Instructables: exploring - workshop - workshop - popular http://www.instructables.com Fri, 22 May 2015 01:32:28 PDT BLOX v1.01 Make Your Irwin Clamps Longer - For Free http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Irwin-Clamps-Longer-For-Free/
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Tue, 12 May 2015 12:32:35 PDT
Living Room Workbench http://www.instructables.com/id/Living-Room-Workbench/
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Fri, 8 May 2015 10:19:06 PDT
Contractor Saw Dust Collection http://www.instructables.com/id/Contractor-Saw-Dust-Collection/
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Thu, 7 May 2015 16:39:49 PDT
CNC Plasma Table http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Plasma-Table/
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:30:44 PDT
Magnetic Floor/Yard Cleaner http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-FloorYard-Cleaner/
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:32:16 PDT
My Small Tools Workshop http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Small-Tools-Workshop/
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Thu, 9 Apr 2015 08:37:16 PDT
One Hour Pallet Wood Bench http://www.instructables.com/id/One-Hour-Pallet-Wood-Bench/
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 08:27:03 PDT
Clean Your Cast Iron Tools Easily http://www.instructables.com/id/Clean-Your-Cast-Iron-Tools-Easily/
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:39:11 PDT
Laptop Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-Stand-7/
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:30:00 PDT
Bracelet with copper plate in wood or in leather http://www.instructables.com/id/Cuff-bracelet-with-copper-plate-in-wood-or-in-leat/
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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:05:35 PDT
Plunge Router Base for a Fixed Router http://www.instructables.com/id/Plunge-Router-Base-for-a-Fixed-Router/
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:56:10 PDT
Makers Light, Shelf & Power Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Makers-Light-Shelf-Power-Box/
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 06:14:13 PDT
12 Awesome Hot Glue Hacks http://www.instructables.com/id/12-Awesome-Hot-Glue-Hacks/
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 15:06:09 PST
one hand bottle opener http://www.instructables.com/id/one-hand-bottle-opener/
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Sun, 8 Mar 2015 16:27:31 PDT
Dip Moulding - Make your own monster http://www.instructables.com/id/Dip-Moulding-Make-your-own-monster/
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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 08:44:06 PDT
Heavyduty Workbench / Shop Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/Heavyduty-Workbench-Shop-Cart/
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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 20:15:35 PDT
Create your own acorn necklace http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-your-own-acorn-necklace/
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Sat, 7 Mar 2015 02:05:45 PST
DIY Sand Casting Keychain Catapult http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Sand-Casting-Keychain-Catapult/
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Thu, 5 Mar 2015 06:23:20 PST
Prototyping tutorial - patterns on fabrics http://www.instructables.com/id/Prototyping-tutorial-patterns-on-fabrics/
Prototyping tutorial - patterns on fabrics - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1V/8LVC/I6RSUJJG/F1V8LVCI6RSUJJG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1V/8LVC/I6RSUJJG/F1V8LVCI6RSUJJG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1V/8LVC/I6RSUJJG/F1V8LVCI6RSUJJG.SMALL.jpg SmeuldersTom This Instructable will teach you how to make a linocut. You can use this technique to print patterns on fabrics. It's a low range prototyping technique to improve the looks of your clothes.Linocut is a printmaking technique. A design is cut into the linoleum surface with a V-shaped knife. The parts ...
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Tue, 3 Mar 2015 15:49:04 PST
Recover Exhaust Energy http://www.instructables.com/id/Recover-Exhaust-Energy/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 05:31:30 PST
How to build a sturdy workbench inexpensively http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-sturdy-workbench-inexpensively/
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:01:05 PST
Low budget light box http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-budget-light-box/
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:24:59 PST
The Most Amazingly Versatile, Space Saving Hobby-Project Happy Place!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Most-Amazingly-Versatile-Space-Saving-Hobby-Pr/
The Most Amazingly Versatile, Space Saving Hobby-Project Happy Place!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/IUDD/I66CX1W7/F6HIUDDI66CX1W7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/IUDD/I66CX1W7/F6HIUDDI66CX1W7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/IUDD/I66CX1W7/F6HIUDDI66CX1W7.SMALL.jpg Denver Designer If you are anything like me you are probably short on space with no shortage of ideas for projects you would like to work on. Whether you are still in school (any school will do, middle school, high school, or university) or out in the working world there never seems to be enough space to fit all of...
