Instructables: exploring - workshop - wire - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:20:59 PDT BLOX v1.01 Razor Blade Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Razor-Blade-Cutter/
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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:52:49 PDT
Using A Bench Vise To Easily Straighten and Strip Wire http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-A-Bench-Vise-To-Straighten-and-Strip-Wire/
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Tue, 9 Sep 2014 14:56:41 PDT
Simple Backyard Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Backyard-Wind-Turbine/
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 19:50:46 PDT
Wire Orb Ball Light Fixtures http://www.instructables.com/id/Wire-Orb-Ball-Light-Fixtures/
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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 00:40:44 PDT
Building a Jack 112 Bass Cab http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Jack-112-Bass-Cab/
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Mon, 5 May 2014 23:00:41 PDT
NiChrome Hot Wire Cutter for Acrylic http://www.instructables.com/id/NiChrome-Hot-Wire-Cutter-for-Acrylic/
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:54:45 PDT
Bailing Wire Fencing http://www.instructables.com/id/Bailing-Wire-Fencing/
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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:41:49 PST
Wooden Earrings (with minimal tools!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Earrings/
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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:32:37 PST
Copper Belt Buckle http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Belt-Buckle/
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Fri, 6 Dec 2013 12:28:39 PST
How to Build an Electric Ukulele! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-an-Electric-Ukulele/
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Wed, 14 Aug 2013 06:44:58 PDT
DIY injection moulding to repair headphones *UPDATED* http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-your-jack-pretty-way/
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Wed, 3 Jul 2013 11:28:37 PDT
Helping Hand from old Black and Decker Snake Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Helping-Hand-from-old-Black-and-Decker-Snake-Light/
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Wed, 3 Jul 2013 08:57:19 PDT
How to Patch a Wire or Barbed Wire Fence http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Patch-a-Wire-or-Barbed-Wire-Fence/
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Wed, 22 May 2013 21:24:56 PDT
Run TV Cables Above a Fireplace http://www.instructables.com/id/Run-TV-Cables-Above-a-Fireplace/
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Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:29:07 PST
Small Welder for joining Nichrome and Nickel Wires http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Welder-for-joining-Nichrome-and-Nickel-Wires/
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Mon, 4 Feb 2013 16:47:39 PST
Up out of the way wire dispenser http://www.instructables.com/id/Up-out-of-the-way-wire-dispenser/
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Mon, 31 Dec 2012 02:45:27 PST
Power Distribution Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Dirstribution-Box/
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Wed, 26 Dec 2012 17:11:30 PST
How to Make a Spot Welder - for Cheap!! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Spot-Welder-for-Cheap/
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Thu, 20 Dec 2012 11:54:39 PST
Sub-Woofer Ottoman http://www.instructables.com/id/Sub-Woofer-Ottoman/
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Sun, 14 Oct 2012 18:54:42 PDT
Dog-proof your cables http://www.instructables.com/id/Dog-proof-your-cables/
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Mon, 1 Oct 2012 09:44:06 PDT
Easy work bench organizer with wire dispenser http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-work-bench-organizer-with-wire-dispenser/
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Wed, 22 Aug 2012 02:28:14 PDT
Wire clamping tool ( DIY ) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wire-clamping-tool-DIY-/
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Wed, 22 Aug 2012 00:39:39 PDT
Keep Your Wire Spools Tidy with Legos http://www.instructables.com/id/Keep-Your-Wire-Spools-Tidy-with-Legos/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/XYQT/H5JVXIFY/FSLXYQTH5JVXIFY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/XYQT/H5JVXIFY/FSLXYQTH5JVXIFY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/XYQT/H5JVXIFY/FSLXYQTH5JVXIFY.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Wire-Clamp-Tool/
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Wed, 1 Aug 2012 21:21:06 PDT
Quick, cheap and easy airbrush holder! http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-cheap-and-easy-airbrush-holder/
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Thu, 12 Jul 2012 19:49:04 PDT
Turtle Shell Mosaic Sconce http://www.instructables.com/id/Turtle-Shell-Mosaic-Sconce/
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Wed, 11 Jul 2012 14:09:50 PDT
Copper Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Lantern/
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Mon, 23 Apr 2012 13:12:47 PDT
Brass Monkey http://www.instructables.com/id/Brass-Monkey/
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Tue, 3 Apr 2012 23:15:14 PDT
Refurbish Your Old Wire Brushes http://www.instructables.com/id/Refurbish-Your-Old-Wire-Brushes/
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Wed, 28 Mar 2012 07:35:50 PDT
Build a "Tuned" pipe for a 2-stroke http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Tuned-pipe-for-a-2-stroke/
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Sun, 18 Mar 2012 18:48:51 PDT
[Make] a Tie, Scarf, Belt, and Cord Rack Thingy! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Tie-Scarf-Belt-and-Cord-Rack-Thingy/
[Make] a Tie, Scarf, Belt, and Cord Rack Thingy! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/B7R4/GYJXYIO3/F68B7R4GYJXYIO3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/B7R4/GYJXYIO3/F68B7R4GYJXYIO3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/B7R4/GYJXYIO3/F68B7R4GYJXYIO3.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-cut-and-strip-heavy-gauge-wire-easily/
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By: wintergoat

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Sat, 21 Jan 2012 18:02:09 PST
Hammered Wire Necklace http://www.instructables.com/id/Hammered-Wire-Necklace/
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Sun, 4 Dec 2011 20:06:04 PST
Light-Duty Custom Spools for ABS Plastic http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Duty-Custom-Spools-for-ABS-Plastic/
Light-Duty Custom Spools for ABS Plastic - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/BG3K/GU63A4AG/F6HBG3KGU63A4AG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/BG3K/GU63A4AG/F6HBG3KGU63A4AG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/BG3K/GU63A4AG/F6HBG3KGU63A4AG.SMALL.jpg 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. http://www.instructables.com/id/Ten-Minute-Belt-Fix-With-Common-Tools/
Ten Minute Belt Fix With Common Tools. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/ZNCH/GTGCQHLR/FGCZNCHGTGCQHLR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/ZNCH/GTGCQHLR/FGCZNCHGTGCQHLR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/ZNCH/GTGCQHLR/FGCZNCHGTGCQHLR.SMALL.jpg 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
Workshop Essentials http://www.instructables.com/id/Workshop-Essentials/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/1HI6/GRFNDVMU/FS11HI6GRFNDVMU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/1HI6/GRFNDVMU/FS11HI6GRFNDVMU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/1HI6/GRFNDVMU/FS11HI6GRFNDVMU.SMALL.jpg annahowardshaw Creating a workshop is a daunting prospect.  In fact, I'm fairly daunted right now.  Fortunately, the Instructables community has provided a huge resource of workshop-related projects.  This guide collects a cross-section of Instructables, from building a workbench, to organizing your tools, to de...
