Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - workshop - metalworking http://www.instructables.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:46:03 PDT BLOX v1.01 Gorget / neck armour / neck armor http://www.instructables.com/id/Gorget-neck-armour-neck-armor/
Gorget / neck armour / neck armor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/P02Z/HU5PVV7E/FXPP02ZHU5PVV7E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/P02Z/HU5PVV7E/FXPP02ZHU5PVV7E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/P02Z/HU5PVV7E/FXPP02ZHU5PVV7E.SMALL.jpg knutknackebröd Second ible, here we go. still a work in progress(finished for now because of my deadline(fantasy fair) but the back piece isn't finished yet) Im building a neckarmour piece(gorget) and wanted to share on instructables, to my surprise there is not a single one for neck armour so here's the first. F...
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:19:54 PDT
Desktop Ferris Wheel http://www.instructables.com/id/Desktop-Ferris-Wheel/
Desktop Ferris Wheel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/M5VY/HU1RWQVV/FQYM5VYHU1RWQVV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/M5VY/HU1RWQVV/FQYM5VYHU1RWQVV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/M5VY/HU1RWQVV/FQYM5VYHU1RWQVV.SMALL.jpg CaptCupcake To complete this project you will need the following items: (3) Pieces of 12 in. x 12 in. sheet metal, any gauge will do (2) Bearings with an inside diameter of 3/8 in. outside diameter of 7/8 in. and thickness of 1/4 in. (2) Pieces of 12 in. x 12 in. plastic, any type will do (1) Power drill with 1...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:43:33 PDT
Dodecahedron coin bank http://www.instructables.com/id/Dodecahedron-coin-bank/
Dodecahedron coin bank - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5J/7ERW/HU1RYM39/F5J7ERWHU1RYM39.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5J/7ERW/HU1RYM39/F5J7ERWHU1RYM39.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5J/7ERW/HU1RYM39/F5J7ERWHU1RYM39.SMALL.jpg Matt428 This is a 12-sided figure that i made at the shop at my high school. You will see that you may not have the tools/materials needed for this project. But if you are up for it, it is not impossible. This project has a lot of math involved with it, so it would be help full to have CAD(Autodesk). YOU ...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:56:25 PDT
my first metal project: Assassin's Creed Hidden Blades http://www.instructables.com/id/my-first-metal-project-Assassins-Creed-Hidden-Blad/
my first metal project: Assassin's Creed Hidden Blades - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/S6HL/HU1RQD2A/FVBS6HLHU1RQD2A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/S6HL/HU1RQD2A/FVBS6HLHU1RQD2A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/S6HL/HU1RQD2A/FVBS6HLHU1RQD2A.SMALL.jpg skyfly23 i learnt how to use a Dremmel/Drimmel this week. despite being terrified at first, i got down to work on two of my own hidden blades. one of which i started last year and just finished up this year. for the hidden blades,you'll need: a Drawer Slide or two a Dremmel/Drimmel a sh@t ton of cutting head...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:41:41 PDT
Etching large metal items http://www.instructables.com/id/etching-large-metal-items/
Etching large metal items - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/LST2/HU1RWQTH/FT3LST2HU1RWQTH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/LST2/HU1RWQTH/FT3LST2HU1RWQTH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/LST2/HU1RWQTH/FT3LST2HU1RWQTH.SMALL.jpg knutknackebröd Alright first ible, here we go. Used this for my second: http://www.instructables.com/id/Gorget-neck-armour-neck-armor/ I wanted to etch an image onto my neckarmour(gorget) but i found no instructable on how to etch larger metal pieces, just a load on etching smaller pieces(mostly knives). Consideri...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:02:10 PDT
Cheap DIY Multirotor landing gear http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-and-heavy-duty-Multirotor-landing-gear/
Cheap DIY Multirotor landing gear - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC2/FA1O/HU1RV2TX/FC2FA1OHU1RV2TX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC2/FA1O/HU1RV2TX/FC2FA1OHU1RV2TX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC2/FA1O/HU1RV2TX/FC2FA1OHU1RV2TX.SMALL.jpg treyes4 Another small project of mine a super cheap and super easy to make 3D printed or not its up to you just tell me what you think of my project So lets start... frame compatibility first of all i designed this for a DJI F450 frame but looking at the common 450 frames it should fit with a little dri...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:52:16 PDT
How to tap a large hole in a big PVC Pipe http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-tap-a-large-hole-in-a-big-PVC-Pipe/
How to tap a large hole in a big PVC Pipe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/S6YP/HTG5HCIQ/FT3S6YPHTG5HCIQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/S6YP/HTG5HCIQ/FT3S6YPHTG5HCIQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/S6YP/HTG5HCIQ/FT3S6YPHTG5HCIQ.SMALL.jpg CWKr I'm building a vacuum kiln to dry out wood quickly.  I 'm going to use a 12" diameter piece of schedule 40 pipe as a vacuum chamber. This pipe is really big and difficult to work with. I needed to drill about 9 holes into the pipe and then seal them so that the pipe maintains a vacuum.  I decided ...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:08:31 PDT
Chess Set http://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanics-Chess-Set/
Chess Set - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/SFDZ/HTZ3EVN6/F90SFDZHTZ3EVN6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/SFDZ/HTZ3EVN6/F90SFDZHTZ3EVN6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/SFDZ/HTZ3EVN6/F90SFDZHTZ3EVN6.SMALL.jpg haunted_poet For the Gear-Head, handyman and tinkerer that has almost everything for his Man Cave/Shop.... All quality used and discarded and now repurposed bits of automobilia used for the playing pieces. Full size vintage stop sign with etched playing surface Parts & Pieces Chess consists of a playing boa...
