Instructables: exploring - workshop - shop http://www.instructables.com Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:58:09 PST BLOX v1.01 Batman Spatula: The Dark Utensil http://www.instructables.com/id/Batman-Spatula-The-Dark-Utensil/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:54:01 PST
Skeleton Arm, Made by Penguin Manufacturing http://www.instructables.com/id/Skeleton-Arm-Made-by-Penguin-Manufacturing/
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:05:42 PST
Cup cake chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Cup-cake-chair/
Cup cake chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7O/5WDO/I6H7IRSO/F7O5WDOI6H7IRSO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7O/5WDO/I6H7IRSO/F7O5WDOI6H7IRSO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7O/5WDO/I6H7IRSO/F7O5WDOI6H7IRSO.SMALL.jpg Karthik P B Dont kids love cup cakes? Yes! They do.This is a cup cake inspired chair prototype designed for kids.It has a storage space under the detachable cushion seat. Things needed: Flower pot 2 layerPartially inflated plastic ballRound flat wooden blank -base for the cushion300 GSM papers Making cush...
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 01:39:53 PST
SHOP SAFETY WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DONT HAVE SAFETY PROTOCOLS IN USE AT THE SHOP http://www.instructables.com/id/SHOP-SAFETY-WHAT-HAPPENS-WHEN-YOU-DONT-HAVE-SAFETY/
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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 14:48:47 PST
How To Make A Mallet From Milk Jugs! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Mallet-From-Milk-Jugs/
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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:15:49 PST
The Most Amazingly Versatile, Space Saving Hobby-Project Happy Place!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Most-Amazingly-Versatile-Space-Saving-Hobby-Pr/
The Most Amazingly Versatile, Space Saving Hobby-Project Happy Place!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/IUDD/I66CX1W7/F6HIUDDI66CX1W7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/IUDD/I66CX1W7/F6HIUDDI66CX1W7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/IUDD/I66CX1W7/F6HIUDDI66CX1W7.SMALL.jpg Denver Designer If you are anything like me you are probably short on space with no shortage of ideas for projects you would like to work on. Whether you are still in school (any school will do, middle school, high school, or university) or out in the working world there never seems to be enough space to fit all of...
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Sun, 15 Feb 2015 23:17:27 PST
Build a Zero Clearance Tablesaw Insert http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Zero-Clearance-Tablesaw-Insert/
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 20:58:22 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/
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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:58:46 PST
Dust Collector Bucket Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Dust-Collector-Bucket-Mod/
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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:22:09 PST
Funnel Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Funnel-Hack/
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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:30:43 PST
Making The Zoetrope http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-The-Zoetrope/
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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/FOB/14U5/I59VYV20/FOB14U5I59VYV20.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/14U5/I59VYV20/FOB14U5I59VYV20.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/14U5/I59VYV20/FOB14U5I59VYV20.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
Cheap Drill Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Drill-Conversion/
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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:25:15 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/
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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/
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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/
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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:34:22 PST
Light Your Drill / Mill http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Your-Drill-Mill/
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:14:38 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
DIY Grinder http://www.instructables.com/id/Shop-Cheats-DIY-Grinder/
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Sat, 6 Dec 2014 08:39:30 PST
DIY Building a Small Step Stool http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Building-a-Small-Step-Stool/
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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 17:09:39 PST
Soft jaws for your bench vise http://www.instructables.com/id/Soft-jaws-for-your-bench-vise/
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:59:04 PST
Thread safe clamping http://www.instructables.com/id/Thread-safe-clamping/
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:39:09 PST
Collapsible and Portable Sawhorses http://www.instructables.com/id/Collapsable-Sawhorses/
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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/
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:40:19 PST
Silhouette Style DIY Organization Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Silhouette-Style-DIY-Organization-Board/
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 15:58:04 PST
Sharpening Disposable Planer Knives http://www.instructables.com/id/Sharpening-Disposable-Planer-Knives/
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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/
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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:36:36 PDT
Coroplast Wall Storage for Tools and Toys http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Strong-Coroplast-Wall-Storage-for-Tools-and-/
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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:08:03 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
Heavy Duty Beer Box Organizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Heavy-Duty-Beer-Box-Organizer/
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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 04:23:33 PDT
Improved Easy Build Workbench http://www.instructables.com/id/Improved-Easy-Build-Workbench/
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 11:11:38 PDT
Simple wooden knobs http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-wooden-knobs/
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:59:23 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/
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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/
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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/
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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
Drill press sanding drums http://www.instructables.com/id/Drill-press-sanding-drums/
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 12:22:12 PDT
Magnetic chuck wrench Holder (Drill Press) http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-chuck-wrench-Holder-Drill-Press/
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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 21:18:11 PDT