Instructables: exploring - workshop - acrylic Mon, 30 Nov 2015 02:01:57 PST BLOX v1.01 Make an art with lasers and paint
Make an art with lasers and paint - More DIY How To Projects]]> SherryWong Seascape Triptych, 2015 (Acrylic and pencil on laser-etched wood panels)This is a triptych made from wood panels that were etched with a laser cutter and then fleshed out using traditional painting and drawing techniques. The laser cut portion is a digital collage of hand-drawn scenes using a Wacom ...
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Wed, 11 Nov 2015 17:47:37 PST
3D Laser Cut LED Star
3D Laser Cut LED Star - More DIY How To Projects]]> gizmologist When I was a child, my family had a classic Christmas tree topper in the form of a 3-D star made from perforated metal with clear plastic points. Somewhere along the way, I got rid of it and now I regret it, because it was beautiful.Geometrically, it was a dodecahedron (12-sided solid) with clear pl...
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Mon, 19 Oct 2015 10:56:24 PDT
Halloween Window Display
Halloween Window Display - More DIY How To Projects]]> Wacky_WoodWorks Halloween Window DisplayThis was part of Simply Wooden Creations Scroll Saw Artist Contest 2015. Me not being the best scroll sawiest I am expecting the other entries to win and some of them are pretty cool. The rules were it had to be Halloween themed, and 90%+ had to be cut out on the scroll saw. ...
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Sun, 18 Oct 2015 22:31:09 PDT
Laser Cut Wolverine Claws
Laser Cut Wolverine Claws - More DIY How To Projects]]> fsl3d Create a set of harmless claws for the perfect costume accessory.Materials:1/8" AcrylicSuper GlueChrome Spray PaintTools:Laser Cutter (Full Spectrum Laser - Hobby Laser) Cut Cut your files out with a laser cutter. Engrave the blue lines and cut on the red lines.Included are the "Small" ...
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Wed, 30 Sep 2015 15:07:23 PDT
Choosing Greener Plastics
Choosing Greener Plastics - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jer_Faludi Interested in choosing greener plastics and avoiding toxic crap? Whether you're making fun geekadelic stuff or hardcore Eco-geek stuff, how do you choose healthy sustainable plastics? Think — do you really need plastic? Or would wood or metal work? Plastic is an amazingly useful material, but ...
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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 07:07:16 PDT
How I Painted My Rims
How I Painted My Rims - More DIY How To Projects]]> turbiny Plan Think Gather Previous owner color of choice Scrub Or Depaint* A little scrubing so the new paint will stick to themI didnt really care i aint gona lie on the ground all day and admire my work thats why i didnt remove all the previous colors Adjust Your Spray Gun And Paint Evenly Pain...
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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 10:01:20 PDT
How to Make a Laser Cut Map of San Francisco
How to Make a Laser Cut Map of San Francisco - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ryan_tepper As an intern at Autodesk this summer, I am lucky enough to be stationed at Pier 9 with the Project Ignite team. I have full access to the all of the incredible machinery and resources of the Pier — in short, this place is paradise.With my girlfriend's birthday coming up, I figured I'd make her somet...
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Sat, 8 Aug 2015 06:04:08 PDT
Custom Acrylic Baseball Bat Stand
Custom Acrylic Baseball Bat Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> JonBush I recently remodeled my home office and it is now quite modern in style. I am a big St. Louis Cardinals fan and have some sports memorabilia that I had previously displayed in my office and wanted to continue to do so. Problem was that all of my display cases were oak and mahogany in color and jus...
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Sat, 1 Aug 2015 20:59:59 PDT
Ducati & Hyosung Logo Plaques
Ducati & Hyosung Logo Plaques - More DIY How To Projects]]> Wacky_WoodWorks I design the logo's on the computer, and print out. I use spray adhesive and stick to the acrylic.Acrylic can be tricky to work with, to drill it, drill very slowly and resist the urge to punch it through, that is when it will crack or you will get major chip out etc.I then cut the major parts out o...
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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 01:49:25 PDT
The Marking Gauge Set
The Marking Gauge Set - More DIY How To Projects]]> -BALES- I'm a big fan of marking gauges ... we go way back. Rulers, squares, compasses of several varieties ... I got 'em. I have a love affair with combination squares especially .. I have several. 18", 12", 6" ... heck I have 3 of the 6" model alone. I have found that 3 just isn't enough for me. It n...

