Instructables: question - workshop Sat, 24 Sep 2016 21:08:27 PDT BLOX v1.01 Multi-function, multi-materials workshops? Joel_BC I'm on a small rural acreage. My shop situation is that I’ve got two separate, fairly compact spaces for working with wood (or general “handyman” repairs for the home) and for working with metal (cutting, welding, grinding, etc). My metal area is where I also often work with small-engine equipment. ...
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Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:30:56 PDT
How to choose wire gauge for Brushless DC motor? SlickT I'm planning to build a Brushless DC motor, with inrunner perm mag rotor and stator on the outside. How can i determine the proper copper wire gauge for the stator windings? How much current will the motor pull? At first i thought it was just "Power = Voltage * current", so knowing the power and the...
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Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:04:52 PDT
Gear 5 Slip out problem while driving? Ronnaii I'm driving VW Citi Golf and when driving and change to 5 gear it slip out,can this be caused by low gear oil?
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Wed, 21 Sep 2016 06:46:29 PDT
How to repair a hole in a refrigerator curved plastic ice tray? readbob Our refrigerator ice tray has a 3 inch hole in the bottom. The hole is in the curved part of the floor of the tray. Is there a flexible plastic/acrylic I can use to repair the hole?
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Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:06:46 PDT
Can I turn a petrol engine into a water pump? cyberraxx I may be able to get my hands on an old 2 stroke engine. The spark plug threads have gone completly and mainly going for spares. I was wondering if sealing the spark plug hole, fit an electric motor to the drive shaft then separate hoses to the fuel inlet and exhaust could it then pump water or is ...
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Wed, 21 Sep 2016 03:53:45 PDT
Myler Capacitor for Tesla coil? jasshopper Is this good for a SGTC? im using a flyback transformer powered  with ZVS driver running of 30v. So im thinking of putting 60 of these is series and nothing in parallel. The s...
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Sun, 18 Sep 2016 09:35:25 PDT
Old German tool, what was it used for? Apohahco. It is German, I'd guess from the early 1900's. Only visible markings: the text "geschüzt" on one handle Diameter of round plate 70 mm Kinda functions like a garlic press What was it?
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Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:07:51 PDT
What are the six steps of mold making? DUBSTEPLIFER

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:03:59 PDT
Advice about high torque motors ? DIYWEAPONS So recently I've been wanting to to build some kind of electric mini car/gocart but I have no idea about battery and motor requirements. Basically what I want to know is what would be some battery and motor requirements for such a vehicle, I need to know how many volts, amps, rpm, amp hours, kg per ...

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Sat, 10 Sep 2016 00:55:47 PDT
Hi, where can I find a windows compatible HIB board? shanelen Normally used to connect another pc or other device to it using socket terminals
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Thu, 8 Sep 2016 11:29:17 PDT
How can I make a bicycle wheel spinning at least 2 rotations per sec? The Dutch cyclist Hi there! I am looking for an alternative way to spin a bicycle wheel. The wheel is 26 inch and needs to spin at least 15kph (10mph). I want to make a display of the Monkey Light Pro I won in the Bicycle Contest.  The calculation: The wheel has a circumference of 2.1m. 15000m / 2.1m / 60min = 120...
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Mon, 5 Sep 2016 05:52:19 PDT
charging electric bike by it own? alis231 hi all, this is my first time on instructable and i think i can built an electirc bike with self-charging feature when pedalling or not using motor or downhill of freewheeling but i doesn't have any electric background i'm just a car mechanic from pakistan. i think if i put a 36v mid drive blcd moto...
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Sun, 4 Sep 2016 13:39:35 PDT
220v 3 wire to 220v 2 wire (USA to Philippines) TerryH74 Hello all,  I'd like to purchase a welding machine in the USA and take it to the Philippines. My problem and hopefully solution is, USA use 2 legs of 110v for 220v appliances/machines. In the Philippines, voltage is 220v (single leg). So, If I have a single phase, 220v welder, can I cut the plug of...
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Sat, 3 Sep 2016 16:30:53 PDT
What exactly does "Featured Author" mean? Ethan1023 Thank you guys so much.
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Sat, 3 Sep 2016 06:27:58 PDT
Which DC motor should I use in my gokart which can be used as a generator to charge the battery and to drive the shaft ? akash vyas
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Wed, 31 Aug 2016 10:01:29 PDT
Safest way to break sheets of glass? mole1 I'm moving and have a sheet of brand new picture framing glass 39 x 30 inches.  Nobody wants it... I've tried giving it to framing places.  What's the best/safest way to break it into small pieces to go into the garbage? 
