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knex chainsaw

This is my knex chainsaw plz tell me if i should post and plz dont be mean

Topic by darth acexxacer    |  last reply

k'nex chainsaw

I made a chainsaw out of k'nex, would anyone be interested in me posting it? I don't have pics yet, ut doesn't cut but it looks cool and the chain moves.

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Chainsaw bike

Hey every one i'm gonna make a chain saw powered bike do you think i should do an instructable on it !

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Hello Kitty Chainsaw

The Hello Kitty Chainsaw, for when you need an extra bit of cuteness in your zombie massacre. Not much info on this one, but it is one lovely custom paintjob. There's already a Hello Kitty AK-47 out there. We need more for a Hello Kitty arsenal. Link via Neatorama

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Easier starting chainsaw?

Is it possible to make a pull-cord chainsaw (Stihl 029) easier to start?  I'm in my mid-seventies and have lost much of my former strength, as such, I have extreme difficulty starting the saw initially. Once it's warmed-up, no problema, but after sitting for a few days, well—.  Anyone have a suggestion (aside from buying an electric saw which will not be practical, because of the cord length)?    

Question by jackew    |  last reply

Knex underbarrel chainsaw

So i was bored one day and i made a knex underbarrel chainsaw attachment, it works tho, but the chain doesnt have little hooks so its safe to use in and out of knex combat it was really really bulky and rather heavy, it uses a modified knex motor and a micro chain you should be able to build it from the pictures oh by the way the gear closest to the handle is a bit to the side so the chain is a bit crooked

Topic by Kona-chan    |  last reply

How do you put a chainsaw onto a bike?

Step by step porcess of putting a chainsaw onto a bike. I have access to welding, soldering, a chainsaw, and a bike.

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I'd like to make a homemade log marker for chainsawing firewood.? Answered

There are products on the market that are basically a wheel attached to a spray paint can.  As you roll he wheel over a log, it marks the log every X inches.  You need to buy different wheels for different marking lengths. Basically, the plan is to have a log marked every X inches so we know where to cut it for perfect firewood length logs.  Alternate tools available are measuring sticks that attach to your saw, but they are awkward and limit your saw to only making firewood (you can't use it to cut down or limb up the trees with the attachment). I normally use the saw length (on my 18" saw), or the body length (on my 32" saw) for a guide, but a spraypaint thingy would be much simpler.

Question by jparr1    |  last reply

Hallowe'en competition - free idea for somebody.

I just had an idea for hallowe'en that I have neither the time nor the resources to do, but somebody else might.This would work best if your front door is some distance from the street, maybe with a creaky wooden porch to cross.Rig a fake wooden front door with a long inch-wide slot, top-to-bottom.Fill the slot in with a strip of something fragile (styrofoam? balsa? papier mache?). Maybe disguise the strip with smeared bloody hand-prints (especially round the door handle)Render a chainsaw "safe" (having never used a chainsaw, I don't know if this is possible - take the teeth off? replace the chain with a rubber belt?)When somebody rings the bell, start the chainsaw behind the door, give it a couple of revs and then cut through the fragile strip, laughing like a happy psycho.If the visitors are still there, stick one crazed eye up at the door and yell trick or treeeaaaat?Afterwards, mop the urine and faeces off your front step, replace the fragile strip, and settle back to wait for the next victim.

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply

knex cainsaw sciccor

This is my entry for the tgkt round 2 it is a chainsaw sciccor in real you use it for to cut trees o something i really like it by mezelf so what do you think

Topic by dutchwarlord    |  last reply

gear ratio on a 42 cc chainsaw powerd bike

HI! Im new to instructables and Im wondering what kind of ratio of sprocket i will need to mount a chainsaw engine on a 26 inch bike i want to use pre existing bike sprockets that i can some how mount on the rear tire. ideas? i have the ability to use a mig/tig/oxy welders. also what kind of/ size sprockets will i need to mount.

