Instructables: exploring - workshop - lathe http://www.instructables.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:47:57 PDT BLOX v1.01 Manuel 5 Axis Drill press/ Lathe/Mill http://www.instructables.com/id/Manuel-5-Axis-Drill-press-LatheMill/
Manuel 5 Axis Drill press/ Lathe/Mill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQW/TUZI/HXRWO8PX/FQWTUZIHXRWO8PX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQW/TUZI/HXRWO8PX/FQWTUZIHXRWO8PX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQW/TUZI/HXRWO8PX/FQWTUZIHXRWO8PX.SMALL.jpg Franzplanz123 I want to show you an idea of how i setup a 120 dollar drill press with a horizontal/vertical mounting frame, positioning a 40 dollar cross vise and a 1/4 inch col-let router into a 4th axis precision milling machine for all those wood acrylic aluminum projects. Things your gonna neeed Bench-top dr...
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:00:38 PDT
Wooden Spin Top http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Spin-Top/
Wooden Spin Top - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/N407/HXLMB4JV/FB1N407HXLMB4JV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/N407/HXLMB4JV/FB1N407HXLMB4JV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/N407/HXLMB4JV/FB1N407HXLMB4JV.SMALL.jpg kludge77 Sycamore wood turned into a classic wooden spin top. I thought vintage toys we're suppose to be easy to use?!
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:02:29 PDT
Making a Confetti Blank http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Confetti-Blank/
Making a Confetti Blank - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOF/L6PE/HXD61C39/FOFL6PEHXD61C39.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOF/L6PE/HXD61C39/FOFL6PEHXD61C39.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOF/L6PE/HXD61C39/FOFL6PEHXD61C39.SMALL.jpg kludge77 The life and wisdom of the Glorious Confetti Blank In my city fireworks are illegal, so the best fun a person can hope for on the 4th of July is some BBQ and confetti poppers. Since my floor was littered in the stuff, I thought I might try and put it to some good use...
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 09:05:21 PDT
Turning a Segmented Bowl http://www.instructables.com/id/Turning-a-Segmented-Bowl/
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Sun, 1 Jun 2014 19:01:53 PDT
Blue Jean Bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/Blue-Jean-Bracelet/
Blue Jean Bracelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Y/YZF3/HVTWBJFM/F0YYZF3HVTWBJFM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Y/YZF3/HVTWBJFM/F0YYZF3HVTWBJFM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Y/YZF3/HVTWBJFM/F0YYZF3HVTWBJFM.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I made this from a recycled part of old blue jeans.These jeans of mine had seen better days, but with a little epoxy and a quick turn on the lathe, I transform them into something unique!I originally sprayed it with lacquer, but it just wasn't right. So I sanded it off and left it unfinished. The pa...
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Fri, 30 May 2014 19:53:26 PDT
Wood Turned Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Turned-Lamp/
Wood Turned Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/KRGU/HVC1JSAG/F9OKRGUHVC1JSAG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/KRGU/HVC1JSAG/F9OKRGUHVC1JSAG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/KRGU/HVC1JSAG/F9OKRGUHVC1JSAG.SMALL.jpg magicman391 I've seen versions of this kind of lamp around the internet but I figured I'd give it a shot. It's made from several different varieties of wood. Turn Blanks Take the blanks and put them up on the lathe. Using your various turning tools shape them to your hearts content. Repeat Again And Again...
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Sun, 18 May 2014 16:40:12 PDT
Garden dibble http://www.instructables.com/id/Garden-dibble/
Garden dibble - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGG/5JH9/HV3Q32ZM/FGG5JH9HV3Q32ZM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGG/5JH9/HV3Q32ZM/FGG5JH9HV3Q32ZM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGG/5JH9/HV3Q32ZM/FGG5JH9HV3Q32ZM.SMALL.jpg cpine522 Simple yet useful project on the lathe. Watch as I turn a Garden Dibble which is used primarily to plant bulbs, as well as seeds in the garden.
