Lumi Workshop at Instructables

On Thursday (September 19th) this week, Jesse from Lumi came by and gave a workshop on how to use Inkodye. We got to try it out ourselves and see how this stuff works first hand!  We had a great time picking out our designs and messing around with the dye.  We even found out they have an app so you can make all kinds of personalized designs! They have already shared projects with the Instructables community.  If you haven't already, make sure you check out their Instructables! You can follow along with the workshop video here!

Posted by Penolopy Bulnick 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Arduino Workshop Nottingham UK

More information at www.nottinghack.org.uk Arduino-Sundae - An all day workshop from 11am 3rd October 2010 Station Street Nottingham. £40 - Includes Oomlout Arduino Budget Pack. An introduction to Arduino for beginners. Step by step introduction to working with the Arduino prototyping board and an introduction to microprocessors in general. In addition to on-screen step-by-step instruction, experienced hackers will be there to help you. Includes an Arduino Kit or bring your own for a discount. A day filled with Arduino using the www.oomlout.co.uk Budget Arduino Kit (included in the cost of the workshop or buy and bring your own for a discount).  Schedule for the day: 11:00 - Settle in get your kit open it up and have a play around meet others etc  11:30 - "Hello World" Arduino 101 basic Arduino introduction including setting up external LEDs, Motors and sensors etc  12:30 - Show n' Tell - Arduino-Projects-Show-Case a number of projects including - Drawbot, Arduino Tank, 3D Printer RepRap, Addressable lights and many more (bring one too if you like) will be available for inspiration, discussion and tuition.  13:30 Lunch (bring your own or pop to a local place we are very central)  1400 - Use the pool of parts to try your own project. Helpful and experienced hackers want to help you learn more and will circulate to answer your questions. At Nottinghack there are no stupid questions.  16:00 - Close (but your welcome to stay until 18:00 then we'll probably go for a coffee or beer). Have a think about what you'd like to learn. We have a few suggested projects to help people who aren't sure and there will be lots or electronic bits n' bobs to help you get stuck in. Make sure you bring your laptop and download the Arduino Open Source environment and install it before the workshop http://www.arduino.cc... The cost of the workshop is only £40 including the Oomlout Budget Pack for Arduino and a day of tuition and hands on help. If you already have an Arduino and the required equipment the cost is £20 only.

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


Old factory workshop, Possible uses?

Hi instructable, I've been wanting to make a Lathe now for the better part of a year. But due to financial reasons and depression and such I've been unable to do so. However a few days ago i started thinking about possible places to get the materials I needed, including other tools to make things. Then I remembered the old factory workshop in my grandmothers house where they used to make fishing lures out of brass and figured, well if there's anywhere to get a powerful electric engine that would be the place. Today I went out there for a visit since it's only 15 minutes away, and I found so much more. Below i have attached photos of the machines, the workshop itself is a mess and needs a good cleaning as well as the machines. But I think it has promise if I attached some emergency shutoff buttons and such.

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


Home Made AC for building/Workshop

I was curious   what   if  i  put a 16 cubic ft. chest  freezer in  my  small work  building   and  filled  75 % fullof  water . once frozen i  could  install and  4 inch pvc pipe in  one side  and  then another in the opposite  side.  On days i would  be working in my shop  for   a few  hours   if i pushed air  through  the   pipe  and  recieved  cold  air  out the other side.   Wonder how long  this would work  or would  it  work  at all? Andy

Asked by andy1917 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Electronic Workshop Material Layout Drawers?

