Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools http://www.instructables.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:01:22 PDT BLOX v1.01 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/
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:09:25 PDT
My Tools & Materials for Paper Engineering & Papercraft Design http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Tools-Materials-for-Paper-Engineering-Papercraf/
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:13:03 PDT
Wooden Money Clip http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Money-Clip/
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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
Free Floating TARDIS http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-Floating-TARDIS/
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:57:52 PDT
All for one and one for all http://www.instructables.com/id/All-for-one-and-one-for-all/
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:56:21 PDT
Making A Magic Wand http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-A-Magic-Wand/
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:59:51 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
Modular Display Frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Modular-Display-System/
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Fri, 8 Aug 2014 13:55:34 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
Wooden Chakram Circle of Death http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Chakram-Circle-of-Death/
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Sat, 2 Aug 2014 14:41:50 PDT
Book to Tablet Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Book-to-Tablet-Stand/
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:30:50 PDT
Renew old plier's handle - Renovar cabo de alicate http://www.instructables.com/id/Renew-old-pliers-handle-Renovar-cabo-de-alicate/
Renew old plier's handle - Renovar cabo de alicate - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/96PX/HXW37IR6/F3396PXHXW37IR6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/96PX/HXW37IR6/F3396PXHXW37IR6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/96PX/HXW37IR6/F3396PXHXW37IR6.SMALL.jpg matheus.mattia I had this old pliers that needed a new handle, so this is the way I did, fast and simple:Eu tinha esta alicate velha, que estava precisando de um novo cabo. Esta foi a maneira mais simples e rápida que achei Material I used some heat-shrink tubing and a heat sourceFoi usado aqueles tubos termo-c...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:19:53 PDT
Every Day Carry (EDC) Book http://www.instructables.com/id/Every-Day-Carry-EDC-Book/
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:37:54 PDT
Manuel 5 Axis Drill press/ Lathe/Mill http://www.instructables.com/id/Manuel-5-Axis-Drill-press-LatheMill/
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:00:38 PDT
Handyman's Toolbox http://www.instructables.com/id/Handymans-Toolbox/
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:39:19 PDT
Wooden Spin Top http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Spin-Top/
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:02:29 PDT
Making a Confetti Blank http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Confetti-Blank/
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 09:05:21 PDT
Wooden Paper Towel Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Paper-Towel-Holder/
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 08:55:53 PDT
Dirty Caliper Battery Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Dirty-Caliper-Battery-Hack/
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Sat, 5 Jul 2014 06:52:56 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
Copper Etched Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Etched-Box/
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:48:31 PDT
Magnetic chuck wrench Holder (Drill Press) http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-chuck-wrench-Holder-Drill-Press/
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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 21:18:11 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
Ikea Fixa Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Ikea-Fixa-Hack/
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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:09:27 PDT
Star Trek LED Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Trek-LED-Light/
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:20:53 PDT
Marble Note Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Marble-Note-Holder/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 11:10:08 PDT
Welcome to NextFab http://www.instructables.com/id/Welcome-to-NextFab/
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Mon, 2 Jun 2014 14:19:20 PDT
DIY Disk Sander from Corded Drill http://www.instructables.com/id/DYI-Disk-Sander-from-Corded-Drill/
DIY Disk Sander from Corded Drill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/C50O/HVTWFJ13/F0XC50OHVTWFJ13.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/C50O/HVTWFJ13/F0XC50OHVTWFJ13.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/C50O/HVTWFJ13/F0XC50OHVTWFJ13.SMALL.jpg nickneubrand I decided to make a disk sander because I think that it would be fun to make a series about making tools. This is the first one that I have made and I hope that you guys like it. Weather or not you want to make it with a standard motor or reuse/upcycle/hack a corded drill, this project is pretty fun...
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Fri, 30 May 2014 23:09:58 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...
By: kludge77

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Fri, 30 May 2014 19:53:26 PDT
Used Light Bulb Oil/Alcohol Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Used-Light-Bulb-OilAlcohol-Lamp/
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By: LoMac

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Fri, 30 May 2014 03:45:03 PDT
Weed trimmer motor replaced with brushless RC truck motor and uses an Arduino control board http://www.instructables.com/id/Weed-trimmer-motor-replaced-with-brushless-RC-truc/
Weed trimmer motor replaced with brushless RC truck motor and uses an Arduino control board - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8D/VNX9/HVS16S89/F8DVNX9HVS16S89.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8D/VNX9/HVS16S89/F8DVNX9HVS16S89.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8D/VNX9/HVS16S89/F8DVNX9HVS16S89.SMALL.jpg AnEngineersView For years I have been using my trimmer with upgraded LiPo batteries, kind of like the ones used in an RC car. LiPo batteries have worked well and provided much more trimmer use time at quite a bit less weight. The problem was the motor finally gave out the other day. The trimmer overall performance ...
By: AnEngineersView

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Thu, 29 May 2014 13:04:46 PDT
Copper Pipe Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Pipe-Box/
Copper Pipe Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/7G6W/HVNFKMTI/FUR7G6WHVNFKMTI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/7G6W/HVNFKMTI/FUR7G6WHVNFKMTI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/7G6W/HVNFKMTI/FUR7G6WHVNFKMTI.SMALL.jpg kludge77 A piece of redwood wine barrel and 1" copper pipe are combined into a lift lid style box. Finished with epoxy and spray lacquer. I had a blast pounding copper and playing with my propane torch! (Also the shop still reeks of wine from the redwood...) I hope you enjoy watching the process. Please comm...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 13:02:47 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 ...
By: Ryan Depace

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Mon, 26 May 2014 12:35:50 PDT
Young Woodworker's Toolchest http://www.instructables.com/id/Young-Woodworkers-Toolchest/
Young Woodworker's Toolchest - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU9/HDH3/HVNFK41Y/FU9HDH3HVNFK41Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU9/HDH3/HVNFK41Y/FU9HDH3HVNFK41Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU9/HDH3/HVNFK41Y/FU9HDH3HVNFK41Y.SMALL.jpg Dominic Bender Make a toy toolchest for the aspiring young woodworker in your life. There is some additional information to be found in my blog, but the video gives you a good idea on how to make one yourself.Built from a single 2.4m piece of 2x4 construction lumber this was part of this year's 2x4 competition fro...
By: Dominic Bender

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Mon, 26 May 2014 10:42:42 PDT
Zombie killer http://www.instructables.com/id/Zombie-killer/
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By: redone35

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Sun, 25 May 2014 14:35:15 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...
By: Ryan Depace

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Thu, 22 May 2014 12:24:37 PDT
2x4 Dinner http://www.instructables.com/id/2x4-Dinner/
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Mon, 19 May 2014 21:54:25 PDT
Bench power supply using PC power supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Bench-power-supply-using-PC-power-supply/
Bench power supply using PC power supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/YUYB/HV72C3PD/FIKYUYBHV72C3PD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/YUYB/HV72C3PD/FIKYUYBHV72C3PD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/YUYB/HV72C3PD/FIKYUYBHV72C3PD.SMALL.jpg klilly1 This comes in handy for testing most DC circuits that use 1.2 VDC up to 20 VDC. Total cost was less the $20. I know that this doesn't have the best looking wiring on the inside but I rushed placing components because I really needed it do for testing components at work.Warning: In this project you w...
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Wed, 14 May 2014 22:38:27 PDT
The Expat bike tools cardboard box http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Expat-bike-tools-cardboard-box/
The Expat bike tools cardboard box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/YSBY/HUYM5116/FNUYSBYHUYM5116.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/YSBY/HUYM5116/FNUYSBYHUYM5116.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/YSBY/HUYM5116/FNUYSBYHUYM5116.SMALL.jpg guffix Hi. When we are expat, or we live temporarly far from home, we often miss our workshop and our tools, and often we dont't have space to work and store tools. I temporarly moved to UK, where I found and old bycicle to fix and to maintain. So I bought a small set of basic tools, but I don't want to wa...
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Sun, 11 May 2014 13:19:05 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
Mini-Easel w/ Jig (repeatable) http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Easel-w-Jig-repeatable/
Mini-Easel w/ Jig (repeatable) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWU/29XM/HUZKE9P0/FWU29XMHUZKE9P0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWU/29XM/HUZKE9P0/FWU29XMHUZKE9P0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWU/29XM/HUZKE9P0/FWU29XMHUZKE9P0.SMALL.jpg cahelming Less is more...Presentation is everything. What is one to do when your bare walls scream to be covered by monumental paintings, but go mental when miniature paintings start trying to fill up the space instead? Your miniature, highly detailed, design focused work deserves a place to be admired. Wit...
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Fri, 9 May 2014 15:15:20 PDT
Recycling - Shock Sleeve Collars For Hand Tools http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycling-Shock-Sleeve-Collars-For-Hand-Tools/
Recycling - Shock Sleeve Collars For Hand Tools - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/8OLD/HUVS4SPX/F6S8OLDHUVS4SPX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/8OLD/HUVS4SPX/F6S8OLDHUVS4SPX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/8OLD/HUVS4SPX/F6S8OLDHUVS4SPX.SMALL.jpg qakaos Here's a quick rainy day weekend project!..I'm sure most people have older hand tools stored away in the garden shed that have had a hard life - as you can see my mattock that I picked up from a garage sale is no exception. This one in its past has suffered a few "miss hits" causing split damage to ...
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Tue, 6 May 2014 16:20:08 PDT
Socket Set Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Socket-Set-Holder/
Socket Set Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/RFSK/HUVKFODH/F3ORFSKHUVKFODH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/RFSK/HUVKFODH/F3ORFSKHUVKFODH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/RFSK/HUVKFODH/F3ORFSKHUVKFODH.SMALL.jpg gaschult Laying out a socket set holder was the first step. I wanted to make sure the height was right and there was enough room on the underside for magnets. Off to the 3d printer I got tired of loosing my little sockets while working on my trucks and cars. The old snap type holders are wearing out and h...
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Tue, 6 May 2014 14:26:50 PDT
Steampunk Desk Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Desk-Lamp/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/Q9H7/HURHS0RR/FSHQ9H7HURHS0RR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/Q9H7/HURHS0RR/FSHQ9H7HURHS0RR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/Q9H7/HURHS0RR/FSHQ9H7HURHS0RR.SMALL.jpg kludge77 Steampunk desk lamp. Brazilian cherry, plywood and pipe cobbled together for a little industrial illumination. Finished with wipe on poly, hammered grey spray paint and little bit of metal nonsense cobbled together from my shed... I added some gears and bits from carriage bolts and electrical fitti...
By: kludge77

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Sun, 4 May 2014 20:13:44 PDT
Auto Body Hammer Caddy http://www.instructables.com/id/Auto-Body-Hammer-Caddy/
Auto Body Hammer Caddy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F54/IQPS/HUMRX97C/F54IQPSHUMRX97C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F54/IQPS/HUMRX97C/F54IQPSHUMRX97C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F54/IQPS/HUMRX97C/F54IQPSHUMRX97C.SMALL.jpg macarina I have a lot of cars, some have dents some don't... So, I collected quite a few body hammers and body dollies and and assortment of various auto body tools. However, I have a few favorites that I like to go and pull. I use these 4 hammers out all the time. They never had a proper place they were ...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 22:54:15 PDT
Paint Scraper TECH SHOP DETROIT http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-Scraper-TECH-SHOP-DETROIT/
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 22:20:26 PDT
Centerline Marker "I Made it at TechShop" http://www.instructables.com/id/Centerline-Marker-I-Made-it-at-TechShop/
Centerline Marker "I Made it at TechShop" - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/U9BP/HUK2F01V/F9PU9BPHUK2F01V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/U9BP/HUK2F01V/F9PU9BPHUK2F01V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/U9BP/HUK2F01V/F9PU9BPHUK2F01V.SMALL.jpg Rmiller98 This is a quick and easy project. This little tool will help you find the center of a board each and every time with no measuring. You can make this out of any scrap piece of wood in your shop. I made this in a matter of approximately 30 minutes at www.techshop.ws using the compound miter saw and ...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 02:04:01 PDT