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Making your own metal lathe on the cheap

Interesting build. Not so sure I would go this far for a lathe, and maybe just go someplace instead. https://hackaday.com/2019/06/09/assembling-a-lathe-from-not-a-lot/

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Make a scrap board hanger for your next deck project

The author basically make two c shapes that slide over a deck board so you can put in cross pieces. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/scrap-board-hanger-73155?homelistings#post134525

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Make your own miter gauge for a table saw

I have been toying with doing this myself. Mostly cause the cost of a good miter is crazy expensive. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/diy-ultimate-precision-miter-gauge-73052?homelistings#post134165

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A radio controlled wheelbarrow

The author did it to “race” the wheelbarrow. Me…interesting build and would be nice for a more practical use, like as a wheelbarrow that is motorized.

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Making a homemade silent air compressor

Nice build, the author uses a compressor from a frig. Pretty quiet too.

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Making a leaf blower with a chainsaw

OK this was just too funny. They author took an old blower and a chain saw and combined the two. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/air-blower-chainsaw-72832?homelistings#post133463

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Cool build for a benchtop jointer

This is a nice build, you can pick up hand planers on sale at Harbor Frieght for $20, this can convert one into a a benchtop jointer. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/benchtop-jointer-diy-72657#post132888

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clever use of an old motor spindle for sanding

The author uses the old spindle to hold sandpaper for a slapping like sander. Neat idea. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/innovative-idea-homemade-tool-new-project-71163-4?homelistings#post132205

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Turning a cheap tire air compressor into a vaccum pump

I have seen folks use the compressors out of old frig’s do this, but this is a first time for one of the little tire pumps that I have seen. Its a nice build if you want to make a … Continue reading

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Nice 3D print accessories for your quick clamps

I wonder if they will fit on harbor freight ends too. I bookmarked this one to try a few prints out and see if they do. https://www.instructables.com/id/More-3D-Printed-Gadgets-for-Woodworking/

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