Instructables: exploring - workshop - popular http://www.instructables.com Fri, 22 May 2015 21:43:05 PDT BLOX v1.01 MURLIN Trebuchet http://www.instructables.com/id/MURLIN-Trebuchet/
MURLIN Trebuchet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/LIZ7/I9YBTC1I/F6WLIZ7I9YBTC1I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/LIZ7/I9YBTC1I/F6WLIZ7I9YBTC1I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/LIZ7/I9YBTC1I/F6WLIZ7I9YBTC1I.SMALL.jpg OXANBC_WPDHNW Catapults have been in use since ancient times and have been proven to be some of the most effective large scale weapons of its time. One type of catapult is the Trebuchet, one of the most powerful catapults to be employed during the Middle Ages. The trebuchet began to surface around the 12th c...
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Thu, 21 May 2015 20:58:37 PDT
How to : Steel and Pallet Table / Reuse Refuse http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Steel-and-Pallet-Table-Reuse-Refuse/
How to : Steel and Pallet Table / Reuse Refuse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/GK4K/I9YBKA9D/F0JGK4KI9YBKA9D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/GK4K/I9YBKA9D/F0JGK4KI9YBKA9D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/GK4K/I9YBKA9D/F0JGK4KI9YBKA9D.SMALL.jpg werdna17 Hello fellow builders! In this instructable I hope to step-by-step describe how to create this table from a pallet and salvaged steel. This is a series of ibles I curate, albeit a small one, but I hope a pretty good way to expand people's concept of waste and how much truly can be reused :-) Sup...
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Thu, 21 May 2015 08:49:40 PDT
$40 Backyard Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/40-Backyard-Chair/
$40 Backyard Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/35VL/I9YBPMJX/FTV35VLI9YBPMJX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/35VL/I9YBPMJX/FTV35VLI9YBPMJX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/35VL/I9YBPMJX/FTV35VLI9YBPMJX.SMALL.jpg gkrisanda In this instructable I will be doing a step by step tutorial on how you can make high quality professional lounge style chairs made from pressure treated wood. This project uses pressure treated wood given that the chairs are designed to be placed outdoors. This will help fight against things such a...
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Thu, 21 May 2015 14:50:49 PDT
Kerf Cutting Timber http://www.instructables.com/id/Kerf-Cutting-Timber/
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Mon, 11 May 2015 17:11:03 PDT
Backyard Kitchen made from Reclaimed Materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Modular-Backyard-Kitchen-made-from-Reclaimed-Mater/
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Thu, 21 May 2015 12:45:03 PDT
The Dog Walking Station http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Dog-Walking-Station/
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Thu, 21 May 2015 06:39:11 PDT
Hidden Chair Compartment http://www.instructables.com/id/Hidden-Chair-Compartment/
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Tue, 19 May 2015 11:44:32 PDT
Bending Furniture Collection http://www.instructables.com/id/Bending-Furniture-Collection/
Bending Furniture Collection - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/HNOB/I9UDUWG9/F1XHNOBI9UDUWG9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/HNOB/I9UDUWG9/F1XHNOBI9UDUWG9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/HNOB/I9UDUWG9/F1XHNOBI9UDUWG9.SMALL.jpg Yawen_Yuqing_Yinuo_Timothy Team: Yawen Hui, Yuqing Nie, Yinuo Wang, Timothy WaiInstructors: Kyle Steinfeld, Simon Schleicher, Jonathan Bachrach, Luis Jaggy Overview The main goal of the project is to examine various bending and fabrication techniques of flatbed materials leading up to a full scale product encountering the ...
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Tue, 19 May 2015 18:00:13 PDT
Watchmaker toolbox http://www.instructables.com/id/Watchmaker-toolbox/
Watchmaker toolbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK1/93ZG/I9WYNMTK/FK193ZGI9WYNMTK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK1/93ZG/I9WYNMTK/FK193ZGI9WYNMTK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK1/93ZG/I9WYNMTK/FK193ZGI9WYNMTK.SMALL.jpg JérémyF1 So I am a watchmaker and I have a lot of tools. But as it is not my full time occupation anymore, I only need a few of them and decided to make this box to carry them around.As I'm a swiss watchmaker, I'm not a native English speaker, so please excuse my mistakes :-) Tools and material You will n...