Topic by DELETED_noahwinter357    |  last reply

How can I fix a gas tank crack?

I have an old chainsaw that has a little crack in the gas tank (plastic), it's not very big, but it will drain the entire tank in a few days, messing everything nearby. So, I had enough of the gas smell in my workshop and decided to repair it, but I don't know how. Can somebody tell me how?

Question by tgferreira184    |  last reply

Husqvarna chainsaw carburetor adjustment tool

I just worked on a Husqvarna 142 chainsaw for a friend. Yes, there are openings in the side of the machine so the Low and High carburetor screws can be adjusted, but a special tool is required, or parts need to be removed from the saw so the screw shanks can be grasped with a pair of needle nose pliers. A special tool is svailable for about $6 US. It fits over the longitudinal ridges on the upper part of the screw shank. I discovered the right size of semi-rigid plastic tubing makes an effective adjustment tool. Just cut a length three or four inches long. Push one end onto the desired screw shank and turn to adjust. The tubing is rigid enough that it does not twist, but turns the screw needing adjustment.

Topic by Phil B    |  last reply

who can make a chainsaw gun with instructions?

Ok i like the look of the gears of war chainsaw gun but i am very bad at figuring out how to make it with knex, plus i doubt i would actually have enough pieces to make it. i am mainly interested in one that looks like it as much as possible, dont care if its functionable or not. can someone help me?

Topic by seansippo    |  last reply

Chainsaw Flashlight, Giant NES Controller, Restore a T-Shirt

Chainsaw Flashlight Giant NES Controller Restore a T-Shirt Big Daddy from Bioshack Inchworm Bot Ribbon Charm Choker LED Facebook Notifications Lemon Flashlight 2-Stage Water Rocket Sun Bottles Baby Samus Aran Straw Hairpin Heart Backlit Keyboard Easy Pop-Up Room Fizzy Pop

Topic by randofo  

Chainsaw project, what would You like to see

I got a craftsman 40cc chainsaw donated from work. Anyone got some ideas for what to use it as? Ive thought about powering a bike with it, using mountain bike gears. Ive thought about using it to make power for at my cabin. What kinda crazy 2 stroke powerd thing would you like to build or see built?

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Lancer Anyone?

Do you like it? I'm not exactly sure why it looks a bit funny, so please give suggestions on how to make it better. First off I think the back end is a bit short. The chainsaw works, but there isn't an actual gun on this yet.

Topic by bakenbitz    |  last reply

Miniature chainsaw, mortar and ping pong blower

(a few tiny ideas) Basically a toy chainsaw that can cut through paper. Using hobby-R/C-like parts such as those tiny light motors would be a start. Reduced size, like a cellphone at most, mountable on a figurine soldier would be great. The miniature mortar should throw marbles on "mortar trajectories", you should be able to set the angle of the launch and (optionally) somehow the speed, though this wouldn't be necessary if the angle part is done well and the power is relatively constant at all shots. For ease it should be built only for angles above 45 degrees and the angle slider (or whatever the solution) should have marks (ticks) such that a user can remember and even create tables if he so wishes, in his war against coffee cups. Simplest solutions of "powering" would be rubber bands or coils from broken toys. A ping pong blower would be a tiny but strong fan (brushless outrunner motor) that keeps a ping pong ball "levitating" in mid-air straight up, but most excitingly even blown under an angle too. This wouldn't be a problem (physics takes care of it alone) just that the mount of the fan (ducted or not) should be operated and tilted as needed. This "levitron" would be a nice display on the desk running as long there's juice in the battery or else. Sorry if I'm not posting in the right place, these are just some ideas i'd love to build but i'm too clumsy and lazy :( Though my source of inspiration is the variety of USB gadgets commercially available, i'd like these to be more "free" and simpler if possible.

Topic by screwgravity    |  last reply

Chainsaw & 3 Wheel Stunt Bike, help?

