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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. Moved: Lead inserts for hammer, replacing cowhide insert

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  7. Portable Search Light - DIY

    Started by RCTURKA, Aug 9, 2020 04:35 AM
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  8. Make A Folding Table From Scraps and Wood At Home

    Started by fawabros, Aug 8, 2020 06:46 AM
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  9. Safety switch for home made machines

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  10. Milling Machine Motor Upgrade

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  11. Elliot Milling Machine CNC Conversion

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  12. Have you seen this vise model before?

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  13. 4x6 Horizontal Bandsaw mods

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  14. Building A Table Saw (Circular) *Full Video*

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  15. Simple sheet metal align clamp from locking pliers

    Started by Tuomas, Aug 6, 2020 04:26 AM
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  16. ADJUSTABLE BENCH-/PLANING STOP

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  17. Makeshift knobs

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