Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - metalworking - popular http://www.instructables.com Fri, 6 May 2016 08:28:01 PDT BLOX v1.01 DIY Sandblaster http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Sandblaster/
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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 08:15:47 PDT
A Partially Comprehensive Guide To Forge Building http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Partially-Comprehensive-Guide-To-Forge-Building/
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Sun, 6 Sep 2015 21:31:50 PDT
Introduction to chainmaille http://www.instructables.com/id/Introduction-to-Chainmaille/
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Sun, 10 Apr 2016 07:18:23 PDT
Bath tub makeover http://www.instructables.com/id/Bath-Tub-Makeover/
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Mon, 28 Mar 2016 07:10:55 PDT
Pulling up small trees, the easy way. http://www.instructables.com/id/Pulling-up-small-trees-the-easy-way/
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Sun, 22 Apr 2012 06:20:37 PDT
How to Change the Speed of a Drill Press http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Change-the-Speed-of-a-Drill-Press/
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Wed, 10 Oct 2012 15:51:17 PDT
DIY Spot Welder http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Spot-Welder/
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Sun, 17 Apr 2016 03:00:01 PDT
Welding EMT Conduit http://www.instructables.com/id/Welding-EMT-Conduit/
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Fri, 8 Oct 2010 08:36:23 PDT
Three Wheel Bike Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Three-Wheel-Bike-Car/
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Mon, 9 May 2011 01:08:36 PDT
DIY Barbecue Table http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Barbecue-Table/
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Sat, 9 Apr 2016 11:15:51 PDT
Concrete Metal Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Concrete-Metal-Lathe/
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Sun, 3 Apr 2016 23:37:40 PDT
Waste Oil Burner http://www.instructables.com/id/Waste-Oil-Burner/
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Fri, 25 Mar 2016 16:36:15 PDT
Indestructible Thumb Detecting Shop Stein http://www.instructables.com/id/Indestructible-Thumb-Detecting-Shop-Stein/
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Mon, 28 Mar 2016 23:05:45 PDT
Heat Treating 1084 High-Carbon Steel http://www.instructables.com/id/Heat-Treating-1084-High-Carbon-Steel/
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Sun, 6 Sep 2015 03:39:37 PDT
How to properly load an end mill into a vertical mill http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-properly-load-an-end-mill-into-a-vertical-m/
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Sun, 1 Jul 2012 02:06:57 PDT
How to Make a Death Star Mailbox http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Death-Star-Mailbox/
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Wed, 2 Mar 2016 17:27:05 PST
How to Make a small Gas Furnace http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-small-Gas-Furnace/
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Wed, 21 Mar 2007 10:30:50 PDT
Squaring a Vise on a Mill - Machine Like a Pro http://www.instructables.com/id/Squaring-a-Vise-on-a-Mill-Machine-Like-a-Pro/
Squaring a Vise on a Mill - Machine Like a Pro - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZY/WJF6/HKM912Z5/FZYWJF6HKM912Z5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZY/WJF6/HKM912Z5/FZYWJF6HKM912Z5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZY/WJF6/HKM912Z5/FZYWJF6HKM912Z5.SMALL.jpg danvida Squaring a vise is an important step to complete before you start machining.  If you work in a shared work space, it is always a good idea to check before starting your project.  It's not that hard and after doing it a few times it will only take you a couple minutes.   Tools You'll Need: Dial...
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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 23:08:31 PDT
Drilling Metal with a Drill Press http://www.instructables.com/id/Drilling-Metal-with-a-Drill-Press/
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Thu, 8 Mar 2012 13:10:12 PST
Biscuit Joiner from a Grinder http://www.instructables.com/id/Biscuit-Joiner-From-a-Grinder/
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Thu, 10 Mar 2016 17:27:45 PST
Wiring up a Brooke Crompton single-phase lathe motor (Myford Lathe) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wiring-up-a-Brooke-Crompton-single-phase-lathe-mot/
Wiring up a Brooke Crompton single-phase lathe motor (Myford Lathe) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBY/NSI2/HFD1DWP5/FBYNSI2HFD1DWP5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBY/NSI2/HFD1DWP5/FBYNSI2HFD1DWP5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBY/NSI2/HFD1DWP5/FBYNSI2HFD1DWP5.SMALL.jpg qthurtle Here are a few notes about wiring up my small lathe motor. They are specific to the particular motor referred to in the title and shown in the photos (250W, 2.9A, 50Hz, 220/240V AC). The notes are simply to show my own set-up. This Instructable deals with potentially lethal mains-voltage wiring, an...
