Instructables: exploring - workshop - popular http://www.instructables.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:43:02 PDT BLOX v1.01 homemade solar cell using household items http://www.instructables.com/id/homemade-solar-cell-using-household-items/
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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:43:04 PDT
Pirate Key Hook http://www.instructables.com/id/Pirate-Key-Hook/
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:15:17 PDT
Wooden Book Helper http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Book-Helper/
Wooden Book Helper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDI/7H6L/HTLEADFQ/FDI7H6LHTLEADFQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDI/7H6L/HTLEADFQ/FDI7H6LHTLEADFQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDI/7H6L/HTLEADFQ/FDI7H6LHTLEADFQ.SMALL.jpg laffinm This Instructable will show you how to build a small triangle that holds your book open. It comes in very handy and is easy to use Supplies/Tools The first step is to gather your supplies. You will need the following:• A large piece of 3/4 in. plywood• Sanding sponge/sandpaper• Jigsaw (or similar...
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Fri, 4 Apr 2014 09:14:52 PDT
Wooden drawer pulls - made at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-drawer-pulls/
Wooden drawer pulls - made at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/MDJD/HUBWNJIE/FWPMDJDHUBWNJIE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/MDJD/HUBWNJIE/FWPMDJDHUBWNJIE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/MDJD/HUBWNJIE/FWPMDJDHUBWNJIE.SMALL.jpg workislove Here is a set of wooden drawer pulls I made for a chest of drawers, made of the scroll saw in Techshop's wood shop. Last year I made a nice little chest of drawers - she's not pretty, but she's quite functional. It was my first furniture project after taking a wood-joinery class at Techshop. But it...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:38:14 PDT
Faux Stone Bench and Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Faux-Stone-Bench-and-Planter/
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:08:16 PDT
Folding (pac-n-go) Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Folding-pac-n-go-Chair/
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:20:08 PDT
How to Make a Go-Kart http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Go-Kart/
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:10:33 PDT
How to Polish Titanium. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Polish-Titanium/
How to Polish Titanium. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/YBCR/HUBWNJ2C/FTAYBCRHUBWNJ2C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/YBCR/HUBWNJ2C/FTAYBCRHUBWNJ2C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/YBCR/HUBWNJ2C/FTAYBCRHUBWNJ2C.SMALL.jpg Mrballeng Titanium is the literally the hardest metal I've worked with. It's still metal though and metal can be polished. It doesn't have to take long either. This piece is a Fish Bone Knotless Gear Tie. It's grade 2 titanium and measures about 2" X 1/2". I spent about 45 seconds per step with exception of t...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:00:15 PDT
PCB UV Exposure Box http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-UV-Exposure-Box/
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Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:12:11 PST
Stackable Free Standing Potato Ring Tower http://www.instructables.com/id/Stackable-Free-Standing-Potato-Ring-Tower/
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:33:44 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
Custom Flagstone Backyard Patio http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-install-asymmetrical-stone-tiles-in-you-bac/
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:53:35 PDT
DIY Hand Wiped Tinning of Old Copper Pots/Pans - Step by Step Instructions http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Hand-Wiped-Tinning-of-Old-Copper-PotsPans-Inst/
DIY Hand Wiped Tinning of Old Copper Pots/Pans - Step by Step Instructions - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/UK7N/HUDMSMOJ/FEEUK7NHUDMSMOJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/UK7N/HUDMSMOJ/FEEUK7NHUDMSMOJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/UK7N/HUDMSMOJ/FEEUK7NHUDMSMOJ.SMALL.jpg jesse55lv Ok folks, it's DIY time. After a lot of research on this site (thanks guys!) and elsewhere I decided to try my hand at re-tinning a handful of copper pots I picked up at an antique store. While I was able to get enough information to get started, I wouldn't say there was enough to make me feel c...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:15:28 PDT
Living painting made from succulents http://www.instructables.com/id/Living-painting-made-from-succulents/
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 06:57:48 PDT
Press Fit Wooden World Tree Lantern in Walnut http://www.instructables.com/id/Press-Fit-Wooden-World-Tree-Lantern-in-Walnut/
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:34:12 PDT
Step by Step Clock- 2 sided CNC wood surfacing with Shopbot router http://www.instructables.com/id/Step-by-Step-Clock-2-sided-CNC-wood-surfacing-with/
Step by Step Clock- 2 sided CNC wood surfacing with Shopbot router - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGX/00GO/HU8456Z5/FGX00GOHU8456Z5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGX/00GO/HU8456Z5/FGX00GOHU8456Z5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGX/00GO/HU8456Z5/FGX00GOHU8456Z5.SMALL.jpg alepalan I really like wooden sculpted objects, there is something subtle and refined about wood crafted pieces. I wanted to explore the Shopbot to make 3d surfacing in objects that were designed digitally and then export it to the machine to make the work for me. I decided to start with a clock I designed...
