restoring a knife

I recently acquired a knife in poor condition. It is a Frost Cutlery Flying Falcon lock back. The thumb catch knob is missing and I was wondering if any one had an idea to replace it. Also, I was wondering if anyone had any info on stainless rostfrei.

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

Camcorder Restoration?

So I have this old VHS camcorder that is sitting around my house. I want to make it into a decent filmmaking camera. however, I think the imager is bad, and the industry has moved away from VHS. So what I want to do is replace the bad Imager with a HD Imager, maybe a 35mm digital Imager. I also want to replace the VHS deck with a removable portable hard drive, set up to record in an industry standard file format. How much do you think this would cost? Can I be directed to a store that has these parts? Any other thoughts?

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

restoring an emachines computer

I've got an emachines computer that isn't wanting to restore properly, some symantec ghost problem, seems common with emachines. All i want to do is get it working again, without paying someone to do it. I preferebly want it to run using XP, its original operating system. Anyone know how to this?

Topic by wingman246 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Restore night light? Answered

Is there something I can do to make night lights like this work again?  The package always says 'lasts a lifetime', but somehow mine always die after just a few years. This has happened with several different brands.

Question by mole1 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Headlight Restoration on the cheap.

How to restore your dull plastic headlamps to like new, for about $4.00 (if your lamps are dirty on the inside, that is a whole other instructable): Step 1 - Wash the headlamps with common dish soap and allow to dry thoroughly, this will remove the dirt and oils from the lamp. Step 2 - Using regular rubbing compound or silver polish (I used Silvo brand silver polish (about $4.00 a can here in Canada), it may work with copper polish as well) Apply a small amount of compound or polish using a soft cotton cloth (an old t-shirt or sheet cut into manageable size) gently rub the lamp in a circular motion (the amount of pressure is determined by the severity of the dullness, you may need to repeat the procedure more than once) allow the polish or rubbing compound to dry to a haze, usually by the time your done both lamps the first one will be ready to perform the next step. Step 3 - Using a clean dry cotton cloth buff the lens to remove all of the haze, if the lamp still looks dull repeat step 2. Step 4 - Once you are satisfied that the lenses are as polished as they will get, wax both lamps with a high quality auto wax, (a wax containing carnuba is the best) Mother's or Maguires works great. The wax will prevent bugs, dust and dirt from sticking to the lamp and it will retain it's clarity for a long time, if the lamp starts to look dull simply apply a new coat of wax. Step 5 - Stand back and admire your newly restored headlamps - you will be amazed at how much further you can see at night. *The attached photo is of my headlamp on my 1998 Suzuki Esteem - The before picture is from another 1998 Suzuki Esteem, my lamps were almost as bad as the one pictured here.

Topic by DELETED_Silent Ninja Bunny 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

restore laminate countertops ?

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

restore nmap profiles

Hey guyz, i used to work with zenmap GUI 4 n 5 these lastest days, and i changed some profiles like the intense scan can anyone tell me how can i restore them ? or bring me the default command ? thanks !

Question by 3n!Gma 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How to clean and restore Linoleum Tiled floors?

How would you clean and restore Linoleum tiles.

