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PostSubject: Re: Tools/Garage Stuff   Tools/Garage Stuff - Page 4 Icon_minitimeTue Jan 25, 2022 1:24 pm

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I lost my grinder wrench and then discovered you don’t need one. Just push the spindle lock and unscrew the disk by hand. Put it on with the same method. No need for a wrench.

I use a pair of channel-locks for that purpose, I had a disc almost take my face off doing it the other way. I'm already blind enough in one eye, don't need to lose the other one yet lol
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PostSubject: Re: Tools/Garage Stuff   Tools/Garage Stuff - Page 4 Icon_minitimeWed Jan 26, 2022 5:18 pm

So here a some other homemade punches but these are all center punches.

The one of the far left started as a broken 1/4 in punch that I found at work and I just sharpened the end to a point. The one in the middle was made by my great grandfather and I found it in the tools I inherited from him. He use to work at a golf course so I think it's a pin to some kind of flail mower. He made a bunch of these center punches and both my dad and papaw have one as well. The one on the far right use to be a drift punch or something.....cant remember but I sharpened the end on it and made a center punch.
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Since I just wasn't satisfied I made my owns set punches at school out of some hex stock! Turned out pretty nice, they just need to be heat treated!

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PostSubject: Re: Tools/Garage Stuff   Tools/Garage Stuff - Page 4 Icon_minitimeWed Jan 26, 2022 6:30 pm

Nice!
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PostSubject: Re: Tools/Garage Stuff   Tools/Garage Stuff - Page 4 Icon_minitimeSat Feb 26, 2022 11:29 pm

Not much I can do since I've been going to school and if you're in college you know that you dont get the freedom to have any free time to do anything other than eat, sleep, do homework, do MORE homework, and commute to class. But you ARE allowed to be stressed out the entire time and give all your money to the campus that makes your life a living hell but that's another rant for another time! Tools/Garage Stuff - Page 4 1098998679

On a good note my papaw gave me this old Roflan lantern that was used on some ship during Vietnam. My papaw (who was in the Navy) said they used these as flood lights on deck. It's pretty cool looking and still works! The entire body is made of some kind of super thick plastic and has rubber seals on everything, which makes sense being used on a ship. It even has US-CE-C marked on it which is the United States Civil Engineer Corps. It runs off a 6v battery and is even rechargeable which I thought was pretty dang cool for something made in the 60s. My papaw did have to get a new battery for it but other than that it's all original and working, even the volt meter works! I didnt think it would be all that bright being 6 volt and being made in the 60s but its actually really bright and It'll shine a good 200 yards away.... I"ll have to range find something far away and see how far it will go. It's not a very big circle once it gets out that far but still impressive and it doesn't hurt your eyes as bad as LED lights! Just goes to show that military technology is a lot more advanced and well made than most commercial stuff of the same time frame.

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PostSubject: Re: Tools/Garage Stuff   Tools/Garage Stuff - Page 4 Icon_minitimeSat Feb 26, 2022 11:37 pm

That is really a nice lantern. I collect lanterns and flashlights. Never seen one of those before.

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PostSubject: Re: Tools/Garage Stuff   Tools/Garage Stuff - Page 4 Icon_minitimeSun Feb 27, 2022 4:24 pm

That's awesome I love it!

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PostSubject: Re: Tools/Garage Stuff   Tools/Garage Stuff - Page 4 Icon_minitimeSun Apr 10, 2022 3:27 pm

My mess! scratch  video of my garage that I'm pretty much unable to work in so this year I'll be moving some stuff around from here to up north, throwing stuff out, taking stuff to the transfer station, maybe selling some stuff.

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Is your video set to public?
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UH no ......duh OOPS, it is now.

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PostSubject: Re: Tools/Garage Stuff   Tools/Garage Stuff - Page 4 Icon_minitimeFri May 27, 2022 11:49 pm

Figured I get on here and post something since I'm now out for summer break! What I've got to show today is a Kobalt right angle bit driver set that I've had for probably around 6 years. It's basically a tiny little ratchet that fits 1/4 and 5/16 hex bits and it comes in handy when you cant get a regular screwdriver in there to get the screw out and those right angle screwdrivers are a real pain in the butt sometimes! I'm not sure if they make it anymore but if they do and you dont have one you should pick one up. I don't use mine often but when I do it pays for itself completely!

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I know Harbor Freight recently came out with something similar to this in their Icon line but I remember it being pricey but you also get a lifetime warranty.

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Also works good in tight areas as a really small ratchet!

