Instructables: exploring - workshop - woodworking - shop http://www.instructables.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:39:23 PDT BLOX v1.01 Free Floating TARDIS http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-Floating-TARDIS/
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:57:52 PDT
Making A Magic Wand http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-A-Magic-Wand/
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:59:51 PDT
Wooden Chakram Circle of Death http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Chakram-Circle-of-Death/
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Sat, 2 Aug 2014 14:41:50 PDT
Book to Tablet Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Book-to-Tablet-Stand/
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:30:50 PDT
Drilling Wooden Balls http://www.instructables.com/id/Driling-Wooden-Balls/
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:29:13 PDT
Wooden Spin Top http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Spin-Top/
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:02:29 PDT
Making a Confetti Blank http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Confetti-Blank/
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 09:05:21 PDT
Wooden Paper Towel Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Paper-Towel-Holder/
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 08:55:53 PDT
Copper Etched Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Etched-Box/
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:48:31 PDT
Spill Proofer http://www.instructables.com/id/Spill-Proofer/
Spill Proofer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/90QB/HWNUE2JB/FOL90QBHWNUE2JB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/90QB/HWNUE2JB/FOL90QBHWNUE2JB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/90QB/HWNUE2JB/FOL90QBHWNUE2JB.SMALL.jpg JON-A-TRON Have you ever knocked over a cup of water and soaked the project you were working on? I did yesterday. I always keep water and a chip brush handy when I'm gluing wood- I like to clean up the glue that squeezes out when you clamp wood while it's still wet instead of sanding dry globs of it after the ...
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:29:57 PDT
Star Trek LED Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Trek-LED-Light/
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:20:53 PDT
Marble Note Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Marble-Note-Holder/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 11:10:08 PDT
Blue Jean Bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/Blue-Jean-Bracelet/
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Fri, 30 May 2014 19:53:26 PDT
Copper Pipe Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Pipe-Box/
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Mon, 26 May 2014 13:02:47 PDT
2x4 Dinner http://www.instructables.com/id/2x4-Dinner/
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Mon, 19 May 2014 21:54:25 PDT
Colored Pencil Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/Colored-Pencil-Ring/
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Sun, 11 May 2014 10:12:40 PDT
Steampunk Desk Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Desk-Lamp/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/Q9H7/HURHS0RR/FSHQ9H7HURHS0RR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/Q9H7/HURHS0RR/FSHQ9H7HURHS0RR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/Q9H7/HURHS0RR/FSHQ9H7HURHS0RR.SMALL.jpg kludge77 Steampunk desk lamp. Brazilian cherry, plywood and pipe cobbled together for a little industrial illumination. Finished with wipe on poly, hammered grey spray paint and little bit of metal nonsense cobbled together from my shed... I added some gears and bits from carriage bolts and electrical fitti...
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Sun, 4 May 2014 20:13:44 PDT
Inexpensive ($134) self-contained portable shop-vac dust collector http://www.instructables.com/id/Inexpensive-self-contained-portable-dust-collectio/
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Fri, 25 Apr 2014 11:53:15 PDT
Wooden french curves - Made at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-french-curves/
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:27:09 PDT
Star Wars Wall Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Wars-Wall-Clock/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/ZF03/HUA7AU1Z/FXHZF03HUA7AU1Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/ZF03/HUA7AU1Z/FXHZF03HUA7AU1Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/ZF03/HUA7AU1Z/FXHZF03HUA7AU1Z.SMALL.jpg kludge77 This is my Star Wars wall clock. It is in the shape of the rebel alliance symbol. made from walnut and maple, then cut out on the band saw, and begrudgingly shaped and sanded for hours at my work bench. I finished it with wipe on poly, I find myself humming "The Throne Room Theme"  as I check the t...
