homemade switchblade

I need ideas to make a homemade switchblade because im very broke.i want it to be nice though,not very sucky,please.i need ideas,so please help me if you can.(i need a REAL knife,not one of those cool popsicle stick switchblades.the blade needs to lock in place too)PLEASE HELP ME!!!IM BEGGING YOU!!!!!PLEASE!!!!thank you

Topic by megapun13 11 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


homemade yogurt

Hi - i received a yogurt maker and made my first batch , according to the directions. however, it came out "drinkable" - i understand that to make it firmer, i should use powdered milk. i was wondering if you can make yogurt from buttermilk? thanks!

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


Homemade Airsoft

Hey guys. Im trying to make a homemade airsoft gun, and have many ideas about it but im stuck on one thing. How does the BB stay in without rolling. If i have a magazing, as long as the pellet doesn't move i can have a gravity/spring fed magazine without a problem. someone please help! How does the pellet not roll in the barrel when it is chambered and ready to go? thanks, tristan

Topic by guitar-is-awesome 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Homemade Aerogarden

I think someone should make an instructable on how to make a homemade Aerogarden. I think this would be a fantastic add. I've heard that if you were to make your own and replace the light it uses with a High Pressure Sodium or High Intensity Discharge it would work a lot faster/better.

Topic by bstite01 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


homemade bows?

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


homemade mixer? Answered

I need to build a homemade audio mixer for a podcast i am makeing

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


Homemade Camo

This forum is all about homemade ghillie suits and some other cool tricks you use for camo.

Topic by AirsoftMaster1213 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


homemade kites?

I want instructions for a very simple home made kite

Question by glorybe1 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


my homemade

This is my new homemade it shoots pumprocket minis and stefans around 50 feet. dont know the range on the rockets but it goes really fast with a couple layers of tape on the barrel

Topic by nerfer192 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Homemade Bondo? Answered

Is there a way to make something like Bondo from common houshold products?

Question by Fypsigon 9 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Homemade Spa?

How about a wooden frame with a rubber/plastic liner and an electrically safe pump and heater cotrols

Question by bmatts 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


homemade trucks

Hallo everyone well, yesterday i started building my own motorized skateboard i finished about 50 % from it but there is some think i want to ask are their any ideas of a homemade trucks because i want minimize the cost with anyway i can   

Question by DARK SNIPER 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Homemade Recumbents

Why are there not more instructables about building homemade recumbent bicycles? I was only able to find 2 and one was not the type of recumbent bike I'm looking to build, the other had minimal pictures and text to describe the bike. I know more people have built/tried to build them so lets see some instructables about it!

Topic by Handsome-Ryan 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


homemade paperweight

I'd like to make a paperweight from things I have around the house. I don't possess great creativity so I'm having trouble finding things that are both heavy and small around the house. Any suggestions?

Topic by aprilsflower1958 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Homemade LCD?

I have been wondering this for some time now: How can I make my own lcd solution? I don't want anything that will be able to display a picture, what I'd like to do is make windows that can shade/unshade. It'd be only one pixel, so no fancy circuitry would be required.

Topic by robacarp 10 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Homemade Bandolier?

Hey there instructables! I'm planning to make a homemade bandolier that carries 12 gauge shotgun shells, but I was just wondering.... Are the loops on bandoliers elastic, or just straps of canvas or something? Which would look like a cooler bandolier, denim or black canvas?(Your Opinion) I never sewed cloth before, I'm planning to use a sewing machine, do you have any tips, and advice when sewing canvas or denim? If I use something elastic, how could I keep the bandolier from curling up? Thanks A few of my 12 gauge shotshells..hahahaha....

Topic by IlluminatedAntichrist 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


homemade soymilk

I looked for an instructable on how to make soymilk but couldnt find one. how do I request one? do I cook the beans before I grind them? how finely do they have to be ground? how much water do I add? how long must it cook? whats the best way to strain it when I'm done. what can I add to sweeten it and give it some flavour?

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


Homemade Transformer?

