Instructables: exploring - workshop - wood - make Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:04:57 PDT BLOX v1.01 Make a Yoda desk ornament kludge77 I turn a Star Wars candy dispenser into a sage desk ornament. Master Yoda's wisdom should not be discarded so readily.. The wood is claro walnut with a wipe on poly finish.
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:18:54 PDT
Clothespin Rocking Chair: So Easy to Make
Clothespin Rocking Chair: So Easy to Make - More DIY How To Projects]]> tofu911   Remember in grade school how teachers used to make us do craft projects as Christmas gifts? And it didn't matter how hideous it was, my mom always liked it. Well, this isn't one bit hideous and I loved this clothespin rocking chair. I have never remade this since then but I thought it didn'...
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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:09:55 PDT
Pencil Spin Top kludge77 This is a piece of sycamore turned to a top shape. You then insert a pencil and spin it up. I used 1/4 copper collars to give the pencil a tight grip. It draws cool circles and shortening or lengthening the pencil will give it different paths as it alters the center of gravity.
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:52:47 PDT
Lathe Turned Door Stops kludge77 A set of turned doorstops.  They are glued up from a few cherry and walnut leftovers. I  turn them on the lathe and cut them up at the band saw. I've tested them out. They do in fact stop doors...
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:43:44 PDT
Glass Bottle Bird Feeder kludge77 This is a glass bottle bird feeder. The bottle was a $1 from the local thrift store and is needed first to get the dimension for the rest of the project. I used cypress as the base wood and hard maple as the accent. The hardest part was trying to clamp up that back piece...
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Tue, 4 Mar 2014 12:26:20 PST
Wooden Speaker for iPhone kludge77 I made a passive acoustic speaker for my iPhone out of a single block of Claro Walnut. It is made in the same method as a band saw box. The longest part was trying to sharpen my carving tools...
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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 08:40:13 PST
"N" Table - The N64 Logo End Table
"N" Table - The N64 Logo End Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> tomatoskins The Nintendo 64 or N64 was released in North America in 1996 and had so many amazing games such as "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time", ""Super Smash Bros.", and "Golden Eye 007". A few months ago I found the second picture on Facebook (if anyone knows the source of this picture, please post it ...
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Sun, 19 Jan 2014 17:35:08 PST
Garage Wood Workbench
Garage Wood Workbench - More DIY How To Projects]]> vmdx First of all, i wanna greet all of you there. I've been a long time lurker here on Instructables, and all your projects helped me alot. Now i just wanted to start sharing some from my projects. I have a 2 car garage, that i use half as a workshop for my various projects. I had some shelves and a ta...
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Sun, 12 Jan 2014 08:48:19 PST
Pencil drawer. A place for the one thing I'm always losing... kludge77 I made a drawer for the one thing I'm always losing in the shop. It's just a 1" dowel, with a channel and a turned pull. I drilled out a 35mm hole and now I'll always know where to find my pencil.
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 12:28:31 PST
Cornhole Boards With Printed Logo kludge77 I was asked to make a set of cornhole boards by my brother-in-law, for his youth group. The base construction is very simple, but I wanted to be clever and use his groups logo on the board itself. This operation was a bit more tricky than I first expected. Oh, and you finally get to see what I spen...
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Tue, 31 Dec 2013 07:09:02 PST
Plywood Go Getas!
Plywood Go Getas! - More DIY How To Projects]]> az√ľkiBEAN These are Geta slippers. They're different cos they're made of plywood, with replaceable wooden Has (teeth)! Over time, the stilts on the bottom (Ha) wear down. So that you won't have to throw away the whole pair, I've made these to be tough, with replaceable Ha so you can enjoy them indefinitely. T...
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Sun, 29 Dec 2013 08:34:16 PST
We All Make Mistakes kludge77 Look we all make mistakes, it's part of life. It's just I happen to have mine on film.  We need to remember that very few completed projects come without the errors. Enjoy my goof ups, and be careful out there in the shop...
