Category Archives: Tools

Pop-up bench dogs

Clever build where you can just push down on the dogs to get them to pop up for use. Me…I am cheap, and I would just have holes that I push them in and out of. https://www.instructables.com/DIY-Pop-Up-Bench-Dogs/

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Nice little belt sander

Pretty neat build. Not so sure I would do it all from new parts like the author did (I think I would just buy one since it would be cheaper). But if you already have most of the material available….maybe … Continue reading

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Interesting wire bender tool

Another simple build for a wire bender https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/simple-wire-bender-video-82814?homelistings#post171161

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Clever jig to use with a speed square

Basically the author adds on a thin strip of wood that is cut off roughly where the blade would start cutting on a circular saw, This way you can line it up and then run the saw along side the … Continue reading

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Interesting build to convert a drillpress into an Oscillating sander

I have seen folks make sanding drums for drillpresses in the past, this is the first time I have seen a build where the author uses the motor to also drive the quill up and down. Pretty clever build overall. … Continue reading

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Simple build for a box joint jig

Pretty simple build to make for a box joint jig. These jigs (metal ones) run $100, thought I have seem some plastic jobs a bit cheaper. But this you could do with a scrap piece of plywood, and some time. … Continue reading

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Magnetic guide for saw cuts

Nice build, the author puts a magnet inside a 4×4, and that is used as the straight edge to guide the saw for a straight cut. https://www.instructables.com/DIY-Magnetic-3-in-1-Hand-Saw-Guide-Cut-Straight-Sq/

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Nice featherboard build from cutting board

I like the jig he made to make the featherboards. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/featherboard-cutting-board-video-81009?homelistings#post164541

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Interesting add on for casters on a workbench

The author put angle iron on the ends to re-enforce the legs, and used bolts into the metal instead. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/heavy-duty-caster-wheel-heavy-wooden-workbench-82395?homelistings#post169671

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Simple holder for small cuts on a miter saw.

Basically its a paint stick with a nail on one end. Actually I think I will make this with a paint stick. And use a nut/bolt on the other end (sharpen the end of the bolt). https://www.popularwoodworking.com/tricks/add-a-pinch-of-safety/

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