What do I do with all this cable?

So my dad often brings home scrap wood and the sort from his job but recently he has been doing something or other with stainless steel cable, cutting it up for whatever. Anyway, I now find myself with at least 50 pieces of this high quality stainless steel cable that is just thinner than what I have to tie out my dog. I'm not sure what size it is, but I counted around 20 strands on one of the frayed cuts. It all averages about 4-5 feet, but it ranges from a few 1 foot sections to quite a few ~6 feet sections.  I would love to find a way to put this all to use in a clever way, but who knows how long it might be before I think of something myself? My first instinct: Ask Instructables! If you have any ideas at all, please leave a comment as to what I might do with this. I'm going to ask my friends as well but I bet some of the more experienced people here might have some good suggestions.  Something I would like to know is what is the best way to link these together, if I want something longer?  Any suggestions welcome, thanks. 

Posted by cart562 5 years ago


Ceramic coated stainless steel

Hi all, I just came across this jewellery and the hardware intrigues me. What is involved in this process, and is it something that can be done on a small scale? And is it only appropriate for steel? Cheers! http://www.cha-o-ha.com/collections/frontpage/products/ceramic-coated-forged-d-shackle-dark-earth

Posted by jarris 4 years ago


Stainless steel. Minimum PSI rating?

G'day I have done the obvious searches, with no luck... So I was wondering.... Does anyone know if stainless steel tubing, has a minimum standard PSI rating? I ask this because today at work I found a hidden stash of old Stainless tubing.... It's cheap because it isn't a carried line anymore.... But the manufacturer or any trace of packaging/PSI is long since gone.... I'm talking $8 AU for a 6metre length of 16mm Stainless with a wall thickness of 1mm, and $12 for a 6m of 30mm .... Is there anyway of telling what PSI rating, it would have from the gauge or internal seam..? I am aware that most stainless for pressure is generally around your 1000PSI+ mark, just wanted to query you knowledgable folk, before using it for high PSI... I would appreciate any help, because I can't hide these lil' babies much longer.... There is about 15 length's of each... Thank in advance... ;)

Posted by Lftndbt 10 years ago


Good quality , Low price!!!

I am a manufacturer and exporter of stainless steel pipe.Our main products include Stainless Steel Pipe Fittings, Stainless Steel Liquid Transport Pipe,Stainless Steel Structure Pipe , Stainless Steel Sanitary Pipe(Involve The Aquatic Products Pipe), Stainless Steel Boiler And Hot Permutater Pipe,Stainless Steel Flange And Stainless Steel Valve etc. Our products have acquired the license regarding the anitation and safety of drinking water by the Department of Health of Zhejiang Province and passed the accreditation of ISO9001:2000 International Quality Management System by CCS.Company Name: ZHEJIANG NANBO STEEL INDUSTRYCO.,LTD. Add:lndustrial Zone,Qiyi Village,Lanjin Bridge,Shacheng Town,Longwan District,Wenzhou CityTel:+86-0577-86997866 86051988 86058799 Fax:+86-0577-86050988Contact:RichardZip code:325025Web Site: http://www.stainlesssteelpipe.net E-mail: trade@stainlesssteelpipe.net

Posted by stainlesssteelpipe 11 years ago


Where to buy 6mm brass or stainless steel tubing?

Does anyone know where to buy good lengths of 6mm ID stainless steel or brass tubing?  When I say good length I mean like around 4 feet continuous.  And the tolerance must be very good, in the degree of 0.01mm I've been searching for a while, but getting metric tubing in the US in lengths of anything more than 10 inches or 300cm is hard.  The closest I've found was 6.22mm (which is really 0.2425 inch or something like that), but Ideally I want the ID to be between 6.00 and 6.08 mm and in case if anyone is wondering, I'm building an airsoft sniper, which uses 6mm BB's

