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    Lightbulb Y allen wrench

    Made this simple 4-5-6mm allen wrench cutting regular allen keys and welding everything together.



    Ended loving this little beast.



    could made two tools sets from each allen keys.

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    That's a clever idea, indeed. I like it.

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    I agree with Marv it yields the usefulness of having the 3 nearest sizes on 1 tool while also adding the handy function of becoming a modified T handle
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    Way high on the cool scale! Thanks.

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    Perfect for a boring head! 1 each for Slide Adjustment, Tool Clamp, Gib/ Lock Screws.
    I may do this tomorrow! Occurs to me attaching in a low pyramid form, sitting either way, picking up there is something to get between the fingers.
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    Great idea. My new QCTP uses two sizes of Allen wrenches. Definitely going to make one of these. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    Occurs to me attaching in a low pyramid form, sitting either way, picking up there is something to get between the fingers.
    Or you could use four wrenches and make yourself a caltrop. No matter how it's thrown down, there will always be one sitting upright. Useful in the shop and very handy should you need to deter an attack by cavalry. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mklotz View Post
    Or you could use four wrenches and make yourself a caltrop. No matter how it's thrown down, there will always be one sitting upright. Useful in the shop and very handy should you need to deter an attack by cavalry. :-)
    My only problem with a caltrop shape would be if it was accidentally dropped and you didn't know it it could be stepped on. which might require a trip to the ER. My steel toe boots also have a steel shank and strip plates in the soles but sharp objects can still puncture my wife always wears tennis shoes and doesn't always see what she is stepping on even as much as I try to maintain good house keeping in and around work areas I always worry about her stepping on some potentially injurious object.
    I am thinking more along the lines of making several with a 1/4 or 3/8" male square to fit extensions or sockets on and possibly with the female hex for the ubiquitous hex bits we use, or both having one sticking out from center on both sides, The protrusions would not be sharp or long enough to puncture one's shoes unless a hex bit were installed and it landed point up, while still making them easy to pick up plus add a wide range of additional uses.
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    Thanks Cascao! We've added your Y Allen Wrenches to our Fastening category,
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    Could mount half bike with this little key

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