Instructables: exploring - workshop - storage Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:46:55 PDT BLOX v1.01 The Triptych - A Portable Arduino Workshop
The Triptych - A Portable Arduino Workshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> NEIN trip·tych [trip-tik] noun Fine Arts. a set of three panels or compartments side by side, bearing pictures, carvings, or the like. a hinged, three-leaved tablet, written on, in ancient times, with a stylus. In this project, we'll be building the Triptych, a portable Arduino works...

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:39:44 PDT
Printrbot 3d Printer Classroom Car
Printrbot 3d Printer Classroom Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> Dave A Last year I bought a Printrbot LC on behalve of the school where I teach. After building the kit and a summer-vacation for figuring out, and getting used to, the machine it was time to let the beast out in to the wild. Because it can be quite risky to let my middle school students around something...
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Tue, 8 Apr 2014 14:01:35 PDT
Rolling plywood / sheet storage - Made at Techshop
Rolling plywood / sheet storage - Made at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> workislove Rollers that move individually make it easy to pull heavy sheets of plywood and MDF in and out without disturbing the other sheets.  I was inspired to make this by a tip from from American Woodworker magazine, and made it for my small storage space at Techshop San Francisco. ** Vote for me in the W...
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 18:58:27 PDT
Multi use portable Work station Triclaw  It rolls up and fits in your pocket or trunk of the car you could make a dozen a fill an tool box or even a bug out bag uses are numerous . For this instructable I used my sculpting and pottery tools But it can be adapted for a almost unlimited amount of uses and used in almost any where it can be ...
By: Triclaw

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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 14:39:30 PDT
1940s Radio Bar
1940s Radio Bar - More DIY How To Projects]]> vugenti I will show you how to take an antique 1940s radio and turn it into a personal mini bar. This project was a lot of fun. It did take up many weekends but it was well worth the time and effort.   Gutting & Cutting First things first, you need to completely gut out the radio. Luckily all of the ...
By: vugenti

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Wed, 2 Apr 2014 16:03:18 PDT
Toolbox Cupboard / Moon Cupboard savvas_papasavva I made a smaller mobile cupboard from the material of a lager one I had built.  As I mentioned in the previous video, I am trying to reduce my footprint in the studio.  After taking the original cupboard apart I built a smaller one, keeping the feature of a large round hole in the doors.  I also tap...
By: savvas_papasavva

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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 02:51:37 PDT
ShopTent: collapsible dust-free storage for garage workshop
ShopTent: collapsible dust-free storage for garage workshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> seamster I do a lot of woodworking in my garage, where I also store all of our family bicycles.  Keeping our bikes clean has always been a headache for me, so I decided it was time to come up with a clean place within my garage to keep our bikes where they would be protected from all the saw dust, but still...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 10:28:27 PST
Protecing Paint From Freezing 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...
By: NelsonStudios

