Instructables: exploring - workshop - cool - popular Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:10:37 PDT BLOX v1.01 The Castaway
The Castaway - More DIY How To Projects]]> TommyHans Hello fellow instructabees! This is an instructable on how to build a big, beautiful, hanging lamp just like this one I have hanging in my room. You may be saying to yourself, "But Tommy, why would I want one of these wonderful, room warming, hipster-huggin, mood makin, hanging gems of glorio...
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Fri, 17 Apr 2009 14:19:14 PDT
Giant Jenga Diy
Giant Jenga Diy - More DIY How To Projects]]> momoluv Hey everybody it's momo. And today were going to make an outdoor Jenga set/ lawn jenga! Do enjoy! Supplies 1- sander2- power saw3- 8 foot long, 2x4 wide wood4- (not necessary, but advised) safety glasses On The Power Saw Put in a stopper thing so you won't have to measure every time. The stopp...
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Sun, 18 May 2014 20:23:25 PDT
Build a mini Atomium
Build a mini Atomium - More DIY How To Projects]]> Bbruyne In this Instructable, I will explain you how to build your own mini Atomium. For those who don't know what the Atomium is, it is a huge monument in the Brussels, the capital of Belgium. The Atomium was build in 1958 for the Brussels World's Fair and engineered by André Waterkeyn. It is 102m tall. It...
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 18:18:27 PDT
Secret Storage Floating Desk
Secret Storage Floating Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> EnJoneer So I got bored of my regular corner desk and decided to build a floating desk into the corner alcove of my room to replace it. Then, I thought 'If I'm going to build a desk anyway, why not make it some funky james bond style desk?'..... so I decided to give it hidden storage compartments, and lights...
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Fri, 22 May 2015 17:33:26 PDT
Bedside Reading Lamp
Bedside Reading Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> RoeyLeon HeySooooo , we went ahead and finished decorating our master bedroom ( Finally !! )And the last thing that was missing was Bedside Reading Lamps I have searched everywhere for a nice looking lamp, with good pleasant light ( yellowish ) and as usual -- cheapBut all the lamps were expensive , or bad ...
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 10:30:30 PDT
PalmShot SlingShot From Recycled Skateboard
PalmShot SlingShot From Recycled Skateboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kyleluvspets When I fist set out to make a slingshot, I didn't know where to start. What do I make it out of? How do I make it? What shape should it be? Through out this instructable I will explain and show you what to do and how to do it. I am also trying something new, to make this palmshot using as little han...
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:47:51 PDT
Coffee Table Made From Pallets
Coffee Table Made From Pallets - More DIY How To Projects]]> Lordii How to make a coffee table from pallets. This has probably been done 1000 times but I was impressed with the outcome and it was fun, and proves how easy it is. The pallet size I used was smaller than the normal size you usually see, approx 780mm x 600mmYou can normally get pallets for free if you lo...
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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 07:39:57 PDT
The Solar-Power Ring
The Solar-Power Ring - More DIY How To Projects]]> funtogether What if there were a sudden, catastrophic power failure, solar flare, or nuclear disaster? How would you power a flashlight, a cellphone, or some other commonly used, battery-powered device? Although, admittedly, this solar-ring is a simple, extremely impractical solution, it is still a sol...
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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:20:27 PST
Homemade Refractories
Homemade Refractories - More DIY How To Projects]]> daedric In this Instructible i'll show you how to mix you own refractory. I want to give thanks to Lionel Oliver II at! I take credit for making the Instructible, everything else goes to him! ENJOY!! What do you need? "Masonry cement" (on the left) is not the same as ...
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Sun, 22 Mar 2009 17:39:24 PDT
Decorative Wood Lamp
Decorative Wood Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jprid I don't have the lamp anymore, but i will do my best to explain the parts i have no picture of. Choose the design and pick out the wood I used inventor to decide on the design. The overall dimensions is about 14" square by 6' 6" high. The mahogany posts are 3/4" milled into an L shape and the pin...
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 08:42:16 PST
Flip Lantern
Flip Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> tdonoclift This is a very simple lantern that looks both charming and intriguing. No buttons, no cables, no wall warts; just a jar. An ordinary upturned jar just begging to be flipped the correct way up, and when it is, the whole room is lit with its mysterious cool glow, just like magic! These lanterns make e...
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:21:20 PST
Real Hoverboard Hovercraft
Real Hoverboard Hovercraft - More DIY How To Projects]]> Silentfauxfox Tired of remote control model hovercrafts how-to's? Want one that you and your friends can actually glide across the ground in style without spending a fortune on a kit? Well here you go!This is our home made, fully functioning, rideable hoverboard! We do not have a propulsion or advanced steering s...
