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Old 11-18-2010, 10:33 AM   #1
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I've turned flathead screwdrivers into small chisels, sure, but I've also come up with some odd tools I "made because I needed them". As I run across them, I'll try to post them here. This is a drywall tool I had to make because after 3 days of searching for the steel one I know I have here somewhere, I gave up and just threw this together from notched Jarrah scrap and plexiglass with a through-bolt. Anyone else have any to share?

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Hey Dangermouse,
That's awesome, and it looks pretty nice. My dad is a mechanic and he has all sorts of different wrenches and nut drivers that he cut apart and welded on different angles to reach odd places and make his life easy. I am really interested to see other peoples homemade tools.

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I needed a long, thin but STRONG scraping blade a while back for a specific job.
Old mis-matched butter knife to the rescue.... Off to the grinder I went!

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I just built a cabinet hoist. It collapses flat into three pieces and is powered by an electric drill. Can't post a pic of it tho
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Why not? Now I'm curious!

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I wish I had kept it, but I once made a device to magnetize screw drivers. I should build a version 2.0 of it. One that does not go through transformers as fast. Basically it was a marker that I took the ink and end out, and wrapped copper wire around the outside and tapped it well then connected both ends to a DC adapter. Plug it in the wall, put a screw driver in it, wait a bit, and you have a magnetized screw driver! The longer you leave it in, the more effective it was. It would lose it's magnetism over time though. I guess it kinda makes sense, whatever energy that device used was transferred in the form of magnetism into that screw driver so it is limited as per newton's law.

Come to think of it, I blew lot of transformers as a kid.
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I just built a cabinet hoist. It collapses flat into three pieces and is powered by an electric drill. Can't post a pic of it tho
it doesn't exist without a picture.............
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:26 PM   #8
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Well, it's not much but how about a homemade electron microscope!!!


I said nothing about me making it though

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