Instructables: exploring - workshop - shop http://www.instructables.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:46:08 PDT BLOX v1.01 What To Do With Scrap Wood http://www.instructables.com/id/What-To-Do-With-Scrap-Wood/
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 09:15:09 PDT
Rolling plywood / sheet storage - Made at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Rolling-plywood-sheet-storage/
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 18:58:27 PDT
The Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Lamp/
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Fri, 4 Apr 2014 17:26:25 PDT
PORTABLE ANT STUDY FIELD WORKSTATION http://www.instructables.com/id/PORTABLE-ANT-STUDY-FIELD-WORKSTATION/
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Fri, 4 Apr 2014 05:42:52 PDT
Make a Yoda desk ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Yoda-desk-ornament/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/44SW/HTEUCVZT/F0844SWHTEUCVZT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/44SW/HTEUCVZT/F0844SWHTEUCVZT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/44SW/HTEUCVZT/F0844SWHTEUCVZT.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I turn a Star Wars candy dispenser into a sage desk ornament. Master Yoda's wisdom should not be discarded so readily.. The wood is claro walnut with a wipe on poly finish.
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:18:54 PDT
Portable Air Tank http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Air-Tank/
Portable Air Tank - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/AW41/HSBWPUQW/FY4AW41HSBWPUQW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/AW41/HSBWPUQW/FY4AW41HSBWPUQW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/AW41/HSBWPUQW/FY4AW41HSBWPUQW.SMALL.jpg rjkorn My tractor has a slow leak and I hate bringing out an air hose to fill it. Someday I'll pull the tires and fix them or just slime them. for now I made a simple air tank I can use to fill the tire with my regular tire chuck. I had this empty helium tank from a party balloon kit. I used a saw to slic...
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:28:37 PDT
Pencil Spin Top http://www.instructables.com/id/Pencil-Spin-Top/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/U4LY/HSM50JYN/FKOU4LYHSM50JYN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/U4LY/HSM50JYN/FKOU4LYHSM50JYN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/U4LY/HSM50JYN/FKOU4LYHSM50JYN.SMALL.jpg kludge77 This is a piece of sycamore turned to a top shape. You then insert a pencil and spin it up. I used 1/4 copper collars to give the pencil a tight grip. It draws cool circles and shortening or lengthening the pencil will give it different paths as it alters the center of gravity.
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:52:47 PDT
Lathe Turned Door Stops http://www.instructables.com/id/Lathe-Turned-Door-Stops/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/MMUZ/HSLQR3GD/FBWMMUZHSLQR3GD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/MMUZ/HSLQR3GD/FBWMMUZHSLQR3GD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/MMUZ/HSLQR3GD/FBWMMUZHSLQR3GD.SMALL.jpg kludge77 A set of turned doorstops.  They are glued up from a few cherry and walnut leftovers. I  turn them on the lathe and cut them up at the band saw. I've tested them out. They do in fact stop doors...
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:43:44 PDT
Protecing Paint From Freezing http://www.instructables.com/id/Protecing-Paint-From-Freezing/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7X/UNPZ/HSG26TEP/F7XUNPZHSG26TEP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7X/UNPZ/HSG26TEP/F7XUNPZHSG26TEP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7X/UNPZ/HSG26TEP/F7XUNPZHSG26TEP.SMALL.jpg NelsonStudios Have an unheated shop or garage?  Want to keep your paint or welding rod warm and dry?  Use an old refrigerator!  You don't have to remove the compressor or the freon, just leave the unit as is and instal a incandescent light bulb of 40w or less hooked up to an old wall thermostat in the bottom.  Wh...
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 08:33:07 PST
Glass Bottle Bird Feeder http://www.instructables.com/id/Glass-Bottle-Bird-Feeder/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FP7/I0L9/HSBSMDFD/FP7I0L9HSBSMDFD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP7/I0L9/HSBSMDFD/FP7I0L9HSBSMDFD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP7/I0L9/HSBSMDFD/FP7I0L9HSBSMDFD.SMALL.jpg kludge77 This is a glass bottle bird feeder. The bottle was a $1 from the local thrift store and is needed first to get the dimension for the rest of the project. I used cypress as the base wood and hard maple as the accent. The hardest part was trying to clamp up that back piece...
