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DIY Gear: Create Your Own Awesome

DIY Gear: Create Your Own Awesome
Believe it or not, Do-It-Yourself isn’t just the realm of Bob Vila and that dude Ty on all those Discovery shows. You can, in fact, do it yourself. With a helpful bit of inspiration and an almost complete lack of instruction (exactly how we like it), you can combine found items and a bit of know-how into some seriously awesome stuff for your home – without the obscene price tag that high designers and big box stores would charge you for similar items. Like any good vacation, the planning of any project starts with the destination. So here you go, here are your destinations. Disclaimer: Real life DIY doesn’t have a standby emergency team. This Hyundai sponsored post is about snapping out of the norm and creating your own awesome. Wall Lamp Like the functional Erector set cranes you used to build as a kid, this lamp combines a few pieces of wood, some nuts and bolts and electrical hardware to create one of the cleanest wall or desk lamps that you can save roughly $250 building yourself.

Altered thrift store art: Some personal faves Unknown, via Reddit. Banksy, via Flickr user goldenticket. It’s a simple idea: Find some bad art, whether original or a print, for a song at a thrift store, then modify it to make, if not “better art,” then at least something that’s more entertaining to look at. (Is it the same thing? Yeah, that sounds like a productive argument.) Anyway. Etsy seller loudxmouse. Banksy, via Flickr user Darrell Godliman. Reportedly Banksy, via Reddit. Banksy, via Flickr user poly_mnia. Banksy, via Flickr user SteeveeGee. Woodgill at Monocol’s Etsy shop. Did I miss a good one? Related

You Have Just Been Poisoned Step #1: Clean bottom of glass PrevNext Moisten a paper towel with rubbing alcohol and wipe the bottom of the glass squeaky clean. Step #7: Verify that the etch is complete When the glass is completely dry, hold it up to the light and inspect the etch closely to verify that you haven't missed any spots.If there are flaws in the etching, simply reapply etching cream and rinse as in steps 5 and 6.Repeat until the etch is complete to your satisfaction. Mine did not need any retouching. Green house Paper Flower Key Holder / Mark Montano Difficulty Rating: Beginner Tags If you need a quick 'just because' gift for someone, this is it! It’s simple to make, couldn’t be less expensive and we can all use one. I for one am always losing my keys and this, by far, is the easiest way for me to keep track of them. Here’s how: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Supply List Wire hanger Needle nose pliers with built in wire cutter (most are made like this) Hot glue gun and glue sticks Stapler Book pages Fiskars Scissors and Pinking Shears Krylon Clear CoatSmall piece of cardboard

Secret Doors, Drawers & Compartments To make all of these Instructables, download this collection of How To’s as an ebook. Download » Bruce Wayne hid the entrance to the Batcave behind a bookcase, operated by a button hidden in a bust of Shakespeare. This guide features 16 projects built by our users made to keep your stuff safe and hidden from view. Instructables is the most popular project-sharing community on the Internet. Kim's Komfy Kouch So I finally got around to getting the instructions for my DIY sofa from my boyfriend and he took a few photos to illustrate some key points. Sorry for the delay folks but I have a terrible memory and have been super busy lately. These are in his words, including the title (which I don't want to take credit for LOL). First thing is to measure the cushions you are going to use (we used the Ikea's Lillberg sofabed cushions). The frame is made from 2x4's, the width ones that attach to the legs are first and then 2x4 lengths lay on top around the edges. Another 2x4 is cut to fill in the gap so the 2x6’s on top sit evenly. FYI – do not screw your wheels/legs to the couch like this. Lay some 2x6’s lengthwise on top. The ledge on the back was made by raising a 2x6 so it would make a space for pillows. The sides are finished with the MDF and cut at 45 degree angle at the corners. The MDF we used (8") is the perfect height to reach from the top of the legs to 2-3” above the frame.

Recycled Art: Amazing robots made from trash The expanding working arena of robotics has made humans obliged to accept them as co-workers, friends and even entertainers in some scenes. Since, the robots are the future; then how about crafting robots from recycled material? Sounds cool and green at the same time! Yes, the robots which will not only serve as a mechanical agent for you but at the same time will also help your motherly earth from the landfills. 1. These steampunkish dudes at Mutoid Waste Company have been in the lap of everything we call scrap, making stuff that is beyond even the best sitting in the helm in factories. 2. You will not be able to believe what you’ll see now. 3. Here is something extraordinary from an ingenious artist named Mark Brown. 4. The Wall-E robot is a cute and creative transformation of kitchen scrap into something more useful. 5. A Chinese farmer, Wu Yulu, has designed a family of 26 robots from scrap materials. 6. 7. 8. Here is a cute robot that is sure to win your heart. 9. 10.

Make a Free, Customized Desk-top Organizer during your lunch break!! all you have to do in this step is to take a few seconds to categorize all the stuff on your desk, writing utensils, rulers, stapler equipment, stamps (if you have), thumb tacks, paper clips, binder clips, glue stick, etc. once you've categorized all your things, you need to figure out how many boxes, trays and/or cups you'll need. this is what i figured i'd need: - 2 cups (1 short, 1 tall) - 1 box tray for stamps - 1 tray w/ partitions - 1 tray for my stapler - 1 tray for the staple remover i wanted my cups to be big enough for all my writing utensils, so i made them 3" in diameter each. remember that old formula we learned in math class, C = 2π (r)? well, if my desired diameter is around 3", the radius is going to be 1.5". so to get the desired circumference length, i want to calculate C = 2 x 3.14 x 1.5..... i wanted a tray with partitions so i could throw in my miscellaneous small stuff, like taks, pins, paper clips, etc. so i made a tray with these dimensions:Partitioned Tray: 7.5" x 6"

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