Category Archives: Misc-Life

Leaf blower dust collector

Ok this is a clever build, using many cheap and easy to get parts to make a dust collector and seems to work out. https://www.instructables.com/Dust-Collector-Made-From-a-Leaf-Vacuum/

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Cool knitting machine

It only makes a french braid. But still pretty clever build. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/french-knitting-machine-video-94850?homelistings#post217012

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Nice Free standing Lamp build

Nice build over all using metal conduit for the “frame”. I like the black paint finish too. Figure this build would run you under $10 each. https://www.instructables.com/A-Terrace-Wooden-base-Pole-mounted-Glass-Jar-Light/

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Make a portable propane camp fire

One of the mroe crazy builds I have seen, the author basically turns an ammo box into a grill like setup. Clever build overall https://www.instructables.com/Tactical-Ammo-Can-Portable-Propane-Fire-Pit/

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Automatic pill dispenser

Nice idea to dispense and tell you if you have taken your pills or not. https://www.instructables.com/Automatic-Pill-or-Medication-Dispenser/

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Turning a sewing machine into a scroll saw

The author calls it a jig saw, but its more like a scroll saw to me. Nice build if you don’t want to buy a scroll saw and have an old sewing machine around (seen enough of these at the … Continue reading

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A clip for swiss army knifes

This is neat, its a clip you can attach to a standard size swiss army knife to attach to your belt or pocket. I would not mind on of these…just not at $20 (plus shipping). Have to keep an eye … Continue reading

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How to use Google docs to create barcodes

Nice write up on how to do it. Barcodes can be useful to have information that can be transferred to computers easily. https://www.makeuseof.com/create-barcodes-google-sheets/

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Cool magnetic transmission build

Nice but complicated build for a magnetic based transmission. https://hackaday.com/2022/09/02/magnetic-gearbox-can-go-fast-but-not-hard/

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Using hoverboard motor for wind power

I like this build, pretty simple (thought doesn’t have the vanes yet). And a slow spin already cranks out some impressive voltage https://www.pinterest.com/pin/714805772084375932/

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