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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 09:18:23 PDT
Bicycle Frame Lamp
Bicycle Frame Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> JPBlind So...I got my hands on a broken KTM carbon fiber bicycle frame, and decided not to throw it away, and do a cool looking lamp.The frame got crushed by a truck in a warehouse, it was pretty damaged in the rear, but the front was new. Lets start the project, go to the first step :D Cuting the frame ...
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Wed, 3 Jun 2015 15:44:55 PDT
Bar Stool Recycled into Spike the Hedgehog
Bar Stool Recycled into Spike the Hedgehog - More DIY How To Projects]]> CurtosNoirDesign I had a broken bar stool and I decided to repurpose its parts into a lovely piece of art instead of throwing it out. This was a fun project and I highly recommend recycling your broken wooden things. Sand and Apply Template Sand the finish if one is still on the wood you are using. I drew what I ...
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Fri, 29 May 2015 05:19:38 PDT
Custom Lasercut Sign
Custom Lasercut Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> Trotec Laser Canada Here is a step by step guide to making a custom sign using a Trotec Speedy 300.For this project you will need: 1/8" Clear acrylic 1/8" white acrylicSpray paint Methylene Chloride Cord or chain Laying out the letters You want to pick a clean sans sarif font and lay out your letters in individual r...
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Mon, 25 May 2015 10:38:59 PDT
Renew Sound Portable Casing
Renew Sound Portable Casing - More DIY How To Projects]]> ir_One I'm really bored whit my sound portable casing that has ugly, looks boring and faulty battery. i had the idea to make my own casing. because i like different. What is needed what is needed ? of course outdated sound portable boring, and some toolstools and material. 1. outdated sound portable2. a...
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Tue, 19 May 2015 06:56:28 PDT
Mid-Century Modern Squirrel Feeder
Mid-Century Modern Squirrel Feeder - More DIY How To Projects]]> dhpenner1 A few obstacles to, hopefully, prevent birds from stealing all the nuts.
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Thu, 14 May 2015 22:10:42 PDT
LED Acrylic Glass Sign
LED Acrylic Glass Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> ShakeTheFuture In this Instructable, I made a LED acrylic sign.You will need:For the Sign: Acrylic glassI used a 100 X 80 X 5 mm sheet Mini drill with diamond burr bits. Stencil knife Picture/print out for the stencilFor the base:Instamorph moldable plastic2 LED's with a battery holder, batteries and a switch Fo...
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Sat, 2 May 2015 10:48:58 PDT
Woodturning-Acrylic Cigar Pen
Woodturning-Acrylic Cigar Pen - More DIY How To Projects]]> HPandLOTR So I've made quite a few wooden pens but turning acrylic is just a more fun medium than wood is when it comes to pen turning. So what I like about acrylic is that you don't have to finish it. Since acrylic doesn't show signs of wear and tear over the years (like wood), you really don't have to wor...

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Mon, 6 Apr 2015 08:19:24 PDT
Plunge Router Base for a Fixed Router
Plunge Router Base for a Fixed Router - More DIY How To Projects]]> schnurrbart For many beginning woodworkers, the dilemma of whether to buy a fixed or plunge router (and when/why to use one over the other) can be confusing. For most projects, a fixed router will take care of the job handily, but there are times when a plunge router is helpful or necessary. Purchasing a comb...
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:56:10 PDT
Laser cut planters
Laser cut planters - More DIY How To Projects]]> sursula some months ago i discovered that my university has a laser cutter standing around and so i took a course to be able to use it and ever since them i am a happy took some time to get used to the thing and to channel all the ideas that i had into actual projects, but the process was total...
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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 08:05:34 PST
Transparent Shelf
Transparent Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> DIY11 The shelf is made from two acrylic sheets (1/2 inch thick).Each sheet is folded, forming a U.We are going to hang the shelf from the ceiling. Drilling The drilling must be done ate the 4 corners of the sheet.The sheet is 40 x 30 inchesthe distance should be of 2x2 inches.Drilling hole : 1/2 inch....
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Wed, 4 Feb 2015 11:46:04 PST
Using Fusion to Create Plug Molds
Using Fusion to Create Plug Molds - More DIY How To Projects]]> JenniferBerry In this tutorial I'll be using Fusion 360 to create a plug mold for vacuum forming acrylic so that the end product resembles a blown-glass scale insect.Materials used:1/4 inch acrylic, clear and white3/4 inch MDF, glued with wood glue for stock materialKrylon red spraypaintiDye brand polymer dyedust...
