Instructables: exploring - workshop - wire - featured Tue, 28 Jul 2015 06:36:03 PDT BLOX v1.01 Distillation Apparatus
Distillation Apparatus - More DIY How To Projects]]> pirobot668 What can't they do?From the dawn of this to the dusk of that, Distillation Apparatus have been there, in some capacity.OK, I exaggerate.They are interesting devices for separating things from each other based on boiling temperatures.Lower boiling stuff 'cooks out' first, high temp stuff 'cooks out' ...
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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:59:25 PDT
Restoring Old Oil Lamp
Restoring Old Oil Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> ElmarsM Some time ago, I was roaming around my grandparents property. I wandered into the abandoned neighbor property, where I found an old nearly collapsed shack. Of course I went into it, and I was surprised when I found this old rusty oil lamp. Well, an old oil lamp isn't something very expensive and at ...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 02:01:17 PDT
Copper wire ball Lamp
Copper wire ball Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> oliveira.igorm I had one small incandescent light laying around, so i decided to make a lamp using it. While I was looking for materials to use on the project, I found in a box some messy copper wire. The idea of a copper wire ball popped in my head, so I made it. Making a ball Making a ball out of wire can be...
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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 11:50:44 PDT
Wire Coil Zinc - Copper Battery
Wire Coil Zinc - Copper Battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> organicelectrics The well known "lemon battery" uses an acid to dissolve zinc and release electrons which flow back into the solution to form hydrogen gas.These batteries are quite weak by comparison to store bought batteries, but it can be a useful learning tool.Why are these batteries weak? In part, it is due to ...
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Sat, 20 Jun 2015 23:16:07 PDT
Rhombus Lights
Rhombus Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> pensa Follow this simple tutorial to make your own geometric light fixtures. Gather the Necessary Materials and Tools Material: 7 lengths 1/8" Galvanized Steel Wire, Bulb (we used a 40W vintage Edison Bulb), Fabric-Covered Light CordTools: Wire Cutters, Soldering Iron, Torch, Solder, Clips, Spray Pai...
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Tue, 12 May 2015 14:52:44 PDT
Heart rings DIY
Heart rings DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> vevapf I love working with wire, especially when in 2 minutes you can make a ring like this.More DIY in MY WHITE IDEADIY Materials Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7
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Wed, 6 May 2015 03:17:50 PDT
Handmade ring sizer
Handmade ring sizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ulrika8 So, I have recently gotten into ring making and as I am a beginner at this, I wanted somewhat decent tools but didn't want to spend a fortune on them. I managed to get a ring mandrel online for a decent price but couldn't manage to find a decently priced ring sizer. Everything I found was between 15...
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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:18:27 PST
Pallet Wood Wine Rack and Liquor Shelf
Pallet Wood Wine Rack and Liquor Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> macgyver603 Pallets are one of my favorite sources for building materials. With a bit of work, you can get some great project wood out of lumber that would otherwise be thrown out. Pallet projects also provide the unique challenge to adapt to the material as you work since no two pallet boards are alike. Accent...
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Fri, 9 Jan 2015 10:34:34 PST
DIY Modern Coffee Table
DIY Modern Coffee Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> EthanF1 Materials:Cable ties (zip-ties),35 3/4"×24" acrylic sheet (.080), 35 3/4"×24" wire deck, 22"×23 1/2" wire decks Lay the 35 3/4"×24" wire deck flat with the 35 3/4" raised crossbars facing down (when turned over they will face up). Then attach an 22"×23 1/2" wire deck to each end of the larger wi...
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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 22:56:37 PST
Bicycle Wire Frame Model
Bicycle Wire Frame Model - More DIY How To Projects]]> Luegg I was trying to come up with a good exercise for soldering and working with wire. I have a lot of welding wire lying around and started tinkering around with it. Seeing a bicycle passing by, i realized that this was a perfect idea. I made some samples and came up with a project that is not too diffi...
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 05:03:21 PST
Wire Scorpion
Wire Scorpion - More DIY How To Projects]]> tomatoskins To start off, I am not claiming to have created this myself or be the first to post this info here on Instructables. The story behind me learning this art is not a long one. My supervisor at work has made these for quite some time. One day I was sitting at his desk looking at them and thought "I can...
