I recently bought a used drill but it came without  a key for the chuck. does anyone have any ideas for a  DIY chuck key or a cheap replacement? THANKS!

Asked by embochner 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Tender Chuck Steak?

How do I get a chuck steak to be tender after it is cooked?

Asked by pasqually 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

i need a scientific answer for why people look up when thinking.?

When people are honestly thinking...why look up??? a great thought through, scienctitic answer would b appreciated!

Asked by cheezies 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How much is this worth? Answered

I have a shortstick that screws apart into nunchucks and I might sell it but have no idea how much its worth.  Can anyone help?

Asked by builderkidj 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Chuck Norris: Clown or Cool?

I grew up watching Braddock but Walker is a ............ CLOWN!  Furthermore, Braddock would kick that Texas Ranger down the road!

Posted by onrust 7 years ago

Kinzo (Dremel clone tool chuck)

Hi you all, Firstly, English is not my natural language, so please bear with me I bought some time ago a Dremel clone, Kinzo X-power mini grinder, (image atached below), and I am wondering if someone have this tool, or if you know if the original Dremel chuck will fit on this one These are the chucks I've seen http://www.ebay.es/sch/?_nkw=dremel%20chuck&clk;_rvr_id=707068506358&mfe;=search and this is my dremel clone Thanks in advance

Posted by Apolo8 4 years ago

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

Thank you for your help. This question has been troubling me for years.

Asked by jack.wh 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Camp Kitchen or chuck box designs?

Does anyone have good instructions for a camp kitchen/scout chuck box? I'm looking for something as lightweight as possible.?

Asked by Pandroe 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

how much wood could a wood chuck chuck, if a wood chuck could chuck wood? Answered

How many... im thinking 11.

Asked by GianniMora 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Words of Advice from Chuck Close: "Just Get to Work!"

"Inspiration is for amateurs. I just get to work." - Chuck CloseChuck Close paints incredible portraits of himself and others with his unique style even though he holds the brush between his teeth due to being a quadriplegic. He is awesome and his paintings are beautiful in person. In a recent interview with Terry Gross, Chuck gives some great advice for anyone who can't think of what to do. Don't wait for inspiration, just get into the habit of making and ride it. After all, Chuck does well with this and here's how he describes himself:I'm a nervous wreck. I'm a slob. I have no patience. And I'm rather lazy. All those things would seem to guarantee that I would not make work like I make. But I didn't want to just go with my nature.More great stuff here.via Drawn!

Posted by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

how much wood would an undead wood chuck chuck? Answered

Just wondering

Asked by pyra_builder_1337 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Chuck Norris Jokes

Whats your favorite Chuck Norris Joke?

Posted by mikaelthemycologist 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

What is your favorite Chuck Norris joke?

There are many jokes about good ol' Chuck:  Every night the Boogey Man checks under his bed for Chuck Norris; Jesus can walk on water, Chuck Norris can swim through land.  Those are a few examples but there are hundreds more. Share your best!

Posted by VerendusVir 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

How much would could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?


Asked by STFU.! 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Ideas By Chuck

Hey,  I would like to invite you all to check out my blog - ideasbychuck.com.  I have been doing it for about two years now, and basically what it is is me giving away my ideas.  It has been featured on Gawker.com, in Inventors Digest, and on CNN Headline News.  Thanks,   Chuck

Posted by ideasbychuck 8 years ago

hand drill problems?? Answered

I bought a old hand drill for really cheaply it just needed cleaning up im having some problems how do i remove the chuck its stuck it dosent have any screws in the chuck so how do i remove it?

Asked by sharlston 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How do you vote for the instructables? Answered

Asked by Wood Chuck 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Looking for a small CNC Spindle Motor with chuck?

I am having a hard time finding a small dc or ac motor to use a spindle for a small CNC machine. It has a dremel on it now, but would like a single motor. Such as this which has an adjustable chuck, but are sold out. Only other one I found was This, but would like some more options. Is there another website to look at? wouldn't mind a used or surplus one as well. Thanks

Asked by ChromationSystems 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Chuck Messer of Tackle Design and The Open Prosthetics Project on Smash Lab

I finally got a chance to watch the sneak preview of Discovery's new Smash Lab* last night, and imagine my surprise to see someone I know hosting! Chuck Messer, one of the four Smash Lab hosts, is a partner at Tackle Design the people behind the The Open Prosthetics Project, which also has an Open Prosthetics group on Instructables. Tackle Design and my own Squid Labs shared many similarities, so Chuck and I would share stories about how we each ran the companies; he even managed to visit Squid Labs when we were still located in Emeryville (pre-control tower). It's great to see good people getting wider recognition, and I wish Chuck and Smash Lab success!disclosure - Discovery is an advertiser on Instructables, and has been advertising for Smash Lab. This is not part of their advertising.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

new knex website!!!

hey knexers, go to blogsontheweb.webs.com. it is a site about bloging about knex, like this one, but just knex. on it my name is chuck

Posted by thatgreasymechanicguy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Pro membership not showing up

Hi I bought and paid for a Pro membership and it does not show up.  How can I fix this Thanks Chuck

Posted by Talever 6 years ago

Way to go instructables!

