Instructables: exploring - tools - techshop http://www.instructables.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:52:40 PDT BLOX v1.01 Optimizing Drawings for FlowJet - I made it at TechShop! http://www.instructables.com/id/Optimizing-Drawings-for-FlowJet-I-made-it-at-TechS/
Optimizing Drawings for FlowJet - I made it at TechShop! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKW/T6RV/HYCSY9UJ/FKWT6RVHYCSY9UJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKW/T6RV/HYCSY9UJ/FKWT6RVHYCSY9UJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKW/T6RV/HYCSY9UJ/FKWT6RVHYCSY9UJ.SMALL.jpg pgarrow One of the most powerful tools at TechShop is the WaterJet cutter. For those who are not familiar with this tool, it works by shooting a jet of water through a very small orifice at about 50,000 pounds of pressure. Added to this high speed jet of water is a fine garnet abrasive that allows this to...
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Sat, 2 Aug 2014 17:04:48 PDT
Laser Cut Foam Inserts for Tool Boxes http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Foam-Inserts-for-Tool-Boxes/
Laser Cut Foam Inserts for Tool Boxes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/IID4/HX7P0XIY/FURIID4HX7P0XIY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/IID4/HX7P0XIY/FURIID4HX7P0XIY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/IID4/HX7P0XIY/FURIID4HX7P0XIY.SMALL.jpg tcolson This is my first Instructable. Any constructive criticism in the comments will be gratefully accepted.Lately I'm doing more machining at TechShop SJ. As a result, I've been carrying a lot of cutting and measuring tools back and forth from home. Many of the tools have precisions surfaces or are somew...
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Fri, 4 Jul 2014 20:58:20 PDT
Pressure Cooker Vacuum Chamber http://www.instructables.com/id/Pressure-Cooker-Vacuum-Chamber/
Pressure Cooker Vacuum Chamber - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFA/6IUL/HURHRCQY/FFA6IULHURHRCQY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFA/6IUL/HURHRCQY/FFA6IULHURHRCQY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFA/6IUL/HURHRCQY/FFA6IULHURHRCQY.SMALL.jpg bfoz Pressure cookers make great vacuum chambers because they're readily available, not too expensive, and are strong enough to hold a full vacuum. Once you've found all of the parts, assembly is straightforward and can be a fun afternoon project.For this build, I wanted something robust enough to withst...
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Sat, 3 May 2014 23:44:57 PDT
Machine Carved Contour Map - I Made It at TechShop! http://www.instructables.com/id/Machine-Carved-Contour-Map-I-Made-It-at-TechShop/
Machine Carved Contour Map - I Made It at TechShop! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/WGWQ/HUOP8QKL/F5HWGWQHUOP8QKL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/WGWQ/HUOP8QKL/F5HWGWQHUOP8QKL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/WGWQ/HUOP8QKL/F5HWGWQHUOP8QKL.SMALL.jpg pgarrow Using the Software and the tools at TechShop, one can carve a contour map of virtually anywhere in the world!The task is to create a three dimensional contour map of a specific region, in this case part of Pittsburgh, PA, located near TechShop. The 3D contour data was brought in from Google Sketc...
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Thu, 1 May 2014 17:48:15 PDT
Vacuum Forming Dinosaur Molds http://www.instructables.com/id/Vacuum-Forming-Dinosaur-Molds/
Vacuum Forming Dinosaur Molds - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/PGOW/HUPHKAHD/FIIPGOWHUPHKAHD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/PGOW/HUPHKAHD/FIIPGOWHUPHKAHD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/PGOW/HUPHKAHD/FIIPGOWHUPHKAHD.SMALL.jpg Seamstressofsteam Use an existing shape bake pan to create additional molds to be used for ice, jello, or chocolates. For this project, I'm making a dinosaur mold but it will work for any fun shaped pan you want to replicate. You will need: Vacuum Forming Machine Food Safe PetG sheets heat resistant form to mo...
