Instructables: question - workshop Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:35:22 PDT BLOX v1.01 What is Polyurethane Construction Adhesive? (DIY Clamp Question)? Yonatan24 I'm building a wooden clamp, and I've seen people use Polyurethane Construction Adhesive, and I don't know exactly what it is. Of course it's an adhesive, but I can't seem to find the properties that define it... I also know that it's really expensive, and has a very short shelf life, so I want to ...
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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 03:29:19 PDT
Solar Power Well Pump Idea Thing Johanna_W Hello, I've been thinking lately about moving out to the desert lately and living off the grid with a well, but I'm not sure my base idea for pulling up water from a well will actually work. My idea is to have a line running up from the well (ending in a one way valve) to the bottom of essentially ...
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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:41:48 PDT
avoiding overheating for 7812 for 3A tamzidur I've bought a 3A 12x2v tramsformer. . from half m getting about 18v output. applying bridge rectifier i filtererd into DC. But my problem is using LM7812 or LM7809 it gets extremly hot although i've used heatsink... so my question is   1. What can I do to avoid overheating ?   2. How can I...
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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:31:00 PDT
Do you have any experience with using cheap eBay combination squares? Are they that awful? Yonatan24 I've heard that cheap combination squares are pretty awful. I don't need a square that's 90.00 degrees. I don't need it to be that accurate. Does anyone have any experience with something like this: ? Ha...
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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:45:47 PDT
Do you have any experience with using PURE beeswax as a wood finish? Yonatan24 I recently saw some really cheap pure beeswax on eBay, and was wondering if anyone has ever tried using purely it as a wood finish (without adding anything else). Has anyone tried it? Does it work well?
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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:34:46 PDT
laser cutters straddie hi wondering if anyone could help me have a luifure laser cutter 40w which we have just purchases software CorelDraw and laser draw 2013 came with it but the laserdraw 2013 wont load onto my daughters laptop also we did not receive a English maual with it so basically don't have a clue what we r doi...
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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:52:36 PDT
What are some good Barn/workshop options? Malkaris I'm looking at getting more property and I'd like to add a large workshop (aka barn)  I do work with computers, electronics and wood working so I'd like to have space and facility for all. This won't be an animal shelter (though dogs may hang out with me) I'm looking for opinions and hopefully an u...
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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:40:40 PDT
Help identify this tool? Lathe turning woodworking tool? stephenj007 Can someone please help me identify this tool? I believe it is a tool for wood turning possibly. Wheel is approx 3-1/8" diameter. Length of tool is approx 17" from butt to wheel shaft. Wheel has small, flat cut teeth. Parts appear to be steel and brass. There are no mfgr stamps or hallmarks.
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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:59:27 PDT
I need a 50volt 30amp 12v coil relay? can i use a 120volt ac and just put dc through the contact? Jacob753c Hi all, sorry if this is already a dead subject but I was unable to find my answer in any other Post. I am making a controller for a slot car track. I will be switching individual tracks on and off. The problem is the track voltage and amperage. I have looked everywhere to find a relay that can hand...
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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 21:27:37 PDT
Cheap pourable material that will hold up against a vacuum? DoctorWoo I'm looking to make a buck for vacuum forming using pepakura. I would like something I can then backfill the pep with something cheap (and preferably light) that will hold up against a vacuum. 
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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 18:54:44 PDT
What are some re-purpose ideas for 4 x 6.5 rmp 3 phase gear motors? NickolisB I was given 4 x 6.5rpm 3 phase gear motors from a tug boat. I need some ideas on what i should do to re-purpose them. My first thoughts were some sort of baby carousel or baby rocking machine, they're very quiet and my boss is about to have a baby. The only issue is that I doubt his house has 3 phas...
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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:20:29 PDT
microwave transformer safety question? ChrisS521 if I plug a microwave transformer in and unplug it, does the transformer itself hold a charge?
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Mon, 13 Jun 2016 08:59:33 PDT
How do you make fireworks/ pop pop snappers? LexiS9 Also how do you get potassium nitrate in Canberra/ACT australia...