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Tue, 4 Mar 2014 12:26:20 PST
Stool Sample http://www.instructables.com/id/Stool-Sample/
Stool Sample - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Q/6914/HS9YBTFE/F1Q6914HS9YBTFE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Q/6914/HS9YBTFE/F1Q6914HS9YBTFE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Q/6914/HS9YBTFE/F1Q6914HS9YBTFE.SMALL.jpg MoserLabs I'm working on a little project (for the portable workstation contest...) and needed to make a stool. Something small, able to break down easily and store flat. I've come across some of these designs online and decided to create my own. The concept is a pretty simple one - two slots from oppo...
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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 11:05:52 PST
Wooden Speaker for iPhone http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Speaker-for-iPhone/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/5AWZ/HQVLBVWE/FF55AWZHQVLBVWE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/5AWZ/HQVLBVWE/FF55AWZHQVLBVWE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/5AWZ/HQVLBVWE/FF55AWZHQVLBVWE.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I made a passive acoustic speaker for my iPhone out of a single block of Claro Walnut. It is made in the same method as a band saw box. The longest part was trying to sharpen my carving tools...
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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 08:40:13 PST
False Bottom Wooden Crate http://www.instructables.com/id/False-Bottom-Wooden-Crate/
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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 13:15:05 PST
Pencil drawer. A place for the one thing I'm always losing... http://www.instructables.com/id/Pencil-drawer-A-place-for-the-one-thing-Im-always-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/VPI9/HQ43ZP38/FDEVPI9HQ43ZP38.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/VPI9/HQ43ZP38/FDEVPI9HQ43ZP38.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/VPI9/HQ43ZP38/FDEVPI9HQ43ZP38.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I made a drawer for the one thing I'm always losing in the shop. It's just a 1" dowel, with a channel and a turned pull. I drilled out a 35mm hole and now I'll always know where to find my pencil.
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 12:28:31 PST
Cornhole Boards With Printed Logo http://www.instructables.com/id/Cornhole-Boards-With-Printed-Logo/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/WTKG/HPV0NXOO/FJ3WTKGHPV0NXOO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/WTKG/HPV0NXOO/FJ3WTKGHPV0NXOO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/WTKG/HPV0NXOO/FJ3WTKGHPV0NXOO.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I was asked to make a set of cornhole boards by my brother-in-law, for his youth group. The base construction is very simple, but I wanted to be clever and use his groups logo on the board itself. This operation was a bit more tricky than I first expected. Oh, and you finally get to see what I spen...
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Tue, 31 Dec 2013 07:09:02 PST
Collapsible Motorcycle Workstand http://www.instructables.com/id/Collapsible-Motorcycle-Workstand/
Collapsible Motorcycle Workstand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/4NFO/HPL6CJ0B/F0J4NFOHPL6CJ0B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/4NFO/HPL6CJ0B/F0J4NFOHPL6CJ0B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/4NFO/HPL6CJ0B/F0J4NFOHPL6CJ0B.SMALL.jpg Das_Wookie The workstand is constructed from two full 4'x8' sheets of plywood. To build the workstand you will need: Two sheets of 3/4 inch plywood. One lb box of 1 1/4 inch drywall screws per bench being built One small bottle of woodglue. 12 2" hinges if you want it to fold down (strongly r...
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Tue, 24 Dec 2013 13:09:57 PST
(*UPDATE*)No-Forge required Knife v 1.1 http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Forge-required-Knife/
(*UPDATE*)No-Forge required Knife v 1.1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/J87N/HPFZRVBX/FY2J87NHPFZRVBX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/J87N/HPFZRVBX/FY2J87NHPFZRVBX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/J87N/HPFZRVBX/FY2J87NHPFZRVBX.SMALL.jpg Paracordaholic Hey this is a knife I made out of a piece of a metal fire pit grate I will be making more updates and will add more as i have time, enjoy. metal Basically for a no forge knife you need some already flat but durable metal such as lawnmower blades then you need to flatten any curves in the metal (s...