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Thu, 1 May 2014 09:56:59 PDT
3D Printed Hinges. I Made it at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Hinges-I-Made-it-at-TechShop/
3D Printed Hinges. I Made it at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/KR9N/HUBWNFBB/F0BKR9NHUBWNFBB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/KR9N/HUBWNFBB/F0BKR9NHUBWNFBB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/KR9N/HUBWNFBB/F0BKR9NHUBWNFBB.SMALL.jpg John_TS_DTW Goal:     To create 3D printed hinges.    Procedure:     Use Autodesk Fusion or Inventor to create surfaces in a vertical plane.  Create a 2D surface for each object. Extrude the 5mm diameter pin to the left.  Create top and bottom jaws and extrude 12mm to the right.   Create 11mm square surface an...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:41:53 PDT
Create Box with Finger Joints. Slider or Swing Top. I Made it at TechShop. http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-Box-with-Finger-Joint-Slider-or-Swing-Top-I/
Create Box with Finger Joints. Slider or Swing Top. I Made it at TechShop. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7K/0GW4/HUBJO1T4/F7K0GW4HUBJO1T4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7K/0GW4/HUBJO1T4/F7K0GW4HUBJO1T4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7K/0GW4/HUBJO1T4/F7K0GW4HUBJO1T4.SMALL.jpg John_TS_DTW Background:     I always wanted to make my own Laser Cut Finger Joint Box and finally I got to try one. Goal:     To show the process of make a box using finger joints.     To share lesson learned. Procedure:      Decide on the side of the box.      Decide what material to use.  Most popular are p...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:17:30 PDT
Laser Cut Coffee Cup / Flower Pot Holder. I Made it at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Coffee-Cup-Flower-Pot-Holder-I-Made-it-a/
Laser Cut Coffee Cup / Flower Pot Holder. I Made it at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/HH74/HU77P6M5/FTHHH74HU77P6M5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/HH74/HU77P6M5/FTHHH74HU77P6M5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/HH74/HU77P6M5/FTHHH74HU77P6M5.SMALL.jpg John_TS_DTW Goal:      To create Hexagon Coffee Cup or Flower Pot Holder.     To practice use of Corel Draw. Procedure:      * In Corel Draw, create a Polygon. The default was a Pentagon.  Change to 6 sides to create a Hexagon.      * Use measuring tool and measure opposites two times.        * Scale vertical...
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:32:40 PDT
Multi screwdriver / ninja death star http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-screwdriver-ninja-death-star/
Multi screwdriver / ninja death star - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4P/BUTA/HTVIE5YH/F4PBUTAHTVIE5YH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4P/BUTA/HTVIE5YH/F4PBUTAHTVIE5YH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4P/BUTA/HTVIE5YH/F4PBUTAHTVIE5YH.SMALL.jpg kevin7314 Problem: When I go up on the roof to fix the AC I usually forget a tool Solution: multi screwdriver Materials: wood or metal 1" x 1" x 1" super glue or TIG tool bits (harbor freight $2.97 for 6) cut wood to desired size ~ 1" x 1" I used wood because I haven't taken the TIG class yet, but you...
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 15:42:25 PDT
Every tool at techshop chandler http://www.instructables.com/id/Every-tool-at-techshop-chandler/
Every tool at techshop chandler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGG/MJQR/HTX6NF1U/FGGMJQRHTX6NF1U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGG/MJQR/HTX6NF1U/FGGMJQRHTX6NF1U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGG/MJQR/HTX6NF1U/FGGMJQRHTX6NF1U.SMALL.jpg kevin7314 I have removed multiple versions of the same tool e.g. there are three laser cutters, three 3D printers, etc. I made it at TechShop http://www.techshop.ws/ Every Tool at Techshop Chandler Sometimes its hard to remember the names of tools and what types of materials you can use on the...
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 14:34:58 PDT
How to Use the Sand Blaster at TechShop San Francisco http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Use-the-Sand-Blaster-at-TechShop-SF/
How to Use the Sand Blaster at TechShop San Francisco - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/ME1I/HTOUE8QT/F33ME1IHTOUE8QT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/ME1I/HTOUE8QT/F33ME1IHTOUE8QT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/ME1I/HTOUE8QT/F33ME1IHTOUE8QT.SMALL.jpg joanadrienne The sand blaster (AKA media blaster or abrasive blast cabinet) works by shooting a high pressure stream of abrasive material at your work piece to wear away surface material. You might use it to strip off paint in preparation for powder coating, or to etch glass. This Instrucatable will guide you ...
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 11:11:50 PDT
A simple gauge for setting tool height in the lathe. http://www.instructables.com/id/A-simple-gauge-for-setting-tool-height-in-the-lath/
A simple gauge for setting tool height in the lathe. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/OWA8/HSHEEW2V/FB8OWA8HSHEEW2V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/OWA8/HSHEEW2V/FB8OWA8HSHEEW2V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/OWA8/HSHEEW2V/FB8OWA8HSHEEW2V.SMALL.jpg JParis44 I made it at TechShop! This is a simple gauge for quickly setting tool height in a lathe. If you're using a lantern or four-way style toolpost these can be invaluable, but they are very convenient even with a quick change toolpost! Just place the tool on your cross slide and set the height of th...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 05:11:35 PST
Vacuum Former SBU, I made it at Techshop, Chandler http://www.instructables.com/id/Vacuum-Former-SBU-I-made-it-at-Techshop-Chandler/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FE7/W9XK/HPN4LBO8/FE7W9XKHPN4LBO8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE7/W9XK/HPN4LBO8/FE7W9XKHPN4LBO8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE7/W9XK/HPN4LBO8/FE7W9XKHPN4LBO8.SMALL.jpg dlayton The vacuum former at Techshop, Chandler is a lot more sophisticated than I thought it would be and there is a lot of information in this class.  The basics of vacuum forming plastic is that you have a mold of the shape you want, and you heat the sheet of plastic up enough to get soft, and then use ...
