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  • #16
    Re: Homemade tools

    Originally posted by moji View Post
    Very nice!

    How long did the ferric chloride eat away that much brass?
    approximately an hour to an hour and a half constantly mixing it though. I'm planning on making another but this time I would make a printed pattern para maganda
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    • #17
      Re: Homemade tools

      Is that chemical cheap?

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      • #18
        Re: Homemade tools

        Originally posted by moji View Post
        Is that chemical cheap?
        Php22.00 sa deeco

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        • #19
          Re: Homemade tools

          very nice...

          pagawa nga ako sa qiuapo ng marker na ganyan eh...
          yung rubber stamp style na sinasawsaw sa ink nga lang.
          Last edited by jonathanscruz68; 10-15-2011, 06:22 AM.

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          • #20
            Re: Homemade tools

            Originally posted by timber715 View Post
            Been wanting a branding iron for my work but do not like the price of the ones I see online. With a little help (information wise) from bigfoot, I decided to try making one.
            got brass bar 1 x 4 x 1/2" and cut down a piece to test.

            flattened one side where the marks will go.

            I also bought letter transfers and made a piece, then I realize I need a negative or a reverse letters and decided I will try using tape cut out. using ferric chloride I patiently wait until it was slightly eaten away. with a torch I tried it twice until.

            one of my racks gets my first mark...
            pwede din yung laser printer instead of letter transfer.you can heat up the ferric chloride for faster reaction.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-3JpL1s0jE

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            • #21
              Re: Homemade tools

              Try the powder/crystallized form of Ferric Chloride, more concentrated in my experience (15 yrs ago), can dissolve the brass faster.
              Dumb mistakes will always be dumb mistakes, unless . . . . you learn from it, and then it will be learning experience.

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              • #22
                Re: Homemade tools

                thanks guys, but I already started the second mark prior to your advices. ok naman ang I would like to think it will make my mark well....

                will only get to try this bukas...

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                • #23
                  Re: Homemade tools

                  this is my version of a center finder for round objects, made with square aluminum bar and a used hacksaw blade....







                  i guess it works....good enough for me....

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                  • #24
                    Re: Homemade tools

                    here's my own creation, a tig torch holder and electric fan switch... Usually when tig welding, the surrounding environment has to be free of draft, otherwise air would blow the argon shield around the weld contaminating the weld puddle...specially with stainless and aluminum, but after a few minutes of welding, the welder needs some ventillation to cool down, usually the routine is, turn off electric fans, make the weld, after welding turn on fans, so its an on again off again series of events, and that usually gets tiring and not to mention forgetting to turn the fan off while making the weld, to prevent that i made this, a torch holder that automatically turns the fan off when the torch is not held in place and turns the fan on when the torch is in place....



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                    • #25
                      Re: Homemade tools

                      I can understand what you mean by the welder itself needs cooling too. Great mod on the fan switch.

                      Stick welders don't don't have to bear with the heat as they can use an electric fan all the time. Drawbackk is slag cleaning ... hehehhe.
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                      • #26
                        Re: Homemade tools

                        Originally posted by timber715 View Post
                        not definite what it is moji, all i know is its ironwood... :d

                        still some more to do with it, but i'm close...

                        Always wanted to make one of these, now it needs cleaning and a little tweak.

                        its a depth gauge for the rt and ts...
                        sir if i'm not mistaken is that magkuno (philippine iron wood)

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                        • #27
                          Re: Homemade tools - 50mm pulley holder

                          let me share my ever trusted crankshaft pulley holder...





                          its about time to retire it....



                          sorry mods.. camphone shots and if wrong size.. first time to post pix...

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                          • #28
                            Re: Homemade tools

                            Sharing my recent homemade tool. A simple square with a 45 degree angle, made out of scrap 9mm plywood, that I use to double check the squareness of my jigsaw blade before I make a cut. It helps ensure that the cut is almost perfectly square.



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                            • #29
                              My homemade drill press, made out of an old Master Mechanic drill, scrap wood, cabinet rollers, elastic rubber bands and lots of crews. Looks crude but very effective. I will be posting a video blog will full description of this tool soon. Cheers.

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                              • #30
                                Nice homemade drill press brad, but can you kindly introduce yourself to the forum being a new member of PHM.
                                We have a Member Introductions at the lower portion of the index page. Thanks.


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