Instructables: exploring - workshop - shop - woodworking http://www.instructables.com Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:04:25 PDT BLOX v1.01 Amazing Wood Bending Technique! http://www.instructables.com/id/Amazing-Wood-Bending-Technique/
Amazing Wood Bending Technique! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/O2GB/ICJM0S0V/FBCO2GBICJM0S0V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/O2GB/ICJM0S0V/FBCO2GBICJM0S0V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/O2GB/ICJM0S0V/FBCO2GBICJM0S0V.SMALL.jpg kludge77 Would you like to see how easy it is to bend wood like a slinky? The trick to this technique is all about the setup, and once you've got that down the possibilities are near endless! I saw a band saw cut vase on a woodworking forum that I frequent, that lead me back to the work of Seth Rolland. I ...
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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 14:05:30 PDT
Salt & Walnut Salt Cellar http://www.instructables.com/id/Salt-Walnut-Salt-Cellar/
Salt & Walnut Salt Cellar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/LGEU/IC29XUBO/FEALGEUIC29XUBO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/LGEU/IC29XUBO/FEALGEUIC29XUBO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/LGEU/IC29XUBO/FEALGEUIC29XUBO.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I've now done two other salt projects from a single block of rock salt I bought from my local cooking store. I think it is one of the coolest materials I've ever worked with. It has amazing colors, a great texture and a real depth of field. But... it is NOT GOOD FOR THE SHOPYou see, salt + iron/...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 12:29:50 PDT
Drunken Cutting Boards http://www.instructables.com/id/Drunken-Cutting-Boards/
Drunken Cutting Boards - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/RZEH/IBGCWC2W/FKYRZEHIBGCWC2W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/RZEH/IBGCWC2W/FKYRZEHIBGCWC2W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/RZEH/IBGCWC2W/FKYRZEHIBGCWC2W.SMALL.jpg kludge77 This is my first cutting board. An interesting pattern emerges from the flowing "S" shape and works really well with the high contrast of maple and walnut. Taking Stock Of Your Stock The process begins with two board that are the same thickness. In this case my lumber was 7/8 of an inch thick....
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:11:40 PDT
Tissue Paper Night Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Tissue-Paper-Night-Light/
Tissue Paper Night Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/2GY1/IAQMNHN0/F2T2GY1IAQMNHN0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/2GY1/IAQMNHN0/F2T2GY1IAQMNHN0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/2GY1/IAQMNHN0/F2T2GY1IAQMNHN0.SMALL.jpg kludge77 The process for making this, is part craft project and part woodworking. To start, we'll channel your inner preschooler and break out the food coloring! Coloring Time! To help the coloring wick through the material I chose to use some denatured alcohol. In my original tissue I used water. Bot...
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 15:10:29 PDT
Rock Salt Margarita Glass! http://www.instructables.com/id/Rock-Salt-Margarita-Glass/
Rock Salt Margarita Glass! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/MWK1/IA81Q56C/FVVMWK1IA81Q56C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/MWK1/IA81Q56C/FVVMWK1IA81Q56C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/MWK1/IA81Q56C/FVVMWK1IA81Q56C.SMALL.jpg kludge77 This glass was made from a block of salt block purchased from the cooking store and turned on the lathe. I had made a bracelet from the block about a month ago but wanted to try something a bit more complex. There were enough pieces left to make a glass... Cutting The Blocks The salt cut every ...
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Wed, 27 May 2015 10:11:47 PDT
Secret Storage Floating Desk http://www.instructables.com/id/Secret-Storage-Floating-Desk/
Secret Storage Floating Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY5/0GUQ/I9YC42Y5/FY50GUQI9YC42Y5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY5/0GUQ/I9YC42Y5/FY50GUQI9YC42Y5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY5/0GUQ/I9YC42Y5/FY50GUQI9YC42Y5.SMALL.jpg EnJoneer So I got bored of my regular corner desk and decided to build a floating desk into the corner alcove of my room to replace it. Then, I thought 'If I'm going to build a desk anyway, why not make it some funky james bond style desk?'..... so I decided to give it hidden storage compartments, and lights...
