Page 20 of 22 FirstFirst ... 101819202122 LastLast
Results 761 to 800 of 841

Thread: tools, jigs, fixtures, and other neat stuff

  1. #761
    jimboflying's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    627
    Post Thanks / Like
    The center section is longer than the side plates to enable clamping the workpiece in the vise and to hold the whole device in the vise.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	858FD326-A4A0-4A9C-AC51-0584B3296CAB.jpg 
Views:	156 
Size:	98.6 KB 
ID:	53832
    Likes moneyburner, gahi, SuperClub liked this post

  2. #762
    algonquin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Seldovia,Ak
    Posts
    1,128
    Post Thanks / Like
    I’ve been changing the cylinders on a O-320 ,parallel valves. Wondering what other guys use to compress the springs and installing the rocker arm s and shaft. Mine is a bit clumsy, but works , just like something nicer.

  3. #763

    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    AK
    Posts
    272
    Post Thanks / Like
    Just bleed the lifters down (you’re checking dry lash anyway after changing cylinders, right?), and you don’t need to compress the valve springs to install rockers... that being said, I’d be interested in people’s valve spring compressors, have seen various versions and made one or two...
    Likes gahi liked this post

  4. #764
    algonquin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Seldovia,Ak
    Posts
    1,128
    Post Thanks / Like
    More than one way to skin most cats,lol. One other way is check the dry lash , then remove the push rod( cover not installed yet) , oil the lifter assembly, install the push rod cover then push rod and then install the rocker arms and shaft. The valve spring need to be depressed slightly to smoothly install the oiled shaft. Kinda repeats some steps but when you crank the engine for the first time things are oiled and ready to rock(pun). I enjoy making little tools for jobs like this, Mike at MCS has to have a few. This isn’t meant as a jab, again different methods.
    Likes ak49flyer liked this post

  5. #765

    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    AK
    Posts
    272
    Post Thanks / Like
    Just spin the prop by hand for a few seconds and build oil pressure after installing the rockers- you’ll be able to feel/see when the lash is taken up- sounds like your method works too; lots more than one right way to do most things...

  6. #766
    hotrod180's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Port Townsend, WA
    Posts
    3,869
    Post Thanks / Like
    Not home-made tooling, but old school & vintage :
    Cam Tool Inc bead breaker for removing tires.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	beadbreaker 1.jpg 
Views:	143 
Size:	269.2 KB 
ID:	53921

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	beadbreaker2.jpg 
Views:	150 
Size:	167.5 KB 
ID:	53922

    Easy to improvise something similar based on how this works.
    Cessna Skywagon-- accept no substitute!
    Likes RVBottomly, algonquin liked this post

  7. #767

    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Utah/Alaska
    Posts
    371
    Post Thanks / Like
    I just love this little digital level, it works great for checking travel on ailerons, flaps and elevators, $29 on amazon and fits in my tool box easy. Tim
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2130.jpg 
Views:	153 
Size:	110.0 KB 
ID:	53932
    Likes algonquin, richts liked this post

  8. #768
    JimParker256's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Farmersville, TX
    Posts
    493
    Post Thanks / Like
    I purchased a similar digital level, but in a more "elongated" (6") form that would allow me to attach it to the prop with a couple of elastic bands so I can set the pitch on my ground-adjustable prop, without needing a third hand, or performing unnatural acts. Added bonus that it comes with a pair of "bubble levels" built in so you can check the calibration easily in both the horizontal and vertical axes.
    Jim Parker
    2007 Rans S-6ES
    Thanks Skywalker thanked for this post

  9. #769
    algonquin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Seldovia,Ak
    Posts
    1,128
    Post Thanks / Like
    Same for me, works great on my Wirlwind prop.

  10. #770
    courierguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Inkom, Idaho
    Posts
    2,101
    Post Thanks / Like
    I had a used spinner backing plate that was already drilled for nutplates, (though they had been removed and used on some other project) and when I went to install the spinner dome (no holes in it) I was faced with having to hit those existing nutplate holes dead nuts, but without being able to simply back drill as stuff was in the way. I tried re indexing the already drilled back plate on the hub dowels, but that didn't work,So I made this tool, which operates on the same principle as a strap hole duplicator. The thick nylon piece went underneath on the inside of the backing plate, and was moved around until the AN-3 clevis pin clicked into the 3/16" nutplate hole, then the aluminum top part, which had a corresponding 3/16" hole (both drilled on the drill press,only after the "tool" was assembled to insure automatic lining up) served as a guide to let me drill partially through the spinner, then the tool was removed and the drilling was completed. All this while the dome was precisely located (don't want another wobbler) and while clamped to the back plate with edge clamps. Everything fit up perfect, no wallowed out holes at all.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20210211_161601075.jpg 
Views:	167 
Size:	49.5 KB 
ID:	54170  
    Likes 180Marty, Mr. Ed, marcusofcotton liked this post

