Instructables: exploring - workshop - metalworking http://www.instructables.com Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:01:33 PST BLOX v1.01 rivets from bike spokes http://www.instructables.com/id/rivets-from-bike-spokes/
rivets from bike spokes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/QE8A/I2N6R3RO/FTXQE8AI2N6R3RO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/QE8A/I2N6R3RO/FTXQE8AI2N6R3RO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/QE8A/I2N6R3RO/FTXQE8AI2N6R3RO.SMALL.jpg smithy101 these are threaded rivets similar to Corby rivets. I haven't been making wood handles because I haven't found a store that sells rivets for my purposes in my town (they all have leather rivets) so I was tinkering around and came up with these enjoy :-} materials and tools 1. dremel with cut off ...
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:28:19 PST
Dragon Rider Armored Ring Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Dragon-Rider-Armored-Ring-Tutorial/
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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:33:49 PST
Survival Tracker Knife http://www.instructables.com/id/Survival-Tracker-Knife/
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 19:45:11 PST
Jet Engine Powered Go-Kart http://www.instructables.com/id/Jet-Engine-Powered-Go-Kart/
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 07:57:17 PST
Basic Guide to Flux Cored Arc Welding http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Guide-to-Flux-Cored-Arc-MIG-Welding/
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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:26:46 PDT
Tanto Knife http://www.instructables.com/id/Tanto-Knife/
Tanto Knife - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/RJ7L/I0TE6RMS/FG6RJ7LI0TE6RMS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/RJ7L/I0TE6RMS/FG6RJ7LI0TE6RMS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/RJ7L/I0TE6RMS/FG6RJ7LI0TE6RMS.SMALL.jpg mandamados It's my third attempt to make knifes. I use Uddeholm Arne tool steel, 6mm thick. Grinding I used Uddeholm Arne tool steel, 6mm thick. But the knife should be about 4.4 mm thick, so it should be ground. Shape of the knife Cut the blade with an angle grinder Finishing the blade Finish the fin...
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Fri, 3 Oct 2014 06:32:00 PDT
Choosing A Bench Vise http://www.instructables.com/id/Choosing-A-Bench-Vise/
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Thu, 2 Oct 2014 12:05:12 PDT
Survival knife 2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Survival-knife-2/
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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 07:11:48 PDT
Steel Gauntlets (very simple) http://www.instructables.com/id/Steel-Gauntlets-very-simple/
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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:52:39 PDT
Make Professional Quality Knives at Home http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Professional-Quality-Knives-at-Home/
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 17:05:33 PDT
Make Fork Bugs (Magnets) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Fork-Bugs-Magnets/
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:59:05 PDT
Decorative Sword/Machete for the Novice Metalworker http://www.instructables.com/id/Decorative-SwordMachete-for-the-Novice-Metalworker/
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:48:52 PDT
'Moon Lander' Mug (no welds, hacked hardware) http://www.instructables.com/id/Moon-Lander-Beer-Mug-no-welding/
'Moon Lander' Mug (no welds, hacked hardware) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/OY9L/HWNUJ83E/F7HOY9LHWNUJ83E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/OY9L/HWNUJ83E/F7HOY9LHWNUJ83E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/OY9L/HWNUJ83E/F7HOY9LHWNUJ83E.SMALL.jpg bricobart In heaven there's no beer. That's why we drink it here. (Belgian proverb)I love mindbreakers. Some people play chess, others solve sudoku's, few learn extinct languages, and the real die-hards trie to understand IKEA-manua...
