Why can I NEVER seem to get a gusset attached correctly for a box pillow? The corners never work out correctly!

Sewing a gusset, sewing home dec box cushions,

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Home made charger for a cordless. screwdriver.?How do i connect 2wire charger to 3 prongs on batt.

Blk & dec vpx 7 vdc cordless screwdriver.Missing charger,not available anymore.Batt. has 3 prongs for charger.

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


The best Christmas present ever.

The crew of HMS Ocean found out that they would be back in port after over seven months at sea. This is their reaction. From the video's description: After lots of time away last year (214 days) -- planned for 7 week deployment exercise with other nations Diverted to Libya and further operations Back 9 Dec after 7½ months away - 225 days with 176 at sea 400 people onboard (at peak during the amphibious exercises just under 900 onboard but approx 650 during Op Ellamy) Steamed just over 40,000 miles Burned approx 6,000 tonnes of fuel Operated 16 different type of aircraft off the deck Realities of deploying: 15 babies born while the ship has been away (fathers did get home to see mum and baby) 5 people were sent home so they didn't miss their own weddings. 1 sailor whose son's third birthday is on homecoming. Family meeting ship Ships company have missed: Summer holidays. Children's exam results Children finishing school and starting university The Padre missed his daughter's graduation. The ship's company made a Christmas DVD when they heard they would be home for Christmas. Happy Christmas, folks.

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


The Lovebox, Laser Projector, Dirty Soap...

Sign-up for our newsletter here. Dec. 20, 2007 Welcome back! Don't forget to enter the Homemade Holidays Contest! Share your homemade holiday gift ideas through an Instructable, a Slideshow, or a Video, and win great prizes from CRAFT magazine! Check out these cool instructables! LoveBox - The box of love Put your electronics knowledge to work by making a special present that delivers a random message of love when it's opened.posted by matseng on Dec 18, 2007 Rubens Tube Yule Log Make your fireplace dance along with the Christmas tunes by putting a classic physics experiment to good use.posted by bofthem on Dec 17, 2007 Cool Wave Ring Learn how to make a cool wave ring from scratch, or many other kinds, with these clear instructions and helpful videos. posted by hydemetals on Dec 13, 2007 Dirty Soap For the friends that have dirty minds and good senses of humor, this is the perfect stocking stuffer that makes soap fun again.posted by fungus amungus on Dec 15, 2007 Chocolate Peppermint Bark Dark or semi-sweet chocolate, white chocolate, and crushed peppermint candies. What could be easier? posted by canida on Dec 8, 2007 Win a $15,000 VersaLaser! Low cost tank-tough workbench Build a workbench that can survive being run over by a tank, or at least anything you can throw at it.posted by jmengel on Dec 16, 2007 Mysterious Lightbulb PrankHave you ever seen the Magic Lightbulbs magicians use? Here's how to make one that will drive people crazy! posted by Kipkay on Dec 13, 2007 Laser Image Projector Project a creepy green image on any surface without having to worry about any focusing problems. posted by echo_anomie on Dec 19, 2007 A Home Power Plant - Wind Power Generator Revised Plans for Building a Wind Power Generator in the form of a Savonius Rotor Windmill. No welding or casting required, posted by bhunter736 on Dec 14, 2007 Build a Greenland Kayak This instructable will teach you how to build a 17 foot long Greenland kayak that will weigh 30-40 pounds and cost less than $300. posted by nativewater on Dec 18, 2007 Gingerbread! 'Tis the season for gingerbread! Whether you see it as a food or a building material, you can probably use a few new tricks. Check out these Instructables for some fresh ideas. Gluing a gingersnap cottage (like a nerd) Here's a safe and effective way of gluing a gingersnap cottage with molten sugar. posted by all_thumbs on Dec 2, 2006 Gingerbread Cake Bars with Lemon Glaze This the combination of gingerbread and lemon is easy to make and well worth the time! posted by aliciak on Sep 8, 2007 Candy Towers Built with a Molten-Sugar Hot-Glue Gun Build Seussian candy towers with molten sugar to make your gingerbread house unique. posted by ewilhelm on Dec 20, 2007 How to create gingerbread houses If you're new to the gingerbread house scene, here's a great way to get started. posted by simonechavoor on Dec 14, 2007 Ginger Bread Houses A few of our own gingerbread houses that we made to get into the spirit of the season. Happy Holidays! posted by ewilhelm on Dec 20, 2007   Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago


Laser Christmas Tree, Cranberry Vodka, Digital Picture Frame...

Sign-up for our newsletter here. Dec. 13, 2007 Welcome back! Big news. The Laser Cutter Contest has been extended to Jan. 1, 2008! Be sure to enter the Homemade Holidays Contest. Win great prizes from CRAFT magazine! Check out these cool instructables! Cheap 'n Easy Digital Picture Frame Looking for an awesome gift idea? This is it! Total cost was under $100, and could be substantially less if you're savvy.posted by joedog86 on May 23, 2006 Laser Christmas Tree Make your Christmas tree explode with lasery goodness this year. Perfect for a late-night Christmas party. posted by novalasers on Dec 11, 2007 Extreme Business Cards How to make a business card that actually dials you up by itself! Read on to find out how.posted by tomward on Dec 10, 2007 Waterproof your Batteries in seconds! Taking electronics out and about on outdoor adventures can mean wet batteries and rust. Here's a tip to keep your power supply nice and dry.posted by dan on Dec 10, 2007 How to build a garage from the ground up Need some workshop space, a fortress of solitude, or a place for your beer fridge? A new garage is the answer, and this is how to make it possible.posted by jmengel on Dec 8, 2007 Extended to Jan. 1, 2008! U-Disp - The Digg (tm) display (Open Source) Make your important data easy to see with this 7-digit display that can pull from multiple sources. posted by matseng on Dec 8, 2007 Ultimate Guide to Making a Cheap but Effective Aluminium Forge Start smelting at home! You'll be ready to present aluminum ingots to friends in just a couple days. Mmm... ingots.posted by Shark500 on Dec 7, 2007 How to Make a Placeñata Do you and your friends have a sick sense of humor? This twisted piñata will help get the party started.posted by fran_halsbourg on Dec 7, 2007 Professional Looking Gadgets Make your homemade gadgets look like professional shop-bought equipment with a can of spray glue and some OHP transparencies.posted by tomward on Dec 9, 2007 Cranberry Infused VodkaMake some custom vodka for your friends this Christmas. Start with cranberry and move on to whatever other flavor you want!posted by mikeasaurus on Dec 4, 2007 Congratulations to zieak for winning the grand prize in the Mash-Up Contest with this entry. Stool made from bike parts and crutches - full winners list -   Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago


Happy Birthday, Spam!

It's quite appropriate, given the recent spate of spam threads, to find out that this weekend is the thirtieth anniversary of the first spam email:The first recognisable e-mail marketing message was sent on 3 May, 1978 to 400 people on behalf of DEC - a now-defunct computer-maker.The message was sent via Arpanet - the internet's forerunner - and won its sender much criticism from recipients..........The sender of the first junk e-mail message was Gary Thuerk and it was sent to advertise new additions to DEC's family of System-20 minicomputers.It invited the recipients, all of whom were on Arpanet and lived on the west coast of the US, to go to one of two presentations showing off the capabilities of the System-20.Reaction to the message was swift, with complaints reportedly coming from the US Defense Communications Agency, which oversaw Arpanet, and took Mr Thuerk's boss to task about it. So, how do you plan to celebrate?BBC storyAnother article, including the actual message

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


Condom Band-Aid, Top-Down Blinds, Laser Light Show...

Sign-up for our newsletter here. Dec. 6, 2007 Welcome back! The holidays are almost upon us. To celebrate, Instructables and CRAFT Magazine are announcing the beginning of the Homemade Holidays Contest! Win a CRAFT boxed gift set, a robot holiday ornament, and other cool prizes. Check out these cool instructables! The World's Loudest Party Popper - The Most Portable Film Canister Cannon A powerful pocket-sized noisemaker you can make from re-used components.posted by Kiteman on Nov 14, 2007 How To Fool a Fingerprint Security System As Easy As ABC This instruction will show you how to fool most of the fingerprint security systems out there. posted by tycoyoken on Dec 3, 2007 Personal Wicked Laser Light Show Create your own personal laser light show with everyday objects. posted by FathomBoy91 on Dec 2, 2007 LCD Overhead Projector Get a free LCD from a dead laptop and turn it into your own video projector.posted by waterppk on Dec 1, 2007 Create Your Own Top-Down Blinds Create top-down blinds for a fraction of the cost of special order blinds!posted by jen_higginbotham on Dec 1, 2007 Win a laser cutter worth over $15,000! Building a climbing wall at the top of the stairs With a climbing wall in your home you'll be able to climb for 20-30 minutes every day with almost no setup time. posted by ewilhelm on Nov 30, 2007 How To Make A Ball Machine! Have you ever wondered about how to make enormous and Wondrous Ball Machines? Now you can design and build your own!posted by Trainman 2000 on Dec 2, 2007 Strong and Tough Platform Bed DIY Build a DIY platform bed that will last for years for $60-$90. posted by trz on Dec 3, 2007 Novel Use for a Condom! There's more than one way to use a condom to stay healthy.posted by LUCCHINA on Nov 22, 2007 How to make artArt-making is one of the easiest and most lucrative of human activities. Learn to make it in exchange for food, shelter, sex, fame and money.posted by randofo on Nov 28, 2007   Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago


I got a instructable i have been working on about tanning animal hides its done but i dont got pics?

What do you guys think should i post it with out any pics or should i wait till dec when i shoot another deer. If i post it now i will add pics later.

Question by Don,t try this at home 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


"Compound" parabolic solar cooker. Suggest a way forward!

I have a new instructable (Late December) about making your own templates with technical drawing tools. You can basically make the compound parabolic dish to catch 1,2,3 or 4 hours worth of sunlight. I have made a 3 hour dish and it worked great as a solar cooker. I have not however solved the math for exactly how the light reflects to the cooking pot. It is pretty good but not yet optimized. Would anyone like to join in? I can either make the instructable a collaboration or you can post your refinements on appropedia on their wiki.I do not want this project to lie stillborn like the pulser pump did for 20 years but how to engage people? Thats the real problem. Thank you Brian White 21st dec 2008 and it has worked really well. I would like others to try it so I made a template. I chalklined across the dome at 15 degrees intervals, Put clear plastic over it, marked the lines on the plastic and cut the plastic. Basically all you have to do is cut a piece of ply to be like the template, use it to cut out 12 mylar segments and then tape them together. (I do not know how you will hold this umbrella open, thats up to you!)My dimension lines were vertical on the paper, it just looks angled from the picture. Figures (all in inches) are 0.5,15.5,17,31,7,12,2.5 and 3/4 just in case you cannot read them. Its a funny looking template but I think it is good enough of an approximation for this. I devided the 2 long curves into straight lines.Should be fine. I also have a pdf file containing results, etc as the second image file. Just click on it and it should open. (solar for group.pdf) Brian Brian

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