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How do I fabricate stuff?

What books will show me how to fabricate stuff? The FabLab curriculum is oriented more towards digital fabrication techniques, but I'm interested more in (seemingly) simple things such as all the different types of fasteners for hanging things on walls, or how to make objects that serve a function (e.g., a lamp, or a steel-and-wood bench) look less, well, home-made. I guess what I'm asking, and have a hard time translating into a search query, is: how do I learn to make the things I want to make look more designed and less like they were a Saturday-afternoon hobby project? (which, in all fairness, they are) [more inside]
posted by ar0n on Dec 29, 2013 - 7 answers

Help me build a gangplank.

I need to get on and off my boat easily. More to the point my pregnant wife needs to be able to. (Because we both live in the boat). I have recently built a new wooden gangplank which is not too bad. (but heavy) But for reasons I will go into below I think I need a replacement. [more inside]
posted by Just this guy, y'know on Dec 18, 2013 - 13 answers

Help me keep my dad industrious and happy this Christmas

Help me find the perfect Christmas present for my "Maker" dad - ideally it would be an set of plans on how to craft something from scratch, rather than a kit of physical parts. [more inside]
posted by muddgirl on Nov 20, 2012 - 7 answers

Good metal fab shops, either online or in SF Bay Area?

Can you recommend a good metal fabrication shop for custom parts, either online or in the SF Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by harkin banks on Oct 30, 2012 - 6 answers

Any rental shops other than 3rd Ward?

Is there a metal shop that I could theoretically rent out for a day in NYC? (Not 3rd Ward) [more inside]
posted by Bengston on Jan 12, 2011 - 2 answers

How to replace a broken latch no longer made?

[home repair] How do I get a broken piece of a vintage door latch fabricated? [more inside]
posted by SeƱor Pantalones on Sep 12, 2010 - 11 answers

Metal Fabrication

Metal Fabrication: I'd like to design small objects and see them realized in stainless steel and/or aluminum. How would I go about this? Specifically: What design software should I use and what services are available for custom fabrication? [more inside]
posted by aladfar on Jul 12, 2009 - 7 answers

shiny new job?

Preparing for a technical/artistic interview? [more inside]
posted by slipperywhenwet on Jul 21, 2008 - 4 answers

Custom motorcycle helmet makers?

Custom motorcycle helmet artisans? Am needing to find someone to fabricate a DOT-approved motorcycle helmet for me. Artist/machinist needed. [more inside]
posted by MrTangent on Oct 22, 2007 - 8 answers

intentionally making steel rust

How can I make something I've fabricated out of cold rolled steel achieve a uniform patina of rust? [more inside]
posted by machaus on May 4, 2007 - 19 answers

I learned it in History; so it must be history!

What are some things that are taught as History in a college/higher learning setting (as a piece of, or as the whole) that aren't fully supported by facts (such as documents, carbon dating, etc)? [more inside]
posted by defenestration on Aug 11, 2006 - 15 answers

Good machine shop with lasers in LA?

Does anyone know of a good laser-capable machine shop in LA? [more inside]
posted by felix on Apr 18, 2006 - 1 answer

Plastic Fabrication

Short-run-plastic-fab-filter: Where can I go to order a very short run (100-300 items) of custom shaped and machined plastic sheets? In addition to a whacky shape, I need some drilling and something close to 'etching' on the surface. [more inside]
posted by daver on Mar 21, 2006 - 2 answers

Intel Fab-4 - what does it mean?

fab-4 - what does it mean? Is that where Intel made the 4004?
posted by Kwantsar on Dec 10, 2004 - 5 answers

small-scale, home polycarbonate casting/fabrication

Has anyone here ever done small-scale plastic (specifically polycarbonate) casting/fabrication at home? What are some good resources for getting started?
posted by casarkos on Nov 11, 2004 - 8 answers

How do you make things with plastic at home?

Is there an easy-ish way to make things out of plastic? I had an idea for a fly-swatter-like contraption for catching spiders, and I have no idea how to go about molding something out of plastic. I know how to build out of wood, I can cut, bend, and weld metal, and I even have some idea how glass products can be crafted the old-fashioned way. But plastic? By "easy-ish" I mean: you can do it in your garage with the right tools and materials.
posted by scarabic on May 11, 2004 - 8 answers

Anyone with experience with short-run plastic fabrication?

The future is Plastics! Anyone with experience with short-run plastic fabrication? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by plemeljr on Jan 23, 2004 - 5 answers

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