Hi, Moved over to the UK from the US a couple of months ago and my fiancee has brought with her a 110V tea-steeper with her.  Apparently it possesses magical properties that cannot be reproduced by other local appliances.   It will blow out the fuse in a 500-watt transformer, which is the largest that I have.  My question is, why are these things so expensive?  I have very limited knowledge about them, but from what I do know they don't seem that complex.  Some of the higher wattage transformers are the same price as a netbook computer!  What is in them that costs so much? Also, can you make your own?   Thanks -Andrew

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


Homemade AWG

I am interested in building an Atmospheric Water Generator, a machine that creates water from nearby air, kind of the what happens when window air conditioning units drip water, but at a much higher scale. My goal is to create a unit capable of producing 1-2 gallons per day, for use here in southern California. I've read https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Atmospheric-Water-Generator/, a great write-up. Mostly, it requires a dehumidifier, with a stainless steel element, a water filter and tubing. I am wondering if I use a non-stainless steel dehumidifier, about 1/4 the price, and a really good water purifier, if that'll do the job. Also wondering if the dehumidifier will get mineral or other kind of deposits and need to be cleaned periodically. Anyone have any insights on this? Thanks

Topic by pranaman 3 years ago


homemade electric tricycle?

 

Question by ASTF11 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Homemade Snow Maker

This is my homemade snow maker. I came up with the design and built it completely on my own and it works fantastic. This video is how much snow it made in about a minute at marginal snowmaking temperatures. Tell me what you think and rate 5!

Topic by Electroinnovation 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Homemade Lava Lamp

Is it possible to make your own lava lamp? Like have a wine bottle, fill with paraffin wax and water, and put on top of a lightbulb contraption thing? Is this safe?

Topic by JellyWoo 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Homemade Wolverine Claws

These DIY Wolverine claws let you get a little more into the popular X-Men character. These claws release by flexing a muscle and can totally take on an army of mutant cardboard boxes. Homemade Real Wolverine Like Claws X-Men - The best home videos are herevia Gizmodo

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


The Encyclopedia of Homemade Tools

I found a website that most of us will find very useful. It is the Encyclopedia of Homemade Tools (homemadetools.net). It has lots of projects for do-it-yourselfers. 

Topic by blkhawk 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Homemade epoxy alternative?

Hey all, I need epoxt for many reasons, and for many reasons I cannon get/use it. So I am wondering... Does anyone know of a good homemade solution that is comparable to epoxy? It needs to harden to a really solid finish. Thanks!

Question by I_am_Canadian 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Homemade Pressure Washer Answered

Hey guys, I had a lawnmower which broke at the blades, so I thought I'd turn it into a pressure washer. So  I welded up a frame from a old hand trolley and bolted on the engine. While I was looking around for a pump I realized that the engines made for pressure washers cannot be used for mowers. Is this the case the other way round?, Will a pump work on this engine? I'm 100% sure one will fit. Has anyone ever attempted/done this conversion? Thanks in advance!! Chris~ Engine- Briggs n Stratton 550 vertical shaft from mower Pump- http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/PRESSURE-WASHER-PUMP-FITS-TOO-MANY-MODELS-LIST-/320557340892?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash;=item4aa2b4d8dc 

Question by Chris.Um 7 years ago  |  last reply 5 weeks ago


homemade interesting gifts?

Question by ankitkit 9 years ago


Homemade Holidays contest

Whatever happened to the "But wait, there's more..." for the Homemade Holidays contests? More prizes/winners were supposed to be announced at the end of January. Did I miss the announcement somewhere?

Topic by cainunable 10 years ago


Homemade Lawn Cart

I am needing some ideas for a homemade lawn cart.  We were going to use a old horse drawn  two wheeled rig, and put the box itself on top. of where the rider would normally sit..  Any thoughts or ideas would be great.

Topic by ferne1964 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Homemade airsoft guns

Have a good idea or gust showing your home made airsoft gun, post it here.

Topic by IX Smith XI 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Anyone for homemade snow?

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Topic by SteveG31530 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Homemade money clip?

