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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    For they guys that can't figure out how to load pics, there is a post in the sticky files … https://weldingweb.com/showthread.ph...post-a-picture

    My biggest Easy Out was 5/8 and I needed one for a piece of 1" tubing, so I ground this one out of some old 7/8" PTO shaft... harder steel than your typical black iron. I wish I had lengthened the threaded part (it is left hand, I think the pic got flipped somehow) for more metal to metal contact. Basically looked at a commercial extractor and tried to duplicate the look with a 4 1/2" hand grinder and a die grinder with a hummer disc.



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    got a question for you, if you heat treated the steel, cherry red and quenched wouldnt that harden it up alot more than what it started out as?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbytime View Post
    got a question for you, if you heat treated the steel, cherry red and quenched wouldnt that harden it up alot more than what it started out as?
    I think you will find that it depends on the chemistry of the steel. For an easy-out case hardening could be a better solution anyway as it would be more likely to retain its toughness without getting so brittle throughout that it would shatter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meltedmetal View Post
    I think you will find that it depends on the chemistry of the steel. For an easy-out case hardening could be a better solution anyway as it would be more likely to retain its toughness without getting so brittle throughout that it would shatter.
    how about tempering after hardening, seems most of the easyouts ive used just liked to crack off and leave the end wedged in the bolt..lol.... now i just go to the welding a nut n washer method...

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    At 7/8" this is a lot bigger than most easy outs you would typically use so I haven't put enough force on it yet to break it... that would take a good length of pipe on the wrench. The problem I had trying to remove unthreaded pipe was that when you got enough bite, it was basically riveting the pipe tighter and with no threads, there was no reason for it to come up even if you could turn it. Like I said, it was shaft material not regular black iron so it is fairly hard... I would think any heat treating would just make it more brittle and prone to breakage, but that being said, I didn't try it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbytime View Post
    how about tempering after hardening, seems most of the easyouts ive used just liked to crack off and leave the end wedged in the bolt..lol.... now i just go to the welding a nut n washer method...
    I also have broken my fair share of "easy-outs".

    Not a homemade tool but I have a set of these type of tools for removing broken pipe stubs and driving short nipples. Mine are black. Nothing like the right tool for the job.
    https://www.plumbingsupplynow.com/to...nt=Catch%20All

    The other method I have used down to about 1/2" pipe is to weld a bead around the inside circumference of the broken pipe, like you do with a bearing race to shrink it in and then use an easy-out. Just don't get the amps too high and weld through the thread, then you're really knackered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meltedmetal View Post
    I also have broken my fair share of "easy-outs".

    Not a homemade tool but I have a set of these type of tools for removing broken pipe stubs and driving short nipples. Mine are black. Nothing like the right tool for the job.
    https://www.plumbingsupplynow.com/to...nt=Catch%20All

    The other method I have used down to about 1/2" pipe is to weld a bead around the inside circumference of the broken pipe, like you do with a bearing race to shrink it in and then use an easy-out. Just don't get the amps too high and weld through the thread, then you're really knackered.
    to get the threaded part of a broken pipe or nipple i will cut a slice with a sawsall through the broken piece and then collapse it in with a chisel and it usually just falls out or you can easily spin it out with a big screw driver, this works for threaded bushings or anything threaded into anything, just be careful not to cut into the threads on the parent item..but even then some teflon tape and sealant will fix that..

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    Well, this wasn't threaded, and to complicate matters, it was buried in 6" of curling ice, so adding any kind of heat was not an option. When my home made easy out didn't work (in it's defence it only 'failed" with 4 ft of pipe on it, and the problem was cutting the metal out of the pipe, not breakage) I resorted to threading the inside of the pipe for a 7/8" bolt. This was plan C trying to pry the bolt straight up with 2 wrecking bars. Didn't work... and I have to say I'm a little thankful since the bolt had only one place to go when I stood one one bar and pushed down with my hands on the other...Name:  DSCN4232.jpg
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    Plan D involved drilling boards and trying to use the bolt to lift the tubing out of the ice.
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    I'm thinking a 7/8" bolt (regular thread) with a 4ft bar twisting on it probably exerts somewhere in the neighborhood of 10 ton tension, and that didn't move it either, so at this point I'm not feeling too bad about my Easy Out. Plan E involved putting a large bolt into the center of the broken tubing and leaving it until spring. When the ice melts I'll cut everything apart and weld on new tubing.
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    Re: Home made tools!

