Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - metalworking - popular http://www.instructables.com Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:47:37 PST BLOX v1.01 Brake Drum Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/Break-Drum-Forge/
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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 23:44:50 PST
Smelting aluminum cans to ingots http://www.instructables.com/id/Smelting-aluminum-cans-to-ingots/
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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 09:42:17 PST
Wood Burner http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Burner/
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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 23:19:52 PST
How To Make The Mini Metal Foundry http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-The-Mini-Metal-Foundry/
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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 08:55:12 PST
How To Make a Sword: A Comprehensive Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-a-Sword-A-Comprehensive-Guide/
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:19:56 PST
Cast A Die (Or Dice) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cast-A-Die-Or-Dice/
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 06:40:15 PST
Folding Chair Charcoal Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/Folding-Chair-Charcoal-Forge/
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Fri, 9 Jan 2015 08:15:40 PST
Homemade Refractories http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Refractories/
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Sun, 22 Mar 2009 17:39:24 PDT
CHEAP, easy Repoussé (Embossed Metal) http://www.instructables.com/id/CHEAP-easy-Repoussé-Embossed-Metal/
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:04:12 PST
Mini Charcoal Furnace http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Charcoal-Furnace/
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Thu, 27 May 2010 14:49:30 PDT
Excellent and Cheap Degreasing Hand Cleaning http://www.instructables.com/id/Excellent-and-Cheap-Degreasing-Hand-Cleaning/
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Mon, 29 Dec 2014 14:36:45 PST
Compact Grappling hook http://www.instructables.com/id/Compact-Grappling-hook/
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Sun, 28 Dec 2014 04:37:04 PST
Copper Steampunk Watchamacallit http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Steampunk-Watchamacallit/
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Fri, 26 Dec 2014 18:46:25 PST
Electric melting crucible furnace http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-melting-crucible-furnace/
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Thu, 25 Dec 2014 07:01:17 PST
Manual Rolling Mill http://www.instructables.com/id/Manual-Rolling-Mill/
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Mon, 5 Jan 2015 16:26:17 PST
Over Engineered Nutcracker http://www.instructables.com/id/Over-Engineered-Nutcracker/
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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:22:53 PST
Cast an Aluminum Slingshot! http://www.instructables.com/id/Cast-an-Aluminum-Slingshot/
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:09:24 PST
How To Make Napkin Rings From Silverware (Square or Round) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Napkin-Rings-From-Silverware-Square-or/
How To Make Napkin Rings From Silverware (Square or Round) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/7XKG/I3PRHZ7P/F0U7XKGI3PRHZ7P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/7XKG/I3PRHZ7P/F0U7XKGI3PRHZ7P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/7XKG/I3PRHZ7P/F0U7XKGI3PRHZ7P.SMALL.jpg M3G As an unemployed high school student, I don't have a lot of cash to spend on Christmas gifts, so I try to make them as well as purchasing them. Homemade gifts are always thoughtful, so I try to make things people in my family need. My Aunt has been wanting some new napkin rings for a while, so I dec...
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:24:37 PST
Double-wide Altoids Project Tin http://www.instructables.com/id/Double-wide-Altoids-Project-Tin/
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:56:59 PST
Reviving an AutoDarkening Welding Helmet http://www.instructables.com/id/Reviving-an-AutoDarkening-Welding-Helmet/
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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 08:56:43 PST
Star Trek Pin! from a Nickel and a Copper Pipe http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Trek-Pin-from-a-Nickel-and-a-Copper-Pipe/
Star Trek Pin! from a Nickel and a Copper Pipe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCX/Q3GA/I3H78P8G/FCXQ3GAI3H78P8G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCX/Q3GA/I3H78P8G/FCXQ3GAI3H78P8G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCX/Q3GA/I3H78P8G/FCXQ3GAI3H78P8G.SMALL.jpg BiscuitMaker Recently I've been learning lots of skills from all other authors here. Special thanks to one of my favorites, Mrballeng, who deserves much of the credit for the methods I've used. This instructable is kind of a mashup of his teardrop pendant and copper rocket locket. I've been pleased with the resu...
