Instructables: exploring - workshop - mdf Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:35:54 PST BLOX v1.01 Using Fusion to Create Plug Molds
Using Fusion to Create Plug Molds - More DIY How To Projects]]> JenniferBerry In this tutorial I'll be using Fusion 360 to create a plug mold for vacuum forming acrylic so that the end product resembles a blown-glass scale insect.Materials used:1/4 inch acrylic, clear and white3/4 inch MDF, glued with wood glue for stock materialKrylon red spraypaintiDye brand polymer dyedust...
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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:59:47 PST
Expanding my kitchen pantry
Expanding my kitchen pantry - More DIY How To Projects]]> ivan_stephens My wife and I bought a new house a few years ago. Like so many houses these days, the pantry is just a small closet with shelves that only extend 12 inches from the back wall. I thought about it for a while and came up with a cheap solution that would fit our needs. I did not want to redesign or rip...
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Sun, 4 Jan 2015 07:24:11 PST
Cubo de Compañiañia/
Cubo de Compañia - More DIY How To Projects]]> sabas1080 Hola amigos de InstructablesEn esta ocasión voy a mostrarles como hacer un bonito Cubo de Compañía como el del Videojuego Portal hecho con MDF, pintura acrílica, unos neopixeles y un microcontrolador Gemma, espero les guste y pues comencemosEste proyecto fue realizado en The Inventor's House Hackers...
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Thu, 1 Jan 2015 09:02:26 PST
The Positively Amazing Negative Lamp
The Positively Amazing Negative Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> tomatoskins Having a love for retro tech, (including the good old fashioned 35mm camera) I wanted to make something that would bring that technology back in a way that is easy to display. Remembering the light table from my high school photo class, a lamp was the best answer to the dark, filmless, black and whi...
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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:34:22 PST
plexi bender
plexi bender - More DIY How To Projects]]> nolletl hello, this is a tuturial to build your very own blexiglass bender, with this machine you can bend straight lines under a any corner and bend little tabs. Needed files and parts you will need these files to start assembling your plexi bender. lasercut 1-7 are the parts needed to set up your machi...
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:11:23 PST
ASSEMBLY STOOL - More DIY How To Projects]]> magdagje The task was to prepare the project of workshop stool, which was intended mainly for the workshop SOF and other universities.- This project allows students to training working on CNC machines, which are available at the workshop.- It was possible that you can use existing, already designed stool usi...
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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:47:19 PST
Wooden pulley without a lathe
Wooden pulley without a lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tom Howbridge This is a simple project that you can do with your pillar drill or drill press.This pulley turned out quite nice.It works best with mdf as it is really easy to work with it helps to have a sharp chisel and dust collection and mask is recommended. You could create any size your drill can take,and us...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:18:55 PST
Make an MDF speed square
Make an MDF speed square - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tom Howbridge This is a simple project that can be very useful, build one now and save some time ! Cutting the mdf Start by using a circular saw or a mitre saw to square the edge.Then cut a narrow strip.Adjust the mitre saw to 45* then cut a right angle triangle be sure that at least one edge of the mdf board ...
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 01:23:33 PST
Linear Form
Linear Form - More DIY How To Projects]]> Harshikajain Our objective is to create a Form suggesting a surface or volume, using linear materials like MS strips (Mild Steel), SS strips (Stainless Steel), Polystyrene strips, paper strips etc. Selection of Keywords Select a few keywords of your choice for instance Fluid, Curve, Direction, Intersecting, C...
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 02:28:55 PDT
How to paint MDF: quick tip
How to paint MDF: quick tip - More DIY How To Projects]]> EYSpace I recently made this bench with MDF and when it came time to paint it, I had trouble getting a smooth finish at the ends of the MDF boards – all the paint was sinking into the MDF leaving holes and a rough finish. Here’s an easy fix I discovered which works like a charm. Brush on glue mixture Dil...
