Instructables: exploring - workshop - project - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 24 May 2016 10:48:03 PDT BLOX v1.01 Turn a $7.50 Yardsale Find Into a Beautiful Piece! http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-750-Yardsale-Find-Into-a-Beautiful-Piece/
Turn a $7.50 Yardsale Find Into a Beautiful Piece! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/CMS6/IOD6K1WD/F6ACMS6IOD6K1WD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/CMS6/IOD6K1WD/F6ACMS6IOD6K1WD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/CMS6/IOD6K1WD/F6ACMS6IOD6K1WD.SMALL.jpg man-after-Gods-own-heart Turn a ugly yard sale find into a beautiful piece. Document how it looked before Take pictures of how it looks before you start.. otherwise your friends won't believe you about how it looked ? Disassembly of the table Begin by disassembling the table. Take note of how things come apart for la...
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Wed, 18 May 2016 20:48:52 PDT
How to: Laser engraver! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Laser-Cutter/
How to: Laser engraver! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIN/WT1F/IOIU5OBN/FINWT1FIOIU5OBN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIN/WT1F/IOIU5OBN/FINWT1FIOIU5OBN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIN/WT1F/IOIU5OBN/FINWT1FIOIU5OBN.SMALL.jpg louisc2 We've all seen videos or instructables showing off laser cut objects and projects, and i'm also sure that those of us who are makers have wondered how much one of those machine would cost. Sadly any sort of powerful cutter would be way out of my budget, but as I was only looking for a machine that c...
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Wed, 18 May 2016 06:30:02 PDT
Building The Flat-Pack Bandsaw (AKA the Jigsaw Table) | DIY Woodworking Tools #6 http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-the-Flat-Pack-Bandsaw-AKA-the-Jigsaw-Tabl/
Building The Flat-Pack Bandsaw (AKA the Jigsaw Table) | DIY Woodworking Tools #6 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/OIOF/IO6DY2C5/FHAOIOFIO6DY2C5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/OIOF/IO6DY2C5/FHAOIOFIO6DY2C5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/OIOF/IO6DY2C5/FHAOIOFIO6DY2C5.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 Even before I started woodworking, I wanted one of those tiny Circular-Saws. I also wanted a Bandsaw. Unfortunately (As always), It was pretty expensive, And I couldn't afford them.But... What I did later remember, Is that I did have a Jigsaw that my dad bought almost 10 years ago. I decided to use ...
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Sat, 14 May 2016 12:46:39 PDT
Simple Industrial Pencil Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Industrial-Pencil-Holder/
Simple Industrial Pencil Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/OTKY/IO25CW3G/F1XOTKYIO25CW3G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/OTKY/IO25CW3G/F1XOTKYIO25CW3G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/OTKY/IO25CW3G/F1XOTKYIO25CW3G.SMALL.jpg M3G While I was away at university I didn't have many opportunities to use my tools. As a result, my skills got pretty rusty. I designed this project to be a refresher of sorts, to allow me to become re-accustomed to my workshop. It's nice and simple to make, and doesn't take much time at all. What Yo...
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Thu, 12 May 2016 07:18:59 PDT
DIY INDUSTRIAL PIPE SHELF http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-INDUSTRIAL-PIPE-SHELF/
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Tue, 10 May 2016 17:48:15 PDT
How to Make a Magnetic Honing Guide (For Sharpening Chisels & Hand Planes) | DIY Woodworking Tools #5 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Magnetic-Honing-Guide-For-Sharpening/
How to Make a Magnetic Honing Guide (For Sharpening Chisels & Hand Planes) | DIY Woodworking Tools #5 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/0AYM/INYS53PR/FHE0AYMINYS53PR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/0AYM/INYS53PR/FHE0AYMINYS53PR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/0AYM/INYS53PR/FHE0AYMINYS53PR.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 "When the [wood's] grain tears out, I wanna tear my hair out." - GmoonWhile this problem does not occur because of Trichotillomania, It definitely does happen because you aren't sharpening your Hand-Planes correctly.An easy way to hold a Hand-Plane, Or a Chisel in place while sharpening, Is by using...
