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rtj 09-17-2018 03:03 PM

Some interesting metal working tools
 
I like the mag clamps, carbide hole cutters, and welding table (except price at 2400$).

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I found some cheap knockoffs for the welding table, but Craigslist is full of homemade ones.

rtj 09-17-2018 03:21 PM

I like the beveler, but think I’ll just keep using a carbide router bit or tip the mill head.

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Routers work great for opening up alum rims. Did something like this on my 4x4 wheels (Chevy to Tacoma).


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rtj 09-18-2018 02:34 PM

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rtj 09-18-2018 02:37 PM

Skip to the last minute to see the final product.

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rtj 09-18-2018 02:42 PM

Actually a great idea for material, old bearings. Some of the jigs could be improved (a lot).

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I’ve wanted dimple dies for a while, but buying them is pricey.

rtj 09-18-2018 03:06 PM

Might be the best one yet.
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OZgreen69 09-20-2018 08:13 AM

This is what a use as well, beside a set of proper dies. Bearings, sockets , ball bearings, anything in fact. When not rich you need to be creative, and is quite fun !

rtj 09-21-2018 12:55 PM

I have the time now to make some stuff, but it pays to dig around for ideas.

I’m looking at tubing benders too. Some of the dies are as much as the bender. So, been looking at vids of guys machining their own.

rtj 09-30-2018 03:20 PM

Ordered this off amazon for $60.

“DIY Ball Turning Attachment for Lathes / Radius Turn Ball up to 38 mm...”

Should work for making dies. I was looking at making one from scratch, but went this route. Now to score some thick material.

rtj 10-01-2018 01:16 PM

Nice, but I’ll try using the mill first.

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For an extra $100 I’ll get the 32 w/o hydraulic. Won’t try making big dies, but homemade 1/2” dies for blower belt guards won’t be too dangerous.


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If you watch the model 3 vid, you’ll probably agree.


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