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Sat, 21 Dec 2013 17:59:28 PST
We All Make Mistakes http://www.instructables.com/id/We-All-Make-Mistakes/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/AJHM/HOG8V3AA/FH0AJHMHOG8V3AA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/AJHM/HOG8V3AA/FH0AJHMHOG8V3AA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/AJHM/HOG8V3AA/FH0AJHMHOG8V3AA.SMALL.jpg kludge77 Look we all make mistakes, it's part of life. It's just I happen to have mine on film.  We need to remember that very few completed projects come without the errors. Enjoy my goof ups, and be careful out there in the shop...
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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:37:47 PST
Chisel Cabinet http://www.instructables.com/id/Chisel-Cabinete/
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Sun, 24 Nov 2013 14:26:36 PST
Sawdust Filtering Device http://www.instructables.com/id/Sawdust-Filtering-Device/
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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 16:50:51 PST
Wooden Stand of Trees -Simple Craft Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Stand-of-Trees-Simple-Craft-Projects/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/2RAT/HNXRR4HW/F872RATHNXRR4HW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/2RAT/HNXRR4HW/F872RATHNXRR4HW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/2RAT/HNXRR4HW/F872RATHNXRR4HW.SMALL.jpg NelsonStudios A fun project that lets the kiddos help and participate around the shop!  This is something I make and sell at craft shows in the $10-$30 range depending on the complexity.  If you were making something like this for yourself you could spend endless amounts of time mixing woods, blending colors and...
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Wed, 13 Nov 2013 06:35:50 PST
Wooden Foot Massager. http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Foot-Massager/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/S8F4/HNM4I2O9/FRUS8F4HNM4I2O9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/S8F4/HNM4I2O9/FRUS8F4HNM4I2O9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/S8F4/HNM4I2O9/FRUS8F4HNM4I2O9.SMALL.jpg kludge77 Wooden Foot Massager. This is a skew chisel only project, and a fairly simple one. You could just as easily do this with a spindle gouge if you prefer. This blank is from a leftover piece of stair banister and has a good weight to it. Finished with shellac and smelly sock....
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Mon, 4 Nov 2013 12:03:34 PST
Pendulum Wave - From Shop Scraps http://www.instructables.com/id/Pendulum-Wave-From-Shop-Scraps/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/OUAG/HNE45D60/F1KOUAGHNE45D60.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/OUAG/HNE45D60/F1KOUAGHNE45D60.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/OUAG/HNE45D60/F1KOUAGHNE45D60.SMALL.jpg kludge77 So I saw this pendulum wave video on YouTube and thought, "I wonder if I could make that?" It's a scrap wood project and entirely for my own amusement. I used a 1" dowel, a couple of cedar boards, and some network patch cable. I spent about an hour last night just setting off, over and over and ove...
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Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:41:35 PDT
Pumpkin Candle Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Pumpkin-Candle-Holder/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/W7YV/HMVJPLDU/FS8W7YVHMVJPLDU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/W7YV/HMVJPLDU/FS8W7YVHMVJPLDU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/W7YV/HMVJPLDU/FS8W7YVHMVJPLDU.SMALL.jpg kludge77 Just in time for Halloween, this is a pumpkin candle holder. Turned from pear, it should age to a deep orange in a couple of weeks. The outside was shaped with files and finished with a coat of poly for shine
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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:35:27 PDT
Tiki Carving http://www.instructables.com/id/Tiki-Carving/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/4OAZ/HMVJDNE5/F884OAZHMVJDNE5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/4OAZ/HMVJDNE5/F884OAZHMVJDNE5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/4OAZ/HMVJDNE5/F884OAZHMVJDNE5.SMALL.jpg kludge77 This is my first time carving. The wood is pear and it is still pretty green. I carve a Tiki and then discover a better use for it. Not all projects are successes. That's OK... I still had a good time.
