Category Archives: Cheap

Make your own Grabber

Or claw extension. The author posed up the CNC/plans for this, so in theory you could take the design and make a custom length grabber. https://www.instructables.com/Laser-cut-Extension-Claw-Recreating-My-Favorite-To/

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drill sanding block build

Not so sure I would make one this way, I do like how he makes the blocks themselves. It does look easier to hold than a straight rod that I would have done. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/drum-sander-handle-video-86439?homelistings#post185497

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A thin slice jig for thick boards

basically build if you want a really wide, thin strip of wood. Seems pretty robust.

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Project OWL

Its an opensource project to help link folks over a network that can be quickly (and cheaply) made. Basically you are making a giant mesh network. https://www.project-owl.com/ https://github.com/Project-Owl

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OK I really like this track guide

Most good track guides I have seen require a mod to the circular saw that is not easy to undo to make sure the saw doesn’t go off track. This one is nice since the guide is removable from the … Continue reading

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A simple saw guide

This guide is pretty straight forward and works with different powered hand saws. Its great to do a general “guide” the saw. But a full track would work better. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/fast-cuting-guide-circular-saw-jigsaw-86376?homelistings#post185300

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Clever mold for cable strain relief

The author 3D prints the molds to put the cable on, and they squirts in hot glue to fill the mold in. Clever.

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Making your own portable bike workstand

This write-up is a bit hard to read since the author used alot of CAD like drawings to show how everything goes together (instead of the construction of it). But Its all wood and folds up nice. https://www.instructables.com/Folding-Bicycle-Workstand/

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Interesting build for long thin planters

Not so sure I would do this, but still a nice build https://www.instructables.com/Hose-Guide-Planters/

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Nice giant compass for whiteboards

Or chalkboards too. I like the build but not too sure why the author uses a clear plastic cap for the center point. I would think a suction cup or something might work better. Oh wait I get it, the … Continue reading

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