Instructables: exploring - tools - diy http://www.instructables.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:18:21 PDT BLOX v1.01 Becoming a Maker: The complete guide to a fully functional minishop: tools http://www.instructables.com/id/Becoming-a-Maker-The-complete-guide-to-a-fully-fun/
Becoming a Maker: The complete guide to a fully functional minishop: tools - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/VL4G/HTNO7P29/F19VL4GHTNO7P29.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/VL4G/HTNO7P29/F19VL4GHTNO7P29.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/VL4G/HTNO7P29/F19VL4GHTNO7P29.SMALL.jpg TheParacorder What is a maker? A maker is a DIY'er, recycle and reuse'er, and a crafter. They take whats not, and make it what Is. Makers not only have skill, but as well as the determination for his or her project. What does it take to become a maker? Well the first step to becoming a maker will be shown step by...
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Sun, 6 Apr 2014 13:34:52 PDT
How to Secure Leatherman Style Pouch When the Velcro is Wornout http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Secure-Leatherman-Style-Pouch-When-the-Velc/
How to Secure Leatherman Style Pouch When the Velcro is Wornout - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGY/NSG0/HTOUFVHT/FGYNSG0HTOUFVHT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGY/NSG0/HTOUFVHT/FGYNSG0HTOUFVHT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGY/NSG0/HTOUFVHT/FGYNSG0HTOUFVHT.SMALL.jpg sixsmith If you have a multitool that you keep in a Velcro sheath, you have probably had that Velcro wear out, especially if you use your multitool regularly. I decided to mod my Leatherman Wave pouch after the tool fell out while I was jogging to class last week. The pouch in the Instructible is a modif...
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Sat, 5 Apr 2014 18:05:02 PDT
Elementary mitre box http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-mitre-box/
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:18:47 PDT
Handsfree Magnetic-Base Tape-Measure http://www.instructables.com/id/Handsfree-Magnetic-Base-Tape-Measure/
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Sat, 22 Mar 2014 06:00:38 PDT
How To Make a BB Gun http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-a-BB-Gun/
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Sat, 15 Mar 2014 13:02:34 PDT
DIY mini drill http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-mini-drill/
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Sat, 15 Mar 2014 05:17:46 PDT
Screw Helper http://www.instructables.com/id/Screw-Helper/
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Sat, 8 Mar 2014 09:30:44 PST
Cheap D.I.Y Disk Sander http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-DIY-Disk-Sander/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/7TY1/HS0D934B/FJO7TY1HS0D934B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/7TY1/HS0D934B/FJO7TY1HS0D934B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/7TY1/HS0D934B/FJO7TY1HS0D934B.SMALL.jpg camping crazy This is a really cheap disk sander I made for ...well duh sanding!!! I made it from an old Black and Decker drill and some scrap pine boards. The drill is simply held to the table with a u bolt and it has a small rest to put the thing your working on. The cowling is made from pine boards that were l...
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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 10:42:35 PST
DIY Laser Etching Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Laser-Etching-Machine/
DIY Laser Etching Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/OZ58/HSCYAZ73/F3AOZ58HSCYAZ73.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/OZ58/HSCYAZ73/F3AOZ58HSCYAZ73.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/OZ58/HSCYAZ73/F3AOZ58HSCYAZ73.SMALL.jpg Zinventor I recently built a laser etching machine, and this Instructable covers the process I followed while making it, as well as some basic usage tips! I've entered a couple contests with this Instructable, so if you like what you see, I'd greatly appreciate your vote! and be sure to check out all the...
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:00:14 PST
mini circular bench saw from scrap [UPDATED] http://www.instructables.com/id/mini-circular-bench-saw-from-scrap/
mini circular bench saw from scrap [UPDATED] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/VH9F/HRCK22TR/FYSVH9FHRCK22TR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/VH9F/HRCK22TR/FYSVH9FHRCK22TR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/VH9F/HRCK22TR/FYSVH9FHRCK22TR.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi Try to salvage little electric motors from scrap, because you can usually find a way to reuse them. I don't remember where this motor comes from, I've got it many years ago when I used to dismount everything I bumped into, anyway when I found it the other day I immediately pictured a small bench saw...
