Category Archives: Tools

This is a pretty automated joint builder

The author has an app that programs the controller (TI based) to automatically cut the finger joints out.  Its fun to watch the video. Robotic Table Saw Automates Finger Joints

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Interesting Dust collector build

The author has 2 variations (and several builds), one that is with the shop vac separate, another with it built in.  Its a nice build overall. https://www.instructables.com/id/Dust-Cyclone-Separator-Shop-Vac-Dust-Collector-Fro/

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Crazy Jig Saw table

I like the metal table build the author does in general with a workmate.  Then he makes another that uses a jigsaw to make a table jigsaw…but gets his hands closer than I would like to the table. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/simple-jigsaw-table-47044#post67318

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Make a dremel based belt sander

I almost fell over on this one.  The build seems doable overall for someone with a metal chop saw and other tools. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/small-beltsander-lathe-attachment-rotary-tool-46381#post66331 Another nice build to add to this is the authors dremel lathe http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/dremelathe-diy-woodworking-station-51175#post73876  

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Make a metal brake for your compound miter stand

Nice build overall.  Of course you need a metal chop saw and a welder to complete it. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/sheet-metal-bending-brake-58065#post86747

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Clever metal bender

Pretty clever build for bending metal. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/simple-manual-bending-setup-64759#post102392

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Cool benchtop jointer build

Could be a nice build to take a cheap hand planer from Harbor Freight and convert it over. https://makezine.com/2017/12/11/making-a-benchtop-jointer-out-of-plywood/  

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Portable tool tote board

Nice idea, I would take it a step farther and make slides to put the tools away and back.  Anyways it you want the tools out and in a portable case, this looks like a good way to go about … Continue reading

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Arduino controlled finget Jointer

Now this is a build I was looking more for in a jointer for your table saw.  The arduino with a stepper is used to move the wood into each position to make the next joint.  I like the hold … Continue reading

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Nice build for adding an LED light to a drill press

Nice build with an LED light.  I like how the author converted a wall wart to provide power from the drill box. https://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Lighting-Countertop-Drill/

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