Instructables: exploring - workshop - metalworking http://www.instructables.com Sat, 28 May 2016 15:43:22 PDT BLOX v1.01 Make Your Own Real Sword ! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Real-Sword-/
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Fri, 20 May 2016 09:48:41 PDT
Simple Industrial Pencil Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Industrial-Pencil-Holder/
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Thu, 12 May 2016 07:18:59 PDT
Concrete Metal Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Concrete-Metal-Lathe/
Concrete Metal Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/BSE3/IMK66V0K/FK5BSE3IMK66V0K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/BSE3/IMK66V0K/FK5BSE3IMK66V0K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/BSE3/IMK66V0K/FK5BSE3IMK66V0K.SMALL.jpg Confounded Machine I've wanted a large CNC lathe for a long time...key ingredient to that being a large lathe. Unfortunately most places that sell these lathes want a large sum of money in exchange. After some searching on the internet it turns out one could build a lathe from scratch using concrete and scraps of st...
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Sun, 3 Apr 2016 23:37:40 PDT
Motorised Drift Trike http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorised-Drift-Trike/
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Sun, 6 Mar 2016 19:53:22 PST
Superhero Armor Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Superhero-Armor-Tutorial/
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Fri, 4 Mar 2016 09:19:37 PST
Lash out! - How to make a milling machine more accurate http://www.instructables.com/id/Sherline-5400-Milling-Machine-Leadscrew-Lash-Fix/
Lash out! - How to make a milling machine more accurate - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPR/SJFA/IKFRUZ4M/FPRSJFAIKFRUZ4M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPR/SJFA/IKFRUZ4M/FPRSJFAIKFRUZ4M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPR/SJFA/IKFRUZ4M/FPRSJFAIKFRUZ4M.SMALL.jpg solomonhorses Play is good, but not on a milling machine. There is nothing more frustrating than working on a milling machine, but having too much play in the hand wheels making it almost impossible to do accurate work.Play in the hand wheels is called "lash". In this Instructable I use a Sherline 5400 mill to d...
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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:58:48 PST
Custom Motorcycle License Plate Bracket http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Motorcycle-License-Plate-Bracket/
Custom Motorcycle License Plate Bracket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL5/MUGH/IKFS48DS/FL5MUGHIKFS48DS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL5/MUGH/IKFS48DS/FL5MUGHIKFS48DS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL5/MUGH/IKFS48DS/FL5MUGHIKFS48DS.SMALL.jpg omnitasker I built this custom bracket for my 1979 Triumph Bonneville. Its construction require a fair bit of tooling that you may or may not have access to, but it didn't take much time, and certainly not much in materials to produce. This particular instructable is not so much to provide a "how-to," but rath...
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Tue, 9 Feb 2016 16:38:38 PST
Stainless Steel Ballistic Battery Tray for Motorcycle http://www.instructables.com/id/Stainless-Steel-Ballistic-Battery-Tray-for-Motorcy/
Stainless Steel Ballistic Battery Tray for Motorcycle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/ZFXB/IKCX7849/FBSZFXBIKCX7849.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/ZFXB/IKCX7849/FBSZFXBIKCX7849.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/ZFXB/IKCX7849/FBSZFXBIKCX7849.SMALL.jpg omnitasker Ballistic Batteries makes a very tiny and lightweight lithium ion battery that's perfect for motorcycles with no starter (kick-only) like my 1979 Triumph Bonneville. Follow along as I build a strong, secure and stylish tray for this diminutive power pack. Copy this one exactly, or take inspiration w...
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Sun, 7 Feb 2016 11:41:37 PST
How Made Chisel From Iron Piece http://www.instructables.com/id/How-Made-Chisel-From-Iron-Piece/
How Made Chisel From Iron Piece - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/NZQZ/IK5Q1G2T/F7QNZQZIK5Q1G2T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/NZQZ/IK5Q1G2T/F7QNZQZIK5Q1G2T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/NZQZ/IK5Q1G2T/F7QNZQZIK5Q1G2T.SMALL.jpg Mycrazyhands HI all! today i can show you, how made simple chisel from piece iron.
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Wed, 3 Feb 2016 08:08:02 PST
Ride-On Toy Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Ride-On-Toy-Car/
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Thu, 14 Jan 2016 11:24:39 PST
Homemade Knife http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Knife-7/
Homemade Knife - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/KLQ6/IJ1RSQW2/FPLKLQ6IJ1RSQW2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/KLQ6/IJ1RSQW2/FPLKLQ6IJ1RSQW2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/KLQ6/IJ1RSQW2/FPLKLQ6IJ1RSQW2.SMALL.jpg Mycrazyhands Hello folks! This is my homemade first knife! Makes his first knife without electrical appliances. Everything in hand.
