Instructables: exploring - workshop - acrylic http://www.instructables.com Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:27:51 PST BLOX v1.01 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
Kinship Vase http://www.instructables.com/id/Kinship-Vase/
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:40:50 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
Disc Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Disc-Lamp/
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Thu, 5 Jun 2014 11:14:15 PDT
Decoy Strawberry Rocks to Deter Bird Burglars http://www.instructables.com/id/Decoy-Strawberry-Rocks-to-Deter-Bird-Burglars/
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Mon, 2 Jun 2014 23:19:00 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
Bar's Open Acrylic Glass Engraving http://www.instructables.com/id/Bars-Open-Acrylic-Glass-Engraving/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/D73B/HSVGZVAL/F0UD73BHSVGZVAL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/D73B/HSVGZVAL/F0UD73BHSVGZVAL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/D73B/HSVGZVAL/F0UD73BHSVGZVAL.SMALL.jpg CabbitCastle Background: This was my very first real DIY project which I made all the way back in 2009. As back in the day I never even considered making a how-to, there are no progress pictures and any pictures taken were taken with the means I had - a very humble N97 cellphone camera. I apologize both for lack...
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 04:39:21 PDT
Trash Box - interlocked slices http://www.instructables.com/id/Trash-Box-interlocked-slices/
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Wed, 5 Feb 2014 19:21:21 PST
Portable, Durable, Light Worktable http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Durable-Light-Worktable/
Portable, Durable, Light Worktable - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7O/XDOR/HJKBU0LJ/F7OXDORHJKBU0LJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7O/XDOR/HJKBU0LJ/F7OXDORHJKBU0LJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7O/XDOR/HJKBU0LJ/F7OXDORHJKBU0LJ.SMALL.jpg darman12 Recently, I purchased a butane powered soldering iron, and realized continuing to solder on a wooden table is a really bad idea. So, I started thinking about what I could put on top of the table to protect it. I thought of an old piece of plastic I used to use, but couldn't think of where it was. So...
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Thu, 15 Aug 2013 15:27:24 PDT
Latex Concrete Roof http://www.instructables.com/id/Latex-Concrete-Roof/
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 08:56:35 PDT
Desk lamp, Mushrooms http://www.instructables.com/id/Desk-lamp-Mushrooms/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/1TP5/HIW8OGAK/FZ61TP5HIW8OGAK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/1TP5/HIW8OGAK/FZ61TP5HIW8OGAK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/1TP5/HIW8OGAK/FZ61TP5HIW8OGAK.SMALL.jpg TheFullMetalAlchemist It's been awhile since I've been able to make something for myself. Recycled motorcycle parts, hand fabricated acrylic, LEDs. http://www.facebook.com/FmaArtFabrication The main assembly is a rocker cover from a Honda Spada with a cut down crankshaft, also from the Spada. Welded to the crank are the...
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Tue, 9 Jul 2013 01:21:49 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
Illustrator-Based Custom Laser-Cut License Plate Frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Illustrator-Based-Custom-Laser-Cut-License-Plate-F/
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Sat, 18 May 2013 11:58:42 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
Cantilever night stand (with USB charging) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cantilever-night-stand-with-USB-charging/
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Mon, 1 Apr 2013 08:14:07 PDT
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
123D Make inspired Acrylic Lamp Mashup http://www.instructables.com/id/123D-Make-inspired-Acrylic-Lamp-Mashup/
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Wed, 12 Sep 2012 07:11:22 PDT
Cutting plastic the hard way http://www.instructables.com/id/Cutting-plastic-the-hard-way/
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Mon, 2 Jul 2012 21:30:28 PDT
Money box made from scrap material http://www.instructables.com/id/Money-box-made-from-scrap-material/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/2KRE/H461WWW9/F2I2KREH461WWW9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/2KRE/H461WWW9/F2I2KREH461WWW9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/2KRE/H461WWW9/F2I2KREH461WWW9.SMALL.jpg guyflagg In this project I took scrap materials: Wood Acrylic to make a box for collecting money for prints that are done at the TechShop Soma. I found a scrap piece of wood, that was a piece cut from the table saw, so it was square so it would only require table saw and chop saw to cut to correct lengths...
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Mon, 2 Jul 2012 20:30:19 PDT
How to Flame Polish Acrylic http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Flame-Polish-Acrylic/
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Thu, 28 Jun 2012 17:42:33 PDT
Acrylic Box for Router / Modem / AP http://www.instructables.com/id/Acrylic-Box-for-Router-Modem-AP/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/87CZ/H3QF987R/FRB87CZH3QF987R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/87CZ/H3QF987R/FRB87CZH3QF987R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/87CZ/H3QF987R/FRB87CZH3QF987R.SMALL.jpg shd128 First of alla, sorry for my english, i'm from Uruguay and we speak Spanish :) If any one have questions about how to do this project please tell me, and soon as I can, i would update this to a step by step instructable. I hope you all like this!
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Fri, 22 Jun 2012 22:53:58 PDT
How to make corner notcher jigs using an Epilog laser cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-corner-notcher-jigs-using-an-Epilog-la/
How to make corner notcher jigs using an Epilog laser cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/FEFD/H3HCLBIB/F2EFEFDH3HCLBIB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/FEFD/H3HCLBIB/F2EFEFDH3HCLBIB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/FEFD/H3HCLBIB/F2EFEFDH3HCLBIB.SMALL.jpg Matt Swartz In this instructable you will learn how to use an Epilog laser to cut corner notcher jigs out of 1/8" acrylic sheet.  A corner notcher is a sheet metal shear that cuts a square 90 degree notch in the corner of a piece of metal.  These jigs make it very quick and easy to set the size of the notch bei...
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Sun, 17 Jun 2012 11:09:33 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...
By: code_neon

