Instructables: exploring - workshop - recycle http://www.instructables.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:33:44 PDT BLOX v1.01 How To Make A Wall Hanging Audio/iPod Platform From An Old Skateboard http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Wall-Hanging-AudioiPod-Platform-From/
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:19:54 PDT
Bio Degradable Plant Pot http://www.instructables.com/id/Bio-Degradable-Plant-Pot/
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:23:58 PDT
Cute Concrete Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Cute-Concrete-Planter/
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:25:04 PDT
Tire To Stools! http://www.instructables.com/id/Tire-To-Stools/
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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 06:49:43 PDT
Geometric Cardboard Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Geometric-Cardboard-Lamp/
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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:00:28 PDT
Upcycling a bottle into a hanging pot http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycling-a-bottle-into-a-hanging-pot/
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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 01:07:30 PDT
Custom Router Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Router-Table-1/
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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:48:12 PDT
Canoe, Kayak Building Form And Steam Box From Recycled Pallets http://www.instructables.com/id/Canoe-Kayak-Building-Form-And-Steam-Box-From-Recyc/
Canoe, Kayak Building Form And Steam Box From Recycled Pallets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJF/30K5/HWNFNPIO/FJF30K5HWNFNPIO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJF/30K5/HWNFNPIO/FJF30K5HWNFNPIO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJF/30K5/HWNFNPIO/FJF30K5HWNFNPIO.SMALL.jpg antagonizer I've built several canoes/kayaks over the years, often using salvaged and recycled parts, so when I saw an ad for free pallets on Kijiji, I figured it would be a good time to make an instructable on it. For me, canoe building is a free-form craft and it's rather easier than you may think. I don't us...
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:31:17 PDT
DIY Weave Pendant Lamp (Go Green) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Weaved-Pendant-Lamp/
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 08:07:13 PDT
Popsicle Vintage Lampshade http://www.instructables.com/id/Popsicle-Heritage-Lampshade/
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:59:58 PDT
Swirly PVC Pendant Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Swirly-PVC-Pendant-Light/
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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:19:11 PDT
Stop Sign Coffee Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Stop-Sign-Coffee-Table/
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 16:43:58 PDT
Hexagon Deck with recycled supplies http://www.instructables.com/id/Hexagon-Deck-Supply-List/
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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 08:24:38 PDT
Touch Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Touch-Lamp/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 22:30:07 PDT
The Afterglow Lamp (paper mache and recycled materals) http://www.instructables.com/id/Afterglow-Lamp-recycled/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 14:02:13 PDT
Geometric Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Geometric-Lamp/
Geometric Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F75/90GY/HW6HY16F/F7590GYHW6HY16F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F75/90GY/HW6HY16F/F7590GYHW6HY16F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F75/90GY/HW6HY16F/F7590GYHW6HY16F.SMALL.jpg orangesportsdude Bare with me guys this is my first Instructable! The geometric lamp is rather simple and elegant lamp that you can hang almost anywhere and make your space look nice! Supplies! For this project you will need: 24"x36" Foam Core board an X-Acto Knife Straight Edge to align your cuts Glue Gun and G...
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Sun, 8 Jun 2014 15:06:58 PDT
Recycled Wooden & Metal Scrap Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Wooden-Metal-Scrap-Lamp/
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Thu, 5 Jun 2014 17:27:24 PDT
DIY Can Light http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Can-Light/
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Mon, 2 Jun 2014 12:49:31 PDT
Repurposed Turtle Sandbox to Planting Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/Repurposed-Turtle-Sandbox-to-Planting-Ring/
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Sun, 1 Jun 2014 18:34:47 PDT
Used Light Bulb Oil/Alcohol Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Used-Light-Bulb-OilAlcohol-Lamp/
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Fri, 30 May 2014 03:45:03 PDT
Indoor Vertical Garden with recycled bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/Indoor-Vertical-Garden-with-recycled-bottles/
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Fri, 23 May 2014 04:33:31 PDT
Chose your own adventure or watch grass grow http://www.instructables.com/id/chose-your-own-adventure-or-wacthing-grass-grow/
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Sat, 17 May 2014 07:01:32 PDT
CCFL Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/CCFL-Lamp/
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Thu, 15 May 2014 06:03:58 PDT
recycled pallet note pad chalk board http://www.instructables.com/id/recycled-pallet-note-pad-chalk-board/
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Tue, 13 May 2014 22:03:03 PDT
Electric Go Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Go-Cart/
Electric Go Cart - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNY/WTEX/HV3Q56M7/FNYWTEXHV3Q56M7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNY/WTEX/HV3Q56M7/FNYWTEXHV3Q56M7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNY/WTEX/HV3Q56M7/FNYWTEXHV3Q56M7.SMALL.jpg rjkorn I always liked mini bikes and go karts. I got my first Briggs and Stratton 3hp minibike when I was 6. by the time I was 8 i had shaved the head to make more power. I decided to make an electric powered one. That way there is less noise and more fun. I thought maybe the lack of engine noise would de...