Well, I just pulled out a old chainsaw I have (needs a new gasket, but I'm getting that fixed today) and wanted to attach it to this really neat stunt bike thing I have. It's almost like this Scooter except mine is a lot bigger and instead of one straight body, the back of it is a lot like a manual push deely they use in warehouses to lift skids up, it splits out into two seperate "plates" and have wide skateboard wheels on each one. The front is just a small bike tire, I need to get a picture and will when I can, but I need to know how I would rig this up.

Topic by Punkguyta    |  last reply

Cool double weapons

Here is some cool weapon doubles: Magnum dagger AK scissors Blowgun lead pipe Pistol flying guillotine Colt net Railgun sword Railgun warhammer Pump action baseball bat Trident crowbar Pistol machete Railgun mace Railgun chainsaw Rocket war hammer Colt wrench Blowgun chainsaw Razor gun :-)

Topic by Hiyadudez    |  last reply

18 inch Leatherface figure - $30 OBO

McFarlane Toys Movie Maniacs (series 7) 12-inch Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is 12 1/4 inches tall on base to top of head. Assembled diorama base is 18 1/2 inches tall. Figure includes Leatherface action figure, huge multi-part base, removable chainsaw, a rope pulley and a severed arm. Leatherface here is being sold on amazon for almost 70 dollars, and nearly 40 dollars on ebay. I'm cleaning house and would love for this figure to find a new home. He's been kept on display in a smoke free, cat free and dust free environment. Serious offers only.

Topic by InvaderDig    |  last reply

Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars

Well, the new GTACW game came out, so, i got it. Anybody else have it? It's awesome.

Topic by builder968    |  last reply

Christmas stories

Merry christmas everybody! In the meantime, lets share some amusing christmas stories that you have had! anything from annoying relatives to dad having to use a chainsaw because he couldn't find the meat cleaver is fine!

Topic by The Jamalam    |  last reply

does anyone have an instructable on how to motorize a couch?

Any kind of motorized couch would work for me, just something simple using maybe shopping cart wheels and a chainsaw motor or something

Question by ilikepieinmyshoe    |  last reply

Leveling a tree stump

Hi there everyone. So I have a bit of a dilemma. There's 3 or 4 beautiful knotted and dried tree stumps that I pass everyday and I've finally decided I want to drag them back home with me (which is another problem entirely) and use at least one to give my rain barrel some height. It's about a foot and a half in height, and just about thick enough to handle it. My problem is that the top is completely uneven and has been hacked with a chainsaw. I'd need to level the whole thing on top and bottom to make it useable. I just have no idea how I can go about doing this WITHOUT using a chainsaw. Thanks in advance everyone. I'll post photos soonish.

Topic by norwish    |  last reply

Gears Of War Weapons

I think that there should be more Weapons from games such as gears of war and Bioshock. I tried to make a Lancer, With a motor for the chainsaw. But I ended up making a totally different single shot. Here are some guns to make: Torque Bow Lancer Boomshot Sniper Hammer of Dawn and maybe some more

Topic by HBF  

Ice Alaska Venue

The World Ice Art Championships are held in the Ice Park in Fairbanks, Alaska. In 2009 the venue may move to North Pole, Alaska. Each team is provided with a site on a looping trail through the park. The sites are surrounded by small black spruce are double as R.V. parking in the summer. In 1999 I rented chainsaws from the blue bus for the competition.

Topic by jesse.hensel    |  last reply

I am stuck again.

Well, I made the mistake of using the words "chainsaw" and "whack" ,(although I would do it again!) in a new instructable and it is still hung up in the filters. The thing is I got it submitted on Dec 30, the deadline for the outdoors contest but it is still stuck. Now voting ends today, the 2nd and I am not even in the mix so I am wondering are you going to accept entries that made the deadline but missed the voting because they were stuck in never never land? I just always have to make things more complicated.  Maybe that's why I like whacking trees with chainsaws, its pretty straight forward in its execution, although there is a lot that can go badly. Hmmm, execution, now I bet that is a word that would get me back in never never land also.  Tinkerbell is just never around when you need her. Yumm, Tinkerbell !