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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...
By: TheFullMetalAlchemist

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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
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
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
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
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
Simple Sandwich Acrylic Photo Frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Sandwich-Acrylic-Photo-Frame/
Simple Sandwich Acrylic Photo Frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/XWRQ/GWDXZGU4/FI4XWRQGWDXZGU4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/XWRQ/GWDXZGU4/FI4XWRQGWDXZGU4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/XWRQ/GWDXZGU4/FI4XWRQGWDXZGU4.SMALL.jpg Charlie 72 Problem- Christmas is just around the corner, needed present for Mum. Solution- Simple but cool photo frame (in my opinion, though I am bias) I needed to make my Mum a present for Christmas, however time was running short and I only had an hour in the school workshop to design and make. I'm not the...
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Mon, 19 Dec 2011 14:03:54 PST
Add an extra pane to your windows http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-an-extra-pane-to-your-windows/
Add an extra pane to your windows - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/D4K3/GUFX5GDW/FRHD4K3GUFX5GDW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/D4K3/GUFX5GDW/FRHD4K3GUFX5GDW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/D4K3/GUFX5GDW/FRHD4K3GUFX5GDW.SMALL.jpg Mar HK I have an old house, and two of the windows are still single paned. As part of my ongoing energy efficiency improvements, I wanted to reduce the air and heat leakage from them, and reduce condensation on the glass. Since it's not in the budget to replace them this year, I needed a reasonably priced...
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Sun, 20 Nov 2011 16:59:53 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/
Herb Graveyard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/ITGR/GR717X2X/FQ8ITGRGR717X2X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/ITGR/GR717X2X/FQ8ITGRGR717X2X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/ITGR/GR717X2X/FQ8ITGRGR717X2X.SMALL.jpg PenfoldPlant Turn the unsightly bare earth of your herb garden into a charming old cemetery by planting mini gravestones! This is a simple, if slightly morbid, way to make use of the patches of soil that are visible before your herbs have sprouted. It also provides attractive labels for the herbs once they are ...
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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
Cheap Headphone hook http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Headphone-hook/
Cheap Headphone hook - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/NCX3/GLHRZ2ZK/FNJNCX3GLHRZ2ZK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/NCX3/GLHRZ2ZK/FNJNCX3GLHRZ2ZK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/NCX3/GLHRZ2ZK/FNJNCX3GLHRZ2ZK.SMALL.jpg lord_kian Hi, this is my entry for the 3rd Epilog Challenge contest if I win the machine will use it first to cut the necessary parts to build my CNC and then will use it for my robotics projects and other plans that are still in draft form. Originally this was an experiment to see if he could bend acrylic w...
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Sun, 20 Mar 2011 21:13:29 PDT
FLAMINGO http://www.instructables.com/id/FLAMINGO/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQR/8P8Y/GKS0SUG1/FQR8P8YGKS0SUG1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQR/8P8Y/GKS0SUG1/FQR8P8YGKS0SUG1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQR/8P8Y/GKS0SUG1/FQR8P8YGKS0SUG1.SMALL.jpg jaibanez ITS AN ACRYLIC SHEET THAT IS BENT WITH A HEAT GUN WHITE LEDS WERE PUT IN ONE END OF THE SHEET, AND ARE HIDDEN IN A BLACK BASE ALSO MADE FROM ACRYLIC
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Wed, 9 Mar 2011 10:15:21 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/
How to make a wooden sword look like a real one - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/HU0N/GITHDCTN/FIXHU0NGITHDCTN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/HU0N/GITHDCTN/FIXHU0NGITHDCTN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/HU0N/GITHDCTN/FIXHU0NGITHDCTN.SMALL.jpg Erissed1 Wouldn't you like to make a wooden sword look like it is made with steel? This tutorial explain how to paint a wooden sword and make it have a reallistic effect. Materials and sword This is the list of thing you would need: -  The sword (in this case it's made of wood, but can be of another mate...
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Thu, 13 Jan 2011 13:07:00 PST
Acrylic air intake baffle plug http://www.instructables.com/id/Acrylic-air-intake-baffle-plug/
Acrylic air intake baffle plug - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0S/1ODD/GEW03WTR/F0S1ODDGEW03WTR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0S/1ODD/GEW03WTR/F0S1ODDGEW03WTR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0S/1ODD/GEW03WTR/F0S1ODDGEW03WTR.SMALL.jpg Akoi Meexx Preamble: In order to follow this instructable, you must have access to the following items: Acrylic A drill A lathe Screws Gouges and skews If you don't know what any of these tools are, just get a drain plug, or have someone who does have access to these tools to make it for ...
By: Akoi Meexx

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Fri, 15 Oct 2010 15:07:51 PDT
Jayefuu's Blog Roundup - August http://www.instructables.com/id/Jayefuus-Blog-Roundup-August/
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Sat, 21 Aug 2010 13:26:43 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/
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
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
Basic Work Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Work-Table/
Basic Work Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/3PZ9/G5KP894E/FJU3PZ9G5KP894E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/3PZ9/G5KP894E/FJU3PZ9G5KP894E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/3PZ9/G5KP894E/FJU3PZ9G5KP894E.SMALL.jpg randofo I set out to make a simple work table for my home studio so that I could have a surface upon which to work and document projects. I tried to keep the design as simple as possible as I only have a limited arsenal of power tools, a small vehicle for transporting materials and little patience for woodw...
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Wed, 17 Feb 2010 16:53:19 PST