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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:37:47 PST
Wooden Foot Massager. kludge77 Wooden Foot Massager. This is a skew chisel only project, and a fairly simple one. You could just as easily do this with a spindle gouge if you prefer. This blank is from a leftover piece of stair banister and has a good weight to it. Finished with shellac and smelly sock....
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Mon, 4 Nov 2013 12:03:34 PST
Pendulum Wave - From Shop Scraps kludge77 So I saw this pendulum wave video on YouTube and thought, "I wonder if I could make that?" It's a scrap wood project and entirely for my own amusement. I used a 1" dowel, a couple of cedar boards, and some network patch cable. I spent about an hour last night just setting off, over and over and ove...
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Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:41:35 PDT
Pumpkin Candle Holder kludge77 Just in time for Halloween, this is a pumpkin candle holder. Turned from pear, it should age to a deep orange in a couple of weeks. The outside was shaped with files and finished with a coat of poly for shine
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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:35:27 PDT
Tiki Carving kludge77 This is my first time carving. The wood is pear and it is still pretty green. I carve a Tiki and then discover a better use for it. Not all projects are successes. That's OK... I still had a good time.
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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 13:54:44 PDT
Build a table from old barn board
Build a table from old barn board - More DIY How To Projects]]> damianzuch Hey alla y'all, I'm going to show you how I built a barn board table. I'm entering my table in the I COULD MAKE THAT contest, so if you like it please vote for it (hint hint - click in the upper right corner!!)! The design is based off a table I saw at a store for $800 - here - and I thought I could...
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Sat, 14 Sep 2013 01:03:01 PDT
Rings made from solid wood
Rings made from solid wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> SlickSqueegie These are quick and simple rings made form small scraps of hardwood turned on a lathe. The rings pictured here are Walnut and Hickory. I haven't tried these out of soft wood such as pine, but I do not think they would work to well so stick to a hardwood. These really are very simple, the hardest par...
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Thu, 4 Jul 2013 21:25:03 PDT
Screen door from reclaimed door jambs Stone_UFO I decided to use couple peices from a mahogany door jamb i picked up from the re-store for a couple bucks ( $2 and $5). The jointery is basic half lap with some walnut inlays/pins to come. I just thought it was kinda a fun idea, ripped out of an old house only to be made into a door again. lol
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Mon, 20 May 2013 10:29:43 PDT
Light up Wall Make Robot
Light up Wall Make Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> lookwhatjoeysmaking this is a light box with make as the symbol. i have it hooked up to a wall outlet that i can turn on and off and i love just flicking the switch.i don't know how much it cost because most of the parts i had around. Materials/ tools : saw wood glue rope tape me-surer pencil h...
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Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:15:23 PDT
European Wood Wall Map NelsonStudios This is one of the few strictly 'art' related projects I have ever done.  It was quite a bit of fun and I liked the way it turned out.
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Thu, 13 Dec 2012 17:03:20 PST
Making an Ash Recurve Bow
Making an Ash Recurve Bow - More DIY How To Projects]]> bluestone52 **Please note that this is an ongoing project. I'm publishing it so you can all watch as it develops. Feel free to comment with any suggestions, criticisms or advice you may have. I'd love to hear it.**      In this instructable, I will be showing you how to make an ash recurve bow from tree to dea...
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Mon, 8 Oct 2012 13:44:03 PDT
3D Wooden Pyramid Puzzle
3D Wooden Pyramid Puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> M3G The idea of this puzzle is to use two wooden pieces to make a four-faced tetrahedron pyramid. Since it only consists of two matching pieces, each made with four cuts, you can make this puzzle in less than an hour. What You Need: - Band saw - Sandpaper - Glue stick - 1 1/8" x 1 3/8" x 5 1/4" piece...