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Fri, 22 May 2015 17:33:26 PDT
Recycled Cardboard Bottle Stopper http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Cardboard-Bottle-Stopper/
Recycled Cardboard Bottle Stopper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/Q8M3/I9O1H3GP/FMJQ8M3I9O1H3GP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/Q8M3/I9O1H3GP/FMJQ8M3I9O1H3GP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/Q8M3/I9O1H3GP/FMJQ8M3I9O1H3GP.SMALL.jpg kludge77 Turning cardboard on the lathe. I needed a quick project after a failed larger project. This started out as an experiment, but I have to say I really like the look of it! I not sure if another cardboard project is in my future but for now, I'm just happy to follow up a failure with a success! Cut...
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Thu, 14 May 2015 11:15:23 PDT
Folding Extension Cord Organizer! http://www.instructables.com/id/Folding-Extension-Cord-Organizer/
Folding Extension Cord Organizer! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/Q69B/I9GW7BFC/F2EQ69BI9GW7BFC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/Q69B/I9GW7BFC/F2EQ69BI9GW7BFC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/Q69B/I9GW7BFC/F2EQ69BI9GW7BFC.SMALL.jpg mikeandlauren I wanted an easy way to store my extension cords without needing to reel them up or leave them in a pile. With a little inspiration from Pintrest I decided to make my own folding extension cord organizer to save space and stop tangles. Prototyping the Hook I tried three different variations of...
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Sat, 9 May 2015 08:27:23 PDT
Wooden Cell Phone Projector! http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Cell-Phone-Projector/
Wooden Cell Phone Projector! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/EKBL/I99R1NC6/FBXEKBLI99R1NC6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/EKBL/I99R1NC6/FBXEKBLI99R1NC6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/EKBL/I99R1NC6/FBXEKBLI99R1NC6.SMALL.jpg kludge77 Make a wooden projector for your cell phone. And if you happen to watch the Force Awakens trailer 4 times in a row on your shop wall, well it is Star Wars day so who can blame you!This one is made from 1/8 Baltic Birch plywood and measures, 6" x 5 1/2" x 3" and has a lens savaged from an old p...
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Mon, 4 May 2015 12:13:48 PDT
Picture Frame Desk Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Picture-Frame-Desk-Lamp/
Picture Frame Desk Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0T/YKL6/I8FQZ768/F0TYKL6I8FQZ768.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0T/YKL6/I8FQZ768/F0TYKL6I8FQZ768.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0T/YKL6/I8FQZ768/F0TYKL6I8FQZ768.SMALL.jpg kludge77 If you can make a picture frame, you can make this!Mitered maple frame accented with walnut keys and LED strip lighting with remote control. Sure it's a little modern, but you can change it easily to suit your needs. Design Sit down with yourself and come up with a design you like. Argue if you m...
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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:14:20 PDT
Multi-Tool Flip-Top Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-Tool-Flip-Top-Table/
Multi-Tool Flip-Top Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/GD0M/I7KB63JB/FJTGD0MI7KB63JB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/GD0M/I7KB63JB/FJTGD0MI7KB63JB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/GD0M/I7KB63JB/FJTGD0MI7KB63JB.SMALL.jpg kentdvm Building a flip-top table is great way to save shop space. Building 3 flip-tops as one long table is even better. This project started with an 7' long 2" diameter steel shaft I've had lying around the shop for years. Since I didn't want to cut the solid shaft (because that sounds like work), I si...
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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 19:52:20 PDT
Candy Sprinkle Cake Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Candy-Sprinkle-Cake-Stand/
Candy Sprinkle Cake Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/HG80/I74N57LU/FLZHG80I74N57LU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/HG80/I74N57LU/FLZHG80I74N57LU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/HG80/I74N57LU/FLZHG80I74N57LU.SMALL.jpg kludge77 Prepare yourself for a sugar rush. I'm going to mix glue, cake sprinkles and cherry wood into a bonkers looking cake stand.I don't think I was quite prepared for how colorful this project would end up or how much of a mess it would leave in the shop! Still, I'm quite pleased with it.My daughter was ...
