How to make a hole in a glass bottle

Hi all, is there an easy way to make a hole on the side of a glass bottle using a common drill or any other common tool?

Posted by hutt 10 years ago


Portable hole?

I recall there was an instructable about making a portable hole, or optical cavity with lights in it. As far as I knew, it was used as a coffee table, but I can't find it now. Has it been removed?

Posted by octochan 10 years ago


crotchet boarders for fleece blankets

I need a tool that will punch holes in fabric so I can crotchet a boarder around the blanket or item. Is there such an item and where would I find it.

Posted by jeepyhaun 3 years ago


how can i build a pump?

I need to pump water out of a hole where a cracked water line is leaking. can i build one with a fan motor? i have no pics.

Posted by jennakp 10 years ago


Automatic Center Punch

Does anyone have a crossection of an automatic center punch and a description of how one works?

Posted by watermelon 10 years ago


Hole puncher featured on Geekosystem!

Just a short forum topic to show you guys what i found when i was searching around on the web. I found out that mine and shadowman39's knex hole puncher was featured on Geekosystem =) http://www.geekosystem.com/knex-hole-puncher/ Yay! =D

Posted by Hiyadudez 8 years ago


Occasional page layout bug -- giant hole in banner-ad section

I've noticed this happening occasionally for the past few days.  The space where the "banner ad" appears, between the masthead and actual useful content, gets made extra large.  There's still a normal sized banner ad in place, but a lot of blank space below that.  A page refresh usually gets rid of it (and changes the banner ad).

Posted by kelseymh 7 years ago


DIY Pocket hole jig [plans or how to] [for DIY furniture projects]

Pocket hole jigs are really handy for DIY furniture but also expensive. I'm looking for some good plans to make my own with basic tools (hand saws, miter box... that kind of thing) any suggestions?

Posted by B_____Squared 4 years ago


Soil for sandy sink hole areas

Our home is on sand, lime, sink holes. It helps to direct rainwater away from the structure to prevent sink holes. My question is if there are recommended soil treatments for sand. If it will help to coat the perimeter with two feet of soil and sod, I'll do it. I really like landscaping and I just wanna make sure using a few feet of fertile soil and sod is an option without making things worse. Any other recommendations would be very much appreciated. Thanks all.

Posted by Sovereignty 6 years ago


Drilling straight big hole?

I'm trying to drill 90 degree 14mm hole . My hammer drill without hammering is too fast.  Cutting is not clean and wood splits. Maybe i'm doing something wrong. I have  drill guide for it I also have drill stand. What I don't have is drill guid for my cordless drill. As european I cant buy wolfcraft older model or any thing like this http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/ProductImages/drilling/075012.jpg I only have hand tools.

Posted by DeathSuperMario 4 years ago


Is there away to fill in these huge gaps in this wood frame?

I have this mirror that I like but it came with these huge overly sized lamps attached to it which I didn't particularly like and removed, which has left it with two large gaps in the frame. Is there a way to fill in these holes where I could possibly just paint over it so everything looks even or some sort of creative way to fill them in? here is what it looks like. front http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a152/Meghan_l_d/DIY/DSCN1239.jpg?t=1275868085 close up of gap http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a152/Meghan_l_d/DIY/DSCN1241.jpg?t=1275868112 back http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a152/Meghan_l_d/DIY/DSCN1242.jpg?t=1275868112

Posted by meghan20089 8 years ago


End of World One Step Closer. Or Not.

