Instructables: exploring - workshop - repair - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:51:59 PDT BLOX v1.01 Dremel Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Dremel-Repair/
Dremel Repair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/HWX8/I05EXVDU/F6CHWX8I05EXVDU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/HWX8/I05EXVDU/F6CHWX8I05EXVDU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/HWX8/I05EXVDU/F6CHWX8I05EXVDU.SMALL.jpg Random_Canadian So my Dremel 395 died mid project! No power no strange noises! it was just mocking me and acting like it was like it was unplugged!I figured that since it didn't smell of burning metal I should be able to get it going again. Assess the mess! I did notice that it was running hot for the past littl...
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:49:31 PDT
Fix Your Keens With Gorilla Steel! http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-Your-Keens-With-Gorilla-Steel/
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By: Nano_Burger

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:13:28 PDT
Gasket from Food box http://www.instructables.com/id/Gasket-from-Food-box/
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:36:05 PDT
New life for an old vice. http://www.instructables.com/id/New-life-for-an-old-vice/
New life for an old vice. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/1KYV/HZYPCNUU/F6Q1KYVHZYPCNUU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/1KYV/HZYPCNUU/F6Q1KYVHZYPCNUU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/1KYV/HZYPCNUU/F6Q1KYVHZYPCNUU.SMALL.jpg digitaus I love old tools and quite often they are the right price. With a little tweaking (well sometimes a lot...) an old tool can be brought back to life and be useful for another lifetime. The quality is often superior even if they are a little slower or take up a little more room... One such tool I b...
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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:51:30 PDT
Fixing Saggy Drawers http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixing-Saggy-Drawers/
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:25:57 PDT
Quick-Fix Welding for a Broken BBQ Grill http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Fix-Welding-for-a-Broken-BBQ-Grill/
Quick-Fix Welding for a Broken BBQ Grill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4D/IAZK/HZ3YD3JD/F4DIAZKHZ3YD3JD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4D/IAZK/HZ3YD3JD/F4DIAZKHZ3YD3JD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4D/IAZK/HZ3YD3JD/F4DIAZKHZ3YD3JD.SMALL.jpg scottkildall A few weeks ago, the metal plate on the bottom of my barbecue grill broke. This piece distributes the heat from the burner. Without it, the grill was useless. The blue propane flame was only cooking portions of the veggies, fish or meat.I like to fix things but I don't like having a list of things t...
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:12:16 PDT
DIY Rocking Chair Makeover with Olympic Stain http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Rocking-Chair-Makeover-with-Olympic-Stain/
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:41:40 PDT
Resurrect an old wheelbarrow http://www.instructables.com/id/Resurrect-an-old-wheelbarrow/
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Wed, 21 May 2014 00:37:27 PDT
How to Fix a Broken Acoustic Guitar Head http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Fix-a-Broken-Acoustic-Guitar-Head/
How to Fix a Broken Acoustic Guitar Head - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/9YOZ/HTN3JUWB/FMD9YOZHTN3JUWB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/9YOZ/HTN3JUWB/FMD9YOZHTN3JUWB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/9YOZ/HTN3JUWB/FMD9YOZHTN3JUWB.SMALL.jpg AusencioFlores It happened. Any guitar owner's worst nightmare: the angled headstock on your beloved guitar became the point of fracture when it fell or was hit against a wall. After playing well into the night in my bed, I decided to foolishly do what I always did: place my guitar at the foot of my bed, neck lea...
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:17:40 PDT
How to remove a dent from wood http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-remove-a-dent-from-wood/
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:10:40 PDT
Coflex: Sugru and Duct Tape Have a Baby http://www.instructables.com/id/Coflex-Sugru-and-Duct-Tape-Have-a-Baby/
Coflex: Sugru and Duct Tape Have a Baby - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/RFU8/HT7P8ICM/F1SRFU8HT7P8ICM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/RFU8/HT7P8ICM/F1SRFU8HT7P8ICM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/RFU8/HT7P8ICM/F1SRFU8HT7P8ICM.SMALL.jpg ktana Sugru rocks, but it can be expensive and permanent, duct tape holds the universe together but it's sort of permanent and not at all repositionable, and can be stiff and thick. That's where coflex comes in. Coflex is inexpensive, sticks to itself and you don't have to wait for it to dry or set. Als...
