Category Archives: Tools

Nice looking sled for a router

This one is pretty impressive compared to some of the ones I was looking at building.  All done with one plywood sheet. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-20-Router-Sled/

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Make knobs for jigs with a candy mold

I got a kick of of this one.  Where the heck did he get a model like that to make the knobs with. A Great Way to Make Quick and Easy Knobs

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Turn a Dremel into a simple centrifuge

I am a little leery about a tube slipping out and shattering somewhere.  But overall the concept is pretty good.  Cheap build too. https://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Dremel-Centrifuge/

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Make a wood tap from screws

I got a kick out of this.  pretty simple build with some standard tools.  Not so sure what I would need to tap wood for (typically just put a nut on the end). Simple Shop-made Taps for Threading Wood

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Hey this is a good use for those harbor frieght freebie meters

Make it a dedicated battery tester.  This write up is for coin batteries, but why stop there. https://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Battery-Tester-for-Coin-Cells/

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A simple clamp rack

I have looked at some of the other clamp holder builds, this is pretty much the easiest one yet.  You just get pipe, elbows, and flanges and you have a rack. https://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Yet-Strong-Clamp-Rack/

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Nice idea, build inserts for cheap toolbags to put tools in

Hum…I wonder about doing this with a bucket based system too. I like this idea, it helps organize the tool bag.  These bags are pretty cheap and basically replace the old metal toolboxes you used to get. https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Toolbag-Organizer/

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Nice bench disk sander build

I like the build.  Its pretty veritable but….wow allot of work.  I would have made a few things a bit more simpler. https://www.instructables.com/id/Benchtop-Disc-Sander/

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Make wooden jaws for your vise

Seen alot of 3D printed ones.  First time for a wooden set. https://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Jaws-for-a-Metal-Vice-or-Vise-Held-by-Magne/

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A simple cheap tape dispenser

The second video is nice since it doesn’t require a bunch of tape guns. Making a Better Tape Dispenser with Adam Savage and Laura Kampf

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