Category Archives: Cheap

The lathe from scrapes

The author put that it only cost him $3 in stuff he didn’t get from scrapes to build this. Overall its a pretty simple build. Could be good for not just using dremel bits stationary, but also make pens from … Continue reading

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Another nice tumbler build

Nice build. Its all in the video so you have to watch it to see the build vs read. But author goes into a lot of details. Including some failures along the way. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/rotary-tumbler-de-burring-polishing-metal-parts-73394?homelistings#post135341

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Portify your tools that need bases

I have done something a bit more fancier than this for portifying some of my tools. Overall nice build. https://www.instructables.com/id/Clampable-Tool-Bases/

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Tool to use your Drillpress as a Tapping Fixture

OK I admit I have done this mostly by hand, but putting a handle on the chuck of the drillpress is a good idea to make a manual turner for tapping a hole. Just make sure you unplug the drillpress … Continue reading

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DIY cement weights

Since most cheap weights are cement with a plastic cover, this makes sense to make your own for some of the heavier sizes. Interesting build overall. https://www.instructables.com/id/Cement-Weights/

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Make a pinwheel from a soda can

Nice build, the author has a template that you can print out and put on a taken part soda can. https://www.instructables.com/id/Pinwheel-From-Soda-Cans/

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Convert old file cabinets into roll a way tool boxes

I have done this with old kitchen cabinets myself. Note the first half of the video is the author just going on and on…so skip to the half way poin http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/diy-free-almost-roll-away-tool-cabinet-73612?homelistings#post136346

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Making a PVC chain

Interesting build. The author 3D printed a template for cutting the rings from a pvc pipe. Each link does have a cut in them to attach them together, and then melts them back together. Me…this is cheap way to do … Continue reading

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Interesting drum sander build

This is good for small pieces of wood. I would not try this with a long or large piece. Also pretty complicated build overall. Oh I like how the author built the roller with ends loose to put the sandpaper … Continue reading

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Making your own metal lathe on the cheap

Interesting build. Not so sure I would go this far for a lathe, and maybe just go someplace instead. https://hackaday.com/2019/06/09/assembling-a-lathe-from-not-a-lot/

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