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

  1. hotrod1948
    Joined: Jan 17, 2011
    Posts: 501

    hotrod1948
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Milton, WI

    Very nice. Well thought out..perfect size for that machine.
     
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  2. ekimneirbo
    Joined: Apr 29, 2017
    Posts: 2,472

    ekimneirbo
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    from Brooks Ky

    Well done :D.........
     
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  3. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 16,059

    DDDenny
    Member
    from oregon

    When I was a machinist I made A LOT of soft hammers for the shop guys, a chunk of steel round stock, a couple plastic ends and a Cherokee hickory handle, once in a while someone would bring one back complaining of the handle loosening up and want the handle replaced.
    I would take it and give it a good whack on the end to seat it and drill a hole through it and install a 1/4" roll pin.
     
  4. atch
    Joined: Sep 3, 2002
    Posts: 5,053

    atch
    Member

    Wouldn't a couple of old steering column shafts do this for just about free? i.e., anything before the collapsible shafts came into being.
     
  5. whtbaron
    Joined: Sep 12, 2012
    Posts: 573

    whtbaron
    Member
    from manitoba

    Got tired of my welding helmets kicking around the welding bench and decided I needed a place to hang them on the wall. Took an old towel rack that got tossed during a home reno a few yrs ago... rearranged the bars and blew a little black paint on it... voila! DSCN4772.JPG DSCN4773.JPG DSCN4775.JPG
     
  6. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 4,545

    Fortunateson
    Member

    Nothing like Powerfist Black!
     
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  7. atch
    Joined: Sep 3, 2002
    Posts: 5,053

    atch
    Member

    A friend gave this to me. He made it back in the dark ages.

    Slide "hammer" made with needle nose Vise Grip, Model A brake rod, and a stack of washers welded together.

    b-t-w; the "date of manufacture" is April 18, 2006.

    b-t-w (2); I wasn't there when he made it, but he told me that the weight was welded washers. Doesn't look like it to me, but I can't argue with the man who made it. 20200318_180751.jpg 20200318_180817.jpg 20200318_180801.jpg
     
  8. stealthcruiser
    Joined: Dec 24, 2002
    Posts: 3,748

    stealthcruiser
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    I'm diggin' the "reduction gear" on your drill press!

    I need something similar on my old Delta drill press!
     
  9. Nothing elaborate, just needed an extension on the jack, to get dummy case up in place while fitting it to crossmember and floor pan. Inexpensive floor jack I had around, and some 2 by 6. It's bolted to the jack, so it can't rock. Been a blessing on my arms! IMGP3133r.jpg
     
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  10. RMONTY
    Joined: Jan 7, 2016
    Posts: 2,293

    RMONTY
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    Been taking advantage of social distancing. Finally finished my rotisserie.

    Watch "March 21, 2020" on YouTube
     
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  11. We've all drop a part that landed in a hard to reach place so i came up with a way to retrieve parts that a magnet can't pick up. Yes its very simple looking but does a great job. The wax cover on Babybel cheese is very tacky and even works as it gets dirty i just put it on a piece of brass rod, i also use it (the wax) to hold trim in place when deciding where i want it and able to stand back and look without the distraction of strips of tape, and it wipes of with wax&grease remover. Just something that has worked well for me. BigO

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  12. 20200325_123643.jpg 20200325_123528.jpg Small punches i use to work on jewelry but also use to straighten stainless trim, masonry nails.
     
  13. Known as a ring clamp I use one at home to hold small pieces when they need to be filed or polished, it has 2 leather pads to keep from scratching the piece your working on.
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  14. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,435

    seb fontana
    Member
    from ct

    Tube rib tool - keeps hose from sliding off
     

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  15. impala4speed
    Joined: Jan 31, 2010
    Posts: 316

    impala4speed
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    Now that is really slick!
     
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  16. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,435

    seb fontana
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    from ct

    Spring Re-arch press
     

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  17. gatz
    Joined: Jun 2, 2011
    Posts: 1,642

    gatz
    Member

    seb, that's brilliant
    gonna have to make one of these....
     
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  19. Dyce
    Joined: Sep 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,929

    Dyce
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    I love that with the ball bearing! It reminded me of the one I made to do 3/8 fuel line. It was a cheap side cutter....
     
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  20. I purchased one of those many years ago
    It kinda worked but mostly didn’t. I remember it would piss me off more than anything
     
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  21. Roger O'Dell
    Joined: Jan 21, 2008
    Posts: 1,143

    Roger O'Dell
    Member

    I just use an inverted flare, but only do partial.on tubes
     
  22. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,435

    seb fontana
    Member
    from ct

    Nice and simple, will do many size of tube! Gave me an idea for the next one!
     
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  23. 1946caddy
    Joined: Dec 18, 2013
    Posts: 1,780

    1946caddy
    Member
    from washington

    There never seems to be anyone around when I need to load a car, that doesn't run, onto a trailer, or drag something around in the shop. So, I built this portable winch setup that uses a cheap, remote controlled Harbor Freight winch. Attach one end to a unmovable object and the other to what I want to move.
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  24. I have both large and small commercial units, but needed medium sized puller in a hurry. I welded a visegrip onto a rod, and drilled a 2" piece of solid round stock for use as the slider hammer. For the handle on the end I welded a nut on one end of a piece of 3/4 iron pipe.
    It is ugly, but it works great.
    Bob
     
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  25. impala4speed
    Joined: Jan 31, 2010
    Posts: 316

    impala4speed
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  26. atch
    Joined: Sep 3, 2002
    Posts: 5,053

    atch
    Member

    ...and the picture is where?
     
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  27. Rustridden31
    Joined: Oct 9, 2003
    Posts: 249

    Rustridden31
    Member
    from Denver, CO

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    Made a welding cart out of an old file cabinet. Added wheels and hooks/handles. Holds all I need, helmet, tools, gloves, etc.


    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     
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  28. atch
    Joined: Sep 3, 2002
    Posts: 5,053

    atch
    Member

    Excellent; excellent. I've been scratching my head as to how to store my helmets in such a way that they don't get dust and grinding grit on/in them. Inside a file cabinet will be perfect. I think I'll make a welder cart with a 2 drawer file cabinet and replace the one I've had since I bought the welder (sometime in the early 90's). Thanx for the pix.
     
  29. fiftyv8
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
    Posts: 5,281

    fiftyv8
    Member
    from CO & WA

    Now my friend that is one good idea for an old file cabinet.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Looks to ne like there is space enough in one of those draws to store your helmet...
     
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