Category Archives: Tools

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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Cheap way to make a long extender for your drill

The author uses a 5/16th threaded rod with a 5/16 coupling nut and mushes the nut into a hex dend of a bit driver.  Pretty cheap way to make an extension (and I have one of those hex to drill … Continue reading

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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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