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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 08:18:58 PDT
Machinist's Gold Plated Oil Can http://www.instructables.com/id/Machinists-Gold-Plated-Oil-Can/
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:52:54 PDT
Nested Cube Butcher Block Tables http://www.instructables.com/id/Nested-Cube-Butcher-Block-Tables/
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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:28:14 PDT
Fixing A Cheap Anvil http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixing-A-Cheap-Anvil/
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:52:51 PDT
Woodburning Stove from sheet steel http://www.instructables.com/id/Woodburning-Stove-from-sheet-steel/
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 03:18:23 PDT
How To Make A Brake Drum Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Brake-Drum-Forge/
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Sun, 8 Jun 2014 00:01:11 PDT
The aXe Knife http://www.instructables.com/id/The-aXe-Knife/
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Thu, 29 May 2014 12:22:24 PDT
Blacksmithing Tool Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Blacksmithing-Tool-Rack/
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Thu, 29 May 2014 07:33:25 PDT
Very Manly Beer Keg Welding Helmet http://www.instructables.com/id/Beer-Keg-Welding-Helmet/
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Sat, 24 May 2014 07:15:47 PDT
Portable Metal Bandsaw Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Metal-Bandsaw-Stand/
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Thu, 22 May 2014 12:24:37 PDT
3D EAGLE SCULPTURE http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Eagle-Sculpture/
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Mon, 19 May 2014 18:50:36 PDT
Metalworking Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/Metalworking-Projects/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/TTS7/HV9HP280/F4UTTS7HV9HP280.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/TTS7/HV9HP280/F4UTTS7HV9HP280.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/TTS7/HV9HP280/F4UTTS7HV9HP280.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink The metalworking projects on Instructables have always been some of my favorites! In honor of all the fantastic things our community posts, we're holding our second Metal Contest - it starts on 5/19!Lincoln Electric has offered up some great welders and accessories as prizes, so check out the contes...
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Fri, 16 May 2014 18:46:44 PDT
Make lovely bronze soft jaws without a milling machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-lovely-bronze-soft-jaws-without-a-milling-mac/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Y/IRTT/HUO6LKYB/F9YIRTTHUO6LKYB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Y/IRTT/HUO6LKYB/F9YIRTTHUO6LKYB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Y/IRTT/HUO6LKYB/F9YIRTTHUO6LKYB.SMALL.jpg arduinoversusevil Just a quickie to show that you don't need expensive machine tools to work metal.
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Thu, 1 May 2014 09:28:43 PDT
Desktop Ferris Wheel http://www.instructables.com/id/Desktop-Ferris-Wheel/
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:43:33 PDT
Copper Book Mark http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Book-Mark/
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Sat, 8 Mar 2014 16:04:31 PST
Alternative Metal Finishing http://www.instructables.com/id/Alternative-Metal-Finishing/
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 01:48:59 PST
Leather Metal Forming Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-Metal-Forming-Bag/
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 01:25:36 PST
IPAD 7 - Insanely Powerful Arrow Driver http://www.instructables.com/id/IPAD-7-Insanely-Powerful-Arrow-Driver/
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 23:49:45 PST
WaterJet Cutting at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/WaterJet-Cutting-at-TechShop/
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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:04:36 PST
Demon Hand Armored Glove http://www.instructables.com/id/Demon-Hand-Armored-Glove/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/Z5RQ/HQMIMKGF/F6NZ5RQHQMIMKGF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/Z5RQ/HQMIMKGF/F6NZ5RQHQMIMKGF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/Z5RQ/HQMIMKGF/F6NZ5RQHQMIMKGF.SMALL.jpg lordguyton VIDEO TUTORIAL on making an armored glove (half gauntlet) in brass. I call it the "Demon Hand".
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Sun, 19 Jan 2014 08:49:37 PST
Metalworking 101 http://www.instructables.com/id/Metalworking-101/
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Thu, 9 Jan 2014 21:10:40 PST
Paw Print Bottle Openers http://www.instructables.com/id/Paw-Print-Bottle-Openers/
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Sun, 5 Jan 2014 20:50:11 PST
Handmade Bullet Pen http://www.instructables.com/id/Bullet-Pen-1/
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Sat, 4 Jan 2014 17:56:56 PST
Chisel Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Chisel-Holder/
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Sat, 28 Dec 2013 20:20:06 PST
Ironworker And Hydraulic Bender At Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Iron-worker-And-Hydraulic-Bender-At-Tecshop/
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Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:39:58 PST
The WASP http://www.instructables.com/id/The-key-to-survive/
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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 10:30:42 PST
Two DIY tools (dos herramientas caseras) http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-DIY-tools-dos-herramientas-caseras/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6B/C1QD/HN82KV9C/F6BC1QDHN82KV9C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6B/C1QD/HN82KV9C/F6BC1QDHN82KV9C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6B/C1QD/HN82KV9C/F6BC1QDHN82KV9C.SMALL.jpg rimar2000 Los que me conocen saben que mis proyectos son sin excepción fáciles, baratos y de baja tecnología. Lo cual no los desmerece sino que, al contrario, realza su utilidad. También es cierto que rara vez invento algo, por lo general tomo la idea de otro y la desarrollo a mi manera. En este caso me insp...
