Category Archives: Cheap

Making a handle for a hacksaw

OK so the author had some hacksaws that apparently had some really cheap handles (plastic) that broke, so instead of buying another hacksaw, he made a new handle from a block of wood. Me…I have an old hacksaw with a … Continue reading

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Making a parallel fence for a scroll saw

I like this build but…I think the author needs to extend it to the end of the bench so it can latch on at that end. With such a long fence I can see it start to “wiggle” at the … Continue reading

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Adjustable push block for table saw

Nice build, a bit more fancier than what I need. Still a nice build. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/adjustable-push-block-table-saw-86871?homelistings#post186880

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Nice jig to remove/add a tire to your car

Its basically a “lever” for you to get the wheels on/off your car. I could see using something like this at home to get the snow tires on and off every year. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/homemade-tire-dolly-87426?homelistings#post189072

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Simple ghost deco build

Have a piece of white plastic, ad spoon, and a pipe cleaner and you can make your own ghost. All stuff you can get for cheap at the dollar store. One addition, maybe get some stick on eyes there too. … Continue reading

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PVC made CNC

Its a plotter/laser engraver build. Overall pretty clever build. Reminds me of the little CNC’s made 10 years ago with iron pipe. https://www.instructables.com/P-CNC-Laser-Engraver-and-Pen-Plotter/

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Another nice build for a track guide

This one the author does have a bar you put on the saw to keep it straight. Overall a nice build. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/universal-track-guide-self-clamp-circular-saw-jigsaw-trimer-router-86776?homelistings#post186573

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Build an air hose reel

I have seen a few of these builds over the years, Nice thing about this one is the “in” line spins so you can connect it without having to unwind the entire hose. I am not so sure I would … Continue reading

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Nice $10 RPi clone comes with a built in display

Pretty neat clone, it has a built in display and is like a RPI Pico. The issue I have with clones like this is support can be a bit spotty, and not very long term. https://www.tomshardware.com/news/raspberry-pi-pico-alternative-gets-a-screen

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An arduino powered haunted pumpkin

The author made this build pretty simple to do, the arduino controls some LEDS and a speaker, and gets input from what I think is an IR distance sensor, but I bet this could be adapted to Ultrasound. Once someone … Continue reading

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