Lifting form?

Garage plates water damage; need refresher course on plate raising with threaded rod & concrete.

Question by WendellB8   |  last reply


vaccum forming?

How big of shop vac i need ? i had i lil one it only sucked at 3 it formed but not all the way im doing slot car boddies do i need a bigger one ?

Question by cameron181   |  last reply


Vacuum Forming Vinyl?

I am a student looking for some colored vinyl/plastic sheets to vacuum form bones. I need black and red and was wondering where a good place to order from and what exactly I should order. 

Question by shoeluvr95   |  last reply


Leather forming/embossing

Hi all, Curious how this necklace has been achieved. The description said the links are leather. The designer also does a lot of embossing with leather but this one is puzzling me... http://www.pinterest.com/pin/250794272973076159/

Topic by jarris   |  last reply


Cheap pourable material that will hold up against a vacuum? Answered

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. 

Question by DoctorWoo   |  last reply


Vacuum Forming Molds

hey guys ive been reading a lot lately about vacuum forming and homemade vacuum forming machines (kudos to everyone who has made one by the way, theyre awesome), because i want to start early on my halloween costume this year and after some research i found vacuum forming would be the best way to make my costume. so my question for you guys: what do i make the molds out of? unfortunately, everywhere ive looked, there hasnt been a real detailed description of how to make the molds for the parts, its usually more along the lines of "now put your molds on the platen and place the heated plastic. . ." without describing how aforementioned molds came into existence. thanks a ton in advance!

Topic by puno   |  last reply


Wanted: Someone to Vacuum form (2) 12"x8" forms

Hello Friends, I am looking for someone who is willing to vacuum form (2) antique headlight buckets for a lighting project. I have the bezel I need "copied" and would like it done in 1/4" material. The headlight bezel is approximately 12" tall and 8" wide and is kinda egg shaped. I cannot seem to locate a local business willing to do this, so I am reaching out to the community to do this. I am in Durham, NC. Thank anyone offering their service, Steve Rogers

Topic by BullCityFirearms 


C# button on a form Answered

I'm trying to make a form i have the form and the about box made i just need to assign the about box to the about button on the form does anybody know how to do that

Question by hightekrednek2396   |  last reply


how are cyclones formed? Answered

I wanted to know how is a cyclone formed.

Question by e=mc^2   |  last reply


the american form of government

This a pretty informitive video

Topic by wenpherd   |  last reply


Is writing an art form?

Is writing considered as an art form? I think it is. You create highly emotive pictures using pen and paper instead of paint or other mediums. Your opinions?

Topic by super moderator   |  last reply


New Email form

What is with the new E-mail form i get when I want to send something to someone? I can't get it to work with the computer at the library.  Why change?  It was so easy to use.  I'm not happy with what is happening to this site. All the new and improved things take longer and navigating is harder too.

Topic by rookie1   |  last reply


moderators applicattion form

Neone who wants to be a mod for this group post here. tell me why you would make a good mod, ect.

Topic by XI3 


Building a vacuum former table

I want to build a vacuum former table at home but I want to know if I can get texture and other details showing in the mold with this process.

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Can the containers and pouches of silica gel in pill bottles, new bags and the like, be used to make glass? Answered

What physical setup would be required if this is possible? Please advise, and thank you in advance.

Question by von rad   |  last reply


How can I turn stainless steel sheet metal into a cylinder? Answered

I'm working on a ice cream churn and I've hit a wall with the cylinder construction. How thick should the steel be if I want it to be thin enough to bend easily without kinks yet thick enough do that it's sturdy? I don't have many tools, so how could I bend it to the right shape and diameter could I braze the steel together using a soldering torch and brazing compond? I'm planning on making it about 16 inches diameter by 2 1/2 feet. Any help would be welcome. Thank you!

Question by sugarworm   |  last reply


Vacuum forming heat source

Hi! I am planning to build a vacuum forming machine that does not use a seperate oven to heat the plastic. For my 3D printing hobby I have come across many heated beds, also some on 230v. Could something like this (https://www.ebay.com/itm/30X30CM-750W-220V-Silicone-Heater-3D-Printer-Heated-Bed-Pad-30cm-Thermistor/401257671771?hash=item5d6cd22c5b:g:iVEAAOSwx6pYrp70) with a heat sink be used for such an application? Thanks!

