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50 “Must Read” Homemade Tools

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Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini
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Mini Dozer
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Mini Dozer
Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer
Mini Dozer
Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer
Mini Dozer
Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer
Mini Dozer
Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer
Mini Dozer
Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer
Mini Dozer
Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer
Mini Dozer
Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer
Mini Dozer
Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer
Mini Dozer
Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer
Mini Dozer
Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer
Mini Dozer
Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer
Mini Dozer
Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer
Mini Dozer
Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer
Mini Dozer
Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer
Mini Dozer
Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini By dozerbuilder01 Dozer Mini Dozer Mini
Mini Dozer
Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini
Dozer Mini
By dozerbuilder01
Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer
Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini
Dozer Mini
Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer
Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini
Dozer Mini
Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer
Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini
Dozer Mini
Homemade mini dozer adapted from a
zero turn mower. Bodywork was fabri-
cated from steel and intended to repli-
cate the appearance of a Caterpillar
Model 22.
Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer Mini Dozer

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SCR Motor Speed Control By Paul Jones SCR Motor Speed Control SCR Motor Speed Control
SCR Motor Speed Control
By Paul Jones
SCR Motor Speed Control SCR
Motor
Speed Control SCR Motor Speed Con-
trol SCR Motor Speed Control SCR Mo-
tor Speed Control SCR Motor
Speed
Control SCR Motor Speed Control SCR
Motor Speed Control SCR Motor Spee
Homemade SCR motor speed control
constructed from salvaged rack-mount
electronics. Vintage unit utilizes a
2N3669 SCR rated for 16A at 200V.
Nut Driver By Rick Sparber Nut Driver Nut Driver Nut Driver Nut Driver Nut Driver
Nut Driver
By Rick Sparber
Nut Driver Nut Driver Nut
Driver Nut
Driver Nut Driver Nut Driver
Nut Driver
Nut Driver Nut Driver Nut
Driver Nut
Homemade nut driver fashioned from
scrap ¼" mild steel rod.
Driver Nut Driver Nut Driver
Nut Driver
Nut Driver Nut Driver Nut
Driver Nut
Driver Nut Driver Nut Driver
Nut Driver

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Disc Sander Disc Sander Disc Sander Disc Sander Disc Sander Disc Sander Disc Sander By
Disc Sander
Disc Sander Disc Sander
Disc Sander
Disc Sander Disc Sander
Disc Sander
By Christophe Mineau
Disc Sander Disc Sander
Disc Sander
Disc Sander Disc Sander
Disc Sander
Disc Sander Disc Sander
Disc Sander
Disc Sander Disc Sander
Disc Sander
Disc Sander Disc Sander
Disc Sander
Homemade disc sander constructed
from wood and based on the John He-
isz model. Features a pivoting table sys-
tem.
Disc Sander Disc Sander
Disc Sander
Disc Sander Disc Sander
Disc Sander
Aluminum Foundry Aluminum Foundry Aluminum Foundry Aluminum Foundry Aluminum Foundry By scorch Aluminum Foundry
Aluminum Foundry
Aluminum Foundry
Aluminum Foundry
Aluminum Foundry
Aluminum Foundry
By scorch
Aluminum Foundry
Aluminum Foundry
Aluminum Foundry
Aluminum Foundry
Aluminum Foundry
Aluminum Foundry
Aluminum Foundry
Aluminum Foundry
Homemade aluminum foundry con-
structed from lumber, sand, fire clay,
charcoal, wire hangers, and a soup can.
Aluminum Foundry
Aluminum Foundry
Aluminum Foundry
Aluminum Foundry
Aluminum Foundry
Aluminum Foundry

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18” Bandsaw 18” Band- 18” Bandsaw saw 18” Bandsaw 18” Bandsaw 18” Bandsaw By mr95gst
18” Bandsaw 18” Band-
18” Bandsaw
saw 18”
Bandsaw 18”
Bandsaw 18” Bandsaw
By mr95gst
18” Bandsaw 18” Band-
saw 18”
Bandsaw 18”
Bandsaw 18” Bandsaw
18” Bandsaw 18” Band-
saw 18”
Bandsaw 18”
Bandsaw 18” Bandsaw
Homemade 18" bandsaw constructed
from wood, steel, aluminum, and MDF.
Powered by a surplus treadmill motor.
Inspired by the designs of John Heisz
and Matthias Wandel.
18” Bandsaw 18” Band-
saw 18”
Bandsaw 18”
Bandsaw 18” Bandsaw
Thermo-Forming Machine Thermo-Forming Machine Thermo- Forming Machine Thermo- Forming Ma- By backyard cnc chine
Thermo-Forming Machine
Thermo-Forming Machine
Thermo-
Forming Machine Thermo- Forming Ma-
By backyard cnc
chine Thermo-Forming
Machine
Thermo-Forming Machine
Thermo-
Forming Machine Thermo-Forming Ma-
chine Thermo-Forming
Machine
Thermo-Forming Machine
Thermo-
Forming Machine Thermo-Forming Ma-
chine Thermo-Forming Machine Thermo
Homemade thermo-forming machine
constructed from plywood, vacuum
tanks, a vacuum pump, and electrical
components. Capable of utilizing 24" x
36" plastic sheets.