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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 10:39:33 PDT
crazy lid holder http://www.instructables.com/id/crazy-lid-holder/
crazy lid holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2H/80KK/I6W2X3KP/F2H80KKI6W2X3KP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2H/80KK/I6W2X3KP/F2H80KKI6W2X3KP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2H/80KK/I6W2X3KP/F2H80KKI6W2X3KP.SMALL.jpg StephanP1 You can build this little project in just one hour Cut two boards to the same dimensions How big or how small doesn't matter Drill a hole in each board The hole should be bigger then the thickness of the board Make a first cut with the table saw Just cut only up to the hole Make a sec...
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Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:41:10 PST
Batman Spatula: The Dark Utensil http://www.instructables.com/id/Batman-Spatula-The-Dark-Utensil/
Batman Spatula: The Dark Utensil - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/A4KB/I6NI2L95/FX9A4KBI6NI2L95.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/A4KB/I6NI2L95/FX9A4KBI6NI2L95.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/A4KB/I6NI2L95/FX9A4KBI6NI2L95.SMALL.jpg kludge77 The kitchen spatula you need for your late night pre-crime fighting sandwich making. Made from a $1 spatula with a custom cut claro walnut handle and finished with boiled linseed oil.This is truly the utensil fit for a superhero... I picked up a inexpensive spatula from the local $1 store. The han...
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:54:01 PST
How To Make A Mallet From Milk Jugs! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Mallet-From-Milk-Jugs/
How To Make A Mallet From Milk Jugs! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/SJU1/I6C2JWFN/FDYSJU1I6C2JWFN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/SJU1/I6C2JWFN/FDYSJU1I6C2JWFN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/SJU1/I6C2JWFN/FDYSJU1I6C2JWFN.SMALL.jpg kludge77 HDPE is the plastic used in many household containers including gallon sized milk jugs. I made an Instructable a while back on the processing of HDPE using a blender and toaster oven. Well, I've been banned from touching the kitchen blender! So now I'm just rough cutting the plastic with a razor kni...
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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:15:49 PST
Paint Shavings Hair Clip http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-Shavings-Hair-Clip/
Paint Shavings Hair Clip - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/TTHD/I63EWGXE/FIBTTHDI63EWGXE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/TTHD/I63EWGXE/FIBTTHDI63EWGXE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/TTHD/I63EWGXE/FIBTTHDI63EWGXE.SMALL.jpg kludge77 The paint chips in this creation are from automotive spray booths. They pile up over the years and harden. It's referred to as Fordite. These came from Carl Jacobson's shop, a woodworker who makes amazing creations on YouTube. It occurred to me that one of the really neat things you could do wi...
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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:53:12 PST
Media Cabinet with Shutters http://www.instructables.com/id/Media-Cabinet-with-Shutters/
Media Cabinet with Shutters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/4APZ/I5JHRHHG/FTV4APZI5JHRHHG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/4APZ/I5JHRHHG/FTV4APZI5JHRHHG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/4APZ/I5JHRHHG/FTV4APZI5JHRHHG.SMALL.jpg jessemckee I made this media cabinet for a client a while back and really enjoyed the process. I think the timeless, traditional design can fit in to most homes. This was a fairly complex project in some areas, but it was well worth it and if you're on this site, I think you could do it, too.Similar designs ca...
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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:58:46 PST
Making The Zoetrope http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-The-Zoetrope/
Making The Zoetrope - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/RM8T/I5BHWB6Z/F3ERM8TI5BHWB6Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/RM8T/I5BHWB6Z/F3ERM8TI5BHWB6Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/RM8T/I5BHWB6Z/F3ERM8TI5BHWB6Z.SMALL.jpg kludge77 A Zoetrope is an animation toy that literally translates to "life turning." While I had many challenges on this build, I have to say is it easily one of my favorite creations. I have a particular fondness for toys....My main worry was that the wedges would de-lamiate from the block due to the turnin...
