Category Archives: woodworking

Leaf blower dust collector

Ok this is a clever build, using many cheap and easy to get parts to make a dust collector and seems to work out. https://www.instructables.com/Dust-Collector-Made-From-a-Leaf-Vacuum/

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Another nice multi device track saw build

Its a fence that can be self clamped to the board you are cutting. This one allows for a circular saw, jig saw, and router to be used. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/innovative-multifunction-woodworking-track-guide-locking-system-perfect-wo-93206#post211231

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Multipurpose table saw sled

I like this build, but a few things I would add is a tape measure on the top of the backstop, a “stop” for repeat cuts, and a sliding bar on the backstop to add stuff to the sled. Of … Continue reading

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Nice short write-up on using dowels for joints

The author does a nice job on how you can a tool called the dowelmax to use dowels as corner joints. But…I have seen several homemade tools that do the same job. Still nice article to read up on.

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Clever Wood Lathe Steady Rest

OK so I have looked at buying something like this (just not as fancy) and its expensive. This build seems pretty straight forward and doable. And cheap. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/wood-lathe-steady-rest-video-88490?homelistings#post193018

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Making deck chairs from pallets

Actually leftovers of a pallet. Its a nice build, and if you are cheap, this could be a good way to make some simple outdoor chairs. https://www.instructables.com/A-Deck-Chair-Made-From-Pallet-Wood-Leftovers/

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Nice jig for router table for making circles or cuts within a circle

So you want to make a platter with a dip in it and its circle shaped. This jig can be used to do that. Pretty clever build. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/circle-processing-jig-video-87931?homelistings#post191010

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Making a cheap fence for a bandsaw

OK I like this build, it is pretty simple and uses a cheap clamp from Harbor Freight. I am not so sure I would have gone as far as the author did planing the wood down thought. for a fit … Continue reading

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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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Interesting adds for a workshop

First jig is to hold material down on a drillpress. Not so sure I would do this one. Second jig is an interesting feather board build with PVC pipe for the “feather”. I do like this build, but I think … Continue reading

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