I am using my room as a workshop as a very electronics still has some problems, but brings the room to be small. You know, at the same time the electronics archivist, a lot of people on the way :) hurdacıdır sees things would take a kick would be valuable for us in the future Benimde he saved up a lot of useful material use, have the device. I made an arrangement for sığabilmek pretty even threw a sofa bed in the room for years, sleeping in bed in the lounge :) I'm doing this way, but if you have components at one component is not regularly work more and confused, lost a lot of time searching for materials. I recently cleaned out my drawers almost all of the material that I had to actually put the order to buy the materials I got in my hand, look for a material with the lost time, etc. .. read labeling is very important especially in the business of editing, eye-catching symbols to be used for this circuit elements when you get out of the printer at one color was very stylish :) I'm looking for easy to find ingredients. Symbols, color labels photoshop etc. can be used as graphics programs. I already used the circuit diagram is easy to use drawing program for the SPLA program for the symbols that have already. If you want to find your way around this type of material karmaşaşası not want to live, use a labeling system or writing paper, according to the material used for the label color to color did not use the for example, the resistance to black text on yellow paper for a variety of open, transistors, such as the black text on light blue paper .. In the meantime, much of the same type of material containers for the blank CD in the drawer it just works great stuff evaluates them also very expensive .. I am using this as storage boxes usually take a little time pulling pushing continue to work .. The SPLAN schema label files created using the drawing program and added a short video on how to use the program ". Spl7" SPLAN 7 program and edit files with the extension or "http://www.abacom-online.de/updates/ sPlan70_Viewer.exe "program, you can open and print output

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


Question....on Workshop of the Future contest(s)

Are there 2 contests named Workshop of the Future? they appear to be different in nature. THANKS all, for making the Titles and pictures different enough in order to make the two contests less confusing. It is APPRECIATED.

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


No instructions visible?

In this instruction:  https://www.instructables.com/id/Carpenters-Workbench-Build/ there are no instructions visible.  The only way I can see them is to select download.  This hasn't been the situation in the past.  Has something changed or is there a glitch in either my computer or in the Instructable page?   Does anybody else have this issue? 

Asked by d_duck 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Glass bottle cutting?(a champagne bottle)?

I have explored all your pages with regards to glass bottle cutting and i can,t find anything with regards to cutting a champagne bottle. Yes, the bottom How does one cut the bottom off the champagne bottle?? i have tried many ways, with the tapping from the inside to heating the outside and then rapidly cooling and all are unsuccessful.... Please could you help?

Asked by Supermassive 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Mechaniical vs Electronics special course?

I am not going to take a whole college course as I have finished Bs in Computer Science already I just want to explore more and create things that are physical or hardware that I can program, I just wanna explore the possibilities I have and be able to create, what courses should I take? I am willing to study anything just not the whole college semesters again I just need the major subjects or workshop that I can attend with hands on.  I am more of a self study person so a very good fundamentals of basics of gears circuits that works well with a program should do so Ill have a smooth start.

Asked by zapsilere 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


hi.. please help i want t build a die for a token or coin ( metal )?

Hi..again i need help i want to mint a coin,how do i build a die or mold? what do i need, how do i do it ? which is best the Roland RX-50 or MDX-15 ? i want to scan it and engrave it. what is a collar die how does it work, do i need it ? when i mint do i use oil? i know i'll need a press how do i build one? i want to do all this at home, i'm looking for small things..the engraver must b a desktop..   please help Best regards Best friend 

Asked by Golozinha 8 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Like Club Workshop in Denver, Co but in chicago

Are any of you familiar with Club Workshop in Denver, CO? If so, do you know if there is something similar in the Chicago area? I would love to be in Denver, believe me, but right now i am living in chicago's suburbs and i just need a good place to hang out and gain some skills. I don't quite have the money or space to go and create my own awesome workshop... Any leads, or suggestions. I am willing to google, but i'm drawing a blank as to what i should put in a google search. Thanks, Tbonestone

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


HOW 2 DRILL STRAIGHT HOLE USING VERTICAL DRILLING M/C IN METAL ??

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


What are some good Barn/workshop options?

I'm looking at getting more property and I'd like to add a large workshop (aka barn)  I do work with computers, electronics and wood working so I'd like to have space and facility for all. This won't be an animal shelter (though dogs may hang out with me) I'm looking for opinions and hopefully an unexpected suggestion.

Asked by Malkaris 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


repairing tools that need some TLC?

Just wondering if any one knows how to make tools look clean and newish that can be done to refurbish the tools we have and not have to replace.