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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:49:47 PST
Build an awesome mobile space saving work bench. http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-an-awesome-mobile-space-saving-work-bench/
Build an awesome mobile space saving work bench. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F43/KO7K/I4UNSMK1/F43KO7KI4UNSMK1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F43/KO7K/I4UNSMK1/F43KO7KI4UNSMK1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F43/KO7K/I4UNSMK1/F43KO7KI4UNSMK1.SMALL.jpg ZombTech Hey there everyone my names Colter and i'm here to help you build an awesome space saving workbench that is also mobile. I would like to let you know that most of the instructions in here can either be adjusted to fit your area or the style you want. Like if you don't want doors on the front of it j...
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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:01:31 PST
Coinapult. The Coin Flipping Catapult! http://www.instructables.com/id/Coinapult-The-Coin-Flipping-Catapult/
Coinapult. The Coin Flipping Catapult! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/P8NA/I4SCDWP1/FCUP8NAI4SCDWP1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/P8NA/I4SCDWP1/FCUP8NAI4SCDWP1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/P8NA/I4SCDWP1/FCUP8NAI4SCDWP1.SMALL.jpg kludge77 The design is super simple. I'm not one for over complicating an item. Just two sides and two dowels make up the base. The flipper is just held in place by the tension on the rubber band.I made this from resawn claro walnut and 3/8 birch dowels. It flips your coin in the the air and you can either...
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 10:03:56 PST
Pallet Wood Wine Rack and Liquor Shelf http://www.instructables.com/id/Pallet-Wood-Wine-Rack-and-Liquor-Shelf/
Pallet Wood Wine Rack and Liquor Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/Z5BA/I4PHIBBT/FFTZ5BAI4PHIBBT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/Z5BA/I4PHIBBT/FFTZ5BAI4PHIBBT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/Z5BA/I4PHIBBT/FFTZ5BAI4PHIBBT.SMALL.jpg macgyver603 Pallets are one of my favorite sources for building materials. With a bit of work, you can get some great project wood out of lumber that would otherwise be thrown out. Pallet projects also provide the unique challenge to adapt to the material as you work since no two pallet boards are alike. Accent...
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Fri, 9 Jan 2015 10:34:34 PST
12 Awesome Hot Glue Hacks http://www.instructables.com/id/12-Awesome-Hot-Glue-Hacks/
12 Awesome Hot Glue Hacks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/FLYR/I4PHKBHW/F0UFLYRI4PHKBHW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/FLYR/I4PHKBHW/F0UFLYRI4PHKBHW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/FLYR/I4PHKBHW/F0UFLYRI4PHKBHW.SMALL.jpg darbinorvar The hot glue gun is a really cool tool to have in any workshop. No matter whether you need instant holding power, insulation, or the properties of soft plastic, the hot glue gun is one practical tool to have at your disposal. Let's take a look at a couple of different interesting ways to use the hot...
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 15:06:09 PST
The Positively Amazing Negative Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Positively-Amazing-Negative-Lamp/
The Positively Amazing Negative Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDP/AP0U/I3XTX901/FDPAP0UI3XTX901.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDP/AP0U/I3XTX901/FDPAP0UI3XTX901.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDP/AP0U/I3XTX901/FDPAP0UI3XTX901.SMALL.jpg tomatoskins Having a love for retro tech, (including the good old fashioned 35mm camera) I wanted to make something that would bring that technology back in a way that is easy to display. Remembering the light table from my high school photo class, a lamp was the best answer to the dark, filmless, black and whi...
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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:34:22 PST
How To Make Copper Wire Inlay Decorations http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Copper-Wire-Inlay-Decorations/
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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:52:22 PST
Collapsible and Portable Sawhorses http://www.instructables.com/id/Collapsable-Sawhorses/
Collapsible and Portable Sawhorses - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/8DB7/I3H57HEQ/FZG8DB7I3H57HEQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/8DB7/I3H57HEQ/FZG8DB7I3H57HEQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/8DB7/I3H57HEQ/FZG8DB7I3H57HEQ.SMALL.jpg mfcarpino Everyone needs sawhorses at some point but the issue later becomes where to store them. I've crafted a previous set of sawhorses that were built after a show on the New Yankee Workshop with Norm Abram. They are a nice set but they always took up a lot of space. So I set out on a research project for...