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 13:09:08 PDT
Simple Nightstand
Simple Nightstand - More DIY How To Projects]]> rawkstar320 We keep our phones, glasses, and other miscellaneous objects in some little black boxes next our bed. This works, but it's not very practical and our cats like to chew on things...So I decided to build a basic nightstand that would store the box and provide a nice place to set my phone at night. The...
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Fri, 30 May 2014 06:45:45 PDT
Collapsible Workbench
Collapsible Workbench - More DIY How To Projects]]> schoonovermr This is a simple little collapsible workbench/assembly table I made. The dimensions may seem strange but it was as large as I could get it while still fitting under my current one. It also is tall enough so that the surface of the mitre saw when it is up there is level with my big workbench, allowin...
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Wed, 21 May 2014 20:52:38 PDT
How To Mill Tall Stuff Using Not-So-Tall Endmills
How To Mill Tall Stuff Using Not-So-Tall Endmills - More DIY How To Projects]]> thiagohersan So... I recently wanted to mill something that was 11 inches in height, but only had 3-inch-long endmills available.This is how I did it. There’s no magic, but a couple of tips and tricks that might be useful.Spoiler Alert: I ended up milling 4 separate pieces and gluing them back together.Read this...
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Thu, 1 May 2014 22:33:04 PDT
Dock Moto G MDF doliveira-1 Link to Download the archive:
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Sat, 22 Mar 2014 18:33:26 PDT
Up from the Ashes a Mantle Piece renovation
Up from the Ashes a Mantle Piece renovation - More DIY How To Projects]]> HUKBMBEAR This project started life as an accident. The original intent was to strip back the paint from an existing mantle piece. Unfortunately the previous owners had painted and re-painted the whole fire place and finally drilled into it to block it off, all of which made cleaning difficult. (Picture 1...

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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 04:35:26 PDT
Bent Plywood Speakers
Bent Plywood Speakers - More DIY How To Projects]]> clockworkfish Hello, my name is Dave and I'm an audiophile. I love an awesome set of speakers or headphones. In fact I love them enough that I spent an entire summer building them while interning in Chicago, at Specimen Products. These are the same people that make all of Andrew Bird's speakers and various o...
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Mon, 3 Mar 2014 13:53:01 PST
Work bench for the ol' garage!
Work bench for the ol' garage! - More DIY How To Projects]]> blanky5452 Every garage needs a workbench to build bigger and better instructables! After making one side, its important to make the other side exactly the same.  This will make your workbench a rectangle as opposed to a, well, weird different shape. Coming along nicely as you can see. It's always ...
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Thu, 30 Jan 2014 21:16:46 PST
Custom Wooden Signs made with Shopbot CNC Router
Custom Wooden Signs made with Shopbot CNC Router - More DIY How To Projects]]> roballoba My friend just opened a new toy store. I'm so proud of her! She's just awesome and really great with kids and families. I wanted to help her out by making some signs for her new shop. This project was created using the ShopBot Alpha. Its a big CNC router that can turn a huge sheet of material into ...
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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 17:15:26 PST
WAN-II Stool tyanase [About] This stool is created for the second TenkaizuBudoukai workshop. Participants have to create stools with limited amount of materials. Structural features of this stool are the rigid body and the smooth contact surface. The body of the stool has waffle structure to support body weights. The t...
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Sun, 27 Oct 2013 08:05:48 PDT
KOROGAStool ctakami This stool like a balance ball. When We use this stool, it is necessary to maintain balance by oneself.  There are two roles on a handle. They are a role to carry and a role which stops a stool. If a handle is removed, it can roll. Material:MDF2.5mm 1820×910mm 2sheets Size:H390*W360*L390 How to m...
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Thu, 10 Oct 2013 06:40:39 PDT
Simple MDF Bed asd123zxc this is my first Instructable it is a simple MDF bed which you can see how it is made. i have added some 3D design files. images 4 , 5 , 6 are exported from autodesk inventor software. last two files are the autocad plans of the bed. (dimensions are in centimeter)
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Thu, 26 Sep 2013 16:06:40 PDT
Hang 'em High...
