Instructables: exploring - workshop - carpentry http://www.instructables.com Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:42:33 PDT BLOX v1.01 Tool Hack: Using a counter sink http://www.instructables.com/id/Tool-Hack-Using-a-counter-sink/
Tool Hack: Using a counter sink - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1V/AZFR/I7KB9HP9/F1VAZFRI7KB9HP9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1V/AZFR/I7KB9HP9/F1VAZFRI7KB9HP9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1V/AZFR/I7KB9HP9/F1VAZFRI7KB9HP9.SMALL.jpg MyFixitUpLife Here’s a tool hack that I promise will save you time and make your projects better. Or at least less frustrating. OK, maybe I don’t promise because I don’t know you. What I do promise is that it saves me time. All the time.It falls into this category, that I’m the first one in history to make up: ‘L...
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:01:15 PDT
How to build a pergola: Make it awesome from the ground up. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-pergola-Make-it-awesome-from-the-gr/
How to build a pergola: Make it awesome from the ground up. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/EC85/I6RSJ0MJ/FSWEC85I6RSJ0MJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/EC85/I6RSJ0MJ/FSWEC85I6RSJ0MJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/EC85/I6RSJ0MJ/FSWEC85I6RSJ0MJ.SMALL.jpg MyFixitUpLife If you’ve got grand backyard landscaping ideas, then how to build a pergola—that rocks—should be on your list. This pergola is a one-of-a-kinder with a multi-use space for seating and serving. We hope you love it as much as we do.After picking the perfect location and determining a size that fits th...
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 12:36:33 PST
Make a custom washroom vanity with reclaimed wood! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-custom-washroom-vanity-with-reclaimed-wood/
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 11:51:31 PST
DIY materials cart http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-materials-cart/
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 06:11:06 PST
Hammer Handle http://www.instructables.com/id/Hammer-Handle/
Hammer Handle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F35/EV42/I5J56XR9/F35EV42I5J56XR9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F35/EV42/I5J56XR9/F35EV42I5J56XR9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F35/EV42/I5J56XR9/F35EV42I5J56XR9.SMALL.jpg stevenarango Great little hammer head Bottle opener Hammer Handle Uncle Phil Gave me this beautiful Hammer Head With out a handle its a small head with a bottle opener on one sideso i decided to make a Handle using Hard WoodCut a Pc about 14 inches long use the table saw to cut and mark the top of the handl...
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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:11:27 PST
Media Cabinet with Shutters http://www.instructables.com/id/Media-Cabinet-with-Shutters/
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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:58:46 PST
Wood Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Cart/
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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:37:01 PST
Beautiful Inexpensive Rustic Coffee Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Beautiful-Inexpensive-Rustic-Coffee-Table/
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:46:41 PST
DIY Tree MANOR - Australia Day ready http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Tree-MANOR-Australia-Day-ready/
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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 03:34:49 PST
How to build a kid's loft bed http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-kids-loft-bed/
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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 06:31:07 PST
How to make a stand-up desk http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-stand-up-desk/
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Fri, 9 Jan 2015 06:24:31 PST
DIY decor: Steampunk bathroom shelf http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-decor-Steampunk-bathroom-shelf/
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Mon, 5 Jan 2015 10:55:39 PST
Simple Router Table from Reclaimed Desk http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Router-Table-from-Reclaimed-Desk/
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 23:06:38 PST
Newport Patio Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/PATIO-CHAIR-WITH-LUMBAR-SUPPORT/
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 15:34:23 PST
DIY Project: How to make a workbench http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Project-How-to-make-a-workbench/
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Mon, 29 Dec 2014 06:53:24 PST
Miter Saw Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/Miter-Saw-Cart/
Miter Saw Cart - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/O3F5/I3H50WTA/FPIO3F5I3H50WTA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/O3F5/I3H50WTA/FPIO3F5I3H50WTA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/O3F5/I3H50WTA/FPIO3F5I3H50WTA.SMALL.jpg ToolboxDivas Now I’ve always been in love with DIY and home improvement. I love decorating and making things with my hands. But recently, I discovered the joys of woodworking. I quickly realized that I needed to upgrade my tools to include a compound miter saw. That being said, I needed a more permanent plac...