Topic by Vyger    |  last reply

difference between marine and normal oil

I need to mix gasoline with 2-cycle oil for my 2-stroke chainsaw and i only have marine 2-cycle oil. is it ok if i use this or do i need to use regular 2-cycle oil?

Question by Sun Gear    |  last reply

need help with procuring (obtaining) a motor

Hello all i am currently trying to make my own version of the batcycle and am in need of a good motor i currently am looking at a chainsaw motor but have second thoughts about it possibly being too powerful if anyone knows of some good web sites that detail how to rig the throtle and set up the motor i would appreciate it

Topic by fidgety2    |  last reply

Convert a 13.2 volt tool to 110 ac? Answered

I've got a Woodzig (a super-mini chainsaw) that no longer takes a charge. It's also no longer made.   I'd liker to get out of battery mode altogether. How hard would it be to convert it to ac?  I've emptied a battery pack, so I have a shell with a red wire and a black wire that snaps onto the bottom of the saw. 

Question by mole1    |  last reply

Harvest Grain- with a Hedgetrimmer?

Has anyone tried cutting tall grass with a hedgetrimmer? It does resemble a sickle bar mower, at least superficially. I've never quite gotten the hang of the scythe, and although the gas chainsaw does work, it's an awful lot o noise. This year, the slender wheatgrass, which is usually xeriscaping and erosion control will be harvested for chickens ! I'm thinkin of buying a Ryobi cordless trimmer. 

Topic by Toga_Dan    |  last reply

ice melt. NaCl, MgSO4, CaCl

Http://  thought about running a chainsaw to remove ice from roof gutters. rethought that. sodium chloride? corrode metal gutter and hurt plants. mag sulfate?   have it on hand, but above link indicates it wont work. would it work if baked to drive off h2o?  stuf comes hydrated. calcium chloride? directly on metal?

Topic by Toga_Dan    |  last reply

Ash Wednesday!

Hey everybody, tomorrow is Ash Wednesday! Time to celebrate!You know what that means - it's time to make your own copy of the Necronomicon, attach a chainsaw arm and settle down to watch Evil Dead 21 and Army of Darkness. Some of my friends have been doing this for well over a decade, and it's one of the best holidays outside of Halloween!1(Skip ED1 - it isn't very good.)

Topic by canida    |  last reply

Instructables at Maker Faire New York 2015 - Pictures!

Instructables was at Maker Faire New York again this year! Mikeasaurus and xxlauraxx were there to meet all the awesome people that were able to come out.  Check out the photos below to see what all went on including 3D printing and chainsaw carving! Did you get to check out the Faire or the Instructables booth? Share your stories from the Faire below!

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How to begin Electronic ?

Hi everyone (sorry for my english , it's not my mother tongue and the english courses in France suck) I'm at the Fine Arts and I'd like to work Arts through Electronic , so I'd like you to tell me what I should look at to learn electronic stuff (I'm a real beginner) , easy project which needs few electronic components. I have access to a lot of tools though (Dremel , Saws , Drill , Electrical Saw , Chainsaws ....)

Question by Anykey    |  last reply

12v car fan motor for an electric bike

Hi everyone ! I have a project for school that's called "the no project project". I have to do anything I want... so I had the idea of doing an electric bike, or tricycle. So I searched for motors... chainsaw motors... etc ! I have a little budget, and I red it was possible to use car heater fan motor, so I was very interested! But I wanted to have a confirmation from you guys... is a car heater fan motor as powerful as a wheel hub motor? and it is possible to use them as a electric bike motor? Thanks !

