Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - metalworking - popular http://www.instructables.com Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:53:33 PDT BLOX v1.01 Forging a Viking Axe http://www.instructables.com/id/Forging-a-Viking-Axe/
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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:33:58 PDT
how to make a huge fabulous mega anvil http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-a-huge-fabulous-mega-anvil/
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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 09:45:49 PDT
High Tech - Low Buck Digital Torque Meter http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Tech-Low-Buck-Digital-Torque-Meter/
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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 10:34:52 PDT
2-day $20-$50 Blacksmithing Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/2-day-20-50-Blacksmithing-Forge/
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Wed, 12 Nov 2008 09:13:24 PST
Reclaim Scrap Metal - Recycling Drinks Cans http://www.instructables.com/id/Reclaim-Scrap-Metal-Recycling-Drinks-Cans/
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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 07:41:27 PDT
Custom kids wagon. http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-kids-wagon/
Custom kids wagon. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/I72D/IDA2KGF8/F80I72DIDA2KGF8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/I72D/IDA2KGF8/F80I72DIDA2KGF8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/I72D/IDA2KGF8/F80I72DIDA2KGF8.SMALL.jpg thezapman Made this wagon from scratch as a baby gift for friends. I had built 1 in the past from a radio flyer, but this time went totally custom and home built (apart from the wheels) Make the box. I really wanted to go with an ammo crate style seating area. it was made from pine to keep the weight down ...
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Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:46:40 PDT
Heat Treating Knives http://www.instructables.com/id/Heat-Treating-Knives/
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Sat, 6 Nov 2010 21:33:42 PDT
Aluminium foundry - Build it ! http://www.instructables.com/id/Aluminium-foundry-Build-it-/
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Sun, 9 Aug 2015 07:04:15 PDT
Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/Forge-2/
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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 10:41:21 PDT
How to make a Forge from a BBQ http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Forge-from-a-BBQ/
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Sun, 9 Aug 2015 06:07:10 PDT
How to etch aluminum panel labels/designs with a reusable acid mix http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-etch-aluminum-panel-labelsdesigns-with-a-r/
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Thu, 19 Mar 2009 16:29:55 PDT
TIG-Welded Steel Vase http://www.instructables.com/id/TIG-Welded-Steel-Vase/
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 12:30:43 PDT
Make Your Own Custom Coin http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Custom-Coin/
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 01:01:33 PDT
Turbine engine http://www.instructables.com/id/Turbine-engine-2/
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Sun, 2 Aug 2015 20:13:43 PDT
Casting Objects in Sugru (Make your own candle-wax and metal LEGO Minifigs!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Casting-Objects-in-Sugru-Make-your-own-candle-wax-/
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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:10:35 PDT
Trailer Jack Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Trailer-Jack-Hack/
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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:41:10 PDT
DIY KeySmart/Key Organizer http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-KeySmartKey-Organizer/
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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:29:36 PDT
Chainmail Armor Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Chainmail-Armor-Tutorial/
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:54:21 PDT
Centrifugal Casting machine from a washing machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Centrifugal-Casting-machine-from-a-washing-machine/
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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 17:52:57 PDT
Cut throat razor http://www.instructables.com/id/Cut-throat-razor/
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 03:02:00 PDT
Making 1000 nails - Colonial Blacksmithing http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-1000-nails-Colonial-Blacksmithing/
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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 15:31:36 PDT
Pivoting Arm Vise Mount Build http://www.instructables.com/id/Pivoting-Arm-Vise-Mount-Build/
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:28:18 PDT
Distillation Apparatus http://www.instructables.com/id/Distillation-Apparatus/
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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:59:25 PDT
Forge a Knife http://www.instructables.com/id/Forge-a-Knife/
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Tue, 27 Mar 2007 15:12:10 PDT
PEP22: How to Make a Gun http://www.instructables.com/id/PEP22-How-to-Make-a-Gun/
PEP22: How to Make a Gun - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/C7OI/IC5C569G/FH4C7OIIC5C569G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/C7OI/IC5C569G/FH4C7OIIC5C569G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/C7OI/IC5C569G/FH4C7OIIC5C569G.SMALL.jpg JamesRPatrick This content was originally documented on my blog. DISCLAIMER: The author assumes no responsibility for the actions of others. Obey all Federal, State, and Local laws. It was 100% legal for the author to build this, but it may not be legal in other locations or for other individuals. Obey all firear...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:21:17 PDT
Dark Hero Gauntlet Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Dark-Hero-Gauntlet-Tutorial/
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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 09:17:30 PDT
Bike Part Bottle Opener http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Part-Bottle-Opener/
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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:19:06 PDT
Jeweler's Anvil on a Budget http://www.instructables.com/id/Jewelers-Anvil-on-a-Budget/
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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:11:19 PDT
The Rhino firefighting tool http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Rhino-firefighting-tool/
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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 13:20:25 PDT
Very Low Cost Sheet Metal Spot Welder (Portable & Convenient) http://www.instructables.com/id/Very-Low-Cost-Sheet-Metal-Spot-Welder-Portable-/
Very Low Cost Sheet Metal Spot Welder (Portable & Convenient) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSR/P73H/G3KYBJ3W/FSRP73HG3KYBJ3W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSR/P73H/G3KYBJ3W/FSRP73HG3KYBJ3W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSR/P73H/G3KYBJ3W/FSRP73HG3KYBJ3W.SMALL.jpg mrjohngoh NOTE: HACKADAY.COM THANKS FOR FINALLY NOTICING, BUT REALLY GUYS 5+ YEARS LATE MUCH? ^_^ A SHOUT OUT TO RICH BREMER FOR THE ARTICLE! BTW HACKADAY.COM REPLY TO MY E-MAILS? -_-"http://hackaday.com/2015/07/04/joining-sheet-metal-together-with-a-diy-spot-welder/This instructable is a how-to guide on tran...
