Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - metalworking - popular http://www.instructables.com Thu, 5 Mar 2015 20:21:57 PST BLOX v1.01 DIY Sand Casting Keychain Catapult http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Sand-Casting-Keychain-Catapult/
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Thu, 5 Mar 2015 06:23:20 PST
Batman: steel knight upper armour custom http://www.instructables.com/id/Batman-steel-knight-upper-armour-custom/
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Wed, 4 Mar 2015 13:50:44 PST
Scrap Metal Coal Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/Scrap-Metal-Coal-Forge/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 20:37:39 PST
Lost Foam Casting http://www.instructables.com/id/Lost-Foam-Casting/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:05:42 PST
Skeleton Arm, Made by Penguin Manufacturing http://www.instructables.com/id/Skeleton-Arm-Made-by-Penguin-Manufacturing/
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:05:42 PST
How to colour steel with HEAT http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-colour-steel-with-HEAT/
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:00:14 PST
How to remove rust from Axe head http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-remove-rust-from-Axe-head/
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:57:19 PST
Penny Engine- micro air powered engine! http://www.instructables.com/id/Penny-Engine-micro-air-powered-engine/
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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 19:15:45 PST
A Ring from Scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Ring-from-Scratch/
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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 12:51:21 PST
Casting a Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/Casting-a-Ring/
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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 11:25:58 PST
Stone ring http://www.instructables.com/id/Stone-ring/
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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 20:16:21 PST
Cast a blade! http://www.instructables.com/id/Drop-forge-a-blade/
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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 02:13:08 PST
The Tin Can Rose http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Tin-Can-Rose/
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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 12:17:00 PST
Gaming dice made from folded, waterjet cut steel http://www.instructables.com/id/Gaming-dice-made-from-waterjet-cut-steel-sheet-fol/
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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 19:31:45 PST
Spoon Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/Spoon-Ring/
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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:52:12 PST
Golden Dollar Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/Golden-Dollar-Ring/
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Sun, 15 Feb 2015 11:28:05 PST
Make A Ring Out Of Reclaimed Metal http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Ring-Out-Of-Your-Newly-Reclaimed-Metal/
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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 21:36:02 PST
DIY Backyard Fire Pit http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Backyard-Fire-Pit/
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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:42:54 PST
The Inexpensive Pinky Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Inexpensive-Pinky-Ring/
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Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:05:48 PST
On Casting Rings and such http://www.instructables.com/id/On-Casting-Rings-and-such/
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Wed, 11 Feb 2015 04:54:32 PST
Custom Made Knobs On Your CNC Mill http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Made-Knobs-On-Your-CNC-Mill/
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Sun, 8 Feb 2015 17:09:27 PST
Reclaiming Usable Metals http://www.instructables.com/id/Reclaiming-Usable-Metals/
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Thu, 5 Feb 2015 12:48:31 PST
Mini incinerator from old clothes dryer drum http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-incinerator-from-old-clothes-dryer-drum/
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Thu, 5 Feb 2015 03:15:46 PST
Coffee Can Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/Coffee-Can-Forge/
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Wed, 4 Feb 2015 23:33:11 PST
Press Aluminum Cans into Ceiling and Wall Tiles http://www.instructables.com/id/Press-Aluminum-Cans-into-Ceiling-and-Wall-Tiles/
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Mon, 13 Apr 2009 23:08:22 PDT
Hidden Blade Design Concept http://www.instructables.com/id/Hidden-Blade-Design-Concept-1/
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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:59:03 PST
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/
How To Make The Mini Metal Foundry - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/VNBN/I4VQKU48/FMAVNBNI4VQKU48.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/VNBN/I4VQKU48/FMAVNBNI4VQKU48.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/VNBN/I4VQKU48/FMAVNBNI4VQKU48.SMALL.jpg The King of Random How to make a simple backyard foundry for less than $20, for melting pop cans, and casting aluminum. Watch the Video WARNING: Charcoal foundries can reach temperatures in excess of 1,000ºC, which is well above the melting point of hobbyists. This project should only be attempted with adequate k...
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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/
How To Make a Sword: A Comprehensive Guide - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSX/0JTJ/I4UGGQGB/FSX0JTJI4UGGQGB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSX/0JTJ/I4UGGQGB/FSX0JTJI4UGGQGB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSX/0JTJ/I4UGGQGB/FSX0JTJI4UGGQGB.SMALL.jpg Basement_Craftsman I wrote most of this while I worked on the project. This intro will serve as an overall reflection and analysis of the process, as well as a full introduction as expected.Well here it is. Have you ever wanted to build your own sword? And I don't just mean a knife or dagger. I mean a full scale, full...