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:40:57 PDT
Grow magnificent Jade plant in hanging basket easily http://www.instructables.com/id/Grow-magnificent-Jade-plant-in-hanging-basket-easi/
Grow magnificent Jade plant in hanging basket easily - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGA/JTTA/HUAV40NQ/FGAJTTAHUAV40NQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGA/JTTA/HUAV40NQ/FGAJTTAHUAV40NQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGA/JTTA/HUAV40NQ/FGAJTTAHUAV40NQ.SMALL.jpg Tarun Upadhyaya Wishing you all a very happy & green Earth Day. And that's why I thought to post a gardening instructable. :) Do you know about Jade Plant? I am sure most of us do :), if not, no problem. Jade plant are one of the easiest succulents to grow and are super hardy. They are mostly popular for thei...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 02:56:31 PDT
How to Grow Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Peppers http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Grow-Trinidad-Moruga-Scorpion-Peppers/
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Thu, 21 Nov 2013 18:53:45 PST
Pallet Coffee Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Coffee-Table-from-Pallet/
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:19:17 PDT
WiFi Enabled Puppy Condo http://www.instructables.com/id/WiFi-Enabled-Puppy-Condo/
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:57:45 PDT
Vegetable gardens from old water tank http://www.instructables.com/id/Vegetable-gardens-from-old-water-tank/
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:47:27 PDT
DIY kiteboard/wakeskate/longboard http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-kiteboardwakeskatelongboard/
DIY kiteboard/wakeskate/longboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/51H4/HU844OYJ/FKK51H4HU844OYJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/51H4/HU844OYJ/FKK51H4HU844OYJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/51H4/HU844OYJ/FKK51H4HU844OYJ.SMALL.jpg sabladask DIY kiteboard/wakeskate/longboard This isnstructable will contain information on how to build a kiteboard, the same building method can also be used to make several other boards(wakeboard, skateboard, wakeskate etc.). Materials needed: Epoxy resin Wood (with few knots) Hardwood, (cumaj...
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:57:43 PDT
Nut Driver Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Nut-Driver-Holder/
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:27:37 PDT
Secret DVD/Bookcase Door http://www.instructables.com/id/Secret-DVDBookcase-Door/
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:23:47 PDT
Metal Trellis for Garden VInes http://www.instructables.com/id/Metal-Trellis-for-Garden-VInes/
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:48:12 PDT
How to Grow Your Own Garden of Eden http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Grow-Your-Own-Garden-of-Eden/
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Wed, 15 May 2013 05:57:47 PDT
Table saw sled for precise angled cuts http://www.instructables.com/id/Table-saw-sled-for-precise-angled-cuts/
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:23:02 PDT
The Wild Pig Smoker http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Wild-Pig-Smoker/
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Mon, 10 Aug 2009 09:25:20 PDT
Using six coins to fix the broken and falling filter covers of ventilator in the kitchen http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-six-coins-to-fix-the-broken-and-falling-filt/
Using six coins to fix the broken and falling filter covers of ventilator in the kitchen - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/D5PF/HU842EOU/FTHD5PFHU842EOU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/D5PF/HU842EOU/FTHD5PFHU842EOU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/D5PF/HU842EOU/FTHD5PFHU842EOU.SMALL.jpg vlai3 It is difficult to find and install new filter covers for the old ventilator in the kitchen. This is an easy way to fix it with less effort. Temporarily fixing the filter cover position Use strong tape to temporarily fixing the filter covers position of the ventilator in kitchen. Clean the surf...