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Mon, 9 May 2016 10:36:52 PDT
Laser Cut Fibonacci Gauge http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Fibonacci-Gauge/
Laser Cut Fibonacci Gauge - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/R5F9/INM7NRXI/FD9R5F9INM7NRXI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/R5F9/INM7NRXI/FD9R5F9INM7NRXI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/R5F9/INM7NRXI/FD9R5F9INM7NRXI.SMALL.jpg Biodynamic Many designers, artists, architects, woodworkers, and mathematicians are familiar with the Golden Ratio. Not to be confused with the Golden Rule (also very important). This eye pleasing shape is also known as the Golden Mean, Golden Section, Divine Proportion, and phi (the 21st letter in the Gree...
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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:36:08 PDT
How to Bend a PVC http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Bend-a-PVC/
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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:16:19 PDT
Wood Veneer Rose http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Veneer-Rose/
Wood Veneer Rose - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/3561/INKJMCX4/FF43561INKJMCX4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/3561/INKJMCX4/FF43561INKJMCX4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/3561/INKJMCX4/FF43561INKJMCX4.SMALL.jpg geekbuilders This project works well as a gift for valentines, mother's day, or for a special loved one. It takes some patience, but yields a beautiful result. you can also watch a video of the rose being made along with the steps outlined here. Enjoy! Create the Form The first step in the process is to creat...
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Wed, 20 Apr 2016 22:21:46 PDT
How to Restore a Drill-Press Stand (Aka RIP'ing its Rust) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Restore-a-Drill-Press-Stand-Aka-RIPing-Its-/
How to Restore a Drill-Press Stand (Aka RIP'ing its Rust) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/DBDU/IN7ON00F/F4SDBDUIN7ON00F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/DBDU/IN7ON00F/F4SDBDUIN7ON00F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/DBDU/IN7ON00F/F4SDBDUIN7ON00F.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 I would say that this Drill-Press Stand looks horrible, But Drill-Press Stands might have feelings, So I'm not going to say that.I might as well also get an award for that-- The last thing you need to make a Drill-Press Stand cry, The salt in the tears would make it rust even more!I recently found a...
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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:04:30 PDT
Electronics Project Trays http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronics-Project-Trays/
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Thu, 14 Apr 2016 13:00:51 PDT
Cutting Board Walnut and Pine http://www.instructables.com/id/Cutting-Board-Walnut-and-Pine/
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Thu, 14 Apr 2016 08:57:50 PDT
Make Your Own Hot-Glue Mallet! (Rubber Hammer) | DIY Woodworking Tools #4 http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Hot-Glue-Mallet-Rubber-Hammer-DIY-Wo/
Make Your Own Hot-Glue Mallet! (Rubber Hammer) | DIY Woodworking Tools #4 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/K3XE/IMV8LFVR/F6PK3XEIMV8LFVR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/K3XE/IMV8LFVR/F6PK3XEIMV8LFVR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/K3XE/IMV8LFVR/F6PK3XEIMV8LFVR.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 Why would I buy a Rubber Mallet? Why should I pay almost $10 for a small piece of rubber and a handle?Well, I can make one with several sticks of Hot-Glue!In my experiments, A Rubber Mallet is even BETTER than a Wooden Mallet for Chisel-work. Keep this in mind, Fellow Woodworkers! ;)This project was...
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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 11:23:24 PDT
How to Make The Ultimate Wooden Vise | DIY Woodworking Tools #3 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-the-Ultimate-Wooden-Vise-DIY-Woodworki/
How to Make The Ultimate Wooden Vise | DIY Woodworking Tools #3 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWB/IXRF/IMMFFO1Z/FWBIXRFIMMFFO1Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWB/IXRF/IMMFFO1Z/FWBIXRFIMMFFO1Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWB/IXRF/IMMFFO1Z/FWBIXRFIMMFFO1Z.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 I've been needing another vise for quite a long time now. I have one vise, Which is in my room (My room serves as a workshop). Sometimes, When I do messier projects, Such as ones with a lot of sawdust, I prefer doing them in our balcony. Because I have one vise, And it is pretty difficult to remove ...
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Mon, 4 Apr 2016 01:19:13 PDT
Homemade Wooden Watch (From Scratch) http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Wooden-Watch-From-Scratch/
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Wed, 30 Mar 2016 10:47:31 PDT
Make Your Own Wooden C-Clamp! | DIY Woodworking Tools #2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Wooden-C-Clamp-DIY-Woodworking-Tools/
Make Your Own Wooden C-Clamp! | DIY Woodworking Tools #2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/4EK6/ILL5TCF6/FGT4EK6ILL5TCF6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/4EK6/ILL5TCF6/FGT4EK6ILL5TCF6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/4EK6/ILL5TCF6/FGT4EK6ILL5TCF6.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 C-Clamps are so expensive! Did you see that price tag last time you were at the store?I don't have a very big budget for projects, So I make most of my tools. That's why I'm going to show you how to make a perfect woodworking C-Clamp, Using only hand tools! What's better than making an extremely use...
