View Full Version : Made little wrenches

12-28-2009, 12:00 AM
Made a couple of small combination wrenches over the holiday.

Started with a 5/32" combination. The "box" end is loosely based on the Snap-On flank drive geometry (with my own tweaks to it). This one is a bit too thick, but all I had was some .062" thick spring steel (heat treated 1095). The correct thickness would be around .045"-.050" to be true to scale.




Today, I decided to go a good bit smaller, and made a 1/16" wrench. Cut it from a .025" thick piece of Starrett shimstock. I haven't put the 15 "kink" in the box end yet (like most combination wrenches have), but will tackle that tomorrow.



12-28-2009, 12:04 AM
lol nice, what do you plan to do with them?

12-28-2009, 12:08 AM
Even with the penny for scale they didn't really register until the one in your hand.

How did you make them, EDM?

12-28-2009, 12:09 AM
Is this done with WEDM?

12-28-2009, 12:47 AM
Nice job. Are you going to make a cheater bar for them?

12-28-2009, 01:21 AM
ROFL on the cheater bar!

Yes... wire edm.

The 5/32 wrench is pretty much to scale, but decided to make the 1/16" wrench a bit longer than it "should" be (so it could at least be held).


j king
12-28-2009, 07:36 AM
You better make a bunch. It is hard enough to keep track of a regular wrench. LOL very nice

Glenn Wegman
12-28-2009, 07:56 AM
You better make a bunch. It is had enough to keep track of a regular wrench. LOL very nice

That's what I was thinking...

I have difficulty keeping up with a 12" adjustable wrench!

Very nice wrenches!