show your hand made tools - Page 4 - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
 
Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum  

Go Back   Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum > General Tech > Shop and Tools
Notices

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-28-2007, 08:09 PM   #76 (permalink)
www.12voltguy.com
 
SeaBass44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Member # 40
Location: 80 miles n-sac in Oroville, CA
Posts: 30,752
works now
__________________
12voltguy
info@12voltguy.com--davezoffroadperformance.com
# 530.532.4529

TTC 2010 1989 BRONCO
-Awesome web development for your business. www.mudnworks.com mud@mudnworks.com
Pat's W I D E TOYOTA Front Axle
--"07 RoadStar 1700-4sale"
SeaBass44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2007, 08:11 PM   #77 (permalink)
Rock God
 
rockcrawln's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Member # 30586
Location: Redwood Valley, CA
Posts: 1,258
Quote:
Originally Posted by 300sniper View Post
my first dimple die. this is a 1" and i will be making more sizes soon. it is just made from mild steel and finished with black oxide. i will make the rest of them from a harder material, just not sure exactly what yet.
Any chance you would have s drawing or solid model of those dies?

Thanks.
rockcrawln is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 07-03-2007, 01:37 AM   #78 (permalink)
Ocean bound
 
loveshackle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Member # 9925
Location: Big Bear, CA
Posts: 1,456
Don't have pics of many, but here are the obtuse.

Vice stand. Ol' semi brake drum, pipe my buddy's dog got his head stuck in, and some plate.

One I use a ton, a punch I won't smash my fingers with.

One from this week. Nobody around these parts has a 55mm wrench for my mogs, so I cut one out of 1/2" plate. Worked...with an 8' cheater pipe...

And the coolant on the cold saw likes to fling on ya when cutting big stuff, so...
Attached Images
     
__________________
----------
"All great change in America begins at the dinner table" ~ Ronald Reagan

Check out our blog. We've bought a trimaran and are headed toward the Panama Canal and beyond this fall. www.losemynumberblog.com
loveshackle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2007, 08:15 PM   #79 (permalink)
MASTER TECH
 
f250rollinon37s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Member # 54844
Location: Northern cali
Posts: 3,471
up for some good shit
__________________
BSW Racing, Super mod & Bitten Off Road, Pro mod
BSW Driver: Aaron Whitehead - Bitten Driver: Mike Stokes
BSW Spotter: Adam Kovarik - Bitten Spotter: Dan Kovarik - AKA -
: me fuckers

build up of the truggy
/forum/ford/544813-update-pics.html
f250rollinon37s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2008, 07:26 PM   #80 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Member # 75135
Location: Land of Plenty
Posts: 622
BTT, There is some good stuff in here, Lets keep it going.
__________________
SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES - NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS
N_Rod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2008, 09:47 AM   #81 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Member # 72230
Location: Henderson, NC
Posts: 293
20 ton shop press I built last year for about $30. The axle stand cost about $0.
Attached Images
    
foreman1063 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2008, 02:31 PM   #82 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Member # 75135
Location: Land of Plenty
Posts: 622
I was curious as about a few details of your press. Is that 8" channel? How many feet total did you use? where did you get the springs to return the jack?
__________________
SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES - NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS
N_Rod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2008, 02:45 PM   #83 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Member # 72230
Location: Henderson, NC
Posts: 293
Quote:
Originally Posted by N_Rod View Post
I was curious as about a few details of your press. Is that 8" channel? How many feet total did you use? where did you get the springs to return the jack?
Actually the side channels are 5" and the headers and table channels are 6". The press is 3'wide x 6' tall so I used 12' of each size channel. The return springs are car hood springs that I got from a junk yard for $5 each.
foreman1063 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2008, 04:09 PM   #84 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Member # 67907
Location: Cuba City Wi
Posts: 2,243
That thing looks damn near identical to my harbor freight press
__________________
The Beepster
[url]http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=727456[/url]
Jeepermat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2008, 04:17 PM   #85 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Member # 72230
Location: Henderson, NC
Posts: 293
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeepermat View Post
That thing looks damn near identical to my harbor freight press
Well it's not my patented design by any means. Pretty much like any press you can buy. I just made it because I had the time, tools and free material. I do like the pretty blue paint better than the store bought presses though.
foreman1063 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2008, 05:15 PM   #86 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Member # 75135
Location: Land of Plenty
Posts: 622
What did you use for the pins in the table channels? just regular cold rolled ?
__________________
SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES - NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS
N_Rod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2008, 05:40 PM   #87 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Member # 72230
Location: Henderson, NC
Posts: 293
Quote:
Originally Posted by N_Rod View Post
What did you use for the pins in the table channels? just regular cold rolled ?
Yup. I figured I'd give it a try and just replace them with some hardened pins if it becomes a problem. So far so good though.
foreman1063 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2008, 07:31 PM   #88 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Member # 67889
Posts: 557



jeepgif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2008, 06:55 AM   #89 (permalink)
Granite Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Member # 18543
Location: Georgia
Posts: 658
someone needs to get logjam_grant or whatever in here....with his hair dryer plasma cutter, paper clip and bubble gum CNC gas axe table, clothes iron tire notcher, steel wheel&ratchet strap tire chocks,....
__________________
CJ-7

Last edited by paulkeith; 02-13-2008 at 06:56 AM.
paulkeith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2008, 03:47 AM   #90 (permalink)
Registered User
 
dott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Member # 31603
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 36
I made this tool a while back when I broke my 30 spline stub shaft. The shaft broke at an angle and ballooned the spindle. Since the spindle became oversized, the outer bearing wouldn't slip off. So it was kinda like the adjuster nut was still on the bearing, and the hub wouldn't come off. I thought of a lot of ways to remove it, but they all involved damaging other good parts. This idea came to mind and it worked like a champ.



