Category Archives: Tinkering

A simpler build to the bottle plotter

From yesterday. This build is a bit simpler build but its more of a printer since you put paper on the roller. Not exactly sure what the author was going for here except reducing the size of a CNC. https://www.instructables.com/CNC-Drum-Plotter/

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Building a bottle plotter

Or maybe an etcher too? Anyways the author makes a simple CNC to drawn on bottles with. https://www.instructables.com/ROTARY-CNC-BOTTLE-PLOTTER/

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friend lights

Basically a set of lights that are connected to the net, and can sync colors with eachother. Interesting build, could be nice with kids these days. https://www.instructables.com/DIY-Long-Distance-Best-Friend-Lights/

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Simple holder for small cuts on a miter saw.

Basically its a paint stick with a nail on one end. Actually I think I will make this with a paint stick. And use a nut/bolt on the other end (sharpen the end of the bolt). https://www.popularwoodworking.com/tricks/add-a-pinch-of-safety/

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Nice portable chair build

Too bad the author did not have a printable template for this. At first look I thought he CNC’ed it out. Turns out it was all done by hand. https://www.instructables.com/How-to-Make-a-Secret-Foldable-Chair-at-Home/

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Cool looking shadow box

The author build this with multiple sheets of think plywood (laser cut) to separate out the different color planes. Neat build overall. Me…way too much work. https://www.instructables.com/Shadow-Box-Wall-Art/

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Nice CNC plotter build

Its a nice build, I have seen things like this on bangood for about $120 but not as well made. So If you do not want to make it yourself, you could just order the kit and make improvements to … Continue reading

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Interesting build for Christmas lights

Using Arduinos and addressable LED strips, the author make “poles” for LEDs that he could control wirelessly. https://www.instructables.com/Wi-Fi-Controlled-WS2812B-Individually-Addressable-/

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Another simple respirator build

With the covid counts going up, this stuff has been crossing my mind a bit more. THis is a pretty simple build if you can get the airbag to use to inflate lungs. Its amazing how simple the technology overall … Continue reading

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Wow this is one heck of a table saw sled

This sled has multiple options to it (the video only shows one new one). I like this guys build. Puts my homemade sled to shame. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/new-way-use-table-saw-sled-makes-mitered-boxes-inline-splines-snap-81379?homelistings#post166037

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