Monthly Archives: July 2019

The lathe from scrapes

The author put that it only cost him $3 in stuff he didn’t get from scrapes to build this. Overall its a pretty simple build. Could be good for not just using dremel bits stationary, but also make pens from … Continue reading

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Nice groove making jig

Its used to make grooves in the edges of a board. When I first saw this I wasn’t sure what it was, til the example in the beginning of the video then it made sense. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/end-face-grooving-machine-homemade-router-jig-woodworking-73650?homelistings#post136504

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Another nice tumbler build

Nice build. Its all in the video so you have to watch it to see the build vs read. But author goes into a lot of details. Including some failures along the way. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/rotary-tumbler-de-burring-polishing-metal-parts-73394?homelistings#post135341

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Portify your tools that need bases

I have done something a bit more fancier than this for portifying some of my tools. Overall nice build. https://www.instructables.com/id/Clampable-Tool-Bases/

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Build a slingshot from scratch

Nice write up on building one. Only downside is the author has a full woodworking shop which makes life easier. https://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-SLINGSHOT-From-Scratch-step-by-Step/

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Bench grinder to belt sander

I like this build, and the author has some improvements at the bottom. Only issues I see is keeping the belt in line so it doesn’t slip off, and I think it would work better upright than on its side. … Continue reading

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Tool to use your Drillpress as a Tapping Fixture

OK I admit I have done this mostly by hand, but putting a handle on the chuck of the drillpress is a good idea to make a manual turner for tapping a hole. Just make sure you unplug the drillpress … Continue reading

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Nice build for hold down clamps

The author built them by hand. Me…I could see converting this to a CNC. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/hold-down-clamp-wooden-clamps-making-73579?homelistings#post136240

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Make your own bandsaw

Nice project but…I think I would buy one myself off craigslist. Seems like alot of work. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/homemade-bandsaw-portable-toptable-drill-powered-bandsaw-73532?homelistings#post135980

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Picture hanging tool

Why didn’t I think of this, you have a threaded rod on a stick that you can use to make the mark on the wall where to put the hanger for the picture frame. https://rick.sparber.org/PictureHangingTool.pdf

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