Instructables: exploring - workshop - box - popular Sun, 29 Mar 2015 03:51:42 PDT BLOX v1.01 Custom Project Enclosure
Custom Project Enclosure - More DIY How To Projects]]> DIY Hacks and How Tos So you have just finished building an awesome electronics project. Now you need to find a housing for it. You could just stick it in a plain plastic box. But project enclosures that you buy from a store are expensive and are rarely the right size. So why not build your own custom project enclosure. ...
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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 04:37:09 PDT
CNC Hammer Joint Box
CNC Hammer Joint Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> mydarndest I am building some skills with my Shapeoko 2 and decided to cut a box that uses joinery and assembles without glue. Using a joinery technique called “Hammer Tenon”, I did some studies to translate it for CNC and did test cuts to make sure I had my file match the tolerance of the machine. Then, I d...
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Mon, 9 Mar 2015 12:24:27 PDT
Super Simple, Single Blade Box (Finger) Joint Jig
Super Simple, Single Blade Box (Finger) Joint Jig - More DIY How To Projects]]> TheWoodfather I really wanted to create box joints on my table saw but I don't have the cash right now for a a Dado stack. (They are hard to come by in Australia) so I decided to make an accurate Single Blade Jig for my Table Saw. The results are great, perfect fitting box joints straight off of the tablesaw. I t...
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Tue, 3 Mar 2015 05:20:16 PST
Portable Welding Table / Kit
Portable Welding Table / Kit - More DIY How To Projects]]> BoilingLeadBath A different approach to the "welding table" problem.As I see it, one of the primary advantages of the little (~100 A) arc welders is their portability, due to small footprint and 120 V input. However, the standard welding table is rather ungainly, heavy, and has no (or inadequate) storage capability...
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Mon, 9 Feb 2015 11:40:12 PST
Mid Century Coffee Table
Mid Century Coffee Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> jessemckee First, this design isn't necessarily my own. It's a common mid century design that I added some of my favorite details to. Mainly the box joinery. Sorry about the images being smaller, I only took these with my iPhone and updated my progress on Instagram a while back. My Instagram is @jessemckee if ...
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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:17:04 PST
Ring box with wooden hinge
Ring box with wooden hinge - More DIY How To Projects]]> petachock I really like making wooden boxes and always use wooden hinges, I think they look so much better than any hinge you can buy. Plus they cost so much less (in money terms that is, not time!). As a lot of people who do woodwork I often have loads of offcuts that a generally too small to do anything wit...
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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:23:20 PST
Secret Compartment Box with Silver Inlay
Secret Compartment Box with Silver Inlay - More DIY How To Projects]]> rybitski This box was constructed as a gift from cherry and walnut. The cherry was cut, dried, sawed, and planed in my hometown in Virginia then moved out west with me. The walnut was purchased locally in California. The only fasteners used in the construction of the box are the screws attaching the hinge, e...
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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 17:12:01 PST
Wooden Apple iPad Protective Box
Wooden Apple iPad Protective Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> AverageJoesJoinery I made this wooden box/case to enable me to take my iPad with me when I go into hospital. It will offer a lot of protection if I did drop it because the iPad is secured with padded foam inside the wooden box. Just because it was designed to offer protection doesnt mean it shouldnt look nice, so I in...
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 08:41:04 PST
Hardwood watch box
Hardwood watch box - More DIY How To Projects]]> plkap74 I made this wooden box as a present for my brother over the holidays. The box is made of two pieces of Padauk hardwood (love the red color). Box pieces of wood have had pockets CNC milled into them to fit a 2 watches, and the top of the box has been CNC milled with a v-shaped bit to make his initial...
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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:48:20 PST
Secret Compartment Box
Secret Compartment Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> dhpenner1 I've had this idea for a jewelry box with a secret compartment rolling around in my head for a few months. There are no metal mechanisms, all movement is caused by wooden springs activated by an unassuming key. Selecting Your Wood I used a Walnut for the sides and Curly Maple for the back, fron...
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 21:51:51 PST
Bandsaw Box Basics
Bandsaw Box Basics - More DIY How To Projects]]> malsonc Bandsaw boxes are not new, but they are not very common in some regions. While bandsaw boxes come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, I’m writing this Instructable for a box made from a section of log that is about 10 inches tall and about 6-8 inches in diameter. I’m using red cedar for this box,...
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Mon, 31 Jan 2011 14:16:56 PST
Cardboard fan blade
Cardboard fan blade - More DIY How To Projects]]> 5hwb Sometimes, the plastic fan blade of a fan can be prone to breaking, rendering the fan useless, even though the motor is still able to run well. A non-functioning fan can be very inconvenient, especially when all you want to do is cool off on a hot summer day. So what now? Thankfully, it's quite easy...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:22:25 PST
Terrarium Table
Terrarium Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> Paige Russell I've been wanting to make a piece of indoor 'garden' furniture for ages. Not only do plants help improve indoor air quality (see NASA study), they also are huge mood enhancers for me. So I finally got down to it and built a terrarium coffee table! It was a lot of work for my beginner self, but tot...