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Sun, 26 Aug 2012 14:37:26 PDT
Plywood Floor Lamp
Plywood Floor Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> John Induna AD I have enjoyed this site and community for a long time and have wanted to contribute for almost as long. I have finally got something to post. Here is something I worked on last summer. ( well not really, it is a rendering I did last night ) Keep looking, you'll see. The challenge, make something ...
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Fri, 1 Jun 2012 20:59:03 PDT
How to make a Knife
How to make a Knife - More DIY How To Projects]]> owlart101 Hi all, this is my first instructable. It tells you how to make a knife. I have been making knives for a few years and thought that I would share my experience with you! I don't really know what else to say, I had it all planned out up until now... haha Please note that I will not be held responsib...
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Sun, 26 Feb 2012 18:05:20 PST
Hand Bowl
Hand Bowl - More DIY How To Projects]]> PenfoldPlant Here's a small bowl I made from interlocking layers of birch plywood. I designed it using Poser, Blender and Autodesk 123D Make, then used a laser cutter to precisely cut all 40 of the pieces. The bowl stands at about a foot in height and, despite being very light, is sturdy and extremely well bala...
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Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:47:32 PST
Wood Kindle Case
Wood Kindle Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> ChrysN I was given a Kindle for Christmas a few years ago and I had in mind to make a case for it.  It took me a while to decide on what I wanted.  Since most of the reading I do is on public transit traveling to and from work, I needed something that would protect my e-book reader from the wear and tear i...
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Thu, 8 Sep 2011 16:25:41 PDT
Repairing a rotted wall or floor joist
Repairing a rotted wall or floor joist - More DIY How To Projects]]> icabear3 I’m rebuilding a house after tearing it down to the bare studs. I found a few spots where (in the bathroom) the floor joist had gotten soaked through and rotted. This is how I fixed them. The house is over a hundred years old, and had surprisingly little rot. This house originally did not HAVE a ...
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Sun, 26 Jun 2011 12:25:22 PDT
How To Make a Wooden Guitar Pick
How To Make a Wooden Guitar Pick - More DIY How To Projects]]> BobMarleyFan Guitar picks were originally made from tortoise/turtle shells, bone and wood. Most classical guitarists ditch picks all together and just use the pads of their fingers and/or their nails. Most picks nowadays are made of rubber, plastic and metal. Wooden picks have a softer, and warmer  sound (in my ...
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Sat, 4 Jun 2011 11:56:40 PDT
Diy bed table cpaulo how to make a Diy bed table with wood and some tools.
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Sat, 14 May 2011 14:52:43 PDT
How to make a cube within cube within a cube puzzle
How to make a cube within cube within a cube puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> sabladask   In this instructabe I will show you how to make a cube within a cube within a cube. The process itself is not very hard but it takes some time making it. The cube have no purpose, exept form maby getting people puzzeld about how you got them in t...
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Fri, 6 May 2011 13:17:19 PDT
Custom Birch Ply Storage Project Phantomn This is a piece of furniture I made for my Father for my Design Technology course at college. It took a reasonable amount of time to complete and now it is I'm pretty pleased. It's constructed entirely from 18mm birch ply, even the draws (overkill..? Nah!), apart from the curved tops, and drawer fro...
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Wed, 4 May 2011 11:05:52 PDT
Homemade Knife
Homemade Knife - More DIY How To Projects]]> 3xpl0dingR4pt0r Okay, so this really isnt an intrcutable, because im not actually doing the steps, i didnt think of documenting making this. There is a story behind it though. A couple years ago, i found an old steak knife, really beat up, in terrible shape, in my yard while digging.. The handle was totally trashed...
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Mon, 4 Oct 2010 15:27:30 PDT
Wooden Rebound Game
Wooden Rebound Game - More DIY How To Projects]]> jamiec53 When I was 11 years old, I was bored. So I looked on the internet for things I could make and decided to make a rebound game. I am sure that some of you have seen a game like this made of cheap plastic where you have to flick or push a 'puck' (for want of a better word) down the board. It then bounc...
