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  1. ratrod72
    Joined: Sep 23, 2014
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    My planishing hammer I made from scrap metal an a 6$ harbour freight air hammer and grade 8 bolts turned down in the lathe for dies... ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1434728191.060290.jpg
     
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  2. Joyer
    Joined: Jul 17, 2013
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    Doing another post i was reminded of a very simple homemade tool. I have searchef a long time for a fool-proof way to burnish aluminum and heres what i came up with: hotglue a piece of round rawhide to the end of a flat pneumatic hammer head, chuck it in a drill press, apply valve lapping compound. Perfect every time, no practice needed, and cheap! Here is an example of what it'll do ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1434900492.361315.jpg
     
  3. Mart
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    Here are a couple of home made tools I made recently. Anyone who messes with 94s will recognise what these are for.
    The jet tool was turned down from a 10mm allen bolt. The end was slotted and a piece of metal from a cutting knife blade inserted. It was then hand ground to get the final shape.

    The plug removal tool was made from a novelty joke hammer bottle opener. I cut it down and ground and hand filed the broad screwdriver tip onto it. It has a slight curve to match the slot in the plug.

    Cost me nothing but a little hobby time, time and they work really well.

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    Mart.
     
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  4. RichFox
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
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    stand 001.JPG i think it was Roseville Carl who posted his engine stand done this way but with a double row roller chain. I copied him but with a 3/4 wide tooth belt. Didn't work. Belt jumped teeth and finally broke. So I redid it using 55 Lincoln cam gears and left out the chain. Works great. As you can see, the gears do not need to be alined perfectly.
     
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  5. gatz
    Joined: Jun 2, 2011
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    ^^^ nice job. good use of a boat winch too
     
  6. dad-bud
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
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    Errr, ummmm, a square foot has 144 square inches. A cubic foot has 1728 cubic inches. which is 28317 cubic centimetres or 28.317 litres.
    I'm not sure how many roods or perches or bushels or fathoms any of that is though.
    Oh, I think I'll just go back to sleep now, my brain hurts.
     
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  7. Ulu
    Joined: Feb 26, 2014
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    Wow! If that one had been a snake it woulda bit me. Yeah a cubic foot is 12x12x12 inches.
     
  8. RichFox
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
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    So an Allison V12 is about one cubic foot in displacement! Sounds better in cubic inches. Another reason I don't like liters. Not enough of them.
     
  9. woodbox
    Joined: Jul 11, 2005
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    I have just finished my wheel. It has been a few years in the making. I needed it for some upcoming work on my 39 Coupe project, so had to get it done. I am pretty darn happy with the results. I have a quick release set up on it. This enables me to release the job from the wheel and reinstate it to continue working with out changing the tension. It also means I can take out a piece with flanges on the edge or swages, without having to wind the wheel all the way out of the way. The reduction box also makes adjustment very easy and fine. The frame is left over scrap pieces of pipe from the scrap bin at work. The bends were being thrown out due to a lack of paperwork! I wasn't needing paperwork for my job! I split the pipe and bends to put a flat spine right through the frame, then welded the pipe over the top. The plates top and bottom are 1" thick, drilled and tapped for fastenings. The plan is to use the frame for may tools, just by bolting on the appropriate heads. Plans for a plannishing head, louver press etc are forming in my grey matter already.
     
  10. GearheadsQCE
    Joined: Mar 23, 2011
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    ^^^^^^^ Way cool!
     
  11. woodbox
    Joined: Jul 11, 2005
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    I just found the flat lower wheel in a box with the other ones. I used it to align the two wheels a bit better. Just a little shim material in behind the top wheel mount and it is pretty damn close to spot on now! I took the opportunity to wax all the wheels to protect them from our humidity. Everything tends to rust if left uncoated.
     
  12. Mart
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    Nice wheel, Woodbox. Those Escort estates are fetching a fortune now in the UK.

    Mart.
     
  13. Skidder
    Joined: Aug 10, 2010
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  14. oj
    Joined: Jul 27, 2008
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    Heres my fixture to help install 3rd members. It drops into the receiver hole in a floor jack and attaches to the 3rd member by the universal joint straps. It wouldn't surprise me if these are commercially available, I've never seen or heard of one. I made this 10 or 15 years ago and have made slight changes and improvements.
     

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  15. GearheadsQCE
    Joined: Mar 23, 2011
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    ^^^^^^^If I had a drop out rear end, I would definitely make one of these. Quick Change gears are much lighter! Great idea!
     
  16. Here is a tubing straightener I made with some 1/4" plate and some random pulleys. I just use one pulley (which has a slotted mount) to adjust for the tubing size, pull the tube through, and it's pretty darn straight (depends on how straight you can pull.
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    Now I can buy these coils for less than half the cost of a bunch of straight pieces. IMG_2564.JPG
     
  17. gatz
    Joined: Jun 2, 2011
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    ^^^ neat idea
     
  18. Combined a U-bolt, a piece of bar stock, and an old drill index and mounted it on my drill press column.
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    Not so much a tool; but it sure is convenient and helps keep track of at least that set of bits.
     
  19. Fred D
    Joined: Dec 1, 2013
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    What a great thread
     
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  20. hasty
    Joined: Jul 5, 2009
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    hasty
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    Beautiful work!
     
  21. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
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    falcongeorge
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    from BC

    SLICK! I gotta make one of these!
     
  22. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
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    seb fontana
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    from ct

    I knew I was saving an exact bunch of wheels for some thing, too bad I used them for the wife's pantry doors....
     
  23. GearheadsQCE
    Joined: Mar 23, 2011
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    Seb,
    Had to reread this, I thought you said "my wife's Pantie Drawers"
     
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  24. falcongeorge
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    I wasn't gonna say it, but that what I read the first time as well. Guess we know whos heads are where...:p
     
  25. Lmao ,
    Man do I have a story about the panties' drawer.
     
  26. GearheadsQCE
    Joined: Mar 23, 2011
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    31,
    You're going to leave us hanging like that?
     
  27. Ron Brown
    Joined: Jul 6, 2015
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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg Man you guys have your crap together with some of these tools. Here is a simple tool I threw together about 30 years ago for cutting bolts to length in a band saw without trying to hold them with a pair of channel locks or something. It also chases the ends as you back the bolt back out. Simple but pretty handy.
     
  28. wisdonm
    Joined: Jun 20, 2011
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  29. 36 coupe
    Joined: May 5, 2008
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    Here's a tube roller i made for building a grille for one of my coupes

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  30. 36 coupe
    Joined: May 5, 2008
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    36 coupe
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    Here's a bead roller i made out of a cheap arsed Chinese POS
    Worked well but have sold it now and stepped up to a Mittler Bros unit.

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