Category Archives: Misc-Life

3D print your press brake

Interesting, the author using PLA 3D printed the template for a press brake to make a bunch of different shaped templates for the press. They seem to work pretty good too.

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Using a can for rivets

Nice idea. Basically you roll up a side of the tin/AL into a pin, then pound the two sides to hold something together that has holes. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Rivets-From-Cans-Any-Tin/

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Nice track saw build

Seen a bunch of these over the years, but this one is pretty cheap and simple build compare to most of them. One thing I would do different is instead of lining bar stock up to make the saw track, … Continue reading

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Nice table sled build

This one is pretty nice build, can use it to do taper cuts, jointer, etc. https://www.instructables.com/id/Three-in-One-Table-Saw-Sled-Taper-Cuts-Jointer-Sle/

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Another nice metal bender

This one takes advantage of you owning a vise to use as the frame for the bender. This is a nice build since you do not need a welder. Not sure if I would make one, brakes and benders are … Continue reading

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Making cabinet doors

Nice write up and video on how to go about doing this. https://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Cabinet-Doors-Made-on-the-Router-Table/

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Nice drum sander build

Nice build for a small drum sander. I like the hold downs he uses for putting the sand paper on. Also nice idea using a grinder for the motor driver for this. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/drum-sander-thickness-sander-making-video-free-pdf-75077?homelistings#post141122

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Making simple right angle clamping jigs

The author did a good job on this one, its cheap, easy to make, and works. Its on my list to make on some scrap wood https://www.instructables.com/id/Right-Angle-Clamping-Jig-Minutes-to-Make/

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How to figure out the wiring of a stepper motor

Author gives a nice simple video on how to do it.

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Make a Hydraulic vise

Impressive build. Me…I’ll stick to the vise I have now.

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