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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 08:33:07 PST
Making a fitted, fabric lined book safe from a hardback book dust cover
Making a fitted, fabric lined book safe from a hardback book dust cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> fluzwup This tutorial demonstrates how to make a book safe that is custom fitted to the contents, and is lined with fabric to provide a soft, attractive interior.  The exterior, or course, is intended to look like a book when sitting on the shelf, to provide some degree of security through obscurity.  This ...
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Wed, 5 Mar 2014 11:47:32 PST
Low Waste, Simple, Rock Solid Workbench
Low Waste, Simple, Rock Solid Workbench - More DIY How To Projects]]> skitz First order of business when I moved into my house was to build a work bench.  Okay the wife made me paint first, but the bench was pretty high up there. After I built mine, my family came out to see the house, and my dad was so taken by it he wanted to recreate it in his garage.  I drew up some pl...
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Tue, 4 Mar 2014 18:57:07 PST
Garage Ceiling Storage For Free
Garage Ceiling Storage For Free - More DIY How To Projects]]> sebastian22 Make a nice storage shelf for your garage reusing your old junk Have Fun I had a bed frame for a twin bed that the previous tenants left me as a gift. Chopped it with an angle grinder, drilled some holes and painted it. Installed that up in the rafters with some wood screws Then i grabbed some...
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Mon, 3 Mar 2014 18:40:26 PST
Building an Armoire (aka Wardrobe)
Building an Armoire (aka Wardrobe) - More DIY How To Projects]]> EcoExpatMike The Philippine house April and I share (when I am not in Afghanistan) has a number of nice features.  NOT included are closets.  Apparently they, like foreign military bases, are forbidden here. So April asked me to build her an Armoire for her to hang her school uniform, dresses, and such. It goe...
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Fri, 28 Feb 2014 01:29:04 PST
Easy Store Flipboard
Easy Store Flipboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> NEIN Easy Store Flip What?? I originally got the idea for this from an old Make Magazine, but I never got around to building it. Then one day while looking at the state of the toolboard down at my local hackspace, I decided to put one together. However, I didn't like the idea of using pipe rather then...

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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:06:56 PST
Jewelry Box
Jewelry Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> PaleoPunk Organize necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings in one convenient box. NO POWER TOOLS NEEDED. Materials Materials: A sketch or diagram of compartments (it makes things easier later if this drawing is to scale). Wood I used about 90 sq. inches of 3/8 inch thick clear pine for the bo...
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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 08:38:01 PST
Magazine Rack (with Hidden Compartment)
Magazine Rack (with Hidden Compartment) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Lunamonkey Build Difficulty: 1/5Build Time: 5 HoursCost: Approx $70Being a true-blue aussie bloke, I find trips to the toilet boring without stimulation. However I find that storing books and magazines on the floor to be a problem as, as a man, my aim isn't always it's best. Also, ever keen for a bargain, I li...
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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 18:19:13 PST
Sugru'd Rotary Tool Burr Case
Sugru'd Rotary Tool Burr Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> Chimera Dragonfang I do a lot of engraving work for my various art projects. Over the years I've amassed quite a collection of burrs and cutters. Some came in fancy sets in padded cases, but a lot of them were single purchases individually wrapped in a clamshell pack or bag that, once opened, can't really be resealed....
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Sat, 15 Feb 2014 13:34:42 PST
Instant storage for Spring Clamps TheExterminatingDalek I was in the shed this morning, working on a little project which will be one of my next Instructables, when it occurred to me that someone might benefit from this very simple storage idea. I was fortunate enough to find an old inner tube in the road one day and picked it up thinking that it might ...
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 05:34:58 PST
Portable Workshop/ HomeMade Workshop
Portable Workshop/ HomeMade Workshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> Zblaster I was inspired to do this because my dad said I couldn't make a workshop inthe back yard so instead I decided to make my own portable workshopItems:Sheet of plywoodMini Door HingesNails( or Screws)9 volt batteryWirePlastic shieldLight sourceDoor KnobsSwitch___________________________________Tools:Ha...
By: Zblaster

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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 06:40:19 PST
Tough sack from jeans
Tough sack from jeans - More DIY How To Projects]]> Todd Gehris It seems I am always trying to organize my tools. Out of that need comes this tough little sack for tools. I made this from materials many people are likely to have. The bag is made from a used pair of jeans that do not fit me. I repurposed the strap from a tie down strap set with broken ratchets. ...
By: Todd Gehris

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Sun, 9 Feb 2014 22:17:51 PST
How to Build a Plate Rack
How to Build a Plate Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> This Old House Build a mounted storage shelf to corral your crockery. If you're looking for a way to dramatically boost the charm and functionality of your kitchen, consider adding an open plate rack. It mounts to the wall, leaving counters uncluttered, and gets your dishes out in the open—easy to grab and hard n...
By: This Old House

