Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - workshop - metalworking http://www.instructables.com Tue, 1 Sep 2015 21:58:13 PDT BLOX v1.01 Make your Own Silver http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-Own-Silver/
Make your Own Silver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/1X79/IDZSFTJX/FNJ1X79IDZSFTJX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/1X79/IDZSFTJX/FNJ1X79IDZSFTJX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/1X79/IDZSFTJX/FNJ1X79IDZSFTJX.SMALL.jpg Chitlange Sahas Hello makers! In this Instructable we will be extracting our own silver from SILVER NITRATE. Well doing this costs more money than buying silver from the jewellery shop still you can gift it to your loved ones as a lifetime memory. This project demonstrates chemistry of decomposition of silver nitra...
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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:36:06 PDT
How to light a pipe with a hammer. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-light-a-pipe-with-a-hammer/
How to light a pipe with a hammer. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8U/SMV1/IDYPB7MH/F8USMV1IDYPB7MH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8U/SMV1/IDYPB7MH/F8USMV1IDYPB7MH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8U/SMV1/IDYPB7MH/F8USMV1IDYPB7MH.SMALL.jpg drqwrx This is an old blacksmithing trick, by hitting a small bar hard and fast you can eventually get it hot enough to light a pipe. Note* We do not encourage or endorse smoking in any way. For entertainment purposes only.Tools and materialsHammerAnvil1/4" mild steel bar pipe Hit the bar with the hamme...
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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:33:13 PDT
HVAC work van hose reel http://www.instructables.com/id/HVAC-work-van-hose-reel/
HVAC work van hose reel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/7SUG/IDYKHAY4/FG47SUGIDYKHAY4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/7SUG/IDYKHAY4/FG47SUGIDYKHAY4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/7SUG/IDYKHAY4/FG47SUGIDYKHAY4.SMALL.jpg hdmotorc Turn a old refrigerant tank into a hose reel for your van. Mark and cut off the bottom. I used a sharpie to mark the bottom and a air cut off tool to remove the bottom. Smooth rough edges. I used a angle grinder to smooth the rough edges. cut the handle to become the bracket and to gain...
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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 10:06:10 PDT
Paint Can Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-Can-Forge-1/
Paint Can Forge - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN3/ECS3/IDUQTFSM/FN3ECS3IDUQTFSM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN3/ECS3/IDUQTFSM/FN3ECS3IDUQTFSM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN3/ECS3/IDUQTFSM/FN3ECS3IDUQTFSM.SMALL.jpg Boddeeen For the longest time, I have wanted to try my hand at blacksmithing. However, if you have ever tried it before, you know that there is a decent amount of setup required before you can really make anything. I came across a video on youtube about making backyard scale propane forges and decided to tak...
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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:07:15 PDT
Making the 2015 Hugo Base http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-the-2015-Hugo-Base/
Making the 2015 Hugo Base - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/DCG0/IDUQZDPU/F59DCG0IDUQZDPU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/DCG0/IDUQZDPU/F59DCG0IDUQZDPU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/DCG0/IDUQZDPU/F59DCG0IDUQZDPU.SMALL.jpg gfish I was watching the 2013 Hugo ceremony livestream when I made an offhand joke that I should have a base design in mind, just in case I was ever asked. And that would have been that, except 2 things happened: 1) Spokane won the Worldcon bid. I grew up in Spokane. I went to my first con in Spokane. I'd...
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:08:52 PDT
How to make a knife - The newbie guide. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-knife-the-newbie-guide/
How to make a knife - The newbie guide. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/W8AJ/IDU2QL5V/FI0W8AJIDU2QL5V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/W8AJ/IDU2QL5V/FI0W8AJIDU2QL5V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/W8AJ/IDU2QL5V/FI0W8AJIDU2QL5V.SMALL.jpg EnJoneer Okay, this is my first attempt at making a knife and it was more of a trial run to get the hang of the process. I thought I would publish this instructable all the same as there may be other novices out there that want to give it a go and are not sure where to start - and since I have researched the...