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:59:00 PDT
How To Make A Knife http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Small-Knife/
How To Make A Knife - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/073T/HTVIFZNO/FA2073THTVIFZNO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/073T/HTVIFZNO/FA2073THTVIFZNO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/073T/HTVIFZNO/FA2073THTVIFZNO.SMALL.jpg zstarkovich Okay this is my first instructable on how to make a knife. Things you'll need • A drill• A paint scraper made of carbon steel• A branch • A bench grinder • JB weld epoxy• A dremelThe paint scraper should look like this but not with round edges*sorry for the lack of pictures Step One First draw yo...
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:06:27 PDT
Shop Made Sanding Disc Arbors http://www.instructables.com/id/Shop-Made-Sanding-Disc-Arbors/
Shop Made Sanding Disc Arbors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/7GP9/HTX6NFJ2/FON7GP9HTX6NFJ2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/7GP9/HTX6NFJ2/FON7GP9HTX6NFJ2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/7GP9/HTX6NFJ2/FON7GP9HTX6NFJ2.SMALL.jpg pfred2 Yesterday I uploaded a Photo Album of the sanding arbors I was making. Today due to the popularity of that I am posting a detailed step by step article of the same project. I'll add the holder I made for it as a special bonus feature at the end too. Tools and Materials These are the tools I used....
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:08:44 PDT
Wire Bound Sheet Metal Dinosaur Skeletons http://www.instructables.com/id/Wire-Bound-Sheet-Metal-Dinosaur-Skeletons/
Wire Bound Sheet Metal Dinosaur Skeletons - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/6ES0/HTWIDSFT/F8E6ES0HTWIDSFT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/6ES0/HTWIDSFT/F8E6ES0HTWIDSFT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/6ES0/HTWIDSFT/F8E6ES0HTWIDSFT.SMALL.jpg Dr.Duckhunt There a many dinosaur how to's on this site. This is yet another. Don't have a link for the blue prints but I'm sure you can find them. The t-Rex is made from sheet copper, and brass 18g wire. The pterodactyl is made from sheet metal , brass 18g wire, and galvanized steel 18g wire. The t rex standin...
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 09:53:39 PDT
Transferrable RV Receiver Hitch http://www.instructables.com/id/Transferrable-RV-Receiver-Hitch/
Transferrable RV Receiver Hitch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY6/4ZYA/HTOUD332/FY64ZYAHTOUD332.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY6/4ZYA/HTOUD332/FY64ZYAHTOUD332.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY6/4ZYA/HTOUD332/FY64ZYAHTOUD332.SMALL.jpg dirtrydr88 Today we are going to show how to build a transferrable RV receiver hitch. I have two travel trailers. My older one does not have a receiver available from the manufacturer, and the newer one is very expensive. So I took matters into my own hands at the TechShop! www.techshop.ws Materials: U...
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Sun, 6 Apr 2014 18:13:12 PDT
Hot Patina on Bronze http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-Patina-on-Bronze/
Hot Patina on Bronze - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/PDNF/HTNO7HJG/FVEPDNFHTNO7HJG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/PDNF/HTNO7HJG/FVEPDNFHTNO7HJG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/PDNF/HTNO7HJG/FVEPDNFHTNO7HJG.SMALL.jpg albertdicruttalo Here are some basics on applying a hot patina to a bronze sculpture. For this piece, three different chemicals were used: bismuth nitrate, ferric nitrate, and cupric nitrate. All of these chemicals are hazardous and care should be taken when handling them. The chemicals can be applied with spray b...