Asked by shellmar2 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


plans for Converting a Portable Circular Saw Into a Table Saw?

I'm needing to use a table saw but only have a craftsman circular. I can't afford to buy a true table saw, but I've seen some people make a table and place the circular upside down, using bolts to attach it to the underside of the work surface on these home built tables.

Asked by 123roberte 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Build LED lights for 24x24 workshop

Can anyone help me in designing and building lights for a wood workshop? 24x24, 10 ft ceilings, switched outlets on ceiling.  Have been doing quite a bit of research, but unable to figure it out for sure.  Was thinking 50W LED.  Would 4 give enough light for that size?

Posted by MattB144 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


how to embed a video to your instructable? Answered

Asked by coolbeansbaby68 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Pier 9 in the Media

Video Tour Through the Pier 9 Workshop  TechCrunch - May 2014 Approachable Fabrication Fabrication and Forming Journal - May 2014 Anouk Wipprecht Creates Smart Textiles in SF 7x7 - May 2014 Most Amazing Office Spaces on the Planet Business Insider - April 2014 What Happens When you Turn Artists Loose on Autodesk's 3D Printers Fast Company - April 2014 Andreas Bastian Creates Incredible Bendable 3D Printed Mesostructured Material 3DPrint.com - April 2014 Dutch artist Wipprecht to speak at Codame Art+Tech event SF Chronicle - April 2014 Carl Bass in the Pier 9 Workshop Discovery Channel - March 2014 Autodesk Pier 9 Design and Motion - March 2014 AutoCAD 2015 Blogger Day CAD Setter Out - March 2014 Inside Autodesk's 3D Printing and Creativity Workshop on Pier 9 Curbed SF - March 2014 Creating Joy in Technology CCA News - October 2013 Ribbon Cutting at Pier 9 GigaOm - September 2013

Posted by jsass 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


A place where one can use machines and tools (milling, welding etc.) ?

Hello, A few months ago, I read about places where one can pay a membership to use tools and get some room to build projects, but can't remember the name or find it again. (It's something like Laoish talked about in the topic "Public Workshop who would be interested?") Does anybody knows about it ? Thanks! Cuvette

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


workshop heating ideas.

Hello all, I have a slight problem, while designing my workshop for the winter months, I happened across a monumental problem... how am I going to heat it? As any Canadian reading this will know, our winters are not for the faint of heart (-50 anyone?), the structure I designed has a metal frame, HardiBacker lined inside and out as walls, screwed into the metal poles, fireproof spray foam insulation in between the cement board walls, it has been placed on a gravel surface, and is held to the ground by rebar that is nailed into the ground a few feet, and currently no ventilation. I know it has flaws left right and center, but I'm working with what i have right now, and I've got very little to work with. The structure is quite small 10' x 8' at 640sq. feet. Winter is on its way and I need ideas for heating. I've thought about wood heating but I'll need all the space I can get on the inside. propane heaters are quite expensive, and electric heaters.... well its out in the middle of a field basically. Im looking for something that can heat it up fairly quickly, and is safe, I made it fireproof so i guess a tiger torch isn't out of the question.....  Any suggestions are welcome! Cheers!

Posted by fasterthanfalcon 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


English to Spanish translation for Rubbing compound? Jewelers rouge?

Hola. I do get by in every day English, but specific terms are a challange. I tried a web search but did not find it. How would you translate those terms? Can you recomend a "handy man" web /site English-Spanish diccionary ? Gracias

