Instructables: exploring - photos - tools Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:16:09 PDT BLOX v1.01 Making a long handled Putty Knife TECH SHOP Detroit oh-techshop-2day Making a Putty Knife TECH SHOP Detroit Welded a flat screwdriver to a small piece of sheet metal (was a gasket scraper) and further TIG welded a larger blade to it to make a sturdy long handled putty knife to use in hard to reach places.
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 22:20:26 PDT
Tool belt from plastic bottle Graham Lane Here's an endlessly cheap solution to carrying screwdrivers and screws when you're up steps or ladders. You can modify a collection of these in different ways for different tools. You need: A plastic bottle A bandsaw, ideally, but strong scissors will do A drill or something to pierce holes Cut ...
By: Graham Lane

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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 01:45:08 PDT
Rack for pliers, sidecutters, etc. close to hand Graham Lane I always had trouble with pliers, sidecutters, etc. in the workshop as there is no easy way to rack them.  I tend to leave them lying around and then can't find them or they clutter up the bench. This simple rack provides the solution and the tools are the right way up.  You can fix it to the works...
By: Graham Lane

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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 05:54:44 PDT
Catch-all for drilling in walls Graham Lane This is my first attempt at loading an idea to Instructables.  Please be gentle with me! Believe it or not I've been using this bin for over thirty years, and it's still not worn out! All you need is: An empty ice-cream container Strong scissors or craft knife Wide masking tape It stops the dust...
By: Graham Lane

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Wed, 2 Apr 2014 22:06:15 PDT
From This To Great stevenarango Hello Fellow  Instructables Do You Have a Messy Work Shop??   I Did. So  One Day I decided To Fix And Have All Organised And Looking Great A Place For Everything.  I Got rid of The old And Replace it With Cabinets And Build A Couple of Storage Units, With doors  And A Great Wall Tool Peg Board....
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 15:19:22 PST
Webcam tripod adapter Mojo_JoJo Webcams are usually designed to be placed on a flat surface such as a table or on top of a monitor. I recently has the need for more mobility and stability for my webcam and realized it would be much more useful if I could mount it on a tripod some how, hence this instructable. The materials needed...
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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 23:57:02 PST
Cheap D.I.Y Disk Sander 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
Urethane Flat Belt Welding Tool LOTL After pricing specialty tools made for welding flat urethane belts, i decided to make my own. I have a kit for welding round, V and flat belts up to 1 1/2" and needed a tool for welding 2" flat belts. It was a one time job and the tools for doing this cost $300-$400. List of parts purchased. 1 - Lo...

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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:26:59 PST
Build a Pole for Paint Roller matt392 Yes, yes, I know that they have paint poles for sale in Home Depot. However, a number of them are expensive, plus it is always much more fun to build your own for a much lower price. Parts List: 1. PVC pipe or 1x2 lumber (I used a long blue plastic tube I found on the street in Manhattan that I ...
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Sun, 16 Feb 2014 13:42:01 PST
How to use a cog puller to open a bottle cap with style. Five Cell     Sure anyone can grab some random object and prying the cap off like a caveman but your have a bit more of a precise focused delicate maner and your tasety beverage which you have earned after a long day of work deserves to be opened with style. This is when you realize that the cog puller with i...
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:24:38 PST
Paracord Helping Hand phil35581 In this instructable I'll show you another great use for para-cord. This is my favorite. It is a helping hand. It has a multitude of uses and it will be reusable for a long time. It can be made from scraps that you may already have laying around. The cost is very little. And it is really simple to m...
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Sun, 2 Feb 2014 23:42:25 PST
Divide pipe by thirds without measuring cpurola I'm hopeless at measuring, so this worked for me. 3 by 5 card Masking tape Pencil Marker
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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:22:25 PST
Mini Test Hooks stevenarango Well Guys/Gals   Here I Have a Set of Mini Test Hooks. To use with  A Multimeter. Sometimes its hard to get to Small places. All you need is Two Mini Hooks. $1.20 Each One Set of Alligator Clips 30 Cents. 1st Dismantle Clips, Pull Back on the base and the metal bit will come out, its Bend  so unb...