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Wed, 20 May 2015 09:26:13 PDT
Live Edge Dining Table (MAPLE) http://www.instructables.com/id/Live-Edge-Dining-Table/
Live Edge Dining Table (MAPLE) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/NUJW/I9WTOYP9/FMANUJWI9WTOYP9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/NUJW/I9WTOYP9/FMANUJWI9WTOYP9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/NUJW/I9WTOYP9/FMANUJWI9WTOYP9.SMALL.jpg Medic55 Maple slab live edge dining room table. 90"x38" It took me about 3 weeks to finish this table and 1 bench, of course we weren't working on it all tje time but it did take a lot of time I must say, very happy with the outcome. Maple slab I got from a lumber dealer in Michigan, about 2 hours away from...
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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:18:07 PDT
How to Make a Hanging Baffle http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Hanging-Baffle/
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Wed, 20 May 2015 02:11:40 PDT
Custom Wooden Spoon http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Wooden-Spoon/
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Tue, 19 May 2015 22:48:36 PDT
Artisan Axe Created From Discarded Vintage Axe Head http://www.instructables.com/id/Artisan-Axe-Created-From-Discarded-Vintage-Axe-Hea/
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Tue, 19 May 2015 17:06:14 PDT
Dual Screen Monitor Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Dual-Screen-Monitor-Stand/
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Mon, 18 May 2015 03:35:59 PDT
How to Build A Lasagna Bed http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-A-Lasagna-Bed/
How to Build A Lasagna Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/J96A/I9UDQSHU/FHGJ96AI9UDQSHU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/J96A/I9UDQSHU/FHGJ96AI9UDQSHU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/J96A/I9UDQSHU/FHGJ96AI9UDQSHU.SMALL.jpg Alee503 Introduction: Lasagna gardening is a no-dig, no-till organic gardening method that results in rich, fluffy soil with very little work from the gardener. Creating a lasagna bed will result in soil that is alive with microorganisms, your plants will thrive. Gardeners everywhere will benefit fr...
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Tue, 19 May 2015 12:24:46 PDT
DIY grill hack: Build a platform for your grill http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-grill-hack-Build-a-platform-for-your-grill/
DIY grill hack: Build a platform for your grill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/WREX/I9UDOL6E/FOAWREXI9UDOL6E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/WREX/I9UDOL6E/FOAWREXI9UDOL6E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/WREX/I9UDOL6E/FOAWREXI9UDOL6E.SMALL.jpg MyFixitUpLife We live in a house built loooong before there was such athing as a gas grill or any other other consumer grill to speak of, so we were perfect candidates for our own outdoor loving grill hack: A grill platform made from wood you can build yourself.Because our house was designed with porches rather t...
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Tue, 19 May 2015 09:41:40 PDT
Super cheap, efficient and quiet smoke extractor http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-cheap-efficient-and-quiet-smoke-extractor/
Super cheap, efficient and quiet smoke extractor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/M3JV/I9UDGO3C/FZ4M3JVI9UDGO3C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/M3JV/I9UDGO3C/FZ4M3JVI9UDGO3C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/M3JV/I9UDGO3C/FZ4M3JVI9UDGO3C.SMALL.jpg plouc I really like instructables, it is for me a really nice source of inspiration. This is my turn, hope you'll like it.The most common DIY smoke absorber use a simple DC fan and a piece of cooking fan filter. This works not so good. I used one a couple of years... It is noisy and doesn't sucks so wel...
