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Massive long thread about home made workshop tools.

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 ...

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    Default Massive long thread about home made workshop tools.

    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
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    Default Re: Massive long thread about home made workshop tools.

    Great find. I might make one of these
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    Default Re: Massive long thread about home made workshop tools.

    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.


    Automotive (156)
    Brakes (19)
    Engine (52)
    Paint Booths (13)
    Parts Washers (5)
    Stands and Dollies (61)
    Engine Test Stands (14)
    Rotisseries (30)
    Transmission (19)
    Buffing and Polishing (25)
    Cleaning (47)
    Electrical (64)
    Fastening (38 )
    Generators (5)
    Heating and Cooling (69)
    Jacks and Lifts (78 )
    Machining (38 )
    CNC (31)
    Drilling (12)
    Lathes (506)
    Milling (231)
    Measuring and Marking (219)
    Media Blasting (44)
    Metalworking (198 )
    Bandsaws (40)
    Bead Rollers (45)
    Brakes and Presses (112)
    Casting (75)
    Drilling and Drill Presses (50)
    English Wheels (44)
    Forging (51)
    Grinding (111)
    Belt Grinders (43)
    Helve Hammers (23)
    Planishing Hammers (27)
    Ring Rollers (24)
    Slappers (8 )
    Soldering (15)
    Tapping (47)
    Tube Benders (49)
    Tube Notchers (24)
    Welding (97)
    Cutting Torches (17)
    Miscellaneous (350)
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    Dust Collectors (64)
    Foam Cutters (14)
    Hammers (35)
    Lighting (23)
    Powder Coating (6)
    Motorcycle (26)
    Storage and Organization (334)
    Woodworking (358 )
    Drilling and Drill Presses (31)
    Routing (75)
    Sanding (30)
    Belt Sanders (16)
    Table Saws (84)
    Wood Bandsaws (44)
    Wood Lathes (43)
    Workbenches (6)
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    You bastard - I'll never get off the pc now! Excellent find, thanks.
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    Default Re: Massive long thread about home made workshop tools.

    OK if I post the link on another forum? You get the credit as does TRC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockjock620 View Post
    OK if I post the link on another forum?
    Of course.

    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
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    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.

    Thanks again.

    Already found at least two things I HAVE to make
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    Default Re: Massive long thread about home made workshop tools.

    Hi Guys,

    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.

    Ken
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    Default Re: Massive long thread about home made workshop tools.

    Quote Originally Posted by KenHMT View Post
    Hi Guys,

    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.

    Ken
    Its a very informative and useful site you have there.
    I expect I'll be a frequent visitor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by demographic View Post
    Its a very informative and useful site you have there.
    I expect I'll be a frequent visitor.
    Thanks - we'll be glad to have you. By all means, check out our forum; it's a great place to find solutions to any homemade tool challenges you may be experiencing. If you've built any interesting homemade tools, yourself, we'd love to see them.

    Ken
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    Default Re: Massive long thread about home made workshop tools.

    Quote Originally Posted by KenHMT View Post
    Thanks - we'll be glad to have you. By all means, check out our forum; it's a great place to find solutions to any homemade tool challenges you may be experiencing. If you've built any interesting homemade tools, yourself, we'd love to see them.

    Ken
    Excellent site ken

    I think my wife will be using it as grounds for divorce through lack of attention to her though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by go_slow View Post
    Excellent site ken

    I think my wife will be using it as grounds for divorce through lack of attention to her though!
    Cheers!

    My wife has made it through an airplane construction project (and part of a second), as well as a nearly completed vintage motorcycle restoration. So far, so good...

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    Default Re: Massive long thread about home made workshop tools.

    Quote Originally Posted by KenHMT View Post
    Cheers!

    My wife has made it through an airplane construction project (and part of a second), as well as a nearly completed vintage motorcycle restoration. So far, so good...

    Ken
    Aeroplane construction eh? What method of construction have you used? We were discussing blue foam boards and fibreglass composite construction not long ago on a thread.
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by demographic View Post
    Aeroplane construction eh? What method of construction have you used? We were discussing blue foam boards and fibreglass composite construction not long ago on a thread.
    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 first airplane project (completed in 2002) was a Van's RV-8. Built from a standard (non-quickbuild) kit in ~2.5 years of full-time work, it was of riveted AL construction. Plus plexi canopy and fiberglass fairings, etc. My second one was a Pitts Model 12, of which I built the wooden wing structures before selling it on. Unfortunately, most of my project pics were of the non-digital variety (I definitely need to make an effort to rectify that). Here's a link to some air-to-air shots of the completed RV: kenbalch.com/Kens_World/N118KB_Photos.html

    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

    Ken

    Apologies for the inelegant URLs. Turns out that one needs 15 posts before being permitted to use proper links.
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    Default Re: Massive long thread about home made workshop tools.

    Quote Originally Posted by KenHMT View Post
    My first airplane project (completed in 2002) was a Van's RV-8. Built from a standard (non-quickbuild) kit in ~2.5 years of full-time work, it was of riveted AL construction. Plus plexi canopy and fiberglass fairings, etc. My second one was a Pitts Model 12, of which I built the wooden wing structures before selling it on. Unfortunately, most of my project pics were of the non-digital variety (I definitely need to make an effort to rectify that). Here's a link to some air-to-air shots of the completed RV: kenbalch.com/Kens_World/N118KB_Photos.html

    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

    Ken

    Apologies for the inelegant URLs. Turns out that one needs 15 posts before being permitted to use proper links.

    kenbalch.com/Kens_World/N118KB_Photos.html

    kenbalch.com/Kens_World/1969_T120R_Project_Photos.html


    Hello and welcome BTW.

    Does the Bonnie leak oil and make you teeth vibrate out for the authentic experience?
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