Instructables: exploring - workshop - woodworking - shop http://www.instructables.com Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:09:29 PDT BLOX v1.01 Ultimate Workbench http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-Workbench/
Ultimate Workbench - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/L7YE/IPIK5MNU/FGCL7YEIPIK5MNU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/L7YE/IPIK5MNU/FGCL7YEIPIK5MNU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/L7YE/IPIK5MNU/FGCL7YEIPIK5MNU.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus The ultimate workbench is your go-to place when you need to get a job done. It's got a solid wood work surface, great lighting, a vice to hold down your work, and of course all the important tools at the ready in drawers underneath. Also, it's on casters. Which is really the best part about this wor...
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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 10:18:09 PDT
Cheap and Rad Roubo Style Workbench http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-and-Rad-Roubo-Style-Workbench/
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Wed, 1 Jun 2016 18:23:38 PDT
Wood Lathe Restoration http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Lathe-Restoration/
Wood Lathe Restoration - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/XY6V/IOMP202F/FIGXY6VIOMP202F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/XY6V/IOMP202F/FIGXY6VIOMP202F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/XY6V/IOMP202F/FIGXY6VIOMP202F.SMALL.jpg djpolymath Restore a wood lathe. Wood Lathe I found a sturdy old wood lathe at an estate sale for pennies and decided to give it a spit shine. Disassemble Inspect the lathe and disassemble it. Take good photos of all the moving parts, they come in handy on reassembly. Bolts Cover the bolts and other ...
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Wed, 25 May 2016 17:24:26 PDT
Corner Clamp Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Corner-Clamp-Jig/
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Wed, 18 May 2016 16:40:03 PDT
Simple Crosscut Sled http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Crosscut-Sled/
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Tue, 10 May 2016 05:15:51 PDT
Make a Burnisher http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Burnisher/
Make a Burnisher - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F21/XLHP/INI7URKB/F21XLHPINI7URKB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F21/XLHP/INI7URKB/F21XLHPINI7URKB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F21/XLHP/INI7URKB/F21XLHPINI7URKB.SMALL.jpg djpolymath A burnisher is similar the a kitchen knife honing steel. A honing steel realigns a knife blade, while a burnisher creates a burr or sharp hook on a scraping tool by deforming the metal. A good burnisher can be a little pricey, so I decided to make my own for sharpening card scrapers. The Steel Th...
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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:12:19 PDT
The Atari Stool http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Atari-Stool/
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Mon, 29 Feb 2016 16:31:07 PST
Improving the Seal of Bags for Wood Dust and Chip Collectors http://www.instructables.com/id/Dust-and-Chip-Collector-Improvement/
Improving the Seal of Bags for Wood Dust and Chip Collectors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/ULXZ/IKJ8RWY2/F2PULXZIKJ8RWY2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/ULXZ/IKJ8RWY2/F2PULXZIKJ8RWY2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/ULXZ/IKJ8RWY2/F2PULXZIKJ8RWY2.SMALL.jpg KellyCraig I've added dust collectors to my shop both because it's necessary for some equipment, like my planer and jointer to operate and because I wanted to reduce dust and chips in the shop.A majority of collectors for small shops can be greatly improved. For example, one of my smaller collectors came with...
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Tue, 16 Feb 2016 12:58:29 PST
Deskdown, a hidden computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Deskdown-a-Hidden-Computer/
Deskdown, a hidden computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/D0P5/IKOCRF48/FLZD0P5IKOCRF48.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/D0P5/IKOCRF48/FLZD0P5IKOCRF48.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/D0P5/IKOCRF48/FLZD0P5IKOCRF48.SMALL.jpg cepterbi First off: This instructable is not finished yet. I'm a mechanic but i have a special interest for wood-working. I'm building a workshop at the moment and when it's finished you'll be seeing a lot more instrutables from me. Thanks for now for having an interest in my project. The last step offer my ...
