Instructables: exploring - workshop - sand http://www.instructables.com Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:39:14 PST BLOX v1.01 Easy restore and cleaning steel with magic fiber stick http://www.instructables.com/id/Cleaning-steel-with-fiber-stick/
Easy restore and cleaning steel with magic fiber stick - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/EWX1/I2S6MZRA/FYXEWX1I2S6MZRA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/EWX1/I2S6MZRA/FYXEWX1I2S6MZRA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/EWX1/I2S6MZRA/FYXEWX1I2S6MZRA.SMALL.jpg hugedom Wanted to test these fiber stick I found online for cleaning advertised as "magic sticks" for a long time. So I used a huge pair of garden shears I found that could use some work to test. Found an object to clean The "magic" stick is supposed to be stainless steel fiber tape wrapped into a bundl...
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:52:01 PST
Green Sand Casting with Aluminum http://www.instructables.com/id/Green-Sand-Casting-with-Aluminum/
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:38:32 PST
Shop cheats: Clean various holes http://www.instructables.com/id/Shop-cheats-Clean-various-holes/
Shop cheats: Clean various holes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/0ZNU/I2GJ3WFO/FOS0ZNUI2GJ3WFO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/0ZNU/I2GJ3WFO/FOS0ZNUI2GJ3WFO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/0ZNU/I2GJ3WFO/FOS0ZNUI2GJ3WFO.SMALL.jpg Metal_maestro Here is another Instructable in my series of Shop cheats. How to clean up pipe, tube, holes and bores, of most any size and depth! If you want to read any of my previous posts here are some links: Magic Socket Trick Quick Threaded Arbors Band-saw Angles Quick Lathe Tool CenteringI re-use a...
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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:14:47 PST
Restoring a damaged table edge http://www.instructables.com/id/Restoring-a-damaged-table-edge/
Restoring a damaged table edge - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/84EH/I0HZ0XO9/FEA84EHI0HZ0XO9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/84EH/I0HZ0XO9/FEA84EHI0HZ0XO9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/84EH/I0HZ0XO9/FEA84EHI0HZ0XO9.SMALL.jpg gregorio626 The top is subject to more general wear and tear than other areas of a table, especially if they are used for meals or children draw at them. Scratches, dents, and stains are commonplace, and other problems can frequently occur with table tops warping, , splitting, and damaged decorative edges. Fret...
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14:19:48 PDT
Cast an Aluminum Bowl! http://www.instructables.com/id/Cast-an-Aluminum-Bowl/
Cast an Aluminum Bowl! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/4GD9/HYHGEGUV/FQH4GD9HYHGEGUV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/4GD9/HYHGEGUV/FQH4GD9HYHGEGUV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/4GD9/HYHGEGUV/FQH4GD9HYHGEGUV.SMALL.jpg PopsicleGhoul This Instructable will cover the general process I followed to cast an aluminum (or aluminium) bowl, a replica of a glass kitchen bowl. This is the story of scrap aluminum, melted to a complete liquid, and remade into something awesomely new. My guide will not go into great detail as to the constr...
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Wed, 6 Aug 2014 08:00:24 PDT
Drill press sanding drums http://www.instructables.com/id/Drill-press-sanding-drums/
Drill press sanding drums - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP3/47J5/HWZ9TUNC/FP347J5HWZ9TUNC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP3/47J5/HWZ9TUNC/FP347J5HWZ9TUNC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP3/47J5/HWZ9TUNC/FP347J5HWZ9TUNC.SMALL.jpg ade angelis Hi everyone!A few weeks ago my friends made me a wonderful birthday gift: a big, sturdy and powerful drill press. As soon as I assembled it I knew that would have been an unmissable occasion to get my hands dirty and build something! I decided to make a couple of sanding drums to use with the drill ...
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 12:22:12 PDT
Highly Versatile Soda Blaster http://www.instructables.com/id/Highly-Versatile-Soda-Blaster/
Highly Versatile Soda Blaster - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/G8A5/HW4OG4XG/F33G8A5HW4OG4XG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/G8A5/HW4OG4XG/F33G8A5HW4OG4XG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/G8A5/HW4OG4XG/F33G8A5HW4OG4XG.SMALL.jpg naw2983 This Instructable is going to show you how to make a Highly Versatile Soda Blaster that you can use with different types of abrasives such as baking soda, blasting media, and sand or different combinations of these abrasives depending on your need. For those of you who aren't quite sure what what a ...
