Category Archives: Tools

Nice pegboard cart

Nice build for a pegboard cart.  I have a love/hate relationship with pegboard.  One one side its a great and easy way to hang things up.  On the other side, its doesn’t always look good.  And sometimes I need something … Continue reading

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A simple forge build

This has to be one of the more simpler builds for a home forge.  I was surpised to see that fire bricks are easy to cut through.  The author build the forge to heat up knifes he was making. http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Propane-Forge/

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Bucket handle

Nice build from the author, basically he was looking for a better handle and used some black pipe for the purpose.  Not so sure I would have (cost would add up fast).  Maybe use some PVC instead? http://www.instructables.com/id/Bucket-and-Piping-Repurposed-Into-Bucket-With-Supp/

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Make a garden cart

I remember my grandfather having a cart like this.  It was a bit bigger and he bought it.  Looking at the materials its going to be $80 to built this cart.  The “bought” version can be found as low at … Continue reading

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Cheap buffer for a Dremel

Not a bad idea, the buffers can run a buck or so.  Reusing some rags for a buffing wheel is a good idea. http://www.instructables.com/id/Poor-Mans-Buffing-Wheel/

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Cool IC Tester build

Seems to have a pretty extensive test set too.  Good way to verify a chip is working, or that its what you think it is.  The board you can order (author opensourced it) and its nothing but solder points for … Continue reading

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A really simple foam cutter build

This has to be one of the more simpler builds I have seen.  Cheap too…well except the battery could be a bit in cost. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Electric-Foam-Cutter/  

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Interesting jig for Jigsaw

At first I thought, why would I make this if I have a compound miter saw?  Then…it dawned on me that jigsaws are cheap ($20), and you can use them to cut light metal, which I guess I could do … Continue reading

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Now I only need a good sized laser cutter

This is a nice build, and the plans are free.  But…you need a laser cutter to cut all the parts out.  I wonder if the author will “kit” this project for those of us without laser cutters. https://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Machinist-Toolbox/

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Simple brake (metal bender) convert using a vise

Nice build overall.  I like out the author make this pretty simple and can be used with a standard vise.  Only need a welder of course. https://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-to-Make-and-Use-Vise-Mounted-Bending-Tool/

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