Instructables: exploring - workshop - switch - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:58:37 PDT BLOX v1.01 Modern lamp with iPhone charger http://www.instructables.com/id/modern-lamp-with-iPhone-charger/
Modern lamp with iPhone charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTT/90XH/HW0FY1EW/FTT90XHHW0FY1EW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTT/90XH/HW0FY1EW/FTT90XHHW0FY1EW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTT/90XH/HW0FY1EW/FTT90XHHW0FY1EW.SMALL.jpg dalegribble I have wanted to build a custom lamp for some time now. With that want and the chance of winning a scroll was, I figured this was the perfect time. I am referring to the lamp contest. So if you like this instructable drop a comment and I hope you enjoy. Concept & Inspiration My first step was wh...
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Wed, 4 Jun 2014 13:15:26 PDT
Bright Idea Lamp Man http://www.instructables.com/id/Bright-Idea-Lamp-Man/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 22:29:15 PDT
Secret door bookcase http://www.instructables.com/id/Secret-door-bookcase/
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:56:11 PDT
Making a Wooden Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Wooden-Ring/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/SDXF/HTS5AUCR/F1ISDXFHTS5AUCR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/SDXF/HTS5AUCR/F1ISDXFHTS5AUCR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/SDXF/HTS5AUCR/F1ISDXFHTS5AUCR.SMALL.jpg Switch and Lever Rings are great, but what if you don't either have the money to buy or the knowledge to make your own silver or gold rings. You could go with plastic, but if you really want to create something which stands out I would suggest looking at more natural materials, materials such as wood. Let's get st...
By: Switch and Lever

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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 03:06:00 PDT
Making a Kant Twist Clamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Kant-Twist-Clamp/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/C2RT/HTEUFUXW/FF2C2RTHTEUFUXW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/C2RT/HTEUFUXW/FF2C2RTHTEUFUXW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/C2RT/HTEUFUXW/FF2C2RTHTEUFUXW.SMALL.jpg Switch and Lever Face it, tools are cool! Sometimes tools are so cool that you want them, regardless if they are unavailable to you. Such was the case with the Kant twist clamp. Living in Sweden these clamps are not available, and entirely unheard of, but the desire to have one was still there. Aside from being a u...
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:45:53 PDT
Electroetching Metal(s) http://www.instructables.com/id/Electroetching-Metals/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/S0XN/HSVGJ5RF/FSZS0XNHSVGJ5RF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/S0XN/HSVGJ5RF/FSZS0XNHSVGJ5RF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/S0XN/HSVGJ5RF/FSZS0XNHSVGJ5RF.SMALL.jpg Switch and Lever Sometimes we find ourselves with the need of making marks on metal, perhaps somewhat intricate marks or patterns for decorative or utilitarian purposes. While there are many ways to mark metal probably the most permanent one is to etch the metal itself, as in removing small amounts of the metal to l...
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 03:35:28 PDT
How to Make a Miniature Adjustable Square http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Miniature-Adjustable-Square/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/XY7R/HSM55HGF/FFTXY7RHSM55HGF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/XY7R/HSM55HGF/FFTXY7RHSM55HGF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/XY7R/HSM55HGF/FFTXY7RHSM55HGF.SMALL.jpg Switch and Lever How to Make a Miniature Adjustable Square In the workshop you oftentimes need to make sure things are square, meaning that a certain corner is right angled. Sometimes the things you need to check are small, which makes using a big square somewhat of a hassle. If you have access to the right machines...
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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:54:59 PDT
Recycled Bottle Lamps (Multiple) http://www.instructables.com/id/Alcohol-Lamp-special-IBLE-for-getting-my-first-100/
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Sat, 8 Feb 2014 14:55:05 PST
Desk lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Desk-lamp-1/
Desk lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3K/2DTZ/HLR2IF23/F3K2DTZHLR2IF23.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3K/2DTZ/HLR2IF23/F3K2DTZHLR2IF23.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3K/2DTZ/HLR2IF23/F3K2DTZHLR2IF23.SMALL.jpg domenic3 This is an desk lamp that is great project  to build your skills. This is a great skill development activity. This is a lamp that can be changed to almost any other design, it incorporates aluminium and wood for a brilliant look. I created this light at school and used machines such as a milling mac...
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Fri, 20 Sep 2013 18:37:51 PDT
Secret Candlestick Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Secret-Candlestick-Switch/
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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 15:57:05 PDT
Old Camera Style Lamp made from scrap, Fullmetal http://www.instructables.com/id/Old-Camera-Style-Lamp-made-from-scrap-Fullmetal/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FH8/FUMJ/HE07OZ07/FH8FUMJHE07OZ07.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH8/FUMJ/HE07OZ07/FH8FUMJHE07OZ07.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH8/FUMJ/HE07OZ07/FH8FUMJHE07OZ07.SMALL.jpg Falkenberg Hello, here´s another Lamp i´ve made from scrap and carparts It got the look of an Vintage filmcamera wich i really like, because of the dirty broken glass with the engraving it looks much more used and original vintage. Thats not really an step by step instructable its very hard to find the same ...
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Sun, 10 Mar 2013 05:39:51 PDT
A Finger-Saving Light Switch. http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Finger-Saving-Light-Switch/
A Finger-Saving Light Switch. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSJ/LCWX/H337KYPE/FSJLCWXH337KYPE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSJ/LCWX/H337KYPE/FSJLCWXH337KYPE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSJ/LCWX/H337KYPE/FSJLCWXH337KYPE.SMALL.jpg bfk Our house was built long before refrigerators grew to become the size of a small garage.  Ours is the maximum width for the space carved out for it at the end of the kitchen counter.  It comes almost to the door leading to my workshop. There's a double switch plate with 2 horizontally operating fli...