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Mon, 15 Feb 2016 13:56:01 PST
Mitre Fence Modification for Your Table Saw http://www.instructables.com/id/Mitre-Fence-Modification-for-Your-Table-Saw/
Mitre Fence Modification for Your Table Saw - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/YH8T/IKFRVZKE/FC4YH8TIKFRVZKE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/YH8T/IKFRVZKE/FC4YH8TIKFRVZKE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/YH8T/IKFRVZKE/FC4YH8TIKFRVZKE.SMALL.jpg The Woodworking Junkie Making a mitre fence modification can be easier then you think. The mitre fence that came with your table saw (most likely) suck. Use any hard wood you have around the shop to make your own. In this video I show how to make an easy T slot for an adjustable stop to get repeated cuts. If i can do this...
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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:22:34 PST
Make Your Own Plywood Mallet! | DIY Woodworking Tools #1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Your-Own-Woodwoking-Mallet-W-Leftover-Plywo/
Make Your Own Plywood Mallet! | DIY Woodworking Tools #1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/S7CA/IKBFO4OI/FIYS7CAIKBFO4OI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/S7CA/IKBFO4OI/FIYS7CAIKBFO4OI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/S7CA/IKBFO4OI/FIYS7CAIKBFO4OI.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 In the last few weeks, I've noticed that my interest has been moving a lot into woodworking projects*, I found that we have several woodworking tools that I forgot we had: A "Rasp", A "Rasp Planer", And some "Chisels".These chisels caught my eye: They are around 30 years old! I sharpened them and st...
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Wed, 3 Feb 2016 09:27:44 PST
Sacrificial Table Saw Fence Clamp Storage http://www.instructables.com/id/Sacrificial-Table-Saw-Fence/
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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:09:32 PST
2x4 Mega Bench http://www.instructables.com/id/2x4-Mega-Bench/
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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 21:37:15 PST
Band Saw Log Sled http://www.instructables.com/id/Band-Saw-Log-Sled/
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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:41:42 PST
Fallout 4 Bottle Openers! http://www.instructables.com/id/Fallout-4-Bottle-Openers/
Fallout 4 Bottle Openers! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC9/LHAV/IHRLDZ91/FC9LHAVIHRLDZ91.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC9/LHAV/IHRLDZ91/FC9LHAVIHRLDZ91.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC9/LHAV/IHRLDZ91/FC9LHAVIHRLDZ91.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I've been playing a LOT of Fallout 4. Yes, I've got the Shishkabob from the Forged and Grognak the Barbarian's axe and costume. I've digested dozens of bottles of Nuka Cherry and now I need to bring a little bit of that fun back into the real world... Raise your agility score first! I sta...
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Thu, 3 Dec 2015 17:12:45 PST
OREO Cookie Cake Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/OREO-Cookie-Cake-Stand/
OREO Cookie Cake Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/N0TZ/IF7IUIU1/FNXN0TZIF7IUIU1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/N0TZ/IF7IUIU1/FNXN0TZIF7IUIU1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/N0TZ/IF7IUIU1/FNXN0TZIF7IUIU1.SMALL.jpg kludge77 This project was 4 months in the makings (mainly as the first one failed), but worth the wait! It's a simply bonkers idea. OREO Cookies in resin with a walnut and maple base!The epoxy I used is not rated for sustained food contact, so simply add a piece of wax paper under you cake, or use cupcak...
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Wed, 30 Sep 2015 21:12:35 PDT
Bacon Handled Veggie Peeler http://www.instructables.com/id/Bacon-Handled-Veggie-Peeler/
Bacon Handled Veggie Peeler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/KBFE/IEB7YFOZ/F6VKBFEIEB7YFOZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/KBFE/IEB7YFOZ/F6VKBFEIEB7YFOZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/KBFE/IEB7YFOZ/F6VKBFEIEB7YFOZ.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I take some oven cooked bacon and seal it in a shiny coffin to preserve it for future generations! The point of this project was less about the end result and more about the casting process itself. I wanted to try and preserve a piece of cooked bacon in a block of resin. Would it look good? Woul...