By: naw2983

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Sat, 7 Jun 2014 05:32:03 PDT
Dinosaur Diorama Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Dinosaur-Diorama-Lamp/
Dinosaur Diorama Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/A5IZ/HUYBHSCY/FXVA5IZHUYBHSCY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/A5IZ/HUYBHSCY/FXVA5IZHUYBHSCY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/A5IZ/HUYBHSCY/FXVA5IZHUYBHSCY.SMALL.jpg kelleymarie Lamps and light are a necessary part of every household, allowing us to keep playing, working, and living into the night. Since they can be found in almost every room of the house, I thought it would be fun if they could be themed. While recently at Ikea, I saw the Brån Lamp, a beautiful glass based...
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Fri, 9 May 2014 16:54:59 PDT
How to Polish Titanium. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Polish-Titanium/
How to Polish Titanium. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/YBCR/HUBWNJ2C/FTAYBCRHUBWNJ2C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/YBCR/HUBWNJ2C/FTAYBCRHUBWNJ2C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/YBCR/HUBWNJ2C/FTAYBCRHUBWNJ2C.SMALL.jpg Mrballeng Titanium is the literally the hardest metal I've worked with. It's still metal though and metal can be polished. It doesn't have to take long either. This piece is a Fish Bone Knotless Gear Tie. It's grade 2 titanium and measures about 2" X 1/2". I spent about 45 seconds per step with exception of t...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:00:15 PDT
Flap Sander http://www.instructables.com/id/Flap-Sander/
Flap Sander - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/6I5N/HT5585CT/FYA6I5NHT5585CT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/6I5N/HT5585CT/FYA6I5NHT5585CT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/6I5N/HT5585CT/FYA6I5NHT5585CT.SMALL.jpg juul414 In this instructable i'm going to show you how to make a flap sander! Step 1: Tools The tools you are going to need for this project are: a drill, a piece of sandpaper (gritsize doesn't matter but if you use sandpaper from a belt sander it will work better), a haksaw, a piece of scrap wood, a dri...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:28:40 PDT
DIY Drum Sander http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Drum-Sander/
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 03:53:21 PDT
How to apply stain and surface finish to wood http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-apply-stain-and-surface-finish-to-wood/
How to apply stain and surface finish to wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/C4D7/HQYW5BDJ/FS1C4D7HQYW5BDJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/C4D7/HQYW5BDJ/FS1C4D7HQYW5BDJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/C4D7/HQYW5BDJ/FS1C4D7HQYW5BDJ.SMALL.jpg pdrums **READ THE WARNING LABELS OF ALL PRODUCTS THAT YOU USE** Follow manufacturers' instructions and warnings. Be safe.  This simple instructable will walk you through a general method to prepare, stain, and clear coat wood. There are many ways to do this, and many of these steps can be applied to what...
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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 10:48:03 PST
Electric Sand or Salt Spreader for your Truck or Tractor from Junk http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Sand-or-Salt-Spreader-for-your-Truck-or-T/
Electric Sand or Salt Spreader for your Truck or Tractor from Junk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/RV3P/HQAWYGCT/FIVRV3PHQAWYGCT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/RV3P/HQAWYGCT/FIVRV3PHQAWYGCT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/RV3P/HQAWYGCT/FIVRV3PHQAWYGCT.SMALL.jpg yeltrow This Instructable will guide you through the creation of an electric spreader that can help you coat icy surfaces with sand or salt with the flip of a switch. No more soup can, bucket, and falling on your butt! A hopper is constructed from a 5 gallon bucket with a hole in the bottom. Sand exits th...
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Sat, 11 Jan 2014 11:47:57 PST
LEARNING ABOUT THE LAND ROVER SERIES 1 http://www.instructables.com/id/LEARNING-ABOUT-THE-LAND-ROVER-SERIES-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/TPWO/HPRICFIH/FZ2TPWOHPRICFIH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/TPWO/HPRICFIH/FZ2TPWOHPRICFIH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/TPWO/HPRICFIH/FZ2TPWOHPRICFIH.SMALL.jpg danbranxl watch this epic video it shows you about these epic cars that everyone should own!