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Regulated Bench Power Supply Regu- Regulated Bench Power Supply lated Bench Power Supply Regulated Bench
Regulated Bench Power
Supply Regu-
Regulated Bench Power
Supply
lated Bench Power Supply
Regulated
Bench Power Supply
Regulated Bench
By knoba
Power Supply Regulated
Bench Power
Supply Regulated Bench Power Supply
Regulated Bench Power
Supply Regu-
lated Bench Power Supply
Regulated
Bench Power Supply Regulated
Bench
Homemade regulated bench power sup-
ply adapted from an ATX computer
power supply. Outputs 24Vdc, 12Vdc,
5Vdc, 3.3Vdc, and USB 5Vdc.
Power Supply Regulated Bench
Power
Desktop CNC Mill Desktop CNC Mill Desktop CNC Mill Desktop CNC Mill Desktop CNC Mill
Desktop CNC Mill
Desktop CNC Mill
Desktop CNC Mill
Desktop CNC Mill
Desktop CNC Mill
By Liquidhandwash
Desktop CNC Mill
Desktop CNC Mill
Desktop CNC Mill
Desktop CNC Mill
Desktop CNC Mill
Desktop CNC Mill
Desktop CNC Mill
Desktop CNC Mill
Desktop CNC Mill
Desktop CNC Mill
Desktop CNC Mill
Desktop CNC Mill
Homemade desktop CNC mill featuring
components 3D-printed from ABS plas-
tic. Overall dimensions are 400mm in
width x 400mm in depth x 300mm in
height.
Desktop CNC Mill
Desktop CNC Mill

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Dovetailing Bench Dovetailing Dovetailing Bench Bench Dovetailing Bench Dovetailing Bench Dovetailing By Brendon
Dovetailing Bench Dovetailing
Dovetailing Bench
Bench
Dovetailing Bench
Dovetailing Bench Dovetailing
By Brendon
Bench
Dovetailing Bench
Dovetailing Bench Dovetailing
Bench
Dovetailing Bench
Dovetailing Bench Dovetailing
Homemade dovetailing bench hand-
made from Goncalo Alves and Marble-
wood. Features a Moxon vise.
Bench
Dovetailing Bench v
Dovetailing Bench Dovetailing
Bench
Dovetailing Bench
Dovetailing Bench Dovetailing
Bench
Dovetailing Bench
Belt Sander Belt Sander Belt Sander Belt Sander Belt Sander Belt Sander Belt Sander By
Belt Sander
Belt Sander Belt Sander
Belt Sander
Belt Sander Belt Sander
Belt Sander
By hardtail69
Belt Sander Belt Sander B
elt Sander
Belt Sander Belt Sander
Belt Sander
Belt Sander Belt Sander
Belt Sander
Belt Sander Belt Sander
Belt Sander
Homemade belt sander constructed
from steel and powered by a 2 HP mo-
tor.
Belt Sander Belt Sander
Belt Sander
Belt Sander Belt Sander
Belt Sander
Belt Sander Belt Sander
Belt Sander

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Drill Press Modification Drill Press Modification Drill Press Modification Drill Press Modification Drill Press
Drill Press Modification
Drill Press Modification
Drill Press Modification
Drill Press Modification
Drill Press Modification
Drill Press Modification
Drill Press Modification
Drill Press Modification
Drill Press Modification
Drill Press Modification
Drill Press Modification
Drill Press Modification
Drill Press Modification
By immortalx
Homemade drill press modification com-
prised of replacing the base and col-
umn, while also repositioning the motor
and spindle. Intended to increase throat
depth to facilitate luthiery work.
C-Clamp Modification C-Clamp Modification C-Clamp Modifi- cation C-Clamp Modification C-Clamp By Manitoba Man
C-Clamp Modification
C-Clamp Modification C-Clamp Modifi-
cation C-Clamp Modification
C-Clamp
By Manitoba Man
Modification C-Clamp
Modification
C-Clamp Modification C-Clamp Modifi-
cation C-Clamp Modification
C-Clamp
Modification C-Clamp
Modification C-
Homemade c-clamp modification con-
sisting of utilizing a bolt-on extension to
add 7" of throat depth to the clamp.
Clamp Modification C-Clamp Modifica-
tion C-Clamp Modification
C-Clamp
Modification C-Clamp
Modification