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Sun, 9 Feb 2014 07:32:40 PST
210 DVD & 70 CD Storage Rack sm4rtdrugs Simple storage rack for CD & DVD. 1 - Buy wooden boards. 2 - Cut parts using design measures. 3 - Put edges with glue or an iron, except in the union points (vertical parts, up and down). 4 - Assembles modules joining them with wood screws, use a drill with star tip (easier). 5 - Stack modules to g...
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Thu, 6 Feb 2014 09:34:13 PST
Simple hardware storage bins
Simple hardware storage bins - More DIY How To Projects]]> seamster I made these little storage bins to hold all of my screws and other hardware in my garage. Each box hangs individually on the wall with a french cleat. They can be removed, rearranged, and reorganized with ease.   Stores sell all kinds of plastic bins for this exact purpose, however I wanted to...
By: seamster

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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 20:31:45 PST
Secret Trash Can Compartment (Mechanical)
Secret Trash Can Compartment (Mechanical) - More DIY How To Projects]]> raghav_anand98 The one place that nobody looks when they are searching for your stuff is your trash can. But how do you make sure they don't find anything even if they look there? A secret compartment of course! The Parts ScrewsScrap pieces of woodHingesA trash can - (Choose a trash can with straight sides a...
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Thu, 30 Jan 2014 09:01:55 PST
Free Storage Bins Complements of your Cat
Free Storage Bins Complements of your Cat - More DIY How To Projects]]> veeguy Material & Equipment list: Cat litter jugs Utility knife Sharpie marker Masking Tape Collect the raw material... The raw material I speak of are Cat litter jugs. They come in a short and tall sizes. The longer of the 2 is about 15" tall or about 3" larger than the short ones. You can use either ...
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 11:44:34 PST
Wooden Storage Box
Wooden Storage Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> SuzukiDHP This instructable will show you the basic concept behind the construction of this box. These boxes can be different sizes but this one is roughly 32in×17in×18in Materials Needed Materials Needed2 boxes of 1 1/4in wood screws 503 hinges (what ever you decide)4 18in×4in panel board2 1in×2in×6ft 1 ...
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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:16:25 PST
Hidden Secret Compartment ( In Plain Sight )
Hidden Secret Compartment ( In Plain Sight ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Zblaster The reason I decided to do this project, was so that i can hide my small projects from my family and also a small storage; so i decided to make secret compartment. I'm only going to say this once, but the only reason this thing looks sloppy is because I had to redo it multiple times trying to find s...
By: Zblaster

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Sat, 25 Jan 2014 10:10:53 PST
How to Build a Storage Shed
How to Build a Storage Shed - More DIY How To Projects]]> Popular Mechanics Homeowners complain about having too much storage space about as often as they do about having an overabundance of cash. It just doesn’t happen. Nearly every home, regardless of its size, has a shortage of accessible storage space. Need proof? Take a peek into the average garage and you’ll likely fi...
By: Popular Mechanics