Posted by guyfrom7up 8 years ago


True Stainless handle

The stainless cabinet handles are manufactured from stainless steel material as they carries better finish as well as durable. Stainless steel is also the favourite material house ware and kitchen ware too. It is also the main choice for cabinet handle specifically for bathrooms and kitchens mainly due to their easily maintenance. Besides the benefits above, the color and finish of the stainless steel handles looks rather good against cabinet background. Wooden, fiber or plastic material. Modern contemporary kitchen design fit very well with stainless steel handles, and there are good selections of styles to select from. Normally it is not economic and easy to change out the entire kitchen cabinet and it is rather costly, so changing the knobs and pulls may be a good way to refresh the cabinet. Besides the decorative function, the cabinet knobs and handles are also useful in a number of ways. As cabinet door go through lots of wear and tear, so they are easily damaged. Their paint and polish can easily drop off over time. Hence the stainless steel knobs and handles are the better choice for kitchen cabinet due to their durability. but in the market nowadays, many distributors will sell SS201 Material handles rather than SS304 handles due to price problems, and SS201 will rust very easy, so if considered the price, there is another alternative choice, that´s Zinc alloy handles or Alu handles or knobs, especially Zinc alloy handles can be processed in many different finishing. Whatever types of knobs or handles you choose, they ought to fit in the theme of the kitchen. Hence do check out the different styles of the stainless steel handles. Do check out www.fashion-alen.com for more related information

Posted by Imex international 7 years ago


New Wool Stainless Steel Yarn from Lion Brand

Our friends from Lion Brand just sent us some of their new Wool Stainless Steel yarn in shimmery black and gray. Now we need to come up with some great projects to show it off!Here's the what-what:75% Wool25% StainlessSemi-conductive (offers a lot of resistance)Size 0 needles, lace weightWe want to wow them with what we can come up with to use this delicate, ethereal fiber. What would you do with it?Post your ideas, pictures or patterns and we'll get to work!

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago


Runner Up Prize Pack options?

Hello, I see that as a Runner-Up winner for the Summer Fun contest, I can either receive a t-shirt or stainless steel mug. However, when I click on the link to claim my prize, I only see the option for t-shirt sizes, and no option to choose the stainless steel mug. Is there a way we can choose which one we want? Thanks!

Posted by umami_tsunami 2 years ago


Cookie Contest

On the prize page for the cookie contest the third prize is listed as 3-Piece Stainless Steal Mixing Bowl Set. there is a small spelling error. i do believe that it is a  3-Piece Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Set. Homonyms will get you. Or am I wrong and these bowls are "Hot"? 

Posted by Verdann 6 years ago


Soldering aluminium and stainless steel - input for an Instructable

I am currently working on a new Instructable covering the topic of soldering aluminium and stainless steel. As I am "old school" and don't like to waste money on special equippment unless really necessary, I would like to get some feedback on what to include. So far I covered the basics of the materials, the general how to and what to llok out for. Pics and videos will be made once I am happy with the tutorials to give a better understanding. Aluminium is considered to be hard to solder with no experience and I would like to try to make it possible for the hobbiest to do it, same for stainless steel. For example: Should I include my recepies for stainless steel fluxes or limit it to the procedure of actually doing it without any flux? Is is better to document with nice pictures or videos showing the entire process? (asking the noobs that want to learn it) Is it necessary to go into details like what solder alloy is best for the purpose? For me it is quite hard to go back to a "I know nothing about it state" and make sure everything a noob might need is included. But the longer I work on it the bigger the Instructable is getting with informations that not everyone might need, like how to properly clean the surface, remove the oxide layerand provide the right temperature for the job. Trying to keep it simple but complete and not drifting into boring details is harder than I tough on this topic :( Feedback and requests are welcome!

Posted by Downunder35m 3 years ago


fireplace soot

Maybe someone can figure this out.  i have a brick fireplace and burn a lot of nice oak. over time soot builds up. i have a piece of stainless at the back of the fireplace to reflect the heat. this also gets a soot buildup.  if i take a small handful of rock salt and throw it into a fire, in just a few minutes the soot on the stainless is gone and it is bright again... i have no idea why this happens...anyone?

Posted by clasof56 6 years ago


Working With Shim Stock

How does one cut shim stock into 54 perfectly identical pieces? I'm trying to make a deck of cards with .002" stainless steel as the core.

