Instructables: exploring - video - workshop - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:19:13 PDT BLOX v1.01 Digging your own working garden or homestead well. http://www.instructables.com/id/Digging-your-own-working-garden-or-homestead-well/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/872R/HTMNNCDE/F2I872RHTMNNCDE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/872R/HTMNNCDE/F2I872RHTMNNCDE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/872R/HTMNNCDE/F2I872RHTMNNCDE.SMALL.jpg NelsonStudios Nothing is quite as basic for your homestead or your garden than the need for water.  This simple resource was essential for survival on the farm.  Not much has changed.  Despite having water piped to most of our homes the tools and skills necessary to get at the water beneath your feet are still im...
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Sat, 5 Apr 2014 16:13:11 PDT
Steampunk Desk Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Desk-Lamp/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/Q9H7/HURHS0RR/FSHQ9H7HURHS0RR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/Q9H7/HURHS0RR/FSHQ9H7HURHS0RR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/Q9H7/HURHS0RR/FSHQ9H7HURHS0RR.SMALL.jpg kludge77 Steampunk desk lamp. Brazilian cherry, plywood and pipe cobbled together for a little industrial illumination. Finished with wipe on poly, hammered grey spray paint and little bit of metal nonsense cobbled together from my shed... I added some gears and bits from carriage bolts and electrical fitti...
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Sun, 4 May 2014 20:13:44 PDT
Make a Yoda desk ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Yoda-desk-ornament/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/44SW/HTEUCVZT/F0844SWHTEUCVZT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/44SW/HTEUCVZT/F0844SWHTEUCVZT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/44SW/HTEUCVZT/F0844SWHTEUCVZT.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I turn a Star Wars candy dispenser into a sage desk ornament. Master Yoda's wisdom should not be discarded so readily.. The wood is claro walnut with a wipe on poly finish.
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:18:54 PDT
Recycling coffee grounds, a Cradle to cradle system http://www.instructables.com/id/Coffee-Cycle-reusing-coffee-ground/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/TCHJ/HTKXZH61/F5MTCHJHTKXZH61.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/TCHJ/HTKXZH61/F5MTCHJHTKXZH61.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/TCHJ/HTKXZH61/F5MTCHJHTKXZH61.SMALL.jpg Clotilde_Destrebecq Did you know that coffee grounds could be used in your compost? Coffee grounds are an excellent garden helper, they can be directly applied on the ground or used in compost.The grounds contain useful amounts of phosphorus, potassium, minor amounts of calcium, magnesium, copper and other trace miner...
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 16:39:15 PDT
"drill" a square hole http://www.instructables.com/id/drill-a-square-hole/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/Q36O/HTS5C1IM/FSHQ36OHTS5C1IM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/Q36O/HTS5C1IM/FSHQ36OHTS5C1IM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/Q36O/HTS5C1IM/FSHQ36OHTS5C1IM.SMALL.jpg arduinoversusevil This is a short vid showing how to make a quick and dirty broaching tool to make square holes.
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 10:12:01 PDT
Making a Wooden Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Wooden-Ring/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/SDXF/HTS5AUCR/F1ISDXFHTS5AUCR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/SDXF/HTS5AUCR/F1ISDXFHTS5AUCR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/SDXF/HTS5AUCR/F1ISDXFHTS5AUCR.SMALL.jpg Switch and Lever Rings are great, but what if you don't either have the money to buy or the knowledge to make your own silver or gold rings. You could go with plastic, but if you really want to create something which stands out I would suggest looking at more natural materials, materials such as wood. Let's get st...
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 03:06:00 PDT
Making a Kant Twist Clamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Kant-Twist-Clamp/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/C2RT/HTEUFUXW/FF2C2RTHTEUFUXW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/C2RT/HTEUFUXW/FF2C2RTHTEUFUXW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/C2RT/HTEUFUXW/FF2C2RTHTEUFUXW.SMALL.jpg Switch and Lever Face it, tools are cool! Sometimes tools are so cool that you want them, regardless if they are unavailable to you. Such was the case with the Kant twist clamp. Living in Sweden these clamps are not available, and entirely unheard of, but the desire to have one was still there. Aside from being a u...