Hang 'em High... - More DIY How To Projects]]> togo1919 I'm sharing a technique I used to hang a plaque I made for some coaches. I did not want to use 3/4" Cherry and buy a Keyhole Router Bit, since I already had some Cherry veneer over MDF. Instead, I used a couple of backplates of MDF to make my own, cheap keyhole for hanging. I build my stuff at ...
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Sat, 9 Mar 2013 15:47:40 PST
! ! ! GOOD MDF ! ! ! BAD MDF ! ! !
! ! ! GOOD MDF ! ! ! BAD MDF ! ! ! - More DIY How To Projects]]> togo1919 I use MDF.  I like GOOD MDF.  I do not like BAD MDF... Folks I know, and myself, have been using MDF with Laser Engravers, and the BAD MDF creates the soot you see on my hand in the photo, when used with the Laser Engravers.  AND THAT's NOT GOOD!!! I had been going to Home Depot for the GOOD MD...
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Sun, 16 Dec 2012 14:40:29 PST
Techshop Built CRIB (Walnut and Lacquered MDF)
Techshop Built CRIB (Walnut and Lacquered MDF) - More DIY How To Projects]]> kjbills I BUILT IT AT TECHSHOP MENLO PARK!!!! I wanted a crib I couldn't afford. So, with a little CNC, tablesawing, and some quality measuring, voila!! All of the beauty with a fraction of the cost. And the fun of building it. I actually built the dresser in this room, and painted ...
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Mon, 10 Dec 2012 14:52:29 PST
# # # Save Yer Fingers on the Shopbot # # #
# # # Save Yer Fingers on the Shopbot # # # - More DIY How To Projects]]> togo1919 I like to use the ShopBot at TechShop in San Jose -  and I like to use the dust collection hood that channels wood chips to the vacuum system. It's tough, though, to keep that dust collection hood in it's place - the thumbscrew in the back is tough to reach and tough to securely ti...
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Sat, 1 Dec 2012 14:36:44 PST
- - - Find Your Center - - -
- - - Find Your Center - - - - More DIY How To Projects]]> togo1919 I was inspired to make a Center Finder as I did not want to drive 20 miles or pay extra bucks for a store-bought model.   Upon doing a search, I found  posted by Phil B. I just like to minimize my time working with metal, so I built a drawing,...
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Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:19:15 PST
$12 Desk
$12 Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> Onyx Ibex The desk in my apartment isn't exactly what I would call sturdy or nice to sit at. Plus, I can use all the surface space I can find. And there can always be more workshop desk space!!! This is why I set out this weekend to build a desk. I have been wanting one for a while now. On Friday when I walk...
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Wed, 7 Nov 2012 00:39:01 PST
Circular Saw Rip Guide--My Version
Circular Saw Rip Guide--My Version - More DIY How To Projects]]> Phil B Rip guides like this one can be found on YouTube and in other Instructables here. They are very handy for precise ripping of large panels and for trimming things like doors. I am including a couple of modifications, though, that I think readers will find very beneficial. One is a cost reduction. A s...
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Sun, 4 Nov 2012 03:08:49 PST
Book of Shadows Celtic Knotwork Book aespie-whitburn Here is my latest book. It is hand carved MDF finished with paint and oil. All metal work is solid brass. It is based on Celtic knotwork which I designed inside AutoCAD then printed out the design on my A3 printer.
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Fri, 7 Sep 2012 01:21:04 PDT
Laser Cut Printer Stand
Laser Cut Printer Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> togo1919 I created this a few months ago, at TechShop San Jose ( to address limitations on Printer Stands I'd seen. Store-bought printer stands usually don't have enough storage for my liking... It is 19" Wide, 15" Deep, and 6.75" high. It will hold Standard and Legal-sized paper reams ju...
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Fri, 10 Aug 2012 14:00:07 PDT
How to decoratively laminate cabinets and plywood.
