Instructables: question - workshop Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:36:03 PDT BLOX v1.01 what software do i need to just be a hobbiest making crib boards and coasters and plaques on a cnc machine? MooreLJ i would like to design and produce my own crib boards, coasters, plaques etc. What software and cnc kit do i need
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Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:07:20 PDT
My keyless chuck for my dremel drill is jammed with a dril bit in it, it won't budge any ideas? samantha13
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Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:43:04 PDT
Filing cabinet out of pallets? LynetteL2 I would like to make a filing cabinet out of pallets.  I found instructions on updating a file cabinet but not how to build one from scratch.  Any help for a novice?
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Tue, 8 Aug 2017 05:01:28 PDT
Building material that dissolves in water and same time flame retardant? oafanasiev Hello everyone! I have a problem that I've been working on for a while.  I need to instal a mobile unit in the sprinklered mall. The Fire Marshall told us that the mobile unit has to be installed with sprinklers or with a ceiling that dissolves in the water AND flame retardant in the same time. Inst...
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Mon, 7 Aug 2017 13:26:29 PDT
vision integrated haptic arm? bharathi1607 please help me with my project. i have 1 d.o.f robtic arm controlled by potentiometre and aurdino nano. i want to know whether i would need two other microprocessor for vision integration of my robot. or  can i use my nano itself for vision. i am instructed to make a arm which recognises object and ...
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Sat, 5 Aug 2017 04:35:28 PDT
Is there a DIY activity that involves light/LED that can capture people's attention to DIY in 10mins? LuH2MH I would like to begin an innovation class with an activity that catches the attention of the public, but very quick and that anyone can solve, showing that DIY and the maker mindset is for everyone and that it is empowering! I think all people like lights, that's why I thought of LEDs...
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Wed, 2 Aug 2017 11:06:26 PDT
laser cut files Mostafa nazmi can I have the laser cut files for the dual axis smart solar tracker.thanks
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Wed, 2 Aug 2017 08:08:43 PDT
how to make a fire extinguisher air gun? the modder the materials u need 
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Wed, 2 Aug 2017 01:49:42 PDT
Making a cordless dremel corded option? TypeNameHere I recently bought a 8220 dremel with 2 battery.  even in the 3 weeks I have had it I have noticed the battery to be a bit annoying.  Using a bench power supply can i just set it to 12v 5amp and run it off that?.  Any large risk of it frying something important?  I am happy with the tool its just tha...
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Tue, 1 Aug 2017 19:51:55 PDT
does a fire extinguisher last a long time or not ? the modder like does only last one skirt then you have to empty it 
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Tue, 1 Aug 2017 03:55:05 PDT
55V DC LED panel with driver - repair instructions? Downunder35m I just got a huge LED panel that is partially faulty. The big kind to replace lights with 3 long flouroscent tubes. Since I hate throwing stuff in the bin that could be repaired or used otherwise I was wondering: 1. Is there any interest in instructions on how to check and if possible repair these b...
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Mon, 31 Jul 2017 19:34:06 PDT
difference between these rotary shears? FriendOfHumanity Hello, I want to buy some rotary shears. I can find two different designs. Is there any difference in the performance of these two types ( I know that one has a guide bar for cutting straight edges )  ? Thanks
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Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:41:52 PDT
Keeping a motorcycle battery charged using a nearby car? adrena I am in a unique situation where I have no access to a 230v wall socket to attach a battery tender. My plan is to use my car which is parked right next to the motorcycle to keep it charged up. In the past, when my motorcycle has refused to star, all I had to do was hook it up to my car battery, not ...
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Thu, 13 Jul 2017 20:32:19 PDT
Desperately in need of drive belt for Delta 10" sidekick mitre saw 36-090 AndyM229 I have a Delta 10" sidekick mitre saw 36-090 and i need according to parts manual the bulk belt no.163. I've tried everything ebay, internet etc. where can i get one?
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Mon, 10 Jul 2017 06:46:51 PDT
How to move a project between Collections? DIYSmurf As I am building my collections, I find that some projects are more suitable in another collection. I know I can open each project and save it to another collection, then go back and delete it from the first collection. Is there a way to mass select and move projects between collections?
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Sat, 8 Jul 2017 08:48:12 PDT
Can I charge and use 18650's simultaneously or better charged first, block from solar, then use with the power inverter? LuisE47 Hi all, I have been into DIY Solar / Wind for a while. Everything been working great until I planned to replace my lead acid batteries for the 3.6V LG HG2 3000mAh 18650's. With the lead acid I could power my house anytime during day (using solar panels) or night off-grid with ease. So, I bought a l...
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Fri, 7 Jul 2017 13:29:41 PDT
Can someone help me to identify an unusual type of pliers? ChrisM590 I have been lent an unusual type of pliers, which I have found to be very handy to work with wire chains, but I would like to buy myself a pair, but have no idea what to search for. If anyone has any ideas to what these are called that would be brilliant!