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:23:04 PDT
Recycled scrap metal sheep // Mark II http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-scrap-metal-sheep-Mark-II/
Recycled scrap metal sheep // Mark II - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/1R2R/IDTAOLWZ/FP91R2RIDTAOLWZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/1R2R/IDTAOLWZ/FP91R2RIDTAOLWZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/1R2R/IDTAOLWZ/FP91R2RIDTAOLWZ.SMALL.jpg katielong After having already mad a scrap sheep last summer, and with all the positive comments received as a result of it, i decided to make a new one! This time I took photos throughout the making process. I hope you like it! Step 1: sourcing the metal As an agricultural contractor, my dad is forever bu...
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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:38:58 PDT
How to apply a green patina on copper using Jaxs chemicals http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-apply-a-green-patina-on-copper-using-Jaxs-c/
How to apply a green patina on copper using Jaxs chemicals - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/GUIC/IDSNA16I/FRKGUICIDSNA16I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/GUIC/IDSNA16I/FRKGUICIDSNA16I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/GUIC/IDSNA16I/FRKGUICIDSNA16I.SMALL.jpg neilpmarkey This video shows how to apply a green patina to copper sheets using Jaxs brown black and Jaxs green patina.This video is by Creative Metal Design - www.creativemetalmd.com
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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:47:28 PDT
Forging a Viking Axe http://www.instructables.com/id/Forging-a-Viking-Axe/
Forging a Viking Axe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/B91D/IDRP7HV0/FRSB91DIDRP7HV0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/B91D/IDRP7HV0/FRSB91DIDRP7HV0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/B91D/IDRP7HV0/FRSB91DIDRP7HV0.SMALL.jpg JamesA38 In 2010 I began practical research on historical methods used in the Viking age to forge axes. My purpose was to publish a DVD tutorial which would enable an intermediate-level blacksmith to forge such an axe. In preparation for the tutorial I made about 40 axes in order to try out different approac...
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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:33:58 PDT
Adjustable Plasma Circle Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Adjustable-Plasma-Circle-Cutter/
Adjustable Plasma Circle Cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/TY37/IDR7UB8I/F5ITY37IDR7UB8I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/TY37/IDR7UB8I/F5ITY37IDR7UB8I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/TY37/IDR7UB8I/F5ITY37IDR7UB8I.SMALL.jpg The Fe Factor I need an Adjustable Plasma Circle Cutter, but I wasn't ready to pay $100 for a magnet on a stick and decided to make one my self.in case you need a link to this video
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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:10:45 PDT
Hexagonal Stepped Aluminum Stool http://www.instructables.com/id/Hexagonal-Stepped-Aluminum-Stool/
Hexagonal Stepped Aluminum Stool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/CA66/IDOCYTUI/FDQCA66IDOCYTUI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/CA66/IDOCYTUI/FDQCA66IDOCYTUI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/CA66/IDOCYTUI/FDQCA66IDOCYTUI.SMALL.jpg IanM35 This stool resulted from an effort to utilize manual metalworking tools to realize an elegant and functionally designed stool. Using just a bending brake, a metal shear, a drill and rivet gun, you can construct a stable and functional metal stool out of a single sheet of 18 gauge aluminum. With the ...
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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 19:44:55 PDT
Diy tin funnel - Funil feito com lata http://www.instructables.com/id/Diy-tin-funnel-Funil-feito-com-lata/
Diy tin funnel - Funil feito com lata - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/UE8C/IDOD2AQ8/FBWUE8CIDOD2AQ8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/UE8C/IDOD2AQ8/FBWUE8CIDOD2AQ8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/UE8C/IDOD2AQ8/FBWUE8CIDOD2AQ8.SMALL.jpg cioncassiano Funil para uso na oficina confeccionado com lataDias atrás precisei de um funil para preencher com óleo um compressor de ar recentemente adquirido. Como não dispunha-o para uso próprio e não queria utilizar (ou inutilizar) o da patroa, resolvi confeccioná-lo utilizando uma folha de lata cortada de u...
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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 19:26:09 PDT
Topographical Sculpture, or One Hundred Thousand Welds http://www.instructables.com/id/Topographical-Sculpture-or-One-Hundred-Thousand-We/
Topographical Sculpture, or One Hundred Thousand Welds - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVS/9HMZ/IDM0239F/FVS9HMZIDM0239F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVS/9HMZ/IDM0239F/FVS9HMZIDM0239F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVS/9HMZ/IDM0239F/FVS9HMZIDM0239F.SMALL.jpg smotte This is a wall cabinet I made by welding together hundreds of shaped steel pieces. It is 50" x 60" x 3.5" and hangs from cleats that I welded into position on the back. Hidden within the pieces, there are nine chambers covered by magnetic lids. You can see the side of one of them in the first ima...
