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Old 11-22-2007, 09:52 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 11-23-2007, 12:18 AM   #2
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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...
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Old 11-23-2007, 12:27 AM   #3
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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.

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Old 11-23-2007, 01:17 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 11-23-2007, 05:59 PM   #5
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Old 11-25-2007, 04:24 AM   #6
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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



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

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Old 11-25-2007, 10:17 PM   #7
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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



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


Sorry man, but ^that^ thing looks like a quick trip to the ER.
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Old 11-26-2007, 12:21 AM   #8
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Sorry man, but ^that^ thing looks like a quick trip to the ER.
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If I build that I'm going to try to intigrate a hydraulic jack.... I really dont wanna bust my ass.
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:26 AM   #9
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Sorry man, but ^that^ thing looks like a quick trip to the ER.
HAHAHA I love this thing! ER or not! Anything to save a buck!
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:23 PM   #10
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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



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

Back from the dead.

Thank the man for Google. I searched this site for a while and didn't find this thread. Google brought it up though. But only if you spell it "home made" instead or "homemade" pipe bender. Weird.

Anyway, I made one of these for making bicycle frames tonight. I used square tube I had, a round pipe, a drum brake shoe (for the die) from an old car, and some pieces of metal from the scrap. The die looks a little rough, but it bent a 1" thickwall pipe with eeeeeeeease. And trust me, mine looked rougher than this one. Took me 3 hours without any plans.

If I build one frame, it will still pay for itself!

Thanks for posting this. I'll post pics of mine tomorrow.
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vespa scooter motor rebuild stand

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Nice! You don't happen to have a dimensioned drawing of that, do you?
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Back from the dead.

Thank the man for Google. I searched this site for a while and didn't find this thread. Google brought it up though. But only if you spell it "home made" instead or "homemade" pipe bender. Weird.

Search tip -

Use the character * , the so-called "wildcard", for partial-word searches.

Try it, hit search then advanced search, keyword home*, in thread-titles only.


This is also the way to defeat the search not accepting 2-letter keywords....to find say "45" or "VL" threads or posts, use 45* or VL* .



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This thread is genius, keepum coming................
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Back from the dead.

Thank the man for Google. I searched this site for a while and didn't find this thread. Google brought it up though. But only if you spell it "home made" instead or "homemade" pipe bender. Weird.

Anyway, I made one of these for making bicycle frames tonight. I used square tube I had, a round pipe, a drum brake shoe (for the die) from an old car, and some pieces of metal from the scrap. The die looks a little rough, but it bent a 1" thickwall pipe with eeeeeeeease. And trust me, mine looked rougher than this one. Took me 3 hours without any plans.

If I build one frame, it will still pay for itself!

Thanks for posting this. I'll post pics of mine tomorrow.
The design works really well. I ended up buying a JD2 bender but sold it because I was using my Blackjack Bender instead as it was simpler & quicker . I kept bending handles so I made a nice & heavy replacement that is unbendable. When we move into the new house & I can unpack my gear again I have several frames on the books for this bender to make up. I'm sold on the design and I've got alot of frames & bars to show for it .
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So what Hatch back hub do you use with that?
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Old 11-25-2007, 05:49 PM   #17
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Here's a tubing notcher that I made got it from some guy off the net. It works well.
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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
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Old 11-25-2007, 08:26 PM   #19
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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.

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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
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