I know this is a little strange, however I thought it was cool. I always type in instructables into google when I want to come here. So you know how google gives suggestions like if type in chuck norr the it will come up as chuck norris underneath. Well, recently instructables has been suggested when i only type in inst instead of instr. Sooooo good job! Now we have to make it to just I

Posted by patriots8888 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

DIY Mini Drill Machine

Hi everybody! I have bought a mini drill chuck from banggoog.com. But unfortunately it's hole is smalle than my DC motor. i don't even know the motor I have is 12v or 6v but i have ran this motor on 12v but i didnt burnt. its tip is bigger than my drill chuck. Any ideas how I can fix this?

Posted by NajabatK 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

can a cracked plasma tv screen be fixed? or replaced economicely?

My lovely children chucked a toy at my new 3D plasma!

Asked by Dux 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Brilliant zipper mod on converse sneakers

Check out the cool mod my new friend Qarlyq did on her chucks. Simply and easy to implement, and they look fantastic.

Posted by rachel 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

can i attach .8mm bit on power drill?

I have a power drill of chuck size 1.5mm can i attach .8 mm bit on that help me

Asked by Brave_heart 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

iPad ambient light sensor a camera? Answered

Is it possible that the iPad's "ambient light sensor" is really a camera and the camera will be activated in a software update (like the iPod touch (2nd gen) with the Bluetooth introduction in OS 3.0)? 

Asked by johnlalevee 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Can a troll help themselves? Answered

  I have seen some interesting things in the last year.  I happen to get out more than some others but I do feel like I'm missing out on ......???????     If a person is stuck like Chuck, is there any hope?

Asked by onrust 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Variable frequency generator? Answered

I'm looking for a way to build a simple frequency generator that generates high and low frequencies. I was thinking of using a POT to control the frequency range. I looked for it all around but the search didn't help much.

Asked by Misac-kun 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Hey im writing a chapter story and i need some tips help and suggestions o.k here is what ive got there are 2 main characters chuck and jeff they are best friends chuck is a iraq veteran who got kicked out for traces of class a drugs and jeff is a serious gamer they both live in a chicks hous (yet to be named) and they go to liberty city for a illegal weapons deal but the buyers turn out to be cops and they just escape but they get caught and end up in prison but with bribing they get out but theyre still wanted alsothey meet a guy called tristan who helps them to get an old friend out (HAYD) and thats when i run out of ideas so can you help me by the way it is action/comedy

Posted by NZ_DEATHEAGLE 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

anybody got a simple ,decent plan or idea for a wooden 3 jaw chuck? Answered

Ive been experimenting with a cone in a barrel type concept for opening, closing the jaws, but its not working,i specify wood because metalwork is not my forte niether is my tooling geared for metal.

Asked by afridave 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

So, How'd Halloween Go?

So with the last of the Western world winding down, how'd the festivities go for ya'll?I had fun scaring the crud outa people (see upcoming ible), got sucker punched a couple times, went Chuck Norris a couple times, and learned never to leave out candy...

Posted by KentsOkay 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Broken digi camera; what could I make with it?

My old compact digital camera is sitting looking at me accusingly, is there anything I could make out of the bits and peices? I feel bad just chucking it out. Im thinking earrings from the circuitry but not sure beyond that. Any Ideas?

Asked by kitwah 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Ho to make a hole in a shelf?

I need to run some cables up the back of a built in bookshelf.  How can I make a neat hole if my drill will not fit, I am trying to avoid purchasing a 90 deg Chuck? I thought of using my small electric screwdriver but it does not have the power to drive the bit.

Asked by Lylec 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Looking for a song name.

It's from the scene in the movie I now pronounce you chuck and larry, when they are walking into the courtroom through the crowds. Can't really describe it, sir of like dum dum dum dum dumdumdum over and over and a voice goes doo do do near the start. Can you please tell me what it is?

Asked by XOIIO 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Miniature smoke machine for a briefcase anyone?

Ok. So i ordered this really cool briefcase on Ebay and I'm just dying to put a smoke machine in it. Got any idea's? It would have to battery powered and obviously small enough to fit in a briefcase. I was thinking about chucking a few LED's in there as well but that shouldn't be any problem.

Asked by nicholasfmccarthy 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How to open and repair cordless hand drill? Answered

Today i was drilling and it started to smoke. It does that only when working. It smells like plastic and i can see fire inside, behind the motor, What's burning? Than i tried to open the cover but it seems something is still holding at the end of the machine. Should i unscrew also the chuck?   THX

Asked by Karletto555 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

oil press

Hey guys, I really would like to make an oil press (olive oil etc).  Now this seems to me to be something that is very makeable (could be wrong), something that doesn't need to be expensive as they currently are to buy?   has anyone made one that they can chuck me a link or want to try make one?  think it would be a pretty cool thing to add to the instructables community.  thanks.