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Wed, 25 Dec 2013 22:33:02 PST
How to Adjust for Wood Thickness and Kerf on a Laser Cutter at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Adjust-for-Wood-Thickness-and-Kerf-on-a-Las/
How to Adjust for Wood Thickness and Kerf on a Laser Cutter at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/L9SF/HO7XQDJW/FJYL9SFHO7XQDJW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/L9SF/HO7XQDJW/FJYL9SFHO7XQDJW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/L9SF/HO7XQDJW/FJYL9SFHO7XQDJW.SMALL.jpg Adam ANT In this Instructable I will show you my method to adjust your patterns to the correct thickness on a laser cutter. I went through this to make my wood box slot together with a tight fit and I made this at Techshop San Jose using their Epilog 60W Helix. You will need: 1. My test pattern (Laser Kerf ...
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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 13:22:29 PST
Sandblasting and Powder coating sheet metal toolbox .... or just about anything http://www.instructables.com/id/Sandblasting-and-Powder-coating-sheet-metal-toolbo/
Sandblasting and Powder coating sheet metal toolbox .... or just about anything - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/CNJX/HNM4C7RN/FSICNJXHNM4C7RN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/CNJX/HNM4C7RN/FSICNJXHNM4C7RN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/CNJX/HNM4C7RN/FSICNJXHNM4C7RN.SMALL.jpg sridhar_rajagopal I had made this toolbox in the Angular sheet metal class at Techshop. As it lay in the garage and gathered rust and mocked me, I knew I had to take the Sandblasting and Powder Coating class at Techshop to get a nice perfectly finished piece that was functional and that I could proudly display my too...
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Wed, 6 Nov 2013 17:12:52 PST
Flat Folder for Papercrafting http://www.instructables.com/id/Flat-Folder-for-Papercrafting/
Flat Folder for Papercrafting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF0/I0C9/HI3Q449K/FF0I0C9HI3Q449K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF0/I0C9/HI3Q449K/FF0I0C9HI3Q449K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF0/I0C9/HI3Q449K/FF0I0C9HI3Q449K.SMALL.jpg Kim Neely This simple tool makes paper creases clean and sharp. I've found it to be indispensable in bookbinding, scrapbooking, and origami projects. I used to use the handle of scissors or a table knife to flatten creases, but this is better. Plus, it takes about half an hour to make if you have some sort of...
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Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:18:58 PDT
Trying my hand at: Mold Making and Casting with Silicone RTV [Pittsburgh Tech Shop] http://www.instructables.com/id/Trying-my-hand-at-Mold-Making-and-Casting-with-Si/
Trying my hand at: Mold Making and Casting with Silicone RTV [Pittsburgh Tech Shop] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEF/TK55/HHS9SOEK/FEFTK55HHS9SOEK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEF/TK55/HHS9SOEK/FEFTK55HHS9SOEK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEF/TK55/HHS9SOEK/FEFTK55HHS9SOEK.SMALL.jpg thisisanexparrot Today at the Pittsburgh Tech Shop, I took a class in mold making and casting. This is a great technique for making multiple copies of a piece out of resin. It's used in sculpting, prop making, special effects makeup, and many more applications. This Instructable is the documentation of the class in ...
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Sun, 16 Jun 2013 12:41:16 PDT
Trying my hand at: Sand Blasting and Powder Coating [Pittsburgh Tech Shop] http://www.instructables.com/id/Trying-my-hand-at-Sand-Blasting-and-Powder-Coatin/
Trying my hand at: Sand Blasting and Powder Coating [Pittsburgh Tech Shop] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/O4BW/HHS9SLOF/F13O4BWHHS9SLOF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/O4BW/HHS9SLOF/F13O4BWHHS9SLOF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/O4BW/HHS9SLOF/F13O4BWHHS9SLOF.SMALL.jpg thisisanexparrot Today at the Pittsburgh Tech Shop, I took a class in sand blasting and powder coating. Powder coating is a fantastic technique for painting just about any metal you can think of. Not only that, it's fairly straightforward, safer than other methods, and gives you a nice glossy finish. This Instructab...
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Sat, 15 Jun 2013 14:08:40 PDT
Calipers for wheel truing stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Calipers-for-wheel-truing-stand/
Calipers for wheel truing stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/I6RS/HHOFXHWX/FXYI6RSHHOFXHWX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/I6RS/HHOFXHWX/FXYI6RSHHOFXHWX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/I6RS/HHOFXHWX/FXYI6RSHHOFXHWX.SMALL.jpg ehsiung In a previous Instructable  I showed how you can make a wheel truing stand with a few pieces of steel angle. While very useful, its biggest shortcoming was the lack of calipers, which is necessary to check the lateral and radial trueness of the wheel. So as a follow-on project I made this caliper to...
