how do blow torches work

Hi I need help see I have been on the internet for days looking for a diagram, or someone, that could tell me how a blow torch works. Like if there is pressurized air in it, as my friend tells me but he's not a very reliable source. So please if you know such information or have a diagram of it I would be very thankful.

Posted by gck24 10 years ago


wooden blowdart gun

I need help making a blowdart gun.i got tired of using pipe,so i was wondering what wood would be good.please help me.

Posted by megapun13 10 years ago


what should I make from 2 twin inflatable mattresses?

 I found WAYYYY back in the storage closet - 2 never opened flocked on top twin blow up mattresses.  Got any ideas?

Asked by hvetter 8 years ago


How to make water bottle rig?

I was thinking of ideas made completely out of recycled materials. I came across a water bottle rig that would be able to blow air across bottle in order to create music. I was thinking maybe straws but i was unsure. Please help me make this. :)

Asked by patriots8888 7 years ago


blowdarts

So guys and girls i have a blowgun made of an aluminum arrow that is hollowed out on both ends. Now the trick is to make a good dart which I am no good at. comments and links to instructables darts will be greatly appreciated. thanks

Posted by Robo Redneck 5 years ago


Your favorite blowgun

Which is your favorite blowgun instructable?

Posted by Lord Of Mystra 10 years ago


How to convert an air pump/vacuum into a two mode machine which can blow and suck? Answered

Hi, I'm trying to build a simple robot gripper under a budget using this idea http://makezine.com/projects/universal-robot-gripper/. So from what I understand I need a vacuum cleaner that can change into an air blower with a flip of switch using the same nozzle. Is there any cheap option where i can make something similar? I was thinking of buying a cheap car vacuum cleaner or a cheap air pump and reverse the mode by reversing the motor polarity. Will that work? Really need a quick answer for my project, please help. Thank you! 

