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PostPosted: September 22, 2023, 3:52 pm 
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I got tired of stepping on my tools, or tripping over them, while working because I didn't have a convenient place to store them while performing various build tasks. So, I decided to build a work cart and make it out of scrap wood and/or things I had on hand. I got pretty close to that. I did buy some tool holders rather than make my own.

It's a little bit humble and not real pretty, but I think I got a lot of functionality out of it given it's small and basically made from cast off parts and scrap materials. To wit:
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Damn! That front slip angle is way too large and the Ackerman is just a muddle.

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PostPosted: September 22, 2023, 7:36 pm 
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Nice!!!!! I think you'll find that quite useful. Interesting vice.

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PostPosted: September 22, 2023, 9:49 pm 
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Love it!
One can never have to many grinders.
I too have 4 :cheers:

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PostPosted: September 22, 2023, 11:55 pm 
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You guy's have exactly 4 times as many peanut grinders as I. You must be in a whole other tax bracket :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: September 23, 2023, 9:00 am 
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@trialsmangasgas
Thanks for the compliment.

Yes, that little vise was my go to when I had to cut chassis tubes by hand. It swivels 360 horizontally about it's base, plus rotates 360 vertically by the big shaft that carries the upper and lower jaws. You can swing it out over the edge of whatever it's clamped to for longer, larger pieces. It allows you to turn some odd cuts into manageable ones by positioning the work piece.


@horchoha
Indeed, Perry. I even keep a new spare in it's box so if one of my 4 breaks down, I have an instant replacement. That's why the never break. They know they can be replaced ASAP [LOL].


@RTz
Nope, we just look for those periodic sales and keep our 25% off coupons handy, Ron.

Two of those grinders are now ancient. I've had them as long as I've been doing my build, 10+ years. Surprisingly, I've only had one grinder fail in all that time. The newest of them (maybe 18 months old) has noisy bearings though. Go figure.


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PostPosted: September 23, 2023, 10:13 am 
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I'm always amazed at how grinders are indispensable when building cars, while I built two cars and never used one! I was/am adverse to throwing red-hot grit and metal dust all over the garage, never mind the noise. I always used the 3M deburring disc on a bench-mounted motor for removing scale or rust. Fortunately, the TIG welder made clean enough welds that a grinder wasn't needed. That said, if I had a separate workshop - with more space - then sure.

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PostPosted: September 23, 2023, 10:29 am 
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^This. I have a separate small-ish room at the end of my shop. The dirty room, where the grinding, cutting, welding, sanding, painting, and (most of) the cussing happens.

That said, I love my peanut grinder and die grinders (straight and 90 deg) for all sorts of cutting, shaping, smoothing, etc. They do things other cutting devices just won't do. I wouldn’t want to be without.

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