Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - popular http://www.instructables.com Sun, 5 Jul 2015 08:23:18 PDT BLOX v1.01 Table Saw Sled (w/ Toggle Clamps) http://www.instructables.com/id/Table-Saw-Sled-w-Toggle-Clamps/
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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:08:37 PDT
Drunken Cutting Boards http://www.instructables.com/id/Drunken-Cutting-Boards/
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:11:40 PDT
Nail Cushion - a Father's Day gift http://www.instructables.com/id/NailCushion/
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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 13:10:16 PDT
Bolt tongs forged of 2 railroad spikes http://www.instructables.com/id/Bolt-tongs-from-2-railroad-spikes/
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 17:06:46 PDT
Rock Salt Margarita Glass! http://www.instructables.com/id/Rock-Salt-Margarita-Glass/
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Wed, 27 May 2015 10:11:47 PDT
Store Extension Cords http://www.instructables.com/id/Store-Extension-Cords/
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Thu, 10 Sep 2009 10:07:10 PDT
Secret Storage Floating Desk http://www.instructables.com/id/Secret-Storage-Floating-Desk/
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Fri, 22 May 2015 17:33:26 PDT
Watchmaker toolbox http://www.instructables.com/id/Watchmaker-toolbox/
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Wed, 20 May 2015 09:26:13 PDT
Make a Bench Vise for Woodworking http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Bench-Vise-for-Woodworking/
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Sun, 17 May 2015 06:58:07 PDT
How To Make an Awl http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-an-Awl-1/
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Tue, 12 May 2015 16:51:34 PDT
DIY Tools Organizer http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Tools-Organizer/
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Sun, 3 May 2015 22:10:41 PDT
Wooden Cell Phone Projector! http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Cell-Phone-Projector/
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Mon, 4 May 2015 12:13:48 PDT
Shopsmith Mobile Storage Cabinet http://www.instructables.com/id/Shopsmith-Mobile-Storage-Cabinet/
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Sun, 3 May 2015 23:53:55 PDT
Make your own Sanding Mop http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-Sanding-Mop/
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Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:11:30 PDT
Picture Frame Desk Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Picture-Frame-Desk-Lamp/
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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:14:20 PDT
My Small Tools Workshop http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Small-Tools-Workshop/
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Thu, 9 Apr 2015 08:37:16 PDT
Gerber Multi-Tool "Covert Entry" Tool mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Gerber-Multi-Tool-Covert-Entry-Mod/
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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 03:50:54 PDT
Make a knife for your great grandkids! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-knife-for-your-great-grandkids/
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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:13:45 PDT
DIY Lathe add ons http://www.instructables.com/id/Lathe-tools-on-the-cheap/
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 10:21:31 PDT
Dirt Cheap Froe http://www.instructables.com/id/Dirt-Cheap-Froe/
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:44:14 PDT
Multi-Tool Flip-Top Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-Tool-Flip-Top-Table/
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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 19:52:20 PDT
Building Adirondack Chairs http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-Adirondack-Chairs/
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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 11:22:58 PDT
LED Floodlight Power Station http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Floodlight-Power-Station/
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:15:47 PDT
Quick, Cheap And Quality Parallel Clamps http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Cheap-And-Quality-Parallel-Clamps/
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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 07:24:50 PDT
Candy Sprinkle Cake Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Candy-Sprinkle-Cake-Stand/
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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 10:39:33 PDT
The Utlimate Mini Mobile Metalshop http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Utlimate-Mini-Mobile-Metalshop/
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Mon, 9 Mar 2015 02:02:31 PDT
How to build a sturdy workbench inexpensively http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-sturdy-workbench-inexpensively/
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:01:05 PST
Batman Spatula: The Dark Utensil http://www.instructables.com/id/Batman-Spatula-The-Dark-Utensil/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:54:01 PST
The Unspin-Inator http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Unspin-Inator/
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:17:05 PST
How To Make A Mallet From Milk Jugs! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Mallet-From-Milk-Jugs/
How To Make A Mallet From Milk Jugs! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/SJU1/I6C2JWFN/FDYSJU1I6C2JWFN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/SJU1/I6C2JWFN/FDYSJU1I6C2JWFN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/SJU1/I6C2JWFN/FDYSJU1I6C2JWFN.SMALL.jpg kludge77 HDPE is the plastic used in many household containers including gallon sized milk jugs. I made an Instructable a while back on the processing of HDPE using a blender and toaster oven. Well, I've been banned from touching the kitchen blender! So now I'm just rough cutting the plastic with a razor kni...