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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 13:54:44 PDT
My Shop Project, Final Step http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Shop-Project-Final-Step/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQX/AC43/HMVJ1R4K/FQXAC43HMVJ1R4K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQX/AC43/HMVJ1R4K/FQXAC43HMVJ1R4K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQX/AC43/HMVJ1R4K/FQXAC43HMVJ1R4K.SMALL.jpg blkhawk After I finished with building the shed/shop and nailing the floors, I started populating the shed with my tools. It looks crowded but I plan to move my 12-inch miter saw somewhere else. My workbench occupies most of the space in my shed and I also "electrified" my shed in order to power my tools an...
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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 12:01:10 PDT
French Clip Barrettes http://www.instructables.com/id/French-Clip-Barrettes/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/5S0Y/HMEXRQNK/FMP5S0YHMEXRQNK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/5S0Y/HMEXRQNK/FMP5S0YHMEXRQNK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/5S0Y/HMEXRQNK/FMP5S0YHMEXRQNK.SMALL.jpg kludge77 Made some french clip barrettes. They are laminated from re-sawn mulberry, dogwood, sycamore, claro walnut and leftover pine just to class it up. If I could change something, I think epoxy would be a better choice over the hot glue. Barrettes clips purchased here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/5471...
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Sat, 5 Oct 2013 09:18:04 PDT
Tippie Top: This might be the most fun thing I've ever made http://www.instructables.com/id/Tippie-Top-This-might-be-the-most-fun-thing-Ive-ev/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/S0W4/HM8DB45I/F7VS0W4HM8DB45I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/S0W4/HM8DB45I/F7VS0W4HM8DB45I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/S0W4/HM8DB45I/F7VS0W4HM8DB45I.SMALL.jpg kludge77 This was turned on my lathe from a small piece of claro walnut I had in the shop. It was originally from a bag of firewood I bought.   I turned it in about 15 minutes, but it took anther 30 minutes to get the shape right for it to flip over on it's head.
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Tue, 1 Oct 2013 11:06:50 PDT
Harbor Freight Cyclone dust collector http://www.instructables.com/id/Harbor-Freight-Cyclone-dust-collector/
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Mon, 30 Sep 2013 07:57:05 PDT
How to Make a Welding Table http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Welding-Table/
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Wed, 25 Sep 2013 23:34:16 PDT
Wine Bottle Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Wine-Bottle-Light/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/KZXV/HLZGV4VI/FQ1KZXVHLZGV4VI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/KZXV/HLZGV4VI/FQ1KZXVHLZGV4VI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/KZXV/HLZGV4VI/FQ1KZXVHLZGV4VI.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I turned a discarded cherry base and a pardon tequila bottle...scratch that, old wine bottle, into a bottle light. It warms up the room and is a great use for otherwise discarded items. Oh, and I need to buy a glass drilling bit...
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Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:35:21 PDT
How to Coil Extension Cords http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Coil-Extension-Cords-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/L8BH/HLSHI7BO/FJGL8BHHLSHI7BO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/L8BH/HLSHI7BO/FJGL8BHHLSHI7BO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/L8BH/HLSHI7BO/FJGL8BHHLSHI7BO.SMALL.jpg bfk I came across this challenge and read that one of the tasks was coiling an extension cord.  This is actually how I coiled lines when I was living aboard my sailboat.  It's an excellent way to store lines (and extension cords) without knots to untie, snarls to untwist or a mess to clean up when you n...
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Sat, 21 Sep 2013 08:00:45 PDT
Pear Bowl http://www.instructables.com/id/Pear-Bowl/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/IBDE/HLO24S6X/FR6IBDEHLO24S6X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/IBDE/HLO24S6X/FR6IBDEHLO24S6X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/IBDE/HLO24S6X/FR6IBDEHLO24S6X.SMALL.jpg kludge77 This is a small hunk of pear crotch with a large crack and exposed bark. The wood was from a co-workers fallen pear tree. I took the whole thing and will have pear projects for many moons. The green wood was rough turned in July, it has dried enough for a final turning. Totally size was about 7" o...