Posted by DeVid3aN 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Possible way to charge a cordless drill?

So I was thinking, would it be possible to charge a cordless drill by turning the whole chuck-thingy (the part that the motor spins)? I thought that would make sense, since you are just doing what the drill does but in reverse, but I think there may be some voltage problems you'd run into... Any ideas?

Asked by masterbuilder 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Would it be possible to make a wood lathe using a weed wacker motor ? Answered

 Would I be able to power a wood lathe just using a weed wacker motort? Would I be able to hook a chuck right to it or would I have to use a system of pulleys. I just want to be able to turn small wooden goblets and pens.

Asked by imthatguy1125 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Automatic LED light for cordless drill?

As far as I know, DeWalt has not incorporated lights into their cordless drills as some other manufacturers have.  Could someone make an LED light which would come on when the magnetic field produced by the drill motor is sensed?  Perhaps a sensor taped to the drill body, and a small LED light pointing forward, or a ring of light around the drill chuck?

Posted by jonwells 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 months ago

Automatic LED light for cordless drill????

As far as I know, DeWalt has not incorporated lights into their cordless drills as some other manufacturers have. Could someone make an LED light which would come on when the magnetic field produced by the drill motor is sensed? Perhaps a sensor taped to the drill body, and a small LED light pointing forward, or a ring of light around the drill chuck? Rufus 123Movies GoMovies

Posted by achanakbhayank 5 weeks ago  |  last reply 5 weeks ago

Seems it is possible to blow an amp

Well, apparently something is wrong with my sub amp, not the sub itself, at least it doesn't sound blown to me. But it definatly does sound different than last time I used it and there is a slight growling sound you can barely hear if you turn it up to a certain point, almost like the voice coil rubbing but a softer sound as I do know what that sounds like. Time to chuck the amp eh?

Posted by Punkguyta 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Bluetooth handheld remote (like a simpler wii 'chuck) accelerator/brake trigger assembly, what else is it called?

Hi All, Easy question (for someone), on this handheld bluetooth remote control, what is the hardware name for the accelerator/brake trigger assembly? It moves for and aft to control a bldc motor and motor brake circuit. I've been looking around and can only locate the 2 axis joystick. I would like to incorporate this into a different housing if I can find it. Thanks.

Asked by racecar666 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


I am looking for ideas for an explosion for water bottles or soda bottles.I am not looking for: coke and mentoes sugarcubes and vault vinegar and baking soda My version of an exploding bottle is chucking one up in the air an watching it blow up when it hits the ground. Please post some Ideas!(or if you happen to come across a way to invent a watter bottle cannon, that shoots full water bottles...POST IT!!!!) i can also give you help on all of your explosion needs. or you can email me at sockerpro@gmail.com

Posted by awsome 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

I need a special tool ? Answered

Has anyone any suggestions for a tool which would be "like" a camera iris, with a hole several mm long, but which can be varied in diameter from 1 (0.040 ") to 0.2mm (0.008"). I need to set the diameter fairly carefully, to just gently pinch a bundle of 70micron (0.0029"") optical fibres passed down the centre. The hole needs to be very circular and rigid, even as its closing...... Something kind of like the mechanism of a "pin-chuck" suggests itself, but wouldn't be very round in the limit. Any ideas ? Steve

Asked by steveastrouk 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

How long could you survive chained to a bunk bed with a Velociraptor?

I know this question comes up a lot in life but someone has been nice enough to help people answer it, only problem is last time I woke up cradled in the arms of a Raptor it survived about 35 seconds before I butchered and fried it... There's a club of such people, Chuck Norris is still working on the T-shirt.Anyway the quiz thinks 1 minute, 41 seconds... Link via Neatorama

Posted by killerjackalope 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Aerosol Flamethrower

I've searched almost all words associated with "Aerosol flamethrower" on instructables, yet I see nothing of the sort. Where I come from in England, they're very common, has anyone else ever made one and would the subject be to easy to make a whole instructable out of it. (even if other ways of using them were included?)-=EDIT=-I've established it IS a bad idea, but also just to clarify:~Spray~ can flamethrowers will NOT randomly blow up unless (to my knowledge)You hold it the flame so it burn the nozzle.You pierce the valve.You douse it in and light or chuck it in a fire.

Posted by CogitoErgoSum 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Circuit Scribe Educational Project: Prototyping Board

The Eureka Factory does a lot of hands on educational programming with youth and adults, often library staff training for makerspace development and creative programming.  We test drove the Circuit Scribe kits provided for the February Build Night, at the Land O'Lakes Branch Library in Pasco County, FL, and our Maker in Residence, Chuck Stephens shares one of our projects and a kit review here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Prototyping-Board-for-the-Circuitscribe-K/ We'd love to hear some of your educational projects with the kits.

Posted by EurekaFactory 3 years ago