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:09:15 PST
Wire Scorpion
Wire Scorpion - More DIY How To Projects]]> tomatoskins To start off, I am not claiming to have created this myself or be the first to post this info here on Instructables. The story behind me learning this art is not a long one. My supervisor at work has made these for quite some time. One day I was sitting at his desk looking at them and thought "I can...
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 15:33:40 PST
Laser Cut Firemans Phone Stand
Laser Cut Firemans Phone Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> jtw14 Fireman themed phone holder. Fire axes leaning on fire-hydrants put together on a Maltese cross. Works with most smartphones portrait or landscape. Made with 1/8 inch craft wood cut on a laser. Great for watching movies or just surfing the web. This particular version is engraved with STATION 12 but...
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Fri, 7 Nov 2014 07:36:00 PST
Portable Air Conditioning
Portable Air Conditioning - More DIY How To Projects]]> LowCostCrap My car's air conditioner broke and it is incredibly expensive to repair, so I decided to improvise! This is a great way to cool down a hot car. It works on a car's cigarette lighter, with two easy to find computer fans and a common cooler. It took me a couple hours to make, and that was includi...
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Thu, 7 Aug 2008 19:43:29 PDT
Night Walker Lamp
Night Walker Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> nostrem Hello Instructables,This is a piece I call Night Walker. I envisioned him to be an older gentleman walking outside his home looking for what ever spooked him. The lantern he is holding is suppose to resemble one of an older style. A older more orangey light bulb would be best for a flame kind of loo...
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Wed, 21 May 2014 21:20:35 PDT
1940s Radio Bar
1940s Radio Bar - More DIY How To Projects]]> vugenti I will show you how to take an antique 1940s radio and turn it into a personal mini bar. This project was a lot of fun. It did take up many weekends but it was well worth the time and effort.   Gutting & Cutting First things first, you need to completely gut out the radio. Luckily all of the ...
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Wed, 2 Apr 2014 16:03:18 PDT
Recycled Bottle Lamps (Multiple)
Recycled Bottle Lamps (Multiple) - More DIY How To Projects]]> snow1434 I would like to share one of my favorite projects how to make a bottle lamp. You do have to invest about $15  for a diamond bit, but the bottle lamps can be made for less than $10 and they make amazing gifts or sold for a profit at craft shows and Etsy shops. Before we start i made this instructable...
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Sat, 8 Feb 2014 14:55:05 PST
Clairvoyant Lamp
Clairvoyant Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> AwabHassan The idea is to have a lamp with words swirling in it using the principle of a lava lamp. The words move around making phrases and statements of different meanings. It works great as a mood lamp too and helps you think. (Video of a working lamp is here and also on the last step of this Instructrabl...
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:28:40 PST
Sliding Puzzle Secret Compartment Table
Sliding Puzzle Secret Compartment Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> Matt2 Silver The Sliding Puzzle Secret Compartment Table is an idea that I have been tossing around for some time.  I have always enjoyed Puzzles, Woodworking, and Secret Compartments and this project combines the three in a fun and interesting way. The idea behind the table is that it conceals a secret compa...
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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 08:44:01 PST
DIY Multifunction Pocket Tool
DIY Multifunction Pocket Tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> Matt2 Silver I started this project because I wanted a more convenient way to carry and store the variety of 1/4" bits that I like to keep with me for my day to day tinkering.  Once I had something that served that purpose I thought it would be fun to try to pack in a bit more utility by adding on some features ...
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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:08:59 PST
Way Powerful DIY Stainless Steel HDTV Antenna
Way Powerful DIY Stainless Steel HDTV Antenna - More DIY How To Projects]]> ebayboy98 This antenna is very makeshift however it works great. What I did was took a old air purifier and solved a TV signal problem. So I hacked a Oreck Air purifier to a excellent HDTV antenna. I made it out of parts I had laying around my house it has a total of 2 main things to make it work. I know it i...
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Thu, 7 Nov 2013 21:49:38 PST
Glass Top Desk With Ambient/Bias Lighting
Glass Top Desk With Ambient/Bias Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> komomochan This Instructable/Ikea Hack is going to teach you how I built a glass top desk with ambient lighting.   There is many ways you can do this project but I chose something cheap and simple to work with. So I chose to get my materials at Ikea. Really, you can get your materials in whatever shape/size y...
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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 12:42:04 PDT
Homemade Movie Poster Light-box
Homemade Movie Poster Light-box - More DIY How To Projects]]> Head-ZonkStudios      For my first ever Instructable, I am going to show you all how to make a light-box for movie posters, like at movie theaters!  Posters made for light-boxes are often referred to as double-sided, mirror sided or duratrans; their backs have a slightly faded mirror image of the front and they let ...
