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#1 Foxer

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:58 AM

These reflect my cheapness in getting something I think I need.

 

First, a stand for pliers and such that copies the ones available I've seen around. Just a few pieces of plywood.

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Then I modified a paintbrush stand I have that doesn't work well. The Brushes always missed the small hole in the bottom and slipped out. So I added a 1'4" plywood piece midway down supported by plywood pieces at the sides. It works ok but would have been even better a bit lower. The piece I added is painted black in the photo.

 

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Edited by Foxer, 06 December 2012 - 04:59 AM.


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:26 PM

Great ideas there, and the price is right......cheap to free



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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:32 PM

nice ideas/improvements on existing fixtures.

 

that plier stand is a lot like the idea I'm working on for my mother's huge collection of jewelry making pliers, in my version I will have a metal bar across the top that the pliers will sit on so the wood doesn't get mangled by the pliers.



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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:10 PM

Nice to see you have a set of Channellock pliers on that rack. They're about the only tools "Made in America" any more.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:22 PM

Here's some more Cheap Tricks.

 

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#6 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:25 PM

Oh man, .....I thought it was about my last girlfriend and her BFF...........never mind.


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#7 Harry P.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:14 PM

Here's some more Cheap Tricks.

 

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Dang! You beat me to it!   :lol:



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Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:00 PM

Nice to see you have a set of Channellock pliers on that rack. They're about the only tools "Made in America" any more.

 

I do?  :huh:



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Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:01 PM

Oh man, .....I thought it was about my last girlfriend and her BFF...........never mind.

 

:lol:



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Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:02 PM

Here's some more Cheap Tricks.

 

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Was my though exactly when I posted .. :D



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:23 AM

fourth from the left, with blue / red handles....mfg by Channellock, inc.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:54 AM

Steve retired from Chanellock, so he does knoweth of whence he speaketh! Plus he's a pretty good builder too!



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:25 AM

That's interesting .. they are Channellock for sure. I got them for the flat face to bend metal sheet and PE pieces. Being Channellock, they are even better than I thought and I know they will last forever!  :)


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#14 Steven Zimmerman

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:51 AM

Channellock manufactures a myriad of small tools perfect for us model builders. I lobbied for years, to get them to advertise in the hobby mags and to produce user specific tools we could use, but my pleas fell on deaf ears. My wife makes jewelry, you should SEE some of the tools they have....'Z'