Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - popular http://www.instructables.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:26:30 PDT BLOX v1.01 scrap ends table http://www.instructables.com/id/scrap-ends-table/
scrap ends table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYT/E9WZ/HZZRJK4W/FYTE9WZHZZRJK4W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYT/E9WZ/HZZRJK4W/FYTE9WZHZZRJK4W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYT/E9WZ/HZZRJK4W/FYTE9WZHZZRJK4W.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus It might be hard to believe, but this attractive end grain table was made almost entirely with scrap wood. It looks amazing and is easy to make as it doesn't matter the size or of the scrap wood you use, or that you aren't precise with your cuts. The only parts of this project I bought were a 3' ...
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:42:23 PDT
Ice Cream Pint Lock http://www.instructables.com/id/Ice-Cream-Pint-Lock/
Ice Cream Pint Lock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/46AI/HZTO9H1R/FIW46AIHZTO9H1R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/46AI/HZTO9H1R/FIW46AIHZTO9H1R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/46AI/HZTO9H1R/FIW46AIHZTO9H1R.SMALL.jpg kludge77 They say that necessity is the mother of invention and while I don’t claim to have invented the idea of a pint lock, this is the first one I’ve ever seen out of the wood. In addition I love how outrageous it looks with that giant old school padlock on it! This is made with some soft maple, a sm...
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:29:59 PDT
Cheap thrift-store powertools http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-thrift-store-powertools/
Cheap thrift-store powertools - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/9JA5/HZL3OZJQ/FME9JA5HZL3OZJQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/9JA5/HZL3OZJQ/FME9JA5HZL3OZJQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/9JA5/HZL3OZJQ/FME9JA5HZL3OZJQ.SMALL.jpg RehabIsForQuitters Power tools can be expensive... The thrift store can be cheap... With a bit of DIY magic and effort we can get the best of both worlds.First thing you will need to do is make a Sealed battery box 12v/24v with a switch. This instructable uses that battery for power. If you want to review this to get ...
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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 06:32:42 PDT
DIY Dremel Sanding Bands http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Dremel-Sanding-Bands/
DIY Dremel Sanding Bands - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/J4M7/HZI94MKE/F6QJ4M7HZI94MKE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/J4M7/HZI94MKE/F6QJ4M7HZI94MKE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/J4M7/HZI94MKE/F6QJ4M7HZI94MKE.SMALL.jpg ElectricLegend If you're like me, & you love your dremel... And you probably love how easy it is to do detailed sanding when needed.... If you're like me, & you love your dremel, but hate to have to run out to the hardware store in the middle of a project to restock on Dremel Sanding Bands..... Then read on, as I'...
By: ElectricLegend

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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:39:55 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
Rehab an Old Hammer http://www.instructables.com/id/Rehab-an-Old-Hammer/
Rehab an Old Hammer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/ZLHB/HZB3RXJU/FZQZLHBHZB3RXJU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/ZLHB/HZB3RXJU/FZQZLHBHZB3RXJU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/ZLHB/HZB3RXJU/FZQZLHBHZB3RXJU.SMALL.jpg anarnold My dad has a favorite hammer that he's used for years. It's pretty well-worn and the handle is coming loose so it occasionally throws the head. For Fathers' day this year, I decided i would rehab it for him by adding a new handle and cleaning up the battle-scarred tool-head.You Will Need:A new handl...
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:09:25 PDT
Wooden Money Clip http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Money-Clip/
Wooden Money Clip - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/Z8D4/HZ5RPDS1/F2EZ8D4HZ5RPDS1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/Z8D4/HZ5RPDS1/F2EZ8D4HZ5RPDS1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/Z8D4/HZ5RPDS1/F2EZ8D4HZ5RPDS1.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I've been carrying a wooden money clip for about 20 years or so. It's nice to not have to lug a wallet along for everything. You can get an ID, credit card and some bills in there with no trouble, and it fits in your front pocket where it is much harder to get picked! This one is out of maple and...
