Category Archives: Misc-Life

Another 3 in one saw guide build

The author keeps improving his build for these. This one, it can be used with the circular saw, trim router, and jig saw. Cuts down on the need for multiple tracks. Downside it is looks a bit heavy. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/track-saw-guide-circular-saw-jigsaw-router-88521?homelistings#post193111

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Convert your credit card into an NFC payment ring

OK this assumes your card supports NFC, the author basically “melds” the chip in the card out, and puts a new antenna on it that goes around the 3D printed ring. Clever build. Not so sure I would do this … Continue reading

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A simple plotter build

This could be a good project with kids to make a simple stepper motor plotter with and arduino. The motors used and the arduino shield are overkill for this, but if thats what you have on hand… Note that this … Continue reading

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Nice builds but….

The author is pretty risky with the first one (2nd block fence for tablesaw) and how close the blade is to the fence, I would use a scrap board on the fence myself. The second build is a jigsaw template … Continue reading

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Nice simple center finder for dowels

Nice build to find the center of dowels quickly. Me….I can buy for $10 not so nice, but usable setup. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/wooden-center-finder-video-88487?homelistings#post193015

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Clever Wood Lathe Steady Rest

OK so I have looked at buying something like this (just not as fancy) and its expensive. This build seems pretty straight forward and doable. And cheap. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/wood-lathe-steady-rest-video-88490?homelistings#post193018

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Nice build for a sanding plane

I am not so sure I would go so fancy on the handles, or maybe just use some pre-made ones myself. But I like the build overall. A few things I would do different is to make the build a … Continue reading

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Using beer cans for wires

For low voltage projects only. Basically in a pinch, you can use a beer or soda can for a wire. https://www.instructables.com/Repurposing-Beverage-Cans-for-Low-Voltage-Electric/

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Nice crosscut saw build

Looks professional too. The author uses it for doing siding. I like the lift up gate for it. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/hinged-circular-saw-crosscut-jig-88428?homelistings#post192812

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Making deck chairs from pallets

Actually leftovers of a pallet. Its a nice build, and if you are cheap, this could be a good way to make some simple outdoor chairs. https://www.instructables.com/A-Deck-Chair-Made-From-Pallet-Wood-Leftovers/

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