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:45:53 PDT
How to Build a 5 Gallon Self Wicking Tomato Watering Container http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-5-Gallon-Self-Wicking-Tomato-Wateri/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/B2K2/GXSSLK4V/FMJB2K2GXSSLK4V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/B2K2/GXSSLK4V/FMJB2K2GXSSLK4V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/B2K2/GXSSLK4V/FMJB2K2GXSSLK4V.SMALL.jpg TheRustedGarden This self wicking tomato watering container is designed to be easily built by anyone. The watering system will manage your tomatoes for 2-3 days without being refilled. The cost of supplies, minus soil and tomatoes, is under $10.  It can be built in under 30 minutes. It will provide you 'peace of mi...
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Tue, 5 Jun 2012 03:39:48 PDT
Electroetching Metal(s) http://www.instructables.com/id/Electroetching-Metals/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/S0XN/HSVGJ5RF/FSZS0XNHSVGJ5RF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/S0XN/HSVGJ5RF/FSZS0XNHSVGJ5RF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/S0XN/HSVGJ5RF/FSZS0XNHSVGJ5RF.SMALL.jpg Switch and Lever Sometimes we find ourselves with the need of making marks on metal, perhaps somewhat intricate marks or patterns for decorative or utilitarian purposes. While there are many ways to mark metal probably the most permanent one is to etch the metal itself, as in removing small amounts of the metal to l...
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 03:35:28 PDT
How to Make a Miniature Adjustable Square http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Miniature-Adjustable-Square/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/XY7R/HSM55HGF/FFTXY7RHSM55HGF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/XY7R/HSM55HGF/FFTXY7RHSM55HGF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/XY7R/HSM55HGF/FFTXY7RHSM55HGF.SMALL.jpg Switch and Lever How to Make a Miniature Adjustable Square In the workshop you oftentimes need to make sure things are square, meaning that a certain corner is right angled. Sometimes the things you need to check are small, which makes using a big square somewhat of a hassle. If you have access to the right machines...
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Tue, 27 Jan 2009 16:19:59 PST
Turning a plywood bracelet - PIP http://www.instructables.com/id/Turning-a-plywood-bracelet-PIP/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOF/LBTG/HSKFE3O5/FOFLBTGHSKFE3O5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOF/LBTG/HSKFE3O5/FOFLBTGHSKFE3O5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOF/LBTG/HSKFE3O5/FOFLBTGHSKFE3O5.SMALL.jpg Fool4peppers Creating a bracelet from cabinet grade plywood. Video has two angle view of most of the turning.
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 15:59:00 PDT
Desk Clock/Thermometer made from walnut, scrap, cutoff piece. http://www.instructables.com/id/Desk-ClockThermometer-made-from-walnut-scrap-cutof/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBT/BK2A/HQVQ05WL/FBTBK2AHQVQ05WL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBT/BK2A/HQVQ05WL/FBTBK2AHQVQ05WL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBT/BK2A/HQVQ05WL/FBTBK2AHQVQ05WL.SMALL.jpg cpine522 I use an old piece of walnut to make this Desk  Clock/Thermometer. An otherwise useless piece of wood. Lots of fun and functional.  Please Subscribe to My Channel! http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoiFVDvzJX8tXXF5GsUPc_Q Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/I-Wish-I-was-Home-Productions/176321...
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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 19:55:26 PST
Pencil Spin Top http://www.instructables.com/id/Pencil-Spin-Top/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/U4LY/HSM50JYN/FKOU4LYHSM50JYN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/U4LY/HSM50JYN/FKOU4LYHSM50JYN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/U4LY/HSM50JYN/FKOU4LYHSM50JYN.SMALL.jpg kludge77 This is a piece of sycamore turned to a top shape. You then insert a pencil and spin it up. I used 1/4 copper collars to give the pencil a tight grip. It draws cool circles and shortening or lengthening the pencil will give it different paths as it alters the center of gravity.
