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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 $250 monthly prize. Tool tips and tricks should go in the Tool Tips and Tricks subforum.

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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Best Homemade Tool of the Month - $250 monthly award

    Started by Jon, Jul 15, 2024 07:21 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook - FREE

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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Thousands of homemade tool plans

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

    Started by Jon, Jul 29, 2017 02:49 PM
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  1. How to make Metal bender use an old bearning

    Started by Mr.DK DIY, Oct 30, 2021 09:40 AM
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  2. Casting Flask (for lost wax)

    Started by SculptyWorks, Oct 14, 2021 06:56 AM
    casting flask, lost wax, steelworks, welding
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    Oct 29, 2021, 05:48 AM Go to last post
  3. Moved: Diy disc sander using scrapyard find.

    Started by Tuomas, Oct 28, 2021 07:30 AM
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  4. Thumbs up Bench Grinder from a washing machine motor

    Started by liberal, Oct 28, 2021 09:17 AM
    bench grinder, washing machine motor
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    Oct 29, 2021, 05:27 AM Go to last post
  5. Tangent Angle Finder Tool for a Mill

    Started by nova_robotics, Oct 23, 2021 03:30 AM
    angle finder, mill, tangent
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    Oct 28, 2021, 11:44 PM Go to last post
  6. Moved: Hot Bluing at home

    Started by engineer steve, Oct 27, 2021 02:39 PM
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  7. 4 Super Smart and Useful DIY Projects

    Started by Mr.DK DIY, Oct 28, 2021 08:23 AM
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    Oct 28, 2021, 08:23 AM Go to last post
  8. Moved: Engraving 6 tackling glass

    Started by Stevohdee, Oct 27, 2021 11:20 PM
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    Oct 27, 2021, 06:27 PM Go to last post
  9. Thumbs up DIY Nail Puller

    Started by liberal, Oct 27, 2021 08:22 AM
    diy, nail puller
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    Oct 27, 2021, 06:12 PM Go to last post
  10. Thumbs up Simple Die Holder

    Started by liberal, Oct 26, 2021 01:09 PM
    die holder
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    Oct 27, 2021, 06:09 PM Go to last post
  11. Floating Reamer Holder - Part 2

    Started by MachineNZ, Oct 27, 2021 03:56 AM
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    Oct 27, 2021, 03:56 AM Go to last post
  12. Lathe riser blocks

    Started by Frank S, Oct 22, 2021 10:48 PM
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    Oct 26, 2021, 11:47 AM Go to last post
  13. 2 Ingenious Homemade Inventions

    Started by Mr.DK DIY, Oct 26, 2021 09:25 AM
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  14. Moved: saber saw keyway cutting

    Started by Frank S, Oct 21, 2021 06:32 AM
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  15. Glue Box...better way to store glue.

    Started by Make Things, Oct 26, 2021 01:44 AM
    easy, glue, gluing, tip, wood glue
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    Oct 26, 2021, 05:20 AM Go to last post
  16. Moved: CNC Halloween Shapes

    Started by tmate3, Oct 25, 2021 02:11 PM
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  17. Moved: Simple sheet metal bending tool

    Started by liberal, Oct 17, 2021 01:08 PM
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  18. Moved: A WELDING TOOL THAT WILL COME IN HANDY!!

    Started by orioncons36, Oct 24, 2021 05:48 PM
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