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    Shop Made Tools

    So... shop made tools. Whatcha got? Post some pictures.

    I've been sick the past few days and felt too crappy to work in the shop. Next time I'm out there, I'll try and dig up some of my shop made tools and take some pictures. I'm counting customized tools in the "shop made" category, too.

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    I made this anvil! weighs 340 lbs. the florida oak stump is a mother 100! I cut it out of a "hammer" from a concrete crusher, the hammer weighs about 900 lbs. This steel is similar to Hadfield Manganese, so it had to be cut with a Carbon arc gouger. I preheated and welded it with some real expensive rods and peened each bead or it would crack. I have damn near 100 hours mainly due live never done this... And prolly never will! Customers that come into the shop love it.Name:  IMG_1664.jpg
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    We've done so much, for so long, with so little. Were now qualified to do anything with nothing !

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    Re: Shop Made Tools

    Millermatic 252 MIG
    Miller Dynasty 200DX TIG
    Miller Spectrum 625 Plasma
    Altas 12x36 Metal Lathe
    Bridgeport Milling Machine
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    Re: Shop Made Tools

    This is one of the favourites I made. Adjustable oxy-fuel torch holder with gas line quick disconnects and square stem for 1.25” vertical receivers or hardie holes.

    Here it is on my home made anvil shaped object …






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    Re: Shop Made Tools

    home made ASO easily relocated with pallet jack..






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    Not worried about breaking that one?
    The harder you fall, the higher you bounce...

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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    Not worried about breaking that one?
    I'm just a lightweight so no worries there


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    I'm just a lightweight so no worries there


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    Keep eating those muffins and you might go up a weight class.

    You eat much healthier than I do so I am sure you don't have much to worry about.

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    Millermatic 252 MIG
    Miller Dynasty 200DX TIG
    Miller Spectrum 625 Plasma
    Altas 12x36 Metal Lathe
    Bridgeport Milling Machine
    www.psacustomcreations.com

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    Re: Shop Made Tools

    Here's another link for you.... few in there that I've posted on this site as well....

    https://www.thecombineforum.com/thre...t-tools.40149/
    The harder you fall, the higher you bounce...

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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    Here's another link for you.... few in there that I've posted on this site as well....

    https://www.thecombineforum.com/thre...t-tools.40149/
    I just joined I think…


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    Quote Originally Posted by psacustomcreations View Post
    Keep eating those muffins and you might go up a weight class.

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    Lol Not gonna happen. I should have made two portions out of that last muffin.


    Was really good but I felt pretty grossed out after eating the whole thing. No more for me…until the next time.
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    Re: Shop Made Tools

    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    home made ASO easily relocated with pallet jack..






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    I like it! Whatcha make the top out of?


    For a right handed smith, you want the horn on the left side. Might wanna flip it around so you don't get made fun of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psacustomcreations View Post
    This one has several items made from members of WeldingWeb
    https://www.homemadetools.net/categories
    That's sad... is that why we don't see some of the guys on the forum anymore?



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    Quote Originally Posted by 52 Ford View Post
    I like it! Whatcha make the top out of?


    For a right handed smith, you want the horn on the left side. Might wanna flip it around so you don't get made fun of.

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    Ohhh. I figured you added a plate to the top. That's some SERIOUS flange thickness.

    You wanna hear my 2 cents on how you could improve that ASO to be the BEST dang anvil that never was?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 52 Ford View Post

    You wanna hear my 2 cents on how you could improve that ASO to be the BEST dang anvil that never was?

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    you mean i have a choice?

    but seriously,sure.

    just keep in mind I have REAL anvils and it is nice having this hunk of iron to do cold beating/straightening on.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    you mean i have a choice?

    but seriously,sure.

    just keep in mind I have REAL anvils and it is nice having this hunk of iron to do cold beating/straightening on.


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    Add webbing between the base and the top plate (flanges) to stiffen it up. Cut some clearance under the heel, add a Pritchel hole adjacent to the Hardie hole, taper the horn out to about a 3/8" point, and TURN THE ANVIL AROUND. People are gonna take you for one of them left handed weirdos.