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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 06:25:28 PDT
Machining 101: Lamp Training, Lamp Base http://www.instructables.com/id/Machining-101-Lamp-Training-Lamp-Base/
Machining 101: Lamp Training, Lamp Base - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/NR6M/IDUKIYFS/F2INR6MIDUKIYFS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/NR6M/IDUKIYFS/F2INR6MIDUKIYFS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/NR6M/IDUKIYFS/F2INR6MIDUKIYFS.SMALL.jpg MandyME I have been one of the lead machine shop teaching assistants at the Emerson Machine Shop at Cornell University for a couple of years now. The Emerson Shop is open to anyone who wants to learn and is also integrated into the core curriculum of mechanical engineers at Cornell. Our sophomore Mech E.'s ...
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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 05:44:34 PDT
Grapple Wave Technology http://www.instructables.com/id/Grapple-Wave-Technology/
Grapple Wave Technology - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/QZQW/IDFSK9TQ/FRBQZQWIDFSK9TQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/QZQW/IDFSK9TQ/FRBQZQWIDFSK9TQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/QZQW/IDFSK9TQ/FRBQZQWIDFSK9TQ.SMALL.jpg loveoption9 Here is the basics of the idea: Structural DNAIntroducing a novel method for rapidly and cheaply constructing robust complex metal forms from strands of wire using no additional fasteners.This instructable will be evolving as I further develop this technology, and then manage to translate it into a ...
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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 03:59:21 PDT
Beaded Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Beaded-Tree/
Beaded Tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/47EK/IDKXXG1Q/FF847EKIDKXXG1Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/47EK/IDKXXG1Q/FF847EKIDKXXG1Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/47EK/IDKXXG1Q/FF847EKIDKXXG1Q.SMALL.jpg SNLouise Here is a great decoration idea for all homeowners that can bring the life of a plant into the home without having to actually keep it alive. This project was ideal for me since I can never keep a plant alive in my home. Supplies Here is what you will need for your projectWire - floral or jewelry...
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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 19:39:39 PDT
how to make a huge fabulous mega anvil http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-a-huge-fabulous-mega-anvil/
how to make a huge fabulous mega anvil - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/YDB6/IDIN5EXE/FMSYDB6IDIN5EXE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/YDB6/IDIN5EXE/FMSYDB6IDIN5EXE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/YDB6/IDIN5EXE/FMSYDB6IDIN5EXE.SMALL.jpg Maximillian The Ruthless A Blacksmith's anvil is by far their most useful tool, arguably even more useful than Forge itself.Unfortunately, as anyone who has done any blacksmithing work knows, good anvils are just horrendously, obscenely expensive. And so, to kick off my series of blacksmithing projects, I'm going to show yo...
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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 09:45:49 PDT
Terminator T800 http://www.instructables.com/id/Terminator-T800/
Terminator T800 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/53N8/IDH810OC/FXR53N8IDH810OC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/53N8/IDH810OC/FXR53N8IDH810OC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/53N8/IDH810OC/FXR53N8IDH810OC.SMALL.jpg Jaz Creations Over 4 years and 100's of hours. Here is the final build!
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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 23:21:54 PDT
Intergalactic War Bullet Keychain http://www.instructables.com/id/Intergalactic-War-Bullet-Keychain/
Intergalactic War Bullet Keychain - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZC/Z9C0/IDH7S5XQ/FZCZ9C0IDH7S5XQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZC/Z9C0/IDH7S5XQ/FZCZ9C0IDH7S5XQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZC/Z9C0/IDH7S5XQ/FZCZ9C0IDH7S5XQ.SMALL.jpg SteamOh So this project is the result of when an intern is put in charge of testing CNC lathes, put a bunch of other dangerous tools next to him, and gets bored during work hours.... Please don't fire me.Anyways, this project was an experimental test I was doing, attempting to color heat treat stainless ste...