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:32:52 PDT
How to fix a bent pneumatic screen door closer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fix-a-bent-pneumatic-screen-door-closer/
How to fix a bent pneumatic screen door closer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/75A8/HT1M1J56/FA675A8HT1M1J56.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/75A8/HT1M1J56/FA675A8HT1M1J56.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/75A8/HT1M1J56/FA675A8HT1M1J56.SMALL.jpg trev25 During one of the last storms, the wind caught my screen door as I was stepping outside. It immediately flung it all the way open and bent the automatic door closer in the process. Now, it refuses to close by itself. But with just a little bit of work, I was able to repair it and get it back to work...
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:23:16 PDT
How to replace the glass in a wood frame window. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-replace-the-glass-in-a-wood-frame-window/
How to replace the glass in a wood frame window. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/18CW/HSPP7145/FC118CWHSPP7145.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/18CW/HSPP7145/FC118CWHSPP7145.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/18CW/HSPP7145/FC118CWHSPP7145.SMALL.jpg Little Tassie Prepper My home has wooden framed windows that, from time to time, have been broken.  I employed a professional glasier to replace one of my windows, which cost just under $500.  I decided to watch him work so that I could learn how he did this, in order to do the repairs myself next time.  It was surprisin...
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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 06:49:04 PDT
How to Build a Railroad Tie Retaining Wall http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Railroad-Tie-Retaining-Wall/
How to Build a Railroad Tie Retaining Wall - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/1440/HRCK2D0K/FFM1440HRCK2D0K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/1440/HRCK2D0K/FFM1440HRCK2D0K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/1440/HRCK2D0K/FFM1440HRCK2D0K.SMALL.jpg suchandsuchfarm If you have a slope that is need of a retaining wall and have access to railroad ties, this is the perfect project for you! We'll be showing you how we made a railroad tie retaining wall in between two of our shops. We had 18 inches of a hill that needed to be retained. This is how we made a basic r...
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Sat, 8 Feb 2014 08:53:25 PST
Repair a broken chair rung http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-a-broken-chair-rung/
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Wed, 1 Jun 2011 10:49:54 PDT
How to Install a Central Vacuum Cleaning System http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Install-a-Central-Vacuum-Cleaning-System/
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Wed, 4 Dec 2013 16:10:28 PST
Furnace Add-Ons to Improve Home Air Quality http://www.instructables.com/id/Furnace-Add-Ons-to-Improve-Home-Air-Quality/
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Tue, 5 Nov 2013 13:07:34 PST
Refinish an Antique Rocking Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Refinish-an-Antique-Rocking-Chair/
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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:45:32 PDT
How to Install Gutters http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Install-Gutters/
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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:42:04 PDT
Garden Hose Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Garden-Hose-Repair/
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Sat, 30 Jun 2007 16:33:44 PDT
Repair Broken Glasses Hinge http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-Broken-Glasses-Hinge/
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Fri, 9 Mar 2012 16:45:27 PST
Fixing a Pickup Truck After A Roll Over http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixing-a-Pickup-Truck-After-A-Roll-Over/
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Sun, 21 Jul 2013 23:21:50 PDT
"On the Fence" Rustic Rocker - Repair a rocking chair with fence posts http://www.instructables.com/id/On-the-Fence-Rustic-Rocker-Repair-a-rocking-ch/
"On the Fence" Rustic Rocker - Repair a rocking chair with fence posts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKA/E4JW/HJB0JB56/FKAE4JWHJB0JB56.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKA/E4JW/HJB0JB56/FKAE4JWHJB0JB56.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKA/E4JW/HJB0JB56/FKAE4JWHJB0JB56.SMALL.jpg TheDankSide If you have a broken chair/rocking chair, this is the tutorial for you! I received this wonderful rustic rocker from my landlord, who didn't have the time to repair it.  The frame of this rocking chair is still sturdy, but the destroyed caning made it completely unusable.  After my landlord repaired...