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:04:54 PDT
C-Clamps? 25 Other Clamps They Don't Want You To Know About... http://www.instructables.com/id/C-Clamps-Bah-25-Other-Clamps-They-Dont-Want-You-To/
C-Clamps? 25 Other Clamps They Don't Want You To Know About... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/MKE3/HZ3YC6JS/FNOMKE3HZ3YC6JS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/MKE3/HZ3YC6JS/FNOMKE3HZ3YC6JS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/MKE3/HZ3YC6JS/FNOMKE3HZ3YC6JS.SMALL.jpg RobbGodshaw This set of Alphaclamps is an exploration of tools and their form. From the I-beam to the C-clamp, the latin letterforms seem to have a chicken-egg relationship with the letter-shaped tools that bear their name. Is the C the basis for design, or simply a descriptor of the form? Curious about how the...
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:26:18 PDT
How to make almost any small tool in 5 minutes http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-almost-any-small-toy-in-5-minutes/
How to make almost any small tool in 5 minutes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/0N59/H994XNIW/F770N59H994XNIW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/0N59/H994XNIW/F770N59H994XNIW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/0N59/H994XNIW/F770N59H994XNIW.SMALL.jpg emiliolatorre This instructable will show you how to make small tools like custom screwdrivers, awls, chisels and more. The materials you'll need are a knife, a large framing nail, a hammer and some wood. You'll also need a bench grinder and a metalworking vice or anvil. prepare the wood Use the knife to whitt...
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Mon, 12 Nov 2012 08:05:21 PST
Free Floating TARDIS http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-Floating-TARDIS/
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:57:52 PDT
Make Your Own Velcro Backed Sanding Pads http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Velcro-Backed-Sanding-Pads/
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Sat, 9 Aug 2014 13:25:12 PDT
All for one and one for all http://www.instructables.com/id/All-for-one-and-one-for-all/
All for one and one for all - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/G06M/HYR3IFZE/F23G06MHYR3IFZE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/G06M/HYR3IFZE/F23G06MHYR3IFZE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/G06M/HYR3IFZE/F23G06MHYR3IFZE.SMALL.jpg abenavente Okay, to be honestly who loves cables? i have an small workshop in my house and i hate so much fall because of a cable or to find them like a mess so i´ve try to fix this problem and i am still looking for a better solution... so there is, if someone have an idea i would be glad to read something a...
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:56:21 PDT
The Chisel Storage Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Chisel-Storage-Rack/
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Wed, 6 Aug 2014 10:46:57 PDT
Book to Tablet Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Book-to-Tablet-Stand/
Book to Tablet Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/I39E/HY12BICZ/FI9I39EHY12BICZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/I39E/HY12BICZ/FI9I39EHY12BICZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/I39E/HY12BICZ/FI9I39EHY12BICZ.SMALL.jpg kludge77 Tablet stand made from a 400 page book and some epoxy resin. Paper micarta is the proper term for it, but it doesn't really capture the essence of the idea. Those 400 pages hold but a single story, and now they can upright a device capable of holding thousands of stories. Really it's the ultimate u...
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:30:50 PDT
Every Day Carry (EDC) Book http://www.instructables.com/id/Every-Day-Carry-EDC-Book/
Every Day Carry (EDC) Book - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/VLOF/HXUDFW49/FC1VLOFHXUDFW49.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/VLOF/HXUDFW49/FC1VLOFHXUDFW49.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/VLOF/HXUDFW49/FC1VLOFHXUDFW49.SMALL.jpg wholman “It's best to have your tools with you. If you don't, you're apt to find something you didn't expect and get discouraged.” ― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the CraftEvery Day Carry (EDC) is a small collection of useful things. It is also a system for framing the world through the lens of acti...
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:37:54 PDT
Laser Cut Foam Inserts for Tool Boxes http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Foam-Inserts-for-Tool-Boxes/
Laser Cut Foam Inserts for Tool Boxes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/IID4/HX7P0XIY/FURIID4HX7P0XIY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/IID4/HX7P0XIY/FURIID4HX7P0XIY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/IID4/HX7P0XIY/FURIID4HX7P0XIY.SMALL.jpg tcolson This is my first Instructable. Any constructive criticism in the comments will be gratefully accepted.Lately I'm doing more machining at TechShop SJ. As a result, I've been carrying a lot of cutting and measuring tools back and forth from home. Many of the tools have precisions surfaces or are somew...