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 15:33:40 PST
Magnetic Quick Wire Helper
Magnetic Quick Wire Helper - More DIY How To Projects]]> jedii72 I notices at my work desk that I needed a better way to store but get easy access to my pin wires used with my Arduino and breadboard. I was storing them all in a drawer, which made for frustrating hunting and pecking for the right length and color. So, I decided I needed a quick reference wire help...
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Sun, 2 Nov 2014 11:54:19 PST
Sugru Magnetic Helping Hands
Sugru Magnetic Helping Hands - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tater Zoid For our September Build Night with Sugru at Phoenix Asylum (Boulder, CO), I have decided to build a pair of Magnetic Helping Hands. I am also remixing an Instructable by BeeAmaker and their Magnetic Base Helping Hands. I have simplified BeeAmaker's project a bit to create a flexible working platform...
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 10:21:29 PDT
Razor Blade Cutter
Razor Blade Cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> MagicTK Several years ago, I had a few small projects in which I needed to cut hundreds of small wires to a specific length and also hundreds of small plastic tubes to specific length. Typically the plastic tube would be crushed on the ends if using side cutters, but for my purpose, the plastic tube needed...
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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:52:49 PDT
Using A Bench Vise To Easily Straighten and Strip Wire
Using A Bench Vise To Easily Straighten and Strip Wire - More DIY How To Projects]]> BeachsideHank Effortlessly straighten a project's wire using your shop vise with no hammer, pliers, drills or muscles needed. Depending on how your workshop bench vise (vice) is mounted- a swivel base is very handy-, using it's exposed beam end as a drawbar will greatly aid you in working out kinks in reasonable...
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Tue, 9 Sep 2014 14:56:41 PDT
Chicken Wire an Old Window
Chicken Wire an Old Window - More DIY How To Projects]]> herbmac Driving home from work one day, my sister noticed an old window left out for the trash. Being from the same mother as me, she pulled over and snatched it up. Of course, she waited for me to come over on the weekend to do anything with it, she's still a lazy sibling. This instructable is strictly on ...
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 17:36:57 PDT
Simple Backyard Wind Turbine
Simple Backyard Wind Turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> Cats Science Club Want to generate your own power? Want to do it easily? Tired of "how to" wind turbine searches that end up not showing you how to actually build one? We are!!!Here is a simple wind turbine that generates over 12 volts. Most of the parts can be bought at a local home improvement store and the other p...
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 19:50:46 PDT
Wire Orb Ball Light Fixtures
Wire Orb Ball Light Fixtures - More DIY How To Projects]]> hydrangeahippo We’ve been remaking our family room after 6 years in this house. We bought it as repo and have been slowlyrepairing and updating the things left in disrepair by the previous homeowners. It’s been a huge DIY project but it has been rewarding to remake everything in our own way. One of the biggest cha...
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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 00:40:44 PDT
Building a Jack 112 Bass Cab
Building a Jack 112 Bass Cab - More DIY How To Projects]]> CarterBond I wanted to build a lite weight high quality bass cabinet to use with my band. After doing some research on the web and talking with some folks I chose to build a Bill Fitzmaurice Jack 112. It was less expensive, less power hungry yet still provides great sound. To purchase a similar speaker at r...
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Mon, 5 May 2014 23:00:41 PDT
Night Walker Lamp
Night Walker Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> nostrem Hello Instructables,This is a piece I call Night Walker. I envisioned him to be an older gentleman walking outside his home looking for what ever spooked him. The lantern he is holding is suppose to resemble one of an older style. A older more orangey light bulb would be best for a flame kind of loo...