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Thu, 10 Mar 2016 07:02:11 PST
Sand Box w/ lid that opens into bench and a canopy http://www.instructables.com/id/Sand-Box-W-Lid-That-Opens-Into-Bench-and-a-Canopy/
Sand Box w/ lid that opens into bench and a canopy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/AWOC/ILGVEU1Z/F45AWOCILGVEU1Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/AWOC/ILGVEU1Z/F45AWOCILGVEU1Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/AWOC/ILGVEU1Z/F45AWOCILGVEU1Z.SMALL.jpg Good Wood Thank You for checking out my project. I will try to make these instructions as simple as possible if anyone wants to build this. Please ask if you have any questions.This is a 4` x 4` x 6` sand box with a lid that opens up into benches and has a canopy for shade. Took about 20 hours to build.Tools ...
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Sun, 6 Mar 2016 19:52:04 PST
Deck Vase Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Deck-Vase-Planter/
Deck Vase Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/CSZE/IL5J23PP/FW7CSZEIL5J23PP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/CSZE/IL5J23PP/FW7CSZEIL5J23PP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/CSZE/IL5J23PP/FW7CSZEIL5J23PP.SMALL.jpg amackay The genesis for this project started last summer when my parents decided to install a new deck made from brown colored pressure treated wood. While happy with their deck, they wanted to dress it up a bit more with some planters that would blend in with the color and style of the deck. They wanted so...
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Sun, 28 Feb 2016 09:01:31 PST
How to make a wooden, USB powered, angle-poise LED lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-USB-Powered-Angle-poise-LED-Lamp/
How to make a wooden, USB powered, angle-poise LED lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/54J7/IKOCR6CO/FEW54J7IKOCR6CO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/54J7/IKOCR6CO/FEW54J7IKOCR6CO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/54J7/IKOCR6CO/FEW54J7IKOCR6CO.SMALL.jpg Cairdy Crafts Hi there! In this instructable, I'll show you how to make your own USB-powered LED angle-poise lamp out of wood. You could upcycle some ripped down pallet wood to add character or just use strips of pine like I did. This project requires minimum skills and a handful of tools. Let's get started! ...
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Mon, 15 Feb 2016 13:38:42 PST
Cyclone Dust Separator http://www.instructables.com/id/Cyclone-Dust-Separator/
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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:39:31 PDT
Make Your Own Plywood Mallet! | DIY Woodworking Tools #1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Your-Own-Woodwoking-Mallet-W-Leftover-Plywo/
Make Your Own Plywood Mallet! | DIY Woodworking Tools #1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/S7CA/IKBFO4OI/FIYS7CAIKBFO4OI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/S7CA/IKBFO4OI/FIYS7CAIKBFO4OI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/S7CA/IKBFO4OI/FIYS7CAIKBFO4OI.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 In the last few weeks, I've noticed that my interest has been moving a lot into woodworking projects*, I found that we have several woodworking tools that I forgot we had: A "Rasp", A "Rasp Planer", And some "Chisels".These chisels caught my eye: They are around 30 years old! I sharpened them and st...
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Wed, 3 Feb 2016 09:27:44 PST
Drill Press Restoration (Refurbishing Techniques) http://www.instructables.com/id/Drill-Press-Restoration-Refurbishing-Techniques/
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Tue, 2 Feb 2016 13:14:37 PST
Motorcycle restoration http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcycle-Restoration/
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Tue, 2 Feb 2016 09:42:05 PST
Wooden Pebble Necklace http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Pebble-Necklace/
Wooden Pebble Necklace - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/BLL6/IK4CK4ZN/F94BLL6IK4CK4ZN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/BLL6/IK4CK4ZN/F94BLL6IK4CK4ZN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/BLL6/IK4CK4ZN/F94BLL6IK4CK4ZN.SMALL.jpg AverageJoesJoinery This project is incredibly quick and easy to do.If you would like to watch my quick build video you can see it here: Materials Used: Scrap Wood3.5mm Male to Female Headphone JackSpray PolyurethaneSugruTools Used: Belt SanderDrillScissors Turn The Scrap Into Pebbles I raided my scrap bin for some ...