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

Restore an old steam trunk

This is a quick CALL FOR HELP regarding the restoration of an old steam trunk. The idea is to convert it into a stylish coffee table and storage space and I could really use your suggestions on how to strengthen it's construction and embellish it's exterior. With your help I'll go forward with the plans and publish my progress here. The timeline is also important since the trunk occupies considerable space in our little apartment, so ideally I would like to finish all the woodwork within the next couple of weeks (until beginning of May 2012). The exterior and small touches could wait. HOW I FOUND THE TRUNK I found the trunk next to our dumpster 2 days ago and I just couldn't believe it - Who would throw away such a beautiful thing? - Was I such a good boy that Garbage Santa gave me this gift for Passover/Easter? I hauled it to our flat - my wife asking me what did the cat drag in this time.. (she just loves it that pack our home/car with stuff I find) she couldn't believe her eyes when she saw it. Since we live in a flat with almost no storage space it's very difficult to put together all the needed materials for this project, plus, I insist on doing it with recycled wood (what I find lying around) so to minimize costs. Requirements: @ The trunk should be sturdy (kids might climb on it at some point, ~20kg on the lid). @ It will probably hold a big pile of magazines (10 - 40 kg on the bottom), pillows/blankets. @ I want to add 4 or 6 casters to the bottom so it'll be more mobile. @ I think there should be additional internal support where the leather handles are so when they're pulled I won't be standing with one side of the trunk in my hand. Materials: - Wood - I currently have a solid pine wood dresser in my car, ready to be disassembled for it's beams (?) - OSB - there is some around where I work, 10mm thick. I'll try to find any more materials you'll suggest. Tools: - Drill (and screws) - Glue gun - Staple gun - Carpenter's glue - Hammer - Oxalic acid - Will need to finally buy a Gigsaw.... Trunk internal measurements: Length - 980mm Height - Box - 485mm, Lid - 105mm Depth - 559mm The trunk's side thickness is about 7-8mm made of ply wood covered with black leather. I has seen better days, but it's in relatively good condition. We were thinking of gluing the black surfaces with some sort of bright colored wallpaper (leaving the black leather lining with pins visible) so it would give it some sort of lightness - less bulky. I was also thinking of maybe gluing some sort of fabric with a cool vintage design, but it seems like a lot of work making it look good, stretched with no wrinkles, excess glue... plus it'll probably gather a lot more dust than a wallpaper (I'm allergic). There are two issues that concern me: 1. A fear that this current design isn't strong enough for a clumsy family. 2. I want to attach the corner supports and lid OSB without needing to drill the exterior (too much). I thought of using a lot of glue, but I'm not sure it's the best way to go. What do you think? I'm also attaching this design in Google SketchUp.

Topic by Mr.Bahur 7 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Restoring an old charcoal iron

Hi guys! I found a beautiful charcoal iron at a flea-market and grabbed it up without giving it much thought. Now I have no idea how to bring it back to it`s former glory. The base is iron, and pretty damn corroded iron at that. The good part is that it isn't chipping. The bad part is that the whole thing is orange... The handle is made of wood and there's no way that I can see to take it off. Any ideas?

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

restoring ovalia egg chair

I am trying to restore an original thor larsen ovalia egg chair for my game room.  i have stripped out all of the old worn out fabric from the interior down to the bare rough fiberglass.  i'm trying to adhere fabric to this rough fiberglass using spray adhesives with little success so far.  i have tried using 3m super 77 adhesive and also misty foam and fabric adhesive.  my test piece of fabric pulled off easily after letting the adhesive set up for over 24 hours.  i'm wondering if anyone has some ideas on this process of adhering fabric to fiberglass that i may be missing.  i've looked for info on restoring a piece like this one and have come up short so far.  so any info or ideas of things to try would be welcome. thanks!

Topic by cej0 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

System restore has never worked on 3 yr.old computer. States "your computer was not restored.

Restore points are always created by myself and the computer. Not once has restore worked on this xp home system

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

My ipod touch won't restore...

I PHONED APPLE AND MY IPOD IS BROKEN! I HAVE TO PAY $200 TO GET IT FIXED! Well, I was trying to fix my syncing problems, so i put it into recovery mode, and hooked it up to the computer. I pressed restore, and I thought it was going to work until it said "preparing ipod to restore" or something like that. And then an unknown error occurred, error 1611. I tried restarting the computer, and i reinstalled iTunes. Nothing is happening or changing. Help please!

