Category Archives: Cheap

Another nice metal bender

This one takes advantage of you owning a vise to use as the frame for the bender. This is a nice build since you do not need a welder. Not sure if I would make one, brakes and benders are … Continue reading

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Nice clamp build for multiple boards

I understand the authors issues with doing multiple boards and when you clamp down for the glue to dry, they buckle. This is a nice idea to build out of conduit pipe, but I wonder if I could do this … Continue reading

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Nice drum sander build

Nice build for a small drum sander. I like the hold downs he uses for putting the sand paper on. Also nice idea using a grinder for the motor driver for this. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/drum-sander-thickness-sander-making-video-free-pdf-75077?homelistings#post141122

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Making simple right angle clamping jigs

The author did a good job on this one, its cheap, easy to make, and works. Its on my list to make on some scrap wood https://www.instructables.com/id/Right-Angle-Clamping-Jig-Minutes-to-Make/

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Simple color strip changer

Well this is not as nice as the remote based system. But it is cheap and easy to do, plus gives you some manual controls. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-LED-Strip-Color-Changer-Circuit/

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Nice Knob maker

The author made a nice jig to make knobs. I made a quick jig once a while back to do this, didn’t work so well and the plastic knobs are pretty cheap to get on the net. Don’t look as … Continue reading

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Concrete table and chairs

Interesting build. The author goes over his success and failures in the process. my 2 cents, I think he should have added some wire mess or rebar into the build too. https://www.instructables.com/id/Concrete-Chairs-and-Table/

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Early warning system for high wind

This is definitely a kid project. Interesting build but not so sure how accurate it could be. https://www.instructables.com/id/Makey-Makey-Early-Warning-System-for-High-Wind/

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Homemade torch

basically the author makes an acetylene gas torch, but combining calcium carbide with water. Pretty impressive flame he gets out of it. https://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Gas-Welding-Torch/

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Nice free CNC build for corner square clamps

I like thsi build, the download file doesn’t include the slots thought. I wonder if the author put those in by hand. https://cutrocket.com/p/5a916d86a8ee7/

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