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


Omniversity : Advanced Arduino Course in Manchester

We're launching the Omniversity, housed at the Manchester Digital Laboratory. The MadLab has been one of the country's most successful hack and creative digital culture spaces, attracting thousands of visitors to the region and bringing in national and international talent to lead free workshops and events. Every evening is double-booked with free community-driven events around open platforms and professional development. Building off the back of this success, and the huge network we've built, we're offering the Omniversity - an expert-lead series of training programmes, designed to be affordable and lead by industry veterans and in-the-trenches professionals, rather than full-time tutors. We'll be teaching people platforms from the near-future, without the cost overheads that more formalised training providers impose. This brings us nicely to the course of the Internet of Things... The Arduino boards have become the de facto choice for physical computing projects and, with the addition of an Ethernet shield, make an excellent platform on which to explore the Internet of Things. Want your letterbox to email you whenever the postman has been? Need a clock to show you where your loved ones are? Or a glowing multi-coloured ambient orb to show your energy usage? This course will get you started on the road to realising your own Internet-connected projects. The course is on Friday, 25th February 2011 and costs £132.00 - included in this is an Ethernet shield, selection of components, wires and cables. All you'll need on the day is your laptop and and Arduino Uno or Duemilanove. Lunch and hardcopy course materials are also included. The course is lead by Adrian McEwan, creator of the bubblino.com family. To find out more & book onto the course please see here. Hope to see you soon! MadLab 

Posted by MadLab 7 years ago


Slowly but very very surely going nuts from workshop withdrawal.

I had surgery on my right shoulder two weeks ago & am looking at least another month before I can even lift a saw let alone pound away at anything with a hammer. I have a ton of those springtime jobs around that any other time would take me an afternoon at most to do. There is a nice big pile of timber salvaged from a lovely neighbor up the road who has finally finished her two year building project I could be building all sorts of things for the garden with. I at last got some of my book collection back from my ex but I can't so much as make a bookend let alone the shelves they deserve so Dickens & Homer are stacked on the bedroom floor with Wordsworth & Chaucer. I picked up a new vice for my workbench a day before the surgery & it is sitting on the bench taunting me, I can almost hear it whispering "come on fit me to the bench I dare you" "just let your better half catch you with a spanner in your hand then you will catch it won't you?" This is too much for an active mind to bear & I am going nuts!!!!!!!! But on the upside................. In a few weeks I will have plenty of jobs to do that will take me an afternoon at most so they won't overstrain my healing shoulder. I will have a nice big pile of salvaged timber with which I can build lots of new things for our garden; I may well start with a new hammock frame after all I could do with a good rest :-) Bear in mind that this is England so I will have a good amount of rainy summer days I will have at least one job I can get done in the house as I have some book shelves to design & build after all Dickens & Homer & their friends Wordsworth & Chaucer may well be re-united with their old pals Verne, Twain & Hugo if they eventually get here so they will need plenty of space. And of course I will be able to silence the voice in my head from that vice sitting idle on the bench & put it to work; LOTS of work. I do love summer so very much OH HAPPY HAPPY DAYS!!!

Posted by Nostalgic Guy 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Is there a cheap way to reduce noise from workshop ? Answered

Hi all, I was wondering what the cheapest way is to reduce the noise coming from my workshop, which is basically a tin shed. Im using it as a small forge and appreciate that the sound of hammer on anvil is not blockable (think thats a word) but i also use a belt sander, power tools etc, so would like to try and minimise the noise heard outside. Any ideas ?

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


How to cool my little workshop? Will this work

I have my workshop building i am trying to cool without spending a 1000.00 bucks. I havea small chest freezer forget the cubic feet but it is around 2 ft. by 3ft. in size. I was wondering if i fill 75 5 full of water and instal a coil of 100 feet of 3/8 copper tubing in a coil on the inside running to a 36 inch fan with 75 ft of 3/8 coil on the front and set it to pump 32 degree water to the fan . Do you think this woudl bring a 10ft by 16 ft building down from 100 to 80 degrees ? This would probably be cheaper on electricity over all than a a/c if i could afford one. Can anyone share there thoughts? Thanks alot Andy

Asked by andy1917 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What are the most must have tools in a workshop and what brands should they be?

Hello everyone. I am trying to figure out what are the most used tools in a workshop that handles with wood and maybe metal and from which company are the best quality tools? Thank you

Asked by Tibor91 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Best tools for Instructables authors? Answered

What should a basic generalist workshop contain?  Say you were starting your workshop from scratch and, knowing what you do now, had to purchase new items to kit out the space. What would you avoid? What would you insist upon?  I'm looking more for general philosophies of tool-buying than outright brand names, but I'll entertain the notion of brand fidelity as a heuristic for purchasing trustworthy tools. I intend to use the answers given here to help purchase prizes for upcoming contests.

Asked by wilgubeast 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


'Leather' channel under 'Workshop'?

I believe a 'Leather' channel under the 'Workshop' category would be a good idea. I say this, because I'm often looking for leather-related instructables, and I suspect that many other people are, too. Leatherworking is as much its own specialized skill as sewing, woodworking, electronics, etc. Maybe you could even inaugurate the grand opening with a contest. :)

Posted by ericrasmussen 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What do you think?

Yesterday, I followed a jewelry workshop. This is the result, what do you think?

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


Pier 9 Tour

Take a tour through the Pier 9 Workshop in San Francisco, the place that Instructables calls home. Is it Earth's most awesome collaborative workspace? We think so.

Posted by xxlauraxx 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Can I give out my 3 month Premium memberships to my students?

Hello everyone, I'm going to host two workshops in my college, one on CAE n collaboration with SimScale and another on CAD in association with Autodesk. Can I give out my premium memberships to the top participants of my workshop? Will it be a good idea?

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


Edge Lighting Workshop, Detroit & Chicago

I'm teaching a series of workshops on edge lighting (like in this Instructable) at Hackerspaces in the upper Midwest over the next week.   It's a great, easy way to make a great effect (check out the comments section of the 'ible to see what other people have made)  The workshops will provide all the tools, materials, and information you need to make your own edge lit decorations, signs, displays or whatever! The cost is $10, and takes about an hour. Location and Times: OmniCorpDetroit Friday December 17, 7:00 pm i3Detroit Monday December 20 at 8:00 pm  (Sold out!) All Hands Active Ann Arbor: TBD Pumping Station: One, Chicago. Tuesday December 21 8:00pm Materials and tools are limited to the first 15 people, but learning without materials is free!

Posted by Grathio 8 years ago


How can I make curve edge on suitable piece of furniture with basic workshop tools?

I would like make curve edge (3D) on piece of wooden cube. Just one corner. Cube is part of furniture, upper right corner, just for imagination.I wanna make it rounded.

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Soft Circuits Workshop

Saturday, October 10, 12:30-3:00pmreMake lounge - Crocker Galleria 50 Post St., San Francisco$20 materials and refreshments included.Register at http://remakelounge.comSoft circuitry is a great way to take your crafting to another level!Whether you're coming at it as a craftster who wants to add a little extra spark to their creations, or as someone who's handy with a soldering iron and circuitry, but wants to learn more about wearable crafts, this workshop is for you.We take simple circuits and LEDS, and replace the solder and iron with conductive thread. Using simple hand-stitches, you'll learn how to integrate LEDs into your sewing projects.The final results are lightweight, flexible, washable and wearable. The techniques you learn here will open up your crafting to a world of possibility.This workshop will cover the very basics of using conductive thread, and creating a simple circuit between a battery and an LED. We'll be using Becky Stern's example as a tutorial!$20 includes all materials and refreshments. Registration Required.Additional kits will be available for purchase to take home.(Free parking and right next to BART/Muni!)plus it's taught by ME!

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


Shipping Container Workshop To Kenya

Howdy, My friends and I are building a workshop out of a shipping container, and we want Makers' suggestions on equipment. We'll be sending a 20' shipping container from Austin, Texas to Bungoma, a city in Western Kenya. The primary goal will be constructing chambers in which we can create biochar ( http://www.re-char.com ), and we want to make the shop as versatile as possible. Thus far, we've definitively spent ~$8,000 of our $20,000 budget, mainly on a used plasmacam 4'x4' CNC with 2 plasma cutters, and allocated <20% of our space. Here's our list of some proposed equipment: https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AsejLtLc70nwdG5DeVJmOVA4OUxpcXl6alFaNzh5Unc&hl;=en_US What are we missing that we just shouldn't be without? We'll have access to (dirty) grid power, standard industrial building materials, and (slow, expensive) shipping from the West. Please add your ideas to the spreadsheet and your broader comments below. We'll read everything, incorporate the best suggestions, and let you know what our final inventory becomes. We need to have our container in transit by the end of the month, so don't delay! Thanks, Luke  

Posted by liseman 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Help with building a motorized floor?

