Instructables: question - workshop Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:18:38 PST BLOX v1.01 Where can I buy the roll around tool box used to make a solar generator per the Instructable??? alpharreta Do you need to know more??
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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:21:22 PST
How to Make Tape Splitter? Vinay9898 Hello all masterminds out there. Can anyone guide me how do i build a tool to split adhesive tapes in required sizes? Or direct me if there exits any Instructable already for the same. Thanks
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:51:58 PST
What kind of forge would you need to forge Damascus? benduy My current access to a forge, is gas. At I've been told that it isn't hot enough to forge weld metals together. I'm curious what kind of fuel i should be using or alternate methods.  I understand the process to create the damascus alloy, I just don't know the required forging method. I assume coal/c...
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 02:45:18 PST
Charge 2x AA batteries via USB - Voltage Question? grancharov Hi there,  I guess I didn't pay much attention, especially in some classes when I should have too :) I am DIY-ing a little project, and I need to charge two AA batteries (2450 mAh) via a PCB that get's charged via USB (5V),  here are the specs of the PCB:  Input voltage DC5V Input Current 2A Tran...
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:42:57 PST

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 06:00:24 PST
What tools I need to begin wood crafting? akki5230 I want to make some wooden boxes and cases, and I haven't done any wood work till now so I don't have any tools and I can't buy the workshop electronic machines which I see in almost every woodworking instructables here (such as drill, lathe, sanding, saw, mitre, buiskit jointer, and all other elect...
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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 22:20:40 PST
What material retains heat the best? knexpert1700 I thought of something I could make for an Instructable. To keep the idea until I publish, I'll exclude the actual idea. I need a material for this project that will retain heat from a microwave for ≥20 to ≥30 minutes. It will be about 8x8x1 inches. What can I use for this? Here are some things I f...
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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:09:28 PST
Fluorescent bulb questions ? FriendOfHumanity Hello, Short question but sorry,  I cannot seem to shorten it; the actual question is in the last two lines . My friend's outside light stopped working; Earlier today I was asked to replace the two bulbs; they had stopped working and seemed slightly brown on the ceramic part. They are four pin fl...
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 23:16:54 PST
What is the vernacular to describe an rf transmitter w/rotary knob that turns a servo/motor 1:1? brad.williamson.3110 I'm barely schooled in robotics and RC.  Seems I'm searching for a needle in a haystack without the precise terminology.  I'd like to turn a knob on a remote chassis.  The knob presently turns manually from stop to stop approximately six times.  It meters L/min of air.  Low torque equivalent to abo...
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:07:49 PST
i have problem i cannot pay? gopalpotdar hello i am trying to pay with my credit card but i still have this error: this transcation cannot be processed i use debit visa card
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 06:43:51 PST
How to create a binary to alphabet converter ? Soumya KantiS i want to create a small circuit consisting of 256 LED's as output and the input will be of 8 double pole type switches(for 1 byte input) which will serve as the input. all i want to do is that with each unique combination of the 8 switches a specific led will glow which will indicate the character ...
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Sun, 7 Dec 2014 08:50:30 PST
What kind of switch to operate and bypass motion sensor security light? stevecinstrfme I would like to be able to manually operate the light for when I need it to stay on continuously, and then have it operate on the motion sensor when I am away from it. Basically I have a motion sensor light mounted above the entrance to my shed/ workshop, and sometimes I need to set up my sawhorses ...
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Fri, 5 Dec 2014 18:42:23 PST
Bolt snapped off in flywheel, how to remove it? David97 Hi everyone. I was replacing the pressure plate in a nissan navara with a td27 engine. One of the bolts that holds the pressure plate to the flywheel broke. So we drilled a hole and used a easyout. However the drill bit wandered so the hole touches the side of the thread. As a result the easyout won...
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Fri, 5 Dec 2014 15:27:11 PST
Does anyone know the best brand of rubber bands that come in large, medium, and small sizes? mobbyn Dear readers,      I am doing a science fair project that involves rubber bands. I need large, medium, and small ones. So, if anyone has any suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated.                                                                                           Sincerely,           ...
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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 17:57:53 PST
Device to make sudden smoke indoors? metalshiflet I want something that will make smoke really quick and can be used indoors, I want it to be about as fast as a smoke bomb, a smoke bomb would work if it could be used indoors
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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 09:03:16 PST
How can I get templates for iq lights? Crafty grandma 5
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Tue, 2 Dec 2014 06:33:45 PST
How to take wooden pallets apart? Lizziep
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Tue, 2 Dec 2014 05:26:32 PST
Can I change a loveseat into a backless one so it looks like a rolled arm bench? LauraG3 The loveseat does not have attached cushions.  It's has throw pillows, but it is angled out a little. I wanted to cut the back frame down as this is sitting in front of a window and I don't want view blocked.
