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Old 05-09-2010, 05:31 AM
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Luv the hand drawn frowney faces and the running commentary.

By the way, speaking of frowney faces for you curmudgeons. Did you know it takes over 40 muscles to show a frown...but only 4 to give the finger? (Heard last week on Prairie Home Companion of all places.)
Now thats funny Cboy hahaha I'm stealing that one.

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Here's another tool I cobbled together some time ago to cut thin slices of tubing. I posted it up earlier in a separate thread but thought it belonged here as well.

It's a "mini chop saw" made by clamping an air powered die grinder to a hinged wood frame and then install a metal cutting blade on the grinder. I have been very surprised at how will it works on lighter metals or thin steel...basically jobs that are too small to cut effectively on my 14" DeWalt chopper.





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thats pretty nifty.

I see what looks like a drill doctor chuck. How does that thing work for you. I have one as well but can't really ever get it to sharpen the bits. I makes them look nice but they will never cut. I have always had better luck with the bench grinder. Maybe it is because I am trying to sharpen just the cheap black oxide bits that usually don't work very well after they initially chip or dull out anyways. Maybe you have some pointers for me?
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...I see what looks like a drill doctor chuck. How does that thing work for you.
Wow. Good eye. I have pretty good luck with the drill doctor...although my sharpenings do seem to have a life span that I wish was a bit longer. If I'm drilling lots of holes in 1/8 or thicker metal, I'll have to re-sharpen every 4 or 5 holes to really keep the bit digging nicely.

Also, like you say, it depends on the quality of the original bit. the cheaper bits just don't seem to sharpen all that well.
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Here's another tool I cobbled together some time ago to cut thin slices of tubing. I posted it up earlier in a separate thread but thought it belonged here as well.

It's a "mini chop saw" made by clamping an air powered die grinder to a hinged wood frame and then install a metal cutting blade on the grinder. I have been very surprised at how will it works on lighter metals or thin steel...basically jobs that are too small to cut effectively on my 14" DeWalt chopper.





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My dad made a pair of these jackstands probably before I was born. I think they used to be tractor axle housings, I'm not sure. I wish I had another pair of them.
You know, that would make a hell of a beer stein!
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Old 06-19-2010, 08:47 PM
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some great ideas that I will soon be borrowing here...
anyway, here's my pre lube oiler, monster slide hammer, liner puller, gantry, slack adjuster puller, axle nut socket, long thread chaser and fan belt mover-arounder, and a one time use wrench for a sticky situation i came across.

Looks like all cant be posted at once, so next post has the rest....
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Tool for Removing Stuck Flywheel

Rather than repost the entire thing, here is a link to a tool I made to remove my flywheel that just wouldn't come off. Hope this helps someone out!

Remove Flywheel Stuck on Crankshaft
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... Hope this helps someone out!
As I noted in your original posting, like most good tools, this idea is transferable to many other situations beyond just a stuck flywheel. So it will be helpful to many of us.
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unbelievably useful ideas

I am very amazed at the craftsmanship of everyone here. I also appreciate everyone sharing their ideas. I read the whole 8 pages, and I'm sure I can use a lot of these ideas for my projects. I'm going out to the garage to find something I've made to share with you. Do cell phone pics work good. My camera pics were to big before. Thanks guys.
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Wow. Good eye. I have pretty good luck with the drill doctor...although my sharpenings do seem to have a life span that I wish was a bit longer. If I'm drilling lots of holes in 1/8 or thicker metal, I'll have to re-sharpen every 4 or 5 holes to really keep the bit digging nicely.

Also, like you say, it depends on the quality of the original bit. the cheaper bits just don't seem to sharpen all that well.
cboy most (if not all) of the cheaper drill bits are induction hardened only on the very tip,so once you sharpen past that you are into base metal....result sharpened bit don't last long.
I have several solid carbide bits that were thrown on the hanger floor because they were chipped/chunks out of them.These things were considered expendable (did not have to account for them in tool inventory) but any way I brought them home and sharpened them ,by hand at first then later with my Drill Doctor . Only one of them has had to be resharpened much... the 1/4 ..... my fault drilled in to concrete too many times. I really like my Drill Doctor.....
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Here is a brake I made, was a fun project .
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Old 06-26-2010, 07:59 AM
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Theres thousands of dollars worth of tools here,all are great ....What I learned (right here) from someone is more a trick that a tool.
I went to a mans shop to repair some door bottoms I thought I gatherd up all the tools I needed but just when I got started I found I forgot my door knob clip tool. Then I rememberd a trick I learned from another member "atichargr" If you slide a rag around the knob and work it back and forth it'll catch the horseshoe clip and it comes right out....Thanks atichrger you saved the day

PEPI,I have one question ...How the heck did you cut those steel pieces so nicely and clean? They look like something you would buy...Thats a work of art...I want one ,a 5 footer
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Formed out of 1 x 1/4 bar stock and refined with a sander.

Notice the welding magnet on the catch tray of the hacksaw ......... no metal reaches the floor ... or falls on the floor when moving the tool around, other modes on that saw turned into a decent tool, out of the box .. puke!
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