Category Archives: Cheap

Opensource security token

Google Opensourced aspects of its Titan keys, so you can now build your own with a $10 (not including shipping) Nordic, nRF52840, Dongle. Looks interesting. I wonder what this will do for companies that build similar tokens but at the … Continue reading

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Using the head from a cordless drill as an endstock

The title on the video confused me. The author basically is using the head from a cordless drill to be part of the tailstock for a homemade drill based lathe. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/homemade-lathe-wood-using-old-gearbox-reducer-cordless-drill-76799?homelistings#post148280

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Nice spindle drum sander build

For using with a drill instead of a drillpress. Author did a bit more work than I would have in making it, but the do look nice. And they still can be put onto the drillpress. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/spindle-drum-sander-drill-making-77307?homelistings#post150364

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Interesting video on converting a frig compressor

The author basically bypasses the relay and wires in a switch directly into the compressor to turn it on. Downside, to turn it off you have to cut power to it. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/how-make-simple-air-compressor-refrigerator-motor-77315?homelistings#post150438

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Nice 3D printed z axis

This is a nice and simple 3D printed frame for a z axis on a robot or CNC. It goes with a full CNC the author is building. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4098508

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Cool 3D printed page separator

Nice separator for those with arthritis and like to read magazines and papers.

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Interesting fume extractor build

Pretty big fan (so you need a good sized 3D printer to print out the case). I do like the info on the USB boost module that takes 5 volts in and can be adjusted to 12 volts out. Heck … Continue reading

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Simple metal bender

Basically its a clamp with a long lever. You clamp the other end of the bar to bend into a vise, and pull hard. Simple, and effective. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/homemade-basic-metal-bender-video-77512?homelistings#post151282

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Cool stirling engine build for experimenting

Its a pretty simple build that you can do with kids. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Stirling-Engine-Powered-Toy-Car/

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Nice pin jig for router table

Nice jig to use to follow a template and make a cut on the undersize of a board. I like this a bit better than some of the other tracer builds I have seen (easier to store too). https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/pin-router-premium-homemade-router-table-77279?homelistings#post150253

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