Posted by dudemonkeys 9 years ago


New materials at Ponoko

Just got the Ponoko newsletter and they've announced new materials for the US! You can now order up projects that include aluminum and stainless steel!  New materials at Ponoko!

Posted by Culturespy 8 years ago


Contest Prize acceptance page: No option to enter T shirt size or Mug

I have won a the second prize in "Live off the Land" contest. The email says "Let us know which size of shirt you’d like when filling out your form as well - we're currently offering unisex shirts, women's, and youth sizes or stainless steel mugs." But the prize acceptance page does not have option to enter your choice of T shirt and size or Stainless steel mug. Please see the screenshot below.

Posted by antoniraj 1 year ago


fireplace soot

Hi all! here is a question. i have a brick fireplace that i use a lot and burn almost all oak.  soot builds up and i want to get rid of it.  i have found that if i throw a little handful of rock salt into the fire that much of the soot is gone very quickly.  i have a large piece of stainless at the back of the fireplace to reflect heat. this gets black with soot. a handful of rocksalt into the flames and in a few minutes the stainless is bright and clean.  does anyone have any idea why this happens?? i thought it might make an instructable but i am ignorant to cause and effect.   thanks for letting me pick your brains.   Clas

Posted by clasof56 6 years ago


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.

Posted by masterochicken 10 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

Posted by pranaman 3 years ago


Vampire teeth implants?

Can anyone give me any info on getting my canine removed and having ether vampire or animal style teeth put in there place? if i would have to get stainless steel ones that's ok, but i prefer them to look like real teeth. can anyone hook me up with some info on the subject? thanks guys

Posted by EricBach 5 years ago


paracord bracelet d shackle

Hi, I've made a few paracord bracelets mostly with the plastic buckles. I bought some stainless d shackles and wondering if there are any dangers using the shackles? Mainly getting the bracelet caught on something. I would think the plastic buckles would break, where the metal d shackles won't. I see a lot of bracelets with the d shackles. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

Posted by nightowl66 2 years ago


best material for molding polystyrene

I'm melting Styrofoam w/ acetone and wanting to put the goop in a gear mold; however I'm not sure what material I should be using for the mold.  I was originally going to do it in ABS plastic, but wasn't sure if the polystyrene would glue itself to the mold as the acetone evaporates.  So I was thinking of aluminum or possibly stainless steel.  Your thoughts?

Posted by Spaceman Spiff 5 years ago


The Swiss Army Knife Turns 111

On June 12, 1897, Karl Elsener registered his "soldier's knife" for use by the Swiss Army. In 1921, the Swiss Army Knife was made with stainless steel and today you can buy one that's nine inches thick with 85 devices for $1,200.In any case, the Swiss Army Knife has become an invaluable tool and over 34,000 more are made every day. Link

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


What do i need to cut this?

I am building a vdg and i need to cut a hole threw a heavy duty stainless steal bowl. how do i cut threw it because it is thick at the bottom. could i drill threw it? or is there any place i can take it to to get cut. i have a sawzaw and and a drill? i don't think that will do it. any ideas on how to do it.

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago


Key Retractor How to Make

Has anyone figured out how to make your own key retractor/key reel/badge reel? I use them a lot, but none of them have exactly the features I'm looking for. Ideally, I'd like something with: Metal case loop to attach to belt/pants/whatever with string or wire stainless steel retractable wire split ring on retracting end

Posted by jmalin 5 years ago


Stool Caster Repair

I have a short stainless steel stool on wheeled casters. The caster itself is in two parts; the wheel with a long prong that inserts into a receptacle which together fit into the leg of the stool . See attached jpeg of the receptacle in question. I need 4 of these receptacles. Can anyone direct me to where they can be had? Thank you in advance for any consideration you give this matter. dtpostel generic layperson