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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:47:28 PST
Custom Kitchen Island with LED lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Kitchen-Island-with-LED-lighting/
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Mon, 1 Dec 2014 14:40:16 PST
Pixel Art Chopping Boards http://www.instructables.com/id/Pixel-Art-Chopping-Boards/
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 17:55:52 PST
Restoring a damaged table edge http://www.instructables.com/id/Restoring-a-damaged-table-edge/
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14:19:48 PDT
Simple Tiny House Loft Ladder http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Tiny-House-Loft-Ladder/
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 21:14:24 PDT
The Pallet Playhouse http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Pallet-Playhouse/
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 11:53:32 PDT
Deku Shield http://www.instructables.com/id/Deku-Shield/
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:14:14 PDT
Woodworking With Children How To: Fox and Sheep playing board http://www.instructables.com/id/Woodworking-With-Children-How-To-Fox-and-Sheep-pla/
Woodworking With Children How To: Fox and Sheep playing board - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX5/C24X/HV2AJIYW/FX5C24XHV2AJIYW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX5/C24X/HV2AJIYW/FX5C24XHV2AJIYW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX5/C24X/HV2AJIYW/FX5C24XHV2AJIYW.SMALL.jpg FlorisBooks Small speedy projects are perfect when you want to get started and practise your woodworking skills; they're also excellent if you're working with a very young carpenter. That's why we've chosen this fun game to start with - it's quick and simple to make. No special carpentry skills are needed to ma...
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Mon, 12 May 2014 04:15:17 PDT
Lovable Wooden Picture Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Lovable-Wooden-Picture-Puzzle/
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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 17:27:58 PDT
How to Read a Speed Square http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Read-a-Speed-Square/
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:25:05 PDT
Planter box from surplus timber http://www.instructables.com/id/Planter-box-from-surplus-timber/
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:17:18 PDT
A Desktop Bag Toss: Build it with Few Tools http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Desktop-Bag-Toss-Build-it-with-Few-Tools/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGN/MOJB/HLZRXPTY/FGNMOJBHLZRXPTY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGN/MOJB/HLZRXPTY/FGNMOJBHLZRXPTY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGN/MOJB/HLZRXPTY/FGNMOJBHLZRXPTY.SMALL.jpg Adeldor Known by a variety of names - baggo, cornhole, corn toss, etc. - the game's platform dimensions are normally 2 feet by 4 feet. At 11 inches by 7½ inches, this miniature indoor version is designed to sit on a desktop or table. It's well sized for a typical office cube. Videos giving a blow-by-blow a...
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Sun, 29 Sep 2013 16:25:51 PDT
Custom Crown Molding http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Crown-Molding/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYH/L0I1/HLBR5IVN/FYHL0I1HLBR5IVN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYH/L0I1/HLBR5IVN/FYHL0I1HLBR5IVN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYH/L0I1/HLBR5IVN/FYHL0I1HLBR5IVN.SMALL.jpg earlcibiades 1) Choose wood that's no longer wet so that it will remain stable once installed.  If painting the wood, it need not be expensive wood.  The trim-work in the pictures here includes a combination of pine and MDF.  (Although MDF is cheap and paints nicely, it makes a huge mess and is hazardous unless ...
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Sun, 8 Sep 2013 23:05:57 PDT
Custom Armoire http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Armoire/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/8SEY/HLBR5IQM/F0E8SEYHLBR5IQM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/8SEY/HLBR5IQM/F0E8SEYHLBR5IQM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/8SEY/HLBR5IQM/F0E8SEYHLBR5IQM.SMALL.jpg earlcibiades 1) Draw out the design, including all measurements, and start by building a basic box out of plywood. 2) Add shelves, then add solid wood face-frame to cover the exposed plywood edges. 4) Add base molding to the bottom of box and crown molding to the top. 5) Build and hang doors. 6) Sand and paint. ...
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Sun, 8 Sep 2013 22:51:01 PDT
Rifle Cleaning Stand from Scrap http://www.instructables.com/id/Rifle-Cleaning-Stand-from-Scrap/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/NSLX/HL94E4JF/FIBNSLXHL94E4JF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/NSLX/HL94E4JF/FIBNSLXHL94E4JF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/NSLX/HL94E4JF/FIBNSLXHL94E4JF.SMALL.jpg earlcibiades 1) Consider dimensions that will work with multiple rifles, if applicable. 2) Cut notches for butt and stock/barrel such that the rifle ends up roughly level. 3) Foam/rubber can be wedged in the notches, under the butt and barrel, to keep the gun secure (instead of adding a vice mechanism). 4) Cut a...
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Fri, 6 Sep 2013 01:27:19 PDT
Hidden room under the stairs http://www.instructables.com/id/Hidden-room-under-the-stairs/
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Mon, 29 Jul 2013 20:37:32 PDT
Making a shelf out of a single board - my first project in the Techshop woodshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-shelf-out-of-a-single-board-my-first-pr/
Making a shelf out of a single board - my first project in the Techshop woodshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/XUV5/HH2VFGZB/F37XUV5HH2VFGZB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/XUV5/HH2VFGZB/F37XUV5HH2VFGZB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/XUV5/HH2VFGZB/F37XUV5HH2VFGZB.SMALL.jpg MikeCicc After I'd taken the basic safety course for the Techshop woodshop in SF, I was ready to knock out some basic projects to get some practice on the tools before trying anything more complicated.  My first project was making this simple shelf out of a 7-foot board.  Making a shelf can be a good first p...
