How can I stop my dogs from digging? Answered

Help me my dogs are destroying our yard. How can I stop my dogs from digging????

Question by BobbySaka 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

What's the best way to keep the dog from digging under the fence? Answered

We've tried so many things, like putting big rocks and cement blocks where he digs but he just moves them! We really need a way to keep him in the fence.

Question by Sunbanks 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Can you dig it?

Well Can you

Question by Klect960 9 years ago

what is digging in my garden?

Found my lily bulb neatly dug up and left at the edge of a basin shaped hole. Garden is at rear of house and not easily accessible.

Question by ann pinch 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Best wat to dig out a fossil? Answered

Just a quick quiestion. During my Holiday I found a couple of ammonites. but the all have the same problems. they're made of slate (really weak stone made up in thin layers like triplex.) and have alot of stone around them. Is there a way to cut off the remaining rock without damaging/breaking the fossil? Thanks, AUG-5OM3.

Question by AUG-5OM3 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

how to stop our dogs from digging?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Is There Any Easy Way To Dig up Massive amounts of Dirt? Answered

I Have a Budget of 0 Dollars,I Have Wood,And a Tiny Shovel That i am Using Right now,IT takes Pretty Much Forever to Dig up a Small Bucket,Any Ideas For a Quick Way to do it,By the Way,I Need This Today,So Reply As soon as Possible;) Some Thing That i Can Do To Get the Dirt To come apart Easily?

Question by ReCreate 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

My Xbox hard drive died! I need help digging me out of this pit! Answered

I have the eeprom, I have copies of the E and C drives, I just need help starting over!  Please, if this doesn't get fixed my brother is going to hate me for ruining our xbox!  (Original xbox)

Question by furrysalamander 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

W00T! I got Dugg!

Hooray!Someone Dug my Rubik's cube 'ible, and I got 1986 (so far) diggs! Wow, this is nutz!

Topic by T3h_Muffinator 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

I can use a reg. ant. for my tv through my dig. convt. box to get clear channels?

I was stealing cable for a while until I applied for the police department and they told me to disconnect it.  Now I received a free digital converter box from my mother.  I stumbled upon while looking for "how to make an antenna".  Is it true you can receive clear reception for regular channels and possibly HD tv?

Question by carrilloson 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Dig a hole in the ground. Compost in hole. Bugs in hole. Lid on top of hole. Hassle free Compost bin?

I was walking down the street, Gandering at my fellow human beings flower gardens and I noticed one of them had a garbage lid on the ground. I went to pick it up and noticed that underneath there was a hole in the ground with compost and bugs doing there work. I thought hmm.. BRILLIANT! I might be rambling, but I was just wondering... Why havent I heard of this before. Is it a good idea?will it work?

Question by CrawdadMan 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

i want programmer for 89c51 or 89s51 with software?

I want ic burner circuit (isp ) with isp software pls send me web site addres and circuit dig.

Question by vijaysinha 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Skeleton Bicycle

This skeleton bicycle by Jud Turner looks like the result of an archaeological dig from TRON world. OK, it's not meant to be ridden, but quite bizarre and fun on its own. Link via gizmodo

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

How to fix an underground pool leak?

I've heard there is a new way to fix leaks between the pump and the jets.Something about an insert for the existing pipe.Is this true or do I still have to dig up my yard?

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Instructables API

Just looking for an API. I saw a forum post from 2006 saying there was an API in the works, but can't dig up anything else. Do you guys have an API or are you planning on providing one in the near future? thanks, _c

Topic by polypus 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Peacock invasion - what to do? Answered

We have been invaded by a peacock, it is quite aggressive, pecks at the cars (I guess it can see it's reflection), messes everywhere and dig up the gardens. Anyone any idea how to make it go away.

Question by rickharris 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

how can i run this motor? Answered

I digged out this motor from an old floppy and i don't know how to run it it has 4 wires : yellow , white , red and blue and i want to use it any ideas

Question by top.boy 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Indiana Jones Archeological Sand Toys

Does anyone know how to make sand stick together like the archeological sand toys from museums?  I'd like to bury items for a camp and let them dig in their individual sand cakes with popsicle sticks.?

Question by angelbaby1 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Free 'Save Our Dogs" window-door Sticker

Just sharing a really nice 'save our dogs' sticker to fellow pet owners, found this while unpacking some boxes in my archives (read garage), enjoy !

