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Homemade and Unique Tools

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Travis, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    ^^^ I can't decide if that's an actual thing or a photoshop, but if it's real, I NEED one of those! :laugh2::cool:
     
  2. LiveSlowDieWhenever

    LiveSlowDieWhenever probably broke down. Just call me greasy.

    It’s a casting by artis Paul Julius Martus that I first came across when I worked in a foundry where i blew glass in Philly for a stint. Found the image on my computer and had to share
     
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  3. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty, Demi & Gretel: I ask, THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I’ll take a 10” model please.
     
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  4. LiveSlowDieWhenever

    LiveSlowDieWhenever probably broke down. Just call me greasy.

    I believe they’re cast in bronze, so a 10” would probably end up with about the grip strength of actual fingers :laugh2:
     
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  5. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Wouldn't we all.
     
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  6. 650Skull

    650Skull SSSSSSSSSlither Top Contributor

    Paint stripping tool
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  7. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Dang! That’s a wicked looking beastie!
     
  8. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    More like an evisceration tool. I bought a blade like that, used it exactly ONCE, No not one job, I tried one cut. Still makes me shiver, and that was 30 years ago.
     
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  9. 650Skull

    650Skull SSSSSSSSSlither Top Contributor

    Yea they can be brutal.......Can't buy these type anymore, US made as well.......Its a Chainsaw Chain clamped between 2 plates on a grinder......Great for carving, just rips away the wood, it gets dam painful in certain positions, it is hard to get out of the way of the shavings.
    Can see in the second pic how much it can shave off in a stroke, then the sanding disks from rough to smooth
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  10. 650Skull

    650Skull SSSSSSSSSlither Top Contributor

    No different than using a chainsaw, never touch wood unless at full or near to full revs, (on a grinder it is either stop or flat out), hold the tool soft enough it cant grab and pull from your hand yet firm enough to feel what the tool is doing and let it do the work
     
  11. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Sorry but much different than a chain saw. speed, lack of mass, lack of a "better to control" lever arm. no clutch mechanism. Even with that, cutting with the bar tip is a common death by chainsaw moment. Why chainsaws have kickback brakes. Electric chain saws are more hazardous than gas because of instant torque. Chainsaw chaps are not rated for use with an electric chainsaw. Guess why?
    Seriously those blades on angle grinders are scary. IMHO "banned" for good reason. I'm not sure if they were banned or it's impossible to get insurance to make or sell them in the US. Probably still have mine kicking around the bottom of an angle grinder blade box somewhere. I'm sure it's a learned skill to use one but not for me, thank you very much.
     
  12. 650Skull

    650Skull SSSSSSSSSlither Top Contributor

    Used Chainsaws all my life......before bar locks, kickback controls............never had a kick back, used the bar tip when necessary being well aware of what might/will happen and used to compensate..........not for every one, nor is cutting a circle with a power saw...........or carving with a chainsaw........

    The secret is thinking about the worst thing that could happen every time, good stance.......mind is set
     
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  13. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Last edited: Jun 2, 2019
  14. I think I found the appropriate thread for this, found some "old school" tools, and some not so old, but nifty tools today while cleaning the stuff that I inherited from my late grandfather (rest in peace pop pop)

    Check em' out and let me know what you think!

    I am particularly fond of the "mustang" and the oateys flux!
     

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  15. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    That’s nice that you have some of your grandfathers tools. A nice rememberance. I’ve never seen that tool labeled 50mm. Mustang, pretty cool!
     
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  16. It's looking like it works almost like a T handle. Clip on the size socket you need, crank it off, then swivel it straight for quick spin, and removal. Pretty cool. Even has a hole in it for extra leverage if needed.
     
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  17. GLJ

    GLJ Never go faster than your guardian angle can fly. Top Contributor

    Awhile back I modified a bike lift for engine removal/instillation. My goal was to be able to remove/install engines by myself with no heavy lifting. Today I got to give it a tryout on removing an engine from a parts bike I bought.
    Attached and ready to go.
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    Starting to lift.
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    Success A few minuets later she's out. No heavy lifting or blood spilled.
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  18. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Nice work Greg! That would be darned handy!
     
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  19. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty, Demi & Gretel: I ask, THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Very slick - could you shoot some close-ups of the various components Greg?
    Pete
     
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  20. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    You're a trusting soul, supporting the engine with just 2 bolts that only attach at one end, lol.
     

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