You can now 3D print your Kwikset keys

Interesting post.  Going to have to follow this project to see if other keys, like newer style car keys, end up here.

https://hackaday.io/project/27631-3d-printing-real-world-keys

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Nice build for a wooden shield

I like how the author put a small angle on the ends of the boards so the shield has a little curve to it.  Nice touch.

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Wooden-Shield/

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Cool build for haunted window frame silohuettes

Basically you use a simple frame out of cardboard, and then use construction paper for the rest.  Simple but effective idea.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Haunted-Window-Silohuettes/

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Interesting hack to get a cheap laser CNC to work with LaserWeb

Never heard of LaserWeb (I think its Opensource).  Anyways the author uses it to control a cheap laser engraver he got from china.

Convert that Cheap Laser Engraver to 100% Open-Source Toolchain

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refurb old shoes to keep them going

Basically the author is coating the tips of the shoes with flex seal to give them extended life.  Not a bad idea.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-Toe-Shoe-Holes-Cheap-Easy/

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Interesting 3D printed machine

Interesting machine.  I am trying to think of what else you could do with this.  The one thing that comes to my mind is making a saw out of it.

http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Linear-Motion/

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Nice build for a flip top tool cart

I have seen some of these before.  But the author re-uses the frame of a small desk with casters for this one.  Me…I can see making something like this.  If the base is rugged enough.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Flip-Top-Tool-Cart-From-Reclaimed-Desk/

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Hang a poster with tape, paperclips, and magnets

After painting several walls, I really like this idea.  Simple and easy to take down.  Oh and cheap.

https://lifehacker.com/a-clever-trick-for-hanging-posters-on-your-wall-without-1819187556

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Interesting build of taking a sawzall blade and making a knife out of it.

Interesting build overall, I like the paracord handle too.  Not so sure I would do this over just buying a knife.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Knife-Out-of-a-Sawzall-Blade-no-HT/

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Laser cut your own featherboards

I like the build,  I think I can adapt it for CNC with a router bit too.  Feather boards are a nice way to keep wood from slipping off the saw while cutting.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Featherboard-With-Laser-Cutter/

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