Author Archives: robertwilkie

Nice jig for making circles with a bandsaw

Pretty simple build too. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/how-make-jig-cutting-circles-71928?homelistings#post129493

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Nice build for a simple drill motor speed control

I typically use zip ties or string. But thsi is a much nicer build. Only thing I might change is to put a backing on the bolt that tightens the trigger pull. https://www.instructables.com/id/A-Simple-Drill-Speed-Controller/

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Nice stool to stepstool build

Nice build. And cheap too (under $20 if I understand it correctly). https://www.familyhandyman.com/workshop/ridiculously-simple-shop-stool-plans/

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Several shop space savers

The author has several different builds to store tools and save space. My favorite is the portable table. Its simple and “cheap” to make.

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How to scan an image for 3D work

Interesting video where the author goes over how to scan an object in so you can 3D print it. Its alot of work to set this all up thought.

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Another cool stool assembly

Seeing more and more of these lately. This is another simple stool assembly made from plywood and does not need nails. I may have to upgrade my CNC so I can cut a few of these out myself. https://www.instructables.com/id/Moth-Stool/

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Make a wooden mallet

From plywood no less. Pretty simple build and this could be good for scrap pieces of plywood. https://www.paoson.com/en/blog/plywood-mallet-n51

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Doweling Jig

Nice simple jig to make Doweling rod holes. https://www.paoson.com/en/blog/how-to-make-a-doweling-jig-n29

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Using Steel fence posts to make a slip roller

First I had to find out what a slip roller was. Basically its a metal bender for rounding (make like loops and tubes). Interesting build overall.

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Convert an existing router edge guide

The author did a nice job converting an existing trim router guide, which was a cheap metal thing, into a much more useful build. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/making-palm-router-trimmer-edge-guide-jig-71795?homelistings#post129106

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