  11. #771

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Meanwhile,...
    Posts
    5,505
    Post Thanks / Like
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	AC7D35D7-08BB-4187-ACC5-59A7A9AE2319.jpeg 
Views:	161 
Size:	94.2 KB 
ID:	54495
    Remember, These are the Good old Days!
    Thanks RVBottomly thanked for this post

  12. #772
    cubdrvr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    YKN(mother city of the dakotas)
    Posts
    1,344
    Post Thanks / Like
    Neat stuff on this thread ! I'm not a tool guy but made this some time ago with a saw,screwdriver and a couple dozen screws.
    Fits in my A model and gives 75" of sleeping room.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	floor.jpg 
Views:	157 
Size:	133.1 KB 
ID:	54523

    ........also works as a camping table when removed.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	floor2.jpg 
Views:	160 
Size:	123.8 KB 
ID:	54524
    "Sometimes a Cigar is just a Cigar"

  13. #773
    courierguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Inkom, Idaho
    Posts
    2,101
    Post Thanks / Like
    Is that 3 legs I see, or is the 4 th hidden? If 3, a nice bit of weight saving/design work, (bet it doesn't wobble) if 4 never mind, good concept either way. I had a sleeping deck (72", flat and level) in my first RANS S-7, and it's ply deck was handy for evening out rough ground. It's the minor details that make camping out tolerable.

  14. #774

    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Utah/Alaska
    Posts
    371
    Post Thanks / Like
    Just got these for removing roll pins. Work awesome!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	47A5361B-5A16-4178-B591-95CFE8755836.jpg 
Views:	90 
Size:	62.9 KB 
ID:	54914   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	F09D633C-FDB2-487C-BCDA-614910870185.jpg 
Views:	94 
Size:	54.2 KB 
ID:	54915  

  15. #775
    cubdriver2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    upstate NY
    Posts
    11,161
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by astjp2 View Post
    Just got these for removing roll pins. Work awesome!
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Spring-Tool....m46890.l49292
    "Optimism is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you!"
    Likes akavidflyer liked this post

  16. #776

    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Utah/Alaska
    Posts
    371
    Post Thanks / Like
    Amazon was 27 overnight delivery

  17. #777
    jimboflying's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    627
    Post Thanks / Like
    I made some dies for creating an offset in sheet metal. The top die needs to have a recess the thickness of the metal offset. The bottom one needs a recess the thickness of the metal plus the amount of offset desired. The bolts are used to keep the dies in alignment and thread into the bottom die. A heavy hammer can be used as a persuader or you could also use a hydraulic press for the forming pressure.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	6A68C233-34AC-413B-BBC4-E75F25DE38B1.jpg 
Views:	106 
Size:	69.2 KB 
ID:	59283Click image for larger version. 

Name:	0ED5FA6D-6F8B-46FD-A301-8D358BFB96A7.jpg 
Views:	88 
Size:	55.7 KB 
ID:	59284
    Likes RVBottomly, Nolan, tedwaltman1, brown bear liked this post

  18. #778
    RVBottomly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Asotin County Washington (KLWS)
    Posts
    1,349
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by jimboflying View Post
    I made some dies for creating an offset in sheet metal. The top die needs to have a recess the thickness of the metal offset. The bottom one needs a recess the thickness of the metal plus the amount of offset desired. The bolts are used to keep the dies in alignment and thread into the bottom die. A heavy hammer can be used as a persuader or you could also use a hydraulic press for the forming pressure.
    Nice idea! Just last week I was trying to do something like that with a brake. It was tedious and sloppy.
    Thanks flynlow thanked for this post
    Likes Nolan liked this post

  19. #779
    Steve Pierce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Graham, TX
    Posts
    21,783
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by RVBottomly View Post
    Nice idea! Just last week I was trying to do something like that with a brake. It was tedious and sloppy.
    Make shims a bit thicker than the joggle, tape them to either side of the material to be joggled and use the shoe of the brake like a press to bend the sandwich of shims and material.
    Steve Pierce

    Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
    Will Rogers

  20. #780

    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    River Falls, WI
    Posts
    38
    Post Thanks / Like
    Thanks for the Tip Steve!