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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/
Cast A Die (Or Dice) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/JNDK/I4SCN4TM/FNHJNDKI4SCN4TM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/JNDK/I4SCN4TM/FNHJNDKI4SCN4TM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/JNDK/I4SCN4TM/FNHJNDKI4SCN4TM.SMALL.jpg Kyleluvspets I made a die out of metal for an end of the semester present for the best teacher ever. One of the best times in that class was when we illegally recreated the board game "Catan". She made photos copies of the cards and board and even laminated it. We had the some pretty awesome games I might add. S...
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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/
Folding Chair Charcoal Forge - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4L/OJZL/I4ORL7YB/F4LOJZLI4ORL7YB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4L/OJZL/I4ORL7YB/F4LOJZLI4ORL7YB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4L/OJZL/I4ORL7YB/F4LOJZLI4ORL7YB.SMALL.jpg macniven The Folding Chair Forge is a compact fully-functional blacksmithing forge that can be used from anything from forging medieval hairpins to swords. It comprises two fire-proof bricks, a folding chair, a couple of brackets and a hairdryer and folds up so that it can be stored in a corer, or hung up on...
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Fri, 9 Jan 2015 08:15:40 PST
Homemade Refractories http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Refractories/
Homemade Refractories - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/6Z6Z/FSLF7N74/FD06Z6ZFSLF7N74.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/6Z6Z/FSLF7N74/FD06Z6ZFSLF7N74.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/6Z6Z/FSLF7N74/FD06Z6ZFSLF7N74.SMALL.jpg daedric In this Instructible i'll show you how to mix you own refractory. I want to give thanks to Lionel Oliver II at http://www.backyardmetalcasting.com! I take credit for making the Instructible, everything else goes to him! ENJOY!! What do you need? "Masonry cement" (on the left) is not the same as ...
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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/
CHEAP, easy Repoussé (Embossed Metal) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTM/HN23/I49RUKRU/FTMHN23I49RUKRU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTM/HN23/I49RUKRU/FTMHN23I49RUKRU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTM/HN23/I49RUKRU/FTMHN23I49RUKRU.SMALL.jpg lordguyton Traditional repoussé (embossing metal) requires tar and torches and expensive tools and hammers....my method requires NONE of that. This can be done in your own home with a few ordinary tools you already own. A few bucks will get you all the materials you need to make something like this. And guess ...
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:04:12 PST
Mini Charcoal Furnace http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Charcoal-Furnace/
Mini Charcoal Furnace - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/679K/G9HKEIOH/FOQ679KG9HKEIOH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/679K/G9HKEIOH/FOQ679KG9HKEIOH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/679K/G9HKEIOH/FOQ679KG9HKEIOH.SMALL.jpg NutandBolt This is the first charcoal furnace that  I built its purpose melting small amounts of aluminium into ingots or sand castings for small objects. I don't predict a long "shelf life" for my furnace before it will start cracking but I will get a few melts before I scrap it, This is just a prototype and ...
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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/
Excellent and Cheap Degreasing Hand Cleaning - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/FBO8/I49RQKPN/F8CFBO8I49RQKPN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/FBO8/I49RQKPN/F8CFBO8I49RQKPN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/FBO8/I49RQKPN/F8CFBO8I49RQKPN.SMALL.jpg mjursic It all starts with these greasy mitts. When I came in from working on my bike, my hands looked like this. Fortunately, I knew exactly what to do... Ingredients, Method. Corn meal and dish soap. That's all! Wet one hand and pour about a tablespoon of corn meal in it. Then add a half teaspoon or s...
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Mon, 29 Dec 2014 14:36:45 PST
Compact Grappling hook http://www.instructables.com/id/Compact-Grappling-hook/
Compact Grappling hook - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG7/O2GW/I45HOZNZ/FG7O2GWI45HOZNZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG7/O2GW/I45HOZNZ/FG7O2GWI45HOZNZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG7/O2GW/I45HOZNZ/FG7O2GWI45HOZNZ.SMALL.jpg Mrballeng When I was a kid I made little grappling hooks out of paper clips. No G.I. JOE was complete without one! Now that I'm all grown I've graduated from paper clips. Last year I made my son a Katana Letter Opener for Christmas. This year I made him a grappling hook. It screws apart for compact storage an...
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Sun, 28 Dec 2014 04:37:04 PST
Copper Steampunk Watchamacallit http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Steampunk-Watchamacallit/
Copper Steampunk Watchamacallit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/ZHE2/I3TI9YQC/FS8ZHE2I3TI9YQC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/ZHE2/I3TI9YQC/FS8ZHE2I3TI9YQC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/ZHE2/I3TI9YQC/FS8ZHE2I3TI9YQC.SMALL.jpg Moose Art Design I had the urge to build something random and quirky, so this is what I came up with. It's a steampunk..... something, a watchamacallit that's it :3) It's fun to just hold in your hand and flip open and close. Put it on a chain or piece of string and wear it as a necklace. Or put a little clock insid...