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Sun, 19 Sep 2010 12:48:31 PDT
Basic Work Table
Basic Work Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo I set out to make a simple work table for my home studio so that I could have a surface upon which to work and document projects. I tried to keep the design as simple as possible as I only have a limited arsenal of power tools, a small vehicle for transporting materials and little patience for woodw...
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Wed, 17 Feb 2010 16:53:19 PST
Make a Hide - A - Key (stash spot)
Make a Hide - A - Key (stash spot) - More DIY How To Projects]]> durtbikedave This instructable will show how I turned a scrap piece of wood into a secret Hide - A - Key.  This is another project that cost me close to nothing to build.  You will need a few power tools so be careful!! Materials and tools needed You will need a saw.  I use a chop saw and a band saw.  A coupl...
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Sat, 19 Dec 2009 20:51:05 PST
blunt striking weapon (kubotan)
blunt striking weapon (kubotan) - More DIY How To Projects]]> One.  hi guys, today I'm in the workshop, and I'm going to be showing you how to make a blunt ninja striking weapon, also known as a kubotan. A kubotan is a non-lethal weapon used by ninjas to knock people out, but you'd probably get arrested if you attacked someone with this, so don't hit hard. lets get...
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Mon, 19 Oct 2009 09:44:56 PDT
How to build a custom pine log table
How to build a custom pine log table - More DIY How To Projects]]> durtbikedave Heres another Instructable showing how easy it is to make cool furniture out of natural ponderosa pine!  This table, however is constructed without  nails, screws, or any other metal fasteners.  Here we go... Materials.... Materials and tools needed are...18 linear ft of pine logs anywhere from 2...
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Thu, 8 Oct 2009 23:16:58 PDT
How to make a custom pine log lamp on the cheap!
How to make a custom pine log lamp on the cheap! - More DIY How To Projects]]> durtbikedave This instructable will show you how to make a cool lamp out of an ordinary piece of firewood. Materials/tools needed: Two pieces of the pine of your choice. One flat piece w/ natural edge One 3"x12" round piece w/bark still on Old lamp fixture with bulb Lamp shade of your choice Drawkni...
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Tue, 15 Sep 2009 01:19:50 PDT
how to make a wooden ping pong paddle
how to make a wooden ping pong paddle - More DIY How To Projects]]> dogianto444 just recently i have received a ping pong table as a graduation present for graduating from the 8th grade. after playing a little bit of ping pong i decided "what if i made a ping pong paddle?" and well i did. and unlike my other instructable i made this while i was doing it. my other instructabl...
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Sat, 13 Jun 2009 09:50:11 PDT
Make a Wood Pen!
Make a Wood Pen! - More DIY How To Projects]]> beyondimagination Make a wood pen that is literally made of stuff from around your house. This is easy and anyone can do it with out a drill. Enjoy! Supplies! You need: Self tapping screw Scissors Stick Pen Glue Screwdriver Screw IT! Screw your screw into the stick,REMOVE, and REPEAT. Jam it in!!!! Take a...
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Thu, 31 Jul 2008 16:01:59 PDT
Glass File
Glass File - More DIY How To Projects]]> msolek How to make the file from the glass What you need You need - Pencil - Glass - Epoxide Glue glass Break the glass into the rag sift sift the glass glue prepare epoxide glue Pencil prepare Put glue on the pencil crumbs and egg ;-) Put pencil into the glass Done Ready to use, you ...
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Thu, 5 Jun 2008 09:10:01 PDT
sunlight engraver! A simple way to engrave!!-A-simple-way-to-engrave!/
sunlight engraver! A simple way to engrave! - More DIY How To Projects]]> thecheatscalc Ok, you want to do some engraving on wood, plastic, or on your hand? (no, not really) don't feel like buying one of those expensive wood engraver irons? Want a foolproof way to make nice engravings without worrying about your hand slipping and botching the whole job?THIS IS FOR YOU! If you like simp...
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Mon, 7 May 2007 22:58:55 PDT