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11/24/2021 11:31 PM  #51


Re: Tools you modified or repaired

 

MS wrote:

 
That is a nice-to-have tool, Daze

Thanks!!!  After an afternoon in the shop it’s a set of 5: 7/16”-11/16”

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/4040/W5SPyj.jpg

 

11/25/2021 7:07 AM  #52


Re: Tools you modified or repaired

DAY...STOP!!  Please.  I have too many projects already and you just heaped another one on me.

But really, great work and very handy tools.  I could have used those just recently.
Thanks again.  Here's hoping the best for the family and you.


"you get what you pay for, good work isn't cheap, and there are NO free lunches...PERIOD!"
 

11/25/2021 4:27 PM  #53


Re: Tools you modified or repaired

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51701426195_3795cbe8e0_b.jpg

Small english wheel I made specifically to restore a couple of old Talbot bullet mirrors.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51699742437_73809b6505_b.jpg

Vapor blasting gun made out of a regular media blasting gun.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51700536331_a09dcee2a8_b.jpg

Tucking fork used to make tucks in sheet metal for shrinking with a hammer.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51701426065_81785e98ba_b.jpg

Just a socket soldered to a 3/8 joint that I made to make it easier to attach and unscrew the nuts holding the seats to the floorpan on my ´67.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51700816483_e8d8d6ebe1_b.jpg

Tailstock die holder for my lathe.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51700536431_e3eae18946_b.jpg


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51700536446_302e9a7d34_b.jpg


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51701212484_3715e8963f_b.jpg

Special type of screwdriver and tool to adjust the sights on a Swedish Army AK4 (Swedish-made version of the Heckler &Koch G3A3 7.62×51mm NATO, select-fire battle rifle).

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51701212519_4e80447630_b.jpg

These had me scratching my own head for a while. Got them as one of my work buddies dad passed away and left a two car garage filled with tools and machines which I bought. They are shoemakers pliers also called lasting pliers.

 

11/26/2021 7:51 AM  #54


Re: Tools you modified or repaired

That makes sense.  The last is the upper part of a shoe, and they need to be able to pull it around the lower part and fasten it before attaching the sole.  I had a cousin who ran a shoe repair shop for decades, sadly both he and the shop are now gone.  Its becoming a lost art in our disposable society.  I used to get my work boots resoled there and they repaired all things leather as well.  He once fixed a leather jacket I had that must have cost hundreds of dollars for $50.  It occurs to me that there's all this talk about recycling today, but in days gone by things were made better and could be easily repaired, giving them a much longer service life.  Its definitely easier, cheaper, and better for the environment to fix something than it is to recycle it into materials and make new stuff.  Its seems people today love our disposal society, but feel they must recycle so they don't feel bad about it, while never considering the overall cost of that lifestyle.  I mean all this talk about plastic in the ocean.  Two words: deposit bottles.  Sorry, tangential I know.

 

11/26/2021 4:24 PM  #55


Re: Tools you modified or repaired

Speaking of shoe repair, I picked up a couple of these on my way home from the Kansas mini bash at an Iowa farm auction. Figured I could make some sort of metal dolly out of it. Any ideas?

https://i.postimg.cc/56BHC137/20211126-142058.jpg


https://i.postimg.cc/cK48WjfD/20211126-142525.jpg

Last edited by Bearing Bob (11/26/2021 4:28 PM)


Bob. 69 Mach 1, 393W, SMOD Toploader, Armstrong  steering.
 

11/26/2021 5:20 PM  #56


Re: Tools you modified or repaired

Build an automatic asskicking machine?


Money you enjoy wasting is NOT wasted money... unless your wife finds out.
 

11/26/2021 5:37 PM  #57


Re: Tools you modified or repaired

Pandora's tool box.
 


I made enough money to buy Miami, but pissed it away so fast
 

11/26/2021 5:44 PM  #58


Re: Tools you modified or repaired

It's a shoe last. Put the shoe on and stitch or nail the soles on.


"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."     Henry Ford
 

11/26/2021 6:37 PM  #59


Re: Tools you modified or repaired

That'd be perfect for my new coal fired, steam driven, wireless remote controlled, two place a$$ kicking machine.  The old rope pull version is wearing me out.  And sometimes I have a friend that needs to do an hour or so too.

BB1
 


"you get what you pay for, good work isn't cheap, and there are NO free lunches...PERIOD!"
 

