This could be one way to simplify a keychain

Basically cut the heads off the keys and put them in line with a bike chain.  Interesting idea.

https://www.instructables.com/id/Amazing-Keychain-with-a-Bike-Chain/

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Simple water bottle belt clip

One pipe clamp and a bit of metal and you have a belt clip.  Pretty simple idea.

https://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Bottle-Belt-Clip-1/

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Make a grappling hook with c-clamps

Too funny.  And Ironically would be pretty sturdy of a build too.

https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Grappling-Hook/

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OK this is pretty funny

The author built a simple robot that climbs up a rope, and then cuts the line.

Oh and falls down to the ground too.

http://www.3ders.org/articles/20170702-diy-3d-printed-ropebot-can-climb-trees-and-cut-down-ropes.html

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OK I like this build, Turbine powered drill

Not so sure if I could make the metal bits/spacers (no lathe).    But I like the build overall.  This would be a nice add to a CNC.   Only issue is torque…not so sure you can get enough from a vac for a CNC.

3D-Printed Turbine Rotary Tool Tops 40,000 RPM

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Cool site to design your own gears and pulleys

The article talks about a webpage that the author created to help make custom pulleys you can then cut out.  Cool idea.

Download and Laser Your Own Pulleys

Original site:

http://gritlab.org/timing-pulley-generator/

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Is it worth building one of these bluetooth speakers

I have seen a few of these builds now.  They look really nice but…is it worth it?  I know you can get cheap BT speakers for $20.  Nice ones are well over 100…

https://www.instructables.com/id/Bluetooth-Speaker-Cnc-milled/

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Nice idea, build inserts for cheap toolbags to put tools in

Hum…I wonder about doing this with a bucket based system too.

I like this idea, it helps organize the tool bag.  These bags are pretty cheap and basically replace the old metal toolboxes you used to get.

https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Toolbag-Organizer/

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Nice bench disk sander build

I like the build.  Its pretty veritable but….wow allot of work.  I would have made a few things a bit more simpler.

https://www.instructables.com/id/Benchtop-Disc-Sander/

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Another nice plotter build

I seem to see alot of these being built these days with an arduino based controller.

Robot Draws Using Robust CNC

Original site:

http://www.arnabkumardas.com/cnc.html

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