    Sent from my iPhone using SuperCub.Org

  21. #781

    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    884
    Post Thanks / Like
    I’ve been fooling around with a bead roller lately.
    think you can get similar results:
    if I’m interpreting your photos correctly.


    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	A7157821-EB0C-4F7D-822A-98985FCA4168.jpg 
Views:	94 
Size:	71.2 KB 
ID:	59296
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	BE46162B-B746-4849-BE01-B6FAE3C6F48D.jpg 
Views:	105 
Size:	99.3 KB 
ID:	59297
    Likes Steve Pierce, tedwaltman1 liked this post

  22. #782
    Steve Pierce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Graham, TX
    Posts
    21,783
    Post Thanks / Like
    Lots of ways to skin a cat. Never enough cool tools.
    Steve Pierce

    Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
    Will Rogers
    Likes jrussl, tedwaltman1 liked this post

  23. #783
    jimboflying's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    627
    Post Thanks / Like
    Bead rollers are great. I had problems making really straight lines and was limited by the offsets of the rollers available.

  24. #784

    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    884
    Post Thanks / Like
    The fancier ($$) rollers have good guides which really help with straight lines, power feed helps a lot too.
    for the offset I’m doing in the photo above I made a guide out of an aluminum disc and stacked washers behind die for spacing. Im currently doing a kydex interior, the roller really ads a nice finishing touch to panels.

  25. #785

    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    884
    Post Thanks / Like
    GettingClick image for larger version. 

Name:	926FD601-A03D-46FE-8CBB-A77F305066B2.jpg 
Views:	96 
Size:	89.8 KB 
ID:	59309Click image for larger version. 

Name:	7FAC3DC6-4E74-4C6F-8545-8CA1AB966F8D.jpg 
Views:	108 
Size:	108.1 KB 
ID:	59310 a little rednek here.
    but made a guide for wider stuff, guide clamps on and adjusts with vice grips, works pretty well.
    Thanks tedwaltman1 thanked for this post

  26. #786
    jimboflying's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    627
    Post Thanks / Like
    Great idea on the fence. I will try it.

  27. #787
    cubdriver2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    upstate NY
    Posts
    11,161
    Post Thanks / Like
    Now this is a vice. Was putting glass in a big Kamatsu dozer at a local farm shop when I saw this, pedestal is floor mounted to a 4'x4' x 3/4" thick steel plate. My XXL glove for comparison

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	PXL_20220113_172706430.jpg 
Views:	121 
Size:	120.5 KB 
ID:	59397

    Glenn
    Last edited by cubdriver2; 01-13-2022 at 07:15 PM.
    "Optimism is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you!"
    Likes Steve Pierce liked this post

  28. #788
    Steve's Aircraft (Brian)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    White City, Oregon
    Posts
    978
    Post Thanks / Like
    A couple months ago bought this…



    It’s a Laser cutter, etcher all around cool machine that is primarily being used for doing this..





    Marking part numbers, serial numbers and other bits of info on our STC products.. The above pictures are remote drain lever arms for our remote drain gascolators bowls..

    I also picked up a Creality Ender 3 3D printer for making jigs to use in the laser.. here is one for one of our gascolator covers..



    Although we got it for our products, I can’t help but play with it on my off time and make things for family like the following..

    Made this for my wife, she loves elephants..



    Made this for my dragon loving nephew..



    Working on this shelf for my daughters gem stones..



    My son printed this..



    To use in the hot Rod dash here..



    Angled the gauges for better viewing..

    Speaking of hot Rod ..



    In the shop doing an electrical system..

    Brian

  29. #789
    Steve Pierce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Graham, TX
    Posts
    21,783
    Post Thanks / Like
    No more numb hands from the vibrating scribe? Nice.
    Steve Pierce

    Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
    Will Rogers

  30. #790
    courierguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Inkom, Idaho
    Posts
    2,101
    Post Thanks / Like
    A remote control oil cooler shutter gizmo I made up, using Anti Splat Aero's shutter, $150.00 or so for everything, it all comes off for summer. :https://youtu.be/MZWr2MhLfEc

  31. #791
    courierguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Inkom, Idaho
    Posts
    2,101
    Post Thanks / Like
    Turns out, these remote units are common and inexpensive enough to be linked to the micro (what they call them) linear actuators on Amazon, that's how they came to my attention. I tapped into the plane's e system forward of the firewall, right close to where the control unit (about the size of a pack of gum, with high quality WX proof disconnects on both ends) is zip tied.