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Mon, 1 Feb 2016 12:12:11 PST
Ultimate Hanging Drill Bit Organizer (Made From Styrofoam!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-Drill-Bit-Organizer-Made-From-Styrofoam/
Ultimate Hanging Drill Bit Organizer (Made From Styrofoam!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/XGOB/IJYUS3QS/FMDXGOBIJYUS3QS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/XGOB/IJYUS3QS/FMDXGOBIJYUS3QS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/XGOB/IJYUS3QS/FMDXGOBIJYUS3QS.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 Almost all of us have this problem: Organizing our drill-bits...In the last couple months, I found that I've been using my drill almost everyday to drill holes. I have a container that holds different sized drill bits, But it's always a mess, And I can't stand things that aren't organized! The box t...
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Sat, 30 Jan 2016 03:20:54 PST
2x4 Contest - How to make a pair of Nesting Side Tables http://www.instructables.com/id/2x4-Contest-How-to-Make-a-Pair-of-Nesting-Side-Tab/
2x4 Contest - How to make a pair of Nesting Side Tables - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/SCCI/IJ3GK1YB/FEBSCCIIJ3GK1YB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/SCCI/IJ3GK1YB/FEBSCCIIJ3GK1YB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/SCCI/IJ3GK1YB/FEBSCCIIJ3GK1YB.SMALL.jpg socialwoodworks I am always looking for an excuse use my power tools so when I was asked to participate in this 2x4 contest I was more than happy to oblige. For my submission I wanted to make a piece that required me to transform the 2x4 into something that would be hard to recognize that it was even made out of a ...
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Thu, 7 Jan 2016 07:42:55 PST
How to Dye Wood Using Natural Ingredients in 5 steps http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Dye-Wood-Using-Natural-Ingredients-in-5-Ste/
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Sat, 26 Dec 2015 13:38:50 PST
DIY Standard Coffee Table http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Standard-Coffee-Table/
DIY Standard Coffee Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCO/DO90/II0K7DTO/FCODO90II0K7DTO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCO/DO90/II0K7DTO/FCODO90II0K7DTO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCO/DO90/II0K7DTO/FCODO90II0K7DTO.SMALL.jpg ENGLak212 WARNING: Use with caution! Electric tools used in the construction of the coffee table.Materials Needed:1 Sheet of Plywood: (48” X 24”)1 Pallet: (42”X 42”)Tools: #305 Stainless Steel 3 inch x 10 ScrewsElectric SawPower Drill with variable sized Drill bits Measuring TapeHammerCrow barClamp (Optional)...
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Fri, 11 Dec 2015 05:58:35 PST
Easy to make wooden magazine, file or book box http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-to-make-wooden-magazine-file-or-book-box/
Easy to make wooden magazine, file or book box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/UGND/IHS1NDT3/F2AUGNDIHS1NDT3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/UGND/IHS1NDT3/F2AUGNDIHS1NDT3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/UGND/IHS1NDT3/F2AUGNDIHS1NDT3.SMALL.jpg Regan Leatch This easy to make Magizene, Book or filebox storage box is a beautiful addition to any home or office and is an effective way to tidy up files, books and/ or magazines. Marking and cutting sides First mark and cut the sides out of 3ply plywood. The sides need to be 280 mm by 335 mm but i recommen...
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Sat, 5 Dec 2015 01:12:47 PST
DIY white board http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-white-board/
DIY white board - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXG/TNO2/IHM9QYIN/FXGTNO2IHM9QYIN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXG/TNO2/IHM9QYIN/FXGTNO2IHM9QYIN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXG/TNO2/IHM9QYIN/FXGTNO2IHM9QYIN.SMALL.jpg Kreat0r Hello,In this Instructable, I will show you how to make an XL white board for less than 10€ saving yourself around 60 to 80€.Follow me, to be the first to know when i upload new projects :). Materials list - A big Painter's Canvas ~5€.- a reclaimed acrylic sheet : 0€.- some wood screws. Tools l...
