Category Archives: Tools

Make a beer can holder for modifying a beer can

Cause I have such a need to do that.   Pretty heavy duty holder for the can. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/beer-can-holder-processing-cnc-32230?homelistings#post44894

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Here is a cheaper lathe build

This one is mostly out of wood.  Its a pretty straight forward build and can be down with standard tools. https://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Wood-Lathe-Using-Scrap-Wood/

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Interesting simple grinder to belt sander

Interesting build to turn a grinder into a sander.  No weld method too. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/homemade-pipe-grinding-tool-4427?homelistings#post5399

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Cool 3D printed Lathe, but pricey

Nice looking 3D printed lathe, but…you are looking at 300-400 in material costs (just to have the 3D printed parts done is $160 and up).  At that point you can buy a nice used one. https://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Lathe/

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Make a vise metal brake

I like this build, but I don’t have a welder so I may have to come up with an alternative. http://www.instructables.com/id/Best-Vise-Brake-Press-Great-Angle-Any-Time-Choose-/

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Add a harbor freight caliper to your drill press

Not a bad idea, the digital calipers are $10 or less and its a nice way to add a readout onto the drill press.  Downside, the batteries on them wear out fast, so you may need to add in an … Continue reading

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Nice thickness planer with a handheld sander

I have seen sanding platforms built in the past with handheld sanders.  But this is the first thickness planer I have seen with one. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/138762

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A paper log maker

I wish the author had a little more detail on how this was built.  Its a clever build to turn paper into logs.  Given you need to wait for them to dry. http://drbyte9.wixsite.com/bluehaze-woodworking/logjammer

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Make a jig to make dowel rod

Clever build, but….I think I would just get the stuff at home depot http://woodgears.ca/dowel/making.html#maker

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Make a tablesaw milling jig

HAHAHAHA…OK this is pretty neat.  Only thing I think I would use a cheaper blade on the saw to make the boards. Tablesaw Saw Mill Jig  

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