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Wed, 21 May 2014 21:20:35 PDT
NiChrome Hot Wire Cutter for Acrylic
NiChrome Hot Wire Cutter for Acrylic - More DIY How To Projects]]> fozzy13 Acrylic sheet is always a go-to for me when building something. It's relatively cheap, durable, and able to be used for a variety of applications. For the past few years, I've been using a Dremel rotary tool to cut the plexiglass, which gets messy, takes forever, and doesn't provide very clean edg...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:54:45 PDT
Bailing Wire Fencing
Bailing Wire Fencing - More DIY How To Projects]]> audreyobscura We found some fence posts, and arched rebar at our local building supply reclamation center, and decided they would be perfect for keeping the dogs out of the vegetable gardens we were trying to cultivate. All we needed to add was some bailing wire and burlap. Wire your fence We pounded a post in...
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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:41:49 PST
Wooden Earrings (with minimal tools!)
Wooden Earrings (with minimal tools!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> briandamge Salutations, fellow robots! This is a pair of "inlaid" earrings I made for my woman for our two-year anniversary. As these were made from spare wood I had lying around in the garage and I'm not good with identifying woods, I'm not completely sure what wood I used. I believe the darker outside wood...
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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:32:37 PST
Copper Belt Buckle
Copper Belt Buckle - More DIY How To Projects]]> Dustin Rogers This is part of another project I'm working on, but could be modified for other uses.  I'd been tossing an idea around for a few years that required a flat belt buckle, but every buckle blank I found was curved. I finally ran across a buckle back hook and loop from Tandy Leather (http://www.tandylea...
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Fri, 6 Dec 2013 12:28:39 PST
How to Build an Electric Ukulele!
How to Build an Electric Ukulele! - More DIY How To Projects]]> OutdoorGirl16196 When I saw the telelele on tumblr, I was inspired to start building one of my own. I had never built anything instrument related before, and it sounded like an easy way to prep me for building my dream project; an archtop/hollow body electric guitar. (possibly looking a bit like the Gibson Trini-Lop...
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Wed, 14 Aug 2013 06:44:58 PDT
DIY injection moulding to repair headphones *UPDATED*
DIY injection moulding to repair headphones *UPDATED* - More DIY How To Projects]]> kondzio29 BIG THANK YOU for everyone who voted on me in FIX IT contest. Thanks to your votes I won second prize. It was suprising to me because i've never won anything abroad (only locally) it means a lot for me that I won something. Again thank you. Follow me for more Instructables in the future ;) You won't...
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Wed, 3 Jul 2013 11:28:37 PDT
Helping Hand from old Black and Decker Snake Light
Helping Hand from old Black and Decker Snake Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> benster Hi fellow instructables.  First time poster long time loiterer ;). I needed a new set of helping hands for a long term project I've been working on.  Lots of soldering and fiddly bits and my old helping hands have been falling apart. All that's left is one alligator clip and the cast iron base. I ...
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Wed, 3 Jul 2013 08:57:19 PDT
How to Patch a Wire or Barbed Wire Fence
How to Patch a Wire or Barbed Wire Fence - More DIY How To Projects]]> mazzmn What the heck is that big rusty yellow thing? ....that's what they used to say about my car back in high school, but no, I'm talking about the big rusty yellow thing in the picture!  It's an old Fence Stretcher/Splicer and this Instructable is going to show you how to use it to splice a wire fence. ...
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Wed, 22 May 2013 21:24:56 PDT
Run TV Cables Above a Fireplace
Run TV Cables Above a Fireplace - More DIY How To Projects]]> kentdvm A flat panel TV above your fireplace is very cool until you try and hide the cables.  The fireplace prevents running the cables straight down the wall and the stud framing prevents running the cables laterally inside the wall.  If your fireplace is on an interior wall, you may be able to go up the w...
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Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:29:07 PST
Small Welder for joining Nichrome and Nickel Wires
Small Welder for joining Nichrome and Nickel Wires - More DIY How To Projects]]> gsaf How to build a small arc welder for joining resistance and no resistance wires together.  28 gauge single strand through 34 gauge single strand wires are optimal for this design.  Designed to run off a single 3.7v battery. There are a lot of possible variations on this, I chose to keep the battery ...
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Mon, 4 Feb 2013 16:47:39 PST
Up out of the way wire dispenser
Up out of the way wire dispenser - More DIY How To Projects]]> batteriesnotincluded This is an addition to my other instructable HIDE N SLIDE i needed the wire to be at the bench but had no room for it so this is what i came up with ALWAYS USE YOUR SAFTEY EQUIPMENT tools i used for this project is as follows: SAFETY GOOGLES GLOVES sc...