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Mon, 30 Nov 2015 23:16:23 PST
SpectrumLED- An INSANELY Bright 200 WATT Variable Spectrum LED Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/SpectrumLED-An-INSANELY-Bright-200-WATT-Variable-S/
SpectrumLED- An INSANELY Bright 200 WATT Variable Spectrum LED Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/7CDK/IHLVOABC/FVJ7CDKIHLVOABC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/7CDK/IHLVOABC/FVJ7CDKIHLVOABC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/7CDK/IHLVOABC/FVJ7CDKIHLVOABC.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 Dimming and changing the color spectrum of LED's? IMPOSSIBLE! Nope... Now Not!As this is my 50th Instructable, I've decided to upload a super "special edition" Instructable:How To Make Your Own INSANELY Bright 200 WATT Variable Spectrum LED Panel - For under $25! I decided to call it "SpectrumLED"I ...
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Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:26:02 PST
DT project: How to make an easy fold-down phone or tablet stand http://www.instructables.com/id/School-DT-project-How-to-make-a-fold-down-phone-or/
DT project: How to make an easy fold-down phone or tablet stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/677L/IHNP46J5/FYV677LIHNP46J5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/677L/IHNP46J5/FYV677LIHNP46J5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/677L/IHNP46J5/FYV677LIHNP46J5.SMALL.jpg Cairdy Crafts In our DT club at school, we've been making collapsable phone/tablet stands and I thought it was time to share!I've had Year 3s (7-8 year olds) successfully making this project, so it's very doable, even as part of a larger class.Using only a handful of square dowel, round dowel and card for triangl...
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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 01:02:36 PST
upcycled trophy hanger http://www.instructables.com/id/upcycled-trophy-hanger/
upcycled trophy hanger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/12GC/IGI9CIVW/FEW12GCIGI9CIVW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/12GC/IGI9CIVW/FEW12GCIGI9CIVW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/12GC/IGI9CIVW/FEW12GCIGI9CIVW.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus With the baseball season culminating in the Royals winning the World Series, you'll need somewhere to hang your uniform until next year. This upcycled trophy hanger is made from solid metal trophies and a real baseball bat, perfect for you baseball nuts out there.Whether you're a little league slugg...
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Mon, 2 Nov 2015 11:26:37 PST
Helping Hands http://www.instructables.com/id/Helping-Hands-2/
Helping Hands - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F60/W4FG/IFISEFO6/F60W4FGIFISEFO6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F60/W4FG/IFISEFO6/F60W4FGIFISEFO6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F60/W4FG/IFISEFO6/F60W4FGIFISEFO6.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab For those that can use an extra hand around the house!I like to ask my students to think of some small thing in their life that could use a little extra assistance around the house. It can be small, from a toothpaste holder to a coat rack or an extra fist bump them when they finish their work. Then ...
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Fri, 9 Oct 2015 09:43:03 PDT
Wooden Mr And Mrs Candle Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Mr-And-Mrs-Candle-Holder/
Wooden Mr And Mrs Candle Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFL/K3Y6/IF3STDPT/FFLK3Y6IF3STDPT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFL/K3Y6/IF3STDPT/FFLK3Y6IF3STDPT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFL/K3Y6/IF3STDPT/FFLK3Y6IF3STDPT.SMALL.jpg ukwoodworking In this project we will be making a mr and mrs candle holder this will make a great gift for someone who is going to get married. Its a fun easy project that can be done in a weekend. Getting The Tools And Wood Together You will need some 3/4 Inch MDF and 1/4 Inch Ply Wood and 1/2 Inch Plywood. Y...
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Mon, 28 Sep 2015 15:01:32 PDT
Natural Edge Photo Frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Natural-Edge-Photo-Frame/
Natural Edge Photo Frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/R4SR/IF2DDX09/FHDR4SRIF2DDX09.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/R4SR/IF2DDX09/FHDR4SRIF2DDX09.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/R4SR/IF2DDX09/FHDR4SRIF2DDX09.SMALL.jpg ukwoodworking In this project we are going to be making a natural edge photo frame from a piece of yew. You can make it out of any natural edge wood that you can get but I love the colours that you get from yew.Please make sure that you use all the correct protection e.g. eye protection and follow all safety inst...