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Mon, 16 Sep 2013 15:17:52 PDT
Simple Half-lap legs for a small side table http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Half-lap-legs-for-a-small-side-table/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/D3EW/HLJV3DYL/FSED3EWHLJV3DYL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/D3EW/HLJV3DYL/FSED3EWHLJV3DYL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/D3EW/HLJV3DYL/FSED3EWHLJV3DYL.SMALL.jpg kludge77 Sorry for my chisel bumbling to all the hand-tool fanatics...
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Mon, 16 Sep 2013 10:55:48 PDT
My Shop Project, Part One http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Shop-Project-Part-One/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/YLAQ/HLJUUHOH/FS5YLAQHLJUUHOH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/YLAQ/HLJUUHOH/FS5YLAQHLJUUHOH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/YLAQ/HLJUUHOH/FS5YLAQHLJUUHOH.SMALL.jpg blkhawk Back in April I bought a $300.00 Arrow® (USA & Canada) steel shed from Sears®. I kept it in my original shed until the right time to start the assembly. Because of different reasons I had to postpone the assembly a few times. It even rained a few times over the spread parts on my backyard. That is t...
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Sun, 15 Sep 2013 14:35:38 PDT
Oval Table From Crib Slats http://www.instructables.com/id/Oval-Table-From-Crib-Slats/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/KOHO/HLFV0OR6/FUZKOHOHLFV0OR6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/KOHO/HLFV0OR6/FUZKOHOHLFV0OR6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/KOHO/HLFV0OR6/FUZKOHOHLFV0OR6.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I made this table from the slats to my kids crib. I'd had them in the shop for a while and couldn't think of anything to do with them. All the sudden my brain said, "Make a table!" So I did. Materials: Pine crib slats 5/4 cherry for base 1/2 plumbing pipe spray paint wipe on poly for the finish. ...
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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 16:09:47 PDT
Wooden Compass. A shop tool for circle drawing and dividing. http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Compass-A-shop-tool-for-circle-drawing-and-/
Wooden Compass. A shop tool for circle drawing and dividing. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUT/7C2O/HLFUR4NO/FUT7C2OHLFUR4NO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUT/7C2O/HLFUR4NO/FUT7C2OHLFUR4NO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUT/7C2O/HLFUR4NO/FUT7C2OHLFUR4NO.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I needed a large radius circle for a project I was building, but I didn't have anything large enough to use as a template (bucket lids and whatnots) so I built a simple wooden compass. I can also use it to draw pretty pictures.... Materials: Wood - In this case a 1 1/2 square piece of scrap cherr...
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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 14:59:37 PDT
Industrial Aluminum Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Industrial-Aluminum-Table-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/RMWT/HLFUR8MX/F1YRMWTHLFUR8MX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/RMWT/HLFUR8MX/F1YRMWTHLFUR8MX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/RMWT/HLFUR8MX/F1YRMWTHLFUR8MX.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I bought a cheap table off Craigslist for a few bucks. It's top was damaged pretty bad, so I decided to remove it and try something new. I've had this large round of aluminum for years in my shop. It was bolted to my drill press when I got it. I polished it up, added JBWelded some cool bolt heads a...
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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 09:59:18 PDT
Industrial Aluminum Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Industrial-Aluminum-Table/
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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 09:47:57 PDT
Outbuildings: Sheds http://www.instructables.com/id/Outbuildings-Sheds/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/A1VV/HKZ9IP30/FPJA1VVHKZ9IP30.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/A1VV/HKZ9IP30/FPJA1VVHKZ9IP30.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/A1VV/HKZ9IP30/FPJA1VVHKZ9IP30.SMALL.jpg blkhawk A shed is a perfect place for makers. null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null ...
