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Cool mallet build

Nice build for a mallet https://www.instructables.com/id/Joiners-Wooden-Mallet/

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Add a wheel to the bottom of a plywood carrier

Been meaning to build a carrier for plywood for some time.  Its hard to get your arms around a sheet of plywood to carry it.  The author here built a carrier out of scrape, and put a caster on the … Continue reading

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An even easier to use planing sled

OK this is on the list over the other ones.  The author basically put the thing together so that the router just fits between 2 boards, and you can zip along with that and just “mount” the ends on the … Continue reading

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One fancy portable workbench

All I can say is wow on this one.  Its a nice looking portable workbench.  Me…I won’t build it (way too much work) and I can modify some cheaper solutions to make do. https://www.instructables.com/id/Folding-Portable-Workbench-With-Quick-Release-Vise/

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Another hot foam cutter, but look at the wire assembly

I like the wire assembly on this one better than others.  Not so sure about the copper ends, but the spring on the opposite side of the bolt to hold tension, that is a nice add. http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Hot-Wire-Foam-Cutter-1/?ALLSTEPS

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Make your own lathe chuck

This is a little more work than I would be willing to do, but materials are cheap, and if you have alot of time on your hands…guess this would be worth doing. https://www.instructables.com/id/4-Jaw-Lathe-Chuck/

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Nice build for a magnetic stirrer

Nice build, but I wish the author added in way to print out the object with other vendors.  And I would add a pot to make it variable speed. https://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Magnetic-Stirrer/

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Make your own pocket hole jig

I like this build, but…bit time consuming to make.  However considering how much the kreg jibs run for these days, maybe worth trying out. Make Your Own Pocket Hole Jig

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Make a simple portable panel saw

I love these things at home depot.  But as the author points out, they are very expensive and not exactly something that you can move around.  This is a nice build to make one much cheaper  and portable (oh and … Continue reading

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A simple tablesaw bed

Pretty easy build.  This is more along the lines of my tools, not fancy,but gets the job done.  Not so sure I would use wood for the slides thought…but if it works…  I like how the author lines up the … Continue reading

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