Author Archives: robertwilkie

2 Different Electrolysis builds

The author built 2 different Electrolysis builds to remove rust. One with an old car battery charger, the other from an old PC power supply. Me…I would do the PC power supply (easier to come by). A few other things … Continue reading

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3D print your press brake

Interesting, the author using PLA 3D printed the template for a press brake to make a bunch of different shaped templates for the press. They seem to work pretty good too.

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Using a can for rivets

Nice idea. Basically you roll up a side of the tin/AL into a pin, then pound the two sides to hold something together that has holes. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Rivets-From-Cans-Any-Tin/

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Nice track saw build

Seen a bunch of these over the years, but this one is pretty cheap and simple build compare to most of them. One thing I would do different is instead of lining bar stock up to make the saw track, … Continue reading

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Nice table sled build

This one is pretty nice build, can use it to do taper cuts, jointer, etc. https://www.instructables.com/id/Three-in-One-Table-Saw-Sled-Taper-Cuts-Jointer-Sle/

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Another nice metal bender

This one takes advantage of you owning a vise to use as the frame for the bender. This is a nice build since you do not need a welder. Not sure if I would make one, brakes and benders are … Continue reading

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Making cabinet doors

Nice write up and video on how to go about doing this. https://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Cabinet-Doors-Made-on-the-Router-Table/

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Nice clamp build for multiple boards

I understand the authors issues with doing multiple boards and when you clamp down for the glue to dry, they buckle. This is a nice idea to build out of conduit pipe, but I wonder if I could do this … Continue reading

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Nice drum sander build

Nice build for a small drum sander. I like the hold downs he uses for putting the sand paper on. Also nice idea using a grinder for the motor driver for this. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/drum-sander-thickness-sander-making-video-free-pdf-75077?homelistings#post141122

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Making simple right angle clamping jigs

The author did a good job on this one, its cheap, easy to make, and works. Its on my list to make on some scrap wood https://www.instructables.com/id/Right-Angle-Clamping-Jig-Minutes-to-Make/

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