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Sat, 28 Dec 2013 16:18:29 PST
Restore a rusty old tackle box with sand blasting & powder coating http://www.instructables.com/id/Restore-a-rusty-old-tackle-box-with-sand-blasting-/
Restore a rusty old tackle box with sand blasting & powder coating - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/5BZ4/HMK7F7T7/FZV5BZ4HMK7F7T7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/5BZ4/HMK7F7T7/FZV5BZ4HMK7F7T7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/5BZ4/HMK7F7T7/FZV5BZ4HMK7F7T7.SMALL.jpg roballoba I found this ratty old tackle box in a pile of junk on the side of the road waiting for a dump run. How cool would that be if I restored it?!? The top was just about rusted through, the hinges were frozen, the latch was rusted shut, but it was straight and still solid, so I gave it a go. There was l...
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Wed, 9 Oct 2013 01:58:53 PDT
making your bike look all new http://www.instructables.com/id/making-your-bike-look-all-new/
making your bike look all new - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/0D3Y/HI3U1YME/F900D3YHI3U1YME.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/0D3Y/HI3U1YME/F900D3YHI3U1YME.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/0D3Y/HI3U1YME/F900D3YHI3U1YME.SMALL.jpg danbranxl you want your motorbike looking like new?  everyone does weather your restoring one or just fixing it up for sale.  watching my videos and reading this will help you with what you are trying to do! frame and stripping it down ok lets say your starting from the basics and taking the whole bike dow...
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Sun, 23 Jun 2013 03:50:41 PDT
classic motorbike restoration step-step. 1974 honda xl100 http://www.instructables.com/id/classic-motorbike-restoration-step-step-1974-hond/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/QCWZ/HFPTEJII/FSLQCWZHFPTEJII.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/QCWZ/HFPTEJII/FSLQCWZHFPTEJII.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/QCWZ/HFPTEJII/FSLQCWZHFPTEJII.SMALL.jpg danbranxl ok just look though these pictures and videos and have a look at then steps to restoring a motorbike, quite simply :) watch these video on different parts of doing the restoration ill start out with a timeline of what i have done on this honda xl100. these are mainly just tips on how to do it ...
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Sat, 27 Apr 2013 07:18:04 PDT
How to restore a frame on a classic motorbike (using 1974 honda xl100) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-restore-a-frame-on-a-classic-motorbike-usi/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/GYDN/HFWSTG0O/FKYGYDNHFWSTG0O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/GYDN/HFWSTG0O/FKYGYDNHFWSTG0O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/GYDN/HFWSTG0O/FKYGYDNHFWSTG0O.SMALL.jpg danbranxl Hi my name is daniel! in this video, i am trying to teach a simple cheap way of making you old motorbike frame look like new! it will help you save loads of money and easy step by step of  how i have done it. i am showing how to work back the paint and rust off a Honda xl100, but it will be the same...
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Fri, 26 Apr 2013 19:01:04 PDT
Collapsable / folding media blast cabinet / enclosure http://www.instructables.com/id/Collapsable-folding-media-blast-cabinet-enclos/
Collapsable / folding media blast cabinet / enclosure - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/JF6E/HFBK73BI/FCSJF6EHFBK73BI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/JF6E/HFBK73BI/FCSJF6EHFBK73BI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/JF6E/HFBK73BI/FCSJF6EHFBK73BI.SMALL.jpg rchanter Removing rust, paint, scale and corrosion can be a pain. An easy way is to use a media blast whether it be sand, glass or any of the numerous different medias all with different properties for removing what you want to clean in different degrees of aggression.  You can use a blast cleaner outside bu...
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Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:42:43 PDT
Sandblaster homemade http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-SandBlaster-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FD5/9E0V/HA4MIJDL/FD59E0VHA4MIJDL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD5/9E0V/HA4MIJDL/FD59E0VHA4MIJDL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD5/9E0V/HA4MIJDL/FD59E0VHA4MIJDL.SMALL.jpg The FluxPlux This is the Sandblaster I made using an old water heater tank (about 30Lt and wall mount type) the only modification need to the tank apart from the welding of the wheels , leg and handle  was a 4mm stee plate cutting with a cylindrical part with thread welded at the cencter for adding the sand as y...
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Fri, 30 Nov 2012 08:23:51 PST
How to Use a Sand Blaster http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Use-a-Sand-Blaster/
How to Use a Sand Blaster - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/0TYD/H9X3IWGE/FIX0TYDH9X3IWGE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/0TYD/H9X3IWGE/FIX0TYDH9X3IWGE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/0TYD/H9X3IWGE/FIX0TYDH9X3IWGE.SMALL.jpg newdetroiter A sand blaster is a fantastic tool for preparing parts for operations such as powder coating.  It can remove rust, paint and other surface imperfections.  It can also be used for aesthetic purposes, like sandblasting glass in particular designs. This instructable is strictly to show practical opera...
