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Mini router sled

The author uses a trimmer router and a small sled to plane down small pieces of wood. Good idea overall. However the vaccum hold down he uses is pretty expensive for the build. https://www.instructables.com/id/Scalable-Router-Sled-and-Thicknessing-Jig/

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Another nice jig to make thin strips

This one is easier to use for multiple thin strips to be makde at once. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/thin-strip-jig-table-saw-78041?homelistings#post153325

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Nice multi purpose jig for the table saw

Nice build overall. I would love to know where the author gets green HMR boards. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/multi-adjustable-jig-table-saw-78057?homelistings#post153386

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Nice looking circle jig for a bandsaw

Nice build overall. https://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Band-Saw-Circle-Cutting-Jig/

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Interesting router lift

This was not what I first expected it to be. The lift is actually done with 2 bike cables that are turned via a wheel and rod. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/router-table-lift-mechanism-system-78178?homelistings#post153785

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Interesting track saw

This build uses pipes for the sides to guide the circular saw. And to connect extensions. I like this build overall, the cost is under $50 and at the end the author puts in some more improvements. Oh he is … Continue reading

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If I had the time, I would make this

A folding workbench with a stool, this is a nice looking build, but would take me way to long to build. Maybe they will sell it as a kit?

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Making a cheap sandblaster

Basically the author took an airgun, and added a bottle to it. Not sure I would do this, you can buy one like this for $18 at Harbor Freight. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/homemade-simple-sandblaster-video-77994?homelistings#post153124

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Nice build for a breadboard wire maker

Bascially you are 3D printing out a template to start with. One thing that would be nice to add to the build is a hole count. https://www.instructables.com/id/Breadboard-Wire-Helper/

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Handheld router build

Basically a homemade planer used for routing. Interesting build that the author did with a block of wood, and old Allen key, and a bolt/wingnut.

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