Great find. I might make one of these
Its mostly car related stuff like bead rollers, english Wheels, car rotisseries, bead blasting cabinets, sheet metal benders whatever but there's also a few vice stands, and several decent sanding machines, belt grinders, all sorts of stuff.
Especially handy for the people with a welder and a lathe.
The English wheels look a hell of a lot stiffer frames than the ones you can buy from Frosts anyway.
Its a long thread at eighty odd pages right now but its well worth a read for the metalworkers.
I'm not a member there, just spotted the thread whilst looking for something else, spent ages reading through the brilliant ideas there.
The Home Made Tools and Equipment thread
Bit of a thread bounce cos I spotted the Home made tools.net which seems to be a forum dedicated to people making their own tools, there's quite a few categories of them and they are neatly parceled up and listed by type on THIS page.
These are the current categories and number of tools in each.
I've clicked on a few and my computers not blown up yet Lot of the links take you to home made tool instructions on external forums/indestructables and so on. Well worth a look from the one's I've so far seen anyway.
Paint Booths (13)
Parts Washers (5)
Stands and Dollies (61)
Engine Test Stands (14)
Buffing and Polishing (25)
Fastening (38 )
Heating and Cooling (69)
Jacks and Lifts (78 )
Machining (38 )
Measuring and Marking (219)
Media Blasting (44)
Metalworking (198 )
Bead Rollers (45)
Brakes and Presses (112)
Drilling and Drill Presses (50)
English Wheels (44)
Belt Grinders (43)
Helve Hammers (23)
Planishing Hammers (27)
Ring Rollers (24)
Slappers (8 )
Tube Benders (49)
Tube Notchers (24)
Cutting Torches (17)
Air Compressors (17)
Dust Collectors (64)
Foam Cutters (14)
Powder Coating (6)
Storage and Organization (334)
Woodworking (358 )
Drilling and Drill Presses (31)
Belt Sanders (16)
Table Saws (84)
Wood Bandsaws (44)
Wood Lathes (43)
You bastard - I'll never get off the pc now! Excellent find, thanks.
OK if I post the link on another forum? You get the credit as does TRC.
Going through that last link I put up takes you onto quite a few self built tool threads on other forums as well so there's masses to go at.
IIRC you're into pushbikes are you?
Few pushbike projects in the miscellaneous section as well
That's even more brillianter
This will while away the evenings for a while.
Yes, I have my on own bike shop so "bits" always need making and problems need solving.
Already found at least two things I HAVE to make
Ken from HomemadeTools.net here. We really appreciate both the mention and the kind words.
If there's anything you'd like to see featured on our site, just say the word.
None of us are even close to building aircraft by the way, well apart from Trumps and ZRX61.
Any links you your builds? I'm interested.
My 1969 Triumph Bonneville T120R is almost ready to fire up. It's been a nearly 2-year challenge to return it as closely as possible to its condition the day it rolled out of the Meriden factory. I've been seriously lax in updating the project's photo page, but this should give you some idea of where it started: kenbalch.com/Kens_World/1969_T120R_Project_Photos.html
Apologies for the inelegant URLs. Turns out that one needs 15 posts before being permitted to use proper links.
Hello and welcome BTW.
Does the Bonnie leak oil and make you teeth vibrate out for the authentic experience?