Asked by KhayhenS 1 year ago


a Blucky corpse

stage 1 ok, so i have begun.the Blucky i chose to work on is a bargain basement Blucky, literally. when i made the trek to the Spirit Store and Party City last October, i happened upon some marked down Bluckies. they were 10 bucks, and not guaranteed to not fall apart in the store, lol. so i got a buggy and picked up a couple of them. the cashier pointed out that they were defective, did i still want them? of course i did! 10 bucks instead of 12, for something that i'm going to probably screw up anyway...so the 1st order of business is to fix the defective joints. i decided to disassemble it, and fill the bones with spray foam insulation. then re-assemble. hoping this will meld the pieces together well, and add a little weight. nothing looks faker than a Blucky blowing in the wind!it is laid out on the counter at the shop. the customers kept giving me strange looks.. can't imagine why! so i figure the excess that is oozing out can easily be trimmed away. i do have a back-up plan in case the spray foam won't hold firmly enough. it involves hot glue. hopefully it won't come to that though... the panty hose i plan on applying next should bind things well.STAGE2so today i began stage 2 of the Blucky. cutting his arm and leg bones to more closely resemble an actual body. i used my Dremel, and a razor knife to trim them up. i made a HUGE mess, and had fun. i'm sure i didn't do such a great job on this, but it is my 1st time. STAGE3so today i tackled stage 3 of teh Blucky corpsefication, carving the skull and ribs.ummm. it is MUCH harder to do the ribs than the skull, let me tell you! the dremel tends to 'get away from you' on the long curves of teh ribs. my carpal tunnel didn't help matters any, either! it's kinda crappy looking in fact... i am rather disappointed with myself. luckily they wont all be visible after the pantyhose goes on! the teeth proved to be difficult too. Danny said it looked fine, though. i do have some pics somewhere...we went to Lowe's last night and got some carpet latex to coat it with. the girl in the flooring department thought we were crazy at first, then warmed up and was interested in our projects and plans. she wants us to bring some pics by in fact!here are some of the how-to's i'm using as inspiration:http://hauntforum.com/showthread.php?t=8659http://www.fulcrumsites.com/haunt/html/corpsification1.htmlhttp://skullandbone.com/tutorial_02.htmiam kinda mixing and matching techniques. i'll be using paper towels or toilet paper, pantyhose, cotton balls, great foam, maybe cheesecloth and various colors of stains/paints.the hair my Blucky will have is Grade A. i had my long hair cut off, and instead of donating it this time, i plan to utilize it. the hair dresser kept asking me if i was sure i wanted her to cut it, she said it was "beautiful and so healthy!" i imagine i'll have to distress it little so it will look like it belongs on a rotted corpse. LOL!!!!i'm wondering... does anyone ever put remnants of rotten clothing onto their Bluckies they corpsefy?STAGES 4 & 5ok. so i worked on Blucky today at work. first i taped up the arm and leg bones that i had cut out with the dremel. this is probably a useless step... but i think i was trying to stall actually getting going with the scary part- the latex.i used some masking tape i bought at wal mart in the paint department. then i applied the pantyhose. this part caused customers to stop what they were doing and come watch. Josh and I struggled with it until we got 1 set on the right way, and one set on upside down, covering the arms and head. we overlapped the torso with both sets.now came the scariest part. donning the gloves and applying the latex. it stinks! i put down a couple of trash bags and dove in... globbing and smearing until it was covered. i had to warn customers away from it, so Blucky wouldn't stick to them! one guy nearly bumped into it, just walking by. maybe i should have done this step in the back room, away from people. i hope he turns out ok... hair, stain and paint are the next steps, when he dries out. STAGE 6so i stained Blucky. i think i got a lil heavy handed with the stain... but he is my 1st ever, so it's all good! i bought MinWax mahogany gel stain and a large pack of cheap brushes (getting my Lowes connection price of course- dented can)i placed Blucky's feet into a large box. having stained my kitchen cabinets once, i expected a HUGE mess... but the gel is marvelous! NO DRIPS AT ALL!i did get a little splattered onto my left hand and forearm, but that is because i'm a slob, LOL.several customers wandered over to watch, and inquire about him... several seemed genuinely interested in our Halloween obsession! a couple of kids who were there were thrilled, and assured me he looked totally gross! only 1 customer questioned why we were working on Halloween in February. this is a far cry from last year when i was detailing the tombstones at the shop and had people looking at me as if i were crazy... maybe i'm rubbing off on them, or maybe they are used to my eccentrics by now, LOL!Josh and i left the shop at 6, and Danny stayed over a few minutes, (he's painting truck parts in the back room) he said when he walked back through the empty, half-lighted, locked shop he caught Blucky out of teh corner of his eye and it spooked him! a sure sign of a job well done! anyway, i suppose Stage 7 for Blucky will be eyes... or LED's. definitely an LED in the chest cavity. this will be up to Danny, as i don't do wiring (yet, lol) so the ball is in his court!my motto? the couple who haunts together, stays together!

Posted by susanfromhauntspace 10 years ago


Anyone Interested in Blowguns?

Hey, I haven't been on Instructables in a while... anyways I was wondering if anyone would be interested in an 'ible about buying, using, cleaning and maintaining a blowgun? I haven't gotten an Instructable featured in quite some time, so I'm only going to do it if I see some interest. Thanks! --popewill

Posted by popewill 6 years ago


When an electric range or oven element erupts(?), what is going on? Answered

While trying to boil water today, there was a bit of flame briefly visible under the stainless steel kettle. Picking it up, it looked like a wet squished bug on the burner (actually bubbled metal or ceramic) ... and a slow leak in the kettle from a small burned spot.  This seemed very contained. Many years ago when the oven element blew  out it spewed white powder and tiny silver blobs all over the oven.  So what is happening in the element  when this occurs? (I don't really know what 'calrod' is made of.)

Asked by mole1 7 years ago


Brake lights

So i have a '95 chevy suburban, and it has a few issues. at the moment, the biggest issue is my brake lights. Basically, when the vehicle is in accessory and i depress the brake peddle, my brake lights come on, YAY! but when i have the vehicle running and i depress the brake peddle, the 15 A fuse blows and the lights go out. now i have a schematic diagram for the whole vehicle (in parts), but im still trying having a hard time finding where my problem is. im sure there is a short somewhere but it is just all really confusing to me. thanks much in advance. note: night time lights work as well as all turn signals. 

