Instructables: exploring - video - tools - popular Sat, 28 Nov 2015 01:39:23 PST BLOX v1.01 How to drill through acrylic plexiglass the right and wrong way thebetatesters Here is a video on how to properly drill through acrylic plexiglass. First you need to drill a small diameter pilot hole to get started. The gradually go up in drill bit sizes until you reach your desired diameter. If you just drill a pilot hole then jump right to a big size bit you will likely crac...
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Fri, 29 Jan 2010 13:54:09 PST
How to make a Tiny Hammer Switch and Lever "When all you have is a hammer everything around you looks like a nail"  That may not be an exact quote, but something like that was what Abraham Maslow said back in the '60s, and if he's right, following this instructable you can go around bopping everything like a nail. Barring ants, you won't hu...
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Tue, 4 Mar 2014 05:41:41 PST
How to make the simplest compression fitting for a silent air compressor / vacuum pump kerimil A simple compression fitting that you can build yourself for a silent air compressor or a vacuum pump. It basically consists of two fittings that have flat faces (surfaces) that are brought closer when one is screwed into the other. Between the two you put one or more rubber washers. You put th...
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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 17:09:56 PST
Home Made DIY Jigsaw Table with Blade Guide for under £30 316ideas I bought a Wolfcraft Table from Amazon and because a blade guide wasn't available I built an arm with bearings to attach to the Wolfcraft Table.  The parts used to make the arm were salvaged from an old steel bed-frame and the bearings were taken from roller boot wheels.  The current version doesn't...
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Wed, 2 Oct 2013 08:16:42 PDT
Drum Sander for Pillar Drill / Drill Press 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 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
How to make air duster macobt Here is a quick, easy and fun way to make refillable air duster. Visit my blogspot: or visit my channel:
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Sun, 31 Mar 2013 15:41:44 PDT
How to drive long screws cpeds I have always used a drill to drive screws.  However, screws longer than 2 1/2 inches often strip out before I can get them driven all the way in.  Up until now I’ve always avoided 3 inch and longer screws unless I really needed them.  Then one day I saw a video of someone driving a 4 inch screw wit...
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Tue, 26 Mar 2013 10:58:46 PDT
Alcohol Torch - Build Your Own BackroomWorkdesk This is a very simple to build torch. It is fueled by denatured alcohol and only requires just a few materials.  The only materials I used are: Plastic Bottle Wood Glue applicator tip Small piece of scrap aluminium 1/8" Brass Tube Oil Lamp Wick Most of these materials can be interchanged with some...
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Tue, 26 Mar 2013 08:45:32 PDT
Stupid tape measure trick WorkshopAddict Use this tape measure trick to impress your friends.  Hopefully they are easily impressed.
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Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:02:12 PST
Rope Pump (Elephant Pump) SamBurrowes We are team el Elefante and this is our submission for Hydro Do That..., a team project in our second year of Product Design Engineering at Glasgow School of Art. The brief was to raise 5 litres of water 600mm in the most efficient way possible. Supplied with a 24V motor, it was up to each team to ...
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Wed, 13 Apr 2011 09:04:02 PDT