carguy123
carguy123 UltimaDork
8/16/13 5:08 a.m.

This ought to keep a lot of you occupied for quite some time.

http://www.homemadetools.net/

Some of them are so simple you have to wonder why you didn't think of them before.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
8/16/13 5:48 a.m.

Damn you.

If anybody needs me, I'll be over at homemadetools.net for a few weeks...

JoeyM
JoeyM Mod Squad
8/16/13 7:40 a.m.

I found this beading tool there.......

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2586877#post2586877

pilotbraden
pilotbraden SuperDork
8/16/13 7:45 a.m.

A very good source of information

Duke
Duke PowerDork
8/16/13 8:23 a.m.

My father used to make custom tools all the time. Unfortunately, he died almost 15 years ago, and having inherited his toolbox, I have no idea what most of them do. Of course, some are probably pretty specific, like a clutch line-up tool for a '76 Maserati, or some such.

Giant Purple Snorklewacker
Giant Purple Snorklewacker MegaDork
8/16/13 8:27 a.m.
JoeyM wrote: I found this beading tool there....... http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2586877#post2586877

I want to have sex with that. Brilliant.

Cuda
Cuda Reader
8/16/13 8:38 a.m.

Im not so sure about this one...

Giant Purple Snorklewacker
Giant Purple Snorklewacker MegaDork
8/16/13 8:42 a.m.

In reply to Cuda:

There are some really cool gems hidden between the many things on that site that look like death and dismemberment are their primary function.

carguy123
carguy123 UltimaDork
8/16/13 9:29 a.m.

It kept me up late and will probably have my attention quite a bit today.

slefain
slefain UltraDork
8/16/13 10:35 a.m.
Cuda wrote: Im not so sure about this one...

Is this better?

Curmudgeon
Curmudgeon MegaDork
8/16/13 10:44 a.m.
Giant Purple Snorklewacker wrote:
JoeyM wrote: I found this beading tool there....... http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2586877#post2586877

I want to have sex with that. Brilliant.

I made one of those a few years back, got the idea from an Eastwood ad. Warning: I tried using cheapie Vise Grips and the jaws will 'wobble' unless you take steps to tighten them up, on mine I used a hammer (duh ) and put it on the 'anvil' section of my vise, whacked it till it was tight and then welded the jaw to the handle section.

Ian F
Ian F PowerDork
8/16/13 10:47 a.m.

In reply to slefain:

HELL TO THE NO.

Curmudgeon
Curmudgeon MegaDork
8/16/13 10:57 a.m.
slefain wrote:
Cuda wrote: Im not so sure about this one...

Is this better?

Yikes. A little wee just came out...

Woody
Woody MegaDork
8/16/13 11:09 a.m.

http://www.homemadetools.net/four-post-hoist

Curmudgeon
Curmudgeon MegaDork
8/16/13 11:16 a.m.
Woody wrote: http://www.homemadetools.net/four-post-hoist

I'd want something a bit more substantial than the jacks at the corners, it looks like they could bend sideways fairly easily. But that could easily be done with removeable tubes that triangulated them.

yamaha
yamaha PowerDork
8/16/13 11:18 a.m.

I couldn't find a damn spanner wrench awhile back, so I made one out of a random piece of 1/4" plate steel I had lying around.......it was crude as hell considering I only used a drill press and a hacksaw, but it worked.......almost too well.

fanfoy
fanfoy HalfDork
8/16/13 11:19 a.m.

Reminds me of the Hamer car lift

KenHMT
KenHMT
8/19/13 2:34 p.m.

Hi Guys,

Ken from HomemadeTools.net here. We appreciate the creativity and ingenious solutions found everywhere builders of homemade tools congregate.

Nice custom spanner. Sometimes the simplest solutions are exactly what's needed.

Added to our database (always with full credit and linked to the original post) here: http://www.homemadetools.net/spanner-wrench

Ken

slefain
slefain UltraDork
8/19/13 3:16 p.m.
KenHMT wrote: Hi Guys, Ken from HomemadeTools.net here. We appreciate the creativity and ingenious solutions found everywhere builders of homemade tools congregate. Nice custom spanner. Sometimes the simplest solutions are exactly what's needed. Added to our database (always with full credit and linked to the original post) here: http://www.homemadetools.net/spanner-wrench Ken

Ken,

Thanks for dropping in! Your ears must have been burning (or your Google Alerts, either way).

You know there is a HUGE thread on the HAMB about homemade tools. It is epic.

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=235784

DaveEstey
DaveEstey UltraDork
8/19/13 3:18 p.m.

I make a lot of hammers out of things.

I don't think that's a notable skill.

Mmadness
Mmadness Reader
8/19/13 5:37 p.m.

Homemade jack stands? There are some places where you should really spend the money.

Derick Freese
Derick Freese UltraDork
8/19/13 5:44 p.m.

Have you seen the "jack stands" at Harbor Freight?

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