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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:41:53 PST
The VoltPen (Highlighter into voltmeter) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-VoltPen-Highlighter-into-voltmeter/
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 07:36:17 PST
Solar Cell Voltage Testing Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Cell-Voltage-Testing-Station/
Solar Cell Voltage Testing Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/HCD2/HQLVMQ06/FD4HCD2HQLVMQ06.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/HCD2/HQLVMQ06/FD4HCD2HQLVMQ06.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/HCD2/HQLVMQ06/FD4HCD2HQLVMQ06.SMALL.jpg batteriesnotincluded Solar cell tester for DIY solar panels Please excuse the poor craftsmanship first project since shoulder surgery I built this to help make it easier to match the solar cells of the solar panels i plan to build it makes it allot easier to match the output of the cells and makes the process go allot f...
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Sun, 19 Jan 2014 04:53:00 PST
Homemade Clamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Clamp/
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Wed, 1 Jan 2014 16:06:50 PST
Chisel Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Chisel-Holder/
Chisel Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/ZTBP/HPQOA4DR/FKIZTBPHPQOA4DR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/ZTBP/HPQOA4DR/FKIZTBPHPQOA4DR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/ZTBP/HPQOA4DR/FKIZTBPHPQOA4DR.SMALL.jpg dirtbike98 Chisel Holder Piece Draw the shape of the chisel holder on your piece of metal. The metal has to be at least 3/4 inch thick or it will not hold the chisel like it's designed to. Cutting It Out Now cut out the shape with a cutting torch. I used a victor acetylene cutting torch with a #1 tip o...
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Sat, 28 Dec 2013 20:20:06 PST
The Sewingmachine Scrollsaw http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Sewingmachine-Scrollsaw/
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Sat, 28 Dec 2013 17:16:55 PST
easy pcb etching holder http://www.instructables.com/id/easy-pcb-etching-holder/
easy pcb etching holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/NLOT/HPFZZHD0/FY4NLOTHPFZZHD0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/NLOT/HPFZZHD0/FY4NLOTHPFZZHD0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/NLOT/HPFZZHD0/FY4NLOTHPFZZHD0.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi When I etch a prototype circuit board I usually try to use less ferric chloride I can. This means to pour only a thin layer of acid in a flat container, and keep the copper surface submerged in it. I noticed that keeping the copper side upside-down speeds up the process. The reason is the spontaneou...
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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 11:09:11 PST
(*UPDATE*)No-Forge required Knife v 1.1 http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Forge-required-Knife/
(*UPDATE*)No-Forge required Knife v 1.1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/J87N/HPFZRVBX/FY2J87NHPFZRVBX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/J87N/HPFZRVBX/FY2J87NHPFZRVBX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/J87N/HPFZRVBX/FY2J87NHPFZRVBX.SMALL.jpg Paracordaholic Hey this is a knife I made out of a piece of a metal fire pit grate I will be making more updates and will add more as i have time, enjoy. metal Basically for a no forge knife you need some already flat but durable metal such as lawnmower blades then you need to flatten any curves in the metal (s...
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Sat, 21 Dec 2013 17:59:28 PST
DIY solder holder http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-solder-holder/
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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 09:54:40 PST
DIY Multifunction Pocket Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Multifunction-Pocket-Tool/
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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:08:59 PST
easy glass bottle cutter made up of common parts [UPDATED... again] http://www.instructables.com/id/easy-glass-bottle-cutter-made-up-of-common-parts/
easy glass bottle cutter made up of common parts [UPDATED... again] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/A0AU/HOHYM5BB/FC7A0AUHOHYM5BB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/A0AU/HOHYM5BB/FC7A0AUHOHYM5BB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/A0AU/HOHYM5BB/FC7A0AUHOHYM5BB.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi It's interesting to know that you can make a glass from a bottle, engraving a cut all around the circumference and splitting it in two with a few tricks. If you plan to make many glasses and if you wish to obtain a perfect flat cut, you can preferably build your own cutting device. The main advantag...