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Sun, 6 Apr 2014 11:45:09 PDT
Copper Tie Clip http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Tie-Clip/
Copper Tie Clip - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/HTOV/HTMNN8S3/FEVHTOVHTMNN8S3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/HTOV/HTMNN8S3/FEVHTOVHTMNN8S3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/HTOV/HTMNN8S3/FEVHTOVHTMNN8S3.SMALL.jpg mightymcc Here I'm going to show you how to make a hammered copper tie clip. (Like my book mark project except a tie clip)You will need:Scap copper sheet metalHammerTorchNeedle nose pliersRegular pliers The Copper So, first and foremost you need an appropriately sized piece of copper. You need to remember ...
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Sat, 5 Apr 2014 12:28:00 PDT
Large Boring Bar for Turning Wood Hollowforms http://www.instructables.com/id/Large-Boring-Bar-for-Turning-Wood-Hollowforms/
Large Boring Bar for Turning Wood Hollowforms - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/8CN6/HTHKFGOZ/FQ88CN6HTHKFGOZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/8CN6/HTHKFGOZ/FQ88CN6HTHKFGOZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/8CN6/HTHKFGOZ/FQ88CN6HTHKFGOZ.SMALL.jpg bgerens I have a captive-bar hollowing rig for my wood lathe that comes equipped with a 3/4" diameter boring bar. This is suitable for most tasks,but I wanted the ability to hollow deeper vessels. This calls for a bigger boring bar! So, I made it at the Techshop in San Jose, CA www.techshop.ws. Reduce di...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 16:46:22 PDT
5 Minute “L” Brackets using an Iron Worker http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Minute-L-Brackets-using-an-Iron-Worker/
5 Minute “L” Brackets using an Iron Worker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/XN3B/HTG5H4RV/FIAXN3BHTG5H4RV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/XN3B/HTG5H4RV/FIAXN3BHTG5H4RV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/XN3B/HTG5H4RV/FIAXN3BHTG5H4RV.SMALL.jpg CWKr I’m building a thickness sander and it turns out that I needed to install some “L” brackets to hold the thing together a little bit better. I was thinking of going to Home  Depot and getting  some Stanly “L” brackets,   They were going to cost about $75 for as many as I needed. I decided that sinc...
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 23:07:49 PDT
Knife Making: Anglo Saxon Sax http://www.instructables.com/id/Knife-Making-Anglo-Saxon-Sax/
Knife Making: Anglo Saxon Sax - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F84/0FLC/HTF7JZXL/F840FLCHTF7JZXL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F84/0FLC/HTF7JZXL/F840FLCHTF7JZXL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F84/0FLC/HTF7JZXL/F840FLCHTF7JZXL.SMALL.jpg charlesian2000 This Instructible is to show you how to forge an Anglo Saxon sax (aka seax, but I've never prescribed to that name). The design is a utility sax, not a sax for re-enactment combat. With a little bit of ingenuity you can use tools other than the ones shown in this Instructible, however the principl...
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:04:48 PDT
Aluminum Dice http://www.instructables.com/id/Aluminum-Dice/
Aluminum Dice - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/0FGN/HTEUJO61/F180FGNHTEUJO61.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/0FGN/HTEUJO61/F180FGNHTEUJO61.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/0FGN/HTEUJO61/F180FGNHTEUJO61.SMALL.jpg golond This is a good starter project for getting used to working with a vertical mill. We'll cover how to create a perfect cube, chamfering, and position repeatability. I made mine at TechShop. Materials Needed: Aluminum stock A small, flat scrap of wood Tools Needed: Metal Bandsaw Vertical Mill Endmill...
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 22:41:46 PDT
Square up stock on a vertical mill http://www.instructables.com/id/Square-up-stock-on-a-vertical-mill/
Square up stock on a vertical mill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/A8RE/HTDM9D3U/FYSA8REHTDM9D3U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/A8RE/HTDM9D3U/FYSA8REHTDM9D3U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/A8RE/HTDM9D3U/FYSA8REHTDM9D3U.SMALL.jpg golond When starting a lot of projects on the a vertical milling machine, it will be necessary to true up the sides of the workpiece before you can begin milling in earnest. This is due to inconsistencies in the surfaces and angles of rough-cut materials, even extruded bar stock can have enough variation t...
