Category Archives: Cheap

Turn your tablesaw into a disk sander

I like this idea but….not so sure I want fine dust in the tablesaw.  I know it makes savings anyways, but I see a few issues, one getting the “sand blade” to fit.  And two, the micro dust factor… Either … Continue reading

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Nice phone charging stand build

Nice build for a phone charging stand to put in the wall https://www.instructables.com/id/Cell-Phone-Stand-With-Integrated-Charger/

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Make custom foam inserts for your tools

I like this build.  Downside is you need a laser CNC, I think you could do this with a regular CNC as well, just not so sure how well the drill will do with foam. https://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Foam-Inserts-Laser-Cut-Foam/

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Create custom molds for candle sticks

I like this build, the author covers how to make a custom candlestick holder mold with CAD and a 3D printer.  If you are good at CAD (looks like Sketchup he is using), this could be a good way to … Continue reading

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Build a lightning generator

OK this was cool build.  Take one of those USB lighters and a bunch of caps/diodes.  Interesting build. Lightning Generator from Electric Lighter

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Cool step stool

Nice build, the author made it so legs come out of the bottom to heighten it as needed. https://makezine.com/2018/08/27/building-a-step-stool-with-deployable-legs/

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Turn a bike tire into a belt

OK so I have used inner tubes in the past for rubber bands.  I have not thought about turning a tire into a belt thought.  Good idea (and unique).  Not so sure I would use bolts to hold the buckle … Continue reading

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cool foam cutting CNC build

The author calls it a 4 axis CNC, which is kindof right..more 3.5.  Either way its a nice build. https://www.instructables.com/id/4-Axis-CNC-Hot-wire-Foam-Cutter-ArduinoRamps14/

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Nice workbench add ons

The author did a series of add ones for his workbench that are pretty nice.  Of course you need a workbench that is cleared off it do this. http://bellevuewoodshop.com/assembly-table-accessories/

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Simple template for skims

Nice idea the author made for using a bandsaw to make shims as needed.  I could see this be adapted for a tablesaw as well.  Normally I would just buy shims, but in a pinch, this is a good way … Continue reading

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