11/26/2021 7:23 PM  #60


Re: Tools you modified or repaired

Bearing Bob wrote:

Speaking of shoe repair, I picked up a couple of these on my way home from the Kansas mini bash at an Iowa farm auction. Figured I could make some sort of metal dolly out of it. Any ideas?

https://i.postimg.cc/56BHC137/20211126-142058.jpg


https://i.postimg.cc/cK48WjfD/20211126-142525.jpg

 
You found T800’s foot at a farm auction?


Good work ain't cheap, Cheap work ain't good!   “Never trust a fart”
 

11/27/2021 6:28 AM  #61


Re: Tools you modified or repaired

Where was the computer chip?  Oh, that's right, Jeff Bezos found it and now we call it Alexa...

 

11/27/2021 1:20 PM  #62


Re: Tools you modified or repaired

Daze wrote:

 

MS wrote:

 
That is a nice-to-have tool, Daze

Thanks!!! After an afternoon in the shop it’s a set of 5: 7/16”-11/16”

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/4040/W5SPyj.jpg

NIce work Daze.
My version of the internal "collet"https://i.imgur.com/0ibwzRsl.jpg


Good work ain't cheap, Cheap work ain't good!   “Never trust a fart”
 

11/27/2021 1:22 PM  #63


Re: Tools you modified or repaired

Some times your tool is just too short!
https://i.imgur.com/zizv50Cl.jpg


Good work ain't cheap, Cheap work ain't good!   “Never trust a fart”
 

11/27/2021 1:24 PM  #64


Re: Tools you modified or repaired

https://i.imgur.com/MlwXXP4l.jpg


Good work ain't cheap, Cheap work ain't good!   “Never trust a fart”
 

11/27/2021 1:25 PM  #65


Re: Tools you modified or repaired

https://i.imgur.com/eC23eRLl.jpg


Good work ain't cheap, Cheap work ain't good!   “Never trust a fart”
 

11/27/2021 1:27 PM  #66


Re: Tools you modified or repaired

https://i.imgur.com/H3YnUuwl.jpg


Good work ain't cheap, Cheap work ain't good!   “Never trust a fart”
 

11/27/2021 1:30 PM  #67


Re: Tools you modified or repaired

https://i.imgur.com/sbwle0pl.jpg


Good work ain't cheap, Cheap work ain't good!   “Never trust a fart”
 

11/27/2021 3:35 PM  #68


Re: Tools you modified or repaired

Lucy, you got some splainin' to do.


Bob. 69 Mach 1, 393W, SMOD Toploader, Armstrong  steering.
 

11/27/2021 5:26 PM  #69


Re: Tools you modified or repaired

Robot fighting league?

 

11/27/2021 6:23 PM  #70


Re: Tools you modified or repaired

Rudi wrote:

https://i.imgur.com/H3YnUuwl.jpg

 


This one holds third members!   I made mine out of angle iron.   Again, functional, but no where near as perty as that!


If multiple things can go wrong, the one that will go wrong will be the one that causes the most damage.
     Thread Starter
 

11/27/2021 6:57 PM  #71


Re: Tools you modified or repaired

Right on Greg, using it is much easier than rolling the “chunk” around on a work bench


Good work ain't cheap, Cheap work ain't good!   “Never trust a fart”
 

11/28/2021 9:47 AM  #72


Re: Tools you modified or repaired

Rudi wrote:

https://i.imgur.com/MlwXXP4l.jpg

 
I made this  from tool steel and heat treated it, this gizmo is for crimping battery and weld cable lugs


Good work ain't cheap, Cheap work ain't good!   “Never trust a fart”
 

11/28/2021 9:51 AM  #73


Re: Tools you modified or repaired

Rudi wrote:

https://i.imgur.com/eC23eRLl.jpg

 
A pulling tool to remove pressed in blind hole studs and dowel pins.


Good work ain't cheap, Cheap work ain't good!   “Never trust a fart”
 

11/28/2021 9:56 AM  #74


Re: Tools you modified or repaired

Rudi wrote:

https://i.imgur.com/sbwle0pl.jpg

 
A slide hammer with various attachments. I initially made it to remove the outer taper bearing races, the other screw on pieces were for situations as they popped up.


Good work ain't cheap, Cheap work ain't good!   “Never trust a fart”
 

11/28/2021 2:56 PM  #75


Re: Tools you modified or repaired

Those slam hammers are handy. But I usually forget I have one when I need to use it.


Bob. 69 Mach 1, 393W, SMOD Toploader, Armstrong  steering.
 

Board footera


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