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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 23:08:39 PST
Find the center of a circle without measuring cpurola I needed to drill a hole in the bottom of a bowl and am hopeless at measuring. Since it didn't have to be super accurate this worked for me. Paper towel Pencil Scissors Marker
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Sun, 26 Jan 2014 11:41:42 PST
Forstner bit / spade bit holder and display pat42586 If you're like me, you don't like you're tools away in a case, you want them out and visible and grabbable. So when I finally got a forstner bit set, I figured I'd make a quick and easy display for them and some spade bits.It's really easy, two 16.5x2.5x3/4 pieces and one 16.5x1.5x3/4 piece of scrap...
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Sat, 25 Jan 2014 03:19:06 PST
montrell co. bow and arrow montrelllovescreating123 hello my name is montrell and you will need 4 whole sheets of paper fold them horizontally then get your scissors and cut them in half
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Fri, 24 Jan 2014 07:46:23 PST
Printed Circuit Board(PCB) bwetman This image shows history(Timeline) of Printed Circuit Board.
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 04:17:13 PST
Electronic candle tominjose This is an small and simple trick to light up an candle using a electronic switch and battery . Parts needed -candle -12v battery -coil "got from car cigaret lighter" -few match stick This is just an model, i made this to impress my girlfriend  i had connected this to an clap switch and i act...
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Sat, 18 Jan 2014 21:47:37 PST
Vacuum Former SBU, I made it at Techshop, Chandler 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
Third hand from sraps and scrounged materials funkysod This is just an add to maybe inspire someone. I salvaged a lamp which was destined for garbage at work. The lamp has a snake-like, sturdy, neck which allows it to be directed where you need it. As I said the neck is quite sturdy so first I thought of using it for a tablet stand. Then I thought of al...
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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 05:56:17 PST
Renault can clip crack steps x431shop The Renault can clip is designed for diagnose all Renault cars' computers, reprogramming, airbag test and other functions. The Renault can clip package includes CAN Clip interface, 2 cables for CAN Clip- Car connection, 1 cables for CAN Clip-PC connection, 1 software CD (Clip V133, can be instaled ...
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Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:24:20 PST
How to fax with iPhone, Android or Blackberry Viksn * Install the Popcompanion mobile fax software from iTunes. * Login to your Popfax account from your smartphone. * Scan the pages of a document one by one with your smartphone’s camera. The integrated image processor in Popcompanion adjusts the photo and converts it into a faxable black & white docu...
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Sun, 1 Dec 2013 11:06:12 PST
Homemade desoldering staton modfi This is my homemade desoldering station.I made it my self because i find in ebay price's under 50 euros for the good one's and i'm not talking for the chinese shit's...My project is  very simple and powerfull !!Desoldering big transformers and heatsink's very easily !
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Thu, 28 Nov 2013 07:01:48 PST
Fume extractor made from a bathroom exhaust fan. JourPT Made this from a AC bathroom exhaust fan that plugs directly to the wall socket, bought a pre-made cable with a switch and voila no more fumes on the working place. Just wanted to share the idea. This is the reason I made my folding table...Kitchen tables should not mix with solder. XD
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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 10:28:18 PST
DIY battery tab resistance fine-spot welder avandalen A fine-spot welder is one of the few equipment where building yourself is cheaper than buying. There are already published a lot of DIY spot welders, this one has some unique features: It can be used in 2 welding applications: opposed and series configuration. The construction is kept very simple. ...
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Mon, 4 Nov 2013 04:04:01 PST
Bag Clip Mariah Wright Want help managing your bag, phone and books on the train and bus? Try this simple bag clip to make your life simpler.  
