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    The only problem I had with making them is milling off the wrong side on the second cut. I had to go to the hardware store twice more than should have been required.

    Some quality time with needle files is also required to get them operating smoothly.

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    If you can't make it precise make it adjustable.

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    Congratulations Crusty - your Split Nut is the Homemade Tool of the Week!

    This was a very busy week, but this is a clear winner. Simple, clever, useful, and anyone can make one.

    Some more nice picks from this week:

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    Crusty - we've added your tool entry to our All Homemade Tool of the Week winners post. You'll be receiving a $25 online gift card, in your choice of Amazon, PayPal, or bitcoin. Please PM me your current email address and gift card choice and I'll get it sent over right away.

    More importantly - this is your 3rd Homemade Tool of the Week win! You join these other 3-Time Homemade Tool of the Week winners: rgsparber, rossbotics, mr95gst, Paul Jones, Christophe Mineau, Captainleeward, immortalx, scorch, Brendon, Frank S, morsa, mklotz, Vyacheslav.Nevolya, brianhw, kess, LMMasterMariner, jjr2001, Tuomas, olderdan, tonyfoale, bobs409, Mikhandmaker, thehomeengineer, old_toolmaker, celsoari, Bellevue Woodshop, Stevohdee, warsztatOdZera, Mark Presling.

    You'll notice the 3-Time Homemade Tool of the Week award trophy graphic in your postbit beneath your avatar.




    Here are all of your Homemade Tool of the Week winning tools:



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    You could have used one of these, they've been around for years: https://www.mcmaster.com/slip-on-nuts



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