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Simple build for a box joint jig

Pretty simple build to make for a box joint jig. These jigs (metal ones) run $100, thought I have seem some plastic jobs a bit cheaper. But this you could do with a scrap piece of plywood, and some time. … Continue reading

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Magnetic guide for saw cuts

Nice build, the author puts a magnet inside a 4×4, and that is used as the straight edge to guide the saw for a straight cut. https://www.instructables.com/DIY-Magnetic-3-in-1-Hand-Saw-Guide-Cut-Straight-Sq/

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Nice featherboard build from cutting board

I like the jig he made to make the featherboards. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/featherboard-cutting-board-video-81009?homelistings#post164541

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Interesting add on for casters on a workbench

The author put angle iron on the ends to re-enforce the legs, and used bolts into the metal instead. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/heavy-duty-caster-wheel-heavy-wooden-workbench-82395?homelistings#post169671

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Simple holder for small cuts on a miter saw.

Basically its a paint stick with a nail on one end. Actually I think I will make this with a paint stick. And use a nut/bolt on the other end (sharpen the end of the bolt). https://www.popularwoodworking.com/tricks/add-a-pinch-of-safety/

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Nice drill press table build

Personally, I would buy one at Harbor Freight for $30, but if I had time on my hands, I would definitely build this one. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/drill-press-table-fence-%5Bfree-plans%5D-82141?homelistings#post168793

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Another nice circular saw track

This author makes alot of nice jigs. This one is pretty clever, he has sandpaper on the bottom for grip, and I like the addition of a handle. Not so sure I would cut the metal strip with my saw … Continue reading

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Scary build, grinder to chainsaw

Chainsaws make me nervous to begin with. This build…yeah I would never do this build.

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Interesting Chisel Sharpening build

Using some bearings, nuts, and a really thick threaded rod. Pretty simple build, but it must have taken forever to cut the slot in the rod. I think I would have bought something instead of doing all that for the … Continue reading

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Wow this is one heck of a table saw sled

This sled has multiple options to it (the video only shows one new one). I like this guys build. Puts my homemade sled to shame. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/new-way-use-table-saw-sled-makes-mitered-boxes-inline-splines-snap-81379?homelistings#post166037

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