Posted by DanJames 5 years ago


Led Problem? Answered

I hooked up 12 3mm red leds in parallel and then powered them with 2x 1.5v rechargeable batteries, and it worked, until 2 blew 3 got damaged and they all started flickering. Why, and what should I do to fix it? Feel free to ask any questions. Thanks Big   

Asked by alexw2150 7 years ago



Push blow gun

Click on my name.

Posted by assasin 10 years ago


Pioneer SX-626 blows a speaker fuse

The sides are fuse protected and the right side blows a fuse immediately don't have enough fuses to test exactly when it blows.

Asked by TheReconranger. 2 years ago


if i stack old computer fans will it blow harder?? Answered

My question is will it blow harder or the same ? 

Asked by tobyscool 7 years ago


Non lethal poison blow darts???

Non lethal poison blow darts.? I was thinking about making blow darts then the topic struck me, could common natural non lethal poisons or toxins be used in blow darts. This sounds a bit vague, so heres and example: you take poison ivy leaves and either wipe the darts on the leaves or grind up the leaves then rub darts in the mix. Would this work, how effective would this be?. I am not planning on even attempting to try this, this is for informational purposes

Posted by HOMEPIE64 9 years ago


Blowing Quartz?

I know you can make pipes and other stuff out of glass by a technique called glassing blowing could you do the same with quartz?

Asked by thegreenchristian87 6 years ago


This contest is very cool. It will be a nice and very very mind blowing contest

COOOOOOOOL This contest is very cool. It will be a nice and very very mind blowing contest

Posted by solmri 9 years ago



how do i stop an energy sword from blowing up and be able to use it in halo 1?

I have always wanted to use an energy sword in halo1 but it keeps blowing up so I modded it and it does not blow up then i made it pickable but i cannot attack.

Asked by chua_erei 7 years ago



How do a hook up a Duck/Turkey Call to a Blow-Off Valve of my turboed car?

I would love to find out. Mainly to test to see how well my blow off valve is actually working. All I know is that you use PVC pipe.

Asked by TheGasMaskGuy 9 years ago


Computer fan wiring issue? Answered

I just bought 3..SONYMODEL SFF22C10 VDC 0.51 ADC BRUSHLESS FANs..from Princess Auto in the surplus section. It was just labled "Sony Blowfan", so I assumed that they were computer fans, so I could use them with my server I'm setting up. It turns out my server's motherboard doesn't have the correct outlet for the fans plugs. In fact, I haven't ever seen a fan with a plug as small as this is! I'm assuming that the red wire is positive+, the black is ground or negative-, and the white lets the motherboard control the speed. I will only need the + and -, I want the fan to go full blast all the time. It is only rated for 10 VDC, but could I hook up all three of the fans to one of the extra hard drive 12 VDC power cables (yellow and black wires)? Or do I need a resistor, with how much resistance? Also, so do I make the fan run full blast off of only power, when it needs the white wire to have a signal?This question has been answered! See if you can help me with the next step of my project.https://www.instructables.com/answers/Server-Airflow-Help/-Shadow Ops

Asked by Arbitror 8 years ago


How do you solve the problem of clubs with too loud music until 4 AM

I have a real problem with clubs where i live,the music is really really annoying (so called turbo-folkAnyway i want to know how i can stop them,suing doesn't help,too much corruption so i want to know if i can do something else,legal or illegal doesent really matter i once read something here about this sort of thing...If you want to take more sophisticated approach, you could try beaming your neighbor a strong radio signal, modulated with a specific audio signal. Unless his stereo is really well shielded, you may be able to find some resonant frequency that will get through, even if he's just listening to a CD. Sweep the radio frequency until you hear the audio signal from his stereo, then crank it up. You could even mess with his head, and talk to your neighbor through his own speakers!The same thing can be done through the power lines, by the way. I remember the electrical motor of our neighbor's high powered drill was starting to fail, and we could pick up the resulting sparks over our stereo system very clearly. in one of the clubs i can have a few minutes of full access so i considered writing a program that would add a parody song the the playlist,but i dont know how to disable their access to winamp so they cant stop it until the song ends and when its finished they should regain access...and the other has a wifi network i will try hacking into it,to see if i can do anything to mess with themThanks for any help,kind regardsAntonio M.

