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#1 Mavericknutt Home built tools
I'll start this is a belt grinder I'm building now
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#2 Mavericknutt Re:Home built tools
I thought this topic would be fun either homemade tools or altered store bought tools don't be shy:p
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#3 Grabber5.0 Re:Home built tools
That looks great Robert. I can't think of anything I have done besides taking those stupid safety sheilds off of my bench grinder. :P
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#4 Mavericknutt Re:Home built tools
My modified harbor freight bead roller
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#5 Mavericknutt Re:Home built tools
My pro tools 105 tube bender i made air over hydraulic
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#6 Mavericknutt Re:Home built tools
My welder/plasma torch cart i built
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#7 Mavericknutt Re:Home built tools
I made the jigs to help install cages in cars
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#8 Mavericknutt Re:Home built tools
My welding table i am building it with fixtures for holding other pieces of equipment the band saw is a portable from harbor freight that i fixed up for a vertical saw
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#9 Mavericknutt Re:Home built tools
I'm building a leaf brake on the back side of it 6' long and capable of 16the ga.
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#10 jmgford Re:Home built tools
I have an old screwdriver that I ground to a point to use as an awl. :rollinglaugh:
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#11 Grabber5.0 Re:Home built tools
Originally posted by jmgford
I have an old screwdriver that I ground to a point to use as an awl. :rollinglaugh:

That sounds about my skill level. :D I ground the tip of a screwdriver down once in an emergency so I could use it for an eyeglass screw. :onfire:

I'll think of something...
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#12 Mavericknutt Re:Home built tools
For me i do it out of necessity I know what i want and I know what I can afford then I figure out how to make it reality
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#13 radmav Re:Home built tools
I'm fairly sure I've already shown a pic of my bead roller I made/modified so I wont bother with another.

I've also had to make a few tools along the way to make a part or three. some pretty simple, others a little more detailed.

kinda goes along with having to make your own parts because no one either makes them, or you cant afford to / or cant justify buying them.

I also made a tool to narrow a 9in housing and reinstall the ends. have about 40 bucks in materials, versus spending upwards of 400 (for something I'll probably only use once)

good job Nutt!:thumbsup:
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#14 mavericknutt Re:Home built tools
I know you sent me pictures but I don't think you posted them. look Chris I know you are shy when it comes to pictures but post up you hog breeder :evil: that goes to everyone as well it doesn't have to be a major fabrication just stuff ya needed to get the job done.
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#15 radmav Re:Home built tools
here, happy I dug one up? :p:disappointed:
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#16 radmav Re:Home built tools
here, happy I dug one up? :p:disappointed:
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#17 Grabber5.0 Re:Home built tools
Hmm maybe I can do something with this extra set of Magnum 500's after all. :)

Here is my custom office chair. Not a tool per se but it is handy to have around.
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#18 jmgford Re:Home built tools
This is a handy little guy. Just a piece of tuibing silver-soldered to a screwdriver. It's for removing carb jets, especially the old 4100 Autolites that got seized into the bottom of the bowls,
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#19 Mavericknutt Re:Home built tools
Cool i need to take a picture of my ford transmission pliers
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#20 Grabber5.0 Re: Home built tools
I guess you guys are the only crafty ones. I did scratch build the bench my grinder is bolted to, but I got the concept from a friend. And I wish it was on a pedestal so I could use the bench for working.
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#21 Mavericknutt Re: Home built tools
:?: i was really hoping for a better turn out on this thread
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#22 jmgford Re: Home built tools
Originally posted by Mavericknutt
:?: i was really hoping for a better turn out on this thread


I think you set the bar too high and intimidated everybody.
:clap:
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#23 Fro Re:Home built tools
I haven't built anything for me in quite a while. I guess I could post some pics of stuff from work.
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#24 Mavericknutt Re:Home built tools
That's the spirit
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#25 Fro Re:Home built tools
How about rebuilt? Here's a project that I finished yesterday, It's a 30 hp Mitsubishi 480v electric motor, It needed new bearings and cooling fan, the load bearing is almost 5 1/2 inches in diameter and motor weighs 450 lbs, the bearings were a little over $700.
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#26 Mavericknutt Re:Home built tools
Sweet
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#27 Grabber5.0 Re: Home built tools
Wow that is a big bearing. I would've never guessed the motor was that big from the pic.
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#28 mavericknutt Re:Home built tools
Fact the rest of you bitches need to post up your chit :evil:
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#29 mavericknutt Re:Home built tools
cave man tools are acceptable..............
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#30 radmav Re:Home built tools
hey,...dont be talking about me :evil:
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#31 jmgford Re:Home built tools
Here is a "cave man" tool, but very handy. I made this after the frustration of trying to re-center a 40-year old brake distribution block valve. It is just the end of a standard piece of brale line with a gound-off finishing nail inside it.
By inserting this tool into the brake distribution block, in place of the sensing switch, BEFORE bleeding the brakes, it keeps the valve in its center position, then after bleeding the sensor switch can be reinstalled.
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#32 Fro Re:Home built tools
Here is a hydraulic press that we built at work, It will push 42 tons.
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#33 jmgford Re:Home built tools
Originally posted by Fro
Here is a hydraulic press that we built at work, It will push 42 tons.


Show-off!
:evil:

Just kidding, Jeff. That is really nice. It looks like a store-bought piece.
Message created at 03/23/13 06:46 PM
#34 mavericknutt Re:Home built tools
Sweet, lets keep it going:thumbsup: jeff nice press Jack thats exactly the stuff I'm talking about.:cool:
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#35 mavericknutt Re:Home built tools
This is a pair of pliers I built to seperate ford tranny linkage
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#36 mavericknutt Re:Home built tools
This is a pair of pliers I built to seperate ford tranny linkage
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#37 mavericknutt Re:Home built tools
Repurposed this vise nut to work the valve on my bender
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#38 mavericknutt Re:Home built tools
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#39 mavericknutt Re:Home built tools
T dolly for metal forming
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#40 mavericknutt Re:Home built tools
Tool rest for my belt grinder
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#41 Grabber5.0 Re:Home built tools
This is the best I can do today. Soldering block for brushless motor bullet connectors. :D Those are 4mm gold bullet connectors in it (male is like a banana plug).

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#42 mavericknutt Re:Home built tools
thats the spirit Matt:thumbsup:
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#43 mavericknutt Re:Home built tools
T dollies and a slapper
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#44 comrick317 Re:Home built tools
Damn this is a cool thread.:thumbsup:
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#45 mavericknutt Re:Home built tools
Red neck dimple die
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#46 mavericknutt Re:Home built tools
It does this
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#47 mavericknutt Re:Home built tools
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#48 mavericknutt Re:Home built tools
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#49 mavericknutt Re:Home built tools
Building a 20 ton press brake, just getting started
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#50 mavericknutt Re:Home built tools
This is my pipe copeing fixture I'm building
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#51 Fro Re:Home built tools
That'll be handy.
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#52 mavericknutt Re:Home built tools
Added to the press today also bought a piece of steel for the top die
Message created at 05/01/13 09:17 PM