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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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    circular saw
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  2. Calculations of the press' frame strength

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  4. Moved: Hydraulic press / press brake - DIY

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  7. Homemade Live center for metal lathe

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  8. Storage Box for a Spirit Level

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