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Sun, 27 Dec 2009 22:43:25 PST
Electrolytic Acid Etching Aluminum Brew Kettle http://www.instructables.com/id/Electrolytic-Acid-Etching-Aluminum-Brew-Kettle/
Electrolytic Acid Etching Aluminum Brew Kettle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F62/BG34/IBNHIHZE/F62BG34IBNHIHZE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F62/BG34/IBNHIHZE/F62BG34IBNHIHZE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F62/BG34/IBNHIHZE/F62BG34IBNHIHZE.SMALL.jpg kurtck Supplies:Brew kettle1/4 cup White vinegar 1/4 tsp SaltFresh 9-volt batteryElectrical wire (speaker wire worked for me)Electrical tape or other masking mediumQ-tipStencils1. Measure out exactly one gallon of water and pour into your kettle. Mark the 1 gallon mark with a temporary marker such as elect...
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Fri, 3 Jul 2015 07:20:57 PDT
Build a mini Atomium http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-mini-Atomium/
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 18:18:27 PDT
Homemade Flute Lyre http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Flute-Lyre/
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 15:53:54 PDT
Blacksmithing a Metal Rose http://www.instructables.com/id/Blacksmithing-a-Metal-Rose/
Blacksmithing a Metal Rose - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/JTS0/IBFSH6X4/F4SJTS0IBFSH6X4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/JTS0/IBFSH6X4/F4SJTS0IBFSH6X4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/JTS0/IBFSH6X4/F4SJTS0IBFSH6X4.SMALL.jpg Cfennell89 So a little while ago, I made a bunch of metal roses to give out as gifts for people. I documented my process so I could share it with you lovely people! Hope you enjoy!Materials you will need:14 guage sheet metal (steel) 16" steel pencil rod (1/4") Plasma Cutter Oxy/Acetylene Torch Mig/Tig/Stick we...
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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 21:32:40 PDT
HOW TO USE A JEWELRY SAW http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-a-jewelry-saw/
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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 14:09:39 PDT
Throwing knife http://www.instructables.com/id/Throwing-knife/
Throwing knife - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGV/675K/IBDI69AB/FGV675KIBDI69AB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGV/675K/IBDI69AB/FGV675KIBDI69AB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGV/675K/IBDI69AB/FGV675KIBDI69AB.SMALL.jpg mandamados Overall Length: 25 cmBlade Thickness: 4.2 mm Blade Material: Uddeholm arne steel Profiling the knife shape Profiling the knife shape with an angle grinder. Use drill grinding wheels to profile the curves of the knife. Grinding used Uddeholm Arne tool steel, 6mm thick. But the knife should be a...
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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 10:14:14 PDT
Geometer's Triangle Pen http://www.instructables.com/id/Geometers-Triangle-Pen/
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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 23:53:59 PDT
Cordless Lost Foam Cast Cutting Tool - USB Rechargeable http://www.instructables.com/id/Cordless-Lost-Foam-Cast-Cutting-Tool-USB-Rechargea/
Cordless Lost Foam Cast Cutting Tool - USB Rechargeable - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/7ZVC/IB4A3BC1/FHG7ZVCIB4A3BC1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/7ZVC/IB4A3BC1/FHG7ZVCIB4A3BC1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/7ZVC/IB4A3BC1/FHG7ZVCIB4A3BC1.SMALL.jpg Solarcycle This Instructable is for how to make a Cordless Lost Foam Cast Cutting Tool.Please click below to visit our Kickstarter project page ro pre-order a production model!http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/cord...Materials:QTY Description1 2" Long piece of Kanthal 28 ga wire http://www.ebay.c...
