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  • Originally posted by Dan Dubeau View Post
    I/we use Plasticine at work for getting out bushings. Works great, easy to clean up. Reusable too. Grease works, but it's just too damn messy. Hell, water works too if your pin's a nice and tight slide fit.
    Plasticine is great idea, i believe beter than grease. Grease on the other hand is allways on hand in the shop.

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    • I have used the "grease trick" more than once. It usually works. Working on a 1948 Plymouth, I had pulled the transmission and wanted to install a new bearing in the end of the crankshaft. It was egged enough the grease wouldn't work. The next thought was to tap some threads and use a dent puller/slide hammer. I found a large tap that would work and started to cut threads. When the tap hit the end of the crankshaft it jacked the bearing out.

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      • There was a video, possibly You Tube, of a guy using doughy white bread stuffed in there also. It worked.

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        • Made myself a clamptite tool today. This one is just plain steel, next I would like to make one that is corrosion resistant to carry on my motorcycle.

          https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4f...ew?usp=sharing
          Last edited by BMW Rider; 04-16-2017, 11:42 AM. Reason: Picture troubles with dropbox

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          • Rotary broaching:



            And the nasty setup:

            Location: Helsinki, Finland, Europe

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            • 20" Disc Sander, Lead hammer

              I made a 20" disc sander on an Acer milling machine for my son who owns "Solid Rock Machine Shop Inc." I can't get pictures but we did make a You Tube video of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJV_12_cAtg

              Also, made a simple fixture for pouring lead hammers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RsGXnzfDIQ

              Steve

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              • I haven't posted any shop made tools in a while but I thought this qualified as a useful shop tool of sorts. Who has more room in their shop than they know what to do with? Not me, especially when I am living in the Arizona desert for the winter and my shop is a 40' shipping container. So instead of mounting my bench grinder and wire/buffing wheels on the bench I made some blocks out of scrap 2X6's and mounted the motors on the blocks. I had planned on counterboring the bolt heads on the grinder so it would set flat on the shelf but forgot to. I may make new ones out of some heavy black walnut that I have at home.
                Now when I need to grind something or buff something I mount the grinder in the vise. When I am done it goes back on the shelf. No wasted floor space from a pedestal grinder or wasted bench space. The grinder is something that a neighbor gave me and it sat outside in the desert for a while and got rusty but it runs great. It is coming home with me to Michigan and I will clean it up and paint it for use next winter.

                The blocks:


                Mounted in the vise:


                Sitting on a shelf out of the way:


                The bench:
                Last edited by bborr01; 04-20-2017, 10:29 PM.
                OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

                THINK HARDER

                BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

                MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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                • Are you the same Bborr that used to post from Greece?
                  Brian Rupnow
                  Design engineer
                  Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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                  • Originally posted by brian Rupnow View Post
                    Are you the same Bborr that used to post from Greece?
                    No. I don't recall another bborr from Greece. I'm from Michigan most of the time. I'm the same bborr01 that started this thread though.

                    Brian
                    OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

                    THINK HARDER

                    BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

                    MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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                    • Somebody from Greece (I think) named Brian did a very interesting post on a small gas engine with two flywheels a couple of years ago. I have tried to find them, and haven't been able to. I thought perhaps it was you.
                      Brian Rupnow
                      Design engineer
                      Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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                      • Scroll roller/bender I just "finished". Still need to plan out a base for it but it is usable now.





                        The bottom side after paint.

                        Andy

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                        • Please tell how you get the rod to be bent to the middle of the fixture?

                          Ok, after looking a bit more the outer sections are removable to start the bend.
                          Definition: Boat, a hole in the water you throw money into!

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                          • Originally posted by fastfire View Post
                            Please tell how you get the rod to be bent to the middle of the fixture?

                            Ok, after looking a bit more the outer sections are removable to start the bend.
                            Yes, sorry I forgot that pic.

                            Andy

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                            • Very nice design.

                              Paul

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                              • Andy I would love to see a video of you making a scroll. Any chance that you will be a YouTube star and post one up?

                                Mike

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