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:00:50 PST
Make A Cordless Lightbox
Make A Cordless Lightbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> imwilly Recently designed and constructed this light-box which requires no 'mains' power supply. Just insert a 9V DC battery.Have just finished my upload file and wanted to share.Now everyone can make their on light-boxes. Wanted to get it out there before someone tried making everyone pay for it.Cheapest A...
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 03:34:10 PST
dogwood burl and walnut freehand pick box
dogwood burl and walnut freehand pick box - More DIY How To Projects]]> rickysp8 Well it said "In this Wood Contest, we want you to show us what magic you can create with a hunk of wood" so I did just that. A couple of years ago while wondering out in the woods I found a dog wood tree with a small burl near its base and since the tree was nearly dead I got my saw and cut the bur...
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 17:18:59 PST
Pirate Chest Cooler Box
Pirate Chest Cooler Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> joshwelch9 I recently saw an instructable about turning a cooler into a treasure chest and had to give it a go. I'll walk you through the steps I took to turn my cooler into a treasure chest. All of my materials used were recycled wood from pallets and t...
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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:14:03 PDT
Generating elliptical boxes using a laser cutter and Inkscape
Generating elliptical boxes using a laser cutter and Inkscape - More DIY How To Projects]]> Basv This Instructable will teach you how to make elliptical boxes of different shapes and sizes like the ones pictured above. These boxes are easy to customize so you can add your own personal touch. Tools and materials A computer. Inkscape, a free and open source vector drawing application. ...
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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:50:35 PDT
Log box/case
Log box/case - More DIY How To Projects]]> SuperPollo My first Instructable, I hope you enjoy it:DFirst of all, I want to mention that English is not my mother or father tongue, so I apologize in advance for any grammar mistake, or if it’s hard to understand/follow. Therefore I’ll be writing in English and Spanish (mother tongue) for any bilingual make...
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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:12:42 PDT
Wooden iPhone Case
Wooden iPhone Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> deluges Hello everyone,So my dad got a brand new iPhone 5s (already outdated now) and I know that he would never buy a case for it so I decided to take the matter in my own hands and craft one for him, so that he would feel guilty if he said he didn't want it.Although he has a 5s, you can make this case for...
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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:51:19 PDT
Marvelous money boxes
Marvelous money boxes - More DIY How To Projects]]> petachock I wanted to make a couple of money boxes for my kids and had a marvel poster spare so decided I'd make a comic clad money box for them each. They will get £1 a week and 20 pence a day, with the day one being an incentive to behave......well I'm hoping anyway (they are 5 and 7 by the way and not grow...
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Sat, 13 Sep 2014 14:00:58 PDT
BenchBox - More DIY How To Projects]]> OliverS1 A BenchBox is a furniture unique industrial design that combines the ideas of a bench and a box (of course!).The BenchBox is a space saving furniture, this because it combines two diferent functions in a small confortable space. The functional and minimalist design create a link between the user of ...
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 10:39:59 PDT
Puzzle Box (Unabox)
Puzzle Box (Unabox) - More DIY How To Projects]]> mtairymd This is a modified version of the Unabox which was built by TXTCLA55 as shown here: simplified version can be built with limited tools and a basic skill level. The drawing is included in the video description. Note that the drawing units are...
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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:51:11 PDT
The Wooden Cordless Drill Press
The Wooden Cordless Drill Press - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Pallet Companion Cube Container
Pallet Companion Cube Container - More DIY How To Projects]]> 110_Design The following will guide you through the process of creating your very own companion cube container. Combining two great things, pallets and video game culture, I have brought into this world an up-cycled cube. Depending on the scale that it is made into, it can serve many purposes. From office tras...
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 13:58:23 PDT
Paper Cut Shadow Box
Paper Cut Shadow Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> bunbun_da_bunni Inspired by Hari & Deepti, my friend and I decided to make a romantic Zelda + Link paper cut shadow box (silhouette box? back lit box? whatever these things are called) for a neato personal birthday present! (Also makes a perfect wedding gift.) Mounted on a wall, or sitting on a desk, it provides a ...
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Fri, 30 May 2014 01:33:48 PDT
Canvas re-inforced cardboard storage box
Canvas re-inforced cardboard storage box - More DIY How To Projects]]> clampyclamp This is a cheap, easy to make and attractive solution to storing all the things that (like me) you cannot bring yourself to throw away.I chose a standard sized (33cm x 46cm) cardboard stock box for this project as it allowed me to use all the available space on an over the door shelf. I ended up mak...