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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:59:47 PST
Gettin' Jiggy Widdit
Gettin' Jiggy Widdit - More DIY How To Projects]]> JenniferBerry Laser Etching acrylic can be a wonderful experience, especially if you're never worked with acrylic before and have hangups against it as a material. I fall into that category, someone who has detested all things plastic-y since childhood. But I have to admit, its such a wonderful material to work ...
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:03:46 PDT
Shapeoko 2 Dust Cabinet With Lighting
Shapeoko 2 Dust Cabinet With Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> larryservin If you've worked with a CNC machine in a small room then you know how everything gets covered in 10 feet of dust. Ok, maybe not that much but this quick (cheap) build will help keep the dust from piling up in your room. Yes, you can always add a vacuum but if you've used this machine in a small room...
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Sat, 13 Sep 2014 23:08:16 PDT
Guest Book Table
Guest Book Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Levitating Acrylic & Whiteboard Coffee Table
Levitating Acrylic & Whiteboard Coffee Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> FabricateIO Here's how to build a "levitating" coffee table with acrylic legs, that doubles as a whiteboard! We made it at TechShop Pittsburgh, and a full BOM and assembly guide is available in the PDF file below.Like this Instructable? Don't forget to follow us, favorite it, and check us out on Facebook!Comple...
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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:30:45 PDT
Kinship Vase
Kinship Vase - More DIY How To Projects]]> CobyUnger In life, we depend on one another to succeed and to simply survive. This is true in small communities, and in the greater scope of human existence. The goal of this vase is to demonstrate the notion of interdependence and the importance of community. No single unit functions without the support of o...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:40:50 PDT
Coke Bottle Sputnik Lamp
Coke Bottle Sputnik Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> doddieszoomer Gather Your Bottles You will need 12 glass coke bottles for this Instructable, so get drinking.You will also need:Zip tiesLaser cutterBlack acrylic 3mmFairy lightsGlue gun Fire The Laser Cannon Using suitable software draw out 12 pentagons, these will need 2 stitch holes on each side and a jo...
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 12:38:53 PDT
TV Screen Protector
TV Screen Protector - More DIY How To Projects]]> danjferg This tutorial will show you how to build an inexpensive and effective screen protector for your expensive TV.The Story:While talking on the phone one day my sister-in-law shared the sad news that they're new flat-screen TV had been broken by an errant toy truck. Only a week later a friend down the s...
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Thu, 3 Jul 2014 20:35:43 PDT
Star Trek LED Light
Star Trek LED Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> kludge77 I make a Star Trek LED light from walnut and acrylic. Add some electronics and you've got a one of a kind desk light, or night light! It's also modular so you can update it whenever it strikes your fancy! Finished with wipe on poly and acrylic shined with a spot of windex...
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:20:53 PDT
Laser Cut Maze
Laser Cut Maze - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mason Wright Materials 1: You need three sheets of plastic in any color 2: Glue 3: A way to cut the plastic I used a laser but you can use a saw Designing null Cutting The Top null Cutting The Middle null Cutting The Bottom null Drilling And Gluing For this you will need a clear glue T...
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:52:11 PDT
Marble Note Holder
Marble Note Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> kludge77 Something you may not have seen before...I used 6/4 mulberry for the top portion and a scrap piece of 1/4 oak veneered MDF. Added a piece of acrylic and the marbles and you get a nice note holder.I then recessed a couple of rare earth magnets and you've got a pretty simple project.I'm thinking that ...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 11:10:08 PDT
Disc Lamp
Disc Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> softconcrete The lamp is made of multiple acrylic rings and a block of jelutong wood at it's base. The making of lamp requires few skills but a laser cutter is required to cut the acrylic discs. Tools:Laser cutter wet and dry paper and sand paper soldering iron A drill A saw Laser Cutting: The Shade The rin...
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Thu, 5 Jun 2014 11:14:15 PDT
Efficient Water Pump
Efficient Water Pump - More DIY How To Projects]]> joshward Follow these instructions to make a really simple water pump that's easy to make and works efficiently. We designed this pump for a brief we were given at the Glasgow School of Art to attempt to design and create the most efficient way possible of lifting water up by 60mm. You can apply this design ...