Topic by Antoto    |  last reply

bicycle + motor

I want ot make a moped, but theres NO WAY im buying those expensive mofo, kits for $200 when i could just as easily build one, i figure all it needs is a motor of 50cc or less(state law says)i figure, a weed wacker is usually ranged from 20CC to 50cc ill try that but so far the most i have found is 32cc, i also figure it will require a chain and a drive train which i can fabricate from another bike. i hear chainsaws are very powerful like 40CC + range which sounds good but im just not sure about de-constructing one of those, if anybody has had any experience with motor bicycle please help

Topic by Rotten    |  last reply

Homebrew trench-digger?

(crossposted in, ummm, not sure what other forum yet.. lol... in case no one reads it here) I've been thinking of several ways to build a device similar to a Ditch-Witch©™ for narrow/shallow trenches - like for coax cable and antenna radials etc. but keep coming up with examples that don't look they would really work - things like a modified chainsaw (running at low RPM) or a high-torque circular saw with a modified digging blade.  The problem seems to be *how to dump the dirt next to the trench, not back into it* Sure, I could rent a *real* trencher for a couple hundred dollars for a quarter-day, but that's not really feasible as I'm on a fixed income. Any guidance from the collective genius of the group? Thanks bunches!!! Tom

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Computer makes annoying fan sound and suddenly crashes while playing games, why?

Apperantly I have got many issues with my pc. first the ram, now i've got blue screens about my pc 'failing' at recover from a driver or something.. I decided to clean up my pc From dust ( Graphic card & my computer fan) we screwed the graphic card apart to clean. When we were done, my pc began making a weird and annoying noise ( a mini chainsaw?)  I tried to run CS:GO (game) and the annoying sound got louder. Suddenly my pc just went black screen And turned off without warning. What could have caused the problem??

Question by flemjack    |  last reply

Which electric motor for which project?

OK, so I got two projects for this winter. One - building a lathe for woodturning. Not a mini-lathe, but a bit more serious piece of equipment that I could use for some furniture details. Two - apple mill for cider. And I have two salvaged electric motors laying around. One is from an old Remington chainsaw, 1400 W and probably some quite serious speed. The other one is from a pump, actually water automate that sat on my 15-meter borewell. Do not have the data, but most probably slower (and it is way bigger). Problem is, I have zero experience with such stuff. For setting up the electricity side I will probably call in the cavalry, but first i need to decide, which motor I will use for which purpose. So, any advice, gurus?

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How would someone go about rapidly turning lights on and off? Answered

Back in October, before I knew about the awesomeness of Instructables, (AKA "The best website ever,") I was trying to make some spooky ambiance for Halloween by having some lights with red color gels turn on and off every half-minute-or-so inside the house, along with some screaming, chainsaw sounds, etc. I attempted to figure out how to do this by asking on Yahoo Answers, and... well.. read it yourself to get the full picture. Realize that one answer was amazingly vague, another simply answered by what I already tried doing, and the community-voted-best answer was joking! So, I'm a bit curious, but lets pretend it's back in October. How would someone go about turning lights on or off every 30 seconds?

Question by aelias36    |  last reply

How do I turn rough sawn walnut into a table top

Hi all, I've recently got a job as a chainsaw operative and at our yard recently there have been some 3'x5'X2" rough sawn lengths of seasoned walnut. I've bought one home to find making it smooth is harder than I first thought... I've got a few odd tools in the shed, like a rotary sander, some chisels and a few planes (but I don't know how to use them.)  is there a fairly quick proper way of doing it or is it just a case of sand the hell out of it? There are a few deep scratches but it's mainly small scratches and general unevenness. I would really appreciate if someone could give a fairly detailed process and description of The tools I'll need. thank you all for your time.

Topic by Ben-jammin    |  last reply

New lift ideas.

