Instructables: exploring - workshop - tool http://www.instructables.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:46:56 PDT BLOX v1.01 Dremel Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Dremel-Repair/
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:49:31 PDT
Razor Blade Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Razor-Blade-Cutter/
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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:52:49 PDT
Antler Handle for Trowel http://www.instructables.com/id/Antler-Handle-for-Trowel/
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Sat, 6 Sep 2014 14:12:58 PDT
Bench-Top Drill Press to Portable Drill Press http://www.instructables.com/id/Bench-Top-Drill-Press-to-Portable-Drill-Press/
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:58:05 PDT
Card Rabbet Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Card-Rabbet-Tool/
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By: Hey Jude

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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 06:04:41 PDT
Handmade Tools for Leather Tooling http://www.instructables.com/id/Handmade-Tools-for-Leather-Tooling/
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:23:08 PDT
The Ultimate Hammer (Hammer + Screwdriver, Bottle Opener, Nail Holder, and Ruler) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ultimate-Hammer-Hammer-Screwdriver-Bottle-Open/
The Ultimate Hammer (Hammer + Screwdriver, Bottle Opener, Nail Holder, and Ruler) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/M0GH/HZ9O3KD0/FY4M0GHHZ9O3KD0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/M0GH/HZ9O3KD0/FY4M0GHHZ9O3KD0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/M0GH/HZ9O3KD0/FY4M0GHHZ9O3KD0.SMALL.jpg M3G I recently stumbled upon this instructable, and it got me thinking; what else could be done to improve the humble hammer? I had some ideas in the back of my mind, and when I saw the Hand Tools Only Contest I decided to stop procrastinating and get to work. After all, what better entry for a contest ...
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:24:06 PDT
A simple low cost forge http://www.instructables.com/id/A-simple-low-cost-forge/
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 07:12:10 PDT
Building A Viking Pole Lathe Without Using Power http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-A-Viking-Pole-Lathe-Without-Using-Power/
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By: antagonizer

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08:45:26 PDT
DIY Replaceable sandpapers for Sanding blocks http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Replaceable-sandpapers-for-Sanding-blocks/
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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 05:15:07 PDT
5 minute circle center finder gauge http://www.instructables.com/id/5-minute-circle-center-finder-gauge/
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:02:29 PDT
Stow-Away Whiteboard and Magnetic Tool Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Stow-Away-Whiteboard-and-Magnetic-Tool-Holder/
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 23:49:57 PDT
'3rd Hand' Leather Stitching Clamp http://www.instructables.com/id/3rd-Hand-Leather-Stitching-Clamp/
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:13:04 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
Quick And Easy Lapstrake Clamps For Boat Builders http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-And-Easy-Lapstrake-Clamps-For-Boat-Builders/
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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 09:30:11 PDT
Custom Router Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Router-Table-1/
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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:48:12 PDT
Fathersday Gift http://www.instructables.com/id/Fathersday-Gift/
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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 13:42:26 PDT
Under Desk Tool Drawer [Modeller's Delight] http://www.instructables.com/id/Under-Desk-Tool-Drawer-Modellers-Delight/
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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 02:11:51 PDT
Sander / grinder from an old hard disk http://www.instructables.com/id/Sander-grinder-from-an-old-hard-disk/
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:06:35 PDT
Bike stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-stand/
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:40:41 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
Blacksmithing Tool Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Blacksmithing-Tool-Rack/
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Thu, 29 May 2014 07:33:25 PDT
8000 lumen LED Dewalt flashlight mod http://www.instructables.com/id/8000-lumen-LED-Dewalt-flashlight-mod/
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Mon, 26 May 2014 21:08:05 PDT
Portable Metal Bandsaw Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Metal-Bandsaw-Stand/
Portable Metal Bandsaw Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/HXCI/HVGXSACN/FG0HXCIHVGXSACN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/HXCI/HVGXSACN/FG0HXCIHVGXSACN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/HXCI/HVGXSACN/FG0HXCIHVGXSACN.SMALL.jpg Ryan Depace This Instrucatable will show the constructed portable metal bandsaw stand including the tools and parts used. The Tools and Matierals ToolsPortable bandsaw - Milwaukee metal bandsawGrinderFileTable SawDrillscrew Driver WrenchMatierals1 - 8' piece of half(shallow) strut8 - strut 90's19 - 1/4" or 3...
