DIY Projects

Amazing creations from our customers, staff and ideas we love from the web!

DIY Lightsaber for May the 4th

In honor of May the Fourth this year, we decided to do our own twist on the classic DIY lightsaber. We wanted to provide a quick but attractive lightsaber that wouldn't require much in the way of machinery or hardware.

DIY Cuff Bracelet in Metal

One of our very talented customers recently sent us pictures of her beautiful jewelry designs. We were impressed and wanted to show you. Also, we want to show you how to make a DIY cuff bracelet yourself!

Fifteen Puzzle

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Don Seeley, artist and long time customer of ours, decided to take the classic Fifteen puzzle stocking stuffer and remake it with beautiful metal and stone.
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Polishing Metal to a Mirror Finish

Got questions about how to polish metal to a mirror shine? Well we've got answers and resources available for you right here!

DIY Halloween Candle Holders

In order to help get into the spirit of the season, we decided to make DIY Halloween candle holders here in the office!
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DIY Mini Cannon Fires Away!

A friend of mine recently gave me this great little mini cannon he made. It uses actual black powder and fires a small lead BB. We decided a test firing was in order!

Further Your Machining Education

Are you looking to teach someone how to machine or learn how to machine yourself? Are you looking for inspiration? If so, check out these resources!

DIY Airplane Built with 4130 Steel

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Jake Schultz, Boeing engineer and aviation author, is building a 1931 Pietenpol Air Camper biplane in his garage using our 4130 steel tubes!
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Beer Cans and Metal Detectors

Beach season is upon us, and there are a lot of people who like to prowl said beaches, metal detector in hand...
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DIY Adjustable Shelves

Got some time to kill? Got some crafting skills? Want to make a cool adjustable shelf set? We can help!