I want to know if theres a way to make a money clip like the actual CLIP

Question by anarbiter9 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Homemade Juggling Rings? Answered

Hey folks,Ive been wondering... I'm a juggler, and in addition to the props that I've bought, I have made my own balls and clubs. I've never seen instructions for homemade rings, however, and these are the only other props that I want to use that I can make at home (unless someone can show me how to make juggling knives...)So anyways, that's pretty well it. How do you go about making you own juggling rings.Thanks!IaC

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


Homemade band saw

I am looking to see if anyone knows how to build a homemade band saw. I do not have a saw to start with so I was looking for a way to build one with a electric motor somehow. Would it be possible for someone to create a set of planes somehow for a beginner to put one together? I would appreciate any help anyone can help me with.Thank you D

Question by madrasi 10 months ago  |  last reply 10 months ago


Homemade bike lights? Answered

I am trying to make a front light for my bicycle and I have my electronic part right but, I need to find a reflective background for it but I don't know where I would get it.  

Question by sf49ers 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


HOMEMADE .NET PROGRAMS!!

Hello Instructables, I am currently making programs for people in VB.NET 2008 for $5 a program with an extra $5 for source code. If you would like a program email me at drmjj55@charter.net and I will email you further details. Yours in DIY, drmjj55 

Topic by drmjj55 8 years ago


Homemade pot stirrer

Hey i want to make an automatic pot stirrer something where it attaches to glass lid, - has like a wooden stirrer at bottom has anyone made anything similar before,  like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kWn8gBkZDA but wooden base would love to speak with someone in australia

Topic by peter.wilding.988 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


homemade rc plane

This sunday i will show everone how to make a rc plane from oround the house things. the things u will need is  1 motor 1 hanger 2 servos 1 shoe box so im am tellin you this so u will get ready to make it.                        if u are exicited about this please comment on it.

Topic by RcMaKeR 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Homemade chocolate syrup? Answered

I have been trying to eliminate the heavily processed foods in my fridge, but one thing I keep buying is Hershey's chocolate syrup, full of high fructose corn syrup.  I'm looking for an easy chocolate syrup I can mix up and store in the fridge for emergency chocolate milk consumption (i'm preggo, forgive the cravings) 

Question by PixyMcCrafty 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Homemade instrument website

Hi there, hope you don't mind me linking to my website full of the weird/cheap homemade instruments i've been tinkering with for the past 2 years or so. I love to make new things from old things, so most of what I do comes from re-cycling, re-purposing and using scraps of materials. the website is here: http://vulpestruments.blogspot.com/  i'm hoping to put up more tips and tutorials on how to do certain things when it comes to amateur lutherierery. If anyone has questions or queries about any of it, i'd love to try and help out!

Topic by offtandiscord 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Homemade Scoreboard/Counter

I was wondering if someone could tell me how to make a scoreboard or counter out of two screens from old discount "touch screen" organizers, brand name Ultronic. They are 32K memory devices that used to store phone numbers, had calculators, etc. Anyone have any idea what I would need to start this project?

Topic by Higgler 9 years ago


Homemade RIESEN chocolates? Answered

Valentines is coming up fast and the tootsie rolls don't taste as rich as RIESEN chocolates... I personally believe RIESEN chocolates are the worlds best chewy chocolates ever and was hoping someone could do a step by step on how to make them. 

Question by Julianne fights Dragons! 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Homemade hang drum?

I can't get empty used propane tank. Hardly and rarely someone uses it in estonia. So I was thinking to use pot from homedepot.  I have no idea what else I can use. Any ideas someone?  I think that right types of metal gives right sound.  

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


Homemade Musical Robots

Frits Lyneborg, builds and designs all sorts of robots, his most notable robot is called "Yellow Drum Machine" which "sees" with robotic eyes, and plays music and assembles rhythms in miscellaneous things, here is a video of the Yellow Drum Machine: The Yellow Drum Machine, taps its "feelers" and records the sound, then re-plays it, and adds to it to make more of a song.here is his YouTube page:http://www.youtube.com/user/fritslyneborgand here is his website:http://letsmakerobots.com/

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


Homemade Pet Strollers

I would like to make a pet stroller for my in-laws. They have 2 Yorkies who can never "finish" their walks, but end up having to be carried. This is wearing on the humans, as they aren't young anymore. I've been laid off since April, so I can't afford the $99-$249 it costs in the stores. Has anyone made one of these? I haven't been able to draw up a plan that really worked. Hope someone out there can help.

Topic by sgsidekick 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Homemade hydro excavator?