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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:17:00 PDT
How to make a custom dummy hand using wire and aluminium paper for less then 10 Dollars http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-custom-dummy-hand-using-wire-and-alu/
How to make a custom dummy hand using wire and aluminium paper for less then 10 Dollars - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1R/GNMI/IDFSD1QZ/F1RGNMIIDFSD1QZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1R/GNMI/IDFSD1QZ/F1RGNMIIDFSD1QZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1R/GNMI/IDFSD1QZ/F1RGNMIIDFSD1QZ.SMALL.jpg jonathant6 When building Leg-Armor ,gauntlet armor ect , hand made and to your measurements it can be a bit hard , Here I will explain how to make a custom dummy arm for props using easy to find materials , the same Technic can be applied to almost every body part ! The only thing you really need to buy ...
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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:11:37 PDT
Sneaky T-bar Starter http://www.instructables.com/id/Sneaky-T-bar-Starter/
Sneaky T-bar Starter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/QZ5B/IDFSA0EF/FZXQZ5BIDFSA0EF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/QZ5B/IDFSA0EF/FZXQZ5BIDFSA0EF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/QZ5B/IDFSA0EF/FZXQZ5BIDFSA0EF.SMALL.jpg brad.putvinas This is a guide on how to machine a T-Bar Handle that incorporates a push button starter for a car. This Will Never Do Driving an old car is cooler than driving something new. However most old cars can be started with a spoon because the wiring minimal is and simple. Fortunately the solution is a...
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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 06:28:19 PDT
Spinner Ring - Copper & Silver http://www.instructables.com/id/Spinner-Ring-Copper-Silver/
Spinner Ring - Copper & Silver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/J2K6/IDFS8F5H/FICJ2K6IDFS8F5H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/J2K6/IDFS8F5H/FICJ2K6IDFS8F5H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/J2K6/IDFS8F5H/FICJ2K6IDFS8F5H.SMALL.jpg One80Bits Do you fidget? Do you want a fun, pretty and sweet sounding fidget accessory? Spinner rings are awesome fun and they're a bit of a talking point too....You don't really need all that much to make a fairly simple one and I'm going to show you how.... Set it up You'll need:- Copper Sheet (1mm shoul...
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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 05:12:47 PDT
How to create an airduct on a car http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-create-an-airduct-on-a-car/
How to create an airduct on a car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/4PKK/IDECX6US/FKI4PKKIDECX6US.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/4PKK/IDECX6US/FKI4PKKIDECX6US.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/4PKK/IDECX6US/FKI4PKKIDECX6US.SMALL.jpg de_jean I drive a 1969 Citroën Dyane. Because I do off-roads with this car I added an original spec skid plate, the black plate in the middle of the car.After I mounted the plate I noticed that the airflow is compromised, the car has an air cooled flat twin engine, so fresh air is important, therefore I wan...
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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 20:18:04 PDT
Lock Restoration http://www.instructables.com/id/Lock-Restoration/
Lock Restoration - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/YTZK/IDCXO06R/FI0YTZKIDCXO06R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/YTZK/IDCXO06R/FI0YTZKIDCXO06R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/YTZK/IDCXO06R/FI0YTZKIDCXO06R.SMALL.jpg dhpenner1 I found this chopped lock in my travels and thought it looked like it deserved some love. I hammered out the steel pins to release the stainless steel shell. That was all it took to gain access to the guts. My only two hurdles were the cut shackle and the fact that I didn't have the key. I found a s...
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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 15:39:44 PDT
Bike from waste materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-from-waste-materials/
Bike from waste materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9S/CUK8/IDCXLEGO/F9SCUK8IDCXLEGO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9S/CUK8/IDCXLEGO/F9SCUK8IDCXLEGO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9S/CUK8/IDCXLEGO/F9SCUK8IDCXLEGO.SMALL.jpg Siva Prasad N V This is a project which make use your old or waste electronic materials.Things you will need : 2 bolts small iron rod electronic parts from old CFL bulb super glue(cyanoacrylate adhesive/instant adhesive ) other waste electronic materials eraser Making frame Draw a line an a paper and keep 2 bolt...