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PostSubject: Re: Tools/Garage Stuff   Tools/Garage Stuff - Page 4 Icon_minitimeSat Jun 11, 2022 10:33 pm

Over this past week I made myself a little lean-to shed thing from salvaged materials, ended up only costing me around $60! It's about 12' wide, 5' deep and 4'-5' tall (with the slope).

I started by making a frame out of tubing and fittings for a portable garage, I welded it all together for strength and used a garage door strut across the front of the roof tubes for support... Tools/Garage Stuff - Page 4 20220655


...then closed in the sides and the back with membrane covered aspinite...Tools/Garage Stuff - Page 4 20220657


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...and used fiberglas corrugated sheeting overlapped in a manner that basically makes the whole roof double layered...Tools/Garage Stuff - Page 4 20220659


... and finally shoved a few items inside to see it in action! Tools/Garage Stuff - Page 4 20220660


I'll probably use some polytarp to cover the front and that will be that! I'm glad to be able to get a couple tractors and a few implements out of the weather finally instead of having to tarp it all! Lol

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PostSubject: Re: Tools/Garage Stuff   Tools/Garage Stuff - Page 4 Icon_minitimeSun Jun 12, 2022 1:04 pm

Brianator I like it a lot, good job on using what you have to save money.

I have a old 8x16 shed that was here when we moved in that is about to fall apart and I have wanted to replace it with a 12x16 shed for a while now but with the lumber prices as they are it just isn't going to happen soon.
The start of my new shed will begin with pouring a slab of concrete and with changing jobs yet again I just don't have the cash right now but at least the new job pays a lot more per hour.

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Thanks @FatMike! I can't quite get everything I want in it so I'll have to build a mini lean-to off of the back of that using some garage door panels I have kicking around!  Lol.

I hear ya, I need to double the size of my workshed but the cost of stuff these days is ridiculous, luckily I can get good used 2x4's for really cheap but I'll have alot of nails to pull from them!
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PostSubject: Re: Tools/Garage Stuff   Tools/Garage Stuff - Page 4 Icon_minitimeWed Jun 22, 2022 1:29 pm

Made me a valve spring tool for the OHV vanguards with some 3/4 x 3/16 flat stock. Works good! I’ll write up a schematic when I get home later for others to use.Tools/Garage Stuff - Page 4 9d912110

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PostSubject: Re: Tools/Garage Stuff   Tools/Garage Stuff - Page 4 Icon_minitimeSat Jun 25, 2022 6:24 pm

Got me a new 3/4 socket set. The perfect tool for removing valve coversTM

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Valve covers on a rock truck maybe! Lol
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PostSubject: Re: Tools/Garage Stuff   Tools/Garage Stuff - Page 4 Icon_minitimeThu Jun 30, 2022 12:44 pm

@Rustbucket Garage That's a nice 3/4 socket set! It's nice seeing a well made metal case instead of your typical blow molded plastic ones.


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PostSubject: Re: Tools/Garage Stuff   Tools/Garage Stuff - Page 4 Icon_minitimeThu Jun 30, 2022 1:21 pm

So my dad recently got a tig welder, it's an Eastwood tig 200. One of these days I'll sit down and learn how to tig weld but my dad has been practicing with it over the past couple months.

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So in my free time I've been going through the entire cooling system in my Plymouth satellite and I found that the AC system leaked and in order to fix it all and update it to R134A, it would cost me at least 500 bucks! (ooof) So instead of spending that much money on 40 year old air conditioning I decided that for now I would remove it all so that way it wouldn't leak anymore and cause issues. I wanted to remove the AC compressor so me and dad came up with this bracket that takes place of the AC compressor and uses the AC compressor pulley in order to keep all my current accessory brackets and pulleys. My dad and some of the guys he works with made the tapered part and my dad tig welded it all together! Turned out pretty slick!

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@Rustbucket Garage That's a nice 3/4 socket set! It's nice seeing a well made metal case instead of your typical blow molded plastic ones.



Thanks! Best part is I got it for the grand total of $110, marked down from $220. Saw that and said yeah gonna grab that. (Bigger project coming soon…maybe What a Face)
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I thought I'd share this quickly with y'all, it has made working on alot of things so much more comfortable!

It's a 500lb (manual) hydraulic lift table I got on sale last year for about $300 (CAD) and is an excellent alternative to an actual lift, spending hours building a work platform or of course rolling around on the ground struggling! Lol. Tools/Garage Stuff - Page 4 20220861


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...and even generators plus a whole bunch of other stuff! I'm really happy it will lift smaller, lighter tractors as it makes so many tasks so much easier to deal with!

I highly recommend getting one of these, best $300 I've ever spent!
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