Category Archives: Tinkering

Interesting 3D printed Biology projects

The project, Poseidon project by California Institute of Technology, has some pretty cool builds. It includes a 3D printed digital microscope, and a 3D printed syringe pump. They use arduino’s for controllers.

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3D printed face mask that looks like a cyclone

I saw this one and all I could thing of is battlestar galactica. https://www.instructables.com/100-3D-Printed-Covid-Mask/

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Nice write up on a CNC buil

The author used a kit called the ARCO Openbuilds CNC, which seems to be a pre prepped kit for the hardware part of the CNC, but you have to put it together, and add in the drill/laser/etc etc. Interesting build … Continue reading

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Electric planer jig

I got a kick out of this jig, basically its taking your hand held electric planer and making it into a shaper of sorts, so you can plain straight, flat edges. Rather clever build.

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3D print an exhaust filter for 3M masks

I ironically have one of these masks, mostly for shop work, but I like the adapter build I can add onto it so the exhaust filter can be used. https://www.instructables.com/3M-Respirator-Exhaust-Valve-Filter/

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A better taping jig for the table saw

This author built a jig similar to the one from yesterday, but found it was a bit unsafe, so built the slider based one. https://www.instructables.com/A-Much-Safer-Table-Saw-Taper-Jig/

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Simple tapering jig for table saw

I have seen some fancy sleds for a tapering jig for table saws, this one is pretty simple build compared to the sleds. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/precision-tapering-jig-table-saw-how-make-81167?homelistings#post165268

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Nice simple circle maker jig

For a tablesaw. Not so sure I would use t-track instead of some sort of channel instead (t-track can get expensive). But overall nice build. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/adjustable-table-saw-circle-jig-81165?homelistings#post165266

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Some simple upgrades for an Ender3

Some simple upgrades for your Ender3. Some are on my list. https://www.instructables.com/Easy-Upgrades-for-Ender3-2020/

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Knob making jig

I can’t remember if I put this up before, but I really like this jig for making knobs. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/make-your-own-knobs-fast-easy-free-plans-81368?homelistings#post165992

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