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Tue, 8 Sep 2015 09:24:26 PDT
Sliced Wood Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Sliced-Wood-Clock/
Sliced Wood Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/MZI5/IDPSCA8U/FKCMZI5IDPSCA8U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/MZI5/IDPSCA8U/FKCMZI5IDPSCA8U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/MZI5/IDPSCA8U/FKCMZI5IDPSCA8U.SMALL.jpg kludge77 This grand clock is made from two walnut boards measuring 4" x 16" and opened up like a fan!I wanted a project to challenge me and this fit the bill. The final size is 34" in diameter and quite a striking addition to the wall. let me show you how I made it. Cutting up your stock I learned abo...
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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:52:16 PDT
How to Build a Really Complex Workbench in a Weekend! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Really-Complex-Workbench-in-a-Weeke/
How to Build a Really Complex Workbench in a Weekend! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/GGJG/IDH805DQ/FS8GGJGIDH805DQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/GGJG/IDH805DQ/FS8GGJGIDH805DQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/GGJG/IDH805DQ/FS8GGJGIDH805DQ.SMALL.jpg Simple Steps Now there are a lot of videos and tutorials out there to build the simplest workbench ever in a weekend using only 3/4" plywood and some 2x4's....but, all of these benches are literally just a table top with legs and sometimes a shelf. So, I don't want just a table for a bench. I want a beast of a ...
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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 07:37:27 PDT
The Black Light Bangle http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Black-Light-Bangle/
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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 15:18:52 PDT
Amazing Wood Bending Technique! http://www.instructables.com/id/Amazing-Wood-Bending-Technique/
Amazing Wood Bending Technique! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/O2GB/ICJM0S0V/FBCO2GBICJM0S0V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/O2GB/ICJM0S0V/FBCO2GBICJM0S0V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/O2GB/ICJM0S0V/FBCO2GBICJM0S0V.SMALL.jpg kludge77 Would you like to see how easy it is to bend wood like a slinky? The trick to this technique is all about the setup, and once you've got that down the possibilities are near endless! I saw a band saw cut vase on a woodworking forum that I frequent, that lead me back to the work of Seth Rolland. I ...
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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 14:05:30 PDT
Salt & Walnut Salt Cellar http://www.instructables.com/id/Salt-Walnut-Salt-Cellar/
Salt & Walnut Salt Cellar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/LGEU/IC29XUBO/FEALGEUIC29XUBO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/LGEU/IC29XUBO/FEALGEUIC29XUBO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/LGEU/IC29XUBO/FEALGEUIC29XUBO.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I've now done two other salt projects from a single block of rock salt I bought from my local cooking store. I think it is one of the coolest materials I've ever worked with. It has amazing colors, a great texture and a real depth of field. But... it is NOT GOOD FOR THE SHOPYou see, salt + iron/...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 12:29:50 PDT
Drunken Cutting Boards http://www.instructables.com/id/Drunken-Cutting-Boards/
Drunken Cutting Boards - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/RZEH/IBGCWC2W/FKYRZEHIBGCWC2W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/RZEH/IBGCWC2W/FKYRZEHIBGCWC2W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/RZEH/IBGCWC2W/FKYRZEHIBGCWC2W.SMALL.jpg kludge77 This is my first cutting board. An interesting pattern emerges from the flowing "S" shape and works really well with the high contrast of maple and walnut. Taking Stock Of Your Stock The process begins with two board that are the same thickness. In this case my lumber was 7/8 of an inch thick....
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:11:40 PDT
Tissue Paper Night Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Tissue-Paper-Night-Light/
Tissue Paper Night Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/2GY1/IAQMNHN0/F2T2GY1IAQMNHN0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/2GY1/IAQMNHN0/F2T2GY1IAQMNHN0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/2GY1/IAQMNHN0/F2T2GY1IAQMNHN0.SMALL.jpg kludge77 The process for making this, is part craft project and part woodworking. To start, we'll channel your inner preschooler and break out the food coloring! Coloring Time! To help the coloring wick through the material I chose to use some denatured alcohol. In my original tissue I used water. Bot...
