Monthly Archives: September 2020

Nice build to convert a soldering iron to a hot knife

Nice build (and cheap too) to add in a knife bit to a soldering iron. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/how-make-hot-knife-cutter-acrylic-plexiglass-plastic-pvc-foam-cutter-81410?homelistings#post166171

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Interesting coil winder

Interesting build. I am not completely sure what the smaller coils are for, but I could see re purposing this build for coils for a generator. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/arduino-based-coil-winding-machine-video-81426?homelistings#post166223

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Nice Chess playing robot

But way more work than I would do to make one. Nice build overall thought. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Built-a-Chess-Robot-With-Arduino-Mega/

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Clever Dowel rod jig

Used to put pegs into a board for a 90 degree mount. Clever build overall. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/adjustable-doweling-jig-scrap-wood-78783?homelistings#post156051

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Interesting 1/2 size table saw sled

Nice build for a half size table saw sled with the goal of being able to do 45 degree cuts. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/table-saw-45%B0-sled-81403?homelistings#post166143

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3D print (and design) an oreo dipper

I just got a kick out of this one. The author goes on how to design and print out your own dipper that you can put ontop of your glass of milk or bowl. https://www.instructables.com/id/Oreo-Dipper-Silly-Solutions/

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Nice corner clamp build

Nice build for picture frames or other items like it. Me, I bought some cheap clamps at Harbor Freight that do the job for me. But I would love to have a set as nice looking as these. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/quick-corner-clamp-video-80892?homelistings#post164063

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Convert your 2.5D CNC to a 5 axis

This is a nice build, the author took one of those cheap small Chinese CNC’s and 3D printed the parts needed to make a 5 axis out of it. Me, I like this build, one thing I would do differently … Continue reading

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Simple bike stand from scraps

Nice build the author did from scraps of wood. My 2 cents, I wonder if he could have left a gap at the bottom where the wheel goes to give it a bit more space to hold the wheel. https://www.instructables.com/id/Scrap-Wood-to-Bike-Stand/

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A cheap kayak

With a lot of work, the author built it with $10 in materials, using a lot of stuff you find in nature to make the frame and other aspects of the kayak. Nice build but not so sure I would … Continue reading

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