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Mon, 18 May 2015 18:37:17 PDT
DIY Rain Barrel - sized for an apartment http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Rain-Barrel-sized-for-an-apartment/
DIY Rain Barrel - sized for an apartment - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/TBIQ/I9UDCKOY/FWITBIQI9UDCKOY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/TBIQ/I9UDCKOY/FWITBIQI9UDCKOY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/TBIQ/I9UDCKOY/FWITBIQI9UDCKOY.SMALL.jpg chriselsasser A simple step by step guide by @chriselsasser. ** Before starting you can check your local rain-water collection regulations at http://www.enlight-inc.com/blog/?p=1036 Materials & tools list All of the items you will need for the project. I’ll always recommend supporting your local hardwar...
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Mon, 18 May 2015 16:20:27 PDT
Using a Thermal Camera to find Electrical Problems! http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-a-Thermal-Camera-to-find-Electrical-Problems/
Using a Thermal Camera to find Electrical Problems! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/T000/I9TR5JXC/FA3T000I9TR5JXC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/T000/I9TR5JXC/FA3T000I9TR5JXC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/T000/I9TR5JXC/FA3T000I9TR5JXC.SMALL.jpg Mjtrinihobby I recently published an article on the basic (qualitative) use of a thermal camera.http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Use-of-a-Thermal-Imager/Shortly after this publication I performed a thermal survey on an electrical installation. The findings were significant. I thought it best to create this ...
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Mon, 18 May 2015 05:09:41 PDT
Watertight Metal container. (no sealant needed) http://www.instructables.com/id/Watertight-Metal-container-no-sealant-needed/
Watertight Metal container. (no sealant needed) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRI/EZ8P/I9RLKD8I/FRIEZ8PI9RLKD8I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRI/EZ8P/I9RLKD8I/FRIEZ8PI9RLKD8I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRI/EZ8P/I9RLKD8I/FRIEZ8PI9RLKD8I.SMALL.jpg richie_114 mine are from old license plates so they have holes. But without the holes would be able to fill them full of water and they wouldn't leak!I've entered this project in the REUSE contest, Check out the entries and vote on one you like! :D layout. this will be a bit more self explanatory in the nex...
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Sun, 17 May 2015 20:34:43 PDT
Gearshift Mods!!!! SHTYLE (shift in style) http://www.instructables.com/id/Gearshift-Mods-SHTYLE-shift-in-style/
Gearshift Mods!!!! SHTYLE (shift in style) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/4LRJ/I9SMUK5G/FPX4LRJI9SMUK5G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/4LRJ/I9SMUK5G/FPX4LRJI9SMUK5G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/4LRJ/I9SMUK5G/FPX4LRJI9SMUK5G.SMALL.jpg Homepwner Make custom interchangeable gearshift knobs/extensions for your import vehicle! Both of my Japanese made vehicles have a manual/standard transmission. The stock shift lever has a threaded end that is M10 X 1.25 This is where the stock knob threads on to. I will show you how to easily make threaded c...
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Mon, 18 May 2015 00:46:48 PDT
Wind turbine mount using old office chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Wind-turbine-mount-using-old-office-chair/
Wind turbine mount using old office chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/DX7O/I9RLB2XJ/F5IDX7OI9RLB2XJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/DX7O/I9RLB2XJ/F5IDX7OI9RLB2XJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/DX7O/I9RLB2XJ/F5IDX7OI9RLB2XJ.SMALL.jpg EcoElementals If you want to build a 'Yaw' axis for a micro Wind Turbine project and can recycle an old office chair, follow these instructions. Neat idea and an interesting challenge! To finish off.... Components available @ EcoElementals.co.uk and Ebay.
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Sun, 17 May 2015 11:00:23 PDT
Taking apart a Nintendo Gameboy http://www.instructables.com/id/Taking-apart-a-Nintendo-Gameboy/
Taking apart a Nintendo Gameboy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/TZ32/I9SMOXC2/F47TZ32I9SMOXC2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/TZ32/I9SMOXC2/F47TZ32I9SMOXC2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/TZ32/I9SMOXC2/F47TZ32I9SMOXC2.SMALL.jpg RetroGradeBE The first step to many Gameboy tutorials, is taking one apart. If you've never seen the inside of a Gameboy, it can be a bit daunting. Fear not, brave warrior. I shall guide you through this perilous quest! Luckily, Gameboys are sturdy little bastards and their strength lies in their simplicity. How...
