Category Archives: Cheap

Nice hobo CNC

This is pretty interesting build for a CNC, its all metal, well metal scraps, and seems to work pretty well. The author built this with minimum tools as well. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/scrap-built-cnc-video-75788?homelistings#post144037

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Another interesting grinder mod

Always amazes me what folks do with grinders. This one the author makes a giant sanding wheel to make grooves with. Me…not so sure I would build this, unless I have a project for it. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/angle-grinder-sander-slots-grooves-75776?homelistings#post143967

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The simplest pocket hole jig yet

I have a few additions to this build. First, maybe use the insides of an altiod tin would work better than to make one. It maybe too small so maybe some other tin. Second, instead of using glue sticks, what … Continue reading

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Make a metal twister

Another nice build, this one could involve a bit of welding, but I see ways around that. The build is used to make the twists in metal bars so you get that metal banister look. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/homemade-tool-twist-bar-metal-75631?homelistings#post143434

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Simple model airplane controller

with an ESP board. Pretty nice idea. He is using the wifi chip in the ESP to control the motors on the plane

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A nice build for a dremel router base

Nice build, looks nice too. Of course you can buy a dremel base for $30. Won’t look as nice as this one. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/homemade-rotary-tool-plunge-base-video-75442?homelistings#post142710

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Crazy saw from an angle grinder

I am always amazed at what folks make from these cheap angle grinders. This one is a saw that if its mounted to a pole, could make a killer pole saw to cut down tree branches https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/homemade-chainsaw-using-handsaw-angle-grinder-75468?homelistings#post142825

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Cool Jig to make thin slices of wood on table saw

Nice build overall. I like the “springs” added in. This would be something I would think of making myself. However I would have done the 2nd version as making the wooden joint seems like alot of work for it. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/thin-wood-slicing-jig-75482?homelistings#post142877

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A serious looking framing build

The author built one serious picture frame clamp design. Its a nice build (I sometimes struggle with the 4 blocks I put around a picture frame to hold everything together). And portable, but…seems overkill for me unless I start making … Continue reading

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Interesting turnstyle for tools build

The author took a small bike wheel, and used it as the hub for a turnstyle for tools. Nice build. Me…I like the build but I think I would do it a bit differently. Maybe have pegboard inserts? Oh and … Continue reading

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