Instructables: exploring - workshop - easy - fun Mon, 3 Aug 2015 08:20:26 PDT BLOX v1.01 Easy Sliding Lamp
Easy Sliding Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo This easy sliding lamp uses tension to be easily repositioned vertically along a steel cable. The design was inspired by the Parentesi Lamp which I saw in the book Nomadic Furniture 2. While the design is very similar, my version uses easy-to-find parts such as a bike handlebar, exercise weights, an...
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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 07:46:03 PDT
Detachable Projector Wall Mount
Detachable Projector Wall Mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo The detachable projector wall mount is a DIY solution for hiding your home theater projector when you are not using it. I made this because I have a narrow living room and wanted to mount my projector as far away from the screen as possible, which meant mounting it to the opposite wall. However, I d...
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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 08:11:51 PDT
Flamingo Lamp
Flamingo Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> bagnitsch Create some mood lighting with this novelty flamingo lamp! Collect your supplies I had a floor lamp that I never used and that ended up being the base for this project. Here is a complete list of supplies you'll need:Pink flamingoUtility knifePink spray paintAluminum canSmall flexible LED lamp (I...
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Sun, 12 Apr 2015 19:36:28 PDT
Wall Mounted Bar
Wall Mounted Bar - More DIY How To Projects]]> markthehippie88 Materials For materials, I used 1x6 pine. The sides and middle divider were cut to 12" in length. The bottom and top were cut to 16" in length. And the shelf was cut to 4". I used some 3" screws pre-drilled to hold everything together, and 6 5" screws to mount to the wall. The latch that holds t...
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Sun, 5 Apr 2015 09:02:30 PDT
First Time Wood Burning
First Time Wood Burning - More DIY How To Projects]]> KatSton Wood burning (or pyrography) is a cheap and easy way to introduce yourself into the world of woodworking. At first glance wood burning can appear to be a higher skill driven craft. But looks can be deceiving. There are a number of ways to turn this into a simple craft for beginners! All of the abov...
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:37:58 PDT
Mini Toolbox Organizer
Mini Toolbox Organizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> JWaltLayne This is my first Instructable so please bear with me.At our house we're in the process of cleaning closets and cupboards. We live in a small apartment, having moved here from a four bedroom 3000 square foot shingle style colonial home three years ago. Organizing is very important as space is at a pr...
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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:25:23 PDT
Dip Moulding - Make your own monster
Dip Moulding - Make your own monster - More DIY How To Projects]]> Louise Dupan Dip moulding is a technique that explains itself. You dip a shape in a fluid (in this case latex) and when it dries, you have the shape in that material. It is often used for making molds. We will use it to make a little squeezable monster. In this instructable we will explain how these little monst...
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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 08:44:06 PDT
Fix Pencil Torch
Fix Pencil Torch - More DIY How To Projects]]> WhouDini This instructable may be a bit silly, but as for me, ive thrown about 10-15 of these pencil torches away (common cheap blue one) because I couldn't find a solution to this simple problem that I recently just figured out! This will fix the flame when it is shooting out of weird directions or coming o...
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Thu, 5 Mar 2015 12:19:41 PST
Wood Ball Without a Lathe
Wood Ball Without a Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> Corinbw I wanted to make a wood ball, but I didn't have a lathe or a fancy router jig. I decided I would carve one then sand it a lot to get the final shape. This is my first instructable so bear with me.I know this wont be perfect but it doesn't require any fancy tools either. Materials and Tools you wi...
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Sun, 8 Feb 2015 13:56:23 PST
Cheap Drill Conversion
Cheap Drill Conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> transistor2 This is a super easy way to make your cheap drill run as either a corded or cordless drill, that way you dont have to throw away the battery. It took me about 15 minutes to do it and it can be done with just about any drill. What you will need. Any drill that is battery operated expensive or chea...