Topic by ttreurniet   |  last reply


I need help selecting a type of heat-forming plastic. Can any plastic experts offer advice? Answered

 I'm nearing the end of the design phase of a project, and I need some help selecting the right material with which to make it. I'll essentially be building a solid, 3-dimensional form, and mass-producing plastic pieces by setting a plastic sheet over the form and hitting the plastic with heat (probably a heat gun), and then trimming. I would prefer a plastic that is food-safe. Are there any plastics that would "droop" onto the form when heated, but stiffen up again properly when they re-cooled?  A pliable, but still fairly rigid plastic that resembles the stuff those cheap black plastic oil receivers are made out of would be ideal. If this type of plastic exists, where would I get it? I wouldn't mind buying it in reasonable bulk, because I may be selling the end product. Thank you guys in advance.

Question by Jonny Katana   |  last reply


Anyone knows how to make a homemade Bowl Extrusion Machine?

I'm trying to do a new shapes from a used PET bottles. Is possible?

Question by martindisenio   |  last reply


Arduino Bluetooth to Visual Forms

He folks I have a problem I am trying to send data with my arduino via a hc-06 bluetooth module to my pc and display the data with visal forms, my problem is how do I get the data into Visual studio/forms? the data is a 10 cell integer array wich should be displayed as 10 textboxes. or is there a better software to create a GUI thank you in advance

Topic by Red-Fox   |  last reply


Arduino Bluetooth to Visual Forms

Hey folks I hav a problem: I am trying to make a GUI in visual forms which displays Data received from an Arduino via Arduino sent with a HC-06 Blutooth module, the data is a 10 cell integer array which should be displayed in 10 textboxes. my problem is how do I retrieve the data from the computer's bluetooth in Visual Forms/Studio. thank you for your help

Topic by Red-Fox   |  last reply


Links not forming properly in comments

Exactly what is says in the title. I have twice recently left a comment with a link attached to text, only for the link not to work*. The text goes orange, but nothing happens when you click on it. The comments I left were here and here. Links as text, just in case: https://www.instructables.com/id/TIG-Welded-Steel-Vase/  https://www.instructables.com/community/DAILY-VIEWS-UPDATER/?comments=all#CC1EGT8ICRXR5X8 (*Was that a sentence? I think it was a sentence, but it doesn't feel like a sentence...)

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


Ideas, half-formed or otherwise.

So i looked at the Luchador Mask, made from re-cycled shoes and caught myself considering the issue of a steel helmet. It'd be tricky for me to pull it off, of course, but i reckon i could.Same with the lost-wax casting i promised ages ago, and didn't get round to.I DO plan to do both of them some day, and the skittles gun, too....But anyway, who else has mooted instructables to publish, only to skip out at the last moment? Who's got what planned?I appreciate the need of some people to keep things secret, if they've got new and revolutionary projects, by the way, but i'm still asking.

Topic by Vendigroth   |  last reply


how to form an electronic circuit controlled distance formed by a voltage generator and a lamp ?

I have an electric circuit of a generator and a lamp with files I want to know what are the components necessary to control this circuit remotely

Question by makof   |  last reply


Make a Data Tracking Form in Instructables?

I like to keep track of my data re: all the instructables that I have done, and have all the data viewable in one place....would be interesting to see others, as well, but that may not be a viable function. Privacy issues, etc....Ideally, by clicking on "you", profile, etc., there could be a "statistics form", written in Excel, or such, with all this data and more...Barring this, and it would be a lot of programming work, is there a way you could simply but the total number of views, for all instructables, to date, under "stats" on the "info" sheet that appears next to an instructable that you are viewing? I have included pictures of a form that I put in use to do this very thing. Something similar, perhaps? Thanks. Cman

Question by Creativeman   |  last reply


Help create a new art-form.

A recent recall to an old BBC thread (which has been running for six years!) reminded me that some people here like Haiku.You don't know haiku?A simple form of poemOf ancient Japan.First, five syllables,Then seven, then five againIn only three lines.There are variations on the theme (a personal favourite is the SciFaiku ), so I thought, why not start a new form - the Mak-u.Try and stick to the three lines/17 syllable format, but with allowances for creativity (as per SciFaiku), and each one to include a reference, however obscure or vague, to the making process (tools, ways of making things...).Birth of an art-form,Copyleft and open-source,On Instructables.Have a go, see what you can do.The old and the young,Together, fixing the worldWith a hot-glue gun

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


Instructables forms a partnership with IKEA Hacker

Instructables is very pleased to announce that we've formed a partnership with IKEA Hacker. Jules, who runs IKEA Hacker, is a new member of the site, and I expect we'll see great things of her and the IKEA Hacker community.This is a great chance for Instructables users to gain even more exposure, and for IKEA Hackers everywhere to show the world how they do things. (IKEA-esque stick figure drawing encouraged, but by no means required.) Every Instructable added to the IKEA Hacks group will be syndicated to IKEA Hacker.Please extend the IKEA Hacker folks a warm welcome to the site.

