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Homemade tools in your shop..

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Novadude55, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. Novadude55
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    I use this a lot, and tonight while putting it away after it helped me unsieze the brakes on a 46 chevy 3/4 ton,, I thought you might like to see my homemade hammer. Check out the head on it,, and the two spares on either side..
    I know someone knows what those are,,,,,,:rolleyes:
     

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  2. 71buickfreak
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    They look like giant roller bearings.
     
  3. 71buickfreak
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    Here is a tool I made the other day to straighten the subframe on the '62 Comet wagon. I used an old coil spring.
     

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  4. 71buickfreak
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    friend of mine made a similar hammer, but he used square tubing turned in the bias. Your's looks pretty cool.
     
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  5. budd
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    there ball bushing pins from an accupress press brake.
     
  6. Retro Jim
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    Looks Good !
    There is a big post on home made / specialty tools if you do the search . You can get some really great tools by thinking how to make one yourself ! I have made a few special tools myself when I can't find one I need .

    Retro Jim
     
  7. Novadude55
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    damn, i did search before posting .. arrrg

    btw - those 'hammer heads' are diesel wrist pins..
     
  8. tb33anda3rd
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    i like the hammer. do you think you will actually wear the head out that you need two backups?
     
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    Here is a Polishing machine that I built 30 years ago to polish Stainless steel when I had my business (Classis Farbrication Inc).It cost $400 to
    build but paid for itself several times over.
     

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  11. budd
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    my belt grinder i built 3" by 48" belt grinder, 1HP 3400rpm motor, 3" by 5" yates boat trailer roller, i buy 6" belts and split them, it has a surface speed of about 4200 FPM, i have used this every day for over 8 years.
     

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  12. budd
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    not home made but jury rigged, i needed to cut 30 pieces of 1/2"x5" flat bar, so i dug out the old power hack saw and jury rigged up a drive system, works like a charm
     

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  13. rottenleonard
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    Thas awsome, we call those fixes"tem-permanent" :D
     
  14. budd
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    sence i posted i have burnt a belt almost in two and have added two more bar clamps..lol


     
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  16. 76formulafiend
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    another thing those wrist pins work great for is body dolly's or bending small patch panels over i have 5 or 10 differnt sizes even a couple large ones out of a D8 cat dozer
     
  17. Novadude55
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    Didnt think about it to be honest, just had two more wrist pins,
    call it embellishment,,
     
  18. Novadude55
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    I apologize for the dupe thread,
    I did search before i started, not sure why i didnt see the original,
    guess this thread can get deleted..
     
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