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  1. #126
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    Re: Home made tools!

    I agree with you Mudbugone, Could be scaled up and made larger, I remember in it's "development" stage I made quite a few sizes and shapes but just using thick cardboard untill I got it right.Just a piece of square steel with a groove to fit on the rim and the breaker i cut out of an old pneumatic digger spade and the main frame burned from !/"2 plate.. Best technique is to lay the wheel flat,hook the groove under the lower side rim and enter the spade at the bead joint, fit your tube and PULL, on really stuck beads I sometimes had to move the tool a little either way but never failed!

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  2. #127
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    Re: Tyre bead breaker.

    Quote Originally Posted by gordon stephenson View Post
    I made this bead breaker about 40 years ago when i was changing tyres pretty often, you know what it's like,not been married long,young family to support not a lot of spare cash i used to put anything on my rims that still a bit of life in them, and so needed changing pretty often.after a while you get tired battling on with stuck beads so I came up with this. And I must say it works very well, used it on everything from a mini to a land-rover and won every battle.
    Don't use it now and should really sell it on Ebay etc.but it's like an old friend from the past,so i'll just leave it hanging on the garage wall as a reminder of happy busy times.

    Cheers Gordon.

    P.S.Have not shown the 4 foot tube that slips over the handle,(just in case you thought I was super strong and did it all by hand!!)
    Now that's just downright slick Gordon.

  3. #128
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    Re: Home made tools!

    That is slick, but you wouldn't be able to lift it for a tractor tire. Those beads are generally rusted on, due to the calcium chloride inside it.

    Beads on tractor tires are generally about 1.5-2.5" wide, the sidewalls are fairly thin & collapse easily frm sucking the fluid out of the tire. I'm betting something like this would weigh close to 125-150 lbs & have to move it into an overhead/overhanded position. Not something I would want to do every day for a living.
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  4. #129
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    Re: Home made tools!

    I have overhead hoists in my machine/welding shop but not really enough room to roll heavy built carts around with steel parts loaded on them so this was my answer.these things are amazingly strong. Most of them are burned from scraps off the CNC torch table & are from 3/8" A-36 I have a few from 1/2" A-36.

    My CNC torch 5' X 10' is also shop built along with a pretty impressive plate bender & a puropse built machine to wrap 1" HRR & 3/4 X 3" HR strap to the outside of some other steel plates. I don't have pictures of the machines but can get some if anyone is interested in Home Made Machines.
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  5. #130
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    Re: Home made tools!

    Uhhh, pictures are nice.

    One of the requirements here is to post pictures and share the build or what it's used for.

    We like pictures & new ideas.
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    Re: Home made tools!

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkBall2 View Post
    Uhhh, pictures are nice.

    One of the requirements here is to post pictures and share the build or what it's used for.

    We like pictures & new ideas.
    For some reason the pic didn't transfer. Had to edit to add file again
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    Re: Home made tools!

    Some of the pics need to be resized so they fit on the page. I happen to use Microsoft Photo Editor & just resize to "web pages", that way it compresses the pic the appropriate amount. Others use different programs, you may have one too.
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    Re: Home made tools!

    Here are a few I have made. Any guess's as to what they do?
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    Re: Home made tools!

    A few more.
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    Re: Home made tools!

    here is one that made up. I fabricate a good many "Z" pipes for a couple local irrigation dealers from 6" and 8" pipe. It's basically a steel pipe that hooks to an underground PVC line, and 45's up out of the ground and then 45's back level to hook up to a pump or irrigation pivot. I just take a piece of pipe or tubing that just will slide over the pipe I am working with, and cut a 22.5 degree angle on it, and use it to mark my cuts. It works very well, and it really saves time trying to lay them of and fitting them. Slide it on, mark it, and cut it off. I have them now in a couple different angles for the most common size pipes I work with...

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    Re: Home made tools!

    I'm sorry but I got to rant...

    In a thread like this that shows useful tools you've made for the common practice of sharing knowledge so others can learn from you, don't play the f'in guessing game. Just tell us what you built the tools for.

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    Re: Home made tools!

    Quote Originally Posted by fortyonethirty View Post
    Here are a few I have made. Any guess's as to what they do?
    I'll take some guesses...

    1. Not a clue
    2. Chop saw to miter saw jig.
    3. Ummm, clamp and chop saw turned into a handy trip hazard?
    4. Belt sander modified to sand round objects.
    5. Really big 90 degree clamp

    Second post
    1. I'm going to stick with big 90 degree clamp
    2. Shop press
    3. Bender
    4. Tubing notcher (damn, did you make all that yourself or was anything off the shelf?)
    5. Tubing notcher.

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    Re: Home made tools!