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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 09:07:11 PDT
Forged Mason Jar Handle http://www.instructables.com/id/Forged-Mason-Jar-Handle/
Forged Mason Jar Handle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVC/28TF/IDECTM1U/FVC28TFIDECTM1U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVC/28TF/IDECTM1U/FVC28TFIDECTM1U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVC/28TF/IDECTM1U/FVC28TFIDECTM1U.SMALL.jpg CJStephens The mason jar is one of my favorite glasses to drink out of. So one day when drinking out of my jar I decided I needed a handle! So we could call this the upgrade to the hillbilly drinking glass. This is how I forged my mason jar handle I hope every one likes it. Caleb Stephens Tools and Material...
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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 08:45:01 PDT
Make a Spit for Roasting Whole Pigs http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Spit-for-Roasting-Whole-Pigs/
Make a Spit for Roasting Whole Pigs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/ZZM3/IDECSS7L/FK7ZZM3IDECSS7L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/ZZM3/IDECSS7L/FK7ZZM3IDECSS7L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/ZZM3/IDECSS7L/FK7ZZM3IDECSS7L.SMALL.jpg cammers Hello and welcome to my instructable.Some years ago I spent a couple of years working and living in the Philippines. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there; the tropical climate, the unique culture, the wonderfully warm hospitality, the food... Oh, the food!I was living in friendly, relaxed Cebu City. O...
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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 04:46:18 PDT
Large Metal Knitting Needles http://www.instructables.com/id/Large-Metal-Knitting-Needles/
Large Metal Knitting Needles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4P/LHIJ/IDCXEWAH/F4PLHIJIDCXEWAH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4P/LHIJ/IDCXEWAH/F4PLHIJIDCXEWAH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4P/LHIJ/IDCXEWAH/F4PLHIJIDCXEWAH.SMALL.jpg nords My daughter has recently become an avid knitter. She likes a 5 needle style. While most size needles are available in wood and metal, she wanted to try 9mm needles and could only find them in wood. Knowing that I enjoy a challenge, she asked for a set in metal. Aluminum was the obvious choice fo...
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Sat, 15 Aug 2015 10:58:56 PDT
How To Make Ninja Stars http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Ninja-Stars/
How To Make Ninja Stars - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/JBYO/IDED200K/FXVJBYOIDED200K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/JBYO/IDED200K/FXVJBYOIDED200K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/JBYO/IDED200K/FXVJBYOIDED200K.SMALL.jpg GabeLou Hey guys this is a simple way to make ninja stars. This is not like a way to make authentic ninja stars, like those made in ancient Japan. However, they can be used for targeting practice and are dangerous. They are not toys. If you enjoy ninja history , you will enjoy creating these ninja stars. ...
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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 19:57:42 PDT
Wedding Wishing Well http://www.instructables.com/id/Wedding-Wishing-Well/
Wedding Wishing Well - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/NL5W/IDC6MY9B/FM3NL5WIDC6MY9B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/NL5W/IDC6MY9B/FM3NL5WIDC6MY9B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/NL5W/IDC6MY9B/FM3NL5WIDC6MY9B.SMALL.jpg welder_dan The Design Hi instructablers I will be showing you how I made this wishing well for my wedding.The wife and I wanted something different to use as a wishing well and couldn't find one so I said I would make one. We came up with a few ideas and decided on a heart shape. Some criteria we had for ...
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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 16:21:55 PDT
High Tech - Low Buck Digital Torque Meter http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Tech-Low-Buck-Digital-Torque-Meter/
High Tech - Low Buck Digital Torque Meter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/U11L/IDBHZGA8/FQTU11LIDBHZGA8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/U11L/IDBHZGA8/FQTU11LIDBHZGA8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/U11L/IDBHZGA8/FQTU11LIDBHZGA8.SMALL.jpg arduinoversusevil Industrial torque meters cost a lot ($4500). I'll show you how to build a low buck version with an Arduino.Why? Because I want to test power tools to see if the actual specs live up to the marketing specs. The reason this works is Load Cells are cheap on-line. They work by measuring the deflection i...