Posted by dtpostel 6 years ago


World's Smallest Workshop, Mead Honey Wine, Making Glove Molds

  World's Smallest Workshop Mead Honey Wine Making Glove Molds Stainless Steel Rose Catch a Cockerfly Fun Stool from Trash Chair 55 Gallon Drum Easy Coffee Liqueur Sandwiches Leather Mountain Bike Grips Crocheted Peas in a Pod Field Sink Featured Author: noahw Triple Chocolate Brownie Cake Transform a Lawnmower

Posted by randofo 8 years ago


Trash-Burning Car, Giant Bristlebot, 25 Cent Ring

Trash-Burning Car Giant Bristlebot 25 Cent Ring Magnetic Rubik's Dice Cube Paper Wallet Weld a Barbecue Easy Rain Barrel Build an Artificial Reef How to Freeze Blueberries Beach Towel for Two Terra Cotta Fountain iMac Desk Clone a Tomato Plant Crocheted Fairy Wings Stainless Steel Patio Heater

Posted by randofo 7 years ago


What is this thing?

Newbie here. I found this thing at my local thrift shop. I have no idea what this thing is. It looks like a water purifier, water distiller, or an ionizer but I don't know. There are no brand names on it, except a meyco grommet and a voss band clamp. It has two lights that go in the stainless steel globe that is attached to the main pot. There is a connector that attaches to a faucet. It is very strange. If anyone has any information, it would really be helpful. Thanks. Joshua

Posted by vintagegamingsystems 6 years ago


HHO generator with iron electrodes

Hello Everyone, I recently found out about Sodium Hydroxide as an electrolyte. I have read that it does not affect the electrodes like salt or baking soda and it does not create any weird gasses like chlorine. The main reason for using stainless steel electrodes is to prevent this corrosion, but since sodium hydroxide does not create this corrosion, can I just use the much cheaper iron or regular steel as the electrode plates? Thanks in advance  

Posted by JStuyfzand 2 years ago


Waterproof Prosthesis???

Hello Everyone, I just recently became a below elbow amputee. I don't even have my prothetic yet! But I was wondering if anyone knows of how I could make a body powered hook waterproof. I thought I could just replace all the parts with stainless steel (or any waterproof metal), but my prothetist says that none of the arm companies make those little components (at the end of the arm) in anything but steel. I even popped a question to a representative at Ossur to ask if their suspension sleeve came with stainless steel parts. He said only water 'resistant'. Anyway, I was wondering if I could get a metal shop to make the parts or if you guys knew of anyone who has tried a similar endeavour. If I was to take my soon to be prosthesis into water, I know it would rust and seize. I would have to return to the shop every few weeks. An idea I had was just to make a passive hook (captain hook style) but it would lose most of it's function. Any ideas??? Getting the parts in another metal seemed like a good idea to me, but I don't know what kind of shop would make custom metal pieces. P.S. If you're wondering what it is for, I use to kiteboard and sail and want to do it again.

Posted by Logan C 11 years ago


kynetic light sculpture: Looking 4 Life

Here are some pictures of my latest project I felt like sharing. a kynetic sculpture that moves & bends in ALL directions in random movements or complicated (semi random) patterns. it is made out of acrylic, aluminum and stainless. it runs on three electromotors. two motors to move the arm around and one for the highspeed rotating disc at the end. (disc is actual a flashlight frisbee:). everything was fabricated by myself. title: Looking 4 Life enjoy! pictures by Ingebor Lukkien sculpture by Kees Klaassen, In Kees of Metals

Posted by in kees of metal 8 years ago


Sanding/polishing porcelain beads in a tumbler

I'm looking to tumble porcelain bisque (not the final firing, still soft enough to sand off impefections), and polish the final fired porcelain beads in a tumbler. See attached photos of a final fired porcelain bead for the scale. I'm wondering if you know what media, burnishing compound etc I should be using, and for how long.. I already have a 3lb capacity Lortone Tumbler with stainless steel shot currently for polishing metal. But I believe this tumbler also does rocks.

Posted by jarris 4 years ago


Salt and water etching

I made an instructables about salt and water etching https://www.instructables.com/id/SALT-AND-WATER-E...as I learned it in a jewelry class, so I never tough about been unsafe. I posted it as I tough it was a nice one to share, but I'm having some comment on how it should not be safe using stainless steel in this project. As I don't have absolute knowledge about this before, and I just report what I learned, I was wondering if that was correct or not. (I know sometimes people comment very random stuff). Anybody know something about this topic?

