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Offline Keego

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Fab ideas
« on: Apr 25, 2012, 09:19:52 »
Ive always dreamed of having a lathe and tig welder, well now i dont own one but have access to both!! The only problem is i cant think of anything i need made now that i actiually can lol. Any ideas? thus far ive rebuilt a set of headers that had mashed flat primaries from a wreck for my car. Ive made my own y pipe and a few other misc brackets. Im about to build a press out of a manual bottle jack. Now im drawing a blank though! Any ideas for some lathe use? Be it to make a useful tool or a bike part shoot me some ideas. I also would like to find an easy to make part that i could sell some extras of. I have access to a press, i lathe, loads of metal, mig, tig, stick welders, any bolt you coud eever need and all sorts of other fab shop type goodies. Hit me with some ideas, thanks!
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Re: Fab ideas
« Reply #1 on: Apr 25, 2012, 10:11:29 »
How about bearing, race, and seal driver set.

They are too cheap to buy for it to be worth attempting to manufacture them, but they would be a good project to build your proficiency.

http://www.amazon.com/Neiko-20-Piece-Automotive-Bushing-Bearing/dp/B000S6OE0I

Bearing separator/puller is another good project.
Example:
http://www.harborfreight.com/bearing-separator-and-puller-set-93980.html

I made my own recently. It was special purpose for taking the steering stem bearing off of a bottom triple tree. Your typical commercially available bearing separator would have never fit into place.







...every dump I take is original too, and it doesn't smell any better because of it's originality.

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Re: Fab ideas
« Reply #2 on: Apr 25, 2012, 10:28:30 »
...every dump I take is original too, and it doesn't smell any better because of it's originality.

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Offline Keego

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Re: Fab ideas
« Reply #3 on: Apr 25, 2012, 10:32:44 »
nice! looks like a pretty good idea. and from the looks of it, a little tweeking and you may also have a good spring compressor. im gonna have to get some pics of the stuff ive got. i used a plasma cutter and made a small anvil out of a piece of railroad track. came out really nice and i use it all the time
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