How to decoratively laminate cabinets and plywood. - More DIY How To Projects]]> barakplasma This will be a quick guide on how to laminate your own cabinets or plywood projects using formica, contact cement, and a few basic tools, I completed this at the Techshop in San Francisco, a great workspace btw.  Assemble your materials Lamination is great for turning plywood into a g...
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Sun, 29 Jul 2012 00:34:15 PDT
Hardwood floor|standing speakers
Hardwood floor|standing speakers - More DIY How To Projects]]> hells-oui Did you end up with a spare box of scrap hardwood flooring? Make a set of floor standing speakers with it! Skill level Intermediate - advanced woodworking Materials Scrap hardwood Speaker components. Assorted wood screws - #6 or #8 Paint (optional) Packaging foam Wood glue Liquid nails Tools Dril...
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Thu, 5 Jul 2012 17:56:50 PDT
How to make a prop weapon using AutoCAD Raster Design. The Irish Cowboy This is a tutorial that will gives tips on how to create a weapon from a video game or movie by using one simple picture, and references.  Materials: Autocad: Raster Design Photoshop (optional) Varying thicknesses of wood (I used MDF) Wood working tools, jigsaw, dremel, sander, etc. Pens, paper, a p...
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Mon, 28 May 2012 11:25:52 PDT
Steampunk inspired wood book aespie-whitburn This is a book I made out of MDF (a wood product). I used AutoCAD software to design the book cover, then printed out the design onto 2 A4 sized sheets of paper which I glued to the MDF. I then created stop cuts over the entire design then after that, started the carving. It is finished with acrylic...
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Fri, 11 May 2012 01:32:13 PDT
Quick and Easy Mitered Box with a Lid - I made it at TechShop
Quick and Easy Mitered Box with a Lid - I made it at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> wisegye This simple technique requires no fasteners and yeilds a box with a perfectly fitted lid.  The mitered corners are quick and easy and the glued assembly requires no fasteners.  Use this technique for making jewelry boxes from pre-veneered MDF or any solid wood from pine to exotic hardwood. It is als...
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Fri, 20 Apr 2012 23:27:06 PDT
How to Build a Simple Sub Box
How to Build a Simple Sub Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> jondneumann Building a box for your subwoofer is one of the best ways to put your peronal touch on a car's audio system. Whether it's a basic cubic box or a precisely designed kerfed / ported box, making sure your sub gets the appropriate enclousure for your needs can make a world of difference. This step by s...
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Tue, 17 Apr 2012 16:31:34 PDT
Low Cost Computer Desk
Low Cost Computer Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> Sobaka-Gemini Over the summer I decided I needed a new desk. After looking online at many different desks costing hundreds dollars I figured I could make one for much less. In fact the total cost I estimate to be around $50. This price could go up very quick if you have to buy some power tools or end up going to ...
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Thu, 5 Apr 2012 13:29:46 PDT
No Frills Workbench
No Frills Workbench - More DIY How To Projects]]> loftyduck OK, my goal with this bench was to: make it strong use all 4 feet by 8 feet (actually 49" by 97") of one MDF board with virtually zero waste keep it simple (dimensional lumber & lap/butt joints) keep it inexpensive ??? PROFIT (ha ok, metaphorically speaking) The Design ...
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Sat, 21 Jan 2012 10:31:05 PST
Hanging Desk kff96 This is my hanging desk! :) Its suspended 110 cm (43.3 inches) over the floor, almost standard bar height. Four bolts with eye-heads are screwed into the beams, and through the are running 2 mm steel wire. The surface itself are made from 18 mm MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) and just sprayed with ...
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Wed, 7 Sep 2011 07:34:39 PDT
Easy Design Shoe Rack
Easy Design Shoe Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> mrdebos Like most women, my girlfriend has an extensive shoe collection. However, most of them are usually scattered around on the floor in places you would rather place your feet while walking around the house. That's why I decided to make a shoe rack. To make it a little more special, I made the 'constru...