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Fri, 10 Jun 2016 18:39:02 PDT
Need advice on how to make a 3D printer and how to control motors. rptech Hello, I would like to make a 3D printer this summer but I have no idea where to begin. I know the basic parts that are required like motors, a motor controller, an extruder, etc... I would like to make a very large printer --- something that prints either a 8x8x8 or a 10x10x10 inch items. I have a ...
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Wed, 8 Jun 2016 15:09:53 PDT
Why will my Maytag Bravos MVWB700VQ0 washer not fill at beginning of cycle? tlhead I have a 2009 Maytag Bravos Quiet Series 300 washing machine -- model number MVWB700VQ0. We just moved to a new house, and as far as I know it was working fine in the old house. Now, the cycle starts and water sprays in the machine, then the water runs through the detergent cup. The machine spins t...
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Tue, 7 Jun 2016 09:15:09 PDT
Propan-1-ol vs Propan-2-ol as laser lens-cleaning solvents? [Answered elsewhere] Kiteman I was going to buy some propan-2-ol (isopropyl alcohol) to clean my laser cutter lenses. Before I went and bought some, I found a small bottle of propan-1-ol (so, I'm a hoarder!). I know they have different structures, and slightly different chemistries, but I can't find anything about their compa...
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Tue, 7 Jun 2016 06:52:15 PDT
Locating Collaborators for the Makerspace Contest? Lorddrake Is there a way to locate other Instructable members that live within the 100 mile limit of this contest? I only know of 1 other member in my area and the contest states you need to have a team of 5-20 people. FYI If anyone in the southeastern PA area wants to join the contest, send me a private mes...
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Mon, 6 Jun 2016 20:23:10 PDT
Can someone help me with my Veeder-Root electro-mechanical counter reset solenoid ? CharlesR88 I have an old Veeder-Root electro-mechanical counter.   The counter works on 12V but the solenoid for reset seems to need a totally different voltage.  I have gone up to 24v DC which is as high any of my power supply equipment can go with no luck.   In desperation I tried to throw 120VAC to it and i...
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Sun, 5 Jun 2016 15:14:03 PDT
GY6 50 cc chinese scooter won't start. What could it be? matijalazic Hi. I bought a 50 cc scooter that was sitting for some time. It's 2008 model and it had around 400 km when I got it. That's pretty low in my opinion. Well at first it was running fine. I mad around 100 km on the first day. Well the second day it didn't start. Thankfully my friend helped me and he s...
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Sun, 5 Jun 2016 12:55:24 PDT
How do I find out the value of a wooden sleigh that was found at a yard sale? Clete4 Someone had a wooden sleigh that is for dolls. There is a broken piece on the bottom of sleigh.  We are trying to find it's value and how to fix it      Wood pieces. Staining  cord 
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Sun, 5 Jun 2016 09:55:56 PDT
What is this tool ?? FriendOfHumanity Hello, Does anyone know what this is ? I found it in a Citroen Berlingo but the van was used for all sorts of maintenance jobs so it could be related to either. Thanks
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Fri, 3 Jun 2016 00:37:20 PDT
21 in poulan power mower will only start with starting ether.? jamest58  1 year old 21 in poulan will only start with starting ether.,once it starts it will continue to run until i shut it down after I finish cutting.  While it is hot it will restart easily, I have replaced the spark plug.problem started this season it was  stored in a heated garage.
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Thu, 26 May 2016 12:23:32 PDT
What is this? Bolt thingamajig?? Yonatan24 What is this thing? I found this while hiking. It was half buried in the ground. It has two huge M20 Bolts, One is a left hand, And one is a right hand bolt. I suppose that it has soemthing to do with cars I have attached a couple pictures below. What is this?