As you can see, it is a center left over from modifying my Hummer rims. I welded in some 1/2-20 all thread between the lug holes. The rest you can see for yourself. The only thing missing from the pictures is a spacer that pushes on the end of the spindle



You just bolt it to the hub using 4 lug nuts. Put in a spacer, and the puller bar. Start screwing down the nuts and the hub came off very easily.

Here's what the axle looked like.

__________________
[url=http://www.texas4x4.org/gallery/dotts-stuff]'78 GMC @ Texas4x4.org[/url]
dott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 01:20 AM   #91 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Member # 109636
Posts: 12
those are some crazy tools some of you guys have there... keep em coming... i like em... makes me want to go out to the garge and fire up the welder just for the hell of it




wait... i always want to do that...
punk_rockkid@hotmail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 08:12 PM   #92 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Member # 99426
Location: Alberta
Posts: 26
Some seal installers , used to pull seals into Dana 30 & 44 axle tubes straight , without damage , leak free , the first try .









Note to self : take more pics , of other axle / diff / TC tools I've built
Gearhead88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2008, 10:24 PM   #93 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Member # 36488
Posts: 21
BTT. These are some great tools! Keep 'em coming.

Last edited by ga mudder; 03-20-2008 at 10:25 PM.
ga mudder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2008, 11:36 AM   #94 (permalink)
Rock God
 
vanguard_anon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Member # 55997
Location: RTP, NC
Posts: 1,700
I'll play..


This is a mallet I made for woodworking:


This is a bench slave for supporting things when the other side is in a vise:


This is a spanner wrench I made for setting up 8" toyota 3rd members:
__________________
'03 V6 5 speed taco && My Rock Walker
My Places to go map
vanguard_anon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2008, 07:51 PM   #95 (permalink)
SHOOT TO THRILL!
 
300sniper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Member # 26382
Location: Greenwood, Ca
Posts: 7,383
i was dicking around with the cnc mill today and made this wrench. i am going to use it for the draw bar in the spindle on the mill. any old 13mm or 1/2" wrench would work but i needed to try out a cad program. it is made from 3/8" hrs (what i had laying around).

after the wrench came off the mill i bead blasted it, finished it with caswell's black oxide and then engraved it.



300sniper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2008, 07:58 PM   #96 (permalink)
www.12voltguy.com
 
SeaBass44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Member # 40
Location: 80 miles n-sac in Oroville, CA
Posts: 30,752
Quote:
Originally Posted by 300sniper View Post
i was dicking around with the cnc mill today and made this wrench. i am going to use it for the draw bar in the spindle on the mill. any old 13mm or 1/2" wrench would work but i needed to try out a cad program. it is made from 3/8" hrs (what i had laying around).

after the wrench came off the mill i bead blasted it, finished it with caswell's black oxide and then engraved it.



Sweet, but WTF??????????










shows pics of the making, not just the done shot, done not impressive
making it & engraving it on same machine, IMPRESSIVE!
__________________
12voltguy
info@12voltguy.com--davezoffroadperformance.com
# 530.532.4529

TTC 2010 1989 BRONCO
-Awesome web development for your business. www.mudnworks.com mud@mudnworks.com
Pat's W I D E TOYOTA Front Axle
--"07 RoadStar 1700-4sale"
SeaBass44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2008, 08:31 PM   #97 (permalink)
SHOOT TO THRILL!
 
300sniper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Member # 26382
Location: Greenwood, Ca
Posts: 7,383
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeaBass44 View Post
Sweet, but WTF??????????










shows pics of the making, not just the done shot, done not impressive
making it & engraving it on same machine, IMPRESSIVE!

i didn't have the camera with me when i made it.
300sniper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2008, 09:10 PM   #98 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Member # 82394
Location: Orangevale
Posts: 371
Heres my 1/5th size mini press.
I made it just for carrier bearings, but it works for other crap too.

And the vice to hold it!


BerzerCO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2008, 08:06 AM   #99 (permalink)
IDIot!
 
MT4Runner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Member # 44480
Location: Kalispell, MT
Posts: 18,067
Shit, Sniper, I'd have sent you a handful of 13mm wrenches. There isn't a 13mm nut or bolt on any of my Toys.




..i'll trade you for some bling 12mm and 14mm wrenches!
MT4Runner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2008, 05:18 PM   #100 (permalink)
SHOOT TO THRILL!
 
300sniper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Member # 26382
Location: Greenwood, Ca
Posts: 7,383
Quote:
Originally Posted by MT4Runner View Post
Shit, Sniper, I'd have sent you a handful of 13mm wrenches. There isn't a 13mm nut or bolt on any of my Toys.




..i'll trade you for some bling 12mm and 14mm wrenches!
now i am thinking about getting a large piece of 4340 and making an entire, super custom wrench set
300sniper is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.