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Thu, 13 Jun 2013 18:34:38 PDT
How to use the Laser Cutter and or the Water Jet to make a Radius Check Gauge for organinc sheet metal work (Metal Shaping, Panel Beating, etc) I made it at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-the-Laser-Cutter-and-or-the-Water-Jet-t/
How to use the Laser Cutter and or the Water Jet to make a Radius Check Gauge for organinc sheet metal work (Metal Shaping, Panel Beating, etc) I made it at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF6/EP28/HD4VO8IY/FF6EP28HD4VO8IY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF6/EP28/HD4VO8IY/FF6EP28HD4VO8IY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF6/EP28/HD4VO8IY/FF6EP28HD4VO8IY.SMALL.jpg caladin How to use the Laser Cutter and or the Water Jet to make a Radius Check gauge for Organic Sheet metal work (Metal Shaping, Panel Beating, etc) I made it at Techshop. This is going to be a really short and simple one, but if you are doing any sheet metal forming, especially using the Planishing ha...
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Wed, 13 Feb 2013 21:47:23 PST
3d Terrain Model of Edgewood Park, California http://www.instructables.com/id/3d-Terrain-Model-of-Edgewood-Park-California/
3d Terrain Model of Edgewood Park, California - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMV/LLG9/HCB8KQO4/FMVLLG9HCB8KQO4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMV/LLG9/HCB8KQO4/FMVLLG9HCB8KQO4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMV/LLG9/HCB8KQO4/FMVLLG9HCB8KQO4.SMALL.jpg jschrempp My followers will know that I have an obsession with Edgewood Park and with TechShop. In this Instructable I mix both by making a smooth surface model of the park. I've always wanted to have a true scale model of this fantastic local park. Home to several endangered plant species and the nearly ext...
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Sun, 27 Jan 2013 14:51:57 PST
Jig for laser engraving thin material http://www.instructables.com/id/Jig-for-laser-engraving-thin-material/
Jig for laser engraving thin material - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHP/AU4L/HBXWS6DK/FHPAU4LHBXWS6DK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHP/AU4L/HBXWS6DK/FHPAU4LHBXWS6DK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHP/AU4L/HBXWS6DK/FHPAU4LHBXWS6DK.SMALL.jpg gopiballava Laser engraving is a great way to work with a lot of materials, but holding thin materials in place is often a challenge. I've been working with a thin 3M 7847 laser marking tape, and tried various ways to hold it still while I was engraving it. What I finally settled on was a simple jig that I ma...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2013 17:57:40 PST
Using Autodesk Inventor to create a notched wood construction (Jeweler's Bench Tool Holder) http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-Autodesk-Inventor-to-create-a-notched-wood-c/
Using Autodesk Inventor to create a notched wood construction (Jeweler's Bench Tool Holder) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/1B0T/HBNXWV19/FBZ1B0THBNXWV19.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/1B0T/HBNXWV19/FBZ1B0THBNXWV19.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/1B0T/HBNXWV19/FBZ1B0THBNXWV19.SMALL.jpg TomCloss As I spend a lot of my creating time on making jewelry, my jeweler's bench gets covered in tools so I needed more storage space for my tools. So I designed this tool holder in Inventor and as doing it I thought it would be good to share some of the techniques I used in the design process. So here it...
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Wed, 9 Jan 2013 21:35:45 PST
Easily pick up many pieces from the laser cutter bed http://www.instructables.com/id/Easily-pick-up-many-pieces-from-the-laser-cutter-b/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FLW/XVJ8/HBFFJ9VB/FLWXVJ8HBFFJ9VB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLW/XVJ8/HBFFJ9VB/FLWXVJ8HBFFJ9VB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLW/XVJ8/HBFFJ9VB/FLWXVJ8HBFFJ9VB.SMALL.jpg ccrome Here's a quick tech tip for using laser cutters. I was cutting veneer for an inlay project on the laser cutters at TechShop, and I had a LOT of little tiny pieces to pick up off the laser vector grid.  It's way more difficult than it looks -- for some reason, you just can't get your fingers or fing...
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Thu, 3 Jan 2013 14:02:39 PST
Easily check availability of TechShop reservation using google calendars http://www.instructables.com/id/Easily-check-availability-of-TechShop-reservation-/
Easily check availability of TechShop reservation using google calendars - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ2/6UK6/HAWBWB54/FJ26UK6HAWBWB54.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ2/6UK6/HAWBWB54/FJ26UK6HAWBWB54.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ2/6UK6/HAWBWB54/FJ26UK6HAWBWB54.SMALL.jpg ccrome Hi TechShoppers! It's great that TechShop has their equipment reservation calendar easily available on line, but it can be quite a headache to, for example, find when the next laser is available in San Jose or Menlo Park.  I found that with a little set up, you can view all the calendars super quic...