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Mon, 12 May 2014 12:23:52 PDT
Colored Pencil Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/Colored-Pencil-Ring/
Colored Pencil Ring - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/D1P3/HUYM4GQG/FFHD1P3HUYM4GQG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/D1P3/HUYM4GQG/FFHD1P3HUYM4GQG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/D1P3/HUYM4GQG/FFHD1P3HUYM4GQG.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I turn a ring from a box of colored pencils. 12 pencils glued into a blank an then turned on the lathe. The outcome is striking! Finished with spray lacquer.Ring sizing to bit size for inside diameter: http://www.walkersjewelers.com/Support/CompanyInformation.aspx
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Sun, 11 May 2014 10:12:40 PDT
wooden Mallet http://www.instructables.com/id/wooden-Mallet/
wooden Mallet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/4WF6/HUU1CVN3/FWV4WF6HUU1CVN3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/4WF6/HUU1CVN3/FWV4WF6HUU1CVN3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/4WF6/HUU1CVN3/FWV4WF6HUU1CVN3.SMALL.jpg dalegribble I'm always tapping on things in my workshop. Usually a ball peen is close by but will Mar or dent metal or wood. So I figure a good thing to have around is a Malley. choosing the lumber This is a piece of black walnut that is from a fallen limb. It happens to be free but after playing with it the...
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Mon, 5 May 2014 19:46:56 PDT
Steampunk Desk Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Desk-Lamp/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/Q9H7/HURHS0RR/FSHQ9H7HURHS0RR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/Q9H7/HURHS0RR/FSHQ9H7HURHS0RR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/Q9H7/HURHS0RR/FSHQ9H7HURHS0RR.SMALL.jpg kludge77 Steampunk desk lamp. Brazilian cherry, plywood and pipe cobbled together for a little industrial illumination. Finished with wipe on poly, hammered grey spray paint and little bit of metal nonsense cobbled together from my shed... I added some gears and bits from carriage bolts and electrical fitti...
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Sun, 4 May 2014 20:13:44 PDT
Correct Lathe Cutter Setup http://www.instructables.com/id/Correct-Lathe-Cutter-Setup/
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:16:24 PDT
Making a Center Punch from Scrap http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Center-Punch-from-Scrap/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F2F/MTJQ/HUBWU29C/F2FMTJQHUBWU29C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2F/MTJQ/HUBWU29C/F2FMTJQHUBWU29C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2F/MTJQ/HUBWU29C/F2FMTJQHUBWU29C.SMALL.jpg Switch and Lever Hello Instructableles? Instructoids? Instructafarians? Whatever. A simple and fast instructable on how to make a center punch from scrap material. In the video we're using the shank of a concrete drill, but it could be adapted to use any kind of hardened steel round scrap, such as the shank of dri...
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:46:58 PDT
Making a Wooden Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Wooden-Ring/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/SDXF/HTS5AUCR/F1ISDXFHTS5AUCR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/SDXF/HTS5AUCR/F1ISDXFHTS5AUCR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/SDXF/HTS5AUCR/F1ISDXFHTS5AUCR.SMALL.jpg Switch and Lever Rings are great, but what if you don't either have the money to buy or the knowledge to make your own silver or gold rings. You could go with plastic, but if you really want to create something which stands out I would suggest looking at more natural materials, materials such as wood. Let's get st...
