Category Archives: Tools

Adding a pool skimmer extension

OK this is going on the list of things to make.  It basically extends the skimmer to suck up water toward the bottom of the pool to get out the guck in the water.  I have made a few gizmos … Continue reading

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Use a gearbox in a grinder to make a floor sander

I don’t even know where to start on this one.  Its one heck of a hack.  My 2 cents.  I wonder if you could adapt it for “pads” so not use have to try and juggle sanding strips on it.  … Continue reading

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Nice looking sled for a router

This one is pretty impressive compared to some of the ones I was looking at building.  All done with one plywood sheet. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-20-Router-Sled/

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Make knobs for jigs with a candy mold

I got a kick of of this one.  Where the heck did he get a model like that to make the knobs with. A Great Way to Make Quick and Easy Knobs

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Turn a Dremel into a simple centrifuge

I am a little leery about a tube slipping out and shattering somewhere.  But overall the concept is pretty good.  Cheap build too. https://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Dremel-Centrifuge/

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Make a wood tap from screws

I got a kick out of this.  pretty simple build with some standard tools.  Not so sure what I would need to tap wood for (typically just put a nut on the end). Simple Shop-made Taps for Threading Wood

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Hey this is a good use for those harbor frieght freebie meters

Make it a dedicated battery tester.  This write up is for coin batteries, but why stop there. https://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Battery-Tester-for-Coin-Cells/

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A simple clamp rack

I have looked at some of the other clamp holder builds, this is pretty much the easiest one yet.  You just get pipe, elbows, and flanges and you have a rack. https://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Yet-Strong-Clamp-Rack/

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Nice idea, build inserts for cheap toolbags to put tools in

Hum…I wonder about doing this with a bucket based system too. I like this idea, it helps organize the tool bag.  These bags are pretty cheap and basically replace the old metal toolboxes you used to get. https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Toolbag-Organizer/

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Nice bench disk sander build

I like the build.  Its pretty veritable but….wow allot of work.  I would have made a few things a bit more simpler. https://www.instructables.com/id/Benchtop-Disc-Sander/

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