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5/17/2013 10:20 AM  #1


Fore those of you who like to make your own tools

have you seen this web site

http://www.homemadetools.net/

There is a lot of cool stuff there.  I have only spent a few minutes but I am sure I will be spending hours looking over some of the cool tools people have made.

 

5/17/2013 11:40 AM  #2


Re: Fore those of you who like to make your own tools

Scanning that website quickly, some of those projects make my heart thump.  I am sure there are some projects that are reasonable to accomplish but some of them would take so much time to find and gather up the components, not to mention the fabrication time, that you should have just gone out and bought one.

Last edited by boomyal (5/17/2013 11:40 AM)

 

5/17/2013 1:52 PM  #3


Re: Fore those of you who like to make your own tools

I like making tools, maybe cause I used to be a tool and die maker, right now I'm working on a special wrench to get at the door hinge bolts without taking off the front fenders.


Good work ain't cheap, Cheap work ain't good!   “My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best"
 

5/17/2013 2:25 PM  #4


Re: Fore those of you who like to make your own tools

How 'bout plans for making a rotisserie?  Free plans, that is.
http://redwingsteelworksplans.com
The same site has free plans for a 6X10 2 wheel trailer.
And, there are a bunch of welding videos you can watch for free.
Ya just go to the site and copy the plans.  They look pretty complete, including a materials cut list.
Good Luck.

 

2/20/2019 10:44 PM  #5


Re: Fore those of you who like to make your own tools

Hey guys - we have a new free ebook out. Don't click if you hate homemade car tools: 101 Best Homemade Automotive Tools

http://download.homemadetools.net/besthomemadeautomotivetoolsebook_600.png

 

2/21/2019 1:05 AM  #6


Re: Fore those of you who like to make your own tools

Rudi wrote:

I like making tools, maybe cause I used to be a tool and die maker, right now I'm working on a special wrench to get at the door hinge bolts without taking off the front fenders.

 
Impressive Rudi. Can't wait to meet y'all in Michigan.


Bob    69 Mach One, 351w, AOD. Body, block, steering & 9" only stock parts left.
 

2/21/2019 7:07 AM  #7


Re: Fore those of you who like to make your own tools

Rudi wrote:

I like making tools, maybe cause I used to be a tool and die maker, right now I'm working on a special wrench to get at the door hinge bolts without taking off the front fenders.

Put me on the Buyer list, Rudi.  I was just looking at that particular problem yesterday. 

I just built a ratcheting wrench to tighten the UCA bolts.  It also allows use of a torque wrench.

Bob


I have found the true secret of life....keep waking up!
 

2/21/2019 8:05 AM  #8


Re: Fore those of you who like to make your own tools

Good source! I sometimes have a need and end up buying a low cost something that is close to what I need and just modify it. Saves a lot of time and is usually cheaper than materials to make from scratch.

 

2/21/2019 10:11 AM  #9


Re: Fore those of you who like to make your own tools

homemadetools wrote:

Hey guys - we have a new free ebook out. Don't click if you hate homemade car tools: 101 Best Homemade Automotive Tools
Is this an ad, or is it valid?  The first post is an ad for something.  The subject is ok though.
http://download.homemadetools.net/besthomemadeautomotivetoolsebook_600.png

 


Original owner - 351w,T-5, 4whl disks, power R&P
 

2/21/2019 6:44 PM  #10


Re: Fore those of you who like to make your own tools

So the regular S-wrenches don't work for you folks?  That's what I use.

Bullet Bob wrote:

Rudi wrote:

I like making tools, maybe cause I used to be a tool and die maker, right now I'm working on a special wrench to get at the door hinge bolts without taking off the front fenders.

Put me on the Buyer list, Rudi.  I was just looking at that particular problem yesterday. 

I just built a ratcheting wrench to tighten the UCA bolts.  It also allows use of a torque wrench.

Bob

 


Cheap, Fast, Good:  Pick Any Two
 

2/22/2019 12:16 PM  #11


Re: Fore those of you who like to make your own tools

Thanks guys, I hope to make the bash this year with two new knees. The right knee was done 5 weeks ago and the left one  is scheduled for the middle of this coming May.
 I hope the left one is good enough to travel in time for the bash. Maybe I can talk Lin into doing the driving, she has piloted the 68 for many miles and is more than comfortable  driving it.

Here is a link to original post of the door bolt wrench back in 2013.
http://fyi.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?pid=3152#p3152

Last edited by Rudi (2/22/2019 12:23 PM)


Good work ain't cheap, Cheap work ain't good!   “My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best"
 

2/22/2019 1:22 PM  #12


Re: Fore those of you who like to make your own tools

Looks like they are using a service that scans forums looking for a mention of their name. It'd be nice if they dropped in and introduced themselves before spamming us with an advertisement.

 

2/22/2019 1:34 PM  #13


Re: Fore those of you who like to make your own tools

Raymond_B wrote:

Looks like they are using a service that scans forums looking for a mention of their name. It'd be nice if they dropped in and introduced themselves before spamming us with an advertisement.

Its a quality service.  Only took them 6 years to find the original post I made.
 

     Thread Starter
 

2/22/2019 1:41 PM  #14


Re: Fore those of you who like to make your own tools

Daze wrote:

Raymond_B wrote:

Looks like they are using a service that scans forums looking for a mention of their name. It'd be nice if they dropped in and introduced themselves before spamming us with an advertisement.

Its a quality service.  Only took them 6 years to find the original post I made.
 

Haha that made me laugh!
 

 

2/22/2019 5:35 PM  #15


Re: Fore those of you who like to make your own tools

Bullet Bob wrote:

Rudi wrote:

I like making tools, maybe cause I used to be a tool and die maker, right now I'm working on a special wrench to get at the door hinge bolts without taking off the front fenders.

Put me on the Buyer list, Rudi.  I was just looking at that particular problem yesterday. 

I just built a ratcheting wrench to tighten the UCA bolts.  It also allows use of a torque wrench.

Bob

Pictures please.....

Gary


Gary Zilik - Pine Junction, Colorado - 67 Coupe, 289-4V, T5
 

2/22/2019 5:39 PM  #16


Re: Fore those of you who like to make your own tools

RV6 wrote:

Bullet Bob wrote:

Rudi wrote:

I like making tools, maybe cause I used to be a tool and die maker, right now I'm working on a special wrench to get at the door hinge bolts without taking off the front fenders.

Put me on the Buyer list, Rudi.  I was just looking at that particular problem yesterday. 

I just built a ratcheting wrench to tighten the UCA bolts.  It also allows use of a torque wrench.

Bob

Pictures please.....

Gary

 
See post #11 in this thread for the link.


Good work ain't cheap, Cheap work ain't good!   “My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best"
 

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