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Sun, 10 Jul 2011 11:50:00 PDT
The Amazing Spider-man Table
The Amazing Spider-man Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> dimmaz88 Hi everyone, this is my first Instructable so please be kind. This is a side table I've just made, as the title suggests it is Spider-man themed. No nails or screws are required for this build, just a good amount of glue! Here is a list of stuff you'll need to make this table if you so desire :) 1...
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Sat, 2 Jul 2011 16:29:30 PDT
UNIQUE FURNITURE ZoDo             I had a little space in my room and I wanted a furniture that could fit there. Unfortunately I couldn't find something that would please me an also fit in that place. So I bought some MDF (Medium-density fibreboard) and decidet to make the furniture myself.              I've used Pro 1...
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Fri, 4 Mar 2011 14:25:36 PST
Curved Cabinet
Curved Cabinet - More DIY How To Projects]]> mrdebos I promised my girlfriend that I'd make her a new nightstand some time ago, and yesterday I finally had the time to do it. And it being Valentine's and all it also proved to be a perfect gift :) Let me show you how I made this curved cabinet... Plans & materials The plan is to make a curved cabi...
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Tue, 15 Feb 2011 07:50:12 PST
Coffee Table - Mackintosh Inspired
Coffee Table - Mackintosh Inspired - More DIY How To Projects]]> ezcheese So, my first proper instructable.....This is one of the very few designs that I have actually built, and the one I am most satisfied with both design wise and construction wise. To say I was surprised that I could build it (and do it well) would be a bit of an understatement. What surprised me most ...
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Sun, 8 Nov 2009 09:12:25 PST
Diamond Shaped Bookcase for DVDs, Video Games or Manga
Diamond Shaped Bookcase for DVDs, Video Games or Manga - More DIY How To Projects]]> Eye Poker I made this desktop book case to house a few of my wifes ever growing manga collection. So all my measurements are designed to hold these slightly larger than paperback books they just happen to be almost identical in size to DVD cases. You may not have manga but most folks have DVD's so this hould ...
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Sun, 27 Sep 2009 11:47:37 PDT
Coffee Table - Mackintosh Inspired ezcheese A trip to Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Willow Tea Rooms in Glasgow inspired this design. Not so much style wise but in abstraction of motifs that Mackintosh commonly used and the idea of bringing people together. MDF, toughened glass & White PC Lacquer. See how to build this: http://www.instructab...
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Tue, 9 Jun 2009 15:00:51 PDT
Fiberglass Cupholder
Fiberglass Cupholder - More DIY How To Projects]]> j626no I have a 1991 Chevy S10 Pickup truck, 5-speed manual transmission. There was always one thing about this vehicle that I never understood, and quite frankly, despised. For some unknown reason, Chevy decided to not include a stick shift. Well I was completely fed up with trying to b...
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Fri, 16 Jan 2009 13:49:52 PST
Indoor Wooden Castle
Indoor Wooden Castle - More DIY How To Projects]]> Stryker Today for the world's biggest show and tell I have an indoor wooden castle. It's an 11 foot wide, 4 foot deep, 9 foot tall castle I built for my boys in our living room. Don't ask me how I got my wife to ok this, I'm not even sure.I made it out of plywood, 2x4's, MDF, screws and paint for just a ...
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Mon, 29 Dec 2008 13:49:54 PST
great looking, inexpensive computer desk
great looking, inexpensive computer desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> nickfarnell When looking for a computer desk for my home office, I couldn't find anything that was reasonably priced and met my needs. All of the nicer desks I was looking at were at least $1200 or more and weren't exactly what I was looking for. I also didn't see a lot of instructables for desks, so I decided ...
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Sat, 13 Dec 2008 13:55:29 PST
Large clock using MDF/veneer
Large clock using MDF/veneer - More DIY How To Projects]]> robert j loomis iii Drawings and bill of materials for a large, 2-sided grandfather clock. MDF was used for the body and supports, as it is easy to work with and shape. Two clock faces are required (one for front and back). We used cheap ones from Target, which may or may not still be available. If not, you’ll need to ...
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Sat, 1 Nov 2008 16:39:35 PDT