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Rotary Table Rotary Table Rotary Table Rotary Table By Astro Rotary Table Rotary Table Rotary
Rotary Table
Rotary Table Rotary Table
Rotary Table
By Astro
Rotary Table Rotary Table
Rotary Table
Rotary Table Rotary Table
Rotary Table
Rotary Table Rotary Table
Rotary Table
Rotary Table Rotary Table
Rotary Table
Homemade rotary table utilizing a right-
angle wormbox with an 80:1 reduction.
Features a 10" diameter top plate.
Rotary Table Rotary Table
Rotary Table
Rotary Table Rotary Table
Rotary Table
Rotary Table Rotary Table
Rotary Table
Lathe Leveling Foot Pads By Paul Jones Lathe Leveling Foot Pads Lathe Level- ing Foot
Lathe Leveling Foot Pads
By Paul Jones
Lathe Leveling Foot Pads Lathe
Level-
ing Foot Pads Lathe Leveling Foot Pads
Lathe Leveling Foot Pads Lathe
Level-
ing Foot Pads Lathe Leveling Foot Pads
Homemade lathe leveling foot pads ma-
chined from ASTM mild steel. Pads are
2.1" in diameter and 1.5" in height.
Lathe Leveling Foot Pads Lathe
Level-
ing Foot Pads Lathe Leveling Foot Pads

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Lathe Lathe Lathe Lathe Lathe Lathe Lathe Lathe Lathe Lathe Lathe Lathe Lathe By Terry1967
Lathe
Lathe Lathe Lathe Lathe
Lathe Lathe
Lathe Lathe Lathe Lathe
Lathe Lathe
By Terry1967
Lathe Lathe Lathe Lathe
Lathe Lathe
Lathe Lathe Lathe Lathe
Lathe Lathe
Lathe Lathe Lathe Lathe
Lathe Lathe
Lathe Lathe Lathe Lathe
Lathe Lathe
Homemade lathe constructed from re-
purposed wood, a surplus pillar drill,
and router collar/spindle.
Lathe Lathe Lathe Lathe
Lathe Lathe
Lathe Lathe Lathe Lathe
Lathe Lathe
Lathe Lathe Lathe Lathe
Lathe Lathe
Slitting Saw Arbor Slitting Saw Arbor Slitting Saw Arbor Slitting Saw Arbor Slitting Saw Arbor
Slitting Saw Arbor
Slitting Saw Arbor
Slitting Saw Arbor
Slitting Saw Arbor
Slitting Saw Arbor
By rossbotics
Slitting Saw Arbor
Slitting Saw Arbor
Slitting Saw Arbor
Slitting Saw Arbor
Slitting Saw Arbor
Slitting Saw Arbor
Slitting Saw Arbor
Slitting Saw Arbor
Homemade slitting saw arbor fabri-
cated from 4140 steel and featuring an
integrated R8 shank.
Slitting Saw Arbor
Slitting Saw Arbor
Slitting Saw Arbor
Slitting Saw Arbor
Slitting Saw Arbor
Slitting Saw Arbor

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Back Saw Back Saw Back Saw Back Saw Back Saw Back Saw Back Saw Back
Back Saw
Back Saw Back Saw Back
Saw Back
Saw Back Saw Back Saw
Back Saw
By rob streeper
Back Saw Back Saw Back
Saw Back
Saw Back Saw Back Saw
Back Saw
Back Saw Back Saw Back
Saw Back
Saw Back Saw Back Saw
Back Saw
Homemade back saw constructed from
1095 steel. Features a traditional folded
back and wooden handle.
Back Saw Back Saw Back
Saw Back
Saw Back Saw Back Saw
Back Saw
Back Saw Back Saw Back
Saw Back
Rotary Table Chuck Mount Rotary Table Chuck Mount Rotary Table Chuck Mount Rotary Table Chuck
Rotary Table Chuck Mount
Rotary Table Chuck Mount Rotary Table
Chuck Mount Rotary
Table Chuck
By Catfish
Mount Rotary Table
Chuck Mount Ro-
tary Table Chuck
Mount Rotary Table
Chuck Mount Rotary
Table Chuck
Mount Rotary Table
Chuck Mount Ro-
tary Table Chuck Mount
Rotary Table
Chuck Mount Rotary
Table Chuck
Homemade rotary table chuck mount
fabricated from W-1 drill rod and 1018
CRS. Intended to facilitate the process
of utilizing lathe chucks in conjunction
with a 10" rotary table.
Mount Rotary Table
Chuck Mount

