Monthly Archives: October 2018

Nice set of “handiman tool” apps for your phone

Not a replacement for the real thing, but could be a “good enough” tool. The 10 Best Free Toolbox Apps for Android

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Nice list of Gimp plugins

I have only used the basics around Gimp.  Darktable, g’mic, Wavelet Decompose sound like ones I want to add in. The 8 Best GIMP Plugins and How to Install Them

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Cheap way to make a long extender for your drill

The author uses a 5/16th threaded rod with a 5/16 coupling nut and mushes the nut into a hex dend of a bit driver.  Pretty cheap way to make an extension (and I have one of those hex to drill … Continue reading

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Simple step stool out of plywood

Nice build, if I figure it out right, you need a 1/4 sheet to make it. https://www.familyhandyman.com/woodworking/projects/how-to-build-a-small-bench/view-all/

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One interesting wire bender

If you are making custom antenna’s, here is a build for you. DIY Wire Bender Gets Wires All Bent Into Shape

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Turn a cheap rubber mallet into a stamp

Nice idea, I think I saw a few of these at the dollar store.  I like how the author uses a CNC to cut the stamp out.  He even remakes a handle for it (not sure why he didn’t use … Continue reading

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Using an RPi to control your garage door

Good idea, seems like alot more wires going to the relay than I would think you need.  But it looks like the author is using an older RPi (original one I think) in this project, so this could be a … Continue reading

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Buying stuff from China

Several of the stores, like AliExpress, Banggood, Lighttake, and Gearbest I have heard of.  And out of the 4 only lighttake have I had an issue with. TomTop, geekbuying, tradingshenzhen…are new to me. Why You Should Buy Your Tech From … Continue reading

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Make you own veggy slicer

OK  Igot a kick out of this one.  Neat build, but not so sure I would do it unless I had to do alot of slicing. https://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Onion-Slicer/

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Build your own High Voltage Generator

Nice idea, the author needed something that could do high (100V) voltage but with a low current.  I am pretty impressed he did this with a battery no less. https://blog.theledart.com/blog/archives/2148

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