Toolbag Tales-Homemade and improvised tools

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Re: Toolbag Tales-Homemade and improvised tools

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I've got one of those. :-D

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I have an LED torch which extends and has a magnet on the end as well. It's been a lifesaver a couple of times.

It's not home-made or improvised but works just as it should.

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Paul-R wrote:
19 Aug 2020, 18:05
I have an LED torch which extends and has a magnet on the end as well. It's been a lifesaver a couple of times.

It's not home-made or improvised but works just as it should.
I have one like this;

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Magnetic-Pic ... %3A2334524

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That's very similar in looks, certainly the same idea. The barrel that's black in the picture is extruded aluminium on mine and when retracted looks just like a normal LED torch.

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Return of the Sawn-off Scaffolding Pole......used on the bb micra job today here
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
22 Oct 2019, 20:48
I do hope everyone has one of these in their toolbag, 101 uses :-D

No idea where I got mine from, but it has a nice patina, one-end flattened, and I would say just the right length :-D

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
16 Aug 2018, 23:33
...my "spring compressors" are worth a mention here too

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and they were out again today, do the job, cost next to nothing, reusable
Spring compressors
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One from the master!
CitroJim wrote:
02 Sep 2020, 16:08

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Piston retracted using my patent homebrew retraction tool..
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For a superb DIY On Car Flaring Tool from member "CitroenCrazy" see this thread

viewtopic.php?p=658420#p658420

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Having been directed to this thread by the esteemed Mr NewcastleFalcon, I thought it's an opportunity to share my Ikea sphere removal tool.

I wanted a light for my pillar drill, so I bought the cheapest desk lamp available at Ikea, the "Lagra", on special offer at a fiver.
01_Ikea Lagra 2.jpg

The only bit I really needed was the lamp holder and swivel mechanism
02_pillar drill illumination.JPG

Which left me with the base. Well, what can you do with a horseshoe-shaped piece of flat bar ?
03_left over base.JPG
04_modified base.JPG
07_completed ring.JPG
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Innovative thinking and great execution!! Love it! :)

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CitroenCrazy wrote:
05 Oct 2020, 10:25
I thought it's an opportunity to share my Ikea sphere removal tool etc...
Keep topping the thread up with your creativity CC....excellent stuff!

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Silk purse and sow's ear come to mind. :-D

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Oh wow CC! That's just magic :D And awesome!

Now you need to give it an appropriate Swedish name in finest IKEA style ;)

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How's about the Bällsöff :rofl2:

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bobins wrote:
05 Oct 2020, 17:37
How's about the Bällsöff :rofl2:
:lol: :lol: :lol: Perfect :-D