Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - metalworking - popular http://www.instructables.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:22:51 PDT BLOX v1.01 Cast Aluminium Gears http://www.instructables.com/id/Cast-Aluminium-Gears/
Cast Aluminium Gears - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/OPVB/HY5Y5LQL/FSBOPVBHY5Y5LQL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/OPVB/HY5Y5LQL/FSBOPVBHY5Y5LQL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/OPVB/HY5Y5LQL/FSBOPVBHY5Y5LQL.SMALL.jpg laffinm This instructable will show you a technique of casting known as lost foam casting, to create aluminum gears. The gears in this instructable do not have any real purpose other than decoration, but with more time and patience, you could create gears for actual use on something. Please vote and favorit...
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:33:31 PDT
Make Fork Bugs (Magnets) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Fork-Bugs-Magnets/
Make Fork Bugs (Magnets) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/ONS4/HY3ZD3RX/F0XONS4HY3ZD3RX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/ONS4/HY3ZD3RX/F0XONS4HY3ZD3RX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/ONS4/HY3ZD3RX/F0XONS4HY3ZD3RX.SMALL.jpg M3G I recently came into the possession of a lot of forks. Like, 30 or so. I had no idea what to do with them, so I started looking around online. I found lots of cool sculptures and models of animals made out of recycled metal, so I figured I'd give that a shot. While I didn't end up making a giant scu...
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:59:05 PDT
Hand Engraving Zippo Lighter http://www.instructables.com/id/Hand-Engraving-Zippo-Lighter/
Hand Engraving Zippo Lighter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/Y544/HY3Z9QOB/FTXY544HY3Z9QOB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/Y544/HY3Z9QOB/FTXY544HY3Z9QOB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/Y544/HY3Z9QOB/FTXY544HY3Z9QOB.SMALL.jpg TSJWang Zippo is great. Free repairs (not counting shipping), customization, and awesome legacy.When it comes to customizing your lighter, however, Zippo is very restrictive: you may only fit a certain size parameter, you cannot engrave the sides, and uploading image designs cost a whopping $15.Custom engra...
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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:14:48 PDT
Cast a Metal Ring! http://www.instructables.com/id/Cast-a-Metal-Ring/
Cast a Metal Ring! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7E/SC13/HXXFGNKP/F7ESC13HXXFGNKP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7E/SC13/HXXFGNKP/F7ESC13HXXFGNKP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7E/SC13/HXXFGNKP/F7ESC13HXXFGNKP.SMALL.jpg PopsicleGhoul This Instructable is about casting and finishing a ring using the art of lost wax metal casting. In lost wax casting, a wax positive of the final product is carved and embedded in plaster. The plaster is then heated so that the wax drips out. Finally, molten metal is poured into the negative impr...
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:25:32 PDT
Decorative Sword/Machete for the Novice Metalworker http://www.instructables.com/id/Decorative-SwordMachete-for-the-Novice-Metalworker/
Decorative Sword/Machete for the Novice Metalworker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/UA19/HXVR40JJ/FHQUA19HXVR40JJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/UA19/HXVR40JJ/FHQUA19HXVR40JJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/UA19/HXVR40JJ/FHQUA19HXVR40JJ.SMALL.jpg Ikkalebob Surely at some point in every man's life (and no doubt many women's too), probably after watching Conan the Barbarian or Highlander, he has had the desire to build his own sword. This instructable will show you how.Note that I am a beginner to this kind of metalworking, and this project was an exper...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:48:52 PDT
Handmade knife and Acid etching http://www.instructables.com/id/Handmade-knife-and-Acid-etching/
Handmade knife and Acid etching - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/SWP8/HXLMTN7L/FZ8SWP8HXLMTN7L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/SWP8/HXLMTN7L/FZ8SWP8HXLMTN7L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/SWP8/HXLMTN7L/FZ8SWP8HXLMTN7L.SMALL.jpg ElmarsM Hi! This week my dad will celebrate his 46th birthday, so I decided to make him a gift that's useful. Some time ago he used to go hunting regularly so he has one really good Italian handmade knife, but i hope that he will like this one too.Also this guy: Garra23 asked if i could make an instructable...