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Sat, 22 Dec 2012 10:05:44 PST
Quick Custom T-Slot Cleaner http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Custom-T-Slot-Cleaner/
Quick Custom T-Slot Cleaner - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/EGJY/H7QCU1OP/FQ5EGJYH7QCU1OP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/EGJY/H7QCU1OP/FQ5EGJYH7QCU1OP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/EGJY/H7QCU1OP/FQ5EGJYH7QCU1OP.SMALL.jpg Will Brick Make a super quick, custom dimension T-slot cleaner from acrylic plastic.  If you have one of the miniature machine tools with slides and tables made from anodized aluminum this acrylic T-slot cleaner will get the chips out without dinging or marring the machine! I've got a small Sherline lathe and...
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Sun, 30 Sep 2012 19:41:42 PDT
Double to Simple to Double again http://www.instructables.com/id/Double-to-Simple-to-Double-again/
Double to Simple to Double again - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/H9JU/H79988VI/FUCH9JUH79988VI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/H9JU/H79988VI/FUCH9JUH79988VI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/H9JU/H79988VI/FUCH9JUH79988VI.SMALL.jpg GregoriNiculitcheff I made it at Techshop :) That is "Teeth Brutalis" our table saw at Techshop She love bite acrylic, plastic and wood Let's turn off the machine Remove the key remove the screw and take out.. Gorilla tork to release the screw Remove washer and nut Remove double saw Pre...
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Wed, 26 Sep 2012 10:14:09 PDT
How to adjust gate http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-adjust-gate/
How to adjust gate - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/5XQD/H78T8SW8/FG95XQDH78T8SW8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/5XQD/H78T8SW8/FG95XQDH78T8SW8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/5XQD/H78T8SW8/FG95XQDH78T8SW8.SMALL.jpg GregoriNiculitcheff I made it on Techshop back gate Here is the place to adjust Release the screw, put something between the pipe and the truck and done Choose the right tool Make easy for you work :) (WD 40 is very helpfull :) Looking for a spacer in the metal recycle bin Place the spacer and tie ...
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Mon, 24 Sep 2012 10:53:10 PDT
support? needed? http://www.instructables.com/id/support-needed/
support? needed? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F61/HHRT/H79988S3/F61HHRTH79988S3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F61/HHRT/H79988S3/F61HHRTH79988S3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F61/HHRT/H79988S3/F61HHRTH79988S3.SMALL.jpg GregoriNiculitcheff I made it at Techshop :) A table, a drill press and a bunch of  a mess Find a good peace of playwood Put the table up side down over the plywood and mark the perimeter Go to table saw Remove the extra material Put back the plywood over the table and screw it Add two extra pie...
By: GregoriNiculitcheff

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Mon, 24 Sep 2012 09:00:29 PDT
Repairing a broken Thumler's Tumbler (Vibrating polisher) http://www.instructables.com/id/Repairing-a-broken-Thumlers-Tumbler-Vibrating-po/
Repairing a broken Thumler's Tumbler (Vibrating polisher) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/TLLL/H71YV9RH/FHTTLLLH71YV9RH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/TLLL/H71YV9RH/FHTTLLLH71YV9RH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/TLLL/H71YV9RH/FHTTLLLH71YV9RH.SMALL.jpg BradMartinson TechShop San Jose's Thumler's Tumbler had a couple of issues: The center shaft that held the cover on had come loose, and it made a odd noise when running.  Time for some exploratory surgery! Take the bowl off the top. Flip the unit over, remove the four screws that hold the base on.  Turn i...
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Sat, 15 Sep 2012 10:30:22 PDT
Screen Print Shop Part 2: Create Platens/Pallets for screen printing on the ShopBot http://www.instructables.com/id/Screen-Print-Shop-Part-2-Create-PlatensPallets-f/
Screen Print Shop Part 2: Create Platens/Pallets for screen printing on the ShopBot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/I46H/H4AGLDFW/F1MI46HH4AGLDFW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/I46H/H4AGLDFW/F1MI46HH4AGLDFW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/I46H/H4AGLDFW/F1MI46HH4AGLDFW.SMALL.jpg Fortuna Wolf My previous instructable dealt with creating frames using a ShopBot and tablesaw (or other router of choice). Today we'll be creating platens on the ShopBot. This is considerably easier and faster and will cost you about the same amount. Tools: ShopBot with a 4'x8' bed or larger and associated tool...