A vast physics experiment - the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) - reaches a key milestone this weekend ahead of an official start-up on 10 September.Engineers had previously brought a beam of protons - tiny, sub-atomic particles - to the "doorstep" of the LHC.On 9 August, protons will be piped through LHC magnets for the first time.The most powerful physics experiment ever built, the LHC will re-create the conditions present in the Universe just after the Big Bang.This last sentence is the one that's caused a little panic amongst certain groups of the population - they are convinced that the experiment will create miniature black holes which will fall through the LHC towards the centre of the Earth, where they will orbit around, gradually consuing the planet from beneath our feet.When the collider is commissioned, the beams will cross paths at allotted points along the tunnel, smashing into one another with cataclysmic force.My God, have these people never seen Ghostbusters??Scientists hope to see new particles in the debris of these collisions, revealing fundamental new insights into the nature of the cosmos and how it came into being. Now that is seriously cool (well, hot, actually) - to be able to recreate what the whole of reality looked like mere femtoseconds after it started...BBC storyCritics have previously raised concerns that the production of weird hypothetical particles called strangelets in the LHC could trigger the mass conversion of nuclei in ordinary atoms into more strange matter - transforming the Earth into a hot, dead lump.Earlier BBC storyAmusingly paranoid storyAnalog Magazine article

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


Jameco Build Night at The Rabbit Hole

Friday the 16th of August will be Instructables/Jameco build night at the Rabbit-Hole in Rochester, Mn. We did the unboxing of the Jameco grab bag of goodies last week, so I'll link that video here: It's called The Rabbit Hole - Episode 032 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GQqA56uS7s Thanks again to Instructables.com and jameco.com for making this happen, we're looking forward to an educational and fun night!

Posted by mazzmn 5 years ago


drilled hole in rain drain pipe

Hi i accidentally drilled 3 hole in a 100mm pvc rain water drain pipe which comes from my roof. any ideas on how to fix this without breaking and chopping the wall?the pipe is behind a brick wall. please any help would be appreciated. thank you

Posted by mzminty 5 years ago


Trying to make flute

I'm Trying to make aluminum pipe flute with calculator.  http://11wall-west.com/~ph_kosel/flutomat.html http://www.whistlemaker.com/pages/flutewhistle-calculator.php Both giving me NaN. Thisis great http://www.ehow.com/how_7325964_hole-placements-flutes.html I think this method is only for major scale. Mouth hole placement gives key of flute. I think I can make same measuring from other mouth hole placements. I don't know how to measure mouth hole placement for desired keys. I'm not sure how important is pipe length. I know that longer pipe length makes flute sound lower.

Posted by DeathSuperMario 5 years ago


micro camera for Rc planes

If been wanting to film some of my Rc flights iv been thinking of two ways to do this: A.) buy a mini camera (not wireless could cause interference with other planes or mine although it should only affect 2.4GHZ or spreed spectrum channels which are designed to handle this kind of interference but i dont want to cause any accidents) or B.) Buy a cheep digital camera and mount it to plane Things to consider:Any thing will add weight to the plane which will affect balance (to solve this add weight till balance)I want to avoid wireless. How to power; battery's weight a lot and take up lots of spaceDragSize of cameraIf i do use micro camera where will it record too?Dose any one have any suggestions or ideas on the best way to do this on the cheep?*update* i found a Camera called the flip video camera it has every thing iv been looking for its cheep about 150$, has a tripod mount, records 60 min of video, comes with editing software, runs on 2 AA batteries, and has a small (1.5inch) Lcd screen

Posted by i make shooting things 10 years ago


The Large Hadron Collider: is it worth it?

The Large Hadron Collider(LHC) is to be unveiled this year. It is designed to solve the much talked about energy crisis, and hopes to do so, but can it be worth all of it? From Wikipedia- (On October 25, 2005, a technician, José Pereira Lages, was killed in the LHC tunnel when a crane load was accidentally dropped. The construction of LHC was approved in 1995 with a budget of 2.6 billion Swiss francs, with another 210 millionfrancs (€140 M) towards the cost of the experiments. However, cost over-runs, estimated in a major review in 2001 at around 480 million francs (€300 M) for the accelerator, and 50 million francs (€30 M) for the experiments, along with a reduction in CERN's budget, pushed the completion date from 2005 to April 2007.[14] 180 million francs (€120 M) of the cost increase have been due to the superconducting magnets. There were also engineering difficulties encountered while building the underground cavern for the Compact Muon Solenoid. In part this was due to faulty parts lent to CERN by fellow laboratories Argonne National Laboratory or Fermilab (home to the Tevatron, the world's largest particle accelerator until CERN finishes the Large Hadron Collider). [15] The total cost of the project is anticipated to be between US$5 and US$10 billion.[2] On March 27, 2007, there was an incident during a pressure test involving one of the LHC's inner triplet magnet assemblies provided by Fermilab and KEK. No people were injured, but a cryogenic magnet support broke. Fermilab director Pier Oddone stated 'In this case we are dumbfounded that we missed some very simple balance of forces.' This fault had been present in the original design, and remained during four engineering reviews over the following years.[41] Analysis revealed that its design, made as thin as possible for better insulation, was not strong enough to withstand the forces generated during pressure testing. Details are available in a statement from Fermilab, with which CERN is in agreement.[42][43])

