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Old 04-10-2006, 05:45 PM
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Home made tools!

Any of you guys make some of your own tools.
Homade blast cabinet for example or anything like that?
Something you had to modify to work better etc.

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Old 04-10-2006, 06:08 PM
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i've made a few little trinkets to get some jobs done but the best thing i made for myself is my welder cart.

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Now that's what I'm talking about.
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www.mbnlite.machinebuilders.net/
Some of this stuff is a little dated (to say the least!) but there is still some neat projects here.
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Old 04-10-2006, 09:27 PM
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Nice welder cart, Johnny. Looks great!

I whipped this one up. It will get another level/shelf when I add a plasma cutter and probably a drawer for "stuff". I'm probably going to change the wheels though - they are marginal due to the weight of the 180SD. If I add more weight to it, it's going to become pretty hard to move around. The bottle chain bracket is from my MM210 that had that piece left over since I had bought the spoolgun kit which came with a bracket for dual tanks.





I also did a custom hydraulic conversion on my JD2 tube bender :
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Old 04-10-2006, 10:05 PM
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Home made tools!

Cebby that tube bender "ain't no homemade tool" that is a master tool fabrication. What a work of art. Great site as well. Thanks.
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Old 04-10-2006, 10:10 PM
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Home made pressuriized sand/media blaster holds about 700lbs of stuff.

110 lb ones run about just over $1,000 mine cost about $25


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Plenty more in our journal, or search this board for "homemade" or "homebuilt".

Also, we just released a custom search engine for searching hotrodding forums today. Try searching for "homemade" or "homebuilt" in the "Garage-Tools" forums. Here's a link to the search form: Crankshaft Coalition Master List of Hotrodding Forums.
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this is a "Intergrip Panel Clamps " as Eastwood likes to call them, they also like to charge you 30$ for 4 of them. i think i spent 15$ at Home Depot and i can make a whole bunch of them. i used a 1/2" aluminum square tubing, a threaded rod with the same pitch as the wing nut and some 22 gage sheet metal. it worked out pretty good.

Next is a brake i plan on making with a Bridgeport.
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53 ledsled ,

Can I see a different angle of that?

What do ya use it for?



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its to hold 2 pieces of flat (or kinda flat) sheet metal together while keeping them flush and close together (0.0299" ~ 22 gage) it works really good.

what i did was cut the the threaded rod just long enough to grip onto the wing nut and then mark it in the middle with a cut-off saw. i used the mark to start cutting it down the middle with a hacksaw (it has a thin blade so the 22 gage metal will fit perfect) i then spot welded a small piece of 22 gage metal to it and bend the bottom part.
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Old 04-11-2006, 01:07 PM
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Home made tools!

Great stuff guys keep them coming.
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its to hold 2 pieces of flat (or kinda flat) sheet metal together while keeping them flush and close together (0.0299" ~ 22 gage) it works really good.

what i did was cut the the threaded rod just long enough to grip onto the wing nut and then mark it in the middle with a cut-off saw. i used the mark to start cutting it down the middle with a hacksaw (it has a thin blade so the 22 gage metal will fit perfect) i then spot welded a small piece of 22 gage metal to it and bend the bottom part.

Harbor Freight sells them for I thing 4 for about $5.00. But I did not see them on the counter and asked and they were behind the counter by the welding stuff. Ed ke6bnl
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I feel right at home now.
The grinder I made out of an old washing machine motor and a rim from an old ford. I think I spent 22.00 on it total. it is set up to power my wet stone also.

The press brake goes in my 55 ton press. It will bend 12 gauge mild steel 90* 30" wide.

The pulley wrench is for turning motors over that have no balancer bolt. The chain and curved foot go in the groove of a pulley and you work it like a oil filter wrench.

The little gauges are for checking the installed angle of U-joints and the one with the zip ties is for checking the pushrod depth in a master cylinder to brake booster pushrod relationship.
I got more coming , mikey
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