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Tue, 17 Jul 2012 10:38:17 PDT
Cutting plastic the hard way http://www.instructables.com/id/Cutting-plastic-the-hard-way/
Cutting plastic the hard way - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNV/12UE/H4619H5W/FNV12UEH4619H5W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNV/12UE/H4619H5W/FNV12UEH4619H5W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNV/12UE/H4619H5W/FNV12UEH4619H5W.SMALL.jpg code_neon Here at TechShop in San Jose, we have cool ways to cut and manipulate plastic. You can use our lasers, our routers, our mills and our saws to cut plastic shapes. However, sometimes you just need a quick cut. Luckily, with the tools in our tool coral, this is possible. Using only a box cutter and a r...
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Mon, 2 Jul 2012 21:30:28 PDT
How to Make a Cigar Cutter by Repurposing a .45 ACP Bullet Cartridge http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Cigar-Cutter-by-Repurposing-a-45-AC/
How to Make a Cigar Cutter by Repurposing a .45 ACP Bullet Cartridge - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEF/FOJR/H412JYLH/FEFFOJRH412JYLH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEF/FOJR/H412JYLH/FEFFOJRH412JYLH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEF/FOJR/H412JYLH/FEFFOJRH412JYLH.SMALL.jpg TechShopClay Here is a way to repurpose those range cartridges that you just can't bear to leave at the gun range, after your monthly range practice! the .45ACP (Automatic Pistol Cartridge) make a MOST EXCELLENT "Plug" style Cigar Cutter.  The size is perfect for a wide range of cigars. There is a little trick...
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Sat, 30 Jun 2012 01:25:46 PDT
How to remove an oversized Allen Bolt...anywhere! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-remove-an-oversized-Allen-Boltanywhere/
How to remove an oversized Allen Bolt...anywhere! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/9U61/H3QEXHV5/FWK9U61H3QEXHV5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/9U61/H3QEXHV5/FWK9U61H3QEXHV5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/9U61/H3QEXHV5/FWK9U61H3QEXHV5.SMALL.jpg irmiger If you've ever been like me, looking at what appears to be the biggest Allen Bolt ever made while realizing the largest wrench in your tool kit is only good enough to fix a pair of sunglasses, you might think you're a tad bit hosed. Never fear! Here's a quick and dirty solution. Get a bolt and 2 ...
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Sat, 23 Jun 2012 12:30:51 PDT
How to Change a Cold Saw Blade http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Change-a-Cold-Saw-Blade/
How to Change a Cold Saw Blade - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/ZIWN/H3NKZMFS/FM1ZIWNH3NKZMFS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/ZIWN/H3NKZMFS/FM1ZIWNH3NKZMFS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/ZIWN/H3NKZMFS/FM1ZIWNH3NKZMFS.SMALL.jpg code_neon Here at TechShop in San Jose, we have our Jet "Cold Saw". This tool works very similarly to a Miter saw in the wood shop, but it is for metal. It uses a different type blade, and a coolant liquid to cut though metals. Eventually this blade does get dull, and dull blades will take forever to cut thro...
By: code_neon

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Thu, 21 Jun 2012 14:07:38 PDT
Make your own small scale flap wheel http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-small-scale-flap-wheel/
Make your own small scale flap wheel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/836D/H2WEZ65E/F7W836DH2WEZ65E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/836D/H2WEZ65E/F7W836DH2WEZ65E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/836D/H2WEZ65E/F7W836DH2WEZ65E.SMALL.jpg code_neon When I am working at TechShop San Jose, I sometimes find myself in a position where I have to sand in nearly unreachable places. Whether it is inside of piping, or in the center of holes that i have drilled though, it can be extremely frustrating to get my sand paper into these places. In addition, ...
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Mon, 18 Jun 2012 15:04:16 PDT
Get Bent! Bending Plastic with a heat strip bender! http://www.instructables.com/id/Get-Bent-Bending-Plastic-with-a-heat-strip-bender/
Get Bent! Bending Plastic with a heat strip bender! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/W04S/H337L9OS/FZVW04SH337L9OS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/W04S/H337L9OS/FZVW04SH337L9OS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/W04S/H337L9OS/FZVW04SH337L9OS.SMALL.jpg code_neon Bending plastic is fun and exciting...ok, the amount of enjoyment may vary from person to person...but you get the idea. All you need is plastic and a heat bender. Luckily, i have access to a heat bender at TechShop in San Jose, CA. As a note, you should always do a test to make sure that your pla...