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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 04:15:11 PDT
Cable Damascus http://www.instructables.com/id/Cable-Damascus/
Cable Damascus - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/9WX6/HXMUYNDL/FUO9WX6HXMUYNDL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/9WX6/HXMUYNDL/FUO9WX6HXMUYNDL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/9WX6/HXMUYNDL/FUO9WX6HXMUYNDL.SMALL.jpg Armeria Garcia The modern connotation of Damascus steel is different from the original Damascus of the past. Historic Damascus steel referred to as crucible stee,l which had a very high carbon content and had a visible surface pattern because of its crystalline structure.Tthis Damascus steel, or Wootz steel, end...
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:07:00 PDT
Itty Bitty Mini Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/Itty-Bitty-Mini-Forge/
Itty Bitty Mini Forge - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/9609/HX42R982/F2A9609HX42R982.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/9609/HX42R982/F2A9609HX42R982.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/9609/HX42R982/F2A9609HX42R982.SMALL.jpg EurekaFactory Long time fans of blacksmithing, we delighted in having the Florida Artist Blacksmiths Association demo at our recent Gulf Coast MakerCon event in March. We were equally delighted to find a way to bring a little bit of the blacksmith arts into our suburban garage, when we came across this great vid...
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Wed, 2 Jul 2014 12:54:02 PDT
leg armour - Cuisses http://www.instructables.com/id/leg-armour-Cuisses/
leg armour - Cuisses - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/G9K7/HWUJYF81/FWFG9K7HWUJYF81.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/G9K7/HWUJYF81/FWFG9K7HWUJYF81.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/G9K7/HWUJYF81/FWFG9K7HWUJYF81.SMALL.jpg knutknackebröd Hey, back with another armour themed ible! this one is cutting infront of another one because there is a metal working contest going on and this was on my wishlist;) alright here we go!Thigh / upper leg armour(cuisses) are meant to protect the upper legs by deflecting blows more than actually stoppi...
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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:03:23 PDT
'Moon Lander' Mug (no welds, hacked hardware) http://www.instructables.com/id/Moon-Lander-Beer-Mug-no-welding/
'Moon Lander' Mug (no welds, hacked hardware) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/OY9L/HWNUJ83E/F7HOY9LHWNUJ83E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/OY9L/HWNUJ83E/F7HOY9LHWNUJ83E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/OY9L/HWNUJ83E/F7HOY9LHWNUJ83E.SMALL.jpg bricobart In heaven there's no beer. That's why we drink it here. (Belgian proverb)I love mindbreakers. Some people play chess, others solve sudoku's, few learn extinct languages, and the real die-hards trie to understand IKEA-manua...
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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 08:18:58 PDT
Propane Tank Tool Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Propane-Tank-Tool-Box/
Propane Tank Tool Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/7E6T/HWJJYX3K/FSO7E6THWJJYX3K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/7E6T/HWJJYX3K/FSO7E6THWJJYX3K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/7E6T/HWJJYX3K/FSO7E6THWJJYX3K.SMALL.jpg cutprogram1 In this Instructable I am going to show you how I took an old, expired, empty and ugly 30lbs propane tank and made a tool box for the tongue of my little travel trailer. This project was done over a few days with minimal cost, using found and recycled parts and pieces.I found a need for this as my t...
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:11:30 PDT
Make a Grill for your Fire Pit http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Grill-for-your-Fire-Pit/
Make a Grill for your Fire Pit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/QXXG/HWWNU31M/FVEQXXGHWWNU31M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/QXXG/HWWNU31M/FVEQXXGHWWNU31M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/QXXG/HWWNU31M/FVEQXXGHWWNU31M.SMALL.jpg cammers It is wonderful to have an open fire to sit around when enjoying the outdoors with friends and family. Purpose-built fire pits make this a safe and easy prospect for most back yards. Toasting marshmallows is awesome fun for the kids, but why not cook your main meal on your fire pit too? Here's how ...