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

Need help with antique brass lamp

Hello All: I found this antique brass lamp and would like to restore it. I'm looking for information on how to clean it up and remove the tarnish. There's the chemical way (for instance, Brasso or others) or the "natural" way (I saw a vinegar, salt, flour paste). Has anyone had any experience with this that they can share? Also, I'm looking at what the final restoration will be. I have 3 ideas: 1. Restore it to it's brassy, original self with a torchiere globe (as in the last picture), 2. Restore it to original but modify it with an RGB LED nightlight in the base (next-to-last picture), 3. Clean it up but give it a steampunkish look by painting it a copper color, adding Edison bulbs to the 3 armatures, and maybe some etching on the globe. Any other ideas? Thanks, Kevin

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

spong no. 2 coffee grinder

Where can I get the replacement catcher cup? I just got one and it needs cleaning ok just dishwashing soap? how long will I leave it outside to dry? any recommendations on what to spray it with? the paint is good, i just want a spray to prevent rust and would like to use it for my french press coffee in am. thank you

Question by heart523 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

how to restore DWG file in AutoCad 2009? Answered

How to restore DWG file in AutoCad 2009? Bakup didn't manage to be made. in temporary folders it isn't present. I tried by AutoCad program restore file. but autocad couldn't restore this file. Advise me still options, please!

Question by magnusjohannesson3 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

how 2 restore deleted files?

Question by sujondx 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

how to make dynamic voltage restorer ?

Question by Karan Goriya 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

How to fix restore error 1604 on a iPod Touch 1st Gen.?

How do you fix restore error 1604 on a iPod Touch 1st Gen.? Thanks. I have not tried to jailbreak it or anything like that. Also it's stuck in restore mode already.

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

how to restore a 2*2 rubix cube?

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

How do I restore an old bmw?

Question by dudebroseph13 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

What would the first step be to restore this? Answered

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

Where can I get a large ring lever for a Red Ryder?

It was recently handed down to me and wasn't in the best of condition, so I'm working on restoring it. Included in my restoration effort is a determination to find a large-ringed lever so I can flip-cock it. I've looked everywhere. If anyone knows where, online or elsewhere, I can get one, your help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Question by DrWeird117 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Windows 10 in auto repair loop and user accounts disappeared from windows directory ?

I have a Lenovo 100s netbook with Windows 10. I was prompted to use Real-image to clean up and restore the Registry. When the computer rebooted it went to the auto rep[air and diagnostics process and then into the reinstall/recover options. The computer does not have a DVD reader and no boot option to allow for booting from a DVD or USB recovery medium. I have tried to restore the Registry using the C:/ prompt and scripting, but I can only obtain the Windows Directory. The User Directory is not listed. Can anyone help please?

Question by don1949 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

How to do a hard syatem restore on a dell Latitude D620?

I have a dell latitude D620 how do i do a hard system restore all the way back to the factory settings? All I have is the Laptop & the Charger I do not have the Boot CDs 

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

Restore apps with iPhone back-up? Answered

My mum just got a new iPhone after her old one broke, we had backed it up the instant before she went to hand it in to be repaired. When we synced it, it only installed all the music but no apps! Please help! Thanks, Flannel UK

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

Ideas for restoring a steamer trunk on a budget?

I acquired this great steamer trunk today with the intent of turning it into a coffee table/storage trunk for my growing collection of jadeite glassware.  However, I was so excited about finding it that I didn't inspect it as closely as I should have, and as a result, I've now got a very rusty steamer trunk on my hands - in some places the rust got so bad that it ate through the metal entirely, showing the wood beneath.   Now, as a college student, I simply just don't have the budget to get it professionally restored, and I'm okay with that; I'm looking at it as more of a stopgap than an investment.  But, I was wondering if there was something else I could do to fix it up?  I considered stripping off the remaining tin sheeting and using a rust-stopper on the hinges, etc, priming the exposed wood, and then simply painting over the entire thing. Any suggestions, tips, etc, are very much appreciated!

