Instructables: exploring - workshop - wire - featured Thu, 8 Dec 2016 02:36:03 PST BLOX v1.01 $1 AUX Stereo Input Hack
$1 AUX Stereo Input Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> speedkar9 Here’s how to hack into your Honda Accord’s radio and add anauxiliary input.Two methods are presented here, the first hacks into theradio, which can be applied to all head units. The second method hacks into the external Honda accessory port, but requires that you have any Honda accessory attached t...
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Mon, 14 Nov 2016 17:26:19 PST
How to Make a Wire Holder
How to Make a Wire Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> stillash Lately, I have been trying to do more electronic projects. They are a challenge and fun. I am trying to organize my stuff better and decided to make a holder for my spools of wire. I went with a simple design since I was making this out of scrap wood. I took all my wire out of my electronics box wit...
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Tue, 1 Nov 2016 01:07:14 PDT
Keep a Roll of "something" Neat and Tidy.
Keep a Roll of "something" Neat and Tidy. - More DIY How To Projects]]> rsmaudsley OK, this may not be the most technical of an Instructable you have ever seen. But it may save you some frustration.Have you ever had a newly purchased roll of wire, cable, tubing or something that you don't normally want to have unraveled all the way? Then have the "retail" packaging make it diffi...
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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:35:12 PDT
Ten Ring Project
Ten Ring Project - More DIY How To Projects]]> juninhofensky Ten rings projectThis project is super fun to make and play, you can spend hours learning how to solve it in minuets! Well without any further delay let’s start building. Thing you'll need You’re going to need Tools1. Hammer 2. Pliers3. Knife 4. Drill 5. Wood Clamp6. Drill bit [the same ...
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Fri, 9 Sep 2016 12:19:36 PDT
Plywood Hot Wire Foam Cutter
Plywood Hot Wire Foam Cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> Benne Styrofoam is a great material and can be used for many things like prototyping, prop making and even RC airplanes. Cutting styrofoam can be very tricky though. The best tool for this is a hot wire foam cutter. I wanted to be able to recycle styrofoam for future projects, so I decided to make my own....
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Mon, 29 Aug 2016 02:11:02 PDT
How to Build a Twin-Screw Vise | DIY Woodworking Tools #10
How to Build a Twin-Screw Vise | DIY Woodworking Tools #10 - More DIY How To Projects]]> Yonatan24 I recently found a HUGE M20 Turnbuckle while hiking, and thought I could built myself a Twin-Screw vise with it, since I needed another big vise.The M20 Bolts from the Turnbuckle can apply several tons of force, so I think they're a great option for building a vise.Not only can a big Moxon Vise like...
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Sun, 31 Jul 2016 06:07:12 PDT
DIY Face Shield (w/ Built in Safety Glasses)
DIY Face Shield (w/ Built in Safety Glasses) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Yonatan24 I've been wanting a face shield for all sorts of dangerous projects, but they're pretty expensive, and I can't seem to find one anyway.I originally thought of buying a sheet of Plexiglass, melting it, and then bending, but I doubt that it will work, since it will probably crack, and will ruin the op...
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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:38:48 PDT
Metal Wire Toothless
Metal Wire Toothless - More DIY How To Projects]]> Sythe101 Hey!!! So this is my first instructable so please be gentle in judging and i hope you enjoy doing this as much as i did!! So I am a big fan of How To Train Your Dragon and love making stuff too so one day i figured i would make a sculpture of everyones favorite little dragon, Toothless! This is a lo...
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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 07:23:21 PDT
Jewelry Wire 101
Jewelry Wire 101 - More DIY How To Projects]]> Not_Tasha As I've probably mentioned in one of my other Instructables, when I get an idea stuck in my head, I tend to run with it. That's how I ended up with a ton of craft/jewelry wire that I had no idea what to do with and a bunch of miscellaneous tools I had no idea how to use. Some of this stuff, I'm not ...
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Sun, 17 Jul 2016 15:00:38 PDT
Mahogany & LED dinner table lamp
Mahogany & LED dinner table lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Flecks This is my dinner table lamp, and how i made it. I always like to make my own things, so when i moved to a new appartment, I decided to make my dinner table lamp myself. I wanted something a little different, modern and good looking but not too flashy, so i decided on a mix of warm wood and LED ligh...