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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 03:32:04 PDT
Wedding Rings from Old Swiss Francs http://www.instructables.com/id/Wedding-Rings-from-Old-Swiss-Francs/
Wedding Rings from Old Swiss Francs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/XVPE/HWG0CQG8/FCLXVPEHWG0CQG8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/XVPE/HWG0CQG8/FCLXVPEHWG0CQG8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/XVPE/HWG0CQG8/FCLXVPEHWG0CQG8.SMALL.jpg suziechuzie Make your special day more special with handmade wedding rings.I made these rings over the course of a week (after work) for my own wedding. After about two years, the rings are both still in use (whew!) and holding up fine, so I decided to make another ring to document the process. You'll need: ...
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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 18:16:05 PDT
Coin Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/Coin-Ring-1/
Coin Ring - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/BMYW/HWH10KWH/FC5BMYWHWH10KWH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/BMYW/HWH10KWH/FC5BMYWHWH10KWH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/BMYW/HWH10KWH/FC5BMYWHWH10KWH.SMALL.jpg kyao Hi! In this Instructables I will be teaching you guys how to make a simple ring out of a coin. Its a really fun build, and it is not that tool-intensive, so anyone can make it. Enjoy! What coins can I use? Before you make a ring, you must pick out a good coin that will suit your style and size.-T...
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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 20:04:11 PDT
Fixing A Cheap Anvil http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixing-A-Cheap-Anvil/
Fixing A Cheap Anvil - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/6BFH/HWDFEFGP/FKC6BFHHWDFEFGP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/6BFH/HWDFEFGP/FKC6BFHHWDFEFGP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/6BFH/HWDFEFGP/FKC6BFHHWDFEFGP.SMALL.jpg dirtbike98 Cleaning Up Original Surface If you have a cheap anvil that's made of cast iron or a soft material that you've already put to use and the face is pitted from the hammer striking it try to get it as flat as possible. Prepping The Plate Now that you have your tool steel plate or whatever type ...
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:52:51 PDT
Homemade Turbojet Engine http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Turbojet-Engine/
Homemade Turbojet Engine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/HVR2/HWDFCPUK/FI0HVR2HWDFCPUK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/HVR2/HWDFCPUK/FI0HVR2HWDFCPUK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/HVR2/HWDFCPUK/FI0HVR2HWDFCPUK.SMALL.jpg CoreyOrlovsky Attached is a documented process with instructions allowing reproduction of a turbo jet engine; primary construction materials include junkyard parts and scrap steel. From beginning to end this includes all of our steps and processes, with as much critical information as we can provide, so that you ...
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:51:40 PDT
Woodburning Stove from sheet steel http://www.instructables.com/id/Woodburning-Stove-from-sheet-steel/
Woodburning Stove from sheet steel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKJ/QICE/HWES2OYK/FKJQICEHWES2OYK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKJ/QICE/HWES2OYK/FKJQICEHWES2OYK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKJ/QICE/HWES2OYK/FKJQICEHWES2OYK.SMALL.jpg GarlicCharge This is a guide for how I made my stove. It is not the only way.I am not a professional metalworker but a guy with some tools and a workshop .The final outcome was very successful and I have received many positive comments about it.The flat top gets hot enough to cook on and/or boil a kettle and the...
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 03:18:23 PDT
Make your own grappling hook http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-grappling-hook/
Make your own grappling hook - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX5/G5OI/GHF6O6A1/FX5G5OIGHF6O6A1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX5/G5OI/GHF6O6A1/FX5G5OIGHF6O6A1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX5/G5OI/GHF6O6A1/FX5G5OIGHF6O6A1.SMALL.jpg monkeyjo Have you ever wanted to make your own grappling hook? Instead of spending $30.00 to get one why not make your own for $15.00? Well I am going to show you how! And this would have helped to clean up the rough edges: http://www.amazon.com/Craftsman-Bench-Grinder-Lamp/dp/B0027DTN06/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&...
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Tue, 7 Dec 2010 13:38:51 PST
Knife Making http://www.instructables.com/id/Knife-Making-1/
Knife Making - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMC/D9XP/HW37OMGV/FMCD9XPHW37OMGV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMC/D9XP/HW37OMGV/FMCD9XPHW37OMGV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMC/D9XP/HW37OMGV/FMCD9XPHW37OMGV.SMALL.jpg magnamite9 Knife making as a great way to put old scrap pieces of metal to use. From things like old files with broken handles or just chunks of steel, knifes are surprisingly simple in their making, it is really just the time needed to make them. In this instructable, we'll be looking at the basics of making ...
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Sat, 7 Jun 2014 09:38:17 PDT
How to design and build a go kart. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-design-and-build-a-go-kart/
How to design and build a go kart. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/GEWL/HW6T0XAN/FRBGEWLHW6T0XAN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/GEWL/HW6T0XAN/FRBGEWLHW6T0XAN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/GEWL/HW6T0XAN/FRBGEWLHW6T0XAN.SMALL.jpg liquidhandwash Hello everyone this Instructable is a collaboration of nine year 10 engineering students work. Their task is to work as a team to research, design and build a go kart, using sound engineering principals. As this is a student project the frame must be kept as simple as possible, so that students ca...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 00:39:53 PDT
How To Make A Brake Drum Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Brake-Drum-Forge/
How To Make A Brake Drum Forge - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/FFTM/HW4OJ1TH/FEGFFTMHW4OJ1TH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/FFTM/HW4OJ1TH/FEGFFTMHW4OJ1TH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/FFTM/HW4OJ1TH/FEGFFTMHW4OJ1TH.SMALL.jpg xX The Legend Xx In this Instructable I am going to show you how to make a brake drum blacksmith forge.WARNING: Burning galvanized metal may release toxic Zinc Oxide fumes. This project is extremely dangerous and should not be attempted without adult supervision and adequate training. Misuse, or careless use, of the...
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Sun, 8 Jun 2014 00:01:11 PDT
Handmade Knife and Leather Sheath http://www.instructables.com/id/Handmade-Knife-and-Leather-Sheath/
Handmade Knife and Leather Sheath - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/CUE7/HW382255/FIXCUE7HW382255.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/CUE7/HW382255/FIXCUE7HW382255.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/CUE7/HW382255/FIXCUE7HW382255.SMALL.jpg ElmarsM HI!This is my second instructable. This time i'll show how I made a beatiful knife.When i was a kid, I remember how my grandpa made a lot of knives. Even though they weren't visually attractive, they were razor sharp, and served good for a long time. Some years later I started going to art school, t...
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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 08:07:37 PDT
Make a Grappling Hook http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Grappling-Hook/
Make a Grappling Hook - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ6/GYKZ/HVZHYHSP/FQ6GYKZHVZHYHSP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ6/GYKZ/HVZHYHSP/FQ6GYKZHVZHYHSP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ6/GYKZ/HVZHYHSP/FQ6GYKZHVZHYHSP.SMALL.jpg M3G At some point in your life, you've probably wanted a grappling hook. And rightly so; they're pretty awesome. Grappling hooks have been around since Roman times, and have become a staple of popular culture, used by movie heroes, pirates, ninjas, and Batman (and who doesn't want to emulate Batman?). W...
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Wed, 4 Jun 2014 07:38:10 PDT
The aXe Knife http://www.instructables.com/id/The-aXe-Knife/
The aXe Knife - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/452D/HVVKIJUD/FY0452DHVVKIJUD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/452D/HVVKIJUD/FY0452DHVVKIJUD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/452D/HVVKIJUD/FY0452DHVVKIJUD.SMALL.jpg Ryan Depace This is a short instructable showing you the steps to make a survival ax knife. I intended to make this knife to enter into the metalworking contest. Please vote for me if you enjoy this instructable, thanks! To check out my gut hook hunting knife click HERE ​The Materials and Tools Materials Bl...
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Thu, 29 May 2014 12:22:24 PDT
How to Make a Cool and Compact Fire Pit from Half a Sheet of Steel http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Cool-and-Compact-Fire-Pit-from-Half-/
How to Make a Cool and Compact Fire Pit from Half a Sheet of Steel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/ZID2/HVKOIQIB/FT9ZID2HVKOIQIB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/ZID2/HVKOIQIB/FT9ZID2HVKOIQIB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/ZID2/HVKOIQIB/FT9ZID2HVKOIQIB.SMALL.jpg cammers Hello Instructablers. I'm really taken with fire pits at the moment. I think it's because fires are such a natural social thing for humans. They have been at the centre of our social lives for tens of thousands of years. There are sites in Northern Australia where the remnants of camp fires show con...
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Sat, 24 May 2014 07:00:58 PDT
A simple lathe with adjustable speed http://www.instructables.com/id/A-simple-lathe-with-adjustable-speed/
A simple lathe with adjustable speed - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/T5S0/HVN9RRTC/FRCT5S0HVN9RRTC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/T5S0/HVN9RRTC/FRCT5S0HVN9RRTC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/T5S0/HVN9RRTC/FRCT5S0HVN9RRTC.SMALL.jpg gada888 This is a simple lathe i made several months ago.it is not perfect.it need a lot to improve to be desired.i was in need of a plastic lathing machine by that time.I didn't want to pay a lot on something i only use occasionally.after some counting and balancing i eventually brought home a lathe shelf ...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 00:05:40 PDT
Very Manly Beer Keg Welding Helmet http://www.instructables.com/id/Beer-Keg-Welding-Helmet/
Very Manly Beer Keg Welding Helmet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/EW0O/HVPEL3KY/FONEW0OHVPEL3KY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/EW0O/HVPEL3KY/FONEW0OHVPEL3KY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/EW0O/HVPEL3KY/FONEW0OHVPEL3KY.SMALL.jpg bricobart Like I said many times before: beer is a great source of inspiration to me.So instead of throwing away those nice empty beer kegs, I just keep on piling them in my workshop - our living room is full, and there's a kind of 'wife imposed veto' in the sleeping area - in the hope that one day I would h...
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Sat, 24 May 2014 07:15:47 PDT
Simple Aluminum Pendant http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Masculine-Pendant/
Simple Aluminum Pendant - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/10U1/HPU6YWPH/FRT10U1HPU6YWPH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/10U1/HPU6YWPH/FRT10U1HPU6YWPH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/10U1/HPU6YWPH/FRT10U1HPU6YWPH.SMALL.jpg Spy_Chickens13579 Here is how to make a simple pendant. It's not necessarily a masculine pendant but it is one that I can wear with out getting some weirder looks. I'm going to apologize in advance for the mess and photo quality. Find A Metal Rod You first need to find a metal rod. I'm using an aluminum rod coate...
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Fri, 23 May 2014 21:20:44 PDT
Hand Forged 2" Framing Slick http://www.instructables.com/id/Hand-Forged-2-Framing-Slick/
Hand Forged 2" Framing Slick - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/SMLQ/HUK2EB6X/FMBSMLQHUK2EB6X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/SMLQ/HUK2EB6X/FMBSMLQHUK2EB6X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/SMLQ/HUK2EB6X/FMBSMLQHUK2EB6X.SMALL.jpg Bender-BackBoneFab Years ago, I inherited my grandfather's tool collection. It consisted mostly of basic hand tools and a few exotic items. Among them was this 2" framing slick. This is a tool that timber framers use to cut mortis, tenons and other joints in large timbers. At the time I was enrolled in art school an...
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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 19:20:40 PDT
Beetlejuice Concrete Art Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Beetlejuice-Concrete-Art-Chair/
Beetlejuice Concrete Art Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/V2BR/HVGXQLR4/FHVV2BRHVGXQLR4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/V2BR/HVGXQLR4/FHVV2BRHVGXQLR4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/V2BR/HVGXQLR4/FHVV2BRHVGXQLR4.SMALL.jpg damianzuch Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice!!!Do you remember the concrete art sculptures made by Catherine O'Hara / Delia Deetz? Remember, Beetlejuice made them come alive in the marriage scene? I've always loved Tim Burton's style and I decided to try my hand at making one of those sculptures. I put the w...
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Thu, 22 May 2014 06:58:46 PDT
Preserve the Beauty of Raw or Rusted Steel & Iron Surfaces http://www.instructables.com/id/Preserve-the-Beauty-of-Raw-or-Rusted-Steel-Iron-/
Preserve the Beauty of Raw or Rusted Steel & Iron Surfaces - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/L391/GTWPCNIO/FNOL391GTWPCNIO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/L391/GTWPCNIO/FNOL391GTWPCNIO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/L391/GTWPCNIO/FNOL391GTWPCNIO.SMALL.jpg BrianJewett I see many ibles made with black pipe here but rarely do they mention any coatings to prevent rusting. I also often build with rusty items where I need to cover the rust so it won't rub of on clothes etc. but don't want to lose the beauty of the patina. An architect once told me he used linseed oil ...
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Tue, 18 Oct 2011 12:38:29 PDT
Correct Lathe Cutter Setup http://www.instructables.com/id/Correct-Lathe-Cutter-Setup/
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:16:24 PDT
Waterjet Aluminum Tap Handle http://www.instructables.com/id/Waterjet-Aluminum-Beer-Tap-Handle/
Waterjet Aluminum Tap Handle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/TS8U/HV9HOVUI/FIYTS8UHV9HOVUI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/TS8U/HV9HOVUI/FIYTS8UHV9HOVUI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/TS8U/HV9HOVUI/FIYTS8UHV9HOVUI.SMALL.jpg Aaron_Geman An old friend is opening a pub in Boston named Lulu's. Their cheapest beer on tap will vary, but will always be called the "Village Keg". I created a custom tap handle to help the less pocket-heavy patrons find their mark. Choose a font Tap handles are almost exclusively made with wood. I like...
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Fri, 16 May 2014 16:43:06 PDT
Gas (petrol) powered jeep from ride on mower http://www.instructables.com/id/Gas-petrol-powered-jeep-from-ride-on-mower/
Gas (petrol) powered jeep from ride on mower - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/EEJU/H1KH9SJG/FS2EEJUH1KH9SJG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/EEJU/H1KH9SJG/FS2EEJUH1KH9SJG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/EEJU/H1KH9SJG/FS2EEJUH1KH9SJG.SMALL.jpg rog8811 This project started with some pictures on the internet of a mini jeep built onto the chassis of a ride on mower with an  I/C engine..... I had to have a go at building one for myself! It it not far from finished and I hope to be riding it around in the summer. This build needs a lot of space ...
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Sun, 29 Apr 2012 04:31:07 PDT
How to make a cool steel fire pit for your back yard or garden http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-cool-steel-fire-pit-for-your-back-ya/
How to make a cool steel fire pit for your back yard or garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/9FBB/HV9FW7VL/F8Q9FBBHV9FW7VL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/9FBB/HV9FW7VL/F8Q9FBBHV9FW7VL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/9FBB/HV9FW7VL/F8Q9FBBHV9FW7VL.SMALL.jpg cammers In this Instructable I will try to show how I made a cool back yard fire pit from some chequerplate and rebar.The design is very simple and shouldn't be too challenging for anyone with basic welding and cutting skills.You will notice by the pictures that I'm an absolute amateur at this, and I'm hopi...
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Sun, 11 May 2014 06:34:10 PDT
Candelabras http://www.instructables.com/id/Candelabras/
Candelabras - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBI/EDL8/HV1KR08I/FBIEDL8HV1KR08I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBI/EDL8/HV1KR08I/FBIEDL8HV1KR08I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBI/EDL8/HV1KR08I/FBIEDL8HV1KR08I.SMALL.jpg welder_dan A friend of mine was getting married and asked if I could make them a couple of candelabras. Of course I said yes and got some ideas from them of what style they wanted. The Design Started by drawing up a couple of quick designs for my friend to look at. Once they had chosen one I did a proper dr...
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Sat, 10 May 2014 19:00:45 PDT
DIY Calligraphy Nibs http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Calligraphy-Nibs/
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Sat, 10 May 2014 04:57:39 PDT
How to cap square tubing http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-cap-square-tubing/
How to cap square tubing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/AANH/HURI0BV7/F4HAANHHURI0BV7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/AANH/HURI0BV7/F4HAANHHURI0BV7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/AANH/HURI0BV7/F4HAANHHURI0BV7.SMALL.jpg good_apollo This Instructable will be about how to cap square tubing. I call it capping. You could call it covering the ends. Some might call it sealing it off. Others may say terminating the ends. Whatever you call it, this is how I go about capping the ends. I thought anyone who is working with square t...