Posted by marcellahella 4 months ago


Whistle for Tea Kettle? Instructable anywhere?

Hoping for help from the bright and zany folks here. I'm going to ruin my beloved Revere stainless steel kettle. I keep putting it on the stove to boil water, getting sidetracked by a project and forgetting about it until the water boils dry and I am seriously cooking that metal. You see there is no whistle to remind me it has come to the boil! Has anyone created a homemade whistle for a tea kettle or would someone consider creating such an instructable to help out this poor soul? My kettle and I would thank you!

Posted by GearMaven 9 years ago


Thickness of compress air tanks, and max pressure of brass fittings?

Who here knows about compress air? Regarding about the tanks in standard air compressors if i'm ryt (70 to 90psi) how thick is the tank and is it stainless? also, standard brass fittings? wat r der maximum presure?? i need to know these for safety before i can proceed with my proj, if im correct presure tanks have d tendency tio explode. and metals shatter. so... i dont want to die yet... can anyone help?

Posted by No-Shi-De 7 years ago


30 minute DIY AM particle-acceleration

Last fall, I verified an initial relationship of resonance between two bifilar wound wires (of any length). The predictable sequence resonates at the following levels - 20 Hz, 30 Hz, 50 Hz (and all multiples of these 3 frequencies). I used a Parallax Propeller Board - with PGEN 2.0 software from Innovationshop in Germany.   This software allows for a waveform built of 32 stacked frequencies to be created and amplified.   I have used it to successfully break the bonds of distilled water - as one of my earlier videos shows 2 years ago. JL Naudin calls it a "GEGENE machine" - but it is a simple, tabletop, particle accelerator.  His results can be found here:::  http://jnaudin.free.fr/wfcbooster/indexen.htm One of my earlier videos from May 2013 - can be found at YouTube - I just want to show people how this works.  It is a 4 minute explanation of open-sourced Patent 512,340.:::   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHxK1VWrXcM The materials:: 1 - 1800 watt induction cooktop (iron, copper, or 3-ply stainless cookware is required on these types of devices) 2.  50 feet of 14 AWG speaker wire 3.  2-10 count of 500-watt halogen lightbulbs. 4.  wire, solder & connectors for the wire-ends. 5.  1 stainless-steel HHO DC electrolyzer tank.  6.  Cooking Pan - or light fixture (to hold light bulbs). 7.  High Voltage diodes (500 Volts or higher)

Posted by jabel4 3 years ago


Universal 3d printer cabinet

Hi everyone... just wanted to share with you a new campaign we launched live today on Kick Starter. Its a universal 3d printer cabinet we have been working on for a while... Its got almost 4 cubic feet of storage and can be accessed from a front door and the top of the cabinet...its ready to be customized with multiple knock out's to really get the results you want... We are producing in Black, White and solid Stainless Steel... I appreciate you taking a look and your time! Regards, Brian McLoughlin Maker Kase http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1045344246/maker-kase-universal-printer-cabinet

Posted by bmc.loughlin 4 years ago


Purchasing compression spring latches online

Hi everyone I'm trying to get my hands on some compression spring latches, and have only been able to find them at McMaster.com, but they don't ship to Canada.  The latches I'm looking for are for this instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Underwater-Housing-for-miniDV/step2/More-shopping/ Any ideas where I can find this? I've been scouring the net for a while and can't find anything. Checked out local hardware stores, home depot, lowes, etc, and no luck. Looked at ebay, and can only find some guys from hong kong selling these and they're not made out of stainless steel (which is necessary; this project is exposed to a lot of water). Thx in advance.

