Oh man- sometimes I don't know which I enjoy more- making tools or using them! Some days, I'm glad I'm not rich- if I was, I'd just go buy shit to build with, and might never have the appreciation or connection that I have with my homebuilt stuff. Here's the latest completed project, Frankenpressor Built almost entirely from pieces and parts scored cheaply at auctions by my good friend. When he heard that I was planning to buy a compressor big enough to run any air tool, he quickly dragged me down to the barn where we started gathering pieces. 30 gallon tank builds to 125psi within a couple of minutes with a 1hp 2800rpm motor. I've got just over 80 bucks in it. Homemade cart for my oxy-acetylene rig. I like this style a lot better than any of the commercial 2 wheel jobs I've seen Souped up harbor Fright bead roller. Started by building the benchtop stand, then added the 3/4 hp DC motor with variable speed unit driven through a 60:1 gear reducer. We added a footswitch for hands free operation. With the speed dialed down, you can really creep the metal through it, allowing you to follow tight contours. English wheel. We built the frame, then bought out some killer wheels from Joe Andrews at Hoosier Pattern. Power hammer built from an old industrial box stitcher. We've made several different strikers and anvils. in this picture it's a bit mismatched, with the plate plate and beater bag on the bottom, and a small rounded striker. My favorite way to use it is with the tuck shrinking dies. He and I are always building some sort of tool. He's not incredibly into cars, but he really loves building tools on the cheap. We have a ball doing it, too.