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 15:10:29 PDT
Rock Salt Margarita Glass! http://www.instructables.com/id/Rock-Salt-Margarita-Glass/
Rock Salt Margarita Glass! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/MWK1/IA81Q56C/FVVMWK1IA81Q56C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/MWK1/IA81Q56C/FVVMWK1IA81Q56C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/MWK1/IA81Q56C/FVVMWK1IA81Q56C.SMALL.jpg kludge77 This glass was made from a block of salt block purchased from the cooking store and turned on the lathe. I had made a bracelet from the block about a month ago but wanted to try something a bit more complex. There were enough pieces left to make a glass... Cutting The Blocks The salt cut every ...
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Wed, 27 May 2015 10:11:47 PDT
Secret Storage Floating Desk http://www.instructables.com/id/Secret-Storage-Floating-Desk/
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Fri, 22 May 2015 17:33:26 PDT
Recycled Cardboard Bottle Stopper http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Cardboard-Bottle-Stopper/
Recycled Cardboard Bottle Stopper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/Q8M3/I9O1H3GP/FMJQ8M3I9O1H3GP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/Q8M3/I9O1H3GP/FMJQ8M3I9O1H3GP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/Q8M3/I9O1H3GP/FMJQ8M3I9O1H3GP.SMALL.jpg kludge77 Turning cardboard on the lathe. I needed a quick project after a failed larger project. This started out as an experiment, but I have to say I really like the look of it! I not sure if another cardboard project is in my future but for now, I'm just happy to follow up a failure with a success! Cut...
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Thu, 14 May 2015 11:15:23 PDT
Folding Extension Cord Organizer! http://www.instructables.com/id/Folding-Extension-Cord-Organizer/
Folding Extension Cord Organizer! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/Q69B/I9GW7BFC/F2EQ69BI9GW7BFC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/Q69B/I9GW7BFC/F2EQ69BI9GW7BFC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/Q69B/I9GW7BFC/F2EQ69BI9GW7BFC.SMALL.jpg mikeandlauren I wanted an easy way to store my extension cords without needing to reel them up or leave them in a pile. With a little inspiration from Pintrest I decided to make my own folding extension cord organizer to save space and stop tangles. Prototyping the Hook I tried three different variations of...
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Sat, 9 May 2015 08:27:23 PDT
Wooden Cell Phone Projector! http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Cell-Phone-Projector/
Wooden Cell Phone Projector! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/EKBL/I99R1NC6/FBXEKBLI99R1NC6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/EKBL/I99R1NC6/FBXEKBLI99R1NC6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/EKBL/I99R1NC6/FBXEKBLI99R1NC6.SMALL.jpg kludge77 Make a wooden projector for your cell phone. And if you happen to watch the Force Awakens trailer 4 times in a row on your shop wall, well it is Star Wars day so who can blame you!This one is made from 1/8 Baltic Birch plywood and measures, 6" x 5 1/2" x 3" and has a lens savaged from an old p...
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Mon, 4 May 2015 12:13:48 PDT
Picture Frame Desk Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Picture-Frame-Desk-Lamp/
Picture Frame Desk Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0T/YKL6/I8FQZ768/F0TYKL6I8FQZ768.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0T/YKL6/I8FQZ768/F0TYKL6I8FQZ768.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0T/YKL6/I8FQZ768/F0TYKL6I8FQZ768.SMALL.jpg kludge77 If you can make a picture frame, you can make this!Mitered maple frame accented with walnut keys and LED strip lighting with remote control. Sure it's a little modern, but you can change it easily to suit your needs. Design Sit down with yourself and come up with a design you like. Argue if you m...
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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:14:20 PDT
Multi-Tool Flip-Top Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-Tool-Flip-Top-Table/
Multi-Tool Flip-Top Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/GD0M/I7KB63JB/FJTGD0MI7KB63JB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/GD0M/I7KB63JB/FJTGD0MI7KB63JB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/GD0M/I7KB63JB/FJTGD0MI7KB63JB.SMALL.jpg kentdvm Building a flip-top table is great way to save shop space. Building 3 flip-tops as one long table is even better. This project started with an 7' long 2" diameter steel shaft I've had lying around the shop for years. Since I didn't want to cut the solid shaft (because that sounds like work), I si...
