Instructables: exploring - workshop - popular http://www.instructables.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:52:10 PDT BLOX v1.01 Renewing Sanding Disks http://www.instructables.com/id/Renewing-Sanding-Disks/
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:14:46 PDT
How to make almost any small tool in 5 minutes http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-almost-any-small-toy-in-5-minutes/
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By: emiliolatorre

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Mon, 12 Nov 2012 08:05:21 PST
reclaimed wood headphone holder http://www.instructables.com/id/reclaimed-wood-headphone-holder/
reclaimed wood headphone holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/3DRZ/HZ13FYS0/FXR3DRZHZ13FYS0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/3DRZ/HZ13FYS0/FXR3DRZHZ13FYS0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/3DRZ/HZ13FYS0/FXR3DRZHZ13FYS0.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus While sitting by the campfire recently my eye caught a piece of dark firewood that was different from the rest. Instead of burning it I brought it to the wood shop and milled it down to a manageable piece; turns out it was a very nice piece of walnut, perfect for my next project!Follow me on a fun ...
By: mikeasaurus

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:50:43 PDT
How To Reuse Zip-ties http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Reuse-Zip-ties/
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:07:14 PDT
Cross Hole Drilling In Round Rod Stock http://www.instructables.com/id/Cross-Hole-Drilling-In-Round-Rod-Stock/
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By: BeachsideHank

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:18:23 PDT
End Tables Made From Fencing Boards http://www.instructables.com/id/End-Tables-Made-From-Fencing-Boards/
End Tables Made From Fencing Boards - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIJ/7D7A/HYZX4BDU/FIJ7D7AHYZX4BDU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIJ/7D7A/HYZX4BDU/FIJ7D7AHYZX4BDU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIJ/7D7A/HYZX4BDU/FIJ7D7AHYZX4BDU.SMALL.jpg Bike2work I LOVE this website and have been reading the projects here since around 2006. I thought it was about time I posted one of my own. Better late than never. This is my most recent project and involves building end tables to fit the small gaps on either side of my couch. I hope you enjoy.I used redw...
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:25:48 PDT
Doily Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Doily-Lamp/
Doily Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/EKT0/GVIYNB8V/FRCEKT0GVIYNB8V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/EKT0/GVIYNB8V/FRCEKT0GVIYNB8V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/EKT0/GVIYNB8V/FRCEKT0GVIYNB8V.SMALL.jpg kazmataz It's time to give the dated doily a facelift - and what better way than really highlighting the unique lace patterns in a lamp!  It took me a few tries, but after a bit of troubleshooting I've put together here an easy-to-follow tutorial so you can make your own Doily Lamp, as seen on reMade USA. E...
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Mon, 5 Dec 2011 16:56:34 PST
Free Floating TARDIS http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-Floating-TARDIS/
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:57:52 PDT
Building A Viking Pole Lathe Without Using Power http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-A-Viking-Pole-Lathe-Without-Using-Power/
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08:45:26 PDT
Bury your Gutter Downspouts http://www.instructables.com/id/Bury-your-Gutter-Downspouts/
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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 07:53:22 PDT
Rustic decking and table top from tree trunks http://www.instructables.com/id/Rustic-decking-and-table-top-from-tree-trunks/
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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 09:14:28 PDT
Low-Cost Standing Workbench - No Screws Needed! http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Cost-Standing-Workbench-No-Screws-Needed/
Low-Cost Standing Workbench - No Screws Needed! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/O1OO/HYY8K13W/FR4O1OOHYY8K13W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/O1OO/HYY8K13W/FR4O1OOHYY8K13W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/O1OO/HYY8K13W/FR4O1OOHYY8K13W.SMALL.gif FabricateIO When we upgraded our electronics bench setup, we wanted a new table that was cheap and incredibly easy to assemble (and disassemble / transport for moving).Our solution? Turn two 4'x8' sheets of 23/32" plywood into a slot-assembly, no-screws-needed project bench, that can be assembled and disassembl...