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Sun, 15 Feb 2015 23:17:27 PST
Simple Sturdy Low Cost Furniture http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Sturdy-Low-Cost-Furniture/
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Wed, 4 Feb 2015 02:46:50 PST
Working without a workshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Working-without-a-workshop/
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Mon, 2 Feb 2015 11:52:09 PST
Complete workshop in a shelf http://www.instructables.com/id/Complete-workshop-in-a-shelf/
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Mon, 2 Feb 2015 04:06:08 PST
DIY Drill Press with Rubber Band Suspension http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Drill-Press-with-Rubber-Band-Suspension/
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:21:16 PST
hammer restoration http://www.instructables.com/id/hammer-restoration/
hammer restoration - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/W3ZP/I4SCMRI6/FC6W3ZPI4SCMRI6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/W3ZP/I4SCMRI6/FC6W3ZPI4SCMRI6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/W3ZP/I4SCMRI6/FC6W3ZPI4SCMRI6.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus The humble hammer is a cornerstone of a carpentry kit. When your trusty tool handle breaks or in need of repair you could just go to the store and buy a new one, or maybe even buy a replacement handle. But not you, you're a maker. You fix and mend, you personalize your toolkit as it's a reflection o...
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:09:57 PST
Shop Work Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Shop-Work-Table/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F07/CXDX/HFD1JRW3/F07CXDXHFD1JRW3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F07/CXDX/HFD1JRW3/F07CXDXHFD1JRW3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F07/CXDX/HFD1JRW3/F07CXDXHFD1JRW3.SMALL.jpg miamitreasure What Did I make: ================= I am a DIY guy, and recently when I took on making a Jon Boat Project, I found myself constantly laying my tools here and there. Agravating as we DIY types  know, you can't find that tool you had just a minute ago. I vowed 'No More' and set apart to build a nice...
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Sat, 13 Apr 2013 12:35:37 PDT
Tablesaw Outfeed Support Workstation with Aux Fence & Storage http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Install-a-Nissan-Frontier-Bed-Rail-System-o/
Tablesaw Outfeed Support Workstation with Aux Fence & Storage - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/CYU3/I4LKPBQD/FFRCYU3I4LKPBQD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/CYU3/I4LKPBQD/FFRCYU3I4LKPBQD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/CYU3/I4LKPBQD/FFRCYU3I4LKPBQD.SMALL.jpg jasonruhl A few years ago I got a small benchtop tablesaw (DeWalt DW745, the older model than what's shown but it's nearly the same saw). I immediately wanted an outfeed support that would allow me to rip a full 4x8 sheet of plywood if necessary. This workstation allows me to do that, is easily movable but st...
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Thu, 8 Jan 2015 13:56:22 PST
Table Saw Workbench with Wood Storage http://www.instructables.com/id/Table-Saw-Workbench-with-Wood-Storage/
Table Saw Workbench with Wood Storage - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/RM1Y/I4CMS7FA/FFHRM1YI4CMS7FA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/RM1Y/I4CMS7FA/FFHRM1YI4CMS7FA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/RM1Y/I4CMS7FA/FFHRM1YI4CMS7FA.SMALL.jpg ToolboxDivas I recently got into woodworking. I am developing my skills and found a used portable table saw on Craigslist. I needed a place to store my table saw along with the reclaimed wood I was purchasing. I searched online for various plans and could not find exactly what I needed. I needed something mob...
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Thu, 1 Jan 2015 19:27:13 PST
DIY Project: How to make a workbench http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Project-How-to-make-a-workbench/
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Mon, 29 Dec 2014 06:53:24 PST
Small Parts Cabinet http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Parts-Cabinet/
Small Parts Cabinet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/BT6Z/I48H8GSD/FVEBT6ZI48H8GSD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/BT6Z/I48H8GSD/FVEBT6ZI48H8GSD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/BT6Z/I48H8GSD/FVEBT6ZI48H8GSD.SMALL.jpg bdubu In this instructable I'll show you how to make a 28 drawer small parts cabinet for your workshop that you can use to hold small fasteners, electronic parts, etc. [1] The design features drawers that can be made from various weights of 8-1/2 x 11" paper stock (and potentially other materials). The to...
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Thu, 25 Dec 2014 14:12:40 PST
The Multi-Axis Camera Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Multi-Angle-Camera-Mount/
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:02:49 PST
The Camera Track and Boom System http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Camera-Track-and-Boom-System/
The Camera Track and Boom System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ3/WG7I/I3PRNTV4/FZ3WG7II3PRNTV4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ3/WG7I/I3PRNTV4/FZ3WG7II3PRNTV4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ3/WG7I/I3PRNTV4/FZ3WG7II3PRNTV4.SMALL.jpg -BALES- The bulk of work in my shop is custom drum building with Calderwood Percussion, which includes making build videos for our Youtube channel. My shop is roughly 10' x 25' with one central pathway and the tools arranged along the perimeter. Adding an obstacle like a tripod is hindering because it's a...
