Category Archives: Tools

Making your own square corner clamps

Another nice build. A simple LARGE corner clamp blocks for squaring up a corner. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/accurate-square-corner-clamp-88378?homelistings#post192643

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Making a Thermal Insert Press

So the author needed to put some fasteners in 3D printed parts, the base way is to melt them in. Problem is getting is straight for a bunch of them. So we made a thermal press with a soldering iron. … Continue reading

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Making gates for a shop vac system

Pretty nice (and fancy looking) build for vaccum gates. Me…I would go a bit cheaper on the build. Actually I might just buy cheap ones from overseas. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/gates-suction-circuit-how-do-87181?homelistings#post188109

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Parallel and circle guide jig for a router

I actually like this build. The handle on the end is nice to do a two grip on it. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/parallel-circle-guide-jig-87303?homelistings#post188601

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Nice tool for using belt sanding stripes

I like the build, but…I think I would use something else for the “bow” part of the sander, only cause I would be worried the thin wood strip would snap. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/arch-sanding-tool-video-87134?homelistings#post187946

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Adding a coolant system to harbor freight bandsaw

Nice build. I worked in a machine shop in the past and adding coolant to a cutter can extend the cutter’s blades lift and make smoother cuts. I love the catch tray he added on. Note there are 2 videos … Continue reading

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Interesting clamp

The author made some really long clamps. I like the wedge build to secure the end. My 2 cents, pipe clamp kits are under $5, and the pipe another $8….they don’t look as nice thought.

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Making your own bench cookies and holder

The author made his own bench cookies (as rocker makes some, but they are not cheap). That work just as well. Also he makes a holder for the cookies as well. The cookies are 4 inches wide and fit inside … Continue reading

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Making a pocket hole workstation

I have actually thought about this myself. I got the same Kreg Jig when they went on discount a bit back, and its nice, but it really needs wings on the sides for larger pieces. This table build is perfect … Continue reading

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Nice Dado Jig for a Router

Been on a router jig kick. This is to make dados on wide boards. Only change I would make is the ability to mount a stop bit on the other end. https://www.instructables.com/How-to-Make-a-Stopped-Dado-Jig-for-Any-Router/

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