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

    Started by Jon, Feb 26, 2020 12:27 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Thousands of homemade tool plans

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

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  1. Moved: Power driver for copper grounding rod.

    Started by Loose Ctrl, Dec 15, 2016 07:07 PM
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  2. Faceplate Balancing Fixture

    Started by Metaler, Dec 13, 2016 08:15 AM
    balancing, faceplate, fixture, harold hall
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    Dec 17, 2016, 05:37 PM Go to last post
  3. Should we open a separate Spanish subforum?

    Started by Jon, Nov 4, 2016 10:54 AM
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  4. DIY Screw size gage

    Started by mklotz, Dec 16, 2016 02:55 PM
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  5. 220 volt terminal with foot control

    Started by rep, Dec 13, 2016 01:52 PM
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  6. Mandrel dividing on a South Bend lathe

    Started by olderdan, Dec 9, 2016 12:28 PM
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  7. Moved: Tricked out Harbor Freight bead roller of awesomeness.

    Started by bobs409, Dec 12, 2016 03:58 PM
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  8. Red face New to the site

    Started by lefty69101, Dec 15, 2016 09:28 AM
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  9. Threaded inserts for wood; installation tool.

    Started by Toolmaker51, Dec 13, 2016 11:39 PM
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  10. Moved: Harbor Freight 9 x 20 Lathe Cross Feed Repair Part

    Started by rossbotics, Dec 4, 2016 03:55 PM
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  11. Repairing A Portable Gazebo Strut

    Started by rgsparber, Dec 1, 2016 12:13 PM
    aluminum tubing, gazebo, repair
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  12. Adventures of trike repairman

    Started by C-Bag, Dec 3, 2016 11:27 PM
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  13. Circular Winding Ruler

    Started by Ali Mobini, Dec 15, 2016 10:46 PM
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  14. New User

    Started by USS_Cuttlefish, Dec 11, 2016 11:03 AM
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  15. Center finding pin

    Started by morsa, Dec 12, 2016 11:43 AM
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  16. Moved: Thermometer holder adapter for smoker hood

    Started by Paul Jones, Dec 12, 2016 01:32 PM
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  17. Moved: Portaband base vise upgrade and improvement

    Started by jjr2001, Nov 30, 2016 05:20 PM
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  18. Palm bit holder

    Started by morsa, Dec 13, 2016 01:07 PM
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  19. Homemade Drum Sander

    Started by connan, Dec 11, 2016 09:06 AM
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