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Thu, 22 May 2014 12:24:37 PDT
Make a shop sanding block http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-shop-sanding-block/
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Sat, 17 May 2014 10:41:15 PDT
Freeing a Black and Decker RTX (or Dremel) Bit http://www.instructables.com/id/Freeing-a-Black-and-Decker-RTX-or-Dremel-Bit/
Freeing a Black and Decker RTX (or Dremel) Bit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/N3QV/HV85MXZ5/F18N3QVHV85MXZ5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/N3QV/HV85MXZ5/F18N3QVHV85MXZ5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/N3QV/HV85MXZ5/F18N3QVHV85MXZ5.SMALL.jpg wilwrk4tls I managed to get a bit stuck in my rotary tool. I happen to have a Black and Decker RTX, which is fully compatible with Dremel bits, attachments and the like (and has more torque, or did when I bought it many moons ago). But, I managed to tighten a bit into the chuck too tight to be able to get it...
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Thu, 15 May 2014 11:03:17 PDT
Recycling - Shock Sleeve Collars For Hand Tools http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycling-Shock-Sleeve-Collars-For-Hand-Tools/
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Tue, 6 May 2014 16:20:08 PDT
wooden Mallet http://www.instructables.com/id/wooden-Mallet/
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Mon, 5 May 2014 19:46:56 PDT
DIY Automatic Mini Whisk http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Automatic-Mini-Whisk/
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Sat, 3 May 2014 00:39:39 PDT
Homemade center finder tool, quick, cheap, easy. http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-center-finder-tool-quick-cheap-easy/
Homemade center finder tool, quick, cheap, easy. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/UJBS/HUOPBR6P/FBSUJBSHUOPBR6P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/UJBS/HUOPBR6P/FBSUJBSHUOPBR6P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/UJBS/HUOPBR6P/FBSUJBSHUOPBR6P.SMALL.jpg DrPeper This is a quick method to make a small tool which allows you to find the centers of circular shaped objects, such as disks or the ends of cylindrical objects. You place it on the edge of a round object so that the pins underneath rest against the sides of the object, then draw a line along the stra...
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Fri, 2 May 2014 01:52:06 PDT
Potters Kick Wheel http://www.instructables.com/id/Potters-Kick-Wheel/
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By: swares

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Sun, 27 Apr 2014 11:19:27 PDT
Stylish Box Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Stylish-Box-Cutter/
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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:20:21 PDT
Correct Lathe Cutter Setup http://www.instructables.com/id/Correct-Lathe-Cutter-Setup/
Correct Lathe Cutter Setup - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F70/IF8D/HUCTS0IC/F70IF8DHUCTS0IC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F70/IF8D/HUCTS0IC/F70IF8DHUCTS0IC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F70/IF8D/HUCTS0IC/F70IF8DHUCTS0IC.SMALL.jpg macarina Using a Lathe is one of the first skills learned by a beginning Machinist. There are a lot of tips and tricks that are not readily available to everybody. Here is one simple trick that is fundamental to getting a part properly turned. Setting the outside cutter to the proper height is something ra...
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:16:24 PDT
Making a Center Punch from Scrap http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Center-Punch-from-Scrap/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F2F/MTJQ/HUBWU29C/F2FMTJQHUBWU29C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2F/MTJQ/HUBWU29C/F2FMTJQHUBWU29C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2F/MTJQ/HUBWU29C/F2FMTJQHUBWU29C.SMALL.jpg Switch and Lever Hello Instructableles? Instructoids? Instructafarians? Whatever. A simple and fast instructable on how to make a center punch from scrap material. In the video we're using the shank of a concrete drill, but it could be adapted to use any kind of hardened steel round scrap, such as the shank of dri...