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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:53:47 PDT
The Wire Clamp Maker
The Wire Clamp Maker - More DIY How To Projects]]> work_simple Here's my version of a Wire Clamp Maker. This tool is used to form a wire clamp by simply using a piece of wire. Such a tool is great for securing rubber hoses, bundling objects, emergency repairs, etc. I looked at the commercially available options, and they are certainly nice, but the price tag...
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Sun, 5 Jun 2016 14:10:36 PDT
Easiest mess free foam cutter ever
Easiest mess free foam cutter ever - More DIY How To Projects]]> MakinThings The goal of this ible is to show you how to make a simple and inexpensive foam cutting blade. I've already posted how to make hot wire cutters, and there are hot knives and scoring method, but I have found what is probably the easiest and cheapest way to cut long perfect piece for uses like home ins...
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Mon, 23 May 2016 18:45:26 PDT
Wire Identification
Wire Identification - More DIY How To Projects]]> bfk I'm at the point in my car restoration where the wires have to be laid out. I purchased a harness a couple of years ago, but now the identifying marks are beginning to fade and very difficult to see.A 3D printer and label maker were the only items I needed to make identifying clips that are very, v...
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Tue, 12 Apr 2016 02:04:14 PDT
Fast and Furious Bookcase
Fast and Furious Bookcase - More DIY How To Projects]]> CODO69 Back in August 2015 My store manager at The Home Depot approached me asking for my help with a volunteer project. Before I even had a chance to say yes or no to it, he informed me that he already told the people it was for that I'd do it! Knowing that I'm now committed to it, I said sure what is it ...
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Tue, 9 Feb 2016 10:46:51 PST
Rust Removal with Under-the-Sink Acid
Rust Removal with Under-the-Sink Acid - More DIY How To Projects]]> jaksherry This is a pretty easy instructable, and most of this is well-known. I was just doing my own test and decided to post it here, as it may help someone.One of the easiest ways to remove rust is using acids.This 'ible was test to see which under-the-counter acids work best for rust removal.I purposely d...
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Thu, 4 Feb 2016 12:32:51 PST
Solder Holder
Solder Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> TechnicalKid This is basically a holder where you can store your solder or other cables / wires Parts: You will need:The templates wich you can get here : piece of 5mm plywooda wooden sticksome wood glueand some spray adhesive or a glue stick Tools Yo...
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Fri, 29 Jan 2016 23:45:26 PST
DIY Wood Veneer Rotary Tool
DIY Wood Veneer Rotary Tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> ShiftyTips I always wanted a rotary tool but the time is not yet come to spend 100-200$ for it. Maybe for a Dremel.So I started to look after to how I can make one. I found a lot of videos, articles which show that isn't a big deal so I got into making plans. I liked to make it not just useful but stylish at o...
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Sun, 17 Jan 2016 11:08:39 PST
Wire Flower Lamp
Wire Flower Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> watchmeflyy Flower-making has been dominating my creative urges recently. My first was the Literary Light-Up Flower, which I made to test out flower-making from paper glued to a wire frame. The next flower was from Dyeing Paper: An Exploration, which was made to test out color blending with food coloring for th...
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Sun, 10 Jan 2016 13:05:52 PST
DIY Rotary Cutter From Old Metal Bottle Caps
DIY Rotary Cutter From Old Metal Bottle Caps - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mr AbAk Hello Guys!Nice to see you all after a long time...Welcome to our newest DIY...And this time we are going to make A DIY Rotary Cutter from old metal soda bottle caps...Trailer : [Play Video]So, let's get started... Watch the Video Full Instruction Video : [Play Video] Materials Required... So,...
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Sun, 20 Dec 2015 02:24:12 PST
Peg Hands
Peg Hands - More DIY How To Projects]]> chienline It was last week when I need more hands to solder the ESP-12 chip and desolder one of its tiny smd resistors. I needed to hold the chip firmly. I needed to hold the solder wire. I needed to hold the solder iron. Anyway.. I succeeded with my soldering. Later I think that more hands will make it easie...
