Category Archives: Tools

Make your own pocket hole jig

I like this build, but…bit time consuming to make.  However considering how much the kreg jibs run for these days, maybe worth trying out. Make Your Own Pocket Hole Jig

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Make a simple portable panel saw

I love these things at home depot.  But as the author points out, they are very expensive and not exactly something that you can move around.  This is a nice build to make one much cheaper  and portable (oh and … Continue reading

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A simple tablesaw bed

Pretty easy build.  This is more along the lines of my tools, not fancy,but gets the job done.  Not so sure I would use wood for the slides thought…but if it works…  I like how the author lines up the … Continue reading

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A simple Pocket Hole Jig

One thing that has annoyed me is how much Kreg Pocket hole jigs cost.  Its not much too them but $40 is alot to swallow.  There are clones, but I believe they are trying to avoid a patent so they … Continue reading

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Pop up dog benches

Basically cut some grooves into a dowel rod and use a rubber band to hold it down and pop it up when needed. http://www.instructables.com/id/Rubber-Band-Powered-Bench-Dogs/?ALLSTEPS

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Making your own dremel sanders

Nice idea, the “cork” is used to hold the sanding disk.  The disk is a cheap pvc pipe with sandpaper glued on (author used wood glue).  Pretty good idea. http://www.instructables.com/id/Dremel-Cork-Sanding-Bandsdrums/?ALLSTEPS

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Take a frig compressor to make a vacuum chamber

OK this is on the list.  I wish I kept my old frig now.  Of course remember to use safety glasses.  Oh and the use of a de-humidifier works as well too. http://hackedgadgets.com/2017/03/19/diy-vacuum-chamber/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+HackedGadgets+%28Hacked+Gadgets%29

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Router and table saw angle jig

Pretty simple idea for a jig to make angle cuts or routed paths.  Easy to build too. http://www.instructables.com/id/Router-Table-Angle-Cutting-Jig/?ALLSTEPS http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Table-Saw-Tapering-Iig/?ALLSTEPS  

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Build a lightwieght brake tool

OK I have seen alot of angle metal based brakes, but this is the first wooden one.  I am pretty impressed with it to bend lightwieght metal.  And its size is perfect for large window trim. http://www.instructables.com/id/Window-Trim-Brake-Bending-Tool/?ALLSTEPS

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Simplest build for a blacksmith furnace yet

This has to be one of the simplest ones yet.  Definately easier to make than some of the other builds I have seen over time. http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Metal-Melting-Furnace/?ALLSTEPS

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