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    Homemade tools

    What are some tools that you needed and built? I made this spanner wrench and some similar to it. Click image for larger version
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    Lol. I make a lot of tools. I need to take picture of them though.

    I work on GM vehicles. In the GM world the special tools are called “J” tools. My buddy dell that’s too cheap to buy these special tools, just makes replicas of them. So we call them “D” tools. So when I make tools, it has just stuck that they are “D” tools. 😀

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      #3
      Made it a lot easier to clamp shit down to drill

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        #4
        Made this a while back for holding round pieces on the drill press. Still use it quite alot.

        - Buck

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          #5
          I built this after the last time I had to build transmission cooler lines from a coil of tubing, and after I saw how fucking expensive the commercial versions were. I need to soften up the edges of the wheels some because it does mark up 3/8 and bigger tubing but it does get it straight and I'm in it about 20 bucks.
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            #6
            I saw a cool homemade tool on book of faces last week and can't find it now.

            Basically is was 3" of roll cage tube that had been notched, then vice grips welded onto the end.

            Video showed it sliding on tube/and clamping to hold other notched tubes against the main tube so that it could be welded.

            I've searched, and can't find it.

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              #7
              I rebuilt a 4L60E for the first time 2 years ago. I bought the best parts but got stingy on tools. I wasn't confident this job was within my abilities and I didn't want a bunch of dough tied up in specialty tools if it went south.

              They make a specific spring compressor. It was more than I was willing to pay. So I made this out of scraps and it worked great.

              I didn't buy that teflon ring tool either. I took a set of rings to a shop and handed the tech $20 to put them on, he just ran them in dry. One had the smallest impefection afterwards so I replaced them all. I wasn't chancing someone else's work making this fail.
              To avoid the tool I cut a couple solo cups into sheets, wrapped them around the shaft, put the lubed up teflon ring over the cup, moved it into place and dropped it in the groove. Then I wrapped the solo cup sheet around the outside and put a hose clamp on to shrink the teflon. I didn't take pics, wish I did now. two years later and this transmission is still awesome. I liked building the thing too, I look forward to building another someday.






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                #8
                just had to make jack extension to lift mogs



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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Joeyf View Post
                  Made it a lot easier to clamp shit down to drill

                  That's so obvious it makes me feel stupid for not thinking of it.

                  Those are the kinds of small details that are awesome.


                  "If she'll wink, she'll fuck"

                  GO MINING

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by TrikeKid View Post
                    I built this after the last time I had to build transmission cooler lines from a coil of tubing, and after I saw how fucking expensive the commercial versions were. I need to soften up the edges of the wheels some because it does mark up 3/8 and bigger tubing but it does get it straight and I'm in it about 20 bucks.
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                    I like the portable ghetto/mobile work bench.


                    "If she'll wink, she'll fuck"

                    GO MINING

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                      #11
                      I bent my SWAG press brake as I was using it in a 50 ton press. I decided to make my own this time with changeable dies.
                      Last edited by oldRAT; 06-25-2020, 11:06 AM.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Muckin_Slusher View Post

                        I like the portable ghetto/mobile work bench.
                        One of the more useful pieces in my 1 car closet of a garage really, everything but the cheapo vise and the wire to weld it together is scrap pile crap.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by oldRAT View Post
                          I bent my SWAG press brake as I was using it in a 50 ton press. I decided to make my own this time with changeable does.
                          You did a nice job on that!

                          I built one too, but not as fancy as that. I used some Agricultural tool bar for the bottom die and some bucket edge for the upper die.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by billybob_81067 View Post

                            You did a nice job on that!

                            I built one too, but not as fancy as that. I used some Agricultural tool bar for the bottom die and some bucket edge for the upper die.
                            Nice! I'm a bit spoiled. Having a mill and a lathe gives me the opportunity to make things way more complicated than it really needs to be.

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                              #15
                              Seems like all I really do is make tools. Here are a couple more that I made. If you want to know more just let me know. I’m happy to share ideas. The belt sander came from Jeremy Schmit on YouTube. Can’t believe how useful it is.

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