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Fri, 4 Jul 2014 20:58:20 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
Star Trek LED Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Trek-LED-Light/
Star Trek LED Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/2SN2/HWE9UB1Z/FE82SN2HWE9UB1Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/2SN2/HWE9UB1Z/FE82SN2HWE9UB1Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/2SN2/HWE9UB1Z/FE82SN2HWE9UB1Z.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I make a Star Trek LED light from walnut and acrylic. Add some electronics and you've got a one of a kind desk light, or night light! It's also modular so you can update it whenever it strikes your fancy! Finished with wipe on poly and acrylic shined with a spot of windex...
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:20:53 PDT
Blue Jean Bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/Blue-Jean-Bracelet/
Blue Jean Bracelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Y/YZF3/HVTWBJFM/F0YYZF3HVTWBJFM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Y/YZF3/HVTWBJFM/F0YYZF3HVTWBJFM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Y/YZF3/HVTWBJFM/F0YYZF3HVTWBJFM.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I made this from a recycled part of old blue jeans.These jeans of mine had seen better days, but with a little epoxy and a quick turn on the lathe, I transform them into something unique!I originally sprayed it with lacquer, but it just wasn't right. So I sanded it off and left it unfinished. The pa...
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Fri, 30 May 2014 19:53:26 PDT
Dremel - All Purpose penny cutting blade http://www.instructables.com/id/Dremel-All-Purpose-penny-cutting-blade/
Dremel - All Purpose penny cutting blade - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSR/HMII/HVNXS8FI/FSRHMIIHVNXS8FI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSR/HMII/HVNXS8FI/FSRHMIIHVNXS8FI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSR/HMII/HVNXS8FI/FSRHMIIHVNXS8FI.SMALL.jpg Ryan Depace This instructable shows the process of making your own all purpose cutting blade for a Dremel made from a penny.The main purpose for this tool was to cut out the plastic in this 8000 Lumen LED flash light instructable that can be viewed HERE Materials and Tools ToolsMetal Bandsaw or Hacksaw - to ...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 12:35:50 PDT
Centerline Marker "I Made it at TechShop" http://www.instructables.com/id/Centerline-Marker-I-Made-it-at-TechShop/
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 02:04:01 PDT
Colored Pencil Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/Colored-Pencil-Ring/
Colored Pencil Ring - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/D1P3/HUYM4GQG/FFHD1P3HUYM4GQG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/D1P3/HUYM4GQG/FFHD1P3HUYM4GQG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/D1P3/HUYM4GQG/FFHD1P3HUYM4GQG.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I turn a ring from a box of colored pencils. 12 pencils glued into a blank an then turned on the lathe. The outcome is striking! Finished with spray lacquer.Ring sizing to bit size for inside diameter: http://www.walkersjewelers.com/Support/CompanyInformation.aspx
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Sun, 11 May 2014 10:12:40 PDT
Wooden french curves - Made at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-french-curves/
Wooden french curves - Made at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/PDIF/HUBWN38A/FYVPDIFHUBWN38A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/PDIF/HUBWN38A/FYVPDIFHUBWN38A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/PDIF/HUBWN38A/FYVPDIFHUBWN38A.SMALL.jpg workislove In this instructable I'll show you how I made a set of wooden french curves using the scroll saw at Techshop's wood shop. French curves are very handy drafting tools, and for woodworkers they are great to have around the shop to lay out simple and attractive free-form curves on projects. I've bough...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:27:09 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
Elementary mitre box http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-mitre-box/
Elementary mitre box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/HH5U/HT7P68BE/FZKHH5UHT7P68BE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/HH5U/HT7P68BE/FZKHH5UHT7P68BE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/HH5U/HT7P68BE/FZKHH5UHT7P68BE.SMALL.jpg Martin Balák A mitre box is a wood working tool used to guide a hand saw to make precise and fast mitre cuts in a board. The mitrebox is lightweight and portable. It's a good tool for smaller mitring jobs. Tools and materials A miter box could hardly be simpler, consisting as it does of only three pieces – fr...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:18:47 PDT
