Instructables: exploring - workshop - popular http://www.instructables.com Thu, 3 Sep 2015 08:23:50 PDT BLOX v1.01 HomeMade Modern DIY Outdoor Sofa http://www.instructables.com/id/HomeMade-Modern-DIY-Outdoor-Sofa/
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Wed, 2 Sep 2015 08:24:22 PDT
How to remove window tint for under $30 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-remove-window-tint-for-under-30/
How to remove window tint for under $30 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/EVGN/H9K2FZ7J/FFMEVGNH9K2FZ7J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/EVGN/H9K2FZ7J/FFMEVGNH9K2FZ7J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/EVGN/H9K2FZ7J/FFMEVGNH9K2FZ7J.SMALL.jpg GrimWarhawk In this instructable, I'll cover how to remove window tinting from your car windows.  It takes about 5 minutes for side windows and 15 for a rear window. Let's get started! Gather Your Supplies You're going to need some stuff. 1 - Razor Blade ($1 for a 5 pack) 1 - Upholstery Steamer ($29 at the...
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Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:15:06 PST
How to "Weld" Aluminum Without a Welder http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Weld-Aluminum-Without-a-Welder/
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Wed, 2 Sep 2015 08:25:30 PDT
Laundry Room Cabinets. DIY. http://www.instructables.com/id/Laundry-Room-Cabinets-DIY/
Laundry Room Cabinets. DIY. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/ZPRT/IDR806O3/F5BZPRTIDR806O3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/ZPRT/IDR806O3/F5BZPRTIDR806O3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/ZPRT/IDR806O3/F5BZPRTIDR806O3.SMALL.jpg Mrballeng All too often, laundry rooms come with a single wire shelf. Get rid of it and fill the void with storage loving cabinets. It's easier than you think. These cabinets are built from wall to wall so you get to use every inch of space. I think I spent about $200.00 total (not including band-aids. See la...
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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:47:12 PDT
The 2' x 4' Snare Drum http://www.instructables.com/id/The-2-x-4-Snare-Drum/
The 2' x 4' Snare Drum - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXT/XGJ4/IE17Z9PO/FXTXGJ4IE17Z9PO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXT/XGJ4/IE17Z9PO/FXTXGJ4IE17Z9PO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXT/XGJ4/IE17Z9PO/FXTXGJ4IE17Z9PO.SMALL.jpg -BALES- Sometimes (all the time) ... I have unpractical ideas. Usually, they just bounce around and live in my head along side the questionably "good" ideas ... possibly make it into my sketch book, but never exist in the physical world. That is ... until a woodworking contest comes along, which justifies...
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Tue, 1 Sep 2015 16:54:34 PDT
Homemade Spot Welder http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Spot-Welder/
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Thu, 31 Jul 2008 10:17:24 PDT
Super flexible double curvature surface - laser cut plywood http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-flexible-duble-curvature-surface-laser-cut-p/
Super flexible double curvature surface - laser cut plywood - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/WS2F/IDZSF3Y9/FN2WS2FIDZSF3Y9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/WS2F/IDZSF3Y9/FN2WS2FIDZSF3Y9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/WS2F/IDZSF3Y9/FN2WS2FIDZSF3Y9.SMALL.jpg kofaktorlab Carl Friedrich Gauss distinguishes between three types of curved surfaces, single curved - neutral (cylindrical), and double curved - negative (hyperboloid) and positive (spherical).Curved surfaces are very attractive, especially negative double curved surfaces, but also very complicated to perform....
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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 07:25:31 PDT
Making Dowel Rods With a Table Saw http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Dowel-Rods-With-a-Table-Saw/
Making Dowel Rods With a Table Saw - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/IUQ5/IDYPD9F1/FOZIUQ5IDYPD9F1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/IUQ5/IDYPD9F1/FOZIUQ5IDYPD9F1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/IUQ5/IDYPD9F1/FOZIUQ5IDYPD9F1.SMALL.jpg gadgetjim There are times when you may need a Dowel Rod made out of a particular variety of wood for a project, or an extra long length. Or maybe, like me, you like to make things yourself. This Instructable will explain how to make a fixture to make your own, custom dowel rods. Getting Started and Require...
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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 20:21:32 PDT
Reupholstering a steering wheel http://www.instructables.com/id/Reupholstering-a-steering-wheel/
Reupholstering a steering wheel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQO/1596/H3Z3CKNL/FQO1596H3Z3CKNL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQO/1596/H3Z3CKNL/FQO1596H3Z3CKNL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQO/1596/H3Z3CKNL/FQO1596H3Z3CKNL.SMALL.jpg hells-oui A step by step on how to restore an old steering wheel. Items required. 1 x Old steering wheel 1 x long strip of cardboard/card stock 1 x long strip of leather/suede/alcantara Tools required Sewing Machine Needle/Thread Patience Inspection Steering wheel seen better days? You can reupholste...
