Category Archives: Tools

Interesting Mod to a square for making center holes

Could be used for large circle cuts too.  Interesting hack overall (you can get these squares at the dollar store these days). http://www.instructables.com/id/The-1-Marking-Center-and-Shelf-Pin-Layout-Tool/

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Harddrive magnets + paint can

And you can go fishing for metal loose on floors and the ground.  Too funny, guess this would be a good fix if you are doing your roof and loose alot of nails in the process. http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnet-Fishing-Reusing-Harddrive-Magnets/

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Interesting Hot Wire Cutter build

Good on the cheap materials.  Easy to build too. http://www.instructables.com/id/Scrappy-Hot-Wire-Cutter/

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Cool tape measure tool

I like this one better than another one I have seen.  This one is a bit more universal for a bunch of different tape measures.  The author does a good job explaining how to design and build your own too.  … Continue reading

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Nice build for a flip top tool cart

I have seen some of these before.  But the author re-uses the frame of a small desk with casters for this one.  Me…I can see making something like this.  If the base is rugged enough. http://www.instructables.com/id/Flip-Top-Tool-Cart-From-Reclaimed-Desk/

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Laser cut your own featherboards

I like the build,  I think I can adapt it for CNC with a router bit too.  Feather boards are a nice way to keep wood from slipping off the saw while cutting. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Featherboard-With-Laser-Cutter/

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Nice table saw sled

I like this sled build project.  I just got down building my own, but out of scraps vs alot of folks that build it with new materials.  One addition I plan to do from this build is to add in … Continue reading

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Make a simple clutch for a drill press

I had to watch the video to see how this was built.  Its a nice idea but if you need “power” behind your hole being drilled, you do not want to use this.  Figure not including the chuck, $10 in … Continue reading

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Cool build for a drill to make straight down holes

I like this build.  Thought the author did alot of work for the one particular drill to work with the build.  Oh and used a CNC to cut it out.  Oh and there are springs in the build (you just … Continue reading

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Some interesting tool based 3D prints to try

Nice projects.  I like the pocket drill one, only downside is most of these will require a good sized bed (6×6 I would think). 5 Super-Useful 3D Printable Tools You can find the list here https://www.thingiverse.com/BlackBeardProjects/collections/diy-3d-prints

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