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Mon, 5 May 2014 02:02:32 PDT
How to drill or bore round objects, safely. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-drill-or-bore-round-objects-safely/
How to drill or bore round objects, safely. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/14NE/HUL8VZEU/F0Z14NEHUL8VZEU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/14NE/HUL8VZEU/F0Z14NEHUL8VZEU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/14NE/HUL8VZEU/F0Z14NEHUL8VZEU.SMALL.jpg AzzysDesignWorks Ever want to drill out a pool ball for a paintball pump, shift knob, or door pull? Maybe just a really cool and tactically sound walking stick. We do custom laser engraved shift knobs (as seen in the first photo) and needed a repeatable way to drill out the balls for them. Clamping down in a vice ...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 08:34:49 PDT
Outdoor Bar Table Top http://www.instructables.com/id/Outdoor-Bar-Table-Top/
Outdoor Bar Table Top - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIE/6E3X/HUJRLP10/FIE6E3XHUJRLP10.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIE/6E3X/HUJRLP10/FIE6E3XHUJRLP10.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIE/6E3X/HUJRLP10/FIE6E3XHUJRLP10.SMALL.jpg dirtrydr88 Today I'm going to show you the steps to make a metal bar top with recessed ceramic tile. All of this was made at TechShop!  www.techshop.ws Equipment: Horizontal Band Saw (Would've used Cold Saw, but it was under repair) MIG Welder Clamps Rags Degreaser Sharpie Marker (Silver) ...
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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 06:22:31 PDT
BackBone Fabrication / Grinding Table http://www.instructables.com/id/BackBone-Fabrication-Grinding-Table/
BackBone Fabrication / Grinding Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/WKZP/HUIS7PLC/FOBWKZPHUIS7PLC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/WKZP/HUIS7PLC/FOBWKZPHUIS7PLC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/WKZP/HUIS7PLC/FOBWKZPHUIS7PLC.SMALL.jpg Bender-BackBoneFab The work that I do is uncommon, exciting and rewarding, not to mention lots of fun. Metalwork however, is not without its downsides, which include the very dirty messes created from it. Frustrated with this, my shop mates have requested that I take the most obnoxious parts of my work outside to be ...
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Sun, 27 Apr 2014 18:12:29 PDT
How to clean new steel without sandblasting http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-clean-new-steel-for-paintpowdercoat-without/
How to clean new steel without sandblasting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/QWRS/HUB88ROZ/FE9QWRSHUB88ROZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/QWRS/HUB88ROZ/FE9QWRSHUB88ROZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/QWRS/HUB88ROZ/FE9QWRSHUB88ROZ.SMALL.jpg trev25 In this Instructable, I will show you one other way of prepping your metal for paint or powder coating. Sandblasting is not always available. And other times you may not want grind marks to be visible. Pickling can be a nasty process and not always feasible for small projects. This technique...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:06:47 PDT
How to Polish Titanium. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Polish-Titanium/
How to Polish Titanium. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/YBCR/HUBWNJ2C/FTAYBCRHUBWNJ2C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/YBCR/HUBWNJ2C/FTAYBCRHUBWNJ2C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/YBCR/HUBWNJ2C/FTAYBCRHUBWNJ2C.SMALL.jpg Mrballeng Titanium is the literally the hardest metal I've worked with. It's still metal though and metal can be polished. It doesn't have to take long either. This piece is a Fish Bone Knotless Gear Tie. It's grade 2 titanium and measures about 2" X 1/2". I spent about 45 seconds per step with exception of t...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:00:15 PDT
DIY Hand Wiped Tinning of Old Copper Pots/Pans - Step by Step Instructions http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Hand-Wiped-Tinning-of-Old-Copper-PotsPans-Inst/
