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Nice write up on making knobs

Only part that adds a bit complexity to this is cutting the t-nut to allow for screws to be placed in to hold them in. Me…I superglue them in. https://www.instructables.com/id/Stupid-Easy-Project-Knobs/

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Turn a drill bit into a Scribe

Good idea for old drill bits that have outlived their use. However…you can pick one up pretty cheap at Harbor Freight, so this is more of a project of love than anything else http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/fast-easy-build-scribing-tool-71376?homelistings#post127060

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Turn and old metal saw into a plastic cutter

I got a kick out of this one. The one thing that worries me is the one end of the line for voltage is pretty much exposed and near the handle where your hand would go. And get zapped. Besides … Continue reading

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Simple Cart Build

Nice and simple cart built for about $40 a cart. Me…I use IKEA like furniture to build carts myself, or stuff off the side of the road. Oh you could go even cheaper with standard plywood. https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Mobile-Shop-Cart-Free-Plan/

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Scary homemade spot welder

Pretty scary looking build for a spot welder. But for made out of scraps, it does the job. My 2 cents…maybe a Harbor Freight solution would be better (and safer). https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-DIY-Spot-Welder/

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A nice build for a vaccum hold down vise

Nice video on a build for a vacuum hold down tool. I like how he did a second hole to hold the hold down if needed. It uses a compressor from a frig for a vacuum pump. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/vacuum-hold-down-unit-71137?homelistings#post126029 Making the … Continue reading

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Another cheap tumbler build

Another nice build for a tumbler, similar to another one I wrote up about. But this one is much cheaper build.

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Nice portable light build

Nice light build, me…I will just buy one, its about $25 in parts to build this, you can get a decent one for $20, may not be as bright thought. https://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Indoor-Light-With-100W-LED-Chip/

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Nice Kreg Jig Station

Nice build. If you can afford the bigger Kreg Jig, this is a nice add on for it. https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Kreg-Jig-Pocket-Hole-Station/

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Simple small cross cut sled

I like this build. I have seen some where they are just an extension to the miter, which hasn’t worked out as well as I would like. And my “big” sled is hard to move around. So this could be … Continue reading

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