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Wed, 28 Nov 2012 10:13:18 PST
Powder Coating Basics http://www.instructables.com/id/Powder-Coating-Basics/
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Wed, 28 Nov 2012 10:12:33 PST
Restoration: 1878 Platform Glider Rocking Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Restoration-1878-Platform-Glider-Rocking-Chair/
Restoration: 1878 Platform Glider Rocking Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/N9AE/H7QCY8EF/FSDN9AEH7QCY8EF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/N9AE/H7QCY8EF/FSDN9AEH7QCY8EF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/N9AE/H7QCY8EF/FSDN9AEH7QCY8EF.SMALL.jpg Attmos   Antiques are cool, especially when they become antiques over many years in your family's possession.  They're not just  possessions any more, every time you look at them they bring back countless memories from the good old days.  Along their journey from past to present many of these items are use...
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Sun, 30 Sep 2012 15:37:29 PDT
Make an Hourglass Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Display-an-Hourglass/
Make an Hourglass Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/NUYF/H672TRRG/F47NUYFH672TRRG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/NUYF/H672TRRG/F47NUYFH672TRRG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/NUYF/H672TRRG/F47NUYFH672TRRG.SMALL.jpg Mrballeng While traveling this past summer I came across this bare hourglass. I bought it thinking it would make for a fun weekend wood project. It’s made from poplar, stained with Cabot Cherry stain, and uses Sugru for footpads. Shape the ends I started out by cutting a couple squares from a plank of popl...
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Tue, 11 Sep 2012 23:44:02 PDT
Cheap & Easy Sand Blaster Nozzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Easy-Sand-Blaster-Nozzle/
Cheap & Easy Sand Blaster Nozzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCV/WGTE/H6DWVHED/FCVWGTEH6DWVHED.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCV/WGTE/H6DWVHED/FCVWGTEH6DWVHED.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCV/WGTE/H6DWVHED/FCVWGTEH6DWVHED.SMALL.jpg shawn simone Tired of blowing through nozzles for our sandblaster and throwing money away, we needed a good solid answer for a better way.  A member at Techshop (thanx Ken) gave us a great idea that gave us both a money saver and a longer lasting alternative. Getting Ready Stuff Needed: Old nozzle Calipers D...
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Wed, 29 Aug 2012 07:08:28 PDT
Raised Sand Box with lid made from treated fence boards. http://www.instructables.com/id/Raised-Sand-Box-with-lid-made-from-fence-boards/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F8X/E068/H5ED7R5Q/F8XE068H5ED7R5Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8X/E068/H5ED7R5Q/F8XE068H5ED7R5Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8X/E068/H5ED7R5Q/F8XE068H5ED7R5Q.SMALL.jpg Dr Qui This is how I made a raised sand box complete with lid using standard pressure treated pine fenceboards. I was asked to build a sand box for my friends little boy Connor.  To avoid any of the nasty parasites and things that can come with a sand box I wanted to put a bit of effort into the design of...
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Sun, 5 Aug 2012 21:01:24 PDT
How to remove a scratch on your car http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-remove-a-scratch-on-your-car/
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Sun, 8 Jul 2012 12:34:30 PDT
How To Set Paver Stones http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Set-Paver-Stones/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FA7/J25O/H1YOHLYT/FA7J25OH1YOHLYT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA7/J25O/H1YOHLYT/FA7J25OH1YOHLYT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA7/J25O/H1YOHLYT/FA7J25OH1YOHLYT.SMALL.jpg Sakrete Bob Schmidt from Sakrete covers a DIY instructional video on how to Set Paver Stones.  The DIY uses Sakrete Paver Set Polymeric Sand - A sweep-in joint sand for pavers that hardens with moisture to prevent wash-out, lock in paver sand and inhibit weed growth.
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Wed, 9 May 2012 06:10:00 PDT
Sandy Switches Work Better :) http://www.instructables.com/id/Sandy-Switches-Work-Better-/
Sandy Switches Work Better :) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSK/SXRT/GSOEMX2M/FSKSXRTGSOEMX2M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSK/SXRT/GSOEMX2M/FSKSXRTGSOEMX2M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSK/SXRT/GSOEMX2M/FSKSXRTGSOEMX2M.SMALL.jpg qolque I like my reading lamp. Mostly. The switch is the only problem. It's a half sphere, and it was smooth, and it was a rotary style (not button). Not that easy to use if your fingers were wet from holding a cold drink on a humid day, or washing them, or if you're boycotting-paper-towels-and-letting-ev...