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 22:38:54 PDT
Bottle Opener made at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Bottle-Opener-made-at-Techshop/
Bottle Opener made at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/9E4Y/HTEUE41Z/F7W9E4YHTEUE41Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/9E4Y/HTEUE41Z/F7W9E4YHTEUE41Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/9E4Y/HTEUE41Z/F7W9E4YHTEUE41Z.SMALL.jpg kpcustoms I made it at TechShop.www.techshop.ws Start off with a piece of steel Start off with some mild steel.This 6" piece of 1.25" flat bar stock was provided by Techshop as part of the Basic Metal Shop SBU class. I used the Horizontal Bandsaw to cut a down a 3ft piece to the usable 6in. Draw you...
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 21:13:51 PDT
Portable Bandsaw Blade Change http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Bandsaw-Blade-Change/
Portable Bandsaw Blade Change - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/SMHC/HTDDSRW3/FQDSMHCHTDDSRW3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/SMHC/HTDDSRW3/FQDSMHCHTDDSRW3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/SMHC/HTDDSRW3/FQDSMHCHTDDSRW3.SMALL.jpg GreenIronMetalArt A portable bandsaw is a useful and adaptive power tool used in a workshop. Different blades with differences in teeth count are made to cut a multitude of material. Tension Lever Looking at the tool, there is a tension lever on the left side which releases blade tension. After the lever is ...
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Sat, 29 Mar 2014 13:59:38 PDT
Barrel Weave chainmail bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/Barrel-Weave-chainmail-bracelet/
Barrel Weave chainmail bracelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVY/6DWH/HT9AYTHC/FVY6DWHHT9AYTHC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVY/6DWH/HT9AYTHC/FVY6DWHHT9AYTHC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVY/6DWH/HT9AYTHC/FVY6DWHHT9AYTHC.SMALL.jpg Vylence The barrel weave chainmail bracelet is an easy and elegant weave to master. Chainmail can be intimidating at first but with a little patience and instruction anyone can master the art. Equipment needed Lobster clasp - 1 (small bracelet clasp available at most craft stores)Rings between 1/4 inch i...
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:42:32 PDT
S10 Blazer Upgrades Part 2 - Trailer Hitch and Bumper Guard http://www.instructables.com/id/S10-Blazer-Upgrades-Part-2-Trailer-Hitch-and-Bumpe/
S10 Blazer Upgrades Part 2 - Trailer Hitch and Bumper Guard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPE/YSNQ/HO2377SQ/FPEYSNQHO2377SQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPE/YSNQ/HO2377SQ/FPEYSNQHO2377SQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPE/YSNQ/HO2377SQ/FPEYSNQHO2377SQ.SMALL.jpg MikeMosher During my Project I decided to improve upon the little hitch bumper I found last year. And it would just look funny if I hadn't redone the trailer hitch itself, which was rusted and covered in undercoating.  uprades were done with the help of www.techshop.ws Chop, Cut, Design I started out by c...
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:15:18 PDT
Aluminium Purse http://www.instructables.com/id/Aluminium-Purse/
Aluminium Purse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/I2O6/HT5YLORU/F5MI2O6HT5YLORU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/I2O6/HT5YLORU/F5MI2O6HT5YLORU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/I2O6/HT5YLORU/F5MI2O6HT5YLORU.SMALL.jpg wei wei A futuristic metal purse. Made of sheet aluminium and leather.  Aluminium sheet: 5052, 0.032inch Lamb skin (turquoise) Rivet: flat head solid riviet, 1/16'' diameter, 1/8'' head diameter, 1/8'' length Band saw Laser cutter Drill press Hand puncher Box-and-pan brake Air pressure rivet gun Sewing ma...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:50:19 PDT
Gas Bottle Log Burner http://www.instructables.com/id/Gas-Bottle-Log-Burner-1/
Gas Bottle Log Burner - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3I/JI1Y/HT5CT483/F3IJI1YHT5CT483.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3I/JI1Y/HT5CT483/F3IJI1YHT5CT483.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3I/JI1Y/HT5CT483/F3IJI1YHT5CT483.SMALL.jpg doddieszoomer Locate A Gas Bottle Find your self an old empty gas bottle, open the tap to let out any gas. Next fill with water to displace any gas which might be inside. Attach Hinges I marked out the door using masking tape, then mark and attach your hinges, I drilled and taped the holes and fitted 4mm m...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:02:05 PDT
Doughnut Safe http://www.instructables.com/id/Doughnut-Safe/
Doughnut Safe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDP/J1XR/HSYO19H0/FDPJ1XRHSYO19H0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDP/J1XR/HSYO19H0/FDPJ1XRHSYO19H0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDP/J1XR/HSYO19H0/FDPJ1XRHSYO19H0.SMALL.jpg Mrballeng   This project transforms your spare tire into a locking safe. It provides a 4” x 12” round space for the valuables you have to leave in your car. I designed it around a spare tire because it already has unused space and it is "out of sight, out of mind". It also gives more function to an item...
