Leather Tool Roll

Lately I have been trying my skills at leather working. Because of that I have been buying (and making) more and more tools and that was a great reason for me to make a leather tool roll. Since it doesn’t require a lot of tools, it is easy to make it and the roll is a very practical way of storing your tools!

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Cat Adventure and Escape Wall

We always thought it would be cool to have some sort of catwalk for our cat to skulk and hide from way above. I wanted to design something for the whole wall, something that would be a bit artistic, sculptural, and somewhat functional for us(besides the entertainment factor). After getting little bits of inspiration here and there from what others have created for their cats, and thinking about how to make it work for my aesthetics, this is what I came up with. Hope you get inspired by the design, and enjoy all the cute cat photos!

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Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver

How to machine / make a custom sonic screwdriver out of aluminum with Arduino inside.
This Instructable documents the creation of two custom Sonic Screwdrivers for two very special people in my life. They are huge Doctor Who fans and I could not resist making this for them.
Please note this project made use of metal working machinery (Mill and Lathe).

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Pysanky Ukrainian Egg Dying

Pysanky is a traditional craft in Ukraine and Poland. The method is similar to batik – patterns are drawn on the egg with wax, which then protects the covered areas from the dye that is applied. By repeating this process with different colors of dye, a multi-colored pattern is built up. Finally, the wax is removed to reveal the colors that were covered up at each stage. A layer of polyurethane can be added over the finished egg to protect the dyed design and to give a gloss finish.

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Ambilight system

If you are looking to have ambilight available for every different inputs connected to your TV, want to use the WS2812 type led strips, then look no further, this tutorial is for you.

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Lightbox build with Ikea Lack table

I have wanted a lightbox for years, I live in a small flat and don’t have the space to store a large lightbox. I decided to build a photo/tracing lightbox into my Ikea coffee table. I picked up all of the equipment on ebay and put the whole lot together in a couple of hours. The table is an Ikea ‘Lack’ and cost about £5, they come in many different colours.

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Takedown bow from skis

Ever notice how the cool action heroes all use bows and arrows these days? Katniss Everdeen, Legolas, Hawkeye, Lara Croft…Now you can join their ranks with this step-by-step guide to designing and building your own bow out of old cross-country skis!
I made this pair of bows at the artist residency, Grin City Collective, in Grinnell, Iowa.

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Chainmaille from pop tabs

Constructing a genuine European 4 in 1 chainmaille weave using only pop tabs.
Turns out this is very easy and makes a really great looking piece of maille, and as an added bonus you don’t have to worry about having a quarter mile of wire on hand to attach them together.

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Download Free Books: The Top 20 Websites

Ever thought of creating a library with thousands of books, and never spending a dime? Sounds impossible, but it’s not! Freely available books in nearly any subject you can think of abound on the Web, ready to be read, downloaded, and shared. Here are the top twenty sites where you can find a wide variety of completely free books, anything from romance novels to computer technology manuals.

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Classic Games With ASCII Graphics

Despite some technical limitations of the IBM PC era, ingenious developers managed to create games of almost every genre using only text as a graphical palette. Take a look.

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