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Wed, 4 Dec 2013 11:28:40 PST
Workshop adjustable support with expansion pack, made from junk. http://www.instructables.com/id/Workshop-adjustable-support-with-expansion-pack-ma/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/Z43Z/HN4ZSYBN/FBBZ43ZHN4ZSYBN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/Z43Z/HN4ZSYBN/FBBZ43ZHN4ZSYBN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/Z43Z/HN4ZSYBN/FBBZ43ZHN4ZSYBN.SMALL.jpg funkysod I made this simple support, you know for those long pieces of wood or metal stock. My workbench is really small and I often have trouble handling all the things I want to do. Looking at my pile of scrap pieces I just winged this together in my mind. Kind of improvised it as I went along. Worked out ...
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Thu, 24 Oct 2013 04:13:40 PDT
DIY spectroscope under 1€ http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-spectroscope-under-1/
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Fri, 18 Oct 2013 11:27:56 PDT
Making Your Own Cheap Test Leads http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Your-Own-Cheap-Test-Leads/
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Mon, 14 Oct 2013 04:42:30 PDT
Table Saw Sledge Accuracy Test - Five Cut Method http://www.instructables.com/id/Table-Saw-Sledge-Accuracy-Test-Five-Cut-Method-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FFF/9E5G/HMMFA95D/FFF9E5GHMMFA95D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFF/9E5G/HMMFA95D/FFF9E5GHMMFA95D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFF/9E5G/HMMFA95D/FFF9E5GHMMFA95D.SMALL.jpg savvas_papasavva I was sent a message by Andrew Goodrick, asking me why I didn't use the five cut method to align my table saw sledge.  Well I didn't know about the technique, and had originally used a square and my eye, which I was satisfied with. Some of you may have noticed my original attempt to test whether th...
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Fri, 11 Oct 2013 13:52:37 PDT
Recycle oogoo http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycle-oogoo/
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Sun, 6 Oct 2013 04:07:00 PDT
Herramienta útil (useful tool) http://www.instructables.com/id/Herramienta-útil-useful-tool/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/2R27/HLJVE3BE/F2N2R27HLJVE3BE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/2R27/HLJVE3BE/F2N2R27HLJVE3BE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/2R27/HLJVE3BE/F2N2R27HLJVE3BE.SMALL.jpg rimar2000 Cuando corté las duelas para mi primer bol con su tapa, hecho con mi método, tuve errores de medición debido a la dificultad de medir con cierta aproximación los ángulos involucrados. La cosa se solucionó eliminando una duela en el caso del cuerpo, y agregando media duela en el caso de la tapa. Hay ...
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Sun, 15 Sep 2013 19:39:44 PDT
Diy Soldering Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Diy-Soldering-Station/
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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 16:43:46 PDT
Attaching Magnetic Bit Adaptor to Screwdriver http://www.instructables.com/id/Attaching-Magnetic-Bit-Adaptor-to-Screwdriver/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/ON20/HL94CS26/FJGON20HL94CS26.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/ON20/HL94CS26/FJGON20HL94CS26.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/ON20/HL94CS26/FJGON20HL94CS26.SMALL.jpg savvas_papasavva In this video I attached a 6mm / 1/4" magnetic bit holder to the end of a damaged vintage screwdriver using two part epoxy.  I am a big fan of the handle shape of these red / blue Stanley screwdrivers and have been slowly collecting a set.  While amassing, I sometimes find damaged and unusable examp...
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Fri, 6 Sep 2013 02:23:35 PDT
Desk phone stand with Sugru and Samsung TecTiles http://www.instructables.com/id/Desk-phone-stand-with-Sugru-and-Samsung-TecTiles/
Desk phone stand with Sugru and Samsung TecTiles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/Y9WW/HKUD0ZZ7/FDKY9WWHKUD0ZZ7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/Y9WW/HKUD0ZZ7/FDKY9WWHKUD0ZZ7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/Y9WW/HKUD0ZZ7/FDKY9WWHKUD0ZZ7.SMALL.jpg earthtown For a while I have wanted (needed perhaps?) a dock for my S4 when I sit at my desk. I'll show you how I made one with Sugru and a TecTile.  It's pretty basic stuff... The pictures tell the story pretty well. Sugru is extremely easy to work with, I cut the package open with almost no trouble at al...