Functional and Sturdy Wooden Toolbox http://www.instructables.com/id/Functional-and-Sturdy-Wooden-Toolbox/
Functional and Sturdy Wooden Toolbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/5OAW/HTZY9TDX/FFQ5OAWHTZY9TDX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/5OAW/HTZY9TDX/FFQ5OAWHTZY9TDX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/5OAW/HTZY9TDX/FFQ5OAWHTZY9TDX.SMALL.jpg blue-ice This instructable embodies the principle of "portable workstations" because a toolbox allows you to work about anywhere by bringing your tools along with you. Although the exact type and nature of the tools can vary from one hobby to another and one profession to another, this sturdy toolbox can b...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:21:46 PDT
Maker Station: The Portable Reconfigurable Work Station for all Makers http://www.instructables.com/id/Maker-Station-The-Portable-Reconfigurable-Work-Sta/
Maker Station: The Portable Reconfigurable Work Station for all Makers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/2H7J/HTRVI8KN/FB62H7JHTRVI8KN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/2H7J/HTRVI8KN/FB62H7JHTRVI8KN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/2H7J/HTRVI8KN/FB62H7JHTRVI8KN.SMALL.jpg Matt2 Silver When I started this project I wanted to build a work station that I could use for a variety of projects and that I could take with me when I do demonstrations.  I also wanted something that wouldn't be flimsy and something with a lot of utility in terms of usable surfaces and storage options.  After...
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:10:19 PDT
Make A Custom Guitar With Custom Templates http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Custom-Guitar-With-Custom-Templates/
Make A Custom Guitar With Custom Templates - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/RL9F/HT7ESZMY/FORRL9FHT7ESZMY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/RL9F/HT7ESZMY/FORRL9FHT7ESZMY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/RL9F/HT7ESZMY/FORRL9FHT7ESZMY.SMALL.jpg bassman76jazz If you are just getting into building musical instruments or a professional luthier you should know that a good template is always the starting point to building a great instrument. Just like most lutiers in the past I hand cut an shaped my templates. The process is demanding and labor intensive a...
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:26:09 PDT
Make a Portable Workstation http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Portable-Workstation/
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Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:57:01 PDT
BACKBOX ONE - more than just a heavy duty (tool) carrier http://www.instructables.com/id/The-BACKBOX-more-than-just-a-heavy-duty-tool-carri/
BACKBOX ONE - more than just a heavy duty (tool) carrier - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/VAHH/HT9AT2TW/FZOVAHHHT9AT2TW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/VAHH/HT9AT2TW/FZOVAHHHT9AT2TW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/VAHH/HT9AT2TW/FZOVAHHHT9AT2TW.SMALL.jpg bricobart 'Never stop training' is one of my favorite quotes. 'Making errors is fun - you'll do it much better next time' is also one of my favorite quotes. 'When the going gets tough, the tough get going' is ... also, yes. But my ultimate favorite is 'Never say no to a beer'. Whatever, all that to say that ...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:09:42 PDT
Toothbrush to rotary tool bristle brush http://www.instructables.com/id/Toothbrush-to-rotary-tool-bristle-brush/
Toothbrush to rotary tool bristle brush - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/9MOY/HSVGB5D3/F4J9MOYHSVGB5D3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/9MOY/HSVGB5D3/F4J9MOYHSVGB5D3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/9MOY/HSVGB5D3/F4J9MOYHSVGB5D3.SMALL.jpg Mojo_JoJo Here's another take on putting a used toothbrush to good use. My toothbrush seems to wear out within a month and worse still, only the top half of the brush wears out while the bottom half seems fine. Must be something wrong with the way I brush my teeth. But not to worry, this ible is sure to put a...
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 02:22:28 PDT
PC to Portable workstation/toolbox http://www.instructables.com/id/PC-to-Portable-workstationtoolbox/
PC to Portable workstation/toolbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/OED9/HSVGHDGK/F8VOED9HSVGHDGK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/OED9/HSVGHDGK/F8VOED9HSVGHDGK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/OED9/HSVGHDGK/F8VOED9HSVGHDGK.SMALL.jpg michaelgohjs Here is the back story for my project. (Ignore if you don't like boring "stories") So i acquired 3 Dell Optiplex GX400 (pretty obsolete) desktops, after stripping it down bare to salvage parts i din't know what to do with the cases. Initially I wanted to toss them out for recycling but i thought I m...
