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Forum: Basic Homemade Tools and Tips

Post your basic homemade tool builds in here, as well as your tool tips and techniques. These can be basic tools and tips from beginner or advanced tool builders.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Hundreds of homemade tool plans

    Started by Jon, Feb 26, 2020 12:29 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook - FREE

    Started by Jon, Feb 26, 2020 12:27 PM
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  1. useful charts or calculators for working metals and other materials

    Started by Frank S, Sep 13, 2018 08:32 PM
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    Oct 4, 2018, 12:36 PM Go to last post
  2. Jeweling metals, need info

    Started by rendoman, May 16, 2018 07:41 PM
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    Jul 20, 2018, 04:39 PM Go to last post
  3. using calipers as scribes?

    Started by desbromilow, Jun 28, 2020 06:36 PM
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  4. Moved: Silver soldering small components

    Started by thehomeengineer, May 3, 2020 01:51 AM
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  5. Smile Yet another Honey-Do: Growling washing machine, Pt 1

    Started by DIYSwede, May 23, 2020 06:23 AM
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    May 13, 2021, 11:12 PM Go to last post
  6. Moved: Tool for troubleshooting hidden problems

    Started by dave_rupp, Jul 14, 2018 03:19 PM
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  7. What change gears?

    Started by NortonDommi, Sep 15, 2017 03:55 PM
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    Sep 25, 2017, 02:22 PM Go to last post
  8. Losing the drill chuck key for your drill press?

    Started by Powless Design, Dec 23, 2014 12:16 PM
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    Jan 13, 2018, 06:01 PM Go to last post
  9. Moved: Clean Welding Magnets in Seconds

    Started by projectswithrich, Feb 13, 2022 09:27 AM
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  10. more adjustments; Basin Wrench

    Started by Toolmaker51, Jun 4, 2017 05:43 PM
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    Jun 13, 2017, 11:17 AM Go to last post
  11. Color your Pozis bronze

    Started by mklotz, Nov 21, 2016 02:03 PM
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    Dec 30, 2016, 01:52 PM Go to last post
  12. 35 buck Chinese Machinist's Level overhaul and cralibation (!)

    Started by DIYSwede, Aug 22, 2019 07:01 AM
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    May 14, 2020, 01:44 AM Go to last post
  13. Helicoils!!!! (Removal from deep holes)

    Started by Mononeuron, Aug 3, 2017 07:54 PM
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    Feb 25, 2018, 02:02 PM Go to last post
  14. Dry spray paint in 20 minutes.

    Started by mr_modify1, Dec 15, 2021 09:18 AM
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    quick dry paint
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    Dec 22, 2021, 05:17 AM Go to last post
  15. Metal polishing advice

    Started by rendoman, Sep 10, 2017 03:06 PM
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    Nov 2, 2017, 07:41 PM Go to last post
  16. Moved: Easy access air drain on compressor

    Started by Sgbarker, Nov 18, 2019 05:19 PM
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  17. Moved: Horizontal Bandsaw "mods"

    Started by astroracer, May 17, 2012 04:48 AM
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  18. DIY measuring and lapping a worn surface plate

    Started by DIYSwede, May 11, 2020 07:27 AM
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    Jan 4, 2022, 03:20 PM Go to last post
  19. Moved: So You Think You are Not An Inventor?

    Started by rgsparber, Mar 27, 2020 05:55 PM
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  20. Moved: Duracell again, unfortunately!

    Started by Saltfever, Aug 25, 2018 07:29 PM
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