Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - metalworking - popular http://www.instructables.com Mon, 6 Jul 2015 05:08:01 PDT BLOX v1.01 Very Low Cost Sheet Metal Spot Welder (Portable & Convenient) http://www.instructables.com/id/Very-Low-Cost-Sheet-Metal-Spot-Welder-Portable-/
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Electrolytic Acid Etching Aluminum Brew Kettle http://www.instructables.com/id/Electrolytic-Acid-Etching-Aluminum-Brew-Kettle/
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Fri, 3 Jul 2015 07:20:57 PDT
Build a mini Atomium http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-mini-Atomium/
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 18:18:27 PDT
Homemade Flute Lyre http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Flute-Lyre/
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 15:53:54 PDT
How to Build Leg Armor Using recycled cans or sheet metal http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-Leg-Armor-Using-recycled-cans-or-shee/
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Wed, 1 Jul 2015 14:39:36 PDT
Blacksmithing a Metal Rose http://www.instructables.com/id/Blacksmithing-a-Metal-Rose/
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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 21:32:40 PDT
HOW TO USE A JEWELRY SAW http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-a-jewelry-saw/
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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 14:09:39 PDT
Throwing knife http://www.instructables.com/id/Throwing-knife/
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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 10:14:14 PDT
Geometer's Triangle Pen http://www.instructables.com/id/Geometers-Triangle-Pen/
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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 23:53:59 PDT
Cordless Lost Foam Cast Cutting Tool - USB Rechargeable http://www.instructables.com/id/Cordless-Lost-Foam-Cast-Cutting-Tool-USB-Rechargea/
Cordless Lost Foam Cast Cutting Tool - USB Rechargeable - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/7ZVC/IB4A3BC1/FHG7ZVCIB4A3BC1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/7ZVC/IB4A3BC1/FHG7ZVCIB4A3BC1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/7ZVC/IB4A3BC1/FHG7ZVCIB4A3BC1.SMALL.jpg Solarcycle This Instructable is for how to make a Cordless Lost Foam Cast Cutting Tool.Please click below to visit our Kickstarter project page ro pre-order a production model!http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/cord...Materials:QTY Description1 2" Long piece of Kanthal 28 ga wire http://www.ebay.c...
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Sat, 20 Jun 2015 21:17:30 PDT
Spun Steel and Water Jet Cut Sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/Spun-Steel-and-Water-Jet-Cut-Sculpture/
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Sat, 20 Jun 2015 22:04:46 PDT
from blank keys to working keys without dismanteling the lock (using a handfile) http://www.instructables.com/id/from-blank-keys-to-working-keys-without-dismanteli/
from blank keys to working keys without dismanteling the lock (using a handfile) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/2QY3/IB3HOGG6/F2I2QY3IB3HOGG6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/2QY3/IB3HOGG6/F2I2QY3IB3HOGG6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/2QY3/IB3HOGG6/F2I2QY3IB3HOGG6.SMALL.jpg MeisterJos You've probably seen lockpicking explained on several "hacky" websites. You might even have tried it yourself. But what if you need to open a lock a number of times? Wouldn't it be great to have an opening technique that would supply you with a working key in the process? A method to do this has ...
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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:24:33 PDT
Beer Keg Metal Melting Furnace http://www.instructables.com/id/Beer-Keg-Metal-Melting-Furnace/
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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 12:40:14 PDT
Make A Bowie Knife From Table Saw Insert http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Bowie-Knife-From-Table-Saw-Insert/
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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 07:39:51 PDT
Casting an Aluminum Anthill http://www.instructables.com/id/Casting-an-Aluminum-Anthill/
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 14:08:08 PDT
Firefighters Bottle Opener http://www.instructables.com/id/Firefighters-Bottle-Opener/
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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 10:00:53 PDT
Downdraft plasma cutting and grinding table http://www.instructables.com/id/Downdraft-plasma-cutting-and-grinding-table/
Downdraft plasma cutting and grinding table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAI/6WBZ/IANRZPRG/FAI6WBZIANRZPRG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAI/6WBZ/IANRZPRG/FAI6WBZIANRZPRG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAI/6WBZ/IANRZPRG/FAI6WBZIANRZPRG.SMALL.jpg Theopenmind The answer to the abrasive and dangerous metal dust and particles produced from plasma cutting and grinding steel is to suck the air, complete with all particles, smoke, fumes etc. away from your workpiece! Items purchased for this project were the filter at $65, the reverse pulse valve at $100 from...
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Mon, 8 Jun 2015 22:53:20 PDT
Making metal leaves http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-metal-leaves/
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Mon, 8 Jun 2015 15:25:30 PDT
How to make and use a Pot Chuck for your Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-and-use-a-Pot-Chuck-for-your-Lathe/
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Wed, 3 Jun 2015 17:17:27 PDT
Railway Iron Anvil http://www.instructables.com/id/Railway-Iron-Anvil/
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Mon, 25 May 2015 00:22:07 PDT
Watertight Metal container. (no sealant needed) http://www.instructables.com/id/Watertight-Metal-container-no-sealant-needed/
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Sun, 17 May 2015 20:34:43 PDT
Brake Disk Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/Disk-Brake-Forge/
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Sun, 10 May 2015 20:53:32 PDT
Machining A Finger Plate Clamping Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Machining-A-Finger-Plate-Clamping-Tool/
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Thu, 7 May 2015 15:01:51 PDT
Heart rings DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Heart-rings-DIY/
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Wed, 6 May 2015 03:17:50 PDT
Leaf Spring to Gurkha Khukri http://www.instructables.com/id/Leaf-Spring-to-Gurkha-Khukri/
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Tue, 5 May 2015 20:07:31 PDT
Hand made Brass pendant http://www.instructables.com/id/Hand-made-Brass-pendant/
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Fri, 1 May 2015 20:02:46 PDT
Upcycled Bowie Knife http://www.instructables.com/id/Up-Cycled-Bowie-Knife/
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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:24:19 PDT
Metal get well soon Card http://www.instructables.com/id/Metal-get-well-soon-Card/
Metal get well soon Card - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8M/1DSH/I95GTYIZ/F8M1DSHI95GTYIZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8M/1DSH/I95GTYIZ/F8M1DSHI95GTYIZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8M/1DSH/I95GTYIZ/F8M1DSHI95GTYIZ.SMALL.jpg elyk_nerok Recently my best friend was diagnosed with a serious illness and so myself and my friend Mark decided to build him a metal get well soon card. What you will need Before you get started be aware this took over 24hours of work with even more then that in man hours. For this project you will need ...
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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 02:35:45 PDT
Mirror Finishing A Metal http://www.instructables.com/id/Mirror-Finishing-A-Metal/
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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:09:27 PDT
Gel Ink Pen with a Windshield Breaker http://www.instructables.com/id/Gel-Ink-Pen-with-a-Windshield-Breaker/
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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 01:50:11 PDT
Machining A Tailstock Die Holder For The Sherline Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Machining-A-Tailstock-Die-Holder-For-The-Sherline-/
Machining A Tailstock Die Holder For The Sherline Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/CDLJ/I8BGNY6H/F0BCDLJI8BGNY6H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/CDLJ/I8BGNY6H/F0BCDLJI8BGNY6H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/CDLJ/I8BGNY6H/F0BCDLJI8BGNY6H.SMALL.jpg Clickspring The Sherline Lathe would have to be one of the best value tools I have in my shop. It is incredibly versatile, very accurate, and well priced. Sherline also have an excellent 'open source' approach to the way customers can access their products. Every single part, no matter how small, is available f...
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Sat, 11 Apr 2015 19:17:09 PDT
How to Forge a Khopesh http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Forge-a-Khopesh/
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Sat, 11 Apr 2015 19:55:00 PDT
Beer bottle opener pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Pi-beer-bottle-opener/
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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 06:45:21 PDT
CNC Cut Easter Egg (Aluminum) http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Cut-Easter-Egg-Aluminum/
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Fri, 3 Apr 2015 06:16:33 PDT
TIG-Welded Steel Bowl http://www.instructables.com/id/TIG-Welded-Steel-Bowl/
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 18:04:49 PDT
- portable welding/fabrication table http://www.instructables.com/id/-portable-weldingfabrication-table/
- portable welding/fabrication table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXI/MS5T/I7W1TVV0/FXIMS5TI7W1TVV0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXI/MS5T/I7W1TVV0/FXIMS5TI7W1TVV0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXI/MS5T/I7W1TVV0/FXIMS5TI7W1TVV0.SMALL.jpg 2hlwf8 this is my first major instructable, so we'll see how it goes. (and i'm sorry, i spent a lot of time adding notes to the fotos, and i can still see them in the editor, but they don't seem to be showing up. they help a lot. don't know what i did wrong.)i find work is fun with the right tools. wit...
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:25:32 PDT
Dirt Cheap Froe http://www.instructables.com/id/Dirt-Cheap-Froe/
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:44:14 PDT
Acrobat Cable Cam http://www.instructables.com/id/Acrobat-Cable-Cam/
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:08:50 PDT
Making a durable decal on metal with lazertran. http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-durable-decal-on-metal-with-lazertran/
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:41:34 PDT
Dirt Cheap Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/Dirt-Cheap-Forge/
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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:21:51 PDT
mini jet engine http://www.instructables.com/id/mini-jet-engine/
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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 20:03:49 PDT
Bracelet with copper plate in wood or in leather http://www.instructables.com/id/Cuff-bracelet-with-copper-plate-in-wood-or-in-leat/
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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:05:35 PDT
What to do with a dead microwave! http://www.instructables.com/id/What-to-do-with-a-dead-microwave/
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:53:45 PDT
Steampunk themed propeller ceiling fan. http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-propeller-ceiling-fan/
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 06:14:30 PDT
Roof tiles from aluminium cans http://www.instructables.com/id/Roof-tiles-from-aluminium-cans/
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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 12:23:25 PDT
Broadfork http://www.instructables.com/id/Broadfork/
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 20:07:44 PDT
Dirt Cheap Charcoal http://www.instructables.com/id/Dirt-Cheap-Charcoal/
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 22:50:25 PDT
Make Hinges Inexpensively http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Hinges-Inexpensively/
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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:27:27 PDT
Car part chess set http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-part-chess-set/
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 21:14:07 PDT
How to Make (Torch Braze) a Simple Wire Wheel http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Torch-Braze-a-Simple-Wire-Wheel/
How to Make (Torch Braze) a Simple Wire Wheel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBK/W3S4/I7ELDDWP/FBKW3S4I7ELDDWP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBK/W3S4/I7ELDDWP/FBKW3S4I7ELDDWP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBK/W3S4/I7ELDDWP/FBKW3S4I7ELDDWP.SMALL.jpg mjunger2005 This Instructable will show you how to create a simple wire wheel for your toy or robot project using inexpensive RG45 Gas Welding Rod and other resources. Gather Materials Main Item: WireSpecifically, 3/32" RG45 Gas Welding Wire for the Cart wheels and 1/16" RG45 for the Cart wheel spokes.For be...
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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 05:48:28 PDT