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Sun, 27 Sep 2015 20:16:45 PDT
An Heirloom Apartment workbench. http://www.instructables.com/id/An-Heirloom-Apartment-workbench/
An Heirloom Apartment workbench. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ3/WK70/IEX50ZAP/FQ3WK70IEX50ZAP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ3/WK70/IEX50ZAP/FQ3WK70IEX50ZAP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ3/WK70/IEX50ZAP/FQ3WK70IEX50ZAP.SMALL.jpg 4WantofaNail "Diamond in the rough": A idiom made popular in the modern era, thanks in part, to a lowly street rat and his, whimsical, mystical companions (ah, you will be missed Mr. Williams). The aforementioned phrase is based on the concept that you cannot see the true beauty of a diamond until it's been cut,...
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Sun, 27 Sep 2015 13:16:37 PDT
Floppy Disk Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Floppy-Disk-Lamp/
Floppy Disk Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/ZFSZ/IEX4UIDV/FFDZFSZIEX4UIDV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/ZFSZ/IEX4UIDV/FFDZFSZIEX4UIDV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/ZFSZ/IEX4UIDV/FFDZFSZIEX4UIDV.SMALL.jpg AwabHassan A few days ago while emptying some old drawers in search of a memory card I came across some old floppy disks. I didnt want to throw them away and wanted to do something interesting with them. I eventually decided on building a lamp with them. Here's how I did it. You can see a video I made of it he...
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Thu, 24 Sep 2015 14:25:59 PDT
Floating TV Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Floating-TV-Stand/
Floating TV Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F81/YQL7/IEUB48JQ/F81YQL7IEUB48JQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F81/YQL7/IEUB48JQ/F81YQL7IEUB48JQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F81/YQL7/IEUB48JQ/F81YQL7IEUB48JQ.SMALL.jpg citrocycle I wanted the clean look of having my TV and shelves floating on the wall without supports/cordage being visible, but since I was moving into an apartment building, and wanted as much as my deposit back as possible, I couldn't just mount the a TV and shelves to the wall. So instead I decided to use a...
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Mon, 21 Sep 2015 14:04:08 PDT
Retractable Solder Fume Extractor (From An LED Light) http://www.instructables.com/id/Retractable-Solder-Fume-Fan-From-An-LED-Light/
Retractable Solder Fume Extractor (From An LED Light) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7F/WO1X/ID0PU22J/F7FWO1XID0PU22J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7F/WO1X/ID0PU22J/F7FWO1XID0PU22J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7F/WO1X/ID0PU22J/F7FWO1XID0PU22J.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 This Is a fan that I use while soldering to get the solder fumes out of my face!Why did I choose this fan? This Is WhyIf you are wondering what I am connecting it to, It is my home-made peg-board. If you are interested this project this is the linkIf you don't understand why there is a weird flashli...
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Fri, 7 Aug 2015 11:56:58 PDT
Cheap and Easy Planters http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-and-Easy-Planters/
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Tue, 4 Aug 2015 18:05:41 PDT
Pallet plank to tea-bag box http://www.instructables.com/id/Pallet-plank-to-tea-bag-box/
Pallet plank to tea-bag box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F02/1PF7/ICRXGPP3/F021PF7ICRXGPP3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F02/1PF7/ICRXGPP3/F021PF7ICRXGPP3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F02/1PF7/ICRXGPP3/F021PF7ICRXGPP3.SMALL.jpg Cairdy Crafts My wife has recently grown a fresh love of tea. With that in mind, I realised we'd given our tea box away to charity a while back. Solution: time to make one!As I like a challenge, I decided to use a single piece of reclaimed pallet wood to make the box - lid and handle included. All in all, it's ...
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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:04:36 PDT
Drill Powered Adjustable Height Work Bench! http://www.instructables.com/id/Drill-Powered-Adjustable-Height-Work-Bench/
Drill Powered Adjustable Height Work Bench! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F17/M0K8/ICQSX3FH/F17M0K8ICQSX3FH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F17/M0K8/ICQSX3FH/F17M0K8ICQSX3FH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F17/M0K8/ICQSX3FH/F17M0K8ICQSX3FH.SMALL.jpg mikeandlauren I used two trailer jacks to make an adjustable height work bench. I needed a way to store my new X-Carve CNC machine when not in use. You could modify this design easily to make an adjustable height standing desk. Modify Trailer Jack A small pin is all that holds the hand crank on the trailer...
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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:25:08 PDT
Lathe Chisel Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Lathe-Chisel-Rack/
Lathe Chisel Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/3TBC/IC4MUDX1/F363TBCIC4MUDX1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/3TBC/IC4MUDX1/F363TBCIC4MUDX1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/3TBC/IC4MUDX1/F363TBCIC4MUDX1.SMALL.jpg HPandLOTR Hi everyone! There are lots of designs out there for lathe chisel racks and various types of carts that you can build to hold all of your lathe scrapers and gouges. I made this particular design as easy to build as possible and used only scraps of 3/4" plywood that I had laying around, so I did't h...
