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ca180 11-22-2007 09:52 PM

Home made workshop tools
 

Just wanted to see what kind of home made tools and stuff you guys have... I've already heard of a few.

On guy said a washing machine motor for a buffer.

Also seen a drill in a vice and a grinder become a lathe.

What else ya'll got?

nfms39 11-23-2007 12:18 AM

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i'd like to hear what guys use instead of to get the job done... i think this would be a good thread...

Neo Dutch 11-23-2007 12:27 AM

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Buffer stand. Also holds elecky motor with a wire wheel on it. Buff comes off and a bar bender can bolt to the top. Base is a Leopard tank road wheel.

http://www.pinheadlounge.com/photos/..._Weekend02.jpg

ca180 11-23-2007 01:17 PM

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I used to have a bench grinder stand made out of an extra wheel and a used driveshaft. Worked like a charm, but would vibrate half way across the room if you didnt keep your foot on it.

All this has me wondering if I could make a decent small scale lathe out of my drill press.

Keep em coming, good ideas I don't think I've thought of! Its amazing how you realize you need something when someone shows what they've got.

machobuck 11-23-2007 05:59 PM

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http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...ture1362-1.jpg

chopaweeza 11-25-2007 04:24 AM

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Tubing Bender. Design by Blackjack. Adapted to take a locally produced hatchback hub. I've built several frames with it so far and recommend it highly

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...za/GetBent.jpg

Easy enough to use that even Neo Dutch had a go.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...tchBending.jpg

Ea$y 11-25-2007 03:42 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by chopaweeza (Post 239932)
Tubing Bender. Design by Blackjack. Adapted to take a locally produced hatchback hub. I've built several frames with it so far and recommend it highly

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...za/GetBent.jpg

This is RAD!! Im sooo gonna copy that!Hope ya dont mind.
Awesome tech thread!

ca180 11-25-2007 05:13 PM

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So what Hatch back hub do you use with that?

concrete guy 11-25-2007 05:49 PM

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Here's a tubing notcher that I made got it from some guy off the net. It works well.

chopaweeza 11-25-2007 06:18 PM

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It works very well and will replicate bends easily. I use a high tech method to replicate bends. I mark the hub with a piece of chalk and then bend the next piece to were the chalk mark is. I used a Holden Barina hub which is common as muck here , Blackjack used a Ford Fiesta and I've heard some guys in the USA use Rabbit or Jack Rabbit(memories not so good) hub as well. It's a very flexible design that has at least 12 variants that I know of . It's Low Tech but it works. Here's where to find it.

http://www.thefont.pwp.blueyonder.co...ube_bender.htm

RAZ 11-25-2007 08:26 PM

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This is what I made to put louvers in exhaust tube for making baffels
I use the angle aluminium to shim for different diameter tubing.
http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/e...3/42900021.jpg
http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/e...3/42900020.jpg

flattracklarry 11-25-2007 10:17 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by chopaweeza (Post 239933)
Tubing Bender. Design by Blackjack. Adapted to take a locally produced hatchback hub. I've built several frames with it so far and recommend it highly



Easy enough to use that even Neo Dutch had a go.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...tchBending.jpg


Sorry man, but ^that^ thing looks like a quick trip to the ER.:eek:

ca180 11-26-2007 12:21 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by flattracklarry (Post 240198)
Sorry man, but ^that^ thing looks like a quick trip to the ER.:eek:

+1

If I build that I'm going to try to intigrate a hydraulic jack.... I really dont wanna bust my ass.

Rob Axel 11-26-2007 12:24 AM

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Adding a "strap" wouldn't be a bad Idea to keep that from exploading if it slips off.

Bad Liver 11-26-2007 09:07 AM

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There was a thread about engine turning finishes recently. You can glue some sandpaper to the bottom of a valve and stick that in your drill to use for engine turning. Bigger valve, bigger pattern.

scootermcrad 11-26-2007 10:48 AM

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Great thread! I think this was started once before but didn't get even close to being this big.

I've got a thingamajig I made for engine turning. I'll try and get a picture of it.

BTTT

F.St.M. 11-27-2007 06:46 PM

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I got a homemade wheel truing stand:

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n...e/HPIM1498.jpg

I got a homemade clutch hub puller:

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n...e/HPIM1500.jpg

And last but not least, I got a homemade phase converter so I can run my 3-phase mill & lathe off of residential 220 juice:

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n...e/HPIM1492.jpg

ca180 11-27-2007 07:39 PM

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On the topic of that pipe bender... I was thinking that a come-along strapped to it would probably make the bending easier. Maybe safer, unless the cable breaks.

Love where this is going!

Gotta see more stuff. I'm just a broke white boy, cant afford lathes and pipe benders and all that shit.

#1. 11-27-2007 07:57 PM

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Oil furnace broke.
Replaced with gas furnace.
Needed a use for old furnace fan.

This thing blows the smoke out of the garage when I am welding or when I set something on fire.

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scootermcrad 11-27-2007 08:45 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by #1. (Post 240979)
Oil furnace broke.
Replaced with gas furnace.
Needed a use for old furnace fan.

This thing blows the smoke out of the garage when I am welding or when I set something on fire.


<OBJECT height=355 width=425>

<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/z0_z4GWGdDc&rel=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></OBJECT>

</P>That thing rules! So does the sign to the left of it!! :eek:


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