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 03:06:00 PDT
Sonic Screwdriver Wand: Doctor Who meets Harry Potter http://www.instructables.com/id/Sonic-Screwdriver-Wand-Doctor-Who-meets-Harry-Pott/
Sonic Screwdriver Wand: Doctor Who meets Harry Potter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/2767/HTN3JTQF/FW22767HTN3JTQF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/2767/HTN3JTQF/FW22767HTN3JTQF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/2767/HTN3JTQF/FW22767HTN3JTQF.SMALL.jpg 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
Making a Kant Twist Clamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Kant-Twist-Clamp/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/C2RT/HTEUFUXW/FF2C2RTHTEUFUXW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/C2RT/HTEUFUXW/FF2C2RTHTEUFUXW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/C2RT/HTEUFUXW/FF2C2RTHTEUFUXW.SMALL.jpg Switch and Lever Face it, tools are cool! Sometimes tools are so cool that you want them, regardless if they are unavailable to you. Such was the case with the Kant twist clamp. Living in Sweden these clamps are not available, and entirely unheard of, but the desire to have one was still there. Aside from being a u...
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:45:53 PDT
Make a Yoda desk ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Yoda-desk-ornament/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/44SW/HTEUCVZT/F0844SWHTEUCVZT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/44SW/HTEUCVZT/F0844SWHTEUCVZT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/44SW/HTEUCVZT/F0844SWHTEUCVZT.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I turn a Star Wars candy dispenser into a sage desk ornament. Master Yoda's wisdom should not be discarded so readily.. The wood is claro walnut with a wipe on poly finish.
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:18:54 PDT
Hand Turned Tea light or Eggcup http://www.instructables.com/id/Tea-light-or-Eggcup-/
Hand Turned Tea light or Eggcup - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/4QH6/HUX9RBYI/FM84QH6HUX9RBYI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/4QH6/HUX9RBYI/FM84QH6HUX9RBYI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/4QH6/HUX9RBYI/FM84QH6HUX9RBYI.SMALL.jpg HUKBMBEAR We went to an outlet shopping village this weekend where I got some Yankee Tea Light candles and decided to make some bases/holders for them. The pictures above are the final outcome, I will leave it to you to decide if they are Tea-lights or Egg-cups, but I think they could serve both purposes. ...
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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 12:13:06 PDT
Narrow transformable spiral step stool from scrap wood http://www.instructables.com/id/Narrow-transformable-spiral-step-stool-from-scrap-/
Narrow transformable spiral step stool from scrap wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL4/JGVC/HT0R3HSR/FL4JGVCHT0R3HSR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL4/JGVC/HT0R3HSR/FL4JGVCHT0R3HSR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL4/JGVC/HT0R3HSR/FL4JGVCHT0R3HSR.SMALL.jpg dalegribble this was created for a specific purpose. I needed a narrow step stool for our bathroom. It also had to be three year old proof. making the legs I wanted this to be simple but with a twist. making the legs round seemed to be both. There are 9 that are 1 1/2" diameter by 6 1/2", 14 1/2", & 22 1/2"...
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:23:15 PDT
Recycling paper to make seed pots http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycling-paper-to-make-seed-pots/
Recycling paper to make seed pots - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/R51F/HT18T4ED/FZZR51FHT18T4ED.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/R51F/HT18T4ED/FZZR51FHT18T4ED.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/R51F/HT18T4ED/FZZR51FHT18T4ED.SMALL.jpg HUKBMBEAR I've seen a number of these types of seed pots. They are a great way to recycle your newspaper or any other biodegradable rubbish that comes through your letter boxes these days.   Those that I've found have been made by hand either by folding (Origami style) into boxes or by hand rolling cyli...
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 07:05:28 PDT
Engraving on the lathe - radial markings, scales, dials Myford ML10 http://www.instructables.com/id/Engraving-on-the-lathe-radial-markings-scales-dial/
Engraving on the lathe - radial markings, scales, dials Myford ML10 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/4B4H/HSVH3FG8/F6C4B4HHSVH3FG8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/4B4H/HSVH3FG8/F6C4B4HHSVH3FG8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/4B4H/HSVH3FG8/F6C4B4HHSVH3FG8.SMALL.jpg qthurtle Not a novel technique, but new to me as a beginner at lathe work. This instructable just shows how I made a series of radial marks on a couple of aluminium alloy discs on my Myford ML10 lathe. The discs in the photographs are 25mm (1") in diameter. I do not have a dividing head or indexing plate...