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:52:47 PDT
Glass Bottle Bird Feeder http://www.instructables.com/id/Glass-Bottle-Bird-Feeder/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FP7/I0L9/HSBSMDFD/FP7I0L9HSBSMDFD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP7/I0L9/HSBSMDFD/FP7I0L9HSBSMDFD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP7/I0L9/HSBSMDFD/FP7I0L9HSBSMDFD.SMALL.jpg kludge77 This is a glass bottle bird feeder. The bottle was a $1 from the local thrift store and is needed first to get the dimension for the rest of the project. I used cypress as the base wood and hard maple as the accent. The hardest part was trying to clamp up that back piece...
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Tue, 4 Mar 2014 12:26:20 PST
Built a Wall in My Room! http://www.instructables.com/id/Built-a-Wall-in-My-Room/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/ZI1F/HRS60AUD/FH0ZI1FHRS60AUD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/ZI1F/HRS60AUD/FH0ZI1FHRS60AUD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/ZI1F/HRS60AUD/FH0ZI1FHRS60AUD.SMALL.jpg ishiyasu I wanted to increase rooms and built a wall. I devised it not to injure a floor and a ceiling. When I move, I can easily remove it. If there is a large room, I can increase rooms freely! Let's built a wall!! Please subscribe!! http://www.youtube.com/user/continentaloverseas
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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 20:03:17 PST
how to decoupage a thrift store dresser with a poster http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-decoupage-a-thrift-store-dresser-with-a-pos/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F5V/T43I/HRP9DZ23/F5VT43IHRP9DZ23.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5V/T43I/HRP9DZ23/F5VT43IHRP9DZ23.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5V/T43I/HRP9DZ23/F5VT43IHRP9DZ23.SMALL.jpg debisdesigndiary transform a thrift store dresser with with decoupage and a 9$ poster, learn how to create a smooth finish without bubbles.
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Sat, 15 Feb 2014 11:39:16 PST
Turning large bowls on the table saw. http://www.instructables.com/id/Turning-large-bowls-on-the-table-saw/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/BICR/HRI956X8/FI5BICRHRI956X8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/BICR/HRI956X8/FI5BICRHRI956X8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/BICR/HRI956X8/FI5BICRHRI956X8.SMALL.jpg NelsonStudios My wife wanted a center piece but I don't have a large lathe.  After testing the idea I dove right in and coved it out!  lol, "coved it out?  Get it?  Ahhh, wood nerds.  There will be a full 30+ min how to video soon but I really liked the way the short video and the bowl turned out and wanted to sh...
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 06:50:37 PST
Deep Dish Cove Cut Slab Table Top Experiment http://www.instructables.com/id/Deep-Dish-Cove-Cut-Slab-Table-Top-Experiment/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/HIGA/HR4STAUN/FYAHIGAHR4STAUN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/HIGA/HR4STAUN/FYAHIGAHR4STAUN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/HIGA/HR4STAUN/FYAHIGAHR4STAUN.SMALL.jpg NelsonStudios Using a circular cove cut to dish an entire slab table top on the table saw.  Please keep in mind this is an experiment as part of an idea for another build.  That said it seemed to work and work well so I am sharing it here.  I have never seen this done before on this scale.  This is an *at your ow...
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Sun, 2 Feb 2014 20:23:59 PST
Create an Awesome Shard Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-a-Shard-Light/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4R/GQ2P/HQ4413KF/F4RGQ2PHQ4413KF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4R/GQ2P/HQ4413KF/F4RGQ2PHQ4413KF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4R/GQ2P/HQ4413KF/F4RGQ2PHQ4413KF.SMALL.jpg DIYPerks In this video Instructable I will be showing you how to build a really awesome shard light! To create this shard light you'll need the following materials. An LED light strip: http://www.ebay.com/itm/130989784958?var=430194331591&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 A piece of 12mm...