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Tue, 3 Jul 2012 22:39:40 PDT
Bearded Dragon Enclosure http://www.instructables.com/id/Bearded-Dragon-Enclosure/
Bearded Dragon Enclosure - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F85/F3Z1/HOHYECE9/F85F3Z1HOHYECE9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F85/F3Z1/HOHYECE9/F85F3Z1HOHYECE9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F85/F3Z1/HOHYECE9/F85F3Z1HOHYECE9.SMALL.jpg SlickSqueegie I bought my fiancé a bearded dragon 3 years ago. I built his enclosure for him and it has served well. The enclosure is 4' wide and 2' deep 2' tall. This is an ideal size for a fully grown adult (normal) bearded dragon. However Goliath is far from normal. He has a thing for the living room window. H...
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Tue, 3 Dec 2013 06:35:05 PST
Fixing and Calibrating a Clicky style Torque Wrench http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixing-and-Calibrating-a-Clicky-style-Torque-Wrenc/
Fixing and Calibrating a Clicky style Torque Wrench - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF7/WIJY/HOHYOL0R/FF7WIJYHOHYOL0R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF7/WIJY/HOHYOL0R/FF7WIJYHOHYOL0R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF7/WIJY/HOHYOL0R/FF7WIJYHOHYOL0R.SMALL.jpg tmack0 This is a re-make of a page I had on my web server many years ago. I figured it was due a refresh and more visibility. In this 'ible I will go over how I fixed my torque wrench (a cheapo-clicky style I got from an auto-parts store) which had stopped working, and re-calibrated it. Its mostly a copy/...
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Mon, 2 Dec 2013 22:14:15 PST
Paint Can Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-Can-Forge-1/
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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:07:15 PDT
Woodworking Workbench: Sturdy, Inexpensive and Quick to Build http://www.instructables.com/id/Woodworking-Workbench-Sturdy-Inexpensive-and-Quick/
Woodworking Workbench: Sturdy, Inexpensive and Quick to Build - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/041B/IDUQSO9Y/F36041BIDUQSO9Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/041B/IDUQSO9Y/F36041BIDUQSO9Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/041B/IDUQSO9Y/F36041BIDUQSO9Y.SMALL.jpg Donjek My makerspace needed a proper workbench for woodworking so I volunteered to build one. I have built a couple of benches in the past so I had an idea of what could work in a communal workshop. I knew I wanted a bench that was: 1) very useable, 2) large, 2) sturdy, 3) heavy 4) inexpensive and 5) relat...
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:39:28 PDT
Platform/storage bed frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Platformstorage-bed-frame/
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Mon, 8 Jul 2013 15:21:21 PDT
3D Router: When a CNC machine is overkill. http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Router-When-a-CNC-machine-is-overkill/
3D Router: When a CNC machine is overkill. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/4DT9/IDUR3O86/F4J4DT9IDUR3O86.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/4DT9/IDUR3O86/F4J4DT9IDUR3O86.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/4DT9/IDUR3O86/F4J4DT9IDUR3O86.SMALL.jpg Paoson Luthier The idea arose after dealing with the difficulties and loss of time in preparing for certain CNC jobs. Sometimes I spent more time preparing for the CNC than the work itself. With this manual router, you can make holes or mill very fast. A universal 43mm collet makes it very versatile and you can ch...
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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:52:01 PDT
Wood Turning 101 - What You Need To Know To Get Started on the Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Turning-101-What-You-Need-To-Know-To-Get-Star/
Wood Turning 101 - What You Need To Know To Get Started on the Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/HY20/IDTAPL7M/FONHY20IDTAPL7M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/HY20/IDTAPL7M/FONHY20IDTAPL7M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/HY20/IDTAPL7M/FONHY20IDTAPL7M.SMALL.jpg darbinorvar Wood turning can seem like a mystery to many woodworkers. In fact only a very small percentage of woodworkers and makers are familiar with the lathe. I recently got a small lathe, and I thought it would be interesting to go over the basics. So when I had the opportunity to ask master wood turner Car...
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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:54:31 PDT
Protective Skull Face Shield With Filter http://www.instructables.com/id/Protective-Skull-Face-Shield-With-Filter/
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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 16:56:16 PDT
The IKEAhacked adjustable angle drawing table http://www.instructables.com/id/The-IKEAhacked-adjustable-angled-drawing-table/