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 03:39:27 PDT
How to turn hard tool steel in a lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-turn-hard-tool-steel-in-a-lathe/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6J/MZI5/HSRO06JO/F6JMZI5HSRO06JO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6J/MZI5/HSRO06JO/F6JMZI5HSRO06JO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6J/MZI5/HSRO06JO/F6JMZI5HSRO06JO.SMALL.jpg arduinoversusevil I used scrap tool steel to make BIG punches and dies for a home made press.
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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:57:35 PDT
Snow Globe Base http://www.instructables.com/id/Snow-Globe-Base/
Snow Globe Base - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/FOA8/HSPP70S2/F0JFOA8HSPP70S2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/FOA8/HSPP70S2/F0JFOA8HSPP70S2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/FOA8/HSPP70S2/F0JFOA8HSPP70S2.SMALL.jpg vreinkymov This instructable shows how to make a simple wooden base for a ball, snow globe, etc. Round a Square In this step, begin with a hardwood square. This piece was probably 5 x 5 inches and 1.5 inches thick, made by gluing two pieces together. Draw an 'X' from the square's corner to corner. ...
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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 01:48:34 PDT
Radius cutting on the Lathe - quick way http://www.instructables.com/id/Radius-cutting-on-the-Lathe-quick-way/
Radius cutting on the Lathe - quick way - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/HZ1Q/HSPP70BB/F9VHZ1QHSPP70BB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/HZ1Q/HSPP70BB/F9VHZ1QHSPP70BB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/HZ1Q/HSPP70BB/F9VHZ1QHSPP70BB.SMALL.jpg Tiedeken Attention to details is very important ... those little things are the things that make a project stand out or keep customers coming back. I have been in the children's science museum world for years now designing and building world class exhibits. Number 1 priority is no one gets hurt which means n...
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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:41:55 PDT
How to Make a Miniature Adjustable Square http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Miniature-Adjustable-Square/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/XY7R/HSM55HGF/FFTXY7RHSM55HGF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/XY7R/HSM55HGF/FFTXY7RHSM55HGF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/XY7R/HSM55HGF/FFTXY7RHSM55HGF.SMALL.jpg Switch and Lever How to Make a Miniature Adjustable Square In the workshop you oftentimes need to make sure things are square, meaning that a certain corner is right angled. Sometimes the things you need to check are small, which makes using a big square somewhat of a hassle. If you have access to the right machines...
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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:54:59 PDT
Pencil Spin Top http://www.instructables.com/id/Pencil-Spin-Top/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/U4LY/HSM50JYN/FKOU4LYHSM50JYN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/U4LY/HSM50JYN/FKOU4LYHSM50JYN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/U4LY/HSM50JYN/FKOU4LYHSM50JYN.SMALL.jpg kludge77 This is a piece of sycamore turned to a top shape. You then insert a pencil and spin it up. I used 1/4 copper collars to give the pencil a tight grip. It draws cool circles and shortening or lengthening the pencil will give it different paths as it alters the center of gravity.
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:52:47 PDT
DIY Drum Sander http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Drum-Sander/
DIY Drum Sander - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/6RG6/HSM52E1N/FWD6RG6HSM52E1N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/6RG6/HSM52E1N/FWD6RG6HSM52E1N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/6RG6/HSM52E1N/FWD6RG6HSM52E1N.SMALL.jpg HUKBMBEAR This is only a short guide to help with something a don't like doing Sanding I think sanding is not the most interesting part of the project, unfortunately its the part that can either make or break the look of the finished job. On several occasions I have found a need to sand around corners o...
