Every garage needs to have a full
compliment of tools to get the job done. Here are a few of mine:
Working on an air compressor
today. I had a mini compressor from a previous project, but
needed to size things up for this build.
The main part (the tank) was easy enough using a water bottle.
Kind of hard to make out the
details of the top and air pipe, but here it is anyway.
Roughing out a base support.
Compressor and regulator mounted,
wired and plumbed.
This will fit in nicely into the
corner and plumbed into the air system. I'll come up with a
decal and data plate to finish it off.
I needed to scale up a welder, so
I started with a welding cart. I searched around the interwebs
for one to loosely base one off of.
To scale up the ground clamp I
made it similar to the Jumper cables I made last year (cutting
down some alligator clips and adding handles).
These jumper cables were pretty
simple; you just need to cut back the nose of the alligator
clip, then roll the nose down. The short leg of the clip can be
fitted around any piece of round stock, cut to the proper length
then heat a piece of shrink tube over it, Easy peasey... and
they would actually work!
A made a new welding gun,
installed the retaining chain for the gas bottle and pieced it
I had originally painted the buzz
box blue and was going to hang some Miller logo on it, but the
blue turned out too dark, so I stripped it and hit it with the
red and a Lincoln Electric patch.