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Wed, 6 Jan 2016 09:36:39 PST
Pretty Easy Reclaimed 2X4 and Steel Top Coffee Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Pretty-Easy-Reclaimed-2X4-and-Steel-Top-Coffee-Tab/
Pretty Easy Reclaimed 2X4 and Steel Top Coffee Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/BJAU/IIT4YEJD/FDTBJAUIIT4YEJD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/BJAU/IIT4YEJD/FDTBJAUIIT4YEJD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/BJAU/IIT4YEJD/FDTBJAUIIT4YEJD.SMALL.jpg timsway you could make this table with basically nothing but a chop saw, hand drill and sander. the welding isn't necessary (bolt it from the top and just tie the legs together without welding the corners).i make and see so many tables with steel bases and wood tops, i got in to doing it the other way aroun...
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Wed, 30 Dec 2015 19:47:18 PST
Fixing Up an Old Hammer http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixing-Up-an-Old-Hammer/
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Tue, 22 Dec 2015 01:30:37 PST
Copper and Brass Bamboo in Steel Frame Wall Hanging Sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Bamboo-in-Steel-Frame-Wall-Hanging-Sculptur/
Copper and Brass Bamboo in Steel Frame Wall Hanging Sculpture - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/F6YJ/IH54FH9G/F3OF6YJIH54FH9G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/F6YJ/IH54FH9G/F3OF6YJIH54FH9G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/F6YJ/IH54FH9G/F3OF6YJIH54FH9G.SMALL.jpg AndreHash Hi there, and thank you for visiting my Instructable!I always like to pay attention to different tools and methods that others use to make anything so that I can learn and adapt the methods that work for myself. Keep an open mind as you read this, and find a way to get this done even if you don't ha...
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Wed, 18 Nov 2015 18:36:59 PST
Spartan Wraith Helmet Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Spartan-Wraith-Helmet-Tutorial/
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Sun, 25 Oct 2015 17:59:40 PDT
Copper Roses http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Roses/
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Sat, 19 Sep 2015 22:19:18 PDT
Steel and 2x4 Full Dining Table Set http://www.instructables.com/id/Steel-and-2x4-Full-Dining-Table-Set/
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Sat, 19 Sep 2015 19:13:16 PDT
Making a knife, step by step http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-knife-step-by-step/
Making a knife, step by step - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/TGYZ/IE4ZNXN0/FIITGYZIE4ZNXN0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/TGYZ/IE4ZNXN0/FIITGYZIE4ZNXN0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/TGYZ/IE4ZNXN0/FIITGYZIE4ZNXN0.SMALL.jpg Garbaty Knives HelloThis is my short video on how to create a step-by-step knife. This film has only Polish subtitles, but write in English subtitles in a comment soon."At the time of the formation of the film, I did not yet have its own furnace, therefore, I sent to Professional"Greetings from Poland.
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Fri, 4 Sep 2015 02:25:29 PDT
Intergalactic War Bullet Keychain http://www.instructables.com/id/Intergalactic-War-Bullet-Keychain/
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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:17:00 PDT
Creating Long Acoustic-Kinetic "Reverb" Springs http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-Long-Acoustic-Kinetic-Reverb-Springs/
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Sun, 9 Aug 2015 17:25:11 PDT
TIG-Welded Steel Vase http://www.instructables.com/id/TIG-Welded-Steel-Vase/
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 12:30:43 PDT
Cold Metal Casting and Patina on Skyrim Dragon Priest Masks http://www.instructables.com/id/Cold-Metal-Casting-and-Patina-on-Skyrim-Dragon-Pri/
Cold Metal Casting and Patina on Skyrim Dragon Priest Masks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/0OH7/ICRXLQXU/FDK0OH7ICRXLQXU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/0OH7/ICRXLQXU/FDK0OH7ICRXLQXU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/0OH7/ICRXLQXU/FDK0OH7ICRXLQXU.SMALL.jpg Ikkalebob I was recently comissioned to make a Morokei Dragon Priest Mask from Skyrim. I decided that since I couldn't find the perfect Morokei colour I had in mind in a regular metallic paint, I would use cold-casting techniques to create a realistic metal finish exactly how I'd envisioned. This led to many ...
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Sat, 1 Aug 2015 05:41:59 PDT
3D Metal Flowers http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Metal-Flowers/
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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:32:44 PDT
Chainmail Armor Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Chainmail-Armor-Tutorial/
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:54:21 PDT
Dark Hero Gauntlet Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Dark-Hero-Gauntlet-Tutorial/
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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 09:17:30 PDT
Welded Portraits http://www.instructables.com/id/Welded-Portraits/
Welded Portraits - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/U9SN/IC5C6B5R/FRWU9SNIC5C6B5R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/U9SN/IC5C6B5R/FRWU9SNIC5C6B5R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/U9SN/IC5C6B5R/FRWU9SNIC5C6B5R.SMALL.jpg jrharari Right before I graduated, I decided to give each of my shop instructors welded portraits to thank them for all the help they had given me over the years. I made these two portraits on the TIG welder in our shop while their backs were turned.*vote for me in the metal contest**if you're interested in...
