Monthly Archives: January 2022

Multiple vise ideas with pipe clamps

I like the saddle vise he build with a pipe clamp. This can be a cheaper way to make woodworking vises than buy.

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Arduino controlled Foam Cutter

I can’t remember if I did this once before, but I was looking at building one of these again. And stumbled on this build. Mostly has 3D printed parts and uses an arduino for the controller.

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The ultimate door room shelf

I got a small version of this for a relative, but this build is much nicer. It is a set that has one next to the bed, then some that hang off the sides. https://www.instructables.com/Clamping-Dorm-Room-Shelves-With-School-Spirit/

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Sending scheduled email with gmail

I did not know you could schedule emails to be sent out in gmail, apparently you can do this for up to 100 emails at a time. https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/gmail-schedule-email-delay-send/

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simple IOT moisture sensor

Interesting build with an arduino nano, an ESP-32 maybe a better solution next. https://www.hackster.io/buddhimaan/iot-moisture-sensor-788327

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Nice Magic Mirror build with RPi

Nice build, but expensive. The author didn’t cheap out on the build. I think he has at least $200 into this. https://www.instructables.com/Build-Your-Own-Google-Home-Enabled-Smart-Mirror-in/

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Nice plywood cart build

Made from 1 sheet of 3/4’s plywood. And some casters and dowel rod. Me…I don’t know if I would go this fancy. Its a nice build, but I usually look for ways to simplify a build. https://www.instructables.com/DIY-Mobile-Plywood-and-Lumber-Storage-Cart-Only-1-/

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Making threads in PVC pipe

Basically the author just heats up a metal alternative side to “make” the threads, and then melts the pipe into the threads. Make sure you do this in a well vented area as PVC fumes can be toxic. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/how-make-thread-pvc-pipe-simple-way-87767?homelistings#post190450

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Making a power button for an RPi

Some interesting builds for a RPi power button that will trigger the RPi to power down correctly. https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/add-power-button-raspberry-pi/

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Nice build for a simple knife sharpener with a 3D printed out kit

Instead of trying to sharpen with a stone and getting the angle right, the author designed and shows out to build a jig to sharpen it.

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