By: FabricateIO

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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 09:53:52 PDT
Rooting Cuttings in Florist Wet Foam http://www.instructables.com/id/Rooting-Cuttings-in-Florist-Wet-Foam/
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Tue, 5 Aug 2014 13:37:39 PDT
Make Your Own Velcro Backed Sanding Pads http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Velcro-Backed-Sanding-Pads/
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Sat, 9 Aug 2014 13:25:12 PDT
Solar Birdhouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Birdhouse/
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:57:45 PDT
Forge / Furnace Propane Jet Burner http://www.instructables.com/id/Forge-Furnace-Propane-Jet-Burner/
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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 03:21:32 PDT
Fishpond fountain http://www.instructables.com/id/FishpondFountain/
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:27:33 PDT
'Frontier Style' Workmate - NO POWER TOOLS http://www.instructables.com/id/Frontier-Style-Workmate-NO-POWER-TOOLS/
'Frontier Style' Workmate - NO POWER TOOLS - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/SZJK/HYU8EP8R/FHTSZJKHYU8EP8R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/SZJK/HYU8EP8R/FHTSZJKHYU8EP8R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/SZJK/HYU8EP8R/FHTSZJKHYU8EP8R.SMALL.jpg bricobart To me, working wood is one of the best ways to exit stress - after running after midnight, computer throwing (to bad people), melonspitting (try it, it's not so easy as it seems), clay kitten shooting and good ol' beerdrinking.So one inglorious day I decided to make a kind of "outdoor workmate". Wh...
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:43:24 PDT
The Drill Bit Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Drill-Bit-Rack/
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:16:42 PDT
Crosscut Sled for your Table Saw http://www.instructables.com/id/Crosscut-Sled-for-your-Table-Saw/
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By: Marsh

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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:55:37 PDT
Beehive shelves http://www.instructables.com/id/Beehive-shelves/
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:04:51 PDT
All for one and one for all http://www.instructables.com/id/All-for-one-and-one-for-all/
All for one and one for all - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/G06M/HYR3IFZE/F23G06MHYR3IFZE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/G06M/HYR3IFZE/F23G06MHYR3IFZE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/G06M/HYR3IFZE/F23G06MHYR3IFZE.SMALL.jpg abenavente Okay, to be honestly who loves cables? i have an small workshop in my house and i hate so much fall because of a cable or to find them like a mess so i´ve try to fix this problem and i am still looking for a better solution... so there is, if someone have an idea i would be glad to read something a...
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:56:21 PDT
Kinetic sand + stick welder = Easiest Aluminum Casting EVER! http://www.instructables.com/id/Easiest-Aluminum-Casting-EVER/
Kinetic sand + stick welder = Easiest Aluminum Casting EVER! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8X/ULSF/HYPNYRDB/F8XULSFHYPNYRDB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8X/ULSF/HYPNYRDB/F8XULSFHYPNYRDB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8X/ULSF/HYPNYRDB/F8XULSFHYPNYRDB.SMALL.jpg arduinoversusevil I've hacked the Aluminum casting process right down to nothing. No longer is metal casting the domain of big hairy dudes in sleeveless Iron Maiden Tees. This instructable will show you how to cast aluminum parts in 5 minutes with little more than a stick welder, some graphite and kid's toy Kinetic S...
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:09:08 PDT
Stargate Privacy Vault http://www.instructables.com/id/Stargate-Privacy-Vault/
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:11:33 PDT
2014 Chevy Camaro Disable OnStar http://www.instructables.com/id/2014-Chevy-Camaro-Disable-OnStar/
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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 16:11:22 PDT
THE JEEP CAVE FLOOR http://www.instructables.com/id/THE-JEEP-CAVE-FLOOR/
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:38:15 PDT
Faux Stone Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Faux-Stone-Painting/
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Tue, 5 Aug 2014 17:54:01 PDT
Vacuum Former at Home http://www.instructables.com/id/Vacuum-Former-at-Home/
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:42:38 PDT
The Wooden Cordless Drill Press http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Cordless-Drill-Press/
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By: antagonizer

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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 19:38:29 PDT
Turning a compact metal pen http://www.instructables.com/id/Turning-a-compact-EDC-pen/
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:58:44 PDT
Drill press for ~$20 http://www.instructables.com/id/Drill-press-for-20-21/
Drill press for ~$20 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/W01Q/HYNYUGGP/FAYW01QHYNYUGGP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/W01Q/HYNYUGGP/FAYW01QHYNYUGGP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/W01Q/HYNYUGGP/FAYW01QHYNYUGGP.SMALL.jpg Victor8o5 Anyone who works with wood knows you have to make hundreds of holes for the screws and its almost impossible to make a series of holes perfectly straight and with the same depth by hand. This instructable will help you to build a tool that will save you a lot of time and effort when drilling prec...