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 03:53:21 PDT
honey dipper with scoop http://www.instructables.com/id/honey-dipper-with-scoop/
honey dipper with scoop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/346U/HSHQQX6E/FTW346UHSHQQX6E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/346U/HSHQQX6E/FTW346UHSHQQX6E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/346U/HSHQQX6E/FTW346UHSHQQX6E.SMALL.jpg dalegribble scoop is to get the last bit that gets left in the jar choose some wood this was from a limb that fell in my yard about two months ago. its black walnut on the large trying to work it round and little shaping getting the shape and the captured ring the captured ring was not necessary but p...
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Sat, 8 Mar 2014 06:57:27 PST
Rolling Workstation for small workspaces http://www.instructables.com/id/Rolling-Workstation-for-small-workspaces/
Rolling Workstation for small workspaces - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/63JZ/HSHDTOEZ/FRL63JZHSHDTOEZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/63JZ/HSHDTOEZ/FRL63JZHSHDTOEZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/63JZ/HSHDTOEZ/FRL63JZHSHDTOEZ.SMALL.jpg csellers1 The Portable Workstation contest was just the motivation I needed to do some Woodworking and get things a bit organized in my garage. I'm getting to the point where I have to move a tool or 3 to get to or use the tool I need to use. Time to fix that. Here were my needs I needed satisfied. I...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 23:57:25 PST
Esspresso Coffee Wooden Tamper Handle http://www.instructables.com/id/Esspresso-Coffee-Wooden-Tamper-Handle/
Esspresso Coffee Wooden Tamper Handle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/J5NG/HSHEH0YI/FPVJ5NGHSHEH0YI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/J5NG/HSHEH0YI/FPVJ5NGHSHEH0YI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/J5NG/HSHEH0YI/FPVJ5NGHSHEH0YI.SMALL.jpg ngadhno Intro: Hi everyone, In this instructable (My very first-able) I'm going to show how I made a replacement handle of a espresso cofee tamper from wood after the original made from PVC broke. First I'm not a carpenter nor I have much experience in woodworking but I think I can do good. Before sta...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 16:31:16 PST
A simple gauge for setting tool height in the lathe. http://www.instructables.com/id/A-simple-gauge-for-setting-tool-height-in-the-lath/
A simple gauge for setting tool height in the lathe. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/OWA8/HSHEEW2V/FB8OWA8HSHEEW2V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/OWA8/HSHEEW2V/FB8OWA8HSHEEW2V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/OWA8/HSHEEW2V/FB8OWA8HSHEEW2V.SMALL.jpg JParis44 I made it at TechShop! This is a simple gauge for quickly setting tool height in a lathe. If you're using a lantern or four-way style toolpost these can be invaluable, but they are very convenient even with a quick change toolpost! Just place the tool on your cross slide and set the height of th...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 05:11:35 PST
How to make a Tiny Hammer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Tiny-Hammer/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/PGHW/HSCYADY6/F15PGHWHSCYADY6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/PGHW/HSCYADY6/F15PGHWHSCYADY6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/PGHW/HSCYADY6/F15PGHWHSCYADY6.SMALL.jpg Switch and Lever "When all you have is a hammer everything around you looks like a nail"  That may not be an exact quote, but something like that was what Abraham Maslow said back in the '60s, and if he's right, following this instructable you can go around bopping everything like a nail. Barring ants, you won't hu...
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Tue, 4 Mar 2014 05:41:41 PST
4 Jaw Lathe Chuck Knobs http://www.instructables.com/id/4-Jaw-Lathe-Chuck-Knobs/
4 Jaw Lathe Chuck Knobs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/51HK/HSASL0LX/F4X51HKHSASL0LX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/51HK/HSASL0LX/F4X51HKHSASL0LX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/51HK/HSASL0LX/F4X51HKHSASL0LX.SMALL.jpg 4maxthedog To obtain high accuracy on a lathe, you can use a 4 Jaw Chuck. By adjusting the jaws while using a dial indicator, you can achieve better than 0.0005 of an inch runout. To better adjust the jaws, use two knobs to position the work piece. Follow the steps below to construct your knobs. I Made it at T...