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Sat, 31 Aug 2013 04:51:32 PDT
Venturi Vacuum http://www.instructables.com/id/Venturi-Vacuum/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/FZQ8/HIGIKQ9I/FCWFZQ8HIGIKQ9I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/FZQ8/HIGIKQ9I/FCWFZQ8HIGIKQ9I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/FZQ8/HIGIKQ9I/FCWFZQ8HIGIKQ9I.SMALL.jpg Augybendogy I wanted to use my air compressor as a vacuum pump. For more info on how that works, see the wiki article on the Venturi Effect.  I made it at TechShop.  I took a piece of aluminum measuring 1.25x1.25x3".  I only went 3" because the longest 0.75" end mill I had only cut to 2" depth.  Keep in mind, a...
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Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:44:54 PDT
My new wooden garbage box http://www.instructables.com/id/My-new-wooden-garbage-box/
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 22:08:26 PDT
Reuse Cans to Organize http://www.instructables.com/id/Reuse-Dip-Cans-to-Organize/
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Sat, 20 Jul 2013 16:57:41 PDT
Spare parts garage/shop stool http://www.instructables.com/id/Spare-parts-garageshop-stool/
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Fri, 12 Jul 2013 17:06:42 PDT
From Locker Doors to Nightstands http://www.instructables.com/id/From-Locker-Doors-to-Nightstands/
From Locker Doors to Nightstands - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/W7XF/HIXPVUD5/FF2W7XFHIXPVUD5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/W7XF/HIXPVUD5/FF2W7XFHIXPVUD5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/W7XF/HIXPVUD5/FF2W7XFHIXPVUD5.SMALL.jpg Honeylam So what do you do when your husband finds these very cool old locker doors at the dump!  Well first when you post them on Facebook the Assistant Fire Chief sends back a message saying those came from her house!  :)  After you tell her to call you from now on before she dumps ANYTHING...you decide wh...
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Tue, 9 Jul 2013 20:05:47 PDT
How to Weld http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Weld/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGA/HV1K/HINOBEB6/FGAHV1KHINOBEB6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGA/HV1K/HINOBEB6/FGAHV1KHINOBEB6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGA/HV1K/HINOBEB6/FGAHV1KHINOBEB6.SMALL.jpg goodoldluke This Video is a basic introduction to Stick Welding using a Miller Thunderbolt 235 AC/DC welder and a Hobart 1/8" 7018 electrode.
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Thu, 4 Jul 2013 18:38:07 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
Building a Complete DIY Workshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-DIY-Complete-Workshop/
Building a Complete DIY Workshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/9SS4/HHS9W40I/FK79SS4HHS9W40I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/9SS4/HHS9W40I/FK79SS4HHS9W40I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/9SS4/HHS9W40I/FK79SS4HHS9W40I.SMALL.jpg bizydad Build your own workshop from the ground up! Most of my photos have detailed notes, so check them out. This is the Instructable for my Workshop Video Tour 2013. This Shop was constructed for under $2000 Materials for construction(roughly): 100 2x4x8' 4     2x4x12'   8     2x6x10' 2     2x6x12' 35 ...
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 09:00:38 PDT
Liquid Detergent Drainer http://www.instructables.com/id/Liquid-Detergent-Drainer/
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Mon, 27 May 2013 17:31:36 PDT
Shop Tools: Filament Spool Dispenser. I Made it in TechShop. http://www.instructables.com/id/Shop-Tools-Filament-Dispenser-I-Made-it-in-Tech/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/15U4/HH2VZAGD/FH615U4HH2VZAGD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/15U4/HH2VZAGD/FH615U4HH2VZAGD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/15U4/HH2VZAGD/FH615U4HH2VZAGD.SMALL.jpg John_TS_DTW Summary:           This project is the easiest of all.  The parts are made from wooden scraps at TechShop Wood Shop Scrap Box.   I use 10 metal wooden screw to join the pieces together.   Tools Used: * Scrap Woods. * Chop Saw:  Cut the pieces to proper sizes. * Wood Band Saw: Round the corners....
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Fri, 24 May 2013 20:23:39 PDT