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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 19:52:20 PDT
Candy Sprinkle Cake Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Candy-Sprinkle-Cake-Stand/
Candy Sprinkle Cake Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/HG80/I74N57LU/FLZHG80I74N57LU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/HG80/I74N57LU/FLZHG80I74N57LU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/HG80/I74N57LU/FLZHG80I74N57LU.SMALL.jpg kludge77 Prepare yourself for a sugar rush. I'm going to mix glue, cake sprinkles and cherry wood into a bonkers looking cake stand.I don't think I was quite prepared for how colorful this project would end up or how much of a mess it would leave in the shop! Still, I'm quite pleased with it.My daughter was ...
By: kludge77

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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 10:39:33 PDT
crazy lid holder http://www.instructables.com/id/crazy-lid-holder/
crazy lid holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2H/80KK/I6W2X3KP/F2H80KKI6W2X3KP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2H/80KK/I6W2X3KP/F2H80KKI6W2X3KP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2H/80KK/I6W2X3KP/F2H80KKI6W2X3KP.SMALL.jpg StephanP1 You can build this little project in just one hour Cut two boards to the same dimensions How big or how small doesn't matter Drill a hole in each board The hole should be bigger then the thickness of the board Make a first cut with the table saw Just cut only up to the hole Make a sec...
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Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:41:10 PST
Batman Spatula: The Dark Utensil http://www.instructables.com/id/Batman-Spatula-The-Dark-Utensil/
Batman Spatula: The Dark Utensil - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/A4KB/I6NI2L95/FX9A4KBI6NI2L95.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/A4KB/I6NI2L95/FX9A4KBI6NI2L95.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/A4KB/I6NI2L95/FX9A4KBI6NI2L95.SMALL.jpg kludge77 The kitchen spatula you need for your late night pre-crime fighting sandwich making. Made from a $1 spatula with a custom cut claro walnut handle and finished with boiled linseed oil.This is truly the utensil fit for a superhero... I picked up a inexpensive spatula from the local $1 store. The han...
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:54:01 PST
How To Make A Mallet From Milk Jugs! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Mallet-From-Milk-Jugs/
How To Make A Mallet From Milk Jugs! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/SJU1/I6C2JWFN/FDYSJU1I6C2JWFN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/SJU1/I6C2JWFN/FDYSJU1I6C2JWFN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/SJU1/I6C2JWFN/FDYSJU1I6C2JWFN.SMALL.jpg kludge77 HDPE is the plastic used in many household containers including gallon sized milk jugs. I made an Instructable a while back on the processing of HDPE using a blender and toaster oven. Well, I've been banned from touching the kitchen blender! So now I'm just rough cutting the plastic with a razor kni...
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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:15:49 PST
Paint Shavings Hair Clip http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-Shavings-Hair-Clip/
Paint Shavings Hair Clip - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/TTHD/I63EWGXE/FIBTTHDI63EWGXE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/TTHD/I63EWGXE/FIBTTHDI63EWGXE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/TTHD/I63EWGXE/FIBTTHDI63EWGXE.SMALL.jpg kludge77 The paint chips in this creation are from automotive spray booths. They pile up over the years and harden. It's referred to as Fordite. These came from Carl Jacobson's shop, a woodworker who makes amazing creations on YouTube. It occurred to me that one of the really neat things you could do wi...
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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:53:12 PST
Media Cabinet with Shutters http://www.instructables.com/id/Media-Cabinet-with-Shutters/
Media Cabinet with Shutters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/4APZ/I5JHRHHG/FTV4APZI5JHRHHG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/4APZ/I5JHRHHG/FTV4APZI5JHRHHG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/4APZ/I5JHRHHG/FTV4APZI5JHRHHG.SMALL.jpg jessemckee I made this media cabinet for a client a while back and really enjoyed the process. I think the timeless, traditional design can fit in to most homes. This was a fairly complex project in some areas, but it was well worth it and if you're on this site, I think you could do it, too.Similar designs ca...
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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:58:46 PST
Making The Zoetrope http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-The-Zoetrope/
Making The Zoetrope - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/RM8T/I5BHWB6Z/F3ERM8TI5BHWB6Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/RM8T/I5BHWB6Z/F3ERM8TI5BHWB6Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/RM8T/I5BHWB6Z/F3ERM8TI5BHWB6Z.SMALL.jpg kludge77 A Zoetrope is an animation toy that literally translates to "life turning." While I had many challenges on this build, I have to say is it easily one of my favorite creations. I have a particular fondness for toys....My main worry was that the wedges would de-lamiate from the block due to the turnin...
