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    What's your latest garage project?

    It has been raining here lately, so I was able spend some time in the garage and complete a number of projects that I have been working on.

    The first was a grimy old bandsaw with wobbly legs that I picked up off of craigslist.

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    After some cleanup and a fresh blade, I put it to work cutting some steel that I then welded together to make this rolling base. The saw works great and it is much more stable now, a lot more convenient to move around, and has a bunch of space where I can store all the smaller bits and pieces of metal that I currently have spread out all around my garage.

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    Next was another craigslist find, a rusty, crusty old Moto Jack Rack with a frozen bottle jack.

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    Again, after some cleanup, some new hardware, a new bottle jack, and some paint it is back in business now good as new.

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    The threads on the footpeg clamps were kind of boogered up, so I made a couple of new ones using some carriage bolts and rebar that I had laying around. (I absolutely love having a welder now and use every opportunity I can to stick peces of metal together !)

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    Since I already had my bandsaw and welder setup, I decided to make this tool for positioning tubing or bar stock to be butt welded together. Just two sections of angle iron welded together with a center piece cut out of one of them. Sorry, I didn't have any tubing handy, but I think that you can get the idea of how it will be used.

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    Last but not least was my first attempt at some garage art. An early Valentines Day gift for my wife. Just some chain that came off of my old Rokon and welded into the shape of a heart (did I mention that I really like being able to weld stuff together now?).

    Surprisingly, my wife was really happy with this although it is too heavy and clunky for her to actually use as a keyring.

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    (p.s. You may have noticed that most of my pics don't actually show my welds. There is a reason for this - this site will only let me post 10 pics )

    Hey mods, I thought that 10 pic limit was bumped up to 20 or 25. What happened to that?
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    Great post! I’m tackling a pushrod issue. You had way more fun


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    Well, we park a useless millennial in our garage so...

    Since I work at a "garage" here's a pic of the TW hauler getting a new fuel pump.
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    Hmm, well I put my new smoker together, and everything I've made so far has been awesome. I replaced the plastic in the front wheel wells and the splitter and lower engine cover on the wife's car, then she went and drove right into the 1st curb she found when parking. UUGH!
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    So TW-Brian....How about some combo-tailights for the the new Motojack? Can't weld them on but you can play with a soldering iron for the trailer plug. Self-adhesive, flowing strobe for turn signals, brake and normal tail lights all fit on rear plate of Motojack.
    I have one to install on my Motojack but first need to plow an ungodly mount of snow drifts blocking storage barn to get to this next under $10 project. s-l1600.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    So TW-Brian....How about some combo-tailights for the the new Motojack? Can't weld them on but you can play with a soldering iron for the trailer plug. Self-adhesive, flowing strobe for turn signals, brake and normal tail lights all fit on rear plate of Motojack.
    I have one to install on my Motojack but first need to plow an ungodly mount of snow drifts blocking storage barn to get to this next under $10 project. s-l1600.jpg
    Not a bad idea, Fred!

    I would probably mount one of these lights on a strip of metal welded onto one of these 60lb pull Harbor Freight magnets. That way I could swap it between the 3 Moto Jack Racks I now have (but never use).

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    I somehow knew Brian would come up with another way to use his new welder.
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