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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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Simple Heat set press

This is used to press inserts (like nuts) into plastic. Interesting and cheap build overall. https://www.instructables.com/Easy-Build-Heat-Set-Insert-Press/

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Drill to powersaw

I thought this was a funny build, basically taking a hack saw, drill, and making a bandsaw like thing to cut stuff. Would I do this? No…too much work. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/power-hacksaw-cordless-drill-video-92941#post210434

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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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Turning a sewing machine into a scroll saw

The author calls it a jig saw, but its more like a scroll saw to me. Nice build if you don’t want to buy a scroll saw and have an old sewing machine around (seen enough of these at the … Continue reading

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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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Simple bow sander

https://youtu.be/LyaBgBfNOBI Author basically takes so strips of plastic and hours them together on a sanding belt. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/bow-sander-abs-plastic-video-93325#post211592

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Dowel making jig

https://youtu.be/kudYtytZrDY Simple jig to make dowel rods. Cost of wood has been going up alot lately, so this and some other builds could be worth it. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/dowel-making-jig-video-92673#post209547

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7 interesting jigs for a tablesaw

https://youtu.be/gf4nICWAcjQ Well this this case a homebrew table saw. First two (fence and sled) are pretty common or come with saws. The others are some interesting variations. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/7-simple-table-saw-jigs-video-92146#post207661

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Convert an old Ryobi charger to inverter

Interesting way to convert a charger (that died) to be an inverter so you can take a ryobi battery and power an a/c device (thought won’t be powering your air compressor). https://hackaday.com/2022/08/23/ryobi-battery-hack-keeps-cpap-running-quietly/

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