Wow I am on a new project that has been taking a bit of my time when I am not building drift trikes with my son. I recently was given a south bend model 9A lathe. It was in abysmal shape. Rusted, gears broken, grease buildup, and swarf in places the lathe didn't even know it had. To top it all off every part I needed for it someone wanted more money than it was possibly worth. Well I bent over and took it for some of the things I could not make (cause I don't have a working lathe) YET. But I had to draw the line at this item cause damn it I was sure I could make one of these rascals. A pin wrench. Can you believe they want nearly forty dollars for a simple pin wrench? Well here you go. I made one. I used some 1/4 inch flat stock, drew an outline, drilled the jaw hole, and cut the handle shape roughly with the band saw. Then I went to the sander and smoothed out the curves. I used a dremel tool to round out the pin. Then once I got the fit right I used it, and it worked perfectly. Then I cleaned it up drilled another hole in the handle and came right here to show it to you folks. It is a simple thing with not many tools needed to make it. It ain't no tool of the week but it did the job and saved me forty bucks, and that's a tool worth having. lol
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