Category Archives: Cheap

Simple miter box build

For your circular saw. Me, I use the compound miter for a lot of these types of cuts, but, if its for a flat board thats bigger than the miter can handle, this could come in handy. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/homemade-circular-saw-crosscut-circular-saw-miter-slide-cutting-station-72158?homelistings#post130367

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Use a hockey puck to hold pipe to cut on bandsaw

Good idea, the author took a hockey puck and put a v cut in the middle of it to hold the pipe, and then slid that along the table to cut it on a bandsaw. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/sawing-handheld-round-stock-safely-72144?homelistings#post130321

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Kite String winder

This is for serious kites. Simple build too. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Kite-Sting-Winder-from-2×4-Scraps/

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Simple holder for a vernier caliper to make it a height gauge

Nice and simple build so you can stick your caliper on it, and get height settings for your router and saw tables. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Simple-Height-Gauge/

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Simple tool to make rope

You can use this jig to make rope out of twine. Pretty simple build except the gears…not sure where they came from. https://www.instructables.com/id/RopeCord-Maker/

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Nice plastic bender

This is a pretty slick looking build to bend plastic into shapes. Note you most likely want to do this in a well ventilated place. I like the pre-made angles for the build too. https://www.instructables.com/id/Acrylic-Bending-Tool/

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Convert a grinder into a compound sliding miter saw

Interesting take for taking a grinder and some heavy drawer slides to make a sliding compound miter saw. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/sliding-angle-grinder-stand-%7C%7C-make-angle-grinder-miter-saw-71978?homelistings#post129664

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Nice jig for crown molding

I like this jig, cause I typically try to do it by hand on the miter saw, this would make it a lot easier. One difference I would do, make 2 so there is on on each side. https://www.instructables.com/id/Jig-for-Cutting-Perfect-Crown-Molding/

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Interesting CNC build

could be a bit more complicated of a CNC to control, as you need to handle the table spinning. But it does save on number of motors and other parts a standard CNC would use. The write up is not … Continue reading

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Make an oscillating sander with your drill press

I got a kick out of this one. The author builds the standard drum sander like build for the drill press, but then attaches a motor to the crank for the shaft for the drill press to have it go … Continue reading

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