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:55:50 PDT
How to Wrap a Motorcycle Exhaust http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Wrap-a-Motorcycle-Exhaust/
How to Wrap a Motorcycle Exhaust - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/EKPQ/HU77OCN1/F8VEKPQHU77OCN1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/EKPQ/HU77OCN1/F8VEKPQHU77OCN1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/EKPQ/HU77OCN1/F8VEKPQHU77OCN1.SMALL.jpg s6fitzgerald I made this at Techshop I decided to wrap the exhaust for my motorcycle for 2 reasons: I like the look and it offers heat insulation.This is a simple project but it helps to have an extra set of hands.This project requires:- Headers from a motorcycle- Exhaust wrap (I got mine from Amazon, and only n...
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:17:07 PDT
Bad Stator Fix--Don't buy a new stator for your engine! Create a battery-op ignition system for less than $50 http://www.instructables.com/id/Bad-Stator-Fix-Dont-buy-a-new-stator-for-your-engi/
Bad Stator Fix--Don't buy a new stator for your engine! Create a battery-op ignition system for less than $50 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/2CFE/HU4PUYZR/FYL2CFEHU4PUYZR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/2CFE/HU4PUYZR/FYL2CFEHU4PUYZR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/2CFE/HU4PUYZR/FYL2CFEHU4PUYZR.SMALL.jpg ndrapeau The cost of a new stator can be hundreds of dollars.  Without a good stator, your engine will run poorly or not at all.  This solution completely bypasses the stator by using a 12 volt battery to power the ignition system.  Everything required can be purchased for under $50.  It will work on all con...
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:23:14 PDT
How to mill a perfect circle in Corian to make a vacuum seal for a wood kiln http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-mill-a-perfect-circle-in-Corian-to-make-a-v/
How to mill a perfect circle in Corian to make a vacuum seal for a wood kiln - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6R/GRX8/HU6BHLCK/F6RGRX8HU6BHLCK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6R/GRX8/HU6BHLCK/F6RGRX8HU6BHLCK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6R/GRX8/HU6BHLCK/F6RGRX8HU6BHLCK.SMALL.jpg CWKr I'm building a Vacuum Kiln to dry wood.  It is made out of 12" PVC Pipe -- See How to tap a large hole in a big PVC Pipe I'm using the solid surface counter-top material Corian since it is not porous and it is relatively strong and a 1" thick slab will not deflect / fail (crack shatter) when under ...
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:38:13 PDT
DIY Mini Greenhouse http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Mini-Greenhouse/
DIY Mini Greenhouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/RXWZ/HU54OAR4/FG9RXWZHU54OAR4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/RXWZ/HU54OAR4/FG9RXWZHU54OAR4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/RXWZ/HU54OAR4/FG9RXWZHU54OAR4.SMALL.jpg Ringer1515 This is a green house made out of a plastic bottle that keeps your plants really warm inside your house and traps the heat inside from the sun coming through your window. It can be made in less then five minutes. Hope this works as good for you as it did for me. How A Greenhouse Works First of al...
