Just to see what you people think about this glorious abomination

Just to see what you people think about this glorious abomination

Joined: September 11th, 2014, 5:40 pm

April 3rd, 2018, 7:38 pm #1



I'd have called it an abortion but that has all those Roe v Wade overtones which is problematic in some states, so i changed my terminology
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

April 3rd, 2018, 8:03 pm #2

While a  pretty decent effort at a homebrew version, it's not by any means "new". Versions of that idea have been around for literally a hundred years: Here's a Craftsman version, an even older Craftsman, likely from the sixties, a much more recent version from Skil, an ancient Lil' Swede version, a couple labelled Popular Mechanics and a 20-year-old patent application for one. 😁

It's not an "abomination" if it gets the job done. 😁

Doc.
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Joined: September 12th, 2014, 6:01 am

April 3rd, 2018, 8:03 pm #3

If the chap making the tool was American or European, I'd be thinking hack job, why not buy a shifting wrench or vice grip and so forth.

But he's from India and making do in a poor economy has to be done or you don't eat. Cheap wrench, bit of thought and effort and you don't have to buy a full set of wrenches. It's an utterly different environment to what most of us here are used to.
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Joined: February 2nd, 2015, 4:36 pm

April 3rd, 2018, 11:00 pm #4

DocsMachine wrote: While a  pretty decent effort at a homebrew version, it's not by any means "new". Versions of that idea have been around for literally a hundred years: Here's a Craftsman version, an even older Craftsman, likely from the sixties, a much more recent version from Skil, an ancient Lil' Swede version, a couple labelled Popular Mechanics and a 20-year-old patent application for one. 😁

It's not an "abomination" if it gets the job done. 😁

Doc.
There's an old, fairly large wrench of that type amidst the Grand Pile of Ancestral Crap in my late dad's garage. I've never tried it out, though.
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Joined: June 28th, 2017, 11:03 pm

April 4th, 2018, 2:15 am #5

The only thing I didn't like about watching the clip is the pile of "recommended" videos at the end, some of which are 'life hack' clips with clickbait thumbnails (like a house key chucked up backwards in a drill or a fork taped against the face of a hammer).
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Joined: March 13th, 2015, 6:30 pm

April 4th, 2018, 7:20 am #6

I know its not a new idea, but the one thing I like about the wrench in the video is that it is cheap and meaty. If wanted to give that a tap or two with a hammer to give the bolt a bit of a shock all that extra metal is nice an beefy and not going to damage adjuster when hit a couple times. If it does just toss a new bolt in it.
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Joined: September 11th, 2014, 5:40 pm

April 4th, 2018, 5:42 pm #7

Yeah it was more about the execution then the design, the design's pretty cool... 
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Joined: October 1st, 2014, 8:46 pm

April 4th, 2018, 9:50 pm #8

TheFnord wrote: The only thing I didn't like about watching the clip is the pile of "recommended" videos at the end, some of which are 'life hack' clips with clickbait thumbnails (like a house key chucked up backwards in a drill or a fork taped against the face of a hammer).
Oh, that key video is worth watching.

Apparently, you can drill a hole through a board that a bolt will slide through.  Then you take that bolt and grind it into a tap and then you can TAP out the wood so the bolt will screw in?  

OR, if you don't have a screwdriver for your drill, you can chuck a key up in it and use that as a screwdriver.

My personal fav was holding a hand grinder in one hand, and sharpening knives on it with the other hand.  That's not only going to kill your knife, but possibly stick it into you at a good velocity!

WOW!
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Joined: October 8th, 2014, 2:05 pm

April 4th, 2018, 11:02 pm #9

Goldie wrote:My personal fav was holding a hand grinder in one hand, and sharpening knives on it with the other hand.  That's not only going to kill your knife, but possibly stick it into you at a good velocity!

WOW!
There was a guy on Youtube I started to watch a couple years ago. He had a fake Russian accent and a little cat that appeared in most of his life hack videos. Some of his ideas were good, some (usually the ones involving cutting up plastic pop bottles) were meh, and a few were so ridiculous I have to assume they were meant as jokes.

I have to assume sharpeneing a knife with a handheld grinder is a joke, and not a very good one.
If it ain't broke, I'll fix it!
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Joined: July 10th, 2016, 2:02 pm

April 6th, 2018, 12:46 am #10

Eh.  Hand held grinder, rubber or leather wheel, some rouge, ...  it could work.
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