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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. Dremel mount for the metal lathe

    Started by Christophe Mineau, Aug 25, 2014 11:58 AM
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    Started by Christophe Mineau, Mar 27, 2017 12:24 AM
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  3. Adjustable Touch DRO tablet holder

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  4. DRO Print Hanger

    Started by astroracer, Mar 25, 2017 05:27 PM
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  5. Lightbulb Tenon Turning Spanners

    Started by Doc, Jan 1, 2015 08:35 PM
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  6. A workshop stand/helping hand

    Started by janochek, Mar 21, 2017 04:06 AM
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  7. Help Much Appreciated!

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  8. 16 Best Woodturning Tools

    Started by Jon, Mar 25, 2017 05:31 PM
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  9. Big wheel mod for torch cart

    Started by Frank S, Jun 5, 2016 11:05 PM
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  10. For our best homemade tools, click the "Best" tab up top

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  11. Two Re-purposed Asian Lathes

    Started by Carlos B, Mar 24, 2017 08:28 PM
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  12. Valve spring tool

    Started by TexBuxer, Mar 24, 2017 11:55 AM
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  13. Hand truck ? trailer combo

    Started by Frank S, Mar 20, 2017 01:02 PM
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    Started by Christophe Mineau, Mar 22, 2017 03:06 PM
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  16. Milling Head stiffening fixture

    Started by Christophe Mineau, Mar 22, 2017 03:22 PM
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  17. Circle division with no rotary table

    Started by Christophe Mineau, Mar 22, 2017 03:52 PM
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  18. 360 Sprinkler Head Shield

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