Category Archives: Tools

Cool dust collector build

This is a nice build, I like the see-thru tank part and that it can be added onto a standard garbage can.  Of course if I am making this much dust…well I must have a serious CNC involved. Build a … Continue reading

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Nice homemade disk sander

Nice build.  Alot of work for the shield around the disk too. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/my-disk-sander-built-15224?homelistings#post19785 original site: http://www.labellenote.fr/articles.php?lng=en&pg=570&tconfig=0

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Nice workbench leg vise

Nice build overall, thought I don’t know if I would use the parts they did (rather pricey). https://www.instructables.com/id/Workbench-Leg-Vise/

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A simple wedge holder to hold material

Pretty simple build. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/simple-wedge-planing-stop-70114?homelistings#post120764

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3D printed doweling jig

Interesting build.  I like the use of bearings to control the drill (I just use a board with pre-drilled holes). https://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Doweling-Jig-With-Attachments/

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Homemade vacuum clamp

I got a kick out of this one, the author built it with toilet parts. https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Vacuum-Clamp-With-Toilet-Parts-My-Best-Shop-Ji/

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Another nice (and simple) router sled

Seems like a nice build. https://www.instructables.com/id/Router-Flattening-Sled/

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cool DIY crane

Nice build and the plans are free to make your own.  Not sure what I would do with this thing myself. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/free-plans-available-adjustable-height-mobile-gantry-crane-cranebow-69802?homelistings#post119049 plans here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7a4v45dksxxwqhr/Cranebow_Plans_Current.pdf?dl=0

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Convert your portable bandsaw to a stationary one

I have a portable bandsaw and have been looking at converting it to a tabletop version (when needed).  This build gives me some good ideas but I would like to make it so I can convert back and forth quickly.  … Continue reading

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Make a tuning CAP

pretty neat idea, the author takes some washers and makes a tuning capacitor from them (with some 3D printed parts).  Pretty clever build DIY Tuning Capacitors from Washers and 3D-Printed Parts

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