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Sat, 24 May 2014 12:36:21 PDT
How to build a fiberglass sub box
How to build a fiberglass sub box - More DIY How To Projects]]> bgugino In this Instructable i will show you how to build your very own custom subwoofer box! Making room Depending on your install you might have to remove some stuff from your trunk or cabin (spare tire,seats etc...)In my case i have a single cab truck so my options are limited. I decided to take the ...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 00:26:50 PDT
Three finger box joint using a tenon jig
Three finger box joint using a tenon jig - More DIY How To Projects]]> golond Never be embarrassed by ugly screws and butt joints again! A simple finger joint is strong enough for most projects, and with a jig doing the heavy lifting it couldn't be easier.I made mine at TechShopTools needed:Table sawTenon jig (shop fox)Materials needed:LumberWood Glue Cut Lumber To Size ...
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Fri, 23 May 2014 00:40:39 PDT
Selesnya Deck Box
Selesnya Deck Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> brandonelms This a short, forgot to take pictures during the build, instructable. I wanted to make a cool box for my MTG cards. It could be used for other things as well. Please comment if you have any suggestions. Hope you enjoy. Most the pictures are on the last step. The Build For this project I used the ...
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Tue, 20 May 2014 08:37:23 PDT
Wooden Crate with Lid
Wooden Crate with Lid - More DIY How To Projects]]> lighteningdrake Before I truly figured out Kickstarter, I didn't realize that "add-ons" were something you could get by just adding more money to the pledge. So when I kicked (? can we make that official?) a project for a Kubb set, I didn't get the carry tote bag. But that's ok! It gave me the chance to build ...
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Thu, 8 May 2014 07:14:47 PDT
Elementary mitre box
Elementary mitre box - More DIY How To Projects]]> Martin Bal├ík A mitre box is a wood working tool used to guide a hand saw to make precise and fast mitre cuts in a board. The mitrebox is lightweight and portable. It's a good tool for smaller mitring jobs. Tools and materials A miter box could hardly be simpler, consisting as it does of only three pieces – fr...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:18:47 PDT
The Ramen Stand- A Portable, Modular Workstation
The Ramen Stand- A Portable, Modular Workstation - More DIY How To Projects]]> OahuMakerspace Portable Workstations are useful for many groups of people. For campers, they're called Chuck Boxes. For the military and Ham radio folks, they're called Field Desks. We've taken to calling this one the Ramen Stand. It looks sort of like a ramen stand or hot dog cart when it's folded up.  At the ma...
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Tue, 8 Apr 2014 16:01:00 PDT
Portable Electronics Workstation
Portable Electronics Workstation - More DIY How To Projects]]> nickneubrand As a college student from time to time I need to solder some things. Additionally when people find out that you have tools, you become the go to guy to fix anything that breaks. So to help with this, I designed this portable workstation that allows me to take all my soldering equipment to a differen...
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Sun, 6 Apr 2014 22:13:24 PDT
TARDIS-inspired Fitted Wand Box
TARDIS-inspired Fitted Wand Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> CabbitCastle Backround: Some of you may have seen my other instructable, "Sonic Screwdriver Wand: Doctor Who meets Harry Potter", where I describe how I constructed a combination of a Doctor Who Tenth Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver and Romana's Screwdriver into a combination of Screwdriver and wand. Basically, i...
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Sat, 5 Apr 2014 10:42:34 PDT
Sonic Screwdriver Wand: Doctor Who meets Harry Potter
Sonic Screwdriver Wand: Doctor Who meets Harry Potter - More DIY How To Projects]]> CabbitCastle Backgrund: About a year ago a friend of mine saw a very nice Sonic Screwdriver Wand made by Maranda Li aka Praeclarus Wands. Due to those being sold out she asked me if it would be possible for me to make her one, which is what I'll be attempting to do. Having talked to her about possible manufa...
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Sat, 5 Apr 2014 10:38:25 PDT
Doughnut Safe
Doughnut Safe - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mrballeng   This project transforms your spare tire into a locking safe. It provides a 4” x 12” round space for the valuables you have to leave in your car. I designed it around a spare tire because it already has unused space and it is "out of sight, out of mind". It also gives more function to an item...
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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 18:04:02 PDT
Build a Nest Box for Bumblebees
Build a Nest Box for Bumblebees - More DIY How To Projects]]> janw It is mid-March now and this is the moment, here in the Netherlands, that the bumblebee queens are coming out of hibernation. You can easily recognize them, because they are the only bumble bees flying out there for the moment. All bumblebees die in autumn each year, with the exception of the new qu...
