Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - metalworking - popular http://www.instructables.com Sun, 24 May 2015 06:45:27 PDT BLOX v1.01 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/
Heart rings DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/9TDU/I9B6JQ1Y/FRZ9TDUI9B6JQ1Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/9TDU/I9B6JQ1Y/FRZ9TDUI9B6JQ1Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/9TDU/I9B6JQ1Y/FRZ9TDUI9B6JQ1Y.SMALL.jpg vevapf I love working with wire, especially when in 2 minutes you can make a ring like this.More DIY in MY WHITE IDEADIY Materials Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7
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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/
Making a durable decal on metal with lazertran. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/ET4N/I7SVURBI/F6YET4NI7SVURBI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/ET4N/I7SVURBI/F6YET4NI7SVURBI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/ET4N/I7SVURBI/F6YET4NI7SVURBI.SMALL.jpg clacktronics-uk Lazertran is an excellent way of producing decals for enclosures because it naturally provides a hard wearing transparent finish onto metal surfaces. It gives a finish comparable to screen printing whilst being just as economical and flexible for ‘one-offs’ as printing images onto photo paper.Whi...
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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/
mini jet engine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/0GUC/I7MX446L/F7B0GUCI7MX446L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/0GUC/I7MX446L/F7B0GUCI7MX446L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/0GUC/I7MX446L/F7B0GUCI7MX446L.SMALL.jpg gkumar22 hi..I m Gourav ....I have been searching a lot for plans to make a mini jet.....but not much help..so here I m ....finding my own way....I made a jet engine out of some scrap....it uses liquid petrol as fuel.....and it worked in the first try.....I'll try to explain every step with pics....so letz b...
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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
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
Magnetic Helping Hands Tool For Torch Brazing/Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-Helping-Hands-Tool-For-Torch-BrazingSolde/
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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 17:41:07 PDT
Fixed Blade Razor/Hobby Knife http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixed-Blade-RazorHobby-Knife/
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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 06:21:17 PDT
Make Custom "S" Hooks http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Custom-S-Hooks/
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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 20:56:13 PDT
How to make a stainless ring http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-stainless-ring/
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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 21:23:21 PDT
How to make a Batarang like "The Dark Knight" http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Batarang-like-The-Dark-Knight/
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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 08:05:35 PDT
Hobo Nickel http://www.instructables.com/id/Hobo-Nickel/
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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 10:11:53 PDT
How To Make A Hexagonal Hole In Metal http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Hexagonal-Hole-In-Metal/
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By: donttrustthepig

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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 13:18:22 PDT
Electric Furnace http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Furnace/
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By: TunerFreak

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Sun, 8 Mar 2015 18:38:35 PDT
How to Miter (Cope) a Round Tube by Hand http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Miter-Cope-a-Round-Tube-by-Hand/
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Sun, 8 Mar 2015 15:28:58 PDT
The Utlimate Mini Mobile Metalshop http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Utlimate-Mini-Mobile-Metalshop/
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Mon, 9 Mar 2015 02:02:31 PDT
Get Gold from Steel http://www.instructables.com/id/Get-Gold-from-Steel/
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Sun, 8 Mar 2015 10:06:19 PDT
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