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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:15:49 PST
The Most Amazingly Versatile, Space Saving Hobby-Project Happy Place!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Most-Amazingly-Versatile-Space-Saving-Hobby-Pr/
The Most Amazingly Versatile, Space Saving Hobby-Project Happy Place!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/IUDD/I66CX1W7/F6HIUDDI66CX1W7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/IUDD/I66CX1W7/F6HIUDDI66CX1W7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/IUDD/I66CX1W7/F6HIUDDI66CX1W7.SMALL.jpg Denver Designer If you are anything like me you are probably short on space with no shortage of ideas for projects you would like to work on. Whether you are still in school (any school will do, middle school, high school, or university) or out in the working world there never seems to be enough space to fit all of...
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Sun, 15 Feb 2015 23:17:27 PST
Sharpening system http://www.instructables.com/id/Sharpening-system/
Sharpening system - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/4MJE/I66CXXVY/FPX4MJEI66CXXVY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/4MJE/I66CXXVY/FPX4MJEI66CXXVY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/4MJE/I66CXXVY/FPX4MJEI66CXXVY.SMALL.jpg makendo Chisels, plane blades and other edged tools need regular TLC to keep them functioning properly. Mine were getting blunt and I'd misplaced my oilstone, so I decided to make a powered sharpening system using parts hacked from a broken breadmaker. I also used a busted toaster oven to get a glass basepl...
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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:22:09 PST
Complete workshop in a shelf http://www.instructables.com/id/Complete-workshop-in-a-shelf/
Complete workshop in a shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/J65D/I5MD3COS/FWVJ65DI5MD3COS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/J65D/I5MD3COS/FWVJ65DI5MD3COS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/J65D/I5MD3COS/FWVJ65DI5MD3COS.SMALL.jpg sachsie Most Instructables projects require you to have some basic tools and a workshop available - unfortunately, most people do not have the space for these bare essentials available. Just like me.My girlfriend and I live in a moderate sized apartment for some years now. We have got a spare room that offe...
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Mon, 2 Feb 2015 04:06:08 PST
Repurposed hammer into wooden mallet. http://www.instructables.com/id/Repurposed-hammer-into-wooden-mallet/
Repurposed hammer into wooden mallet. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/K63S/I5GN2IQP/FRMK63SI5GN2IQP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/K63S/I5GN2IQP/FRMK63SI5GN2IQP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/K63S/I5GN2IQP/FRMK63SI5GN2IQP.SMALL.jpg Thatguyyouthinkyouknow So I have been looking through instructables for a while and decided it is time to post my own. So here goes my first try, I hope that i am clear on this.So I have been thinking about building some furniture for my wife and I don't own a soft face mallet or wooden mallet. I have had this ginormous f...
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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:42:35 PST
Making The Zoetrope http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-The-Zoetrope/
Making The Zoetrope - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/RM8T/I5BHWB6Z/F3ERM8TI5BHWB6Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/RM8T/I5BHWB6Z/F3ERM8TI5BHWB6Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/RM8T/I5BHWB6Z/F3ERM8TI5BHWB6Z.SMALL.jpg kludge77 A Zoetrope is an animation toy that literally translates to "life turning." While I had many challenges on this build, I have to say is it easily one of my favorite creations. I have a particular fondness for toys....My main worry was that the wedges would de-lamiate from the block due to the turnin...
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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:49:47 PST
Build an awesome mobile space saving work bench. http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-an-awesome-mobile-space-saving-work-bench/
Build an awesome mobile space saving work bench. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F43/KO7K/I4UNSMK1/F43KO7KI4UNSMK1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F43/KO7K/I4UNSMK1/F43KO7KI4UNSMK1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F43/KO7K/I4UNSMK1/F43KO7KI4UNSMK1.SMALL.jpg ZombTech Hey there everyone my names Colter and i'm here to help you build an awesome space saving workbench that is also mobile. I would like to let you know that most of the instructions in here can either be adjusted to fit your area or the style you want. Like if you don't want doors on the front of it j...
