Category Archives: Misc-Life

A really cheap mini lathe build

This has to be one of the quicker builds I have seen. Its still a nice build and does the job for small builds. Could be used for things like pen builds. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/here-mini-lathe-machine-i-built-72310?homelistings#post131110

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Use an oscillating tool to trim edge banding

OK I am doing this next time. I usually do the razor method to trim the band. But this would be so much easier. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Trim-Edge-Banding-With-Oscillating-Tool-eas/

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Nice looking stand up tool caddies

I like this build. Simple, and looks nice. Would I do it? No, mostly due to time constraints. And I have toolboxes for a reason.

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Another interesting circle cutter

Interesting build with a suction cup to hold the thing onto the workpiece. Author has it attachable to a grinder (metal) or a router for wood. Pretty simple build overall. https://www.instructables.com/id/-Ultimate-Circle-Arch-Cutting-Guide-/

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Another cheap rock tumbler

This is another vibration based build. and its using a palm sander for the “vibration” bit. Interesting build overall. I like how he uses bondo to “cast” a mold to hold the sander.

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Make a POV display

Using an Arduino nano, some LED’s, and a 3D printed out spinner. Nice build overall. https://www.instructables.com/id/Persistence-of-Vision-PoV-Display-Using-Arduino/

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Interesting build for a grinder holder

Interesting build for a grinder hanger. I like how you can keep the handle and wrench for it on the hanger and have the wheels stored inside. More work that I would do thought. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/angle-grinder-organization-plus-tool-box-all-one-72268?homelistings#post130847

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Print out a glass bottle cutter

I actually have one of these from a kickstarter project from years ago. Its a nice build but I think you need a good sized 3D printer to print this one out (over 8 inch bed). https://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Glass-Bottle-Cutting-Tool/

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Make a mini volt meter

The meter and display is a single unit you can get off from ebay for a buck. Basically the author puts this on top of a 9 volt battery, adds some leeds, and shrink wraps the whole thing. Oh and … Continue reading

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Make your own escape ladder

Nice build, me, well I think I would buy one first. https://www.instructables.com/id/26-Fire-Ladder/

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