of "outdoor workmate". Wh...
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:43:24 PDT
Fishpond fountain http://www.instructables.com/id/FishpondFountain/
Fishpond fountain - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFX/403D/HY739FOE/FFX403DHY739FOE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFX/403D/HY739FOE/FFX403DHY739FOE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFX/403D/HY739FOE/FFX403DHY739FOE.SMALL.jpg buck2217 a garden fountain / pond quite a simple build, took about 3 working days The Trough a 750 litre stock trough without ballcock Position and concrete base If you don't position and get the nod from the "boss" you know it will be in the wrong place for her!! Put in stand and start brickwork Ha...
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:27:33 PDT
The Drill Bit Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Drill-Bit-Rack/
The Drill Bit Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Z/DXN6/HYR3DX4F/F2ZDXN6HYR3DX4F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Z/DXN6/HYR3DX4F/F2ZDXN6HYR3DX4F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Z/DXN6/HYR3DX4F/F2ZDXN6HYR3DX4F.SMALL.jpg -BALES- Drill Bits ... you know I love them ... especially Forstner bits. What I don't love is sorting through a pile of bits to find the one I need/want/desire.Do you have one of these tray things on your drill press? If so, what is in it? Mine is pretty useless as a beer ... I mean cup holder. I'd say...
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:16:42 PDT
Crosscut Sled for your Table Saw http://www.instructables.com/id/Crosscut-Sled-for-your-Table-Saw/
Crosscut Sled for your Table Saw - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/IPTV/HYS0YGOB/FW7IPTVHYS0YGOB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/IPTV/HYS0YGOB/FW7IPTVHYS0YGOB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/IPTV/HYS0YGOB/FW7IPTVHYS0YGOB.SMALL.jpg Marsh A crosscut sled is a very handy attachment for your table saw. This is the first of a series of table saw attachments. The reason this is the first is because it will be the basis from which you start on the rest. This sled can be made into a circle cutter; a taper cutting sled, a miter sled, a box ...
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:55:37 PDT
Vacuum Former at Home http://www.instructables.com/id/Vacuum-Former-at-Home/
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:42:38 PDT
Beehive shelves http://www.instructables.com/id/Beehive-shelves/
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:04:51 PDT
Stargate Privacy Vault http://www.instructables.com/id/Stargate-Privacy-Vault/
Stargate Privacy Vault - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/VNTF/HYQDPRMQ/FUJVNTFHYQDPRMQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/VNTF/HYQDPRMQ/FUJVNTFHYQDPRMQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/VNTF/HYQDPRMQ/FUJVNTFHYQDPRMQ.SMALL.jpg Random_Canadian The mechanical iris has always been a fascination of mine, there is just something about the movement of the aperture...This one is embedded within a more complex structure!Where better to hide your most private secrets than a Stargate!!!...This is a simple privacy vault that opens when the symbol r...
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:11:33 PDT
Laser cut stencil bandana http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-cut-stencil-bandana/
Laser cut stencil bandana - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/UJ7H/HYPP8KIY/FWZUJ7HHYPP8KIY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/UJ7H/HYPP8KIY/FWZUJ7HHYPP8KIY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/UJ7H/HYPP8KIY/FWZUJ7HHYPP8KIY.SMALL.jpg rlciavar Silk screening designs onto fabric can be a complicated and messy process. Laser cutting a printing stencil can give similar results without requiring all the chemicals and equipment that screen printing does. Begin by creating your vector design to be laser cut. I made mine using Illustrator. Keep ...
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:10:22 PDT
Drill press for ~$20 http://www.instructables.com/id/Drill-press-for-20-21/
Drill press for ~$20 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/W01Q/HYNYUGGP/FAYW01QHYNYUGGP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/W01Q/HYNYUGGP/FAYW01QHYNYUGGP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/W01Q/HYNYUGGP/FAYW01QHYNYUGGP.SMALL.jpg Victor8o5 Anyone who works with wood knows you have to make hundreds of holes for the screws and its almost impossible to make a series of holes perfectly straight and with the same depth by hand. This instructable will help you to build a tool that will save you a lot of time and effort when drilling prec...