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Wed, 7 Jul 2010 14:41:50 PDT
The absolute easiest way to double your remote unlock's range for your vehicle donovan2themax5 This is one of the techniques that use every day. all you have to do is put the remote to your cheek and click the button why pressed against your cheek what this does is it sends the signal using you as a huge antenna.
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Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:00:40 PDT
DIY Twig Lampshade
DIY Twig Lampshade - More DIY How To Projects]]> Muhaiminah Faiz This might sound a bit funny, but the idea of making this lamp came from my.... dream! :p So, I decided to make my dream come true. This ible will show you how to make lamp shades from small tree logs. It's very easy to make, cheap too. Materials needed To make these lamp shades you'll need: ...
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Wed, 13 Mar 2013 09:17:05 PDT
HANG .10 coffee table
HANG .10 coffee table - More DIY How To Projects]]> CraigRJess The HANG .10 coffee table is a think-outside-the-box expansion from the Eames/Herman Miller surfboard table's original design. The name comes from the 2 racing stripes made of Canadian dimes and the option to hang it on the wall if you so choose.....hence the name HANG .10      Since the name is al...
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Sun, 3 Mar 2013 18:47:31 PST
Sheet Metal iPod Case
Sheet Metal iPod Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> M3G Last week I was sitting around with a couple of my friends showing off my new iPod when one of them asked if I had a case for it yet. I responded that I didn't, but it got me thinking. I decided I would make my own case. As soon as I got home I sketched up a design and after a few days of work I had...
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Wed, 20 Feb 2013 19:32:05 PST
Cool Cloud Lamp!!/
Cool Cloud Lamp! - More DIY How To Projects]]> babblin5 Make a very neat lava-like lamp for less than $10 in parts. Uses only soap and water. No chemicals, easy, fun, and the results are incredibly neat! I added some cheap plastic eyeballs and suspended them from the lid with thread to make an Eerie Halloween Display! Supplies You'll Need The main ...
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Mon, 1 Oct 2007 22:22:54 PDT
Make a Hide - A - Key (stash spot)
Make a Hide - A - Key (stash spot) - More DIY How To Projects]]> durtbikedave This instructable will show how I turned a scrap piece of wood into a secret Hide - A - Key.  This is another project that cost me close to nothing to build.  You will need a few power tools so be careful!! Materials and tools needed You will need a saw.  I use a chop saw and a band saw.  A coupl...
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Sat, 19 Dec 2009 20:51:05 PST
A 1*1*1 foot Evaporative Cooler (Swamp Cooler)
A 1*1*1 foot Evaporative Cooler (Swamp Cooler) - More DIY How To Projects]]> ebayboy98 I am a teenager and likes to make things this is my first Instructable.  I came up with this laying in bed because it was so hot.  I was going to buy a window air conditioner on top of our regular air conditioner.  Then I went to a swamp cooler and they didn't make a small enough one so I came up wi...
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Tue, 17 Jul 2012 10:58:41 PDT
All Metal Bolt Earbuds
All Metal Bolt Earbuds - More DIY How To Projects]]> solomonhorses Here is an Instructable on how I made a pair of Hollow Bolt Earbuds.  I call them earbolts. There is a fair amount of skill necessary with a power drill, Dremel motor tool, soldering iron, and hand tools to perform this build described. I am only describing my method of making this, which is easies...
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Sat, 14 Apr 2012 10:57:59 PDT
Prototype Hover Platform
Prototype Hover Platform - More DIY How To Projects]]> ScitechWA Here is a Hover Platform we built for an upcoming Young Innovators Festival that we are hosting at Scitech. This is how you can make a Hover floating style platform easily and cheaply. The main body of the unit is made from MDF (Craftwood) and a tarpaulin, and uses a portable battery powered blower...
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Wed, 28 Mar 2012 22:32:06 PDT
Turner's Cube (Manual Machine)
Turner's Cube (Manual Machine) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Xyver Once upon a time, one of my teachers at school brought in a Turner's Cube.  He showed it to us, as well as the cube with a sphere in it.  He was showing things that you could make on the CNC machine, and I thought the cube was amazing.  I knew I wouldn't be able to make a sphere on a manual machine,...
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Sun, 11 Mar 2012 20:45:44 PDT
The Stirling Engine, absorb energy from candles, coffee, and more!