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:33:04 PST
Miter Saw Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/Miter-Saw-Cart/
Miter Saw Cart - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/O3F5/I3H50WTA/FPIO3F5I3H50WTA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/O3F5/I3H50WTA/FPIO3F5I3H50WTA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/O3F5/I3H50WTA/FPIO3F5I3H50WTA.SMALL.jpg ToolboxDivas Now I’ve always been in love with DIY and home improvement. I love decorating and making things with my hands. But recently, I discovered the joys of woodworking. I quickly realized that I needed to upgrade my tools to include a compound miter saw. That being said, I needed a more permanent plac...
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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:47:28 PST
FLY STOOL http://www.instructables.com/id/FLY-STOOL/
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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:24:12 PST
Maker/Work Bench From Scrap Wood http://www.instructables.com/id/MakerWork-Bench-From-Scrap-Wood/
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 13:38:01 PST
Child's Workbench http://www.instructables.com/id/Childs-Workbench/
Child's Workbench - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/U2CZ/I21R07UM/FLBU2CZI21R07UM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/U2CZ/I21R07UM/FLBU2CZI21R07UM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/U2CZ/I21R07UM/FLBU2CZI21R07UM.SMALL.jpg treehog This instructable details how to build a sturdy and functional child-sized workbench, but it could be easily scaled to full size. I built this for my 3 year-old son for Christmas, and aside from small projects like picture frames and shelves this is my first "real" woodworking project (and also my f...
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 07:20:32 PST
Spray Paint Rack Improvements http://www.instructables.com/id/Spray-Paint-Rack-Improvements/
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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 20:35:30 PDT
Hidden workshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Hidden-workshop/
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 03:25:35 PDT
Baileigh Combination Shear Brake Roll: A Quick Start Guide for Pier 9 http://www.instructables.com/id/Baileigh-Combination-Shear-Brake-Roll-A-Quick-Star/
Baileigh Combination Shear Brake Roll: A Quick Start Guide for Pier 9 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNC/BE7J/I10JH95C/FNCBE7JI10JH95C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNC/BE7J/I10JH95C/FNCBE7JI10JH95C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNC/BE7J/I10JH95C/FNCBE7JI10JH95C.SMALL.jpg tinkertinker The Baileigh Combination Shear/Brake/Roll is located at the Autodesk Pier 9 Workshop in the Metal Studio. If you want to work with sheet metal at Pier 9, this tool is for you.The Baileigh Combination tool can shear mild steel sheet up to 16ga. and up to 52" wide. It can make 90 degree or greater ben...
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Wed, 8 Oct 2014 18:19:52 PDT
Making a Workbench Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Workbench-Table/
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Wed, 8 Oct 2014 15:29:51 PDT
Easy Garage Storage and Bench http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Garage-Storage-and-Bench/
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Wed, 8 Oct 2014 20:37:23 PDT
Spruce up your shop: install a wood floor http://www.instructables.com/id/Spruce-up-your-shop-install-a-wood-floor/
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 10:04:50 PDT
Dynamic Motor Balancing - with Sugru and an iPhone! http://www.instructables.com/id/Dynamic-Motor-Balancing-with-Sugru-and-an-iPhone/
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:19:36 PDT
How To Drill Straight Holes with a Hand Drill (Using Lego) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Drill-Straight-Holes-with-a-Hand-Drill-Usin/
How To Drill Straight Holes with a Hand Drill (Using Lego) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/FW6F/I0C92CJ6/FFYFW6FI0C92CJ6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/FW6F/I0C92CJ6/FFYFW6FI0C92CJ6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/FW6F/I0C92CJ6/FFYFW6FI0C92CJ6.SMALL.jpg M3G If you've ever tried to drill a straight hole with a hand drill you know how hard it can be. After screwing up drilling a hole three times in a row I decided to try to find a solution to the problem. This is what I came up with. The great thing about using Lego for this purpose is that you don't h...
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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:57:51 PDT
Crayon Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Crayon-Machine/
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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 16:07:16 PDT
Wooden iPhone Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-iPhone-Case/
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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:51:19 PDT
scrap ends table http://www.instructables.com/id/scrap-ends-table/
scrap ends table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYT/E9WZ/HZZRJK4W/FYTE9WZHZZRJK4W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYT/E9WZ/HZZRJK4W/FYTE9WZHZZRJK4W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYT/E9WZ/HZZRJK4W/FYTE9WZHZZRJK4W.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus It might be hard to believe, but this attractive end grain table was made almost entirely with scrap wood. It looks amazing and is easy to make as it doesn't matter the size or of the scrap wood you use, or that you aren't precise with your cuts. The only parts of this project I bought were a 3' ...
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:42:23 PDT