Instructables: question - workshop Mon, 1 Sep 2014 04:58:52 PDT BLOX v1.01 can we use the magnetic attraction and repulsion in petrol engine? Ramadossk instead of using compressing of gas using  combustion and passing gas and using spark plugs ..... shall we use a dipole magnet in the place of spark plug and and a magnetic piston with a pole on top side.if we rotate the magnet at the spark plug place ,when the opposite pole comes down .......the pi...
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:50:28 PDT
Name brand vs generic dremel? astroboy907 I'm doing a project that involves grinding PCB slots off of an aluminum enclosure and making everything fit right - due to the shape of the enclosure it looks like I will need a flexible shaft in order to get into the case. A Dremel seems to be a good tool to use, however I am looking for something...
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:54:02 PDT
Failure to see posted comment? CurtR I signed in and posted a comment to an Instructable but nothing happens when I click on the Post button.  Am I missing something to do?
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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 07:55:18 PDT
need a custom built sofa for 2 people? randfmoore space is limited so max Ht 85cm, Depth 85 cm Width 170cm.  Needs to be of simple construction!
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:46:06 PDT
How build a cost-effective device that automatically clears exhaust fumes out my garage? rockandroller Soon I'm going to move into a building which shares living quarters with a garage. I'd like to rig up some sort of relay-triggering device that opens a nicely sealed set of vents (one intake, one output) and activates a fan exhausting garage air  - one that activates the minute I open the garage doo...
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:52:48 PDT
Does a 2-stroke Honda CB 100 NE engine need a battery to run? Ikkalebob I have a Honda 2-stroke CB100NE (1018034) engine which I am trying to get working. This is the first time Ive worked with an engine so my knowledge is quite fragmented. So far the engine will turn over using the kickstart but I've been unable to get a spark. Documentation for this specific engine se...
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:34:12 PDT
Hydraulic drive for trike.? rickharris I am in the (long term) process of rebuilding my tricycle recumbent bike (a tadpole configuration). At present it has the usual long chain driving the rear wheel. I would like to do away with the long chain for several reasons and am toying with the idea of using a hydraulic drive. Cylinders at fro...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:14:04 PDT
Is it possible to have an Electric AC in Car? Beekoz Simply, I want to replace my Car AC with one with the same power but runs on Electricity and cover the car roof with solar panels to run it. Is it possible? I mean is a AC of this power capable of running on a current produced by a solar panel of the roof's size? How to calculate these things? I ha...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 04:53:41 PDT
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:51:17 PDT
Watch Repair? mclare50 I've recently received an old watch from my mom. It is by the brand Futura, it is a quartz, Japanese movement, steel backing, etc. The winder moves freely and also moves the hands,  but it does not record time. I have tried removing the back to check for a battery and it does not appear to have one....
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:29:49 PDT
advice for a simple sturdy saw horse design, please?? HelenaTroy Having recently moved into a new home, I should get down and try some simple DIY for myself without having to book the handyman.  First thing I should make is a work bench, or a saw bench (hand saw only) I searched for sawhorses and found several, but: I have a lower-spine injury that means I can't...
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:47:46 PDT
flow meter? aqsa mustufa how to construct a flow meter to measure the flow of water(or any fluid) at home? what materials and construction steps are required??
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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:08:13 PDT
Semi-Solid Material? Sserdna I was hoping anyone knew of or had a good suggestion for a material that fits my description. Either a rubber- like material that was softer (more malleable) than rubber, but tougher to prevent tearing or a putty-like material that would change to a firm solid when heat or a current was applied. I n...
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Thu, 7 Aug 2014 18:12:08 PDT
ceder cladding to timber frame extension, how to fix without it been seen ? JamesS2 i would appreciate any help we are doing a wrap around ceder clad extension onto a timber frame. The architects have spec'ed 2x1 cedar vertically and then 2x2 cedar alternate throughout. so you get the pattern 2x1 2x2 2x1 2x2. also for shrinkage and expansion what would you guys advise gap between e...
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Thu, 7 Aug 2014 13:39:13 PDT
Portable lighting solution: Is it possible to power (400watt) Halogen light from a 12V Car Battery? lshoesmith Im trying to work out a cheap, portable way of lighting when on location whilst filming. The idea of a generator is just to expensive to even think of at the moment, so is it possible to power (400watt) Halogen light from a 12V Car Battery? Or  Are there any readily available 12V lights that prod...
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Thu, 7 Aug 2014 07:47:51 PDT
A coating for Duct Tape? stale56 Hello Instructables! I have a duct tape question for you! I am in need of a coating for the tape, and would like to know what you guys suggest I plan on making a duct tape satchel and I don't want the edges of each piece of the tape to fray at all. I made a phone case out of tape and noticed that ...
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Sun, 3 Aug 2014 10:32:07 PDT
trying to make a giant alice in wonderland caterpillar to sit on giant mushroom? lenetta.martincarnes trying to make a giant alice in wonderland caterpillar out of chicken wire or whatever. Need some ideas on how to make him look blue and with details on face and feet? What is the best thing to make him out of? is it better to spray with foam or paper mach, material or or suggestions ? I have the mu...
