Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - metalworking - popular http://www.instructables.com Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:50:19 PST BLOX v1.01 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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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
How to protect and seal unpainted mild steel. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-protect-and-seal-unpainted-mild-steel/
How to protect and seal unpainted mild steel. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/MD79/IH877QOV/F80MD79IH877QOV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/MD79/IH877QOV/F80MD79IH877QOV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/MD79/IH877QOV/F80MD79IH877QOV.SMALL.jpg jmiera How to protect mild or non stainless steel if you want to keep the raw metal look on your furniture. Making metal furniture. I started this project some time ago when I wanted to build an entertainment center out of wood and metal for that industrial look. building it was a lot of fun and a great...
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Fri, 20 Nov 2015 15:56:57 PST
How to do Bodywork http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-do-Bodywork/
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Mon, 9 Nov 2009 12:20:51 PST
GAS TANK BBQ http://www.instructables.com/id/GAS-TANK-BBQ/
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Fri, 13 Nov 2015 04:48:35 PST
Restoring Tonka trucks http://www.instructables.com/id/Restoring-Tonka-trucks/
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Thu, 5 Jan 2012 10:32:45 PST
Gravity fed pellet burner http://www.instructables.com/id/Gravity-fed-pellet-burner/
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Tue, 10 Jan 2012 18:49:26 PST
Fitting Tubes at Home for Welding http://www.instructables.com/id/Fitting-Tubes-at-Home-for-Welding/
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Sat, 10 Jan 2009 15:24:10 PST
Refreshing your Lincoln AC-225 220V tombstone welder http://www.instructables.com/id/Refreshing-your-Lincoln-AC-225-220V-tombstone-weld/
Refreshing your Lincoln AC-225 220V tombstone welder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/8LXB/GF80CTRR/F3M8LXBGF80CTRR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/8LXB/GF80CTRR/F3M8LXBGF80CTRR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/8LXB/GF80CTRR/F3M8LXBGF80CTRR.SMALL.jpg tundrawolf Good day, I recently purchased a Lincoln AC-225 welder for $40 (Minus leads of course). Before I plugged it in I decided to take it apart and clean it. I will show you how you can take your old welder and make it work like a new one. These machines have been produced for many years, and chances ar...
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Wed, 13 Oct 2010 12:59:32 PDT
How to Build a Propane Forge Burner http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Propane-Forge-Burner/
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Sun, 8 Nov 2015 07:04:39 PST
Mini Fireplace http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Fireplace-1/
Mini Fireplace - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT5/3O7D/IGIBNEDI/FT53O7DIGIBNEDI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT5/3O7D/IGIBNEDI/FT53O7DIGIBNEDI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT5/3O7D/IGIBNEDI/FT53O7DIGIBNEDI.SMALL.jpg Bebo1021 I decided I was going to make this one day, then I thought hey, why don't I make an instructable for it? So here it is!P.S this is my first instructable. Please comment if you make it! Also please Comment if I should post an instructable for an awesome battle hammer that I made! Materials/Tools ...
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Sat, 31 Oct 2015 13:51:04 PDT
Polished Metal with Flour??? http://www.instructables.com/id/Polished-Metal-with-Flour/
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Fri, 30 Oct 2015 03:48:18 PDT
Home made Utility Vehicle A.K.A UTV http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-made-Utility-Vehicle-AKA-UTV/
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Fri, 13 Jan 2012 21:53:33 PST
Home Made Ultrasonic Cleaning Tank http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Made-Ultrasonic-Cleaning-Tank/
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Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:17:14 PDT
DIY Thermic Lance Kit - Cut Steel With Burning Iron http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Thermic-Lance-Kit-Cut-Steel-With-Burning-Iron/
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Thu, 8 Oct 2015 03:01:06 PDT
Designing for Sheet Metal http://www.instructables.com/id/Designing-for-Sheet-Metal/
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Thu, 24 Feb 2011 15:23:12 PST
How to make a Bo Shuriken. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Bo-Shuriken/
How to make a Bo Shuriken. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/HUL9/IEQXTHWA/FRLHUL9IEQXTHWA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/HUL9/IEQXTHWA/FRLHUL9IEQXTHWA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/HUL9/IEQXTHWA/FRLHUL9IEQXTHWA.SMALL.jpg ZekeF This is how I made my Bo Shuriken, it took me a while to figure it out and hopefully my instructable will help you as well. Materials You wil need:1) A drill2) A bench sander3) Some 150 grit sandpaper (or higher for a more polished look)4) A steel rod of your choice (I used 3/8 inch but you can u...
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Sat, 19 Sep 2015 12:52:01 PDT
Making a Simple and Easy Charcoal/ Coal Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Simple-and-Easy-Charcoal-Coal-Forge/
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Sun, 20 May 2007 03:47:53 PDT
Railroad Track Anvil http://www.instructables.com/id/Railroad-Track-Anvil/
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Fri, 30 Sep 2011 20:34:10 PDT
Anodize Titanium! http://www.instructables.com/id/Anodize-Titanium/
Anodize Titanium! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/XA2C/FUVSFZLX/F6MXA2CFUVSFZLX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/XA2C/FUVSFZLX/F6MXA2CFUVSFZLX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/XA2C/FUVSFZLX/F6MXA2CFUVSFZLX.SMALL.jpg goldscott Learn how to anodize titanium at home using only a few simple things that you probably have lying around.I'll walk you through how I anodized my new titanium cyclocross bike. Materials 0. Titanium1. Rubber gloves (to avoid/prevent electrocution)2. Plastic bowl/bucket/container3. Small piece of sp...