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Mon, 31 Dec 2012 02:45:27 PST
Power Distribution Box
Power Distribution Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> stevie1 For starters, I built a rack for my truck to throw some "off road" lights on.  I wanted a box to control these and some reverse lights.  I also got an old remote starter from my dad that happened to have some aux outputs on it.  As soon as I found this out, I wanted to hook them up to control my lig...
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Wed, 26 Dec 2012 17:11:30 PST
How to Make a Spot Welder - for Cheap!!
How to Make a Spot Welder - for Cheap!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> The King of Random You Might Be Surprised How Cheap It Can Be Have you seen the video above?  If not, take a look now because it will help you as you go along in this instructable.  A typical resistance Spot-Welder can range in price from about $200-$800, but with a little resourcefulness, and a bit of free ti...
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Thu, 20 Dec 2012 11:54:39 PST
Sub-Woofer Ottoman
Sub-Woofer Ottoman - More DIY How To Projects]]> Attmos   Feel the ground rumble under your feet.   I recently restored an antique rocking chair with the hopes of using it in my living room.  It was a greatly satisfying project that I am very happy with.  Soon after finishing the chair and testing it out, I decided that to really enj...
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Sun, 14 Oct 2012 18:54:42 PDT
Dog-proof your cables
Dog-proof your cables - More DIY How To Projects]]> juniortan So our puppy, recently teething, decided to chew her way through much of our furniture, and more dangerously, electrical cables (!) This is just a quick instructable to suggest one easy way to armour up your cables, using shower hoses :-) Caveat: You should be comfortable with rewiring electrical...
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Mon, 1 Oct 2012 09:44:06 PDT
Easy work bench organizer with wire dispenser
Easy work bench organizer with wire dispenser - More DIY How To Projects]]> dtextor I have a small work bench in my room to work with electronics. Since it is small it's always crammed (see the BFEORE picture...) and I end up working on the office table. I took some waste wood that I had lying around and built that work bench top. It's super easy to build and helps a lot to keep th...
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Wed, 22 Aug 2012 02:28:14 PDT
Wire clamping tool ( DIY )
Wire clamping tool ( DIY ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> spiderham As requested by r-philp, here's a write up of how I made my wire clamping tool. This is simply a loose copy of the Clamp Tite brand tool. It is not to scale and absolutely not my idea/design in any way. I built both copies from a photo in the Garret Wade catalog. Tools and materials Tools: ( Not ...
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Wed, 22 Aug 2012 00:39:39 PDT
Keep Your Wire Spools Tidy with Legos Radioactive_Legos After struggling for a while to keep my wire spools from unwinding, getting separated from one another, and wreaking general havoc upon my workspace (don't ask how), I decided to solve my issue for free using none other than everyone's favorite destroyer of bare feet - Legos! By creating a simple y...
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Wed, 8 Aug 2012 16:48:52 PDT
Wire Clamp Tool
Wire Clamp Tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> MartinMakes This is my version of a Wire Clamp Tool. This is a great tool for making pipe clamps from wire. The claps made with it are low profile and no snag. How I Made it -1 The parts I used. 1.   5" length of 1/2" copper pipe 2.   2 of 1/2" copper end caps. 3.   5" x 1/2" spring. ( I just stretched ...
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Wed, 1 Aug 2012 21:21:06 PDT
Quick, cheap and easy airbrush holder!
Quick, cheap and easy airbrush holder! - More DIY How To Projects]]> penchek I needed an airbrush holder next to my makeshift spray booth. This was a perfect opportunity to make something from whatever I had in my garage!! The image in the background is not finished, its a practice run before i attempt to put it on my brothers guitar. Tools and materials MATERIALS: Scrap ...
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Thu, 12 Jul 2012 19:49:04 PDT
Turtle Shell Mosaic Sconce
Turtle Shell Mosaic Sconce - More DIY How To Projects]]> bajablue My husband and I share a love of nature... most especially the ocean.  When it's too windy to fish, we often go beachcombing for treasures together.  On one of our treks, we discovered an aged, weathered turtle shell washed ashore.  I loved it's natural form and decided to give it new life as a Wal...
