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Old 06-29-2010, 11:29 AM   #1
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I was cruising the H.A.M.B. this morning and stumbled on to an old post covering hand made tools. I thought you fellas might enjoy it as much as I did. Check...
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Old 06-29-2010, 11:33 AM   #2
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Very cool While working in the welding fab trade I had to make a few homemade ''tools''
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Old 06-29-2010, 11:42 AM   #3
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that link brings be back to the GJ main page, where is the origional thread
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Old 06-29-2010, 11:51 AM   #4
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Old 06-29-2010, 12:15 PM   #5
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Old 06-29-2010, 01:00 PM   #6
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What weight of rail is that rail-anvil?

Nowadays if you can get your hands on some 132, 136, or 141 lb/yd that was used in a curve, it's almost always head-hardened.
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Old 06-29-2010, 01:33 PM   #7
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Its small, maybe 20 pounds. Someone did a lot of work. I use it as a carry around tool.
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Old 06-29-2010, 02:44 PM   #8
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Do custom cut, bent or otherwise manipulated wrenches/tools count as homemade? I got tons of those.
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Old 06-29-2010, 05:16 PM   #9
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I have a similar drill press in my shop. Ran it but it is mainly display until I get my belt powered lathe hooked up.
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:13 AM   #10
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Neat anvil and lots of grinding to shape. Better not wear a neck tie around that drill press. Where is the OHSA protection tag?
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Old 06-30-2010, 12:46 PM   #11
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Nice............
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Old 06-30-2010, 12:49 PM   #12
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I've got the same kind of anvil at least I know where it came from.
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:29 PM   #13
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Here's a few photos of a press brake I built. No paint yet but if I have a chance it'll get painted.
So far I've bent 1/4" thick cold rolled steel about 15" long and 3/8"x2" wide. Both bent very easily with a 30 ton bottle jack.
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This is the front.

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The bent 1/4"
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That looks pretty sick Mike!
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Old 06-30-2010, 10:58 PM   #15
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Here's my homebuilt lathe/horizontal mill/ sander/ large polishing tumbler. It's set up for the 5 gal tumbler in the pics
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:19 AM   #16
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[QUOTE=d110pickup;971271]Here's a few photos of a press brake I built. No paint yet but if I have a chance it'll get painted.
So far I've bent 1/4" thick cold rolled steel about 15" long and 3/8"x2" wide. Both bent very easily with a 30 ton bottle jack.
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Now that is a bender, thanks for sharing that one! Have saved your pics for future use.
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:36 AM   #17
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Here are a few of mine ...
- shop press
- sandblast cabinet
- parts washer
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:37 AM   #18
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I restore and ride vintage lightweight bicycles. I had a few parts I couldn't remove with my available tools so I made them. The notched piece is all hand done with files and was brazed onto an old socket.

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Old 07-01-2010, 11:11 AM   #19
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I seem to be acquiring a bunch but they are all 800 miles away right now so i'll have to post pictures when I get home.
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:29 AM   #20
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I restore and ride vintage lightweight bicycles. I had a few parts I couldn't remove with my available tools so I made them. The notched piece is all hand done with files and was brazed onto an old socket.

dude that is a work of art
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