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lackluster 05-24-2013 12:39 PM

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New cart for my gas welding/torch set up. It's done and painted and being used almost daily now, but I haven't got a picture of it on my photobucket just yet.
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q...5/DSC06629.jpg

lackluster 05-24-2013 12:42 PM

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Got tired of tripping over an old heavy diamond plate man hole cover I had in my shop so I cut it up and with some free 1/4" wall square tubing I made a nice super heavy duty stand for my Baldor grinder/belt sander/polisher. Only took a couple hours to make and paint with POR-15 and it's been a life saver.
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q...5/DSC06609.jpg

dhallilama 05-24-2013 03:07 PM

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tight on space... my workshop is a 11.5' by 20' carriage house, with 4 or 5 motorcycles in there at any given time, sometimes a Model A project, misc. little projects, etc...

... given that tight space, i gotta make things compact and multi purpose.

belt sander / bandsaw combination:
http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-HX...101237_834.jpg

http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Qj...101250_632.jpg

it's just a pipe welded to an old rim... super stable, free and easily movable.
welded a mounting plate for the belt sander that came from a garage sale ($5)
another mounting plate for the tote-saw that came from a garage sale ($6)
big ass 1/2 hp motor that came from a garage sale ($10)
put a switch in a j-box (leftover free stuff)

$21 later i've got a damn serious sander and a bandsaw that's awesome for small/detail work (and no off-the-shelf blades are made for it so i've gotta buy in bulk and cut/weld them)

and not a tool, not really home made... but found some cool shelf brackets and a 2x4, mounted a top box up on the wall out of the way:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6...321_083422.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-9...o/IMAG0381.jpg

Mr Bill 05-24-2013 07:55 PM

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Re-purposed shovel clutch plate...

http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/a...psad15d378.jpg

lowkeyfilmz 06-17-2013 02:51 PM

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Spark Plug tool, points cleaner, plug gapper, plug cleaner, Allen wrench, Flat head carb adjustment tool, mini hammer, shank, bottle opener, file, brake nipple bleeder, and a couple of random wrench sizes.

I love this thing and it has gotten me off the side of the road a couple of times.

http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/i...psf7c27899.jpg

Stinky Pete 06-17-2013 05:17 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by lowkeyfilmz (Post 961018)

^ Bigger photo please

Dan Boy 08-25-2013 10:55 AM

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Today I made a bead breaker out of an old road sign. I used a piece of timber to stop the tyre being bruised.

Cheers Dan.

http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/z...psa86f8cd8.jpg

Dan Boy 08-31-2013 10:17 AM

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I made a folding table out of an old road sign to hold my mitre saw that I didn't have enough room on my bench for.

http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/z...psbcc875b7.jpg

http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/z...ps94024888.jpg

Nottso 08-31-2013 10:42 AM

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I really like what you've done with the saw. Unfortunately, I don't even have any wall space available at this point.

If you keep stealing road signs, people aren't going to know where to drive and bedlam will surely ensue. Possibly chaos and maybe even mayhem. What about the children?

Dan Boy 08-31-2013 10:59 AM

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It's ok Nottso, these are old discarded road signs, I am doing an environmental favour bu collecting them and putting them to a new use! Also it saves me buying steel!

Dan.

Dan Boy 09-20-2013 01:22 PM

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Another road sign success story. This time I made a wheel balancer.

http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/z...pscb5a5b71.jpg

http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/z...psada13d9f.jpg

rustybill 09-20-2013 02:53 PM

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Dan,

Do you have any details/dimensions for that balancer?

Thanks,
Bill

supercrouton 09-20-2013 03:24 PM

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Too clever Dan! Well done, and resourceful.

Dan Boy 09-20-2013 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by rustybill (Post 1101026)
Dan,

Do you have any details/dimensions for that balancer?

Thanks,
Bill

Hi Bill, I will take measurements over the weekend and post them here. Keep an eye out for it!

Cheers Dan.

old.wrench 09-20-2013 04:04 PM

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Nice work Dan!
That is a handy tool.

I built a similar one years ago and it's still in service and working fine. It's handy as hell for building wheels too. All you need is to clamp a stiff piece of wire (tig rod) to one of the side supports to use as an indicator for truing rims. Or, if you have one, you can get real fancy and use a dial indicator with a magnetic base.

Geo.

Dan Boy 09-20-2013 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by old.wrench (Post 1101122)
Nice work Dan!
That is a handy tool.

I built a similar one years ago and it's still in service and working fine. It's handy as hell for building wheels too. All you need is to clamp a stiff piece of wire (tig rod) to one of the side supports to use as an indicator for truing rims. Or, if you have one, you can get real fancy and use a dial indicator with a magnetic base.

Geo.

Good point, I never thought about building wheels on it I usually do that in the frame but this will work well.

Cheers Dan.

knuckleworks 11-14-2013 04:10 PM

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I wanted something to use when i build rims for cars and/or to use for polishing or sanding rims and other stuff that don't fit in my lathe,so a used 3 oiece chuck or,,,erm whats it called?? and some ideas later and it's allmost done,need the killswitch and a few meters of cable then it's all ready to go :)

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.n...80788664_n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.n...40676721_n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.n...46621884_n.jpg

Ducbsa 11-14-2013 08:31 PM

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When it is ready, how about a pic with a rim mounted? I can't figure out how it works.

knuckleworks 11-15-2013 06:31 AM

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for sure,a bit confusing as i clamped the chuck in the benchvise and that it's blue and the rest is red(ish) :)

//Janne


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