Category Archives: Cheap

Make a cheap fence clamp

Why didn’t I think of this? The author uses a big u-bolt clamp to make 2 L bolts to use in a sacrificial fence. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/super-cheap-fence-clamp-76830?homelistings#post148412

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Interesting bottle build drum

Interesting build for a musical instrument. https://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Bottle-Hang-Drum/

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Using a treadmill motor for tools

The author does a great job showing different tools you can make or use with treadmill motors. The one downside is he seems to re use the PWM controllers from the treadmill as well. I typically ditch those and just … Continue reading

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Cool jig to drill 45 degree holes

Interesting build.

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Another nice sanding block build

Not so sure I would go this fancy, but its a nice build overall. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/sanding-block-%7C-change-sandpaper-really-fast-77447?homelistings#post151009

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A much simpler bar clamp build

Alot of the clamp builds I have seen are ones that are way more fancy that I would ever use. This one is pretty straight forward build to make 2 of them. And its pretty easy to make too. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/bar-clamps-78198?homelistings#post153866

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Quieting a hampster wheel

The author put a ball bearing into the wheel to quiet it down. I did this once with a hampster wheel myself and it makes a world of a difference. https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Silent-Hamster-Wheel-Using-Skateboard-Bearings/

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Making your own firestarter

Nice build overall. Simple too. https://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Handmade-Firestarters/

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Making a war horn

Too funny, basically the author took a cow horn (highly recommends you get it cleaned before buying it). And put a trumpet mouthpiece on it. https://www.instructables.com/id/WAR-HORN-the-Sound-of-Ancient-Battle-FOR-JUST-1995/

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Nice simple frig magnet to hang heavy things from

I like this build. The author puts rubber on the bottom of the magnet so that it doesn’t scuff the frig too. https://www.instructables.com/id/Fridge-Magnet-for-Cutting-Boards/

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