I recently stumbled onto a website that sold a special hose and powerhead that allowed a typical pressure washer to be used as a sewer jetter (unclogging sewer lines).  I was blown away.  So simple.  Pure genius. Then it occurred to me:   A standard pressure washer could be used as part of homemade hydro excavator -- a digging tool that liquefies soil and removes it with a vacuum.  These machines can excavate around pipes without damage and make surgical-style incisions in the earth. Very precise. Very fast.  Factory made hydro excavators are *very* expensive and they typically rent for $350.00+ per day.   To turn a pressure washer into a hydro excavator, you'd need an economical homebuilt vacuum tank to suck up the liquefied soil and a vacuum hose attachment for the wand.  The excavated liquefied soil is very heavy -- so weight considerations and spoil removal are engineering issues to work on. So ..... anyone know how to build an economical vacuum tank?  

Topic by eric1967 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Homemade shop urinal?

Any plumbers out there? I know that to some this sounds pretty gross, but I would like some ideas on how this might be done. I am not aware of all of the possible pipe fittings and combinations and ways of hooking things up. I have a homemade "sink" that I made out of one of those plastic storage containers and I have a hose bib as my faucet. As a side note, anyone know of an affordable but efficient "on demand" water heater, for the purpose of washing various shop related things? Anyway, I was thinking that there might be a way to maybe put a 45 degree fitting below the drain and run it out to a point to where it would be easily accessible. I would think that just running the water down the drain would sort of clean the pipe, and I would just have to maybe fill a cup with water and pour it down the 45 after using it to clean that part out. Meant to mention that I'm a man. I'm sure that's a useful piece of information! Also, meant to say that I have the pipe drain going down through the floor of the shop. It's then connected to a 90 and it runs the length of the building underneath the ground. I had drilled holes every inch or so along that whole length so that some of the water etc goes out all along that length and seeps into the ground and not just all the way to the end. Thanks for any ideas.

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


Homemade player piano

So I got two pianos for free, one in great condidtion other than being out of tune and having a stiff action, and the other, a player, having a badly cracked soundboard and pinblock.  I salvaged the player pneumatics and bellows from the player and managed to mount it upon the other piano.  On each note bellows there were rods that pushed on levers to trip the action of the player piano.  On this one, these levers are about a foot and a half above the bottom of the action, because it is a console piano (shorter).  I've tried linking the bellows to the keys with hooks (which didn't work, it just pulled the keys off the center pivot point) and directly to the action, on the bridle strap hook.  I've tried different strings and two different gauges of wire, but they always seems to stretch, untie or to come unhooked whenever a note is triggered with the player, or with the keys.  If anyone has ideas on how to link the player mechanism to the piano action, any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

Topic by SamDavisson 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Portable Homemade TV Answered

I built a TV from an old laptop screen and one of those LCD control boards you can get from eBay but I’m curious how to go about adding a battery to it to make it portable. So, my question is, how do I go about battery safety and how do I control charging and isolation? For example, if I plug the TV in because the battery is dead, do I just have a charging board between the input and battery and let the charging board take care of the rest? And the same question is applied to when the battery is at peak charge but I don’t want to use the battery just simply plugged in. The battery is a 12v 2A lipo and I don’t want any fires. I’ve thought about adding a switch to simplify things but that’s inconvenient and armature I could make a circuit that would cut off the flow when the battery is at peak I suppose but I’m not sure of the schematics or if that is the right approach. I’m good at building just not figuring this stuff out….

Question by aniox 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Homemade EEG or Substitute

I have a quick question for anyone who can help. I'm trying to build the project here (http://www.hammacher.com/Product/76966?source=FROOGLE) and I plan to enter it into a couple of contests (Please don't steal it!). My question is about the headset shown in the picture. The site claims it is similar to EEG technology.  What materials do you think would be necessary to build this? It looks relatively simple in the picture. I've already done some research, and I found (http://openeeg.sourceforge.net/buildeeg/electrodes.php) a DIY site saying how to make one type of EEG headset. However, I would like to try to build this in a way that didn't require a big liquid saltwater solution or messy conductive gel. Any suggestions? PS. I'd like to apologize for my poorly formatted topic. I've been having a little bit of trouble getting links and photo uploads to work properly, and I suspect this has more to do with my computer than the new editor.

Topic by Gjdj3 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago