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  1. Aug 24, 2016 #61

    billyvray

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    Here is an adaptation of a portable band saw to stationary. Mount the handle in a vice and clamp the trigger on.
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  2. Aug 24, 2016 #62

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    I made this box to hold a cylinder for honing. What a messy job! but it works pretty well. It needs the metal disk to protect the valves. Also next time I'll cut off a bit of the hone twist so the balls will go deeper into the cylinder. The process did not seem to remove much metal. Better buy a parts washer, too.

    Got the idea from this
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    My aircraft building buddy cut his small steel fitting out this way. Works very good.



    Keep it coming, lots of very good ideas.
     
  4. Aug 24, 2016 #64

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    I'm going to make one of those. Don't like trying to hold the cylinder between my legs. Thanks.
     
  5. Aug 24, 2016 #65

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    Ouch!


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  6. Aug 24, 2016 #66

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    I've been using dingleberry hones since my dirt bike days. They will bust the glaze but don't expect to put a choke in the cylinder. They work best after a little wear.
     
  7. Aug 25, 2016 #67

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    Not a homemade tools but an antique. Favorite layout tool and they are cheap in antique shops.

    Stanley folding rule. Zero slop, extremely precise. Them old boys knew how to make tools in the 20's and 30's etc.

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    I have my grandfather's folding rule.
     
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  9. Aug 26, 2016 #69

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    I like these homemade clamps I made from 3" PVC pipe. You can vary the clamp pressure by varying the width of the clamp. You can also use smaller or larger diameter pipe for different size clamps. Lot's of clamps can be made cheap and easy. They don't work well in the oven though.
     

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    Please excuse the OT question but this has been buggin me, Steveair, do you always look like you do in your avatar? I mean I like it and all, but it is a little different look.
     
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    LOL. Part of my sense of humor is making funny faces. The best one I make requires a few Margaritas and a few Scotch's and a beer or two.
    I don't drink that much anymore but next time I drink enough to make that face, I'll make sure I get a picture. Then update my avatar.
    I'm happy that you like it! Thanks.
     
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    Not really an airplane tool, but made this by forging a masonry nail to a square sharp point, the handle is a chunk of 2x4 the ferrule is copper water pipe. The angle of the blade is a happy accident, lines up better with the wrist than a straight one would.

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    Cordless, never needs batteries and a simple twist of the wrist makes screw holes in softwood or drywall. Will do starter holes in hardwood as well.
     
  13. Aug 29, 2016 #73

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    Wow, Scrapper, helluva story. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Wait a minute... If you are going to build your own tools, don't you have to buy some tools to use in making your tools??? ;)

    (Which came first, the chicken or the egg?)
     
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    Rotax tools. These are little bitty engines and easy to work on. But the prices for tools are silly. I made a valve spring compressor from a length of PVC pipe with a window cut out of it. Put the head on a drill press table and use the quill to press the compressor down. There are a couple of gear pullers I need to make that are probably a half-hour each on the lathe. Gearbox puller made out of an autobody bump hammer.
     
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    Uh, I've built tools in order to build tools, lol.
     
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    A chunk of rail road track a foot long is a pretty sweet tool in the old shop.
     
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    Home Made water trap. 2" pipe 24"long. 1/4" pipe welded in the middle the end is closed and 1/16" holes point down. So incoming air is defused and blows down. On top of the inlet pipe I cut dicks out of Scotch pads and filled the top half. The top cap has 1/4"pipe welded in and regulator attached.
     
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    Mounted on a steel post, it make a helluva anvil.
     
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    With a little shaping, it IS an anvil!
     

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