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:22:59 PDT
Rolling plywood / sheet storage - Made at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Rolling-plywood-sheet-storage/
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 18:58:27 PDT
Make a Yoda desk ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Yoda-desk-ornament/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/44SW/HTEUCVZT/F0844SWHTEUCVZT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/44SW/HTEUCVZT/F0844SWHTEUCVZT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/44SW/HTEUCVZT/F0844SWHTEUCVZT.SMALL.jpg 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
Pencil Spin Top http://www.instructables.com/id/Pencil-Spin-Top/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/U4LY/HSM50JYN/FKOU4LYHSM50JYN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/U4LY/HSM50JYN/FKOU4LYHSM50JYN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/U4LY/HSM50JYN/FKOU4LYHSM50JYN.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Lathe-Turned-Door-Stops/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/MMUZ/HSLQR3GD/FBWMMUZHSLQR3GD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/MMUZ/HSLQR3GD/FBWMMUZHSLQR3GD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/MMUZ/HSLQR3GD/FBWMMUZHSLQR3GD.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Glass-Bottle-Bird-Feeder/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FP7/I0L9/HSBSMDFD/FP7I0L9HSBSMDFD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP7/I0L9/HSBSMDFD/FP7I0L9HSBSMDFD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP7/I0L9/HSBSMDFD/FP7I0L9HSBSMDFD.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Speaker-for-iPhone/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/5AWZ/HQVLBVWE/FF55AWZHQVLBVWE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/5AWZ/HQVLBVWE/FF55AWZHQVLBVWE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/5AWZ/HQVLBVWE/FF55AWZHQVLBVWE.SMALL.jpg 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
Pencil drawer. A place for the one thing I'm always losing... http://www.instructables.com/id/Pencil-drawer-A-place-for-the-one-thing-Im-always-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/VPI9/HQ43ZP38/FDEVPI9HQ43ZP38.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/VPI9/HQ43ZP38/FDEVPI9HQ43ZP38.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/VPI9/HQ43ZP38/FDEVPI9HQ43ZP38.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Cornhole-Boards-With-Printed-Logo/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/WTKG/HPV0NXOO/FJ3WTKGHPV0NXOO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/WTKG/HPV0NXOO/FJ3WTKGHPV0NXOO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/WTKG/HPV0NXOO/FJ3WTKGHPV0NXOO.SMALL.jpg 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
We All Make Mistakes http://www.instructables.com/id/We-All-Make-Mistakes/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/AJHM/HOG8V3AA/FH0AJHMHOG8V3AA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/AJHM/HOG8V3AA/FH0AJHMHOG8V3AA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/AJHM/HOG8V3AA/FH0AJHMHOG8V3AA.SMALL.jpg 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
Sawdust Filtering Device http://www.instructables.com/id/Sawdust-Filtering-Device/
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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 16:50:51 PST
Wooden Foot Massager. http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Foot-Massager/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/S8F4/HNM4I2O9/FRUS8F4HNM4I2O9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/S8F4/HNM4I2O9/FRUS8F4HNM4I2O9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/S8F4/HNM4I2O9/FRUS8F4HNM4I2O9.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Pendulum-Wave-From-Shop-Scraps/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/OUAG/HNE45D60/F1KOUAGHNE45D60.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/OUAG/HNE45D60/F1KOUAGHNE45D60.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/OUAG/HNE45D60/F1KOUAGHNE45D60.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Pumpkin-Candle-Holder/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/W7YV/HMVJPLDU/FS8W7YVHMVJPLDU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/W7YV/HMVJPLDU/FS8W7YVHMVJPLDU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/W7YV/HMVJPLDU/FS8W7YVHMVJPLDU.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Tiki-Carving/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/4OAZ/HMVJDNE5/F884OAZHMVJDNE5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/4OAZ/HMVJDNE5/F884OAZHMVJDNE5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/4OAZ/HMVJDNE5/F884OAZHMVJDNE5.SMALL.jpg 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
My Shop Project, Final Step http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Shop-Project-Final-Step/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQX/AC43/HMVJ1R4K/FQXAC43HMVJ1R4K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQX/AC43/HMVJ1R4K/FQXAC43HMVJ1R4K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQX/AC43/HMVJ1R4K/FQXAC43HMVJ1R4K.SMALL.jpg blkhawk After I finished with building the shed/shop and nailing the floors, I started populating the shed with my tools. It looks crowded but I plan to move my 12-inch miter saw somewhere else. My workbench occupies most of the space in my shed and I also "electrified" my shed in order to power my tools an...
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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 12:01:10 PDT
Tippie Top: This might be the most fun thing I've ever made http://www.instructables.com/id/Tippie-Top-This-might-be-the-most-fun-thing-Ive-ev/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/S0W4/HM8DB45I/F7VS0W4HM8DB45I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/S0W4/HM8DB45I/F7VS0W4HM8DB45I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/S0W4/HM8DB45I/F7VS0W4HM8DB45I.SMALL.jpg kludge77 This was turned on my lathe from a small piece of claro walnut I had in the shop. It was originally from a bag of firewood I bought.   I turned it in about 15 minutes, but it took anther 30 minutes to get the shape right for it to flip over on it's head.
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Tue, 1 Oct 2013 11:06:50 PDT
Wine Bottle Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Wine-Bottle-Light/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/KZXV/HLZGV4VI/FQ1KZXVHLZGV4VI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/KZXV/HLZGV4VI/FQ1KZXVHLZGV4VI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/KZXV/HLZGV4VI/FQ1KZXVHLZGV4VI.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I turned a discarded cherry base and a pardon tequila bottle...scratch that, old wine bottle, into a bottle light. It warms up the room and is a great use for otherwise discarded items. Oh, and I need to buy a glass drilling bit...
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Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:35:21 PDT
Pear Bowl http://www.instructables.com/id/Pear-Bowl/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/IBDE/HLO24S6X/FR6IBDEHLO24S6X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/IBDE/HLO24S6X/FR6IBDEHLO24S6X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/IBDE/HLO24S6X/FR6IBDEHLO24S6X.SMALL.jpg kludge77 This is a small hunk of pear crotch with a large crack and exposed bark. The wood was from a co-workers fallen pear tree. I took the whole thing and will have pear projects for many moons. The green wood was rough turned in July, it has dried enough for a final turning. Totally size was about 7" o...
