Category Archives: Tinkering

Make your own Giant Hands

I am impressed with this build. Not only do the hands look good, but the work. Could be a good add for a costume for Sweet Home. https://www.instructables.com/Building-Giant-Articulated-Hands-carved-From-Wood-/

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Neat 3D printed eye

I know what I will be looking at making next halo ween…well when I get my 3D printer back on line. Nice build to “automate” a moving eye. https://www.instructables.com/A-Halloween-Pumpkin-With-a-Moving-Animatronic-Eye-/

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Interesting Lawn Trimmer accessory

The author 3D prints an attachment that turns the trimmer into an interesting lawn thatcher. The author uses it for removing moss. https://www.instructables.com/3d-Printed-Lawn-Scarifier-Attachment-for-Strimmer/

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Nice brackets for making dog food bowl stand

Nice build. Only thing I might do different is add in some screw holes to the brackets. https://www.instructables.com/Dog-Food-Bowl-Stand-Plywood-and-3d-Printing/

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A simpler build to the bottle plotter

From yesterday. This build is a bit simpler build but its more of a printer since you put paper on the roller. Not exactly sure what the author was going for here except reducing the size of a CNC. https://www.instructables.com/CNC-Drum-Plotter/

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Building a bottle plotter

Or maybe an etcher too? Anyways the author makes a simple CNC to drawn on bottles with. https://www.instructables.com/ROTARY-CNC-BOTTLE-PLOTTER/

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friend lights

Basically a set of lights that are connected to the net, and can sync colors with eachother. Interesting build, could be nice with kids these days. https://www.instructables.com/DIY-Long-Distance-Best-Friend-Lights/

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Simple holder for small cuts on a miter saw.

Basically its a paint stick with a nail on one end. Actually I think I will make this with a paint stick. And use a nut/bolt on the other end (sharpen the end of the bolt). https://www.popularwoodworking.com/tricks/add-a-pinch-of-safety/

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Nice portable chair build

Too bad the author did not have a printable template for this. At first look I thought he CNC’ed it out. Turns out it was all done by hand. https://www.instructables.com/How-to-Make-a-Secret-Foldable-Chair-at-Home/

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Cool looking shadow box

The author build this with multiple sheets of think plywood (laser cut) to separate out the different color planes. Neat build overall. Me…way too much work. https://www.instructables.com/Shadow-Box-Wall-Art/

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