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Wed, 5 Jul 2017 23:38:07 PDT
Which poteniometer for 8 ohm speaker into TEAC AG-980 Amp? bowlerboy1973 Hi there, I have this 65W amp hooked up to two pairs of JBL Control Ones (8 Ohm) and one Fenword 8 Ohm Speaker. This uses A/B/C/D with the amp's multi zone function. The Fenford is in our bathroom area (it's a small gym) and I want to attentuate the volume just for this speaker. Any idea which poten...
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Wed, 5 Jul 2017 03:36:53 PDT
Identify a Signet Ring? ObsidianBlush My grandmother gave me a signet ring a week ago, and I was wondering if anyone could help me identify the coat of arms on the front of the ring. I don't know what metal it is made from, and there is no visible hallmark that I can see...
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Sat, 1 Jul 2017 13:20:12 PDT
Subaru legacy outback 1997 no compression? EJ25 DOHC Rebuilt heads/piston rings/gaskets/seals/timing Gtx864 I toasted my Subaru about a year ago and just now am able to work on it. Had the heads rebuilt, piston rings,gaskets and seals...I do a compression check and zero on all 4. What else could it be? The lifters? I'm really at a loss and trying to fix it. Been contemplating getting an actual mechanic to...
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Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:42:25 PDT
Honda xr2600 power washer GeorgeB240 I have a Honda XR2600 power washer.  The problem that I have is the engine stops running after a few minutes while spraying. Installed a new spark plug. A new gas cap. Put in fresh fuel. I can use the power washer for only a few minutes and the engine will stop.  Any help appreciated.  
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Fri, 30 Jun 2017 13:59:13 PDT
Hanging a pulley from the ceiling using electrical Strut for the purpose of overhead lifting.? Mpc1055 Hello out there, I am currently working on organizing my garage. Part of my organization project is to find a way to utilize the most available space possible. I am looking at hanging some items like a wheel barrow and a tow behind de-thatcher on the wall. My ceiling is 10ft high and I want to hang ...
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Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:08:03 PDT
How can I use my cordless drill on this old drill stand? hmunster123 I got this at a garage sale but my Ryobi cordless drill does not fit properly into the holder/slot, it takes an old sears craftsman drill. Any ideas on how I can get it to work? Thanks.
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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 07:55:49 PDT
What settings do i use to cut neoprene rubber sheets on the laser cutter? awilliam1006 Im wanting to cut a rubber gasket out of neoprene rubber sheets i have purchased. To cut, I'm using a laser cutter and unsure of what setting the laser cutter should be on in order to successfully cut through it
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Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:56:56 PDT
What are the most must have tools in a workshop and what brands should they be? Tibor91 Hello everyone. I am trying to figure out what are the most used tools in a workshop that handles with wood and maybe metal and from which company are the best quality tools? Thank you
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Sat, 17 Jun 2017 10:00:59 PDT
How to make a horizontal sander? Tibor91 Any ideas on how to make a horizontal sander like the one in this picture? I would like to use it for sanding bottles that i have managed to cut and want to make a nice and smooth edge on them. Thank you
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Sat, 17 Jun 2017 09:55:46 PDT
How to fix Bar Clamps that Slip? Yonatan24 My grandparents are moving, and are organizing stuff... I just found an antique bar clamp (An ELZETT, a bit smaller than that one though). The sliding arm/jaw wouldn't slide on the bar, so I removed the rust. The sliding jaw wouldn't lock onto the bar when I tightened it. I tried enlarging the groo...
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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 05:07:06 PDT
Why doesn't projects download in pdf format when I click on the Download Button? devildaddy38 I try to open a project in the PDF format using the Download Button but it doesn't download, it will popup asking me if I want to save it and once I do it saves as an "all Files" not a PDF.
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Fri, 9 Jun 2017 05:56:15 PDT
Anyone have plans for a queen size bed with 21 inch clearance underneath? E D Hi!  I'm looking for plans for a queen size bed with 21inch clearance underneath for storage that is super sturdy.  I have some ideas, but I could really use some more help.  And, like I said, I need something that has proper support but has lots of space underneath for storage bins.  Anyone have an...
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Mon, 22 May 2017 16:08:53 PDT
Turbocharger Compressor Characteristics. fictionlife1659 Hi, I am working on building a micro jet engine, and I have to select between the following compressor wheels
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Fri, 12 May 2017 09:59:58 PDT
Can anyone identify this? Not pipe vice and not book binder. jbiggsapc
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Sat, 6 May 2017 22:39:54 PDT
How do I increase the mileage of car? kiarasanger My car  is 5 years old and it was all good, but suddenly from last three months it is not giving a satisfying mileage. What should I do? Can anyone suggest me on this.
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Mon, 1 May 2017 01:04:13 PDT
what is this brass tool? ShaneR7
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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:09:29 PDT
Hi what's different it makes on a DVD radio between 65w x 4ch and 50w x 4ch? Stigma1
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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:42:50 PDT
What tool is this ? unusual nut socket pursang Any ideas on where this tool would be used ? it tightens a splined nut which is keyed with one spline being wider than the others, only identifying mark is the letter "E" stamped on the end, could possibly be anti theft if it's recessed.
