Category Archives: Tools

Box Jointer Jig

I like this build since it could be converted to add a motor controller onto it later on. Definitely a build I will be thinking about for the future. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Build-a-Variable-Box-Joint-Jig/

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Simple holder for a vernier caliper to make it a height gauge

Nice and simple build so you can stick your caliper on it, and get height settings for your router and saw tables. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Simple-Height-Gauge/

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Simple tool to make rope

You can use this jig to make rope out of twine. Pretty simple build except the gears…not sure where they came from. https://www.instructables.com/id/RopeCord-Maker/

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More table saw jigs

Both to make slots in a board. I like the handles on the jigs. https://www.instructables.com/id/Table-Saw-Jigs/

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Nice plastic bender

This is a pretty slick looking build to bend plastic into shapes. Note you most likely want to do this in a well ventilated place. I like the pre-made angles for the build too. https://www.instructables.com/id/Acrylic-Bending-Tool/

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Convert a grinder into a compound sliding miter saw

Interesting take for taking a grinder and some heavy drawer slides to make a sliding compound miter saw. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/sliding-angle-grinder-stand-%7C%7C-make-angle-grinder-miter-saw-71978?homelistings#post129664

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Nice jig for crown molding

I like this jig, cause I typically try to do it by hand on the miter saw, this would make it a lot easier. One difference I would do, make 2 so there is on on each side. https://www.instructables.com/id/Jig-for-Cutting-Perfect-Crown-Molding/

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3D Router, hand based tool

The author basically made a 3D CNC, but, its all hand controlled. Not a bad idea to get presision slots and cuts without having to go to CAD, then CAM, then setup a CNC. Just alot of work to make. … Continue reading

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Making a lathe chuck

Nice build for a lathe chuck. Not so sure I would put all this effort into one myself. https://www.paoson.com/en/blog/lathe-longworth-faceplate–n65

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Make your own sawhorses from plywood

Interesting build, looks like the author used 3/4 plywood, and nice faced stuff (not cheap stuff). Me….I think you can get 2 of the plastic sawhorses at Harbor Frieght for $15, not as nice looking but cheaper and quicker. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/diy-plywood-sawhorses-72205?homelistings#post130540

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