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 02:50:59 PDT
The Wooden Cordless Drill Press http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Cordless-Drill-Press/
The Wooden Cordless Drill Press - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/2A62/HYNYR4A3/FQ52A62HYNYR4A3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/2A62/HYNYR4A3/FQ52A62HYNYR4A3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/2A62/HYNYR4A3/FQ52A62HYNYR4A3.SMALL.jpg antagonizer Recently I was working with my drill press when the motor burned out. Lacking the funds to replace it, and in the middle of a project that required one, I thought it would be fun to come up with a press built completely out of wood. Taking it further, I wanted it to house my cordless drill so that i...
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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 19:38:29 PDT
Turning a compact metal pen http://www.instructables.com/id/Turning-a-compact-EDC-pen/
Turning a compact metal pen - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/0AQP/HYPNXP6Q/FM20AQPHYPNXP6Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/0AQP/HYPNXP6Q/FM20AQPHYPNXP6Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/0AQP/HYPNXP6Q/FM20AQPHYPNXP6Q.SMALL.jpg JorikOrdelmans I started to carry a notebook with me all the time about 3 weeks ago and thusfar I used it every day. From grocerie lists to drawing on the train. The only thing that bothered me the most was carrying a fullsize pen or pencil with me all the time. I began to look into small EDC pens such as the Fisc...
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:58:44 PDT
Faux Stone Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Faux-Stone-Painting/
Faux Stone Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/M7BK/HYHGC24Q/FETM7BKHYHGC24Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/M7BK/HYHGC24Q/FETM7BKHYHGC24Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/M7BK/HYHGC24Q/FETM7BKHYHGC24Q.SMALL.jpg Rhonda Chase Design When I replaced my ancient one piece range with new appliances I was left with a big swath of unfinished drywall. Looking at my options and not liking most of them, I decided to paint a faux stone wall. I'm pretty happy with the result, and even more important, so is my family. Before You Paint A...
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Tue, 5 Aug 2014 17:54:01 PDT
THE JEEP CAVE FLOOR http://www.instructables.com/id/THE-JEEP-CAVE-FLOOR/
THE JEEP CAVE FLOOR - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW6/4LD8/HYPNVQEG/FW64LD8HYPNVQEG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW6/4LD8/HYPNVQEG/FW64LD8HYPNVQEG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW6/4LD8/HYPNVQEG/FW64LD8HYPNVQEG.SMALL.jpg jakel I wanted to do something a little special for my new shop. I went with a painted floor. My Shop My Shop is 24x24 and it took three gallons of white and one gallon of black (mixed) of garage floor paint to get it covered. What you need. 1. Paint2. Paint tape (two plus rolls)3. Pans, rollers an...
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:38:15 PDT
Watermelon Floating Lanterns http://www.instructables.com/id/Watermelon-Floating-Lanterns/
Watermelon Floating Lanterns - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/IHKB/HYNYRLAR/FFJIHKBHYNYRLAR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/IHKB/HYNYRLAR/FFJIHKBHYNYRLAR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/IHKB/HYNYRLAR/FFJIHKBHYNYRLAR.SMALL.jpg blissful2015 Water is magical, fire is magical, when a little bit of fire is floating on the water, it's super magical!If you are camping by a lake or at a pool gathering, chances are there will be watermelons! Before taking the melon rinds to the compost bin, why not let them shine one more time, and add some m...
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Fri, 8 Aug 2014 16:32:26 PDT
Portable Fresnel Solar Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Fresnel-Solar-Oven/
Portable Fresnel Solar Oven - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/PZ3W/HYNYNFRY/FSBPZ3WHYNYNFRY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/PZ3W/HYNYNFRY/FSBPZ3WHYNYNFRY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/PZ3W/HYNYNFRY/FSBPZ3WHYNYNFRY.SMALL.jpg Renard_Bleu Those sun rays traveled 150 million kilometers to get here, the least you can do is put them to good use. If you are looking to harness the power of the sun to cook your favorite casserole or crumble, then you need only to build a Fresnel Solar Oven. This is not the first solar oven featured on Ins...
