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Talk about homemade tools and ideas for homemade tools in this forum. If you post any of your homemade tools, they'll be automatically added to the HomemadeTools.net directory of homemade tools, and credited to your username. The best tools are awarded a $100 weekly prize. Tool tips and tricks should go in the Tool Tips and Tricks subforum.

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  1. Ask any questions about building homemade tools in here. Ask for plans, details on tool design and construction, information on sourcing parts and materials, or anything else.

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  1. Internal Stock Stop for the Mini Lathe

    Started by dgbreggin, Dec 1, 2022 09:10 PM
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  3. Mini universal bender dies - video

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  4. Router rails 2.0. Like a router sled but better.

    Started by Make Things, Nov 29, 2022 06:23 AM
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  5. Pipe wrench - video

    Started by Jon, Nov 30, 2022 11:58 AM
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  6. Wood lathe - videos

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  7. Welding machine from refrigerator compressor - video

    Started by Jon, Dec 1, 2022 05:30 PM
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  8. Tilting router lift - video

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  9. Lathe tool height gauge - video

    Started by Jon, Dec 1, 2022 05:29 PM
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  10. Workshop power supply - video

    Started by Jon, Dec 1, 2022 05:28 PM
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  11. Tool holders - video

    Started by Jon, Nov 30, 2022 11:57 AM
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  12. Shallow diameter gauges - video

    Started by Jon, Nov 30, 2022 11:58 AM
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  13. Drill powered jack - video

    Started by Jon, Nov 30, 2022 11:57 AM
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  14. Spring making tools - video

    Started by Jon, Nov 30, 2022 11:56 AM
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  15. Making a Steel Pillow Block Bearings

    Started by Metalgeria, Nov 28, 2022 09:40 AM
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  16. Lathe tool post - video

    Started by Jon, Nov 29, 2022 05:13 PM
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  17. Spring washer machine - video

    Started by Jon, Nov 29, 2022 02:40 PM
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  18. Kydex press - video

    Started by Jon, Nov 29, 2022 02:39 PM
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  19. Boring head for milling machine - video

    Started by Jon, Nov 29, 2022 02:38 PM
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