Category Archives: Cheap

Convert an busted grinder into a disc sander for your drill press

I got a kick out of this, The author basically is using the shaft and right angle on the grinder to attach to the drill press and a sanding disk. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/angle-grinder-hack-make-disc-sander-diy-84199

Posted in Cheap, Tools | Leave a comment

3D print some puck corner clamps

Clever build for a corner clamp, as long as both boards are the same thickness. Only issue I see is that you would pretty much have to do a 80% or more fill on the puck to allow for decent … Continue reading

Posted in Cheap, CNC/3D-printing, Misc-Life, Tools | Leave a comment

Another neat CDROM CNC build

This one is pretty simple, and the z axis is all 3D printed. It looks pretty sharp. https://www.instructables.com/3D-Printed-Mini-CNC-Machine/

Posted in Cheap, CNC/3D-printing, Misc-Life | Leave a comment

Spanish Windlass

Interesting build for basically a way to tighten up lines used to hold a tent down. Pretty simple build. https://www.instructables.com/Spanish-Windlass-Tightening-Tent-Ropes/

Posted in Cheap, Misc-Life | Leave a comment

One fancy dust collector build

This is one fancy build for a dust collector. I like how the cyclone bit is see thru. Me, way to much work for this. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/build-dust-separator-more-powerfull-useful-84221

Posted in Cheap, Misc-Life, Tools | Leave a comment

Interesting set of videos on how to turn milk jugs into pens

Basically melting down HPDE into boards and then turning them for a pen blank. https://www.instructables.com/HDPE-Recycled-Pen-and-Pencil-Set/

Posted in Cheap, Misc-Life | Leave a comment

Nice tablesaw crosscut build

This build allows you to adjust for angles and other bits with the saw. Nice build overall. https://www.instructables.com/Three-in-One-Table-Saw-Sled-Taper-Cuts-Jointer-Sle/

Posted in Cheap, Misc-Life, Tools | Leave a comment

Jig for making crosscut guides

Interesting build, the author melts down HPDE milk jugs to put into a jig that clamps down make the sliders for a table saw cross cut sled. Me…I have heard dollar store cutting boards work well here too. Also I … Continue reading

Posted in Cheap, Misc-Life, Tools | Leave a comment

Interesting light bar build

The author built them by hand. Not so sure I would have done the same but still they look nice. https://www.instructables.com/How-to-Make-RGB-LED-Bars/

Posted in Cheap, Misc-Life | Leave a comment

Author uses a RPi to make a decent thermo camera

Using a $60 thermo camera and a $15 dollar display, oh and a RaspberryPi of course, the author builds a cheap thermo camera. Me, I have seen the FILR’s go down to $150, so I think I would buy that … Continue reading

Posted in Cheap, Misc-Life, RaspberryPi | Comments Off on Author uses a RPi to make a decent thermo camera