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:59:34 PDT
Retrofit an Antique Scroll Saw to Use Modern Blades http://www.instructables.com/id/Retrofit-an-Antique-Scroll-Saw-to-Use-Modern-Blade/
Retrofit an Antique Scroll Saw to Use Modern Blades - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/U3BM/HSPP5XSD/F77U3BMHSPP5XSD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/U3BM/HSPP5XSD/F77U3BMHSPP5XSD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/U3BM/HSPP5XSD/F77U3BMHSPP5XSD.SMALL.jpg jackzylkin I picked up a really cool old scroll saw from an estate sale recently. It is a Sears Model 103.23440, and even though it was built in 1948 it still purrs like a kitten. The only problem is that old scroll saws like this one were designed to accept 6 inch blades, which you can't really get anymore, w...
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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:19:22 PDT
Portable Pegboard Workstation http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Pegboard-Workstation/
Portable Pegboard Workstation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/XWKC/HU77OQLF/FA3XWKCHU77OQLF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/XWKC/HU77OQLF/FA3XWKCHU77OQLF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/XWKC/HU77OQLF/FA3XWKCHU77OQLF.SMALL.jpg english tea See Step 10 for Updates If you don't have room for a workshop and you enjoy sitting on you Pacman Foot Stool (thanks allesflex) in front of your awesome HD projector making, making, making all day long then this instructable is for you. This is my portable workstation. My aim was to build a well e...
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 04:30:06 PDT
Screw Helper http://www.instructables.com/id/Screw-Helper/
Screw Helper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/T7IX/HSICZBPS/FYAT7IXHSICZBPS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/T7IX/HSICZBPS/FYAT7IXHSICZBPS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/T7IX/HSICZBPS/FYAT7IXHSICZBPS.SMALL.jpg hammasam This is a little cool invention I came up with that I would like to share with you .....for the preparation of your DIY full summer months I think this may help you :) Ingredients All what you need is a beltgrinder and some screws (for a project that you have planned) Ooohh Sparkle :) Like a ...
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Sat, 8 Mar 2014 09:30:44 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
DIY Tools Crate | Wood working and just a fun project http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Tools-Crate-Wood-working-and-just-a-fun-projec/
DIY Tools Crate | Wood working and just a fun project - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/L7DP/HRTKI7C2/FC4L7DPHRTKI7C2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/L7DP/HRTKI7C2/FC4L7DPHRTKI7C2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/L7DP/HRTKI7C2/FC4L7DPHRTKI7C2.SMALL.jpg SlavicFMJ In this project I just wanted to have a little fun with a Walmart wood crate. For some time now I had my tool slaying around everywhere so I decided it's time for them to have a "home" so here it is. I hope you enjoy it!Things you will need: Wood Crate 60 grit sand paper Paper stencil of ...
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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:24:14 PST
How to Build a Railroad Tie Retaining Wall http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Railroad-Tie-Retaining-Wall/
How to Build a Railroad Tie Retaining Wall - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/1440/HRCK2D0K/FFM1440HRCK2D0K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/1440/HRCK2D0K/FFM1440HRCK2D0K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/1440/HRCK2D0K/FFM1440HRCK2D0K.SMALL.jpg suchandsuchfarm If you have a slope that is need of a retaining wall and have access to railroad ties, this is the perfect project for you! We'll be showing you how we made a railroad tie retaining wall in between two of our shops. We had 18 inches of a hill that needed to be retained. This is how we made a basic r...
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Sat, 8 Feb 2014 08:53:25 PST
Using a bandsaw blade in a scroll saw http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-a-bandsaw-blade-in-a-scroll-saw/
Using a bandsaw blade in a scroll saw - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/5FTV/HR0AP1GO/FMZ5FTVHR0AP1GO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/5FTV/HR0AP1GO/FMZ5FTVHR0AP1GO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/5FTV/HR0AP1GO/FMZ5FTVHR0AP1GO.SMALL.jpg Uffe If you own both a scroll saw and a bandsaw here is an idea to recycle broken bandsaw blades by using them in your scroll saw. You wont be able to cut tight corners and fine detail with these blades, they'er just too wide. But when you need to cut some rougher shapes in thicker wood these blades w...