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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:25:15 PST
DIY designer plywood swing
DIY designer plywood swing - More DIY How To Projects]]> ferred1 This is the plyswing .In 6 easy steps i will show you how you can make your own one! Materials and Machines Materials :1 plywood +-1000x1000x18mm 2x180mm M10 threaded rods 4 lock nuts M10 2xcarabiners20 washers inner diameter 10.5-11 mm 2 pieces of plastic 8mmx20x80(rope 8-12 mm thickness): 2 p...
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 09:25:02 PST
Minecraft Exploding TNT Prank Bank (Wood Printer Image Transfer)
Minecraft Exploding TNT Prank Bank (Wood Printer Image Transfer) - More DIY How To Projects]]> melarky This Minecraft TNT bank "explodes" when you put money in it. This is a fun project that can easily be completed in a few hours with very basic tools and supplies. Cutting Out The Wooden Box I used 1/4" MDF for my project, but that is because I had it laying around from another project. I would s...
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Fri, 2 Jan 2015 09:04:05 PST
WOODEN CHRISTMAS DEER - More DIY How To Projects]]> aiden nicholls Hello my name is Aiden. I'm a DIY hobbyist and this is my instructable on how to build a wooden Christmas deer! It is very easy to build and only takes a few hours to make. And the best part is, I made it out of entirely scrap wood I found around the nature reserve and the bins of the furniture d...
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 12:13:28 PST
DIY Water Pump with cover
DIY Water Pump with cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> RA productions This instructable will explain you step by step how to make a quick and easy water pump. This water pump was made in about 20 minutes, with the right materials you can have it done in no time. Tools and Materials Some materials can vary but the idea is simple. Some of them are recycled and can be...
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Sat, 6 Dec 2014 10:40:19 PST
Wooden Christmas Bauble Tree Ornament
Wooden Christmas Bauble Tree Ornament - More DIY How To Projects]]> HUKBMBEAR Ive been a hobbyist diyer for quite a while, but only started really getting into wood turning in the last 6 years or so, turning small pieces for decoration, pens etc. But its at Christmas when it seems that everyone wants something making, usually tree decorations.I like doing these as they can b...

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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 01:41:23 PST
a wooden toy car
a wooden toy car - More DIY How To Projects]]> sir woodster in this instructable i am going to make a cool toy car out of scrap wood and a old bike tire (only if you make your one wheels ) . kids love it , it takes you only a couple of hours , its a cool gift for cristmas and you can make endless variations .so grab your scrap bin and make this projectand do...
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Fri, 7 Nov 2014 10:47:35 PST
Carving a Pumpkin The Fun Way!
Carving a Pumpkin The Fun Way! - More DIY How To Projects]]> darbinorvar Learn all about how to carve a pumpkin with some power and hand tools. Using Some Tools on the Pumpkin You can play a lot here. As long as you are careful and protect your eyes, using hand and power tools can be really fun.Chisels and hand saws work really well on a pumpkin. The saw especially wo...
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:41:39 PDT
pvc crash test dummy
pvc crash test dummy - More DIY How To Projects]]> squidcraft The perfect subject for all of your expieriments can be made with this instructable. Arms,legs,and body Joints Drill the holes For the body , drill 4 holes (2 on each side). For the arm and leg pieces drill 1 hole. Put the rope through the holes Just feed them through until both sides ...
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:35:49 PDT
Backyard Tiki Bar
Backyard Tiki Bar - More DIY How To Projects]]> Paige Russell There's nothing like a tropical theme to properly set the tone for summer fun. So my co-worker Jonathan Odom and I set about to design a quick and easy-to-build backyard tiki bar that will be guaranteed to bring the Hawaiian party to any outdoor gathering. (Brainstorming session inspiration courte...
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Thu, 7 Aug 2014 10:53:03 PDT
Gatling Rubber Band Machine Gun - Easy Weekend Project
Gatling Rubber Band Machine Gun - Easy Weekend Project - More DIY How To Projects]]> melarky This super fun rubber band gatling gun project can be completed in a weekend with inexpensive material and basic tools that most people already have. There are easier ways to make some of these parts using expensive specialized tools, but we tried to make the entire guide more accessible by using...
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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:10:29 PDT
Inexpensive Mini Turbine
Inexpensive Mini Turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> Cats Science Club Knowing a teacher or two and with Momma Cat's bean counting problem, we thought we better come up with an extremely inexpensive turbine. This way the bean counter and teacher in all of us can be happy :-)Why build one of these mini turbines? Well they are inexpensive ;-) There is the wow factor. The...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:21:52 PDT
"Light Bulb" Simple and Easily Made
"Light Bulb" Simple and Easily Made - More DIY How To Projects]]> Cats Science Club Great way to light up the path to your door, back yard, party, or special occasion. These bulb lights are quick and easy to make and can be hung up or set on a table, walkway, road, etc. We used a couple different color LEDs to see the affect of them. Ally Cat liked the green and Kitty Cat loved the...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:20:28 PDT
Power Strip Holder
Power Strip Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> mcawesome_1 This is a cute little box that can hold a power strip By the way I was forever_infinite_diys Materials - a box cutter- paint- a shoe box- cute fabric for designs - power strip- paint brush Paint Your Shoe Box This is really simple, get paint and paint it let it dry for a long time. Cuttin...
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 07:50:54 PDT
How To Build A Simple ARC Welder.
How To Build A Simple ARC Welder. - More DIY How To Projects]]> adamtanner001 Supplies:120v transformer6 Gauge wire or other thick insulated wireA hack saw, grinder or chisel Rubber mallet120v wire120v switchPliers or wire strippersBoardMetal boxEstimated build time: 35 minA short video: Find A Transformer You will need a large transformer, abou...
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Sat, 5 Jul 2014 11:20:13 PDT
Desk Clamp Lamp
Desk Clamp Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo Inspired by the shape of the classic articulated desk lamp and also a host of stylish galvanized pipe lamps, I arrived at the Desk Clamp Lamp. This is a simple, robust and reasonably cheap desk lamp that can be built entirely with parts readily available at your local Home Depot. The other nice thin...
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:40:41 PDT
Simple Backyard Wind Turbine
Simple Backyard Wind Turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> Cats Science Club Want to generate your own power? Want to do it easily? Tired of "how to" wind turbine searches that end up not showing you how to actually build one? We are!!!Here is a simple wind turbine that generates over 12 volts. Most of the parts can be bought at a local home improvement store and the other p...
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 19:50:46 PDT
DIY Can Light
DIY Can Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> MarkYu Here's a fun little DIY project that turns out very nice. This is also a very cheap project to do since it consists of household items. Read on to find out how to make this really neat lighting fixture! Materials Materials-Soup Can -Lid to fit the can-Drill-Drill bit (I found a 13/64 in. bit to w...
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Mon, 2 Jun 2014 12:49:31 PDT
Altoids toolbox
Altoids toolbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> Lewis121212 The finished toolboxThis tool box is for those who don't have a workspace, just a kitchen table to work on. It makes it easy to quickly get out of the way for dinner, or bring a pocket sized kit for small work, instead of lugging around a large toolbox and looking for what you need. Please vote me i...
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Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:41:36 PST
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
Whisky Box Remote Contol Holder
Whisky Box Remote Contol Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> tcosbm16 I went to an Auction one day and got 4 of these whisky box for 5 dollars. I sold three and decided that I could make one of these into something and that is where I got the idea. Here is how you make it. Clearing the Whisky Box I choose to clear the whisky box in order to make it look brand ne...
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:08:10 PST
Easy Film Can AA Battery Holder
Easy Film Can AA Battery Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> Cats Science Club Simple Film Canister Battery Holder Fat Cat was complaining he didn't have any AA battery holders for just one battery. So we came up with this. It is really easy to make and took very little time. Materials Materials that we used. In one picture we forgot the glue dots and the other we forg...
