Category Archives: Tinkering

3D print some puck corner clamps

Clever build for a corner clamp, as long as both boards are the same thickness. Only issue I see is that you would pretty much have to do a 80% or more fill on the puck to allow for decent … Continue reading

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Another neat CDROM CNC build

This one is pretty simple, and the z axis is all 3D printed. It looks pretty sharp. https://www.instructables.com/3D-Printed-Mini-CNC-Machine/

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Author uses a RPi to make a decent thermo camera

Using a $60 thermo camera and a $15 dollar display, oh and a RaspberryPi of course, the author builds a cheap thermo camera. Me, I have seen the FILR’s go down to $150, so I think I would buy that … Continue reading

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Getting wood from old doors

Old 1960’s hollow doors, I never thought about it, but that does give you some nice 1/8 plywood that you could use for other projects.

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Interesting drill press drum sander build

I like this build since it allows for planing of a board. Only thing is the back board for the “planer” looks like it could be a bit loose. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/how-make-spinning-drum-sander-drill-press-83967

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Nice circular saw guide

I have used some guides in the base. Made my own “track” guide. But this build is pretty impressive one. I like the handle on it. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/easy-precision-repeated-cut-using-circular-saw-rip-cut-jig-83940

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Interesting 3D printed Biology projects

The project, Poseidon project by California Institute of Technology, has som e pretty cool builds. It includes a 3D printed digital microscope, and a 3D printed syringe pump. They use arduino’s for controllers.

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3D printed face mask that looks like a cyclone

I saw this one and all I could thing of is battlestar galactica. https://www.instructables.com/100-3D-Printed-Covid-Mask/

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Nice write up on a CNC buil

The author used a kit called the ARCO Openbuilds CNC, which seems to be a pre prepped kit for the hardware part of the CNC, but you have to put it together, and add in the drill/laser/etc etc. Interesting build … Continue reading

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Electric planer jig

I got a kick out of this jig, basically its taking your hand held electric planer and making it into a shaper of sorts, so you can plain straight, flat edges. Rather clever build.

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