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 18:21:38 PST
Custom Fiberglass Dash Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Fiberglass-Dash-Tutorial/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/EQIP/HO234H0W/FHREQIPHO234H0W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/EQIP/HO234H0W/FHREQIPHO234H0W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/EQIP/HO234H0W/FHREQIPHO234H0W.SMALL.jpg lordguyton Here's how to make a custom dash or any other interior part for your hot rod or custom car.
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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 17:40:19 PST
How to Coil Extension Cords with the "Shepherd's Knot" http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Coil-an-Extension-Cord-with-the-Shepherds-K/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Q/3AWF/HM8D89WO/F4Q3AWFHM8D89WO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Q/3AWF/HM8D89WO/F4Q3AWFHM8D89WO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Q/3AWF/HM8D89WO/F4Q3AWFHM8D89WO.SMALL.jpg mazzmn This Instructable explains a handy way to store an extension cord. Instead of a tangled mess, or trying to wrap the entire cord around your arm only to have it fall apart, try the Shepherd's Knot, it's quick and easy to do and even quicker to undo. This instructable video was created for the Burnin...
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Wed, 2 Oct 2013 20:26:56 PDT
Tippie Top: This might be the most fun thing I've ever made http://www.instructables.com/id/Tippie-Top-This-might-be-the-most-fun-thing-Ive-ev/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/S0W4/HM8DB45I/F7VS0W4HM8DB45I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/S0W4/HM8DB45I/F7VS0W4HM8DB45I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/S0W4/HM8DB45I/F7VS0W4HM8DB45I.SMALL.jpg kludge77 This was turned on my lathe from a small piece of claro walnut I had in the shop. It was originally from a bag of firewood I bought.   I turned it in about 15 minutes, but it took anther 30 minutes to get the shape right for it to flip over on it's head.
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Tue, 1 Oct 2013 11:06:50 PDT
Perfect Circle Tabletop from regular 2x4s using a table saw http://www.instructables.com/id/Perfect-Circle-Tabletop-from-regular-2x4s-using-a-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/SF9M/HKVKM765/FE0SF9MHKVKM765.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/SF9M/HKVKM765/FE0SF9MHKVKM765.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/SF9M/HKVKM765/FE0SF9MHKVKM765.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE This is an update to a video I did 6 years ago. This $150 has been used to cut thousands of circles and maybe 10 blade replacements in 5 years. ORIGINAL VIDEO IS HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23kkZZN1ACs
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Sun, 1 Sep 2013 08:55:03 PDT
How To Catch a Mole Without Killing It 3 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Catch-a-Mole-Without-Killing-It-3/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/TQWR/HK483Q6Q/FSPTQWRHK483Q6Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/TQWR/HK483Q6Q/FSPTQWRHK483Q6Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/TQWR/HK483Q6Q/FSPTQWRHK483Q6Q.SMALL.jpg HowToLou A mole was living in my woods for about three weeks.  When he went for my wife's flower bed, he had to go.  This video shows a simple way to pull them out, without killing them.  It is a follow up to my original video on this topic, but has much more stable and high quality video.  Please see my oth...
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 10:28:40 PDT
Drum Sander for Pillar Drill / Drill Press http://www.instructables.com/id/Drum-Sander-for-Pillar-Drill-Drill-Press/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWU/X0BO/HJ60370K/FWUX0BOHJ60370K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWU/X0BO/HJ60370K/FWUX0BOHJ60370K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWU/X0BO/HJ60370K/FWUX0BOHJ60370K.SMALL.jpg savvas_papasavva 00:05 I began by checking that the off cut was parallel and worked out the centre. 00:09 I then adjusted the fence on my pillar drill guide table, so when I flip the ply over I find the centre hole.  My hole saws are no that deep so I will have to do this when cutting out the discs. 00:29 The ply ...