Posted by David Catriel 6 years ago


Custom made titanium ring

Hi, Im looking for advice on making a titanium ring for my girlfriend. I choose titanium because shes allergic to stainless steel.  I was thinking of buying a small 3x3 plate or so so I have room to make a few if I screw up. depending on thickness..? Idk what thickness to choose. Then I would need to drill out the inside, and figure out how to size it to her finger by her size.  Then I would have to just shape it somehow. sandpaper? idk. I doubt that but I dont have a lathe available..  so thats why Im here looking for advice, and then after shaping I need to use different compounds to buff and polish it right? 

Posted by 'earl 4 years ago


How to extract a broken bit from a phillips head screw?

Anyone have a good way to extract a broken phillips bit from a screw head? It's the common #2 phillips head. The screw is a #10, stainless steel. When I was driving it in the bit snapped off so that it fills the slots in the screw head. I've tried picks and punches but it's still stuck in there. The screw is countersunk and it's in cosmetic wood (can't dig it out). I can't drill it and use an easy out because the bit is too hard to drill. To make things more difficult, the screw is inserted upward and the piece is a railing so it isn't movable. If there is a better forum for this question please let me know.

Posted by jc-smith 9 years ago


Is it safe to use a microwave for small aluminum melts?

Seeing as how I have a spare microwave, and I've heard of people doing melts in a household microwave, I though that I'd try it myself.What do I need to add so that I don't destroy the microwave?"From a hardware store on Fourth Street, I bought a silicon carbide sharpening stone and 3 pounds of tin/silver plumber's solder; from Macy's, I purchased a microwave-safe casserole dish and a stainless-steel measuring cup; and at Williams-Sonoma, I found a cute cast-iron cornbread fish mold and a pair of long-cuff leather grilling gloves. " - PopSci's Theo GrayA good source of silicon carbide? A better material? (I don't even understand its purpose here).

Posted by carbon 11 years ago


Glen Martin antenna lift system rides on tracks up the side of 45G tower for wireless internet antennas, brings them to the ground to work on them

Its a real cool system that will lift your antennas up and down the side of 45G tower sections so you don't have to climb it all the time to service or change out your antennas. No more climbing once this system is installed. There is enough track to go up 90ft. Its all aluminum and stainless material with some of the cart galvinized. Its all heavy duty and it was built by Glen Martin tower company. I used it a little for my ham radio antennas. Im out of Ham Radio and so Im selling it. Its would be a great thing to use for your internet wirless antenna station. $1900 for all of it.

Posted by videorov 5 years ago


Watch Band Buckle

Product shown in stainless steel 3D Printed and Tested !! Velcro watch band tip will lose stickiness as it ages, and then scratch anything it encounters. This buckle is used to cap the band tip, keeping it from scratching your cuffs of sleeves, especially in winter days. The name " Ning " is embossed on a pattern called BingLie (Chinese, means Cracking Ice), a pattern that was used as a window style some 600 years ago in China. Yes, I'm bringing antique fashion back into life again. Buy at Shapeways !!

Posted by 7PLAIN 6 years ago


What metal should I use for the blade of a Kitchen Knife

Hey guys, First post here. I tried searching without luck, but I'm about to go on my first "making" adventure. I like to cook, so I decided a kitchen knife would be a good starting point. I really like the knives made by Joel Bukiewicz at http://cutbrooklyn.com/ and I want to try and make something similar to that. The question is what kind of material should I use for the blade for starting out. I heard that stainless steel was complicated to work with, though that would've otherwise been my first bet. I have access to a local workshop with most of the tools I'd need, so I'm really looking for the sort of easiest-to-work-with material for my first knife, that still would make a decent chefs knife.