Hello, I'm in the process of designing a workshop for our backyard. Due to building restrictions imposed by the city I will be limited on how big the finished building will be. I'd like to know if anyone has some information on what it would take to build a motorized expandable storage building? Basically I'd like the walls and floor to move out so there would be space inside while to work in. I would then be able to pass inspection but make the unit bigger inside so I could actually have some floor space to walk into it. Thanks, Joe

Asked by JoeR199 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Krylon Spraydown

Mike from Instructables teamed up with Mark Clement from MyFixtitUpLife to reorganize their garage space to get it ready for winter & the upcoming football season!! Check out this awesome video where Mike and Mark show how Krylon Rust Protector seals and protects a variety of surfaces. Find more Krylon Spraydown projects here and check out the PDF attachments below for step-by-step tutorials.

Posted by Carleyy 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Leatherman Contest?

Hey everyone, I had an idea. I always see all of these contests on here, and the instructables are great, but theres one contest that i have yet to see. A leatherman (or Multitool) contest! I can guarantee that atleast 75% of the instructables community owns and carries a leatherman/multitool, so why not see what great ideas they can come up with. A Leatherman has a million uses, so why not see the most creative things that can be made either entirely from a multitool, or modifications and accessories we can make for them. Its worth a shot,  so whos in?

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


Creating a New Standard for Rating Project Difficulty

Hey guys. I've worked on many projects based off of instructions given by another person, and I've seen many different ways of ranking the difficulty of a project. What I've found is that many of these difficulty systems are hard to understand or don't provide enough information. I think that Instructables could really be improved by a standardized difficulty ranking system to help users quickly decide if they have the appropriate skills and tools for a project based upon a search criterion or "arrange by" feature. The system that I have come up with is based upon two factors: tools and individual skills. Tools would be the main focus with the skill level based upon the viewers' ability to use them. I won't go into too much detail now. I want you guys to give your honest opinion on how the system should work before I try to finalize my ideas. Keep in mind I want it to be simple, but descriptive enough to help us decide if a project is feasible. It doesn't have to be too accurate, so don't make it more complicated than it needs to be. I think that it should be voted on by the community as well as the author. Thanks guys. I look forward to your input. If we get something good, maybe the Instructables staff can incorporate it into the website's features.

Posted by DIY Emilio 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


NYC make your own wedding ring workshop

What could be more personal for your DIY wedding than making your own wedding rings?  If you happen to be in New York you might check it out the workshop. http://www.newyorkweddingring.com/

Posted by Culturespy 8 years ago


Steampunk Shopsmith: Antique, Steam-driven Pulley Workshop

Found on ebay, this thing has a lathe, jig saw, drill press, grinder, and more along with 3 lights. It's like a Steampunk Shopsmith, but it's real.

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


Question on tax liability for Craftsman Workshop of the Future Contest

From the rules: "All taxes associated with any prize are the sole responsibility of the each winner. " I heard of people who have won significant prizes (e.g. a car) and then found themselves with some unwanted attention from the taxman. I know states vary but am I wrong in thinking the winner might have to pony up ~$1000??

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


Should I enclose an outdoor roofed area with tarps?

