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I love homemade tools. I would like to see your homemade tools and ideas. I was outside working today and thought this would be an interesting thread, so I took some pictures of what I could find that I had made. I am very interested in yours!

“Pea Shooter” —used to drive nails into hard to reach places.
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Here is a very basic bevel gauge.
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This is a mallet I made from tree branches....and also chisel handles with ferrules I made a long time ago.
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How does the Peashooter work?
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Lol

You put the nail in the end by your mouth and then blow really hard ....

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How does the Peashooter work?
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The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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I'll see what I can find. Most of the homemade tools I have made were done for some special application and when the job was done the tool goes in the trash.
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I have an extendable pole saw, and made a handsaw hand grip (based on a Disston) so I can remove the curved saw blade from the pole saw and use it as a handsaw for cutting branches, etc.
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You can make very effective wood carving tools from farrier's hoof knives, both new and used.
Change bevel angles, use a Dremel to change the tips. Left and right pairs, I have maybe 15 of my own
and others that I build to give away as gifts.
A new one will cost $30 - $50 each. Used, from a farrier, might be free - $5.00 each.
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How does the Peashooter work?
You put the sleeve against the piece you want to nail, drop a nail in the sleeve, insert the steel rod, and then punch the nail home.

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You put the sleeve against the piece you want to nail, drop a nail in the sleeve, insert the steel rod, and then punch the nail home.
Nice idea!!!
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