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Tue, 28 May 2013 12:04:17 PDT
Checking a Square Before You Buy http://www.instructables.com/id/Checking-a-Square-Before-You-Buy/
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Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:19:54 PDT
Low Cost Tool Cupboard - repurposed particleboard/chipboard pallets. Cheap & Cheerfull Woodwork Project. Armoire a outils http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Cost-Tool-Cupboard-repurposed-particleboard/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/6P91/H7URAZN7/FPW6P91H7URAZN7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/6P91/H7URAZN7/FPW6P91H7URAZN7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/6P91/H7URAZN7/FPW6P91H7URAZN7.SMALL.jpg Organikmechanic Repurposing low end chipboard/particleboard pallets to make a handy tool cupboard for use in a well-ventilated workshop. Not materials I usually work with but 4 turned up recently at my suppliers and I had just the job to fit them. Also included, how to repurpose a set of door hinges to make a stapl...
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Thu, 4 Oct 2012 05:04:53 PDT
Big Green Egg BBQ Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Big-Green-Egg-BBQ-Table/
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Sat, 15 Sep 2012 08:10:05 PDT
Repairing Split Wood http://www.instructables.com/id/Repairing-Split-Wood/
Repairing Split Wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYB/NPN7/H6DWVFPS/FYBNPN7H6DWVFPS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYB/NPN7/H6DWVFPS/FYBNPN7H6DWVFPS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYB/NPN7/H6DWVFPS/FYBNPN7H6DWVFPS.SMALL.jpg Scotttland In an otherwise attractive piece of wood, an unsightly split or crack can run deep like family turmoil.  Most wood fillers are intended to be little more than aesthetic solutions.  Even the hardiest fillers are intended to withstand compressive forces but not sheer stress.  Here I will demonstrate m...
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Tue, 28 Aug 2012 17:38:28 PDT
Little Free Library http://www.instructables.com/id/Little-Free-Library/
Little Free Library - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/HPPI/H5E9QCD5/FDAHPPIH5E9QCD5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/HPPI/H5E9QCD5/FDAHPPIH5E9QCD5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/HPPI/H5E9QCD5/FDAHPPIH5E9QCD5.SMALL.jpg alanwbaker Join the Little Free Library movement by building your own.  Thousands of people have already done so.  Here's an article in our local newspaper about this one.  The size can be anything from a cubic foot up, so there's lots of flexibility in design and materials. The Little Free Library web s...
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Sat, 4 Aug 2012 21:17:37 PDT
How To Add a Steel Coupling to a Hand Rail http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Add-a-Steel-Coupling-to-a-Hand-Rail/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPA/2KMO/H401V0ZT/FPA2KMOH401V0ZT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPA/2KMO/H401V0ZT/FPA2KMOH401V0ZT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPA/2KMO/H401V0ZT/FPA2KMOH401V0ZT.SMALL.jpg San Juan Carpentry Apparently... Shipping an 11' hand rail is VERY expensive. So when Scott Shaeffer of San Juan Carpentry was faced with the challenge to save his customer hundreds of dollars, he cut his piece of work in half! Then put it all back together again with a stylish steel coupling. Give it a try!
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Thu, 28 Jun 2012 19:53:55 PDT
How To Make a Puzzle Cut Shelf with Scott Shaeffer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-a-Puzzle-Cut-Shelf-with-Scott-Shaeffer/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/SC9K/H3Z3U9VN/FCISC9KH3Z3U9VN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/SC9K/H3Z3U9VN/FCISC9KH3Z3U9VN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/SC9K/H3Z3U9VN/FCISC9KH3Z3U9VN.SMALL.jpg San Juan Carpentry Scott of San Juan Carpentry shows you (in a time-lapsed video) how to make a "puzzle cut" shelf. This technique is rarely seen in the log furniture market so after you learn how to do it, don't tell anyone else!
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Thu, 28 Jun 2012 19:44:22 PDT
How to Make a Metal Table Top with Scott Shaeffer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Metal-Table-Top-with-Scott-Shaeffer/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/XEKV/H3Z3C8MV/FDAXEKVH3Z3C8MV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/XEKV/H3Z3C8MV/FDAXEKVH3Z3C8MV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/XEKV/H3Z3C8MV/FDAXEKVH3Z3C8MV.SMALL.jpg San Juan Carpentry Scott Shaeffer of San Juan Carpentry shows you step by step how to turn a piece of scrap metal into a beautiful table top for your next table creation!