Question by your-nibs 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Facebook Login Restored + other bugfixes

We just did a release that should fix the following: 1. facebook login is back 2. All users can now add to guides 3. fixed the count on the contests forum 4. Deleting " from keywords no longer gives a 400 error There are a bunch of other things that were fixed that should improve the site experience for everyone. If you see issues let us know! Gregg Horton QA Engineer

Topic by frenzy 7 years ago

Restore Painted Letters on Keyboard Keys

White dry transfer letters can be purchased from:;=item1e6fe6b202#ht_3538wt_785 for $6.67. The letters are typically used in model railroading. Clean the keyboard keys with a mild cleaner on a damp cloth. Wipe dry. Remove any partial letters with a pencil or ballpoint pen eraser. Apply the letters to the keys per the instructions on the package. A dull pencil works well. Lightly coat the key with clear nail polish. Should look like new and will last longer than the original.

Topic by rwemerson 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Want to restore old calculator by adding silvery foil trim.

How can I adhere silvery looking (aluminum) foil to an old plastic hand held calculator? Heat? Pressure?

Question by marian1936 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

New/swapped columns in Instructables -- restored

On Monday 8 Feb 2010, I wrote: I'm not sure that I like the swapped page layout -- with the author info, staff feature options, and so forth on the left side.  Since English is read left-to-right, this means that administrative info is given "top billing", while the actual Instructable content is relegated to second place.  It also means that some of that content is cut off of the viewer's display, depending on how they have chosen to size their browser window.  The fact that I'bles makes assumptions about browser size and shape is, of course, wrong in the first place, but the new layout makes that wrongness even more obvious to the casual user. UPDATE:  Tuesday morning, 9 Feb 2010, the administrative info is back on the right side of the page.

Topic by kelseymh 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Restoring a formatted Xbox 360 Hard Drive?

My 120Gb hard drive wasnt working right so i formatted it and lost everything, i bought a 20Gb and want to restore my 120Gb back to normal so i can transfer stuff from the 120GB to 20GB.

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

how do i restore a disabled i pod touch 16gb?

The screen says disabled connect to i tunes. I can't get it connected. bought it like. I connected it to i tunes and it doesn't give me a option to restore

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

How do you restore your iPod Touch to factory settings without updating?

I have a download limit (up to 300MB) with Hughesnet Internet, and I cannot download the most recent iPod Touch update. How can I restore my iPod Touch to the original factory settings (no apps except the ones that came with it)? I think I got some sort of virus on it, but I called Apple and they said to restore it. I just got my iPod yesterday, and am kind of bummed that the apps aren't working :( Thanks a million, Techman

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

HELP?! I need some advice on chair restoration!

I have spotted this chair in a charity shop, I have been looking for a similar style to this for my flat to restore/up-cycle. I plan to either have the cushion restored or to recover in a soft furnishing for a different look However... I am a total novice to this kind of this so I was just wondering: 1. What I should pay for a chair like this, in this condition? 2. How much would it cost to reupholster both DIY & by a professional? 3. How much it would be worth when finished? Any help and advice given would be much appreciated, as I really am unsure! Thanks!

Topic by beccajames7 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

iPod mini frozen on Language Selection after upgrade to CF and restored

Using your instructions, i upgraded my ipod mini to 8GB CF card, and everything went fine thru restore, but when i disconnected from the computer and clicked Menu, it froze on the Language Selection screen....any ideas???

Question by susan64 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

All my HTML disappeared

I noticed that everything I've done in HTML has disappeared from all of my Instructables!!! These are several featured and 1st/grand prize winning Instructables that I custom formatted in HTML for best effect. Can you please restore them? Will re-activating my Pro membership automatically restore them? If not, can you please restore it for me from a database backup or something?

Topic by frank26080115 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

How to restore project 2010 corrupted file? Answered

Hello all, I have many projects that has been maintained over a many month period.  When I edit any field I get the message Microsoft Project has stopped working. Then it closes.  I happens on multiple Laptops.  The saved file size goes from 20 MB to 60 MB. Any Ideas!

