Category Archives: Misc-Life

Making magnetic LED strip holders

The author as a 3D printable design that will hold the LED strip, and you can glue a small magnet in the back so it “sticks” in place. Interesting build. https://www.instructables.com/LED-Light-Strip-Magnetic-Mount/

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Adding RGB LED’s to PC fans

At first I thought the author was taking the fan apart. No they add in a front layer (frame) that is 3D printed that houses the LEDs Nice build but the amount of LED’s used is crazy. Another nice addition … Continue reading

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Making a custom Spindle Oscillating machine

Using a windshield washer motor, drawer slides, and a grinder, the author made one mean looking spindle oscillating sander. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/diy-spindle-sander-oscillating-machine-76002#post144991

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The Poor Persons Whirlpool Hot Tub

I got a kick out of this one. I would be a little worried that the hot water (if too hot) could melt the pool. But hey whatever works right. https://www.instructables.com/DIY-Whirlpool/

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Making workshop tools with plywood

The author makes a bunch of different tools with plywood, and powered hand-tools. Me…I love the builds, they look nice and sharp, but…between used and Harbor Freight, I would rather save on the time than the build.

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Jig for making custom springs

The author designed and 3D printed out the jig, pretty neat overall, me…I have a jar full of springs that I tap into as needed.

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Convert a blender to use a dremel attachment

Pretty clever build. I guess if I didn’t have the dremel this would be an interesting build to do.

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Nice 3D printed Loom

Nice build…myself, well I would do this if I had a kid into looms and wanted to learn 3D printing, else I would just buy a bigger one for $5 at 5-Below. https://www.instructables.com/3D-Printed-Loom/

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Making a laser line for alignment

The author build this for his laser cutter, which would work the best as the distance from the cutter to the surface should be pretty consistant. Me…I am thinking that this could be adapted to a drill press. https://www.instructables.com/Laser-Line-Material-Aligner-for-Laser-Cutting-Mach/

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Nice PVC Vertical Work Light build

I really like this build. And I would only use LED based shop lights for this. I figure it would run $15-20 to build the frame, and another $15-20 for the light. A few things I may do differently is … Continue reading

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