Asked by xxtoni 8 years ago


Blow plastic bubbles or tubes from a CD

How to blow plastic tubes or plastic bubbles from a CD.Video is in Russian but it is self explanatory.English Russia CD BubblesThere are photos and a video on the Englishrussia.com site.

Posted by SFHandyman 8 years ago



Everytime i air up my tires they blow. Why?

Okay, when i air up my tires on my bike, the tire comes off the rim, the tube comes out and pops, even at 55-65 PSI exactly what they are supposed to be at. How do stop this? Please!! It is getting expensive!!

Asked by Yerboogieman 8 years ago


What would be a good alloy/ dimensions for an aluminum blowgun?

I would like to order an aluminum tube from McMasters.com but I'm not sure of what kind I should get for a blowgun.  If you could put in the dimensions you would get for a blowgun at http://www.mcmaster.com/#aluminum/=7mdkul that would be great, thank you.  The only set thing I need for the tube is for it to be less than a .50 cal blowgun... If you could tell me if this would be good for a blowgun that would be great: http://www.mcmaster.com/#aluminum/=7mdm28                                                                                                                       Thanks,                                                                                                                         Wafflicious

Asked by Wafflicious 7 years ago


How to blow a pdf image to full size? Answered

I would like to know if there is a way to make a pdf image full size ?????

Asked by camping crazy 4 years ago


What are different ways to make loud sounds with my mouth (and hands)?

I've heard of: -cupping hands to blow air into "O" shaped mouth, making a loud echo -making a water drop sound by mouthing "wow" while flicking the side of cheek -blowing on a small piece of paper to make an annoying whistle and -snapping paper

Asked by music4ruth 9 years ago


Exploding pumpkin

I wanna blow up a pumpkin Any suggestions???

Posted by Masta Moofasa 10 years ago


HAVE A 18 HP B&S OHV IT BLOWS OIL OUT DIP STICK AND FUEL PUMP?

I CHANGE OIL&FILTER,CLEAN VENT WHAT ELSE COULD IT BE?

Asked by 9 years ago


Too much power? Answered

I made a knex rifle that blows connector ammo in half. With three rubber bands. By blows in half, I mean the connectors split in half. Is this too much power? What should I do?

Asked by rec0n 7 years ago


how can i make a small portable bubble blowing machine out of 2 pumps for a blastoise costume???

Im trying to make a blastoise costume and i thought it would be neat to have the hydropumps blow out bubbles. now the thing is how can i make one? im making the shell into a backpack so the machine wil be safe inside the shell. help please!

Asked by 8 years ago


Directions to Make an Airsoft Halo M6G Magnum?

I was playing Halo, and was wondering if i could modify the appearance of an airsoft pistol to match that of the M6G Halo 3 pistol.  Are there any instructions, that are easy for a newbie on this stuff to follow, on how to modify a gas blow-back airsoft pistol's appearance?  Thanks, bye. NOTE: It needs to still work

Asked by bighead5454 6 years ago


Covering up computer vents?

My computer has these vents on the case that are blowing out cold air while my expansion slot vent is blowing out VERY hot air. I was thinking I could cover up the vents that are blowing out the cold air which is very cold so I could make the inside of my comp cold so my video card doesn't get as hot. Is this a good idea?

Posted by emuman4evr 9 years ago


how does a blow torch work

i was thinking of making a mini blow torch. but i have no idea how it works or hot to make on. my bro has this mini torch that give out a blue flame. it just uses a simple refeulable cartridge. it uses butane. i have a barbecue lighter i dissected and i want to make one. but does anyone know how it works or how to make one?