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Mon, 22 Jul 2013 08:05:36 PDT
How to Fix a Totaled Car for a fraction of the "Estimate". http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Fix-a-Totaled-Car-for-a-fraction-of-the-Es/
How to Fix a Totaled Car for a fraction of the "Estimate". - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/D80A/H71GLTQX/FT6D80AH71GLTQX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/D80A/H71GLTQX/FT6D80AH71GLTQX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/D80A/H71GLTQX/FT6D80AH71GLTQX.SMALL.jpg Vyger A little History     In 2004 my daughter bought her "dream car" which at the time was a 1998 Dodge Intrepid ES. It was sporty and it was RED. It also had a lot of other good things going for it, like a 3.2 liter 24 valve engine, traction control, leather seats, super sound system, auto stick overri...
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Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:24:33 PDT
How to Resurrect and Fix a Long Abandoned Rototiller. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Resurrect-and-Fix-a-Long-Abandoned-Rototill/
How to Resurrect and Fix a Long Abandoned Rototiller. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/8TSN/HINO2JCO/FVG8TSNHINO2JCO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/8TSN/HINO2JCO/FVG8TSNHINO2JCO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/8TSN/HINO2JCO/FVG8TSNHINO2JCO.SMALL.jpg Vyger I have been gardening for a long time and I have developed my own system that really works for me. Part of the success I have had with my system is due to the rototiller that I use and the way I use it. I explained a lot about my system in an instructable I made back in 2007 called Shred and Till.  ...
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Sun, 7 Jul 2013 23:20:32 PDT
DIY injection moulding to repair headphones *UPDATED* http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-your-jack-pretty-way/
DIY injection moulding to repair headphones *UPDATED* - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/TI39/HINOCLQK/FUZTI39HINOCLQK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/TI39/HINOCLQK/FUZTI39HINOCLQK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/TI39/HINOCLQK/FUZTI39HINOCLQK.SMALL.jpg kondzio29 BIG THANK YOU for everyone who voted on me in FIX IT contest. Thanks to your votes I won second prize. It was suprising to me because i've never won anything abroad (only locally) it means a lot for me that I won something. Again thank you. Follow me for more Instructables in the future ;) You won't...
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Wed, 3 Jul 2013 11:28:37 PDT
Sugru Pot Handle Octopus http://www.instructables.com/id/Sugru-Pot-Handle-Octopus/
Sugru Pot Handle Octopus - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHP/VQ8G/HINOBCSF/FHPVQ8GHINOBCSF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHP/VQ8G/HINOBCSF/FHPVQ8GHINOBCSF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHP/VQ8G/HINOBCSF/FHPVQ8GHINOBCSF.SMALL.jpg Jaz_Allen My friendly local hackspace were having a Sugru evening, the perfect opportunity to replace the handle that broke off a saucepan lid last year, and while I was at it give my saucepan some octopus attitude. Mix Some Sugru Decide what colour you want your new pot handle to be and mix up some Sugru,...
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Thu, 4 Jul 2013 12:48:32 PDT
Motorcycle Brake Caliper Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcycle-Brake-Caliper-Repair/
Motorcycle Brake Caliper Repair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/2I1B/HIGFAX2I/FNH2I1BHIGFAX2I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/2I1B/HIGFAX2I/FNH2I1BHIGFAX2I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/2I1B/HIGFAX2I/FNH2I1BHIGFAX2I.SMALL.jpg MidnightMaker This ‘ible details how to go about fixing your motorcycle brake caliper when the brake lever starts getting uncomfortably close to the hand grip with resulting loss of braking power.  If you pump quickly once or twice the brakes work again, but after you release the lever for a short while, the next...