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Fri, 15 Jun 2012 17:37:05 PDT
Countdown timer or automatic shutoff switch for electric blanket or other electric device http://www.instructables.com/id/Countdown-timer-or-automatic-shutoff-switch-for-el/
Countdown timer or automatic shutoff switch for electric blanket or other electric device - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIH/G5E2/H0OJ3KRV/FIHG5E2H0OJ3KRV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIH/G5E2/H0OJ3KRV/FIHG5E2H0OJ3KRV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIH/G5E2/H0OJ3KRV/FIHG5E2H0OJ3KRV.SMALL.jpg sculgin I wanted to be able to turn my electric blanket on for a limited amount of time without having to turn it off manually, in case I either lack the willpower to turn it off or fall asleep.   The result works beautifully.  The blanket turns itself off after a selected amount of time with a quiet click,...
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Sat, 14 Apr 2012 17:45:47 PDT
Make Unique Fully Functioning Tattoo Foot Pedal http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Unique-Fully-Functioning-Tattoo-Pedal-Under-/
Make Unique Fully Functioning Tattoo Foot Pedal - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/QT5B/GZSNYTZ3/FAQQT5BGZSNYTZ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/QT5B/GZSNYTZ3/FAQQT5BGZSNYTZ3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/QT5B/GZSNYTZ3/FAQQT5BGZSNYTZ3.SMALL.jpg Dr.Duckhunt Unfortionatly I made this without taking pictures along the way, so i will try and explain how to build it You will need: -Wrenchs ( various Sizes) -Spring -Drill -Nuts and Bolts -Washers -Welder -Grinder -Crib Board -Wire -Sugru This is a very simple switch in which by pressing the wrench in cont...
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Wed, 14 Mar 2012 17:26:11 PDT
Lighted Wall Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Lighted-Wall-Switch/
Lighted Wall Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/T9NC/GVIYJKZA/F2KT9NCGVIYJKZA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/T9NC/GVIYJKZA/F2KT9NCGVIYJKZA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/T9NC/GVIYJKZA/F2KT9NCGVIYJKZA.SMALL.jpg Random_Canadian Convert a standard Dacor Style wall switch into a lighted switch. I know that this is a hack which allows a LED to run in half wave rectification and light up a standard wall switch. There is a small amount of voltage and current always running in the circuit unless the load is burned out. Check w...
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Sun, 27 Nov 2011 18:39:55 PST
Change an Ignition Switch without Removing the Dashboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Change-an-Ignition-Switch-without-Removing-the-Das/
Change an Ignition Switch without Removing the Dashboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0O/RKAW/GTGD4CZD/F0ORKAWGTGD4CZD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0O/RKAW/GTGD4CZD/F0ORKAWGTGD4CZD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0O/RKAW/GTGD4CZD/F0ORKAWGTGD4CZD.SMALL.jpg Phil B This Instructable will show how I replaced the ignition switch in my car without removing the dashboard. In a recent Instructable I discussed problems with the instrument cluster on my 1999 Oldsmobile Alero. In that previous Instructable I had believed my ignition switch tested good and I soldered ...
By: Phil B

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Fri, 7 Oct 2011 04:07:16 PDT
Fix a Cruise Control Switch--Olds Alero (and Others) http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-a-Cruise-Control-Switch-Olds-Alero-and-Other/
Fix a Cruise Control Switch--Olds Alero (and Others) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/2AD9/GOL8AV74/FF92AD9GOL8AV74.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/2AD9/GOL8AV74/FF92AD9GOL8AV74.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/2AD9/GOL8AV74/FF92AD9GOL8AV74.SMALL.jpg Phil B I drive a 1999 Oldsmobile Alero. This model in all years and three other General Motors cars (Oldsmobile Cutlass, Chevrolet Malibu, and Pontiac Grand Am) share many things. My Alero is equipped with Cruise Control. The On/Off switch on these cars eventually stops working and there are numerous reque...
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Mon, 6 Jun 2011 12:25:17 PDT
48V Electric Flat Tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/48V-Electric-Flat-Tracker/
48V Electric Flat Tracker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3R/QMMH/FPIOLEVC/F3RQMMHFPIOLEVC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3R/QMMH/FPIOLEVC/F3RQMMHFPIOLEVC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3R/QMMH/FPIOLEVC/F3RQMMHFPIOLEVC.SMALL.jpg Radioactive_Legos About a year ago, my dad and I had the idea to convert a beach cruiser bike into an electric motorcycle. We purchased the bike and all the parts necessary and got to work. We modified the frame and rebuilt the bike from the ground up. When we finished, we were extremely satisfied with the results...
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Sun, 4 Jan 2009 17:12:39 PST
bubble lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/bubble-lamp/
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Tue, 7 Jul 2009 03:13:50 PDT
How to Change your Windshield Wipers http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Change-your-Windshield-Wipers/
How to Change your Windshield Wipers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO8/YMOQ/FUPUP731/FO8YMOQFUPUP731.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO8/YMOQ/FUPUP731/FO8YMOQFUPUP731.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO8/YMOQ/FUPUP731/FO8YMOQFUPUP731.SMALL.jpg Weissensteinburg Windshield wipers are a necessary safety feature to any car. The problem is that they don't last forever - but rather need replacing every few years. The rubber blades dry out over time due to use and the sun. How can you tell that you need new wipers? They'll exhibit some of the following symptoms:...
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Sat, 16 May 2009 08:45:51 PDT
Redirecting a Light Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Redirecting-a-Light-Switch/
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Wed, 11 Mar 2009 21:32:46 PDT
MAKE YOUR OWN CUSTOM SWITCH PLATES http://www.instructables.com/id/MAKE-YOUR-OWN-DECORATIVE-SWITCH-PLATES/
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Sun, 22 Feb 2009 22:30:35 PST