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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:49:47 PST
Build an awesome mobile space saving work bench. http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-an-awesome-mobile-space-saving-work-bench/
Build an awesome mobile space saving work bench. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F43/KO7K/I4UNSMK1/F43KO7KI4UNSMK1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F43/KO7K/I4UNSMK1/F43KO7KI4UNSMK1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F43/KO7K/I4UNSMK1/F43KO7KI4UNSMK1.SMALL.jpg ZombTech Hey there everyone my names Colter and i'm here to help you build an awesome space saving workbench that is also mobile. I would like to let you know that most of the instructions in here can either be adjusted to fit your area or the style you want. Like if you don't want doors on the front of it j...
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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:01:31 PST
Coinapult. The Coin Flipping Catapult! http://www.instructables.com/id/Coinapult-The-Coin-Flipping-Catapult/
Coinapult. The Coin Flipping Catapult! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/P8NA/I4SCDWP1/FCUP8NAI4SCDWP1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/P8NA/I4SCDWP1/FCUP8NAI4SCDWP1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/P8NA/I4SCDWP1/FCUP8NAI4SCDWP1.SMALL.jpg kludge77 The design is super simple. I'm not one for over complicating an item. Just two sides and two dowels make up the base. The flipper is just held in place by the tension on the rubber band.I made this from resawn claro walnut and 3/8 birch dowels. It flips your coin in the the air and you can either...
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 10:03:56 PST
Pallet Wood Wine Rack and Liquor Shelf http://www.instructables.com/id/Pallet-Wood-Wine-Rack-and-Liquor-Shelf/
Pallet Wood Wine Rack and Liquor Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/Z5BA/I4PHIBBT/FFTZ5BAI4PHIBBT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/Z5BA/I4PHIBBT/FFTZ5BAI4PHIBBT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/Z5BA/I4PHIBBT/FFTZ5BAI4PHIBBT.SMALL.jpg 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
12 Awesome Hot Glue Hacks http://www.instructables.com/id/12-Awesome-Hot-Glue-Hacks/
12 Awesome Hot Glue Hacks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/FLYR/I4PHKBHW/F0UFLYRI4PHKBHW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/FLYR/I4PHKBHW/F0UFLYRI4PHKBHW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/FLYR/I4PHKBHW/F0UFLYRI4PHKBHW.SMALL.jpg darbinorvar The hot glue gun is a really cool tool to have in any workshop. No matter whether you need instant holding power, insulation, or the properties of soft plastic, the hot glue gun is one practical tool to have at your disposal. Let's take a look at a couple of different interesting ways to use the hot...
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 15:06:09 PST
The Positively Amazing Negative Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Positively-Amazing-Negative-Lamp/
The Positively Amazing Negative Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDP/AP0U/I3XTX901/FDPAP0UI3XTX901.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDP/AP0U/I3XTX901/FDPAP0UI3XTX901.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDP/AP0U/I3XTX901/FDPAP0UI3XTX901.SMALL.jpg tomatoskins Having a love for retro tech, (including the good old fashioned 35mm camera) I wanted to make something that would bring that technology back in a way that is easy to display. Remembering the light table from my high school photo class, a lamp was the best answer to the dark, filmless, black and whi...
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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:34:22 PST
How To Make Copper Wire Inlay Decorations http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Copper-Wire-Inlay-Decorations/
How To Make Copper Wire Inlay Decorations - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/395G/I3KBTZOW/FY4395GI3KBTZOW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/395G/I3KBTZOW/FY4395GI3KBTZOW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/395G/I3KBTZOW/FY4395GI3KBTZOW.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I had zero plans on doing a project today, but I woke up with an idea and needed to try it! I routed some groves with a v-bit and then inlaid some copper wire.After a bit of glue and sanding it was done. All total was under and hour in the shop. I love the look but more than that I'm really excited...