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:17:35 PST
forged knife from a railroad spike http://www.instructables.com/id/forged-knife-from-a-railroad-spike/
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 20:28:25 PST
Bicycle Wire Frame Model http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Wire-Frame-Model/
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 05:03:21 PST
Copy a Key by Casting! http://www.instructables.com/id/Copy-a-Key-by-Casting/
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Thu, 4 Dec 2014 18:08:51 PST
Coat rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Coat-rack-1/
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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 20:16:14 PST
2 Brick Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/2-Brick-Forge/
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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:06:32 PST
Wire Scorpion http://www.instructables.com/id/Wire-Scorpion-2/
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 15:33:40 PST
DIY Copper Cup From 3/4" Pipe http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Copper-Cup-From-34-Pipe/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:58:15 PST
Zeroing desired but not required http://www.instructables.com/id/Zeroing-desired-but-not-required/
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:56:05 PST
Mini Sword http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Sword-1/
Mini Sword - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/SYC7/I2R9WFET/FXSSYC7I2R9WFET.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/SYC7/I2R9WFET/FXSSYC7I2R9WFET.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/SYC7/I2R9WFET/FXSSYC7I2R9WFET.SMALL.jpg inspiretomake This miniature Braveheart inspired whiskey/martini sword took me about 30 minutes to make.Tools you need:1 framing nail Small brass nail or thick brass or copper wireHammerAnvilBlowtorchfiledrill with a small drill bit (1/16)SandpaperHere is the beautiful video of the making process. Making a hand...
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:36:29 PST
Making 5-Axis Cuts on an OMAX Waterjet http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-5-Axis-Cuts-on-an-OMAX-Waterjet/
Making 5-Axis Cuts on an OMAX Waterjet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/GH2D/I236S82E/FCKGH2DI236S82E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/GH2D/I236S82E/FCKGH2DI236S82E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/GH2D/I236S82E/FCKGH2DI236S82E.SMALL.jpg qdot Given a machine that blasts water and garnet pellets with 50000 pounds of pressure, you'd think most people would be like "I'm gonna take over the world!"Instead, the majority seem to agree on something closer to "I want to take this clip art and make a metal version of it!"But you? No.You can't jus...
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 10:23:08 PST
Mini Swords for non-forge owners http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Swords-for-non-forge-owners/
Mini Swords for non-forge owners - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/JZP7/GXUYTK2T/FGLJZP7GXUYTK2T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/JZP7/GXUYTK2T/FGLJZP7GXUYTK2T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/JZP7/GXUYTK2T/FGLJZP7GXUYTK2T.SMALL.jpg sdfgeoff For a while I've been wanting to make a decorative letter-opener or small knife, and it seems every instruction on the web on knife, or any other metal-working needs a forge. So I decided to experiment and find a method that allows me to make small swords, knives, or letter openers without the afore...
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Wed, 25 Jan 2012 10:20:03 PST
Jet Engine Powered Go-Kart http://www.instructables.com/id/Jet-Engine-Powered-Go-Kart/
Jet Engine Powered Go-Kart - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD2/D3L1/I24LX5CG/FD2D3L1I24LX5CG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD2/D3L1/I24LX5CG/FD2D3L1I24LX5CG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD2/D3L1/I24LX5CG/FD2D3L1I24LX5CG.SMALL.jpg CoreyOrlovsky These are instructions for the basic components of constructing a kart on which to mount an engine, in this case I used a miniature jet-engine that I had previously created, and therefore those instructions will not be included in this, but rather will be linked to below. http://www.instructables.co...
