I like to use the jig saw upside down in a parallel vice. That’s really handy for (almost) precise non straight cuts. The problem with smaller pieces was, that the window around the saw blade in the base plate is
Here’s a small tool for setting rivet nuts, made of junk (the tool, not the rivets…). Does the job for two or three rivets, only got to be careful not to pull too far.
After the problem with a broken bearing, my little saw is running fine again. When everything was in pieces anyway, I readjusted the whole thing and made a connection for the hover to collect the dust. I should have done
After one and a half year of use my little saw starts to make some trouble. I had the feeling for a while, there is something wrong. While cutting the number of revolutions haven’t been stable anymore. The saw turned slower, then
So far I’ve only written about home or shop made tools. I really like the idea to use tools to create tools. Gives me somehow the feeling of independence and freedom. Anyway, now I’d like to write about a tool
Here’s a short video, showing the modified router in action.
From time to time I’m doing a bit of wood working in my garage. Only a bit, and not very often. I totally love biscuit joints. The result is always super accurate and it’s more or less fast to do.
For a couple of years now I’ve used two old pieces of aluminum extrudes as protective vice jaws for the parallel vice. I was never getting the point to spend money for some commercial ones, as long as a piece
I made this little clutch holding tool, after searching the internet for solutions to get the clutch out of the engine. Not exactly happy with it. I should have used some more of those metal plates. The single one has left
This is a small tool I made for bending metal sheets in a big radius. I basically made it out of a few pieces of aluminum – welded together and three metal rolls, which borrowed from the miter saw. I’ve build this