    My mind is spinning for other uses for these things. First, my crane has 2 lube points in the boom, only accessible is you extend EXACTLY the right amount of boom, usually it takes two people, and yelling back and forth, or if me alone lots of climbing up the ladder, then back down and up into the crane cab, a PITA. I am going to make a simple clamp on device using these two items, so I can retract or extend the boom while on the ladder, using the remote. If I get real crazy.... I can think of lots of other uses for around the compound, the crane, and the plane, but will hold off until I see how reliable they are. They seem almost too good to be true.
    Likes RVBottomly liked this post

  32. #792
    RVBottomly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Asotin County Washington (KLWS)
    Posts
    1,349
    Post Thanks / Like
    How much force do they put out?

  33. #793
    courierguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Inkom, Idaho
    Posts
    2,101
    Post Thanks / Like
    14.4 pounds of push/pull.
    Likes RVBottomly liked this post

  34. #794
    gpepperd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Wasilla, Alaska
    Posts
    235
    Post Thanks / Like
    What is the range of the Bluetooth controller? Thinking movable trim tab on the elevator.
    Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of
    that comes from bad judgment. will rodgers

    "Anyone who would give up liberty for safety deserves neither" Ben Franklin

  35. #795
    courierguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Inkom, Idaho
    Posts
    2,101
    Post Thanks / Like
    I stepped off what seemed to about 70-80', and I have a good eye being the crane biz, and it still worked. If I didn't already have a hard wired Ray Allen electric pitch tab, I'd consider it's use for that to be....worth looking into.

    I ordered another today, for my crane lube scheme, and as that need is infrequent, I will use the same actuator and remote to mod my tail hook release on my ski ramp. More to follow.

  36. #796
    skywagon8a's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    SE Mass
    Posts
    11,980
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by courierguy View Post
    I ordered another today, for my crane lube scheme, and as that need is infrequent,
    Can't you just mount a mirror on your crane boom which you can see from the Cab? Maybe paint a couple of stripes on it for alignment purposes?
    N1PA

  37. #797

    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Location
    NE
    Posts
    76
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by courierguy View Post
    A remote control oil cooler shutter gizmo I made up, using Anti Splat Aero's shutter, $150.00 or so for everything, it all comes off for summer. :https://youtu.be/MZWr2MhLfEc

    Can you post post a link to the model you used? I watched your video and searched but didn’t come up with what you used. Thanks

  38. #798
    courierguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Inkom, Idaho
    Posts
    2,101
    Post Thanks / Like
    The holes are too small and too far (70+') for the mirror trick. 4 sections of the telescoping boom have to line up, for the grease gun's needle tip to fit.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07X3Z68GV...roduct_details
    Thanks Supercubrancher thanked for this post
    Likes jrussl liked this post

  39. #799
    courierguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Inkom, Idaho
    Posts
    2,101
    Post Thanks / Like
    More fun with the little micro linear actuators and their (optional) remote control.

    This is my tail hook release, used on my staging area to hold back the S-7 while I do a partial runup, on the skis, and right at the edge of my sloped "runway". It started out being ON the tail, then last year I had the idea of using the Hydro Swing door truss as a hardpoint and with a pulley and some paracord leading up to the cockpit, I could release it and fly off, leaving most of the hardware on the ground except for a 8' length of rope which I remove on the first landing, or not, doesn't hurt anything and maybe adds a bit of yaw stability!

    Now, no more open window and paracord, (or worries about maybe the paracord fouling on the tail rigging...) just another key fob remote and click, it releases. I had wondered if the frequency would be the same or different then the one I'm using for my oil cooler shutter, turns out they are different so one doesn't interfere with the other.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20220129_095809025~2.jpg 
Views:	71 
Size:	156.2 KB 
ID:	59736  
    Likes RVBottomly, silflexer liked this post

  40. #800

    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Utah/Alaska
    Posts
    371
    Post Thanks / Like
    Good screws for the engine compartment adel clamps, not cheap but a super time saver because they have a reduced head size. Mostly need #10 and use mostly 5/8” long or longer with ms21042-L3 nuts.
    https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...es/nas1801.php

Similar Threads

  1. Neat Super Cub Stuff on eBay Today
    By Steve Pierce in forum Cafe Supercub
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-17-2005, 10:25 AM
  2. fuselage jigs
    By Arturo in forum Tips and Tricks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-04-2003, 10:47 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •