Instructables: exploring - workshop - vacuum - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:22:53 PDT BLOX v1.01 Building a Small Format Vacuumformer from an Old Toaster Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Small-Format-Vacuumformer-from-an-Old-T/
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:17:47 PDT
How to Install a Central Vacuum Cleaning System http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Install-a-Central-Vacuum-Cleaning-System/
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Wed, 4 Dec 2013 16:10:28 PST
Leaf vacuum extension using a leaf blower http://www.instructables.com/id/Leaf-vacuum-extension-The-Grunambuloover/
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Sat, 5 Oct 2013 12:50:44 PDT
Another DIY Vacuum Former http://www.instructables.com/id/Another-DIY-Vacuum-Former/
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Tue, 25 Jun 2013 15:48:34 PDT
Improvised Shop-Vac floor nozzle attachment from a milk jug http://www.instructables.com/id/Improvised-Shop-Vac-floor-nozzle-attachment-from-a/
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Sun, 7 Apr 2013 15:24:28 PDT
Electric Vacuum Pen From Aquarium Air Pump. http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Vacuum-Pen-From-Aquarium-Air-Pump/
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Fri, 25 Jan 2013 01:16:06 PST
Movable Tool/Vacuum/Sound Reduction Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/Movable-ToolVacuumSound-Reduction-Cart-1/
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Thu, 21 Jun 2012 08:32:15 PDT
Insulation Vacuum (Homemade Commercial Blower) http://www.instructables.com/id/Insulation-Vacuum-Homemade-Commercial-Blower/
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Sun, 14 Oct 2012 18:18:11 PDT
Make a Vacuum Former Box $30 http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Vacuum-Former-Box-30/
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By: greyfox234

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Wed, 8 Aug 2012 16:46:36 PDT
Circular Saw Mitre Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Circular-Saw-Mitre-Box/
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Sun, 29 Jul 2012 19:21:01 PDT
Diffusion Vacuum Pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Diffusion-Vacuum-Pump/
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Sun, 15 Apr 2012 21:09:02 PDT
Prototype Hover Platform http://www.instructables.com/id/Prototype-Hover-Platform/
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Wed, 28 Mar 2012 22:32:06 PDT
The Bucket Vac... http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Bucket-Vac/
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Sat, 1 Oct 2011 19:48:30 PDT
Cyclonic Dirt Separator Using Off the Shelf Parts http://www.instructables.com/id/Cyclonic-Dirt-Separator-Using-Off-the-Shelf-Parts/
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Thu, 22 Sep 2011 20:39:06 PDT
Simple DIY Vacuum Chamber and Pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-DIY-Vacuum-Chamber-and-Pump/
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Fri, 8 Jul 2011 21:38:37 PDT
Vacuum Former http://www.instructables.com/id/Vacuum-Former/
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Sat, 30 Jun 2007 14:31:49 PDT
Central Vacuum Retrofit http://www.instructables.com/id/Central-Vacuum-Retrofit/
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Fri, 13 Jun 2008 19:25:15 PDT
Homemade Water / Air hand pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-WaterAir-hand-pump/
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Sat, 8 May 2010 16:19:04 PDT
Bee Sucker http://www.instructables.com/id/Bee-Sucker/
Bee Sucker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/DR1R/FWA98ATF/F91DR1RFWA98ATF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/DR1R/FWA98ATF/F91DR1RFWA98ATF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/DR1R/FWA98ATF/F91DR1RFWA98ATF.SMALL.jpg bert.da.bee If you've ever had trouble with bees you probably know how difficult it is to get rid of them without you being stung or the bees being killed. If you smoke them out, you have no control over where they make their next home and you can't use the "stinking" honey. After surfing the net and talking ...
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Tue, 23 Jun 2009 07:14:49 PDT
DIY Dust Collection System http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Dust-Collection-System/
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Fri, 2 Jan 2009 11:00:33 PST
Make a good, cheap, upgradeable sheet plastic vacuum former http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-good%2c-cheap%2c-upgradeable-sheet-plastic-vacu/
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Thu, 28 Jun 2007 14:20:05 PDT