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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 19:12:47 PST
Hardwood Pen http://www.instructables.com/id/Hardwood-Pen/
Hardwood Pen - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9D/XGJQ/HS18G0CJ/F9DXGJQHS18G0CJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9D/XGJQ/HS18G0CJ/F9DXGJQHS18G0CJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9D/XGJQ/HS18G0CJ/F9DXGJQHS18G0CJ.SMALL.jpg sircorvus In this tutorial we'll hand-make a luxurious hardwood pen using a lathe.  The 24 karat gold plated hardware for the twist mechanism, clip, pen cartridge, etc, as well as the hardwood blank, can be bought from many local and online sellers such as Penn State Industries or WoodCraft. I made it in Tec...
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:17:28 PST
Make your own chess players http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-chess-players/
Make your own chess players - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLR/SZNN/HS0D3FG0/FLRSZNNHS0D3FG0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLR/SZNN/HS0D3FG0/FLRSZNNHS0D3FG0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLR/SZNN/HS0D3FG0/FLRSZNNHS0D3FG0.SMALL.jpg m bedi What's more fun than making your own game of chess? What you need? - A block of wood - Wooden lathe machine A lathe is a machine tool which rotates the workpiece on its axis to perform various operations such as cutting, sanding, knurling, drilling, or deformation, facing, turning, with tools th...
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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:05:01 PST
Make A Ray Gun http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Ray-Gun/
Make A Ray Gun - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/FCLP/HRTWLAJ7/FCNFCLPHRTWLAJ7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/FCLP/HRTWLAJ7/FCNFCLPHRTWLAJ7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/FCLP/HRTWLAJ7/FCNFCLPHRTWLAJ7.SMALL.jpg thisisnotpeter When I started building this project, I was just mucking around on the lathe trying to make a hand grip of some sort, I really didn't have any further plans. But then I thought I should do something with the thing I had made, so with that thought in mind, I combined my love of classic sci-fi desig...
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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 00:54:05 PST
Turn A Baseball Bat On The Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-A-Baseball-Bat-On-The-Lathe/
Turn A Baseball Bat On The Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/E3VX/HRTKHLMD/FPGE3VXHRTKHLMD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/E3VX/HRTKHLMD/FPGE3VXHRTKHLMD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/E3VX/HRTKHLMD/FPGE3VXHRTKHLMD.SMALL.jpg mitchbar1 to turn a baseball bat you need a square piece of wood. You can either glue a few pieces of wood together or just use one piece that is square or make a piece square. The machines: you will need are a lathe, bandsaw, tables, jointer, planer. The chisel for the lathe you need will be in the picture ...
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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 10:13:09 PST
Turned Wood Peppermill http://www.instructables.com/id/Turned-Wood-Peppermill/
Turned Wood Peppermill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/47A6/HRPNBWLT/FYG47A6HRPNBWLT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/47A6/HRPNBWLT/FYG47A6HRPNBWLT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/47A6/HRPNBWLT/FYG47A6HRPNBWLT.SMALL.jpg woodartz A hand turned Peppermill can be a nice decorative and functional addition to your kitchen. Having a beautiful piece of nature on your table makes for a great conversation piece. The Peppermill project is a relatively easy project that does require some purchased parts to finish. For about $15 to $...
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Sun, 16 Feb 2014 16:40:29 PST
Turning large bowls on the table saw. http://www.instructables.com/id/Turning-large-bowls-on-the-table-saw/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/BICR/HRI956X8/FI5BICRHRI956X8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/BICR/HRI956X8/FI5BICRHRI956X8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/BICR/HRI956X8/FI5BICRHRI956X8.SMALL.jpg NelsonStudios My wife wanted a center piece but I don't have a large lathe.  After testing the idea I dove right in and coved it out!  lol, "coved it out?  Get it?  Ahhh, wood nerds.  There will be a full 30+ min how to video soon but I really liked the way the short video and the bowl turned out and wanted to sh...
