Category Archives: Cheap

Make your own Router

I got a kick out of this one. They author basically takes a motor, some PVC parts and plex board to make a router. Clever build. Me…you can get a trim router at Harbor Freight for $20. Heck alot easier. … Continue reading

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Nice bender roller

Nice build, Not so sure I would make it myself thought. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/how-make-portable-roller-bender-75390?homelistings#post142517

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Making Villain posters

OK the author just scanned in a coloring book and enlarged the printout to frame it. Not too special but does look good. https://www.instructables.com/id/Truly-Evil-Halloween-Decor/

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Nice build for making a marking ruler

basically you are making a slide for the ruler that you can secure. Nice build overall. I wonder if there is a quicker way to do it than put sandpaper to the ruler to make the slot thought… https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/ruler-marking-gauge-75604?homelistings#post143301

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Simple re purposed lamp

I did something similar to this build. But I didn’t 3D print the parts out. Instead I used PVC pipe and a few other parts to make a shop light for my grinder stand. https://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Desk-Lamp/

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Making a Thermal Insert Press

All …OK well mostly with 3D printed parts. The press is used to heat up metal, such as nut inserts, to push/melt into a plastic fitting. Great for say a plastic box that needs it. Me…unless I am making a … Continue reading

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Make a drill press depth stop

This is on my list of items to add to the drill press. I have an old, 1980’s standup one that doesn’t have a stop, and I do miss it. This build is pretty simple, just have to be careful … Continue reading

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Use dental bits for dremel

Interesting hacks for dremels. I like the bit about using solid carbide, dental bits with it and they are pretty cheap. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/shop-hacks-using-rotary-tools-effectively-75228?homelistings#post141839

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Another nice bandsaw circle jig

Been noticing these builds more and more often. Its a nice jig to make circles if it fits on your bandsaw. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/perfect-%93circles%94-bandsaw-disk-sander-jig-one-75292?homelistings#post142132

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A simple drill press vise

This one is a bit easier of a build compared to many others I have seen over the years. Me…I would just get one from Harbor Frieght ($20-30). Unless I saw the need for something customized. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/drill-press-vise-75425?homelistings#post142651

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