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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:01:31 PST
Small Tools Hanger http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Tools-Hanger/
Small Tools Hanger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/DHC7/I4UXIEOT/FSHDHC7I4UXIEOT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/DHC7/I4UXIEOT/FSHDHC7I4UXIEOT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/DHC7/I4UXIEOT/FSHDHC7I4UXIEOT.SMALL.jpg udubinsky I have a very small work station space and everything has to be as accessible as possible.I came up with these strong Hard-Disk Magnets, gluing them to the down-side of the shelf for holding my tools and saving me space on the working table.
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 10:00:43 PST
DIY Drill Press with Rubber Band Suspension http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Drill-Press-with-Rubber-Band-Suspension/
DIY Drill Press with Rubber Band Suspension - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/NA66/I55MUVAH/F0ENA66I55MUVAH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/NA66/I55MUVAH/F0ENA66I55MUVAH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/NA66/I55MUVAH/F0ENA66I55MUVAH.SMALL.jpg jasonruhl EDIT: I have added the Sketchup model I used for download if you want; but keep in mind that if you want to build this it has to be customized for your drill; though the carriage and track can remain basically the same. Also check the comments out for some great tips and comments from others.I do wo...
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:21:16 PST
hammer restoration http://www.instructables.com/id/hammer-restoration/
hammer restoration - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/W3ZP/I4SCMRI6/FC6W3ZPI4SCMRI6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/W3ZP/I4SCMRI6/FC6W3ZPI4SCMRI6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/W3ZP/I4SCMRI6/FC6W3ZPI4SCMRI6.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus The humble hammer is a cornerstone of a carpentry kit. When your trusty tool handle breaks or in need of repair you could just go to the store and buy a new one, or maybe even buy a replacement handle. But not you, you're a maker. You fix and mend, you personalize your toolkit as it's a reflection o...
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:09:57 PST
Coinapult. The Coin Flipping Catapult! http://www.instructables.com/id/Coinapult-The-Coin-Flipping-Catapult/
Coinapult. The Coin Flipping Catapult! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/P8NA/I4SCDWP1/FCUP8NAI4SCDWP1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/P8NA/I4SCDWP1/FCUP8NAI4SCDWP1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/P8NA/I4SCDWP1/FCUP8NAI4SCDWP1.SMALL.jpg kludge77 The design is super simple. I'm not one for over complicating an item. Just two sides and two dowels make up the base. The flipper is just held in place by the tension on the rubber band.I made this from resawn claro walnut and 3/8 birch dowels. It flips your coin in the the air and you can either...
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 10:03:56 PST
Steel Etching and Marking from a DC Adapter http://www.instructables.com/id/Steel-Etching-and-Marking-from-a-DC-Adapter/
Steel Etching and Marking from a DC Adapter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUS/WBIG/I4PHHR7T/FUSWBIGI4PHHR7T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUS/WBIG/I4PHHR7T/FUSWBIGI4PHHR7T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUS/WBIG/I4PHHR7T/FUSWBIGI4PHHR7T.SMALL.jpg dc-labs As a knifemaker, I like to etch my logo into my knives. I have a pretty fancy machine to do this, however others have asked about etching and marking so I came up with a fairly straight-forward device that one can make for around $20. But first a little background. A lot of folks etch with DC power ...
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Fri, 9 Jan 2015 09:35:10 PST
Wooden saw present http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-saw-present/
Wooden saw present - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/9KLV/I3XU0W6S/F339KLVI3XU0W6S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/9KLV/I3XU0W6S/F339KLVI3XU0W6S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/9KLV/I3XU0W6S/F339KLVI3XU0W6S.SMALL.jpg jgaffney3 I made this for my father, for his birthday this year, as a gift from my son, who helped me build this along the way. it was a really fun project. there were a few thing that i have never tried before. so it was a great learning experience. it was also extremely fun, i cant wait to get back into the...
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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:37:18 PST
How to do engraving easy and make it look decent http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-do-engraving-easy-and-make-it-look-decent/
How to do engraving easy and make it look decent - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDP/DWH1/F271V5OS/FDPDWH1F271V5OS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDP/DWH1/F271V5OS/FDPDWH1F271V5OS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDP/DWH1/F271V5OS/FDPDWH1F271V5OS.SMALL.jpg dave spencer The kind of work I do entails that I either label my tools, or keep buying replacements for the ones ending up in other guys tool boxes all the time. most guys have their initials engraved freehand and it looks like their 4 year old did it for them... left handed... while drunk. I wanted to figure o...
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Sun, 27 May 2007 09:54:54 PDT
Make A Recycled EDC For Repairmen http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Recycled-EDC-For-Repairmen/
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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:43:43 PST
Dashboard Glove Dryer/Warmer http://www.instructables.com/id/Dashboard-Glove-DryerWarmer/
Dashboard Glove Dryer/Warmer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/G0MH/I2TR0ODZ/FMPG0MHI2TR0ODZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/G0MH/I2TR0ODZ/FMPG0MHI2TR0ODZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/G0MH/I2TR0ODZ/FMPG0MHI2TR0ODZ.SMALL.jpg RavenThorn This is my second working in cold weather idea that if any other contractors out there see this they will totally understand, to the rest of the world, may seem a little weird...Working outside all winter long, I go through the constant battle of keeping warm dry fingers. Usually on breaks we start...
By: RavenThorn

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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:46:29 PST
Terrarium Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Terrarium-Table/
Terrarium Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/9CTO/I2N6N312/F1W9CTOI2N6N312.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/9CTO/I2N6N312/F1W9CTOI2N6N312.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/9CTO/I2N6N312/F1W9CTOI2N6N312.SMALL.jpg Paige Russell I've been wanting to make a piece of indoor 'garden' furniture for ages. Not only do plants help improve indoor air quality (see NASA study), they also are huge mood enhancers for me. So I finally got down to it and built a terrarium coffee table! It was a lot of work for my beginner self, but tot...
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:00:50 PST
Silhouette Style DIY Organization Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Silhouette-Style-DIY-Organization-Board/
Silhouette Style DIY Organization Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5P/QTOF/I2I4BON3/F5PQTOFI2I4BON3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5P/QTOF/I2I4BON3/F5PQTOFI2I4BON3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5P/QTOF/I2I4BON3/F5PQTOFI2I4BON3.SMALL.jpg laffinm I recently moved my shop into my basement and while moving all the stuff, I realized that I needed a kind of organization system to hold some of my hand tools. After a bit of thinking, I came up with this solution, which might not be the best, but works fine for me. The board consists mainly of a la...
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 15:58:04 PST
Mjölnir's Cradle http://www.instructables.com/id/Mjölnirs-Cradle/
Mjölnir's Cradle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/49XD/I2I42GIJ/FHV49XDI2I42GIJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/49XD/I2I42GIJ/FHV49XDI2I42GIJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/49XD/I2I42GIJ/FHV49XDI2I42GIJ.SMALL.jpg Wired_Mist Mjölnir is the hammer of THOR, Mighty god of thunder! Mjölnir slumbers here when the borders of Asgard and the nine worlds are safe from the darkness abound…Ok, Back to reality :’( lol This started as a project on necessity, and ended up being an excuse to make something special. My last job requir...
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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:45:23 PST
Electrolysis Rust Removal - DIY Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Electrolysis-Rust-Removal-DIY-Tutorial/
Electrolysis Rust Removal - DIY Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/D2CS/I2G1GMSZ/F0BD2CSI2G1GMSZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/D2CS/I2G1GMSZ/F0BD2CSI2G1GMSZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/D2CS/I2G1GMSZ/F0BD2CSI2G1GMSZ.SMALL.jpg Victor Does Hi!To preform a electrolytic treatment of your old/new rust tools or other metal objects you will need some basic objects that most people have laying around at home. 1 non-conductive container (I used a glass jar) 12v power supply (car charger, or for smaller project a regular power supply for ho...
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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:13:43 PST
Shop cheats: Magic socket trick http://www.instructables.com/id/Shop-cheats-Magic-socket-trick/
Shop cheats: Magic socket trick - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTM/LJRR/I2F22PX8/FTMLJRRI2F22PX8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTM/LJRR/I2F22PX8/FTMLJRRI2F22PX8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTM/LJRR/I2F22PX8/FTMLJRRI2F22PX8.SMALL.jpg Metal_maestro So I want to do a series of Instructables of some handy ways I cheat in the shop. We will see how many I manage to post. But at least there's this one!This is one of my favorite tricks in the shop. Because anyone who sees you use it for the first time believes you to be some kind of mechanical Magus...
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 23:16:15 PST