Making a handle for a hacksaw

OK so the author had some hacksaws that apparently had some really cheap handles (plastic) that broke, so instead of buying another hacksaw, he made a new handle from a block of wood. Me…I have an old hacksaw with a metal handle…I am thinking that bugger is going to last me a lifetime.

https://www.instructables.com/Hacksaw-Handle/

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Making a parallel fence for a scroll saw

I like this build but…I think the author needs to extend it to the end of the bench so it can latch on at that end. With such a long fence I can see it start to “wiggle” at the one end.

https://www.instructables.com/Scroll-Saw-Parallel-Fence/

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Nice jig to make large size bowls

This is a pretty neat build, the author made this jig so he could make “drums” and the jig goes on the inside and out to make the circle.

https://www.instructables.com/Router-Drum-Mill/

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Adjustable push block for table saw

Nice build, a bit more fancier than what I need. Still a nice build.

https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/adjustable-push-block-table-saw-86871?homelistings#post186880

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Interesting buggy drawn cart

OK its really driven by the rear wheels, but it looks like the front legs are moving the cart.

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Spooky eyes with a Micro:bit

Micro:bits are nice little controllers for teaching with kids. The author basically use them to make glowing “blinking” eyes. I like the use of hot glue to diffuse the light.

https://www.instructables.com/Microbit-Glowing-Halloween-Eyes/

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Nice jig to remove/add a tire to your car

Its basically a “lever” for you to get the wheels on/off your car. I could see using something like this at home to get the snow tires on and off every year.

https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/homemade-tire-dolly-87426?homelistings#post189072

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Simple ghost deco build

Have a piece of white plastic, ad spoon, and a pipe cleaner and you can make your own ghost. All stuff you can get for cheap at the dollar store. One addition, maybe get some stick on eyes there too.

https://www.instructables.com/Halloween-Ghost/

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Cool looking clock build

A digital clock that is mostly mechanical. They author is using an ESP to control it too.

https://www.hackster.io/news/charlie-sheen-helps-design-a-seven-segment-mechanical-clock-ef53a129e114

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PVC made CNC

Its a plotter/laser engraver build. Overall pretty clever build. Reminds me of the little CNC’s made 10 years ago with iron pipe.

https://www.instructables.com/P-CNC-Laser-Engraver-and-Pen-Plotter/

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