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Fri, 1 Nov 2013 04:59:24 PDT
How to stop epoxy tubes leaking Chris Dancer Here's a tip to stop your tubes of epoxy adhesive leaking and coating the contents of your tool drawer with nasty sticky gunk. The problem is that the top of the nozzle on the tube is not flat so it does not make a good seal. The solution is to insert a small neoprene o-ring in the cap. I found the...
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Thu, 24 Oct 2013 10:49:29 PDT
Workshop adjustable support with expansion pack, made from junk. 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
Air Belt Sander Maintenance graydog111 I bought my little Campbell-Hausfelt air belt sander (Model TL 1053) probably 20 years ago and it has been one of my favorite tools.  It gets in small areas and does a smoother job than a rotary file most of the time.  Today I went to use it and it threw the belt off.  I put on a new belt and it did...
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Sun, 20 Oct 2013 14:14:03 PDT
Tool Turnabout HammerofGod I made a tool turnabout out of an old bike wheel, scrap wood, and a wire coat hanger to make the hooks. It only took about hour to make.
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Fri, 18 Oct 2013 18:02:29 PDT
Improvised Electric Knife/Tool sharpener GhoustDoggy It's very easy to make an improvised electric sharpener. All you need is an old computer fan, sandpaper and a source of direct current. 1.Make circle of sandpaper  (diameter off movable part fan). 2.Secure the circle of sandpaper for fan. 3.Conect power sorce to fan.   Warning Do not touch the sand...
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Tue, 1 Oct 2013 02:52:32 PDT
Handle Mod For the Mora Classic #2 Carmelite This instructable is just a few photos of how I modded the handle on my Mora classic #2. One of the pictures is before mod, which shows the red paint and elliptical handle shape. I didn't like how slippery the paint got when wet, so I sanded off the paint and carved the front half of the handle into...
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Sat, 28 Sep 2013 12:17:21 PDT
Drill press with Dremel flexshaft mmarkov I always wanted to have small drill press but I’m generally limited with space (my working area is around 0.5 square meters). Dremel workstation has a footprint of around 20x20cm and needs additional space for access. So I always had an idea to use flexshaft that I’ve got with Dremel tool. Component...
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Sun, 22 Sep 2013 05:25:26 PDT
Paint Thinner Jar Rack Grunambulax This is a rack made of wood that holds three jars of paint thinner.  The top is screwed between two pieces of 3/4 inch plywood with wood screws.  The tops have been cut with a hole cutter so that the jar slides exactly up to the ring.  See the photos for the ring and how it fits on the unit.  I meas...
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Sat, 21 Sep 2013 10:58:54 PDT
Herramienta útil (useful tool)útil-useful-tool/ 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
Sugru tongs/tweezers acboother This barely needs any instructions, just look at the picture to see how a piece of sugru is used  to create a spring hinge for a set of tongs or tweezers. Can be made so the tongs are normally closed and if the sugru is placed nearer the middle they can be squeezed open. Put some wires onto it to ...
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Tue, 10 Sep 2013 07:26:19 PDT
Rifle Cleaning Stand from Scrap earlcibiades 1) Consider dimensions that will work with multiple rifles, if applicable. 2) Cut notches for butt and stock/barrel such that the rifle ends up roughly level. 3) Foam/rubber can be wedged in the notches, under the butt and barrel, to keep the gun secure (instead of adding a vice mechanism). 4) Cut a...
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Fri, 6 Sep 2013 01:27:19 PDT
Mini drill press with dc motor ric12335 Hello, here I show a new version of my mini drill press, specially designed for PCB, but may be useful both for drilling and sanding or polishing, etc.. The operating principle is simple, on two guides slides (drawer type) put the basis for the drill. The movement of these guides is achieved using ...
