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Cool shop tools or homemade ideas to help around the shop

Post by 6 cylinder puller » Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:40 am

Anyone have anything cool they built to help around the shop like storage, help with plasma cutting or fab work maybe welding or anything helpful or saved you money

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Post by harrymorley » Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:21 pm

every time I put a sheet of steel on the table and only use a portion of it , I use a magic marker and put a number on it. I save it as " table layout # whatever " Next time I load that sheet , i just import the " table layout number " from the sheet . Saves alot of time . This way I immediately know where all the cutouts are .

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Post by acourtjester » Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:12 pm

Here are a few clamps I make that were posted here long time back, for my welding table. Portable band saw I cut the parts for it on my table, gave the plans to many. Cut all the custom shaped parts for this 2" X 72" belt grinder.
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DIY 4X4 Plasma/Router Table
Hypertherm PM65 Machine Torch
Drag Knife and Scribe
Miller Mig welder
13" metal lathe
Small Mill
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Post by Rodw » Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:31 am

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Post by weldguy » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:59 am

Some severe great ideas here! Following this thread :Like

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Post by Scratch » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:32 pm

Here are a couple of things I made that I've found useful. I call this a tank spider:
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This is handy:
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Post by Motoxrdr » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:08 pm

Nothing too fancy but here is some smaller shelves i built too hold rivets and bits and hardware

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Post by acourtjester » Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:09 pm

Configured a new cart for my Hypertherm 65, cut down a hand truck from HF. Easy roll when needed.
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DIY 4X4 Plasma/Router Table
Hypertherm PM65 Machine Torch
Drag Knife and Scribe
Miller Mig welder
13" metal lathe
Small Mill
Everlast PowerTig 255 EXT

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Post by SkinnyPedal » Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:47 pm

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