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Tue, 19 May 2009 20:28:48 PDT
Small Pattern Welded "Damascus" Steel Kife (With NO power hammer) http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Pattern-Welded-Damascus-Steel-Kife-With-NO-p/
Small Pattern Welded "Damascus" Steel Kife (With NO power hammer) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/7W7X/IEVUQJR1/FWH7W7XIEVUQJR1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/7W7X/IEVUQJR1/FWH7W7XIEVUQJR1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/7W7X/IEVUQJR1/FWH7W7XIEVUQJR1.SMALL.jpg BiscuitMaker I've been into blacksmithing for a little under a year now, and now that I've finally managed to make and acquire adequate tools, I've been able to really start making things (my initial setup was using a small sledge hammer for an anvil and beating on it with a smaller hammer). This project is an I...
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Tue, 22 Sep 2015 21:25:21 PDT
Copper Roses http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Roses/
Copper Roses - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/DJMJ/IERC8DLN/FQ8DJMJIERC8DLN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/DJMJ/IERC8DLN/FQ8DJMJIERC8DLN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/DJMJ/IERC8DLN/FQ8DJMJIERC8DLN.SMALL.jpg AndreHash Welcome to my Instructable on Copper Roses!These roses have been a few years in the making. I originally followed the Instructable written by SanjayBeast in 2013 for a Mother's Day gift, and have steadily made changes to the design, materials, finish, and overall product. Check out SanjayBeast's ori...
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Sat, 19 Sep 2015 22:19:18 PDT
Tapping screw threads http://www.instructables.com/id/Tapping-screw-threads/
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Tue, 18 Sep 2012 18:13:53 PDT
How to light a pipe with a hammer. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-light-a-pipe-with-a-hammer/
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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:33:13 PDT
Easy Build Heat Treat Furnace - No power tools required. http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Build-Heat-Treat-Furnace-No-power-tools-requi/
Easy Build Heat Treat Furnace - No power tools required. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/Z2S5/IE6H8RW1/F8IZ2S5IE6H8RW1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/Z2S5/IE6H8RW1/F8IZ2S5IE6H8RW1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/Z2S5/IE6H8RW1/F8IZ2S5IE6H8RW1.SMALL.jpg kai.h Steel is an amazing material. Take some pure iron and put in a bit less than 1% carbon and you've suddenly got a markedly different alloy. Steel is generally stronger than pure iron, and can be made to be harder as well. Mix in small amounts of other elements and you can make it resist rust, make it...
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Sat, 5 Sep 2015 05:14:44 PDT
Mini-Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Forge/
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Tue, 8 Sep 2015 09:28:18 PDT
Making the 2015 Hugo Base http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-the-2015-Hugo-Base/
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:08:52 PDT
Make a Benchtop Anvil http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Benchtop-Anvil/
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Sat, 5 Sep 2015 17:10:34 PDT
How to "Weld" Aluminum Without a Welder http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Weld-Aluminum-Without-a-Welder/
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By: Drunken Woodworker

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Wed, 2 Sep 2015 08:25:30 PDT
Homemade Spot Welder http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Spot-Welder/
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Thu, 31 Jul 2008 10:17:24 PDT
Paint Can Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-Can-Forge-1/
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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:07:15 PDT
Removing Anodizing From Aluminum Quickly and Easily. http://www.instructables.com/id/Removing-Anodizing-From-Aluminum-Quickly-and-Easil/
Removing Anodizing From Aluminum Quickly and Easily. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQW/XXEI/FTM73V8X/FQWXXEIFTM73V8X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQW/XXEI/FTM73V8X/FQWXXEIFTM73V8X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQW/XXEI/FTM73V8X/FQWXXEIFTM73V8X.SMALL.jpg daniel_reetz I dislike the color of many anodized parts and tools, and I love the look of bare aluminum. Fortunately, it's easy to remove the anodized coating from most things. I first heard about this here, but I found their instructions lacking.The pictures below show what we want -- and what we have. Mater...
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Fri, 24 Apr 2009 18:49:07 PDT
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/
how to make a huge fabulous mega anvil - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/YDB6/IDIN5EXE/FMSYDB6IDIN5EXE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/YDB6/IDIN5EXE/FMSYDB6IDIN5EXE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/YDB6/IDIN5EXE/FMSYDB6IDIN5EXE.SMALL.jpg Maximillian The Ruthless A Blacksmith's anvil is by far their most useful tool, arguably even more useful than Forge itself.Unfortunately, as anyone who has done any blacksmithing work knows, good anvils are just horrendously, obscenely expensive. And so, to kick off my series of blacksmithing projects, I'm going to show yo...
By: Maximillian The Ruthless

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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/
High Tech - Low Buck Digital Torque Meter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/U11L/IDBHZGA8/FQTU11LIDBHZGA8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/U11L/IDBHZGA8/FQTU11LIDBHZGA8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/U11L/IDBHZGA8/FQTU11LIDBHZGA8.SMALL.jpg arduinoversusevil Industrial torque meters cost a lot ($4500). I'll show you how to build a low buck version with an Arduino.Why? Because I want to test power tools to see if the actual specs live up to the marketing specs. The reason this works is Load Cells are cheap on-line. They work by measuring the deflection i...
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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 10:34:52 PDT