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scotts90ranger

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Here's the drill press, I think I got my $50 worth if I find a chuck key in my stash... and there's the mud dauber nest I found, it was dormant... he wrapped the caution tape around the greasy section of the post where the head mounts... since we shoved it in a Camry... :)

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nice find.
I have something similar but don't have the center pulley or slotted table.
is the center pulley spring loaded? I have a hole there and it would be nice to have a quick change setup.
 

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No, it's just on a pivot and both belts are tensioned by prying the motor away from the head, very simple setup but the 16 speed was DEFINITELY the selling point, I literally didn't even look at it before I threw out the $50 offer thinking he'd balk at it... $50 is the new $20 (or is it the new $15 or $10? this inflation in the last 20 years but mostly last 3 is dumb...).

I used it as a flat spot tonight but didn't work on it, it's 4' from the 5L I'm working on, I don't need rust dust in a bare open block...
 

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Can't post pics right now, but I just bought the lower 26 in tool box to match my upper box, as well as a 26 gallon air compressor, bought just to justify the plasma cutter:cool::D:p. They are stored at a buddy's house till my weekend tuesday.
 

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Last things I got was a air filter regulator filter deal for the air compressor, got that plumbed in yesterday. Got the $100 Merlin one at Harbor Freight but used a 25% coupon so was cheaper, had to go to Home Depot to get a 1/2" NPT to 1/4' NPT bushing. Still need to make a bracket...

Today I needed crows foot sockets so got some of those at HFT using another 25% off coupon
 

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Pics! i had to build the storage rack to get the space i needed. The cubby under the compressor stores my generator. Still trying to decide if i like this service cart as a welder cart not feeling it though. however I had it so I figured I'd try it out. I don't really need it if I don't find a way to use it, now that I have the 26 inch box. Im realizing I'm kinda unsure what i want for a welding cart, i know i hated the one i had and its in the dump load in the back of my truck. I think this could work better if i had longer leads.
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Too cheap here for a fancy StoreBought WorkBench & RollAround ToolBoxes\Carts, so built these from salvaged StorageCabinets, scrap PalletWood & old FurnitureDolly Wheels; ~$50 for Hardware+Paint+CounterLights.
WorkBench top measures 35i50High*169i5Long*19i50Deep with 14i50DeepShelves\Cabinets;
still need to add doors to end cabinets underneath & an ElectricalOutletStrip on the Wall above.
The two RollingCarts each measure 35i50High*24i00Long*19i50Deep with 14i50DeepShelves;
using these to store NewFluids & UsedRecycle for easy reach during routine auto service;
also handy as a portable general WorkTable together back~to~back,
or as SawHorses seperated as needed for cutting longer Lumber\Pipe\Metal\...
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got a HF nut rivet gun, yet to try out, and small wire burshes, along w/ few other el-cheapo things while cruising the aisle of new HF store. also scored a brand new dremel with flex shaft and nice aluminum case-gifted to me!
my brother has also been using the shop for his mustang and he restocked all kinds of stuff: pig-mat, wd-40, hand cleaner, zip ties, brake kleen-a whole case and more! its very nice of him, but i think he went to far
 

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Too cheap here for a fancy StoreBought WorkBench & RollAround ToolBoxes\Carts, so built these from salvaged StorageCabinets, scrap PalletWood & old FurnitureDolly Wheels; ~$50 for Hardware+Paint+CounterLights.
WorkBench top measures 35i50High*169i5Long*19i50Deep with 14i50DeepShelves\Cabinets;
still need to add doors to end cabinets underneath & an ElectricalOutletStrip on the Wall above.
The two RollingCarts each measure 35i50High*24i00Long*19i50Deep with 14i50DeepShelves;
using these to store NewFluids & UsedRecycle for easy reach during routine auto service;
also handy as a portable general WorkTable together back~to~back,
or as SawHorses seperated as needed for cutting longer Lumber\Pipe\Metal\...
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Nice workshop!
 

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got a HF nut rivet gun, yet to try out, and small wire burshes, along w/ few other el-cheapo things while cruising the aisle of new HF store. also scored a brand new dremel with flex shaft and nice aluminum case-gifted to me!
my brother has also been using the shop for his mustang and he restocked all kinds of stuff: pig-mat, wd-40, hand cleaner, zip ties, brake kleen-a whole case and more! its very nice of him, but i think he went to far
If it’s the kind that looks like a pop rivit gun, the retaining C-clips on the gun broke after a couple of uses on the one I had. I bought another but haven’t used it yet. Just something to look out for.

If you got the larger one, I haven’t used one of those yet.
 

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Deluxe hub size checker tool thingie:

Well, I didn’t buy it and it’s not new, but I didn’t know where else to post this.

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When I was hunting for all the extra wheels for my projects a few years ago, it was a pain in the neck to keep measuring stud to stud and figuring out what size rim. So I made this thing up. I also have a male version with the five pins instead of the five holes, and I have one like this that’s 5 x 5 that I only used one time (78 Lincoln).

One of those things, once you have it, you don’t know how you could live without it…
 

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Deluxe hub size checker tool thingie:

Well, I didn’t buy it and it’s not new, but I didn’t know where else to post this.

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When I was hunting for all the extra wheels for my projects a few years ago, it was a pain in the neck to keep measuring stud to stud and figuring out what size rim. So I made this thing up. I also have a male version with the five pins instead of the five holes, and I have one like this that’s 5 x 5 that I only used one time (78 Lincoln).

One of those things, once you have it, you don’t know how you could live without it…
Thread for homemade tools:

 

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Here's an updated pic of the drill press, I got everything working, mixed up the belts a little to get it slower since it "looked" too fast, the sticker is too faded but I found a picture of one online that gives the rpm in which setting... the chuck is a 5/8" so might try to keep it, it moves real nice with a little oil and cleanup... little bit of WD40 everything started moving just fine... gotta make a crank for the table height, the gears in that are fine and greased now.

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My oil tank thing was getting full so I drug the tank to the front of the sop to empty the smaller one, took the opportunity to change the valve on the bigger tank that was leaking with a brand new one I had "in stock". I wish I had my lift set up so I could take full advantage of that drain tank but it's still nicer than other options...
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At the tractor pull grounds over the last couple weekends I found a pair of needle nose pliers that'd been run over and broken so I reinvented them into a pair of "hose stretcher" pliers because why not...
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Here's an updated pic of the drill press, I got everything working, mixed up the belts a little to get it slower since it "looked" too fast, the sticker is too faded but I found a picture of one online that gives the rpm in which setting... the chuck is a 5/8" so might try to keep it, it moves real nice with a little oil and cleanup... little bit of WD40 everything started moving just fine... gotta make a crank for the table height, the gears in that are fine and greased now.

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My oil tank thing was getting full so I drug the tank to the front of the sop to empty the smaller one, took the opportunity to change the valve on the bigger tank that was leaking with a brand new one I had "in stock". I wish I had my lift set up so I could take full advantage of that drain tank but it's still nicer than other options...
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At the tractor pull grounds over the last couple weekends I found a pair of needle nose pliers that'd been run over and broken so I reinvented them into a pair of "hose stretcher" pliers because why not...
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What do you do with the oil when the large tank is full?
 

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