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Electric planer jig

I got a kick out of this jig, basically its taking your hand held electric planer and making it into a shaper of sorts, so you can plain straight, flat edges. Rather clever build.

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Uses for junk screwdrivers

I like the bit where he takes the handles off the drivers and puts them on files and other things. Not so sure I would make o-ring picks like he did (get them pretty cheap at Harbor Freight). https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/tools-made-old-screwdrivers-video-83162?homelistings#post172463

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Another simple bench sander

This build is not fancy like a lot of others, the author uses a furnace blower motor for the main drive and its “fan” to mount sandpaper too. Its pretty straight forward and simple build to do. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/bench-sander-furnace-inducer-motor-video-83163?homelistings#post172464

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A better taping jig for the table saw

This author built a jig similar to the one from yesterday, but found it was a bit unsafe, so built the slider based one. https://www.instructables.com/A-Much-Safer-Table-Saw-Taper-Jig/

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Simple tapering jig for table saw

I have seen some fancy sleds for a tapering jig for table saws, this one is pretty simple build compared to the sleds. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/precision-tapering-jig-table-saw-how-make-81167?homelistings#post165268

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Simple wire twister

I like this build. I have twisted way more wires together than I would like to admit by hand. This would be useful to have to do that.I think I would have tried to use something with a bigger bolt … Continue reading

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Nice drillpress build

Pretty nice build. Uses a DC motor which is rather quiet too. Me…I can buy one for less. Not as ridged. But will do the job. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/drill-press-video-81182?homelistings#post165334

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Nice simple circle maker jig

For a tablesaw. Not so sure I would use t-track instead of some sort of channel instead (t-track can get expensive). But overall nice build. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/adjustable-table-saw-circle-jig-81165?homelistings#post165266

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Knob making jig

I can’t remember if I put this up before, but I really like this jig for making knobs. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/make-your-own-knobs-fast-easy-free-plans-81368?homelistings#post165992

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Fancy tablesaw cross cut with dust collection

Pretty fancy cross cut sled. I like to look at it, but I don’t think I will ever get around to making something this fancy. https://www.instructables.com/TABLE-SAW-CROSS-CUT-SLED-W-STOP-BLOCK-DUST-COLLECT/

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