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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:59:48 PST
Coat rack with shelf
Coat rack with shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> jbedgood This is my first project on here. I seen a picture of a of a coat rack with a shelf above it and decided I wanted to make one. I made this out of mixed soft wood lumber 1) 1x8x8' 1) 1x6x8' 1) 1x4x8' Tools I used Chop saw Scroll saw Orbital sander 18ga nail gun square clamps sandpaper wood glue scr...
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Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:18:21 PST
Shoe Rack
Shoe Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> jdibala Well my wife wanted something to get the shoes off the floor and organized but also not bulky. I had looked at doing the 'coat rack' shoe hanger but I wanted 20 hooks so that was going to be expensive so I created this. Material And Tools Material: 1"x3"x8' and 1"x3"x4' pine board (I made two)2 e...
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:26:40 PST
Apple Crate Coffee Table
Apple Crate Coffee Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> bwrussell An apple crate coffee table is a quick and easy, you can finish in a day or two tops, project that can add a lot of character to any room as well as being a good way to up-cycle unused crates. Don't worry though, you can buy crates at a lot of different stores if you don't have any laying around. It...
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Tue, 14 Jan 2014 06:58:22 PST
How to Build a Tape and CD Storage Table
How to Build a Tape and CD Storage Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> Popular Mechanics Electronic entertainment media are everywhere these days. Cassette recorders, VCRs, and DVD and CD players have changed the way we enjoy our leisure time. These devices provide an almost unlimited selection of enriching and entertaining pursuits. Unfortunately, the more we use them, the more storage...
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Thu, 9 Jan 2014 20:32:17 PST
Trunk Filing Cabinet
Trunk Filing Cabinet - More DIY How To Projects]]> BaldwiJ7 Turn a trunk into a filing cabinet Materials First you need a trunk to turn into your new filing cabinet. Once you have that you will need the following. 1 x file frame (make sure it fits in your trunk)4 x table legs (I went with small ones for just a bit of elevation)4 x top plates (these screw ...
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Wed, 8 Jan 2014 14:21:31 PST
Under bed Storage for the Lazy and Storage of a Guest Bed
Under bed Storage for the Lazy and Storage of a Guest Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> zeppy_m This underbed storage is for an ensemble bed.  "Storage" for a guest mattress is for anyone with a double/queen/king mattress.  Basically we wanted to buy a Brimnes bed from Ikea, and after a year of ummming and arrring about this we went through the trauma of going to Ikea, but all the Queen Brimn...
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Sun, 5 Jan 2014 07:28:19 PST
A Practical Use For Bifold Doors
A Practical Use For Bifold Doors - More DIY How To Projects]]> ivan_stephens One of the worst inventions of all time is a Bifold door. They are always out of alignment and are a nightmare to install. I hope in this Instructable I will show you a more practical use. Last year I had put a desk together for my daughter and needed to build some shelves. While I was shopping at m...
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Mon, 30 Dec 2013 17:59:53 PST
An entry organizer
An entry organizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> etlerd [UPDATE: I hope you'll vote for this, as I've entered it into the Workshop Contest.  Thanks!] The dream house for our family of four would include a mud room--a place to collect all the crap we bring home but don't want lying on the floor. The problem: we don't live in our dream house. What we do h...
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 08:47:01 PST
Drinking Straw - electronic components storage system kokpat For storage and carrying electronic components like LED, we can simply use drinking straw. 1. u need a drinking straw with large diameter such as drinking milk shake. 2. need to cut the straw into two parts, ie. shorter one as cap; longer one for storage. 3. for the longer one, u need to cut the mo...
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Sun, 8 Dec 2013 22:00:06 PST
Modern DVD Storage ReconDigital I am a sucker for collectors editions of games, as such I have many games and a few collectible statues. which do not fit on the old store bought DVD rack I had. so I decided to make a new one , this open design with floating shelves allows storage of normal DVDs and my collector edition statues. I ...
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Thu, 5 Dec 2013 22:00:06 PST
Upcycled Component Organiser
Upcycled Component Organiser - More DIY How To Projects]]> bongodrummer This is a project in which we make a safe and handy storage organiser for medium to small electronic components. These were our requirements: first, we wanted it to be mobile, so we could take it to places like the Maker Faire, as well as back and forth from home to the Flowering Elbow workshop. Se...
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Thu, 7 Nov 2013 05:25:37 PST
The French Cleat Router Bit Storage Rack/Tray
The French Cleat Router Bit Storage Rack/Tray - More DIY How To Projects]]> -BALES- I have some major OCD when it comes to organization ... it's horrible.  I need everything in line on my desk, my shirts are hung in order of style and then sub-ordered by color, kitchen cabinets basically look like the cover of a supermarket magazine, etc. My first router bit set came in a case, wh...

