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I am doing some rust repair on my F250 this summer, and after struggling badly with the first patch panel, I decided that I need a better way to bend stuff.

I have less than $5 into this project, which included two cutoff wheels, three 6013 electrodes, and one grinding wheel. :D
Nice job.

Nice fabbing! :icon_thumby: Im suprised that hardened chisel didnt shatter on you when you bent it tho.
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I heated the chisel to red hot in temp. and then bent it into shape then quenched it in oil.

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I'm cheap! For ~$200.00 I could buy a new parts washer and fluid. But I figure I can make my own cheaper. I have been lugging around an old pump [free]



from an oil burning furnace for quite a few years now waiting for a little time and ambition to put together a parts washer. So that pump along with a dual stainless sink [free], and some air fittings [compressor controller, not working, free];





I put washers on the tee in order to hold it onto the cabinet behind the sink, it ended up being the perfect distance apart to sandwich the top firmly and not leak;



and clear braided poly line [$15.00] and 2 brushes [$6.00]



and some other misc. stuff [$18.00, fitting and filter, and a pail of fluid-$45.00, hose clamps-$6.00, extra air fittings-$9.00, flex spout-$15.00, 2x4 to build cabinet-free];



this is a filter housing and filter for hydraulic fluid. I tried using oil filters on the housing, they fit but the pump could not pull the fluid through the oil filters;



and I ended up with this, bottom view;



top view;



Edit for better pic;



In the above pic you can see the valve for the flex spout and also the blue inline valve [$5.00] for the brush

Total cost ~$125.00 and about 4 hours of work.....well, maybe 1 hour of actual work and three hours fixing my screw-ups. It's not that much cheaper than the brand new one on sale right now at princess auto, and definitely not as good looking as the bright red shiny painted .....but I built it! If I was to do this really cheap, I would skip the flex spout and filter system and save about $35.00.
The pics are small but you get the idea.

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Total cost ~$125.00 and about 4 hours of work.....well, maybe 1 hour of actual work and three hours fixing my screw-ups. It's not that much cheaper than the brand new one on sale right now at princess auto, and definitely not as good looking as the bright red shiny painted .....but I built it! If I was to do this really cheap, I would skip the flex spout and filter system and save about $35.00.
The pics are small but you get the idea.

Richard
The filter would have to save you money in the end though, it would really help the $15/gal solvent last a lot longer.
 

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Is there any reason not to just run diesel fuel instead of solvent? I soak stuff in it all the time and it works great, actually just used it to remove a bunch of road tar from a chain strap wrench I found.

Cool project though, I've had a small parts washer sitting in my shop for a couple years that I haven't even used yet. I really ought to fill it and try it out one of these days.
 

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Just made this, this morning. Pretty simple. Anybody guess? (Its easy to figure out).

 

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Is there any reason not to just run diesel fuel instead of solvent? I soak stuff in it all the time and it works great, actually just used it to remove a bunch of road tar from a chain strap wrench I found.
I don't see why not. I wish I had thought of that.

Just made this, this morning. Pretty simple. Anybody guess? (Its easy to figure out).

A lever for lifting; suspend by the middle and hook chain connected to ? at the end...?
I just took a closer look and with the bends that idea isn't as likely......so what is it??? I'm turning green from holding my breath in anticipation!
 

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Non slip, reversible. double wrench.


 

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cool, good idea.
 

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Thats all it is. A cheater.....

Our shaker screens obviously shake for 12 hours a day and 8 carriage bolts hold them in. Spec calls for damn near 300lbs of torque and the guys keep complaining the screens are coming loose. I don't like double wrenching because if you slip its never good. So I made this so it cannot slip.

Flip it over and loosen a streched or rusticated bolt as well with no slippage.
 

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That's what it is. Instead of using another closed end wrench on the open end of the original wrench, that have a habit of slipping causing owies.
Edit; Angry beat me to it.

Richard
 

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Look at me take something so simple, and make it out to be more complex. :D
 

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Update on my grinder tree post 64;
It's been about 6 months of sporadic use and there has been problems with the cord ends not staying together - I'll be putting in longer cords as time allows.
There was also one grinder that the trigger crapped out, perhaps for the reason that wyoming9 said, in any case, I will replace with longer cords.
I think I'll go in the opposite direction this time and make them extra long, I'm thinking 15 to 20 feet.....any reasons for or against this length? or longer?
I will also be putting an 6 or 8 gang outlet on the bottom of the tree so I'm not plugging/unplugging all the time.

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thought i would share my mobile cherry picker boom hitch thingama jigger.
 

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thought i would share my mobile cherry picker boom hitch thingama jigger.
One of the guys over on FSB has that same setup... He uses it for everything.
 


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