Category Archives: Tools

Cool idea, hang buckets to use to hold trimmers

Could be used for other power tools like leaf blower too. http://www.instructables.com/id/Weed-Trimmer-Storage-From-Three-Gallon-Buckets/?ALLSTEPS

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Cool Dado jig

Nice simple Dado Jig.  Easy enough to build and use. http://www.instructables.com/id/Adjustable-Dado-Jig-From-Scrap-Wood/?ALLSTEPS

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A pretty simple fume extractor build

This one is pretty simple build that can be done with handtools.  I like the build overall.  Only difference is I might attach the carbon filter a bit differently. http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Fume-Exctractor-Soldering-Smoke-Absorber/

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Turn an old jig saw blade into a marking knife

Nice build.  Not too terrible time consumer to make too. http://www.instructables.com/id/Marking-Knife-From-a-Dull-Jigsaw-Blade/?ALLSTEPS

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Turn an old RC car antenna to a wire wrap tool

This was too funny to pass up.  basically the author takes an old antenna, sticks a handle on it and bam…wire wrapper. http://www.instructables.com/id/Wire-Wrapping-Tool-CHEAP-QUALITY-AND-EASY/?ALLSTEPS  

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Nice looking chisel shelf

Nice looking build.  I like the overall build..not su sure I would make it this fancy thought. http://www.instructables.com/id/Chisel-Shelf/

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Mini Router table

Nice build where the author took the side plate for a router and basically used it to mount to a table.  I was looking at this and thinking…gee I could do something like this but just use the rods to … Continue reading

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Build a cheap workbench ($50)

Using one sheet of plywood and a bunch of 2x4s, you to can build this simple workbench.  Its cheaper than ones from Harbor Freight (which you still have too put together). https://www.familyhandyman.com/workshop/workbench/how-to-build-a-workbench-super-simple-50-bench/view-all

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Convert a hand grinder into a plunge saw

This isn’t half of a bad idea.  The author basically takes a grinder and puts it on a compound miter like setup.  This would be a simple way to cut off steel bar/pipe (currently I put the bar on a … Continue reading

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Use cardstock as a cutoff wheel

I wondered sometimes if the cheap dremel cutoff wheels at Harbor Freight where paper, maybe I was right.  This article (video) goes over using cardstock to cut wood with it.  Its the speed that really counts for the cut. The … Continue reading

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