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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 18:04:02 PDT
Make a Motor Pulley for Sewing Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Motor-Pulley-for-Sewing-Machine/
Make a Motor Pulley for Sewing Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/XR2P/HT0UBIEC/FHRXR2PHT0UBIEC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/XR2P/HT0UBIEC/FHRXR2PHT0UBIEC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/XR2P/HT0UBIEC/FHRXR2PHT0UBIEC.SMALL.jpg 4maxthedog Sometimes finding the right replacement part for an old machine is near impossible. It may be easier to build one from scratch. here is how to build a 3/4 inch pulley for an old sewing machine.  I Made it at TechShop (Chandler)  http://www.techshop.ws Materials and tools: 3/4" x 4" steel rod 8-32 t...
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:09:53 PDT
An Aluminum Burr Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/An-Aluminum-Burr-Puzzle/
An Aluminum Burr Puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Y/N4Q9/HSVGII4L/F5YN4Q9HSVGII4L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Y/N4Q9/HSVGII4L/F5YN4Q9HSVGII4L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Y/N4Q9/HSVGII4L/F5YN4Q9HSVGII4L.SMALL.jpg JParis44 I made it at TechShop!This is a small project I made up simply for practice. I've long been interested in machining as a hobby. It simply fits in well with other interests of mine, and is plenty of fun in its own right! I first got access to a machine shop at the University of Akron, as part of the ...
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:29:05 PDT
Plasma Cutter Shamrock http://www.instructables.com/id/Plasma-Cutter-Shamrock/
Plasma Cutter Shamrock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/0I37/HSVGIBSA/FZ50I37HSVGIBSA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/0I37/HSVGIBSA/FZ50I37HSVGIBSA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/0I37/HSVGIBSA/FZ50I37HSVGIBSA.SMALL.jpg s6fitzgerald This is a simple project using:16 gauge scrapPlasma CutterMIG welderI made this at techshop Detroit Scrap Steel For this i just found some scrap in the scrap bin, nothing special. This just happened to be 16 gauge steel. Plasma Cutter Using the TechShop plasma cutter. Remember to turn on the a...
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:24:53 PDT
Engraving on the lathe - radial markings, scales, dials Myford ML10 http://www.instructables.com/id/Engraving-on-the-lathe-radial-markings-scales-dial/
Engraving on the lathe - radial markings, scales, dials Myford ML10 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/4B4H/HSVH3FG8/F6C4B4HHSVH3FG8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/4B4H/HSVH3FG8/F6C4B4HHSVH3FG8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/4B4H/HSVH3FG8/F6C4B4HHSVH3FG8.SMALL.jpg qthurtle Not a novel technique, but new to me as a beginner at lathe work. This instructable just shows how I made a series of radial marks on a couple of aluminium alloy discs on my Myford ML10 lathe. The discs in the photographs are 25mm (1") in diameter. I do not have a dividing head or indexing plate...
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 03:39:27 PDT
How To Change Discs On A 4 1/2 Inch Grinder http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Change-Discs-On-A-4-12-Inch-Grinder/
How To Change Discs On A 4 1/2 Inch Grinder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/J67Y/HS18IGPD/FFNJ67YHS18IGPD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/J67Y/HS18IGPD/FFNJ67YHS18IGPD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/J67Y/HS18IGPD/FFNJ67YHS18IGPD.SMALL.jpg GreenIronMetalArt 4 1/2 inch Grinder 4 1/2 Inch Grinder This power tool is commonly found in metal working and welding shops. It uses abrasive discs to grind, shape and buff metal and other materials. Changing The Nut Unplugging the cord beforehand is always a good first step.  On the side of the grinder gear ...
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:05:13 PDT
Zippo(ish) Lighter Engraving - Pokemon, Warhammer 40k, Studio Ghibli, ... http://www.instructables.com/id/Zippoish-Lighter-Engraving/
Zippo(ish) Lighter Engraving - Pokemon, Warhammer 40k, Studio Ghibli, ... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/5TI6/HSVGCE15/FHC5TI6HSVGCE15.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/5TI6/HSVGCE15/FHC5TI6HSVGCE15.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/5TI6/HSVGCE15/FHC5TI6HSVGCE15.SMALL.jpg CabbitCastle Background: One of my more recent projects, done in the beginning of 2013. Thankfully by this point I actually learned how to take proper pictures, so I don't have to apologize for crappy image quality. Go me! I probably could've taken more pictures in between, but the steps are not that compl...
