Category Archives: Misc-Life

Python logzero

https://opensource.com/article/20/2/logzero-python So if you need a simple logging library for python, logzero seems to be the one to use. I know Python does have a native logging utility, but it can be a bit tricky to setup.

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Building shelves for Dorm bedframe

This is much nicer than what I got my kids. The author built some nice shelves you could mount to the bed of a dorm room (one of those wooden bed on top, desk on bottom. https://www.instructables.com/id/Clamping-Dorm-Room-Shelves-With-School-Spirit/

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Another nice knob jig

Another nice knob jig build. I had one similar to this one, but ran into issues with harder wood and cutting out the ends of the knob, the piece would slip a bit while cutting. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/3-1-star-knob-jig-77604?homelistings#post151676

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Make a cheap fence clamp

Why didn’t I think of this? The author uses a big u-bolt clamp to make 2 L bolts to use in a sacrificial fence. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/super-cheap-fence-clamp-76830?homelistings#post148412

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Interesting bottle build drum

Interesting build for a musical instrument. https://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Bottle-Hang-Drum/

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Using a treadmill motor for tools

The author does a great job showing different tools you can make or use with treadmill motors. The one downside is he seems to re use the PWM controllers from the treadmill as well. I typically ditch those and just … Continue reading

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Cool jig to drill 45 degree holes

Interesting build.

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Another nice sanding block build

Not so sure I would go this fancy, but its a nice build overall. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/sanding-block-%7C-change-sandpaper-really-fast-77447?homelistings#post151009

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A much simpler bar clamp build

Alot of the clamp builds I have seen are ones that are way more fancy that I would ever use. This one is pretty straight forward build to make 2 of them. And its pretty easy to make too. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/bar-clamps-78198?homelistings#post153866

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Quieting a hampster wheel

The author put a ball bearing into the wheel to quiet it down. I did this once with a hampster wheel myself and it makes a world of a difference. https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Silent-Hamster-Wheel-Using-Skateboard-Bearings/

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