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Fri, 15 Jun 2012 16:02:12 PDT
Stick together: How to properly use Super 77 spray adhesive http://www.instructables.com/id/Stick-together-How-to-properly-use-Super-77-spray/
Stick together: How to properly use Super 77 spray adhesive - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZC/N3NL/H3DC0F9Y/FZCN3NLH3DC0F9Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZC/N3NL/H3DC0F9Y/FZCN3NLH3DC0F9Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZC/N3NL/H3DC0F9Y/FZCN3NLH3DC0F9Y.SMALL.jpg code_neon Sticking things together can be a pain sometimes, especially if you are using inferior adhesives. If your goal is to do precision gluing, than this product may not be for you (You should be looking at high end super glues, or some brush on adhesives). However, if you want to cover large areas with a...
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Thu, 14 Jun 2012 11:34:52 PDT
Re-engage the Safety Clutch on Walking Foot Sewing Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Re-engage-the-Safety-Clutch-on-Walking-Foot-Sewing/
Re-engage the Safety Clutch on Walking Foot Sewing Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/OCEX/H3DC0F7Z/FXBOCEXH3DC0F7Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/OCEX/H3DC0F7Z/FXBOCEXH3DC0F7Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/OCEX/H3DC0F7Z/FXBOCEXH3DC0F7Z.SMALL.jpg KaceyK Industrial sewing machines can seem intimidating to people, especially when they break! One of the more intimidating machines for people is the Walking Foot Industrial Sewing Machine, which can be found at pretty much any TechShop. The Juki Walking Foot (at TechShop San Jose) has a very useful saf...
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Thu, 14 Jun 2012 10:17:12 PDT
Oiling a Turret Mill http://www.instructables.com/id/Oiling-a-Turret-Mill/
Oiling a Turret Mill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/1IVE/H2MYK0HP/FAP1IVEH2MYK0HP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/1IVE/H2MYK0HP/FAP1IVEH2MYK0HP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/1IVE/H2MYK0HP/FAP1IVEH2MYK0HP.SMALL.jpg MakerDrake Being relatively new to a machine shop environment, one thing that can be heard above all other information is that everything must be oiled well. When something goes wrong it is typically improper use, or a lack of oiling. In the manual it states that the spindle must be oiled daily, the ways must ...
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Thu, 31 May 2012 11:28:00 PDT
How to adjust bobbin timing http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-adjust-bobbin-timing/
How to adjust bobbin timing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/QK6M/H1JUJ12W/F03QK6MH1JUJ12W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/QK6M/H1JUJ12W/F03QK6MH1JUJ12W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/QK6M/H1JUJ12W/F03QK6MH1JUJ12W.SMALL.jpg KaceyK Sewing machines are surprisingly delicate pieces of machinery.  When the bobbin or needle gets pulled out of timing with the rest of the tool, the machine is useless and becomes a danger when the needle breaks. In this Instructable I will show you how to adjust the bobbin timing on your machine.  F...
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Thu, 3 May 2012 16:21:01 PDT
Got Metal? http://www.instructables.com/id/Got-Metal/
Got Metal? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/V0FT/H1KHA3I1/FI5V0FTH1KHA3I1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/V0FT/H1KHA3I1/FI5V0FTH1KHA3I1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/V0FT/H1KHA3I1/FI5V0FTH1KHA3I1.SMALL.gif GregoriNiculitcheff Playground at Techshop Machine Shop Safety Glasses Ear Plug Fire Extinguisher Rules and Regulations Eyes and Skin Wash Station Cleaning Stuff Rules and Regulations Rules and Regulations Lathe Cabinet Mat Vacuum Special Trash Can for clothes with ...
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Thu, 3 May 2012 16:07:04 PDT
Burr Cleaning http://www.instructables.com/id/Burr-Cleaning/
Burr Cleaning - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/N0YG/H1JU50RT/FD9N0YGH1JU50RT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/N0YG/H1JU50RT/FD9N0YGH1JU50RT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/N0YG/H1JU50RT/FD9N0YGH1JU50RT.SMALL.gif GregoriNiculitcheff in my work at Techshop Get a cart Paper Cleaning Tools Clean the cart Return cleaning tools Cover cart with paper With the Router kit assemble a bit in the router Adjust the high of the bit Router going up On Clean the pieces Storage in the cart Sand...
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Thu, 3 May 2012 16:01:28 PDT
IMPROVEMENTS NEEDED IN POWER WASH AREA http://www.instructables.com/id/IMPROVEMENTS-NEEDED-IN-POWER-WASH-AREA/
IMPROVEMENTS NEEDED IN POWER WASH AREA - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUS/NBY6/H1ERNF40/FUSNBY6H1ERNF40.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUS/NBY6/H1ERNF40/FUSNBY6H1ERNF40.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUS/NBY6/H1ERNF40/FUSNBY6H1ERNF40.SMALL.gif GregoriNiculitcheff Ops.. We have a good power wash at TECHSHOP A very simple and elegant hose hanger But we have lot of role in the ground We need a new split valves and a weed killer too A sign for Security Glasses should be mandatory when you use the power wash Any other suggestion? TO BE CONTINU...