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Toolmaker’s Vise Toolmaker’s Vise Toolmaker’s Vise Tool- maker’s Vise Toolmaker’s Vise Tool- By rossbotics
Toolmaker’s Vise
Toolmaker’s Vise Toolmaker’s Vise Tool-
maker’s Vise Toolmaker’s
Vise Tool-
By rossbotics
maker’s Vise Toolmaker’s
Vise Tool-
maker’s Vise Toolmaker’s
Vise Tool-
maker’s Vise Toolmaker’s
Vise Tool-
maker’s Vise Toolmaker’s
Vise Tool-
maker’s Vise Toolmaker’s
Vise Tool-
Homemade toolmaker's vise fabricated
from O1 tool steel. Rendered in CAD,
the entry includes a set of construction
drawings.
maker’s Vise Toolmaker’s
Vise Toolmak
Cross Slide DiaIndica- Cross Slide Dial Indicator tor Cross Slide Dial In- dicator Cross Slide
Cross Slide DiaIndica-
Cross Slide Dial Indicator
tor Cross Slide Dial In-
dicator Cross
Slide
By Paul Jones
Dial Indicator
Cross
Slide Dia
l Indicator
Cross SlidDial Indica-
tor Cross Slide Dial In-
dicator
Cross Slide
Homemade cross slide dial indicator for
a Unimat SL 1000 lathe. Capable of be-
ing utilizing for both lathe and milling op-
erations.
Dial Indicator
Cross
Slide Dial
Indicator
Cross Slid Dial Indica-
tor Cross Slide Dial Im

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Lathe Tailstock Clamp- ing Lever Lathe Tail- Lathe Tailstock Clamping Lever stock Clamping Lever Lathe
Lathe Tailstock Clamp-
ing Lever
Lathe Tail-
Lathe Tailstock Clamping
Lever
stock Clamping Lever
Lathe Tailstock Clamp-
ing Lever
Lathe Tail-
By Paul Jones
stock Clamping Lever
Lathe Tailstock Clamp-
ing Lever
Lathe Tail-
stock Clamping Lever
Homemade lathe tailstock clamping
lever machined from 12L14 steel and
tapped 3/8-16.
Lathe TailstockClamp-
ing Lever
Lathe Tail-
stock Clamping Lever
Press Brake Press Brake Press Brake Press Brake By jniolon Press Brake Press Brake Press
Press
Brake
Press Brake
Press
Brake
Press
Brake
By jniolon
Press
Brake
Press
Brake
Press
Brake
Press
Brake
Homemade press brake fabricated from
steel and powered by a 20-ton bottle
jack. Capable of bending ¼ " steel plate.
Press
Brake
Press
Brake
Press
Brake
Press
Brake
Press
Brake

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Sheetmetal Flange Bender Sheetmetal Flange Bender Sheetme- tal Flange Bender Sheetmetal Flange By Eagle_view Bender
Sheetmetal Flange Bender
Sheetmetal Flange Bender
Sheetme-
tal Flange Bender
Sheetmetal Flange
By Eagle_view
Bender Sheetmetal
Flange Bender
Sheetmetal Flange
Bender Sheetme-
tal Flange Bender
Sheetmetal Flange
Bender Sheetmetal
Flange Bender
Sheetmetal Flange
Bender Sheet-
metal Flange Bender Sheetmetal Flange
Homemade sheetmetal flange bender
constructed from steel and utilizing
.875" bearings. Intended to facilitate
the process of creating right-angle weld-
ing flanges in 22-gauge stock.
Bender Sheetmetal
Flange Bender
Swing Arm Radius Sanding Jig Swing Arm Radius Sanding Jig Swing Arm Radius Sanding Jig
Swing Arm Radius
Sanding Jig
Swing Arm Radius Sanding Jig
Swing
Arm Radius Sanding Jig Swing Arm Ra-
By immortalx
dius Sanding Jig Swing Arm
Radius
Sanding Jig Swing Arm Radius Sanding
Jig Swing Arm Radius Sanding
Jig
Swing Arm Radius Sanding Jig Swing A
Homemade swing arm radius sanding
jig constructed from square steel tub-
ing.

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Vacuum Testing Ma- Vacuum Testing Machine chine Vacuum Testing Machine Vacuum Test- By Hotz ing
Vacuum
Testing Ma-
Vacuum Testing Machine
chine Vacuum
Testing
Machine
Vacuum Test-
By Hotz
ing Machine
Vacuum
Testing
Machine Vac-
uum Testing
Machine
Vacuum
Testing Ma-
chine
Vacuum Testing
Machine
Vacuum Test-
ing Machine
Vacuum
Testing Machine
Vaasdf
Homemade vacuum testing machine
constructed from an inhaler machine,
an electrical box, a power switch, a vac-
uum gauge, hose, wire, and high-
density foam. Intended to facilitate the
process of testing engine valve seal effi-
ciency.
Threading Insert Tool Holder Threading Insert Tool Holder Threading By rossbotics Insert Tool Holder Threading
Threading Insert Tool
Holder
Threading Insert Tool Holder
Threading
By rossbotics
Insert Tool Holder Threading Insert Tool
Holder Threading Insert
Tool Holder
Threading Insert Tool Holder
Threading
Insert Tool Holder Threading Insert Tool
Homemade threading insert tool holder
fabricated from O1 tool steel. Capable of
mounting a TNMC43NV carbide threading
insert on either side of the tool, thereby fa-
cilitating its utilization on both the chuck
and tail stock ends of the lathe.

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Lathe Spindle Control Lever Knob Lathe Lathe Spindle Control Lever Knob Spindle Control Lever Knob
Lathe Spindle Control
Lever Knob
Lathe
Lathe Spindle Control
Lever Knob
Spindle Control Lever
Knob Lathe
Spindle
By Paul Jones
Control Lever
Knob
Lathe Spindle Control
Lever Knob
Lathe
Spindle Control Lever
Homemade lathe spindle control lever
knob machined from 12L14 steel and
tapped 3/8-16.
Knob Lathe
Spindle
Control Lever
Knob
Lathe Spindle Control
Lever Knob Lathe Spi
Cylinder Square Cylinder Square Cylinder Square Cylin- der Square Cylinder Square Cylinder By rossbotics Square
Cylinder Square
Cylinder Square Cylinder
Square Cylin-
der Square Cylinder
Square Cylinder
By rossbotics
Square Cylinder Square
Cylinder
Square Cylinder Square
Cylinder
Square Cylinder Square
Cylinder
Square Cylinder Square
Cylinder
Homemade cylinder square fabricated
from a length of heat treated 4140
round stock. Accurate to .0002".
Square Cylinder Square
Cylinder
Square Cylinder Square
Cylinder
Square Cylinder Square Cylinder
Squa

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CNC Engraver By kd8wdave CNC Engraver CNC Engraver CNC En- graver CNC Engraver CNC Engraver
CNC Engraver
By kd8wdave
CNC Engraver CNC Engraver
CNC En-
graver CNC Engraver CNC
Engraver
CNC Engraver CNC Engraver
CNC En-
graver CNC Engraver CNC
Engraver
CNC Engraver CNC Engraver
CNC En-
graver CNC Engraver CNC
Engraver C
Homemade CNC engraver constructed
from black iron pipe and utilizing an Ar-
duino module running Grbl software.
Controller cards and stepper motors
serve to position the Dremel cutting
head.
CNC Router CNC CNC Router Router CNC Router CNC Router CNC By baskarz Router CNC
CNC Router
CNC
CNC Router
Router CNC
Router
CNC Router
CNC
By baskarz
Router CNC
Router
CNC Router
CNC
Router CNC
Router
CNC Router
CNC
Router CNC
Router
CNC Router
CNC
Homemade CNC router constructed
from 32mm square steel tubing and util-
izing surplus photocopier stepper mo-
tors. Powered by an Ozito 850W router
and driven via Mach3 software.
Router CNC
Router
CNC Router
CNC
Router CNC
Router

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Pig Roaster Pig Roaster Pig Roaster Pig Roaster Pig Roaster Pig Roaster Pig Roaster By
Pig Roaster
Pig Roaster Pig Roaster
Pig Roaster
Pig Roaster Pig Roaster
Pig Roaster
By Razz
Pig Roaster Pig Roaster
Pig Roaster
Pig Roaster Pig Roaster
Pig Roaster
Pig Roaster Pig Roaster
Pig Roaster
Pig Roaster Pig Roaster
Pig Roaster
Homemade pig roaster constructed
from a surplus fuel oil tank and a trailer
axle. Mounted to a welded trailer frame.
Pig Roaster Pig Roaster
Pig Roaster
Pig Roaster Pig Roaster
Pig Roaster
Pig Roaster Pig Roaster
Pig Roaster
Cordless Driver Power Supply Cordless Driver Power Supply Cordless Driver Cordless Driver Power Supply Power
Cordless Driver Power Supply Cordless
Driver Power Supply Cordless
Driver
Cordless Driver Power
Supply
Power Supply Cordless Driver
Power
Supply Cordless Driver Power
Supply
By The Fe Factor
Cordless Driver Power Supply Cordless
Driver Power Supply Cordless
Driver
Power Supply Cordless Driver
Power
Supply Cordless Driver Power
Supply
Homemade cordless driver power sup-
ply powered by an 18v 27.8 amp power
supply and mounted in a tool box.
Cordless Driver Power Supply Cordless
Driver Power Supply Cordless Driver Po

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X-Y Backlash Reduction Method X-Y Backlash Reduc- tion Method X-Y Backlash Re- duction Method X-Y
X-Y Backlash
Reduction
Method X-Y Backlash Reduc-
tion Method X-Y Backlash Re-
duction Method X-Y Backlash
Reduction Method X-Y Back-
X-Y Backlash Reduction
Method
By Rick Sparber
lash Reduction
Method X-Y
Backlash Reduction
Method
X-Y Backlash
Reduction
Method X-Y Backlash Reduc-
tion Method X-Y Backlash Re-
duction Method X-Y Backlash
Reduction Method X-Y Backl-
Homemade X-Y backlash reduction
method for a CNC-operated RF-30 mill
drill. Consists of shimming the lead-
screws and tightening the adjustment
nuts.
T-Square Fence and Table Extension T-Square Fence and Table Extension T- Square Fence and Table
T-Square Fence and Table
Extension
T-Square Fence and Table Extension T-
Square Fence and Table
Extension T-
By mr95gst
Square Fence and Table Ex
tension T-
Square Fence and Table
Extension T-
Square Fence and Table
Extension T-
Square Fence and Table E
xtension T-
Homemade T-square fence and table ex-
tension constructed from angle iron,
melamine, and repurposed steel tubing
sourced from a treadmill. A HF toggle
clamp was utilized as a hold down.

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Stick Welder Stick Welder Stick Welder Stick Welder Stick Welder Stick Welder Stick Welder Stick
Stick Welder
Stick Welder Stick Welder Stick Welder
Stick Welder Stick Welder Stick Welder
Stick Welder Stick Welder Stick Welder
Stick Welder Stick Welder Stick Welder
Stick Welder Stick Welder Stick Welder
Stick Welder Stick Welder Stick Welder
Stick Welder Stick Welder Stick Welder
Stick Welder Stick Welder Stick Welder
Stick Welder Stick Welder Stick Welder
By scorch
Homemade stick welder powered by
four surplus microwave oven transform-
ers. Welding current is 170 amps.
Frame Jig Frame Jig Frame Jig Frame Jig Frame Jig Frame Jig Frame Jig Frame
Frame Jig
Frame Jig Frame Jig Frame Jig
Frame
Jig Frame Jig Frame Jig Frame
Jig
By hardtail69
Frame Jig Frame Jig Frame Jig
Frame
Jig Frame Jig Frame Jig Frame
Jig
Frame Jig Frame Jig Frame Jig
Frame
Jig Frame Jig Frame Jig Frame
Jig
Frame Jig Frame Jig Frame Jig
Frame
Jig Frame Jig Frame Jig Frame
Jig
Homemade frame jig fabricated from 2"
x 2" and 2" x 3" square steel tubing.
Features positionable saddles to pro-
vide a level, flat, and square surface
wherever needed.
Frame Jig Frame Jig Frame Jig
Frame