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Mon, 1 Jul 2013 12:50:58 PDT
Making Small Stains / Burns / Holes in Carpet As If They Never Happened http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Small-Stains-Burns-Holes-in-Carpet-As-I/
Making Small Stains / Burns / Holes in Carpet As If They Never Happened - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/6FIQ/HIGFJVUR/FEY6FIQHIGFJVUR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/6FIQ/HIGFJVUR/FEY6FIQHIGFJVUR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/6FIQ/HIGFJVUR/FEY6FIQHIGFJVUR.SMALL.jpg DrRhodes Even when we try our hardest to be careful, we are all bound to do some small damage to our carpets. I mean, come on. How can you actually expect something that covers the entire floor you walk on to stay spotless. The force of nature, gravity in this case, is quite literally working against you con...
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Sun, 30 Jun 2013 08:38:50 PDT
Classy Screen Door Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Classy-Screen-Door-Repair/
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Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:46:48 PDT
Changing the brake rotor on an 95 Volvo 850 http://www.instructables.com/id/Changing-the-brake-rotor-on-an-95-Volvo-850/
Changing the brake rotor on an 95 Volvo 850 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/FK5Y/HI3TYS5F/FF3FK5YHI3TYS5F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/FK5Y/HI3TYS5F/FF3FK5YHI3TYS5F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/FK5Y/HI3TYS5F/FF3FK5YHI3TYS5F.SMALL.jpg monkeywork Ok, this is different than my usual instructables where I create a prop.  There's one of them on the way, in the meantime I had to swap out the front brake rotors on our 1995 Volvo 850 due to a warped rotor which was giving us a pulse when coming to a stop. This is a fairly easy job if you have the...
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Sat, 22 Jun 2013 15:15:36 PDT
How to fix torn Converse and replace eyelets http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fix-torn-Converse-and-replace-eyelets/
How to fix torn Converse and replace eyelets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK2/4G8D/HHS9KL3C/FK24G8DHHS9KL3C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK2/4G8D/HHS9KL3C/FK24G8DHHS9KL3C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK2/4G8D/HHS9KL3C/FK24G8DHHS9KL3C.SMALL.jpg Pavelos While riding my bike shoelace got stuck in the pedal and I torn my new Converses. I went to local shoemaker and he told me that this is hard to fix and that it will cost me 35 EUR (45 USD). I decided to fix them myself. Im planning to make more guides, one of them will be making own pilot watch fro...
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Tue, 11 Jun 2013 23:58:59 PDT
How to Repair a Rusty Wheelbarrow http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Repair-a-Rusty-Wheelbarrow/
How to Repair a Rusty Wheelbarrow - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGK/DCCL/HFPTIMFV/FGKDCCLHFPTIMFV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGK/DCCL/HFPTIMFV/FGKDCCLHFPTIMFV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGK/DCCL/HFPTIMFV/FGKDCCLHFPTIMFV.SMALL.jpg AngelLifeLearning My school garden class had a rusty wheelbarrow out in the backyard that needed to either be thrown away or be repaired. The rust was so bad that stuff would fall through. It was both inconvenient and dangerous to use. We came up with an idea to fix it without having to go out to the store and purcha...
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Tue, 14 May 2013 14:26:56 PDT
Wooden Axle http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Axle/
Wooden Axle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/XDCH/HH2VN1PN/FQ0XDCHHH2VN1PN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/XDCH/HH2VN1PN/FQ0XDCHHH2VN1PN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/XDCH/HH2VN1PN/FQ0XDCHHH2VN1PN.SMALL.jpg wholman If books, TV shows, and movies are any indication, it seems that civilization is headed for certain collapse. Once the fall happens, wheeled transportation is going to be at a premium. We may be fleeing zombies, or farming with horses, or trying to get a car running on moonshine and tree sap -- what...
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Sun, 26 May 2013 09:19:14 PDT
Fix it - Kitchen Cabinet Hinge http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-it-Kitchen-Cabinet-Hinge/
Fix it - Kitchen Cabinet Hinge - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F04/5762/HH11S556/F045762HH11S556.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F04/5762/HH11S556/F045762HH11S556.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F04/5762/HH11S556/F045762HH11S556.SMALL.jpg sdbigguy I love Instructables because I am always getting inspired to share my ideas or trick. The Fix It Contest was no exception. I currently line in a home that was built in 1957 (the same year I was born)  and like me, some things are just getting old and having issues. We have a very functional kitch...
