Instructables: exploring - workshop - metalworking http://www.instructables.com Sun, 2 Aug 2015 01:26:17 PDT BLOX v1.01 Cold Metal Casting and Patina on Skyrim Dragon Priest Masks http://www.instructables.com/id/Cold-Metal-Casting-and-Patina-on-Skyrim-Dragon-Pri/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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
Pallet destroyer http://www.instructables.com/id/Pallet-destroyer/
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Fri, 6 Feb 2015 17:24:27 PST
Big Stainless Steel Sculpture Part 4 http://www.instructables.com/id/Big-Stainless-Steel-Sculpture-Part-4/
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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:18:50 PST
Cheap Drill Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Drill-Conversion/
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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:25:15 PST
Brake Drum Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/Break-Drum-Forge/
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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 23:44:50 PST
Cast A Die (Or Dice) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cast-A-Die-Or-Dice/
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 06:40:15 PST
CHEAP, easy Repoussé (Embossed Metal) http://www.instructables.com/id/CHEAP-easy-Repoussé-Embossed-Metal/
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:04:12 PST
How To Make A Metal Snowflake http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Metal-Snowflake/
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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:51:48 PST
Basic Knife http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Knife/
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:11:06 PST
Wanna build a Metal Snowman? http://www.instructables.com/id/Wanna-build-a-Metal-Snowman/
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 13:27:51 PST
forged knife from a railroad spike http://www.instructables.com/id/forged-knife-from-a-railroad-spike/
forged knife from a railroad spike - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/AF7V/I3DQJWE0/FSWAF7VI3DQJWE0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/AF7V/I3DQJWE0/FSWAF7VI3DQJWE0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/AF7V/I3DQJWE0/FSWAF7VI3DQJWE0.SMALL.jpg smithy101 today I'll be showing you how to make a knife from a railroad spike. this has been done here before but I have a different process than the one I've seen that you can find here http://m.instructables.com/id/Forged-Railroad-Spike-Knife/ now you may have seen this way before but this other ible is the...
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 20:28:25 PST
Vambrace Armor Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Vambrace-Armor-Tutorial/
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Fri, 5 Dec 2014 18:07:34 PST
Body work sander made in to a edge sander http://www.instructables.com/id/Body-work-sander-made-in-to-a-edge-sander/
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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:52:47 PST
2 Brick Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/2-Brick-Forge/
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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:06:32 PST
rivets from bike spokes http://www.instructables.com/id/rivets-from-bike-spokes/
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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
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