Topic by jeffreyf   |  last reply


Is it legal to record books in the form of audiobooks?

I'm trying to do a project benefitting a local library in reading children's books and having them recorded onto CD's as audiobooks. Is it legal to record an audiobook yourself? Do I need to obtain the permission of the writers to do this? If you could cite your sources (just a link) that would be great because I have to submit this to the County Board for approval.

Question by cdubnbird   |  last reply


how to make paper mache dress form?

Step by step instructions for a paper mache body form.

Question by azztasticme   |  last reply


Windows Form app blocked by defender SmartScreen?

Hello. What can do if my Windows Form app blocked by defender SmartScreen?

Question by SzabolcsB7   |  last reply


Broad-tip calligraphy pen form skewer? Answered

I'm wondering if you can make a calligraphy pen from a bamboo skewer. Gratias, josh1324

Question by josh1324   |  last reply


how to get a video podcast form instructables??

I want to view instructables in miro or itunesps: sorry my english! soy Chileno y aqui hablamos español.

Question by carloarbol   |  last reply


How to power an opamp(with -5v) form USB?

I`m making a dac+amp with usb input and headphone out. I`m powering it from USB. The USB controller and the DAC uses 5v and 3.3V, but the opamp(LM4562) uses +-5v. How could I get this differential voltage form the 5V of the USB, even if i get less current. If you can give me a good IC, it would be great, but if you can give me even a schematic (+IC) would be awesome.

Question by fmada   |  last reply


What is the best form of charge a capacitor bank?

I want to charge a capacitor bank of 450 volts, 4000-6000 uf. With dc. I have these ideas to charge it: Cockcroft walton Flyback  What is the best way to charge it, i want that the charge time be like 2-10seconds Thanks

Question by Kurt Gerhard   |  last reply


When and what was the first form/type of money?

I know about barter but what/when was actual money first about!?!?!?!?!?!???

Question by a.r.m.h   |  last reply


Free prints form the Make It Real Challenge

Looking for any information about the Free 3D prints offered during the Make It Real Challenge. Its been over 3 months since the challenge closed out and i've yet to hear anything regarding the 2 free prints i won. I've left a comment on the thread that offered the prints, and i've sent messages to know admins and to the service@instructables.com email.  Can anyone give me any information on the status of the prints from the Make It Real Challenge?

Topic by mpilchfamily   |  last reply


Form still playing up when posting

I know it has been discussed a few times but I still have problems answering questions in the forum. Right now the post button did not do anything for about about 3 minutes. Of course I pressed it again a few times only to be greated later with a list of back end errors. I do understand that server works, updates and so on can cause delays or other problems to the user but the current state is far from being any good to a user outside the US. There is no way of knowing when server works are happening and a simple "backend error" does not cover it. Either block posting during server works completely and show a corresponding message like done in most other forums or at least give the user a meaningful error message in a good time so he knows what is going on. It is not nice to constantly delete double postings or see backend errors for no good reason. Same for posting a new topic: nothing happens for ages and finally you see a useless error or just a blank white page. Please fix it one way or the other as I doubt I'm alone with the problem. Thanks!

Topic by Downunder35m 


Softening bone? Make pliable for slight forming.

Hello! :)  I am hoping someone can help me. I carve   faux claws, fangs,and bone rings.  There are times I wish I could soften the bone, as when carving a claw from a rib bone, It would be nicer if I could remove the marrow , soften the bone and bring the 2 curved ends together, or when making rings using sections cut from a thigh bone, I end up with piece's  that are odd shaped and too thin walled to carve out room for a finger.  If I could find a way to soften the bone i could squeeze the bone some to get a usable round shape ,(after bracing and letting dry.), and I would have more usable maternal  I remember when I was growing up, we were up in the villages and a VISTA volunteer came for the summer. He had in his room a bone in a bottle, not soft, but hard , no cuts in the bottle . Us kids tried to figure out how he got it in there as the bone was a little bigger than the opening. Before he left he finally told us he had soaked the bone so it was pliable and able to fit through the smaller opening, once inside it went back to it's shape and dried hard again.   For the life of me I can't remember what it was he soaked it in. If anyone knows, or has a idea , it would be greatly appreciated if you would let me know.   Have a great day, or night ( I know I spend hours here when I can't sleep and am "Night owling". lol ). I love this place!! :) :)    Leo4613   :)

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What kind of tanks would I need to store liquefied hydrogen, and oxygen or gas forms? But not h2o form.? Answered

What kind of tanks would I need to store liquefied hydrogen, and oxygen or gas forms? But not h2o form.