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Mon, 26 Aug 2013 20:58:05 PDT
Mini Edge Sander - Belt sander Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Edge-Sander-Belt-sander-Stand/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/HW9T/HKE9HA7F/FR6HW9THKE9HA7F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/HW9T/HKE9HA7F/FR6HW9THKE9HA7F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/HW9T/HKE9HA7F/FR6HW9THKE9HA7F.SMALL.jpg savvas_papasavva I wanted to make a stand, which allowed me to use my belt sander as a mini edge sander.  I guess the advantage to these machines is, because the belt is going across the bed, it's a little harder to get your finger nail pulled in. 00:05 I began by working out the profile of the sander with paper an...
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Fri, 16 Aug 2013 03:13:29 PDT
Adding Neoprene Rubber to Homemade Drum Sander http://www.instructables.com/id/Adding-Neoprene-Rubber-to-Homemade-Drum-Sander/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/MAV5/HJKBN16R/FCZMAV5HJKBN16R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/MAV5/HJKBN16R/FCZMAV5HJKBN16R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/MAV5/HJKBN16R/FCZMAV5HJKBN16R.SMALL.jpg savvas_papasavva This is a follow up video to DIY Drum Sander for Pillar Drill (http://youtu.be/fLDNL8w940I) where I added 2mm neoprene rubber to the edge of some home made drum sanders.  The rubber has dampen the nose somewhat, helped to grip the sandpaper to the drum and cushions the material being pushed against....
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Fri, 9 Aug 2013 08:37:02 PDT
DIY Crowbar Grip with Sugru http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Crowbar-Grip-with-Sugru/
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 00:52:45 PDT
Drum Sander for Pillar Drill / Drill Press http://www.instructables.com/id/Drum-Sander-for-Pillar-Drill-Drill-Press/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWU/X0BO/HJ60370K/FWUX0BOHJ60370K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWU/X0BO/HJ60370K/FWUX0BOHJ60370K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWU/X0BO/HJ60370K/FWUX0BOHJ60370K.SMALL.jpg savvas_papasavva 00:05 I began by checking that the off cut was parallel and worked out the centre. 00:09 I then adjusted the fence on my pillar drill guide table, so when I flip the ply over I find the centre hole.  My hole saws are no that deep so I will have to do this when cutting out the discs. 00:29 The ply ...
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Thu, 18 Jul 2013 06:27:27 PDT
DIY Spot Welding Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Spot-Welding-Machine/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/2SNR/HJ5RNS9L/FU42SNRHJ5RNS9L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/2SNR/HJ5RNS9L/FU42SNRHJ5RNS9L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/2SNR/HJ5RNS9L/FU42SNRHJ5RNS9L.SMALL.jpg bubal How to build a Spot Welder with a microwave oven transformer. Never connect the transformer to the grid before removing the secondary coil, because it produces 2000 Volts at 500 mA, this is LETHAL. A secondary with more turns than primary rises the voltage. On the other hand, a secondary with less t...
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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 08:50:12 PDT
DIY - 120v Electrical Switchbox http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-120v-Electrical-Switch-Repair-for-garage-too/
DIY - 120v Electrical Switchbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBY/1PP4/HJ39PR2Y/FBY1PP4HJ39PR2Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBY/1PP4/HJ39PR2Y/FBY1PP4HJ39PR2Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBY/1PP4/HJ39PR2Y/FBY1PP4HJ39PR2Y.SMALL.jpg M.Hawse For this article, I will be explaining what I did to repair my friend’s workbench electrical switch. A friend of mine called and said that he would like for me to take a look at his power tool setup in the garage. He was concerned that the switch was no longer safe -- see attached photo!. After a br...
