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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mattcuddy wrote:
Everyone else showed their tools while in use, please do the same.


here is an example of this multi-tool in use. in this incarnation, it's a show display holder for some of my restored parts.

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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i used one of those wooden multitools as a car dolly:
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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hazetguy wrote:
here is a very handy special tool. it is cheap, and i try to keep several around at all times. it comes in varying lengths and can be used for so many different things. hammer, door stop/holder-opener, lever, cup holder, arm rest, deck lid prop, table leg, pillow, cruise control, etc. its uses are nearly limitless.

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I just used one of those to test-drill some holes for proper counter-sinking.

It worked pretty well.


I make sawdust out of those on a regular basis. Their uses are myriad.
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no pictures
for a brake drum puller
I plasma cut the center out of both a wide five rim and a 4 hole rim
and cut 3 slots in each to fit our heavy duty puller

bolted on the stick drum this homemade tool makes it a easy job to get done.
something usually breaks-- like the cylinder piston that holds the shoes or the hold down pins
never had one that didn't come off using them
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a couple more I threw together this week:

DIY Parts Washer -
Only thing I didn't have on hand was a spare spray top... picked up an empty spray bottle from Wally World for $.92.

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Rolling Tool Cart -
My most frequently used automotive tools are living on this now. My shop is a 150 year old barn that can't support a vehicle... so I work outside. This will cut down on running back and forth big time! Maggie the bus was thrilled to model for these pics!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark tucker wrote:
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I like the oil wrench idea I'm going to make one but a little stiffer.
I made one out of 3/16 steel, worked great till this last one that wadded it up.somebody must of used locktight on thier nuts.


I just made one out of stainless flatbar and some roundbar for a nice handle, Good leverage.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does a CNC machine qualify? Here's a quick flash of how I made it.
I made it so it all breaks down and can be stored in almost as much room as a pop up canopy when they're broken down.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look what I did with a few of those multi tools:

This (also, note the DIY planer jig)
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became this:
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became this:
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can you make one like that shaped like a fish? so you can tunafish like you tune a gitar.nice work.Im usualy real good at that stuff, but cant figure out how to get the sawdust to stay in the shape I want it.

wish I had the $ & brains to add a cnc system to one of my mills, so I could make rocker arms&other engine parts easyer. and one on the mini lathe would be nice too.or even just a few mods so I can grind some cams.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a company that makes a kit to modify a harbor freight mill by adding CNC control to it. I forget where I found it. I'll do some looking around & try to come back with a website. There's a lot of that stuff on cnczone.com
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I used to get on cnc zone but cant remember my password now.I must be getten old.I did operate & program herco mills for a while, building mill spec ,aerospace,ford,gm&chrysler,tool&die,dod,bombparts,3D programing ,all kinds of shit.I cross trained to do it at a friends prototype shop because I wanted to get a cnc mill at home.witch never happened,got atleast 2 cancers instead.then AFU by moron happy hacker DR, six or 8 slice&dice suggerys &then again with way toomuch raidaition.so now the $$$ are gone& just about all that remains is a brain that gos 212mph 24 hours a day.(along with a lot of migrains)1 day I will buy a pistol and be done with the headaches.but for now the kids&bug shit keeps me going. I have a new pro built round tube 4link,strut,doubble funny car caged roadster set up for either my 618hp small block or 572ci bigblock(over 800hp on pump gas) that I cant finish and is just sitten there.ohwell life go's on.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my bus stearing wheel puller next to a real one...

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^^ Did you cast that?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My biggest project to date. CNC Plasma cutting table
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what software do you use?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Framehead locating jig

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Worked great!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On my table I use Autocad 2002, Sheetcam and Mach3


Are you using the frame head jig to replace a rusty frame head? Good idea.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes sir! Made it with some scrap stock I had minus the 2" O.D. round tubing to simulate the beam. Had to splurge for that.
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