Question by melanirudolph 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Are there any guides to restoring little red wagons?

I have one of those old Radio Flyer red wagons, it was a wonderful little toy when I was a kid, but now it is a rusty and sad thing in my backyard. The wheels still work, the handle still turns, but the wheels have big patches of rust, and so does the metal container on top of the wheels. I wanna make it look good again, maybe mod it a bit?

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

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 8 years ago

How do I restore my I pod touch that show disabled connect to I tunes?

I connected to i tunes but it doesn't seem to connect. I'm not the original owner. people tell me that it gives in option in the summary to restore but i doesn't give me that option. a little screen comes up saying to unlock jens i pod.

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

ipod nano froze at language selection after restore?

 My apple i-Pod nano ( 1st gen), froze, after I restored it. It is stuck on the language selection, and no buttons work, I have tried a reset, and a hard reset to no avail.Nor can I get it to disk mode.  If this is a flash drive problem, is there a way I can erase the flash, download from another i-pod, and reinstall.  If its a hardware problem, is there a way to fix that?

Question by drh1919 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Why did Text/Photos Disappear from my Instructable? | HOW TO FIX!

If I had a dollar for every time I accidentally clicked on another place on the screen while working on an Instructable, resulting in loss of data... Even if you click the save button many times, if you suddenly quit, the editor won't remember what you did. I've seen SO MANY comments saying that the editor didn't save what they wrote right before uploading, so I decided to share what I do to help stop this... Most members will see this forum topic only when it's too late, but at least they might remember this for future I'bles... 1. Open a "Preview" version of the Instructable in a new tab. If your computer crashes, you might be able to restore previous tabs, and your computer should remember what was written in the preview. Then you can copy and paste everything where it needs to be... 2. Send yourself an email of each step. Just copy and words of each step and paste them on one draft email... 3. Take screenshots. At least you'll be able to see what you wrote... Hope this helps! Please leave ideas of what else you can do in the comments

Topic by Yonatan24 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Does anyone know how to replace the cloth and lettering on a slightly wizened-looking hardback book? Answered

I've got quite attached to a 60's history book, and was wondering if there was some way to replace its cloth covering and gilt letters so it look a bit better after it's long use. As far as I can tell, the binding is solid, its just the cloth is a bit stained and fraying, that's all. Thanks a lot guys :)

Question by Artekus 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

I am restoring a table and this was one of my ideas for the top, I would like opinions? Answered

The table is all black with Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban quotes on it, really I'm just wondering if people like it and if not I'll change it as I'm on the fence

Question by The Science Guy 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Unjailbreaking Help

I have a 4th generation ipod touch that is jailbroken. I jailbroke it by using redsnow. Some of the apps cash now so i can't use them, and its a little slower than usual. So, i've decided to unjailbreak it. If I restore it on itunes, will it go back to normal? If I restore it and put on the backed up data, will it include all of the save data on apps, bookmarks on safari, contacts data, and other stuff like that? Do I need to uninstall redsnow from my computer before I restore it? Is there anything that could happen that could possibly make my ipod forever unusable and broken? And does it take a couple hours for it to restore and put on all of the back up data, because I have about 28 gigs of stuff on my ipod? Sorry for all of the questions, but I'm just really concerned that if i try to restore it, something will happen and it will just be a $300 paperweight. Thanks in advance to anyone who can answer these questions.

Topic by vortex weasel 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

how do i restore my avatar to default?

You know when you first sign up how your avatar is just a gray guy how do i change my avatar back? hey why can't i put a pic in my question?

Question by miiwii3 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Ipod touch 2g wont open on itunes error 0xE800000A??

I pressed update  nope i tried force restore/dfu, nope i tried shift clicking with a felix burns ispw nope i dont know what to do and its really peeving me off its jailbroken with 3.1.2 firmwear  please answer soon my ipod is my life D': i am running windows vista with itunes 9

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