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Mon, 12 May 2014 17:29:00 PDT
Riding Leaf Blower http://www.instructables.com/id/Riding-Leaf-Blower/
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Mon, 12 May 2014 12:35:01 PDT
DIY Flower Box Planter Video http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Flower-Box-Planter-Video/
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Tue, 6 May 2014 18:04:25 PDT
Recycling - Shock Sleeve Collars For Hand Tools http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycling-Shock-Sleeve-Collars-For-Hand-Tools/
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Tue, 6 May 2014 16:20:08 PDT
Cork Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Cork-Lighting/
Cork Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/KGH4/HURHUJO2/F7BKGH4HURHUJO2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/KGH4/HURHUJO2/F7BKGH4HURHUJO2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/KGH4/HURHUJO2/F7BKGH4HURHUJO2.SMALL.jpg nfil Hi!To create a new eco lighting solutions that are warm, soft and aesthetic material I use recycled cork and wood.I hope you like. What do you need? 2 clothes hangers35x50 cork roll2screwutillty knifesilicone gunspray paintdrill Let's start with how to create lighting form With my materials I ...
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Sun, 4 May 2014 16:51:24 PDT
Skateboard recycled into shelves http://www.instructables.com/id/Skateboard-recycled-into-shelves/
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Sat, 3 May 2014 10:23:26 PDT
Scrap Wood Chopsticks- Recycling scrap hardwood http://www.instructables.com/id/Scrap-Wood-Chopsticks-Recycling-scrap-hardwood/
Scrap Wood Chopsticks- Recycling scrap hardwood - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/CHK8/HUL9EPCB/F9VCHK8HUL9EPCB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/CHK8/HUL9EPCB/F9VCHK8HUL9EPCB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/CHK8/HUL9EPCB/F9VCHK8HUL9EPCB.SMALL.jpg imadami So in this instructable I'm going to be showing how you can make chopsticks from scrap hardwood that otherwise would be hard to use. For this instructable you will need: Scrap hardwood. I had some maple and walnut left over from a chess board I had made so that is what I used. Something to c...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 21:48:01 PDT
Umbrella Bird Feeder http://www.instructables.com/id/Umbrella-Birdfeeder/
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Sun, 27 Apr 2014 19:46:07 PDT
Faux Stone Bench and Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Faux-Stone-Bench-and-Planter/
Faux Stone Bench and Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHU/HP41/HUBJBZXR/FHUHP41HUBJBZXR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHU/HP41/HUBJBZXR/FHUHP41HUBJBZXR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHU/HP41/HUBJBZXR/FHUHP41HUBJBZXR.SMALL.jpg Joshblake I decided to start fixing up the back yard this year, but I wanted to do something a little more creative than just a potted plant or two. So I went searching online to learn how to create faux stone floors and walls and tried to learn all the tips and tricks I could in a short time. I had the idea ...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:08:16 PDT
decoration at it's easiest: unexpected reuse :) http://www.instructables.com/id/decoration-at-its-easiest-unexpected-reuse-/
decoration at it's easiest: unexpected reuse :) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK4/NKS3/HU4GXFI7/FK4NKS3HU4GXFI7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK4/NKS3/HU4GXFI7/FK4NKS3HU4GXFI7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK4/NKS3/HU4GXFI7/FK4NKS3HU4GXFI7.SMALL.jpg aescobar ortega 'cause everything is different if you look closer! :)i know this is not the best instructable ever, it's a reflection. I think this is a funny coincidence, and that's why I'm keeping this. 'cause sometimes we're not sure things are worthy, i think the lesson is to keep our eyes and mind open and if ...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:54:55 PDT
Diapers Help Your Plants Grow! http://www.instructables.com/id/Diapers-Help-Your-Plants-Grow/
Diapers Help Your Plants Grow! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/8FVU/HN6BVUXZ/FN88FVUHN6BVUXZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/8FVU/HN6BVUXZ/FN88FVUHN6BVUXZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/8FVU/HN6BVUXZ/FN88FVUHN6BVUXZ.SMALL.jpg The King of Random Wait .. Diapers?  How do those help your plants?  Trust me, it's probably not what you're thinking. Watch the Video! NOTE:  The results, depictions and claims portrayed in this video are based on the limited experiences I had to test ideas prior to production.  All information is belie...
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 07:25:36 PDT
Ping Pong ball gun from a pallet http://www.instructables.com/id/Ping-Pong-ball-gun-from-a-pallet-1/
Ping Pong ball gun from a pallet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/UTLR/HTVMR4PZ/F5EUTLRHTVMR4PZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/UTLR/HTVMR4PZ/F5EUTLRHTVMR4PZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/UTLR/HTVMR4PZ/F5EUTLRHTVMR4PZ.SMALL.jpg dalegribble I have been in awe of some of the pallet ibles, so here is a project I've had in the works. I was wanting to impress my nephew and use a pallet.  parts and tools The pallet!!!!jigsaw, a keyhole or hand saw will do.knifedrill two screwssand paperping pong ballsclothes pinthree rubber bandsvice or ...
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 06:21:58 PDT
Plant tower made out of PVC pipe (15 pockets) http://www.instructables.com/id/Plant-tower-made-out-of-PVC-pipe-15-pockets/
Plant tower made out of PVC pipe (15 pockets) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWY/9POB/HTNO73DO/FWY9POBHTNO73DO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWY/9POB/HTNO73DO/FWY9POBHTNO73DO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWY/9POB/HTNO73DO/FWY9POBHTNO73DO.SMALL.jpg algert555 In this instructable I'll try to show you how to build a planting tower out of 1 meter of PVC pipe. The planting tower can be used (based on the diameter) for strawberries, lettuce, (bigger pipes) pansies and other small summer flowers (smaller diameters) I made a couple of them already and the m...
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Sun, 6 Apr 2014 11:13:50 PDT
Instant Hanging Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Instant-Hanging-Garden/
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Sat, 22 Mar 2014 06:24:00 PDT
Paper pots for quicker production and maximum capacity http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-pots-for-quicker-production-and-maximum-capa/
Paper pots for quicker production and maximum capacity - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/BBUO/HT1M2MFF/F3SBBUOHT1M2MFF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/BBUO/HT1M2MFF/F3SBBUOHT1M2MFF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/BBUO/HT1M2MFF/F3SBBUOHT1M2MFF.SMALL.jpg flowercrafter I know there are a lot of paper pot how-to's but I wanted to show a quicker way. Afterall, who wants to spend more time potting up seedlings? Items needed Tin can (about 15 oz. size)Can opener (preferable the old-fashioned type that cuts the inside of the can)Plastic canning funnelDuct tapeNewsp...
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:00:59 PDT
PC to Portable workstation/toolbox http://www.instructables.com/id/PC-to-Portable-workstationtoolbox/
PC to Portable workstation/toolbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/OED9/HSVGHDGK/F8VOED9HSVGHDGK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/OED9/HSVGHDGK/F8VOED9HSVGHDGK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/OED9/HSVGHDGK/F8VOED9HSVGHDGK.SMALL.jpg michaelgohjs Here is the back story for my project. (Ignore if you don't like boring "stories") So i acquired 3 Dell Optiplex GX400 (pretty obsolete) desktops, after stripping it down bare to salvage parts i din't know what to do with the cases. Initially I wanted to toss them out for recycling but i thought I m...
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:59:34 PDT
Mini Recycled Greenhouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Recycled-Greenhouse/
Mini Recycled Greenhouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/HENH/HSJAQCLS/F2VHENHHSJAQCLS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/HENH/HSJAQCLS/F2VHENHHSJAQCLS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/HENH/HSJAQCLS/F2VHENHHSJAQCLS.SMALL.jpg Turnpike7a A DIY recycled Greenhouse made from those nasty styrofoam egg cartons. What to do... With having ducks and chickens that produce eggs for resale, the obvious need for egg cartons is there. So trying to keep costs down I frequent craigslist for extra "free" cartons. Most of the time I get the pape...