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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 11:41:13 PDT
Architecture In The Making: Learn To Grow / Grow To Learn Facade Prototype http://www.instructables.com/id/Architecture-In-The-Making-Learn-To-Grow-Grow-To-L/
Architecture In The Making: Learn To Grow / Grow To Learn Facade Prototype - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/SXTZ/HWAB03ZC/F1ASXTZHWAB03ZC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/SXTZ/HWAB03ZC/F1ASXTZHWAB03ZC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/SXTZ/HWAB03ZC/F1ASXTZHWAB03ZC.SMALL.jpg adammarcus Designers: Taole Chen, Joshua Evans, Mallory Van NessThis project is the product of an architecture design studio taught by Adam Marcus (Variable Projects) and Margaret Ikeda & Evan Jones (ASSEMBLY) at California College of the Arts Division of Architecture in spring, 2014. The studio, titled "Archi...
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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:28:26 PDT
Build the Worlds Smallest Flying Merkel http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-the-Worlds-Smallest-Flying-Merkel/
Build the Worlds Smallest Flying Merkel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/NNDO/HYLDMG75/FYENNDOHYLDMG75.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/NNDO/HYLDMG75/FYENNDOHYLDMG75.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/NNDO/HYLDMG75/FYENNDOHYLDMG75.SMALL.jpg dorkpunch So this isn't so much a "how to" as it is a "how did". Here is how I built the Worlds Smallest Flying Merkel using some bits of wire and a few other odds and ends. This model is based on the 1911 Flying Merkel board track racer. I've attached a couple of pictures of the real deal. At their curre...
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Fri, 8 Aug 2014 21:07:08 PDT
Lace-Up Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Lace-Up-Chair/
Lace-Up Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/1PRX/HYPNXQC6/FLF1PRXHYPNXQC6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/1PRX/HYPNXQC6/FLF1PRXHYPNXQC6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/1PRX/HYPNXQC6/FLF1PRXHYPNXQC6.SMALL.jpg JON-A-TRON If you want to use CAD software to design complex geometry, you don't have to have expensive CNC machines to make the finished product. With a local copy shop and a little patience, you can produce just about anything you can design in the computer. This instructable shows you how.The Lace-Up Chair ...
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Thu, 7 Aug 2014 16:56:58 PDT
Caduceus Pen http://www.instructables.com/id/Caduceus-Pen/
Caduceus Pen - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/APOJ/HYJ3VQJ6/FOAAPOJHYJ3VQJ6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/APOJ/HYJ3VQJ6/FOAAPOJHYJ3VQJ6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/APOJ/HYJ3VQJ6/FOAAPOJHYJ3VQJ6.SMALL.jpg enieffac I have enrolled in an online summer Art Appreciation class that includes an original art project. This Instructable is my presentation of what I have created for my art class. As such, I will not be detailing lathe tool use techniques, etc.Tools:creativity, lathe with pen turning accessories, variou...
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Wed, 6 Aug 2014 23:02:20 PDT
Backyard Tiki Bar http://www.instructables.com/id/Backyard-Tiki-Bar/
Backyard Tiki Bar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZA/2ENU/HYJ3X902/FZA2ENUHYJ3X902.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZA/2ENU/HYJ3X902/FZA2ENUHYJ3X902.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZA/2ENU/HYJ3X902/FZA2ENUHYJ3X902.SMALL.jpg Paige Russell There's nothing like a tropical theme to properly set the tone for summer fun. So my co-worker Jonathan Odom and I set about to design a quick and easy-to-build backyard tiki bar that will be guaranteed to bring the Hawaiian party to any outdoor gathering. (Brainstorming session inspiration courtes...
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Thu, 7 Aug 2014 10:53:03 PDT
The Chisel Storage Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Chisel-Storage-Rack/
The Chisel Storage Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/GH4C/HYI65D27/F7IGH4CHYI65D27.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/GH4C/HYI65D27/F7IGH4CHYI65D27.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/GH4C/HYI65D27/F7IGH4CHYI65D27.SMALL.jpg -BALES- Nothing says "class" like hand tools ... unless we're talking about my sweet tuxedo T-shirt worn in the workshop, but that is reserved for special projects.I decided it was time to step it up a bit and get fancy with some wood chisels. They aren't top of the line ... they probably aren't even middl...
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Wed, 6 Aug 2014 10:46:57 PDT