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inspired by new interiors, my press brake.


this is what the press brake can do, thats 1/4 inch plate. i had to finish the second bend with a torch in the bench vise


little vise i made, every part of it is hand made from raw stock.


copper hammer, with replaceable faces. I have a hand full of plastic, brass and copper faces for it.


T-slot cleaner, for cleaning chips and gunk from the T-slots in the drill press or mill table.


drill gauge for the dieing art of sharpening drill bits by hand.


parallels and 123 blocks, all surfaces flat and square to within .0002 inches. nice for set ups on the mill.


5 inch sine bar, for set ups where you need to make a very specific, very accurate angle. this is achieved through the magic of right angle trig. you can Google it if your interested.
 

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Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
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Way too cool, it makes the stuff I make with a torch and grinder look pretty shabby. :D

Brian
 

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A couple things i made for my garage

modified toolbox handle to hold air tools



R8 tool holder for bridgeport



grinder stand with leveling pads





adjustable clamp for mill vices



welding cart arc/mig & tig




a clock,I always know what time it is


I have seen some very good ideas on this thread.There is alot of talent on this site.I hope you guys don't mind if i steal a few designs.
 

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CHevolla I love the clock......that is out standing craftsmanship.....I use to make clocks to sell for extra cash and collect ones that caught my eye.Till wife said thats enough clocks.....so I went back to cars.....that el teach her!!
Very nice work!!!
Kenny
 

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Shelby1 said:
CHevolla I love the clock......that is out standing craftsmanship.....I use to make clocks to sell for extra cash and collect ones that caught my eye.Till wife said thats enough clocks.....so I went back to cars.....that el teach her!!
Very nice work!!!
Kenny
Thanks Kenny,
If you ever need 1 more clock for your collection let me know.I can make just about anything you can imagine.Check out my gallery for more crap i've made.
 

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Welding/grinding positioner

I had to bolt my woodstove to the floor to meet insurance requirements, so I added this to it. It is THE handiest addition to my shop.

 

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vice mount.

I welded the square tube to my flat bed truck and one to the trailer, I also have a southworth Hyd lift table in the shop so I can push the button to bring it up to good working height.
 

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Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
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NOBLNG said:
Here is a welding hood that attaches to my engine crane.
BRILLIANT! Most guys breath WAY too much of those welding fumes.

Think about it guys, you are breathing METAL, you are breathing tiny pieces of METAL. MUCH of which is galvanized coated (no you don't need to see the galvanizing like on a chain link fence, MANY of todays metals on products like automobiles and trucks for many years has been galvanized) you are breathing ZINC.

Very good idea, and the vice, again, excellent!

Brian
 

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It's something small, but when I make my engine dolly's I make my trans dolly's so you can roll them together and bolt them up. My biggest fault was using casters which are too weak for the job:








 

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Awesome, you guys look like you are doing some super work.

Brian
 
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