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Sun, 17 May 2015 12:26:25 PDT
Easy Garden Key Hide http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Garden-Key-Hide/
Easy Garden Key Hide - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNC/INXH/I9Q9NHDE/FNCINXHI9Q9NHDE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNC/INXH/I9Q9NHDE/FNCINXHI9Q9NHDE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNC/INXH/I9Q9NHDE/FNCINXHI9Q9NHDE.SMALL.jpg ashleyjlong Under the mat is way too obvious, and many of the commercially available key hides (i.e. fake rocks) look a little odd in an apartment courtyard setting. So where can you hide an emergency key that will look totally seamless with the surroundings and be easy to access when you need it?In this Ible I...
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Sat, 16 May 2015 21:46:50 PDT
Modern Bunk Beds - Concept - Virtual Design - Fabrication http://www.instructables.com/id/Modern-Bunk-Beds-Concept-Virtual-Design-Fabricatio/
Modern Bunk Beds - Concept - Virtual Design - Fabrication - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/N77V/I9SMPXVX/FQCN77VI9SMPXVX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/N77V/I9SMPXVX/FQCN77VI9SMPXVX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/N77V/I9SMPXVX/FQCN77VI9SMPXVX.SMALL.jpg joshtlawson Since my wife and I are staring down kid #3, I figured it was about time to make a bunk bed so we can do the big bedroom shuffle before our new baby arrives. You may have noticed this bunk bed in the background of another project I did in conjunction -- Smart LED Lights, so I thought I might share ...
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Sun, 17 May 2015 13:17:45 PDT
Make a Bench Vise for Woodworking http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Bench-Vise-for-Woodworking/
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Sun, 17 May 2015 06:58:07 PDT
Running a DSL Router from a 12v Battery (Anti-Loadshedding DSL) http://www.instructables.com/id/Running-a-DSL-Router-from-12v-Battery-Anti-Loadshe/
Running a DSL Router from a 12v Battery (Anti-Loadshedding DSL) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/XVBB/I9Q9GFV6/FGCXVBBI9Q9GFV6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/XVBB/I9Q9GFV6/FGCXVBBI9Q9GFV6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/XVBB/I9Q9GFV6/FGCXVBBI9Q9GFV6.SMALL.jpg Wynand Booysen Welcome to my first instructable.Due to "loadshedding" in South Africa, which is nothing more than a fancy term provided for controlled rolling blackouts from the national electrical provider Eskom (loadshedding status page), we find ourselves for up to 4.5 hours being 'loadshedded' sometimes e...
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Sat, 16 May 2015 03:28:34 PDT
Solar Powering My Home! http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powering-My-Home/
Solar Powering My Home! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSA/DFOC/I9ST4QNW/FSADFOCI9ST4QNW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSA/DFOC/I9ST4QNW/FSADFOCI9ST4QNW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSA/DFOC/I9ST4QNW/FSADFOCI9ST4QNW.SMALL.jpg Mjtrinihobby My home has been solar powered since June 2013 and the power system has proven its reliability. I'm a proud owner of an OFF GRID solar power system. I decided to publish this instructable to let fellow DIYers know the basics to design and install a system such as mine. Dont expect an exact copy of m...
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Sat, 16 May 2015 11:39:54 PDT
Chaise Lounge http://www.instructables.com/id/Chaise-Lounge/
Chaise Lounge - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGO/9K3H/I9YBYK20/FGO9K3HI9YBYK20.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGO/9K3H/I9YBYK20/FGO9K3HI9YBYK20.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGO/9K3H/I9YBYK20/FGO9K3HI9YBYK20.SMALL.jpg Shima_Eleanna OverviewInstructors: Kyle Steinfeld, Simon Schleicher, Jonathan Bachrach, Luis JaggyTeam: Cindy Hartono, Fei Du, Eleanna Panagoulia, Shima SahebnassaghMain goal of this project is to explore the design potentials of bending techniques and to test the ways that these can be materialized in implemente...
