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handmade tools

#2
I still use the punch, cold chisel, and dust pan I made in AGM205 from my sophomore year at Clemson. Works like a champ. We made wooden handled screwdrivers too, but that one has been lost for a while.
 
#4
the tool cage at school is full of funky bent and ground down wrenches my instructors made and lots of other specialty tools the engineerin dept. made for use
 
#5
I still use the punch, cold chisel, and dust pan I made in AGM205 from my sophomore year at Clemson. Works like a champ. We made wooden handled screwdrivers too, but that one has been lost for a while.
Heck yeah I still got mine. My dad stole the screwdriver from me. But that is fine since mine looked like crap.
 
#6
I have several home grown pry bars, and punches. Until i got relieved of it, I had a home made so or lift jack I made using an old airbag. It was real skinny on the lift end to fit under my low rider.
I made a post hole digger with some pipe a valve and hook it to the water hose. It got lost in the last move.
I have made all sorts of strange stuff over the years.
 
#7
Once I get my scrap steel supply back up I'll be building my own tire bead popper. Very simple actually. Problem with the store bought ones is they only work on a tire up to a 33". I'll make one for up to a 44".
 
#11
I would like to buy or make some accessories for my porta band. Basically be able to turn it into a stationary table top vertical band saw and/or a hinge chop saw.

Anyone build mounts for theirs or buy ones at a reasonable cost?





 
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Use mine all the time. Wasn't super hard to make, but the swag one is worth the money. The fact you can go back to using it as a portable saw without tools makes a huge difference. On that note to make mine, I just pulled the blade guard off, and clamped it down then transfer punched the pattern. Used a cut off wheel to cut the blade slot.
 
#14
I just built a mount for my HF saw this weekend. For the money this saw has been great and still working fine after probably 5 years now. I find the vertical setup to be the most useful so that's what I wanted. My buddy has a Dewalt in the Swag stand and it works great.

I put this together with about 1' of angle iron, and about 2' of 2" flat stock I pulled out of a scrap pile. Cost was $0 and a few hours of figuring out how to make what I wanted out of what I had.



I've seen a few other vertical mounts made with square tube bases and hung from the handle bolts like that horizontal mount above (google image search). I didn't have material for that and worked out this option. Mounts with 2 of the bottom cover bolts and through the handle. Looks sort of hack, and it sort of is being I was working with scraps, but it works and its solid.
 
#15
Got some more pics of the mount I made The table and the base are separate. The saw bolts in at 3 points using original bolt holes, though I did drill the hole in the handle out to 1/4". The table bolts to the original guide mounts.



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The ugly welds were done w/ a stick welder after we ran out of gas in my buddy's mig. I had 1/2 of it already done so he just finished it off with the buzz box.
 
#16
Got some more pics of the mount I made The table and the base are separate. The saw bolts in at 3 points using original bolt holes, though I did drill the hole in the handle out to 1/4". The table bolts to the original guide mounts.



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The ugly welds were done w/ a stick welder after we ran out of gas in my buddy's mig. I had 1/2 of it already done so he just finished it off with the buzz box.
nice work on that mount!
 
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