Posted by Ahrengot 4 years ago


XYZ Recumbent Trike

So I've been wanting a recumbent bike to help me get in shape. I'm far enough out of shape that a standard bike is uncomfortable to the point of being a deterent. The biggest obstacle to me is the price. Even the Terra Trike which is supposed to be an affordable, entry level option is almost a grand even bare bones. I tried looking on craigslist but even used ones rarely dip below 800. So I looked for something I could diy. My biggest obstacle on that front is I don't own, or know how to use a welder. I think I've found something promising though.  There is a group in The Netherlands called N55. They are sort of a engineering/art collective and they focus on things to improve modern life. One of the projects they have out there is their XYZ Vehicles. They are pedal powered vehicles designed so that they can be put together with a minimum of tools. All that really should be needed is a power drill, some wrenches and a metal saw. From what I understand, they do classes where they build the 2 upright versions, the bakfiet and the tadpole design with the cargo box, but these are all over in europe and I am in Arizona so... I haven't been able to find anyone as of yet who has made one of the recumbents here in the states and posted about it. I would love to do this and post it as an instructable but I need some help. All of the materials list is metric and while I personally think a base-10 system makes a heck of a lot more sense that what we call standard measurements, I'm still not familiar with metric. So my question to the community is, should I convert all the measurements to standard or is there someplace i can buy these materials from here in the states in metric sizes? B I L L O F M A T E R I A L S : B O L T S & N U T S M6 SELFLOCKING NUTS, stainless (DIN985) - ca. 150 pieces (TWOSEATER: 200 pieces) M8 SELFLOCKING NUTS, stainless (DIN985) - ca. 5 pieces (TWOSEATER: identical) M8 NUTS NORMAL, stainless - ca. 5 pieces (TWOSEATER: identical) M6 and M8 BOLTS with Hexagon head, stainless, (DIN931): 6mm x 140 mm - ca. 2 pieces (TWOSEATER: 3 pieces) 6mm x 90 mm - ca. 15 pieces (TWOSEATER: 20 pieces) 6mm x 90 mm - ca. 5 pieces in DIN 933 (full thread) (TWOSEATER: identical) 6mm x 60 mm - ca. 60 pieces (TWOSEATER: 120 pieces) 6mm x 65 mm - ca. 10 pieces (TWOSEATER: identical) 6mm x 40 mm - ca. 25 pieces (TWOSEATER: identical) 8mm x 120mm, 2 pieces (TWOSEATER: identical) 8mm x 100mm, 2 pieces (TWOSEATER: identical) M6 WASHERS - ca. 300 pieces (TWOSEATER: 400 pieces) M8 WASHERS - ca. 10 pieces (TWOSEATER: identical) A L U M I N U M 2x25x25mm ALUMINIUM SQUARE TUBE: 15m (TWOSEATER: 34m) 3x30x30mm ALUMINIUM SQUARE TUBE: 1m (TWOSEATER: 2.5m) 4x60mm ALUMINIUM FLAT: 1m (TWOSEATER: identical) 2x22mm ALUMINUM ROUND TUBE Ø 22mm: 1m P L A S T I C S 3x880x340mm POLYCARBONATE SHEET (TWOSEATER: 2 times) ENDCAPS (PE), black, for 2x25x25 tubing: ca. 70 pieces (TWOSEATER: 100 pieces) ENDCAPS (PE), black, for 3x30x30 tubing: ca. 10 pieces (TWOSEATER: 15 pieces) POM or PE black, round Ø 25mm: ca. 0,3m (TWOSEATER: 0,5m) POM or PE black, square 21x21mm: ca. 0,6m (TWOSEATER: 0,5m) POM or PE WASHERS M8: ca. 20 pieces (TWOSEATER: identical) M I S C E L L A N E O U S AXIAL NEEDLE BEARINGS M8: 4 pieces (TWOSEATER: identical) NYLON SPHERE w. screwthread, black, diameter 50mm: 2 pieces (TWOSEATER: identical) NYLON RIBBON, black, width 25mm, for seat side support: 1,7m (TWOSEATER: 3,5m)

Posted by dark8587 3 years ago


Maker milestones?

What are some tools you've acquired or things you've learned that have shaped your maker ways? Yesterday my first dress form came in the mail, and this morning Jace and I took my measurements and I set it up. Now I have an accurate representation of myself. :D I'm really excited. I'm making a mermaid costume this year for halloween, and now I can really get started! Plus, I've been wanting to sew my own clothes forever and this will help me! As far as other milestones for me: - Inheriting my gramma's fabric stash and sewing tools - buying my first Wusthof knife - buying my first set of pots and pans - a really nice stainless steel Cuisinart set - been using them now for six years! - investing in a hand saw! (And subsequently sawing the legs off my old craft table to make us a really nice coffee table.)