Question by nfarrow   |  last reply



Anybody Want To Form An Instructables Halo Reach Clan?

I was just wondering if anybody would want to form a Halo Reach Clan specifically for instructable members? It would be pretty cool! Comment below if you want to! :) GamerTag: BL4EST

Topic by MackeFeet 


how do you remove a profile form instructbles? Answered

I am geting out of school and i have no computer.

Question by yo man   |  last reply


coding method of resistances in the form of 4k7, 8k2 or 560R? Answered

I just want to know the values of 8k2, 2k2, 1k5 and 560R and what type of coding method it is?

Question by acs1956   |  last reply


how to fill out a free sample form for electronics?

so i recently found some instructables telling me i could get free samples from electronic companies. but you have to fill out a form. which i dont know how to do. which i know sounds realllly stupid. it asks for things like job title, company,application, project name and so on. could someone please help me on this?

Question by andyweigl   |  last reply


Can i post a personal contest in the form of an instructable? Answered

I would like to host a personal weapons contest at some point in the future. Will i be able to post information about the contest as an instructable or will i have to have it a a comment on the contests page?

Question by DIYWEAPONS   |  last reply


Issues with signing 'Winners declaration and release' form with DocuSign

Hi, I have already contacted instructables about these issues last week and they are trying to fix them however I am hoping in the mean time some past contest winners and other members could help me with my issues with signing the document 'Winners declaration and release' sent to me by email using DocuSign after I recently won a contest. The first problem that I am having is that the document requires two separate different signatures, mine (the winner) and my parent/guardian's (required because I am under 18 years old) however the DocuSign interface will only let me sign the same signature in both locations however this is not what is requested by the form, I am not even sure if it is even possible to sign two separate different signatures on the same form using the DocuSign interface. The second issue is that my SSN number is requested on the form but as I'm not from America so I do not have an SSN number, fortunately in the email that I got with the link to sign this form I was told that 'if international, enter all 0 for SSN' so I attempted this but this SSN (000-00-0000) was 'invalid' and would not be accepted by DocuSign, after experimenting I discovered that the each 'segment' of the SSN must have a value greater than 0 for it to be valid and accepted by DocuSign meaning that the SSN 001-01-0001 was accepted but as I am international I have to 'enter all 0 for SSN' but as I've just demonstrated this is 'invalid' so I cannot complete this form for this reason as well. If anyone else could assist on these issues I will be very grateful, thanks, Alex Maund EDIT: after receiving a third reminder to sign the form by autodesk, I have got impatient and submitted the form with the same signature (my parent's) in both places as this is the only option that I can do and there have been no visible signs of progress with the fixing of the mentioned issues in over a week so I hope that the form I have submitted is OK and valid as this is the best I can do. I managed to get the SSN 000-00-0000 accepted when I opened the document used my iPad and the IOS version of DocuSign's website.

Topic by Maundy   |  last reply


Extremely small arduino using dip16 form factor?

I am looking for a extremely small arduino board close to this one that I have.-> www.anatools.com/anarduino-kit/ I want a smaller form factor and I dont need need the serial headers, or even the extended sides as I can solder strait to the headers. I tried making my own board using eagle, and diptrace but I am running into alot of issues making it so compact. I was wondering if anyone has already made a board and have to eagle files, or know of any eagle files that I can have so I can etch my own board. Any help would be great! Thanks!

Question by newrev426   |  last reply


B968 Round one- concealable weapons Submission Form

Members of my knex tournament: please give a link to me .ENTRIES

Topic by builder968   |  last reply


fiberglass for resin forms VS fiberglass for thermal insulation?

I see woven or braided fiberglass (in tube, rope, sheet, band) for use as 1)  a seal where the seal is going to be exposed to high temperature (eg: stove door gasket); 2)  for use as a thermal guard (eg: tubing around electrical wire); 3)  and then used for it's' strength in resin impregnated sheet (egs: roof sheeting; mould making; boat building). My question is whether there's any difference between the fiberglass fabrics available for thermal and resinous uses? Are they interchangable? Fiberglass is fiberglass no?

Question by balisticsquirel   |  last reply


Capacitance transforms electrical energy into what other form? Answered

I've been working on my understanding of electricity. So I am a little ignorant on the subject. From what I've read, there are 3 fundamental ways energy is consumed in a circuit: resistance (R), capacitance (C), and inductance (L). But that's just the terminology, right? Energy is never consumed, it's transformed. So resistance primarily creates heat. Inductance primarily creates magnetism or a magnetic field. Capacitance??? Capacitance transforms electrical energy into what other form of energy?

Question by Vorenus   |  last reply