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 19:27:03 PST
How To Create A Paper Book
How To Create A Paper Book - More DIY How To Projects]]> braeden1caro This is how you make a paper book Grab A Paper Just simply grab these specific items•paper •scissors Fold The Paper Just simply fold it in half Cut The Paper Cut maybe the top of the paper to make it like a real book Pretty Simple Yeah you probably could have though of this pretty easy ...
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Wed, 1 Jan 2014 21:32:08 PST
Magic Marble
Magic Marble - More DIY How To Projects]]> eva_maree_dixon Hey guys his is another one of my cardboard arcade games ENJOY AND FOLLOW! :) Read Steady Materials MaterialCardboard boxMarbles KnifeScissors Marker TapeSpare cardboardFriends to test Marble Fun Ok u know what it looks like and how simple it is so I am just going to give a simple overviewBas...
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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 01:35:22 PST
Super Easy Lamp/Nightlight
Super Easy Lamp/Nightlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> pizzidave This is a nice project for a kid's room or a game room and it can be made for a few bucks. It can be made easily for your changing tastes.  Materials Round Push Lamp (Dollar Tree) Translucent plastic placemat (see 2nd pic for sample) Clear packing tape Glue  Optional Pencil Rubberband Creating...
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Wed, 4 Dec 2013 22:34:58 PST
Pen Slingshot/Gun
Pen Slingshot/Gun - More DIY How To Projects]]> Cjbilly Do you want to be bored all day every day.Do you want to just sit around doing nothing. Well if you don't want to do those things then try this fun slingshot/gun.Need:One thick medium size elastic bandOne cap pen Sticky tape or three small elastic bands First Put all the small elastic bands on th...
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Fri, 6 Sep 2013 16:41:48 PDT
Corner Bookshelf for kids.
Corner Bookshelf for kids. - More DIY How To Projects]]> eu4euh I'm a big fan of shelves. My kids have a ever expanding collection of books and more shelves were in order. I was inspired by another Instructable similar to my design. Just do a search for "corner bookshelf" and you will find it. My idea called for a taller version though. I thought it would be dif...
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Sun, 28 Jul 2013 23:53:36 PDT
DIY Wings for your shoes (shwings)
DIY Wings for your shoes (shwings) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Lunyi You can make your own cheap shwings. It's very easy! But you need to know how to sew. You can make them look like you want. (I'm sorry for the bad English...please correct me :D, this is also my first instructable and I am open for advice) Things you'll need - fabric of your desired colour- yarn...
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Thu, 18 Jul 2013 01:09:29 PDT
Altoids Smalls Solar Powered USB Charger
Altoids Smalls Solar Powered USB Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> bird123457 This instructable will teach you how to make your very own solar powered USB charger out of an Altoids Smalls tin. It is an eco-friendly way to conserve energy. The Solar Panel I am using for this project has a dial on it so you can chose your output number of volts, therefore I am able to use it fo...
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Mon, 6 May 2013 06:25:56 PDT
Bubble Wrap 60's Lamp Jessie Marie With an ever-growing accumulation of bubble wrap, I began to wonder what I could do with all of it to make some kind of eye-popping decoration. I decided to create a simple flashlight opperated lamp with some everyday items I had lying around in my scrap bins. Now this groovy bubble wrap hanging lam...
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Tue, 2 Apr 2013 17:30:46 PDT
Solar Battery Charger!! sidgupta This is an Instructable  on how to make a solar powered battery charger. In my case it re-charges 4 * 1.2 V NiMh batteries. Things you need: 1. Solar Panel ( I used a 9 V one to charge 4 batteries. Each battery requires about 2 V to charge so you can accordingly adjust the size of the panel ). 2....
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Fri, 29 Mar 2013 09:23:49 PDT
Awesome crossbow and carrybag
Awesome crossbow and carrybag - More DIY How To Projects]]> The Craft Club Cross bow craft This has turned out better than i thought, has taken me a good few hours to make but was good fun and although i took lots of pictures whilst going along the steps were fairly simple, you could make this in a few hours i reckon although it took me more as i had to do this in-bet...
