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    Which Homemade Tools Interest You?

    The thread title says it all: Which Homemade Tools Interest You?

    As a growing community both by and for our membership, your feedback is essential to ensuring that HomemadeTools continues to provide and expand on the type of content you want to see. To begin, we'd love to hear your answers to these three questions:

    1. When you're browsing HomemadeTools.net, which categories most interest you?
    2. When you're building your own homemade tools, what sorts of tools are you most likely to create?
    3. What feature(s) would you like to see added to HomemadeTools.net?


    We've got lots of plans for the future and, with the participation of our members, the site will only continue to grow and improve. We're looking forward to hearing from you!

    Ken

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    Harvey Melvin Richards's Tools
    1. As an R&D machinist and designer, I'm mostly interested in machinist tools.

    2. I have a use for machinist tools, so that's what I generally make. I also have a cabinet shop, so I'll make woodworking tools if they are something I need.

    3. More participation would be nice, but I don't know how one would achieve that.

    Edit; perhaps a section where we can post useful tips for machining and fabricating.
    Last edited by Harvey Melvin Richards; 10-28-2012 at 02:49 PM.

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    Hi Harvey,

    Thanks - we really appreciate the feedback!!

    Ken

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    I like anything automotive and welding. Terry

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    Hi Terry,

    Thanks for the input - much appreciated!

    Ken

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    Auto trans tools. Some of these tranny's need like 10,000 different pullers.

    Sorry, maybe 10,001 pullers

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    You should see the collection of pullers and other specialized tools I've amassed for my '69 Triumph. At least 11,000.

    OK, more like a few dozen - if you count the various Whitworth wrenches & sockets individually.

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    Beri's Tools
    I am most interested to see projects that create useful tools or machines from recycled (a.k.a junk) and off the shelf components. A typical example being a disc sander, built from a surplus motor, a few bits and bobs from the hardware store, ending with a useful machine at 20% of the cost of a commercial one

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    naughtyboy's Tools
    mainly auto tools as most of spare time is spent re-building old cars/specials.
    and as berri said tools made from recyled/repurposed stuff as a lot of my stuff is made that way.
    also any designs for scratch building workshop tools such sanders grinders drill presses etc.
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    Started as an automotive tech then moved to transit buses then to heavy equipment. As I moved my tool truck bill grew bigger than my mortgage. Most of the tools that I used on automotive were all but useless on buses. I, like Beri, like to see items "re-purposed" ie: couple of old auto idler pulleys, a motor a wheel and a belt and you've got a grinding belt. When I was working I had an occasion to use a metal lathe and vert mill. I've been on the hunt for one, reasonable priced, for a couple of years. BTW had my share of British motorcycles so I've got a few Whitworth tools as well. Now I just keep them on the shelf.
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