Category Archives: Misc-Life

The lathe from scrapes

The author put that it only cost him $3 in stuff he didn’t get from scrapes to build this. Overall its a pretty simple build. Could be good for not just using dremel bits stationary, but also make pens from … Continue reading

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Nice groove making jig

Its used to make grooves in the edges of a board. When I first saw this I wasn’t sure what it was, til the example in the beginning of the video then it made sense. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/end-face-grooving-machine-homemade-router-jig-woodworking-73650?homelistings#post136504

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Make a pinwheel from a soda can

Nice build, the author has a template that you can print out and put on a taken part soda can. https://www.instructables.com/id/Pinwheel-From-Soda-Cans/

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Convert old file cabinets into roll a way tool boxes

I have done this with old kitchen cabinets myself. Note the first half of the video is the author just going on and on…so skip to the half way poin http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/diy-free-almost-roll-away-tool-cabinet-73612?homelistings#post136346

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Making a PVC chain

Interesting build. The author 3D printed a template for cutting the rings from a pvc pipe. Each link does have a cut in them to attach them together, and then melts them back together. Me…this is cheap way to do … Continue reading

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Cool pastry flattener

Its interesting to watch this guy on youtube. He is a chef but builds of rather interesting gizmos.

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Make a softbox light

Interesting build. Not so sure I would use cardboard for the sides as if it gets wet…well its all over. But still an interesting and cheap build. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/router-table-extension-table-saw-73218?homelistings#post134782

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Make your own miter gauge for a table saw

I have been toying with doing this myself. Mostly cause the cost of a good miter is crazy expensive. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/diy-ultimate-precision-miter-gauge-73052?homelistings#post134165

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One big Marquee sign

Nice build, I like how the author used good stuff to firm up the back end of the sign and hide the wires. https://www.instructables.com/id/Massive-Marquee-Letter-Decorations/

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Extending the life of a wire brush

Basically use a hacksaw to cut off the part of the brush that is damaged.

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