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Tue, 16 Apr 2013 08:48:06 PDT
Theater Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/Theater-Cube/
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Tue, 15 Mar 2016 01:39:40 PDT
Detailed acid etching with a stencil http://www.instructables.com/id/Detailed-Acid-Etching-With-a-Stencil/
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Mon, 14 Mar 2016 16:28:46 PDT
Super Cool Dowsing Rods!!!!!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Cool-Dousing-Rods/
Super Cool Dowsing Rods!!!!!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/I1PW/FHTOF60M/FGHI1PWFHTOF60M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/I1PW/FHTOF60M/FGHI1PWFHTOF60M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/I1PW/FHTOF60M/FGHI1PWFHTOF60M.SMALL.jpg tyty100 This is an instructable on how to make dowsing rods.You use them to find things underground.Me and my dad used it to find our old water line and it was right on top of it.they work like metal detectors and can help to keep you from spending lots of money on professional ones. Step 1:What youll nee...
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Sun, 22 Jun 2008 15:25:02 PDT
Motorised Drift Trike http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorised-Drift-Trike/
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Sun, 6 Mar 2016 19:53:22 PST
Portable Wood Fired Pizza Oven/Patio Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Wood-Fired-Pizza-OvenPatio-Heater/
Portable Wood Fired Pizza Oven/Patio Heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/0H74/GFRWPMER/F1Y0H74GFRWPMER.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/0H74/GFRWPMER/F1Y0H74GFRWPMER.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/0H74/GFRWPMER/F1Y0H74GFRWPMER.SMALL.jpg andrew.spencer.2 Although there are already many instructables on the topic of stoves made from old propane bottles, I thought I would try to come up with something a little more usefull in the cooking department. This all came about when a chunk broke off of my beloved pizza stone and I had to think of some way...
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Sun, 28 Nov 2010 19:30:58 PST
Iron Man 2 Swinging Sticks aka Double Pendulum http://www.instructables.com/id/Iron-Man-2-Swinging-Sticks-aka-Double-Pendulum/
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Thu, 18 Nov 2010 10:02:54 PST
The Mini Steel Bucket Foundry. http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Mini-Steel-Bucket-Forge/
The Mini Steel Bucket Foundry. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/232G/IKU2OMVG/FPX232GIKU2OMVG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/232G/IKU2OMVG/FPX232GIKU2OMVG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/232G/IKU2OMVG/FPX232GIKU2OMVG.SMALL.jpg kmunnery I have been corrected as I used the incorrect terminology for this device.Forge: a place where objects are made by heating and shaping metal.Foundry: a workshop or factory for casting molten metal.This foundry is used to melt metal, it can reach up to 1500°f possibly more and at this temperature we ...
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Sun, 21 Feb 2016 18:06:36 PST
Welding plastic bags http://www.instructables.com/id/Welding-plastic-bags/
Welding plastic bags - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS3/GZUR/R0KEP27VPVV/FS3GZURR0KEP27VPVV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS3/GZUR/R0KEP27VPVV/FS3GZURR0KEP27VPVV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS3/GZUR/R0KEP27VPVV/FS3GZURR0KEP27VPVV.SMALL.jpg Aleksi Plastic bags can be welded together with a soldering iron. The resulting seam is strong and water resistant. This is a very useful technique for making kites. Tools You need some oven paper and a soldering iron. I use a soldering iron with a flat tip and temperature control. Stack materials Pl...
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Mon, 27 Mar 2006 15:48:09 PST
Convert a spring airsoft gun to full auto http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-a-spring-airsoft-gun-to-full-auto/
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Thu, 5 Aug 2010 12:42:35 PDT
How to Sweat (solder) Copper Pipe http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Sweat-solder-Copper-Pipe/
How to Sweat (solder) Copper Pipe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/SPLB/F45H957T/FLJSPLBF45H957T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/SPLB/F45H957T/FLJSPLBF45H957T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/SPLB/F45H957T/FLJSPLBF45H957T.SMALL.jpg gdawg I had a plumbing problem needing to be addressed (people: stop mixing copper with cast iron piping!) and learned how to sweat (solder) copper piping. Why do they call it sweating instead of soldering? I have no idea, since I'm not a plumber, but I've done a decent enough job at sweating the copper...
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Sun, 15 Jul 2007 21:15:28 PDT
A Great Bending Tool for Solid Material http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Great-Bending-Tool-for-Solid-Material/
A Great Bending Tool for Solid Material - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJM/DFNK/IKIKVDMP/FJMDFNKIKIKVDMP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJM/DFNK/IKIKVDMP/FJMDFNKIKIKVDMP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJM/DFNK/IKIKVDMP/FJMDFNKIKIKVDMP.SMALL.jpg ross asselstine I've been making outdoor tables with curved steel legs. The need to bend heavy solid material in a uniform and controlled way resulted in a fairly simple machine that allows for innumerable rates of curvature and chord lengths. The table you see in the image has four main legs that are made of 1/2" ...