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Sun, 3 Aug 2014 09:24:09 PDT
brushed induction motor confusion? -max- My father and I are currently restoring a metal-working lathe, however, we do not have 3 phase power to power the original 0.5HP 3 phase motor. We do, however, have a slightly smaller 0.25HP motor. At first appearance, it seemed to be a simple AC/DC brushed motor with a field and winding on the arma...
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Fri, 1 Aug 2014 18:27:19 PDT
Best tools for Instructables authors? wilgubeast What should a basic generalist workshop contain?  Say you were starting your workshop from scratch and, knowing what you do now, had to purchase new items to kit out the space. What would you avoid? What would you insist upon?  I'm looking more for general philosophies of tool-buying than outrigh...
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Fri, 1 Aug 2014 18:11:02 PDT
Inverter question? tgferreira184 I have recently made a pond in my garden and to avoid spending lots of money in electricity, I decided that I would power it with a solar panel. My pump is 220v 34w, so I thought that a 40 or 50w solar panel should work. However, i can't find any 40-50w inverter, only about 150w. So, my question is,...
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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:57:57 PDT
Can't sign up to Go Pro? RobTurrentine I clicked on Go Pro but it takes me to a blank page at Autodesk, Inc.  How do I sign up?
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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:08:46 PDT
I need to make a project on the remote control car using solar cells? How to make it? Beyanagari sudheer reddy A  remote  control car using a solar plate to store the energy in  battery's and how to make the remote control car by using the solar plates?
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:42:07 PDT
wiring diagram for single phase, reversible, 120 volt motor on a Cutler Hammer 9441H37B "O" controller? girural I am restoring a 1935 South Bend 16 metal turning lathe.  The original motor was a three phase 480 Volt reversible motor which was operated by the Cutler Hammer 9441H37B  "O" series controller.  I do not have three phase electrical power at my current shop.  I do have a new 110/220 volt, 1.5HP, reve...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:31:01 PDT
How to coat the inside of a bottle with resin? DoctorWoo I recently bought some resin that I was going to test a few prop pieces out with, but, being the space cadet I am, did not pay attention to the volume the resin produces, and I'm now short resin. I can, of course, buy more resin, but I had the idea of kind of cheating and just coating the inside of...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:18:36 PDT
can i use 500 watt juicer and mixer motor for electric bicycle? rasik4 on motor specification it is written 500 watt , 50 hz ac motor , but when i plug it in 12 volt dc battery it runs slowly it can stop it with hand but i hope in higher dc volt it will run enough to use in my electric bicyle. it is philips juicer and mixer and grinder purchased from india
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:04:08 PDT
SHop where I can buy everything for DIY? dsirotic Hello! I am constantly looking for an online shop that sells various metals, adhesives, materials in general, parts, tubing etc.. AND had worldwide shipping, but it seems there is none. I would like to buy online because all those materials and parts in my country costs a fortune, so DIY is not so ...
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 03:37:01 PDT
reverse camera and park assistance? yaseen_123 Hi I want to build a reverse camera and park assist for my car. Can anyone help me know what components are needed? Regards Yaseen
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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:39:27 PDT
Refining Gold Using Vinegar (Acetic Acid)? mykiscool Though I've never refined gold, I've heard of gold refining using different acids. I've seen people use vinegar and salt to etch pcb boards. I'm wondering if anyone knows how to refine gold using vinegar so that I can remove it from ram sticks etc.
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:07:23 PDT
i want to build ebike? rasik4 but there is no any bldc motor supplier in my country Nepal, so anybody knows what alternative motor i can use to build my ebike that i can find from any other tools
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:51:19 PDT
Drill hole in glass bottle? lam  Dear All.. I would like  to drill holes(3 to 5 mm) on a many of glass bottles(beer bottle). Could you point me what kind of DRILL BIT ( see photo please) is better'.Thank you in advance for your time.
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 18:11:54 PDT
How do you delete your account? Rennie07 It turns out that this isn't the page I was looking for and I am sure I will not be using it again. How do you delete your account?
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Sat, 12 Jul 2014 21:04:55 PDT
Aluminum T-Slotted Framing? cadams15 Who is the most economical supplier of T-Slot framing, 80/20 The Industrial Erector Set, Faztek, TSlots, Bosch Rexroth, Parco, Inc, or Framing Technology. Framing Technology claims to be the manufacturer, but is there another out there?  I just want the best prices.
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Sat, 12 Jul 2014 20:30:36 PDT
Left handed drills? rickharris I recently came across a youtube vid showing removal of a broken bolt with a left handed drill bit. Other than the removal of stubborn bolts and studs  why do they make left handed drill bits? Both my rather old mains drills and the pillar drill all turn clockwise for right handed drill bits. Only...
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Sat, 12 Jul 2014 08:51:45 PDT
Tennis court resurface push tool. I want to push a large "cheese grader " device. Boylanmj I'm wanting to make a large "cheese grader" type tool that I can push.. It would skim the high points and deposit and clay in low points. I can't use wheels because the grader would follow the contour , when in face it needs.. Leveling .. Thanks anyone who cares :)
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:49:03 PDT
How can I disassemble an old bike's fork? tgferreira184 This week I started restoring an old 1980's esmaltina bike. I started stripping down the frame so I could paint it. After removing almost all the things in it, I begun removing the fork, so I could later paint it and chrome a little piece on top of the fork. BUT after 3 days of constant aplication o...