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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:27:43 PDT
How can I find new driver boards for my 5-phase motors? lennartr2 I will try to summarize the problem: 1. I have a CNC mill sitting in my garage that won't work because the whole control unit including the motor driver boards is shot. 2. I can't buy new driver boards because I don't know what spec to buy 3. I don't know which spec to buy because I am not an expe...
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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 05:45:08 PDT
using a lipo charger to charge a SLA? Wired_Mist Hey everyone ! I'm planning to use a lipo charger from my Ebike to charge some scooter SLA batteries. I'm more of a li-po guy and haven't tried charging 3 SLA's in series before. Original lipo was a 10s 8.8Ah 36V (nominal, maxed out at 42V) and had an on board BMS that took a stright 42V input from...
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Sat, 15 Apr 2017 18:59:05 PDT
Electric lawn mower runs for a few seconds then trips the house breaker. DonM137 When the breaker is reset it runs a few seconds and does the same thing? I was de-thatching when the problem first occurred so the mower was under load. There was no burning smell? The mower is an 8-year-old 12 amp Homelite with a 21 inch cut .
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Wed, 12 Apr 2017 08:50:35 PDT
How to lower the DC voltage of a transformer. Lima79 Hi, at last i have got a 45-0-45 transformer @5amps, but now i have a problem, the VDC output i am getting is 74vdc but my 400watt rms mono amp's maximum input VDC is 56vdc, so i don't think its a good idea to feed the 74vdc, so is there a way to lower the 74vdc, BTW please don't advice me to unwind...
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Wed, 12 Apr 2017 06:13:43 PDT
Books similar to Make: Tools by Charles Platt? misfitsfanfare I'm looking for books that are similar to Make: Tools by Charles Platt. It focuses on building skills around hand tools, starting with basic sawing and gluing wood and working through more advanced sawing, drilling, staining and finishing, basic joinery, and working with ABS.  I've looked at the ot...
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Wed, 5 Apr 2017 14:04:11 PDT
plaster of paris cracked? brinleypritchard Hii my plaster of paris cracked. i want to turn a 250x500 cylinder of plaster of paris on a lathe for a positive for slipcasting. its mounted onto the faceplate with a pine plank in the middle to help with the support of the plaster we made that last week thursday and all was fine but this morning i...
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Tue, 4 Apr 2017 00:54:48 PDT
OSIM uSqueez foot massager sparking how to? tplim OSIM uSqueez permanently dead. Dismantled unit found mother board 2A fuse blown. Check everything OK on mother board and replace fuse. Power on unit led under stop button light up. Pressed vibrator button works perfect. Pressed massage button strong sparking sound and saw fire in one to two second ...
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Fri, 31 Mar 2017 17:40:53 PDT
Does synthesizing Sodium Chlorate NaCl03 produce any harmful fumes if i electrolyize the solution while it is hot? Create ReviewT Does synthesizing Sodium Chlorate NaCl03 produce any harmful fumes if i electrolyize the solution while it is hot? I saw on wiki if you heat the solution while electroyzing the solution the reaction is NaCl + 3H2O = NaClO3 + 3H2 but if it isnt hot the reaction is 2NaCl + H2O = NaClO + NaCl + H2O , N...
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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:48:11 PDT
How do you access a Instructables that you have started but accidentally closed out of? giraffe2275
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Sun, 26 Mar 2017 13:30:36 PDT
Pulse jet cogeneration either hydrogen generator or steam turbine? Aron313 I wanted to make a pulse jet and use peltiers to generate electricity to create hydrogen that will be added to the pulse jet. That or i'd run water around the metal of the pulse jet to cool it down and produce steam that could drive a turbine. Give me suggestions and any flaws in my idea. Thanks
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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:44:21 PDT
Lacquer or Varnish to finish a guitar? Boba Jett Hi, I've just had an artist do some work on one of my acoustic guitars. Its done straight onto the sanded bare wood using sharpie, all I have to do is give it a finish to stop the design getting damaged and to give it a glossy shine. A lot of people recommend Lacquer but what type should I use? Nit...
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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:39:15 PDT
Please help me identify this tool? PetarS7 This is driving me insane, please help me identify this tool!  We found this tool in my father workshops and we have no clue what it is. 
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Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:51:08 PDT
Any quick way to "loosen" Tamper Resistant outlets? mole1 Back from the store with ten Tamper Resistant outlets.  I have great difficulty plugging anything into them completely.  I have great difficulty unplugging anything from them.   Is there something I can spray into them to make them open more easily?   Can I rig something to pound into them to loosen...
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Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:02:53 PDT
I need a DC or AC motor of 100 Watt output running at 20,000rpm ? shreyansk For a very special purpose, we require a motor with the said requirement. Please help me how and where I can find such motor? Thanks
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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:52:43 PDT
What is the best connection method when wiring outlets? mole1 They've changed since I last bought outlets.  It looks like there are now three ways to connect the wires.... stab it in the holes, wrap it around the screws, and something I haven't seen before.  I  don't know what to call it, but it looks sort of like a screw down clamp.  So which method is the be...
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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:04:47 PDT