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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 $250 monthly prize. Tool tips and tricks should go in the Tool Tips and Tricks subforum.

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

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  1. Moved: Slitting Saw Arbor..Precision..Near flush cut

    Started by jjr2001, May 1, 2017 06:22 PM
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  2. Splash Guard Tools Rack

    Started by LMMasterMariner, May 4, 2017 03:36 PM
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  3. Moved: Tire lift and aligner

    Started by ruxu, May 3, 2017 11:23 PM
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  4. DIY R8 end mill holder

    Started by EclecticNeophyte, May 3, 2017 01:32 PM
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  5. Mini Plate Clamps

    Started by Catfish, Apr 2, 2014 01:21 PM
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  6. AXA QCTP Tool Holders

    Started by Catfish, Sep 3, 2014 02:02 PM
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  7. Angle plate

    Started by EclecticNeophyte, May 3, 2017 01:54 PM
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  8. Weber Gas Grill Back Saver

    Started by rgsparber, Mar 9, 2017 07:24 PM
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  9. Small parts clamping block for the mill

    Started by EclecticNeophyte, Apr 30, 2017 08:06 PM
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  10. Sander Vac attachment

    Started by Redwoods, May 4, 2017 01:28 AM
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  11. 20 ton Air/Hydraulic Mini Press

    Started by Arcadia, Apr 26, 2017 08:56 AM
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  12. Simple machinist's jack

    Started by EclecticNeophyte, Apr 30, 2017 07:46 PM
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  13. Hand turning rest for metal lathe

    Started by mklotz, May 1, 2017 11:23 AM
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  14. Moved: Tilting Dividing Fixture

    Started by rossbotics, Apr 30, 2017 01:05 PM
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  15. Simple Router Spindle/Base plate Alignment Tool

    Started by jjr2001, May 1, 2017 06:28 PM
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  16. Moved: Machinist Vise and Milling/Drilling Vise Stops

    Started by jjr2001, May 1, 2017 06:13 PM
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  17. Zero Work Machinist Jack Quick Jack

    Started by jjr2001, May 1, 2017 06:03 PM
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  18. 5C collet stop

    Started by mklotz, May 1, 2017 11:11 AM
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