Category Archives: Misc-Life

Spanish Windlass

Interesting build for basically a way to tighten up lines used to hold a tent down. Pretty simple build. https://www.instructables.com/Spanish-Windlass-Tightening-Tent-Ropes/

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One fancy dust collector build

This is one fancy build for a dust collector. I like how the cyclone bit is see thru. Me, way to much work for this. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/build-dust-separator-more-powerfull-useful-84221

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Interesting set of videos on how to turn milk jugs into pens

Basically melting down HPDE into boards and then turning them for a pen blank. https://www.instructables.com/HDPE-Recycled-Pen-and-Pencil-Set/

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Nice tablesaw crosscut build

This build allows you to adjust for angles and other bits with the saw. Nice build overall. https://www.instructables.com/Three-in-One-Table-Saw-Sled-Taper-Cuts-Jointer-Sle/

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Jig for making crosscut guides

Interesting build, the author melts down HPDE milk jugs to put into a jig that clamps down make the sliders for a table saw cross cut sled. Me…I have heard dollar store cutting boards work well here too. Also I … Continue reading

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Interesting light bar build

The author built them by hand. Not so sure I would have done the same but still they look nice. https://www.instructables.com/How-to-Make-RGB-LED-Bars/

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Author uses a RPi to make a decent thermo camera

Using a $60 thermo camera and a $15 dollar display, oh and a RaspberryPi of course, the author builds a cheap thermo camera. Me, I have seen the FILR’s go down to $150, so I think I would buy that … Continue reading

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Circular Saw/Jig saw guide with angle adjustment

I have seen and posted a bunch of nice circular saw jigs, but this is the first one that I have seen that is two sided (so you can switch over and use a jig saw) and allows for different … Continue reading

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Getting wood from old doors

Old 1960’s hollow doors, I never thought about it, but that does give you some nice 1/8 plywood that you could use for other projects.

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Interesting drill press drum sander build

I like this build since it allows for planing of a board. Only thing is the back board for the “planer” looks like it could be a bit loose. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/how-make-spinning-drum-sander-drill-press-83967

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