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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 04:37:28 PDT
Homemade Portable Bandsaw Table / Bed http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Portable-Bandsaw-Table-Bed/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/P4EA/HIGFBCWW/F6HP4EAHIGFBCWW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/P4EA/HIGFBCWW/F6HP4EAHIGFBCWW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/P4EA/HIGFBCWW/F6HP4EAHIGFBCWW.SMALL.jpg savvas_papasavva 0:06 I began by finding the centre of the aluminium plate.  Working out how deep I wanted to cut into it. 0:20  I marked and punched the point I would stop cutting, and drilled a 2.5m hole.  I did this so that the teeth, which generally are set little further to the sides of the blade, would have sp...
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Tue, 2 Jul 2013 09:37:01 PDT
Homemade Portable Bandsaw Stand - Cut off & Vertical http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Portable-Bandsaw-Stand-Cut-off-Vertic/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/N2M3/HIGFJWID/FQYN2M3HIGFJWID.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/N2M3/HIGFJWID/FQYN2M3HIGFJWID.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/N2M3/HIGFJWID/FQYN2M3HIGFJWID.SMALL.jpg savvas_papasavva In this video I built an aluminium stand to attach a portable bandsaw too, which can be used in conjunction with a vice as a cut off saw or raised into an upright vertical position to be used as a typical bandsaw, and when necessary removed to be use freehand.  I got my hands on this bit of kit for...
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Tue, 2 Jul 2013 03:19:07 PDT
DIY dremel with reversible rotation http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-dremel-with-reversible-rotation/
DIY dremel with reversible rotation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F55/E65L/HI3TJRRR/F55E65LHI3TJRRR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F55/E65L/HI3TJRRR/F55E65LHI3TJRRR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F55/E65L/HI3TJRRR/F55E65LHI3TJRRR.SMALL.jpg tgferreira184 There has been a while since I wanted to build my own dremel, so I built mos of this about 2 years ago, but I had a problem with the chuck. Now, after some thinking, I created this way to make a chuck using something sold on almost any store for 1 or 2 euros: a bit extension, and for the attachement...
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Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:17:58 PDT
Renewing an old good tool (renovando una vieja buena herramienta) http://www.instructables.com/id/Renewing-an-old-good-tool-renovando-una-vieja-bue/
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Sun, 16 Jun 2013 19:18:20 PDT
Portable Water Pulse Sapphire Concentrator http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Water-Pulse-Sapphire-Concentrator/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHN/HKWC/HHMI54OX/FHNHKWCHHMI54OX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHN/HKWC/HHMI54OX/FHNHKWCHHMI54OX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHN/HKWC/HHMI54OX/FHNHKWCHHMI54OX.SMALL.jpg NelsonStudios There is so much that goes into building a machine like this.  If you are looking at making one a simple instructable isn't going to help you.  This is more for the serious hobby miner with some fabrication skills.  In looking at our machine you can see hands down the smallest (on youtube anyway) pr...
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Sat, 8 Jun 2013 14:20:39 PDT
DIY Prescription Safety Goggles! (plus a few extras) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Prescription-Safety-Goggles-plus-a-few-extra/
DIY Prescription Safety Goggles! (plus a few extras) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Q/WYTV/HHJOM8S2/F9QWYTVHHJOM8S2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Q/WYTV/HHJOM8S2/F9QWYTVHHJOM8S2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Q/WYTV/HHJOM8S2/F9QWYTVHHJOM8S2.SMALL.jpg KlockworkKevin As Someone with awful vision, I always have the problem of needing to have my glasses on to see what I'm working on, but then I either have to fuss with wearing safety goggles over my glasses or the lying to myself that my glasses work as safety goggles, which isn't true and even if they protect my ...
