Category Archives: Misc-Life

Nice Trebuchet build

This build seems to wrap the weight end in a separate arm from the part that slings out the payload.  And seems to do a really good job of it.  I like the stats the author has on how far … Continue reading

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Nice phone charging stand build

Nice build for a phone charging stand to put in the wall https://www.instructables.com/id/Cell-Phone-Stand-With-Integrated-Charger/

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Make custom foam inserts for your tools

I like this build.  Downside is you need a laser CNC, I think you could do this with a regular CNC as well, just not so sure how well the drill will do with foam. https://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Foam-Inserts-Laser-Cut-Foam/

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Glass Jar Pumpkin

Nice build, surpised the tape comes off OK for the “face” part of the jar. https://www.instructables.com/id/Glass-Jar-Jackolantern/

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Build a lightning generator

OK this was cool build.  Take one of those USB lighters and a bunch of caps/diodes.  Interesting build. Lightning Generator from Electric Lighter

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Cool step stool

Nice build, the author made it so legs come out of the bottom to heighten it as needed. https://makezine.com/2018/08/27/building-a-step-stool-with-deployable-legs/

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Cool little CNC to make boxes with

Neat CNC that is opensource(?) that can be usedto make box joints and such.  Oh it can be used to cut into doors as well so its pretty useful.  Reminds me of a shopbot build from 4 years ago.  Looks … Continue reading

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Turn a bike tire into a belt

OK so I have used inner tubes in the past for rubber bands.  I have not thought about turning a tire into a belt thought.  Good idea (and unique).  Not so sure I would use bolts to hold the buckle … Continue reading

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Nice workbench add ons

The author did a series of add ones for his workbench that are pretty nice.  Of course you need a workbench that is cleared off it do this. http://bellevuewoodshop.com/assembly-table-accessories/

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Simple template for skims

Nice idea the author made for using a bandsaw to make shims as needed.  I could see this be adapted for a tablesaw as well.  Normally I would just buy shims, but in a pinch, this is a good way … Continue reading

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