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Sat, 20 Jun 2015 21:17:30 PDT
Spun Steel and Water Jet Cut Sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/Spun-Steel-and-Water-Jet-Cut-Sculpture/
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Sat, 20 Jun 2015 22:04:46 PDT
from blank keys to working keys without dismanteling the lock (using a handfile) http://www.instructables.com/id/from-blank-keys-to-working-keys-without-dismanteli/
from blank keys to working keys without dismanteling the lock (using a handfile) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/2QY3/IB3HOGG6/F2I2QY3IB3HOGG6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/2QY3/IB3HOGG6/F2I2QY3IB3HOGG6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/2QY3/IB3HOGG6/F2I2QY3IB3HOGG6.SMALL.jpg MeisterJos You've probably seen lockpicking explained on several "hacky" websites. You might even have tried it yourself. But what if you need to open a lock a number of times? Wouldn't it be great to have an opening technique that would supply you with a working key in the process? A method to do this has ...
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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:24:33 PDT
Beer Keg Metal Melting Furnace http://www.instructables.com/id/Beer-Keg-Metal-Melting-Furnace/
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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 12:40:14 PDT
Make A Bowie Knife From Table Saw Insert http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Bowie-Knife-From-Table-Saw-Insert/
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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 07:39:51 PDT
Casting an Aluminum Anthill http://www.instructables.com/id/Casting-an-Aluminum-Anthill/
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 14:08:08 PDT
Firefighters Bottle Opener http://www.instructables.com/id/Firefighters-Bottle-Opener/
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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 10:00:53 PDT
Downdraft plasma cutting and grinding table http://www.instructables.com/id/Downdraft-plasma-cutting-and-grinding-table/
Downdraft plasma cutting and grinding table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAI/6WBZ/IANRZPRG/FAI6WBZIANRZPRG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAI/6WBZ/IANRZPRG/FAI6WBZIANRZPRG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAI/6WBZ/IANRZPRG/FAI6WBZIANRZPRG.SMALL.jpg Theopenmind The answer to the abrasive and dangerous metal dust and particles produced from plasma cutting and grinding steel is to suck the air, complete with all particles, smoke, fumes etc. away from your workpiece! Items purchased for this project were the filter at $65, the reverse pulse valve at $100 from...
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Mon, 8 Jun 2015 22:53:20 PDT
Making metal leaves http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-metal-leaves/
Making metal leaves - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU2/AK5G/IANRVC6J/FU2AK5GIANRVC6J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU2/AK5G/IANRVC6J/FU2AK5GIANRVC6J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU2/AK5G/IANRVC6J/FU2AK5GIANRVC6J.SMALL.jpg Da-Vinch On the 19 of January 2015 I challenged myself to make a metal leaf a day for a year. Currently, I am up to 146 leaves. These are but a few to show the evolution of my leaf project and how the use of "leaf" is my design format. All these leaves are hand made from various metals, such as copper, brass...
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Mon, 8 Jun 2015 15:25:30 PDT
How to make and use a Pot Chuck for your Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-and-use-a-Pot-Chuck-for-your-Lathe/
How to make and use a Pot Chuck for your Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F95/H9QW/IAG0QQUL/F95H9QWIAG0QQUL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F95/H9QW/IAG0QQUL/F95H9QWIAG0QQUL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F95/H9QW/IAG0QQUL/F95H9QWIAG0QQUL.SMALL.jpg RichGibson Here is my finished pot chuck.A Pot Chuck is used to hold work which does not match up with the jaws on your Lathe Chuck. Here is the finished pot chuck with a piece of 0.5" stock. Pick a piece of round stock a bit larger than your work piece In this case I want a pot chuck for 0.5" square s...
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Wed, 3 Jun 2015 17:17:27 PDT
Railway Iron Anvil http://www.instructables.com/id/Railway-Iron-Anvil/
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Mon, 25 May 2015 00:22:07 PDT
Watertight Metal container. (no sealant needed) http://www.instructables.com/id/Watertight-Metal-container-no-sealant-needed/
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Sun, 17 May 2015 20:34:43 PDT
Brake Disk Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/Disk-Brake-Forge/
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Sun, 10 May 2015 20:53:32 PDT