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Tue, 5 Mar 2013 11:36:07 PST
Crafter's Toolbox Jessie Marie The Crafter's Toolbox is a place where you can store any tool from craft knives to pencils. It is extremely helpful in organizing all of my tools after a big project. This toolbox is simple to make with some everyday supplies, and I created it in under ten minutes. Materials: Patterened duct t...
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Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:33:05 PST
How to Make a Oversized Hickory Pencil!!!
How to Make a Oversized Hickory Pencil!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Basement_Craftsman This is a great gift to give to anyone! it is a quick and easy project! Materials Belt sander, Sandpaper Drill, drill  bits clamps Wood for pencil Saw or bandsaw Lets Get Started The first thing is to design the shape of the pencil. find the section of wood you wish to use and sketch an app...
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Mon, 7 Jan 2013 14:13:01 PST
Rally style polyurethane mud flaps for $20
Rally style polyurethane mud flaps for $20 - More DIY How To Projects]]> jussin this is just one of many ways you can have nice aftermarket knock off mud flaps for $20. we made these for a 95 subaru impreza but these steps are universal for any car! tools you need: two semi truck thick plastic mud flaps - about $10 each (from peterbilt shop in WA) t-square ruler ruler ratche...
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Thu, 12 Jul 2012 22:55:25 PDT
Make your own Vintage Suitcase Coffee Table
Make your own Vintage Suitcase Coffee Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> HomemadeisBetter I love, LOVE vintage suitcases. What is better than a vintage suitcase...... A Vintage Suitcase Coffee Table. This project is fairly cheap and takes less than 15 minutes to do! Lets get to it... What You Will Need What You Will Need: Power Drill Vintage Suitcase (Preferably one made of wood. P...
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Mon, 19 Mar 2012 11:04:49 PDT
Simple rubberband machine gun
Simple rubberband machine gun - More DIY How To Projects]]> project_builder You want to build a rubberband gun but you want a automatic one? Well this gun is 100% wood and screws that took me an hour to build. Try it and have fun.\ NOTE: I am not responsible for any harm done by this gun. Supplys Materials small sheet of plywood thiner sheet of any wood dowel 4 sc...
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Fri, 10 Feb 2012 09:06:00 PST
Easy Cheap multi fire Elasticband gun PaulReynolds This elasto gun is the simplest design possible cheap and loads of fun. Print off the PDF cut out the shapes in 3mm ply Glue together. Add trigger Drill hole Put screw through hole Cut groves on back and handle Attach elastic as shown Lock and load
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Mon, 5 Dec 2011 19:54:42 PST
How to make a projector for your iPod/iPhone for about a $1
How to make a projector for your iPod/iPhone for about a $1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> MattBothell This is a fun easy project that anyone can make in about 15-20 minutes. The whole project only cost me a dollar and works good enough that I can enjoy an entire movie on it. The way it works is the light from your phone or iPod goes through the magnifying glass and magnifies onto the wall. The whole...
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Tue, 29 Nov 2011 18:28:46 PST
Easy Funnel
Easy Funnel - More DIY How To Projects]]> drgabler Do you ever find yourself doing an oil change and spilling oil for lack of a funnel? Have you ever misplaced your funnel? Tired of paying for cheap funnels? Have I got the project for you. All it takes is an empty oil container and a knife! Voila instant funnel. Cut the Funnel Cut the bottom o...
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Wed, 19 Oct 2011 12:35:16 PDT
Ultimate Sander
Ultimate Sander - More DIY How To Projects]]> chandrahas aroori Have you ever wanted a sander,but is too expensive?? Now you can make one much more cheap. By hacking you can make one under 10$. Behold the ULTIMATE SANDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For POCKET SIZED don't see steps 4 &5. Please vote for me in the various contests. Parts Parts-  1. Anything that reads CD/...
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Fri, 30 Sep 2011 05:14:27 PDT