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Sat, 8 Jun 2013 09:20:34 PDT
Miniature 2in1 engraver and drill http://www.instructables.com/id/Miniature-2in1-engraver-and-drill/
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Fri, 7 Jun 2013 14:05:54 PDT
Homemade Table Saw - Part 2 - DIY Sledge, Runners & Mitre Slots http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Table-Saw-Part-2-DIY-Sledge-Runners/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FVU/E933/HGU2JY0T/FVUE933HGU2JY0T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVU/E933/HGU2JY0T/FVUE933HGU2JY0T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVU/E933/HGU2JY0T/FVUE933HGU2JY0T.SMALL.jpg savvas_papasavva This is part two of the Homemade Table Saw video, where I make the mitre slots on the bed and my first basic sledge.  I decided to make a sledge first before a guide rail, partly because I'll probably wont need the guide rail while I have a skill saw.  I have never used a sledge before and have to a...
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Tue, 21 May 2013 03:28:30 PDT
Homemade Metal Bow Saw http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Metal-Bow-Saw/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSA/M2PA/HGH72IP1/FSAM2PAHGH72IP1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSA/M2PA/HGH72IP1/FSAM2PAHGH72IP1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSA/M2PA/HGH72IP1/FSAM2PAHGH72IP1.SMALL.jpg savvas_papasavva I kind of only made this so that I could use the portable band saw.  I found it on ffx.co.uk for 40 pounds and it seems ok for the price.  Maybe later I will convert it into a dedicated upright / dropdown metal band saw.  Obviously there is no reason why the bow saw can't be done with a normal hacks...
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Thu, 16 May 2013 13:55:05 PDT
Make a Dremel with Custom Removable Attachments! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Dremel-with-Custom-Removable-Attachments/
Make a Dremel with Custom Removable Attachments! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYO/2SNW/HFD1EMZZ/FYO2SNWHFD1EMZZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYO/2SNW/HFD1EMZZ/FYO2SNWHFD1EMZZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYO/2SNW/HFD1EMZZ/FYO2SNWHFD1EMZZ.SMALL.jpg innovator007 Hello Everyone, This is my biggest Instructable so far! I have been designing this for about two months, and have really enjoyed making it. It is a drill/dremel that has custom removable attachments!! The dremel even has an easy battery compartment access door for easy battery change!! I made this b...
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Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:48:57 PDT
How to Make a Clinometer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Clinometer/
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Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:56:09 PDT
How to make keychain magnetic screwdriver http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-keychain-magnetic-screwdriver/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/BZAO/HFD1EEBM/FSMBZAOHFD1EEBM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/BZAO/HFD1EEBM/FSMBZAOHFD1EEBM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/BZAO/HFD1EEBM/FSMBZAOHFD1EEBM.SMALL.jpg macobt You can easy make this small magnetic screwdriver,only you need is bolt and epoxy glue More projects:http://www.youtube.com/user/macobt
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Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:50:15 PDT
How to make air duster http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-air-duster/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FW6/VDAT/HEXSRZIE/FW6VDATHEXSRZIE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW6/VDAT/HEXSRZIE/FW6VDATHEXSRZIE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW6/VDAT/HEXSRZIE/FW6VDATHEXSRZIE.SMALL.jpg macobt Here is a quick, easy and fun way to make refillable air duster. Visit my blogspot:http://macoprojects.blogspot.com/ or visit my channel:https://www.youtube.com/user/macobt
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Sun, 31 Mar 2013 15:41:44 PDT
Coil winder with automatic counter http://www.instructables.com/id/Coil-winder-with-automatic-counter/
Coil winder with automatic counter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/79PZ/HDRS5Y0I/FVP79PZHDRS5Y0I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/79PZ/HDRS5Y0I/FVP79PZHDRS5Y0I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/79PZ/HDRS5Y0I/FVP79PZHDRS5Y0I.SMALL.jpg aprzy15 (If you like this project, consider voting from me in the make to learn contest, and the up! 3D printer contest, thanks.) Coils are used for an abundance of projects, but are not very easy to make. Often, coils require 100's and sometimes 1000's of turns. Doing this by hand is extremely difficult, s...
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Sat, 2 Mar 2013 15:01:11 PST
How to make a travel fork-spoon out of wood http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-travel-fork-spoon-out-of-wood/
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Mon, 18 Feb 2013 02:28:57 PST