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Wed, 11 Jul 2012 14:09:50 PDT
Copper Lantern
Copper Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> rstraub A couple years ago I started looking for crafty things to do with the scrap wire from projects around my house.  This is one of the cooler things I came up with.  A decorative copper lantern for flower gardens or whatever.  Takes a couple hours and basic tools to fabricate. Materials 14 or 12 gau...
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Mon, 23 Apr 2012 13:12:47 PDT
Brass Monkey
Brass Monkey - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mrballeng This monkey was made from two bullet shells and 20” of brass wire. It makes for a cool way to hang your keys. The face is my design while the rest of the body is based off a monkey I bought from a home furnishings store. UPDATE: Step 1. now shows how I used SketchBook Express to make this project....
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Tue, 3 Apr 2012 23:15:14 PDT
Refurbish Your Old Wire Brushes
Refurbish Your Old Wire Brushes - More DIY How To Projects]]> bfk Wire brushes.  How often have you started to pick one up and discovered the bristles no longer point in one direction, but spread out like a 1970s haircut?  Not only that, but if you're like me, you want to avoid this type of brush at all costs, since these wayward wires are very good at penetrating...
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Wed, 28 Mar 2012 07:35:50 PDT
Build a "Tuned" pipe for a 2-stroke
Build a "Tuned" pipe for a 2-stroke - More DIY How To Projects]]> dorkpunch Two stroke engines fascinate me.  They are so simple and fun that I've always enjoyed tinkering with them.  There are many ways to boost the power, one of which is by installing a "tuned" pipe.  The way a two stroke motor works causes them to be fairly noisy and a bit inefficient.  A tuned pipe has ...
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Sun, 18 Mar 2012 18:48:51 PDT
[Make] a Tie, Scarf, Belt, and Cord Rack Thingy!
[Make] a Tie, Scarf, Belt, and Cord Rack Thingy! - More DIY How To Projects]]> headphones I have discovered I am happiest when I am making or building somethIng for myself. My wife and I could simply go to the store, but you don't get the fun of designing, the rush of the build, or the thrill with life-long memories. This year for the Holidays I made most of the gifts with the help of a ...
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Tue, 14 Feb 2012 21:28:46 PST
How to cut and strip heavy gauge wire easily
How to cut and strip heavy gauge wire easily - More DIY How To Projects]]> wintergoat In this Instructable, you will learn how to easily cut and strip heavy gauge wire, without using heavy duty or professional tools. Sorry about some of the images' quality. My camera was not behaving. Tools In the image are the tools you may need. Hover over the yellow boxes for more info. Make ...
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Sat, 21 Jan 2012 18:02:09 PST
Hammered Wire Necklace
Hammered Wire Necklace - More DIY How To Projects]]> susanrm This elegant necklace will take a few hours to make and will draw admiring glances and compliments for the wearer everywhere she goes. It is a perfect handmade gift for any occasion. I have been wearing a couple of mine I have made this way for years. They are very durable, and I always receive com...
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Sun, 4 Dec 2011 20:06:04 PST
Light-Duty Custom Spools for ABS Plastic
Light-Duty Custom Spools for ABS Plastic - More DIY How To Projects]]> MercuryCrest Having just joined the Milwaukee Makerspace , I found a lot of interesting side-projects that needed tackling. It just so happens that I haven't done any wood-working since 10th grade, so many of these projects are experiments designed to reaffirm what I thought I knew and teach me a damned good les...
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Wed, 26 Oct 2011 12:36:26 PDT
Ten Minute Belt Fix With Common Tools.
Ten Minute Belt Fix With Common Tools. - More DIY How To Projects]]> ilpug This Instructable will show you how to fix a belt in about ten minutes using basic tools. Due to the terrible economy, low quality of most belts made these days, expanding average waistline, and lack of leather tools in the standard household, this is a good skill to have.  Background: A friend of ...
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Sat, 8 Oct 2011 12:33:26 PDT