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Nice jig to make dattos and pocket squares

I like this build. Simple and easy to use. One thing I was thinking about for the square cut, maybe extending the arm so it can get support from both sides of the datto frame. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/ultimate-router-dado-template-jig-%7C-amazing-2-1-router-jig-%7C-unique-idea-74286?homelistings#post138721

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Make a hot knife foam cutter

The author basically took a bolt, make a collet from it to hold an xacto knife blade, and put that into a soldering iron as a “tip”. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/making-knife-foam-cutter-electric-foam-cutter-74223?homelistings#post138471

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Interesting jig to add in dowl rod splines

Interesting jig. Its like the pocket hole jig but instead is used to make holes into your corner of your block to stick dowel rods in to secure the corner. https://www.instructables.com/id/Dowel-Rod-Spline-Jig/

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Cool circle maker

This one has a ruler built in. The build is a bit intense, but its a nice tool build in the end. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/right-tool-73970?homelistings#post137618

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Make a collet from a bolt

Interesting build. The author basically makes a collet clamp (for like drill bits) from a bit bolt. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/collet-clamp-your-hands-73947?homelistings#post137564

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Another nice hold down build

I started looking at doing this myself. Its alot of work to make these custom hold downs so I I looked around and you can buy ones for $5…and they are metal…hum… http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/diy-hold-down-clamps-2different-models-74007?homelistings#post137768

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A chainsaw winch

I like the build, the gas engine can provide more power than the electric you find on some of these winches. But…I didn’t see anywhere the rear could be attached to something. I could see that trying to hold this … Continue reading

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Under $50 workbench

The author doesn’t say in the write-up, but it looks like 3-4 sheets of particle board are used. The sheets typically are $10. Its a nice build but like the author said, its not a long term bench as this … Continue reading

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Nice table saw sled

This is a bit more fancy than my current build I have. I like the adjustable stop that can go up and down on a hing. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/table-saw-sled-making-free-pdf-73878?homelistings#post137327

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Router table jig to route curves

Basically you are making a follower for the outside of an object as your route the wood. Its on my list of builds now. I like how the author uses a clamp for the “follower bar”. Not so sure if … Continue reading

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