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Re: What was the last tool that you MADE?
52Carl #1375556 Wed Sep 02 2020 02:37 AM
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The tire jockey damaged my wheel stud by cross threading it with his air impact. The first two threads were crushed. You can't easily rethread it because the die won't start properly and I did not want to replace the stud. I bought a cheap chinese hex die and split it so I could place the two halves on the stud next to the wheel engaging the undamaged threads. By using a close fitting 6-point socket I was able to repair the threads by backing the die off the stud. The socket held the die together and the repaired thread area was completely renewed. Did not even have to remove the wheel.

Mark

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Re: What was the last tool that you MADE?
52Carl #1375581 Wed Sep 02 2020 11:49 AM
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Carl, your Zombie Wacker looks like something off the fiist round of "Forged in Fire" grin


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Re: What was the last tool that you MADE?
52Carl #1375586 Wed Sep 02 2020 12:46 PM
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Mark, that little hack could have saved me quite a few hours with a 3 corner file over the last 60 years.


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Re: What was the last tool that you MADE?
Justhorsenround #1375630 Wed Sep 02 2020 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Justhorsenround
Mark, that little hack could have saved me quite a few hours with a 3 corner file over the last 60 years.
Agree. That's genius, although that metric die won't work on a Stovebolt. wink
I've split a nut in two to use as a crimp tool for large gauge wire terminal. Stick the two halves around the ferrule and crunch it in a vice.
Here's the results. (The tool was disposable.)

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Kevin
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Re: What was the last tool that you MADE?
52Carl #1375752 Thu Sep 03 2020 06:07 PM
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"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
It does not.

Re: What was the last tool that you MADE?
52Carl #1376120 Sun Sep 06 2020 11:54 AM
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Concur with all above -- Mark's split die stud saver is brilliant! We should make a Tech Tip out of THAT one!


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Re: What was the last tool that you MADE?
52Carl #1377773 Sun Sep 20 2020 06:07 PM
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"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
I'm in the process of building myself a rotisserie, does that count?

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Re: What was the last tool that you MADE?
MNSmith #1377786 Sun Sep 20 2020 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by MNSmith
I'm in the process of building myself a rotisserie, does that count?
Sure, that counts. thumbs_up
What's that you're working on?


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: What was the last tool that you MADE?
52Carl #1377795 Sun Sep 20 2020 09:13 PM
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"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
1930 Ferd Roadster.

Re: What was the last tool that you MADE?
MNSmith #1377797 Sun Sep 20 2020 09:20 PM
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Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Originally Posted by MNSmith
1930 Ferd Roadster.
I thought I recognized that as Ferd-ish. It has been a while for me, though.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
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