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Wed, 6 Nov 2013 20:21:34 PST
Magnetic Tool Hanger
Magnetic Tool Hanger - More DIY How To Projects]]> DIY Hacks and How Tos In most workshops space is limited. So you need to find a way to utilize every bit of space that you can. One area that is often overlooked is the space underneath shelves and cabinets. But this can be a great place to store small tools. All you need is a magnetic strip that is mounted to the bo...
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Mon, 4 Nov 2013 17:58:30 PST
Lumber Rack for a Garage
Lumber Rack for a Garage - More DIY How To Projects]]> CWKr I have a collection of wood that I have accumulated over time.  I needed to re-organize it and decided to follow the plans that I found here:  For the cost of two sheets of plywood, about 15 2x4s, and $100 of screws ...
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Fri, 1 Nov 2013 23:45:20 PDT
Under-bed storage unit Elliot Lord I made this from pieces of wood I had reclaimed but hadn't found a use for. The large piece is from a wardrobe and the others are various pieces I'd found in skips. I wanted to have four sections to put different things in so cut three planks to the right length to fit them in. For the corners, I cu...
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Fri, 1 Nov 2013 10:09:46 PDT
How To Build a Supply Organizer
How To Build a Supply Organizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> tjp10395 List Of Materials: - 1in. thick Graph Paper - Five Rulers - Pens & Pencils - Stapler - 5/8”x12” Tape - 5 Scientific Calculators - Scrap Wood - 1/8” composite board 24”x12” - Folder for graph paper - 7/8” Nails - Screws - 1”x4” pieces of wood for the border Building The Base Take the composite boa...
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Thu, 31 Oct 2013 20:24:25 PDT
Simple Glass Canister Repurpose
Simple Glass Canister Repurpose - More DIY How To Projects]]> onemoroni1 This is from my sister whom I visited recently in Colorado. When I saw this I told her I had to make her famous by posting her idea on Problem, she found these wonderful glass holiday canisters with a not so year round decoration. Unable to come up with any way to remove the decal...
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Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:21:32 PDT
How to Coil Extension Cords with the "Shepherd's Knot" mazzmn This Instructable explains a handy way to store an extension cord. Instead of a tangled mess, or trying to wrap the entire cord around your arm only to have it fall apart, try the Shepherd's Knot, it's quick and easy to do and even quicker to undo. This instructable video was created for the Burnin...
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Wed, 2 Oct 2013 20:26:56 PDT
Build a Woodworker's Toolbox
Build a Woodworker's Toolbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> Popular Mechanics If you're a mechanic, finding a toolbox is no problem - there are dozens on the market, from huge roll-around shop cases to small metal boxes. Framers, plumbers and electricians are well served, too, with everything from pickup-truck storage to toolbags and belts. However, if you're a shop-bound woo...
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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:49:03 PDT
Chisel Quiver
Chisel Quiver - More DIY How To Projects]]> CementTruck Years ago I bought several sets of chisels. Some cheap, others not so much. The more expensive chisels came with protective covers for the blades but they were made of plastic and were small enough that I lost them over time. I had to find a way to keep the chisels together and keep the blades from ...
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Mon, 23 Sep 2013 17:32:00 PDT
How to Coil Extension Cords 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...
By: bfk

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Sat, 21 Sep 2013 08:00:45 PDT
Simple Custom Shelf
Simple Custom Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> WineRides Intro This was my weekend project. I didn’t just assemble these shelves; I built them with materiel we had kicking about in the loft. Why should you care? Well the main thing I got out of it was learning how to use Aluminium C-studs. It is a building material, that is cheaper than wood, and fast...
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Tue, 17 Sep 2013 03:03:45 PDT
Juggling Ball Storage Rack
Juggling Ball Storage Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> thegnome54 This is a pretty niche project, but anyone who enjoys juggling will soon end up with some storage issues. I have many different types of balls, and I wanted a way to store them in an aesthetically pleasing, easily accessible and secure way. I came up with several designs, and this is what I ended up...
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Thu, 12 Sep 2013 20:44:46 PDT