I bought a house with a roofed area in the back yard.  There is a concrete slab (approx 10X20), and a metal roof about 12-15 ft high.  The roof only covers half of the slab, and I plan to put a small prefab metal shed where the slab extends.  I'd like to use the roofed area as a pseudo-workshop, but because the roof is so high, rain blows under pretty easy.  In a perfect world, I'd extend the roof and wall in the whole thing, but I ain't rollin' in money like that, so a shed for storage, and a dry work area is good enough.  My question is whether or not its feasible to hang tarps as "walls."  I know it won't be super permanent, but I'd like them to last a reasonable amount of time.  I was thinking of securing them on the four posts by sandwiching them with 1" x 4"s, because I don't trust grommits and twine to hold in wind.  What kind of tarps and hanging methods would be ideal for this, or would there be a better alternative I haven't thought of?

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


hydren ?

Hey guys i know i spelled hydregien wrong but i need blue prints for a hydregin fuel cell that i can make to power my workshop 

Asked by tinker234 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How to moderate new submissions to a Community Group Workshop?

I am the owner/moderator for the Community Group Workshop, Arch Reactor Hackerspace. I am currently am able to moderate who becomes members and I can edit the Workshop page.  https://www.instructables.com/group/archreactor/ I have added my own new Instructables to the Workshop and received a message that the moderator would need to approve them.  However, there is no place that I can find to moderate the submitted Instructables from myself or other members of our hackerspace's Workshop. Under "Admin Features" the only choices I have are: "Manage Admins" "PM Group", "Edit Group", and "Categories". If I turn off the "Moderate New Instructables", it will allow submitted Instructables to post, but I'm not able to moderate the new submissions individually. There also seems to be a second bug that does not allow me to add more Categories to my Workshop. Typing a new Category name on a second line will only add the second category to the end of the first one.  It is as thought I'm only allowed to have one Category. Any assistance would be extremely helpful. Sincerely, Gene

Posted by GeekTinker 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Would someone make an Instructable for a manly workshop apron?

I would like to know if any of our sewing experts can design a masculine apron for workshop use that could fit a large man with a 48 inch waist (121.92 cm).  It should be made with a strong fabric and a few pockets to store small parts. Your help is greatly appreciated since I have no experience sewing (although I have a sewing machine ready for use).

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


How to make cuts for a child's jigsaw Answered

Greetings from a new Instructabler: I'd like to make some wooden blocks as well as some jigsaw puzzles and perhaps a lockbox for my daughter.  (She's six months old now so I have some time to figure this out.)  I'm thinking something like this for the puzzle (simple shapes and pegs for her to grab onto), and something like this for the lockbox.   I'm trying to figure out what is the fewest number of saws I have to buy to make all these things.  Seems like I'm going to need a band saw for the wooden blocks, but I'm wondering if I might be able to get away with it on the scroll saw?  This extremely helpful site describes using a band saw with a circle cutting attachment for arches and triangles.  Do I need a band saw for cutting 2 3/4" hard maple?  I'd likely have to just not make the 5 1/2" triangles if I went this route (which wouldn't be the end of the world). I'm a bit puzzled (as it were) regarding how to make the puzzle pieces and also the doors for the lockbox.  I imagine that if I didn't need the puzzle piece itself and just needed the outline then I could drill a hole in the piece, thread the scroll saw blade through, and cut the shape.  How do I make the cut that preserves both the puzzle piece and the surrounding wood?  Do companies that make these toys make the puzzle pieces (and doors) separate from the puzzle outlines (and lockboxes), or do they use lasers or something else? Your guidance would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by statestraveller 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


long belt sander?

Has any one made a long belt sander - around 1m lenth with old drill parts and preferably with out lathe work.... >

Asked by agatornz 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


should I add normal water to my cars radiator?

i have a 95 subaru impreza , im getting mixed responses to my questions. any mechanics in the house?

Asked by elvisarias 7 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


"In the Blimp of an Eye" and "Wiebelbot" at Ciné Kadee in Ghent, October 26th and 27th.

For anyone with kids near Ghent, Belgium: You can see my "In the Blimp of an Eye" and "Wiebelbots" at Ciné Kadee in Ghent on October 26th and 27th. Ciné Kadee is a movie and multimedia festival for the young, packed with a lot of things to see and do. A.o. kids can help fly my blimp and build their own Wiebelbot. See you there!

Posted by masynmachien 5 years ago