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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/
Electric melting crucible furnace - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI3/6862/I3TI67BN/FI36862I3TI67BN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI3/6862/I3TI67BN/FI36862I3TI67BN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI3/6862/I3TI67BN/FI36862I3TI67BN.SMALL.jpg Kudelkin So, furnace for melting of metal. I didn`t discovered anything, trying to produce a device from available parts and trying not to fail in production process. Main parameters of oven: - Capacity: 1000 Wt;- Volume of crucible: 62 cm3;- Max.temperature: 1200ºC Melting device As I had task not to sp...
By: Kudelkin

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Thu, 25 Dec 2014 07:01:17 PST
Manual Rolling Mill http://www.instructables.com/id/Manual-Rolling-Mill/
Manual Rolling Mill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/962B/I45HJRSW/FCJ962BI45HJRSW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/962B/I45HJRSW/FCJ962BI45HJRSW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/962B/I45HJRSW/FCJ962BI45HJRSW.SMALL.jpg Kudelkin There is almost nothing to describe in this mills. Initially the mills were classified into classes, designed for purposes as follows: rolling of filigree, for alignment and correction of sheet materials. But due to the fact I didn`t designed fancy shaped streams, these settings were then useful ...
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Mon, 5 Jan 2015 16:26:17 PST
Over Engineered Nutcracker http://www.instructables.com/id/Over-Engineered-Nutcracker/
Over Engineered Nutcracker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Q/XSMB/I3VHYC5O/F4QXSMBI3VHYC5O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Q/XSMB/I3VHYC5O/F4QXSMBI3VHYC5O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Q/XSMB/I3VHYC5O/F4QXSMBI3VHYC5O.SMALL.jpg GraceB4 So Grace wanted a nutcracker. I could have walked down to the shop and bought a cheap one for a few pounds...But why would I want to do that when I can spend several hours and several times the cost to build our own?! I recently saw one of the screw types for the first time and thought, "What a...
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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/
Cast an Aluminum Slingshot! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/QSPD/I3R6YV4Q/FQSQSPDI3R6YV4Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/QSPD/I3R6YV4Q/FQSQSPDI3R6YV4Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/QSPD/I3R6YV4Q/FQSQSPDI3R6YV4Q.SMALL.jpg PopsicleGhoul This Instructable will teach you how to cast an aluminum slingshot capable of great power and suprising accuracy. The actual casting method used is "lost foam casting", in which foam is carved into the final design and buried in sand. Metal is poured into the foam, vaporising it and filling the mo...
By: PopsicleGhoul

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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/
Double-wide Altoids Project Tin - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/GO1P/I3PRMJSN/F6AGO1PI3PRMJSN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/GO1P/I3PRMJSN/F6AGO1PI3PRMJSN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/GO1P/I3PRMJSN/F6AGO1PI3PRMJSN.SMALL.jpg richfiddler11 Altoids tins are great for all kinds of projects, but sometimes things won't quite fit into a single tin. You can always look for bigger tins or cases, but for a recent project (adding a headphone amplifier to my Altoids Tin Stereo Mixer) I chose to make a "Double-wide" version by attaching 2 tins a...
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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/
forged knife from a railroad spike - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/AF7V/I3DQJWE0/FSWAF7VI3DQJWE0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/AF7V/I3DQJWE0/FSWAF7VI3DQJWE0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/AF7V/I3DQJWE0/FSWAF7VI3DQJWE0.SMALL.jpg smithy101 today I'll be showing you how to make a knife from a railroad spike. this has been done here before but I have a different process than the one I've seen that you can find here http://m.instructables.com/id/Forged-Railroad-Spike-Knife/ now you may have seen this way before but this other ible is the...
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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/
Bicycle Wire Frame Model - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/VF3L/I3BHI85A/FLMVF3LI3BHI85A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/VF3L/I3BHI85A/FLMVF3LI3BHI85A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/VF3L/I3BHI85A/FLMVF3LI3BHI85A.SMALL.jpg Luegg I was trying to come up with a good exercise for soldering and working with wire. I have a lot of welding wire lying around and started tinkering around with it. Seeing a bicycle passing by, i realized that this was a perfect idea. I made some samples and came up with a project that is not too diffi...
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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/
Copy a Key by Casting! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/FZBB/I3AKCD24/FSEFZBBI3AKCD24.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/FZBB/I3AKCD24/FSEFZBBI3AKCD24.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/FZBB/I3AKCD24/FSEFZBBI3AKCD24.SMALL.jpg PopsicleGhoul This Instructable will walk you through the steps required to copy a key just like secret agents do in movies. This includes making the impression of the key and casting it in zinc metal. Note that while copying keys that you own is absolutely fine, copying somebody else's key without permission o...
By: PopsicleGhoul

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Thu, 4 Dec 2014 18:08:51 PST