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 02:50:59 PDT
Architecture In The Making: Learn To Grow / Grow To Learn Facade Prototype http://www.instructables.com/id/Architecture-In-The-Making-Learn-To-Grow-Grow-To-L/
Architecture In The Making: Learn To Grow / Grow To Learn Facade Prototype - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/SXTZ/HWAB03ZC/F1ASXTZHWAB03ZC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/SXTZ/HWAB03ZC/F1ASXTZHWAB03ZC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/SXTZ/HWAB03ZC/F1ASXTZHWAB03ZC.SMALL.jpg adammarcus Designers: Taole Chen, Joshua Evans, Mallory Van NessThis project is the product of an architecture design studio taught by Adam Marcus (Variable Projects) and Margaret Ikeda & Evan Jones (ASSEMBLY) at California College of the Arts Division of Architecture in spring, 2014. The studio, titled "Archi...
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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:28:26 PDT
Portable Fresnel Solar Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Fresnel-Solar-Oven/
Portable Fresnel Solar Oven - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/PZ3W/HYNYNFRY/FSBPZ3WHYNYNFRY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/PZ3W/HYNYNFRY/FSBPZ3WHYNYNFRY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/PZ3W/HYNYNFRY/FSBPZ3WHYNYNFRY.SMALL.jpg Renard_Bleu Those sun rays traveled 150 million kilometers to get here, the least you can do is put them to good use. If you are looking to harness the power of the sun to cook your favorite casserole or crumble, then you need only to build a Fresnel Solar Oven. This is not the first solar oven featured on Ins...
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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 11:41:13 PDT
Homemade Infrared Night Vision Scope Riflescope DIY Flashlight and Camera Remove IR Filter Devices by Paper Roll http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Infrared-Night-Vision-Scope-Riflescope-DI-1/
Homemade Infrared Night Vision Scope Riflescope DIY Flashlight and Camera Remove IR Filter Devices by Paper Roll - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/HN37/HYNYNYU3/FTJHN37HYNYNYU3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/HN37/HYNYNYU3/FTJHN37HYNYNYU3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/HN37/HYNYNYU3/FTJHN37HYNYNYU3.SMALL.jpg doitbymyhand If you want to see everything happens at night in quiet you can homemade night vision infrared with paper are very simple, easy and cheapMaking a homemade infrared night vision device is a practical way to see in dark surroundings and even in total darkness. These require similar materials and steps...
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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 13:53:12 PDT
Reusing Dead Electric Lighters for fun! http://www.instructables.com/id/Reusing-Dead-Electric-Lighters-for-fun/
Reusing Dead Electric Lighters for fun! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/1LOF/HYNYNQI3/FLP1LOFHYNYNQI3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/1LOF/HYNYNQI3/FLP1LOFHYNYNQI3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/1LOF/HYNYNQI3/FLP1LOFHYNYNQI3.SMALL.jpg argha halder Hello! I am Argha Halder. I am a high school student and I am mad about making stuff and learning science. Today I am going to talk a little about how electric lighters work and share a few fun things to do using dead electric lighters. So lets get started! #1 . How does an electric lighter work? ...
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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 13:08:15 PDT
Homemade Infrared Night Vision Scope Riflescope DIY Flashlight and Camera Remove IR Filter Free Energy Generator Cheap and Easy http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Infrared-Night-Vision-Scope-Riflescope-DI/
Homemade Infrared Night Vision Scope Riflescope DIY Flashlight and Camera Remove IR Filter Free Energy Generator Cheap and Easy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDH/6FUV/HYNYKGUK/FDH6FUVHYNYKGUK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDH/6FUV/HYNYKGUK/FDH6FUVHYNYKGUK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDH/6FUV/HYNYKGUK/FDH6FUVHYNYKGUK.SMALL.jpg doitbymyhand Most camera have the ability to see infrared light, but they have a filter that blocks it. because seeing infrared makes everything look more white, because the camera sees infrared light as white if you take off the filter. You must remove ( carefully ) infrared filter out your camera before make t...
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Sat, 9 Aug 2014 23:05:15 PDT
Build the Worlds Smallest Flying Merkel http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-the-Worlds-Smallest-Flying-Merkel/
Build the Worlds Smallest Flying Merkel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/NNDO/HYLDMG75/FYENNDOHYLDMG75.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/NNDO/HYLDMG75/FYENNDOHYLDMG75.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/NNDO/HYLDMG75/FYENNDOHYLDMG75.SMALL.jpg dorkpunch So this isn't so much a "how to" as it is a "how did". Here is how I built the Worlds Smallest Flying Merkel using some bits of wire and a few other odds and ends. This model is based on the 1911 Flying Merkel board track racer. I've attached a couple of pictures of the real deal. At their curre...