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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:52:22 PST
Collapsible and Portable Sawhorses http://www.instructables.com/id/Collapsable-Sawhorses/
Collapsible and Portable Sawhorses - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/8DB7/I3H57HEQ/FZG8DB7I3H57HEQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/8DB7/I3H57HEQ/FZG8DB7I3H57HEQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/8DB7/I3H57HEQ/FZG8DB7I3H57HEQ.SMALL.jpg mfcarpino Everyone needs sawhorses at some point but the issue later becomes where to store them. I've crafted a previous set of sawhorses that were built after a show on the New Yankee Workshop with Norm Abram. They are a nice set but they always took up a lot of space. So I set out on a research project for...
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:59:48 PST
How To Make A Retro Wall Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Retro-Wall-Clock/
How To Make A Retro Wall Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/7ZXC/I2N6P6L4/FEZ7ZXCI2N6P6L4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/7ZXC/I2N6P6L4/FEZ7ZXCI2N6P6L4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/7ZXC/I2N6P6L4/FEZ7ZXCI2N6P6L4.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I recently melted down some milk jugs and bottle tops to make a colorful block of material. I began pondering what I could do with it! This was the first I idea that grabbed me. A HDPE wall clock! Begining I started by cutting my panel to a pleasing shape at the band saw. The design was suppose...
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:40:19 PST
Sharpening Disposable Planer Knives http://www.instructables.com/id/Sharpening-Disposable-Planer-Knives/
Sharpening Disposable Planer Knives - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/R4X2/I27GUGKN/FFCR4X2I27GUGKN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/R4X2/I27GUGKN/FFCR4X2I27GUGKN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/R4X2/I27GUGKN/FFCR4X2I27GUGKN.SMALL.jpg NelsonStudios I have been using this trick for years and it will normally extend the life of the planer knives three fold. Nothing fancy here, not much that can go wrong.Tools Needed:-Sharpening stones. I use a diamond set that has served me well.Cautions:-Please unplug the tool.-Even old blades can be sharp en...
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Fri, 7 Nov 2014 11:38:51 PST
How to Make a Shop Towel Bottle Stopper http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Shop-Towel-Bottle-Stopper/
How to Make a Shop Towel Bottle Stopper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/83MS/I1WHDJ7L/FEV83MSI1WHDJ7L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/83MS/I1WHDJ7L/FEV83MSI1WHDJ7L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/83MS/I1WHDJ7L/FEV83MSI1WHDJ7L.SMALL.jpg kludge77 What's absorbent, blue and covered in epoxy? Yep! A Shop Towel Bottle Stopper.I think I might have a problem...Whenever I have a little extra resin I pour it into mold just for experiment. This is the leftovers from about 3 other projects.While I was sanding the white slurry of plastic residue got ...
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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:36:36 PDT
What If You Made A Beer Mug From Recycled Coasters http://www.instructables.com/id/What-If-You-Made-A-Beer-Mug-From-Recycled-Coasters/
What If You Made A Beer Mug From Recycled Coasters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/MKV1/I1MQ71R3/FP8MKV1I1MQ71R3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/MKV1/I1MQ71R3/FP8MKV1I1MQ71R3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/MKV1/I1MQ71R3/FP8MKV1I1MQ71R3.SMALL.jpg kludge77 When I first approached with this idea it seemed like it would be a simple project. That should have been a warning sign right there, but my brain just thought, "Make a functional pint glass from discarded beer coasters? I wonder why no one has ever done anything like that before." I now know the ...
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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:31:49 PDT
DIY Making Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Making-Groot-from-Guardians-of-the-Galaxy/
DIY Making Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/ZELV/I1FQ9LS9/FDSZELVI1FQ9LS9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/ZELV/I1FQ9LS9/FDSZELVI1FQ9LS9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/ZELV/I1FQ9LS9/FDSZELVI1FQ9LS9.SMALL.jpg darbinorvar DIY How To Make your own Baby GrootIn this short tutorial I take you step by step how I was able to make the baby Groot from the end of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.For more info and to see the video: http://youtube.com/darbinorvar How To Build Groot Materials 3 inch square piece of mahogan...
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:50:30 PDT