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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

    Started by Jon, Feb 26, 2020 12:29 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Best Homemade Tool of the Week - $100 weekly award

    Started by Jon, Jul 29, 2017 02:49 PM
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  1. Improving the RF-30 Mill/Drill X Axis Take Up Nut

    Started by rgsparber, Sep 18, 2015 06:29 AM
    backlash, mill/drill, rf-30, take up nut
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    Sep 18, 2015, 12:44 PM Go to last post
  2. Moved: Indexing Fixture

    Started by rossbotics, Sep 12, 2015 12:17 PM
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  3. Adaptive Backlash Reduction (well... almost)

    Started by rgsparber, Sep 15, 2015 10:13 AM
    backlash, cnc, mach3, mill
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    Sep 17, 2015, 09:00 PM Go to last post
  4. Chain Hoist Extensions Arm

    Started by MetalDesigner, Sep 15, 2015 05:00 PM
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    Sep 17, 2015, 08:49 PM Go to last post
  5. Homemade metalshaping tools with scrap parts

    Started by galaxie500, Aug 19, 2015 09:05 PM
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    Sep 16, 2015, 07:56 PM Go to last post
  6. Lathe hand crank

    Started by mklotz, Sep 13, 2015 03:41 PM
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    Sep 16, 2015, 08:36 AM Go to last post
  7. Grasshopper

    Started by leversole, Sep 12, 2015 11:52 AM
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    Sep 16, 2015, 05:43 AM Go to last post
  8. Improving the RF-30 Mill/Drill Y Axis Take Up Nut

    Started by rgsparber, Sep 14, 2015 07:52 AM
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    backlash, mill/drill, rf-30
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    Sep 15, 2015, 01:34 PM Go to last post
  9. Height gage probe

    Started by mklotz, Sep 14, 2015 12:10 PM
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    Sep 14, 2015, 06:29 PM Go to last post
  10. Lathe Lead Screw and Feed Rod Improvements

    Started by Paul Jones, Sep 13, 2015 11:18 AM
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    Sep 14, 2015, 04:37 PM Go to last post
  11. DI inspection tool

    Started by mklotz, Sep 13, 2015 03:48 PM
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    Sep 14, 2015, 04:30 PM Go to last post
  12. Lathe Turret Bushings

    Started by Charles Spencer, Sep 14, 2015 05:25 AM
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    Sep 14, 2015, 04:28 PM Go to last post
  13. Lathe spindle tools

    Started by mklotz, Sep 13, 2015 04:30 PM
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  14. Compact marking gage

    Started by mklotz, Sep 13, 2015 02:44 PM
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    Sep 14, 2015, 04:21 PM Go to last post
  15. The HENCH

    Started by mklotz, Sep 12, 2015 12:09 PM
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    Sep 14, 2015, 04:17 PM Go to last post
  16. Moved: Parting-off oiler

    Started by mklotz, Sep 12, 2015 08:29 AM
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  17. Drill press work support

    Started by jkahn, Sep 12, 2015 08:22 AM
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