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Thu, 18 Jul 2013 06:27:27 PDT
Homemade Portable Bandsaw Stand - Cut off & Vertical http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Portable-Bandsaw-Stand-Cut-off-Vertic/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/N2M3/HIGFJWID/FQYN2M3HIGFJWID.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/N2M3/HIGFJWID/FQYN2M3HIGFJWID.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/N2M3/HIGFJWID/FQYN2M3HIGFJWID.SMALL.jpg savvas_papasavva In this video I built an aluminium stand to attach a portable bandsaw too, which can be used in conjunction with a vice as a cut off saw or raised into an upright vertical position to be used as a typical bandsaw, and when necessary removed to be use freehand.  I got my hands on this bit of kit for...
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Tue, 2 Jul 2013 03:19:07 PDT
Cut a Perfect Circle http://www.instructables.com/id/Cut-a-Perfect-Circle/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F12/IT3M/HIGILS3O/F12IT3MHIGILS3O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F12/IT3M/HIGILS3O/F12IT3MHIGILS3O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F12/IT3M/HIGILS3O/F12IT3MHIGILS3O.SMALL.jpg San Juan Carpentry Kris Williams of Rocky Blue Woodworks shows an easy way to cut perfect circles in thick boards using a band saw. See more of Kris' work at RockyBlueWoodworks.com And don't forget to visit SanJuanCarpentry.com for great log furniture!
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Mon, 1 Jul 2013 08:30:31 PDT
Dimensional Leg Tapering How-To http://www.instructables.com/id/Dimensional-Leg-Tapering-How-To/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/HJ23/HAQ3A497/FOGHJ23HAQ3A497.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/HJ23/HAQ3A497/FOGHJ23HAQ3A497.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/HJ23/HAQ3A497/FOGHJ23HAQ3A497.SMALL.jpg San Juan Carpentry Kris Williams of Rocky Blue Woodworks shows you how to cut a nice taper into your dimensionally cut legs for any table! See more from Kris by visiting www.RockyBlueWoodworks.com
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Sun, 30 Dec 2012 20:54:15 PST
SOLAR CANNON FLASH STEAM CANON http://www.instructables.com/id/SOLAR-CANON-FLASH-STEAM-CANON/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/X82L/HHMI6RXK/FHVX82LHHMI6RXK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/X82L/HHMI6RXK/FHVX82LHHMI6RXK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/X82L/HHMI6RXK/FHVX82LHHMI6RXK.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE This is a parabolic trough focused with a linear beam along a steel pipe that allow water to FLASH into steam creating a projectile launch exceeding 350 FPS.
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Fri, 7 Jun 2013 08:35:02 PDT
Quick and easy bench frames and legs! http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-and-easy-bench-frames-and-legs/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/ZPML/HH2VKXKV/F6QZPMLHH2VKXKV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/ZPML/HH2VKXKV/F6QZPMLHH2VKXKV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/ZPML/HH2VKXKV/F6QZPMLHH2VKXKV.SMALL.jpg NelsonStudios When I need to construct a sturdy, simple and rustic bench frame this is the model I go to first.  In this video I use two difrent benches to highlight the box frame and bread-board design I use.  It is based off a lot of farm-craft traditional benches I see built by people with a minimum of materia...
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Sat, 1 Jun 2013 21:31:29 PDT
Homemade Table Saw Sledge - Part 4 - Jig to build Tetrahedrons and Pyramids http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Table-Saw-Sledge-Part-4-Jig-to-build-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/0MQH/HH2VNGE2/FPP0MQHHH2VNGE2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/0MQH/HH2VNGE2/FPP0MQHHH2VNGE2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/0MQH/HH2VNGE2/FPP0MQHHH2VNGE2.SMALL.jpg savvas_papasavva In this build I made a jig which fits onto the table saw sledge with the intent of cutting sides to form a regular tetrahedrons and pyramids of various sizes.  I have to admit that the final jig in the video quickly left the realms of functionality because I based the design on the angles of a two d...
