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

    Started by Jon, Feb 26, 2020 12:27 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Best Homemade Tool of the Week - $100 weekly award

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  1. Moved: Camel back drill press restoration.

    Started by winkys workshop, Oct 26, 2020 07:20 AM
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  2. Lightbulb Indicating my cheap homemade DRO

    Started by engineer steve, Oct 23, 2020 08:24 AM
    dro, homemade, indicator, mill, milling machine
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    Oct 26, 2020, 04:37 AM Go to last post
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  3. Post DIY Spindle Square For Tramming Your Mill

    Started by JKeetonKnives, Oct 23, 2020 10:53 AM
    mill tooling, milling machine, milling tools, spindle square, tramming
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    Oct 25, 2020, 01:24 PM Go to last post
  4. Occasional lever feed for SB tailstock

    Started by olderdan, Oct 23, 2020 08:22 AM
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  5. A Bicycle Disc Brake Rotor Truing Tool

    Started by rgsparber, Oct 23, 2020 07:16 AM
    bicycle maintenance
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    Oct 25, 2020, 03:31 AM Go to last post
  6. Drill centered holes in round stock

    Started by engineer steve, Oct 14, 2020 11:04 AM
    center, drill, drill chuck, homemade, tool
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    Oct 24, 2020, 12:51 AM Go to last post
  7. An interesting way to make a Ruler Marking Gauge

    Started by diyfixman, Oct 23, 2020 01:13 AM
    tool
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  8. Moved: 20 Ton Press Upgrades Compilation

    Started by The Aussie Shed, Oct 21, 2020 09:38 PM
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  9. Moved: Homemade Lathe Chuck

    Started by machining 4 all, Oct 19, 2020 07:52 PM
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  10. Trick - How to Straighten an Iron Wire Perfectly

    Started by diyfixman, Oct 19, 2020 05:00 AM
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  11. Systainer Shop Vac

    Started by Sam's Workshop Diary, Oct 21, 2020 11:23 AM
    shop vac, systainer, vacuum cleaner
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    Oct 22, 2020, 03:55 AM Go to last post
  12. DIY Full Sized CNC Router

    Started by Making Stuff, Oct 21, 2020 07:36 AM
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  13. Lightbulb MICRO VISE EVER MADE BY ME

    Started by universal scale models, Oct 20, 2020 09:57 PM
    cutting vise, drilling vise, home made vise, micro vise, vise
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  14. A Zero Cost Bike Stand for my Lectric XP eBike

    Started by rgsparber, Oct 20, 2020 07:22 AM
    ebike maintenance
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