Posted by jessyratfink 9 years ago


Help me find a part!

Hello everyone. Looking for some help on this one. I can't find a clear defined picture of what is operating this sliding mirror. The dealers that carry it don't stock the mirror so can't tell me either unless I buy one, 3k isn't in my budget. I was thinking Linear Motion system but thats a high cost. From the picture I can see the stainless steel-track is L shaped. You can also see the mirror is set away some from the main cabinet, and also that the mirror is at the same height as the cabinet base. I've looked for casters, slides and other things I could hack but nothing seems to fit. You should not be able to see the hardware and thats a feature I would like to keep. I'd love your ideas or links to information. Thanks in advice. You can zoom well on this site. http://www.stylepark.com/en/agape/027

Posted by edwinston14 9 years ago


cant get my foam cutter to work.

Ok im building a foam cutter, kind of following the instructions from https://www.instructables.com/id/EK8Q92824BEP286S6S/aaand it doesent work. i have a 10v 5 w transformer attached to a metal frame that holds the wires. and the transformer is attached to this stainless steal wire. i was thinking that maybe because i have it attached to a metal frame it sucks all the current but technically shouldent it try to "find" the thinnest place to short circuit and heat up? When I touch the wires to the frame it sparks up, so there is a current going through. And also if I just hold a piece of wire on my hands and connect it to the transformer, it doesn’t heat up either.sorry no pics, i might have some in a couple of days.helps! or suggestions as to what the reason might be for it not working. i am trying to build model for school, alas i think the foam cutter itself is more of a project then what im building

Posted by motley 11 years ago


Rip-offs from designers

We've all seen it, and for a lot of people, it's why we're here: simple, neat, easily-executed ideas presented as high art or grand design, and sold at jaw-dropping prices. The latest example I've come across is these coat-hooks.  Cut from brass and stainless steel, they are going to be "launched" at the London Design Festival but Visuallyod. A launch event.  For coat hooks? Cut and bent from a bit of brass sheet? I shudder to think of the price as well - there's no price on their own website, but they charge £490 ($750) for some sticks cast in pottery and tied together with old string. Anyway, rant over (for now).  What examples of rip-off design have you seen?  What examples have you copied? EDIT: Sudden thought - even if you haven't made them yourselves, what are your favourite examples of Instructables recreating designer rip-offs at budget prices?

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago


I won!

Huzzah! I won the prize in the Google Ponoko Challenge. My Instructable about making and printing a Menger sponge took the top prize. Now I'll have a professional version of SketchUp, a year of Ponoko Prime, and over $500 worth of Ponoko credit. Now, the big question: what should I make? I have a couple of ideas for jewelry for my wife and a toy for my son, but that's not even $100. Anyone have any suggestions? UPDATE: 3D printing gets expensive quickly the bigger it gets. Exponentially, even. Something that fits in the palm of your hand would be ideal. This Menger sponge is 1.4" on a side and cost $26 to print (not including taxes and shipping). A 2" cube would cost $77 and a 4" cube would cost $446. And that's the cheapest material to choose from. If it was printed in stainless steel it would cost $195, $650, and $4,013 for the same sizes. Announcing the Google + Ponoko Challenge Winner

Posted by fungus amungus 7 years ago


Simple Circuit Question LED light/ Metal contact

I have two pieces of metal, pretty heavy stuff, probably stainless steel, and was toying of the idea of being able to wire them up so that if they were touched together it would light an LED. See attached illustration for a general idea of what I am talking about. I am not sure if this is even possible. I think I may need to have some pad-style contacts wired to the very edges, so I'm limiting the surface area that is making contact... otherwise it seems like it may need an awful lot of voltage/current to get through all that metal, probably drain batteries fast too...? Another thought is if the metal were left like it is in the diagram, separated, and if you could bridge the gap with a finger and have it light, that would also be very cool.. just don't know if it's possible. Thoughts? 

Posted by fleanine 7 years ago