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 06:10:22 PDT
Construction ideas for this concept? -max- Recently, I have been working on a gas 'vaporizer' that evaporates gas before being fed into an engine. During my short-term experiment, I found that this saves ~70% (+-20% for crudity of measurement.) This works because the vapors will burn more thoroughly and cleanly, leading to higher apparent ef...
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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 21:26:06 PDT
is there a way i can take the fluid from throw away lighters and put it in my zippo? dynowski132
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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 10:11:24 PDT
Is this DC motor suitable for a wind turbine/bike generator? Exploitation Hi, so I have recently salvaged an old garage door motor, I have managed to a separate the DC motor from the casing and now I am converting it into a generator (by removing the metal core and replacing it with permanent magnets.) The motor's label says 120v, what can I make with a motor this size? W...
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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 08:55:08 PDT
anything to address in this LED & car project design? anuvanoob I'm in a time crunch for a LED light strip + car project and stuck with a mix of different lead/hook up wire types and was wondering if there's anything in my design (below) that I absolutely must fix/address: [1] 12v car battery 125V 10A AC switch NOTE: The battery to switch wire run is about 8...
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Fri, 4 Jul 2014 16:38:32 PDT
Can I use a AC switch in my DC project? anuvanoob I'm trying to install LED lights in and around my car. Can I use a AC switch in a DC circuit/system? The AC switch is rated as 10A 125V AC / 8A 125V / 4A 250V AC / 1/3 HP 125V AC. I plan on putting the switch between the 12v DC car battery and the 12v DC to 5v 5a DC regulator (which then powers the ...
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Fri, 4 Jul 2014 10:48:55 PDT
Convert antique fireplace to simulated.? Doc Holliday I have a wall-mounted porcelain coal fireplace from a French chateau.  It has isinglass windows, so is amenable to diffused light. BUT, all the electric simulators are too wide to fit.  I tried using candles, BAD idea. Then I tried flickering Christmas lights, too constant and not enough color var...
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Thu, 3 Jul 2014 14:04:13 PDT
Making translucent, glowing cubes. Best shell material choice? T-K I'm making eight, seamless 15 cm3 cubes that will be translucent and have a glossy finish. They will be lit up (with LEDs, etc.) so the entire cube appears to glow, but there is a base side which will always be on the bottom (it doesn't have to be made of this material.) Sturdiness is desired (they...
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Wed, 2 Jul 2014 02:20:39 PDT
How can I cut geode, is it possible to cut with a dremel? Quang Vinh Basically, I want to try and make jewelry with a geode stone I bought. But when I tried to cut it with a tungsten carbine cutter, the stone turn red and it smell like some burnt stuff. It also happen when I tried to grind with aluminum oxide bit. My geode crystai Is quite thick. Please tell me how c...
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:49:17 PDT
How much and how efficiently can a capacitor store charge? aninda13 I recently found out all the items required to build this project: .  I don't want to buy the power bank, so I though about using rechargeable batteries. But I had none, but I had capacitors and I thought of using them.  These capacito...
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:20:13 PDT
DIY Triple glazed and double glazed windows? muhammajunaid Is it feasible to create double glazed or triple glazed windows at home where one can not fill-in the special gases between the gaps but just create triple or double layered glass panels. Will it help to create a wall between extreme temp differences? What are the possible alternatives to commercia...
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 02:48:47 PDT
new to instructables.iv posted 2 instructables but i doubt 1 of them can be do i make it publicly veiwable? rkhursheed link to the second instructable
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 03:17:25 PDT
What is this tool called? Arya42 I am working on a project and saw this tool used in the instructable. It was used to cut wood (I'm using acrylic) but the author did not say what this hand tool is. I want to find one either in-store or online but I don't know what it would be called. It looks like some kind of coping saw but the bl...
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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 19:46:48 PDT
Removing heatsink from air conditioner? gazoutg I got an old (functional) AC lying around and before i get rid of it i tough i'll try to do something with it. I tough about removing the heatsinks from the rear coil and cooling it with another copper tube with water pool flowing in. This way i hope to achieve 2 things : incrase the eficiency of t...
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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:40:29 PDT
I need a cheap fast growing pot plant for science experiment? David97 Hi everyone. Recently I have got a school assignment for the holidays that requires to make changes to a organisms environment, and make observations and write a report about what affect the changes have on the organism. I have decided to see how dayley water amounts affect a plant species. I am pla...
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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 03:32:56 PDT
How to Repair Air Purifier Damaged by Power Surge? Thaas12 Does anyone know how to repair an air purifier that has been damaged by a power surge?  I have several Cleanaire D2000 units - which are absolutely outstanding, BUT which have a weakness of being particularly susceptible to power surges.  Since they cost $400 apiece, it makes for a pretty costly pow...
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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:28:34 PDT