Category Archives: Misc-Life

Make a bubble machine from scraps

Nice build. The entire thing …well maybe not the battery holder, was from scraps. https://www.instructables.com/id/Bubble-Machine-From-Trash/

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Simple LED Jewelry

Nice build, the author takes some 1mm rod, coin cells, and some surface mount LED’s to make them. https://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Jewelry/

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clever use of an old motor spindle for sanding

The author uses the old spindle to hold sandpaper for a slapping like sander. Neat idea. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/innovative-idea-homemade-tool-new-project-71163-4?homelistings#post132205

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Turning a cheap tire air compressor into a vaccum pump

I have seen folks use the compressors out of old frig’s do this, but this is a first time for one of the little tire pumps that I have seen. Its a nice build if you want to make a … Continue reading

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Nice 3D print accessories for your quick clamps

I wonder if they will fit on harbor freight ends too. I bookmarked this one to try a few prints out and see if they do. https://www.instructables.com/id/More-3D-Printed-Gadgets-for-Woodworking/

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Nice sand paper cutter

I like the build, and its on my list of things to make. A few things I would do different is a guide for the edge of the sandpaper on one end. And I think I would use craft cutoff … Continue reading

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Make a knife rack

I like this build, all done with a table saw too. https://www.familyhandyman.com/storage-organization/how-to-make-a-knife-rack-for-inside-your-cabinet/

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Interesting way to recycle old bike chains

The author takes 9-11 links of a bike chain, and puts the key chain on each end to not just make it a keychain tool, but an improv weapon for defense when needed. https://www.instructables.com/id/Self-defense-Tactical-Key-Chain/

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A really cheap mini lathe build

This has to be one of the quicker builds I have seen. Its still a nice build and does the job for small builds. Could be used for things like pen builds. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/here-mini-lathe-machine-i-built-72310?homelistings#post131110

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Use an oscillating tool to trim edge banding

OK I am doing this next time. I usually do the razor method to trim the band. But this would be so much easier. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Trim-Edge-Banding-With-Oscillating-Tool-eas/

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