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 09:15:30 PST
From Beerbox To Toolbox 2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Workmans-Heavy-Duty-Screw-Case/
From Beerbox To Toolbox 2.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/XU2Q/HR0AUS9W/FOXXU2QHR0AUS9W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/XU2Q/HR0AUS9W/FOXXU2QHR0AUS9W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/XU2Q/HR0AUS9W/FOXXU2QHR0AUS9W.SMALL.jpg bricobart Beer is always been a great source of inspiration to me. So here again. In this I'ble I'm going to show you how you can easily make a custom heavy duty toolbox from a plastic beerbox. A few years ago I already made such a thing, using two beerboxes. It's still in use, of course, since it's very stu...
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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 10:53:22 PST
Dowel Hole Drilling Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Dowel-Hole-Drilling-Jig/
Dowel Hole Drilling Jig - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/2TH7/HR0AQ60G/F062TH7HR0AQ60G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/2TH7/HR0AQ60G/F062TH7HR0AQ60G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/2TH7/HR0AQ60G/F062TH7HR0AQ60G.SMALL.jpg naopak_lik This is jig to make holes for dowel without measuring. More precise you make this jig it will work better, so take your time. you can make it from laminated parts also and laser cut it for best results. Main parts This are main parts. I used two 40mm X 250mm pieces of scrap. Making Slide Fo...
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Thu, 30 Jan 2014 03:24:06 PST
Sculpting Tools http://www.instructables.com/id/Sculpting-Tools/
Sculpting Tools - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/N341/HQYWSY0U/FN2N341HQYWSY0U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/N341/HQYWSY0U/FN2N341HQYWSY0U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/N341/HQYWSY0U/FN2N341HQYWSY0U.SMALL.jpg leftmusing I never have exactly the tool I want for working with clay, so I recently searched out how to make a new set of rakes and loops for my tool box. While most instructions called for brass tubing, I found out that old paint brushes and knitting needles worked even better for the super small tools I nee...
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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:07:39 PST
Keeping Pegboard Hooks from Falling Out when Removing Tools http://www.instructables.com/id/Keeping-Pegboard-Hooks-from-Falling-Out-when-Remov/
Keeping Pegboard Hooks from Falling Out when Removing Tools - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLS/CHG8/HQYW518W/FLSCHG8HQYW518W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLS/CHG8/HQYW518W/FLSCHG8HQYW518W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLS/CHG8/HQYW518W/FLSCHG8HQYW518W.SMALL.jpg cdsgraphic One wall of my workshop is mostly pegboard. Always frustrated with the pegboard hooks falling out when removing tools, I went in search of a solution. From screws to the plastic hook retainers, nothing appealed to me until I came across a vague description of a similar idea on a forum. This is my ad...
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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 07:10:48 PST
FLATTEN,SHARPEN, AND HONE YOUR CHISELS AND PLANE IRONS TO SURGICAL PRECISION! http://www.instructables.com/id/FLATTENSHARPEN-AND-HONE-YOUR-CHISELS-AND-PLANE-IRO/
FLATTEN,SHARPEN, AND HONE YOUR CHISELS AND PLANE IRONS TO SURGICAL PRECISION! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/Z5GN/HPXFS8XB/F5GZ5GNHPXFS8XB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/Z5GN/HPXFS8XB/F5GZ5GNHPXFS8XB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/Z5GN/HPXFS8XB/F5GZ5GNHPXFS8XB.SMALL.jpg warehouse32  There's nothing manlier than taking raw materials, some well used tools, and a set of skilled hands to create something new, useful, long lasting, or just plain cool! If you want to reach this level of uber manlitude (let's be honest, who doesn't??), then one thing's for sure...you have to learn pr...
