A Pneumatic Nutsert Tool. Ever have to put in a bazillion pop rivets or nutserts? Clone my cheap-ass homebrew contraption.
Here's how I build Bookcases for my workshop and home.
Once upon a time I had a job that involved drilling a bunch of holes to a specific depth. Here's a description of a gadget I made to ease the pain..
Store-bought sensitive drill feed chucks are a pain to hold between thumb and forefinger. Here's a description of an Auxiliary Feed Handle I made to decrease the work load and to make the thing a little safer to use.
When it comes to moving heavy stuff around the driveway I like to use a Portable Telescoping Gantry. It can be broken down into components that fit into the box of a mid-sized pickup truck.
I'm building a middleweight Battlebot; that means it weighs something like 120 lbs. This is a wee bit heavy for me to arm-wrestle around the shop, on and off of workbenches and in and out of my pickup truck. To ease the strain on the old backbone I cobbled together this Bot Trundler.
My shop has nice, "modern" roll-up doors, which means a large swath of ceiling had to be free of things like power drops and air line connections. Here's how I managed bridging the gap and have the best of both worlds...
I've got a wet abrasive cutoff saw; a wonderful thing that produces a mirror finish on just about anything. Trouble is the damned thing breaks all the time. Here are a few shots of it, along with photos and text of a few hacks to make it more serviceable.
Here's how I modified a Sherline CNC Rotary Table to render it waterproof.