Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - popular http://www.instructables.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:10:40 PDT BLOX v1.01 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/
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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...
By: kludge77

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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:20:53 PDT
Blue Jean Bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/Blue-Jean-Bracelet/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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
Restoring a vintage hand plane http://www.instructables.com/id/Restoring-a-vintage-hand-plane/
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Mon, 20 May 2013 04:25:38 PDT
How to square a combination square http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-square-a-combination-square/
How to square a combination square - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/9KAH/HGH6Q5LF/F909KAHHGH6Q5LF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/9KAH/HGH6Q5LF/F909KAHHGH6Q5LF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/9KAH/HGH6Q5LF/F909KAHHGH6Q5LF.SMALL.jpg jimbotheconflictor Combination squares are useful inexpensive tools. Unfortunately if you picked one up at your local big box store chances are good it's not actually square. The method for testing a combination square for squareness is as simple as the fix if it's not. Test for squareness To test any square for sq...
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Sat, 11 May 2013 19:14:53 PDT
Retractable Air Hose On Portable Compressor http://www.instructables.com/id/Retractable-Air-Hose-On-Portable-Compressor/
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Sun, 7 Apr 2013 17:31:42 PDT
Firewood rack using no tools http://www.instructables.com/id/No-tools-firewood-rack/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/XQLJ/HH2VMDY6/FEMXQLJHH2VMDY6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/XQLJ/HH2VMDY6/FEMXQLJHH2VMDY6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/XQLJ/HH2VMDY6/FEMXQLJHH2VMDY6.SMALL.jpg clasof56 Building a no-tools-needed firewood rack A stable, strong, easily-movable, cheap firewood rack is a thought-provoking project.  This is what i have used for years and it works extremely well. It holds a face-cord of heavy, wet wood with no problem. This is what you need:      2 or 3 concrete block...
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Sat, 3 Mar 2012 09:43:02 PST
Rare Earth Magnet in a Bottle http://www.instructables.com/id/Rare-Earth-Magnet-in-a-Bottle/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/KDDG/HET1AX4K/FKNKDDGHET1AX4K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/KDDG/HET1AX4K/FKNKDDGHET1AX4K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/KDDG/HET1AX4K/FKNKDDGHET1AX4K.SMALL.jpg graydog111 I use rare earth magnets in my shop mostly for gathering up steel filings and picking up screws and bolts I drop that get swept up in the trash.  The trouble with this is it takes a lot of time to clean them off the magnet.  Some of this stuff is needle sharp, so I get some of it poked into my finge...
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Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:02:52 PDT
Blacksmithing Ancient Egyptian Copper Chisels http://www.instructables.com/id/Blacksmithing-Ancient-Egyptian-Copper-Chisels/
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Wed, 27 Mar 2013 23:00:36 PDT
Multi-use indestructible garden Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-use-indestructible-garden-Tool/
Multi-use indestructible garden Tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/2X8Q/HELX93VE/FHR2X8QHELX93VE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/2X8Q/HELX93VE/FHR2X8QHELX93VE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/2X8Q/HELX93VE/FHR2X8QHELX93VE.SMALL.jpg john pedersen  Originally I  made one of these in the 1980's from a picture I saw in a magazine. I figured it would be a good item to enter into the Indestructible and Jury -rig it, Contests. It has many uses around the garden and lawn. The 2013 edition has been updated so that it could be made in about half a da...
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Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:28:49 PDT
Garden With Free Supplies http://www.instructables.com/id/Garden-With-Free-Supplies/
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Wed, 8 Jul 2009 15:13:39 PDT
Bench Lathe 3 in 1 (Lathe - Sander - Grinder/Sharpener) http://www.instructables.com/id/Bench-Lathe-3-in-1-Lathe-Sander-GrinderSharp/
Bench Lathe 3 in 1 (Lathe - Sander - Grinder/Sharpener) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/2JC2/G8QJNLY2/FXU2JC2G8QJNLY2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/2JC2/G8QJNLY2/FXU2JC2G8QJNLY2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/2JC2/G8QJNLY2/FXU2JC2G8QJNLY2.SMALL.jpg Steliart - Stelios LA Stavrinides Introduction:   When I submitted my instructable "The smallest workshop in the world" a lathe latter addition was presented as an add-on idea to the tool bench, after someone asked me... "Where is the lathe?" At first I did a quick sketch lathe idea using a power drill for motor, just to show ...
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Tue, 4 May 2010 04:39:27 PDT
Tips for a Good Cutting Edge http://www.instructables.com/id/Tips-for-a-Good-Cutting-Edge/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/ER3A/H672WOY7/FP6ER3AH672WOY7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/ER3A/H672WOY7/FP6ER3AH672WOY7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/ER3A/H672WOY7/FP6ER3AH672WOY7.SMALL.jpg The Family Handyman Pruning shears, hedge shears, and grass clippers are all similar to scissors with two blades coming into contact. They cut through grass, steams, twigs, etc. They are most efficient when sharpened, however it is very important to sharpen them along the factory-cut bevel. It is very important that th...
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Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:57:47 PST
Make a Cardboard Tool Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Cardboard-Tool-Box/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/VROH/HCB8SIRL/F3AVROHHCB8SIRL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/VROH/HCB8SIRL/F3AVROHHCB8SIRL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/VROH/HCB8SIRL/F3AVROHHCB8SIRL.SMALL.jpg thecardboardcollective Two years ago I found a beautiful old wooden sheep shearing box at Camberwell Market during a trip to Australia with my family. It was beautifully worn and even had tiny little strands of wool still caught in some of the corners. I quickly filled it up with my favorite sewing tools and supplies,...
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Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:07:01 PST
Lost Wax Casting http://www.instructables.com/id/Lost-Wax-Casting/
Lost Wax Casting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/TCH1/FMMCZ4HA/FW5TCH1FMMCZ4HA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/TCH1/FMMCZ4HA/FW5TCH1FMMCZ4HA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/TCH1/FMMCZ4HA/FW5TCH1FMMCZ4HA.SMALL.jpg bcyrjewelry This is a brief outline of my lost wax casting technique. There are several ways to cast, this is just the way I do it as a one woman show!You can view a lot of my finished work at http://bcyrjewelry.etsy.comTo see more tips, techniques and musings check out my blog - http://bcyrjewelry.blogspot.com...
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Tue, 28 Oct 2008 08:23:01 PDT
Tools Wall mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Tools-Wall-mount/
Tools Wall mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/CQR9/HCB8SQXD/FEMCQR9HCB8SQXD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/CQR9/HCB8SQXD/FEMCQR9HCB8SQXD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/CQR9/HCB8SQXD/FEMCQR9HCB8SQXD.SMALL.jpg RoeyLeon Hello everyone We have a small warehouse ,  all our small projects and repairing takes place over there But the problem is we don't have any organized place to store the tools , they are all over the place, part of them ware mounted on this wall , and the other are somewhere else. I decided to do...
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Wed, 23 Jan 2013 23:42:46 PST
Build a heated storage cabinet http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-heated-storage-cabinet/
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Sat, 12 Jan 2013 19:52:54 PST