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Thu, 2 Jan 2014 09:29:40 PST
Hand Crank TV Lift http://www.instructables.com/id/Hand-Crank-TV-Lift/
Hand Crank TV Lift - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F83/KLIA/HM72GWJK/F83KLIAHM72GWJK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F83/KLIA/HM72GWJK/F83KLIAHM72GWJK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F83/KLIA/HM72GWJK/F83KLIAHM72GWJK.SMALL.jpg fungus amungus TVs are great and all, but when they're not in use I prefer that they'd not be seen. They're big visual voids that don't exactly bring the room together. There are two options for this: covering them up or moving them away. Also, I'm using plenty of electricity as it is so I decided to go for a ha...
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Thu, 5 Dec 2013 10:05:41 PST
Build a Woodworker's Toolbox http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Woodworkers-Toolbox/
Build a Woodworker's Toolbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/X4FY/HLOC7QWZ/FOOX4FYHLOC7QWZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/X4FY/HLOC7QWZ/FOOX4FYHLOC7QWZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/X4FY/HLOC7QWZ/FOOX4FYHLOC7QWZ.SMALL.jpg 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
How to Select a Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Turning-for-beginners-Part-1/
How to Select a Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSC/Q6GZ/HKVKM0Q0/FSCQ6GZHKVKM0Q0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSC/Q6GZ/HKVKM0Q0/FSCQ6GZHKVKM0Q0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSC/Q6GZ/HKVKM0Q0/FSCQ6GZHKVKM0Q0.SMALL.jpg MyHobbyStore It’s a bit obvious, but the first thing a woodturner needs is a lathe. It’s actually the world’s oldest ‘power tool’ – see the panel (left) for a bit of history. As you begin to investigate what’s available, you’ll soon discover that there’s a bewildering choice of models, with very different specif...
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Wed, 28 Aug 2013 09:05:50 PDT
Mini Chamfer Plane Mod (from Harbor Freight mini-plane) http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Chamfer-Plane-from-Harbor-Freight-mini-plane/
Mini Chamfer Plane Mod (from Harbor Freight mini-plane) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/9V5V/HGH71XP4/F7B9V5VHGH71XP4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/9V5V/HGH71XP4/F7B9V5VHGH71XP4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/9V5V/HGH71XP4/F7B9V5VHGH71XP4.SMALL.jpg rhoddity Hello again! So I went down to Harbor Freight a while back and saw a set of 3 mini-planes and picked them up, mainly out of curiosity. The set contained mini block, scraper, and bullnose planes, but  I had really only used the block up to this point. Now, like most other Harbor Freight tools, they...
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Sat, 3 Aug 2013 22:57:41 PDT
What to do with open, half used caulk tubes http://www.instructables.com/id/What-to-do-with-open-caulk-tubes/
What to do with open, half used caulk tubes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/JX08/HJGE65J2/FL8JX08HJGE65J2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/JX08/HJGE65J2/FL8JX08HJGE65J2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/JX08/HJGE65J2/FL8JX08HJGE65J2.SMALL.jpg aaahotdog We all have open tubes of caulk which sit and dry out.  So what is a person to do about it? Using a flatblade screwdriver, scrape out about last inch of opening. Using a q-tip, wipe inside clean. Using a hot glue gun, fill inside with glue and make it slightly overflowing. While glue...
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Tue, 23 Jul 2013 05:42:29 PDT
tired of dead batteries in your cordless tools? me too! so let's hack away!! http://www.instructables.com/id/tired-of-dead-batteries-in-your-cordless-tools-me/
tired of dead batteries in your cordless tools? me too! so let's hack away!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXW/M3V9/HIGF9BM0/FXWM3V9HIGF9BM0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXW/M3V9/HIGF9BM0/FXWM3V9HIGF9BM0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXW/M3V9/HIGF9BM0/FXWM3V9HIGF9BM0.SMALL.jpg schadduck ok this is my 1st instructable so please be kind. Are you like me when it comes to cordless tools? I get so frustrated with half finished projects and hours of wait time while those "convenient" cordless tools charge. so, i wanted to add wall power to them but, the key for me was to achieve this and...
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Sun, 30 Jun 2013 17:37:33 PDT