Category Archives: Tools

Making your own t-slot bolts

I don’t think I would go this far. First off I would have used threaded rod instead of cutting the head off the bolt, and then to weld a washer onto that and grind it down…Nice build but it has … Continue reading

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Make a Hydraulic vise

Impressive build. Me…I’ll stick to the vise I have now.

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Nice Knob maker

The author made a nice jig to make knobs. I made a quick jig once a while back to do this, didn’t work so well and the plastic knobs are pretty cheap to get on the net. Don’t look as … Continue reading

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Making a Float Lock Vise

I never heard of these before. Seen similar ones in wood. Nice build overall. More work than I would do for one thought.

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Nice free CNC build for corner square clamps

I like thsi build, the download file doesn’t include the slots thought. I wonder if the author put those in by hand. https://cutrocket.com/p/5a916d86a8ee7/

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Nice build for a built in stop block on a cross cut slet

I hate to say it but my cross cut sled is pretty basic compared to this one. The author does a nice job on the build though for the cross cut sled. I like how it folds all the way … Continue reading

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Another nice build for wooden bar clamps

Nice build the author did for some simple long wooden based bar clamps. Me…I can get some cheap ones at harbor freight. I think I would do this if I needed a clamp that was well over 4 ft, where … Continue reading

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Nice ideas for sanding blocks and tools

41 ideas to try. Some I have done myself, but a bunch are ones I plan to add to my own toolset. https://www.familyhandyman.com/woodworking/41-genius-sanding-tips/

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Making an automated chop saw

The author basically build a system that would cut up bar stock into smaller pieces. Why? Not sure. But if you have to make a bunch of them, this would be worth it. Whole thing is controlled by an Arduino … Continue reading

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Tool for a socket like extension

Nice build. I like it as I have had to cut wrenches in the past to get them to fit in tight locations on a car. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/amazing-tool-homemade-extension-wrench-74711?homelistings#post139924

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