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Mon, 2 Sep 2013 11:12:07 PDT
Sugru Hammer Helper AntiMidas A quick and simple tool to help save your fingers.   1.) Take 2 packets of Sugru.   2.) Roll it into a small oval. 3.) Squeeze between your fingers to form a vertical and horizontal platform.   4.) Pierce the horizontal platform with a nail and slice with a blade from the hole to the edge.   5.) Af...
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Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:45:09 PDT
How to plug USB Data Cable of a Samsung Galaxy Tab with Sugru's help rennerocha When I bought my Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 I always plug the USB Data Cable inverted. To help me to never plug it in the wrong side again, I use some Sugru that we receive for a Build Night in our local hackerspace (LHC - I am sure the photos will be all the necessary to understan...
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Mon, 26 Aug 2013 12:00:01 PDT
Create a triangle screwdriver for disposable (mcdonalds happy meal) toys out of a hex key. willschm Create a triangle-head bit out of a hex key for use in taking apart disposable or really cheap toys. This instructable requires:   - safety gear :-)    - a hex key ( 1/8" works best )   - a benchtop belt sander   - a cheap toy to disassemble. The advantage to using a hex key is that the size is ri...
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Fri, 16 Aug 2013 22:41:52 PDT
Jig for surfacing with a router sconnors This is a jig for surfacing with a router. I created it to "square up" a stump to use as a workbench. Mount a router in the middle of a board which is more than twice as  long as the diameter of your project. Level supports on each side. Set the router over the highest spot. Lower the bit a 1/16" or...
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Tue, 6 Aug 2013 20:00:13 PDT
Diy Capacitor Stylus dweatherly1 This is my first instructable so be gentle. Basically it is very simple, you use a capacitor some hot glue, a hollowed out sharpie and some black electrical tape.  Now I don't use a stylus much, I use my finger on my iphone, but went to buy one and I didn't want to pay $10 and up for something I ca...
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Tue, 6 Aug 2013 15:14:02 PDT
Sugru tipped pegboard accessory achmorrison The hangers we have for the screwdrivers at Workshop 88 didn't have any rubber tips on them. Sometimes the tools would slip off unexpectedly when the workbench gets pounded on.   I decided to put some Sugru on the tips of the holder.  One packet of Sugru was enough to cover all the tips of the hang...
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Mon, 5 Aug 2013 13:18:06 PDT
build nite projects - Sugru Repairs and Modifications Xanthe Matychak We made these on 'Instructables Build Night: Sugru!' at Ithaca Generator. Mark Z wrapped a nice thin ribbon of Sugru around a hammer handle for grip. Some kids brought their torn sneakers and sealed 'em up all fancy. And another participant used Sugru to make ergonomic flames on her portafilter. Our...
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Mon, 5 Aug 2013 10:30:31 PDT
Underwater Mask for Gopro Hero, using Mask, joint and 3 Sugrus فوزنه We get a long joint, then cut its two edges, then use the iron to smooth it out, use pliers to clean iron then clean the surfaces , make a ball of Sugru using three packs then put the joint in the ball then put the ball on the mask and start shaping to get the final form where u notice it stretches ...
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 07:55:41 PDT
sugru camera holder fablab013 lost the mounting screw to our IP camera. Simply stuck some sugru in the hole, waited 10 minuted and camera has been hanging solid ever since. simply 'unscrewing' the sugru will loosen the cam again.
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Mon, 29 Jul 2013 11:58:02 PDT
Softgrips for pliers with SUGRU dingfabrik At Dingfabrik we had a few pliers which deserved soft grips. Using a few packs of SUGRU we created soft grips.
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Sun, 28 Jul 2013 12:21:58 PDT
Sugru grip and bumper for combination wrench richspoon In a number of projects I assemble, there are soft metals near bolts I have to tighten. Often, the side of the wrench will hit these metals and mark them up. I added Sugru to the area under the wrench opening which gives me a good grip and when the wrnch hits the metal - doesn't mark it at all.
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Fri, 26 Jul 2013 14:30:03 PDT