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Fri, 8 Aug 2014 21:07:08 PDT
Sheet Metal Brake http://www.instructables.com/id/Sheet-Metal-Brake/
Sheet Metal Brake - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAB/V1JS/HYJIOHD2/FABV1JSHYJIOHD2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAB/V1JS/HYJIOHD2/FABV1JSHYJIOHD2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAB/V1JS/HYJIOHD2/FABV1JSHYJIOHD2.SMALL.jpg spider_kyle Some times you just need a brake. I have worked in a couple metal shops and as such have gotten used to being able to bend sheet metal without a second thought. Now that I work with wood, whenever I have a project that needs a little sheet metal bending I sigh a sad breath. I am in the middle of ...
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Thu, 7 Aug 2014 22:00:16 PDT
Wire Clamp Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Wire-Clamp-Tool/
Wire Clamp Tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/6IF2/H4AG8U97/FZX6IF2H4AG8U97.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/6IF2/H4AG8U97/FZX6IF2H4AG8U97.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/6IF2/H4AG8U97/FZX6IF2H4AG8U97.SMALL.jpg MartinMakes This is my version of a Wire Clamp Tool. This is a great tool for making pipe clamps from wire. The claps made with it are low profile and no snag. How I Made it -1 The parts I used. 1.   5" length of 1/2" copper pipe 2.   2 of 1/2" copper end caps. 3.   5" x 1/2" spring. ( I just stretched ...
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Wed, 1 Aug 2012 21:21:06 PDT
Upcycling dead and/or scrap bicycles - Part 1 - Home-made tools - Hand-powered sander http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycling-dead-andor-scrap-bicycles-Part-1-Home-ma/
Upcycling dead and/or scrap bicycles - Part 1 - Home-made tools - Hand-powered sander - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/UVOP/HYLDJ1H4/F3FUVOPHYLDJ1H4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/UVOP/HYLDJ1H4/F3FUVOPHYLDJ1H4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/UVOP/HYLDJ1H4/F3FUVOPHYLDJ1H4.SMALL.jpg Organikmechanic Our film on the hand-powered sander, made with the use of scrap bicycle parts is one of our most successful to date with over one and a quarter million views. It also threw up a lot of comments on the use of dead bicycles and so I've written this piece to share and address some of these comments and...
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Fri, 8 Aug 2014 04:40:55 PDT
Cheap solar hot tub/spa/pool water heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-solar-hot-tubspapool-heater/
Cheap solar hot tub/spa/pool water heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/RN6K/GR88L98C/FMMRN6KGR88L98C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/RN6K/GR88L98C/FMMRN6KGR88L98C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/RN6K/GR88L98C/FMMRN6KGR88L98C.SMALL.jpg tmack0 This instructable covers the solar heater I made from parts available at the local hardware store (or salvage) for cheap. I have yet to do true empirical measurements on its output/efficiency, but it will raise the temp of my hot tub (~460gal) from 70 to 80 in two sunny days, and keeps it in the 90...
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Thu, 11 Aug 2011 20:12:00 PDT
Lace-Up Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Lace-Up-Chair/
Lace-Up Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/1PRX/HYPNXQC6/FLF1PRXHYPNXQC6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/1PRX/HYPNXQC6/FLF1PRXHYPNXQC6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/1PRX/HYPNXQC6/FLF1PRXHYPNXQC6.SMALL.jpg JON-A-TRON If you want to use CAD software to design complex geometry, you don't have to have expensive CNC machines to make the finished product. With a local copy shop and a little patience, you can produce just about anything you can design in the computer. This instructable shows you how.The Lace-Up Chair ...
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Thu, 7 Aug 2014 16:56:58 PDT
Caduceus Pen http://www.instructables.com/id/Caduceus-Pen/
Caduceus Pen - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/APOJ/HYJ3VQJ6/FOAAPOJHYJ3VQJ6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/APOJ/HYJ3VQJ6/FOAAPOJHYJ3VQJ6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/APOJ/HYJ3VQJ6/FOAAPOJHYJ3VQJ6.SMALL.jpg enieffac I have enrolled in an online summer Art Appreciation class that includes an original art project. This Instructable is my presentation of what I have created for my art class. As such, I will not be detailing lathe tool use techniques, etc.Tools:creativity, lathe with pen turning accessories, variou...
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Wed, 6 Aug 2014 23:02:20 PDT
Backyard Tiki Bar http://www.instructables.com/id/Backyard-Tiki-Bar/
Backyard Tiki Bar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZA/2ENU/HYJ3X902/FZA2ENUHYJ3X902.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZA/2ENU/HYJ3X902/FZA2ENUHYJ3X902.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZA/2ENU/HYJ3X902/FZA2ENUHYJ3X902.SMALL.jpg Paige Russell There's nothing like a tropical theme to properly set the tone for summer fun. So my co-worker Jonathan Odom and I set about to design a quick and easy-to-build backyard tiki bar that will be guaranteed to bring the Hawaiian party to any outdoor gathering. (Brainstorming session inspiration courtes...
