Category Archives: Cheap

Make a laser fighter pointer

Basically this is a sock-n like game build.  I like the build overall since the 3D prints are pretty simple and could be good for automating a laser pointer https://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Fighting-Robot/

Posted in Arduino, Cheap, Misc-Life, robots | Leave a comment

Bending plywood

Actually its multiple layers of vernier in the process that are bent.  Its a cool build but I am not so sure I would do it (bit time consuming).  Maybe if I was making multiple versions. https://www.instructables.com/id/Bent-Wood-Lamp-With-3D-Printed-Tool/ Another write-up here: … Continue reading

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

Here is a cheaper lathe build

This one is mostly out of wood.  Its a pretty straight forward build and can be down with standard tools. https://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Wood-Lathe-Using-Scrap-Wood/

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

Interesting simple grinder to belt sander

Interesting build to turn a grinder into a sander.  No weld method too. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/homemade-pipe-grinding-tool-4427?homelistings#post5399

Posted in Cheap, Tools | Leave a comment

The lazy light switch

So you don’t want to swap out for a WeMo switch.  This might be the next best thing.  Thought I think I would make a few other mods to it. Light Switch For The Lazy

Posted in Arduino, Cheap | Leave a comment

Make a vise metal brake

I like this build, but I don’t have a welder so I may have to come up with an alternative. http://www.instructables.com/id/Best-Vise-Brake-Press-Great-Angle-Any-Time-Choose-/

Posted in Cheap, Tools | Leave a comment

Add a harbor freight caliper to your drill press

Not a bad idea, the digital calipers are $10 or less and its a nice way to add a readout onto the drill press.  Downside, the batteries on them wear out fast, so you may need to add in an … Continue reading

Posted in Cheap, Tools | Leave a comment

A paper log maker

I wish the author had a little more detail on how this was built.  Its a clever build to turn paper into logs.  Given you need to wait for them to dry. http://drbyte9.wixsite.com/bluehaze-woodworking/logjammer

Posted in Cheap, Tools | Leave a comment

Make a jig to make dowel rod

Clever build, but….I think I would just get the stuff at home depot http://woodgears.ca/dowel/making.html#maker

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

Make a tablesaw milling jig

HAHAHAHA…OK this is pretty neat.  Only thing I think I would use a cheaper blade on the saw to make the boards. Tablesaw Saw Mill Jig  

Posted in Cheap, Misc-Life, Tools, woodworking | 1 Comment