By: CoreyOrlovsky

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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 07:57:17 PST
Treehouse Hardware Series - Tree Attachment Bolt (TAB) http://www.instructables.com/id/Treehouse-Hardware-Series-Tree-Attachment-Bolt-TAB/
Treehouse Hardware Series - Tree Attachment Bolt (TAB) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/1JR2/I236LX9A/FK71JR2I236LX9A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/1JR2/I236LX9A/FK71JR2I236LX9A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/1JR2/I236LX9A/FK71JR2I236LX9A.SMALL.jpg dustinfeider Treehouse ambitions still lingering since childhood? Not sure where or how to put that dream into action? Look no further! I promise by the end of this instructable you will be fully learn-ed on one of the central unknowns in the world of treehouse building, how to properly attach a treehouse to a t...
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Tue, 4 Nov 2014 19:03:46 PST
Making a Ring with a Hammered Finish in less than an hour (from scratch) http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Ring-with-a-Hammered-Finish-in-less-than-/
Making a Ring with a Hammered Finish in less than an hour (from scratch) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/VQYX/I1NUEQPH/F5IVQYXI1NUEQPH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/VQYX/I1NUEQPH/F5IVQYXI1NUEQPH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/VQYX/I1NUEQPH/F5IVQYXI1NUEQPH.SMALL.jpg Mercurius Maker A simple band with a hammered texture is kind of a bread and butter piece for a lot of jewelers. It can be a great exercise to get familiar with a material and the many steps of finishing a ring. Once one gets used to the process, it can also be a fast way to pump out a nice piece of jewelry. T...
By: Mercurius Maker

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Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:40:33 PDT
Asset Recovery II: Plasma TV Harvest http://www.instructables.com/id/Asset-Recovery-II-Plasma-TV-Harvest/
Asset Recovery II: Plasma TV Harvest - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY7/KC1V/I1KJQS1G/FY7KC1VI1KJQS1G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY7/KC1V/I1KJQS1G/FY7KC1VI1KJQS1G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY7/KC1V/I1KJQS1G/FY7KC1VI1KJQS1G.SMALL.jpg BeachsideHank When driving around my neighborhood I'm always on the lookout for roadside swag, be it building material, furniture, or electronics as well as anything else of possible interest. I recently acquired two dead plasma TVs and brought them home since I have a project in mind and I knew that what was ins...
By: BeachsideHank

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:34:11 PDT
Basic Guide to Flux Cored Arc Welding http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Guide-to-Flux-Cored-Arc-MIG-Welding/
Basic Guide to Flux Cored Arc Welding - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/NQRR/I1K3R6XH/FI6NQRRI1K3R6XH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/NQRR/I1K3R6XH/FI6NQRRI1K3R6XH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/NQRR/I1K3R6XH/FI6NQRRI1K3R6XH.SMALL.jpg SLOMakerSpace Hello and welcome to the SLO Makerspace guide to Flux Cored Arc Welding! This Instructable is intended to teach you how to use the Lincoln Weld Pak HD flux cored arc welder. This machine is one of the most basic welders available on the market today and is known for being both user-friendly and cost...
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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:26:46 PDT
How to Build A Go-Kart http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-A-Go-Kart-1/
How to Build A Go-Kart - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAE/LUQ1/I12KCRVQ/FAELUQ1I12KCRVQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAE/LUQ1/I12KCRVQ/FAELUQ1I12KCRVQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAE/LUQ1/I12KCRVQ/FAELUQ1I12KCRVQ.SMALL.jpg Turbo_Diesel This instructable will be featuring the design of a go-kart, from liquidhandwash, http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-design-and-build-a-go-kart/, who is the teacher of our Karts Class. The design that we will be previewing is slightly modified compared to the design featured in liquidhandwash's ...
By: Turbo_Diesel

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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 08:19:07 PDT
How to flush set stones http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-flush-set-stones/
How to flush set stones - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWX/KCLJ/I0TVP25W/FWXKCLJI0TVP25W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWX/KCLJ/I0TVP25W/FWXKCLJI0TVP25W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWX/KCLJ/I0TVP25W/FWXKCLJI0TVP25W.SMALL.jpg silvertinkerer This is how to flush set stones for jewelry or other similar items. I will show where to use this in other instructables. A sleek way of setting stones without adding components to the item as well to hold that stone.Materials: Metal plate, or item to be set with a stone. Stone.Tools: Ball bur, dri...