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Wed, 29 May 2013 07:27:38 PDT
Simple Rustic Maple Slab Bench http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Rustic-Maple-Slab-Bench/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FW8/OF65/HGU2PM7X/FW8OF65HGU2PM7X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW8/OF65/HGU2PM7X/FW8OF65HGU2PM7X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW8/OF65/HGU2PM7X/FW8OF65HGU2PM7X.SMALL.jpg NelsonStudios This was a requested piece by a store we have commission stuff in.  I got a call from them saying people keep looking at my tables and asking about benches in the same style.  Well shoot, you ask and I deliver. The maple is lumber we cut from a massive blowdown tree and as you can see from the back...
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Tue, 21 May 2013 08:29:30 PDT
DIY SOLAR FOUNDRY http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-SOLAR-FOUNDRY/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FM9/8VCF/HGQT4WK6/FM98VCFHGQT4WK6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM9/8VCF/HGQT4WK6/FM98VCFHGQT4WK6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM9/8VCF/HGQT4WK6/FM98VCFHGQT4WK6.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE The solar tracker keeps our target illuminated for 8 hours a day enabling build temperatures exceeding 2100˚ Celsius, a new personal record.
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Thu, 16 May 2013 07:13:20 PDT
How to Make a Soup Can Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Soup-Can-Forge/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/NZAS/HFD187K2/FPVNZASHFD187K2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/NZAS/HFD187K2/FPVNZASHFD187K2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/NZAS/HFD187K2/FPVNZASHFD187K2.SMALL.jpg NightHawkInLight The above video details the process I used to create a simple and inexpensive propane forge from commonly available materials. In the video below this forge is put to use for the first time making a small fixed blade knife.
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Wed, 17 Apr 2013 09:24:25 PDT
Blue Glass Mulberry Wood Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Blue-Glass-Mulery-Wood-Table/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/Y4KV/HET0QX3E/FZMY4KVHET0QX3E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/Y4KV/HET0QX3E/FZMY4KVHET0QX3E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/Y4KV/HET0QX3E/FZMY4KVHET0QX3E.SMALL.jpg NelsonStudios This was a project based around a specific slab of rare wood.  Finding Mulberry the size of these slabs in Montana requires decades and decades of ridged pruning to force the tree to stay low and get big.  Who knows how many pies this old girl provided her family before succumbing to old age.  This ...
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Thu, 28 Mar 2013 07:44:54 PDT
Make a Cardboard Tool Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Cardboard-Tool-Box/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/VROH/HCB8SIRL/F3AVROHHCB8SIRL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/VROH/HCB8SIRL/F3AVROHHCB8SIRL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/VROH/HCB8SIRL/F3AVROHHCB8SIRL.SMALL.jpg thecardboardcollective Two years ago I found a beautiful old wooden sheep shearing box at Camberwell Market during a trip to Australia with my family. It was beautifully worn and even had tiny little strands of wool still caught in some of the corners. I quickly filled it up with my favorite sewing tools and supplies,...
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Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:07:01 PST
Glass-fill epoxy top round bar table http://www.instructables.com/id/Glass-fill-epoxy-top-round-bar-table/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FNQ/K3QW/HC9M6EBI/FNQK3QWHC9M6EBI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNQ/K3QW/HC9M6EBI/FNQK3QWHC9M6EBI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNQ/K3QW/HC9M6EBI/FNQK3QWHC9M6EBI.SMALL.jpg NelsonStudios I made this for my brother's Seattle wine-bar, the Poco Wine Room as a 'congratulations on your dream' gift.  The process was involved but the results were absolutely worth it!  The top (and it's identical mate) was teamed with the bases of his existing laminate bar tables.  Pressboard was gone and ...
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Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:18:52 PST
MAKE YOUR OWN SEA-GLASS MULCH! http://www.instructables.com/id/MAKE-YOUR-OWN-SEA-GLASS-MULCH/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/UNQF/HAQ38967/FM2UNQFHAQ38967.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/UNQF/HAQ38967/FM2UNQFHAQ38967.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/UNQF/HAQ38967/FM2UNQFHAQ38967.SMALL.jpg NelsonStudios Ok so it isn't true seaglass but it is a decent approximation and one of the few ways you could get enough to really fill your garden.  All it takes is an old cement mixer, a huge source of scrap glass and understanding neighbors.
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Tue, 18 Dec 2012 17:27:03 PST
Pie-tenna, The simplest HDTV antenna possible, possibly. http://www.instructables.com/id/Pie-tenna-The-simplest-HDTV-antenna-possible-pos/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FEJ/HF57/H9T4CNR8/FEJHF57H9T4CNR8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEJ/HF57/H9T4CNR8/FEJHF57H9T4CNR8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEJ/HF57/H9T4CNR8/FEJHF57H9T4CNR8.SMALL.jpg Tool Using Animal Pie-tenna was born out of a desire to make as simple an HDTV antenna as possible. Retail antennas are too expensive for what they are. And other antenna plans? Who wants to measure, make fractals and really, who keeps baluns on hand anymore? So, after much googling, and patent searches...... The o...
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Fri, 30 Nov 2012 11:55:40 PST
Geodesic Dome Greenhouse - Part 9 - Polycarbonate! http://www.instructables.com/id/Geodesic-Dome-Greenhouse-Part-9-Polycarbonate/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/AR7A/GWH3RFOU/FKYAR7AGWH3RFOU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/AR7A/GWH3RFOU/FKYAR7AGWH3RFOU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/AR7A/GWH3RFOU/FKYAR7AGWH3RFOU.SMALL.jpg web4deb Here’s the latest in the dome greenhouse series showing the polycarbonate installation.  It’s nice having it enclosed and not working out of the wind.  It’s still cold, but the heating system is next on the list! Here's the transcript for your reading pleasure!  ;-) Welcome Back! This video will...
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Thu, 22 Dec 2011 05:36:09 PST
Going Off-Grid in the Aquaponic Geodesic Dome Greenhouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Going-Off-Grid-in-the-Aquaponic-Geodesic-Dome-Gree/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTU/F6C9/H7URBVSB/FTUF6C9H7URBVSB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTU/F6C9/H7URBVSB/FTUF6C9H7URBVSB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTU/F6C9/H7URBVSB/FTUF6C9H7URBVSB.SMALL.jpg web4deb I finally finished up the solar setup for the geodesic dome. It's amazing how you have to watch every watt you're consuming when you're not connected to the power company!  This video details how it all went together.  Enjoy! Below is the transcript: Large solar systems can produce current that ca...
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Mon, 8 Oct 2012 05:58:39 PDT
Build a Down Draft Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Down-Draft-Table/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FVH/QZF2/H7996MWK/FVHQZF2H7996MWK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVH/QZF2/H7996MWK/FVHQZF2H7996MWK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVH/QZF2/H7996MWK/FVHQZF2H7996MWK.SMALL.jpg tugnut1 I walk you through two different down draft tables you can build for you shop.  This should help with the airborne dust in your shop.
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Tue, 18 Sep 2012 12:54:52 PDT
Pallet Wood Hen House & Prototype for Our Own Tiny House - Assembly. Costs less than 25 Euros/Dollars. Gallinero de madera de palet reciclada http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Hen-House-Prototype-for-Our-Own-Tiny-House/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/THDM/H5Y9VNG6/FNBTHDMH5Y9VNG6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/THDM/H5Y9VNG6/FNBTHDMH5Y9VNG6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/THDM/H5Y9VNG6/FNBTHDMH5Y9VNG6.SMALL.jpg Organikmechanic The Hen House is finally being assembled during a spot of very hot weather. I also put together a set of old lawnmower wheels on a small pallet wood frame to help negotiate the trees and bushes in the Garden. This device makes for easy transportation of the panels if, like us, you are planning on ma...
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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 03:21:09 PDT
Electric Wheelbarrow http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Wheelbarrow/ http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FLA/KNUE/H4VQE6Y3/FLAKNUEH4VQE6Y3.SQUARE2.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FLA/KNUE/H4VQE6Y3/FLAKNUEH4VQE6Y3.SQUARE.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FLA/KNUE/H4VQE6Y3/FLAKNUEH4VQE6Y3.SMALL.jpg DeadNuts My name is Evan Pickett.  I graduated as a dual major in both mechanical and manufacturing engineering. I love coming up with new designs and innovative solutions to any problems I encounter - or to projects that are thrown my way. Rather than just making something that will work, I prefer to make s...
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Thu, 2 Aug 2012 12:43:33 PDT
How to Make a Gandalf/ Hobbit Pipe http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Hobbit-Pipe/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/YD45/H5408I9E/F9LYD45H5408I9E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/YD45/H5408I9E/F9LYD45H5408I9E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/YD45/H5408I9E/F9LYD45H5408I9E.SMALL.jpg handcraftsup Hello Here I show you how to make a Gandalf/ Hobbit pipe out of wood. Yes they really do work and Gandalf or Hobbit would be proud to own. If you would like me to make one for you then e-mail or give me a call. I like to e-mail three photos of pipes in the size you request. This way you have a good ...
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Fri, 27 Jul 2012 16:57:26 PDT
Removable Swing-arm Bedside iPad Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Removable-Bedside-Swing-arm-iPad-Mount/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/KCZJ/H3Z3VNSQ/FWIKCZJH3Z3VNSQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/KCZJ/H3Z3VNSQ/FWIKCZJH3Z3VNSQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/KCZJ/H3Z3VNSQ/FWIKCZJH3Z3VNSQ.SMALL.jpg veryken This system is designed for bedside (or couch-side) situations where you have a nearby side wall. It also requires that you know exactly how high you want your iPad to float in front of you. I installed mine at slightly above eye level when sitting up in bed (as it can pivot downwards). It's still l...
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Sun, 1 Jul 2012 14:39:17 PDT
Automatic Fish Feeder http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Fish-Feeder-2/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWM/MFQD/H4AFS17H/FWMMFQDH4AFS17H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWM/MFQD/H4AFS17H/FWMMFQDH4AFS17H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWM/MFQD/H4AFS17H/FWMMFQDH4AFS17H.SMALL.jpg web4deb Time to add to my laziness and add some more automation.  I no longer have to feed the fish a few times a day...however I still like to just stand there an watch them.  What is it about them that's so mesmerizing??? This is a small automatic feeder that I made which holds about 4 tenths of a lite...
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Fri, 6 Jul 2012 08:32:30 PDT
Building a Greenhouse Vent Opener http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Greenhouse-Vent-Opener/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FA4/HENY/H337JW3L/FA4HENYH337JW3L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA4/HENY/H337JW3L/FA4HENYH337JW3L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA4/HENY/H337JW3L/FA4HENYH337JW3L.SMALL.jpg web4deb A few years ago I made up some vent openers which use windshield wiper motors. They work well for the small greenhouse, but the frames have had some structural problems in strong winds.  For the dome greenhouse I’m using linear actuators to operate the vents.  The actuators have a lot more lifting ...
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Fri, 8 Jun 2012 07:39:06 PDT
How to Kill a Slug: Entertaining Video To Help You Remember! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Kill-a-Slug-Entertaining-Video-To-Help-You/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/Q02O/H2BMNGPB/FZOQ02OH2BMNGPB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/Q02O/H2BMNGPB/FZOQ02OH2BMNGPB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/Q02O/H2BMNGPB/FZOQ02OH2BMNGPB.SMALL.jpg Shirley_EdenMaker
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Thu, 17 May 2012 20:32:13 PDT
How To Change Car Brakes http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Change-Car-Brakes/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/BP6Q/H1JUIQJY/FWPBP6QH1JUIQJY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/BP6Q/H1JUIQJY/FWPBP6QH1JUIQJY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/BP6Q/H1JUIQJY/FWPBP6QH1JUIQJY.SMALL.jpg mrbaron The brakes of a car are its most important feature and, therefore, one should give special care and attention to its maintenance. Closely monitoring the braking system is essential to ensure safety on the road. Luckily, the process of replacing brakes on your vehicle is both easy and cost-effective ...
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Tue, 1 May 2012 05:47:03 PDT