Instructables: question - workshop Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:06:22 PDT BLOX v1.01 Technique for Felting Inside of Wooden Box? tomatoskins I'm currently making a jewelry box for a Christmas present. I look back at the various boxes that I made years ago in wood shop. One of the techniques that I used back then was putting felt (or something felt like) on the inside of the box. The process is you tape off where you don't want to be pai...
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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:55:25 PDT
Need help finding a a translucent rubber that can be molded into a lasting reusable shape SebastianK1 I am looking for a rubber that could be molded around a pen to create a case for it.
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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:49:36 PDT
Armour preservation? knutknackebröd Ok so I've made some plate armour before and I'm wondering what the best LOW BUDGET preservative would be? For the pieces I've made I used silicone spray because its thick enough, however I've read on another forum that some people use vaseline(without skincare additives). Now the core of my questio...
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 11:28:22 PDT
Use of diodes when connecting solar panels in parallel? caradiodoc I have a bunch of 24 volt 270 watt solar panels.  Eventually I'll be putting three in series, then combining the strings in parallel, but for a temporary measure, I want to just connect two in parallel.  I've been in tv repair for over 40 years so electrical theory doesn't confuse me, but solar syst...
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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 22:52:11 PDT
Can I enter more than 1 Instructable in the same contest? richard62 I have 2 completely different Instructables. Both would be applicable to the same contest. Can I enter both in the same contest?
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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:42:40 PDT
Can you identify this tool? I believe it is used on firearms. JamesJ3 This tool came in a box of firearm items, however we have been unable to identify what it is or what it would be used for. The overall length is 2 7/8 inches, largest diameter is 3/4 inch, smaller diameter is 7/16 inch, has a 3/16 slot on one end and two 1/8 inch pins in the larger end, pins are 1/2...
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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:25:52 PDT
How to clone tomatoes, sweet basil, and mint? LucuferL I live in a small town and I am a newbie to cloning and I don't know if weather or area make a difference but I've tried a couple of times with the mint but, no luck. my product is Brand: gardentech Product: RootOne rooting hormone with fungicide. please help im lost.            oh and by the way my...
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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:41:14 PDT
Is it possible to patch a glass globe such as one used for a hurricane lantern? kakashibatosi I have a hurricane lamp and the glass recently cracked. I have no ability to replace it and I'd like to patch it so that the crack doesn't spread any further. The globe is small, so it's really easy for the flame to come close to the glass. Is it possible to to fix it? None of the glass has fallen o...
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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:40:28 PDT
Electric motor to turn large, non-centered load? sangretoro I would like to get a solar-powered motor to turn a compost tumbler at very low speed, and would like some advice at what the cheapest motor I can get that would do the trick. My idea is to have a ratchet system so it only needs to turn one click at a time every hour (having the compost bin make a f...
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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:06:37 PDT
Where to buy enamel paint(online shops)? dsirotic Hello! I live in croatia, and I can't seem to find what im looking for here.  I am searchng for a shop that sells all kind of automotive paints, and ALSO has worldwide shipping! Im searching for the Bronze enamel paint, as I have to paint my Motorcycle, which is made of plastic. Also, I am not loo...
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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:44:14 PDT
What would cause every other cylinder not to fire on a big block chevy? vince 09 In my truck I have a 366 big block chevy motor and cylinders 2, 3, 5 and 8 are not getting spark and the firing order is 1,8,4,3,6,5,7,2. So I am not getting spark to every other cylinder I have an H.E.I distributor. I am thinking it could be the ignition module but am not sure any help is appreciat...
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:10:53 PDT
Would bed pillows make good insulation for a roof? jeniferchurch I'm planning an earthbag house, and with its vertical walls, I need a roof. I'm going as cheap as possible, and I wondered if this would serve as a solution? I can get pillows from Walmart for about $5 a piece.
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:08:23 PDT
How can I make a giant bike cog like this one? nathanaloysiusbash Here's a site with  the inspiring article:  Anyways, I want one. First of all I would suppose I'd need a pattern. What program would you suggest I used to make a pattern?  A solid circle of metal with teeth on it wil...
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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:03:53 PDT
soldering iron problem amazinghannure i have a soldering iron which  is  expensive and used to work well but after some time instead of melting the solder it made balls of iron which were still connected to the solder and never stayed on the soldering iron. please help
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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:22:38 PDT
my king charles 8 goes for my daughter pup 8 weeks old is it safe to leave them will my dog hurt the pup? christine.adams.773
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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 06:14:32 PDT
how can i use dc or ac motor as a generator? azri.azil hi guys i'm doing an experiment by using a dc or ac powered motor as a home generator it is like a backup generator. I'm trying to do the experiment as part of free energy solution experiment. which motor is more reliable as i know that dc motor is good at speed control and it is cheap but it is hig...
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 19:33:31 PDT
I joined 2 pieces of pine together. How can I make the seam invisible? jcliller I am replacing the stair treads in my house by removing the carpet and then replacing them with pine treads bought from Lowe's.  The problem is I have 2 stairs that are longer than the 4' tread.  I joined two pieces together to make a longer one using a dowel rig, glued them together, and clamped th...
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 19:43:12 PDT
How to make an LED lamp from scratch? Squash I am wanting to make a 5-LED table lamp that plugs into the wall and also has a cord with a switch.  I do NOT want to start with a new LED lamp from a store.  I can find bits and pieces of projects on here but I'd like detailed help in doing this.  I do not have electrical experience but I catch on ...
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Tue, 2 Sep 2014 09:50:23 PDT
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
the knob on the guitar tuner key fell off what can i use to fix it? lizbeth00 i dont have the money and i love this acoustic guitar what can i use to fix it?
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:01:37 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
A speciel stepdown converter? joshua1993 Hello guys of instructables! I'm writing on this forum, because I think you the only guys that can help me! My situation: I'm from Europe (Nordic part), and our voltage/hertz is 230v 50hz - I think. What I'm trying to do is using american clippers here in my country, but what I've experienced is ...
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:35:27 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
Why do parachutes spread apart? I used to think triple and double chute systems like those found on the SpaceX Dragon had special designs to cause the chutes to spread apart but I recently build a double chute system for my sugar rocket and discovered my chutes don't just spread apart, but do so approaching a 90 degree angle (prob...

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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:40:59 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
How do I search for a specific member? nevets_mcd I have a friend to whom I was going to send a pro membership to, but can't find a way to search for the member names. I know his screen name is TeacherMike. It is likely a moot point as I did find that they give free Pro memberships to teachers anyway, but dangit I don't like being defeated by a we...
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:25:49 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