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Wed, 15 Jul 2015 08:08:01 PDT
The Pallet Bible: Finding, Inspecting, and Dismantling Pallets http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Pallet-Bible-A-Guide-to-Finding-Inspecting-and/
The Pallet Bible: Finding, Inspecting, and Dismantling Pallets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/2FFZ/IBUXKZW9/FWF2FFZIBUXKZW9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/2FFZ/IBUXKZW9/FWF2FFZIBUXKZW9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/2FFZ/IBUXKZW9/FWF2FFZIBUXKZW9.SMALL.jpg schnurrbart For those of us in the DIY, upcycling and woodworking communities, reclaimed wood has been a rising force as a medium for home projects for years. Its appearance and history give our furniture and home decor a character that people admire, and it can be very fun to work with. Within this classific...
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Mon, 6 Jul 2015 07:24:41 PDT
Detachable Projector Wall Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Detachable-Projector-Wall-Mount/
Detachable Projector Wall Mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDI/323J/IAZ710MP/FDI323JIAZ710MP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDI/323J/IAZ710MP/FDI323JIAZ710MP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDI/323J/IAZ710MP/FDI323JIAZ710MP.SMALL.gif randofo The detachable projector wall mount is a DIY solution for hiding your home theater projector when you are not using it. I made this because I have a narrow living room and wanted to mount my projector as far away from the screen as possible, which meant mounting it to the opposite wall. However, I d...
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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 08:11:51 PDT
stacked lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/stacked-lamp/
stacked lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/GOG4/IANRFRSO/F6EGOG4IANRFRSO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/GOG4/IANRFRSO/F6EGOG4IANRFRSO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/GOG4/IANRFRSO/F6EGOG4IANRFRSO.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus The best way to experience the world is through interaction, and this stacked lamp just begs for you to play with it. Since there's no wrong way to stack this lamp you can position it any way you want, then change it up whenever you're tired of the design! Making your own stacked lamp is easy; you c...
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Mon, 8 Jun 2015 06:15:34 PDT
Reviving a bicycle seat - a fun weekend project. http://www.instructables.com/id/Reincarnation-of-a-bicycle-seat-a-fun-weekend-proj/
Reviving a bicycle seat - a fun weekend project. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMH/QTIN/IAGMBW78/FMHQTINIAGMBW78.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMH/QTIN/IAGMBW78/FMHQTINIAGMBW78.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMH/QTIN/IAGMBW78/FMHQTINIAGMBW78.SMALL.jpg treenerd Ok, so I was cleaning my workshop and was about to throw this old bicycle seat out, when I noticed that it actually had a pretty neat shape. I decided to make something out of it instead, and so, instead of throwing a lot of things out (and thus clean up my workshop) I made an armchair for my daught...
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Wed, 3 Jun 2015 13:15:12 PDT
How To Make Wax Paint http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Wax-Paint/
How To Make Wax Paint - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIF/AFAM/I9YRC5PO/FIFAFAMI9YRC5PO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIF/AFAM/I9YRC5PO/FIFAFAMI9YRC5PO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIF/AFAM/I9YRC5PO/FIFAFAMI9YRC5PO.SMALL.jpg darbinorvar Can you combine wax with oil paint? Yes, you can and it's actually really cool. All you need for this project is some oil paint (regular workshop oil paint like the kind you paint wood or metal with) and some beeswax. Making wax paint is really simple, and the result is quite interesting. What You...
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Fri, 22 May 2015 08:38:37 PDT
$40 Backyard Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/40-Backyard-Chair/
$40 Backyard Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/35VL/I9YBPMJX/FTV35VLI9YBPMJX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/35VL/I9YBPMJX/FTV35VLI9YBPMJX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/35VL/I9YBPMJX/FTV35VLI9YBPMJX.SMALL.jpg gkrisanda In this instructable I will be doing a step by step tutorial on how you can make high quality professional lounge style chairs made from pressure treated wood. This project uses pressure treated wood given that the chairs are designed to be placed outdoors. This will help fight against things such a...
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Thu, 21 May 2015 14:50:49 PDT