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Tue, 1 Dec 2015 04:38:09 PST
Breadboard Wire Tree
Breadboard Wire Tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mike63 Well I have to thank for this idea: you can see in my previous instructables, my workspace was covered by my breadboard wires. I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do with them until I saw http://...
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Sat, 28 Nov 2015 18:59:09 PST
LED Christmas Tree Topper - Restoration Hardware
LED Christmas Tree Topper - Restoration Hardware - More DIY How To Projects]]> KiteArmy So when it comes to Christmas....I pull out all the stops. I saw a like design in a retail store ($100) and wanted to see if I could make one for myself. Along the way I decided that it would look great as a tree topper or just as a wall ornament. In any case, what could be cooler than this proje...
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Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:22:02 PST
Cord Keeping CRAB
Cord Keeping CRAB - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mrballeng A few years ago I thought of about making a little crab to hold my charging cords. It's been a little sketch in my notebook until today. For safety's sake I made a magnetic base. If something (or someone) falls on it, the crab falls right over. The crab is made from 22 gage steel, 16 gage steel wire...
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Tue, 29 Sep 2015 20:34:24 PDT
Floppy Disk Lamp
Floppy Disk Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> AwabHassan A few days ago while emptying some old drawers in search of a memory card I came across some old floppy disks. I didnt want to throw them away and wanted to do something interesting with them. I eventually decided on building a lamp with them. Here's how I did it. You can see a video I made of it he...
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Thu, 24 Sep 2015 14:25:59 PDT
GoT Wire Inlay
GoT Wire Inlay - More DIY How To Projects]]> Njschmaus You'll need! An image of your choice!1. Wood2. wire3. Something to indent the wood (router or flathead screwdriver)4. Small hammer5. Sand paper6. And a finish! Choosing Your Image Choose your image and either print it off the internet, should use a sillhoutte, it's easier that way. Choose You W...
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Sun, 13 Sep 2015 19:17:04 PDT
Copper Wire Sphere Lamp v2.0
Copper Wire Sphere Lamp v2.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> oliveira.igorm This instructable is an updated version of a project that I've done this year. The first lamp had some problems: the wire used to make the ball was easily unwrapping, it didn't have a base and the power cord wasn't suitable for it. Materials The main parts are two kinds of copper wire, a thinner ...
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Sat, 5 Sep 2015 07:28:11 PDT
Anderson Power Pole Battery Charger Extension Cable
Anderson Power Pole Battery Charger Extension Cable - More DIY How To Projects]]> CovMakerDad Anderson power pole connectors are used on a lot of devices that you buy, rent or make yourself. They can be expensive as I found out when I wanted to buy one. So whats the next best alternative to buying a pre-made cable, that's right, we are makers.So making your own professional cable is a lot mo...
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:09:38 PDT
How to make a custom dummy hand using wire and aluminium paper for less then 10 Dollars
How to make a custom dummy hand using wire and aluminium paper for less then 10 Dollars - More DIY How To Projects]]> jonathant6 When building Leg-Armor ,gauntlet armor ect , hand made and to your measurements it can be a bit hard , Here I will explain how to make a custom dummy arm for props using easy to find materials , the same Technic can be applied to almost every body part ! The only thing you really need to buy ...
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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:11:37 PDT
Totoro Whirligig
Totoro Whirligig - More DIY How To Projects]]> DIY Andrea I made a Totoro Whirligig using basic tools!Check the video by clicking HERE if the window doesn't work (video opens in a new tab). Draw and Cut & Paint your Totoro Characters You can Google search the characters or scene you wish to apply to your whirligig.We choose the scene with the bus statio...
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Sun, 9 Aug 2015 19:40:33 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.CHECK OUT THE SECOND VERSION OF THIS PROJECT ON MY ...
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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
Tea Light
Tea Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> Brooklyntonia Create a one-of-a-kind lamp with mismatched teacups and saucers. It's sure to be a conversation piece in any room.Materials:3 teacups3 saucers1 teapot4 mini lamp kits (or 3 kits and an extra cable)3 light bulbs (5 watt max)ceramic/tile drill bitselectric drillzip tiesmall block of woodwire strippers...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 18:24:06 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
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
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