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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 10:34:52 PDT
Reclaim Scrap Metal - Recycling Drinks Cans http://www.instructables.com/id/Reclaim-Scrap-Metal-Recycling-Drinks-Cans/
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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 07:41:27 PDT
Choosing Greener Metals http://www.instructables.com/id/Choosing-Greener-Metals/
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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 07:13:23 PDT
R2D2 Welded Rod Sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/R2D2-Welded-Rod-Sculpture/
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Thu, 13 Aug 2015 20:49:04 PDT
Custom kids wagon. http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-kids-wagon/
Custom kids wagon. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/I72D/IDA2KGF8/F80I72DIDA2KGF8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/I72D/IDA2KGF8/F80I72DIDA2KGF8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/I72D/IDA2KGF8/F80I72DIDA2KGF8.SMALL.jpg thezapman Made this wagon from scratch as a baby gift for friends. I had built 1 in the past from a radio flyer, but this time went totally custom and home built (apart from the wheels) Make the box. I really wanted to go with an ammo crate style seating area. it was made from pine to keep the weight down ...
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Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:46:40 PDT
Suspension Stools From Scrap Steel http://www.instructables.com/id/Suspension-Stools-From-Scrap-Steel/
Suspension Stools From Scrap Steel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD2/SJJ0/IDA2K6IX/FD2SJJ0IDA2K6IX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD2/SJJ0/IDA2K6IX/FD2SJJ0IDA2K6IX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD2/SJJ0/IDA2K6IX/FD2SJJ0IDA2K6IX.SMALL.jpg Dr.Duckhunt I found some cool pieces in a scrap metal bin, two domed circular pieces of steel and two curved circular pices of steel. I grabbed them out of the scrap bin with stools in mind. 6 months later after gathering more scrap, here they are! Tools You Will Need -welder-wire wheel-cut off wheel, -flap...
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Thu, 13 Aug 2015 13:59:50 PDT
Rapid Prototyping the old fashioned way (Sheet Metal + Solder) http://www.instructables.com/id/Rapid-Prototyping-the-old-fashioned-way-Sheet-Meta/
Rapid Prototyping the old fashioned way (Sheet Metal + Solder) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/4OM4/ID99BY0M/FHM4OM4ID99BY0M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/4OM4/ID99BY0M/FHM4OM4ID99BY0M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/4OM4/ID99BY0M/FHM4OM4ID99BY0M.SMALL.jpg sdfgeoff You want to make cool things? Cheap? Fast? You need some way to actually do the building. No point just coming up with ideas eh? This instructable presents a way to make small items faster than a 3D printer. It does take a little more effort though, and you can't produce quite as complex parts.This ...
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Thu, 13 Aug 2015 01:50:38 PDT
Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/Forge-2/
Forge - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/8950/ID7UW5MG/FLX8950ID7UW5MG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/8950/ID7UW5MG/FLX8950ID7UW5MG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/8950/ID7UW5MG/FLX8950ID7UW5MG.SMALL.jpg Austin Noble In my first instructable I'm going to show you how I made a forge. I hope it gives you some ideas. Please note that this is just one of many ways to do this, and improvisation is the key to making something that you really love. Assemble your supplies Tools:- Chopsaw- Handsaw- Drill- Hammer- Ha...
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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 10:41:21 PDT
Mechanical Flower http://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanical-Flower/
Mechanical Flower - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHW/VOA1/ID7V15MZ/FHWVOA1ID7V15MZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHW/VOA1/ID7V15MZ/FHWVOA1ID7V15MZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHW/VOA1/ID7V15MZ/FHWVOA1ID7V15MZ.SMALL.jpg infanati This is my first instructable so bear with me. My wife always asked me for flowers but she could never keep them alive for more than a week. So i decided to give her something that would last longer. If you got the time and enjoy mechanics as much as I do (and you have a geeky wife) hopefully you c...
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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 09:52:57 PDT
Make a Split Bell From an Old Oxygen Tank http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Split-Bell-From-an-Old-Oxygen-Tank/
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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:19:21 PDT
Would Have Been A Cnc Lathe From Scrap http://www.instructables.com/id/Would-Have-Been-A-Cnc-Lathe-From-Scrap/
Would Have Been A Cnc Lathe From Scrap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFO/C0XH/ID77MRBF/FFOC0XHID77MRBF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFO/C0XH/ID77MRBF/FFOC0XHID77MRBF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFO/C0XH/ID77MRBF/FFOC0XHID77MRBF.SMALL.jpg pretorian This was to be my first instuctable but my yard got broken in to and I've lost everything. I'll put the shots I took up for you to see but I'm now unable to finish. Thank you for looking though. All The Photos I Took In Order Of When I Took Them I hope you see what and how I started this lathe. ...