By: Switch and Lever

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:46:58 PDT
Nut Driver Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Nut-Driver-Holder/
Nut Driver Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFX/34QI/HU842I3Z/FFX34QIHU842I3Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFX/34QI/HU842I3Z/FFX34QIHU842I3Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFX/34QI/HU842I3Z/FFX34QIHU842I3Z.SMALL.jpg JoeGadget Is your workbench pegboard getting overcrowded with tools?  Or perhaps the printed sizes on your hand tools seem to be getting a little smaller and blurrier every year?  Perhaps this nut driver holder will help with both of those issues.  The same basic design can be applied to other similar tools...
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:27:37 PDT
Multi use portable Work station http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-use-portable-Work-station/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/ORYM/HTOUCZ0H/F67ORYMHTOUCZ0H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/ORYM/HTOUCZ0H/F67ORYMHTOUCZ0H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/ORYM/HTOUCZ0H/F67ORYMHTOUCZ0H.SMALL.jpg 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 ...
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 14:39:30 PDT
Tool belt from plastic bottle http://www.instructables.com/id/Tool-belt-from-plastic-bottle/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FE3/2813/HTOUE9EF/FE32813HTOUE9EF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE3/2813/HTOUE9EF/FE32813HTOUE9EF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE3/2813/HTOUE9EF/FE32813HTOUE9EF.SMALL.jpg Graham Lane Here's an endlessly cheap solution to carrying screwdrivers and screws when you're up steps or ladders. You can modify a collection of these in different ways for different tools. You need: A plastic bottle A bandsaw, ideally, but strong scissors will do A drill or something to pierce holes Cut ...
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 01:45:08 PDT
How to Secure Leatherman Style Pouch When the Velcro is Wornout http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Secure-Leatherman-Style-Pouch-When-the-Velc/
How to Secure Leatherman Style Pouch When the Velcro is Wornout - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGY/NSG0/HTOUFVHT/FGYNSG0HTOUFVHT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGY/NSG0/HTOUFVHT/FGYNSG0HTOUFVHT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGY/NSG0/HTOUFVHT/FGYNSG0HTOUFVHT.SMALL.jpg sixsmith If you have a multitool that you keep in a Velcro sheath, you have probably had that Velcro wear out, especially if you use your multitool regularly. I decided to mod my Leatherman Wave pouch after the tool fell out while I was jogging to class last week. The pouch in the Instructible is a modif...
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Sat, 5 Apr 2014 18:05:02 PDT
Simple continuity tester http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-continuity-tester-2/
Simple continuity tester - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/ZRN5/HTK5M7GW/FCMZRN5HTK5M7GW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/ZRN5/HTK5M7GW/FCMZRN5HTK5M7GW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/ZRN5/HTK5M7GW/FCMZRN5HTK5M7GW.SMALL.jpg jaimealmeida In this instructable, we can see how to make one simple tool to verify the electrical continuiity, using 2 old pens and one old 9V battery. Material Parts and materials: 2 old pens (optionally equals) 1 old 9V battery 1 LED (of any colour) 2 pieces of a single-line wire of 1.5mm (5cm long) 1 piec...
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 14:14:13 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
How to Read a Speed Square http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Read-a-Speed-Square/
How to Read a Speed Square - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/29R1/HT73L3O1/FUN29R1HT73L3O1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/29R1/HT73L3O1/FUN29R1HT73L3O1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/29R1/HT73L3O1/FUN29R1HT73L3O1.SMALL.jpg dcarter23  The aim of this tutorial is to provide an understanding of how to read two main scales on a speed square.  A speed square is a tool that just about every carpenter will have in her bag. It can be used to make lines perpendicular (square) to a board's edge. And it can be used to mark any angle (bet...
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:25:05 PDT
Gmod Tool Gun http://www.instructables.com/id/Gmod-Tool-Gun/
Gmod Tool Gun - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/HRHH/HT5CUGLY/FB2HRHHHT5CUGLY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/HRHH/HT5CUGLY/FB2HRHHHT5CUGLY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/HRHH/HT5CUGLY/FB2HRHHHT5CUGLY.SMALL.jpg samhdawg First First you have to get two prices of black foamboard and draw a revolver shape on it and cut it out with your parent. Second Get a black sharpie and color all the black spots. Third Get duck tape and tape it together( use different kinds to make it look more like it)! Fourth Now ...
