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    http://i.imgur.com/VEOwnXH.jpg?1 Yes, I cut...

    http://i.imgur.com/VEOwnXH.jpg?1

    Yes, I cut out the space for the I/O panel and PSU fan. Bolted in brackets for the PSU and HDD. Wired the front LEDs and switches into the spots where the TV's...
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    PC built into TV case

    http://i.imgur.com/B9kaLMo.jpg?1
  3. Entertainment center made from waterbed frame

    Took a while to wrestle with the warped boards, but I pulled it off. http://i.imgur.com/qc4PM3C.jpg?1
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    Best Buy no longer taking TVs for free

    I've been waiting a month and a half for them to take TVs again after the holidays ("returns filling up our warehouse, we will start taking them again on Jan 31").
    My friend who works there told me...
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    Make tank treads.

    Make tank treads.
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    You were also correct about this. The fan blade...

    You were also correct about this. The fan blade worked great for plastic and wood, but failed miserably when I tested it cutting metal, and broke a fin off. But I know the next fan blade I try will...
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    Hey you're right. The ABS plastic broke down,...

    Hey you're right. The ABS plastic broke down, but not before it got the job done. Still intact, but cracking. I expected that, considering my goal was to use spare items on hand. Also the metal...
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    Don't gotta be rude about it, here is one that...

    Don't gotta be rude about it, here is one that did get beyond the drawing board: http://www.scrapmetalforum.com/made-from-scrap/29458-diy-snow-shovel.html

    Also there are many little projects I...
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    That wouldn't be as fun. I don't even need a...

    That wouldn't be as fun. I don't even need a snow shovel, I just wanted to make something useful out of scrap.
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    I tested it out and it works great. I will...

    I tested it out and it works great. I will change a few small things.. Add a metal strip to the underside of the edge of the scoop, so the plastic will be less likely to break if I hit a rock or...
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    Here is what I use most often for collecting and...

    Here is what I use most often for collecting and dismantling electronics and appliances in my apartment. I also have alot more tools for repair and assembly.

    Small spring loaded wire cutters...
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    DIY snow shovel

    I made my own snow shovel with 3 handles. I used the back panel of a computer screen, a crutch, and the pot handle makes it ergonomic. Other ingredients used: A piece from a fan stand as the top...
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    I wish I had a garage! That's why I have to be...

    I wish I had a garage! That's why I have to be organized.. This room is also a living room/dining room (for me and 3 kids) and I sleep in here too.
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    DIY high speed rotary tool

    My next project is making my own rotary tool out of an electric hand mixer. Even just the aluminum fan in the mixer cuts deep into wood and plastic with no problem, and has a 5 speed switch built in....
  15. I have 4 stepper motors I've pulled from...

    I have 4 stepper motors I've pulled from printers, but since I was in newbie scrap mode, I wasn't careful about it, and I didn't keep track of how they were wired. I didn't scrap them though, so...
  16. this thread is funny - The other day I found a Kenmore pop up toaster...

    The other day I found a Kenmore pop up toaster with 10" slots and LEDs, was the only thing next to an empty garbage can on the curb down my street. Plugged it in and it heats up quickly, I'll...
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    Work bench bike hanger

    Added a few bike hooks to my work bench to hold the bikes I'm scrapping and repairing. They easily unscrew when I'm done with them, and they can hold other heavy stuff too. It may seem like a low...
  18. Can you post a link to an example of this, please?

    Can you post a link to an example of this, please?
  19. I snip wires, pull aluminum heat sinks,...

    I snip wires, pull aluminum heat sinks, transformers, and transistors, in that order. I break off any other large items so the boards stack in the box better. Vice-grips work great for the...
  20. Possible to hack an induction burner to melt components off of PCBs?

    Today I was given an induction burner, partially dismantled. I wonder If I could repair it and modify it to de-solder a whole board at once? I am a novice in electronics, and de-soldering...
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    Mannequin head holder = desk vice

    I saw one of these at the thrift store the other day, and immediately thought of ways to use it as a small desk vice, to hold a circuit board or whatnot. It was $4.50, but I looked the model number...
  22. That's the other model they had at Home Depot...

    That's the other model they had at Home Depot when I bought the POS. However, it seems Weller doesn't change their model numbers from year to year, and there is usually no date (or much in the way...
  23. I realize that. However, I am excited about the...

    I realize that. However, I am excited about the challenge of using parts that I have scrapped. I will also consider parts I find at the flea market or thrift stores. I've already got the RPMs...
  24. I saved all the parts from many VCRS and...

    I saved all the parts from many VCRS and printers, but I didn't bother to remember how to put them back together :) It wouldn't be as fun if it were easy though. I have buckets full of stripped...
  25. 9v battery is only going to be used for testing...

    9v battery is only going to be used for testing purposes, I plan to upgrade the power supply once the machine is complete.
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