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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 01:27 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Best Homemade Tool of the Week - $100 weekly award

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  1. Moved: Spotlight for drillpress etc..

    Started by Tuomas, Nov 22, 2017 03:35 AM
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  2. Longitudinal DRO fitting.

    Started by th62, Nov 22, 2017 01:56 AM
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    Nov 23, 2017, 07:48 AM Go to last post
  3. Sink Bridge for waterstone sharpening system

    Started by tony_912, Nov 21, 2017 10:50 AM
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    Nov 23, 2017, 07:45 AM Go to last post
  4. Moved: Improving hydraulic bottle jack

    Started by tonyfoale, Nov 16, 2017 03:30 PM
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  5. Lathe bench with levelling system.

    Started by th62, Nov 21, 2017 12:28 AM
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    Nov 22, 2017, 12:52 PM Go to last post
  6. Lathe Toolholder Racks

    Started by Responsible, Nov 20, 2017 06:59 PM
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    Nov 22, 2017, 10:30 AM Go to last post
  7. Trailer axle lock pin clevis

    Started by Frank S, Nov 17, 2017 10:52 PM
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  8. Centroid CNC12 Screw Mapping on a RF-30 Mill/Drill

    Started by rgsparber, Oct 22, 2017 09:04 AM
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  9. Fitting DROs.

    Started by th62, Nov 21, 2017 12:33 AM
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  10. Moved: More on improvements to bottle jack shop press.

    Started by tonyfoale, Nov 19, 2017 06:05 PM
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  11. Not a tool, but a useful philosophy

    Started by tonyfoale, Nov 21, 2017 03:06 PM
    adcole, advice, cams, measuring, testing
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  12. SQ8 mini camera holder

    Started by oldtimer, Nov 20, 2017 07:47 AM
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  13. A bean bag for the shop

    Started by mklotz, Nov 20, 2017 12:20 PM
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  14. Moved: Gears Chucking Tool

    Started by LMMasterMariner, Nov 19, 2017 09:17 PM
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  15. MT2 Taper arbor for boring bar

    Started by Captainleeward, Nov 19, 2017 03:14 PM
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  16. Drill press fixed stand

    Started by nad1, Nov 19, 2017 01:02 AM
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  17. Moved: Simple manual bending setup

    Started by Tuomas, Nov 15, 2017 10:14 PM
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  18. PVC Cutter with Built In Can Top Opener

    Started by rgsparber, Nov 4, 2017 09:48 PM
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  19. Lightbulb Four jaw chuck fast centering method.

    Started by Cascao, Nov 13, 2017 07:06 AM
    centering, chuck, independent, jaw, lathe
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