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:59:48 PST
How To Make A Retro Wall Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Retro-Wall-Clock/
How To Make A Retro Wall Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/7ZXC/I2N6P6L4/FEZ7ZXCI2N6P6L4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/7ZXC/I2N6P6L4/FEZ7ZXCI2N6P6L4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/7ZXC/I2N6P6L4/FEZ7ZXCI2N6P6L4.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I recently melted down some milk jugs and bottle tops to make a colorful block of material. I began pondering what I could do with it! This was the first I idea that grabbed me. A HDPE wall clock! Begining I started by cutting my panel to a pleasing shape at the band saw. The design was suppose...
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:40:19 PST
Sharpening Disposable Planer Knives http://www.instructables.com/id/Sharpening-Disposable-Planer-Knives/
Sharpening Disposable Planer Knives - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/R4X2/I27GUGKN/FFCR4X2I27GUGKN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/R4X2/I27GUGKN/FFCR4X2I27GUGKN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/R4X2/I27GUGKN/FFCR4X2I27GUGKN.SMALL.jpg NelsonStudios I have been using this trick for years and it will normally extend the life of the planer knives three fold. Nothing fancy here, not much that can go wrong.Tools Needed:-Sharpening stones. I use a diamond set that has served me well.Cautions:-Please unplug the tool.-Even old blades can be sharp en...
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Fri, 7 Nov 2014 11:38:51 PST
How to Make a Shop Towel Bottle Stopper http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Shop-Towel-Bottle-Stopper/
How to Make a Shop Towel Bottle Stopper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/83MS/I1WHDJ7L/FEV83MSI1WHDJ7L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/83MS/I1WHDJ7L/FEV83MSI1WHDJ7L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/83MS/I1WHDJ7L/FEV83MSI1WHDJ7L.SMALL.jpg kludge77 What's absorbent, blue and covered in epoxy? Yep! A Shop Towel Bottle Stopper.I think I might have a problem...Whenever I have a little extra resin I pour it into mold just for experiment. This is the leftovers from about 3 other projects.While I was sanding the white slurry of plastic residue got ...
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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:36:36 PDT
What If You Made A Beer Mug From Recycled Coasters http://www.instructables.com/id/What-If-You-Made-A-Beer-Mug-From-Recycled-Coasters/
What If You Made A Beer Mug From Recycled Coasters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/MKV1/I1MQ71R3/FP8MKV1I1MQ71R3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/MKV1/I1MQ71R3/FP8MKV1I1MQ71R3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/MKV1/I1MQ71R3/FP8MKV1I1MQ71R3.SMALL.jpg kludge77 When I first approached with this idea it seemed like it would be a simple project. That should have been a warning sign right there, but my brain just thought, "Make a functional pint glass from discarded beer coasters? I wonder why no one has ever done anything like that before." I now know the ...
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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:31:49 PDT
DIY Making Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Making-Groot-from-Guardians-of-the-Galaxy/
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:50:30 PDT
How To Make A Flash Wall Light http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Flash-Wall-Light/
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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:29:58 PDT
Ice Cream Pint Lock http://www.instructables.com/id/Ice-Cream-Pint-Lock/
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:29:59 PDT
Copper Penny Serving Tray http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Penny-Serving-Tray/
Copper Penny Serving Tray - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/2KJH/HZI8QXRD/FJD2KJHHZI8QXRD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/2KJH/HZI8QXRD/FJD2KJHHZI8QXRD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/2KJH/HZI8QXRD/FJD2KJHHZI8QXRD.SMALL.jpg kludge77 Restoration projects can be very fun. Taking something with little value and modifying it. I take a garage sale TV tray and add 391 pennies, epoxy and a 12" length of copper pipe. No table saw, no band saw and no lathe. This is a basic build project! Watch for googly eyes...Super Glaze Epoxy : http...