Posted by BkrevWlevqe 10 years ago


How To Make A Hole In Airline Tubing?

I'm trying to make a hole about a millimeter in diameter in the side of a piece of standard airline tubing.  I've tried poking a heated needle through the side, but the hole was too small and the heat warped the plastic.  How should I do this without destroying the tubing?

Posted by El Mano 4 years ago


All Things Cornhole

Interested in talking about the most popular outdoor/tailgating game, CORNHOLE?  You have come to the right place.  We will share all things corn hole related.  How to make the Corn hole game, corn hole events, corn hole rules, designs, building tips and techniques, corn hole game strategies, etc.  "Now That You Know All About Corn Hole, Hush Your Mouth And Toss That Bag In The Hole!!!"

Posted by wakejt3 3 years ago


Patio table pocket holes

I have made the Patio table and I was debating whether or not to plug the pocket holes. I am concerned that I might have to tighten the screws over time so should not plug them but  if I do that I am worried about insects (spiders) nesting in the holes - any thoughts ?

Posted by Barrievans 2 years ago


All right, who stayed up to watch it?

Who saw the LHC first beam? Anybody? My sister and I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning to watch it. The stupid live webcast didn't work. Oh wells. We'll surely see it on the news...it would've been cooler to watch it live though. : \ On another note, I told you so. :D

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago


How to drill holes on ABS plastic?

Hi guys, I have this plastic which I think is made of ABS plastic. I need to drill a rectangular hole and and some circular holes in the container. As such, what method (milling machining/drill etc etc) should I use to achieve my goal without damaging(cracking etc) the container? I have uploaded a pic of the container.. thanks

Posted by kurtselva 5 years ago


Dimensioned drawing for three-hole mount on A-frame trailer hitch?

I am trying to find the technical specs for the mounting hole that a powered tongue jack goes through on a A-frame trailer hitch. There's a big hole in the center for the tongue jack post, and three bolt-hole in a triangle around it. But what are the hole diameters and positions? P.S. I've gone through an hour or so of Google searching, and called three different "manufacturers." There are lots of trailer plans on the Web, but they're for-sale.

Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago


tub & shower repair

I punched a hole in my tub, which is fiberglass, ad I need help patching the hole.

Posted by rthomas0010 5 years ago


Drilling holes in glass

Hi all, I'd really like to work with glass objects. But I need to drill holes in glass. I have no idea on how to do this, and if any special tools or techniques are required. If anyone know anything about working with glass and drilling perfect holes (without breaking the glass), can you please instruct me on how to do this. Thank you

Posted by robolux 7 years ago


Adding an instructable to the Deconstruction Group

Hi folks - The Rabbit Hole team here from the Deconstruction... We uploaded an instructable for the Deconstruction group from the Rabbit Hole team - rather than do this a million times (and not see it in the group), is it awaiting moderator approval?

Posted by Tymkrs 5 years ago


Anvil For Sale

Small anvil for sale with a Hardy hole and mounting holes 5-1/2 inches long 2-3/4 inches tall ..$25.00 shipped to Lower 48 States

Posted by daneiac 9 years ago


can someone make a percussion drill 4 making bore holes

I just wondered if there is someone out there, that can build a percussion drilling rig to drill bore holes and do an instructable of it as well??