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 07:41:55 PDT
Home Built CNC Router Table, a work in progress. http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Built-CNC-Router-Table/
Home Built CNC Router Table, a work in progress. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRX/5CDI/HSTP11PS/FRX5CDIHSTP11PS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRX/5CDI/HSTP11PS/FRX5CDIHSTP11PS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRX/5CDI/HSTP11PS/FRX5CDIHSTP11PS.SMALL.jpg musicmaneman38 Disclaimer: This inscrutable requires the use of power tools. ALWAYS FOLLOW THE MANUFACTURER'S GUIDELINES TO OPERATE YOUR POWER TOOLS PROPERLY AND SAFELY. ALWAYS USE PROPER EYE AND HEARING PROTECTION.How I built a CNC router table out of aluminum plate and linear rails. Forget trying to make one fro...
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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 00:00:24 PDT
Radius cutting on the Lathe - quick way http://www.instructables.com/id/Radius-cutting-on-the-Lathe-quick-way/
Radius cutting on the Lathe - quick way - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/HZ1Q/HSPP70BB/F9VHZ1QHSPP70BB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/HZ1Q/HSPP70BB/F9VHZ1QHSPP70BB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/HZ1Q/HSPP70BB/F9VHZ1QHSPP70BB.SMALL.jpg Tiedeken Attention to details is very important ... those little things are the things that make a project stand out or keep customers coming back. I have been in the children's science museum world for years now designing and building world class exhibits. Number 1 priority is no one gets hurt which means n...
By: Tiedeken

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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:41:55 PDT
How to use a cold saw, making your first cut. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-a-cold-saw-making-your-first-cut/
How to use a cold saw, making your first cut. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F24/MMFJ/HSNFZDGQ/F24MMFJHSNFZDGQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F24/MMFJ/HSNFZDGQ/F24MMFJHSNFZDGQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F24/MMFJ/HSNFZDGQ/F24MMFJHSNFZDGQ.SMALL.jpg kevin7314 Toothed saws are good for mild steel (hot rolled and cold rolled), aluminum press, etc. If you have stainless steel/tool steel use an abrasive saw because hard metals will dull cold saw blades very quickly score metal Moving the saw without accidently starting it hold by bar, not trigger, or by...
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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:57:14 PDT
Scratchbuilt Mega-Outdoor Jungle Gym Homemade http://www.instructables.com/id/swingset-with-slide-and-monkeybars/
Scratchbuilt Mega-Outdoor Jungle Gym Homemade - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTM/MVQ9/HSNFYD0N/FTMMVQ9HSNFYD0N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTM/MVQ9/HSNFYD0N/FTMMVQ9HSNFYD0N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTM/MVQ9/HSNFYD0N/FTMMVQ9HSNFYD0N.SMALL.jpg dalegribble I'm trying to keep a three year old occupied and losing gound.  I've been planning some type of swingset, but couldn't decide whether to buy a kit or stickbuild.  I decided the latter since coming across some deals on craigslist.  Hope you enjoy this ible!!!!  Tools and materials Skill saw ban...
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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:27:07 PDT
Bending Thin Wall Tubing for bicycles and furniture - Poor man's Mandrel Bender http://www.instructables.com/id/Bending-Thin-Wall-Tubing-for-bicycles-and-furnitur/
Bending Thin Wall Tubing for bicycles and furniture - Poor man's Mandrel Bender - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/WMBL/HSM53Z26/FBQWMBLHSM53Z26.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/WMBL/HSM53Z26/FBQWMBLHSM53Z26.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/WMBL/HSM53Z26/FBQWMBLHSM53Z26.SMALL.jpg Tiedeken One of the biggest problems about bending tubing in the DIY world is wrinkling in the corners when bending past 45 degs on Thin wall tubing... Tradeoffs often are needed just to get the bends needed such as - going to thick wall tubing and linking it to other thin to keep some of the weight down- ma...
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:07:08 PDT
Two-Stage, Wrist-Mounted Flamethrower http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-Stage-Wrist-Mounted-Flamethrower/
Two-Stage, Wrist-Mounted Flamethrower - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/TN5U/HSHDX8LO/FZWTN5UHSHDX8LO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/TN5U/HSHDX8LO/FZWTN5UHSHDX8LO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/TN5U/HSHDX8LO/FZWTN5UHSHDX8LO.SMALL.jpg fozzy13 Truth be told, I've always wanted to shoot fire out of my hands. Because who wouldn't? This is the second wrist-mounted flamethrower I've made to help come one step closer to that dream. If you're interested in my Mk. 1 Wrist-Mounted Flamethrower, feel free to check it out here: http://www.instruc...