I have a couple lift ideas that im going to share, but no stealing! >:-( 1. Spoon lift. the ball waits on a path, and a "spoon" that rotates on an axis comes down, picks the ball up and drops it at the top.                             0 ______                              I                              I                          _______ 0 - - - - - o this is a picture of the idea. the ball waits at the ramp (the line) and the two spoonlike things would be the two positions of where the ball would get on and off. the line at the top is the exit path. 2. bar lift. this is basically a chain lift, but with a rod sticking out horizontally. the ball is picked upby the bar, then deposited at the top.                     0            the zero is the chain and the hyphens are the rod. the ball is cushioned                  -------         the chain and rod. obviously, the rod would be connected somehow.                                   This is supposed to be an aerial view, so it kind of looks like a chainsaw. If you want any pictures of these lifts, i will post some pictures. Feel free to post any other ideas for new lifts.                   

Topic by Purple Waffles    |  last reply

self propelled motor powered boat single person lay on thingy pontoon.

I know that sounds weird, but I don't really know what to call it.  I found piece of Styrofoam that looks like it was from an old buoy.  I cut it in half, made it into a toy boat, then realized the it could hold a person laying down on it.  it is about 3 to 4 feet long and 20 inches wide in the pontoon shape.  Now my questions are, first, how to I keep the Styrofoam from shaving off?  Its the compact type, so the outside is fine, but where I cut it in half it is rubbing off.  Second, should I make it a hand crank, or should I try to get a prop and chainsaw motor on it, or find a trolling motor?  We live within five minutes walking distance from lake Michigan,  so I could probably use it a lot (if it worked).  Thanks!!!

Topic by elliot5445    |  last reply

My mower smoked and won't run? Answered

I was mowing with my push mower (brigs and Stratton) and suddenly it blew out a large amount of white smoke and stuttered to a stop.  Later that day I tried starting it again and it almost started up but it sputtered and filled the area with a plume of white smoke.  Now (a year later) I decided to attempt to get it running again.  I am not sure about taking out the spark plug because I think it may need a torc wrench or something.  I did however check to see if it would still spark one of my spare plugs which it does.  The fuel in it is still the same so I may try draining it and re-filling it.  It smells like gas.  I have heard of water and oil being probable causes, could this be true.  I know that it has mistakenly been filled with the mix of oil/fuel from my chainsaw's can.  I drained it, but could there still be oil in it or something.  Can I pull my spark-plug out with a mere crescent wrench and replace it?

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What would you like to see in a Knex gun?

I've been thinking about making a good knex gun (and actually posting it).  Now, if you'll read this all the way through, I have a few choices for you. I've divided them into categories and sub-categories. I want you to choose one choice out of each question in the category, and I will attempt to make a gun with the most-voted-for features. Of course I'll make it look nice, it will be sturdy, etc. Now, onto the choices. It will be a ram/firing-pin gun. Stock: Connector or Rod? Ammo Storage or no Ammo Storage? Mag Storage (Yes/No)? Body: "Connector-WhiteRod-Connector" or "Connector-GreenRod-Connector"? Barrel: Tube or Connector? Mag: Removable (Yes/No)? Internal Pusher (Yes/No)? Turret: Yes or No? (It's this or a magazine, but I might be able to fit both in there somehow if someone wants that.) Mechanism: Simple True Trigger, Pump, Bolt-Action (Not recommended for connector ammo, but possible), or a Combination (such as the Logic Bow)? Handle: Simple with Wheels, or something like Mepain's Knexsayer handle? Handle Connections: Should it connect to the stock, barrel, etc? Built-in Chainsaw: Yes or no? It'd be similar to a Lancer. Guards: Trigger Guard (Yes/No)? Handle Guard (Yes/No) Foregrip Guard (Yes/No)? That's all I can think of right now. Just copy/paste that form and fill it out in your comment. Thanks for taking the time to read this and comment with your suggestions.

Topic by Raikou-san    |  last reply

Random Knex Challenge 2- Power tools! WINNER ANNOUNCED!

