Instructables: exploring - workshop - acrylic - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:52:44 PDT BLOX v1.01 Laser Cut Acrylic Straight Razor Scales http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Acrylic-Straight-Razor-Scales/
Laser Cut Acrylic Straight Razor Scales - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMU/ZXOH/HTHKE2CN/FMUZXOHHTHKE2CN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMU/ZXOH/HTHKE2CN/FMUZXOHHTHKE2CN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMU/ZXOH/HTHKE2CN/FMUZXOHHTHKE2CN.SMALL.jpg MakeNBuild In this Instructable, I'll show you how to make some custom scales for that old straight razor you've had laying around, or that super cool new blade you found at the pawn shop. Everyone has old straight razors laying around, right? OK, OK, mine's not a "real" straight, it's technically a shavet...
By: MakeNBuild

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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 19:48:40 PDT
Latex Concrete Roof http://www.instructables.com/id/Latex-Concrete-Roof/
Latex Concrete Roof - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL0/PMTJ/HK6XMVRZ/FL0PMTJHK6XMVRZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL0/PMTJ/HK6XMVRZ/FL0PMTJHK6XMVRZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL0/PMTJ/HK6XMVRZ/FL0PMTJHK6XMVRZ.SMALL.jpg velacreations Latex, or acrylic, concrete is an underused and little known form of concrete for the DIYer, which is a huge shame. It has so many benefits, especially as a roof (or unique art project). It is: Lightweight - the support structure does not need to be as extensive as with other materials. Fas...
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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 License Plate Frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-cut-Acrylic-License-Plate-Frame/
Laser-cut Acrylic License Plate Frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/OP0Z/HGH6QP0U/FBQOP0ZHGH6QP0U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/OP0Z/HGH6QP0U/FBQOP0ZHGH6QP0U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/OP0Z/HGH6QP0U/FBQOP0ZHGH6QP0U.SMALL.jpg tcone For years, my mother refused to go rafting, despite the fact that my dad, my brother, and I took at least a trip a year as we grew up.  Finally, when both my brother and I became guides, she caved and, though apprehensive right up until we finally pushed off from the put-in beach and on edge for a g...
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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/
Sign for Cottage - lit by the sun - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/OMS3/HGH71ES7/FCBOMS3HGH71ES7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/OMS3/HGH71ES7/FCBOMS3HGH71ES7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/OMS3/HGH71ES7/FCBOMS3HGH71ES7.SMALL.jpg sschondo I wanted to make a really cool unique sign for my cottage in Rondeau Park Ontario.  I made it from plywood and acrylic at the Tech Shop in Detroit using a laser cutter.   www.techshop.ws Design and Laser Cut the pieces I designed the sign in Corel Draw.  Then cut the front and back from 1/4 inch...
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Fri, 10 May 2013 20:04:52 PDT
How to make an acrylic drawer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-an-acrylic-drawer/
How to make an acrylic drawer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHJ/G6XH/GZ8T33MF/FHJG6XHGZ8T33MF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHJ/G6XH/GZ8T33MF/FHJG6XHGZ8T33MF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHJ/G6XH/GZ8T33MF/FHJG6XHGZ8T33MF.SMALL.jpg geth3 This step by step guide will show you how to design and make a strong acrylic drawer using your computer and laser cutter. You will need knowledge of CAD/CAM and access to a laser cutter (obviously). The design file is on 123dapp.com, here's the link: http://www.123dapp.com/3D-Model/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
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/
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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/
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Thu, 22 Sep 2011 20:12:23 PDT
Herb Graveyard http://www.instructables.com/id/Herb-Graveyard/
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Thu, 11 Aug 2011 15:00:38 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/
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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/
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Wed, 16 Jun 2010 00:06:33 PDT
Interactive Multitouch Display http://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-Multitouch-Display/
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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/
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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/
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Tue, 5 Jan 2010 21:15:42 PST