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 13:00:23 PDT
Copper Book Mark http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Book-Mark/
Copper Book Mark - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX4/2F2T/HSHDUUZ7/FX42F2THSHDUUZ7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX4/2F2T/HSHDUUZ7/FX42F2THSHDUUZ7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX4/2F2T/HSHDUUZ7/FX42F2THSHDUUZ7.SMALL.jpg mightymcc Here I will show you how to make a copper book mark that is perfect for reading in the spring sun. You will need:Copper sheetTin snipsHammer (optional)Torch (optional)Remember to be safe!P.S. When making this I hadn't planned on making an instructable so I don't have pictures of the process. I am ve...
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Sat, 8 Mar 2014 16:04:31 PST
Proper Metal Insert Gas (MIG) Welding Technique http://www.instructables.com/id/Proper-Metal-Insert-Gas-MIG-Welding-Technique/
Proper Metal Insert Gas (MIG) Welding Technique - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBT/JPRJ/HSGRTK0G/FBTJPRJHSGRTK0G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBT/JPRJ/HSGRTK0G/FBTJPRJHSGRTK0G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBT/JPRJ/HSGRTK0G/FBTJPRJHSGRTK0G.SMALL.jpg d_herbert Metal Insert Gas (MIG) welding is a skill that is utilized by many people in industrial fields.  Nowadays it's proper name is Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) but it is still referred to as MIG welding.  Compared to various types of welding, MIG is one of the easier techniques to learn.  With a little...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 13:56:33 PST
Mailbox Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Mailbox-Repair/
Mailbox Repair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/JS9B/HSHQQH1B/FEQJS9BHSHQQH1B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/JS9B/HSHQQH1B/FEQJS9BHSHQQH1B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/JS9B/HSHQQH1B/FEQJS9BHSHQQH1B.SMALL.jpg wcochran1 Materials 1- Arc welder / Gas Torch Welder 1 - Angle Grinder Or Rotary Tool1 - Can Of Spray Paint to match your boxIf your mailbox is a little on the rough side because of the cable repair or lawn maintenance guys this is for you. Assuming you do not wish to spend ~ 350$ for a new all steel mailbox ...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 13:12:03 PST
Alternative Metal Finishing http://www.instructables.com/id/Alternative-Metal-Finishing/
Alternative Metal Finishing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0P/SUYJ/HSGFU6A3/F0PSUYJHSGFU6A3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0P/SUYJ/HSGFU6A3/F0PSUYJHSGFU6A3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0P/SUYJ/HSGFU6A3/F0PSUYJHSGFU6A3.SMALL.jpg jordanshelby These are a few ideas on finishing metal. I did these on a headband so they are more cosmetic than practical. Made at TechShop Chandler www.techshop.ws Stencil and Etching I used vinyl to make a few stripes in my headband. I pressed them down firmly to not so firmly to test how easily the v...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 01:48:59 PST
Leather Metal Forming Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-Metal-Forming-Bag/
Leather Metal Forming Bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/2CKO/HSGFU4UL/FQC2CKOHSGFU4UL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/2CKO/HSGFU4UL/FQC2CKOHSGFU4UL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/2CKO/HSGFU4UL/FQC2CKOHSGFU4UL.SMALL.jpg jordanshelby This is a leather forming bag used for pounding out organic shapes in sheet metal. Made at TechShop Chandler.www.techshop.ws Get some velcro! I happened to find these strips of velcro in the bin wall scraps! All I did was cut them out and attach them to a scrap piece of fabric. I then sewed a sq...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 01:25:36 PST
Utility Access Doors http://www.instructables.com/id/Utility-Access-Doors/
Utility Access Doors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/8IK9/HSGFY6MO/FJ38IK9HSGFY6MO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/8IK9/HSGFY6MO/FJ38IK9HSGFY6MO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/8IK9/HSGFY6MO/FJ38IK9HSGFY6MO.SMALL.jpg wcochran1 Do you have a large hole or old worn out access doors to your water meter and shut off valves ? Today we will fabricate and weld on hinges and door jam Fabricate the pieces Purchase 1 4 x 8 foot sheet of 1/4 inch thick mild steel ~ 200$ cut the panels to extend several inches beyond the opening...