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Tue, 23 Aug 2011 20:06:27 PDT
Compost Screen http://www.instructables.com/id/Compost-Screen/
Compost Screen - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/88AF/F22FIBES/FHL88AFF22FIBES.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/88AF/F22FIBES/FHL88AFF22FIBES.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/88AF/F22FIBES/FHL88AFF22FIBES.SMALL.jpg noahw This is an instructable for how to build a simple compost screen out of redwood and hardware cloth that can be used to sift foreign objects out of your compost or potting soil. It takes about 15 minutes to assemble and can weather the elements outside. Materials The compost screen is built from:...
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Thu, 24 May 2007 13:36:06 PDT
Updated: Hang Your Bed From the Heavens! All for around $100 http://www.instructables.com/id/Hang-Your-Bed-From-the-Heavens/
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Wed, 25 Nov 2009 15:52:28 PST
Learning to Weld http://www.instructables.com/id/Learning-to-Weld/
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Thu, 2 Jun 2011 19:19:17 PDT
I Heart Bacon Buckle. From Scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/I-Heart-Bacon-Buckle-From-Scratch/
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Wed, 27 Apr 2011 12:48:01 PDT
Wire Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/Wire-Lantern/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FU9/A8J1/GKLIWI9Q/FU9A8J1GKLIWI9Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU9/A8J1/GKLIWI9Q/FU9A8J1GKLIWI9Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU9/A8J1/GKLIWI9Q/FU9A8J1GKLIWI9Q.SMALL.jpg randofo The Wire Lantern is project #3 from 62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer. This is a great way to make use out of all of those seemingly useless old computer cables. It looks nice during the day and enlivens a room by casting interesting shadows at night. All you need to make this is string, a ...
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Wed, 23 Mar 2011 18:23:54 PDT
Repair an Exposed Wire with Sugru http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-an-Exposed-Wire-with-Sugru/
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Mon, 20 Sep 2010 13:27:06 PDT
Hot wire foam cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-wire-foam-cutter/
Hot wire foam cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTB/02W8/KPUEP27V92H/FTB02W8KPUEP27V92H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTB/02W8/KPUEP27V92H/FTB02W8KPUEP27V92H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTB/02W8/KPUEP27V92H/FTB02W8KPUEP27V92H.SMALL.jpg flywoodkb Cheap ($30+-) and easy to build hot wire foam cutter made from commonly available parts. Cuts styrofoam for surfboards, model plane wings, sculpture, model train or tabletop wargame terrain, 3D sign letters, mold models for lost foam casting, etc.5/17/2007, Important note! Please be sure to read the...
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Tue, 21 Mar 2006 15:25:45 PST
Giant Twisty Ties http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-Twisty-Ties/
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Tue, 8 Jun 2010 19:30:23 PDT
Hot-Wire Foam Cutting Nunchucks http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-Wire-Foam-Cutting-Nunchucks/
Hot-Wire Foam Cutting Nunchucks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/9VYR/FXA3D2OJ/F3U9VYRFXA3D2OJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/9VYR/FXA3D2OJ/F3U9VYRFXA3D2OJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/9VYR/FXA3D2OJ/F3U9VYRFXA3D2OJ.SMALL.jpg radioape If you've ever tried cutting foam with knives, it can be a frustrating ordeal. With a material that absorbs a lot of shock, you can't apply sufficient pressure to cut through it. The solution? BURN through it, with your very own hot-wire foam cutter/ nunchucks!With all the parts parasitized from o...
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Wed, 22 Jul 2009 11:17:50 PDT
How to Paint with a Spraygun http://www.instructables.com/id/Spraygun/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2009 23:33:25 PST
Fast Fence Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Fast-Fence-Repair/
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Tue, 25 Mar 2008 07:35:52 PDT