Category Archives: Cheap

Cut up a grinder disc for multiple dremel disks

Interesting idea, The author cut up a 1.2mm thick grinder disc into 5 wheels that fit onto a dremel. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/how-make-discs-dremel-fast-cheap-72366?homelistings#post131282

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A really cheap mini lathe build

This has to be one of the quicker builds I have seen. Its still a nice build and does the job for small builds. Could be used for things like pen builds. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/here-mini-lathe-machine-i-built-72310?homelistings#post131110

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Making a mallet from firewood

I got a kick out of this one. Nice build overall. The author makes most of this with human powered tools (including a lathe). http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/making-mallet-firewood-using-my-homemade-treadle-lathe-72312?homelistings#post131123

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Quick and dirty router plane

2 blocks of wood, 2 c-clamps, and a wood chisel and you have yourself a simple planer. I would only do this in a tight bind thought. https://www.instructables.com/id/Router-Planeplough-Plane-Imagination/

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Another interesting circle cutter

Interesting build with a suction cup to hold the thing onto the workpiece. Author has it attachable to a grinder (metal) or a router for wood. Pretty simple build overall. https://www.instructables.com/id/-Ultimate-Circle-Arch-Cutting-Guide-/

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Another cheap rock tumbler

This is another vibration based build. and its using a palm sander for the “vibration” bit. Interesting build overall. I like how he uses bondo to “cast” a mold to hold the sander.

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Print out a glass bottle cutter

I actually have one of these from a kickstarter project from years ago. Its a nice build but I think you need a good sized 3D printer to print this one out (over 8 inch bed). https://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Glass-Bottle-Cutting-Tool/

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Make a mini volt meter

The meter and display is a single unit you can get off from ebay for a buck. Basically the author puts this on top of a 9 volt battery, adds some leeds, and shrink wraps the whole thing. Oh and … Continue reading

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Cool homemade planer

Nice build…would I do it? No, I would buy one off a yardsale. This looks really nice but alot of work to make. https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-cheap-and-Easy-Hand-Planer/

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Cool mini 3D printed CNC laser engraver

Nice build, I like the re-use of the CD-ROM motors, but I am not so sure about using lasers. Drill motors I can handle but lasers make me a bit nervous. Either way the STL files for the build are … Continue reading

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