Instructables: exploring - workshop - acrylic - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:52:52 PDT BLOX v1.01 Plexiglass shelving solution for under $20! http://www.instructables.com/id/Plexiglass-shelving-solution-for-under-20/
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Sun, 16 Nov 2008 11:36:57 PST
Choosing Greener Plastics http://www.instructables.com/id/Choosing-Greener-Plastics/
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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 07:07:16 PDT
How I Painted My Rims http://www.instructables.com/id/How-I-Painted-My-Rims/
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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 10:01:20 PDT
The Marking Gauge Set http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Marking-Gauge-Set/
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 09:18:23 PDT
Bicycle Frame Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Frame-Lamp-1/
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Wed, 3 Jun 2015 15:44:55 PDT
Bar Stool Recycled into Spike the Hedgehog http://www.instructables.com/id/Bar-Stool-Recycled-into-Spike-the-Hedgehog/
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Fri, 29 May 2015 05:19:38 PDT
Custom Lasercut Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Lasercut-Sign/
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Mon, 25 May 2015 10:38:59 PDT
LED Acrylic Glass Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Acrylic-Glass-Sign/
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Sat, 2 May 2015 10:48:58 PDT
Plunge Router Base for a Fixed Router http://www.instructables.com/id/Plunge-Router-Base-for-a-Fixed-Router/
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:56:10 PDT
Laser cut planters http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-cut-planters/
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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 08:05:34 PST
Gettin' Jiggy Widdit http://www.instructables.com/id/Gettin-Jiggy-Widdit-1/
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:03:46 PDT
Shapeoko 2 Dust Cabinet With Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Shapeoko-2-Dust-Cabinet-With-Lighting/
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Sat, 13 Sep 2014 23:08:16 PDT
Guest Book Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Guest-Book-Table/
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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:19:59 PDT
Levitating Acrylic & Whiteboard Coffee Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Levitating-Acrylic-Whiteboard-Coffee-Table/
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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:30:45 PDT
Kinship Vase http://www.instructables.com/id/Kinship-Vase/
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:40:50 PDT
Coke Bottle Sputnik Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Coke-Bottle-Sputnik-Lamp/
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 12:38:53 PDT
TV Screen Protector http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-Screen-Protector/
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Thu, 3 Jul 2014 20:35:43 PDT
Star Trek LED Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Trek-LED-Light/
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:20:53 PDT
Marble Note Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Marble-Note-Holder/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 11:10:08 PDT
Efficient Water Pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Efficient-Water-Pump/
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Mon, 19 May 2014 10:29:03 PDT
NiChrome Hot Wire Cutter for Acrylic http://www.instructables.com/id/NiChrome-Hot-Wire-Cutter-for-Acrylic/
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:54:45 PDT
Latex Concrete Roof http://www.instructables.com/id/Latex-Concrete-Roof/
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 08:56:35 PDT
Make a Scooter from Scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Scooter-from-Scratch/
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Sat, 22 Jun 2013 17:03:53 PDT
Laser Cut Acrylic Rose with Etched Base http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Acrylic-Rose-with-Etched-Base/
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Mon, 3 Jun 2013 03:17:14 PDT
Laser-cut Acrylic License Plate Frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-cut-Acrylic-License-Plate-Frame/
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Tue, 14 May 2013 15:16:28 PDT
Sign for Cottage - lit by the sun http://www.instructables.com/id/Sign-for-Cottage-lit-by-the-sun/
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Fri, 10 May 2013 20:04:52 PDT
Double Wall Curved Bookshelf http://www.instructables.com/id/Acrylic-Curve-Bookshelf/
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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 16:30:07 PDT
How to make an acrylic drawer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-an-acrylic-drawer/
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Sun, 4 Mar 2012 09:53:41 PST
Modern Frosted Acrylic Pendant Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Modern-Frosted-Acrylic-Pendant-Lamp/
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Mon, 8 Oct 2012 21:13:06 PDT
A Quick Laser Cut Sailing Trophy http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Quick-Laser-Cut-Sailing-Trophy/
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Mon, 3 Sep 2012 16:27:56 PDT
How to make a hair comb with Corel Draw and a laser cutter : A workflow storyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-hair-comb-with-Corel-Draw-and-a-lase/
How to make a hair comb with Corel Draw and a laser cutter : A workflow storyboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/WZ1W/H3Z3OO83/FJUWZ1WH3Z3OO83.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/WZ1W/H3Z3OO83/FJUWZ1WH3Z3OO83.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/WZ1W/H3Z3OO83/FJUWZ1WH3Z3OO83.SMALL.jpg Jason von Techshop One of the most interesting aspects of a laser cutter is how easily it cuts intricate, complex profiles and leaves a passibly finished edge. Another interesting aspect is that they do great things with the patterns you can generate easily in graphic design software. ...and so, a hair comb! Made at ...