DIY Hand Wiped Tinning of Old Copper Pots/Pans - Step by Step Instructions - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/UK7N/HUDMSMOJ/FEEUK7NHUDMSMOJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/UK7N/HUDMSMOJ/FEEUK7NHUDMSMOJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/UK7N/HUDMSMOJ/FEEUK7NHUDMSMOJ.SMALL.jpg jesse55lv Ok folks, it's DIY time. After a lot of research on this site (thanks guys!) and elsewhere I decided to try my hand at re-tinning a handful of copper pots I picked up at an antique store. While I was able to get enough information to get started, I wouldn't say there was enough to make me feel c...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:15:28 PDT
The Wild Pig Smoker http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Wild-Pig-Smoker/
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Mon, 10 Aug 2009 09:25:20 PDT
Gorget / neck armour / neck armor http://www.instructables.com/id/Gorget-neck-armour-neck-armor/
Gorget / neck armour / neck armor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/P02Z/HU5PVV7E/FXPP02ZHU5PVV7E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/P02Z/HU5PVV7E/FXPP02ZHU5PVV7E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/P02Z/HU5PVV7E/FXPP02ZHU5PVV7E.SMALL.jpg knutknackebröd Second ible, here we go. still a work in progress(finished for now because of my deadline(fantasy fair) but the back piece isn't finished yet) Im building a neckarmour piece(gorget) and wanted to share on instructables, to my surprise there is not a single one for neck armour so here's the first. F...
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:19:54 PDT
Etching large metal items http://www.instructables.com/id/etching-large-metal-items/
Etching large metal items - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/LST2/HU1RWQTH/FT3LST2HU1RWQTH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/LST2/HU1RWQTH/FT3LST2HU1RWQTH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/LST2/HU1RWQTH/FT3LST2HU1RWQTH.SMALL.jpg knutknackebröd Alright first ible, here we go. Used this for my second: http://www.instructables.com/id/Gorget-neck-armour-neck-armor/Ok so small update, although I got voted up to 4th position the judges didn't find my ible good/relative enough to pass the first round:(, but I still want to thank everyone who vot...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:02:10 PDT
Shop Made Sanding Disc Arbors http://www.instructables.com/id/Shop-Made-Sanding-Disc-Arbors/
Shop Made Sanding Disc Arbors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/7GP9/HTX6NFJ2/FON7GP9HTX6NFJ2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/7GP9/HTX6NFJ2/FON7GP9HTX6NFJ2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/7GP9/HTX6NFJ2/FON7GP9HTX6NFJ2.SMALL.jpg pfred2 Yesterday I uploaded a Photo Album of the sanding arbors I was making. Today due to the popularity of that I am posting a detailed step by step article of the same project. I'll add the holder I made for it as a special bonus feature at the end too. Tools and Materials These are the tools I used....
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:08:44 PDT
Knife Making: Anglo Saxon Sax http://www.instructables.com/id/Knife-Making-Anglo-Saxon-Sax/
Knife Making: Anglo Saxon Sax - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F84/0FLC/HTF7JZXL/F840FLCHTF7JZXL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F84/0FLC/HTF7JZXL/F840FLCHTF7JZXL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F84/0FLC/HTF7JZXL/F840FLCHTF7JZXL.SMALL.jpg charlesian2000 This Instructible is to show you how to forge an Anglo Saxon sax (aka seax, but I've never prescribed to that name). The design is a utility sax, not a sax for re-enactment combat. With a little bit of ingenuity you can use tools other than the ones shown in this Instructible, however the principl...
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:04:48 PDT
Aluminum Dice http://www.instructables.com/id/Aluminum-Dice/
Aluminum Dice - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/0FGN/HTEUJO61/F180FGNHTEUJO61.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/0FGN/HTEUJO61/F180FGNHTEUJO61.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/0FGN/HTEUJO61/F180FGNHTEUJO61.SMALL.jpg golond This is a good starter project for getting used to working with a vertical mill. We'll cover how to create a perfect cube, chamfering, and position repeatability. I made mine at TechShop. Materials Needed: Aluminum stock A small, flat scrap of wood Tools Needed: Metal Bandsaw Vertical Mill Endmill...
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 22:41:46 PDT