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Thu, 26 May 2016 11:01:19 PDT
How to prevent voltage drop on solar phone charger? HanoCZ Hello folks, I made a solar phone charger - cell (12V 400mA - at peak 5W)  and step down DC/DC converter R-785.0-1.0 (5V up to 1000mA). and I am using it as direct charger for my phone (no batteries). When the sun is bright, everything is fine and phone is being charged almost by 1A. When the dark c...
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Thu, 26 May 2016 08:52:05 PDT
what is the polarity of dewalth 18 volt battery? AnnS82
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Wed, 25 May 2016 13:01:38 PDT
I keep getting a redirect loop error message, how do I clear the cache for this site to see if that is the problem? joek833 I used to be able to view all the instructables but lately I keep getting the redirect loop error message. Please help or I will jut delete the whole site from my email. Thanks. Joe
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Mon, 23 May 2016 14:34:45 PDT
Need help identifying a tool! HollyHinchman We're cleaning out my late grandfather's house in Caseville, MI. We found what we think is a garden tool but none of us could identify it. I need help identifying what it is and what it is used for. 
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Sun, 22 May 2016 18:29:32 PDT
How do I fold up my long extension cord? JohnR393 I have seen very long extension cords that look woven instead of a role.  How do I do this?
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Sun, 22 May 2016 07:51:54 PDT
Could i use H1061C NPN transistor instead BC547B NPN Transistor? SenthilA3
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Sun, 22 May 2016 06:29:06 PDT
Desktop PC DC - DC UPS ? RicardoM146 This might sound stupid, but I was watching some guys build batteries to Electrical Cars using Laptop batteries like Tesla does (18650 battery Cells)  and I got thinking about creating an UPS for my PC. If Im not mistaken, most UPS convert AC to DC current and in a mains power loss they convert bac...
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Sat, 21 May 2016 20:58:32 PDT
41 LED Flasher Circuit using 555 IC TattooedJudge Hello from Scotland   Being costume and armour builder but being new to the electronics world I noticed this build using 41 led lights this would be perfect to compliment a build i'm currently working on my question is this do you have some sort of step by step guide to this ...
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Fri, 20 May 2016 10:40:14 PDT
Suddenly the steering wheel locks up while driving and I found the key in its place "on" - Mitsubishi 2000 Manual? JaberM
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Fri, 20 May 2016 07:05:27 PDT
How do I fix a Black & Decker electric lawn mower motor? bkbkbkbk A neighbor asked me to have a look at her B&D electric mulching mower (MM1800 Type 1) after it stopped working. When I pulled the control switch, the blade didn't turn, but there was a buzzing sound and kind of a burned plastic smell. I also found that it was very hard to turn the blade by hand. At ...
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Wed, 18 May 2016 08:16:48 PDT
What Do I Need To Know When Buying a Good Work Table? Numbuh1Nerd I'm shopping around for a good table for my seedling of a workshop, but I want to be sure that what I get will be best for what I'm getting it for. I intend on doing a lot of work with foam (and probably heat guns), general prop-making (probably involving a Dremel), and some electronics work eventua...
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Tue, 17 May 2016 16:49:33 PDT
What is the Instructable behind the Wedding Contest Background Picture? lusch I am desperately looking for the instructable of beforementioned Picture.  The Pic shows wooden blocks with a back&white picture .. probably laser cut onto it. Any Help appreciated, title of the instructable or the link to it would be awesome ! Thank you in advance
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Tue, 17 May 2016 12:45:19 PDT
Car became unresponsible while driving? Brakes unresponsible, motor on, but powerless, few dashboard lights on. JuanL86 Hi. I own a Hyundai i10 2013. The problem had happened twice, seems to be under the same conditions. I was driving in a decent highway, in neutral speed. Suddenly, the lights: oil, brake, sterring and alternator on the dashboard got on. The engine was working but if I tried to accelerate it did seem...
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Tue, 17 May 2016 09:52:05 PDT
What type of hinge is this and where can I find it? gravityisweak I'm looking for a very specific hinge. I want it to match this photo as closely as possible.  I've found some that look like an almost perfect match but the requirement to buy is 1000 pieces. Does anyone know the name or type of this hinge so I can locate it and buy just a few of them? The link sh...