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Thu, 14 May 2015 22:05:00 PDT
Rain Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Rain-Machine/
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Fri, 15 May 2015 06:56:32 PDT
Designing a Functional Cardboard Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Designing-a-Functional-Cardboard-Chair/
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Thu, 14 May 2015 23:28:23 PDT
Upcycled Wine Jug Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Wine-Jug-Lamp/
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Mon, 11 May 2015 21:16:40 PDT
Portable Workbench http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Workbench/
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Thu, 14 May 2015 21:13:56 PDT
Small Van Modifications http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Van-Modifications/
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Fri, 15 May 2015 04:25:04 PDT
Reclaimed Pallet Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/Reclaimed-Pallet-Ring/
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By: Corinbw

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Thu, 14 May 2015 07:15:30 PDT
Bleaching powder battery http://www.instructables.com/id/bleaching-powder-battrey/
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Thu, 14 May 2015 01:04:04 PDT
Traditional Garden Tree Swing http://www.instructables.com/id/Traditional-Garden-Tree-Swing/
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Mon, 20 May 2013 00:13:25 PDT
Long Lasting Beer Bottle Tiki Torches http://www.instructables.com/id/Long-Lasting-Beer-Bottle-Tiki-Torches/
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By: Herman Beerman

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Wed, 13 May 2015 19:37:15 PDT
Backyard Barn with Flair http://www.instructables.com/id/Backyard-Barn-with-Flair/
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Wed, 13 May 2015 13:32:10 PDT
Barrel Gardens: Big Value in a Small Package http://www.instructables.com/id/Barrel-Gardens-Big-Value-in-a-Small-Package/
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Tue, 12 May 2015 19:50:17 PDT
How To Make an Awl http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-an-Awl-1/
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Tue, 12 May 2015 16:51:34 PDT
Hidden Compartment in a Deer Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Hidden-Compartment-in-a-Deer-Mount/
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Tue, 12 May 2015 14:57:23 PDT
Make Yourself an Olla (Oy-Uh!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Yourself-an-Olla-Oy-Uh/
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Tue, 12 May 2015 09:33:15 PDT
Backyard Ebb and Flow Hydroponics http://www.instructables.com/id/Backyard-Ebb-and-Flow-Hydroponics/
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Tue, 12 May 2015 11:51:36 PDT
Gravel Driveway http://www.instructables.com/id/Gravel-Driveway/
Gravel Driveway - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/8IL3/I9L6MO3Y/FKV8IL3I9L6MO3Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/8IL3/I9L6MO3Y/FKV8IL3I9L6MO3Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/8IL3/I9L6MO3Y/FKV8IL3I9L6MO3Y.SMALL.jpg swimspud (First Post, So be Nice!)There is a solution to every problem. Our problem with our new house was two-fold. First, we live on a pretty busy street so backing out of or into the driveway is fairly dangerous, even in the day light hours. We needed a way to safely enter and exit our property. Secon...
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Tue, 12 May 2015 11:01:49 PDT
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
Deep water hydroponics (the Ikea Way) http://www.instructables.com/id/Deep-water-hydroponics-the-Ikea-Way/
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Mon, 11 May 2015 13:59:08 PDT
Weta hotel http://www.instructables.com/id/Weta-hotel/
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Sat, 9 May 2015 23:44:45 PDT
Call Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Call-Box-1/
Call Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/MGPE/I9JR3187/FJHMGPEI9JR3187.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/MGPE/I9JR3187/FJHMGPEI9JR3187.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/MGPE/I9JR3187/FJHMGPEI9JR3187.SMALL.jpg aisaacs3 The other day while I was at the firehouse one of the firefighters came to me and said the phone we have in the bay was not working. Curious as to why, and knowing how expensive these phones are, when I looked at the phone I could see it was in pretty rough shape. Looks like the moisture and humidit...
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Mon, 11 May 2015 07:13:38 PDT
Brake Disk Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/Disk-Brake-Forge/
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Sun, 10 May 2015 20:53:32 PDT