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Sat, 30 Jun 2012 10:04:19 PDT
Get Bent! Bending Plastic with a heat strip bender! http://www.instructables.com/id/Get-Bent-Bending-Plastic-with-a-heat-strip-bender/
Get Bent! Bending Plastic with a heat strip bender! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/W04S/H337L9OS/FZVW04SH337L9OS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/W04S/H337L9OS/FZVW04SH337L9OS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/W04S/H337L9OS/FZVW04SH337L9OS.SMALL.jpg code_neon Bending plastic is fun and exciting...ok, the amount of enjoyment may vary from person to person...but you get the idea. All you need is plastic and a heat bender. Luckily, i have access to a heat bender at TechShop in San Jose, CA. As a note, you should always do a test to make sure that your pla...
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Fri, 15 Jun 2012 16:02:12 PDT
Light Desk http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Desk/
Light Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/QRWN/GYZY6SF4/FT1QRWNGYZY6SF4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/QRWN/GYZY6SF4/FT1QRWNGYZY6SF4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/QRWN/GYZY6SF4/FT1QRWNGYZY6SF4.SMALL.jpg TheFullMetalAlchemist I really wanted a light box for all the drawing I do. Specifically for a massive drawing I was working on. So naturally I got completely side tracked on this project instead of just finishing said drawing. The brief was pretty simple. 1. Large 2. Adjustable table angle. 3. Light box table top. Mos...
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Fri, 20 Apr 2012 02:14:24 PDT
Ramona Flowers Lamp. http://www.instructables.com/id/Ramona-Flowers-Lamp/
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Thu, 12 Apr 2012 06:58:10 PDT
DIY 30W Portable Solar Panels under $50 http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Portable-Solar-Panels/
DIY 30W Portable Solar Panels under $50 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/52HV/GZ6I5S4G/FXJ52HVGZ6I5S4G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/52HV/GZ6I5S4G/FXJ52HVGZ6I5S4G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/52HV/GZ6I5S4G/FXJ52HVGZ6I5S4G.SMALL.jpg mayankbhatia I wanted to make my own solar panels for a long time. This week I finally got the chance. I learnt a lot from youtube videos and instructables website, but most panels were made of glass, wood and epoxy resins. I realized it was too much effort for cheap rejected solar sells picked up from ebay.  S...
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Thu, 8 Mar 2012 11:31:56 PST
LED bar table http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-bar-table/
LED bar table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F74/0WXQ/GZ0MMD38/F740WXQGZ0MMD38.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F74/0WXQ/GZ0MMD38/F740WXQGZ0MMD38.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F74/0WXQ/GZ0MMD38/F740WXQGZ0MMD38.SMALL.jpg gambiologia Made with traffic signs from the junkyard, this bar table is relatively easy to build for those with soldering and working with metal abilities. It has a 6mm thick acrylic top with LED´s on the side to give the lit board effect. The table foot is made by an ancient blacksmith who copied it from the...
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Sun, 4 Mar 2012 21:55:41 PST
Make a Custom Night Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Custom-Night-Light/
Make a Custom Night Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/ITRN/GZACIWUN/F1KITRNGZACIWUN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/ITRN/GZACIWUN/F1KITRNGZACIWUN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/ITRN/GZACIWUN/F1KITRNGZACIWUN.SMALL.jpg jlburton Tired of the same old boring light nights? Looking for something to spruce up the night? Make yourself a custom night light!  Things you will need: A TechShop Membership 1/8 piece of wood (your choice) 1/8 piece of white acrylic A LED night light. Super Glue Sand paper Wood finsh Prepare your ...
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Sun, 4 Mar 2012 22:14:53 PST
Creative Photo Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Creative-Photo-Holder/
Creative Photo Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQB/LGL3/GXUZ7LEI/FQBLGL3GXUZ7LEI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQB/LGL3/GXUZ7LEI/FQBLGL3GXUZ7LEI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQB/LGL3/GXUZ7LEI/FQBLGL3GXUZ7LEI.SMALL.jpg jonnyd55 Fun + useful + appeals to boys and girls + enjoyable to teach = Awesome project Learning Objective By following a design and make activity the students will be introduced to tools such as coping saws, a variety of files, pillar drill, and abrasive paper. As an introduction to engineering skills the...
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Mon, 30 Jan 2012 11:05:33 PST
Guide to Turning Acrylic Pens (Video Guide) http://www.instructables.com/id/Guide-to-Turning-Acrylic-Pens-Video-Guide/
Guide to Turning Acrylic Pens (Video Guide) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/O09B/GSUSMMAS/FETO09BGSUSMMAS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/O09B/GSUSMMAS/FETO09BGSUSMMAS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/O09B/GSUSMMAS/FETO09BGSUSMMAS.SMALL.jpg Wi11 I've seen a few Instructables as well as videos from all over the internet on how to turn wooden pens, but not very many on turning acrylic. Since acrylic is very different than wood to turn, it took me a while to come up with a good method. However now, after some experimenting, I've come up with a...
