Category Archives: Misc-Life

Making a wooden gear with a table saw

This is interesting project. The author first uses a jig to make a circle, then prints out the “gear” pattern to put on the circle, and then slowly cuts out each tooth on the tablesaw. I wonder if there is … Continue reading

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Laser Engraving Leather

OK this is something I haven’t thought of doing. I have one of those cheap little laser engravers…great for burning on wood under 3 inches in diameter. Never thought about trying leather…. https://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Engraving-Leather-Hat-Accessories/

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Making your own monitor stand

Nice build…me, you can get stands for $15 these days, so unless I had some sort of custom solution, I think I would just buy one. https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Adjustable-Height-Monitor-Stand/

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Building a Gasifier

OK this is an insteresting build. And apparently old build. They author builds a gasifier that somehow converts dried biomass (like wood) into nitrogen, which he then uses for a flame, or to power a gas generator. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-a-Wood-Gasifier-Works-and-How-I-Built-Mine-Out/

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Making armor from plastic barrels

OK will the shoulder parts. The author does a pretty good job on this. Instead of using Foam this provides a much more ridged material. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-PAULDRONS-Out-of-a-Plastic-Drum/

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Simple swing

Basically if you use a tiedown strap and a pool noodle, you can make a simple swing. Could be a good way to make one for a spur of the moment. https://www.instructables.com/id/Noodle-Swing/

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Nice handheld drum sander

Nice build for a drum sander that you can hold and move around. Bit more work than I would have done, but nice build just the same. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/homemade-curve-sander-video-76744?homelistings#post148072

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Nice article of different jigs for the table saw

The half sheet crosscut sled is a nice build. The thinsheet jig is a bit fancier than I would make one.

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Once fancy lego sorter

This one is pretty amazing. This is one big lego sorter (made of legos of course). It uses AI to id and find new lego parts to add to its category. https://www.ubergizmo.com/2019/12/lego-sorter-uses-neural-network/?utm_source=mainrss

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Cool jig for pattern holes on a drill press

Nice idea. Me…I just use pegboard on the board to do the holes.

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