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Mon, 16 Sep 2013 15:17:52 PDT
Simple Half-lap legs for a small side table http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Half-lap-legs-for-a-small-side-table/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/D3EW/HLJV3DYL/FSED3EWHLJV3DYL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/D3EW/HLJV3DYL/FSED3EWHLJV3DYL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/D3EW/HLJV3DYL/FSED3EWHLJV3DYL.SMALL.jpg kludge77 Sorry for my chisel bumbling to all the hand-tool fanatics...
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Mon, 16 Sep 2013 10:55:48 PDT
Oval Table From Crib Slats http://www.instructables.com/id/Oval-Table-From-Crib-Slats/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/KOHO/HLFV0OR6/FUZKOHOHLFV0OR6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/KOHO/HLFV0OR6/FUZKOHOHLFV0OR6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/KOHO/HLFV0OR6/FUZKOHOHLFV0OR6.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I made this table from the slats to my kids crib. I'd had them in the shop for a while and couldn't think of anything to do with them. All the sudden my brain said, "Make a table!" So I did. Materials: Pine crib slats 5/4 cherry for base 1/2 plumbing pipe spray paint wipe on poly for the finish. ...
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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 16:09:47 PDT
Wooden Compass. A shop tool for circle drawing and dividing. http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Compass-A-shop-tool-for-circle-drawing-and-/
Wooden Compass. A shop tool for circle drawing and dividing. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUT/7C2O/HLFUR4NO/FUT7C2OHLFUR4NO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUT/7C2O/HLFUR4NO/FUT7C2OHLFUR4NO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUT/7C2O/HLFUR4NO/FUT7C2OHLFUR4NO.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I needed a large radius circle for a project I was building, but I didn't have anything large enough to use as a template (bucket lids and whatnots) so I built a simple wooden compass. I can also use it to draw pretty pictures.... Materials: Wood - In this case a 1 1/2 square piece of scrap cherr...
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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 14:59:37 PDT
Industrial Aluminum Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Industrial-Aluminum-Table-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/RMWT/HLFUR8MX/F1YRMWTHLFUR8MX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/RMWT/HLFUR8MX/F1YRMWTHLFUR8MX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/RMWT/HLFUR8MX/F1YRMWTHLFUR8MX.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I bought a cheap table off Craigslist for a few bucks. It's top was damaged pretty bad, so I decided to remove it and try something new. I've had this large round of aluminum for years in my shop. It was bolted to my drill press when I got it. I polished it up, added JBWelded some cool bolt heads a...
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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 09:59:18 PDT
Industrial Aluminum Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Industrial-Aluminum-Table/
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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 09:47:57 PDT
Roubo-Style Workbench http://www.instructables.com/id/Roubo-Style-Workbench/
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Tue, 5 Feb 2013 17:04:05 PST
Home-built Dust Collection System http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-built-Dust-Collection-System/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/8B0V/HANAYLJL/F8Z8B0VHANAYLJL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/8B0V/HANAYLJL/F8Z8B0VHANAYLJL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/8B0V/HANAYLJL/F8Z8B0VHANAYLJL.SMALL.jpg NelsonStudios Wood dust is unpleasant.  I grew up with it and have worked in environments saturated in dust particulate for most of my life.  I felt getting bloddy noses after being on a project a few days or sawdust buggers were something I more or less could ignore.  Then I had a son, a son who loves to work in...
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Thu, 13 Dec 2012 16:57:49 PST
Improve Your Wood Shop http://www.instructables.com/id/Improve-Your-Wood-Shop/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/6GK4/H9G11QBR/FI96GK4H9G11QBR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/6GK4/H9G11QBR/FI96GK4H9G11QBR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/6GK4/H9G11QBR/FI96GK4H9G11QBR.SMALL.jpg noahw Any woodworker will tell you that there's always something they are working on in order to improve their shop.  There's always one more tool to buy, jig to make, or way you could make something you already have just a bit better and easier to use.  The Instructables in this guide give a nod to the n...
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Wed, 14 Nov 2012 13:02:22 PST
Turrning a European Style Wooden Pen http://www.instructables.com/id/Turrning-a-European-Style-Wooden-Pen/
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Tue, 13 Sep 2011 18:57:45 PDT
Add Window to Shed http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-Window-to-Shed/
Add Window to Shed - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/RIDI/GSFTZM0E/FEBRIDIGSFTZM0E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/RIDI/GSFTZM0E/FEBRIDIGSFTZM0E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/RIDI/GSFTZM0E/FEBRIDIGSFTZM0E.SMALL.jpg jeffeb3 I have a simple shed that I use as a workshop. Working in my shop I realized that a window would allow me to have a breeze in the summer, and bring in sunlight in the winter. My budget is $100, and I'm not particular about insulation, building codes, or weatherproofing, which is good, because I real...
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Sun, 11 Sep 2011 20:55:18 PDT
Ceiling Storage Solution http://www.instructables.com/id/Ceiling-Storage-Solution/
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Wed, 27 Apr 2011 00:23:18 PDT
Free Stealth Piano Workbench http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-Stealth-Apartment-Workbench/
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Sun, 20 Mar 2011 19:19:21 PDT