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 06:50:37 PST
Deep Dish Cove Cut Slab Table Top Experiment http://www.instructables.com/id/Deep-Dish-Cove-Cut-Slab-Table-Top-Experiment/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/HIGA/HR4STAUN/FYAHIGAHR4STAUN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/HIGA/HR4STAUN/FYAHIGAHR4STAUN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/HIGA/HR4STAUN/FYAHIGAHR4STAUN.SMALL.jpg NelsonStudios Using a circular cove cut to dish an entire slab table top on the table saw.  Please keep in mind this is an experiment as part of an idea for another build.  That said it seemed to work and work well so I am sharing it here.  I have never seen this done before on this scale.  This is an *at your ow...
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Sun, 2 Feb 2014 20:23:59 PST
Turned Wooden Ornaments http://www.instructables.com/id/Turned-Wooden-Ornaments/
Turned Wooden Ornaments - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/39OM/HR4SS45B/F9O39OMHR4SS45B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/39OM/HR4SS45B/F9O39OMHR4SS45B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/39OM/HR4SS45B/F9O39OMHR4SS45B.SMALL.jpg woodartz Turned wood ornaments can be a fun project that provide a decorative accent during the holidays or any time of the year. The techniques used to turn these little gems can be challenging to the beginner but also help build a variety of skills with very small pieces of wood. The ornament is basicall...
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Sat, 1 Feb 2014 14:12:42 PST
How to Make a Wooden Foot Roller (Massager) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Wooden-Foot-Roller-Massager/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ9/KG52/HQS4WC4Z/FZ9KG52HQS4WC4Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ9/KG52/HQS4WC4Z/FZ9KG52HQS4WC4Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ9/KG52/HQS4WC4Z/FZ9KG52HQS4WC4Z.SMALL.jpg HPandLOTR Watch my video on how to make your own foot roller. I used black walnut and a coat of a 10 to 1 mixture of paste wax to mineral oil. The tools I used to make this were a skew chisel, roughing gouge, and my lathe. If you want to know more about this project than just send a message to my inbox or lea...
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 09:06:54 PST
Wine Bottle Stoppers http://www.instructables.com/id/Wine-Bottle-Stoppers-1/
Wine Bottle Stoppers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/P2MZ/HQP02IRO/FSWP2MZHQP02IRO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/P2MZ/HQP02IRO/FSWP2MZHQP02IRO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/P2MZ/HQP02IRO/FSWP2MZHQP02IRO.SMALL.jpg woodartz Bottle stoppers are simple yet rewarding projects for the wood lathe. A quick trip to the wine aisle of your favorite wine supplier will show that the choices of wine stoppers are limited to uninspired plastic to way overpriced chrome items. By creating your own you can add a unique flair that can ...
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:31:02 PST
Lathe Spindle Handle for a Myford ML10 http://www.instructables.com/id/Lathe-Spindle-Handle-for-a-Myford-ML10/
Lathe Spindle Handle for a Myford ML10 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/J1AC/HQBE5VBQ/F7UJ1ACHQBE5VBQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/J1AC/HQBE5VBQ/F7UJ1ACHQBE5VBQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/J1AC/HQBE5VBQ/F7UJ1ACHQBE5VBQ.SMALL.jpg qthurtle A Lathe Spindle Handle is a cranked handle which enables the lathe chuck to be turned by hand. It is slid into the hollow end of the spindle and clamped in place by turning a central knob. It is particularly useful when cutting threads on a lathe using a tap or die held in a holder placed in the ta...