    Post #1
    Pic 1 - Adjustable spanner for tightening/removing nuts larger than a pumpkin
    Pic 2 - Chop saw modified to be a miter chop saw. Pretty neat idea
    Pic 3 - Adjustable height table to hold the miter chop saw. Gets ya up to the right height of the item ya need cut off at an angle.
    Pic 4 - Modified belt sander so you have a portable sander. Makes sanding down round stock pretty easy
    Pic 5 - Looks like it slides inside a pipe to turn it. The long handles make me think of this. Or could be a 90* clamp, I don't see how it would work though. There's a hinge in the center of it.

    Post #2
    Pic 1 - again looks like something to turn pipe with
    Pic 2 - a hydraulic jack. And some tubing welded beside it. If it's a press, the jack would bend the tubing, unless it's solid square tool bar.
    Pic 3 - Tubing bender. I like the hydraulics on it, makes it easier on the back
    Pic 4 & 5 - Tubing notcher. Looks hand built & needs a new hole saw on it. Looks good too.

    What do I win???????
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    Re: Home made tools!

    Good guesses Mark and Chris. Sorry Antibling here are the answers. Mark got almost all right, no demerits for #5 as it is a weird looking thing.

    1. a device to pretension small tubes (up to about 3/4") for welding a "T" so the top tube doesn't warp. I think it would grab a large nut though I havn't tried it.
    2. portable mitre chopsaw, why doesn't someone make this already?
    3. stand for portable chopsaw, it also has a turntable feature so standard chopsaws can do miters without moving the material. I made it before the mitre saw.
    4. sander for round objects. specifically for stainless handrails, but works great on many other things. these are commercially available but are about $1,500. I've got about $100 and 4-5 hours of work in this one. I made it as a prototype but it works so well I never made another.
    5. Device to true 90 degree corners of small thin tubing for a certain handrail project i did, some of the parts are in the foreground, they are 0.5"x 1.5" x 0.065" rectangle tubes, they warp easily.

    part two

    1. same angle fixer
    2. device for pretensioning and straightening "T" joints on larger tubes. it's made of 1.5" x 0.25" square tube. it and the little six ton jack will bend up to about 2" round tubes.
    3. my tube bender hydraulic conversion
    4. and 5. My tube notcher. made a few years ago, before some of the nice ones available today had come out. I was tired of the ol' joint jigger pos. It will do 60 degrees up and 90 degrees down (in theory), it has nice big bearings, fits up to 3" tubes and yes it needs a fresh hole saw. I cut it out with cnc plasma. we built the plasma table too, but thats another story.
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    Re: Home made tools!

    Quote Originally Posted by Antibling View Post
    I'm sorry but I got to rant...

    In a thread like this that shows useful tools you've made for the common practice of sharing knowledge so others can learn from you, don't play the f'in guessing game. Just tell us what you built the tools for.
    im with you

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    Re: Home made tools!

    oh, and somebody sticky this thread already

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    Re: Home made tools!

    Sorry bling and oxy I didn't mean to offend you.

    Thanks to every one who actually posted their tools. I know that you spent some time and used your brains to make some really neat stuff, that probably saved a lot of time and mabye even earned you some money. Sharing that is quite generous of you.

    I know that I questioned myself about posting some of my tools, fearing that I might give someone who is my competition the advantage of my solutions to our common problems.

    Perhaps I was wrong to have a little fun with it, sue me. But I think I should get some kind of reward, if only a chuckle at people's guesses.

    Anyways, here are a couple more.

    First one is an attachment for a drill or die grinder that holds a piece of scotchbrite.

    Second is a bending brake that hooks to the edge a work bench. an extension bar goes in the round tube if more leverage is required.
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    Re: Home made tools!

    We like pictures & being made fun of. But most of all, we like new solutions to vexing problems we sometimes deal with.

    I don't worry so much about "competition" stealing my ideas. But then how many other nurses can weld or fix a Jet engine?
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    Re: Home made tools!

    its cool fortyonethirty, neat tools.

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    Re: Home made tools!

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkBall2 View Post

    I don't worry so much about "competition" stealing my ideas. But then how many other nurses can weld or fix a Jet engine?
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    Re: Home made tools!

    This is what I've fixed over the years:
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  22. #147
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    Re: Home made tools!

    Well here is a tool I recently made. It's to remove a bearing carrier of a lower unit found in older mercury 9.8hp outboard engines. saves lots of time and beats paying ~$300 for one
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    Re: Home made tools!

    Hey that thing could remove pilot bearings at the end of a crankshaft where the clutch is.
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    Re: Home made tools!

    probably it can be used also as a bearing puller. but only if its a beating on a shaft or crank

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    Re: Home made tools!

    Easiest way to remove a pilot bearing in a crankshaft is to pump the cavity behind the bearing full of grease with a greas gun. Once full use a wooden dowel as close the size of the ID on the bearing as possible. Smack the dowel sharply with a hammer & the hydraulic pressure will push the bearing right out of the crank.

    If dowel is a bit small shim up to size with electrical tape.
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