    As it is, if you use the hot cut you have in the Hardie hole, the off cut would land on the anvil, inevitably bounce off, and land in your shoe.

    I know that anything I leave on the anvil or anvil stump in my shop ends up falling on my left foot.... always the left foot.


    Edit: and this is purely my opinion, but I think it would look cooler painted black... maybe Ford blue? Prolly black. OR strip all the paint off it, let it get a light coat of rust, then rust converter, then a liberal amount of boiled linseed oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 52 Ford View Post
    Add webbing between the base and the top plate (flanges) to stiffen it up. Cut some clearance under the heel, add a Pritchel hole adjacent to the Hardie hole, taper the horn out to about a 3/8" point, and TURN THE ANVIL AROUND. People are gonna take you for one of them left handed weirdos.

    As it is, if you use the hot cut you have in the Hardie hole, the off cut would land on the anvil, inevitably bounce off, and land in your shoe.

    I know that anything I leave on the anvil or anvil stump in my shop ends up falling on my left foot.... always the left foot.


    Edit: and this is purely my opinion, but I think it would look cooler painted black... maybe Ford blue? Prolly black. OR strip all the paint off it, let it get a light coat of rust, then rust converter, then a liberal amount of boiled linseed oil.

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    heh heh. that hot cut is used as a work stop for when i chip the dross off my plasma cuts.

    keep in mind this hunk of iron is only used to be best upon. I don't do any smithing. best i leave to you guys


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    Getting beat up is what ASO's do best...
    The harder you fall, the higher you bounce...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    heh heh. that hot cut is used as a work stop for when i chip the dross off my plasma cuts.

    keep in mind this hunk of iron is only used to be best upon. I don't do any smithing. best i leave to you guys


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    Ever since I got an anvil, I don't know how I could work without it. I do the same thing, BTW. I knock all the dross and slag off parts at the anvil.

    How much you reckon that dude weighs?

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    Oh... and it still needs to be painted either black or Ford blue.

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    dunno. 35" long. never had to lift it


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    dunno. 35" long. never had to lift it


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    Here's what you do... get a 36" diameter graduated cylinder. Stick the ASO in it. Fill the graduated cylinder with water (sparkling if you're feeling fancy). Take note of what level the Perrier is sitting at in the graduated cylinder. Remove aforementioned ASO. Now, note how much LESS Perrier there is in the cylinder. That difference is the volume of your ASO. Convert to cubic inches.

    Now, get out your hacksaw, some files, and a block of 4140. Make the block EXACTLY 1 cubic inch. Feel free to get creative. Doesn't have to be a cube. Just has to displace a exactly 1 cubic inch.

    Next, take a scale (the one you use to measure your "herbs" with will work fine) and figure out how much that single cubic inch of 4140 that you carved into a set of boobs weighs. Now, multiply whatever your boobs weighed by the volume of your ASO.

    It's really that easy.

    (I don't own a crane scale.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 52 Ford View Post
    Here's what you do... get a 36" diameter graduated cylinder. Stick the ASO in it. Fill the graduated cylinder with water (sparkling if you're feeling fancy). Take note of what level the Perrier is sitting at in the graduated cylinder. Remove aforementioned ASO. Now, note how much LESS Perrier there is in the cylinder. That difference is the volume of your ASO. Convert to cubic inches.

    Now, get out your hacksaw, some files, and a block of 4140. Make the block EXACTLY 1 cubic inch. Feel free to get creative. Doesn't have to be a cube. Just has to displace a exactly 1 cubic inch.

    Next, take a scale (the one you use to measure your "herbs" with will work fine) and figure out how much that single cubic inch of 4140 that you carved into a set of **** weighs. Now, multiply whatever your **** weighed by the volume of your ASO.

    It's really that easy.

    (I don't own a crane scale.)

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    easy peasy lol

    OR

    I have a 1000# (I think) platform scale I can drop it on but it will need to be weighed WITH the block of wood and fork pockets.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    easy peasy lol

    OR

    I have a 1000# (I think) platform scale I can drop it on but it will need to be weighed WITH the block of wood and fork pockets.


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    I'm thinking the chunk'o'beam on its own is maybe 500lbs. The flanges and web on that dude are pretty serious.

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