By: silvertinkerer

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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 09:31:27 PDT
Business Card Folding Sheet Metal Wrench http://www.instructables.com/id/Business-Card-Folding-Sheet-Metal-Wrench/
Business Card Folding Sheet Metal Wrench - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1G/PU22/I0TUWXXR/F1GPU22I0TUWXXR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1G/PU22/I0TUWXXR/F1GPU22I0TUWXXR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1G/PU22/I0TUWXXR/F1GPU22I0TUWXXR.SMALL.jpg buchananwp This documents the process of designing and building your own folding business card. A DIY business card engages the recipient to invest some time puzzling out the assembly, and learn how the designer's brain works. I encourage you to take the principles explained here and make your own unique desig...
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Fri, 3 Oct 2014 12:44:31 PDT
Making a Cutout Coin Necklace http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Cutout-Coin-Necklace/
Making a Cutout Coin Necklace - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/956N/I0LDYY01/FFJ956NI0LDYY01.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/956N/I0LDYY01/FFJ956NI0LDYY01.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/956N/I0LDYY01/FFJ956NI0LDYY01.SMALL.jpg ChrisMech This tutorial will show you how to turn a coin into a very unique necklace by cutting out a specific part to emphasize it. The coin is drilled into so that you don't cut through the outer ring of the coin. There are also several "bars" attaching the main part of the cutout to the ring. These are ...
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 13:33:27 PDT
How to make an inlaid wood ring http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-an-inlaid-wood-ring/
How to make an inlaid wood ring - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/GVI4/I0HYTDM4/FSGGVI4I0HYTDM4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/GVI4/I0HYTDM4/FSGGVI4I0HYTDM4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/GVI4/I0HYTDM4/FSGGVI4I0HYTDM4.SMALL.jpg Mercurius Maker The first thing to say is that this is not technically an inlaid ring. A true inlay implies that there is a recessed area that it filled with something else. This is done using a lamination technique. The first thing to decide, after you know the size of the finger it's going on, is what wood you...
By: Mercurius Maker

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:33:41 PDT
R2D2 charcoal grill ( ChaR2D2) http://www.instructables.com/id/R2D2-charcoal-grill/
R2D2 charcoal grill ( ChaR2D2) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/BPEY/I0HYOFDR/FH3BPEYI0HYOFDR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/BPEY/I0HYOFDR/FH3BPEYI0HYOFDR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/BPEY/I0HYOFDR/FH3BPEYI0HYOFDR.SMALL.jpg RushNafikov Greetings.This is a follow up to my previous instructable (http://www.instructables.com/id/Boba-Fett-Wood-Burning-Stove).Here I built a charcoal grill that looks like R2D2. It will compliment my Darth Vader and Boba Fett stoves.Fellow arhees suggested to call it ChaR2D2 - too funny to pass up!I'm st...
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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:36:55 PDT
Make a carbon arc torch for your 220 volt stick welder http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-carbon-arc-torch-for-your-220-volt-stick-we/
Make a carbon arc torch for your 220 volt stick welder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/K3C4/FK3O7SOE/F80K3C4FK3O7SOE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/K3C4/FK3O7SOE/F80K3C4FK3O7SOE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/K3C4/FK3O7SOE/F80K3C4FK3O7SOE.SMALL.jpg Phil B MIG welders can do many things, but they cannot heat metal for bending or brazing. Your stick welder can do those things with a carbon arc torch added to it.  I am using a torch already fully constructed, so you will not see the parts aside from their place in the final unit. Materials needed: 2 ...