Posted by dagyboy 8 years ago


Logic breaks reality

My friend told me about this earlier today and I thought it was brilliant: Cheese has lots of holes. The more holes you have, the less cheese you have. The more cheese you have, the more holes you have. So logically, the more cheese you have, the less cheese you have. This got me thinking and I'd quite like to see if anybody has anything similar to this logic fail.

Posted by The Jamalam 7 years ago


Replacing the Grover Tuners on my Les Paul with PLanet Wave auto trims.

Yes I am replacing my grover tuners with planet wave auto trims on my epiphone les paul custom silverburst and the holes on the head stock dont seem to allow the new tuning machines to go through, is this because the hole is tapered from the grovers or do I need to bore the hole out. how do I do this?

Posted by travisw 7 years ago


i found a loop hole

I found a loop hole in the 5th amendment i think they made a movie about this. okay how the story goes is a wife gets framed for her husbands murder but when she gets out of jail she sees that hes still alive so therefore legally she can kill him because of double jepherdy the fifth amendment she cant be on trial for the murder twice isnt that messed up?

Posted by ich bin ein pyro 11 years ago


Help Tinning PC-Board

So I am making an LED circuit on a normal PC-Board. There is no special circuit printed on it, except the holes and such. So I stuck all the LEDs in and I want to make the circuit. However, I can't seem to connect the solder with eachother, because it only goes into the holes. I can't seem to get it to make a straight line, filling in all of the holes. I am getting quite frustrated. Any suggestions? Should I use wires to connect the multiple LEDs together? -Nick

Posted by Brennn10 11 years ago


composter question

Never composted before, but am going to get a 55 gal poly drum. I live in Phoenix, AZ. the thing will probably be in shade most of the time.  Will that get too hot for worms? How many holes should I make, how close to the bottom and how big? Thanks.

Posted by dorothyroeder 7 years ago


How to drill a 4 inch hole in concrete

The walls at our new place are 6 inch thick concrete (it's an old Naval base) and we needed a few holes for vents. I've hammer-drilled through concrete to sink anchors, but a 4 inch diameter hole is a little intimidating -- until you have the right tool. Here's a few pictures of the right tool. I only watched, so I don't know the finer details, but I thought people would appreciate just seeing the tool. The work flow went something like this: 1) hammer-drill and sink anchor to attach machine to wall 2) turn on machine; insert earplugs 3) wait It took quite a while, and that drilling noise reverberated throughout the whole place!

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


Deep Hole drilling

This might sound stupid, but I've been wondering, is it possible to use a gun drill on a drill press? Does a drill press accept gun drills? If not, is it possible to modify the drill press so that it accepts gun drills? How? I've used normal drill bits to make "deep"(about 4 inches) holes in metal before, but it was very, very difficult to get it straight, and the metal became hot as heck after a while, sometimes the drill bit even got stuck in the metal and it was extremely difficult to get it out. Thanks

Posted by IlluminatedAntichrist 10 years ago


I Need Your Help Finding a Tool

Alright folks, I need your help.I am looking for a tool that punches holes in Altoids tins. With my Altoids Flashlight kits, teachers at schools can't really use drills in the classroom, so I need a punch that will be able to make holes with the hit of a hammer or something along those lines. It has to be something small; not like a drill press or anything. It has to be a small punch or something that I can ship with the kits so that a teacher can use it to make holes.The holes need to be big enough to fit mini PB switches and LEDs. I need maybe a website that can supply different sizes of punches; that way I can order just one and order it in bulk.I usually make these holes with my Dremel, and not everyone owns a Dremel, so I need something that I can include in my bulk orders that can punch holes in various pieces of metal.I am not sure if such a punch exists. It may take one or two punches to get a hole punched; but I am not sure of where to get such a tool.BONUS!!!: Anyone who finds the perfect tool that I need, will receive a free kit as a thank you. After a few days I will let the user know if he/she will receive the kit. Anyone have any ideas? Much appreciated!Thanks!(I sort of had to rush with the explanation of what I need; I have to get to work. But if you have any questions about it just ask me)

Posted by Brennn10 9 years ago


Anyone know if this came off an 1899 automobile?