    Made this jig for sharpening drill bits on the belt sander
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    Very nice TiggaToo, drill bit sharpening saves not only money but your A$$ when it's 1 am and your deadline is due in the morning. Small bits are where a jig like that really shines, hard to beat the satisfaction of seeing equal chip curls coming off a bit you just sharpened to better than new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbytime View Post
    to get the threaded part of a broken pipe or nipple i will cut a slice with a sawsall through the broken piece and then collapse it in with a chisel and it usually just falls out or you can easily spin it out with a big screw driver, this works for threaded bushings or anything threaded into anything, just be careful not to cut into the threads on the parent item..but even then some teflon tape and sealant will fix that..
    That was my favorite method .

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    Those of you that have worked on Roosemaster pumps (this one is on a 5020 John Deere) will probably recognize these 2 nasty little seals that are incredibly hard to get properly placed in the pump without rolling them if you don't have the right tool. Unfortunately the right tool was 2 hrs away when I needed it, so it was time to improvise.
    The handle from an old carpet sweeper donated the necessary thin wall tubing, and a cheap pair of needle nose pliers were donated to the cause. The inside slot was cut before welding and the outside cut after welding to keep things in line. The pliers are offset to one side to allow the pump to slide on over the tubing while keeping the seals compressed.Everything is covered with a thin layer of gun grease before using to allow it to slip easily.

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    Re: Home made tools!

    Pretty slick.

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    One of my homemade tools, I dont have the back to handle these hubs and drums any more. It's also setup to pick up with the forklift to go out to the wash pad.
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    Nice... I didn't have a transmission jack, so I made an adapter similar to that to lift the oil pan on the 5020. Sucker is cast and not light. I made it so it clips on the front part of the jack, and a single bolt holds it in place on the back. Quick to add or remove with the impact. I've made a lot of trips to the chiropractor too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 12V71 View Post
    Pretty slick.
    It is a tight fit, so you need very thin wall tubing (and yes the cold MIG welds are less than stellar, but it's very easy to burn through... which I managed to do once) to slide between the seals and the pump. After the pics were taken I also cleaned it up with a fine grit drum chucked into my Dremel. You can't have any slag or sharp edges or you could cut the seals or worse yet, scratch the running surfaces in the pump.
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    What is he up to now?

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    Long time readers will recognize the BD-1 clamp sitting on my bandsaw, and the cool tip from Terry of using the "not so messy" Walters cooling stick lube. The extended nut is a 5/8 fine thread so I've got a fine thread bolt about 5/8" into it which I am cutting off flush. The blank is then tacked so it won't turn. Name:  IMG_2307.jpg
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    The blank is then drilled and tapped for 7/16" coarse thread... using my Rae vise, SnapOn ratchet, Sears tap and Lisle square drive sockets, of course. Do I get paid for endorsements???

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    The 7/16" all thread is then cut and ground to match the profile of the adjusting bolt out of the Original Peterson Vice Grips....

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    And voila... after a little tack welding, you have the adapter that allows you to put the coarse thread Vice Grips on the fine thread end of the slide hammer so you can pull cotter keys, shims, bent parts etc.

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    A second 1/4" adapter is required for Mini Vice Grips....Name:  IMG_2323.jpg
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    Now they tell me that some slide hammers actually come with this adapter... so much for re-inventing the wheel.
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    I made this set of squares last year and I looked back and don’t think I posted these pics.

    I came across a pair of FREE cast iron extensions for an old table saw.

    In a nutshell, I cut them up and made fabrication squares similar to Fireball Tools (but obviously cruder)











    On, I did mention, free, right?


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    I remember you posting them...


    however I don't recall the little guys....

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    I couldn’t remember for certain.

    The small ones were an afterthought.
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    I was replacing this CB grate the other day and actually thought about using it for a modified square

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    Hmmm.... a modified square. So would that be non-square or an ad-square? You know... kind of like an adverb...
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    Square-nix

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    Get a hernia lifting that thing

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