Category:Self-Made Tools

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Buying tools is an option, sure - but many can be made at a fraction of the cost and to your specific needs! You're guaranteed to learn a lot in the process; check out a few Maker channels on YouTube (especially the Homemade Tools & Jigs playlist by "Pask Makes"), the collection of plans at "Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal" or, for example.

"Helper" tools, e.g. for making frequent steps more repeatable, are called jigs.


Here are a few tools that you could make: