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  1. #76
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    Re: Home made tools!

    Quote Originally Posted by Magnetic Mechanic View Post
    make sure the end of the ball is centered in the tee
    Neat little home-made eductor MM. We use slightly more refined devices for fire fighting foam proportioning.
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  2. #77
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    Re: Home made tools!

    Thats where i got the idea from - fire fighting school, USN Philadelphia 1965.
    A butterfly without wings,
    is just an ugly bug


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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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    It is better than one bought at a store.

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  5. #80
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    Re: Home made tools!


    6ton barrel vise / press......A few pieces of angle iron, a couple of 3/4" bolts and a cheap hydraulic jack.....BINGO!




    Action Puller.......Used to "pop" a rifle action out of the stock after epoxy bedding


    Various "Barrel Blocks" to use with barrel vise above.....


    Reloading trays to hold cartridges while reloading. Made from Air Conditioner suspended ceiling grills.
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  6. #81
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    Re: Home made tools!

    Got tired of forking over ridiculous bucks for moto tire changes.
    Works good on car tires too.

    Last edited by sunline; 12-11-2008 at 11:32 AM.
    Airco 300 squarewave
    Mig welding center...
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  7. #82
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    Re: Home made tools!

    tube roller with dies cut on a wood lathe out of Delrin (have held up so far)




    my first bender - uses pro-tools dies



    new hydro bender - uses pro-tools dies


  8. #83
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    Re: Home made tools!

    Great stuff.

  9. #84
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    Re: Home made tools!

    came across this thread tonight, man I am excited. I will be copying a lot of your guys stuff, this stuff is great, ideas, ingenuity, and improvising. I LOVE IT here's a few that I had laying around, they don't really compare, they are all realitivaly cheap and readily available, but when you don't have the patience to run to the tool store or wait for the snap on guy this what I have made... more to come
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    Re: Home made tools!

    I just made this today, and its one heavy duty scratching thingy, for drawing lines on steel, i don't know the translation

    http://www.box.net/shared/i9e0hx4yin

    http://www.box.net/shared/qy3ij7i10n
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    Re: Home made tools!

    A "SCRIBE" perhaps
    A butterfly without wings,
    is just an ugly bug


  12. #87
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    That must be it,

    Because if the translate the danish word directly to english it becomes "Scratching Spike"
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    Tool for standing up 2"x6" tubing used for lath. Works wonders when the entire length is a few hundred pounds and you're sitting on a 4" I-beam flange. 4" isn't really enough for a whole buttcheek.

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    Re: Home made tools!

    OK!
    Here's my contribution.
    One of the tools I have made, its a bending jig, made for bending flat stock of up to 4" wide, I have used this to bend up to 1/2" thick stock, and can bend as short as 2" from one bend to another!
    I made the jig for a smaller shop press that I had, and am now converting it to be used on this monster! "The second pic"
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    Re: Home made tools!

    This is one of the bigger tools I have made!
    I am now making one even bigger.
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    Re: Home made tools!

    Here's a "poor man's" faceplate I made for a friends wood lathe.


    I welded a nut with the threads that match his lathe spindle to a chunk of 3/4" plate. Then mounted it on a piece of all-thread, chuck it in the metal lathe, turned the plate into a circle and faced it off. I've just recently started using a metal lathe and my skills are not so good. I couldn't get a very nice finish. The facing was fair, but the outside edge kept chattering. I don't think I'm grinding my tool bits correctly (HSS). It'll be good enough for wood working.

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    Re: Home made tools!

    Make sure that:
    The chissel is right on centre
    The angles are right
    There's not too much freeplay in the cross slide

    Then you should be ok.

  18. #93
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    Re: Home made tools!

    Just some handy dandy dogs, they do the trick everytime.


    Disclaimer; "I am just an a$$hole welder, don't take it personally ."

  19. #94
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    dogs handy dandy deedy dey do..very cool mon

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    Toz, I like them dogs.

  21. #96
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    Re: Home made tools!

    Woof!

  22. #97
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    nice job everyone....my problem is not enough time and too many ideas in my head

    anyone ever made a rotisserie for welding pipes with a 3 or 4 jaw lathe chuck and variable speed motor ?
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    Re: Home made tools!

    this thread should be stickied

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    "this thread should be stickied"

    Define stickied please.
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    Re: Home made tools!

    Posted by AndyA:
    I welded a nut with the threads that match his lathe spindle to a chunk of 3/4" plate. Then mounted it on a piece of all-thread, chuck it in the metal lathe, turned the plate into a circle and faced it off. I've just recently started using a metal lathe and my skills are not so good. I couldn't get a very nice finish. The facing was fair, but the outside edge kept chattering. I don't think I'm grinding my tool bits correctly (HSS). It'll be good enough for wood working.
    I would have thought you could get a better hold on it by chucking the nut in a three-jaw, and using a live center on the back side if needed. Also, taking a light, fine cut with a nearly squared edge rather than using a more rounded tool will cut the chatter for the last cut.

    You might find that the libraries in your area have some basic machining textbooks. If not, (ours threw stuff like that away long ago; isn't PC), take a look at the reprints of old manuals and such at

    Lindsay Publications

    Lots of interesting and reasonably priced material here. Even some stuff on a new field they call 'Welding'!

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