Category Archives: Cheap

Make a softbox light

Interesting build. Not so sure I would use cardboard for the sides as if it gets wet…well its all over. But still an interesting and cheap build. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/router-table-extension-table-saw-73218?homelistings#post134782

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Make a scrap board hanger for your next deck project

The author basically make two c shapes that slide over a deck board so you can put in cross pieces. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/scrap-board-hanger-73155?homelistings#post134525

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Make your own miter gauge for a table saw

I have been toying with doing this myself. Mostly cause the cost of a good miter is crazy expensive. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/diy-ultimate-precision-miter-gauge-73052?homelistings#post134165

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One big Marquee sign

Nice build, I like how the author used good stuff to firm up the back end of the sign and hide the wires. https://www.instructables.com/id/Massive-Marquee-Letter-Decorations/

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Extending the life of a wire brush

Basically use a hacksaw to cut off the part of the brush that is damaged.

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Making a homemade silent air compressor

Nice build, the author uses a compressor from a frig. Pretty quiet too.

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Make a mini pocket pump

Nice build, pretty simple one too. This could be expanded upon for maybe a powered squirt gun. Thought I don’t know if it would have enough pressure behind it. https://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-sized-Water-Pump/

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Making a leaf blower with a chainsaw

OK this was just too funny. They author took an old blower and a chain saw and combined the two. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/air-blower-chainsaw-72832?homelistings#post133463

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Make your own coins

Interesting build to make your own metal coins. https://www.instructables.com/id/Electro-etching-Aluminium/

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Cool build for a benchtop jointer

This is a nice build, you can pick up hand planers on sale at Harbor Frieght for $20, this can convert one into a a benchtop jointer. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/benchtop-jointer-diy-72657#post132888

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