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Tue, 29 Oct 2013 19:28:48 PDT
Handmade Hammered Buckle (DIY Armoring) http://www.instructables.com/id/Handmade-Hammered-Buckle-DIY-Armoring/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/K757/HMMF0MQ8/F8BK757HMMF0MQ8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/K757/HMMF0MQ8/F8BK757HMMF0MQ8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/K757/HMMF0MQ8/F8BK757HMMF0MQ8.SMALL.jpg lordguyton Here's a quick and easy buckle tutorial. I use buckles like this in my armor, but you can use this method for costumes and props as well....or just make yourself a cool belt. Great for beginners looking to get into armoring.
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Thu, 10 Oct 2013 23:09:36 PDT
Homemade Electric Kiln http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Electric-Kiln/
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Sun, 29 Sep 2013 20:33:33 PDT
DIY roller screen (cortina enrollable) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-roller-screen-cortina-enrollable/
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Sun, 15 Sep 2013 17:27:16 PDT
Backyard Metal Casting and Homemade Forges http://www.instructables.com/id/Backyard-Metal-Casting-and-Homemade-Forges/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/264R/HKJRZ9O8/FKN264RHKJRZ9O8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/264R/HKJRZ9O8/FKN264RHKJRZ9O8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/264R/HKJRZ9O8/FKN264RHKJRZ9O8.SMALL.jpg blkhawk For thousands of years, man has worked metals. Although some of the technology to work metals is relatively recent, the initial human drive to create is still with us. null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null...
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Mon, 19 Aug 2013 08:44:06 PDT
How to Weld http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Weld/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGA/HV1K/HINOBEB6/FGAHV1KHINOBEB6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGA/HV1K/HINOBEB6/FGAHV1KHINOBEB6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGA/HV1K/HINOBEB6/FGAHV1KHINOBEB6.SMALL.jpg goodoldluke This Video is a basic introduction to Stick Welding using a Miller Thunderbolt 235 AC/DC welder and a Hobart 1/8" 7018 electrode.
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Thu, 4 Jul 2013 18:38:07 PDT
Repairing my Bench Vise http://www.instructables.com/id/Repairing-my-Bench-Vise/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/7TTR/HI3U1VEK/FG07TTRHI3U1VEK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/7TTR/HI3U1VEK/FG07TTRHI3U1VEK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/7TTR/HI3U1VEK/FG07TTRHI3U1VEK.SMALL.jpg goodoldluke How I fixed my bench vise.  The handle was missing and had been replaced by a threaded rod, and one of the Jaw pads was missing.  I make both pieces from scratch and put the vice back to work.
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Sat, 22 Jun 2013 16:06:14 PDT
http://www.instructables.com/id/Survival-Spear-Head/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif triumphman
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Wed, 5 Jun 2013 14:23:03 PDT
Paint Can Furnace with Accessories, Lost Foam Casting, and More! http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-Can-Furnace-with-Accessories-Lost-Foam-Cast/
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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 18:31:07 PDT
DIY Mini Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Mini-Forge/
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Fri, 1 Mar 2013 18:32:26 PST
Make a Tree Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Tree-Table/
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Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:47:49 PST
How to make build a Gondorian Suit of Armour from authentic materials (well, almost) http://www.instructables.com/id/Gondorian-Armour-Made-of-steel-with-chainmaille/
How to make build a Gondorian Suit of Armour from authentic materials (well, almost) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/J5TQ/H6I6WGAE/FSIJ5TQH6I6WGAE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/J5TQ/H6I6WGAE/FSIJ5TQH6I6WGAE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/J5TQ/H6I6WGAE/FSIJ5TQH6I6WGAE.SMALL.jpg When in doubt, duct tape! ATENTION: Please take huge care with sheet metal and wire. You can poke your skin and or cut yourself. Wear gloves and protective eye wear as well as long sleeves and long trousers. Covering skin here is very important. When painting, do it outside as fumes may be relased and can cause problems when...
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Fri, 31 Aug 2012 08:18:36 PDT