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Sat, 11 Jan 2014 14:45:33 PST
Christmas Bowls http://www.instructables.com/id/Christmas-Bowls/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/FWAB/HQ4QHXKR/FUHFWABHQ4QHXKR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/FWAB/HQ4QHXKR/FUHFWABHQ4QHXKR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/FWAB/HQ4QHXKR/FUHFWABHQ4QHXKR.SMALL.jpg youngti These are two bowls I made for a Christmas present..  Both are Maple burl.  I used the shop lathe and polished them with 600 grit wet dry.  Once done with that I used General Finishes Salad Bowl Finish.  After each coat I would buff with 000 steel wool.  Then let them dry for 72 hours.
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 17:16:04 PST
Pencil drawer. A place for the one thing I'm always losing... http://www.instructables.com/id/Pencil-drawer-A-place-for-the-one-thing-Im-always-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/VPI9/HQ43ZP38/FDEVPI9HQ43ZP38.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/VPI9/HQ43ZP38/FDEVPI9HQ43ZP38.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/VPI9/HQ43ZP38/FDEVPI9HQ43ZP38.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I made a drawer for the one thing I'm always losing in the shop. It's just a 1" dowel, with a channel and a turned pull. I drilled out a 35mm hole and now I'll always know where to find my pencil.
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 12:28:31 PST
Cheap Lathe Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Lathe-Chisel/
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Fri, 27 Dec 2013 08:08:25 PST
Mounting an AXA Size Quick Change Toolpost on the Syil C6 CNC Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Mounting-an-AXA-Size-Quick-Change-Toolpost-on-the-/
Mounting an AXA Size Quick Change Toolpost on the Syil C6 CNC Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLS/51LS/HOW0HXU6/FLS51LSHOW0HXU6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLS/51LS/HOW0HXU6/FLS51LSHOW0HXU6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLS/51LS/HOW0HXU6/FLS51LSHOW0HXU6.SMALL.jpg EconoProbe About 1 year ago I purchased a used Syil C6 CNC lathe. After construction a heavy duty steel bench on which to mount the lathe, I set about configuring it and becoming familiar with it. The C6 comes stock with a 4 tool rotary tool post. This is sufficient for many jobs, but as I added more jobs to ...
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Sun, 15 Dec 2013 21:15:41 PST
Wooden Christmas Ornaments (on the lathe) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Christmas-Ornaments-on-the-lathe/
Wooden Christmas Ornaments (on the lathe) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/490K/HP4LU7PE/FS1490KHP4LU7PE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/490K/HP4LU7PE/FS1490KHP4LU7PE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/490K/HP4LU7PE/FS1490KHP4LU7PE.SMALL.jpg SlickSqueegie In this step by step, I will be showing how to make some quick and easy Christmas tree Ornaments on the Lathe. I used scraps for these, so you could easily use split wood from a fire-wood pile, store bought "pen blanks" or random scraps laying around the shop. I will show how to make a simple Ice-si...
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 10:59:24 PST
We All Make Mistakes http://www.instructables.com/id/We-All-Make-Mistakes/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/AJHM/HOG8V3AA/FH0AJHMHOG8V3AA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/AJHM/HOG8V3AA/FH0AJHMHOG8V3AA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/AJHM/HOG8V3AA/FH0AJHMHOG8V3AA.SMALL.jpg kludge77 Look we all make mistakes, it's part of life. It's just I happen to have mine on film.  We need to remember that very few completed projects come without the errors. Enjoy my goof ups, and be careful out there in the shop...
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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:37:47 PST
How to Make a Spinning Top on the Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Spinning-top-on-the-Lathe/
How to Make a Spinning Top on the Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F35/6WVW/HO236G1M/F356WVWHO236G1M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F35/6WVW/HO236G1M/F356WVWHO236G1M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F35/6WVW/HO236G1M/F356WVWHO236G1M.SMALL.jpg HaroldPenner Simple small spinning top. The Block Get a block of wood. Size of block.: 4 X 2 in If you are a beginner you might want to try using a bigger block. Find the center by making an X with the ruler. Planing Use the hand plane to shave the corners of the block make sure that the block is clam...
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Sat, 16 Nov 2013 09:00:09 PST