Topic by patron_zero 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

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

Topic by fernblatt 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 months ago

cant submit with ipad

I acnt submit an instruvtable with my ipad. the submit page comes up, but only in the background. The updating bar just stays there forever. this happens on bith my ipad2 and my husbands ipad1. It will also not allow me to submit this to the forum. i had to dig out an old laptop.

Topic by MomDuck 7 years ago

1929 Ay?

This is looking interesting, considering half of instructables are penny pinchers it'll be impressive to see what we'll be digging up, I'm in a good position for this one, loads of minimal outlay work to the houses at the moment, possible bar build project - budget is under £10 by £10...

Topic by killerjackalope 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

The Fail Poster

Really digging this poster about failing and moving on to failing better. It's from a quote by Samuel Beckett and it's letterpressed onto recycled paper. Still trying to decide if it's worth the $46  to have it shipped to the US and then a little more to have it framed. Hmm. Fail Better Poster

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Why is "Danger is my middle name" filling the site with junky posts?

I get the intern stuff, but it detracts from the 'recent' material to dig through useless collection after useless collection of other people's work. Knock it off. And I  thought 30,000 K'nex posts were a waste of space.

Question by idontreallycareeither 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Apple OS on a PC? Answered

After seeing, I learned that they used iStopMotion for the graphics. Also, I was able to play on a Mac, and I have to say, I kinda dig it. Is there anyway possible for me to install the Apple OS on my computer and still keep my current OS (Windows XP)?

Question by MrL33TPenguin 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

I've found a UV/Black-light flashlight thing, What should I do with it?

I was digging through some old stuff when I found this flashlight thing. The top is an actual flashlight (broken), but there is a (working) black-light running down the side. Is there anything cool I can do with it? Or build or something?

Topic by Spl1nt3rC3ll 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

organizing my image library

So i;m getting ready to put my next instructable up, but it's going to be a major pain in the ass to get the images all right if i have to dig through everything every time i need to get an image. is there any way i can break it into a folder for each instructable?

Topic by armourkris 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Dog Run: We would like to build a covered house with fenced in area for a dog run. Any suggestions? Gregg?

One idea is to put a kennel inside our 12 x 24 storage shed, with a dog door to the outside.  Then, fence in an area outside of the shed.  The dog will be about 50 pounds, and can jump and dig.

Question by cgmox3410 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Driving Stories

I got my permit a couple of days ago. Driving just feels right. Any of you new drivers? Got any white knucked parents screaming WE'RE GONNA DIE! digging their fingernails into the dashboard yet? Do any of the rest of you have good stories of back-in-the-day driving or now? Funniest thing a cop has said?

Topic by Spl1nt3rC3ll 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

A question for the code monkeys or those with too much time on their hands...?

I am given to understand that "authors" is the smallest section of the Instructable community. Next largest is non-author members, then non-member visitors. Anybody willing to dig out the actual numbers or proportions? authors:members:visitors Just an idle thought to occupy those who ought to know better...

Question by Kiteman 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

I have a terribly sore back....

Because last night, when I went out to the car to go home, there was a foot of snow all around it.  Getting the car from the parking lot, 50 feet to the road took half an hour of digging with a plastic ice scraper.....oh what fun ! BTW:  that is NOT me in the picture :-)

Topic by Goodhart 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Mr. Potato Hellboy

This mash-up of Mr. Potatohead and Hellboy is pretty sweet. I never did see the movie nor have I ever had a Mr. Potatohead, but I do enjoy seeing a devilish version of Mr. Potatohead. Even better, there are over 30 more Mr. Potatohead mash-ups at the site Dig in!via Neatorama

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Run a hydraulic ram pump on no water drop? Answered

So I was wondering if you could run a hydraulic ram pump by digging down 3ft beside your well then pump water up about 50 feet at about a 40 degree incline. This way there would need to be no change in elevation between your ram pump and your well. Thanks!!

Question by camping crazy 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

would a instuctable for how to make a paper mache cherry bomb be illegal and if not should I post one?

The main reason been so as I could get help off fellow members to refine the process. I would be using the resulting product for metal detecting for the recovery of buried targets in the goldfields where the ground is too hard to easily dig and on the beach if the target is deep?