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Mon, 1 Dec 2014 16:47:04 PST
how does a Calgarian find the local maker community to share resources and storage space? DrProximo so there's this thing I want to build. there's a lot more to it than I'm making it out to be, but all you really need to know at this juncture is that it would be a sound-proof booth for recording vocals or acoustic guitar and vocals. I currently don't have a long-term address (half of my existence ...
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Sat, 29 Nov 2014 19:14:27 PST
How can I secure film to a lamp? tomatoskins I've been working on a lamp project that will be an instructable soon enough. I'm looking for ideas on how to secure the film at the top of my lamp. The "lamp shade" is made of glass and I will be placing black and white film on the shade for the light to come through. LED lighting will be my only s...
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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:32:44 PST
What is the most basic IR Emitter/Receiver and/or PIR module Analog 10 led circuit? Sidener80 What is the most basic PIR module basic 10 led circuit? I have tip31's, many different size resistors,iIR Emitters and IR Receivers also PIR module with white dome 2 adjustments, on 12v?
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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:36:17 PST
How to finish wood with linseed oil? gizmologist Can linseed oil by itself be a good wood finish? The instructions on the can say that a buildup will be gummy, and I don't want that.
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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:52:10 PST
Precision hand cutting tool for wood? BastardlyDungeon I have a scroll saw in my garage that's been sitting there for ages. Without going into my sob story about my whole situation, let's say the reason why I wanted to use it is because I'm dirt broke and wanted to craft gifts, and I spent a bit of money fixing it up just to find out it won't power what...
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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:15:11 PST
What is the best way to make a very fine stencil? haventmadeabombyet Hello! I'm trying to paint text on glass, but the font I'm going for is rather small. I'm doing a lot of different phrases so cutting out individual letters from printed paper with take forever. Does anyone have a better idea for cutting our stencils that I'm not thinking of? I've thought of using a...
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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:32:06 PST
Ownership of ideas after a contest? jleyssens If you submit your idea in an instructables contest, does the idea-owner remain the idea-owner, or do you give the organizing party (or sponsor) the right to commercially exploit you design? I didn't find anything about IP in the terms of agreement on a first quick scan, but wanted to be sure. Als...
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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:33:21 PST
Calculate DC motor specifications (torque power etc) for electric vehicle fawad_pappi Dear Sir/Madam, I want to make an electric car like as shown in figure below., with a DC motor. assume no inclination, road is plain surface. please explain all calculation with formulas.THANK YOU following is the basic known parameters: Total mass of car(including rider and everything) = 250kg in...
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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:40:57 PST
Input and output of my transformer.? ShuvamP I have bought a heavy duty transformer but  input and output wires are not attached to it, so please help me to select the input and output points to solder wire. I have attached an image of it too.
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:55:56 PST
Where can i get furniture style pvc fittings in the UK? Brandlin I see so many good things about PVC pipe used for building things. In America you seem to be able to get lots of sizes of pipe and specialist fittings. In the UK  in bricks and mortar stores we are limited to just plumbing supplies. ie 21mm 32mm and 40mm pipe - we cant get corner 3 way fittings, 4 o...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:38:15 PST
Diesel/petrol mix in old engine? Gero wheels deals I can't seem to respond to messages on answers? Help admin?  ‚Äčthanks cyber for you comprehensive answers. I have since put in hi octane fuel as my car started running bad and then stopped due to, I believe, the diesel sitting in the bottom of the tank and now being the majority fuel source. The hi o...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:29:50 PST
Steps in woodworking project Burning/enamel/Staining? BastardlyDungeon Alright! So I'm starting a new personal project to create a gift for someone. I want to create a heart shaped home-made picture frame. I want to cut out the heart, have it stained, wood-burn their photos onto the heart, and chisel lettering and enamel that and give the whole thing a finish. Individu...
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:10:20 PST
Can a diesel run on 2stroke fuel/be supplemented with 2 stroke fuel mix? Gero wheels deals Hi all can a diesel run on 2stroke fuel mix if the 2stroke oil was added to the petrol in heavy enough quantities so that 1. It off set the octane rating of the petrol so that it acted like diesel? 2. It was blended with diesel to supplement the mix?  The reason I ask is that there is a lot of mista...
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:20:54 PST
Can diesel be separated from petrol? Gero wheels deals ‚Äčthis is a reply to my last question as for some strange reason I can't reply and leave a comment to the thread. ok thanks to those replies,  I am in oz and the reason I've asked is due to free diesel that has been contaminated with petrol being offered to myself. So, given I have free fuel I am pre...
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:38:48 PST
Do pro members are the only to get their instructables featured?? mchhabra1
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:19:19 PST
Carburator swap? Ghost Wolf I was wondering if it would be possible to put a different era carburetor on a 1952 Briggs and Stratton model N? The current carburetor is shot and don't want to shell out $100 for a NOS carburetor. So my thought was putting a different era carburetor on it but din't know if it would would work or i...