Hey guys! Im back with a new challenge: A Knex Power Tool.    HEY GUYS, I HAVE ANALYSED ALL OF THE ENTRIES MADE, BUT I HAVE COME TO ONE DECISION, COMPARED TO THE OTHERS THIS WON BY FAR, BUT WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, THE WINNER!- Shadowman39! Hmm.. lets post a list of the winners in order... Shadowman39's saw Knex_builder_freak's saw kNeXFreek's circular saw Knex_builder_freak's sander kNeXFreek's drill kNeXFreek's jigsaw Bigdylan91's hack saw Sprout-less' dremel The prize for this challenge is: A patch! WOO! 5* on all of your ibles Faving all ibles Subscribe to you! So, in this challenge you have to create a power tool out of knex. Now your model doesnt have to have a motor, and it doesnt have to really work (I mean like cut wood, ect.). The tool can be powered by a motor or it can be hand cranked. Here are some rules to help!   Must be 100% Knex (A bit of tape + string is also allowed) You can use a motor or a hand crank The tool you make can include things like: A drill, a jigsaw, a circular blade, a chainsaw, ect. It must be shown by a forum topic, or in a comment. More than 1 entry is allowed Must be entered before 5th December Entrants: Lowney Killer~SafeCracker kNeXFreek Bigdylan91 Shadowman39 Smilee Lioneatr Knex_builder_freak Shadowninja31 Knex-lover Sprout-less Good luck!

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Storage Space for Parts

I'm sure me and Skunkbait aren't the only ones who have kept car or motorcycle parts in odd places.I hear my dad kept a motocycle in his living room for years, because the place didn't have a secure garage. For a little while, if you wanted to sit while watching TV, you had to sit on the bike or the floor, because there was no other furniture. Plus, it's just priceless to be able to ride out your front door.I know some folks who keep spare electical bits like turn signals and partial wiring harnesses laying around the house. Hanging on doorknobs. Apparently, bachelors, those aren't just for hanging underwear anymore.There have been a few times that the chainsaw and lawnmower had to live in the house so a visiting motorcycle could live in our shed.Generally, whenever I get a new part or tool home, it has to spend some time just sitting around while I try to figure out what the best way is to use it. Or just figure out why it looked like a good idea to buy another timing light.I've been known to hang particularly sexy motorcycle parts on the wall. I spent a lot of time trying to get a 10-120 speedometer from a Volvo to work as a clock one time. That didn't work, but it did make a good paperweight.Where have you kept parts, and why?

Topic by Rishnai    |  last reply

Instructables Podcast 002: A Lot of Pressure, and a Sharp Tug

Welcome to our second episode! Would you like some advice on a project your working on? Perhaps you'd like a few ideas from a new source? You can comment here or email us at In this episode we discuss some of the projects we're working on, take care of some more housekeeping, and do a bit of brainstorming! Enjoy the episode and enjoy the resources! You can listen to or download the episode below, listen over at or check it out at our homepage: download Resources: From our Builds: -Learning Electronics: littleBits, Snap Circuits and LogicBlocks. -How to build a food dehydrator 3D Modeling: -Jake's instructable on building his action figure -Find 3D models: 123D, Thingiverse, Blender -Create 3D models: 123D, SketchUp Books and such: -Awesome Prop Building Forum -David J. Gingery: Build your own Metal Working Shop from Scratch -O'Reilly and Make -Kenn Amdahl: There Are No Electrons: Electronics For Earthlings Other: -Chainsaw bike Sharp Tugs: -Hammer on a revolver: From How Stuff Works, scroll down to "How Revolves Work" and click on the flash animation -Bass drum pedal -Rubber band gun -Mini Crossbow (thank you again How Stuff Works) Steam Power: -Steampunk Motorcycle -Very basic guide to steam engines -Tesla Turbine -Tea Pot Steam Engine (click on "How Steam Engines Work" for pdf) -Pop Pop Boat (also, I know what I'm getting Jake for his next birthday) If you'd like us to discuss one of your questions, please email us at or comment below.

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