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Wed, 15 Jul 2015 20:06:03 PDT
Homemade Ring Turned On Lathe! http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Ring-Turned-On-Lathe/
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Wed, 15 Jul 2015 04:08:30 PDT
How to make a metal pen http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-metal-pen/
How to make a metal pen - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F20/YNWG/IC0CIDPC/F20YNWGIC0CIDPC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F20/YNWG/IC0CIDPC/F20YNWGIC0CIDPC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F20/YNWG/IC0CIDPC/F20YNWGIC0CIDPC.SMALL.jpg mso797 In this Instructable we're going to be building a metal pen. The pen encloses a standard BiC pen cartridge. Materials 6 inches of 3/8 aluminium stock3 inches of 3/8 brass stock1/4 -20 Tap and Die5/16-18 Tap and DieCutting Oil Access to LathePolishing PaperBiC Pen Cartridge Machine the Pieces M...
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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 15:22:09 PDT
Welding table http://www.instructables.com/id/Welding-Table/
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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 06:25:06 PDT
How to make copper rope http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-copper-rope/
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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 09:50:11 PDT
Building a gauntlet (version 1 revisted) http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-gauntlet-version-1-revisted/
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 18:49:04 PDT
Casting an Aluminum Anthill http://www.instructables.com/id/Casting-an-Aluminum-Anthill/
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 14:08:08 PDT
Forging a plant basket hanger of 3 railroad spikes http://www.instructables.com/id/Forging-a-plant-hanger-of-3-railroad-spikes/
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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 14:51:25 PDT
Downdraft plasma cutting and grinding table http://www.instructables.com/id/Downdraft-plasma-cutting-and-grinding-table/
Downdraft plasma cutting and grinding table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAI/6WBZ/IANRZPRG/FAI6WBZIANRZPRG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAI/6WBZ/IANRZPRG/FAI6WBZIANRZPRG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAI/6WBZ/IANRZPRG/FAI6WBZIANRZPRG.SMALL.jpg Theopenmind The answer to the abrasive and dangerous metal dust and particles produced from plasma cutting and grinding steel is to suck the air, complete with all particles, smoke, fumes etc. away from your workpiece! Items purchased for this project were the filter at $65, the reverse pulse valve at $100 from...
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Mon, 8 Jun 2015 22:53:20 PDT
Brake Disk Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/Disk-Brake-Forge/
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Sun, 10 May 2015 20:53:32 PDT
Scrap Metal Crab http://www.instructables.com/id/Scrap-Metal-Crab/
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 06:45:01 PDT
Lathe Chuck Cradle http://www.instructables.com/id/Lathe-Chuck-Cradle/
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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:07:21 PDT
make delicate lily teaspoons using crude implements http://www.instructables.com/id/make-delicate-lily-teaspoons-using-crude-implement/
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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:39:03 PDT
In Memory of Mr. Spock - Vulcan Practising Bands http://www.instructables.com/id/In-Memory-of-Mr-Spock-Vulcan-Practising-Bands/
In Memory of Mr. Spock - Vulcan Practising Bands - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ9/6JRB/I735W0O2/FZ96JRBI735W0O2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ9/6JRB/I735W0O2/FZ96JRBI735W0O2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ9/6JRB/I735W0O2/FZ96JRBI735W0O2.SMALL.jpg elliot5445 We have lost a great friend and mentor - Mr. Spock. He shall be remembered in galaxies far far away, as well as on Earth. But what about the people who are unable to do the Vulcan Sign? How will they survive? This is for those people who just can't separate their fingers in the right order, and ...
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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:33:35 PDT
The Utlimate Mini Mobile Metalshop http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Utlimate-Mini-Mobile-Metalshop/
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Mon, 9 Mar 2015 02:02:31 PDT
Lost Foam Casting http://www.instructables.com/id/Lost-Foam-Casting/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:05:42 PST
HDPE Carvers Mallets http://www.instructables.com/id/HDPE-Carvers-Mallets/
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:37:14 PST
A Ring from Scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Ring-from-Scratch/
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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 12:51:21 PST
Spoon Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/Spoon-Ring/
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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:52:12 PST
The Rope Dart http://www.instructables.com/id/The-rope-dart/
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Sun, 15 Feb 2015 12:36:13 PST
Pewter Cast Coins From Laser Cut Molds http://www.instructables.com/id/Pewter-Cast-Coins-From-Laser-Cut-Molds/
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Sun, 15 Feb 2015 12:34:19 PST
Tempering a knife using my coffee can forge. http://www.instructables.com/id/Tempering-a-knife-using-my-coffee-can-forge/
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 22:23:52 PST
Making a Sparring Sheld http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Sparing-Sheld/
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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:38:38 PST
My Blacksmithing set up http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Blacksmithing-set-up/
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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 10:57:58 PST
The Inexpensive Pinky Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Inexpensive-Pinky-Ring/
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Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:05:48 PST