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Thu, 3 May 2012 15:27:06 PDT
HOW TO FILL OUT COOLANT AT TORMACH http://www.instructables.com/id/HOW-TO-FILL-OUT-COOLANT-AT-TORMACH/
HOW TO FILL OUT COOLANT AT TORMACH - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/A0IG/H1ERNE88/FRBA0IGH1ERNE88.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/A0IG/H1ERNE88/FRBA0IGH1ERNE88.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/A0IG/H1ERNE88/FRBA0IGH1ERNE88.SMALL.gif GregoriNiculitcheff I was working in my previous instructables when the radio ask for someone (DC) help in the metal shop refiling the Tormach   Tormach is some kind of miracle machine at TECHSHOP that do everything you can imagine Okay, first get a coolant oil gallon Than go to the "coolant oil cave" Pum...
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Thu, 3 May 2012 15:21:44 PDT
ADJUSTING BLADE SAW http://www.instructables.com/id/ADJUSTING-BLADE-SAW/
ADJUSTING BLADE SAW - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXG/KH5T/H1EN777V/FXGKH5TH1EN777V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXG/KH5T/H1EN777V/FXGKH5TH1EN777V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXG/KH5T/H1EN777V/FXGKH5TH1EN777V.SMALL.gif GregoriNiculitcheff Happens at Techshop Working in my istructables and the radio call for help in the wood shop, a member need a DC (?Dream Coach) to adjust the blade saw Yep, the blade saw is lose Open the hood??? Top and bottom Spin the poly and ... ... Put the saw back in the poly Tie the saw a...
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Thu, 3 May 2012 15:20:32 PDT
IMAGINE IF YOU HAVE THESE IN YOUR GARAGE - GRINDING ROOM http://www.instructables.com/id/IMAGINE-IF-YOU-HAVE-THESE-IN-YOUR-GARAGE-GRINDIN/
IMAGINE IF YOU HAVE THESE IN YOUR GARAGE - GRINDING ROOM - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/N5PM/H1ERHZB3/FJBN5PMH1ERHZB3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/N5PM/H1ERHZB3/FJBN5PMH1ERHZB3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/N5PM/H1ERHZB3/FJBN5PMH1ERHZB3.SMALL.gif GregoriNiculitcheff That is Techshop Cutter Ventilation Air filter Degreaser Paper for cleaning Cleaning tools WE HAVE IT AT TECHSHOP
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Thu, 3 May 2012 13:30:35 PDT
GOT PAINT? http://www.instructables.com/id/GOT-PAINT/
GOT PAINT? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/1DVF/H1ERHZCZ/FS11DVFH1ERHZCZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/1DVF/H1ERHZCZ/FS11DVFH1ERHZCZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/1DVF/H1ERHZCZ/FS11DVFH1ERHZCZ.SMALL.gif GregoriNiculitcheff What you see is what you can get at Techshop Hanger and working table for hang parts to be painted Wire for hang Paper to protect the working table Powder control Powder gun Oven Toster Microwave Desumidifier Hair dryer Compressed air gun Ventilation and ...
By: GregoriNiculitcheff

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Thu, 3 May 2012 13:22:40 PDT
THE BEST WAY TO CUT A PLASTIC PIPE IS ..... http://www.instructables.com/id/THE-BEST-WAY-TO-CUT-A-PLASTIC-PIPE-IS-/
THE BEST WAY TO CUT A PLASTIC PIPE IS ..... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5X/XJVG/H1EN03IU/F5XXJVGH1EN03IU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5X/XJVG/H1EN03IU/F5XXJVGH1EN03IU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5X/XJVG/H1EN03IU/F5XXJVGH1EN03IU.SMALL.gif GregoriNiculitcheff I learn it at TechShop in Menlo Park California! Is with a pipe cutter Diametrical cut, no burs :) Give a partial turn to the cutter, from say 3 o'clock to 6 o'clock, then repeat this back and forth manner until you have gone 360 degrees around the pipe; take care to ensure the finish of the cut...
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Tue, 1 May 2012 08:28:24 PDT
Archaeology: Repairing and Modifying a Trowel http://www.instructables.com/id/Archaeology-Repairing-and-Modifying-a-Trowel/
Archaeology: Repairing and Modifying a Trowel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLD/FYO0/GZUAG06M/FLDFYO0GZUAG06M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLD/FYO0/GZUAG06M/FLDFYO0GZUAG06M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLD/FYO0/GZUAG06M/FLDFYO0GZUAG06M.SMALL.jpg MakerDrake When working in the field, it is easy to lose your tools in the sea of trowels since so many of them look alike. Thanks to TechShop this can easily be taken care of! In order to show how to both repair and modify at the same time, I decided to use one that had a tip broken off. You can see this in ...
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Thu, 5 Apr 2012 10:00:24 PDT