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:45:19 PDT
Wooden Money Clip http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Money-Clip/
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:04:54 PDT
Free Floating TARDIS http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-Floating-TARDIS/
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:57:52 PDT
Making A Magic Wand http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-A-Magic-Wand/
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:59:51 PDT
Wooden Chakram Circle of Death http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Chakram-Circle-of-Death/
Wooden Chakram Circle of Death - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/FB1M/HYC641N6/FOZFB1MHYC641N6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/FB1M/HYC641N6/FOZFB1MHYC641N6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/FB1M/HYC641N6/FOZFB1MHYC641N6.SMALL.jpg kludge77 A wooden Chakram made from maple and mercilessly hurled in the oncoming enemy hordes. The famous death circle of the Sikhs, and also wielded by Xena Warrior Princess in the late 1990's. Mine is made from maple and finished boiled linseed oil for a easy to renew finish.If you round the edge over it t...
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Sat, 2 Aug 2014 14:41:50 PDT
Book to Tablet Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Book-to-Tablet-Stand/
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:30:50 PDT
Drilling Wooden Balls http://www.instructables.com/id/Driling-Wooden-Balls/
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:29:13 PDT
Wooden Spin Top http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Spin-Top/
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:02:29 PDT
Making a Confetti Blank http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Confetti-Blank/
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 09:05:21 PDT
Wooden Paper Towel Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Paper-Towel-Holder/
Wooden Paper Towel Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/UB4C/HXD61A9V/F68UB4CHXD61A9V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/UB4C/HXD61A9V/F68UB4CHXD61A9V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/UB4C/HXD61A9V/F68UB4CHXD61A9V.SMALL.jpg kludge77 A domestic request from my bride. I used ash and plywood to make a new paper towel holder for my kitchen. The finish is enamel, but any film finish would work. This is a simple project, but dead useful. I really like the plywood lamination, but it is a bit more work during the sanding section, but ...
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 08:55:53 PDT
Copper Etched Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Etched-Box/
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:48:31 PDT
Spill Proofer http://www.instructables.com/id/Spill-Proofer/
Spill Proofer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/90QB/HWNUE2JB/FOL90QBHWNUE2JB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/90QB/HWNUE2JB/FOL90QBHWNUE2JB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/90QB/HWNUE2JB/FOL90QBHWNUE2JB.SMALL.jpg JON-A-TRON Have you ever knocked over a cup of water and soaked the project you were working on? I did yesterday. I always keep water and a chip brush handy when I'm gluing wood- I like to clean up the glue that squeezes out when you clamp wood while it's still wet instead of sanding dry globs of it after the ...
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:29:57 PDT
Star Trek LED Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Trek-LED-Light/
Star Trek LED Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/2SN2/HWE9UB1Z/FE82SN2HWE9UB1Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/2SN2/HWE9UB1Z/FE82SN2HWE9UB1Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/2SN2/HWE9UB1Z/FE82SN2HWE9UB1Z.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I make a Star Trek LED light from walnut and acrylic. Add some electronics and you've got a one of a kind desk light, or night light! It's also modular so you can update it whenever it strikes your fancy! Finished with wipe on poly and acrylic shined with a spot of windex...
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:20:53 PDT
Marble Note Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Marble-Note-Holder/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 11:10:08 PDT
Blue Jean Bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/Blue-Jean-Bracelet/
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Fri, 30 May 2014 19:53:26 PDT
Copper Pipe Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Pipe-Box/
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Mon, 26 May 2014 13:02:47 PDT
2x4 Dinner http://www.instructables.com/id/2x4-Dinner/
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Mon, 19 May 2014 21:54:25 PDT
Colored Pencil Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/Colored-Pencil-Ring/
Colored Pencil Ring - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/D1P3/HUYM4GQG/FFHD1P3HUYM4GQG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/D1P3/HUYM4GQG/FFHD1P3HUYM4GQG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/D1P3/HUYM4GQG/FFHD1P3HUYM4GQG.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I turn a ring from a box of colored pencils. 12 pencils glued into a blank an then turned on the lathe. The outcome is striking! Finished with spray lacquer.Ring sizing to bit size for inside diameter: http://www.walkersjewelers.com/Support/CompanyInformation.aspx
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Sun, 11 May 2014 10:12:40 PDT