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Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:18:44 PST
Tube bender http://www.instructables.com/id/Tube-Bender/
Tube bender - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4O/WN6I/IKA06EXB/F4OWN6IIKA06EXB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4O/WN6I/IKA06EXB/F4OWN6IIKA06EXB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4O/WN6I/IKA06EXB/F4OWN6IIKA06EXB.SMALL.jpg lecgo I would have liked it to make a new seat for my recumbent bicycle and for it was necessary some aluminium tubes and to bend those on proper shape. In our town I have not found a place to bend some tubes and I have decided to make my own tube bender for this work. Preparing First time I went to s...
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Fri, 5 Feb 2016 11:18:06 PST
Casting With Delft Clay (White Bronze Anvil Pendant) http://www.instructables.com/id/Casting-With-Delft-Clay-White-Bronze-Anvil-Pendant/
Casting With Delft Clay (White Bronze Anvil Pendant) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKQ/WGFB/IK8KT6OD/FKQWGFBIK8KT6OD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKQ/WGFB/IK8KT6OD/FKQWGFBIK8KT6OD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKQ/WGFB/IK8KT6OD/FKQWGFBIK8KT6OD.SMALL.jpg Armeria Garcia Delft clay casting is just one of many methods to cast metal objects. Delft clay casting has some drawbacks but is arguably the most accessible casting medium for those who are just starting out. Create Your Form One of major drawbacks to using Delft clay, or other casting sands, is that you can'...
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Fri, 5 Feb 2016 03:39:40 PST
Remove Galvanization http://www.instructables.com/id/Remove-Galvanization/
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Fri, 17 Dec 2010 18:46:39 PST
How to reload .308 Ammo http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-reload-308-Ammo/
How to reload .308 Ammo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/7FM6/I22IQ51S/F3A7FM6I22IQ51S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/7FM6/I22IQ51S/F3A7FM6I22IQ51S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/7FM6/I22IQ51S/F3A7FM6I22IQ51S.SMALL.jpg AGSchmidt Using this instructable will guide in reloading ammo for the .308 Winchester. Reloading ammo is important for improving accuracy and saving shooters money. By reloading bullets you can experiment a little with the charge, seating depth, and weight of the bullet to achieve maximum accuracy for your r...
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Tue, 4 Nov 2014 08:49:43 PST
Acid Knife Etching | DIY | Quick and easy way of making your knife look cool. http://www.instructables.com/id/Acid-Knife-Etching-DIY-Quick-and-easy-way-of-makin/
Acid Knife Etching | DIY | Quick and easy way of making your knife look cool. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/Y4YD/HQKXFOPB/FOMY4YDHQKXFOPB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/Y4YD/HQKXFOPB/FOMY4YDHQKXFOPB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/Y4YD/HQKXFOPB/FOMY4YDHQKXFOPB.SMALL.jpg SlavicFMJ This is my new Instructable on how to Acid Etch your knife. Knife Etching video Here is what you need: - Knife- Ferric Chloride $12.50 - Nail Polish $3 - Nail Polish remover $3 - 400 grit sand paper - Tall bottle or a container - Paper towels So as you can see this project doesn't require much mone...
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Sat, 18 Jan 2014 13:41:08 PST
Make a knife from high-carbon steel http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Knife-From-High-carbon-Steel/
Make a knife from high-carbon steel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/2DBU/IJHHKTJU/FKY2DBUIJHHKTJU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/2DBU/IJHHKTJU/FKY2DBUIJHHKTJU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/2DBU/IJHHKTJU/FKY2DBUIJHHKTJU.SMALL.jpg kai.h Here's a quick guide on how I made a knife from 1084 high-carbon steel.You can use a huge range of different materials for a knife - I've gone with 1084 because it's easy to work with and relatively forgiving when heat treating it.Heat treating a blade is the most important step when making a knife....
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Sat, 16 Jan 2016 19:57:20 PST
Introduction to Files and Rasps http://www.instructables.com/id/Introduction-to-Files-and-Rasps/
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Fri, 8 Feb 2008 14:26:56 PST
Low Cost Foundry/forge http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Cost-Foundryforge/
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Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:43:18 PST
"Spiro" - a 5' Diameter, Wall Mounted Spirograph http://www.instructables.com/id/Spiro-a-5-Diameter-Wall-Mounted-Spirograph/
"Spiro" - a 5' Diameter, Wall Mounted Spirograph - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/BESD/IJ8WZBRO/FPVBESDIJ8WZBRO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/BESD/IJ8WZBRO/FPVBESDIJ8WZBRO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/BESD/IJ8WZBRO/FPVBESDIJ8WZBRO.SMALL.jpg sheetmetalalchemist Love spirograph, but want to start making wall sized poster art instead of tiny little pictures? Look no further - this is a 5' diameter version which is built to hang on a wall. In addition to the larger diameter, this spirograph is built onto a sliding track and includes a butcher paper spooling m...
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Mon, 11 Jan 2016 00:13:32 PST
Waste Oil Furnace For Melting Metal http://www.instructables.com/id/Waste-Oil-Furnace-For-Melting-Metal/
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Wed, 5 Mar 2008 03:41:02 PST
Make Center Drilling of a Rod Easy http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Center-Drilling-of-a-Rod-Easy/
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Wed, 13 Jan 2016 16:41:33 PST
Acid etching http://www.instructables.com/id/Acid-Etching/
Acid etching - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/JU44/IJ4ORB78/FZ7JU44IJ4ORB78.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/JU44/IJ4ORB78/FZ7JU44IJ4ORB78.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/JU44/IJ4ORB78/FZ7JU44IJ4ORB78.SMALL.jpg R_Newtron This will be a basic tutorial on how to acid etch metal with Ferric Chloride. I won't get into too many details on stenciling and the graphic design side of things as that would be a whole other tutorial!Etching is a great way to personalize your knife. Maybe with a makers mark or just add some uniq...
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Thu, 7 Jan 2016 23:02:30 PST
Powerful yet simple induction heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Powerful-yet-simple-induction-heater/
Powerful yet simple induction heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/UJEJ/HVLY9IB7/FCDUJEJHVLY9IB7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/UJEJ/HVLY9IB7/FCDUJEJHVLY9IB7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/UJEJ/HVLY9IB7/FCDUJEJHVLY9IB7.SMALL.jpg Downunder35m 21/06/2014: Updated power supply section.This is my first instructable and I'm not really good in explaining things, so forgive me if it sounds like too much.As this whole thing is a work in progress make sure to check for updates, which I will add at the end of each step.In case there is need to ch...
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Sun, 25 May 2014 00:19:08 PDT
How to engrave metal using a Dremel tool http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-engrave-metal-using-a-Dremel-tool/
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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:49:01 PDT
Custom steel bumper for off-road truck http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-steel-bumper-for-off-road-truck/
Custom steel bumper for off-road truck - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/O8AA/H2WEW9UX/FP4O8AAH2WEW9UX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/O8AA/H2WEW9UX/FP4O8AAH2WEW9UX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/O8AA/H2WEW9UX/FP4O8AAH2WEW9UX.SMALL.jpg blowtorch-betty CUSTOM STEEL OFFROAD/FOUR-WHEELING FRONT BUMPER FOR TOYOTA FJ CRUISER -- OR ANY OTHER 4X4 TRUCK!!! This is the custom steel front bumper that I made for my truck, to replace the stock bumper, which is made mostly of plastic.  Instead of merely giving specific directions for my 2007 Toyota FJ Cruise...
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Tue, 8 May 2012 00:00:22 PDT
Making a Large camp knife from an old rasp. Part 1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Large-camp-knife-from-an-old-rasp-Part-1/
Making a Large camp knife from an old rasp. Part 1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYB/4V7S/GGBZP0TN/FYB4V7SGGBZP0TN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYB/4V7S/GGBZP0TN/FYB4V7SGGBZP0TN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYB/4V7S/GGBZP0TN/FYB4V7SGGBZP0TN.SMALL.jpg oldanvilyoungsmith This instructable series will not be extremely detailed, if you want to start learning forging and knifemaking, you definetly dont want to start on a big knife like this (trust me, you dont). This is part 1, rough forging. Next week I hope to have the next part up.  Update - sorry, I never finish...
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Thu, 11 Nov 2010 14:35:34 PST
Setting up carbide tooling on a lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Setting-up-carbide-tooling-on-a-lathe/
Setting up carbide tooling on a lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/P9C5/H7430M52/FJHP9C5H7430M52.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/P9C5/H7430M52/FJHP9C5H7430M52.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/P9C5/H7430M52/FJHP9C5H7430M52.SMALL.jpg asimpson1323 Whether you just bought your own lathe, or just passed the SBU for the metal lathes at tech shop, you're now going to need some tooling for the lathe. This instructable aims to guide you in choosing and setting up indexable carbide tooling, primarily at the techshop. If you don't know what the techs...
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Tue, 25 Sep 2012 01:31:34 PDT
Design and Build an English Wheel http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-and-Build-an-English-Wheel/
Design and Build an English Wheel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/5UTP/GZ6I5W5K/FFY5UTPGZ6I5W5K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/5UTP/GZ6I5W5K/FFY5UTPGZ6I5W5K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/5UTP/GZ6I5W5K/FFY5UTPGZ6I5W5K.SMALL.jpg mattthegamer463 An english wheel is a classic hand-powered shop tool for making two-dimensional curves in sheet metal.  Its used for making aircraft skins, car body parts, suits of armor and other applications where a smooth surface on the sheet is desired, something extremely difficult to achieve with a hammer.  I...
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Sun, 11 Mar 2012 15:00:17 PDT