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago


On july 4th. America will blow up the moon...

Well Im kidding about the date, but they really are (if its already posted sorry but i couldnt see it in 5 pages) anyone else worried?http://www.siliconvalley.com/ci_12590357?IADID

Posted by okoshima 8 years ago


Makeshift floating/inflatable island/pool ?

Hi there, so a bunch of us are going camping at a lake and would like to make a makeshift inflatable island?  Out of blow up pools perhaps, another question would a blow up pool hold several of us in it on water? Haha

Asked by Krissy004 3 years ago


Give me your opinion for airsoft?

Ok, I have a problem. I am just getting back into the sport of airsoft and need some of your experience. well, i used to be an avid airsofter, but i switched to paintball and got rid of most of my airsoft stuff, including my sidearm. well, now ive gotton some money and would like to get back into airsoft. well, i have recently purchased the echo 1 m8a3 cranestock aeg, an nc star 3-9x40 scope, and a madbull gemtech blackside supressor. but i forgot one thing, my sidearm. Well I have around 130 bucks left to spend on a pistol. I was wondering if you guys know of anyhting in that price range within these general perimeters: I want it to be a gas pistol mainly blowback (im flexible), over 300 fps, and all metal. let me know of anything that you may know of or just comment on the gun lol. Thanks, The lonelysandwitch

Asked by Thelonelysandwitch 8 years ago


potato mini gun

hi again all i posted a question with a other potato problem, nobody answered but i fixed it..Now i got other problem.. what i do is (i tried with deo hairspray 3 diffrend igniters and air duste) and they're all flameable, i found out tha air duster is easist to ignite what i do is first i blow much air duster in, then i blow it test it blow more test blow test, but it simply wont ignite:-( hope you can help oh and 1 more thing, when i open the pill bottle thing it does ignite like it flames out of the wrong end-_-

Posted by Kong markus 7 years ago


freezing and lighting kerosene?

What happens when you freeze kerosene and light it with a match will it blow or nothins

Asked by Robinson ruiz 9 years ago


Riding lawn mower blows exhaust thru carb after start. Decompression mechanism is not disengaging. Any ideas why?

I have a riding lawn mower that hit a brick.  It's a briggs 17.5 engine, now it blows exhaust through the carb after start, the decompression mechanism is not disengaging.  I disassembled the engine and deactivated the decompression mechanism and the engine runs normal but needs a jump start from my truck battery.  It is disassembled again, can't find anything wrong.  Any ideas?

Asked by Rich4757 4 years ago


What happens if I pull to much power of my PSU.?

 I've got a B class PSU (600W)  in my pc, now I'm buying the CoolerMaster V10, which uses 70W, what happens if it does seem to be too much? I blow up my PSU? What excactly happens then? And I do not really care about blowing my PSU, but I do care about the rest of my system, can that get damaged too?

Asked by trucker her 8 years ago


Mind-Blowing Sand Sculptures!

I just found these on a news website and thought that I would share it! These are some sand sculptures that were made in Australia a few weeks ago...They are absolutely dazzling! They are the biggest and best sand sculptures I have ever seen! Hope you like them!

Posted by vishalapr 6 years ago


This is how to blow an amp

Try hooking a 1200 watt sub up to a 75 watt POS amp. It lasted for like 20 seconds and something blew and it all shut off. The sub is still fine though but damn now I need a new amp :( Any ideas? I wonder if I could build myself one?

Posted by Punkguyta 10 years ago



Wonderful Phrase

From Alldatasheet.com Your require pages is cannot open by blow Reason : Connect this pages through directly deep link

Posted by 8bit 9 years ago


Evaporating Water Drops

Ok, so I was using the Water Drop Paint effect iBle, but when I was done, I realized my plan had a big downfall - it's almost dark.Is there a good way to evaporate the water drops without using wind, which would blow the drops around (i.e., blow dryer)?Thanks!

Posted by Bran 10 years ago