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Sun, 15 May 2016 17:15:38 PDT
What could make my antique table fan run backwards? EddieP21 I bought an antique hunter table fan at an auction. The power cord was missing so I replaced it. When I turn it on now it runs but it sucks air rather than blowing it. Can anyone tell me what the problem might be?
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Sun, 15 May 2016 06:24:45 PDT
'02 pt cruiser engine died will not restart why? AlexisB54 while driving the engine made a clunk sound the car jerked then the engine died. it will not restart. it trys to turn over but will not fire. checked all fluids. everything was good. not sure what it is or where to go from here. any help would be appreciated
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Wed, 11 May 2016 09:36:24 PDT
portable and light weight displays? KathleenD4 I need some ideas to make a better portable displays for my pet collars i sell at craft fairs The first displays I used spinning racks. I like they were light weight, but i had to unload and load racks every show The second display are nice, but still have some problems. The collars still fall , eve...
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Tue, 10 May 2016 06:26:50 PDT
What is this tool used for? FredrickF The slots align and are approximately 1/4-inch in diameter. The smaller piece has rollers and slides across the flat piece.
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Fri, 6 May 2016 14:48:33 PDT
Mount a bike motor to a surfboard Mailmetothemoon I was wondering if anyone would have any advice on mounting a 50cc bike motor onto a surfboard? I don't really have any power tool, but I might be able to grab a few simple ones; Was thinking this might be a cool way to get around town instead of investing in a car or just hooking it up to a bike. o...
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Thu, 5 May 2016 12:51:42 PDT
can alka can alka seltzer be made with no flavoring jo14mun my group is making a submarine and we cant use food or sugary drinks for it. so we are trying to make it without any sugar
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Thu, 5 May 2016 11:50:45 PDT
Plastic string made from bottles? Lorddrake I have seen many instructables regarding making plastic string from bottles.  What I haven't seen is how anyone uses the string once they make it.  so my question is what have you used your plastic string for?
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Thu, 5 May 2016 10:40:06 PDT
Safe component sellers? cozzzaaa First off a Question for site/community, then I will lead into the reasoning/need behind the question. Do you or someone you know in the community have kits you put together to sell yourself or do you utilise a site, that contain the major orange bold parts most of the robots require? If no are the...
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Tue, 3 May 2016 10:00:18 PDT
how much weight? labanW the length of the bed frame is75" and width is 53" the hinges are long the length edge. the drawing shows the dark lines of how the rope is set up. the mattress is a full size 8" coil spring futon (60lbs) 1.5 sheets of plywood at 1/2"x75"x60" looking to find what i need for counter weight and the ma...
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Mon, 2 May 2016 06:46:12 PDT
How to repair (rehydrate) wooden wringer section..........its cracked in places? Snooze2978 Found the top section of a wringer washer made mostly of wood.  The rollers has some cracks in it and would like to know if it can be repaired (rehydrated) to use again on clothes (fabrics)?
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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:24:36 PDT
Is there a place to request an Instructable? terdallaujar Is there a section on Instructables where you can suggest projects for someone to make?  Example, I would love to find an Instructable for a DIY wireless dog fence.  (searched -no luck). I am sure there is someone out there who can make one of these.  Or there are folks out there who have the smart...
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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 05:03:31 PDT
graphene integrated into clothing? Gaudnarok So i had an idea: i wanted to integrate graphene into clothing to make clothing more durable. this guy shows how to make the stuff any ideas on how to get the graphene into clothing?
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Sat, 23 Apr 2016 08:35:11 PDT
How much phosphorus is in a matchbook and what are the other components besides it? Nathanael Nash I was thinking about some nice Armstrong's mixture experiment and I want to know how much of the red phosphorus is in a matchbook. I wouldn't like it to be too strong, because I want to test int in my yard so better safe than sorry.
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Sat, 23 Apr 2016 07:25:09 PDT