Found this metal detecting old cellar hole. Think it might be made of copper. It's about the thickness of a dime. I looked up "Charleroi"  and found there is a town in Pa. named that. Any info or anything would be great.

Posted by Inanotherworld 3 years ago


Liquid Cooling - Body

Its so hot and... well.... I made a device to cool myself down! I might make an instructable, but basically, I took two 20oz bottles with caps, poked 2 holes in the top of one, 1 hole in the other. I then ran tubing between the two, and in the bottle with 2 holes, I added a bit of tubing to put the air intake below water level. I filled the 2'holer up with icewater, and blew a bit on the air intake to get it started. It works very well, to say the least! :P

Posted by zachninme 10 years ago


Controlling a DC motor to only do one rotation and to be triggered using limit switch.

Hi, I'm designing a mini golf hole for a festival in 3 weeks. The idea is to putt the ball in one hole and another ball to be released on another hole. I'm going to use a limit switch to as the trigger signal, but not sure how to get only one rotation on a dc motor and then to reset the trigger. I have to run the whole circuit off 12v battery's. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Posted by cmc graphics 6 years ago


How to amplify your acoustic guitar for under $10

Amplifying an acoustic guitar method 1 If you have a musical birthday card or whatever at home, remove the audio unit its the 1" or so round disc usually white with a small brass ring around the edge, handle carefully as they are not to strong., keep the wires on it by snipping at the opposite end, it will make things easier later, If you don't have one, buy a $1 musical card of any discription and proceed as above. Next wherever you are comfortable with it, drill a 1/4" hole to accommodate a 1/4 Mono jack socket Next solder two wires to the jack socket one to live tag and one to shield use two different colour wires and id the earth one, say if its black make a note of that(earth tag) make them about 6" long, fit socket into hole by putting your hand with socket into the sound hole and into the hole made to take the jack socket, screw the nut on socket end to make firm bring the wires out of the sound hole, fix the earth wire to the wire that goes to the outer ring on the disc (Solder (Best) or twist and tape connect the other wire to the remaining wire from jack socket.put some blue tak on the outside of the disc the opposite side to where the wires are attached put your hand in the sound hole and press the disc to the underbody a position about central under the bridge, you can experiment for best position for you. PS attach the disc with the small hole in center and white plastic area facing upwards under bridge, or wherever you like it best.....Plug into your amp adjust according to your liking and away you go. Method 2 As above except dont drill a hole rather place the jack socket via blue tak or velcro to the top of the guitar by the edge towards the rear of guitar, where the wires exit the sound hole blue tak them the the underbody to keep neat and out of the way.

Posted by fenderphil 7 years ago


Heating Element for DIY Melting Point Apparatus

Hi Everyone, this is my first post on this site!  I am seeking advice to help me construct a home-made melting point apparatus (M.P.A).  A melting point apparatus allows it's operator to determine the melting point of a chemical sample by heating it in a controlled fashion and noting the temperature when the sample melts.  I have most of the design made up in my head, but I'm not sure as to how I can obtain the proper heating element.  The heating element I am seeking is an emulation of the M.P.A.s heating elements in my school's chemistry lab, which look like this: a metal block (about 3cm tall by 2cm deep by 3 cm wide) with vertical holes bored into the face with a pane of glass pressed against said holes so a glass capillary tube (containing the sample) can be slid into the bored hole and viewed through the glass pane as the sample is heated by the metal.  Another hole is bored into the metal, adjacent to the sample hole, for a thermometer.  So again, my question is do you have any suggestions as to where I could by a heating element like this?  Or, any suggestions on how to build one?  I have a jewelry shop at my disposal so I can probably bore any holes myself.   Any suggestions will be appreciated, thanks!

Posted by Das Horse 6 years ago


Anyone an Idea how to mount something on a Wall without screwing Holes ???

Has anyone an idea how to mount a fold-away table on a wall without drilling holes in the wall ? The problem s that the wall is a chimney. It will be mounted with two hinges so that you can fold it up. Sorry but I cant explain it better. mfg Daniel

Posted by homunkoloss 10 years ago


What is this tool?

