Monthly Archives: October 2021

Cool robot build

Uses an arduino to control the servo’s for the arms. All parts are cut from plex board. https://www.instructables.com/Bidex-Robot-Dual-Arm/

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Making a handle for a hacksaw

OK so the author had some hacksaws that apparently had some really cheap handles (plastic) that broke, so instead of buying another hacksaw, he made a new handle from a block of wood. Me…I have an old hacksaw with a … Continue reading

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Making a parallel fence for a scroll saw

I like this build but…I think the author needs to extend it to the end of the bench so it can latch on at that end. With such a long fence I can see it start to “wiggle” at the … Continue reading

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Nice jig to make large size bowls

This is a pretty neat build, the author made this jig so he could make “drums” and the jig goes on the inside and out to make the circle. https://www.instructables.com/Router-Drum-Mill/

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Adjustable push block for table saw

Nice build, a bit more fancier than what I need. Still a nice build. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/adjustable-push-block-table-saw-86871?homelistings#post186880

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Interesting buggy drawn cart

OK its really driven by the rear wheels, but it looks like the front legs are moving the cart.

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Spooky eyes with a Micro:bit

Micro:bits are nice little controllers for teaching with kids. The author basically use them to make glowing “blinking” eyes. I like the use of hot glue to diffuse the light. https://www.instructables.com/Microbit-Glowing-Halloween-Eyes/

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Nice jig to remove/add a tire to your car

Its basically a “lever” for you to get the wheels on/off your car. I could see using something like this at home to get the snow tires on and off every year. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/homemade-tire-dolly-87426?homelistings#post189072

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Simple ghost deco build

Have a piece of white plastic, ad spoon, and a pipe cleaner and you can make your own ghost. All stuff you can get for cheap at the dollar store. One addition, maybe get some stick on eyes there too. … Continue reading

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Cool looking clock build

A digital clock that is mostly mechanical. They author is using an ESP to control it too. https://www.hackster.io/news/charlie-sheen-helps-design-a-seven-segment-mechanical-clock-ef53a129e114

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