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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 14:58:05 PDT
Your Very Own Piston Trophy http://www.instructables.com/id/Your-Very-Own-Piston-Cup/
Your Very Own Piston Trophy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/H4M2/ID5S8NH6/FDQH4M2ID5S8NH6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/H4M2/ID5S8NH6/FDQH4M2ID5S8NH6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/H4M2/ID5S8NH6/FDQH4M2ID5S8NH6.SMALL.jpg zach540 Every year, a friend of mine hosts a road rally race, and what's a race without a trophy!? The cost of the trophy in the past had came from the entry fee, with the remainder being donated to a local charity. As such, I decided to volunteer to make the trophy for free this year, and to make it auto...
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Mon, 10 Aug 2015 18:46:42 PDT
How To Make A 25 Pound Ball Of Aluminum Into a Trophy http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-25-Pound-Ball-Of-Aluminum-Into-a-Tro/
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Mon, 10 Aug 2015 13:40:32 PDT
Creating Long Acoustic-Kinetic "Reverb" Springs http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-Long-Acoustic-Kinetic-Reverb-Springs/
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Sun, 9 Aug 2015 17:25:11 PDT
How to make metal liquid ? http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-metal-liquid-/
How to make metal liquid ? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/7J0S/ID4CRC3Y/FUO7J0SID4CRC3Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/7J0S/ID4CRC3Y/FUO7J0SID4CRC3Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/7J0S/ID4CRC3Y/FUO7J0SID4CRC3Y.SMALL.jpg MarcSculpteur Prepare a foundry which can upgrade to 1300°CThere are different kinds of metal. Some change liquid very fast as tin (230°C) or aluminum (660°C). ON So you can make liquid metal with barbecue :) RED, it's good ! Metal can be liquid ! When metal is liquid, it's ready for casting.
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Sun, 9 Aug 2015 07:33:02 PDT
Aluminium foundry - Build it ! http://www.instructables.com/id/Aluminium-foundry-Build-it-/
Aluminium foundry - Build it ! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGX/NYM4/ID4CQK0U/FGXNYM4ID4CQK0U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGX/NYM4/ID4CQK0U/FGXNYM4ID4CQK0U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGX/NYM4/ID4CQK0U/FGXNYM4ID4CQK0U.SMALL.jpg MarcSculpteur A small kiln or aluminum foundry to do at home with simple things. See it ! Very simple. Make Refractory Concrete Make your own refractory concrete with sand, volcanic stone and cement. Put it in bucket reserving a hole A bucket have to be filled with the refractory concrete. After that you...
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Sun, 9 Aug 2015 07:04:15 PDT
How to make a Forge from a BBQ http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Forge-from-a-BBQ/
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Sun, 9 Aug 2015 06:07:10 PDT
Chain Cleaning http://www.instructables.com/id/Chain-Cleaning/
Chain Cleaning - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/O5O5/ID2XE9ME/FTGO5O5ID2XE9ME.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/O5O5/ID2XE9ME/FTGO5O5ID2XE9ME.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/O5O5/ID2XE9ME/FTGO5O5ID2XE9ME.SMALL.jpg Mindmapper1 I have been building a garden swing seat for the summer. Most of the seat materials have been recycled or repurposed from somewhere or another.I needed a few metres of chain to support the seat, all I had was really rusty and didn't look very smart at all. I did not fancy cleaning it all with a wire...
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Sat, 8 Aug 2015 23:51:54 PDT
Make A Ball And Chain http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Ball-And-Chain/
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Fri, 7 Aug 2015 18:20:37 PDT
RE4 Krauser Knife http://www.instructables.com/id/RE4-Krauser-Knife/
RE4 Krauser Knife - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/FF0L/ICYN18OQ/FZPFF0LICYN18OQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/FF0L/ICYN18OQ/FZPFF0LICYN18OQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/FF0L/ICYN18OQ/FZPFF0LICYN18OQ.SMALL.jpg Armeria Garcia Here is the process I followed to try and replicate Jack Krauser's knife from Resident Evil 4. Inspiration One of the knives that I’ve always wanted to own is the one used by Jack Krauser in the game Resident Evil 4. The knife is only seen for about 5 min in the game, but it looks so cool that I...
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Thu, 6 Aug 2015 12:25:14 PDT