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Thu, 22 Sep 2011 20:12:23 PDT
Foolproof, Easy, Drill Bit Sharpening for Acrylic http://www.instructables.com/id/Foolproof-Easy-Drill-Bit-Sharpening-for-Acrylic/
Foolproof, Easy, Drill Bit Sharpening for Acrylic - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/BPUJ/GPBD3WNA/F5SBPUJGPBD3WNA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/BPUJ/GPBD3WNA/F5SBPUJGPBD3WNA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/BPUJ/GPBD3WNA/F5SBPUJGPBD3WNA.SMALL.jpg Mikey D If you have ever drilled acrylic with a standard twist drill you've probably noticed that it is less than ideal. The angle is too shallow and the drill bit tends to break out the backside and chip the material. Here is an easy way to put a much steeper angle on the bit that leaves both flutes the ...
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Thu, 30 Jun 2011 00:23:45 PDT
iMac Desk http://www.instructables.com/id/iMac-Desk/
iMac Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/2CAU/GBVJ7Y9D/F2A2CAUGBVJ7Y9D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/2CAU/GBVJ7Y9D/F2A2CAUGBVJ7Y9D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/2CAU/GBVJ7Y9D/F2A2CAUGBVJ7Y9D.SMALL.jpg Romado12187 This is a teak desk, with a 1" thick arcyclic top/inlay. The desk is 31" tall, 48" wide, and 24" deep. The dimensions were chosen to maximize leg room and working space.'' If you hate wires, this arrangement is for you... I bought my iMac in early may, and refused to open the box until I had the p...
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Thu, 22 Jul 2010 15:51:10 PDT
Making a Light Box, Version 2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Light-Box-Version-2/
Making a Light Box, Version 2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/X88I/GAA12VI9/FD0X88IGAA12VI9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/X88I/GAA12VI9/FD0X88IGAA12VI9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/X88I/GAA12VI9/FD0X88IGAA12VI9.SMALL.jpg MRedmon After making my first instructable, Turn Your 12V DC or 85-265V AC Fluorescent Light To LED, I dressed up the cheap/generic fluorescent fixture with a bamboo light box using L-brackets.  My RV has 4 of these fixtures and I only had enough scrap bamboo to do the one box.  Not wanting to spend $180 on...
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Wed, 16 Jun 2010 00:06:33 PDT
Interactive Multitouch Display http://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-Multitouch-Display/
Interactive Multitouch Display - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/U6C9/F3ER7VLY/FL8U6C9F3ER7VLY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/U6C9/F3ER7VLY/FL8U6C9F3ER7VLY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/U6C9/F3ER7VLY/FL8U6C9F3ER7VLY.SMALL.jpg turkey tek Between the Apple iPhone and Microsoft's interactive table, multi-touch displays are all the rage. This instructable will show you how to turn your lcd projector into an interactive multi-touch display table using a few cheap components readily available from the hardware store.Here is a video of m...
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Fri, 29 Jun 2007 06:36:06 PDT
Birch and Aluminum Desk http://www.instructables.com/id/Birch-and-Aluminum-Desk/
Birch and Aluminum Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/1D3Q/G6MPFTYB/F331D3QG6MPFTYB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/1D3Q/G6MPFTYB/F331D3QG6MPFTYB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/1D3Q/G6MPFTYB/F331D3QG6MPFTYB.SMALL.jpg zwild1 This desk was designed to meet specific needs- it had to be: 1) Large enough to spread out a textbook, notebook computer, and writing notebook. 2) Durable, with legs that do not wobble or a span that bends under weight. 3) Without nooks and crannies that would fill up with knick knacks. 4) Modern, c...
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Sat, 13 Mar 2010 20:44:43 PST
Building an Hexagonal Acrylic Aquarium http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-an-Hexagonal-Acrylic-Aquarium/
Building an Hexagonal Acrylic Aquarium - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/7Y6V/G5KP7VKM/FSB7Y6VG5KP7VKM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/7Y6V/G5KP7VKM/FSB7Y6VG5KP7VKM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/7Y6V/G5KP7VKM/FSB7Y6VG5KP7VKM.SMALL.jpg heySkippy Here's a fishtank I built to fit inside an old oak coffee table I found at a flea market. It's not a simple build, but I managed to figure it out mostly by myself with little prior experience. Here's how I did it. Materials and Tools I started with the oak end table and some acrylic sheet from Ho...
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Mon, 15 Feb 2010 16:03:21 PST
How to Make A 70's String Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-A-70s-String-Lamp/
How to Make A 70's String Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4V/WIFR/G43EFJ7R/F4VWIFRG43EFJ7R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4V/WIFR/G43EFJ7R/F4VWIFRG43EFJ7R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4V/WIFR/G43EFJ7R/F4VWIFRG43EFJ7R.SMALL.jpg in2ws Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:'Table No...
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Tue, 5 Jan 2010 21:15:42 PST