Make your own Grabber

Or claw extension. The author posed up the CNC/plans for this, so in theory you could take the design and make a custom length grabber.

https://www.instructables.com/Laser-cut-Extension-Claw-Recreating-My-Favorite-To/

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Another cool sand plotter

I can’t remember if I mentioned this one before. But still a cool build. He used the remains of a 3D printer he had to build it.

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drill sanding block build

Not so sure I would make one this way, I do like how he makes the blocks themselves. It does look easier to hold than a straight rod that I would have done.

https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/drum-sander-handle-video-86439?homelistings#post185497

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A thin slice jig for thick boards

basically build if you want a really wide, thin strip of wood. Seems pretty robust.

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Project OWL

Its an opensource project to help link folks over a network that can be quickly (and cheaply) made. Basically you are making a giant mesh network.

https://www.project-owl.com/

https://github.com/Project-Owl

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Kinetic Energy Recovery System for a Bike

This is pretty crazy build. The author basically adds a flywheel to his bike to help start the bike moving again.

https://cleantechnica.com/2021/08/24/regenerative-braking-energy-storage-without-batteries-hobbyists-are-figuring-it-out/

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OK I really like this track guide

Most good track guides I have seen require a mod to the circular saw that is not easy to undo to make sure the saw doesn’t go off track. This one is nice since the guide is removable from the saw relatively quickly. It can also be used with a router, jigsaw, etc. I like how the slid is all metal tool.

https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/multi-tool-track-guide-video-86422?homelistings#post185442

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Another interesting Drawbot

This one does not use gravity, its an interesting build with most of the parts are 3D printed out. Not so sure if I would put this one on the list (take too long to print everything out). I do like how the penholder is using bearings for more fluid movement.

https://www.hackster.io/ddavidezeta05/drawing-robot-cheap-and-easy-8956b2

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A simple saw guide

This guide is pretty straight forward and works with different powered hand saws. Its great to do a general “guide” the saw. But a full track would work better.

https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/fast-cuting-guide-circular-saw-jigsaw-86376?homelistings#post185300

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Clever mold for cable strain relief

The author 3D prints the molds to put the cable on, and they squirts in hot glue to fill the mold in. Clever.

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