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Mon, 19 May 2014 10:29:03 PDT
NiChrome Hot Wire Cutter for Acrylic
NiChrome Hot Wire Cutter for Acrylic - More DIY How To Projects]]> fozzy13 Acrylic sheet is always a go-to for me when building something. It's relatively cheap, durable, and able to be used for a variety of applications. For the past few years, I've been using a Dremel rotary tool to cut the plexiglass, which gets messy, takes forever, and doesn't provide very clean edg...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:54:45 PDT
How to Make an Acrylic Print Head
How to Make an Acrylic Print Head - More DIY How To Projects]]> AeKreimer Hello! In this Instructable we will be covering how to make an acrylic print head. For this Instructable I obtained a file of the print head drawing from Zego Robotics and adjusted my measurements accordingly. Drawing the Print Head In CorelDRAW, begin by drawing the 6 circles, with each pair of ...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 11:03:54 PDT
Bar's Open Acrylic Glass Engraving
Bar's Open Acrylic Glass Engraving - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
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Mon, 3 Mar 2014 08:37:14 PST
Trash Box - interlocked slices
Trash Box - interlocked slices - More DIY How To Projects]]> watanay This is a simple Trash box which was made with 2D laser cutting system. Shape Shifter to create a base shape I used Shape Shifter website to create a base shape. are many presets and you can adjust parameters as you like.I exporetd data as OBJ format for 2D Laser cut...
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Wed, 5 Feb 2014 19:21:21 PST
Make an Instructables Robot Keychain!
Make an Instructables Robot Keychain! - More DIY How To Projects]]> fozzy13 During my last day as an Artist in Residence at Instructables, I was determined to get some last minute use out of the awesome tools I had available before I had to say goodbye.  During my stay I loved having access to the Epilog laser cutter.  Having never used one before, I was able to pick up Ink...
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Thu, 15 Aug 2013 23:11:36 PDT
Portable, Durable, Light Worktable
Portable, Durable, Light Worktable - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Latex Concrete Roof - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Desk lamp, Mushrooms
Desk lamp, Mushrooms - More DIY How To Projects]]> TheFullMetalAlchemist It's been awhile since I've been able to make something for myself. Recycled motorcycle parts, hand fabricated acrylic, LEDs. 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
Make a Scooter from Scratch - More DIY How To Projects]]> Sam DeRose I go to a pretty geeky engineering college (Harvey Mudd) where most people use some type of wheeled transportation, ranging from longboards and unicycles, to scooters and free lines. The geeky part is many people build their own versions, customize them with engravings and stencils, and occasionally...
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Sat, 22 Jun 2013 17:03:53 PDT
Laser Cut Acrylic Rose with Etched Base
Laser Cut Acrylic Rose with Etched Base - More DIY How To Projects]]> Lcartier Hello everyone,  I made an acrylic rose display piece for a loved one. I was lucky enough to have access to an Epilog  laser cutter at the time. If I were to win an Epilog  Zing 16 Laser,  I would start a small business making sculptures, jewelery, and other cool and unique things.     When I made t...
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Mon, 3 Jun 2013 03:17:14 PDT
Illustrator-Based Custom Laser-Cut License Plate Frame
Illustrator-Based Custom Laser-Cut License Plate Frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> MisterEarl I made it at Techshop! ( Custom License Plate Frame from Cast Acrylic using Adobe Illustrator and the Trotec Laser Cutter The license plate frame is a fairly simple project that can give you professional results by following some tips and will teach you some key aspects of Illus...
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Sat, 18 May 2013 11:58:42 PDT
Laser-cut Acrylic License Plate Frame
Laser-cut Acrylic License Plate Frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Sign for Cottage - lit by the sun - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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. 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
Laser Cut Frame, 5x7
Laser Cut Frame, 5x7 - More DIY How To Projects]]> Robotodd This Instructables will take you step by step through the process of making a simple table-top frame.  The files I've provided will result in a frame for a 5" x 7" photo (flyer, menu card, etc.).  Of course you can also engrave a pattern, text, or whatever other decorative elements you'd like.  I en...
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Thu, 9 May 2013 15:25:58 PDT
Cantilever night stand (with USB charging)
Cantilever night stand (with USB charging) - More DIY How To Projects]]> samr37l This is a great simple to build nightstand that looks very futuristic and is very practical. You can buy everything you need at Home Depot, and can build the whole table in two days (depending on how long it takes for the stain to dry). A special addition of this table: it has a USB charger plug bui...
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Mon, 1 Apr 2013 08:14:07 PDT
Double Wall Curved Bookshelf
Double Wall Curved Bookshelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> danny.carmen The main instructions are in BOLD - for those of you who just like to get a direction and go for it.  For those of you who like a little bit more detail, look to the fine print. Alright, so in this instructable we are going to learn the skills needed to create the bookshelf pictured above.  It is m...
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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 16:30:07 PDT