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Quill Backlash Reduction Method QuillBacklash Reduc- Quill Backlash Reduction Method tion Method Quill Backlash
Quill Backlash
Reduction
Method QuillBacklash Reduc-
Quill Backlash Reduction
Method
tion Method Quill
Backlash
Reduction MethodQuill Back-
By Rick Sparber
lash Reduction Method
Quill
Backlash Reduction
Method
Quill Backlash
Reduction
Method Quill BacklashReduc-
tion Method Quill
Backlash
Reduction Method Quill Back-
Homemade quill backlash reduction
method for an RF-30 mill/drill. Utilizes
an automotive gas spring to apply down-
ward pressure on the quill and, thence,
to the pinion.
lash Reduction Method
Quill
Backlash Reduction
Method
Retractable Threading Tool Holder Re- Retractable Threading Tool Holder tractable Threading Tool Holder Retract- able
Retractable Threading Tool
Holder Re-
Retractable Threading
Tool Holder
tractable Threading Tool Holder Retract-
able Threading Tool Holder Retractable
By Captainleeward
Threading Tool Holder
Retractable
Threading Tool Holder
Retractable
Threading Tool Holder
Retractable
Threading Tool Holder
Retractable
Threading Tool Holder
Retractable
Threading Tool Holder Retractable Thre
Homemade retractable threading tool
holder adapted from a mini lathe tool
holder. Intended to speed the process
of thread cutting by enabling the cross
feed screw to be withdrawn to a meas-
ured and marked location.

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Boring Bar Holder By Paul Jones Boring Bar Holder Boring Bar Holder Boring Bar Holder
Boring Bar Holder
By Paul Jones
Boring Bar Holder Boring
Bar Holder
Boring Bar Holder Boring
Bar Holder
Boring Bar Holder Boring
Bar Holder
Boring Bar Holder Boring
Bar Holder
Boring Bar Holder Boring
Bar Holder
Homemade boring bar holder ma-
chined from 6061-T6 aluminum. In-
tended to hold .5" boring bars in con-
junction with a Unimat lathe.
Boring Bar Holder Boring
Bar Holder
Machinist Jack By Paul Jones Machinist Jack Machinist Jack Machin- ist Jack Machinist Jack Machinist
Machinist Jack
By Paul Jones
Machinist Jack Machinist Jack Machin-
ist Jack Machinist Jack
Machinist Jack
Homemade machinist jack fabricated
Machinist Jack Machinist Jack Machin-
from ?" CRS rod stock and utilizing a
ist Jack Machinist Jack
Machinist Jack
½ -20 hex bolt as the jackscrew.
Machinist Jack Machinist Jack Machin-
ist Jack Machinist Jack
Machinist Jack

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Push Block Push Block Push Block Push Block Push Block Push Block Push Block By
Push Block
Push Block Push Block
Push Block
Push Block Push Block
Push Block
By Christophe Mineau
Push Block Push Block
Push Block
Push Block Push Block
Push Block
Push Block Push Block
Push Block
Push Block Push Block
Push Block
Homemade push block constructed
from plywood. Intended for utilization in
conjunction with a table saw.
Push Block Push Block
Push Block
Push Block Push Block
Push Block
Push Block Push Block
Push Block
Engraver’s Bowl Vise Engraver’s Bowl Vise Engraver’s Bowl Vise Engraver’s Bowl Vise Engraver’s By
Engraver’s Bowl Vise
Engraver’s Bowl Vise
Engraver’s Bowl
Vise Engraver’s Bowl Vise
Engraver’s
By Christophe Mineau
Bowl Vise Engraver’s
Bowl Vise En-
graver’s Bowl Vise Engraver’s Bowl Vise
Engraver’s Bowl Vise
Engraver’s Bowl
Vise Engraver’s Bowl
Vise Engraver’s
Bowl Vise Engraver’s
Bowl Vise En-
graver’s Bowl Vise Engraver’s Bowl Vise
Engraver’s Bowl Vise Engraver’s Bowl V
Homemade engraver's bowl vise con-
structed from wood, a repurposed stain-
less steel kitchen bowl, steel scraps,
lead, and plaster. Utilizes a system of
miniature bench dogs to secure the
workpiece.