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Thu, 23 May 2013 15:56:04 PDT
How to Patch a Wire or Barbed Wire Fence http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Patch-a-Wire-or-Barbed-Wire-Fence/
How to Patch a Wire or Barbed Wire Fence - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Z/VFXY/HH11RZ7N/F1ZVFXYHH11RZ7N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Z/VFXY/HH11RZ7N/F1ZVFXYHH11RZ7N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Z/VFXY/HH11RZ7N/F1ZVFXYHH11RZ7N.SMALL.jpg mazzmn What the heck is that big rusty yellow thing? ....that's what they used to say about my car back in high school, but no, I'm talking about the big rusty yellow thing in the picture!  It's an old Fence Stretcher/Splicer and this Instructable is going to show you how to use it to splice a wire fence. ...
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Wed, 22 May 2013 21:24:56 PDT
how to repair a leaking gutter union joint (and poly tunnel) http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-repair-a-leaking-gutter-union-joint/
how to repair a leaking gutter union joint (and poly tunnel) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/GFWV/HF243TO1/F6ZGFWVHF243TO1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/GFWV/HF243TO1/F6ZGFWVHF243TO1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/GFWV/HF243TO1/F6ZGFWVHF243TO1.SMALL.jpg robz40 here's an effective way to carry out gutter union joint repairs  you'll need roof repair compound and weed control fabric. do not use bitumen, it is cheaper but it is not the best product as it is not sticky enough. a ladder stand off is needed for a gap like a window just strap on a pie...
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Sun, 7 Apr 2013 02:24:18 PDT
One Washing Machine Selector Knob to rule them all... http://www.instructables.com/id/One-Washing-Machine-Selector-Knob-to-end-all-Washi/
One Washing Machine Selector Knob to rule them all... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/FDGQ/HEI4M03S/F2NFDGQHEI4M03S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/FDGQ/HEI4M03S/F2NFDGQHEI4M03S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/FDGQ/HEI4M03S/F2NFDGQHEI4M03S.SMALL.jpg andrewt Even as a kid, I thought that the knob on our washing machine was janky, and I knew that whoever made it tried to use the least possible material.  I distinctly remember that it even needed a little metal band around the column to keep it from breaking.  Turns out, the little metal band only holds o...
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Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:21:10 PDT
Cordless Drill Repair - Add a Cord http://www.instructables.com/id/Cordless-Drill-Repair-Add-a-Cord/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/PXDF/HEI4LYVC/FB5PXDFHEI4LYVC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/PXDF/HEI4LYVC/FB5PXDFHEI4LYVC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/PXDF/HEI4LYVC/FB5PXDFHEI4LYVC.SMALL.jpg russ_hensel So you are tired of dead batteries on your drill and do not want to mess around with replacing or fixing the battery.  Make the cordless sucker a corded drill.  Lots of people seem to think this is a good idea, so here is a guide to this technique.  If you have an instructable on this topic and I ha...
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Wed, 20 Mar 2013 16:22:29 PDT
Fix a Snag in a Rug http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-a-Snag-in-a-Rug/
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Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:07:44 PDT
dyson, roller bypass. hairproof! http://www.instructables.com/id/dyson-roller-bypass-hairproof/
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Sun, 24 Feb 2013 14:03:21 PST
Repairing Fiberglass http://www.instructables.com/id/Repairing-Fiberglass/
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Tue, 22 Jan 2013 19:26:49 PST
Replacing the User interface control board on a LG washing machine. http://www.instructables.com/id/Replacing-the-User-interface-control-board-on-a-LG/
Replacing the User interface control board on a LG washing machine. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9A/Y1KU/HBNXV471/F9AY1KUHBNXV471.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9A/Y1KU/HBNXV471/F9AY1KUHBNXV471.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9A/Y1KU/HBNXV471/F9AY1KUHBNXV471.SMALL.jpg shirsimaki So gradually over the last two years or so, we have been experiencing a decline in the ability to use the control knob on our LG washer - Model WM2032HW. The cycle selection knob was a type that selected electronically, and the electrical contacts I figured were either wearing out or developed some ...