The IKEAhacked adjustable angle drawing table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/2G7T/GA0O6XH7/F572G7TGA0O6XH7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/2G7T/GA0O6XH7/F572G7TGA0O6XH7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/2G7T/GA0O6XH7/F572G7TGA0O6XH7.SMALL.jpg akoithra This hack uses a VIKA BLECKET table top, two VIKA ARTUR trestles, four EKBY STILIG shelf brackets, some wooden pegs, nuts and bolts, a power drill, some thick double sided tape, and my Dad. The problem with angled surfaces The motivation behind this IKEAHack was the need to keep coffee cups f...
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Fri, 4 Jun 2010 02:27:15 PDT
How to pull a dent from a plastic bumper cover http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-pull-a-dent-from-a-plastic-bumper-cover/
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Thu, 7 Apr 2011 12:54:02 PDT
Removing a Sink and Vanity; Home Improvement http://www.instructables.com/id/Removing-a-Sink-and-Vanity-Home-Improvement/
Removing a Sink and Vanity; Home Improvement - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/QDQ5/GKTJNZ8P/FQDQDQ5GKTJNZ8P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/QDQ5/GKTJNZ8P/FQDQDQ5GKTJNZ8P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/QDQ5/GKTJNZ8P/FQDQDQ5GKTJNZ8P.SMALL.jpg PaleoPunk This outdated bathroom is getting fixed up, and I decided to do it myself, gaining experience and saving money. Taking out the sink and vanity was very difficult, so this instructable is to help any other do-it-yourself home improver's. You Will Need... Tools you need... -Crescent wrench -Bucket...
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Sun, 6 Mar 2011 16:55:10 PST
Wooden Telescope Part 2: Tube and Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Telescope-Part-2-Tube-and-Mount/
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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:09:46 PDT
Building a shower pan with Vinyl Liner http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-shower-pan-with-Vinyl-Liner/
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:23:46 PDT
Remove Broken Light Bulbs Without Getting Cut or Shocked Using A Water Bottle http://www.instructables.com/id/Remove-Broken-Light-Bulbs-Without-Getting-Cut-or-S/
Remove Broken Light Bulbs Without Getting Cut or Shocked Using A Water Bottle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEJ/VGV6/FQCTL5J2/FEJVGV6FQCTL5J2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEJ/VGV6/FQCTL5J2/FEJVGV6FQCTL5J2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEJ/VGV6/FQCTL5J2/FEJVGV6FQCTL5J2.SMALL.jpg prabbit22m I made this instructable for the "SAVE THE BOTTLE" contest. I know there are other ways of getting this piece out but I wanted find a good use for a water bottle. The risk of getting shocked is pretty much non existant with a water bottle when compared to a potato or pliers. Remove Broken Ligh...
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Tue, 27 Jan 2009 13:31:23 PST
How To Assemble A Typical Drum Set http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Assemble-A-Typical-Drum-Set/
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Thu, 24 Oct 2013 18:42:09 PDT
Wooden Deadbolt Lock http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Deadbolt-Lock/
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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:53:54 PDT
How to Get Rid of Tiny Black Ants in the House http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Get-Rid-of-Tiny-Black-Ants-in-the-House/
How to Get Rid of Tiny Black Ants in the House - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F75/WA92/I8UHET37/F75WA92I8UHET37.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F75/WA92/I8UHET37/F75WA92I8UHET37.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F75/WA92/I8UHET37/F75WA92I8UHET37.SMALL.jpg ChippMarshal Ant season is here again! You've arrived on this page because you are trying to figure out how to get rid of tiny black ants in your house. The most common types to invade homes include black, carpenter, pharaoh, odorous and sugar ants. Identifying the species that you are up against is usually help...
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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:57:22 PDT
Restoring Old Paintbrushes http://www.instructables.com/id/Restoring-Old-Paintbrushes/
Restoring Old Paintbrushes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/R8VF/IDRLH0XP/FCHR8VFIDRLH0XP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/R8VF/IDRLH0XP/FCHR8VFIDRLH0XP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/R8VF/IDRLH0XP/FCHR8VFIDRLH0XP.SMALL.jpg Chuck Stephens I've been a house painter for years. I've used just about every kind of brush made and I've learned one thing- you get what you pay for. I use Wooster 2 1/2" angled brushes for just about everything. They have quality bristles, they fit my hand nice and they last a long time. they're also kind of pr...
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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:07:23 PDT
Homemade exhaust for your old lawnmower http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-exhaust-for-your-old-lawnmower/
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Sun, 29 Jun 2008 22:13:00 PDT
Off Road Buggy (Go-Cart) Project http://www.instructables.com/id/Off-Road-Buggy-Go-Cart-Project/
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Thu, 10 Nov 2011 10:22:18 PST
How to Powder Coat Aluminum Wheels - TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Powder-Coat-Aluminum-Wheels-TechShop/
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By: kmagnuson

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Fri, 4 Apr 2014 02:38:52 PDT
Bright Idea Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Bright-Idea-Light/
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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:51:28 PDT
How To Build a Variable Box Joint Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Build-a-Variable-Box-Joint-Jig/
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By: darbinorvar

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 23:52:17 PDT
Water pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-pump/
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Tue, 1 Sep 2009 19:22:34 PDT
Make an Auto Radiator Pressure Tester http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-Auto-Radiator-Pressure-Tester/
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By: Phil B

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Mon, 25 May 2009 13:03:04 PDT
Forging a Viking Axe http://www.instructables.com/id/Forging-a-Viking-Axe/
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By: JamesA38

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:33:58 PDT
How To Make A Custom Fancy Walking Cane http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Custom-Fancy-Walking-Cane/
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By: mmh

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Sun, 4 Jan 2009 19:22:37 PST
Homemade Cordless Drill Battery Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Cordless-Drill-Battery-Charger/
Homemade Cordless Drill Battery Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/142P/FYIYO8XL/FXE142PFYIYO8XL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/142P/FYIYO8XL/FXE142PFYIYO8XL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/142P/FYIYO8XL/FXE142PFYIYO8XL.SMALL.jpg yeltrow In this article you will find step-by-step instructions on how to build a battery charger from wood scraps that will allow you to charge a NiCd (ni'-cad) cordless drill battery. ** WARNING ** only NiCd (Nickel Cadmium) batteries may be charged using this method. The pack type is usually written on t...
By: yeltrow

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Sat, 22 Aug 2009 21:23:07 PDT
Repair Mini Cooper Electric Door Lock Actuator / Locking Mechanism http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-Mini-Cooper-Electric-Door-Lock-Actuator-L/
Repair Mini Cooper Electric Door Lock Actuator / Locking Mechanism - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/JZ92/GSYEROIO/FUGJZ92GSYEROIO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/JZ92/GSYEROIO/FUGJZ92GSYEROIO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/JZ92/GSYEROIO/FUGJZ92GSYEROIO.SMALL.jpg MolecularSandwich This instructiable details how to repair a Mini cooper door lock actuator. I did this to my 2003 mini cooper s. I was sick of reading about the countless number of people who have been forced to replace this poorly designed component with a new one ($130) because BMW made them "non-serviceable". Thi...
By: MolecularSandwich

