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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kustombuilder, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. bigheadbaxter
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    Couldn’t hardly open the drawer any longer due to the weight of the clamps.

    Made this little thing to consolidate and make the clamps easier to access.




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  2. bkap
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    I can't quite see how the grips are hanging. By the adjustment knobs?
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  3. David Gersic
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    Looks like they hang from the knob, yeah.


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  4. I got the idea for these shaping tools from a youtube vid, so I made my own shaping anvils that fit in my bench vise.
    I used these anvil forms to shape this stainless steel practice panel from a cutting of a refrigerator door into some sort of ....
    .... well, something...

    I haven't used each shape yet, but so far it's been working out fine.
    I am just now getting the hang of working and tig welding stainless, and making the welds and seams invisible.
    Just getting started .

    Just clamp one in the vice, and bend the metal over it.


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  5. I made this grounding device because I don't trust the "throw it on the table" grounding to be reliable.
    About a foot and a half of wire and two clamps.
    The pipe in the handle lets me also use it to hold parts that wont stay put.
    OR I can use it for welding parts on the table to parts that arent quite on the table. To make sure that both pieces have the same arc-attraction to the tig torch when starting the weld.

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  6. bigheadbaxter
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  7. saltflats
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    I have been into the body work lately and have wanted to try some new tools but being the tightwad that I am. :D
    Shrinking disc. :)
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    Slapping hammer :)
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  8. I like it. Cool tools.
     
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  9. SinisterSleds
    Joined: May 6, 2012
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    In order for the shrinking disk to work properly it needs to be contracting the panel flatly. The arbor and attachment nut need to be below the contact surface.[​IMG]

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  10. whtbaron
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    from manitoba

    Had a job where I wanted to hold a heavy truck bumper up over my head while straightening it on the press. My old engine hoist was looking like it needed a shot of Viagra so I came up with this extension. I still need to add a couple more braces for strength before it gets a repaint...
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  11. whtbaron
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    from manitoba

    I know there's been lots of railroad anvils posted here before... some of them are mine, but it's been a while and I made these 2 for my son and son in law for Xmas. Just used a cutting torch and grinders. Not really happy with the shape of the horns, but I ran out of time. DSCN4579.JPG
     
  12. whtbaron
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    I needed a cabinet to hold my auto body jacking equipment, tubing bender and bottle jacks. Made this out of some scraps of plywood and heavy lumber I had laying around. I had to replace the bending 1/2" axle with a 5/8" shaft and added some casters in front. It ended up being a lot heavier than I had anticipated. IMG_3106.JPG IMG_3104.JPG
     
  13. saltflats
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    Made this to remove the hood springs so I could clean and paint them.
    I used a piece of 1 inch tubing, some 3/4 inch all thread and some plate scraps.
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  14. Boneyard51
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    Now why didn’t I think of that! Awesome! I have fought them before! When I was young and strong it was no problem! Hope you don’t mind if I copy yours?
    I bet one like that would work on some clutch springs too? Maybe?








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  15. saltflats
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    Go for it Bones, the only thing I would have done different would be to make the tangs a little longer to make it easier to paint all around the spring.
     
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  16. This deserves an "Atta Boy"
     
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  17. '51 Norm
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    I needed one of those a couple of months ago. That looks way better than the screwdriver and wedges that I used.
    It looks like your method will result in fewer blood blisters.
    Hopefully I will remember this thread the next time I need to take a hood hinge apart.
     
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  18. 64 DODGE 440
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    Cool engineering. Looks like a great way to save fingers and prevent loss of skin. Betting that a lot of HAMBers will be making them.
     
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  19. realsteeler
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    I make stainless bumpers with this.
     

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  20. realsteeler
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    Reciprocating hammer
     

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  21. realsteeler
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    Distributor machine
     

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  22. studebakerjoe
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    Any other pics/ details on that distributor machine?
     
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  23. lostone
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    ^^^^^ same here!^^^^^

    Need more info and pics on distributor machine !!!
     
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  24. realsteeler
    Joined: Mar 30, 2012
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    All it does is replicate the ignition system in the vehicle. So it has a degree wheel which is made from a circle of aluminium plate with 360 degree marks, and fitted to a spindle. This is geared to another spindle which has a lathe chuck mounted to it. The chuck holds the distributor shaft. I used a toothed cambelt and toothed pulleys of an old junkyard engine to gear the two shafts together.
    So the distributor spins at half crank speed.
    The distributor body is clamped so it cant spin.
    The electric motor speed is variable, controlled by a VSD unit.
    The revs are measured with an electronic rev counter taking its pulses from a piece of aluminium tape on the degree wheel shaft. It has an ignition coil and 8 spark plugs fitted, and powered with a 12v battery.
    You the hook up a timing light, run it up, and aim the light at the degree wheel to see what's going on. Much like in the vehicle, but easier to make changes.
    This machine is no where near as sophisticated as a Sun or an Allen. All it does is makes bench settings for advance curves much easier to do, rather than in the vehicle.
    You can also hook up a Mity Vac to mess with the vacuum side of things.
     

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  25. Gizzy
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    I have a couple of these too
     
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  26. Gizzy
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    I made something like this only I just clamp mine in a vice
     
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  27. whtbaron
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    I probably shouldn't have taken this pic on my black leg vise... makes it a little confusing. I don't imagine many of you are putting laminate flooring in your shops, but we all have the honey-do list. A friend of mine was renovating an older house with plaster walls. When trying to snap the laminate panels together at the ends or side walls, we couldn't pry against the walls or it would damage the plaster. I made this out of scrap iron with a plywood pad under the striking end to protect the flooring. The angle iron fits on the end of the plank, and striking the hard chunk of scrap iron at the end lets you pull it back into place and close gaps in the flooring... affectionately known as the Super Smacker Backer... it gives you enough clearance to swing the hammer away from the wall. An angle iron attachment for your slide hammer would also be another good option... IMG_3207.JPG
     
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  28. tb33anda3rd
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    probably would work like a slide hammer to pull dents/panels
     
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  29. David Gersic
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    I have plaster walls, and three rooms of laminate. I have a tool like this one, probably from Lowes

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    Just a bent piece of steel. There’s a piece of (fuzzy side) Velcro on the back, so as not to scratch the floor. Hook the end, smack it with a dead blow hammer, and move on. Is yours doing this, or something else?




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  30. whtbaron
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    Same deal... just a whole lot tougher for the hard to squeeze boards...
     
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