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Wed, 20 Aug 2008 22:04:36 PDT
TIG welded acoustical / exponential horns http://www.instructables.com/id/TIG-welded-Exponential-Horns-and-Vortex-Cannon/
TIG welded acoustical / exponential horns - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/4820/I05F3OCE/F5B4820I05F3OCE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/4820/I05F3OCE/F5B4820I05F3OCE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/4820/I05F3OCE/F5B4820I05F3OCE.SMALL.jpg GordonKirkwood Exponential Horns are amazing acoustical machines with no moving parts. They also look gorgeous. Here I'll show you how I made several thin-walled aluminum and steel exponential horns. They work great as loudspeakers, and (my original intent) as smoke-ring cannons aka vortex-ring cannons. Whethe...
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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 09:24:02 PDT
Bicycle/Chainsaw Chain Damascus Steel http://www.instructables.com/id/BicycleChainsaw-Chain-Damascus-Steel/
Bicycle/Chainsaw Chain Damascus Steel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/PVMN/I00TL4B2/F8CPVMNI00TL4B2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/PVMN/I00TL4B2/F8CPVMNI00TL4B2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/PVMN/I00TL4B2/F8CPVMNI00TL4B2.SMALL.jpg Armeria Garcia Here is how you can make a different kind of Damascus steel that has a very distinctive look. The main component in this kind of Damascus is either bike or chainsaw chain. For a brief history of Damascus steel please check out my cable Damascus instructable. Materials For this instructable, I pur...
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Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:05:18 PDT
How to solder aluminum. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-weld-aluminum/
How to solder aluminum. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/VXBC/HZYPCJBO/FADVXBCHZYPCJBO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/VXBC/HZYPCJBO/FADVXBCHZYPCJBO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/VXBC/HZYPCJBO/FADVXBCHZYPCJBO.SMALL.jpg Mrballeng Up until recently I didn't know how easy it is to solder aluminum with a propane torch. The torch I'm using has a broad flame so it's probably not as efficient in heating the specific area for welding. A torch with more of a pin point would do better. In either case if you have a propane torch and b...
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 06:04:25 PDT
Telescoping Tube Clamps http://www.instructables.com/id/Telescoping-Tube-Clamps/
Telescoping Tube Clamps - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL4/2DK9/I0UTQ442/FL42DK9I0UTQ442.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL4/2DK9/I0UTQ442/FL42DK9I0UTQ442.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL4/2DK9/I0UTQ442/FL42DK9I0UTQ442.SMALL.jpg GordonKirkwood Here I show how to make telescoping tube clamp joints which allow extremely strong, light, and adjustable length and rotation connection between two tubes. Tubes can be made telescoping when one fits over the other with only small clearance. if you can squeeze the larger tube, you can make a very,...
By: GordonKirkwood

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Tue, 9 Sep 2014 21:51:08 PDT
30 seconds Brushed Aluminium Finish http://www.instructables.com/id/30-seconds-Brushed-Aluminium-Finish/
30 seconds Brushed Aluminium Finish - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2U/YPYJ/HZS8Y0G4/F2UYPYJHZS8Y0G4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2U/YPYJ/HZS8Y0G4/F2UYPYJHZS8Y0G4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2U/YPYJ/HZS8Y0G4/F2UYPYJHZS8Y0G4.SMALL.jpg Captain Vyom This method of creating brushed aluminium finish is focused on ease and simplicity. This method is authentic by-definition method of providing brushed aluminium finish as the method actually uses a brush. This method is functional and of acceptable quality. You can give this finish to all aluminium ...
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 02:39:19 PDT
Make Professional Quality Knives at Home http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Professional-Quality-Knives-at-Home/
Make Professional Quality Knives at Home - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/VLXZ/HZOM52XJ/FKHVLXZHZOM52XJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/VLXZ/HZOM52XJ/FKHVLXZHZOM52XJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/VLXZ/HZOM52XJ/FKHVLXZHZOM52XJ.SMALL.jpg Zaphod Beetlebrox Custom knifes are a staple of most professional cooks and chefs and can range in price from $200-$3000; however, you should be able to complete one knife for about $10 worth of steel and without power tools! I wouldn't say that this is a very difficult project more that it requires a lot of patience...
By: Zaphod Beetlebrox

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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 17:05:33 PDT