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 13:26:54 PDT
honey dipper with scoop http://www.instructables.com/id/honey-dipper-with-scoop/
honey dipper with scoop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/346U/HSHQQX6E/FTW346UHSHQQX6E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/346U/HSHQQX6E/FTW346UHSHQQX6E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/346U/HSHQQX6E/FTW346UHSHQQX6E.SMALL.jpg dalegribble scoop is to get the last bit that gets left in the jar choose some wood this was from a limb that fell in my yard about two months ago. its black walnut on the large trying to work it round and little shaping getting the shape and the captured ring the captured ring was not necessary but p...
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Sat, 8 Mar 2014 06:57:27 PST
build your own workbench out of free wood http://www.instructables.com/id/build-your-own-workbench-out-of-free-wood/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/LKX1/HS3GSA5D/FEVLKX1HS3GSA5D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/LKX1/HS3GSA5D/FEVLKX1HS3GSA5D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/LKX1/HS3GSA5D/FEVLKX1HS3GSA5D.SMALL.jpg timsway this is part four of a 6-part series where i aim to make reclaiming wood and making things out of it accessible for everyone - even without all the fancy tools! parts 1-3 are also on instructables, showing you one of many ways to get free wood, how to get basically all the tools you need for cheap ...
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:53:29 PST
Saw-Blade Axe http://www.instructables.com/id/Saw-Blade-Axe/
Saw-Blade Axe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/6DT6/HRWN6895/FYR6DT6HRWN6895.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/6DT6/HRWN6895/FYR6DT6HRWN6895.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/6DT6/HRWN6895/FYR6DT6HRWN6895.SMALL.jpg Wallyman This was a simple build made out of leftover parts. I drew inspiration for this project from Mad Max. Materials & Tools Materials- A recently broken sledge hammer handleTwo old saw blades (preferable one large and one small)Some leather EpoxyNeedle and ThreadTools- WelderAngle grinderSawSander...
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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 23:01:28 PST
Carrots in a Bottle (Updated on 2/24/2014) http://www.instructables.com/id/Carrots-in-a-Bottle/
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Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:39:27 PST
Simple Prybar for pallets http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Prybar-for-pallets/
Simple Prybar for pallets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/B4HL/HRTKJJCF/F8VB4HLHRTKJJCF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/B4HL/HRTKJJCF/F8VB4HLHRTKJJCF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/B4HL/HRTKJJCF/F8VB4HLHRTKJJCF.SMALL.jpg darren8306 This is a simple prybar made to break pallets, while saving more of the wood. This project will require one length of 1" square tubing, 1/8" wall, approximately 6' in length. Welding machine. Hacksaw or other tool to cut tubing. Wire brush or other tool to prep surfaces for welding. Plan an...
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Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:31:40 PST
Spray tip cleaner http://www.instructables.com/id/Spray-tip-cleaner/
Spray tip cleaner - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F16/UWNJ/HRI98E0F/F16UWNJHRI98E0F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F16/UWNJ/HRI98E0F/F16UWNJHRI98E0F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F16/UWNJ/HRI98E0F/F16UWNJHRI98E0F.SMALL.jpg cbdave I found using WD-40 works better cleaning spray paint tips than tipping the can upside down but is messy when you're trying to use the tube that comes with the can. So I cut the top off an empty spray can and use it on top the WD-40 can Cut off top Not all Spay tips are interchangeable and t...
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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 02:07:55 PST
Recycled Bottle Lamps (Multiple) http://www.instructables.com/id/Alcohol-Lamp-special-IBLE-for-getting-my-first-100/
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Sat, 8 Feb 2014 14:55:05 PST
Free Storage Bins Complements of your Cat http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-Storage-Bins-Complements-of-your-Cat/
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 11:44:34 PST
Kraken Bottle Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Kraken-Rum-Lamp/
Kraken Bottle Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/HLF1/HR0B3G6Z/F52HLF1HR0B3G6Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/HLF1/HR0B3G6Z/F52HLF1HR0B3G6Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/HLF1/HR0B3G6Z/F52HLF1HR0B3G6Z.SMALL.jpg callumrussell I managed to knock over and smash my ceramic bedside lamp, but instead of buying a new one I figured since I already had all the pieces I may as well make a new one. The first step you’re going to want to take is to find a bottle of Kraken rum (or any other bottle) and then finish the contents. Too...
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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:27:54 PST