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Machine tools for maintaining your cars?

PostPost by: ardee_selby » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:49 pm

GrUmPyBoDgEr wrote:John, Gary,

There's no hope for the pair of you, orgasmic hammers or not :lol:

John


John, You may feel differently with a new perspective on things!
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Is that better?

Cheers - Richard
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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:06 pm

AussieJohn wrote:Hell Gary, they would look good on my board, cheers, John.


I used to keep them in a 5 gallon bucket and then it was two buckets, now they are spread about the house and pickup truck, I think there is one at every entry door. My friend has a collection like you, his hammer draw is a couple times the weight of all the tools I have. Some folks collect hammers some collect small cars and... and... and... you get the picture. :)

I used to have a snap-on screwdriver collection too but they got lost or broke :o
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PostPost by: AussieJohn » Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:32 pm

Thanks for turning the pic. Richard, It,s nice to know that there are a few eccentrics [ read nutcases ] on here and not just me. [ Still jealous of your hammers Gary! ]
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:21 pm

ardee_selby wrote:
GrUmPyBoDgEr wrote:John, Gary,

There's no hope for the pair of you, orgasmic hammers or not :lol:

John


John, You may feel differently with a new perspective on things!
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Is that better?

Cheers - Richard



Very pleased to see that you've brought some gravity into the discussion.
'tis an impressive collection of hammers regardless of how you view it though
:wink:
Perhaps the calibrated spinner/knock-off hammer, which appears to be missing, will get its own special posting :?:
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PostPost by: AussieJohn » Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:24 am

Well G.B. the one at the bottom left works well on spinners [ the best part about getting old is your eyes don't see the damage] The picture is for all the odd-balls on here [courtesy of A. S.]
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PostPost by: billwill » Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:13 pm

Click this link for photos of the antique Holbrook Lathe which was installed in my garage for 40 years, then pictures of its dismantling and some pictures at Gayle Mill Trust in Yorkshire who will look after it and use it from now on.

http://photos.datahighways.co.uk/photos/index.php?cat=7

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:19 pm

Very interesting. How old is 'the main building' at the Gayle Mill Trust?
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PostPost by: billwill » Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:59 pm

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PostPost by: twincamman » Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:53 pm

well Bilco …been racing for 30 years[ until my ‘big one’ put me out] and the need for a lathe was never an issue .Most tools used were hand tools wrenches sockets …big hammers all portable and transported with the race car . Most of the tools you need after you spread your car down the track and create a yard sale are body parts and suspension parts , some wheels and tires a few bandages or time in hospital . you dont make them up on a lath or drill press you just buy them and bolt them on . A welder, small and portable, gas is best as hydro power isnt always available at a track so you can heat and straighten chassis mountings or weld them back on to accept the replacement bits ….the same jobs you do a the track you do in the garage so when the motor blows the machine shop/engine builder fixes it and you will just plug it in the car just as you will your spare motor at the race to get out for the next session ……..oh yes if you want to make a small fortune racing cars …start with a big one …….goodluck ed
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PostPost by: stevebroad » Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:40 pm

Maybe, but making things is fun :-). When I was young and living at my parents I had to make do with hand tools.

With my own house and a dedicated garage/workshop areas solely for the Elan I can now indulge myself :-)

CNC mill
Mini mill
Lathe
Guillotine
12 Tonne press
TIG welder
150l compressor
Band saw
Engine hoist and stand

These have paid for themselves many times over, especially the lathe and CNC mill (plus the CNC is bloody good fun).

You can never have enough tools. Looking at the photos of the hammers. I have at least 8 tape measures as I could never find one when I need one. The same with hammers so I have a drawer full (when I collect them up)
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