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Thu, 7 Aug 2014 10:53:03 PDT
Little Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/Little-Forge/
Little Forge - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRG/1BQ5/HYJ3VH8W/FRG1BQ5HYJ3VH8W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRG/1BQ5/HYJ3VH8W/FRG1BQ5HYJ3VH8W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRG/1BQ5/HYJ3VH8W/FRG1BQ5HYJ3VH8W.SMALL.jpg AdventureS20 Ready to get your hands dirty?Materials:Plaster of Paris...................Joan Ann's FabricSand....................................From the backyardWater...................................Kitchen FaucetCardboard...........................Large Egg CartonTools:Several large bucketsMasking TapeCupSie...
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Wed, 6 Aug 2014 21:40:31 PDT
The Chisel Storage Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Chisel-Storage-Rack/
The Chisel Storage Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/GH4C/HYI65D27/F7IGH4CHYI65D27.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/GH4C/HYI65D27/F7IGH4CHYI65D27.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/GH4C/HYI65D27/F7IGH4CHYI65D27.SMALL.jpg -BALES- Nothing says "class" like hand tools ... unless we're talking about my sweet tuxedo T-shirt worn in the workshop, but that is reserved for special projects.I decided it was time to step it up a bit and get fancy with some wood chisels. They aren't top of the line ... they probably aren't even middl...
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Wed, 6 Aug 2014 10:46:57 PDT
What to do with an old spa http://www.instructables.com/id/What-to-do-with-an-old-spa/
What to do with an old spa - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0R/5GUU/HYHGBCRI/F0R5GUUHYHGBCRI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0R/5GUU/HYHGBCRI/F0R5GUUHYHGBCRI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0R/5GUU/HYHGBCRI/F0R5GUUHYHGBCRI.SMALL.jpg buck2217 Right, so I built a fountain in the front garden using a stock trough, so I decided to try and build a real economy one in the back garden.The wife initially thought I was mad and said she hated the idea , but was rapt when she saw the finished resultI call this Gaudi inspired as there isnt a straig...
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Tue, 5 Aug 2014 16:29:35 PDT
Cast an Aluminum Bowl! http://www.instructables.com/id/Cast-an-Aluminum-Bowl/
Cast an Aluminum Bowl! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/4GD9/HYHGEGUV/FQH4GD9HYHGEGUV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/4GD9/HYHGEGUV/FQH4GD9HYHGEGUV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/4GD9/HYHGEGUV/FQH4GD9HYHGEGUV.SMALL.jpg PopsicleGhoul This Instructable will cover the general process I followed to cast an aluminum (or aluminium) bowl, a replica of a glass kitchen bowl. This is the story of scrap aluminum, melted to a complete liquid, and remade into something awesomely new. My guide will not go into great detail as to the constr...
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Wed, 6 Aug 2014 08:00:24 PDT
Vintage Style Garden Stake Tripod http://www.instructables.com/id/Vintagte-Style-Garden-Stake-Tripod/
Vintage Style Garden Stake Tripod - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/ZEV7/HYE5ZBVM/FP2ZEV7HYE5ZBVM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/ZEV7/HYE5ZBVM/FP2ZEV7HYE5ZBVM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/ZEV7/HYE5ZBVM/FP2ZEV7HYE5ZBVM.SMALL.jpg gravityisweak I wanted an appropriate tripod to go with my Vintage Camera Lamp.Sadly, I couldn't find anything locally that fit what I wanted. The only things I could find were antiques that were selling for hundreds of dollars. Since my purposes were purely decorative and I didn't need a fully functioning tripod...
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Mon, 4 Aug 2014 18:20:24 PDT
Emergency USB Solar Wall Socket: Solar Socket http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-USB-Solar-Wall-Socket-Solar-Socket/
Emergency USB Solar Wall Socket: Solar Socket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/V7NO/HYH36ZBS/FG9V7NOHYH36ZBS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/V7NO/HYH36ZBS/FG9V7NOHYH36ZBS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/V7NO/HYH36ZBS/FG9V7NOHYH36ZBS.SMALL.jpg Solarcycle Please click below to visit our Kickstarter project page for Solar Socket and pre-order a production model!https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/solar-socket-solar-powered-usb-wall-socketThe first ever solar powered USB home wall socket for emergency and everyday use! This work is licensed ...
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Tue, 5 Aug 2014 06:16:21 PDT