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:37:33 PDT
Elementary mitre box http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-mitre-box/
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:18:47 PDT
Jigsaw2Bandsaw Portable Worksation http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Jigsaw2Bandsaw-Workstation/
Jigsaw2Bandsaw Portable Worksation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/QXK5/HT0R8O8D/F19QXK5HT0R8O8D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/QXK5/HT0R8O8D/F19QXK5HT0R8O8D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/QXK5/HT0R8O8D/F19QXK5HT0R8O8D.SMALL.jpg gunnyboy So, I do a lot of sawing, and a bandsaw would be a nice thing for what I do, which is make props and replicas. A bandsaw would be nice, but I don't have $300 laying around so, I decided to make a device that converts my jigsaw into a mini bandsaw to get straight cuts on thinner wood. I'd been kickin...
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:58:41 PDT
Recycling paper to make seed pots http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycling-paper-to-make-seed-pots/
Recycling paper to make seed pots - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/R51F/HT18T4ED/FZZR51FHT18T4ED.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/R51F/HT18T4ED/FZZR51FHT18T4ED.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/R51F/HT18T4ED/FZZR51FHT18T4ED.SMALL.jpg HUKBMBEAR I've seen a number of these types of seed pots. They are a great way to recycle your newspaper or any other biodegradable rubbish that comes through your letter boxes these days.   Those that I've found have been made by hand either by folding (Origami style) into boxes or by hand rolling cyli...
By: HUKBMBEAR

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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 07:05:28 PDT
Fix your rakes http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-your-rakes/
Fix your rakes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/Q9G9/HSVT9AMV/F7CQ9G9HSVT9AMV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/Q9G9/HSVT9AMV/F7CQ9G9HSVT9AMV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/Q9G9/HSVT9AMV/F7CQ9G9HSVT9AMV.SMALL.jpg roballoba Rakes Break. Fix them! it's usually just the handles that wear out, weather and snap. It happened to two of mine. I came across some handles and thought it was time to have long rakes again! Supplies needed: Broken Rake New Handle Spray paint Baling wire Tools used: Screwdriver Belt Sander Mallet ...
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:55:56 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
Door Trimming Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Door-Trimming-Jig/
Door Trimming Jig - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/QCSI/HUWMF76V/FQNQCSIHUWMF76V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/QCSI/HUWMF76V/FQNQCSIHUWMF76V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/QCSI/HUWMF76V/FQNQCSIHUWMF76V.SMALL.jpg HUKBMBEAR When we moved into our house (built around 1900) we found that none of the doors where of a standard size or shape. I some cases we had to add batons to the top and bottoms to increase the sizes in others pack out the frames so that a modern size would fit. The problem came when the frames where alr...
By: HUKBMBEAR

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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 04:51:08 PDT
DIY Drum Sander http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Drum-Sander/
DIY Drum Sander - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/6RG6/HSM52E1N/FWD6RG6HSM52E1N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/6RG6/HSM52E1N/FWD6RG6HSM52E1N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/6RG6/HSM52E1N/FWD6RG6HSM52E1N.SMALL.jpg HUKBMBEAR This is only a short guide to help with something a don't like doing Sanding I think sanding is not the most interesting part of the project, unfortunately its the part that can either make or break the look of the finished job. On several occasions I have found a need to sand around corners o...
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 03:53:21 PDT
A simple gauge for setting tool height in the lathe. http://www.instructables.com/id/A-simple-gauge-for-setting-tool-height-in-the-lath/
A simple gauge for setting tool height in the lathe. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/OWA8/HSHEEW2V/FB8OWA8HSHEEW2V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/OWA8/HSHEEW2V/FB8OWA8HSHEEW2V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/OWA8/HSHEEW2V/FB8OWA8HSHEEW2V.SMALL.jpg JParis44 I made it at TechShop! This is a simple gauge for quickly setting tool height in a lathe. If you're using a lantern or four-way style toolpost these can be invaluable, but they are very convenient even with a quick change toolpost! Just place the tool on your cross slide and set the height of th...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 05:11:35 PST