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Spokeshave Spokeshave Spokeshave Spokeshave Spokeshave Spokeshave Spokeshave By Christophe Mineau Spokeshave
Spokeshave
Spokeshave Spokeshave
Spokeshave
Spokeshave Spokeshave
Spokeshave
By Christophe Mineau
Spokeshave Spokeshave
Spokeshave
Spokeshave Spokeshave
Spokeshave
Spokeshave Spokeshave
Spokeshave
Spokeshave Spokeshave
Spokeshave
Spokeshave Spokeshave
Spokeshave
Homemade spokeshave constructed
from ebony and finished with Carnauba
wax. Features brass screws and a car-
bon steel blade.
Spokeshave Spokeshave
Spokeshave
Spokeshave Spokeshave
Spokeshave
Injection Molding Machine In- Injection Molding Machine jection Molding Machine Injec- tion Molding Machine Injec-
Injection Molding Machine In-
Injection Molding Machine
jection Molding Machine Injec-
tion Molding
Machine Injec-
By scorch
tion Molding
Machine Injec-
tion Molding
Machine Injec-
tion Molding
Machine Injec-
tion Molding
Machine Injec-
tion Molding M
achine Injec-
Homemade injection molding machine
constructed from a 1-ton arbor press,
an injection molding cylinder, and electri-
cal components.
tion Molding
Machine Injec-
tion Molding
Machine Injec-
tion Molding
Machine Injec-
tion Molding
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Stick Welder Stick Welder Stick Welder Stick Welder Stick Welder Stick Welder Stick Welder Stick
Stick Welder
Stick Welder Stick Welder Stick Welder
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Stick Welder Stick Welder Stick Welder
Stick Welder Stick Welder Stick Welder
Stick Welder Stick Welder Stick Welder
Stick Welder Stick Welder Stick Welder
Stick Welder Stick Welder Stick Welder
Stick Welder Stick Welder Stick Welder
Stick Welder Stick Welder Stick Welder
By scorch
Homemade stick welder mounted in a
wooden cabinet and powered by two
surplus microwave oven transformers.
Capable of producing 73 amps of weld-
ing current.
Marking Gauge Marking Gauge Marking Gauge Marking Gauge Marking Gauge Marking Gauge By Brendon Marking
Marking Gauge
Marking Gauge Marking Gauge Marking
Gauge Marking
Gauge Marking Gauge
By Brendon
Marking Gauge Marking Gauge Marking
Gauge Marking
Gauge Marking Gauge
Marking Gauge Marking Gauge Marking
Gauge Marking
Gauge Marking Gauge
Marking Gauge Marking Gauge Marking
Gauge Marking
Gauge Marking Gauge
Homemade marking gauge constructed
from brass and Amazon rosewood. In-
tended to facilitate the process of cut-
ting straight dovetail baselines across
the grain. Utilizes a replaceable blade.
Marking Gauge Marking Gauge Marking

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Barrel Rifling Tool By Clinton Barrel Rifling Tool BarrelRifling Tool Bar- rel Rifling Tool Barrel
Barrel Rifling Tool
By Clinton
Barrel Rifling Tool BarrelRifling Tool Bar-
rel Rifling Tool Barrel Rifling Tool Barrel
Rifling Tool Barrel Rifling Tool Barrel Ri-
fling Tool Barrel Rifling
Tool Barrel Ri-
Homemade barrel rifling tool con-
structed from steel rods, nuts, washers,
and a masonry drill bit.
fling Tool Barrel Rifling
Tool Barrel Ri-
fling Tool Barrel Rifling Tool Barrel Riflin
Atmospheric Wa- ter Generator At- Atmospheric Water Generator mospheric Water- Generator A tmos- pheric Water-
Atmospheric
Wa-
ter Generator
At-
Atmospheric Water
Generator
mospheric Water-
Generator A tmos-
pheric
Water-
By Captainleeward
Generator Atmos-
pheric Water Gen-
erator Atmopheric
Water
Generator
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Wa-
ter Generator
At-
Homemade atmospheric water genera-
tor constructed from a condenser, an
electric fan, a 5-gallon bucket, a 30-
gallon drum, and filters. Capable of pro-
ducing five gallons of water per day.
mospheric
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RF-30 Mill CNC Setup RF-30 Mill RF-30 Mill CNC Setup CNC Setup RF-30 Mill CNC
RF-30 Mill CNC Setup RF-30 Mill
RF-30 Mill CNC Setup
CNC Setup RF-30
Mill CNC
Setup RF-30 Mill CNC Setup RF-
By Rick Sparber
30 Mill CNC
Setup RF-30 Mill
CNC Setup RF-30
Mill CNC
Setup RF-30 Mill CNC Setup RF-
30
Mill CNC Setup
RF-30 Mill
CNC Setup RF-30
Mill CNC
Homemade RF-30 Mill CNC setup com-
prised of stepper motors and electronic
components in a wall-mounted enclo-
sure.
Setup RF-30 Mill CNC Setup RF-
30
Mill CNC Setup
RF-30 Mill
CNC Setup RF-30
Mill CNC
Setup RF-30 Mill
CNC Setup