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:56:51 PST
Has it been considered to make another Instructible Game? SparkySolar I came across the game just recently. The PAYPAL link is not working anymore. So I asked a few members who I found cards from, If there are any plans to make a current set. No one knew. So I took my stats and made my own card. But my question sti is, Is there  a new set in the works? Rima
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 00:37:06 PST
Where can I find a (very) small auger? Ravenstine For some reason, I have found it very difficult to find an auger that is 1" or less in diameter and is long enough for practical use.  I have needed such a thing for both a science project as well as an automatic feeder.   I have only found this part in the form of parts in toys.  One of the toys i...
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 22:20:04 PST
How to make a rc ornithopter? MOONthiopter I want to make a rc ornithopter. what instruments will be used for this? how can i set my ornithpter's gear ratio?  
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18:58:10 PST
Headphone started Peeling, any ideas? W I N G M A N I have a SONY MDR-ZX600 Headphone which started peeling off at the ear pad and head rest area. I called the service and they wudnt replace it and i dunt want to buy new ones 'cause i wud face the same prob later. Is ther any idea to fix this and make it aestheticly pleasing?  Thanks!
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Sat, 8 Nov 2014 21:21:00 PST
connections AC motor ? lam.huuminh.3   Dear  All... I have an Ac motor FASCO  no. 7160-0276   3wire:  Back ( com.) Red (start) white(run)  But unfortunate can not find this model on internet, So Could you help me to connection this motor with schema if must used with capacitor please tell me how value (mf)of  the capacitor Please.Thank...
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Sat, 8 Nov 2014 13:17:34 PST
What kind of power supply do I need for my 10PCS 10W 30Mil SMD Led? TaNviR77 Hello I just bought 10 SMD white led. This lighting project is for my aquarium. I got the LEDs but now I need some newbie friendly help to connect these light and get a proper power supply for these. I don't know how much power will I be needing for them. Here are the details of the led lights from ...
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Fri, 7 Nov 2014 06:01:01 PST
looking for a component to control my 36v500w motor speed and direction from an arduino bfeher1 hello! I am currently trying to build my won electric scooter. i bought this motor and i have a 38v 10A battery which i plan o...
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 16:45:56 PST
How do I repaint appliqued lettering on old glass Tom's cracker jar? rachael44 The paint on the lettering is old and can be scraped off. I do not want to remove the plastic-looking film beneath as this is my template for repainting.  But I do not want to risk "unsticking" this film during painting or anytime later.  Any suggestions appreciated.
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Sun, 2 Nov 2014 08:35:29 PST
How would I make a coat with armored plates on/in it. At a very low cost? jgdabble I happen to be one of those people who loves making things with my own hands rather than buy it, and who possibly has too much free time... Anyway, I am currently designing an armored coat, but lack the resources to use something like Cut Tex Pro fabric or something else ridiculously expensive. Beca...
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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:30:50 PDT
Reduce steel tube diameter by 0.3mm srah1 I am trying to make a DIY CNC machine, using linear rails and the expert advice in the many awesome instructables out there on this topic.  I hit my first roadblock, and I need some help/advice please... The 16mm steel tubes I ordered for the sliding rails wouldn't fit in the 16mm linear slide bea...
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Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:58:27 PDT
How to achieve professional glossy paint job on my NES? Mirksy I want to achieve a really great gloss finish on my NES, but I'm not sure the best way to do so. For the most part the NES is completely smooth, but has very minor textures on it . I'm also not sure if there is a particular type of gloss paint that would work better to achieve the results I'm lookin...
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Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:16:53 PDT
DIY Furniture: I have two rectangles of fiberglass with holes drilled in the corners. I want to make a coffee table. caj9064 I want to create a two layer coffee table. I've got the idea in my head, but haven't found the right materials. The fiberglass layers both have 4 holes (approximately 3/8" diameter - I can be more exact if necessary) drilled in each corners. The two layers would be separated by 4 metal tubes/pipes (...
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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:42:51 PDT
Charging A car battery with a PSU's 3.3 and -12 rails? Ninjabdou Hello guys, is it safe for my car battery to charge it with a computer psu between the +3.3 (15 amps) and -12 (0.5 amps) rails, the multimeter reads a voltage of 15.2 between them, Thanks
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:48:14 PDT
new length of mastic tape? lam  Hi all.. Could you help me to know :  if I stretch a roll of mastic tape is  1/4'' thick x 1.5 '' wide x 360' long  to form 1/8'' Thick x 1'' wide I will have how much of  new length ??? Thank you so much in advance for your time.
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:01:58 PDT
knitting? benidorm  i was looking for flower making by wool and came across a lady that tells you how its by using a circuler thing with inner and outer pegs and you use wool unfortuneately i cant fine wear to buy it so can the lady plz give me info plz
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:09:26 PDT
With 8.5 volt r/c battery, i want one 3 volt light. What size resistor do i use and from where to get it? marcs3 I tried hooking up the 8.5 volts direct of course it torched the light.  I want to wire this light, or perhaps two of them to the 8.5, 3300 mAmp battery from the picture, this battery is about as long as a smart phone say if that even matters.  Please someone can tell me, what resistor to use, where...
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:39:58 PDT