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 20:05:33 PST
Mod out your own PUPPETEER'S DOLLY! http://www.instructables.com/id/Mod-out-your-own-PUPEETERS-DOLLY/
Mod out your own PUPPETEER'S DOLLY! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/HGGK/HSGFXR2M/FWGHGGKHSGFXR2M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/HGGK/HSGFXR2M/FWGHGGKHSGFXR2M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/HGGK/HSGFXR2M/FWGHGGKHSGFXR2M.SMALL.jpg damianzuch Hi peoples! OK, so we just got a nifty job, to make a puppeteer's dolly for a new show that has a puppet from the Jim Henson's Creature Shop!! There were a couple of requirements - it had to be comfortable, it had to be silent and it had to run smoothly. It also had to be set up so that either the p...
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 19:58:23 PST
How to Mount, Polish, and Etch a Metallographic Sample for Optical Microscopy http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Mount-Polish-and-Etch-a-Metallographic-Samp/
How to Mount, Polish, and Etch a Metallographic Sample for Optical Microscopy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/7BCZ/HSE9584O/FZX7BCZHSE9584O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/7BCZ/HSE9584O/FZX7BCZHSE9584O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/7BCZ/HSE9584O/FZX7BCZHSE9584O.SMALL.jpg jjwicks Are you someone who's interested in metals, likes to look at things under a microscope, and finds themselves in a lab with time to spare? Then learning how to mount, polish, and etch a metallographic sample for optical microscopy might just be for you! Chances are you're an engineering student who h...
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Wed, 5 Mar 2014 16:14:07 PST
Black Powder Cannon http://www.instructables.com/id/Black-Powder-Cannon/
Black Powder Cannon - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/ZJAE/HSASL2Q2/FR5ZJAEHSASL2Q2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/ZJAE/HSASL2Q2/FR5ZJAEHSASL2Q2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/ZJAE/HSASL2Q2/FR5ZJAEHSASL2Q2.SMALL.jpg wcochran1 Material's List 1- 6" x 1/2'' Mild Steel Round Tube 1- 3/8" Cold Roll Steel BarAngle Grinder Cut Off Saw or Grinder Holder Drill Bit Set Arc WelderRotary ToolBrass Picture Hanging Kit Preparation Of Barrel And Plug Cut your half inch steel tube to 6 Inches long. Make sure to use your Rotary Tool...
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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 20:06:23 PST
4 Jaw Lathe Chuck Knobs http://www.instructables.com/id/4-Jaw-Lathe-Chuck-Knobs/
4 Jaw Lathe Chuck Knobs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/51HK/HSASL0LX/F4X51HKHSASL0LX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/51HK/HSASL0LX/F4X51HKHSASL0LX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/51HK/HSASL0LX/F4X51HKHSASL0LX.SMALL.jpg 4maxthedog To obtain high accuracy on a lathe, you can use a 4 Jaw Chuck. By adjusting the jaws while using a dial indicator, you can achieve better than 0.0005 of an inch runout. To better adjust the jaws, use two knobs to position the work piece. Follow the steps below to construct your knobs. I Made it at T...
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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 19:12:47 PST
World's Most Powerful Air Cannon! (Once I get a QEV) http://www.instructables.com/id/Steel-Pipe-Air-Cannon-High-Power-1/
World's Most Powerful Air Cannon! (Once I get a QEV) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVH/T1UA/HS9TBW82/FVHT1UAHS9TBW82.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVH/T1UA/HS9TBW82/FVHT1UAHS9TBW82.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVH/T1UA/HS9TBW82/FVHT1UAHS9TBW82.SMALL.jpg DanTDM This is the air cannon I built. It will shoot AA batteries and steel balls very far or through lots of cardboard. If you choose to build one, be careful. It can kill. I used a metal air tank valve to get air in and I have a ball valve to fire. No plastic parts, lightweight and looks cool. Cost aroun...
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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 09:07:49 PST
Making a knife with a Japanese hamon http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-knife-with-a-Japanese-hamon/
Making a knife with a Japanese hamon - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/HJLN/HS80ENEK/FH4HJLNHS80ENEK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/HJLN/HS80ENEK/FH4HJLNHS80ENEK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/HJLN/HS80ENEK/FH4HJLNHS80ENEK.SMALL.jpg clockworkfish Have you ever noticed the wavy line on Japanese swords that is shown in just about every single anime and samurai movie? The proper name for this line is a Hamon and if you want a sword with a real one adorning its edge that will set you back a few grand. However with patience and decent understan...
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Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:36:55 PST