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:40:36 PDT
Cedar Fence Picket Outdoor Bar / Countertop http://www.instructables.com/id/Cedar-Fence-Picket-Outdoor-Bar-Countertop/
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:03:51 PDT
Garden Gate in an Afternoon With Zero Metal Fasteners http://www.instructables.com/id/Garden-Gate-in-an-Afternoon-With-Zero-Metal-Fasten/
Garden Gate in an Afternoon With Zero Metal Fasteners - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJM/U6V4/HU5TGWXP/FJMU6V4HU5TGWXP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJM/U6V4/HU5TGWXP/FJMU6V4HU5TGWXP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJM/U6V4/HU5TGWXP/FJMU6V4HU5TGWXP.SMALL.jpg anarnold This is a simple gate design that's strong, light and fun to build. It should be do-able in an afternoon, but requires a small amount of joinery. If, like me, you're pretty handy, but interested in building your woodworking skills, then this is perfect for you. This would also make a good teaching...
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:20:59 PDT
Laser cut wooden maps with public data http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-cut-wooden-maps-with-public-data/
Laser cut wooden maps with public data - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7K/F1A1/HU54OA4W/F7KF1A1HU54OA4W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7K/F1A1/HU54OA4W/F7KF1A1HU54OA4W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7K/F1A1/HU54OA4W/F7KF1A1HU54OA4W.SMALL.jpg funvill In this tutorial we will be making a laser cut wooden map using open data from Vancouver's Open data catalog. The Vancouver open data catalog has many different shape files that can be used, in this tutorial we will be using the coastal and public street data. You can use this tutorial to make m...
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:24:30 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
Vintage-Style MP3 Radio http://www.instructables.com/id/Vintage-Style-MP3-Radio/
Vintage-Style MP3 Radio - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/137B/HU488WRO/FT1137BHU488WRO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/137B/HU488WRO/FT1137BHU488WRO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/137B/HU488WRO/FT1137BHU488WRO.SMALL.jpg WelshWoodWorking I wanted to make a radio that payed homage to the beautiful radios from the 1930's era from manufacturers like Philco and GE but has the functionality of a modern MP3 player. I could have found one of those old radios and did the conversion to MP3 but decided instead to build one from scratch from...
By: WelshWoodWorking

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:46:10 PDT
Solar Powered Ostrich Egg http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Ostrich-Egg/
Solar Powered Ostrich Egg - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/BMIT/HU1RXZC9/FJ7BMITHU1RXZC9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/BMIT/HU1RXZC9/FJ7BMITHU1RXZC9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/BMIT/HU1RXZC9/FJ7BMITHU1RXZC9.SMALL.jpg Ruud van Koningsbrugge Some time ago I won an instructables contest and received all kinds of solar powered gadgets. Wonderful! Among those things were three solar powered camping lights. A fun design, like a bulb with the middle part missing. I put them outside in the garden and at night they shine with a bright white li...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:37:24 PDT
Trash to Treasure Doll-House http://www.instructables.com/id/Trash-to-Treasure-Doll-House/
Trash to Treasure Doll-House - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGW/XPGF/HU488XTH/FGWXPGFHU488XTH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGW/XPGF/HU488XTH/FGWXPGFHU488XTH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGW/XPGF/HU488XTH/FGWXPGFHU488XTH.SMALL.jpg SlickSqueegie My fiance brought home a doll house the neighbor was trashing. It was badly beaten and abused and had definitely seen better days, but we could fix it. We decided to give it an overhaul and gift it to her best friends daughter. Dis-assembly This house is a pretty nice one. It came apart pretty ea...
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:47:26 PDT
Remove laser etching residue from wood http://www.instructables.com/id/Remove-laser-etching-residue-from-wood/
Remove laser etching residue from wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/J9IM/HU54NKK8/FFTJ9IMHU54NKK8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/J9IM/HU54NKK8/FFTJ9IMHU54NKK8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/J9IM/HU54NKK8/FFTJ9IMHU54NKK8.SMALL.jpg lime3D I made it at TechShop When etching wood on a laser etcher, the process can leave a residue on the surface. Many people recommend placing masking tape on the surface prior to etching. This will certainly work, but then you are left with having to remove small pieces of tape, and the power and fo...