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Sun, 25 Sep 2011 18:37:27 PDT
Tension Series - Garden Bench http://www.instructables.com/id/Tension-Series-Portal-Bench/
Tension Series - Garden Bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/YRNR/IDLI47TH/FBQYRNRIDLI47TH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/YRNR/IDLI47TH/FBQYRNRIDLI47TH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/YRNR/IDLI47TH/FBQYRNRIDLI47TH.SMALL.jpg barclay5426 Following on from my Floating Bed, here's my latest prototype furniture piece... Portal Bench. A seating bench made for interior or exterior use. An off-axis loop connects to two legs, each of which is hand carved (with some help from an angle grinder) into a flowing shape. Steam bent feet and sl...
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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:21:48 PDT
Wood carving with a Dremel http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-carving-with-a-Dremel/
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By: geordie_h

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:08:15 PDT
Sliced Deadpool LACK Table 2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Sliced-Deadpool-LACK-Table-20/
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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 22:22:47 PDT
Vehicle efficiency upgrades: 30+ MPG in 2.5ton commercial truck http://www.instructables.com/id/Vehicle-efficiency-upgrades/
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Wed, 8 Apr 2009 10:52:46 PDT
Electric Skateboard v2.0: Smartphone Controlled http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Skateboard-v20/
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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 18:25:45 PDT
Concept for a Sculptural Aquarium Installation // LOOKDOWN http://www.instructables.com/id/LOOKDOWN-concept-for-a-sculptural-aquarium-install/
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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 09:56:49 PDT
Pepakura - Convert PDO to PDF http://www.instructables.com/id/Pepakura-Convert-PDO-to-PDF-/
Pepakura - Convert PDO to PDF - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/185V/HAWSLZ1D/FSO185VHAWSLZ1D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/185V/HAWSLZ1D/FSO185VHAWSLZ1D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/185V/HAWSLZ1D/FSO185VHAWSLZ1D.SMALL.jpg krsiak This tutorial will show you how to create PDF files out of your PDO using Pepakura Viewer ! You should now What-is-Pepakura-and-how-to-start and  How-to-use-Pepakura-Viewer Lots of people were asking me about this tutorial separately. It seems to be an issue that they cannot solve so e...
By: krsiak

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Tue, 8 Jan 2013 06:09:19 PST
Simple Leaf Blower Hovercraft http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Leaf-Blower-Hovercraft/
Simple Leaf Blower Hovercraft - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPT/V3PJ/IDIN5A0U/FPTV3PJIDIN5A0U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPT/V3PJ/IDIN5A0U/FPTV3PJIDIN5A0U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPT/V3PJ/IDIN5A0U/FPTV3PJIDIN5A0U.SMALL.jpg jenfoxbot What better way to finish off the summer than a relaxing hover to the park? This is an overview of a simple, inexpensive design that can be built for less than $10 if you are resourceful (and already have a leaf blower). Maximum cost, excluding the leaf blower, is about $50.Here's a video of the ho...
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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 11:32:51 PDT
"Broken" Bandsaw Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Bandsaw-Box-1/
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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 12:28:59 PDT
How to make a Mini Pyrography Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Mini-Pyrography-Tool/
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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 06:29:26 PDT
Beer Can Solar Space Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Beer-Can-Solar-Space-Heater/
Beer Can Solar Space Heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ6/6F2K/IDH82UU5/FQ66F2KIDH82UU5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ6/6F2K/IDH82UU5/FQ66F2KIDH82UU5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ6/6F2K/IDH82UU5/FQ66F2KIDH82UU5.SMALL.jpg smurray2 I saw a smaller version of this instructable a while back: here. At the time I was volunteering with a local animal rescue center. We had just installed a new 20' x 40' wooden barn as an indoor recreational area for the animals, but as the shelter was off grid there was difficulty heating such a lar...
By: smurray2

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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 01:30:00 PDT
How to Build a Hank Drum http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Hank-Drum/
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By: Hermes

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Wed, 21 May 2008 17:46:53 PDT