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  1. #1
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    Home made tools!

    Hey guys I know everybody out there has over the years made some of their own tools. Some people make their own because they simply cannot buy what they need or sometimes you can make some things better than the originals. Can people who have made their own tools share photos with people on this site so we can marvel at your work and as a bonus maybe make our own too!!!!

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    Re: Home made tools!

    Here are a couple of "heavy duty" hammers I made years ago. They are turned from old cold chisels that I annealed and then tempered after they were finished. I cut down small machinest hammer handles to fit them.


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    Re: Home made tools!

    Do you use those when you're forming some of your brass work?
    "Any day above ground is a good day"

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    Re: Home made tools!

    I used the one on the bottom to drive those 35 brass pegs in that last knife I built.

    I use both of them working on guns and various other things. I used to build muzzle loading rifles and did some brass wire inlay. I built the top one specifically for that but have found a lot of other uses for it.

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    Re: Home made tools!

    The machining is great.

    I've made some "tools", more like fixtures I guess, for doing rear ends. They look pretty primitive.

    Post them tomorrow so y'all can get a good laugh
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    Re: Home made tools!

    You didn't say they had to be as pretty as Oldtimers'...

    TH350/400/700R4 transmission clutch piston compression tools and pump alignment band.
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    Cummins 855 accessory drive pulley installer. Works w/o pulling radiator. Approximately 15 years old which explains the ugly nubie mig welds. 'First' attempt was too short hence the add-on.
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    Chevy oil pump primer. Who doesn't have one of these? This one's probably close to 30 years old and primed a bunch of alcohol sprint car motors among a number of grocery getters.
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    Re: Home made tools!

    After lookin' at all of this, I might just leave my stuff in the shed. Specially since I gotta go dig thru the scrap pile to find a carrier, and cut the weeds down in front of the pumpkin on the "new" Chev.

    Geesh
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    Re: Home made tools!

    And then theres...

    Fuller dual disc clutch alignment tool. Got some 'bought' versions too.
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    GM 90 degree V-6 mechanical fuel pump push rod block bore fixture. Used to modify non-mechanical fuel pump block for mechanical fuel pump use (i.e. marine application or if you just don't want to use an electric unit).
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    Can't for the life of me remember what the heck this was for!
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    '68 Red Face Code #6633 project
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    Re: Home made tools!

    Quote Originally Posted by farmersamm View Post
    After lookin' at all of this, I might just leave my stuff in the shed. Specially since I gotta go dig thru the scrap pile to find a carrier, and cut the weeds down in front of the pumpkin on the "new" Chev.

    Geesh
    You're no fun.
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    Re: Home made tools!

    Duane, that last one looks like it's for a spindle nut on a 4WD front axle.
    Just my guess,
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    Re: Home made tools!

    Quote Originally Posted by mla2ofus View Post
    Duane, that last one looks like it's for a spindle nut on a 4WD front axle.
    Just my guess,
    Mike
    You could be right and if you are that just goes to show how long it's been since I worked on one.
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    Re: Home made tools!

    Don't encourage the guy, he'll drag 'em all out

    Damn Duane. Now I know for sure, my stuff's stayin' outta sight!!!!
    "Any day above ground is a good day"

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    Re: Home made tools!

    Engine casing separator (Suzuki TL1000)


    Fork spring compressor


    Bikelift

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    Re: Home made tools!

    Quote Originally Posted by farmersamm View Post
    Don't encourage the guy, he'll drag 'em all out

    Damn Duane. Now I know for sure, my stuff's stayin' outta sight!!!!
    Hey Sam - any room in that shed where I can Hide ....... I mean store mine?:
    Charlie

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    Re: Home made tools!

    Thats the kinda stufff im talking about awesome guys!!! Especially the Sprintcar engine stuff!!!

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    Re: Home made tools!

    Yeah but ElGuapo has to go and show off by paintin' his stuff.

    ElGuapo,
    Is that a thrust bearing under the nut on the fork compressor? Nice lift.
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    Re: Home made tools!

    Yep, that's a thrust ball bearing. I must admit i bought a new one for that. Gives you more feel what's going on in the compressor. Battery drill makes it a fast fork compressor

    At least the fork tube clamp is a recycled bent clipon.

    Painting the stuff keeps the rust flakes off my shiny clean and oily bike bits. They're leftovers (Kawasaki green and Suzuki katana metallic blue).

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    Re: Home made tools!

    Fixture for holding 10 1/2 Chevy carrier while torqueing ring gear bolts

    Not very hi tec
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    Re: Home made tools!

    Here's the press I made a couple of weeks ago and I made a set of the roller stands that are to the right in the pic.
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    Dewayne
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    Re: Home made tools!

    Quote Originally Posted by farmersamm View Post
    Fixture for holding 10 1/2 Chevy carrier while torqueing ring gear bolts

    Not very hi tec
    Doesn't have to be hi tech - just functional and get the job done which that does.
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    Syncrowave 180SD
    Bobcat 225G Plus - LP/NG
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    '68 Red Face Code #6633 project
    Star Jet 21-110

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlefuzz View Post
    Here's the press I made a couple of weeks ago and I made a set of the roller stands that are to the right in the pic.
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    Nice job on the press Dewayne. I take it you can slip a larger capacity jack in there if needed too?
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    Bobcat 225G Plus - LP/NG
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    '68 Red Face Code #6633 project
    Star Jet 21-110

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    Re: Home made tools!

    Quote Originally Posted by duaneb55 View Post
    Doesn't have to be hi tech - just functional and get the job done which that does.
    I'm hoping it is a one time use tool. Hopefully I set the ring/pinion up right on the "new" truck.
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    Re: Home made tools!

    I've made a few things:

    A knife with differential heat treatment:
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    Re: Home made tools!

    Also a Treadle hammer
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    Re: Home made tools!

    A Hydraulic Press with a treadle pedal to operate, leaving hands free to work:
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