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:21:44 PDT
Gorget / neck armour / neck armor http://www.instructables.com/id/Gorget-neck-armour-neck-armor/
Gorget / neck armour / neck armor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/P02Z/HU5PVV7E/FXPP02ZHU5PVV7E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/P02Z/HU5PVV7E/FXPP02ZHU5PVV7E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/P02Z/HU5PVV7E/FXPP02ZHU5PVV7E.SMALL.jpg knutknackebröd Second ible, here we go. still a work in progress(finished for now because of my deadline(fantasy fair) but the back piece isn't finished yet) Im building a neckarmour piece(gorget) and wanted to share on instructables, to my surprise there is not a single one for neck armour so here's the first. F...
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:19:54 PDT
How to Adjust for Wood Thickness and Kerf on a Laser Cutter at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Adjust-for-Wood-Thickness-and-Kerf-on-a-Las/
How to Adjust for Wood Thickness and Kerf on a Laser Cutter at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/L9SF/HO7XQDJW/FJYL9SFHO7XQDJW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/L9SF/HO7XQDJW/FJYL9SFHO7XQDJW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/L9SF/HO7XQDJW/FJYL9SFHO7XQDJW.SMALL.jpg Adam ANT In this Instructable I will show you my method to adjust your patterns to the correct thickness on a laser cutter. I went through this to make my wood box slot together with a tight fit and I made this at Techshop San Jose using their Epilog 60W Helix. You will need: 1. My test pattern (Laser Kerf ...
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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 13:22:29 PST
Etching large metal items http://www.instructables.com/id/etching-large-metal-items/
Etching large metal items - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/LST2/HU1RWQTH/FT3LST2HU1RWQTH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/LST2/HU1RWQTH/FT3LST2HU1RWQTH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/LST2/HU1RWQTH/FT3LST2HU1RWQTH.SMALL.jpg knutknackebröd Alright first ible, here we go. Used this for my second: http://www.instructables.com/id/Gorget-neck-armour-neck-armor/ I wanted to etch an image onto my neckarmour(gorget) but i found no instructable on how to etch larger metal pieces, just a load on etching smaller pieces(mostly knives). Consideri...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:02:10 PDT
Periodic table of the elements blocks http://www.instructables.com/id/Periodic-table-of-the-elements-blocks/
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:48:13 PDT
Wrapped Hammer Handle http://www.instructables.com/id/Wrapped-Hammer-Handle/
Wrapped Hammer Handle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/YVTK/HU0GLRY1/FOEYVTKHU0GLRY1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/YVTK/HU0GLRY1/FOEYVTKHU0GLRY1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/YVTK/HU0GLRY1/FOEYVTKHU0GLRY1.SMALL.jpg rachel I bought a cheap hammer and wanted a nicer grip than the bare wood. Thinking of how nice a linen wrapped pool cue feels, I decided to try wrapping this handle in cotton string. The only tools I used were a knife, a pair of scissors (but I should have used the knife!) and a bowl of water. The onl...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:53:38 PDT
Portable Lap Desk & TechShop Tool Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Lap-Desk-TechShop-Tool-Kit/
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:47:43 PDT
Elementary mitre box http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-mitre-box/
Elementary mitre box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/HH5U/HT7P68BE/FZKHH5UHT7P68BE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/HH5U/HT7P68BE/FZKHH5UHT7P68BE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/HH5U/HT7P68BE/FZKHH5UHT7P68BE.SMALL.jpg Martin Balák A mitre box is a wood working tool used to guide a hand saw to make precise and fast mitre cuts in a board. The mitrebox is lightweight and portable. It's a good tool for smaller mitring jobs. Tools and materials A miter box could hardly be simpler, consisting as it does of only three pieces – fr...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:18:47 PDT
Shop Made Sanding Disc Arbors http://www.instructables.com/id/Shop-Made-Sanding-Disc-Arbors/
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:08:44 PDT
Secret door bookcase http://www.instructables.com/id/Secret-door-bookcase/
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:56:11 PDT