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Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:56:34 PDT
What should I do with my old homemade wooden vise? Yonatan24 A couple months ago I built my homemade Drill-Press vise.  About a month ago I built a different wooden vise,  which is pretty better at everything... It did take me a ton of time to build it, and I also wasted (Yes... WASTED!) dozens of hours making the Instructable, but I don't have a use for it,...
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Fri, 26 Aug 2016 04:37:07 PDT
Where can I sell lead upwards of about 5000 lbs? mishforsmiles
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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:06:03 PDT
I have a Toyota conquest 1.6, 16 valve, 2002 model. My car is loosing compression. Please help? ArupaA I have a Toyota conquest 1.6, 16 valve, 2002 model. I have changed the fuel filter, changed the oil, bougi cords, ball joints, brake pads and the spark plugs. Last year October i put in a new clutch plate, pressure plate and trust bearings plus a new head gasket. The fuel filter and air filter is cl...
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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 04:34:58 PDT
how can I remove screws to the cover of Kobalt KM-210 mower? Screw driver doesn't work. Is there some other tool?? JeannieB11 Was hoping to check/replace bridge rectifier because electric mower keeps tripping breaker. Cannot unscrew screws that secure the cover to the motor.
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Sun, 21 Aug 2016 20:31:21 PDT
What is a good option for food grade epoxy/resin? skotek I'm making some custom mugs out of an old oak that was cut down. I'm looking for something that is food safe and will also hold the bark on the outside of the log. Suggestions?
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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 23:32:00 PDT
Is there any reason you can't keep a small floor safe on its back or side permanently? El Mano I have a small fire safe that I want to secure, but the anchor hole is on the bottom and I have no way to secure it to the floor (apartment). I do have a way to anchor it to the wall, however.  Is there any reason I couldn't leave it permanently laying on its side or back, rather than upright like n...
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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 23:52:39 PDT
tool identification? JamesM594 Is this a plumb bob? If so what kind? What is the purpose of the rectangular opening? Tightening the screw make the rectangular opening smaller. Thanks.  
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Mon, 15 Aug 2016 01:17:35 PDT
rustoleum epoxy appliance paint on wood? thedudeabides80 Hello all, I'm building a DIY wood aquarium conopy/hood and I'm thinking of using Rust-Oleum appliance spray paint for the interior, was wondering if anyone has every used it on wood? Or any suggestions for aquarium hood interior paint. Thinking of either that or using some white spray paint and the...
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Sun, 14 Aug 2016 08:40:06 PDT
Is it possible to convert wind energy into electrical energy without dynamo in wind turbines.? If yes how to do that...? djvasudev
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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 22:24:02 PDT
Can you help identify this tool? Travistex Don't really know anything about this and what it's used for, does anyone know?
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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 19:38:21 PDT
Adhesive glue, Suggestion required savan28 I need some suggestions to firmly stick plastic with concrete, the bond should be really strong, as the concrete is of 10 Kgs and is placed over a large plastic drum and the system will vibrate violently. I tried Super Glue but it did not work.
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Wed, 10 Aug 2016 06:50:10 PDT
strimmer flooding ? GlenD17 hi can anyone help i have a spear and jackson spjcb28  bushcutter strimmer an its putting fule out the exust when i pull to start it plus you could pull at it forever to get it started an when does start runs a few seconds then dies will this be down to the float in the carb  thanks in advance
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Sun, 7 Aug 2016 08:30:22 PDT
How to join 2 steel rods together as an extension? hkerr I want to extend my printers rods by joining 2 together. Is it possible to connect 2 smooth steel rods together without welding for liner bearings to slide over? 8mm rod diameter Want to make the rods 650mm
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Sat, 6 Aug 2016 08:01:01 PDT
My actuator died after just 2 months. Was the relay the villain? Joenjmortgage I set up a linear actuator on a timer with a relay and 12 Volt 5 Amp battery exactly like to project you show on your site. It worked like a champ for about 2 months the stopped. I thought maybe the battery need a recharge but that wasn't the issue. When the switch opens and remains open the red lig...
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Thu, 4 Aug 2016 10:54:06 PDT
In the US, what do you call the board or panel used as bulletin boards? mole1 I'm thinking of the kind that is very easy to push thumb tacks into.  It has almost no structural integrity - very easy to break corners off.  It's more of something to go over a wall to push pins into.  It's not a foam product - definitely wood particles.  What I've seen and used in the past was pr...