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:28:58 PDT
woodburned Legend of Zelda box
woodburned Legend of Zelda box - More DIY How To Projects]]> jessyratfink The boy and I are proud owners of a wonky Ikea coffee table that we found on the side of the road. The major problem with this table is that it has a handy-dandy shelf, which likes to collect just about every small object in the apartment. It looks bad, our cats sometimes steal things, and I'm con...
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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 19:16:52 PDT
Recycled Wood Box Garden
Recycled Wood Box Garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> roballoba Spring is here! Everything is waking up from chilly slumber. Time to plant something!! I'm tired of just having a few good tomato plants and a bunch of wimpy veggies that don't get enough love. It seems that my fence blocks a lot of sun most of the day so my border garden was just not working out f...
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:43:20 PDT
Adjustable Mold Casting Box
Adjustable Mold Casting Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> golond A quick way to build an adjustable, reusable casting box in which to perform silicon casting. I made mine at Materials: 2x4 sheet of 1/2" plywood 2" screws Tools: Drill Countersink bit Tablesaw Determine the maximum dimensions of your box The maximum size your box will be lim...
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 23:56:07 PDT
Mario Bros. Box
Mario Bros. Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> TheAbandonedWarlord This is my first Instructable and I thought of it one evening whilst browsing through the competitions on this site and had the idea. I hope you enjoy building it as much as I have. What You Will Need Parts MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard) Glue or nails 2.5mm x 10 wood sc...
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Sat, 8 Mar 2014 09:11:36 PST
Jewelry Box
Jewelry Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> PaleoPunk Organize necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings in one convenient box. NO POWER TOOLS NEEDED. Materials Materials: A sketch or diagram of compartments (it makes things easier later if this drawing is to scale). Wood I used about 90 sq. inches of 3/8 inch thick clear pine for the bo...
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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 08:38:01 PST
From Beerbox To Toolbox 2.0
From Beerbox To Toolbox 2.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> bricobart Beer is always been a great source of inspiration to me. So here again. In this I'ble I'm going to show you how you can easily make a custom heavy duty toolbox from a plastic beerbox. A few years ago I already made such a thing, using two beerboxes. It's still in use, of course, since it's very stu...
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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 10:53:22 PST
Easy Configurable Cargo Blocks for Your Car Trunk
Easy Configurable Cargo Blocks for Your Car Trunk - More DIY How To Projects]]> imjasonc The Problem: Most of us have car trunks filled with loose boxes. When we drive around, these boxes slide around, or worse, tilt over spilling out all of our precious worldly possessions. Some of us have trunk nets. However, these trunk nets are better for loose small items (not boxes or large carg...
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Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:33:10 PST
Wooden Storage Box
Wooden Storage Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> SuzukiDHP This instructable will show you the basic concept behind the construction of this box. These boxes can be different sizes but this one is roughly 32in×17in×18in Materials Needed Materials Needed2 boxes of 1 1/4in wood screws 503 hinges (what ever you decide)4 18in×4in panel board2 1in×2in×6ft 1 ...
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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:16:25 PST
Codex Puzzle Box
Codex Puzzle Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> LMO Please take a minute to vote for my project in the hidden compartments contest if you like it! Thanks!This instructable will show you how to make a puzzle box that is opened by aligning inner rings that rotate and align into unique designs. This design lets you choose whether you want the box to o...

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Sun, 26 Jan 2014 11:52:22 PST
Planter Box from Pallets
Planter Box from Pallets - More DIY How To Projects]]> mtairymd Rendered image from CAD Drawing File – Plan 1 Drawing File – Plan 2 Find free pallets from Craigslist. If not available, you can purchase them locally for very little money. When...
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Sat, 25 Jan 2014 16:19:23 PST
How to make a blanket chest.
How to make a blanket chest. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mrballeng A friend of ours is expecting a child. I made this chest for her to have a place to store diapers, wipes, and toys for her little muchkin. Any parent in a two story house will tell you how convenient it is to have a diaper stash both upstairs and downstairs. The size of the box was determined by t...
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 20:55:26 PST
Puzzle Box Safe
Puzzle Box Safe - More DIY How To Projects]]> marsjer000 This is my first instructable so bare with me. Feedback is greatly appreciated both positive and negative. The puzzle box is a mystery box that can only be opened once you pull out the lock key and then both adjacent corners have to be grabbed in order to open. It will take them awhile even if they...
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Sat, 11 Jan 2014 19:07:53 PST
Build a Billy Cart
Build a Billy Cart - More DIY How To Projects]]> ScitechWA There is a lot of building going on at Scitech at the moment with the opening of our new feature exhibition Ingenious. All that hammering and gluing took us back to our childhood and we just couldn't resist the temptation to build a billy cart. A billy cart (or gravity racer) is a fantastic way to ...
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Tue, 17 Dec 2013 18:27:47 PST