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Thu, 28 Jun 2012 19:36:57 PDT
Easy zero clearance throatplate for any table saw http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-zero-clearance-throatplate-for-any-table-saw/
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Sat, 2 Jun 2012 11:28:11 PDT
About the FLIP Bench! http://www.instructables.com/id/About-the-FLIP-Bench/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/3SPO/GZ6I5U5S/F013SPOGZ6I5U5S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/3SPO/GZ6I5U5S/F013SPOGZ6I5U5S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/3SPO/GZ6I5U5S/F013SPOGZ6I5U5S.SMALL.jpg San Juan Carpentry By popular demand, I have made a video about the flip bench I use in my other videos. I didn't build a new one so I hope this is enough information to answer some questions!
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Sun, 4 Mar 2012 09:37:04 PST
How To Trouble Shoot Electrical Problem http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Trouble-Shoot-Electrical-Problem/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FVD/G1CA/GV8UU4A3/FVDG1CAGV8UU4A3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVD/G1CA/GV8UU4A3/FVDG1CAGV8UU4A3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVD/G1CA/GV8UU4A3/FVDG1CAGV8UU4A3.SMALL.jpg San Juan Carpentry I'll show you how to trouble shoot an electrical problem with my jointer! Oh no! But don't worry, we fix it. And we learn a thing or two about electrical stuff like motors and switches!
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Sun, 20 Nov 2011 23:51:02 PST
How To Glue Up A Wood Table Top http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Glue-Up-A-Wood-Table-Top/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/H348/GV8SCU4I/FI5H348GV8SCU4I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/H348/GV8SCU4I/FI5H348GV8SCU4I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/H348/GV8SCU4I/FI5H348GV8SCU4I.SMALL.jpg San Juan Carpentry I'll show you how to glue up a table top using 2" aspen boards that still have the natural edge. Then we'll use that table top to make bar stool seats!
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Sun, 20 Nov 2011 23:01:31 PST
How To Make A Common Rafter For Any Width Structure http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Common-Rafter-For-Any-Width-Structur/
How To Make A Common Rafter For Any Width Structure - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/ATB8/GTJS8TMZ/F93ATB8GTJS8TMZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/ATB8/GTJS8TMZ/F93ATB8GTJS8TMZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/ATB8/GTJS8TMZ/F93ATB8GTJS8TMZ.SMALL.jpg Joe Smania INTRODUCTION: If any terms or wording I have used is confusing at all or anything seems unclear, please feel free to ask a question. I don't check everyday, but I do check in often, and would be happy to answer any questions or edit something that is unclear for you..... These instructions should...
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Sun, 9 Oct 2011 17:04:14 PDT
Nomadic Life 2: Mediacase http://www.instructables.com/id/Nomadic-Bookcase-2-Mediacase/
Nomadic Life 2: Mediacase - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSK/8LZI/GQZJNPJU/FSK8LZIGQZJNPJU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSK/8LZI/GQZJNPJU/FSK8LZIGQZJNPJU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSK/8LZI/GQZJNPJU/FSK8LZIGQZJNPJU.SMALL.jpg zachsoniasummers Disclaimer: I am not a professional/certified carpenter of any sort and by no means an authority on carpentry. This tutorial is the documentation of a perpetual amateur taking a stab at yet another craft. Therefore, whatever I state here is just an opinion on way method of constructing a bookcase ba...
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Wed, 10 Aug 2011 17:43:36 PDT
How to make a Cutting Gauge http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Cutting-Gauge/
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Mon, 30 May 2011 16:18:45 PDT
Nomadic Life 1: Bookcase (Trial & Error) http://www.instructables.com/id/Nomad-Bookcase-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/I541/GM4N16MX/FWVI541GM4N16MX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/I541/GM4N16MX/FWVI541GM4N16MX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/I541/GM4N16MX/FWVI541GM4N16MX.SMALL.jpg zachsoniasummers I just finished the Nomadic bookcase prototype I've been working on and I have to say I'm quite pleased. After construction, I then moved it into its final destination, where I then performed a load test on it (Fig C): The heaviest books are on the bottom (1), while thinning out to the lightest boo...
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Wed, 6 Apr 2011 11:20:21 PDT
Easy Cardboard Shelves http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Cardboard-Shelves/
Easy Cardboard Shelves - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/YTV6/GJHVGXOC/FUVYTV6GJHVGXOC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/YTV6/GJHVGXOC/FUVYTV6GJHVGXOC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/YTV6/GJHVGXOC/FUVYTV6GJHVGXOC.SMALL.jpg live_corrugated The project should be very quick to cut and assemble with scrap cardboard if you do the folds properly and also if you get the order of operations right.  The first time I made this, the flimsy cardboard parts got kind of wily during assembly.  The trick is to tape each corner of the tray shelves an...
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Wed, 2 Feb 2011 08:04:47 PST
Cardboard book shelves, like a carpenter http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-book-shelves-like-a-carpenter/
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Tue, 25 Jan 2011 15:47:33 PST