The Stirling Engine, absorb energy from candles, coffee, and more! - More DIY How To Projects]]> thecheatscalc There's energy all around us that's just waiting to be tapped into. Whether it's hot coffee on a cold day, light from the sun, scented candles, waste heat from electronics... there's power to be had! How about we turn it into useful power? Step in the sterling engine. Ever put a tightly filled ball...
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Fri, 21 Dec 2007 17:22:22 PST
Keep Me Cool Portable Air Conditioning Cooler 120V
Keep Me Cool Portable Air Conditioning Cooler 120V - More DIY How To Projects]]> digitalmonkeyman I have always wanted to have Air Conditioning  in my shed, I mainly use it for storage, but I am always in there looking for something!  I was also looking to have something I could take with me, wherever I go, like to a friends house if we just hang out in the garage of on the deck.  I really don't...
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Sat, 20 Aug 2011 21:41:32 PDT
How to make a cube within cube within a cube puzzle
How to make a cube within cube within a cube puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> sabladask   In this instructabe I will show you how to make a cube within a cube within a cube. The process itself is not very hard but it takes some time making it. The cube have no purpose, exept form maby getting people puzzeld about how you got them in t...
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Fri, 6 May 2011 13:17:19 PDT
Amazing Cardboard Shelf!
Amazing Cardboard Shelf! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Loshanagan In this Instructable, I'll be showing you how to make a small, useful cardboard shelf. It'll probably cost you next to nothing if you have some cardboard lying around the house, but it will provide a sense of accomplishment and happiness. Let's begin! Choose/Create Your Design When making a card...
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Sun, 23 Jan 2011 12:20:53 PST
Woodpunk LED Desk Lamp
Woodpunk LED Desk Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> jeff-o The Woodpunk LED Desk Lamp is the result of being inspired, perhaps more than a year ago, by a design I saw on a design blog.  It's a bit of a pet peeve that all these fantastic ideas are flaunted but never produced.  So, I set about making my own wooden desk lamp, and I am extremely pleased with th...
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Wed, 8 Sep 2010 23:07:46 PDT
Air Cooler/Heater
Air Cooler/Heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> videokid842 Too hot or too cold? Make it just right (and make Goldilocks proud) by building this dual-purpose device.Down here in Arizona, we've got some pretty hot summers, at around 120 degrees. And inside, it gets up to about 88, which is a bit hot for my taste, especially when I've got my computer on- then...
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Sat, 3 May 2008 12:39:07 PDT
How to Make a TRON Style Lamp: The MADYLIGHT
How to Make a TRON Style Lamp: The MADYLIGHT - More DIY How To Projects]]> Greg Madison Version francaise : cliquer ici !Thanks to my job as a magician, I have been able to acquire skills to materialize in our reality, effects that at first might seem completely impossible to achieve (except of course in special effects movies) like transforming a human being in a snow storm... Always ...
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Tue, 1 Jan 2008 19:46:27 PST
Homemade air conditioner
Homemade air conditioner - More DIY How To Projects]]> ehensel1 Before I get started, I have to give props to Geoff Milburn, at whose plan it was I copied. I'm not smart enough to think up something like this on my own. That being said, one of the places I work has no AC, but I'm allowed to have fans, so this seemed like a good proj...
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Fri, 7 Jul 2006 12:08:56 PDT
Portable 12V Air Conditioner --Cheap and easy!!/
Portable 12V Air Conditioner --Cheap and easy! - More DIY How To Projects]]> CameronSS This project is my dad's $10 solution to a $500 solution to a $25,000 problem. As I have previously mentioned around the site, my Dad owns an electric 1979 Ford Courier pickup, and is cool enough to let me drive it around. We absolutely love it, and wouldn't trade it for a Tesla Roadster, but one of...
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Tue, 14 Aug 2007 22:04:09 PDT
Five-Cent Wedding Band
Five-Cent Wedding Band - More DIY How To Projects]]> dan Tired of gold and diamonds? Perhaps you're a bit cool on that whole "diamonds are forever" bit? Maybe you're reluctant to prop up the De Beers cartel? Gold is nice, but doesn't it leave a bad taste in your mouth to be such a conformist consumer?Well this is the project for you, the progressive, s...
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Wed, 10 May 2006 23:36:31 PDT
Birch and Aluminum Desk
Birch and Aluminum Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Hanging Shelves Made From Longboards
Hanging Shelves Made From Longboards - More DIY How To Projects]]> NitroRustlerDriver This is my first instructable, so bear with me. Any suggestions to improve it are very welcome. I recently decided to get rid of my old DVD/Media shelves as I was tired of them and they took up too much floor space. After pondering a bit about a solution, I found this instructable: www.instructabl...
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Thu, 21 Jan 2010 00:12:35 PST