Anyone have any clue what this tool was used for or what it is called?  It was found in the dirt on a farm.  I will attempt to describe as best as I can hoping that this will help after you see the pictures.  It looks like the main piece is like a large needle with an eye at the one end and a point at the other.  Then there is a curved hook sideways to the main piece (see the shadow on my leg).  The hole/open portion in the middle appears to be some sort of clamp.  When you press on the tab piece that is closer to the eye, the hole opens up, releases the pressure on whatever may be inside the hole. 

Posted by jtaylor69 5 years ago


Dremel Alternatives?

Is there any alternative for a dremel so that I could widen the hole in my NF so that the new barrel would fit in?

Posted by crinal123 9 years ago


Free winemaking items

I have recently been given some wine making equipment for free and id like to ask What one piece is Its a purple cylindrical tube with two bits that slide out one has a hole in the middle and the other has a Piece of plastic to fill that hole?? does anyone know what it could be

Posted by stephenniall 8 years ago


Quick cantenna question / idea

I've built a few cantenna's in the last few days and I've finally got one I'm really happy with, now I was wondering as radiowaves can't "see" holes that are significantly smaller than there wavelength (or so i understand) is there anything to stop me drilling say a 1/4" hole in the back, and making a sort of string cross-hairs on the front and sighting through the cantenna?

Posted by pyper 9 years ago


desoldering iron

I am thinking of purchasing a desoldering iron, because braid gets annoying, and i was looking at one at radioshack, its just a soldering iron with a hole in its end and the hole leads of a mounted bulb. i was wondering how they work, the iron heat the solder, and u press the bulb and it sucks the solder, but where does the solder go? into the bulb? how do you get the solder out?

Posted by um0123 9 years ago


Solar Capillary Irrigation

I was thinking: If you used a post hole digger and made 2' or 3' holes throughout the garden, then dropped an old pant leg or other scrap fabric down the hole, filled it up with soil while leaving some fabric exposed above the soil, covered the fabric with an inverted clear plastic or glass bowl, would this draw enough moisture through the fabric to irrigate the plants near the bowl? I'm thinking the sun would heat things up for condensation on the glass which would drip down the sides to the soil while capillary action would draw deep soil moisture through the fabric to the surface where garden plant root zones are. Anybody try this before?

Posted by robbtoberfest 11 years ago


KEYPAD WITH LED AND BLUETOOTH

NEED A MINI KEYPAD WITH BLUE TOOTH CONNECTIVITY WHICH CONNECTS TO AN ANDEROID APP AND UPDATES THE SCORES PUT IN ALSO DISPLAYS THE APP SCORES HOLE BY HOLE 4 PLAYERS AND SCROLL THROUGH AFTER 18 HOLES SHOWS SEND E MAIL AND THE APP IN MOBILE DOES THE NEEDFUL DISPLAY MAYBE INK DISPLAY ALSO OR LED TO AVOID SUNLIGHT BLINDNESS OR JUST A SIMPLE INKPAD TO USE ONLY ONE APP AND SEND SCORES BY EMAIL LIKE MARIO GAMES WITH A SMALL CHIP  https://skydrive.live.com/redir?page=view&resid;=E72864E182F5FBF5!358&authkey;=!ANVoQZ2q14clAC0 THE APP WORKING ON ANDEROID IS READY THE SUN BLINDNESS PREVENTS SCORE ENTERING IN OPEN

Posted by tigerramji 4 years ago


Anyone in the uk with a lathe. I need some simple turning done.

Is there anyone in the UK that could do this for me at a reasonable price? I have some pieces of aluminium 25mm round bar that I need some simple turning work done on. I need one end of the bar taking down to 24mm and a 25mm deep hole threaded to take a 1/4 UNC bolt in the other end, Other aluminium 25mm round bars need a 25mm deep hole threaded to take a 1/4 UNC bolt in one end and a 25mm deep hole threaded to take a 3/8 UNC bolt in the other end. I am in Reading Berkshire.

Posted by yellowcatt 5 years ago