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Old 09-17-2018, 03:03 PM
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Default 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.
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Old 09-17-2018, 03:21 PM
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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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Old 09-18-2018, 02:37 PM
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Skip to the last minute to see the final product.

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Old 09-18-2018, 02:42 PM
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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.
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Old 09-18-2018, 03:06 PM
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Might be the best one yet.
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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 !
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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.
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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.
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Old 10-01-2018, 01:16 PM
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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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