Instructables: question - workshop Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:32:13 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
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