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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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  2. Post your tool tips and tricks in here. The best tips are awarded a $100 prize. Videos and images of your tool tips are nice, but not necessary.

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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook - FREE

    Started by Jon, Feb 26, 2020 12:27 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Thousands of homemade tool plans

    Started by Jon, Feb 26, 2020 12:29 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Best Homemade Tool of the Week - $100 weekly award

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  1. Small metal roller from machine vise - video

    Started by Jon, Jan 27, 2022 05:48 PM
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  2. Sheet and pipe bending machine - video

    Started by Jon, Jan 27, 2022 05:46 PM
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  3. Moved: A Tool for Hanging Pictures on the Wall

    Started by rgsparber, Jan 25, 2022 04:21 AM
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  4. Turning outside calipers inside

    Started by Frank S, Jan 13, 2022 11:24 PM
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  5. Bottom quill nut, spacer for my 3hp Enco mill

    Started by Frank S, Jan 25, 2022 08:42 PM
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  6. Metal bender - video

    Started by Jon, Jan 26, 2022 04:25 PM
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  7. Adjustable holdfast - video

    Started by Jon, Jan 26, 2022 04:24 PM
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  8. Sander/Planer Flipcart!

    Started by Marsh, Jan 25, 2022 07:39 AM
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  9. Build a Mag-base drill press!

    Started by Marsh, Jan 21, 2022 08:09 AM
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  10. Dovetail grinder - video

    Started by Jon, Jan 25, 2022 04:08 PM
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  11. Bead breaker - video

    Started by Jon, Jan 25, 2022 04:08 PM
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  12. Linear scriber - video

    Started by Jon, Jan 25, 2022 04:08 PM
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  13. Bench chisel - video

    Started by Jon, Jan 25, 2022 04:07 PM
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  14. Moved: DIY ARTICULATING HELPER ARM!!!

    Started by orioncons36, Jan 23, 2022 03:02 PM
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  15. Vise improvements for model engineers - video

    Started by Jon, Jan 24, 2022 06:34 PM
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  16. Build A Shock Absorber Repairng Tool

    Started by Kwandotechnic, Jan 24, 2022 04:17 AM
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  17. Hollowing tool - video

    Started by Jon, Jan 19, 2022 02:44 PM
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  18. Reciprocating sander - video

    Started by Jon, Jan 18, 2022 03:15 PM
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  19. How To Build Switchable Magnet

    Started by tiger carpenter, Jan 22, 2022 05:21 PM
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