Question by grentes 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Help making an LED Camcorder light attachment!

I have an old Panasonic PV220 camcorder. It has a fitting to attach a light fixture for indoor recording, but no light. What information would I need to provide to an enterprising designer to have an LED light created to fit this camcorder? I can go dig it out of storage and give measurements, and any other information necessary. I would really appreciate any help!

Topic by lancer525 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

How do I mix worm castings into my garden?

In about a month I will have some worm castings. I already have flower beds and vegetables in my yards (tomatos, okra, zuccinni, rosemary, and basil). When I have the castings, do I just lay them on top of the soil or should I dig up some holes and put the castings underground?

Question by cinderbelle 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Login - Fix so it works with LastPass

I would login everytime, except that the login pop-up does not work with lastpass, so I have to dig up my login and manually enter... thus I end up browsing as a non-member. 1. Fix pop-up to accept LastPass auto-entry or manual entry 2. Create a separate login page, not the pop-up, that work with lastpass. thanks

Topic by mapski99 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Filter OUT a keyword

Ok, I know you can limit your viewing to a particular keyword, but how would you go about filtering out that keyword? For instance, I don't get the whole knex obsession around here, I don't own any knex, and I never intend to... so I don't want to dig through 40 guns, knives, swords, cellphone holders, etc. just to find something interesting.

Topic by Nephus 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Directing rain flow; how do I make rainwater flow into my yard and not into the garage at the bottom of the driveway? Answered

The downspout empties onto my driveway, which goes downhill to my garage, 50 feet away. I want to direct the runoff away from the garage and into the yard about 20 feet before the garage, without digging up the driveway and still leaving the driveway driveable.

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Materials Suppliers for CNC type work

Hi, I've been digging around for material suppliers for machinable plastics, foams and metals (aluminum, copper, brass). I found McMaster-Carr and got great service and it is next day delivery, but shipping can be expensive. Amazon has acrylics and other polycarbs at sometimes reasonable prices. Who do you use as a supplier and has it been a good experience? Thanks, Andy

Topic by AndyWilson 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

New format

Wow, I have to say the changes to Instructables were not good ones. You took a perfectly usable interface for the projects and managed to make it harder to use. I feel frustrated that I had to dig to get what I wanted. And this whole Ace branding scheme, guess it's time for the site creators to cash out, right? Really, you've taken a site I enjoyed visiting and made it useless.

Topic by DELETED_rlanctot 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Beautiful coffee table made from old cart

This coffee table is a great reuse of an old wooden cart. Basically all the wood was replaced and the metal parts were cleaned up to create a pretty stunning piece. Makes me want to take a trip out to Urban Ore and do some digging around. before & after: drawers + coffee table + bike makeovers

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Removing a metal object from wood?

Hello! Somehow a small 9mm steel BB found it's way into a piece of wooden outdoor furniture. I know how to repair wood, but I can't seem to get the BB out. I've tried digging it out with a small knife, but that only resulted in me damaging the piece further. Do any of you have any experience with this, or ideas on further courses of action? Anything is appreciated.

Question by TheMike25 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Rubber "sand" What to do with it?

They market the stuff for installing around playground equipment. It's shredded tires. I got a load free. I plan to use some for backfill in a spot which was very rough to dig out. But I'll have leftovers. Can I vulcanize it into solid rubber? How?  Mix with concrete to make it lightweight? Or will thermal changes cause rubber to expand /contract too much?   What else could be done w/ it?  

Topic by Toga_Dan 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

How deep do i have to drill into the ground to hit water in st louis (near lambert airport)?

I have searched google for hours.  cant find any information on the approximate depth to the aquifer, water table, groundwater.... near lambert airport here in st louis, missouri.  Does anyone know of a source of graphs or charts showing depths underground to the water??.... or have personal experience digging/ trenching/ drilling/ in this area???   Thanks.

Question by framistan 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


I have an old gunpowder rocket lying around in the garage, I am debating whether or not to dig it out. It is a fairly simple thing if I remember correctly, only 2 stages and the payload has a parachute for landing. I would like to know if anybody is interested in seeing a video / slideshow / instrucable on it? While I'm there I might find my old water rocket valve. And if I'm feeling really bored, I might make my own rocket and charges :-)

Topic by DELETED_zoltzerino 9 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago