Category Archives: Tools

Build your own High Voltage Generator

Nice idea, the author needed something that could do high (100V) voltage but with a low current.  I am pretty impressed he did this with a battery no less. https://blog.theledart.com/blog/archives/2148

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Make some soft vise clamp pads

Use one of those giant rubber erasers from the dollar store.  Good idea but I would like to see a better way to get it to hold into the vise. https://www.instructables.com/id/Vice-Soft-Jaws-Cheap-and-Easy/

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Nice Jig to sharpen planer blades

OK if you can sharpen something on a grinder it is way more faster than by hand.  But…you can screw things up faster too.  The author made a nice and simple jig to use with a tabletop grinder to do … Continue reading

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Nice tool to make joints

Basically its a router attached to a handle that you use to trace a pattern out. Cool Tools: The Pantorouter Turns Tracing on its Side OK

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Interesting multitool, but a bit pricey

This looks liek a pretty cool multi-tool  but I think its bigger than it looks in the pictures, so it won’t be a simple “pocket” tool.  And…its $100.  I can get alot of tools for $100. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/kickstarter-toler-union-pocket-multi-tool-gif-videos-photos-69610?homelistings#post117980

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Homemade compressor

I have seen a few of these builds before.  This one makes me a little nervous as its using soda bottles for the tanks.  It seems expensive to build too for a “cheap” build since the author is using alot … Continue reading

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Turn your tablesaw into a disk sander

I like this idea but….not so sure I want fine dust in the tablesaw.  I know it makes savings anyways, but I see a few issues, one getting the “sand blade” to fit.  And two, the micro dust factor… Either … Continue reading

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Nice workbench add ons

The author did a series of add ones for his workbench that are pretty nice.  Of course you need a workbench that is cleared off it do this. http://bellevuewoodshop.com/assembly-table-accessories/

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Simple template for skims

Nice idea the author made for using a bandsaw to make shims as needed.  I could see this be adapted for a tablesaw as well.  Normally I would just buy shims, but in a pinch, this is a good way … Continue reading

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Convert a broken compressor into an air tank

Good idea for some of those cheap compressors that the motor dies off on you.  Author says its around $10 in parts to do, I am thinking closer to $20 if you are unable to re-use parts already on the … Continue reading

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