Category Archives: Misc-Life

Nice folding workbench

I like the authors solution to engage/dis-engage the casters on the bench. this way you can use cheaper casters for wheels on the bench vs the expensive ones that “lift” on their own. I also like the fact he build … Continue reading

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Nice jigsaw track guide

Nice build for a jigsaw. Not so sure I would make this over one for my circular saw. But I guess if you only have a jig saw, this would come in handy. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/simple-jigsaw-track-saw-guide-86014?homelistings#post184026

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Nice build for an outfeed table for portable dewalt tablesaw

I have an older version of this saw and did build a outfeed for it, but not happy with it. I like this build, the author does have to put some holes into the frame to mount it. And I … Continue reading

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Turning an old ammo box into a external drive case

Nice build, not so sure the author needed all the cooling vents he put on it. but it has a nice tough look for a case. I could see making something like this for a mini computer myself. https://www.instructables.com/Ammo-Box-File-Server/

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Neat jumping dress

The author uses a motion sensor to show movement with the dress. Also has a nice “meteor” option too (like a screen saver one). Most of the materials the author uses are from adafruit, which provides nice “kit” like materials … Continue reading

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Making a Miter Gauge

I might do this project. I have looked at getting a better gauge for my table saw, but they are expensive, so this is a nice looking, and somewhat simple, ok in an afternoon, build. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/precision-cutting-miter-gauge-table-saw-85969?homelistings#post183943

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Interesting jig to make sanding drums (or wheels)

Interesting jig, I can see making this one if I was going to make alot of sanding drums, or maybe wooden wheels. But for now I just make these by hand. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/drum-making-jig-drum-sanders-video-85793?homelistings#post183185

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Another Kinetic Sand Art Table

Another nice build. I like how the parts are all 3D printed so you do not need to make any custom stuff. I like how he uses fake leather as a buffer between the magnet and the steel ball to … Continue reading

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Making a measuring wheel

Neat build, basically you “roll” the wheel along a distance to get a measurement. Uses an ATiny for the controller. https://www.hackster.io/john-bradnam/measuring-wheel-cf26b6

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Interesting build for a USB microscope

The author takes a part a cheap USB webcam, the lenses from an LED laser pointer, and makes a microscope from it. I did not think the lenses on those laser pointers where that powerful. https://www.instructables.com/Dirt-Cheap-Microscope-With-Professional-Results/

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