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Wed, 9 Jan 2013 23:12:19 PST
How to Use a Non-Contact Voltage Tester http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Use-a-Non-Contact-Voltage-Tester/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/K0YP/H6MF2NJ7/FJHK0YPH6MF2NJ7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/K0YP/H6MF2NJ7/FJHK0YPH6MF2NJ7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/K0YP/H6MF2NJ7/FJHK0YPH6MF2NJ7.SMALL.jpg The Family Handyman A non-contact voltage tester is the safest way to make sure the power is off without touching any wires. Before you open an electrical box, you should:   - cut off power to the outlet at the main electrical panel   - confirm you turned off the right circuit This is where the non-contact voltage te...
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Tue, 8 Jan 2013 10:36:05 PST
Repair Your Clogged Coffee Maker http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-Your-Clogged-Coffee-Maker/
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Tue, 1 Jan 2013 12:01:40 PST
LED Flashlight Conversion 2 http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Flashlight-Conversion-2/
LED Flashlight Conversion 2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/GP9N/HAUNMAVK/FBQGP9NHAUNMAVK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/GP9N/HAUNMAVK/FBQGP9NHAUNMAVK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/GP9N/HAUNMAVK/FBQGP9NHAUNMAVK.SMALL.jpg russ_hensel I have an old Russian generator flashlight that no longer worked, I figured the bulb was blown.  Rather than just replace the bulb I converted to an LED.  The LED does not use as much current so it is easier to crank the generator, and the LED will last longer than a bulb. Tools and Materials Br...
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Fri, 21 Dec 2012 16:54:24 PST
Brake job http://www.instructables.com/id/Brake-job/
Brake job - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/WMQ5/RVAEQZJIP3E/FZ7WMQ5RVAEQZJIP3E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/WMQ5/RVAEQZJIP3E/FZ7WMQ5RVAEQZJIP3E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/WMQ5/RVAEQZJIP3E/FZ7WMQ5RVAEQZJIP3E.SMALL.jpg geo How to replace the pads on your car's disc brakes.*** NOW UPDATED *** with new retaining clips. See photos step 14.This project won the Technical Video Rental 'Cool Project' award! gather materials Materials:new brake padsbrake disc lube (high temperature synthetic grease)probably, new retainer ...
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Tue, 22 Aug 2006 19:13:56 PDT
Bike Working Stand - Bangladesh http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Working-Stand-Bangladesh/
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Tue, 11 Dec 2012 06:43:04 PST
LED Christmas Light Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Christmas-Light-Repair/
LED Christmas Light Repair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVN/4BB7/HA5M7AD8/FVN4BB7HA5M7AD8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVN/4BB7/HA5M7AD8/FVN4BB7HA5M7AD8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVN/4BB7/HA5M7AD8/FVN4BB7HA5M7AD8.SMALL.jpg kaizenbob Christmas lights are a real nuisance to repair.  The hard part is finding the bulb that is burnt out and most people do this by trial and error.  If you have a string of LED lights that are of the non-replaceable type you may think all is lost.  But don't be too hasty.  What if you could find the pr...
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Sun, 2 Dec 2012 18:45:16 PST
How To Restore/Customize Your KitchenAid Paddle and Dough Hook http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-RestoreCustomize-Your-KitchenAid-Paddle-an/
How To Restore/Customize Your KitchenAid Paddle and Dough Hook - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/PM60/HA4MII6H/FCIPM60HA4MII6H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/PM60/HA4MII6H/FCIPM60HA4MII6H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/PM60/HA4MII6H/FCIPM60HA4MII6H.SMALL.jpg TinkeringProductions Well if you are anything like me your KitchenAid stand mixer is going strong but the coating on the aluminum paddle and dough hook is long gone.  I was tired of getting grey aluminum oxide streaks in my cookies, so I decided to do something about it.  I would put a fresh powder coating on them. To...
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Fri, 30 Nov 2012 08:39:23 PST