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    Arrow What is your most used manually operated Practical Home shop built tool/tools

    What is your most used manually operated Practical Home shop built tool/tools

    There have been a lot of useful ideas of home shop built tools and equipment on the site and I would like to see other ideas of other manually operated

    So if you have any home shop built tool/s that you use often? No matter how crude or rough in design it may be or how common.

    If so and you would be willing to share you design and photos of your tool you built plans, dimensions, materials tooling to build etc.

    Anything manual operated from yard tools to shop tools and specialty tool that served you well in the application you designed it for.

    Any devices for holding things at odd angels like weed eaters and chain saws for repair to screw jack type liftís and Jigís for line fabrication of any item or product.

    Thanks'
    CH!

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    A BROOM!! To sweep up your mistakes!!

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    Workbench

    The home shop does not have as much room as I have tools and stuff --
    so a work bench with good storage, ability to serve multiple uses, be on
    wheels (to move it out of the way) is really necessary. Without it, I'd
    have too much space devoted to storing things and not enough to
    actually do anything.

    Frank

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    Hey CH,
    Here's some of my homemade tools I use daily.
    1. Scroll bender
    2. Bracket bender
    3. Hydraulic press
    4. Sq. steel bender
    5. Rodbender

    Have some jigs & fixtures also. Another post....

    Denny
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    Great job. Keep the photos and ideas coming. Love to see how inventive all of you guys are.


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    Default re: What is your most used manually operated Practical Home shop built tool/tools

    Quote Originally Posted by Leefy View Post
    Great job. Keep the photos and ideas coming. Love to see how inventive all of you guys are.
    I may have posted it before, but I still use these day in and day out. It's a copy of woodworkers hold down clamp. I just put it over a workpiece on my welding table, smack the tool once or twice with my brass hammer and the piece is usually secure enough to weld or grind on. I don't use them daily, just every time I'm using my welding table.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yorkiepap View Post
    Hey CH,
    Here's some of my homemade tools I use daily.
    1. Scroll bender
    2. Bracket bender
    3. Hydraulic press
    4. Sq. steel bender
    5. Rodbender

    Have some jigs & fixtures also. Another post....

    Denny
    Always a pleasure to see your ideas Denny would like to see picís of the jigs when you get the chance.

    Keep them coming: cool:
    CH!

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