Instructables: exploring - workshop - shop http://www.instructables.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:54:09 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
Spill Proofer http://www.instructables.com/id/Spill-Proofer/
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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/
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:20:53 PDT
Fixing A Cheap Anvil http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixing-A-Cheap-Anvil/
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:52:51 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/
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Sun, 11 May 2014 10:12:40 PDT
Steampunk Desk Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Desk-Lamp/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/Q9H7/HURHS0RR/FSHQ9H7HURHS0RR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/Q9H7/HURHS0RR/FSHQ9H7HURHS0RR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/Q9H7/HURHS0RR/FSHQ9H7HURHS0RR.SMALL.jpg kludge77 Steampunk desk lamp. Brazilian cherry, plywood and pipe cobbled together for a little industrial illumination. Finished with wipe on poly, hammered grey spray paint and little bit of metal nonsense cobbled together from my shed... I added some gears and bits from carriage bolts and electrical fitti...
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Sun, 4 May 2014 20:13:44 PDT
Inexpensive ($134) self-contained portable shop-vac dust collector http://www.instructables.com/id/Inexpensive-self-contained-portable-dust-collectio/
Inexpensive ($134) self-contained portable shop-vac dust collector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/1PQF/HUFW6CAV/FTE1PQFHUFW6CAV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/1PQF/HUFW6CAV/FTE1PQFHUFW6CAV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/1PQF/HUFW6CAV/FTE1PQFHUFW6CAV.SMALL.jpg crc2004 I recently took up woodworking and quickly realized that cleaning up sawdust was a pain and is also a health hazard. Here’s a solution I came up with using a small Stanley shop-vac, a Dust Deputy, a 20-gallon drum and most importantly a P-trap. Total cost was about $134 and takes about an hour to ...
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Fri, 25 Apr 2014 11:53:15 PDT
Wooden french curves - Made at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-french-curves/
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:27:09 PDT
Star Wars Wall Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Wars-Wall-Clock/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/ZF03/HUA7AU1Z/FXHZF03HUA7AU1Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/ZF03/HUA7AU1Z/FXHZF03HUA7AU1Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/ZF03/HUA7AU1Z/FXHZF03HUA7AU1Z.SMALL.jpg kludge77 This is my Star Wars wall clock. It is in the shape of the rebel alliance symbol. made from walnut and maple, then cut out on the band saw, and begrudgingly shaped and sanded for hours at my work bench. I finished it with wipe on poly, I find myself humming "The Throne Room Theme"  as I check the t...
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:22:59 PDT
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/
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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/
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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/
Chisel Cabinet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/595A/HO7X6IC0/FVP595AHO7X6IC0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/595A/HO7X6IC0/FVP595AHO7X6IC0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/595A/HO7X6IC0/FVP595AHO7X6IC0.SMALL.jpg SlickSqueegie Here is a chisel cabinet I made to hold a 9 piece chisel set. Made with mostly scraps or picked from dumpsters I think this unit will serve me well for many years to come. Gather your materials This cabinet is made with a poplar frame, plexiglass door and some type of aluminum sided plastic panel...
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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/
Harbor Freight Cyclone dust collector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/YYT8/HM7PBMY6/FV8YYT8HM7PBMY6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/YYT8/HM7PBMY6/FV8YYT8HM7PBMY6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/YYT8/HM7PBMY6/FV8YYT8HM7PBMY6.SMALL.jpg elking I was inspired to make this Thein cyclone dust collection system for my shop, from a previous post http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-cyclone-chip-separator-for-a-dust-collect/.  I recently refurbished a bedroom in my house and the job required me to plane a number of MDF 1x4’s. I’m still tryi...
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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