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Sun, 18 Sep 2011 20:29:10 PDT
How to EASILY forge Steel and iron... http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-forge-Steel-and-iron/
How to EASILY forge Steel and iron... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/JEYW/GS3BDSEM/FCAJEYWGS3BDSEM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/JEYW/GS3BDSEM/FCAJEYWGS3BDSEM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/JEYW/GS3BDSEM/FCAJEYWGS3BDSEM.SMALL.jpg Inducktion If for some reason, you've needed some sort of tool, or some heavy object made of steel or iron...and you've gone online, searched for that tool, and realized how expensive it was? Forging steel and iron isn't actually all that hard, you only need a few things to do it properly. 1. A vice of some ...
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Sun, 11 Sep 2011 14:46:37 PDT
Nomadic Life 2: Mediacase http://www.instructables.com/id/Nomadic-Bookcase-2-Mediacase/
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Wed, 10 Aug 2011 17:43:36 PDT
Japanese 'Zen' Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Japanese-Zen-Table/
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Wed, 20 Apr 2011 22:47:12 PDT
How to fill sandbags the super easy way. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fill-sandbags-the-super-easy-way/
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Thu, 17 Feb 2011 08:31:46 PST
A Backyard Path that says "We're going Places" http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Backyard-Path-that-says-Were-going-Places/
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Wed, 17 Nov 2010 05:59:58 PST
How To Make A Wooden Flip-Flop Paper Weight / Notepad Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Wooden-Flip-Flop-Paper-Weight-Post/
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Sun, 3 Oct 2010 09:48:17 PDT
How to build your own desktop zen garden http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-your-own-desktop-zen-garden/
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Sun, 30 May 2010 16:40:33 PDT
Easy Garden Boxes 101 http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Garden-Boxes/
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Wed, 26 May 2010 23:43:47 PDT
Ornamental paving slabs http://www.instructables.com/id/Ornamental-paving-slabs/
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Sun, 2 May 2010 04:31:55 PDT
Make Garden Soil from ALMOST any Dirt http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Garden-Soil-from-any-Dirt/
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Wed, 17 Mar 2010 15:13:22 PDT
Quick and cheap aluminum melting furnace setup http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-cheap-and-dirty-aluminum-melting-furnace-s/
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Thu, 19 Mar 2009 11:31:17 PDT
Sanding Wood Furniture http://www.instructables.com/id/Sanding-Wood-Furniture/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/RVRN/FN82WQ9G/F6QRVRNFN82WQ9G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/RVRN/FN82WQ9G/F6QRVRNFN82WQ9G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/RVRN/FN82WQ9G/F6QRVRNFN82WQ9G.SMALL.jpg Dremel Sanding Wood Furniture with the Dremel Multi-MaxTM and the Sanding Pad #MM11 and the Wood Sandpaper Assortment #MM70W (60/120/240 grit).
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Wed, 5 Nov 2008 15:32:03 PST
Little Zen Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Little-Zen-Garden/
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Mon, 20 Oct 2008 12:19:08 PDT
lightbulb funk-up! http://www.instructables.com/id/lightbulb-funk-up/
lightbulb funk-up! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/24XU/FHTAITM6/FTW24XUFHTAITM6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/24XU/FHTAITM6/FTW24XUFHTAITM6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/24XU/FHTAITM6/FTW24XUFHTAITM6.SMALL.jpg wrentchhead want to turn a "dead" lightbulb into a neighborhood dazzler? i have finally invented ... the lightbulb sand flower ball!!! intro 2 i came up with this idea ... randomly! its funky, fresh, and environmentally safe! lets go! toooolzz... 1 sock 1 light bulb 1 pair of needle nosed plyers 1 knife...
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Wed, 25 Jun 2008 04:45:56 PDT
Customize Your Matchbox Cars http://www.instructables.com/id/Customize-Your-Matchbox-Cars/
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Mon, 24 Mar 2008 18:55:58 PDT
Make Your Own Sandblaster and How To Use It http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Sandblaster-and-How-To-Use-It/
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Fri, 17 Aug 2007 10:14:14 PDT
Making a Rotary Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Rotary-Tool/
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Mon, 12 Mar 2007 21:52:01 PDT
Wood Finishing http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Finishing/
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Fri, 2 Mar 2007 15:01:00 PST
How to Make a Table (with poster image) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Table-with-poster-image/
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