The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kustombuilder, Jan 16, 2008.
This set of 6) Torx drivers (brand X) came in a plastic bag, which was always unsightly in the tool chest.
I made this holder out of black Nylon to keep them arranged; it takes up a lot less space and looks a heck of alot better.
The annular cuts for the O'rings intersect the Ø .25 holes so that the O'rings bear against the shafts of the Torx drivers. The O'rings provide enough friction to hold them in. The slot on the side is for removal of the O'rings.
Well , that is slick as snot .
My wife was laughing at my work gloves the other day because all of them are missing the ends of the thumb and index fingers...on both hands! Damn the need to have things shiny!
I like shiny clean hardware also, and after launching a few loose screws into orbit, I finally started screwing them into something, be it a block of would or whatever will work to hold the fastener. Of course, I still get in a hurry occasionally, and there I go looking for hardware again.
I bought a roll of thick rubber padding to make fender covers. this stuff is a quarter inch and is almost the same material as my scuba suit. very durable. roll cost $120 and I cut it into 30" strips.
way cheaper than touching up paint.
^^ good idea
Man I have a hard enough time staying awake after lunch, if I used those nice comfy pads I would be nodding off in no time.
Do you have a link or product name or source?
Without reading through the entire thread, who on here hasn't heated a wrench with the torch and bent it to that perfect angle to get to that hard to reach bolt?
More than once.
Made this puller up to remove a distributor rotor. Seemed like an overkill until I turned the rotor over and found the damage done by levering it off in the past.
I've polished the rocket but never washers.
Yup. And Snap-on too
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I never modify my Snap-On wrenches! My Craftsman and others get that job! Lol
I got it from our upholstery shop. I will ask him tomorrow.
I was able to reach him, he said it is called Presto-cell or something like that.
Along with the different bends I also have ground them thinner (open end, box end and sockets) to be able to fit them into tight places on cars and aircraft. my favorites are the thin wall box ends with the handle ground down too so you can move it far enough to take it off, turn it over and move the damn thing another half flat.
A person can also use up some old 1/2" and 9/16" sockets to make some door hinge wrenches. I'm too far away from mine to post a pic, but the wrenches can be seen online.
Fired up the forge and made a slag hammer
Gosh, I don't remember the last time I used a slag hammer,...........but I been using a Mig for a long long long time.
You must lead a sheltered life, get outside and weld in the wind and rain. Arc welding has it's place.
I only have a small mig, for light duty work. For heavier strong welds, I still fire up the Miller Bobcat stick welder. Old ways die hard. But just remember good welds chip easy.
Yeah, I used to love it when I got it just right and the slag was already curling off. One stroke with the wire brush was all it took. I should point out that it didn't happen very often.
I started out with an old Lincoln tombstone arc welder and a 33 Ford in my driveway with no garage. Why would I ever want to do that again ? Nope, I'll take my 40x60 ft (self built) metal shelter and Mig/Tig/Ox/Acy/Plasma and get by just fine. If that makes me a panty waist, at least I'm a dry and happy panty waist.
Hey everyone, I didnt mean to start the debate on proper welding processes and which procedure is the best. It all depends on what your up to and why. With that, there are some cool threads about casting which gave me the bug to make my own tag topper. Well, before you can cast, you gotta melt it. Heres another homemade tool. Made a foundry from an old
Heres another tool that made for the foundry. I new that I should relieve the pressure before I cut into it but with how old it was I figured the pressure would be minimal. I was wrong. 20 years of gallons of beer that went through many heating and chilling cycles creates a soup that could gag a maggot. Heres my keg de preassure tool
Big Note of Caution here.............Be very careful any time you cut any container, especially one that had any kind of chemical (alcohol) in it. Had a friend many many years ago that figured an old drum had been sitting for years and was safe to cut open. He was wrong. They threw a fender cover over him to snuff him out and he spent some time in the hospital but recovered.
Here's my 2 month work in progress hopefully done next week project.
Its a over built, over engineered but it's set up to be totally adjustable in able to use anyone's die sets. Right now it has a die I made on it.
If I get it done shortly I'll update.
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