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Mon, 1 Aug 2016 15:11:37 PDT
Haw can i make a rc petrol car from scratch? EzrielC
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Mon, 1 Aug 2016 10:24:31 PDT
Balance bike wheels ? Jonolydney I am in the Uk and have problems finding small. Wheels for the balance bike . Any suggestions any one?  Thank s  Jonolydney 
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Sun, 31 Jul 2016 22:50:26 PDT
convert queen sized material to king sized JohnV164 I am going to build your plans for  the platform bed with floating nightstands and need to convert the material sizes from queen to king . 
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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 09:54:53 PDT
Why Can't I publish my instructables in the Wood contest 2016? Carpenter Guy Almost all of my instructables are made of wood, but the Wood Contest 2016 says I have no eligible instructables. How can I enter them? My categories are mostly workshop, woodworking. Just for a test, I tried something else but it didn't work. Can someone tell me why this won't work? Thanks. 
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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:38:05 PDT
The front left wheel of the rc toy car came off from the car. nothing broken. how to fix it again? RajendranP2
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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:51:13 PDT
What are these? mole1 Found in my father-in law's  old  tool box. They aren't metal or magnetic. Possibly ceramic. The only information printed on the side is 'Made in Canada'.  They fit together into a unit of four.  
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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:59:45 PDT
Ventilation In A Small Forge? Squibo Hi all, Im trying to build a small forge in my small tin shed (9'x11') , due to noise and residential location everything must be inside and the sound proofing makes it pretty airtight, therefore I'm relying 110% on good ventilation design to avoid CO poisoning. The coke forge is in and flued usin...
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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 06:48:36 PDT
Can you separate silver from bronze? vapaaman I got some bad artwork made from bronze and silver. I was wondering if it can be separated for scrap.
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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 23:28:37 PDT
What type of binder is user for making activated carbon briquettes for water purification? vin177 Hello everyone, I am trying to make a water purification device which needs to have compressed activated carbon filter. I am facing the problem of binding the charcoal dust together so that it does not come out when contacted with water. I tried making the briquettes with starch but it is water solu...
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Sun, 17 Jul 2016 23:19:31 PDT
Dog crate/protection/divider for boot of estate car - lower height to be covered by parcel shelf cover? KirstyD3 Hi there I'm looking to come up with a solution for the boot of my car so any suggestions you can come up with are welcome!  I have a Labrador and would like to have a divider/container for him in this boot, so effectively one side of ...
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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:38:15 PDT Jewraasdan This is one area minor, utilized worth mentioning. This would be especially annoying for guys who are completely new to working out and are expecting something to do with bodyweights. Perhaps it's common sense really, but Vince focuses so much on extolling the virtues of his Muscle Building program ...
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Tue, 12 Jul 2016 03:20:06 PDT
Limit DC current from LiPo battery? SergeyD15 Dear Colleagues,  could you please advise if there is a way to limit DC current from LiPo battery?  I need to push the high current (80A) through very low resistance circuit, but do not want to fry LiPo. So need to limit the current at 80A I am not an electronic professional, and all solutions com...
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Mon, 11 Jul 2016 07:05:59 PDT
Lawn mower won't start? roosterz64 I have a Briggs and Straton Troy Bilt self propel mower.  I hit a small stump the other day and the mower cut off.  I generally have trouble with the mower not restarting after it runs for a while and gets hot, but he next day fires up and runs fine.  After hitting this small stump it almost starts ...
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Sun, 10 Jul 2016 07:11:23 PDT
Small fan hooked up to a thermosta to cool a computer in vented furniture Richard Breffeilh I have a tower compute that I have put in a enclosed desk that I cut several vent holes but want to instal a fan as backup with a thermostat to insure proper ventilation. I was thinking buying a small desk fan that fit the space connected to a thermostat inside the enclosed space where the computer ...
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Sun, 3 Jul 2016 06:31:02 PDT
Need help re-proposing 18650 cells into a E-bike battery Wired_Mist So I was lucky enough to snag 35+ Temperature recorders from work today, Each with a 18650  cell (or two) inside. I've already made sure there wasn't a Deposit or return credit on them first so no problem there :) And I already know how to test each cell to see if they hold a charge. Does anyone ha...
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Fri, 1 Jul 2016 22:12:34 PDT
How to Remove rust from a really old knife? Wildguner1023 So I Found A really old knife out hiking and it won't open. can someone help? It looks like the picture, The Blade is one side and what I think is a can opener and a file is on the other side and the handle is missing 
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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 10:15:20 PDT
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