Author Archives: robertwilkie

Nice jig to make dattos and pocket squares

I like this build. Simple and easy to use. One thing I was thinking about for the square cut, maybe extending the arm so it can get support from both sides of the datto frame. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/ultimate-router-dado-template-jig-%7C-amazing-2-1-router-jig-%7C-unique-idea-74286?homelistings#post138721

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Make a hot knife foam cutter

The author basically took a bolt, make a collet from it to hold an xacto knife blade, and put that into a soldering iron as a “tip”. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/making-knife-foam-cutter-electric-foam-cutter-74223?homelistings#post138471

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Interesting jig to add in dowl rod splines

Interesting jig. Its like the pocket hole jig but instead is used to make holes into your corner of your block to stick dowel rods in to secure the corner. https://www.instructables.com/id/Dowel-Rod-Spline-Jig/

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Another simple 3D printed plotter CNC

This is like the CDROM based CNC’s but…its all 3D printed and is using servos instead of steppers. Its using the ESP for a controller and seems to be doing a pretty good job of it. https://www.instructables.com/id/Tracey-Drawing-Machine/

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Another LED pendant

These builds seem to be taking off lately. This is another interesting LED build. https://www.instructables.com/id/Advanced-LED-Pendant/

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Cool circle maker

This one has a ruler built in. The build is a bit intense, but its a nice tool build in the end. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/right-tool-73970?homelistings#post137618

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Nice copper flower build

I like this build, Not so sure I would “rainbow” it like the author did thought. https://www.instructables.com/id/Rainbow-Copper-Flower/

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Another LED Pendant

These builds seem to becoming more common. I haven’t really thought of using surface LED’s before since they are difficult to solder. But this does seem like a cool thing to make. https://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-LED-Pendant/

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Make a collet from a bolt

Interesting build. The author basically makes a collet clamp (for like drill bits) from a bit bolt. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/collet-clamp-your-hands-73947?homelistings#post137564

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Another nice hold down build

I started looking at doing this myself. Its alot of work to make these custom hold downs so I I looked around and you can buy ones for $5…and they are metal…hum… http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/diy-hold-down-clamps-2different-models-74007?homelistings#post137768

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